Morocco Sahara Retreat

Starting From

$4,695/person

Number of days

8

Start Location

Casablanca, Morocco

End Location

Casablanca, Morocco

Group Size

4-16

Operated by

MT Sobek

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Wake up to salute the rising desert sun, then head out to discover Morocco — a kingdom of blueberry skies and peach-hued dunes, lush oases and volcanic mountains. Between meditation sessions, tour imposing palaces, shop for traditional handicrafts, and take a scenic camel ride through the magical Sahara. Witness the striking clay-brick Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Casablanca's monumental Hassan II Mosque. Stroll through the Majorelle Garden, inspiration to fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent. After a session of sunset yoga, savor a tasty meal around the campfire beneath the vast Saharan sky.

Operated by:

MT Sobek

MT Sobek, the originators, innovators and leaders in adventure travel for more than five decades, crafts journeys to the world's most memorable places.

Itinerary

Arrive at Casablanca

Welcome to Casablanca, Morocco! Upon arrival at the airport clear immigration and customs and meet your MT Sobek representative. Visit Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco with reportedly the tallest minaret in the world — a stunning display of Moroccan-Andalusian architecture. Enjoy your welcome dinner at the iconic Rick's Café, inspired by the set from Casablanca. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Ouarazazate and, upon arrival, to your hotel for the next two nights.

Visit the Historic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

After a morning session of yoga and meditation, head out to visit the historic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a picture-perfect fortress located on the ancient caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. The Kasbah makes for a phenomenal lunch spot, as you learn about the customs and architecture of southern Morocco. Finish off the afternoon with a yoga session as the sun sets. This evening, enjoy dinner at the riad.

Journey Into the Heart of the Sahara

Rise early for sunrise yoga before departing on the journey into the heart of the Sahara. Pass through the town of Merzouga and take a thrilling off-road drive towards high dunes to meet the camels for a short trek to the first night's camp in the Sahara. Have a yoga session as the sun sets, and then continue to the luxury camp. After a tasty meal of Moroccan tagines, settle in for a memorable night, paired with beats of tribal songs resonating around the campfire and views of star-strewn night skies.

Enjoy Leisure Time in the Sahara

Wake to the spectacular sunrise in the Sahara and take a morning yoga session. During your stay in the desert, enjoy some time to process your own thoughts and follow any individual practices. During the day, spend time walking the high dunes or just relax in the lounge tent. Feeling more adventurous? Take an independent camel trek, go sandboarding, or try a headstand on the dunes. At sunset, come together for yoga in a dazzling location in the dunes, before dinner.

Head to Zagora & Travel to Marrakech

After a morning session of yoga and meditation, head out of the Sahara to Zagora, a traditional town in the Draa River Valley, with vast palm groves and a bustling souk. Have lunch in Zagora before continuing on to Ouarazazate to catch the flight to Marrakech. Upon arrival, check into the spectacular La Maison Arabe right in the medina, home for the next two nights.

Visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum & Dine at Café de la Poste

Start the day with an early morning yoga session in a local park. Visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum which honors the fashion icon's love of Marrakech with a permanent collection of some of his best-known designs. Then take a stroll through the Majorelle Gardens, filled with exotic plants, which inspired Yves Saint Laurent for over three decades. Enjoy lunch at the Café de la Poste, a throwback to Morocco's French colonial past with its 1920s-inspired décor. After an afternoon yoga and meditation session, the evening is at your leisure.

Explore Palais Bahia & Palais Badii

After an early morning yoga session, head out to explore Palais Bahia and Palais Badii, two imposing masterpieces of Moroccan architecture that echo Morocco's imperial past. Enjoy lunch at Le Nomand, with its large terrace overlooking the spice market; try the spiced lamb burger with eggplant and caramelized onions. This afternoon, after a quick tour to get your bearings, explore the souk and shop for leather goods, Moroccan lamps, and wood crafts. Enjoy farewell dinner at Dar Soukkar, an enchanting restaurant with an "Arabian Nights" atmosphere.

Depart Morocco

Say goodbye to Marrakech early this morning and head to Casablanca. On arrival into Casablanca, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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