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8 Day Sightseeing and Yoga Holiday in the Sahara Desert of Morocco

Dar Bab Zouina, Route de l'ourika, KM 30, douar Sbiti, Marrakesh, Morocco

Meditation and Yoga Holiday in Morocco

Looking for the best yoga holiday in the Sahara Desert of Morocco? Then you are in the right place. Your Morocco Yoga has thought of everything beforehand. This yoga holiday is the best way to discover the beauty of this splendid country while practicing yoga in different sites and cities.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Mindfulness practice included
  • A guided tour around the city walls of Taroudante and its Berber souk
  • Visit Kasbahs and exploring their old history
  • Sandboarding in Erg Chigaga dunes
  • Awesome desert camp experience
  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, French, German
Group size: 3-9 participants
Airport transfer included: Marrakesh Menara Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Your Morocco Yoga's preferred accommodations are the ones running by locals and show the real Moroccan hospitality. Your Morocco Yoga chooses quiet, elegant, and well-decorated Riads and Kasbahs. All of the accommodations come with private bathrooms and toiletries.

  • Dar Bab Zouina, Marrakech
  • Kasbah Rayan, Ait ben haddou, Ourzazate
  • Kasbah Itrane, Tamnougalte, Agdz
  • Chez Zaid Camp, Erg Chegaga, M'hamid el ghizlane
  • Riad Ain Khadra, Douar ain el M'diour, Machra el ain, Taroudante

Program

The Your Morocco Yoga team loves bringing people together, especially those who share the same passion for yoga and traveling. Through this holiday, you will enjoy yoga in the morning and the evening. Besides, travel within the country from Marrakech to the desert. The team will make sure you will get the first-hand experience tailored made based on your interests and desires. They are so flexible that they can meet all your wishes regarding the whole retreat.

Holiday's highlights

Your Morocco Yoga focuses on sharing the charm of Morocco in a way that you all love, which is yoga, meditation, and traveling. Your Morocco Yoga creates an amazing opportunity for you to be in the place to know more about yourself, as well as to make friends who share the same passion and mindset with you.

This yoga holiday in Morocco is more than a few movements and poses, it's a healing retreat for the soul and the mind. You will make sure that you will go back home seeing life with all the colors of the rainbow.

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech

  • Arrival and settle-in
  • 14:30 Riad check-in
  • 17:00 Grounding circle and opening stretch
  • 18:30 Get to know each other and meet Nour (the manager) and Nana (the yoga teacher) who will give you a briefing about the whole retreat
  • 20:00 Dinner together

Day 2: Marrakesh - Telouat - Ait Benhaddou

  • 07:30 Coffee and tea are available
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Morning yoga and mindfulness session
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • Start driving. You drive through the High Atlas Mountains enjoying the breathtaking nature and lush valleys of the traditional Berber villages. Enjoy several stops along the way for pictures
  • Get to the Kasbah Glaoui (Telouat), have lunch first at one of the restaurants close, then a visit of the old Kasbah (kastal) with a local guide who is going to explain to you in details the history of it
  • Continue driving to the UNESCO heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Evening yoga session
  • Dinner and accommodation in a traditional Kasbah

Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Agdz

  • 07:30 Coffee and tea are available
  • 08:00 Morning yoga and mindfulness session by the pool
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • A tour in the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou with your guide Rachid who will tell you about the interesting history of the Kasbah in detail
  • Lunch at the same little beautiful Kasbah
  • Hit the road towards Agdez village, passing by Ouarzazate or what people call "Hollywood of Africa", and then pass an altitude of 1700 meters through the Anti Atlas, get to Agdez
  • Evening yoga and mindfulness session
  • Dinner and accommodation at a charming Riad

Day 4: Agdez - Zagora - Tamegroute - M'Hamid - Erg Chigaga

  • 07:00 Coffee and tea are available
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Morning yoga and mindfulness session
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • Then, you'll start driving towards Tamegroute where you are going to discover Tamegroute’s ovens poured the emerald green glaze that is so easily seen on mosque tiles, dishes, and pots across Morocco. In the nearby Nassiria library, there is, among other things, a 10-year-old golden Koran and various contracts on astronomy, medicine, and Arabic poetry
  • 13:00 You are going to get to the last village where the tarred road ends. You will have lunch there
  • 15:00 Hit the dusty road for two hours to get to the desert camp in Erg Chigaga
  • Dinner and accommodation in the camp

