Holidays with Heart

Guide Dounia explains pottery making
Our guide Dounia explains pottery making in her mountain village

Travellers often stay on the periphery of societies they visit, but our staff take you straight to the heart of a Moroccan family home.  You bring your heart to the heart of Moroccan communities and go away knowing a lot more and feeling very different.  Holidays with Heart are special.

To secure your place on a holiday Book Now.

Our holistic holidays bring a real connection with local people, the landscape, the culture, the environment, the food and our community projects.

“Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don’t know and trusting them with your life.”  Paul Theroux, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

 

Connecting with People

 

With our guide Said in the Anti Atlas
With our guide Said in the Anti Atlas

From the moment you arrive in Morocco, there is the chance to get to know a group of enthusiastic, genuine, interesting people: our staff and their contacts.

Their engagement with you brings a feeling of connection with the Moroccan culture and local people in this fascinating area.

You also have the chance to bond with like-minded guests.

Connecting with Our Projects

 

Environmentalist demonstrating and explaining solar water heating to group of young children on roof terrace of environmental & cultural centre, La Maison Anglaise
Said explains solar hot water to children

The projects we support are on a human scale so that visitors can meet and interact with the beneficiaries and feel positive energy and compassion for people, animals and the planet.

Projects include the Bee Orchard, the Orphanage, Street Children’s Project, the Busy Bee Centre, Soap-making, Embroidery and various cooperatives.

Many projects support women and children.

 

It’s about feeling: 

  • responsible, excited and connected
  • aware and wanting to contribute
  • good through giving and receiving support.
Gnawa Musicians outside La Maison Anglaise
Gnawa musicians

It’s not an ordinary holiday. It’s more than that.  Responsible Tourism is a part of it; choices are another part.  We make it easy for you to use resources responsibly, by providing for example:

  • Tassels for towels so that you can keep track of yours when it’s hung on the terrace to air.
  • Buckets to fill with surplus water in the shower.  Grey water can then be used to irrigate plants etc.
  • Solar panels to heat water
  • Locally sourced vegetarian food or meat and fish if you choose

Nothing’s prescribed; we make it easy to go with the ethical flow.

“You are very committed to sustainable practices. So much so that guests don’t even need to think about it!” G Mark. Dec. 2015

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Berber woman and son on family donkey

Most of all, Holidays with Heart give you a real chance to tread carefully on the Road less Travelled, leaving an imprint only where appropriate and having opportunities to be involved  – contributing ideas about products, volunteering, introducing volunteers, bringing donations for the projects…

More about Singing Holidays.
More about Dancing Holidays.
More about Art Holidays.
More about Yoga Holidays

More about Pilates Holidays

View, choose and book your holiday from the table below:

