DESERT YOGA TOUR
with Valerie Diaz
Connect with your inner strength, expand your mind and flow in a regenerative practice in the middle of the Moroccan desert. Join us on this exciting 8-day retreat where you will deepen your practice, discover the nomadic culture of Morocco, and experience the beauty of the Sahara desert. On this trip you will be accompanied by our teachers who will guide you through an agenda full of practices and workshops specially prepared for you to work on movement, breathing and meditation and learn to enjoy your Yoga practice to the fullest. But not everything will be yoga, you will also experience incredible cultural activities during the day: nomadic songs, camel rides through the desert dunes, visits to nomadic families ... You will do tourism and immerse yourself fully in the culture of the desert .
Arrival at Marrakech airport according to the flight schedule and transfer to the riad. Free dinner. Accommodation in riad.
3.04 Marrakech - Ouarzazate
Breakfast and visit of Marrakech, also known as "The Pearl of the South". Marrakech is the second oldest imperial city in Morocco and was founded in the 12th century by the Almoravid dynasty. The tour includes: Menara Gardens, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia and Dar Si Said Museum. Then we leave for the High Atlas through the port of Tizi Ntichka (2,260m altitude), passing through Berber villages to reach the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a world heritage site. Free time to visit the kasbah, have lunch in the town and then we continue to Ouarzazate, visit the city of the cinema. Then we will continue south to the Valley of the Roses and the Dades Gorges. Arrival at the Hotel in the afternoon and ॐ Yoga and Meditation practice. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
4.04 Ait Ben Haddo - Ouarzazate - Todra - Merzouga
At 8:00 ॐ practice Yoga and Meditation. Breakfast and departure along a road dotted with all different Kasbahs. After several stops we will arrive at one of the strong points of the South: the Todra Gorges. The channel of the Todra river has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous proportions and of great beauty 322 M of altitude, it is a paradise for climbers and a unique place. We continue south. Free lunch on the way and then we will go towards the desert until we reach the impressive dunes of Merzouga. In the afternoon ॐ practice of Yoga and Meditation. Dinner and accommodation in typical tents.
At 8:00 ॐ practice Yoga and Meditation. Breakfast and walking excursion through the desert, we will visit nomadic families and have a picnic in the typical Berber tents. In the afternoon we return to the camp where the dromedary are waiting for us to cross the dunes and reach the highest point of Erg Znigui and watch the fantastic sunset. Back to the camp. Dinner and accommodation in tents.
At 8:00 ॐ practice Yoga and Meditation. Breakfast and then we will travel in 4x4 one of the tracks used in the "Paris-Dakar Rally". We will pass to the other side of the dunes visiting the 2 oases of Merzouga and the Rissani market with its famous donkey parking. It is a unique place, where all the tribes and nomads of the desert come to stock up, a very curious visit. Lunch with the famous "Berber pizza". In the afternoon we return to the camp passing through the town of Khamlia, (where black people from Mali live) enjoying their trance music called Gnawa. In the afternoon ॐ practice of Yoga and Meditation. Dinner and accommodation in jaimas
At 8:00 ॐ practice Yoga and Meditation. Breakfast and visit to the Begaa village school and women's association. We will go on foot to the town of Begaa, walking through a beautiful oasis and the stone desert (one hour). Couscous elaboration workshop. Meal. After having rested and had tea, Henna Workshop (decorative painting on the hands and feet). Then we will go to a hotel located at the foot of the dunes. In the afternoon ॐ practice of Yoga and Meditation. Dinner and accommodation in tents.
8.04: Merzouga - FEZ
We will dedicate the morning to ॐ Yoga and Meditation practice. Farewell to the desert and after breakfast we head north towards the city of Fez. We will pass through Erfoud, the beautiful Ziz Valley and its palm grove, the city of Errachidia, we will cross the Middle Atlas and have lunch in the town of Midelt. In Azrou we will stop in its cedar forests and visit its inhabitants the monkeys from Gibraltar. We will also stop in Ifrane, the Moroccan Switzerland. Arrival in Fez in the afternoon. Accommodation in the riad
9.04: FEZ - Airport
Breakfast and free time until your flight schedules. Airport transfer.
Trip organized by MaroccoTrips, Italian - Moroccan Tour Operator with local guides of Touareg origin. They know very well the customs and traditions of the Sahara, they will know how to introduce you to its splendid culture, and to welcome you in respect of the desert, according to its customs and traditions.
The agency runs a social support program for a desert NGO - Health4begaa. 10% of each trip is destined for the construction of a school and an infirmary in the desert area of Begaa. to be visited during the trip.
790 Euros per person: double room with bathroom
- 1 Night in Fez with breakfast
- 4 nights in tents in the desert with breakfast and dinner
- 1 night in Marrakech with breakfast
- 1 night in Ouarzazate with breakfast and dinner
- Visit Medina of Marrakech and Fez
- Tour of the dunes in dromedary
- Yoga and meditation classes
- Visit Rissani market
- 4x4 Tour of Nomads and Desert Oasis
- Spanish speaking guide
- Couscous making workshop
- Henna workshop, decorative painting hands and feet
- Thai massage course
- family constellations
- airport / hotel transfer on arrival day
- hotel / airport transfer on departure day
- Airplane Ticket
- Dinners in Fez and Marrakech