Painting with Louise Waugh
19 - 29 November 2022
3 day tour to Ouirgane, High Atlas
£600 + 3125 MAD (approx £250) payable in Morocco
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: £600 plus 3125 MAD (approx £250) payable in Morocco.
- Airport transfers from Agadir & to Marrakech at one designated time
- Accommodation in en suite twin or double bedroom
- In Taroudant substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals (meat or fish at extra cost)
- Lunches every day except one in Taroudant, when lunch is optional
- Breakfast & evening meals on the mountain tour. Picnic on one day.
- Tutored workshops
- Flights (often under £70 return if booked early)
- Single occupancy supplement £20 per night (guaranteed single rooms in Taroudant. Book early to get a single room at Imlil)
- Travel insurance (required)
- Meat or fish supplement
- Tourist Taxes 41 MAD (approx £3.20) 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 2021
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
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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!
Day 1 Flight to Agadir
Day 2-7 Based at our ecolodge in Taroudant with optional excursions to oases, the Anti Atlas & High Atlas Mountains.
Days 8-10 Travel to one of Louise’s favourite spots for painting over the spectacular Tiz n Test Pass (said to be one of the most scenic in Africa) via the beautiful semi-restored Tinmal Mosque (one of only 2 that non-Muslims can enter in Morocco) to another ecolodge in Ouirgane, not far from N Africa’s highest peak (Mount Toubkal). Paint amongst apple and walnut groves, a lake and by mountain streams. Note that you for these 3 nights you will be staying at a high altitude at around 1000 metres for this part, so warm clothing is essential for early & late in the day.
Day 11 – fly home from Marrakech (1 hours’ drive from Ouirgane)