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Marrakesh Morocco

Intimate boutique accommodations at 

Safran et Cannelle Riad & Spa  (6 days, 5 nights)

About Your Trip

Mountains, waterfalls, sacred temples and palaces; Marrakesh and its magical splendor offer the perfect backdrop to learn how to set intentions, establish a practice of gratitude and mindfulness, and release old habits and behaviors that are holding us back.

This 6-day retreat in the “Red City” will leave you restored, renewed, and relaxed.  In addition to our life coaching sessions, we will hike the Atlas Mountains to view the stunning waterfalls, learn how to make traditional Argon oil, sip Moroccan tea with a Berber family, ride camels through the Agafay desert, and more!

Leave Marrakesh feeling renewed and inspired by the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, Moroccan culture, and therapeutic life coaching to take back control of your life!

ITINERARY

DAY

Arrival & welcome dinner

1

DAY

Welcome & orientation

Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Jardin Majorelle

2

DAY

Guided tour of the medina

Afternoon group session

3

DAY

Hiking, Berber villages, waterfalls, & camel rides

4

DAY

Final group session & desert dinner under the stars

5

DAY

Farewell Morocco!

6

What's included

Roundtrip airport transfers 

Daily breakfast

Welcome Dinner

 

Life Coaching: 

  • Initial Life Coaching Assessment

  • All Group Coaching Sessions

  • One Hour Individual Coaching Session

  • 30-Minute Follow-Up Skype Session Customized Coaching & Goal Plan

 

Wellness: 

 

  • Daily Morning Meditation & Yoga

  • Traditional Moroccan Deep Cleansing Hammam Ritual & 60-minute Massage with Black soap exfoliation, Ghassoul body mask, and local Moroccan argon oil

(Optional- $85 extra)

 

 

Activities and Tours in Marrakesh: 

•Tour of local souks & medina

•Bahia Palace, Badiia Palace, Saadian Tombs

•Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Berber Museum

•Agafay Desert & Atlas Mountains Waterfalls, Berber Village, Argon Women’s Cooperative, & Camel Trek 

Guided Day Trip from Marrakech

•Private Dinner Under the Stars in Agafay Desert

•The Atlas Mountains Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience (Optional- $225 extra)

 

All ground transportation for scheduled activities 

 

Local English speaking tour guides

 

All entrance fees, tolls and taxes

 

Private photographer to capture all your travel moments

 

Exclusive Dope Soul Travel Goodies

 

 

The total price for this retreat is $1400.

 

*Please note this does not include airfare*

 

 

Payment Schedule:

Deposit: $350 due by Jan 15, 2020

2nd Payment: $350 due by Feb 1, 2020

3rd Payment: $350 due by Feb 15, 2020

4th Payment: $350 due by Feb 29, 2020

 

*Please note, your deposit is non-refundable*

 

Your Itinerary

  • Hello, Marrakesh!

    Welcome to Marrakesh. Commonly known as the “Red City,” Marrakesh is Morocco’s fourth largest city and home to Africa’s busiest city square, Djemaa el-Fna. Once you land, you’ll be greeted by your private transfer at the airport and transported to Safran et Cannelle Riad & Spa to check-in and officially meet your fellow Dope Soul Travelers. Now the relaxation, fun, and “heart work” begin. Once you’re refreshed, meet your coach and group and raise a glass to your upcoming adventures.

  • Hello, Marrakesh!

    Welcome to Marrakesh. Commonly known as the “Red City,” Marrakesh is Morocco’s fourth largest city and home to Africa’s busiest city square, Djemaa el-Fna. Once you land, you’ll be greeted by your private transfer at the airport and transported to Safran et Cannelle Riad & Spa to check-in and officially meet your fellow Dope Soul Travelers. Now the relaxation, fun, and “heart work” begin. Once you’re refreshed, meet your coach and group and raise a glass to your upcoming adventures.

  • Intentions, Gratitude, & Mindfulness

    Begin your healing journey by setting and focusing on your intentions during guided sunrise yoga and meditation. The practice of deep breathing and mindfulness will foster a sense of inner peace and relaxation as you further develop your practice. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Moroccan breakfast in the riad’s open-air terrace overlooking the city.

    Our first session will begin with introductions and an orientation for your retreat. You will be invited to share which intentions you have for beginning your life anew. Get centered, get comfortable and use this session as a great start to identify all that you wish to express gratitude for, while learning to settle the mind and reduce stress through mindfulness.

