Circle Dancing with Nawal & Dee
6 - 13 May 2023
£550 per person + £100 approx 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.
“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 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.
Cost: £550 per person PLUS 1250 MAD (approx £100) payable on arrival.
- Airport transfers from/to Agadir at a designated time – free
- Accommodation in twin or double en suite rooms, single occupancy on request
- Substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals
- 1 Excursion & 2 Cultural visits
- Tutored workshops
What’s not included.
- Single occupancy supl. £140
- Travel insurance
- 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
Nawal & Dee teach with clarity, spontaneity and depth – but always with a light touch. Their styles complement one another. Dee is reflective and erudite, Nawal intuitive and funny. They always try to be responsive and sensitive to the group in front of them, and create an inclusive, respectful, yet dynamic safe circle, with plenty of laughter, as well as, at times, silence.
The atmosphere and unspoken flow of the dance is their guide. In this sense, they see their roles as dance curators, allowing the session to unfold as it need to.
They delight in teaching beginners and experienced alike.
Photo: Nawal & Dee
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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 dancing each day and each day you may choose one of the optional activities on offer below. Anything listed as “optional” means it is payable locally and not included in the price. Please see our price list for costs.
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.
Day 7 Optional excursion: walking and wildlife in the High Atlas Mountains with Said.
Day 8 Farewell. Option of lunch out.