Seven Mystical Nights in Morocco
Updated: Nov 8, 2021
Seven mystical nights in Morocco, out of which 2 nights spent in the Sahara desert.
The experience of nature, landscape, culture and people that open our minds to another way of living.
This week long exploration is open only to 3 participants. With whom I will share my personal experiences and practice into mysticism.
Travel date on request
Cost: 1,140 Euro this cost cover everything, except Flight ticket, Lunch in the cities and personal expenses.
Day 1 : Arrival to Marrakech
Welcome to Morocco ! You meet your guide in the airport, he drives you directly to your accommodation, there you will be welcomed with a cup of tea . You will have free time to see some sites in Marrakech, like Majorelle garden, Jemaa Elfna square or one of the palaces if the time permits depending, which hour you land . Overnight in a well-rated Riad (guest house) in the Medina(old city) with your dinner and breakfast included .
Day 2 : Marrakech to Skoura Valley
We collect you from your Marrakech accommadation (Riad or hotel) at 9 am with a private and air-conditioned vehicle then start your desert tour by heading towards the high atlas and crossing Tizi n’tichka Pass 2260m (7417ft)with having a couple of stops en route for panoramic photos and refreshments.we follow the one thousand kasbahs road via ounila valley until we arrive to the Kasbah of teloute-was one of the principal residences of pasha Galaoui tahami-Afterwards, The well-preserved Kasbah Of Ait ben Haddou-UNSECO world Heritage Site- this provides an extraordinary ensemble of buildings offering a complete pre-saharan earthen construction techniques.We take a break to have lunch in Ait ben Haddou Site ,we continue our journey crossing anti-atlas mountains and Ourazazate town known with the hollywood of africa .arriving to skoura or palmtree kingdom ,which is a small town amid date palmtree groves,you spend the overnight there in one of well-selected accommadation with evening and morning meals included .
Day 3 : Skoura to Dades Todra gorges
After your yoga practice on one of the terraces under the sunshine or in a hall or aside the swimming pool. You take one-hour walk with a local guide onto the Kasbah of Amridihl ,a living museum originally built in 17th century by Enassiri Family, through grove of palmtrees. Then we will be there to pick up you to your hotel to have your lunch and take a swim if You like. we pass by a number of colourful berber villages before heading toward Dades and Todra gorges, where you can take a walk through The massive canyons 300 m high dramatically rising up each side. Overnight in Todra
Day 4 : Todra gorges to Chegaga Dunes
After breakfast, we start our way to the desert.never dull ,you skirt around the Jbel Saghro Mountains before we arrive to the draa valley nearby Zagora. Draa valley has over than 3 millions date palmtrees.after Zagora ,we arrive at Tamegroute famed for its Koranic Library which houses manuscripts from ages and where they produce from their ancient kilns their green-glazed pottery.there are endless kasbahs en route in various states of ruin.afterwards,we arrive at Mhamid village or the last village before the desert starts. it will be 2 drive to get to the camp with couple of stops .
Overnight in Erg chegaga tented camp
Day 5 : in Chegaga dune
Having had your breakfast in the camp, finishing your yoga practices for the Morning with your trainer .
We depart toward the last generation of berber nomads, who are still maintaining this kind of life style that seems to be partially disappearing, supplying some families with daily needed supplies, if we find them, because nomads move from a place to another looking for the grass. (if you want to bring some supplies to nomads you can).
We will join a scared oasis in the midde of nowhere, nearby there is a berber family,will host us to see how they prepare bread under the hot sands with with a possibility to have lunch with them.
After lunch, you can have a nap then going back to the camp in the afternoon. Today, you will have a camel ride to the highest dunes of Chegaga 350m high to see how amazingly the sun sets down.
Overnight in the camp
Day 6: Chegaga to Marrakech
Having your breakfast, today we drive almost 90KM to get to the first village after the Sahara desert. We will stop in the national Iriki Lake,which was full of water years ago before it becomes dry, then the fossil site collecting small pieces if interested .afterward,we arrive to the first village Foum Zgid -a small town situated in the edge of anti-atlas mountains with a possibility to have a cup of tea or orange juice there.we continue driving to Marrakech passing by Taznakhte village or the kingdom of weaving berber carpets .you have your lunch in the midway with having a couple of stops for photos and refreshments. Your arrival to Marrakech will be on the evening time.
Day 7 : in Marrakesh
After your breakfast spending any free time before your flight , try to catch up on things you may have missed in Marrakech earlier.
Day 8: our driver will drop you at the airport before your departure time. Our moroccan yoga retreat ends here