with Sandra Reeve & Judy Cole
23 April - 4 May 2025
includes 4 night tour to
High Atlas Mountains
“Just perfect. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. The eco design is welcoming and relaxing. Rooms are very well appointed and comfortable. Staff are very welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. Food amazing- delicious and healthy. I cannot praise this place enough.” Anne Parry Jan 2024
“Just a quick note to say how much we love La Maison Anglaise. It is the tranquil and beautiful oasis we’d hoped for. The staff are brilliant. What a special place you’ve created! ” Ric Sykes Jan 2024
This brochure provides you with lots of information about the venue, the bedrooms, the activities, how we design your holiday to meet your needs, your tutor, the likely itinerary and what is included in the cost. Please read on to the end!
The Venue Well known for magical meaningful holidays, excellent food and exceptional staff, this award-winning set up relocated in 2020 to a stunning sustainably-run eco-lodge with a chlorine-free pool and permaculture gardens. Located on the south side of the ancient town walls of Taroudant, which enjoys the best winter climate in Morocco. Enjoy an exceptional menu of local healthy food.
“It’s just brilliant. I love it – the whole vibe in the well-designed garden, the buildings, and the sustainable aspect of it all. The staff are incredible, all caring, kind, diligent and willing to do whatever it takes to make your stay perfect. The food is truly delicious, fantastic for vegetarians and meat-eaters too, as well as offering tea/coffee at any time by helping yourself. Relaxed, with the smell of the beautifully planted garden at night, and a well-stocked library so I can read all day long by the pool. Heaven!” Jane Duncan Rogers January 2024
Bedrooms The comfortable, beautifully appointed rooms are cleverly designed to be cool in summer and warm in winter. All have en–suite bathrooms, their own terrace and garden and can sleep two or more. A limited number are allocated for single occupancy. More details of rooms here
Heartful Holistic Holidays which offer a wide choice of authentic activities run by amazingly knowledgeable English-speaking guides. Explore the fascinating culture and landscapes, use our library, our small spa, swim or simply laze in the sun.
Optional activities include cookery, walks, visits to local families and charitable projects, wildlife, massage, shopping and several other choices. Little visited by tourists, the local souks offer an exotic traditional atmosphere.
Located within 30 minutes’ drive of the contrasting mountain landscapes of the majestic High Atlas and the extraordinary Anti-Atlas (beyond which lies the Sahara). We are also only an hour’s drive from the Atlantic coast.
Feel safe and cared for thanks to the care of loving, experienced English-speaking staff, good medical facilities, excellent WiFi, safe drinking water and being on the edge of a small, relaxed and friendly town with few tourists.
“La Maison Anglaise is really beautiful, impeccably kept and nurtured by you and your delightful Moroccan team there. All of the staff, without exception were wonderful – helpful, courteous and so very happy all the time. They looked after our every need, and nothing was too much trouble for them. The gardens are a real delight, the pool is gorgeous, and the meals were all delicious. The trips out and other activities that the staff took us on were a treat, and we all felt very safe with your careful drivers and guides”. L Turner, May 2023
High Atlas Mountains Itinerary from Taroudant to Marrakech with option to extend to include stays in Marrakech where you pick up your return flight.
Trip over the Tiz n Test Pass: Drive past the orange groves of the Souss Valley to the top of this spectacular mountain pass (rising to 2011 metres), widely held to be the finest in Morocco (and Michael Palin says it was his best trip ever!) 4 hour drive. The beautiful Tin Mal mosque is work a visit en route but sadly currently closed for restoration and is unlikely to reopen before May 2024
Stay at Ouirgane Ecolodge at 1000 m (the whole site and a sitting room are illustrated above): in the High Atlas Mountains where you have the option to use the pool and/or to go walking. Either easy walks near the village or more serious walks with a mountain guide (the owner of the ecolodge is a very competent guide who we have known for years) and/or to take an outing by minibus.
