8 Day Cultural Immersion Yoga & Adventure Retreat in Morocco
Feel the magic of Morocco on this incredible week-long journey that will take from the desert to the mountains and everything in between.
Between our adventures, we’ll center ourselves with deep, transformative yoga and meditation sessions that incorporate Thai yoga massage techniques.
Adventure Retreat in Morocco
Embark on a transformative journey to Morocco, where the mystical allure of the country blends seamlessly with the practice of yoga.
Join us on a Yoga Retreat that will take you on a captivating adventure through the vibrant cities of Marrakech and Essaouira, and into the enchanting expanse of the Sahara Desert.
Our journey begins in the bustling city of Marrakech, where the vibrant colors, exotic aromas, and lively atmosphere will awaken your senses. Immerse yourself in the rich culture as you explore the historical sites, bustling souks, and ornate palaces.
Amidst this vibrant backdrop, you will have the opportunity to deepen your yoga practice in tranquil settings.
Our sessions will greet the rising sun, allowing you to connect with your breath and find inner balance.
From Marrakech, our retreat will take us to the coastal town of Essaouira, known for its picturesque beaches, charming medina, and artistic vibes.
Here, the rhythm of the ocean and the gentle sea breeze will create a serene atmosphere for your yoga practice.
Let the sound of the waves guide you into a state of tranquility as you flow through your asanas.
Explore the narrow streets of the medina, visit local markets, and indulge in the delicious flavors of Moroccan cuisine.
The highlight of our retreat is a journey into the heart of the Sahara Desert, where the vast golden dunes stretch as far as the eye can see.
As you traverse the desert on camelback, you will experience a profound sense of connection with the natural world.
Witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets that paint the sky in hues of orange and gold. In this awe-inspiring landscape, yoga sessions will take on a whole new dimension, allowing you to feel grounded and connected to the earth.
Throughout the retreat, nourish your body and soul with delicious and healthy meals, inspired by the local cuisine.
Moroccan cuisine is renowned for its flavorful tagines, fragrant spices, and fresh ingredients. Indulge in traditional dishes that will delight your taste buds and provide the sustenance you need for your yoga practice.
In addition to the yoga sessions, you will have the opportunity to engage in cultural activities and excursions, such as guided tours of Marrakech’s historical landmarks, exploring the coastal beauty of Essaouira, and stargazing under the clear desert sky.
This Yoga Retreat in Morocco is designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit, allowing you to find harmony within yourself and connect with the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, this retreat offers a transformative experience that will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed.
Arrival in Marrakesh and transfer to the private riad for check-in.
Free time to explore the city on your own without a guide.
You can visit Jema el Fna Square, one of the largest in Africa, for a leisurely stroll and enjoy a cup of tea at one of the numerous cafes with views of the square.
Later, return to the riad and participate in a yoga class. In the evening, you can head to a rooftop bar near the square, which is one of the most famous in Marrakesh.
Morning Yoga Class and breakfast.
Afterward, you will go on a 4-hour guided tour with a local English-speaking guide to explore the city of Marrakech.
You will visit the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace, and the souks, along with the Jemaa el Fna square.
The rest of the day is free for you.
Afternoon Yoga Class follows.
In the evening, you can visit the new side of Marrakech (Gueliz), where most of the city’s nightlife venues are located and have dinner.
A day to relax. Morning Yoga and Meditation Practice and Breakfast.
Then free time to visit again Marrakech city and explore the area more. Afternoon Yoga Class follows and then free time for dinner.
Early morning checkout and departure at 7:00 for Ait Ben Haddou, crossing the Atlas Mountains with various stops for rest and photos.
You will arrive around 11:00. Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified village where dozens of movies have been filmed, such as Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and others.
You will visit it for one hour with a local English-speaking guide. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will proceed to check in at the Kasbah in the Dades Valley region.
The place is magnificent and ideal for our yoga practice.
Morning: Breakfast, followed by a yoga class at the kasbah.
Afterward, you will depart for the town of Tinghir, which is built in an oasis. There, you will take a guided walk with a local English-speaking guide through the crops to learn about their production methods.
You will also visit the home of a Berber family engaged in the production of handmade carpets.
Then, together with the guide, you will make a brief visit to the Todra Gorges and continue to the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert in the Merzouga region.
You will arrive 1-2 hours before sunset, take a 40-minute camel ride, and witness the sunset while engaging in meditation practice.
After the sunset, you will go to the luxury camp, where you will stay in tents with private bathrooms and showers.
After dinner, you will gather around the fire and watch the Berbers play drums and sing.
Early wake-up call around 06:00, and you will ride the camels again to witness the sunrise. (There is an option, if desired, to stay at the camp and watch the sunrise while doing yoga, without riding the camels depends on the temperature).
After breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech. Please note that the return journey is long, and you will be on the mini-bus throughout the day (approximately 10-11 hours), with necessary stops for rest and meals.
You will arrive in Marrakech around 20:00 in the evening. Overnight stay.
Day 07 & 08.
Yoga class on the rooftop of your hotel, and breakfast. Then, you will check out and depart for Essaouira around noon, with a stop at an Argan oil industry.
You will arrive in the afternoon, check in, and then have a 2-hour guided tour to see the harbor, city walls, and souks.
The afternoon is free for strolling around the city and enjoying a yoga class on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the sunset.
Departure in the early morning between 07:00 and 08:00 towards Marrakech Airport, with a travel duration of approximately 3 hours.
- Accommodation in shared double rooms
- Daily yoga classes
- Daily meditation classes
- Group excursions/activities that are mentioned
- A trusted english speaking guide
- Transportation during the retreat
- Daily Breakfast and one Dinner
- All food not mentioned in inclusions
- Alcoholic beverages
- Optional add-ons
- Travel insurance
Riad Dar Zitouna Marrakesh
Check-in: 17/11 | Check out: 20/11
This riad offers exclusive privacy as it will be reserved solely for you during your stay. It features five rooms, each with its own private bathroom, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a courtyard, and a terrace.
Three of the rooms are furnished with large double beds, while the other two rooms have a combination of a large double bed and a single bed.
Check in: 20/11 | check out: 21/11
The Kasbah offers five or six rooms with single beds. Additionally, it boasts a spacious courtyard, making it an ideal setting for yoga sessions or other outdoor activities.
Sahara Desert Merzouga Dunes Luxury Camp
Check in: 21/11 | check out: 22/11
It offers a luxurious camping experience with double tents, each featuring a private bathroom.
The camp also has its own restaurant where you will enjoy both dinner and breakfast, which are included in the cost.
You will have access to five double tents with single beds, providing comfortable accommodation in the midst of the stunning desert landscape.
Marrakech: Hotel racine
Check in: 22/11 | Check out: 23/11
Hotel Racine is a simple hotel in the Gueliz district or the new Marrakech. The location of the hotel is excellent and around you can find many shops to eat as well as supermarkets. In this hotel you will have 5 double rooms with single beds.
Essaouira: Casa Lila & Spa
Check in: 23/11 | Check out: 24/11
The accommodation offers five double rooms with single beds, providing comfortable and cozy spaces for your stay.