MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT

APRIL 24, 2021 - MAY 2, 2021

Discover the best of Morocco on a journey that starts in the bustling city of Marrakech, and finishes in the majestic Sahara Desert. Wander souks, roam palaces, experience a traditional Hamamm, smell fragrant spices, taste tajine, dance under the stars, flow and connect with daily yoga, and so much more.


OVERVIEW

  •  9 days
  •  10-20 spots
  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels
  • 8 breakfast, 2 lunches, & 6 dinners included
  • Fly into Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). We will provide 3 transfers between 8am to 5pm.
  • Fly out of Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). We will provide 2 transfers on the last day.

WHAT YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES

  • Marrakech City Tour
  • Moroccan Cooking Class
  • Dades Valley Nature Walk
  • Canyon Hike
  • Sunset Camel Ride
  • Dinner with Nomad Family
  • Dune Sandboarding
  • Ait Ben Haddou Tour
  • Hammam Spa Experience
  • Yoga Classes by Kait VanHoff
  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • Professional photographer on trip that will be taking pictures throughout that you'll be able to have for your own keep sake + memories
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 6 Dinners

YOUR HOST + TEACHER

KAIT VANHOFF

certified yoga teacher

Kait is a 200hr certified yoga teacher who is a big advocate in living a balanced and healthy life and loves being able to share that with others. She loves helping people be in tune with themselves through yoga and connecting with the outdoors on each retreat. 

Kait's vinyasa classes are an intentionally balanced experience of rhythm and flow. Her creative sequences will guide you through your practice with breath and listening to your body to keep you living into your most authentic self. 

Kait's passionate about mindfulness, personal development, family and friends, connection, and the outdoors.


THE VENUES

Discover the best of Morocco on a journey that starts in the bustling city of Marrakech, and finishes in the majestic Sahara Desert. Your accommodations will be double occupancy in 3-star hotels. If you'd like single occupancy, please reach out to us.


A DAY ON THE RETREAT

Day 1

Welcome to Morocco! You made it, and we’re so excited to have you join us on the trip of a lifetime! You will be greeted at the airport and transported to your hotel in Marrakech. Afterwards, you'll have your first traditional Moroccan meal with the group where you'll cheers to the week ahead. Overnight in Marrakech Arrival: Fly into Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). We will provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm. 

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner


Day 2

Start your day with a 60 minute revitalizing yoga flow with Kait VanHoff. You will then kick off the first full day of the trip with a guided tour of the streets of Marrakech! Visit the Bahia Palace, the Majorelle Garden, and the Koutoubia Mosque before wandering the winding alleyways of the souks and ending in the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. The square is buzzing story tellers, acrobats, snake-charmers, magicians, and much more! After walking up an appetite, meet with the crew for an incredible experience with an award-winning Executive Chef. Drawing from his extensive knowledge of North Africa's rich food culture, the chef has curated a custom tour of his culinary world that will be a hands on experience. Join him as he walks you through the mind of a Moroccan chef. From picking out fresh produce in the souks of his hometown in Marrakech, to sampling spices for the perfect flavor, to watching artisanal fillo dough made from scratch in front of your eyes, the chef will unlock the secrets of the recipes he's mastered over the years. Enjoy the final product for lunch together! Overnight in Marrakech.

Included: Breakfast, Marrakech City Tour, Moroccan Cooking Class, Lunch


Day 3

Time to head east! Say goodbye to the bustling streets of Marrakech as you depart for the canyons of Dades Gorges. The journey will take us through Berber villages, across the High Atlas Mountains, and to the famous peak of Tizi n'Tichka. We'll continue to Dades Gorges passing through Ouarzazate, the "Hollywood of Africa." We'll continue the journey through the Valley of Roses, the city of Skoura, and arrive towards the middle of the canyons to enjoy a Mint Tea on the top of the gorges. After you arrive, explore the ancient village and historical kasbahs that make up this small village. You'll then check in at the hotel and relax as you get ready for a 60 minute yoga flow and then enjoy dinner together. Overnight in Dades Gorges.

Included: Breakfast, Dades Valley Nature Walk & Tea, Dinner


Day 4

Start your day with a 60 minute yoga flow to get your body moving. You'll then pull on those hiking boots and head for the slot canyons on a scenic, yet adrenaline pumping hike through the canyons of this area. Climb over, under, and around as you get up close and personal with the dramatic beauty of this region. We will climb to the very top of Dades Gorges where you'll enjoy an unforgettable view! Take the afternoon to relax after the hike or sign up for the optional pottery session! Everyone will get back together this evening for another group dinner. After dinner you will have the option to adorn your Henna while enjoying live music played by the locals. Overnight in Dades Gorges. Included: Breakfast, Canyon Hike, Dinner Optional: Pottery Session


Day 5

You're off to the Sahara! Grab an early breakfast before you begin the scenic drive to the desert. After you arrive in Merzouga, you'll hop onto camels for a sunset ride through the sandiness and arrive into camp in an oasis. Sip on Moroccan mint tea upon arrival, listen to traditional music, dance if you feel so inclined and settle into camp at your own pace. This evening, enjoy a night of cultural exchange with a local Nomad Family. You'll spend the night in glamping tents or outside under the shooting stars with your bellies full of food. Overnight in Merzouga.

Included: Breakfast, Sunset Camel Ride, Dinner with Nomad Family


Day 6

Greet the desert sun on your first morning in the Sahara with a refreshing 60 minute yoga flow ! After your flow and some yummy breakfast, get ready for some action with some dune sandboarding. Today is all about exploring the desert. Lunch will be included at the camp after this morning's activity. For those of you still hungry for adventure this afternoon, sign up for the ATV Dune Ride! After lunch, enjoy some time at the swimming pool in Riad. Finally, as the sun starts to set, enjoy a camel ride into the desert to experience the changing colors of the sand, the sky, and the first twinkling of the stars. Surrounded by dunes and no other sounds than the wind. Head to the top of the dune for a 60 minute restorative sunset flow before getting back to camp for a group dinner under the desert stars. Overnight in Merzouga.

Included: Breakfast, Dune Sandboarding, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7

Wake up and enjoy a 60 minute revitalizing flow. Then it's time to say au revoir to the desert and make your way back west towards the cities. You will head to the ancient village of Ait Ben Haddou where you will stop for a tour of this important complex! The film location for countless movies and shows including Gladiator & Game of Thrones, this historical site is important to both modern and ancient culture. Overnight in Ait Ben Haddou.

Included: Breakfast, Ait Ben Haddou Tour


Day 8

On your last full day here in Morocco, you'll make your way back to Marrakech. For one last treat here, enjoy the unique spa experience of a Hammam scrub! Sure to having you feel clean & fresh after a week of travel, the Hammam experience will be one for the books. Squeeze in some last minute shopping or exploration before meeting up with the group for the farewell dinner. Cheers to an incredible week spent with wonderful people! Overnight in Marrakech.

Included: Breakfast, Hammam Experience, Farewell Dinner


Day 9

All good things must come to an end. Until next time!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). We will provide two transfers on the last day.



 

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