The Morocco Yoga Road Trip
The Morocco Yoga Road Trip
A spectacular 12-day road trip through the High Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert &
Drâa Valley with a great finish in Marrakech.
Our road trip starts in Marrakech and takes us from the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains all the way into the Sahara Desert. From there we'll slowly travel back to Marrakech through the Drâa Valley. Prepare yourself for yoga at amazing locations like on a roof top terrace overlooking North Africa's highest mountains, at the base of a sand dune in the Sahara Desert, in the shade of the Drâa-Valley palm trees and in the Medina of Marrakech. We will be on the road with a maximum of 18 'minds-a-like', driving MPV's ourselves. Our yoga teachers are professionals with an End of Tar heart who can bring your yoga to an unpaved level. Together we will create a trip of lifetime! The physical intensity for this trip is average. The yoga sessions are for all levels of experience. If you decide to climb mount Toubkal in the High Atlas Mountains (which is possible!) can be challenging. Later in our road trip we'll go into the Gorges du Asif Oulina (Ait Ben Haddou area) on MTB's, easy going but maybe a sore bottom the next day.
During the Morocco Yoga Road Trip we move around in convoy using 4x4 SUV's. Nothing beats the freedom of driving yourself. If you see something nice: we stop, if you're tired: we swop! The roads we travel on are either in a good condition or not present at all, and meeting upcoming traffic is very rare. We make sure everybody is provided with the necessary information to drive save and sound!
You can find beautiful 5 star hotels with luxurious rooms and outstanding personnel everywhere on the planet, but nothing beats waking up in a nomad tent in the Sahara Desert or sitting by the fire place of a small guest house in a berber village. The first place we'll stay is a small B&B in Morocco’s highest village; Imlil. Hamid and Omar take great care of the food, warm up the Hamam if you like and light up the fire place in your bedroom before you go to sleep. The second place we'll stay is an old kasbah we’ve found by coincidence the first time we visited Taliouine. The French/Moroccan kasbah is basic, clean and very authentic. The guest house is in the restored part of the kasbah, the other part is still untouched! You can experience a beautiful sunset behind the Atlas Mountain from the rooftop and wake up with the sound of singing birds in the patio. Next we travel to the Sahara Desert; the fastness of the roads towards the desert provide many surprises, just like the desert itself. Sleeping in a nomad tent in the desert is like being in a fairytale; beyond compare and unforgettable! After the desert we travel into the Drâa Valley where we sleep in an ancient kasbah next to a Palmeraie (oasis around the river). The rooms are colourful and the kasbah is build from the clay it stands on. This makes it completely blend in with it's absolutely astonishing surroundings. The small pool allows you to rinse the final grains of Sahara sand. The next stop is north of Ait Ben Haddou. The Auberge is great and quite luxurious; a perfect starting point for our Gorges du Asif Oulina experience. The final place we'll stay is situated in the vibrant Medina of Marrakech. Most places you will find in the medina will be packed with tourists, but not this place! Being at the North West entrance of Bab Ben Brahim will make you believe you are the only one in Marrakech. It provides beautiful decorated rooms with Tadelakht bathrooms that makes you feel like an Ottomane princess or prince!
Food and beverages
Moroccan food is quite healthy because the absence of salt, the richness of natural & mostly biological ingredients (there isn't much of a bio industry). We'll try to provide a healthy diet with as much variety as possible although sometimes it is hard to keep the Moroccans from serving you another Tagine :). Please make sure that you fill in your diet wishes on our subscription list so we can take care of it! Costs for food & beverages that are not used, can't be refunded. Alcoholic beverages are hard to find in Morocco. Because drinking wine and beer is part of our culture, we will try our best to provide you with a drink when you least expect it. Naturally, by doing so we do not provoke the locals!