Day 5: Erg Chigaga

  • 07:00 Coffee & tea are available
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • The group will ride the camels to an oasis in the middle of the desert
  • Morning yoga and Mindfulness session
  • Picnic time, fun time, then you will have lunch there
  • You drive to visit some local nomads, to discover their lifestyle while having a cup of tea with them, then back to the camp
  • Evening yoga session
  • Enjoy sand boarding if you like
  • Watch the mind-blowing sunset on the highest dunes (Laabidlia Lakbira)
  • Campfire and traditional music
  • Dinner and accommodation at the camp

Day 6: Erg Chigaga - Foum Zguid - Tazenakht - Taroudant

  • 07:30 Coffee and tea are available
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Morning yoga and mindfulness session
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • Drive towards the dried lake of Iriki
  • Get to Foumzuguid, the first village where you join the civilization. You will have a lunch break there
  • Take the route west to the village of Tazenakht which is famous for the huge selection of Berber carpets
  • Get to Taroudante by the end of the afternoon
  • Evening yoga session
  • Dinner and accommodation at a nice hotel

Day 7: Taroudant - Agadir - Marrakech

  • 07:30 Coffee and tea are available
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Morning yoga and mindfulness session
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • A guided tour around the city and within the ancient Berber souk, where you can find pottery, leather, spices, dried fruit, best in Morocco argan oil or honey, clothing, handicrafts, gold, and silver jewels
  • Lunch in the coastal modern Agadir city, by the beach
  • Get to Marrakech by the end of the afternoon
  • Evening yoga session
  • Farewell grounding
  • Dinner and accommodation at a beautiful Riad

Day 8: Marrakech

  • 07:30 Coffee and tea are available
  • Check-out at 12:00
  • On this day, for guests who will have still sometime before they fly back home they can catch up after breakfast the things they might have missed earlier in Marrakech
  • The drivers will drop you off at the airport two hours before your flight departure time
  • The yoga trip ends here

Included excursions

  • Visiting Kasbahs and exploring its old history
  • Camel ride in Erg Chigaga
  • Adventure picnic to an oasis in the middle of the desert
  • Sandboarding in Erg Chigaga dunes
  • A guided tour around the city walls of Taroudante and its Berber souk
  • Free time to explore as you wish

Location

This yoga holiday takes place in different cities: Marrakech, Ourzazate, Agdz, Erg Chgaga, and Taroudant. Every single place of these has its own charm. Your Morocco Yoga tends to share the beauty of Morocco through their eyes.

Food

Moroccan cuisine is very rich and can be the best choice for people with special requests. Breakfasts and dinners are all included. Your Morocco Yoga welcomes any special requests. Please feel free to ask.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Seafood
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

If you consider coming a day or two in advance, Your Morocco Yoga team will pick you up from the airport and provide you with all the assistance needed. The package will cover the majority of activities but you can also wander around by yourself in Marrakech.

What's included

  • 5 nights in a different beautiful comfortable Riads / Kasbahs
  • 2 nights in an awesome desert camp
  • Traditional breakfast daily facing different STUNNING views
  • 7 delicious dinners at the different accommodations
  • 2 lunches in the different accommodations
  • Daily yoga classes (morning / evening)
  • Grounding circle with mint tea and cookies
  • Visiting Kasbahs and exploring their old history
  • Camel ride in Erg Chigaga
  • Adventure picnic to an oasis in the middle of the desert
  • Sandboarding in Erg Chigaga dunes
  • A guided tour around the city walls of Taroudante and its Berber souk
  • Free time to explore as you wish
  • Airport transfers (from Marrakech Airport)
  • Attraction fees
  • Bottled water
  • All local taxes

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • 6 lunches on your own
  • Extras

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). You don't have to panic about finding the accommodations because Your Morocco Yoga will pick you up from the airport at anytime with big welcome.

Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport Airport transfer included: Marrakesh Menara Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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