$2895 US DOLLARS payable to Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios

Plus: €622 EUROS for a regular double room, ensuite bathroom.
OR €673 EUROS for a triple room, ensuite bathroom,
OR €723 EUROS for a premium double room, ensuite bathroom,
OR €823 EUROS for a single room, ensuite bathroom,
Payable to travel agent e20Toscana.

• 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners.

• Several guided outings to local historical palaces and riads in the Marrakech medina under the guidance of Abdul, Carolyn's friend and local guide. Entrance fees to museums and historical sites, as included on the retreat itinerary are included.

• One small plate evening reception.

• An orientation to Marrakech/Morocco with an American ex-pat who now calls Marrakesh her home.

• One "Taste of Morocco" Cooking Lesson at a women's centre where they train impoverished women and equip them to work in the culinary industry.

• 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.

• Dinner crawl in Jemaa el Fna square, the heart of the old city hosted by a Canadian gal who fell in love with Marrakech and now makes her home there. You will be amazed at how vibrant it becomes in the evening once the food stalls and minstrels set up for the night!.

• 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. Should you wish, you can book an optional visit to their hamam, or a quad or horse riding adventure, for an additional cost.

• Free time to shop the souks to find the perfect treasures to bring home.

• 10 nights accommodation in a single, double, or triple room, split between two traditional Moroccan Riads. (Fulfilled by e20Toscani) There are four accommodation and transportation rates:
€823 for a single room with ensuite bathroom (2 available)
€723 for a premium double room (2 single beds for 7 nights, and 1 queen and 1 single for 3 nights) with an ensuite bathroom (2 available)
€674 for a triple room (1 shared queen and 1 single) with an ensuite bathroom (1 available)
€622 for a small double room (1 shared queen bed) with ensuite bathroom (1 available)

• Transfers to/from the RAK airport to our venues, if arriving on Oct.2 and leaving Oct. 12. And chartered bus transfers to and from the scheduled excursions on our itinerary. (Fulfilled by e20Toscani.)

• Airfare, including any baggage fees.

• Insurance of any kind (cancellation, medical, etc.) for your trip.

• Meals outside of those listed on the retreat itinerary.

• Tips for drivers, tour guides and those who assist you throughout your stay.

• Alcoholic beverages.

• Costs for any additional tours, hammams/massages, or excursions you choose to do in your free time. 

To register, please email: and request a spot.

In your email, please let Carolyn know:

• the date of retreat you want to attend.
• the amount of people in your booking.
• your name, email and phone number, and that of anyone else in your party, if applicable.
• the room/bathroom category you would like to book.

If you are registering together with a friend - or group of friends, we recommend that you send the information for everyone in your party in one email so that you ensure that your booking is linked together. 

Upon receiving your registration email, we will reply letting you know if there is a spot available. If there is, we will begin the registration process with you.

Both e20Toscani and Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios have a firm cancellation policy. Once you are registered, your payments are non refundable. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you purchase cancellation insurance from your local travel/insurance company. However, if for any reason your plans change after you have registered, your spot IS fully transferable until September 1, 2022. Upon registration, attendees will be given the retreat contract to read and sign. The complete details of the cancellation policy can be read there.

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To learn more about the retreat's workshops, activities, food, and the two beautiful venues that will host us, please scroll down to the "Learn More about..." section, and use the links there. 

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Prone to Wander: Marrakech

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welcome to prone to wander: Marrakech, a 10 day exploration of Marrakech and its surroundings.  during our time together, attendees will spend their days enjoying a beautiful blend of cultural exploration, culinary and creative workshops, souk visits, and friendship with like-minded women in this land of muted reds, exotic spice, colourful tiles, palaces, riads & winding streets!

This retreat is offered in coordination with e20Toscani, an Italy based Travel agent who will administer and fulfill the accommodation and chartered bus bookings for our program.

Prone to Wander: Marrakech
October 2-12, 2022

Prone to Wander: Marrakech

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