FROM MARRAKECH  TO MAGICAL SAHARA 
By the way of ancient caravans

October 9 - 17/2024 (9 days / 8 nights)

Marrakech • Berber Stories • Local Markets • High Atlas • Liquid Gold Argan Oil • Moroccan Tea Ritual • Aint BenHaddou • Ourazazate • Draa Valley • Fig Tree Gardens • Zagora • Sahara • Enchanting Oases • Dades Valley • Todra Gorges • Skoura • Valley of Roses - Kelaat Mgouna • hammam ritual •

MOROCCO - a labyrinth of stories, dreams and contrasts. A place of secrets and myths. A country where the hot African night scented with Arabian jasmine has its powerful charm. The moment when we hear a voice that calls to prayer touches our heart with such force that a part of us will never want to leave.

MARRAKESH - The Red City, Ocher City, Daughter of the Desert, Gateway to the Mountains, Pearl of the South and Baghdad of the West. It's all Marrakech. A city that pulsates, where all our senses are enhanced thanks to colors, smells, tastes and experiences. The city of miracles.

HIGH ATLAS. Berber villages, amethyst mountain, mint tea, green oases, valleys that are full of blooming cherry and almond trees in the spring, against the background of the still snow-covered peaks of the Atlas. Wild rosemary, fragrant lavender. Smells and tastes that will be accepted by the heart.

The fabulous culture of the Berbers, liquid gold ― argan oil, waterfalls and caves. Sensual embodiment of Maghreb mysticism. A place where experiences are amplified and we will talk about them for a long time.

SAHARA - a magnificent and majestic place, with a million stars in the sky. Love for life. If we allow ourselves to slow down, we hear a story. A story about women who were beautiful, strong and free and about men who knew the Truth, understood the language of the desert and followed its signs. A story about trade caravans that traveled through the endless desert.

| WHO WILL GUIDE US THROUGH THE STAY

We are JAN and ESTER, two facilitators of therapeutic breathing. We met a few years ago and our love for breathing brought us together. We both trained at the Breathwork School Breathing Space. We enjoy working with the breath, the transformations we experience with our clients, and leading breathwork journeys together.

Jan Žalud

My name is Jan and I am your breath guide...

In my therapies, I emphasize the creation of a safe space in which all emotions and other expressions are welcome. Wherever you are in your life, through breath you can reach your full potential in your own original way. In my therapies, I combine practical exercises with theory. Functional breath with therapeutic breath. The path of breath is not the path of following your guru. It is a path to oneself. Activating your inner potential.

Breath therapy | Breath guide, functional breath
Certified facilitator of the International Breathing School Breathwork Space and certified instructor of Oxygen Advantage | Buteyko Clinic International
www.terapiedechem.cz

Ester Kozlovská

My name is Ester and I am the founder of the Breathwork meditation project, certified Breathwork facilitator and lecturer at Breathing Space.
In 2019, I founded the Breathwork meditation project and am excited to share how to do magic with your own breath. My home has been the British Isles for several years, but I regularly return to the Czech Republic with Breathwork meditations. I am a teacher at Breathing Space International School, where I received my own certification. In the Czech Republic, I conduct the only training for Breathwork facilitators. I consider it my mission to pass on Breathwork.

www.breathworkmeditation.cz

| OUR PROGRAM
The perfect combination of relaxation, knowledge and deep wisdom. We will experience all this together during our stay

Arrival to the wonderland

DAY 1 ~ Marhaba. Welcome!

Arrival in Marrakesh. We will meet after arrival at the airport, we will take a comfortable transfer to Riyadh (hotel), where a welcome ritual will await us - real Moroccan mint tea and typical Moroccan cookies. We start our stay by slowing down and relaxing in our beautiful Riad and enjoying a home cooked Moroccan dinner in the evening with a beautiful sunset.

Marrakesh - a city of miracles

Day 2 ~ Let's get to know the city in an ecological way - on foot and by bike. Medina, Berber markets, Koutoubia mosque

Breakfast and Marrakech awaits us. Red City, Daughter of the Desert, Gateway to the Mountains, Pearl of the South and Baghdad of the West. A vibrant city where colors, smells, tastes and experiences heighten the senses. The city of miracles.

 

We will start to discover the beauties of Marrakesh in an ecological way. He who does not try, will not believe. After 2 hours on a bicycle, you will be able to orientate yourself in the old city - the medina - and you will become a real local Marrakchi. Together with young, local guides, at a pleasant pace, we will discover the hidden gems and corners of Marrakech, known only to locals and which usually remain hidden from tourists.

 

In the afternoon, the markets in the old medina await us, for which we will allocate enough time. Because what we will see here together will far exceed our expectations. You can find here everything you can think of - beautiful Berber jewelry, fragrant spices, hand-decorated dresses like from 1000 and 1 Nights, typical Moroccan babouche shoes, leather handbags, hand-woven baskets, masterfully forged lamps, alabaster statues, precious stones and crystals, traditional Berber carpets. Early evening return to the hotel, dinner.

Let the adventure begins

Day 3 ~ Tizi n Tichka, Atlas mountains, Kasbah Telouet, Aint Ben Haddou

Breakfast and the adventure begins. We move along winding roads through the Atlas, which according to legend supports the titan Atlas to Kasbah Telouet - also called the palace of the El Glaoui family for lunch at Kasbah Telouet - a jewel of Moroccan architecture. Once a major stop on the trans-Saharan salt and slave trade routes. 300 workers worked for three years on the decoration of ceilings and walls. In the afternoon - AIT BED HADDOU - the best preserved and most important example of Moroccan clay architecture. The ancient hilltop city has featured in films such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander the Great and the beautiful film Seherazade. The highlight is a visit to film studios. ATLAS, check-in at the hotel, dinner.

