Photography & Circle Dance with
Mike & Barbara Driscoll
19 February - 26 2022
This holiday will include a tour to the scenic traditional fishing port of Essaouira as well as time spent at our own ecolodge.
Our ecolodge is 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: £tbc per person
- Airport transfers from/to Agadir 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 every day except one, when lunch is optional
- 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
Photo: Mike Driscoll
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 photography classes each day with an option to circle dance with Barbara in Taroudant.
3 nights will be spent at a homely riad in Essaouira’s medina and 4 nights in Taroudant. Exact dates and itinerary will be confirmed once the flight schedules are clear, but the itinerary below serves as a guide to what to expect.
In Taroudant you may choose one of the many cultural experiences and activities on offer here
Day 1 Arrival Day – welcome & settle in.
Day 2 Optional excursion: High Atlas Mountains – gorge and olive groves near Afensou
Day 3 A day in Taroudant exploring the medina, souks and town walls
Day 4 Optional excursion: Anti Atlas Mountains Amegour oasis
Day 5 Journey along the Atlantic coast to Essaouira
Day 6 Essaouira port, walls and medina
Day 7 Essaouira beach, Diabat and beyond
Day 8 Farewell