DAY 1: You’ll arrive at our hotel in Marrakech (an aiport-pickup can be arranged). If you’re early, you can jump right in and explore the exciting city of Marrakech. Or take it easy and stay in and around the hotel. We’ll start our program with a warm welcome and a delicious communal meal.
DAY 2: We’ll have our first yoga session to help you settle into this new adventure. After breakfast, we’ll drive up to Toufliht, for our first hike. A 2,5 hour hike and picknick in the lush nature to acclimatize to the new surroundings. We’ll hike on the Northern side of the Atlas-mountains. It’s relatively green up here. We’ll walk through villages with traditional cob-houses and have spectacular views. Afterwards, we’ll drive to Telouet where we check-into our hotel and finish the day with dinner and yoga.
DAY 3: After yoga and breakfast we start out on another adventure. After a short drive we’ll start a 3 hour hike through an impressive canyon at the (by now) much more dry Southern side of the Atlas-mountains. Because of a small stream of water we’ll find local agriculure over here. We’ll stop for a picknick on this route. Afterwards, we’ll drive down to Foum Zguid where a gentle flow yoga-class, dinner and hotel-beds awaits.
DAY 4: On the program today is a 7 hour hike into the desert. We go over the top of the mountain ridge that divides the Iriki desert with the rest of Morocco. From there we’ll descend over stony paths to an oasis where our camp is stationed. By now, we’ve reached far beyond the civilized world, and will be there for the following 3 days as well. The absence of luxurious water is copensated by the magical silence of the spacious desert. You’ll receive a yoga class with very relaxed yin-stretches to nourish your body after the long hike. And a dinner. Just imagine how well you’ll sleep. In your tent, under the stars, in the midst of the vast desert!
DAY 5: Today we walk further into the desert. After breakfast and yoga start-of-the-day, follows a 4 hour walk accross an old lake bed we’ll finally reach the sand dunes. Yes, those well-known iconic dunes, as seen in movies. You’ll have afternoon-yoga at our camp. After which there will be leisure time. You might want to journal, read a book, draw, nap, play cards, sing. We’ll end the day with dinner and a stunning sunset.
DAY 6: Again: breakfast and yoga to start the day! We’ll meander through the sand dunes during today’s hike, walking on their backs. We will take about 4 hours to reach our next camp, immersing ourselves in the omnipresent sand. After the hike you can rest and dive into your own leisure time. We’ll have dinner together while the sky above us fills itself with stars.
DAY 7: A resting day. In order to fully experience the quiet and peaceful desert we will stay at the same camp today. Feel free to go for a stroll, read, write or contemplate surrounded by dunes. We’ll watch the sunset from the top of a gigantic dune before dinner. Expect an unforgettable view.
DAY 8: Unfortunately, we’ll have to wave the dunes goodbye today. Breakfast and yoga to prepare our bodies for an adventurous 4 hour ride in 4×4 jeeps that will bing us back to the civilized world. We’ll arrive at our hotel in Ouarzazate in the afternoon. After all those magical days in tents, we’ll be back in a hotel. That means: treating ourselves to showers, nice hotel beds, dinner made in fully equipped kitchens, wifi and other ‘luxuries’.
DAY 9: Breakfast and yoga in our hotel before we continue our journey over the Tizi n Tichka-pass to Marrakech. Wander over the exotic markets, visit a bath-house, write in your journal and prepare yourself for your ride home tomorrow. We’ll have dinner and a final yoga-class in the evening together.
DAY 10: After breakfast, the farewell. We’ll close our adventure and wave each other and the desert goodbye. End of an unforgettable journey, and start of a new. With your heart en spirit lifted, you’ll have your final ride: to Marrakech airport.