Max 12 people
Other activitiesThe Saadien Tombs Dive into the history of the kingdom of Morocco by visiting the Saadien Tombs, the shrines of the Saadian dynasty which date back to the sixteenth century. It is reached by a lovely garden situated in the district of the Kasbah. A Moroccan Cooking Lesson Moroccan cuisine seduces every traveler. You can learn more about the art of this ancient cuisine by enjoying a cooking lesson as an unforgettable souvenir of your trip. La Maison Arabe offers introductory workshops on how to prepare local delicacies such as tagines and pastillas. Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride Fly gently above the city aboard an authentic hot air balloon, offering a one-of-a-kind experience in Marrakech. At your feet lies the Medina, the Palmeraie, and in the distance the foothills of the Atlas. Enjoy a dazzling new perspective of Marrakech. Jardin Majorelle Haven of green and blue in the heart of the Red City, the Jardin Majorelle palm grove was bought in 1922 by Jacques Majorelle, to whom it owes its name. The French painter had an Art Deco villa built here, inspired by Le Corbusier, then created an intense sea of cobalt blue to magnify this oasis. Abandoned after his death, the botanic garden and house and workshop were bought by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980. Come and admire the bamboo forest, rare plants and the Berber museum, where you can browse the private collection of Yves Saint-Laurent\\\\\\\'s haute couture fashion. Golf in the Palmeraie The Marrakech Palmeraie is a verdant district in Marrakech which is home to numerous golf courses only minutes from the city center. Golf courses such as the Palm Golf or the Palmeraie Golf Palace offer challenging courses to test your golfing skills. Marrakech Museum Built around an amazing open-air patio, in the style of peristyle houses, a 19th-century palace was converted into the Marrakech Museum on the instigation of a patron and collector from Fes, Omar Benjelloun. Explore the impressive collections of ceramics from Safi, Fes and Tafilalet, traditional jewellery, sabres, engravings, Moroccan furniture, calligraphy and contemporary art. The douiria, once a guesthouse for passing visitors, now exhibits works by R’Bati, Cherkaoui, Gharbaoui and Binebine. Concerts, screenings and workshops are regularly hosted in this cultural hub, particularly in its Café. Take the time to enjoy a mint tea served with makroudh. Bahia Palace Colorful terracotta tiles, exquisite Mashrabiyas, Carrara marble, sculptures… nothing was too beautiful for the home of Si Moussa, the chamberlain of Sultan Hassan I. In around 1866, the best craftsmen from Fez worked together to build this architectural masterpiece. The powerful son, Ahmed ben Moussa, then extended Bahia Palace (“palace of the beautiful one”, the harem’s favourite mistress) with a tangle of bedrooms and salons, before it became the main residence of Marshal Lyautey. Once inside the inner courtyard, remember the film, Greed in the Sun with Belmondo and Lino Ventura: it was here that the final scene was filmed. Enjoy a Horse & Carriage Ride The pleasant rhythm of a horse and carriage ride through Marrakech’s city center will allow you to enjoy the various charms of the city at a more relaxed pace. Create your desired itinerary with the driver then sit back and enjoy the ride. Bo & Zin Located outside of the Marrakech’s city center, Bo & Zin will captivate you with its enchanting alfresco restaurant set beneath the stars, surrounded by a lush, leafy garden. Savour the delicious menu which offers both Thai and Moroccan delicacies. Jemaa El Fna Stroll through the heart of the famous Jemaa El Fna and capture the essence of the Marrakchi soul. The vital historic center of the city and an iconic local square, located in the south-west part of the Medina, is filled with market vendors, snake charmers and fresh orange juice merchants. The Menara Gardens A green and tranquil oasis, the Jardins de la Menara were first established in the twelfth century. Imitate the local crowd by sitting near the pools and olive trees to enjoy a refreshing break from the searing Marrakech heat. Souks Cherifia For a truly authentic new generation Moroccan experience, the Souk Cherifia designer gallery is a great place to visit. Traditional household linen is given a new twist by La Maison Bahira, sirwals are designed with a difference at Zaaz, ethnic jewellery is revisited by Virginie W., kaftans are given a modern look at Hanout, customised baskets by Original Marrakech and pieces by the designer Hassan Hajjaj (nicknamed the Andy Warhol of Marrakech) can all be found here. Above the Souk Cherifia, the open-air restaurant La Terrasse des Epices with its lovely lights and comfortable cushions is perfect for a break away from the hustle and bustle. Medersa Ben Youssef It was in honor of a sultan from the Almoravid dynasty, Ali Ben Youssef, that this Islamic College was built in 1570. It neighbors the Mosque of the same name, and was one of the most famous Madrasa in North Africa, offering different courses, including theology. Restored several times during the second half of the 20th century, it has lost none of its former glory, although it has now been deconsecrated and is open to everyone. Discover the impressive floral patterns, cedar decorations, Mashrabiyas, columns and exquisite ceilings; all sorts of representations of some enchanting Arabic-Andalusian architecture spread over more than 1,600m2. Maison de la Photographie The Maison de la Photographie was opened in April 2009 in a former fondouk, a sort of caravanserai, in a lively part of the Medina. The museum, with archives including more than 10,000 images and glass plates, focuses on the early days of photography in Morocco and the work of the Souissi Studio. Through this original prism, you can explore all the riches of the country, whose stunning landscape and culture have been captured through the lenses of famous talents including Marcelin Flandrin, Henri de La Martinière and Adolf de Meyer. Every six months, a new themed exhibition is hosted here.
What’s included3 nights accommodation, Full board, Round trip airport transfers, 2 daily yoga classes, 1 daily access to So Spa’s heated pool and sauna and So Fit with personal coach (under reservation), 1 daily massage (between 9am - 4pm, on reservation only), 2 regeneration Iyashi dôme sessions at the So Spa, 40% discount on So Spa treatments (between 9am - 4pm, on reservation only), Unlimited juice and tea
What’s not includedAirfare, Travel, All services not listed above
Meeting pointMarrakesh Menara Airport
Airport transfersTransfers between Marrakech airport and Sofitel will be provided for this yoga retreat.
Teachers from Om Yoga Casablanca center will accompany you on this yoga retreat. More information will be available upon request or booking.