Experience the vastness of the desert

The endless vastness of the Sahara make our adventure an intense nature experience

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Far away from the hustle and bustle of “civilization” and the noise of the world

Country and people up close

Encounters with extraordinary people at eye level

Itinerary and tour description

The Yoga Retreat Morocco is an unforgettable nature experience! Together with like-minded people and Moroccan desert nomads, we will go on a caravan into the infinite vastness of the desert. Several times a day we have the opportunity to practice yoga and mediation at this breathtaking place of silence. Our adventure will be accompanied by an experienced yoga teacher (Kundalini Yoga). We use our time in the Sahara to discover the lightness of being for us. We can be flexible about the itinerary and daily routine and have the opportunity to respond to the needs of the group and each individual at any time, take breaks if necessary, or continue with other exercises and practices. We will start in Marrakech and head for the Sahara via Tamegroute. For the next seven days the desert will be our home. On our way back to Marrakech, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the culture and Moroccan way of life in Zagora before entering the hustle and bustle of the royal city of Marrakech.

The highlights:

  • Culture and Moroccan lifestyle in Marrakech, Tamegroute and Zagora
  • 7-day caravan through the Sahara of Morocco
  • Several times a day an offer of yoga, meditation, relaxation exercises and practices
  • A unique nature experience in the midst of the highest sand dunes of the region
  • Intercultural exchange at eye level and unforgettable encounters with Morocco’s last nomads
Route South Morocco from Marrakech 6 days

Day 1 – From Marrakech to Tamegroute

Our Yoga Retreat Morocco starts in the morning in Marrakech. After we have all participants on board and the luggage is stowed, the journey begins in the direction of South Morocco to the Tamegroute, which is about 370 km away. Through the majestic Atlas mountains and over the famous Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass our way leads us over the UNESCO world cultural heritage Ait Ben Haddou and the city Ouarzazate, the “Gate of the South” and along the picturesque Draa valley, with its rustic clay settlements, the barren boulder formations and the enchanting palm groves, up to Tamegroute. On the way we always find time to stretch our feet, to eat something and to let the atmosphere of the surroundings have an effect on us. Not far from Tamegroute we stay in our nomad camp in the middle of the first sand dunes of the Sahara. After the yoga in the evening we come for dinner at the campfire and discuss the coming days.

Day 2 – The adventure begins

In the morning we use the magical atmosphere of sunrise for yoga. After breakfast we start into the vastness of the Sahara. First we drive to the desert village Mhamid, about 75 km away. The road ends in the former caravan town and we prepare our caravan. After we have stowed everything, the adventure begins. On foot and with the support of our caravan and our desert guides, we make our way towards the Sahara. After about 3 hours of desert hiking (breaks as needed), we set up our camp. After we have erected the tents, gathered some firewood and fed the camels, we have a typical tea and lunch. Afterwards there is enough time for activities like washing, exploring the area or a little nap. At sunset we do yoga and afterwards we have dinner with a special meditation (optional). We use the young night for a campfire gathering and mantra singing.

Day 3 to 7- The desert opens its wide arms for us

At sunrise we do yoga and then we have breakfast. After the camp dismantling we dedicate about 3 hours to desert hiking and then set up camp. After our tea and lunch, there is always time for our own activities (washing, showering, exploring, naps, etc.). At sunset we do yoga and after that we meet at the campfire. Day after day we dive into the infinity of the desert and the simplicity of being.

Optionally there is always the possibility to stay at one place and to use the time for desert hiking and for setting up and dismantling the camp elsewhere, e.g. for special exercises and meditations.

On the 7th day we reach our permanent nomad camp. After six days we meet other people again and move into our nomad tents. Equipped with beds, electric light, sockets, doors, windows and water from the faucet, we come closer to the world again.

Day 8 – Departure from the desert

After our morning routine, we review the last days together, pack our luggage and make our way back to Mhamid in an off-road vehicle. From Mhamid we continue to Zagora, about 100 km away. Around noon we move into our rooms in a small family hotel and have lunch. The hotel of the middle class is simple and clean and offers beside the beautiful inner garden even the possibility to swim a few rounds in the pool. Our guide comes from the area and gives us the opportunity to explore the hidden secrets of the city, such as the almost forgotten Kasbah Amezrou, which is still inhabited today. This is an insider tip that is almost exclusively known to the locals and whose history has been passed on from generation to generation. After a walk through the surrounding palm grove we will go to the nearby mountains in the evening for our evening yoga.

Day 9 – Return to Marrakech

After our morning routine, we go back to Marrakech. On the way there is enough time for lunch and breaks. When we reach Marrakech around 18:00, our yoga retreat ends and we will gladly take you to the airport, train station or your riad.

