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MOROCCAN JOURNEY


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Get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Morocco is one of the most culturally rich and interesting places in the world. Bordering the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco’s vast and diverse landscape features ancient cities, stretches of empty beaches, and stark deserts and mountains touched by Berber, Arabian and European influences. Our Morocco trip is unique as you will not be staying in one location, but rather traveling to two different cities, with “must see” highlights of Morocco:

Where will we stay?

MARRAKECH: DAYS 1 - 2 Our trip will begin in the culturally rich city of Marrakech. Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech was founded as a city in 1062 AD, and is world renowned for its souks  (markets) and medieval maze-like streets, stunning mosques and palaces, relaxing hammans (Moroccan baths), delicious food, and much more. A perfect place to assimilate and integrate into life in Morocco, we will spend our first day and a half here, before heading to the coastal walled city of Essaouira on Day 2 of our trip.

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ESSAOUIRA: DAYS 2 - 7
(Drive time from Marrakech to Essaouira ~ 3 hours)
After a scenic drive through desert landscapes and Argan Tree farmlands, we will arrive at the coastal city of Essaouira. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Atlantic, this cultural city is famed for its rich music and arts scene, and was home to many famous artists and musicians in the 60’s and 70’s. The old walled in medina boasts some of the finest handmade arts and crafts (get ready to shop ‘til you drop!), as well as all of the traditional colors, aromas, music and spices of Morocco. Essaouira features great restaurant options, and tons of fresh seafood. A large crescent bay, with calm waters and consistent winds, sits just south of the walled city, and has attracted wind and kite surfers, and beach-goers, for decades. Retreaters will want to save their shopping for the souks of Essaouira, bringing back a taste of Morocco with them.

MARRAKECH: DAY 7
(Drive time from Essaouira to Marrakech ~  3 hours) On the morning of our last day, we will depart from Essaouira back to Marrakech, where return flights home await. Retreaters can of course extend their stay in Morocco from here - perhaps venturing to the Sahara Desert or to northern points, or booking a longer layover in a European city on the way home.

The Retreat Center: 
ESSAOUIRA LODGE

What’s Included:

  • 1 Night lodging in Marrakech on Arrival Day

  • 6 Days lodging at Essaouira Lodge

  • Breakfast & Dinner Daily (Arrival day no breakfast, departure day no dinner)

  • 3 Lunches

  • All group transfers during designated times including: Marrakech Menara (RAK) airport to Marrakech lodging, Marrakech to Essaouira, and Essaouira to Marrakech Menara (RAK) airport

  • 1 hour sunset camel ride and transportation

  • Argan and Olive Farm Tour and transportation

  • Cooking demonstration

  • Gratuities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)

  • Additional excursions or cab rides

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Any additional room or bar tabs not listed here

  • Massage, Spa, Hammam treatments

  • Additional gratuities at participants will

How to Register:
Registration is open and can be found at https://www.wetravel.com/trips/tour-du-maroc-a-cultural-retreat-with-jen-frey-powered-by-solseed-retreats-morocco-74300123
Questions? Reach out to jen@villageyogavt.com.

Earlier Event: August 2
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