Valley of the Roses & The Red City - Fitness & Culture Morocco Retreat

Event Highlights

  • Hiking in the Valley of the Roses while it's in bloom, with our own guide
  • Visiting several world heritage sites, including Ait Ben Haddou
  • In Marrakech, daily classes to help you feel great!
  • Locally grown food
  • Professionally guided tours
  • Cooking class
  • Cocktail parties
  • Pool
  • Moroccan bathhouse and much more


Valley of the Roses:
Each day is different!
Most days include a morning hike. We will be in the Valley of the Roses when they are expected to be in peak bloom.
We will also enjoy cultural components, such as visiting with artisans, and more.

In Marrakech:
Every day is different!
Most days we have an 8am class.
Then something cultural excursion the rest of the day.
Here is one example day.
Energizing morning Pilates at 8am.
Breakfast on the terrace at 9am.
All morning at the breathtaking Jardin Majorelle and Berber Museum.
Lunch at Kaowa Cafe, or nearby. This is your choice.
Time at an antique store in the new city.
Poolside henna party with cocktails and canapés.
Dinner in the glorious Arabian tent

About This Event

Valley of the Roses & The Red City!
Rejoice and rejuvenate in this stunning fitness and culture retreat in the Valley of the Roses, and Marrakech, Morocco.

Dates: April 29 - May 9, 2020
11 days, 10 nights. Register NOW with Early Bird Pricing through October 31 2019.

Marhaba! Welcome to Morocco! For this first part of our journey, we will have a maximum of 8 guests. It will be a fantastic adventure, with a few wonderful people.
Our first night will be a relaxing evening in a beautiful riad in Marrakech' Medina, the historic walled city center.
A full traditional Moroccan breakfast will start our day in the Marrakech riad, as we await our drivers to take us to the Atlas Mountains. On our Valley of the Roses itinerary, we will have our own English speaking guide. Our drive there will be a beautiful tour in and of itself, as we will have a few stops in the 5 hour trip. One stop will be in the town of Terlouet for lunch. We will also get out and stretch our legs for a walkabout World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou.  
After we arrive in Kelaat M’Gouna, we will have dinner in our traditional Berber (Amazigh) kasbah, and enjoy a good night’s sleep. You will delight in our traditional accommodations accompanied by Moroccan Amazigh hospitality and charm.
We are arriving when roses are expected to be in full bloom. This part of our trip will be focused on beautiful light hikes in the Dades Valley, and being immersed in an incredible culture. Amazigh means “free people,” and the Amazigh traditions predate Roman times. The Maghreb region in northwestern Africa is believed to have been inhabited by Berbers from at least 10,000 BC. We will enjoy three nights in the Atlas Mountains, near Kelaat M’Gouna.
Upon our return to Marrakech, we will be joined by out Marrakech, The Red City guests, and enjoy 7 days / 6 nights at the stunning Peacock Pavilions. Full information on my website. 

Explore the magic of the world, while finding the beauty & strength within yourself!

Venue Highlights

The video above highlights our Kasbah in the Atlas Mountains. When we continue on, we will stay at
Peacock Pavilions, located just outside Marrakech.
Peace and beauty of an olive grove with night blooming jasmine
Terraces with incredible sunrise views over the Atlas Mountains
Wonderful and kind staff.
Delectable food, including bread made daily in the local village ovens
Exercise pavilion with props and mats provided


All rooms have ensuite bathroom. Double occupancy. Let us know if you want one king or two twin beds.
Bath and pool towels provided at Peacock Pavilions
Breathtaking individual design in each room at Peacock Pavilions
Beautiful traditional Amazigh design at Kasbah Agoulzi
Maximum participants 8, in the first part of our trip.
Maximum participants 14 in Marrakech. Small and intimate group.
More info on website.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Breakfast: eggs, fresh baked bread, local honey and jam, fruit, yogurt, granola, avocado
Lunch: tagine, rice, wraps, salad
Dinner: tagine, or couscous, chicken, rice, desserts
All locally grown and traditional, with options to accommodate dietary requests.


Participants are responsible for their own airfare and trip insurance to Marrakech Menara Airport.
We cover transport from the airport to our first Riad on the first day at two different times.
If you choose to travel outside those times you are responsible for paying (about $20US), but we can make the arrangements for you.
We cover transport from Peacock Pavilions to the airport between 10am and noon, Oct 12.
If you choose to travel outside those times you are responsible for paying (about $20US), but we can make the arrangements for you.

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