Starting from Agadir for a week relaxation and chilling in the mountains with yoga, hiking and healthy food. You will take the sun and new energy home with you. If you like to stay for a few more days …. – options in Marrakech or at the Atlantic Coast beach.
Small group Morocco trip starting in Agadir. Special tourleader Mrs. Anna Aalten
While winters in Northern Europe are usually dark, light and colour always dominate in South Morocco. There’s the glittering whites on the Atlantic Ocean’s waves, the golden sunsets in the Anti Atlas mountains, the abundance of colours in the tapestries, the beautiful tilework and the embroidery on the babouches (slippers) at the feet of women and men in the villages. Anthropologist Anna Aalten will be your guide on this nature & culture special in South Morocco from Agadir.
Slow travel & small walks; morocco nature & culture
Join her on walks in the pink and ochre-coloured mountains of the Anti Atlas and the lush-green oasis of the Gorges Aït Manour. Let yourself be amazed by the wonders of day-to-day Moroccan life and the stunning artwork of Moroccan craftswomen and men. Early bird discount till November 30 = € 50 p.p.
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Arrival at Agadir Airport
If the arrival time of the flight allows us, we leave directly from the airport to the mountains. Otherwise, we will find a comfortable place to sleep in the city of Agadir.
Yoga and hiking
Today Claire takes you to surprising places in nature. Here, just in the middle of nowhere Claire lets you feel how through breathing and simply “being there” you can make the most of the outdoors and all special impressions you going to experience in this trip. During the walks there is time for a nice picnic.
Ameln valley and Tafraoute
Today we go a little further south to the special valley of Ameln against the cliffs of the Jebel Lkest. In the cozy village Tafraoute we go to the market; looking for the liquid gold: the argan oil that will contribute to our “eternal youth.” Or we buy the most original babouches (Moroccan flip flops) of the highest quality, only for sale in Tafraoute. From our terrace with views over the mountains, we try to recognize the amazing forms of everything. “La tête de Lion” is most famous and perhaps the most recognizable. We enjoy the fresh vegetables and herbs of the Moroccan cuisine and our Yoga with mountain views.
Yoga and hiking – Les Roches Blues
Today we have the whole day to walk and relax. We do this in the desert landscape surrounded by the colored rocks. Once – in 1985 – a wild idea of Belgian artist Jean Verame. Today such a thing wouldn’t be imaginable – painting nature. However, it guarantees beautiful pictures and tourists. Therefore, it’s not surprising that the local residents occasionally restore the paintings. The scenery is inspiring and relaxing. With yoga exercises and a delicious picnic we can enjoy it in an optimal way.
Yoga and hiking
Today we can choose: another inspiring day at the colored rocks or further exploration into the palm oasis of the Gorges d’Ait Mansour where we can picnic in the shade of the palm trees.
Yoga, hiking and Moroccan cuisine
Today again a choice: a great hike with a picnic. Or a little walk in the environment of our wonderful stay and help a little hand in the kitchen to discover the secrets of the simple but delicious recipes.
Yoga, hiking and a picnic lunch
If the flight times are suitable, we can stay one last day in the middle of the beautiful mountains to enjoy the view and to have a nice walk. We start our return way to the airport in the afternoon and stay for the night in the typical Moroccan town of Ait Baha. Here there is the opportunity to buy some last souvenirs or to recover from the trip with a visit to the hammam.
Transfer to airport Agadir or prolongation in Marrakech
Today you enjoy your last glass of fresh mint tea, before you have your last transfer to the airport. It is also possible to stay a couple of more days in Marrakech. Our local crew drives you through the High Atlas in about 4 hours to the amazing royal city with palaces, history and stories.
This tour starts and ends in Agadir. It is also possible to stay a couple of more days in Marrakech. With most airlines, you can fly back both from Agadir and from Marrakech. In Marrakech you stay in a nice small riad hotel near the famous Jemaa El Fna Square. A delicious breakfast and tourist taxes are included.
In the Anti Atlas mountains we stay in simple but comfortable Berber Guesthouses and in a hotel with impressing views and a nice swimming pool. All meals are included except for the dinners and lunches on days 1 and 8. The yoga instructions by Claire Piters and a Moroccan cooking workshop are included as well.