Art with Louise Waugh
8-15 November 2023
Price: £470 plus 2750 MAD (approx £220)
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 lovley 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 supporting 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: £470 per person including tuition plus 2750 MAD (approx £220) payable locally
- 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 for first 4 nights)
- Lunches on 3 days in Taroudant
- Tutored workshops
- 4 nights at La Maison Anglaise and a 3 night tour to the Tafraoute area of the Anti Atlas Mountains
- Flights (often under £100 return if booked early)
- Single occupancy supplement £20 per night
- Travel insurance (required)
- Meat or fish supplement if chosen on first 4 nights
- Tourist Taxes (roughly £12.80)
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: Louise Waugh
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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!
There will be painting classes each day both at the ecolodge and other inspiring places.
Each day you may choose one of the many cultural experiences and activities on offer here
Day 1 Arrival Day. Our drivers meet you at Agadir airport late morning. Lunch, settle in, introductory talk and tour of the site. Massages. Optional tour around town walls by horse-drawn taxi.
Day 2 Drawing at the ecolodge with lunch 10 am – 4 pm.
Day 3 Excursion to Tiout Oasis 9.30 am – 4pm with picnic. 4-5 Argan cooperative
Day 4 Walk into town for painting/sketching 10 am – 1.30 pm and 3-5 . Lunch excluded – suggestion: Complexe el Kasbah
Day 5 Travel to Tafraoute area of the Anti Atlas Mountains with picnic en route. Via Ait Baha, an agadir and Kasbah Tizourgane. And paint.
Day 6 Painting in Ameln Valley. Lunch excluded.
Day 7 Excursion to paint south of Ameln Valley eg Napoleon’s Hat. Lunch excluded – suggestion: a tagine in Tafraoute.
Day 8 Depart to Agadir airport after early breakfast.