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7 Days Morocco Culinary Holiday & Yoga Retreat

7 Days Morocco Culinary Holiday & Yoga Retreat

  • Essaouira, Morocco

Wellness and Cooking Holidays Morocco

This wonderful holiday offers healthy eating through nourishing cooking classes, along with relaxing and healing activities, all located within luxurious accommodation and nature. Submerge yourself in a peaceful detoxifying environment and deepen your yoga practice. You will have the chance to learn about healthy cooking with locally sourced ingredients infused with Moroccan flavor and spices, while you cleanse and relax in Morocco, detoxing from the stresses and strains of life back home. After a week at this magical oasis with you will feel renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

Highlights

  • Healthy cooking classes
  • Daily outdoor yoga classes in the garden
  • A natural environment, away from the noisy city
  • Guided shopping tour in Essaouira in its relaxing souk
  • Healthy organic meals and fresh juices
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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The main villa features a large indoor dining area, communal seating lounge and many spaces to sit, read, relax and enjoy the Moroccan sun. The villa house has four large beautifully decorated bedroom suites with a lounge and kitchen. Each villa has its own private gardens and swimming pool. The outdoor vista includes a refreshing swimming pool with lounging spaces for sun bathing. During the warm evenings, dinner will be served under the stars. The outdoor Berber-style yoga tent is the perfect place for sunrise meditation and yoga.

Day 1, Saturday

Upon arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for your check-in and evening meal.

Day 2, Sunday

Between 08:00 and 9:30 you will attend the morning yoga class. Afterwards, you will serve breakfast and prepare for the following cooking class. After the class, you will join the rest of the class for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will have the second yoga class of the day, between 17:30 and 18:30. Afterwards, there will be free time to relax by the pool or spend it as you wish, before joining the others in the evening for dinner at the hotel.

Day 3, Monday

Between 08:00 and 09:30 you will attend the morning yoga class. Afterwards, you will serve breakfast and prepare for a shopping tour of the medina (market) at 13:30. Later in the afternoon, you will have the second yoga class of the day, between 17:30 and 18:30, followed by dinner, in the evening, at the hotel.

Day 4, Tuesday

Between 08:00 and 09:30 you will attend the morning yoga class. Afterwards, you will serve breakfast and enjoy a free day until 17:30 when the next yoga class starts. Dinner will be served at around 19:00 in the medina.

Day 5, Wednesday

Between 08:00 and 09:30 you will attend the morning yoga class. Afterwards, you will serve breakfast and prepare for the following cooking class. After the class, you will join the rest of the class for lunch. As usual, the next yoga class starts at 17:30, followed by dinner at 19:00 at the hotel.

Day 6, Thursday

Between 08:00 and 09:30 you will attend the morning yoga class. Afterwards, you will serve breakfast after which you are free to either explore the medina, or visit the local hammam for a bath. As usual, the next yoga class starts at 17:30, followed by dinner at 19:00 in the medina.

Day 7, Friday

After breakfast, depending on departure time, you will depart for a flight between 15:30 and 19:00 in order to take advantage of the free airport transfer. Otherwise you may depart freely.

During your stay, you will go on a tour of the local area and market where you may choose to shop, go sightseeing or visit the local hammam for a relaxing bath.

The hotel is located in the hillside of Essaouira, 15 minutes away from the medina. There are several shuttle buses running each day in to Essaouira’s medina if you want a little more hustle and bustle. The property is landscaped with many lawns and gardens which will delight lovers of nature.

The surrounding area of Essaouira is an unspoiled community that will delight your senses. Its famous port area is an attraction to both tourists and local shoppers. The medina will have you feeling as though you’ve been transported to another time. Whether you are looking for a hand-crafted rug, Moroccan lighting, jewelry, leather goods, furniture, food, or local artisan goods, it’s all waiting for you there.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Massage nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
General
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
Services
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

This holiday is focused around healthy eating so bread and diary will not be available. Instead, you will have plenty of fruit and vegetables to choose from. You will be pampered with a delicious and cleansing cuisine, offering you homemade meals every day including a mixture of different juices, prepared with secret recipes! All Ingredients are hand-picked with the intention to optimally support your health, ensuring a full spectrum of nutrition, which will include all your necessary vitamins, minerals, proteins, good carbs and fats. You will absolutely love it and go home with plenty of inspiration to continue adopting a healthy eating habit and make choices in your diet that serve your well-being.

During this detox retreat you will get the chance to learn how to make your own healthy Moroccan dishes by taking part in cooking workshops. Your instructor will personally introduce you to methods on how to create delicious versions of dishes that may sound familiar but have never tasted as good. Some examples include prawn and parsley soup, couscous salad and lentil dal. Of course, you will also receive your own recipes to take home.

  • Attend a wine tasting
  • Go on a bread or cheese tour and sample to local produce
  • Relax by the pool
  • Travel to the local countryside
  • Visit Marrakesh
  • Visit the market
  • Visit the Sahara Desert
  • 2 cooking classes
  • 2 evening meals at restaurants in Essaouira specializing in vegetarian food
  • 4 evening meals at the hotel
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • A guided shopping tour in Essaouira
  • Transfers to and from the airport in a specific time span
  • Two yoga classes per day in the garden or inside
  • Water, tea, and fruit juices available all day
  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfer outside specified hours

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Essaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU). If you arrive between 15:30 and 19:00, Wheels Across Morocco can pick you up from the airport for no additional fee.