Join Nicole for a luxurious week of exploring your body and mind through daily yoga and sensory explorations of Marrakesh. Experience all the sites and sounds of magical Morocco with luxurious day trips, spa days, tea time, souk tours, and more!
“And, when you want something, all of the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”
Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist
Daily excursions and activities that connect us with the soul of this culture.
I believe travel retreats are meant to be experienced through curiosity and exploration. This African retreat will be full of gorgeous experiences that engage all the senses. Find ways to really look and be mindful, and discover a new way of seeing!
This retreat includes a Moroccan cooking lesson, a guided tour of the historic sites and lively souks (markets) of Marrakesh, a relaxing spa day at a renowned hammam, an all-day trip to the charming coastal town of Essaouira with an optional camel ride on the beach, and an outing to the Atlas Mountains for a hike or mule ride… and more.
In the evenings, we will gather for delicious meals either at the Pavilions or in a Moroccan town. At least one night, we will wander the exotic, mystical market square of Marrakesh – home to snake charmers, fortune tellers, dancers, storytellers and more. At the Pavilions, our evening activities include henna tattoos and an outdoor movie night under the stars.
Our home for the week is Peacock Pavilions, http://www.peacockpavilions.com, an 8.5 acre private estate nestled in an olive grove on the outskirts of Marrakech, with views of the snow capped Atlas mountains. The eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler. Breathtakingly beautiful and luxuriously designed, the living quarters where we will stay during the retreat feature gorgeous fireplaces and a glamorous bathroom in each room. Each bedroom also has its own private terrace. The property features a pool, outdoor gym, outdoor cinema, yoga/activities pavilion, and a painted dining tent. Peacock Pavilions was designed to promote wellbeing and fun!
We will be fed delicious organic meals at the Pavilions. Made fresh with local, seasonal farm-to-table resources and served either outdoors on the terrace or in the gorgeous Moroccan dining tent. Several evenings at the Pavilion will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before dinner is served.
What is included:
8 days, 7 nights luxury shared accommodations
Exclusive use of Peacock Pavilions (terraces, pool, grounds)
Daily homemade, organic breakfast
2 hosted lunches + 5 hosted dinners @ the Pavilions
1 or 2 daily yoga sessions
Day trips to Marrakesh, Essaouira, and the Atlas Mountains
Cultural experiences such as a Moroccan cooking lesson
Henna party with cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
Visit to traditional hammam spa
Visit to YSL Museum and Jardin Majorelle
Movie night in an olive grove under the stars
Final night dinner party in the exotic dining tent
Transportation, guides, and entrance fees for day trips
Group airport transfers to & from the Pavilions
(within designated time frames)
Daily gratuity for services at the Pavilions
* Subject to change based on weather and unforeseen circumstances
What’s not included:
Airfare or other transportation to/from Morocco
Transportation outside of retreat activities
3 lunches + 2 dinners, on excursion / free days ($20 or less per meal)
Alcoholic beverages outside of hosted cocktail parties
Optional activities on excursions, such as camel rides
Trip insurance, which is strongly recommended https://www.worldnomads.com
$500 non-refundable deposit to secure your space unless space can be filled by another registration.
If paying by credit card/ paypal, a 3% transaction fee will be applied.
Checks preferred method of payment. Checks payable to Nicole Perkins.
Credit card use incurs a 3% surcharge.
A $500 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. Refunds – less deposit – are available 45 days prior to the retreat. Cancellations WITHIN 45 days of retreat will not receive a refund. We cannot compensate for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, inclement weather, etc.) since we have costs already incurred when reserving the retreat center. To be safe, we highly recommend travel insurance.