Day trip to Imlil: For those wanting a camel ride, there’s a half way point stop at Asni (25 mins). Then you will pass boulder-strewn river beds with cultivated terraces including cherry, apple and walnut orchards en route to this small trailhead town. A further 25 mins drive to Imlill.
Fly home from Marrakech: 1 hour drive to airport
Options to extend your trip: return to Marrakech airport or extend by a stay in Marrakech (organised by your tutors).
“I have organised, attended and facilitated many group events in a myriad of locations around the world over the last forty years…I found the ideal setting. It is small enough to maintain intimacy whilst having the spaciousness to accommodate privacy. The bespoke planning and vision which created this venue, inspired by Jane’s deep knowledge of the needs and requirements of small group holidays and workshops is evident in the care paid to every detail.”
Katy van Haeften – personal development tutor.
Cost: £ per person
7 nights at our ecolodge in Taroudant and 4 nights at Ouirgane Ecolodge in the High Atlas Mountains.
This holiday is only open to people with some experience of Amerta Movement. Any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This 11 night holiday with an option to stay in Marrakech a the end.
- Tutored workshops
- Airport transfers from Agadir to our ecolodge at one designated time
- accommodation in twin/double rooms (single occupancy on request)
7 nights’ accommodation at our ecolodge in Taroudant
- Substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals (meat or fish at extra cost)
- 6 lunches
- a guided transfer through the High Atlas with our driver/guide
A 4 night tour based at an ecolodge in the High Atlas Mountains at Ouirgane
- 4 nights’ bed, breakfast and evening meal
- a day’s outing by minibus from Ouirgane with our driver/guide
- Transfer to Marrakech on the 4th May where Sandra & Judy will be arranging for you to extend your stay if desired (not payable to us)
- 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
- Feast for the Senses
- Taxi transfers at a fair cost for those travelling at different times or places
Best Holistic Ecolodge in Morocco 2023
Trip Advisor: Number 1 in the Taroudant Region
Voted Top 10 in the World: Lonely Planet Eco Stays 2014 & VegeNews Vegetarian Holidays 2005
Responsible Tourism Trophy for Community Project Work 2009
Top – Sandra Reeve – read more about her here
Bottom – Judy Cole – read more about her here
To Book or Express an Interest: Limited places available. Request a place at www.cecu.co.uk/book Sandra and Judy will then check that the holiday content will suit you well. after that we 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 daily tutored sessions and possibly spontaneously at inspiring places.
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 (23rd April) Arrival Day – Our drivers meet you at Agadir airport late morning. Lunch, settle in, introductory talk and tour of the site. Optional massages. Optional tour around town walls by horse-drawn taxi. Evening session.
Day 2 Morning meditation, morning and evening sessions. Optional excursion: walking at one of 2 oases and possibly in the Anti Atlas Mountains with Said.
Day 3 Morning meditation, morning and evening sessions. Optional cultural experience: cookery lesson; massages; experience our on-site solar powered hammam.
Day 4 Morning meditation, morning and evening sessions. Optional cultural experiences, local music and dancing.
Day 5 Morning meditation, morning and evening sessions. Exploring Taroudant. Optional cultural experiences: shopping in the souk; massages; experience our on-site solar powered hammam.
Day 6 Morning meditation, morning and evening sessions. Optional cultural experiences locally.
Day 7 Morning meditation, morning and evening sessions. Optional cultural experiences: henna tattoos. Finish shopping. Optional lunch out at a restaurant of your choice (lunch not available at our Ecolodge on changeover day).
Day 8 – 12 A 4 hour scenic drive from Taroudant over Tiz N Test Pass or the motorway to Ouirgane Ecolodge for a 4 night stay. Continued movement sessions in different locations in the Atlas Mountains.
Day 12 (4th May) Depart after breakfast. 1 hour drive to Marrakech. Choose to stay on here or catch a flight home.