Magical Morocco: A Cultural Yoga Retreat w/ Petra Ledkovsky van Aarem

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26 reviews
Apr 22 - 29, 2023
Group size: 10 - 30
Magical Morocco: A Cultural Yoga Retreat w/ Petra Ledkovsky van Aarem
Morocco

26 reviews

€NaN
Apr 22 - 29, 2023
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

Join Petra Ledkovsky van Aarem, owner of Orleans Yoga, for a once-in-a-lifetime, 7 night / 8 day Yoga Retreat and Cultural Exploration of Morocco.


Morocco is one of the most culturally rich and interesting places in the world. Bordering the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, Morocco’s vast and diverse landscape features ancient cities, stretches of empty beaches, and stark deserts and mountains touched by Berber, Arabian and European influences.


Our Morocco trip is unique as you will not be staying in one location, but rather traveling to two different cities, Marrakech & Essaouira, which, in our opinion, represent the “must see” highlights of Morocco.


Our days will include daily yoga classes with Petra, in addition to three of our most popular excursions: a women's Argan oil cooperative tour, a Moroccan cooking class, and of course, a beach camel ride. There will also be plenty of free time to explore (and shop!) the cultural walled cities of Essaouira and Marrakech. Make sure to scroll all the way down to the itinerary below for more trip details.


We will stay at the comfortable and centrally located MonRiad in Marrakech, and at the lovely and peaceful 4 star Essaouira Lodge in Essaouira. We have both single and double occupancy bedrooms available. Please read on below for retreat package descriptions.


All prices listed are PER PERSON. A €500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on this trip. The balance is due 120 days prior to trip start date. Payment plans are available at no additional cost to you. Simply email info@solseedretreats.com after you register to inquire about options.


Get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Questions? Email info@solseedretreats.com. 

What's Included

  • 7 Nights / 8 Days Premium Accommodations at MonRiad in Marrakech & at Essaouira Lodge in Essaouira.
  • All breakfasts and dinners (no breakfast on arrival day, or dinner on departure day)
  • 3 group lunches (no lunch on arrival or departure days, or on your two free days)
  • Daily yoga classes with Petra
  • Airport Transfers: From Marrakech airport to hotel, and back to Marrakech Airport from Essaouira, so long as you follow our retreat flight parameters (these will be emailed to you once trip minimums are met)
  • Women’s Argan Oil Cooperative Tour 
  • Beach Camel Ride
  • Moroccan Cooking Class
  • All Transportation associated with included group excursions 
  • All Taxes & Base Gratuities 

Not Included

  • Roundtrip Airfare to Marrakech (RAK) 
    • Flight Parameters will be emailed to you once trip minimums are met
  • Additional excursions or cab rides
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Two lunches in Essaouira
  • Required Travel Insurance

Passport Requirements + Immunizations

You must have a valid passport to travel to Morocco. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat.


To enter Morocco, travelers over the age of 12 must present:

  • A vaccination pass* demonstrating that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (administration of three doses or, only two doses, the administration time of the 2nd not exceeding 4 months, with the exception of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, where a single dose is equivalent to 2 doses of the other vaccines) ; OR
  • A negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before boarding; and
  • A completed passenger health form.

For a full list of entry requirements, please visit the US Embassy of Morocco's website here: https://ma.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/


For recommended optional immunizations, see more info here

Refund Policy

All retreats include a €500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats can only make an exception to these terms if:

  1. The host government forbids us to visit as tourists.
  2. The host government forbids our vendors from hosting us as tourists.
  3. The US government forbids us to travel to the host country as tourists.

If SolSeed must further postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less Euro 200.


If you refuse to comply with the laws of the host country, region, town, etc; SolSeed will not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. SolSeed will ensure to the best of their abilities that all registrants comply with all then current laws and regulations. Registrants are personally responsible for complying to local laws, at their own expense. Such expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Proving adequate vaccination status
  2. Providing a negative PCR test(s)
  3. Providing proof of adequate travel insurance

Required Travel Insurance

The purchase of travel insurance is required for this trip.


Most policies protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. The travel insurance will also demonstrate to the host country that you are able to pay for any emergency services which may be necessary during your stay.


SolSeed is not authorized to sell travel insurance. Any offer to purchase travel insurance that you encounter during the checkout process are third party offers. You are free to select your own policy provider. If you would like to review options in a convenient online marketplace, we like what www.insuremytrip.com has put together. We've also had great experiences with the customer service and packages at Trawick International, AAA and American Express.


We strongly encourage you to speak with a travel insurance agent to discuss your specific coverage needs, and to clear up any questions you may have relative to travel insurance coverage. 


Please make sure you are purchasing a package which includes coverage for COVID-19 related trip cancellations and trip interruptions. 

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Room - Private Bath
only 2 left

Ideal for a couple, or two friends seeking a bit more privacy, this double room features two single beds OR one double bed, and a private bathroom.


Throughout the villa there is also a guest half bath and plentiful shared common areas: gardens, terraces, salons, and kitchens.


