a week in morocco
Awaken your senses, revitalize your body and energize your spirit with us in the mountains of Morocco. World class yoga and fitness classes and bespoke meals are just the beginning to this 5-day wellness retreat. Situated in the foothills of the breath-taking Atlas Mountains, we’ll spend each day enjoying fresh air, exercise, exquisite meals and soul-awakening adventures. Take yourself to this far away land to reset your mind, body and spirit. Whether you’d like to take advantage of the superb trekking or indulge at a traditional Hammam spa (or both!) we’ll offer opportunities to experience the traditional Berber culture in style. We’ll not only enjoy traditional Moroccan feasts, but also learn how to take the magic home with a fun Moroccan cooking lesson and offer free time to explore the area on your own. What could be better than days full of sunshine and cleansing workouts and mystical evenings of tea light candles, tabletop lanterns, tagine dishes and the wonderful company of new friends? A respite from the madness and noise of daily life, this Moroccan getaway will will reboot your body and elevate your spirit.
REBOOT, RECHARGE, REFOCUS.
1 Guided Hikes to the Atlas Mountains
Luxury Goodie Bag Included
Trip to Berber Village
Scheduled Airport Transfers (one scheduled transfer at 2pm on check in
and one transfer at 11am on checkout included)
5 Days & 4 Nights Luxury Accommodation
Moroccan Welcoming Tea on Arrival
Bespoke Meals (Breakfast & Lunch Included)
1 Moroccan Banquet Dinner Included (First Night)
1-2 Daily Yoga Classes
1-2 Daily Fitness Classes
Trip to Sahara Desert post retreat (€350 for 3 days with breakfast & dinner included)
Trip Additions: For anyone looking to extend their vacation, we suggest taking one of the following excursions. These excursions cost an additional fee and we are happy to help coordinate upon your request. Day Trip to Marrakech: Explore the culturally rich city of Marrakech - one of the four imperial cities of Morocco - and experience the bustling, vivacious combination of old and new Morocco.
3-Day trip to Sahara Desert: Visit the dunes of the Sahara Desert on this 3-day long trip. From Marrakech, cut through valleys, gorges and mountains to reach the magnificent golden dunes. Enjoy a camel ride through the dunes and ride quads or dune buggies on the golden dunes of the Sahara desert.
Indulge your senses with star gazing and the sweet sounds of traditional Berber music before returning back to the Marrakech.
The home to our Moroccan retreat is the Domaine Malika. Situated in a large valley planted with olive trees and pines, our Villa offers breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains and is so other worldly that it is often likened to the Garden of Eden. The inside of our boutique villa is just as magical. Each room is decorated with antique furniture for an elegant and unostentatious style in harmony with the local architecture and location. Poolside accommodations makes this the perfect place to unwind and recharge on our Moroccan getaway.
Our villa is located in a small Berber village where a trip to town is like stepping into the past. The rustic-looking homes invite in a sense of curiosity and wonder. Fresh Moroccan mint tea and homemade olive oils and flatbreads nourish the body and soul. The awe-inspiring views of the Atlas Mountains may even spark a flame of adventure.
To close our evenings at the hotel, we’ll wind down with a traditional Moroccan banquet. A full sensory experience of delicious sights, smells and tastes, you’ll effortly lull yourself to rest each night to begin the next day refreshed.
As you arrive, you’ll be welcomed with a traditional Moroccan tea, a nutritious lunch and the opportunity to rest and restore. An easy evening of yoga and a wholesome dinner of traditional Moroccan healthy cuisine will prepare you for a relaxing night in to so you feel ready for the week ahead.
Wake up rested and join us outside for a poolside HIIT class and an energising breakfast. We’re starting the week off right with fun and challenging workshops before enjoying lunch. Afterward, we’ll keep the day’s energy up with a Mobility class before we cool things down with yoga and replenish with a scrumptious Moroccan banquet.
