Day 1: Arrive in Marrakesh. Meet our tour leader and yoga instructor at our accommodation, the chic Riad Omar.
Day 2: In Marrakesh. An early morning yoga session as the city wakes, followed by a visit to the bazaars and sights of the old town. Marrakesh is Morocco’s elegant southern capital, a city swathed in history and the exotic. Scattered through the old medina are picturesque riads, many now converted into boutique hotels, while each night the city’s famous djemma el Fna square erupts into a carnival of traders, witchdoctors, drummers and hawkers. The bazaar is littered with plush slippers, copper sinks, rare stones, spices and everything in between - or just lose yourself in fhte maze of narrow streets filled with the sounds, colours and smells of the exotic. In the afternoon there’s a chance to visit a beautiful (hammam), followed by evening yoga class.
Day 3: Travel to Sidi Embarque. A morning yoga class before leaving Marrakesh. We drive through the coastal tableaux of rippling hills that lead towards Sidi Embarque, a vast, empty and undiscovered Altantic beach. Our charming riad is the home of a local sculptor: with camels hunched under olive trees and gnarled shepherds tending their goats, Sidi Embarque is gloriously isolated and has almost no tourism so it’s the perfect spot for our two days here. Evening yoga class overlooking the
Day 4: By the Atlantic at Sidi Embarque. As well as our yoga there’s plenty of time to explore the ten kilmetres of beach adjacent to our riad. There are no other buildings at all on this stretch of coast, so it’s a perfect opportunity for a full days relaxation and soaking up the sun. As well as yoga there’s the chance to visit a local waterfall, followed an evening yoga class on the beach.
Day 5: Travel to Essouera. A morning’s yoga class before traveling to Essouera, Jimi Hendrix’s favorite haunt in the 1970s. We stay at the Riad el Medina, Hendrix’s old pad, now refurbished into a glorious 3-storey town house. Hendrix loved Essouera’s café society and the town’s French influence is still strong. Battered Renaults potter past small eateries serving pain au chocolate, café au lait and tasty baguettes. Essouera is still famous for its artistic flair: hidden alleys reveal art shops and galleries, while the town is world famous for its seafood cuisine. Evening yoga class as the sun sets.
Day 6: In Essouera. After a morning class there’s the chance for a full day’s exploration of the town. Inside the Old Town’s walls there’s art, carpets and traditional metalwork and a a bustling market selling fruits, fish and other goodies. A vibrant port still hums with the sound of fishing boats while along the beach the tangy breeze means Essouera is home to some of the best wind and kite surfing in the world. Evening yoga class.
Day 7: To Marrakesh. After a morning’s yoga class we say goodbye to the sea and head inland again and back to Marrakesh. On arrival to the city we check in to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for more personal exploration of this fascinating city.
Day 8: Tour ends.
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