Valley of roses, nomadic crossroads and rocky gorges of the Todra

Day 4 - Ourzazate, Skoura, Kelaat Mgouna Rose Valley, Dadés Valley, Todra

After breakfast, a day full of unrepeatable and unforgettable experiences is ready for us. Nomadic crossroads, valleys of roses, two-color KASBY. The Dadés Valley awakens our imagination to unknown dimensions. From the majestic Atlas Mountains to the SARHRO hills, the valleys are dotted with oases and kasbahs (castles) made of dried bricks, which gave the valley its fairy-tale name - Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs. We pass through the town of SKOURA, where they brought up caravans fully loaded with gold, spices, incense and salt after a two-month journey through the SAHARA. We stop for tea with real nomads, who gladly welcome us and share with us a part of their culture, a part of themselves. In the early evening we pass through the Todra Gorges and 300 m high cliffs: one of the most impressive sights in southern Morocco. Accommodation, hotel, dinner.

A hidden gem in the Sahara with millions of stars

Day 5 - Draa Valley, Agdz - Kasbah Tamnougalt, Zagora, M´Hamid, Sahara

After breakfast, the main direction wil be M'Hamid. The last stop before entering the desert. We're going through the Draa Valley - have any of you seen more palm trees together? Kasbah Tamnougalt, lunch and transfer to the city of M`Hamid, where we will leave our cars and each of us will saddle our own camel, with which we will move into the desert. To a place that only our guide knows and that he can confirm with certainty that we will be there alone. Accommodation in Berber tents right in the desert.

Ancestral magic, Berber culture

Day 6 ~ The Sahara and Ancestral Legacy

SAHARA. A magnificent and majestic place, with a million stars in the sky. We adapt very quickly to the rhythm of the desert with incredible ease. Love for life. We are in the desert and have the opportunity to experience something unforgettable. If we listen, the desert will tell us a story. A very powerful story of women - who were beautiful, strong and free, and men who knew the Truth, understood the language of the desert and followed its signs. A story about trade caravans that traveled through the endless desert. Free program, music, dinner.

The nomads are moving south

Day 7 ~ Crossing the Sahara,  Marrakesh

We wake up early in the morning with the sunrise over the desert dunes, an experience we will remember for the rest of our days. Only us and the sacred silence of the morning dawn. Breakfast and off we go. We have 4x4 cars so we will enjoy the experience. A 2.5-hour crossing of the SAHARA awaits us, where what we will see will far exceed our expectations. Oases, wild herds of camels and sheep, nomadic tribes and majestic desert. We have a giant privilege, because only the prepared are allowed to enter here. We are speechless for a while and then, after absorbing all those experiences, we become storytellers.
In the afternoon, we stop at a local cooperative, where local women still weave carpets in the original way, as my mother taught them. In the evening, return to the hotel near Marrakesh, well-deserved rest, dinner.

Sacred time for yourself and purification of body and mind HAMMAM

Day 8 ~ Relax and Wellness day.
It's time to start enjoying your stay to the fullest

Breakfast and we have time only for ourselves. We will survive and fully immerse ourselves in all the wonderful experiences that await us. We relax by the pool at our hotel and enjoy the warm and sunny weather, privacy, delicious food.

In the afternoon, a local HAMMAM experience awaits us. Hammam is a traditional spa ritual, after which time and space take on a completely different dimension. The ritual, which is above all beneficial for the body and mind, has played an important role in Moroccan culture for centuries. The combination of heat and pure herbal preparations means that there are few treatments in the world as effective as the hammam. A traditional hammam procedure followed by a massage with the option of ancient massage techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Bislama. Goodbye until we meet again

Day 9 ~ Breakfast and departure from Marrakesh

Treat yourself to a last breakfast in a land of beauty and contrast before your private driver takes you to the airport. In fact, after 10 days, but based on our experiences, we spent almost a month here. Our wish is that you leave knowing that the journey itself is the destination.

DETAILS & PRICES & TERMS

This 9-day fully guided educational stay by a Slovak-speaking guide is prepared so that you can enjoy your travel and trip to the fullest and not have to worry about any details. Our beautiful hotels, delicious local food and detailed program are verified by Aromi Travel to give you the best authentic Moroccan experience.

• 9 days / 8nights
• price - will be fixed soon  / person staying in a double room


INCLUDED IN PRICE:

•  all tranfers during the retreat
• 8x accomodation
• 8x half board
• 5-day ALL INCLUSIVE trip to the Sahara according to the program on 4x4 TOYOTA PRADO cars
• Marrakesh- city tour according to the program
• Marrakech- Bike tour of the medina and market

• exploring local cuisine, culture, spirituality, local artisans, pharmacies and local agriculture
• guide during the entire stay

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

• return ticket
• travel insurance (mandatory)
• local fees 2.50 EURO / person / night
• diesel fuel during a trip to the Sahara 
• admissions, trips during your ,,free´´ time, all your shopping, alcohol 

** AT reserves the right to change the tour program 

To reserve yoour spot, please call  +421 902 918 832, or send and e-mail to adina@aromitravel.com.The number of participants is limited, so reserve your place and date as soon as possible.

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