Tour du Maroc: A Cultural Retreat with Kendra Thomas

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      58 reviews
      Apr 9 - 15, 2022
      Group size: 10 - 25
      Tour du Maroc: A Cultural Retreat with Kendra Thomas
      Morocco

      58 reviews

      €NaN
      Apr 9 - 15, 2022
      Group size: 10 - 25

      About this trip

      Join Kendra Thomas for a once-in-a-lifetime, 6 night / 7 day 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 & HIIT classes with Kendra, in addition to three of our most popular excursions: a women's Argan oil cooperative tour, a Moroccan cooking class, and of course, a sunset camel ride. There will also be plenty of free time to explore the cultural walled cities of Essaouira and Marrakech. Make sure to scroll all the way down to the itinerary below for more trip details.


      Please note that due to the current environment, proof of covid-19 vaccination is REQUIRED to ensure all feel safe on this retreat. 


      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

      • 6 Nights / 7 Days Premium Accommodations at a riad 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 & HIIT classes with Kendra
      • Airport Transfers: From Marrakech airport to hotel, and back to Marrakech Airport from Essaouira, so long as you follow our retreat flight parameters.
      • Women’s Argan Oil Cooperative Tour 
      • Sunset Camel Ride
      • Moroccan Cooking Class
      • All Transportation associated with included group excursions 
      • All Taxes & Gratuities 

      Not Included

      • Roundtrip Airfare to Marrakech (RAK) 
        • See FLIGHT PARAMETERS below
      • Additional excursions or cab rides
      • Alcoholic Beverages
      • Two lunches in Essaouira
      • 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. 


      SolSeed is uncertain exactly what the VISA and Immunization requirements may be at the time of your retreat. See more info here

      Refund Policy & Trip Insurance

      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.


      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 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, including questions about COVID-19


      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

      Flight Parameters

      Arrival Day: Saturday, April 9th

      Please plan to arrive by 5:30pm on Saturday into Marrakech (RAK) so as to be on time for our welcome dinner that evening. We will transport you from the airport to our hotel in the city (about a 15 min drive), and you'll have the afternoon to settle in and rest up before our group dinner.

      Please note that you will need to depart from the USA on the evening of Friday, April 8th, as all flights heading over to Morocco are overnight flights.

      Departure Day: Friday, April 15th

      Please do not book flights that depart before 11:30AM on April 15th as we will be traveling about 3 hours from Essaouira to Marrakech that morning.

      Some flights back to the USA from Marrakech involve an overnight in a European city, however, many will get you back the same day. 

      If you are planning on spending extra time in Marrakech at the end of this retreat, you can take advantage of the departure day airport transfer to get back to Marrakech. We recommend scheduling transportation from the airport to your hotel directly through your hotel.

      Please note that if you book flights outside of these parameters, you will be responsible for paying for your own transportation.

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy Room - Shared Bath
      only 1 left

      Ideal for a couple, or two friends, this double room features two single beds OR one double bed. This room shares a bathroom with as many as 2-3 other people.  


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


      Please indicate your roommates' name upon sign-up, and your bed configuration preference. Depending on how registration goes, your bathroom might be shared with those of the opposite sex.


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

      €1,999
      Double Occupancy Room - Private Bath
      Sold Out

      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, a kitchen and a pool.


      Please indicate your roommates' name upon sign-up, and your bed configuration preference. 


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

      €2,099
      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 -3 other people. 


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

      €2,299
      Single Occupancy Room - Private Bath
      Sold Out

      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, a kitchen and a pool.

      €2,499


      Itinerary

      MARRAKECH: DAYS 1 - 2
      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 day and a half here, before heading to the walled coastal city of Essaouira on Day 2 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.

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