As a tour operator, we offer you the opportunity to stay overnight in Marrakech. So you don’t have to worry about anything. Please let us know if you would like us to make you an offer for travel to and from Marrakech or for additional overnight stays in Marrakech.

All about Yoga Retreat Morocco

All services at a glance

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Yoga and meditation in the seclusion of the Sahara
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation Offers
  • 7-day caravan through the Sahara of Morocco
  • Incl. desert caravan, desert guides and local tour guide
  • A unique nature experience in the midst of the highest sand dunes of the region
  • Intercultural exchange at eye level and unforgettable encounters with Morocco’s last nomads
  • Culture and Moroccan attitude towards life in Marrakech, Tamegroute and Zagora

What is included in this trip?

✓ German Yoga teacher with focus on Kundalini Yoga

✓ A certified tour guide from the region

✓ Transport by car, all-terrain van or all-terrain vehicle with all-wheel drive

✓ Camel Caravan incl. Desert and Camel Guides

✓ Equipment for mobile desert camp and yoga

✓ Full board – breakfast, lunch, dinner (from lunch first day to lunch last day)

✓ Yogic meals during the complete stay (ayurvedic, vegan and vegetarian on request)

✓ 2 nights in a fixed nomad camp, 5 nights in a mobile desert camp incl. camel caravan and 1 night in a middle-class hotel

✓ Several yoga and meditation sessions are offered daily.

✓ Water and Tea

✓ Travel Security Certificate according to § 651k BGB (German Civil Code)

✓ Small groups with max. 8 persons (minimum number of participants 4 persons)

Our accommodations

Local accommodation with charm

OUR HOSTS:

True to our values and with a view to fair tourism, our accommodations are either local guesthouses or small family-run hotels where hospitality is still a priority. In spite of the local accommodations of our trips, we naturally pay attention to comfort when making our choices.

THE FURNISHING OF THE ACCOMMODATIONS:

Those who are used to a European 3-Star-Standard will get along well with our accommodations. There are predominantly no star catagories with us, which results mostly already alone from the remoteness of the accommodations and the kind of the “management”, however we pay attention very much to the fact that you feel well with us. There is a bed, shower, heating and usually also air conditioning and a pool. Not to forget the delicious meals, which are mostly prepared from traditional dishes with ingredients from the neighborhood or your own garden. You are always welcome to stay with us.

THE WILD DESERT CAMPS:

On the way we set up our wild camps. Depending on the size of the group, these camps consist of 1-3 large desert tents, a fireplace and a washing place. So body hygiene is not neglected during the trip. Our guides know the water places and oases and know exactly where a wild camp can best be set up. If you like, you can bring your own tent. The equipment and the luggage are transported with the help of our camel caravan. So nobody has to go physically to his limits. Food is of course also provided. For longer stays in the desert we organize supply caravans, which provide us with everything we need.

Of course there is no electricity in our wild camps. Those who depend on electricity should bring a solar panel with them. However, we recommend to simply switch off electrical devices.

THE FIXED DESERT CAMPS:

The desert camps are made to be able to spend the night as comfortably as possible in the desert. The fixed tents consist of a wooden or clay construction and heavy tent fabric. Carpets are laid out inside. Most of the tents are lockable and have enough space for equipment and backpacks in addition to a bed. Since most tents have an electrical outlet, the smartphone or camera can also be charged. Of course there are also facilities for washing and toilets. Most camps even have hot showers, which is a real luxury in a desert. Many adventurers like to sleep outside because the starry sky of the Sahara is simply unforgettable and the peace and space of the desert offers a good basis for a restful sleep. Before going to bed, you often meet at the campfire, tell stories, make music or exchange ideas. Of course, you don’t have to do without good food in the desert either.

Do you still have questions?

Then mail us, call us or write us by WhatsApp, we look forward to hearing from you. HERE you can find our contact details.

Wild desert camp in the Sahara

Yoga Retreat Morocco from Marrakech 9 days, Desert Camp in the Sahara

Nomad camp at Erg Chegaga

Yoga Retreat Morocco from Marrakech 9 days, fixed nomad camp at Erg Chegaga

Standard nomad tent (fixed camp)

Yoga Retreat Morocco from Marrakech 9 days, standard nomad tent in Sahara

Standard single/double room

Yoga Retreat Morocco from Marrakesh 9 days, standard double room

Dates and prices for 2019

Travel time
(date)
Travel status
(current status)
Price (p.P.)
(without flights)
09.02. – 17.02.2019bookable 1.189,00 €
08.03. – 16.03.2019bookable 1.189,00 €
01.04. – 09.04.2019bookable 1.189,00 €
26.09. – 04.10.2019bookable 1.189,00 €
12.10. – 20.10.2019bookable 1.189,00 €
08.11. – 16.11.2019bookable 1.189,00 €
06.12. – 14.12.2019bookable 1.189,00 €

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