Throughout our time together there will be a plethora of excursions and activities to help us get to know this city and its creative, culinary, cultural and shopping scene better. I want you to enjoy the people, places and activities that made me fall in love with this amazing city.
From a lesson on scents which will culminate with you making your own custom eau de parfum to take home, to a guided meal and walk through the maze of food stalls in the Jemaa el Fna square, every effort has been made to build an itinerary that allows you to experience many of the “must dos” while visiting Marrakech.
• An orientation to Marrakech/Morocco with an American ex-pat who now calls Marrakesh her home.
• One “Taste of Morocco” Cooking Lesson.
• One perfume making lesson where you will learn about fragrance, and then under the guidance of one of their staff you will make your own custom perfume, featuring your favourite scents.
• One “From Market to Table” cooking lesson with Mohamed and his team.
• A day trip to Essouaira. Located on the Atlantic coast, this town will add a seaside stop to your introduction to Morocco. During our visit we will explore local food and explore the medina under the guidance of a local guide.
• Several guided outings to local historical palaces and museums in the Marrakech medina under the guidance of one of Carolyn’s favourite local guides.
• Dinner crawl in Jemaa el Fna square, the heart of the old city, that comes alive each evening with food stalls and minstrels.
• A day trip into the foothills of the Atlas mountains to visit a local berber village for lunch.
• A day of pure relaxation outside the medina at a beautiful property where we will enjoy the pool and an outdoor lunch, weather permitting.
During free time you can also take advantage of the following actives, for an additional cost:
• A massage or hammam. Our first venue has a small spa room and staff who can accommodate this request, and there is also a fantastic high quality spa less than a minute walk from our first retreat venue.
• Schedule a quad or horseback ride during our relaxation day in the countryside.
As you know from attending previous events with me, each activity, guide and host has been carefully chosen to maximize your enjoyment during our time together. I can’t wait to share these adventures with you.