Day 3 of our Moroccan getaway will begin with morning yoga and a HIIT class. We’ll fuel up with a bespoke breakfast and then head out for a hike to the Atlas Mountains. Spend the day out and take lunch at a Berber Village to open our senses to the mystical North African culture before heading back to the villa for Yin Yoga, a relaxing banquet and an evening of down time to restore in leisure.
First we box, then you might want to take advantage of our spa services. The morning will commence with an energising workout and yoga class followed by a fuelling brunch. We’ll immerse into the traditional culture and dig our hands into Moroccan culture during this amazing trip.
Our final day begins with yoga and meditation and flows into a HIIT workout before fuelling up with a post workout drink and, of course, a satisfying brunch. Return home feeling rejuvenated and recharged after our North African retreat in the Atlas Mountains.
Morocco Fitness & yoga retreat
February 12-16th 2020 - pre book with only £250 DEPOSIT
Ideal for adventurous solo travellers. Share a room with a friend or another retreat guest to enjoy a week in the Atlas Mountains with the Helios family without splashing all your cash. The Double rooms are guaranteed to be very spacious and comfortable, besides, who comes to our retreats to stay in the room anyway?!
£1200.00 / PER PERSON
Fancy having the whole room to yourself? Go high end with the entire wardrobe all yours and all the mess you want to make in your own space! Single occupancy rooms are usually the best rooms in the retreats, just saying. This option offers a private bedroom to be enjoyed alone for a more relaxing and private retreat experience.
£1700.00 / PER PERSON
We offer two payment options based when you sign up! We encourage the full price option to sign up early and with a deposit and two further instalments. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans. We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat. By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our T&C. Please note:
If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus £500 deposit. If cancellation takes place less than 60 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.
HELIOS RETREATS reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of RETREATS (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation. All prices are per/person.
DEPOSITS are non-refundable.
+ Start & Finish
Check in starts at 2pm with a light lunch then after settling into your rooms we begins with a yoga practice. Checkout is at 11am with the retreat ending after breakfast.
+ When should I book?
We offer discounts for signing up before certain dates, so the earlier you sign up the better your price may be. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter and be the first to know about our release dates and exclusive offers to our memebers. Check the specific trip you are interested in to make sure you sign up before the next deadline!
+ Do I need to book my own flight?
You are responsible for booking your own flight. Each trip will have suggested arrival and departure details based on when we know you need to be in the airport and you can always send us the itinerary before booking if you want to double check it’s correct!
+ Where do I fly into and when?
Fly into Marrakech International Airport. There is a schedule transfer from the aiport to the retreat at 2pm on arrival and at 11am on checkout. If you are flying at different times and requires your own private transport, we can organise this for you, the cost is around 60 euros per trip.
+ Where do I fly into and when?
Fly into Marrakech International. We suggest arriving by 1pm or earlier and make use of our complimentary transfer on arrival at 2pm. Departures are after 11:00am on the checkout date *If you need to book a later flight please let us know so we can approve before you purchase.
+ Can I arrive early and stay late?
You will need to purchase your flights in order to arrive/depart by given dates and time ranges for your specific trip. If you choose to arrive earlier or later than given day/time you will be responsible for the cost of transportation needed to join up with the group. We always encourage you to to explore the area, if that option is available to you.
+ What is the level of Yoga?
We welcome yogis of all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners. Yoga retreats are not just for the yogi who practices every day and can touch the floor with their elbows. Our retreats offer opportunities for growth and new experience, no matter how much time you have spent on your mat. Regardless, we suggest keeping an open mind and trying out practices that might be new to you.
+ How many classes will there be?
1-2 Yoga Classes Daily + Other workshops
+ Is it safe to travel to Morocco?
Morocco is one of the safest islamic countries in the world. Our retreat is tucked into a safe and secluded area near Richard Branson's Luxury resort, The Kasbah Tamadot. Our safety is the main priority and everything desigend at the retreat goes under a thorough inspection from us.