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Are you looking for an advanced yoga retreat diving deep into asana and meditation, benefitting from special chosen and changing workshops whilst being immersed in natures untouched forms to take advantage of its calming effect? Where else could you expect to do so than in the tranquil deserts of Morocco? NOSADE has designed an extensive yoga holiday package of 12 days for the true yoga-aficionado. You get to spend twelve days traveling from the vibrant city of Marrakesh to the remote tranquility of Erg Chebbi in search of yourself, inner peace, and relaxation.
You will be staying right in the middle of the Medina, Marrakechs old part of the city, in a carefully chosen, Riad. Riad means garden, a traditional Moroccan house built around an inner courtyard or garden. Cool and comfortable, beautiful and absolutely quiet though right in the center, you can, relax, unwind, enjoy the sun and a glass of Moroccan tea any time of the day. Daily yoga practice held at the inner courtyard or on the rooftop overlooking Marrakech.
Merzouga is a small village in the south east of Morocco and the gate to the desert. You will stay in a traditional Kasbah (hotel) on the only hill there overlooking the Sahara Desert before heading inside the desert and upon returning from the desert. The Kasbah is family run business. The rooms are exceptionally nice with terraces facing the dunes.
The desert camp located right in the middle of the desert. Traditional Berber tents are equipped with comfortable beds with mattresses, kitchen, a restaurant, toilets and ample space for daily yoga practice.
Please note that single bedrooms are subject to surcharges.
You will enjoy yoga sessions overlooking ancient cities and in the middle of the desert, experience nights under the stars of the Sahara sky. You will learn to cook couscous prepared by Berber women for their guests at the camp fire and later eat it accompanied by the beat of traditional drums. You will experience Berber culture and nomad life. NOSADE is offering 2 special workshops within this retreat to deepen your spiritual experiences as well as your yoga practice and understanding.
Arrival in Marrakech. Spend the night in the cool calm in one of our beautiful Partner Riads. We will enjoy a lovely prepared dinner and will take the time to get to know each other, share our expectations and wishes for the upcoming days.
After enjoying your first yoga lesson on the rooftop overlooking the ancient city and after breakfast, we dive into the most famous of Morocco’s imperial cities for a guided tour including lunch in a famous spot with typical Moroccan food. Before you spent another night in the beautiful Riad, you will enjoy the sunset yoga session and a dinner with the group there on the Riad's rooftop.
After an early breakfast, we travel by bus through the High Atlas mountains to Merzouga, a town and oasis right on the edge of Erg Chebbi, one of South Morocco’s two famous sand deserts. We will have certain stops on the way; the landscape is highly enjoyable all way long. Once arrived in Merzouga we will enjoy a traditional dinner and spend the night in a charming, family ran Kasbah overseeing the dunes.
Starting the day with a morning yoga session facing the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi, we begin our adventure and head right into the desert, accompanied by experienced local guides. We will have lunch together in the camp. After you will be able to enjoy yourself. At sunset we have a yoga session in the incredible calm and tranquil of the desert in between giant sand dunes and under an unforgettable sky. After dinner, accompanied by traditional live music and a camp fire, you will spend the night in a Berber tent.
The following days are spent in our desert yoga camp. Berber cuisine accompanies exciting days of yoga practice, exploration, relaxation, and spiritual experiences. Whether exploring the desert, visiting a nomad family, learn how to cook Cous-Cous (“Imanse”) with a Berber woman, having romantic dinners under the unforgettable desert sky or finding yourself in fully enjoying the tranquility and quietness– here you can let it come true. The one certainty is: It will be an unforgettable experience.
After the night back in the charming Kasbah in Merzouga we take the bus back to Marrakech, enjoying lunch at Aït Benhaddou, a fortified city, or ksar, and UNESCO world heritage along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech on our way. In Marrakech we will spend the final two nights back in one of our amazing traditional Moroccan housings.
On the penultimate day of our trip you are free to enjoy diving into the souks of the medina – or any other preferred activity – for a last goodbye. You will enjoy your final sunset yoga session overseeing Marrakech and a splendid farewell dinner in the group.
This holiday adventure starts at Medina, Marrakech. On the way to Sahara desert, you will transit for a night at Merzouga village before heading to desert. You get to experience sleeping in traditional Berber tents for 5 nights and the vastness of the desert during the day. After that, you will transit at Merzouga for a night before heading back to Marrakech.
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You will be served full board Berber and Morrocan inspired meals. Vegan or vegetarian meals are upon request. Please email NOSADE on your preferred nutritional style and also about any food intolerance.
Nosade is offering vegetarian as well as vegan meal options. Please inform them upfront about your preferred nutritional style and also about any food intolerance.
Additional tours can be arranged upon request, on your own expense. Please email NOSADE for further information.
Spa treatments can be arranged in Marrakech, individually and upon request.
You have to book flights to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to Marrakech Menara (RAK) airport is included in your package. NOSADE will arrange for your airport transfer once you submitted your flight details via email.