DateHolidayNotesTeacherDetails and payment scheduleBooking FormAvailability
February 21-28 2018 Circle DanceAdrian Pointon & Cindy KellyBrochureWaiting ListFull
February 27 - 6 March 2018SingingKate Davies BrochureBook Now1 place in a twin room available
March 6-17 2018Women’s Ritual Circle Dance (dance tuition in English) Includes a tour in the nearby Anti Atlas Mountains bordering the Sahara. Laura ShannonBrochureWaiting ListFull
March 17-24 2018 Yoga (Hatha & Nidra)+ Walking Includes tour to Sahara & Anti Atlas MountainsEmma FotherbyBrochure Book Now2 places due to cancellations
April 3-10 2018Quirky Family Activity HolidayCulture & puppetry, storytelling, circus skills, cooperative games, singing, yoga and mindfulnessCarol Shephard & Phill BurtonBrochureWaiting ListFull
April 10-17 2018SingingVivienne CouchBrochureWaiting ListFull
April 17-24 2018Arabic DanceJane Wass BrochureBook NowLimited availablity
April 24 - May 1 2018Yoga (Scaravelli)Rose ThornBrochureBook NowAvailable
May 05-12 2018Photographyincludes tour off the beaten track Graham Parish BrochureWaiting ListFull
May 12-19 2018Yoga (Dru)Suzanne FillinghamBrochureBook NowAvailable
September 11-18 2018Yoga (Hatha & Nidra)+ Walking includes tour into the High Atlas mountainsEmma Leaf BrochureBook NowAvailable
September 20-25 2018Yoga: Hatha, Yin & GentlePatricia OlabreBrochureBook NowAvailable
September 25-Oct 2 2018Women's RetreatOlivia SeckBrochureBook NowAvailable
September 27 - Oct 4 2018Circle Dance Our only holiday NOT in MoroccoVesna + Marijan RudelBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 2-9 2018 SingingClaire Anstee & Su Hart BrochureWaiting ListFull
October 9-16 2018Circle DanceJeanette WhitfordBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 16-23 2018SingingSu LewisBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 27-Nov 3 2018Anne's Friends Likely to be some bedrooms available for other clientsAnne MaundBook NowAvailable
November 3-10 2018ArtWatercolour Painting & SketchingLouise Waugh BrochureWaiting ListFull
November 10-20 2018 "Roots of Happiness": Natural Happiness and Sufi WisdomIncludes 4 night tour to the desertJilani + Alan HeeksBrochureBook NowAvailable
November 17-24 2018Singingfor all levels of experienceCelia WebbBrochureBook NowAvailable
November 27-December 4 2018 Singing for WomenOption for partners to join an add-on tourRowena WhiteheadBrochureBook NowLimited places Available
January 6-13 2019Circle DanceFlights from ManchesterSally MaxwellBook NowAvailable
January 15-22 2019Basket MakingOur staff & local craftsmenBrochureBook NowAvailable
January 29- February 5th 2019Singingincludes Taize songs and many others Jane Read BrochureBook NowAvailable
February 5-12 2019 Circle DanceAnne-Lise KrygerBrochureBook NowAvailable
February 12 -19 2019SingingPauline DownBrochureBook NowAvailable
February 19-26 2019SingingKate DaviesBrochureBook NowAvailable
February 26- 9 March 2019 TBCCircle Danceincludes tour to desert and Anti Atlas Mts.Barbara DriscollBook NowAvailable
March 5-12 2019Circle DancePaul BoizotBook NowAvailable
March 12-19 2019Mindfully MoroccoMindfulness Lorraine ShermanBrochure Book NowAvailable
March 19-26 2019SingingAnti-Atlas week in Tafraoute Teresa VerneyBook NowAvailable
March 19-26 2019Yoga (Iyengar, British Wheel and Scaravelli)Lisa TaylorBrochureBook NowAvailable
March 26 - April 2 2019Yoga (Hatha & Nidra)Emma Leaf Book NowAvailable
April 2-9 2019SingingVivienne CouchBook NowAvailable
April 30 - May 7 2019BeekeepingLynne IngramBook NowAvailable
September 17-24 2019SingingDave & Liz StewartBook NowAvailable
September 24 -October 1st 2019PhotographyIncludes trip over the famous High Atlas Pass, the Tiz n TestGraham ParishBook NowAvailable
October 1 - 12 2019Circle DanceIn English; need to have danced with Laura beforeLaura ShannonWaiting ListFull
October 15-29 2019Circle DanceIn German; must have completed 2-year training with LauraLaura ShannonBook NowLimited Places Available
October 29-Nov 5 2019SingingAbbie LatheBook NowAvailable
November 5-12 2019SingingRowena WhiteheadBook NowAvailable
November 12-19 2019SingingCelia WebbBook NowAvailable
November 19- 28 2019Circle Dance and optional YogaIncludes stay in High Atlas MountainsChrisandra & Jane HoustonBrochureBook NowAvailable
December 1-10 2019Circle Dance and optional YogaIncludes stay in High Atlas MountainsChrisandra & Jane HoustonBrochureBook NowAvailable
December 8-15 2019Dances of Universal Peaceincludes 3-day tour to desert & a chance to shop for Xmas!Glen & BettinaBook NowAvailable
January 14 - 21 2020Herbal MedicineBook NowAvailable
January 21 - 28 2020Basket MakingBook NowAvailable
February 4-11 2020SingingJane ReadBook NowAvailable
February 11 - 18 2020Circle DanceAnne-Lise KrygerBook NowAvailable
February 18 - 29 Feb 2020Circle DanceIncludes 5-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas MtsBarbara DriscollBook NowAvailable
February 29 - 10 March 2020SingingIncludes 4-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas MtsPauline DownBook NowAvailable
March 10 - 17 2020SingingKate DaviesBook NowAvailable
March 17 - 24 2020YogaLisa TaylorBook NowAvailable
March 31 - April 7 2020SingingVivienne CouchBook NowAvailable
April 7 - 14 2020SingingSu HartBook NowAvailable
April 18 - 24 2020Circle Dance1 group English; 1 German. Includes 3 night tour to desert and Anti-AtlasLaura ShannonBook NowAvailable
April 28 - May 9 2020Circle Dance1 group English; 1 German. Includes 4 night tour to desert and Anti-AtlasLaura ShannonBook NowAvailable
October 13 - 20 2020PhotographyIncludes 3 night tourGraham ParishBook NowAvailable
November 3 - 10 2020SingingCelia WebbBook NowAvailable
November 17 - 24 2020ArtLouise WaughBook NowAvailable