Beekeeping with Lynne Ingram
25 March - 2 April 2023
£650 per person PLUS 1250 MAD (approx £100) 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. Includes a 2 night tour to Ouirgane in the High Atlas mountains.
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, trekking, 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: £650 per person PLUS 1250 MAD (approx £100) payable in Morocco
- Airport transfers from/to Agadir at one designated time
- Accommodation in en suite twin or double bedroom, single occupancy on request
- 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 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 at evening meal.
- Feast for the Senses.
- Airport taxi transfers at times other than the designated flight.
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
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.
Each day you may choose one of the many cultural experiences and activities on offer here
Day 1 Fly Gatwick to Agadir (Easyjet) arrive in time for dinner. Stay 6 nights at La Maison Anglaise Ecolodge.
Day 2 Introduction & a gentle day Optional visit to Hammam (steam baths). Optional visit to CLAUDIO BRAVO PALACE AND GARDENS – very popular with our clients.
Day 3 Trip to INZERKI claimed to be the world’s biggest communal apiary
Day 4 Optional trip to HIGH ATLAS BERBER VILLAGES – includes a beekeeping village. Option to visit souks.
Day 5 visit YOUSSEF of ATLAS COOPERATIVE to learn about the reintroduction of the YELLOW SAHARAN BEE. Handle his bees and see traditional and modern hives.
Day 6 Optional cultural experiences.
Day 7 Travel to Ouirgane over the Tiz nTest Pass. Lunch at LA BELLE VUE café and walk nearby before lunch. Visit Tinmal mosque. Stay at Ouirgane Ecolodge at 1000 m in the High Atlas for 2 nights.
Day 8 Excursion to Imlil at 1800 metres – habitat includes orchards of walnut and apples mainly. At the foot of Mount Toubkal (4167 m).
Day 9 Fly home or spend 1 or more nights in Marrakech. Choice of flights home from Marrakech back to Gatwick (Easyjet) – daily, sometimes twice daily. We can book excellent accommodation in Marrakech for anyone wanting it.