Seasons Within with Iffet Rafeeq

      Kingston, Jamaica

      Burgundy Roots Retreats
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      190 reviews
      Jun 19 - 26, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12
      Seasons Within with Iffet Rafeeq
      Kingston, Jamaica

      Burgundy Roots Retreats
      • Email address verified
      190 reviews

      Jun 19 - 26, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      We're delighted to host Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq in Jamaica! Throughout the week, she will be teaching her course 'The Seasons WIthin' helping women understand and master their menstrual cycle, sensuality and sexuality through an Islamic lens. 

      We’ll visit Kingston Central Masjid mosque, pray in peace, remember Allah, and enjoy an exquisite eight-course farm-to-table meal at Stush in the Bush organic farm. You’ll also have the opportunity to take in Jamaica’s unspoiled nature and swim in breathtaking waterfalls, beaches, and lagoons. We’ll hike up the famous Blue Mountains, where we’ll visit one of the island’s oldest Rasta communities and dissolve all ignorant misconceptions about the island and its proud people.

      This won’t be about all-day tanning, beachside braids, and gift shop Rasta hats (not that there’s anything wrong with that); we just want to rejuvenate you in a different way. After all, we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us, right? We want to share the glory, struggles, and beauty of this island- a BEAST of an island, as you will find out!

      Please note that guest speakers can change due to unexpected circumstances. Burgundy Roots will guarantee optimum quality for its guest speakers. We ask for your flexibility and understanding.

      Cancelation Policy + Terms & Conditions

      Cancelation Policy and Terms/Conditions

      Burgundy Roots prides itself in unique and curated travel experiences. In order for us to fulfill our promise, we must pay our suppliers ahead of time. Please note that once your deposit is processed, it cannot be recuperated as our suppliers are paid upfront months ahead of time. Thank you for your understanding. Please read carefully through our cancellation policy and message us if you have any questions.

      Deposit/payment terms:  Please note that the first TWO deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits must be  received within the time specified at the time of booking in order to confirm your booking and avoid automatic cancellation. If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you may transfer the trip to a family member or friend. 

      Cancellation charges: 

      Please note that deposits and payments are non-refundable.  In the event of a travel ban due to COVID-19 or any other unforeseen circumstances, retreat dates will be altered to a later date. No refunds will be granted. Discomfort/unease with regards to travel or quarantine upon return will not be considered. All payments are final and non-refundable.

      Final payment:

      Final payment is due 90 days prior to the trip. Final payments are due 90 days prior to the trip. Any cancelation made 90 days or more prior to the trip is subject to a 50% penalty (your card will be charged another 25% of the retreat fee). Any cancelation made 89 days or less prior to trip is subject to full payment of retreat fee.  

      Vaccination: It is incumbent upon each traveler to check the rules and regulations in regards to vaccination demands in each country. Each traveler must ensure that they meet the criteria upon entry, as no refund will be granted if one does not meet the criteria. You may sell your slot or send someone else on your behalf instead, however no refund nor credit will be granted.  

      What’s included

      • Airport pickup
        Must arrive before 1:30 PM
      • All accommodations
        Shared 2-3 people per room
      • Breakfast & 3 lunches
        (halal, vegetarian & vegan options available)
      • Private transportation
      • Tour curators & guides
      • Daily lectures
        Daily sessions with guest speaker

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • Visa fees
      • 4 Dinners & Stush Day
        $375: Includes the first 4 dinners and Stush excursion. The last 2 dinners & lunches are not included
      • Covid-19 tests
      • Travel insurance
      • Extra activities
        Activities that are not included in the itinerary Ex: Zip lining, skydiving, dance class etc.
      • Hotel quarantine costs
      • Airport drop off
        $45 USD

      Available Packages

      EARLY BIRD: $2,850 ($400 OFF!)

      Shared accommodations host 2/3 guests per room depending on the configuration of the rooms. Each guest will have their own bed, each room has an en suite bathroom and AC.

      Deposit: $1,000
      LATE BIRD: $3,250

      Shared accommodations host 2/3 guests per room depending on the configuration of the rooms. Each guest will have their own bed, each room has an en suite bathroom and AC.

      Deposit: $500

      Available options

      4 Dinners + Stush in the Bush
      Deposit: $0
      4 dinners + Stush meal package
      5 left
      $25 Blue Lagoon Kayak
      $20 blue lagoon
      Dance class $24
      Blue Mountain Cofee


      Day 1:

      Arrive in Kingston and meet the rest of the group.  From Kingston, we’ll make our way to Portland (4h30 minute drive). Upon arrival at our hotel, you can relax, unwind and mingle. 

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      Burgundy Roots Retreats
      190 reviews
      Burgundy signals magnificence. It appeals to our inner regality, stirring us to reclaim our best selves. In this spirit we invite you to experience more than an “Escape”. This is a path to enriching yourself while giving back to local communities. This is a chance to ground yourself in a graceful adventure and, through it, discover universal roots.


