Escape the British weather to enjoy sun, the exceptional menuof local healthy food, an exotic culture and environment with our award-winning team, at our sustainably-run Ecolodge with a pool and spacious gardens, based in Taroudant, an ancient walled market town little visited by tourists and with shopper-friendly souks to which you may be introduced by one of our staff. www.holidays-with-heart.co.uk
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Enjoying the best winter climate in Morocco due to its southerly setting in the fertile Souss Valley, the source of an abundance of fruit and vegetables, it lies between contrasting mountain landscapes: the majestic High Atlas and the extraordinary Anti-Atlas (bordering the Sahara).
Join a small group overseen by Klaus Hinkel, a professional artist with 20 years’ experience as a tutor and author of “Watercolors Wasserfarben Aquarellieren” (how to paint in watercolours in a different way). You will have 6 days tuition and practising watercolour at a place full of new experiences, great light and intensive colours. Klaus’ website is at www.watercolours.es
Substantial pre-visit informationand support from owner with 25 years’ experience of Morocco. A chance to buy beautiful handcrafted items, food and other delights in the souks. Explore the fascinating culturewith the help of informative guides or choose to laze in the sun.
Feel securethanks to the care of the staff, good medical facilities (no compulsory vaccinations), safe water as well as the town being small, relaxed and friendly with few tourists and Morocco’s record for safety. Good WiFi and mobile network. Short, inexpensive flight. Compared with Europe, better value for money.
It struck me especially this time how much people who come on these holidays are often dealing with in their personal lives and how important and restorative the whole heart-warming experience is for them. You've created an amazing thing. Leader, Feb 2019
Cost £585 or 650 Euros includes: accommodation for 7 nights in twin or double en-suite bedrooms at our fantastic new Ecolodge (or single occupancy £140 (156 Euros) supplement)**, substantial breakfasts; vegetarian evening meals (option of meat or fish for small supplement. Special diets catered for), at least 30 hours’ tutoring, and airport transfers to/from Agadirat a designated time. Option to fly to Marrakech but the airport is 3 hours 30 minutes compared with 55 minutes from Agadir (airport transfers or public transport from Marrakech at extra cost. We can advise on options).
Excludes cost of flights (from about £80 return if booked early), travel insurance, tips, lunches and any extra activities that you might like to choose. Prices at https://cecu.co.uk/price-list/. We encourage you to offset your flights by donating enough to offset 0.82 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide generated by your flights to a chosen project at https://www.carbonfootprint.com/carbonoffsetprojects.html
Booking & more information Please contact us to secure your place or ask about Morocco. Places on our holidays often go quickly and flight prices are much lower if booked well in advance. Please book your place at www.cecu.co.uk/bookings or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will confirm when we have enough people signed up and flights may be booked. Email always the best method of contact: email@example.com or phone +44(0)1239 615499. Queries about art to Klaus: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Holidays with Heart”. The holidays are well named. The staff are so welcoming and made us feel part of the ‘family’. They put their heart and soul into making it such a rich Moroccan experience. I loved trekking in the mountains and passing through villages, following the aqueducts and delighting in the doors and gates, the wildlife - tortoises, storks, hoopoes, lizards, the argan, carob, olive and orange trees. The lovely brown walls that blend into the countryside. The hammam where all veneer was scrubbed away and we were just women together, comfortable in our nakedness. The food such a delight to look at, so colourful and tasty, such a variety of vegetables and fruit flavoured so strikingly. Participant, Feb 2019
**Note. We have a limited number of places at a reduced rate, sleeping in traditional tents in the garden (details available on enquiry).We reserve the right to amend the cost of the holiday if the exchange rate is severely and adversely affected by factors beyond our control such as Brexit. Costs are calculated at least a year in advance and can cater for normal exchange rate fluctuations, but not extreme, sudden changes that may occur in these politically uncertain times. The good news is that the Moroccan Dirham has been much less volatile than the Euro in relation to the GBP!
Holidays with Heart
Voted Top 10 in the World: Lonely Planet Eco Stays 2014; Vege News Vegetarian Holidays 2005
Responsible Tourism Trophy for Community Project Work 2009. Green Key Certified 2012-present
www.holidays-with-heart.co.uk Tel 01239 615499