Design and Desert Moon Yoga Holiday in Marrakech and Sahara, Morocco

  • Marrakech, Morocco
  • Apr 3 - 11, 2020 (9 days)

Event Highlights

  • We first start in Marrakech and then we head to the Sahara Desert.
  • We take an incredible and scenic drive through UNESCO sites and stunning towns in our own air-conditioned, 4x4 vehicles. Our luxurious and spacious tents include plush bedding, wall-to-wall rugs, solar powered lighting and hot water (and yes, bathrooms!) Although it is sunny and hot in the day, the nights cool off and we will be comfortable in our special deluxe accommodations. Here we will practice yoga at sunset (one for the books, that's for sure!) There is drumming and music at night and heavenly meals.
  • For those more adventurous we can try sand boarding and there is even biking in the dunes. Or, you can just chill in the hammocks and enjoy this majestic location.

Schedule

SCHEDULE: Typical Schedule/ Full Schedule Provided at Retreat
8.00: Tea, Coffee, Juice
8.30-9:45: Vinyasa Flow (all levels)
10.00: Gourmet Breakfast
10.30-5.00pm: Free Time (shopping, excursions, relax, massages)
5.30-7.00pm: Vinyasa Flow or Yin/Restorative
8.00pm: Dinner (3 included in Marrakech, All included in Sahara)

About This Event

Magical, mystical Morocco. Sole Yoga Holidays is so excited to return to our Design & Desert Moon Lux Retreat, April 3-11, 2020. It is the most perfect combo of modern city and exotic desert, with invigorating yoga, special shopping & sourcing, incredible eats, sunset cocktails, hammam treatments and more! First, we will spend time in Marrakech in the heart of the medina. Our chic riad, after detailed renovations, resembles a building of the 19th century. Its nicely decorated spaces, with cool patios, clinking fountains and sunsets at the terrace makes it a perfect and stunning location for our special retreat. Then, we head to the famous Sahara Desert for a special 4-day, 3-night experience in this exquisite location under the stars. We will practice yoga on the dunes, enjoy champagne at sunset, camel rides and delicious meals. Then, we head back to Marrakech to 'de-sand' with a hammam treatment and spend a little more time shopping and dining!

"If you are like me, a solo traveler looking for unique experiences, I highly recommend Sole Yoga Holidays, you won't be disappointed. Thank you, Shari!"

What's Included

  • PRICING DETAILS
  • Here is what our annual Magical Morocco holiday includes:
  • • 5 nights Accommodations at a Gorgeous Riad in Marrakech
  • • 3 nights Luxury Desert Camp in the Sahara
  • • Twice Daily Vinyasa & Core Yoga (all levels welcome)
  • • Daily Breakfast Buffet in Marrakech
  • • Exclusive Shopping Experience
  • • Private Sourcing Tour
  • • 3 Dinners in Marrakech
  • • All Meals in Sahara
  • • Sunset Cocktails at famous El Fenn Terrace
  • • Majorelle Gardens & Yves St. Laurent Museum Visit
  • • Transport to/from Marrakech Airport (day of/ departure days only)
  • • Transport to/from Marrakech to Sahara Desert
  • • All activities in Sahara Desert (camels, sand boarding, biking)
  • • Special Gift Bag

What's Not Included

Not included: airfare, travel insurance (highly recommended), 2 dinners Marrakech, lunches in Marrakech, alcoholic beverages (except for one at El Fenn), additional waters, teas/coffees at riad, Gratuities for Sahara drivers & staff, gratuities for riad staff in Marrakech, additional transportation outside of provided times

Venue Highlights

In Marrakech, we have our own private riad in the center of Marrakech.
There is a sunny patio and a rooftop terrace with umbrellas and sun beds. The location is just a 10-minute walk from the famous Jamaa El Fna Square.
In the Sahara we will have our own private camp with luxurious and spacious tents that include plush bedding, wall-to-wall rugs, solar powered lighting and hot water. We have a special area for morning and evening yoga by the golden dunes.

Accommodations

Our stunning riad in Marrakech is a design dream with spacious rooms filled with tiles, colorful rugs and some with private balconies or a charming tea corner. Each room has a private bath. We can enjoy a variety of common areas from the scenic terrace to the indoor pool. There is a sunny patio and a rooftop terrace with umbrellas and sun beds. The location is just a 10-minute walk from the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. The air-conditioned guest rooms are decorated with antique objects brought back from foreign countries. The baths are large (some with tubs) and have super plush towels. We will practice invigorating yoga twice per day either on the sunny terrace or in the courtyard patio. The place will be JUST us yogis, so we can practice anywhere we wish! We will be here the first 4 nights and last 2 nights.

Then, we head to the Sahara Desert. We take an incredible and scenic drive through UNESCO sites and stunning towns in our own air-conditioned, 4x4 vehicles. Our luxurious and spacious tents include plush bedding, wall-to-wall rugs, solar powered lighting and hot water (and yes, bathrooms!) Although it is sunny and hot in the day, the nights cool off and we will be comfortable in our special deluxe accommodations. Here we will practice yoga at sunset (one for the books, that's for sure!) There is drumming and music at night and heavenly meals. For those more adventurous we can try sand boarding and there is even biking in the dunes. Or, you can just chill in the hammocks and enjoy this majestic location.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Each morning in we will indulge in a heavenly breakfast that we can enjoy in our private dining room or by the pool in Marrakech. In the Sahara, our breakfasts will be under beautiful, bright skies. Moroccan breakfasts are filled with fresh breads, fruits, eggs, yogurt, delicious pastries and mint tea. Three special dinners will be included in Marrakech.
Typical menus contain popular dishes such as tajine or couscous, soft cheese briouats, kefta with cilantro and lemon, and smooth garbanzo bean and eggplant creams. Carefully chosen spices and nuts provide the delicious final touch.
On our final evening we will enjoy ourselves in the vibrant city taking in all of the wonderful sights, sounds and flavors at an exciting, trendy and delicious local restaurant. One evening we will head to a chic and stunning hotel terrace for cocktails and views of the famous Marrakech medina and Koutoubia Mosque. All breakfast, lunch and dinners are included in the Sahara and served under the stars! Fresh bread is baked on site and we will enjoy all of the traditional flavors and dishes. Following dinner, we will enjoy music by the fire.
Cold drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic are always available and included in the Sahara.

Directions

We will provide taxi service for pick-up from Marrakech (RAK) airport or center of Marrakech on April 3.
Please arrange arrivals on April 3 by 5pm (our first activity is Welcome Dinner and Orientation). Transport via taxi to Marrakech airport on April 11 is included.
(If you are arriving outside of our times on April 3 or Apr 11, transportation is not included, but will be reserved)
Our riad will help arrange all transportation needs upon check-out. Please download travel & important info on Morocco here. We can happily accommodate any schedule, just ask. Additional shuttle fees may apply. Options provided for hotels and travel assistance in Marrakech, if you wish to extend your stay. Packing lists will be sent prior.
Explicit transportation details will be provided one week before your departure to ensure a smooth pick-up!

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