Taster Holidays in Marrakech
We’ve long admired Morocco’s rich culture and so, we’re very excited to begin our ‘Flavour of’ breaks at a private villa sitting just outside Marrakech, boasting breathtaking views across the Atlas Mountains.
This taster week session is designed to show off the best of this magical city with excursions to the iconic Jardin Majorelle, famous for its purchase by the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 1980s, and cobalt blue buildings, Art Deco references and striking landscaping. We’ll also walk the weaving medina, browsing the bags of spices, handmade ceramics, and beautiful textiles – and even do some bartering, if you like! Back at the villa, there’s time to relax in the pool, as well as stretch out in the sun with a yoga lesson, adjusted for all experience levels.
Of course, we couldn’t visit a country so known for its unique cuisine and not enjoy a cookery lesson, so you’ll also get the chance to learn from a local chef and create an authentic Moroccan delicacy yourself. A land of contrast, here, rugged mountains sit next to ornate architecture and simple traditions are enjoyed alongside decadent meals featuring the most flavourful foods. It’s an enchanting place, full of character, that we can’t wait to explore together.
A beautiful, modern villa situated 20 minutes from Marrakech.
Your Holiday Price of £2199 Includes:
- Enjoy cooking, yoga and walking tours
- Stay in our stunning Moroccan villa with views to the Atlas mountains
- Explore hidden Marrakech
- Visit the famous Majorelle gardens
- Treat yourself to a traditional Moroccan hammam treatment
- Transport throughout stay in private minibus.
- Group airport transfers*
- No single supplement
* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.
Dates for 2024
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Day 1 - Saturday
Arrive at Marrakech airport and once the group is all together, you will be taken by private minibus in our group transfer to the villa where you can settle in, meet your teachers / hosts and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef.
Day 2 - Sunday
We will hit the ground running today with a pre breakfast yoga session. After breakfast we will spend the day exploring Marrakech medina. With the benefit of a local guide at our disposal, we will visit the Jemma el-Fnaa square, then on to the spice market and the chance to try some local street food on our travels. Plenty shopping opportunities followed by a late lunch at one of our favourite eating spots in the medina. Dinner will be in the villa this evening.
Day 3 - Monday
Start the day with an energising yoga session. After breakfast , we will head to the weekly local market in Ourika. Set in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, this will be an opportunity for you to see the “real Morocco” and to capture the essence of daily life. After the market we will head into the mountains for lunch at Kasbah Bab Ourika an oasis of calm in the mountains with 360 degree panoramic views and beautiful manicured gardens to explore and relax in. You will return to the villa late afternoon. Dinner will be served at the villa this evening.
Day 4 - Tuesday
After breakfast we will head out for your Moroccan cooking lesson. After first meeting your chef(s) we will visit the local market and then back to the kitchen to start your cooking lesson. Enjoy the results of your efforts for lunch. Returning late afternoon to the villa, the remainder of the afternoon will be yours to relax by the pool before dinner in the evening.
Day 5 - Wednesday
Pre breakfast yoga session. After breakfast we will head to the famous Majorelle gardens. Whilst there, there will be the option for you to visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum ( optional additional cost ). Within the vicinity of the gardens there are further shops to explore and a nice coffee shop to enjoy a local Nous Nous coffee ( Moroccon cappuccino ) and perhaps something sweet to accompany it. We will return to the villa for lunch and in the afternoon we can organise Hamman spa treatments ( extra cost for treatments paid locally in either euros or Dirhams )
Day 6 - Thursday
Your final pre breakfast yoga session. Today is a day of relaxation and to enjoy the Moroccon sunshine. For those of you wanting to do a little more shopping we will be able to organise for the driver to take you back into the Medina. Lunch will be at the villa and this evening we will head back into the city to a classic eatery for dinner.
Day 7 - Friday
After breakfast there will be an optional guided walk into the Atlas mountains ( approx 2hrs walking ) *. For those choosing to walk, lunch will be at the mountain restaurant along the route. For those wishing a day of relaxation, lunch will be available at the villa and if requested, the opportunity to have another Hamman spa treatment. in the afternoon ( extra cost ) or a trip back into the Medina for last minute shopping . Your farewell dinner this evening will be at the villa.
*If you are intending to take the guided walk, please ensure that you bring along hiking / sturdy footwear , walking poles if you have them and a light day pack to carry your essentials.
Day 8 - Saturday
After breakfast, the group transfer will collect you and take you back to Marrakech airport for your flight home.
No Single Supplement
A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.
Solo Traveller Friendly
Over 70% of our guests travel solo taking advantage of our no single supplement policy.
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