Valley of Roses & The Red City: Morocco 2020
Travel, Learning and Culture is the focus, while also feeling great!
Valley of the Roses & The Red City: Kelaat M’Goun in the Atlas Mountains, followed by Marrakech.
The Red City: Arrive in time to join us in Magical Marrakech.
Option A: Valley of Roses & The Red City - April 29- May 9, 2020. 11 days / 10 nights.
Option B: The Red City: Magical Marrakech - May 3 - May 9, 2020. 7 days / 6 nights.
Overview of Valley of the Roses, in the Atlas Mountains
If you choose the full excursion, you start with quite the adventure!
After arriving in Marrakech, we will refresh ourselves post flight for one night in a riad in the Medina in Marrakech. Then we’ll start our journey to the Atlas Mountains the following day. This will will take us past orange groves, olive groves and through small mountain villages. We will have Berber guides taking us through the lands of their people, and sharing their culture with us through this whole trip. It is a 5 hour drive to get to Kelaat M’gouna, but we will stop for lunch in a mountain pass, walk though World Heritage site Ait Benhaddou, and more, to make the day a delight.
Our three nights in Valley of the Roses are timed to be during the height of the rose blooms. Just like the cherry blossoms in DC, we can’t know exactly when the blooms will peak. Most years the Festival of Roses is the first weekend in May. Some years it is the second weekend in May. With luck we’ll be attending the festival! But, if not, the roses will be in peak bloom, and we will still get to enjoy hiking amidst the perfumed blossoms, touring the distillery, visiting The Azlag Collective (a historic dagger making artisan collective) and more.
Overview of The Red City, Magical Marrakech
Join Samira for a week of movement, joy, culture, reconnection and discoveries in colorful and breathtaking Morocco.
Embrace your stay in the lavish Peacock Pavilions, located in a hushed olive grove, just 20 minutes outside Marrakech’s Medina.
This eco-friendly guest house offers cozy fireplaces, rose gardens, stylish terraces for tea, an outdoor pool, exercise pavilion, views of the Atlas Mountains, and more.
We will celebrate and dine in an authentic Arabian dining tent, amidst the glow of lanterns, hand crafted art and textiles. Six optional classes including Pilates, stretching, myofascial release, dance, and more in the beautiful open air pavilion will help you feel fantastic your whole trip. You can exercise every day, or take that time for lazing about the pool, strolling the gardens or relaxing with tea.
Our days in Marrakech will include a professionally guided tour of the Medina, Marrakesh’s historic city center, a trip to the Atlas Mountains, a traditional Hamman (Moroccan bath house), a Berber museum, henna art, a cooking class, tea time, cocktail parties, tantalizing food and more.
Peacock Pavilions sponsors a wonderful "give back" program for local children – Project Soar, is a non-profit organization established to empower local Moroccan girls through art and sports, as well as health and English language education. Part of the proceeds from our stay directly benefits Project Soar. You can feel wonderful about your adventure, and any purchases you make in the Peacock Pavilions Souk.
This trip is spring time trip is designed to give you exercise, relaxation, time to connect with yourself, time with friends old and new and opportunity to give back to the local community. We will enjoy shared learning, exploring, and you will return to your life feeling rejuvenated, and thoroughly in love with Morocco. Fitness, culture and FINDS! Morocco is rich with amazing artisans! You'll be delighted with the array.
For itinerary, registration and full information Click on Option A or B below.
Option A, Valley of the Roses & The Red City. Pricing for our week and a half starts at $3,525 (double occupancy) with our Premiere Pricing. If you make your deposit and start payment plan before April 1 2019.
With our 8 payment plan, just $431 can save your spot!
Option B, The Red City, Magical Marrakech. Pricing for the week starts at $2,525 (double occupancy) with our Premiere Pricing, if you make your deposit and start your payment plan before April 1, 2019.
With our 8 payment plan, just $325 can save your spot!
Airfare is separate.
Most meals are included.
There is a discount for 2 people registering together.
If you are interested in a discount for 3 people contact me.
If you are interested in pricing for single occupancy, contact me.
Spaces are limited!
Option A, Valley of the Roses limited to 8 guests.
Option B, The Red City limited to 16 guests.
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Full Itinerary and Registration Valley of the Roses & The Red City 2020
Full Itinerary and Registration The Red City: Magical Marrakech 2020
"The Moroccan Trip was quite an adventure! We got to experience a bit of the culture at the bath house, the Medina, and the guided tours. I have never done shopping while hiking in the mountains before!
Starting the day with yoga or Pilates was a fantastic way to begin. I usually have back pain, but had no pain this entire trip due to our morning exercise.
The Peacock Pavilions were like nothing I have ever seen before! Each guest room was individually decorated with authentic African artifacts. It was great to have a kitchen and living room area so we could sit and socialize in the evening. I went up on the rooftop terrace every morning to watch the sun rise over the mountains! The movie under the stars was an amazing experience, as was the Andalusian singer, and the henna artist.
This trip was the perfect balance of relaxation, fun, and culture. It was very well planned, while also being flexible enough to meet our needs." ~ Josie (2017 Participant)