Camel Tour

Morocco with Maureen Keegan

25 FEBRUARY - 4 MARCH 2023

 

Imagine narrow alleyways in blushing pink stone, sprawling markets crammed with carpets and spices, calls to prayer piped out from ancient minarets and you have Morocco, the location for this active retreat with wellness pro and FitBar instructor Maureen Thorson Keegan. This trip will take us on an adventurous road trip from Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains and deep into the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert. It’s an adventure to excite, inspire and remember.

*Please note that there is a fair amount of driving in order to arrive at the magnificent Erg Chebbi desert. We will be transported by private 17-seat minibus to and from the foot of the dunes, then 4x4 jeeps into the desert and to our luxury camp. Driving time will be four to five hours each day for two days to the desert and then back again (for a total of about 10 hours each way), plus stops at some of the most beautiful and significant cultural and natural sites in Morocco, including the Tizi n'Tichka pass, Ait BenHaddou, Ouarzazate, the Skoura Oasis, Boumalme Dades and Todra Gorge. There is of course yet another mode of transportation we must not fail to mention: camels! On our first morning in the desert, we will travel in a camel caravan led by cameleers (anyone not keen to ride may walk alongside). 

Highlights:

  • daily training sessions including bodyweight strength and conditioning 

  • a five day/four night excursion into the desert, with two nights in a beautiful camp set in the dunes 

  • visits to important cultural heritage sites and areas of spectacular beauty

  • camel riding, sand boarding

  • delicious local food 

Sample day:​

  • ​7am: optional strength and body weight workout

  • 8am: breakfast

  • 9am: depart for the Skoura Oasis, going through the Tizi n'Tichka pass, stopping at the Ksour of Ait BenHaddou and the town of Ouarzazate before arriving at our destination

  • 6:30pm: optional gentle conditioning 

  • 8:00pm: dinner

The Retreat includes: 

  • Three nights shared (double) accommodation in a beautiful riad in Marrakech

  • Two nights shared (double) accommodation in tents with private ensuite bathrooms the Erg Chebbi desert

  • One night shared (double) accommodation in the Skoura Oasis

  • One night shared (double) accommodation in Agdz

  • all training sessions 

  • all activities and excursions

  • all breakfasts

  • all dinners

  • local transportation

  • transfer from Marrakech airport (RAK) on 25 February 2023

  • transfer to Marrakech airport (RAK) on 4 March 2023 
     

The Retreat does not include: 

  • flights

  • transfers from any other locations outside of our predetermined place and time

  • lunches (with the exception of when we're in the desert)

  • alcohol

  • medical insurance and trip cancellation insurance

  • incidentals

  • gratuities
     

Retreat rates:

$3500 Canadian dollars

Join this trip

Ready to join us? Please fill out this registration form and we will contact you for your deposit. Let natasha@thevoyagiste.com if you would like any further information.