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SAHARA DESERT YOGA & REIKI RETREAT
Rebecca Hutley

Saturday 10th – Saturday 17th November, 2018

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Yoga Retreat Tents at Luxury Desert Camp in Morocco
Berber Guide in Traditional Dress Relaxing at Desert Camp
Luxury Twin Beds in Tent at Berber Luxury Desert Camp Erg Chigaga

“Every Pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to self.  There is no place to hide & so we are found.”

Following the paths of ancient tribes, we journey to the Sahara to remember the Nomad within us all and leave behind our daily lives. Each night you will sleep under the stars in our Luxury Sahara Desert Camp to rest, relax and feel the silence and peace of the natural world. You will be camping under the stars by a roaring camp fire.

Itinerary 

Day 1: Marrakech 

Arriving at Marrakech airport, you will be met and taken to your beautiful Riad in the heart of the ancient Medina.  This is a calm oasis where we can prepare for the Retreat with a Hot Hammam & Massage, washing and clearing away the first layer of stresses and tensions, before dinner and time to meet the team. You will wake up the next day invigorated and ready to travel to the Sahara.

Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou

After morning Yoga & Meditation, we will be met at the Riad by our drivers with Private 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers to take you through the High Atlas Mountains on a stunning journey south into the heart of the desert along the ancient Caravan route.  You will arrive at the ancient Berber Kasbah town of Ait Ben Haddou, spending the first night in a boutique hotel with a pool to relax.  We will have plenty of time for Sunset Yoga and Meditation  followed by dinner on the terrace.

Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou – Sahara (Erg Chegaga)

After morning Meditation, we will journey into the heart of the Sahara, through the town of Foum Zguid and take an exciting off-road drive towards the high dunes to meet our camels for a short trek to the first night’s camp in the Sahara.  Our Berber team will meet us at our Luxury Desert camp which has sumptuous tents with private bathrooms, a lounge tent and rugs around the camp fire to relax.  After sunset Yoga, we will be served a delicious Moroccan meal together and listen to traditional Berber drumming under a huge sky of falling stars.

Day 4 & 5: Sahara – Erg Chegaga

We will wake to the stunning sunrise of the Sahara Desert for morning Mediation, followed by Yoga to start each day.  During your stay in the desert, you will enjoy time to process your own thoughts and follow any individual practices.

During the days, you can spend time walking the high dunes or taking an independent camel trek, relaxing in the lounge tent or in the hammocks and even sandboarding! At sunset, we will come together for Yoga in a beautiful location in the dunes before dinner.

Day 6: Erg Chegaga – Zagora

After morning Meditation and Yoga, our camel trekking team will arrive for a half day trek through the desert to meet the 4×4 drivers.  We will head out of the Sahara to the town of Zagora to stay in a Desert Lodge with cool, pretty gardens, where you can take a shower and relax before a Celebration dinner on your last night in this region.

Day 7: Zagora – Marrakech

After breakfast, we will drive directly back to the Riad in Marrakech, stopping for lunch and arriving in time for drinks on the terrace before dinner.

Day 8: Marrakech

Spend any free time in Marrakech before your flight home wandering the souks, enjoying another Hammam & Massage or simply relaxing before your driver arrives for the transfer to the Airport.

Chilled bottle of Wine in Ice Bucket and Pouf Seating in Moroccan desert
Silhouette of Woman in Yoga Lotus Meditation at Sunrise in Sahara Desert
Berber Musicians playing Tarija drums, Shakers and Qarqaba hand cymbals by Camp Fire

What’s Included

Half Board + 2 Lunches – 8 Days/7 Nights

 Airport Transfers in Morocco

 Private 4×4 Transport – Fully Escorted

 7 Nights of Stylish, Luxury accommodation

 Meals Included: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 7 Dinners

 Daily Yoga & Meditation

 Traditional Hammam & Massage

 Reiki Attunement

 Camel trekking through the Sahara Desert

 Certified Marrakech Medina Guide

 Healthy, fresh Moroccan meals

 Small, Private Group

 Mineral water provided throughout the trip

 Fully Insured & Financially Protected

Optional Extras:

Spa & Beauty Treatments: From £20 +

Price per Person

£1395.00: Sharing Twin Room

£1695.00: Own Room

Highlights

An exciting, life-enhancing Retreat in one of the most highly energetic places on the planet.

Meet like-minded people and explore this fantastic region of Morocco.

Learn Reiki or improve your practice with an experienced Usui Reiki Master.

Sunrise and Sunset Yoga on the beautiful desert dunes.

Switch off your devices and move back into the natural rhythms of Nature to truly remember who you are.

Explore the colourful, vibrant Marrakech medina.

Walk through the ancient streets of the UNESCO Heritage Berber Kasbah town of Ait Ben Haddou.

Trekking through the desert, you will arrive at your Luxury Nomad Camp by camel.

Driving off-road into the secluded and stunning area of Erg Chegaga.

Sitting around the camp fire at night under a dome of falling stars, listening to traditional Berber musicians

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