Magical Morocco: A Gentle Yoga & Cultural Retreat with Rudy and Joyce

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      Mar 2 - 9, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 30
      Magical Morocco: A Gentle Yoga & Cultural Retreat with Rudy and Joyce
      Morocco

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      311 reviews

      Mar 2 - 9, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 30

      About this trip

      Join Rudy and Joyce Peirce for a bucket list, 7 night/8 day yoga and cultural exploration of Morocco retreat. 


      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 be curated to allow enough time to explore Morocco and ourselves. Rudy will be offering daily gentle yoga, breath practice and meditation and Joyce will offer several opportunities for you to treat your hands and feet with the "hands-off bodywork" method called MELT®. Also included are four of our most popular excursions: a guided history & walking tour of the Essaouira medina, 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, partake in optional excursions like visiting palaces, museums and botanical gardens, or book massage and hammam treatments. Make sure to scroll all the way down to the itinerary below for more trip details.


      We will stay at a centrally located hotel in Marrakech, and at the lovely and peaceful 4 star Essaouira Lodge in Essaouira, which is located a short 15 minute free shuttle ride from the medina and beach. 


      We have both single and double occupancy bedrooms with private and shared baths 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, on October 27th.


      Multiple installment payment plans are available at no additional cost to you. Simply email info@solseedretreats.com after you register to inquire about setting one up.


      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 a hotel in Marrakech (2 nights) & at Essaouira Lodge in Essaouira (5 nights)
      • 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 three free days)
      • Daily gentle yoga, breathing and meditation with Rudy and several MELT® Method hand and foot treatments with Joyce
      • Airport Transfers: From Marrakech airport to hotel, and back to Marrakech Airport from Essaouira. FLIGHT PARAMETERS will be emailed once trip minimums are met. 
      • Guided history & walking tour of the Essaouira Medina
      • 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) 
      • Additional excursions or cab rides
      • Massage and Hammam treatments
      • Alcoholic Beverages
      • One lunch in Marrakech and two lunches in Essaouira
      • Required Travel Insurance

      Flight Parameters

      Arrival Date: Saturday, March 2nd


      Arrival Time: Arrive between 10am and 6pm Morocco time to take part in included group transportation from the airport to our hotel in Marrakech, where we spend the first two nights of the retreat.

      Arrival Airport: Marrakech Menara Airport

      Airport Code: RAK


      Note: If you arrive before 10am or after 6pm, we can arrange a driver for you for an estimated cost of €20, which will be payable directly to your taxi driver. If you plan to arrive an entire day or more early, we can help recommend hotels and book transportation. Our first scheduled event on Saturday is a group dinner in the hotel at 7:30pm, so please arrive by 6pm to ensure you make dinner.


      Departure Date: Saturday, March 9th


      Departure Time: Please only book flights that depart AFTER 11:30am as we will be making the 3 hour drive from Essaouira to the airport that morning.

      Note: If you book a flight that departs prior to 11:30am, you could incur additional costs of as much as €125. 


      Once you have booked your flights, please forward your itinerary to info@solseedretreats.com.

      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 6 months after the end date of your retreat.


      There are currently no covid vaccination or testing entry requirements to enter Morocco. 


      To stay up to date, 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 & Cancellation 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 €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. 


      If you have questions about where to start with travel insurance, please read our helpful blog post on the subject: https://solseedretreats.com/travel-insurance-faqs/

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy Room - Private Bath

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


      Your bedroom may be within one of our 3 or 5 Bedroom Villas, or in a stand alone suite. 


      By registering for this package, you will receive one spot in a "Double Occupancy Room with Private Bath." If you are registering for yourself and a roommate / partner, please register for two of these packages. Please indicate your roommate's name upon registration, as well as your bed type preference.


      *All room assignments are determined in conjunction with your retreat leader, and changes may not be possible upon check in. We cannot make any promises when it comes to specific bedrooms or villas assigned to you. Amenities vary between the different room assignments, but you are assured a private bedroom and a private bathroom with your roommate, if you select this option. Note: Not all bathrooms are ensuite.

      €2,799
      Single Occupancy Room - Shared Bath

      Ideal for the solo traveler seeking a bit more privacy, this single occupancy bedroom features one double bed. This room shares a bathroom with 1-2 other retreat participants.


      This is also a great option for two friends who each want their own bedroom and sleeping space, but will share a bathroom. In this case, each friend must sign up for their own "Single Occupancy Bedroom - Shared Bath" package.


      Your bedroom may be within one of our 5 Bedroom Villas, or in a stand alone suite.


      NOTE: Depending on how registration goes, your bathroom might be shared with those of the opposite sex. If you are not comfortable with this, please register for a Single Occupancy Room with Private Bath. 


      *All room assignments are determined in conjunction with your retreat leader, and changes may not be possible upon check in. We cannot make any promises when it comes to specific bedrooms or villas assigned to you. Amenities vary between the different room assignments, but you are assured a private bedroom, a bathroom shared with one other bedroom, if you select this option. Note: Not all bathrooms are ensuite.

      €3,099
      Single Occupancy Room - Private Bath

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


      Your bedroom may be within one of our 3 or 5 Bedroom Villas, or in a stand alone suite. 


      Note: If you have other singles you'd like share the same villa with, please indicate their name(s) upon registration and we will do our best to honor your request. 


      *All room assignments are determined in conjunction with your retreat leader, and changes may not be possible upon check in. We cannot make any promises when it comes to specific bedrooms or villas assigned to you. Amenities vary between the different room assignments, but you are assured a private bedroom, and a private bathroom with this option. Note: Not all bathrooms are ensuite.

      €3,399


      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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