Cultural Holiday with Singing led by Sophia Efthimiou
19 - 26 October 2021
The Venue Well known for magical meaningful holidays, excellent food and exceptional staff, the award-winning set up relocated in 2020 to a stunning sustainably-run Ecolodge beside the town walls with a pool and permaculture gardens. Enjoy the sun all year round as well as exceptional menu of local healthy food. Located on the south side of the ancient town walls of Taroudant, it enjoys the best winter climate in Morocco due to its southerly setting in the fertile Souss Valley.
“A wonderful holiday. Its reputation is well-established, but it is now based at an amazing new sustainable, purpose-built ecolodge. .. exceeded our expectations (plus we are not normally fans of organised/group holidays!). Fabulous team, delicious food (including vegan), amazing accommodation, wonderful activities! Taroudant was a brilliant location to get a feel of authentic Morocco.” J Elmes, January 2020.
Places to VisitTaroudant is little visited by tourists, has shopper-friendly souks with an exotic traditional atmosphere. It lies between contrasting mountain landscapes: the majestic High Atlas and the extraordinary Anti-Atlas (beyond which lies the Sahara). And it is only an hour’s drive from the sandy, rocky and marshy habitats of the Atlantic coast.
Feel safe thanks to the care of loving English-speaking staff, good medical facilities, excellent WiFi, safe water as well as the town being small, relaxed and friendly with few tourists.
Heartful Holistic Holidays with a wide choice of other authentic activities including option to support charitable projects. Explore the fascinating culture with the help of delightful guides; option to explore, use our library or small spa, swim or laze in the sun or shade.
The People Enjoy the support of 11 charming experienced mainly English-speaking Moroccan staff and the resident tutor for your chosen week. The Holidays with Heart UK team provide substantial pre-visit information and support based on 25 years’ experience of Morocco.
Optional activities include crafts, cookery, language, visits to charitable projects, trekking, wildlife, massage and several other choices run by the amazingly knowledgeable guides.
Cost: £510 per person PLUS 1250 MAD (approx £100) payable on arrival.
- Airport transfers from/to Agadir at a designated time – free.
- Accommodation only (twin room sharing)
- Substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals.
- Tutored workshops.
What’s not included.
- Single occupancy supl. £140
- Travel insurance
Options payable in Morocco.
See details of prices and choices
- Cultural experiences
- Supplement for meat or fish dishes at evening meal.
- Feast for the Senses.
- Airport taxi transfers at times other than the designated flight.
Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice 2020
Voted Top 10 in the World: Lonely Planet Eco Stays 2014 & VegeNews Vegetarian Holidays 2005
Responsible Tourism Trophy for Community Project Work 2009
Green Key Certified from 2012
We are delighted to welcome Sophia Efthimiou the talented and dynamic workshop leader, singer and music teacher for choirs as our song leader for the week.
Sophia has been sharing her passion for bringing people together in harmony for many years, leading groups both in the UK and internationally. She collects and teaches songs from different cultures and traditions from around the world. Her singing workshops are soul inspiring, heart-warming and empowering, creating a sense of euphoria and connection for everyone involved.
She is a spirited and sensitive leader with a uniquely warm and easy teaching style and she will be sharing beautiful, vibrant songs with deeply nourishing qualities that she has composed and collected over the years.
All the songs will be taught by ear, so everyone is welcome!
“If only there were more places like this: a medina house run by locals offering a rare glimpse into Moroccan life. They offer skilled guides, exciting cultural experiences and delicious Moroccan meals.” Lonely Planet
Left photo: Sophia
Read more about your tutor here
To Book or Express an Interest: Limited places available. Book early to get good flight prices, but please do NOT book flights until we give the go-ahead! Request a place at www.cecu.co.uk/book
We will then send you the payment schedule (split into 4 instalments. £100 initial deposit) & then we send lots of useful pre-visit information – we have 20 years’ experience behind us.
There will be singing each day and possibly spontaneously at inspiring places.
Each day you may choose one of the many cultural experiences and activities on offer here
Day 1 Arrival Day – welcome & settle in.
Day 2 Optional cultural experiences.
Day 3 Optional excursion: walking at an oasis & in the Anti Atlas Mountains with Said.
Day 4 Optional cultural experiences.
Day 5 Optional excursion: High Atlas Berber Villages: an insight into daily lives of villagers in the mountains.
Day 6 Optional cultural experiences. Option of lunch out.
Day 7 Optional excursion: walking and wildlife in the High Atlas Mountains with Said.
Day 8 Farewells