Sahara Desert Experience Morocco
The desert, the place when the sun comes up you can not tell where heaven stops and the earth begins.
October 14-22 2023
"We go on an adventure into the desert in the search for something intimate in the remote."
Experience Yoga and Mindfulness like never before.
Morocco is a land of contrasts and endless possibilities. Breathtaking landscapes, bustling souks, labyrinthine medinas, there is something new to discover around every corner.
This trip is an invitation to step away from the mundane of the every day and experience the beauty of the unknown as we go on an adventure with lots of activities, daily Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness Practices.
As with the kasbahs of yesteryear and today, many of the country's cultural and architectural gems await to be discovered, revealing themselves only to those who seek them.
Venture off the beaten path, take a look at the true diversity of this country and its people.
DAY 1: MARRAKECH
You will be picked up at Marrakech airport, taken to the riad and here you can make initial contacts with the city of Marrakech.
At 3pm you can take part in the first cooking workshop, get to know the simple yet healthy Marrocan cuisine.
6pm welcome circle, slow flow practice and intention setting.
Group dinner and get together.
Overnight stay in a beautiful riad in the medina.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH-TELOUAT-AIT BENHADDOU
7:30-9:00am Meditation/Pranayama/Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
After breakfast we start the private desert tour from Marrakech by 4WD with driver-guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou.
We drive through the High Atlas Mountains with the highest main road pass in Morocco (2260m) and enjoy the stunning nature and lush valleys of traditional Berber villages, We take the route to Telouet (to Kasbah Glaoui) and then follow the course of the beautiful Ounila Valley to explore the to reach Ait Benhaddou.
There we spend the first night in the Kasbah.
Evening practice, dinner and overnight in a Kasbah hotel.
DAY 3: AIT BEN HADDOU-OUARZAZATE-AGDZ.
After breakfast we visit Ait Ben Haddou and let Rachid show and explain everything before the tourist rush. Back at the riad, we will practice Vinyasa by the pool from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
After that if you like you are welcome to have lunch here and from there we then cross the gorges and reach 1700 meters altitude from where the panorama of the legendary Draa Valley unfolds.
Once in Agdz, it is worth visiting the village of the blacks and the Tamnougalt ksar.
We arrive at the hotel in Agdz in the early evening.
Dinner and overnight in a Kasbah hotel.
DAY 4: ZAGORA-TAMEGROUTE-MHAMID-ERG CHIGAGA
7:30-9:00am Meditatin/Pranayama/Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
After breakfast, a dusty terrain takes you to the local prehistoric rock carvings at Foum Chennai before we continue the trail to Zagora to discover the nearby village of Amezrou and its Jewish heritage, the old mudbrick synagogue and silver jewelry crafts. The kilns of Tamegroute poured the emerald green glaze so easily recognized on mosque tiles, crockery and pots throughout Morocco.
The nearby Nassiria Library contains, among other things, a 10-year-old golden Koran as well as various treaties on astronomy, medicine and Arabic poetry.
Before we leave the asphalt behind and face the Sahara, we recommend visiting a traditional ksour and having lunch in Mhamid.
From Mhamid we reach the dunes of Erg Chigaga via different types of desert.
Dinner and accommodation is in a private luxury camp in the desert.
“On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oases and deserts. In both cases, don’t stop.”
— Paulo Coelho
DAY 5: ERG CHIGAGA
Sunrise meditation and breakfast awaits you.
At around 10:00 am we will ride camels for about 2 hours to the sacred oasis of Laalag.
Desert Flow Yoga awaits you there, followed by a picnic.
The driver will take us to some local nomads to learn about their lifestyle and connect with them while we share a cup of tea.
We will also visit the sacred oasis of Oum Laalag followed by a picnic lunch.
Dinner and accommodation are the same as the night before.
DAY 6: ERG-CHIGAGA FOUM ZGUID- TAZENAKHT-TAROUDANT
We get up early in the morning to admire the sunrise, move and activate our bodies, mediate and walk through the dunes.
After breakfast we drive towards Hamada (rocky desert), where we cross the dry Lake Iriki. Here you can have tea with the nomads, after that we make our way to Foum Zuguid and there we will have a lunch break.
We take the route west to the village of Tazenakht which is famous for the wide range of Berber carpets.
In the late afternoon we reach Taroudant.
Evening Slow Flow to Yin, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7: TAROUDANT-ADAGIR-MARRAKESH
7:30-9am Mediation/Pranayama/Yoga Flow Practice.
After breakfast the tour goes through the city walls and rummage in the soutes for the best argan oil or honey in Morocco.
We drive towards Marrakech, making a stopover in the Bach city of Adagir.
Afterwards we continue on the highway, reach Marrakech in the late afternoon and there we will spend the last night in a Riad in the medina including dinner.
DAY 8: MARRAKESH
Closing morning practice.
If time permits today, after breakfast try to catch up on things you may have missed earlier in Marrakech.
The driver will bring you to the airport two hours before departure time.
Our trip ends here.
“Let the desert wind cool your aching head. Let the weight of the world drift away instead.”
— Beck, The Golden Age
Sahara Adventure Package
24h travel assistance, English speaking chauffeur and modern air-conditioned 4×4 Toyota
Organization and tour guide
Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, Pranayama and Meditation with Sonja
Airport transfers to and from the airport, soft drinks in the vehicle along the entire route. Transport insurance, petrol and motorway fees, VAT and tourist tax
Pricing per Person:
Shared 3-bed room (3 single beds): USD 1980
Double room (king or 2 single beds): USD 2190
Private room: USD 2430
The desert tour is limited to 16 people in total. Please make sure to arrange travel plans in advance. I am happy to assist you with any questions you might have.
Flights (we would be happy to help you find a suitable flight)
All entrance fees are included to attractions and monuments so you don't have to negotiate or make sure you're paying the same price as a local.
Refreshing drinks are provided in the vehicle at all times for less worry.
We prefer not to plan for lunch - some people like a constant lunch and others just like a snack.