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MOROCCO: Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains, Essouiara, Agafay Desert

Yoga + Wellness Adventure Itinerary*

March 22 - April 1, 2025

Day 1 – Saturday, March 22: Marrakesh
(lunch + dinner included)

 

We will rendezvous at Marrakesh Menara Airport for a group transport to our hotel in the heart of the old city, the Medina.  You'll settle into your accommodations, explore the hotel environs, and meet for orientation with our tour guide, Fouad.  Before we head out into the city for a Welcome Dinner, we’ll enjoy our first practice together, a peaceful Yoga Nidra Meditation + Restorative Yoga practice to wipe off the day of travel.

Day 2 – Sunday, March 23: Marrakesh
(breakfast)

 

Start your first full day on retreat with an early morning meditation (if you’re an early bird!) and a refreshing Vinyasa flow after a good night’s sleep, followed by breakfast.  We’ll head out into the city once again to explore the 11th century Medina in Marrakesh, wander the souks for some shopping and visit the breathtaking Medersa Ben Youssef monument, built in the 14th century.   An important part of Marrakesh’s history and culture, it is the quintessential example of stunning Islamic architecture.  We’ll return to the hotel for a gentle evening practice together.

Day 3 – Monday, March 24: Marrakesh
(breakfast + lunch)

 

Wake every day to an early meditation practice, followed by a morning flow to invigorate and energize us.   Shortly after breakfast, we will head back into Marrakesh to visit a local herbalist, who will give us a full tour of the delicious spices and herbs Morocco has to offer, followed by an amazing cooking class of Moroccan food by local chefs. We’ll return to the hotel for evening practice together.

Day 4 – Tuesday, March 25: The Atlas Mountains
(breakfast + lunch)

Wake every day to an early meditation practice, followed by a morning flow to invigorate and energize us.   After breakfast, we’ll travel to the Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains, our next destination.  On the way, we’ll visit a Berber house for a traditional tea ceremony.  Fully fueled, we’ll take a short hike through the mountains with our guide to amazing lunch at an organic farm.  After settling into our hotel, we’ll come together for a gentle evening practice.

Day 5 – Wednesday, March 26: The Atlas Mountains
(breakfast)

Wake every day to an early meditation practice, followed by a morning flow to invigorate and energize us.   Today, we’ll enjoy a half day of hiking local trails with our guide after breakfast, followed by leisure time at the hotel.  You may want to continue exploring the area on your own or lay by the pool.  We’ll come together for a gentle evening practice.

Day 6 – Thursday, March 27:  Essaouira
(breakfast)

 

Wake every day to an early meditation practice, followed by a morning flow to invigorate and energize us.   After breakfast, we’ll drive to Essaouira Beach on the coast.  On our way, we’ll visit a local cooperative and learn about argan oil extraction.  After settling into our new accommodations, we’ll come together for a gentle evening practice.

Day 7 – Friday, March 28:  Essaouira
(breakfast)

 

Wake every day to an early meditation practice, followed by a morning flow to invigorate and energize us.   Today will be a leisure day at the hotel, either lounging on the beach, taking a surf lesson, enjoy other water activities or treating yourself to a traditional Moroccan Hammam spa treatment.  We’ll come together for a gentle evening practice. 

Day 8 – Saturday, March 29:  Essaouira
(breakfast)

 

Wake every day to an early meditation practice, followed by a morning flow to invigorate and energize us.   After breakfast, we’ll take a trip into Essaouira to explore this port town, discover the medina, and visit the filigree crafts people of the area.   We’ll have lunch on a terrace with a beautiful view of the ocean before heading back to our hotel for a gentle evening practice.

Day 9 – Sunday, March 30:  Agafay Desert
(breakfast + lunch + dinner)

 

Wake every day to an early meditation practice, followed by a morning flow to invigorate and energize us.   Our drive to the Agafay Desert back over the Atlas Mountains is truly magical, and we’ll stop for lunch at La Dune, an epic restaurant atop a dune with views of the desert in all directions.  We’ll head to our desert accommodations, with time for a dip in the pool and perhaps an afternoon nap or stroll.  A sunset camel ride or ATV ride will awaken your senses to the beauty of the desert at night.

Day 10 – Monday, March 31:  Agafay Desert
(breakfast + dinner)

 

We will spend a final day in the desert with a morning practice followed by breakfast. You can spend the day lounging by the pool, exploring the dunes, or simply reading at the poolside bar.  We’ll have a final evening practice and farewell dinner, with local music and dancers under the stars, provided by the hotel with our dinner.  An epic ending to an epic trip!

Day 11 – Tuesday, April 1
(breakfast)

 

There will be no practice this morning; early morning transports will take us back to Marrakesh Menara Airport from the desert, or continuing on to Fez for the extension trip.  (More information to come!)

*Some details in the itinerary may change as we get closer to departure or on-site because of unforeseen circumstances. 

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