Art, Sketching with Donna Taylor
22 - 29 January 2022
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.
Places to Visit Taroudant 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, walking, wildlife, massage and several other choices run by the amazingly knowledgeable guides.
“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.
Cost: £655 per person
- Airport transfers from/to Marrakesh at one designated time
- Accommodation in en suite twin or double bedroom
- Substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals (meat or fish at extra cost)
- Lunches for 4 days in Taroudant
- Tutored workshops
- Flights (often under £70 return if booked early)
- Single occupancy supplement £20 per night
- Travel insurance (required)
- Meat or fish supplement
- Tourist Taxes (roughly £2 per person per night)
Options payable in Morocco:
See details of prices and choices
- Cultural experiences
- Supplement for meat or fish dishes
- Feast for the Senses
- Taxi transfers (at different times or places) at fair costs
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
Read more about your tutor here.
To Book or Express an Interest: Limited places available. Request a place at www.cecu.co.uk/book We will then send you the payment schedule (split into instalments with £100 initial deposit).
Book early to get good flight prices, but please do NOT book flights until we give the go-ahead!
There will be art classes or opportunities to sketch every day day.
Each day you may choose one of the many cultural experiences and activities on offer here
Day 1 Evening arrival in Marrakesh – welcome & settle in at the excellent Riad El Borj (located in a quiet area within easy walking distance of the main square).
Day 2 Explore Marrakesh on foot or the City Tour via the Hop on/off bus, see all the sights, absorb the exotic culture.
Day 3 Transfer to Taroudant over the High Atlas Tiz n Test mountain pass, stopping off at Tinmal Mosque. Stay at La Maison Anglaise Garden Ecolodge for 5 nights.
Day 4 Optional cultural experiences.
Day 5 Optional excursion.
Day 6 Optional cultural experiences.
Day 7 Optional cultural experiences.
Day 8 Optional lunch out. Travel to Marrakesh via the motorway for the evening return flight.