      This was my first trip with Burgundy Roots and I had an amazing time travelling around the beautiful island of Zanzibar with the BR team and the wonderful people in my travel group. Wafa and her team put in a lot time, care and effort to curate a well planned and organised trip for us from the accommodation, to the excursions and places that we visited. There was also a good balance of day trips and free days to go exploring by ourselves or to just relax on the beach. I enjoyed every part of the trip and we also had the opportunity to support locally owned businesses in a small but meaningful way with the help of Wafa and her team which I really appreciate. If you’re thinking of visiting Zanzibar I would definitely recommend booking with Burgundy Roots.
      By Khadija S for Roots in Zanzibar on Jun 10, 2024
      I recently participated the group trip to Zanzibar, and it was an absolutely incredible experience. From start to finish, the trip was impeccably planned, offering a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Each day was filled with new and exciting activities, from exploring the stunning beaches to embarking on thrilling excursions that truly showcased the beauty of Zanzibar. The group dynamic was fantastic, and I formed deep and lasting friendships with fellow travelers. The sense of connection was truly special, making the journey even more memorable. The accommodations were comfortable, and the guides were knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure we had a great time. Overall, this trip was a 10/10 experience, and I can't wait to join another adventure with this tour group. If you're looking for an unforgettable travel experience that combines adventure, relaxation, and wonderful company, I highly recommend this tour group for your next trip to Zanzibar. BIG THX to you Wafa and Nasriya xx Beyza from Germany
      By Beyza Nur B for Roots in Zanzibar on May 28, 2024
      The perfect balance of group activity, and personal time as well as cultural and active activities. Enjoyed getting to know our group. Accommodations were very comfortable and good food! Thank you for the wonderful memories and unique experience!
      By Nihad K for Roots in Zanzibar on May 26, 2024
      For the past ten years, I've been traveling solo. While the freedom is nice, it can get quite boring and lonely at times. Eventually, you start craving some company. I discovered Burgundy Roots through an Instagram post and followed their trips for over a year before finally deciding to reach out and book one. I'm so glad I did! I chose the Zanzibar trip and it was an amazing experience. Burgundy Roots has created a fun and safe space for Muslims to travel, especially for Muslim women. The itinerary was perfect, and it was clear that Wafa (Host and organizer) put a lot of effort into making sure everyone was happy. I don't think I can travel solo anymore—I'll save my vacation time to travel with Burgundy Roots from now on. I'm an active person, and the trip was packed with activities, along with free time to do my own thing. I even tried jet skiing and skydiving for the first time! I met wonderful people on this trip who I plan to stay in touch with for years to come. The trip also allows you to interact with the local population and even give back if you're able, though there's no pressure. This was by far the most fun trip I've ever taken. I would recommend Burgundy Roots to solo travelers, couples, families, and even the elderly. I’m already planning to book another trip with some family members. Thank you, Burgundy Roots, for such an incredible and affordable experience. 10/10!
      By Feroz I for Roots in Zanzibar on May 25, 2024
      I loved the variety: the southeast coast (paje beach), the north (nungwi) and the stone town :). The hotels were very clean, comfy and also boujee. I love how Wafa selects restaurants, and places/sites which supports the locals. Not only does it feel good that we are doing vacation but also investing in local business. The food was so fresh and organic. I felt my health become better. I tried and saw many NEW things such as star fruit, passion fruit, holding and seeing new breeds of monkeys, kite surfing, seeing low and high tide of a beachetc. I got to buy and bring back such quality spices as zanzibar has amazinggg spices and is known for it. People overall were quite friendly and polite. Wafa is also very kind and you can go have open convos with her.
      By Fatima R for Roots in Zanzibar on May 24, 2024
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      I traveled with Wafa to do the Umrah... That was such a good experience. This trip is definitely the best by far. She is so professional and a nice person. I definitely recommend it to everyone who wants an experience that could change their life in a good way, bring more love in their heart, a closer connection with God and the chance to meet extraordinary people.
      By Ibrahima W on 02 Jan, 2023
      I have been on two Burgundy roots trips so far and I must say, the itineraries are very well thought out. Wafa and her team pay attention to every detail and leave no stone unturned to ensure a truly unique, hands-off and stress-free experience for all attendees. You get to visit some hidden gems , spend time in nature, enjoy delicious food with amazing COMPANY and learn more about Islam while you’re at it. Such a beautiful, spiritually uplifting experience! BEST TRIP(S) EVER!
      By Rakiya O on 29 Aug, 2022
      Traveled with Burgundy Roots this summer to Jamaica and it was everything!!!! Wafa and her team were great! All the experiences and people I meet were a whole vibe. If you're thinking about traveling with them just do it, it will be so worth it.
      By Amy S on 10 Aug, 2022
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