    We will travel into the heart of Marrakesh for lunch, and spend the afternoon exploring the home, life, and works of famous designer Yves Saint Laurent. The evening is yours to spend however you’d like. You may choose to unwind with a traditional Moroccan hamaam spa experience, or have dinner and explore Djemaa el-Fna which comes alive with snake charmers and storytellers as night falls.

  • Marrakesh History & 

    Self-Empowerment

    After sunrise yoga and breakfast, we will depart the riad with a guide who is native to Marrakesh. Together we will navigate the intricate alleys of the medina as we learn about Moroccan and Berber culture and history by visiting the Bahia and Badiia Palaces, mosques, and Saadian Tombs. Lunch will be served at a local hidden gem, Dar Cherifa, before returning to the riad for our afternoon session.

    Today’s session will focus on reclaiming your personal power through identifying your strengths. Using a combination of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-based Therapy, you will learn how to think, feel, and behave in a way that contributes to and reinforces your success, and improves your self-efficacy. You will be more likely to view obstacles as challenges to overcome, so you aren’t afraid to face new things. You will recover quickly from setbacks, because you view failure more as a result of external circumstances than internal weaknesses. Believing in your abilities affects your motivation, your choices, your resilience, and your determination.

    Finish the day with fellow Dope Soul Travelers at La Pergola, a rooftop oasis and jazz bar in the vibrant heart of Marrakesh. Relax and enjoy live jazz music, Moroccan tapas, and perfectly curated cocktails before heading back to your riad for a good night’s rest.

  • Atlas Mountains, Waterfalls, & Camel Ride

    A full day of adventure awaits us as we embark on our journey through the Agafay desert to the sweeping high Atlas Mountains & waterfalls. We will visit the Berber villages and have tea and lunch with a Berber family, learning about their culture and way of life.

    On our hike to see the waterfalls we will pass Imlil Valley, Asni Valley, and Amizmiz Valley, all offering spectacular views of the Atlas mountains. No trip to northern Africa is complete without a camel ride, so prepare to be immersed in the beauty of the Agafay desert atop your four-legged companion. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure to get the perfect picture to capture this moment!

     

    On this tour we will also visit the Argon women's cooperative, where we will learn and practice the steps for making authentic argon oil used for hair, skin, and, much more.

    This evening, dinner is on your own! Feel free to try one of our suggested restaurants, go shopping for souvenirs, or hang out and enjoy a quiet and peaceful dinner in the riad.

     

    The rest of the night is yours to enjoy however you’d like. Don’t forget to take a moment to reflect on the last couple of days, and perhaps write about your experiences in your Dope Soul Journal.

  • Breaking Old Patterns & 

    Desert Dinner Under the Stars

    In our final group session you’ll learn how belief systems are the driving and invisible force behind your behavior.  Many of these beliefs were formed early in childhood and have not been updated to our adult selves, which can be the root cause of numerous problems such as symptoms of anxiety, or depression. By looking at the patterns of your life, together we will identify your negative belief systems and how they are actually affecting you.

    In our final group session you’ll learn how belief the limiting belief is found it can be updated, and you will be free.

    After our session, take a moment to rest before heading off to our final group outing. Together we will journey back to the Agafay desert for a dinner you will not soon forget, under the beautiful, starry, night sky. This magical setting just outside the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh will give us an opportunity to reflect back over the last five days about what we have learned, our challenges, successes, and breakthroughs we’ve had and what we wish to take back with us. 

  • Farewell, Marrakesh!

    You will depart Marrakesh with a new perspective and sense of being. You are now the creator of each new day and you will take home tools from your journey to help you gain a sense of empowerment and a deeper awareness of self.

WHERE WILL YOU BE STAYING?

Hotel

At Riad Safran & Cannelle, our clients have access to an exceptional lifestyle that is well worth the journey. We make sure that living the Marrakesh experience in a Riad, where all your wishes are granted and all your dreams come true, allows real immersion into Morocco’s very own culture.

Safran et Cannelle Riad & Spa has 7 rooms, all of which have their own unique traditional Moroccan design and architecture. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and (majority) have a 
fireplace. Upon the roof terrace, you'll be rewarded with a view over the medina and the snow-covered peaks of the Atlas Mountains. You can lie in the sun during the day, or gaze at the stars at night while keeping warm by the fireplace. 

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