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8 Days Coast Trekking, Hiking, and Yoga Retreat in Morocco

  • Agadir - Souss Massa - Moroccan Sahara - Marrakesh

Overview

Yoga Holiday in Morocco

This activity holiday takes place in a real hiker’s paradise in a national park in the south of Morocco. It includes hikes along endless beaches and secluded bays, a visit to a fishing village, and the majestic dunes of Tifnite. You will observe the diverse wildlife of the national park, travel to Agadir for one day, and visit cave houses and traditional villages. Daily yoga practices will take place on the stunning terrace looking over the sea.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily breathing exercises
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Pick-up from Agadir Airport (AGA)
  • Guided excursion to Agadir
  • Drumming workshop
  • 3 trekking tours

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English, German
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Throughout the retreat, you will exclusively stay in a very beautiful oriental hotel with a nearby beach and gardens.

During days two to seven, there will be daily yoga practice, meditation, and breathing exercises in the morning and evening. During the 2016 retreat dates, there will be ten yoga sessions in total with the henna workshop included while in the 2017 retreat dates, there will be eight yoga sessions in total with the henna workshop as an optional choice, which will have an additional cost of 10 EUR per henna tattoo.

Day 1 - Arrival

Transfer from the airport to the hotel in the National Park of Souss Massa, then check-in at the hotel. There will be free time to arrive and get to know the surroundings and each other. Dinner will be at 19:30.

Day 2 - Trekking tour: National Park of Souss Massa

  • 07:30 Yoga and meditation
  • 09:00 Breakfast

After breakfast, you will hike through the national park to the lagoon through eucalyptus forests along a river and back to the wonderful beach. Here you will be able to observe many different bird species. In the afternoon, there will be a henna tattoo workshop or you can enjoy some free time at the beach.

  • 18:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 3 - Excursion to Agadir

  • 07:30 Yoga and meditation

You will have a wonderful breakfast on the terrace and drive to Agidar to get to know the city, the bazaar, the market for vegetable and spices, the carpet shop, and the marina. The excursion to Agadir will be 50 kilometers far from the hotel. It will take about 50 minutes. There you will eat fresh fish in a modern restaurant at the port. You will take a walk at the six-kilometer long beach. When traveling back in the later afternoon, there is an option to visit a pottery.

  • 18:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 4 - Trekking tour: Moroccan Sahara

  • 07:30 Yoga and meditation

The trekking tour will take about four hours. You can expect a stunning landscape with flocks of sheep, goats, and tents of nomads. You will hike through an impressive dune landscape behind a romantic fishing village. At noon, everyone will eat fresh fish at a restaurant directly from the beach. If you want, you can ride a dromedary along the beach or through the dunes.

  • 18:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 5 - Excursion to Marrakesh (Optional)

There will be no yoga in the morning for this day. You can either sleep in or join an excursion to Marrakesh, which is optional and is not included in the price. You can also go surfing, body boarding, or relaxing.

  • 18:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 6 - Trekking tour: beaches and bays - fishing village

  • 07:30 Yoga and meditation

Today, you will hike from bay to bay above the cliffs until you get to a small fishing village. The hike will take about three hours. You can expect secluded bays with shell sand and multifaceted coast lines. You will visit cave houses of the fishermen, collect shells, and create mandalas. You will be able to relax in the afternoon.

  • 18:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 7 - Beach, sun, and ocean

  • 07:30 Yoga and meditation

You will have a free day for relaxation, walks at the beach, a Turkish bath, wellness, swimming, and many other options. There will also be no yoga in the evening.

  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 8 - Departure

The group will bid goodbye to each other. There will be free time until you go off to the airport on your own.

In this trip, you will have three trekking tours where you can observe the diverse wildlife of the national park, visit cave houses and traditional villages. Furthermore, the hikes will be along endless beaches and secluded bays, visit to a fishing village, and the majestic dunes of Tifnite.

  • Marion Bachinger

    Marion is a Hatha yoga teacher with 30 years of teaching practice in different forms of movement. She imparts her extensive professional knowledge with love and humor. Regular trainings in Anusara yoga, Power yoga, Prana flow, Vinyasa yoga, yoga therapy, hormone yoga, Luna yoga, Jivamukti yoga, and Asthanga yoga inspire her varied classes. She used to be a full-time freelance artist and set decorator at a theater until she discovered the magic of the desert in Morocco in 2009. Since then, she is living in a fishing village in the south of Agadir.

This retreat will take place at the National Park of Souss Massa, Morocco.

Nearby places

  • Agadir, 50 kilometers - 50 minutes' drive
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Pilates
  • Surfing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Local market
  • Special menu request

For the retreat, breakfast is included and will be served in the respective hotel. You will have lunch in very nice traditional restaurants while on the road. The food in Morocco is very varied and good. There is a strong French influence, remaining from the colonial era. Fresh fruits and vegetables of local farms are available in the local markets. The dinner will always be served outside of the hotel. It will be in a cave, a private fisherman's house, with nomads, in another hotel, or in a private villa.

The traditional dish is tajine, a dish cooked in a clay pot over the fire, vegetarian if desired, with lamb, chicken, fish or beef, mixed with vegetables, dried fruits, pickled lemons and olives and wonderful spices. Patisserie with almonds, lemons, dates, and dessert. The national drink is the "thé à la menthe," a green tea with mint leaves and fresh sugar.

Please let Yogitrip know in advance if you are vegetarian or vegan or suffer from food intolerances.

During your free time, you have options to book different types of activities like:

  • Body boarding
  • Pilates
  • Stand up paddling course
  • Surf
  • 3 trekking tours
  • 7 nights half-board accommodation
  • Cooking classes
  • Daily breathing exercises
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Drumming workshop
  • Guided excursion to Agadir
  • Pick-up from Agadir Airport (AGA)
  • Picnic
  • Sand mandala
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer back to Agadir Airport (AGA)
  • Excursion to Marrakesh
  • Pilates course
  • Surf course, stand up paddling
  • Travel insurance covering medical expenses and repatriation
  • Yoga mat
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yogitrip an inquiry.

Sous Massa Dra, Marokko, Morocco

Yogitrip organizes yoga trips around the desert, city trips in Marrakech and Essouira, yoga and surf retreats, camel and coast trekking trips around Morocco.

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8 days / 7 nights

Departure:
Tuesday March 21, 2017
(8 days / 7 nights)

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