Please indicate your roommates' name upon sign-up, and your bed configuration preference. If you do not indicate a roommate, we will pair you up with a like-minded traveler. This person may be of the opposite sex.



During our stay in Marrakech, we will do our best to match your roommates and accommodation types. 


For the current EUR to USD conversion rate, please CLICK HERE and enter the amount of your retreat package in EURO. The rate you see on our registration page is the Full Retail Price of your retreat package. If you have a special discount code, make sure to subtract that amount from the Full Retail Price before you convert it.

€2,550
Deposit: €500
Single Occupancy Room - Shared Bath
Sold Out

Ideal for the solo traveler seeking a bit more privacy, this single occupancy room features one double bed. This room shares a bathroom with 1 -2 other people. We can not guarantee that all parties who you will be sharing your bathroom with will be of the same sex.


Throughout the villa and apartments, there are also plentiful shared common areas: gardens, terraces, salons, and kitchens.


For the current EUR to USD conversion rate, please CLICK HERE and enter the amount of your retreat package in EURO. The rate you see on our registration page is the Full Retail Price of your retreat package. If you have a special discount code, make sure to subtract that amount from the Full Retail Price before you convert it.

€2,850
Deposit: €500
Single Occupancy Room - Private Bath
only 2 left

Ideal for the solo traveler seeking the most privacy, this single occupancy room features one double bed and a private bathroom. 


Throughout the villa there is also a guest half bath and plentiful shared common areas: gardens, terraces, salons, and kitchens. 


For the current EUR to USD conversion rate, please CLICK HERE and enter the amount of your retreat package in EURO. The rate you see on our registration page is the Full Retail Price of your retreat package. If you have a special discount code, make sure to subtract that amount from the Full Retail Price before you convert it.

€3,150
Deposit: €500
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Itinerary

MARRAKECH: DAYS 1 - 3
Arrival + Exploration

Our trip will begin in the culturally rich city of Marrakech. Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech was founded as a city in 1062 AD, and is world renowned for its souks  (markets) and medieval maze-like streets, stunning mosques and palaces, relaxing hammans (Moroccan baths), delicious food, and much more. A perfect place to assimilate and integrate into life in Morocco, we will spend our first two nights here, before heading to the walled coastal city of Essaouira on Day 3 of our trip.

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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations like: Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. We aim to build community and broaden our perspectives through experiential travel. We believe whole heartedly that traveling changes lives. Take the leap and join us on your next adventure abroad! For more info, visit www.solseedretreats.com. All offers of travel are not valid to residents of Washington, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

Reviews

The location was amazing, the island is magnificent and the hotel very intimate. The foos was very good but not enough choice, not enough quantity. Snacks would have been very welcome for a yoga retreat. The activities were very cool and the staff very friendly We had to insist to have breakfast prepared for us who were leaving before noon on the last day while it was included in the price, this is a pity. One of the two restaurants out of the resort was a poor choice. Overall the experience was wonderful thanks to our yoga teacher Cathy and to the other people here!
By Emilie K for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 07 Jun, 2022
I did have an amazing time. Cathy is obviously amazing! The food was fine- breakfast was probably the best meal. Dinner was okay- did not love the options and how we had to choose our meals a head of time. Service could have been much better. I felt like we were constantly inconveniencing the wait staff. They were not friendly at all- never greeted with smiles, or good morning, good afternoon, etc. They were not helpful at all. The grounds of the resort and our villas were beautiful and very comfortable. The excursions were also okay- would have loved more options other than 2 hikes and 2 hot springs. Overall it was a nice trip with a great group.
By Amanda B for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 05 Jun, 2022
Had the most amazing time on the retreat with Cat, who led a soulful and joyful experience. The beauty of the Azores was the icing on the cake. Made new connections that are bound to last. Highly recommend!!!
By Genie G for Adventure to the Azores with Cat on 03 Jun, 2022
I had a fabulous time! the hotel was a beautiful Eco lodge hotel on the ocean. the accommodations were wonderful. it was super comfortable and the food & the service at the hotel was excellent. the events were fabulous and well planned. the hot springs and the hikes were great. the only thing that could have been better was trying to organize our 'free day' plan. I felt there was very little support around that and the hotel front desk didnt have the ability to make it happen. I wanted to plan a kayaking trip for one of the free days and even rounded up 11 people and in the end the hotel couldn't make it happen. the agreed upon time was changed at the last minute and it didn't coincide with others people's plans. I spend one evening all through dinner trying to organize the trip only to have it fall through. other than that, the excursions were planned so well and the lunches by Maria catering were delicious. thank you Sol Retreats! I would definitely attend one of your reties again.
By Nicole G for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 02 Jun, 2022
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The hotel was in an excellent location on the island, all the excursions were well planned, and the group was so much fun! Cathy Madeo is an excellent teacher and I would recommend this particular location and Solseed to others! Tina was really great too and it was wonderful to have someone from the US at the resort assisting us. The farm to table meal was fantastic! Thank you for making this possible!
By Carol R for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 30 May, 2022
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