Holidays with Heart

Guide Dounia explains pottery making
Our guide Dounia explains pottery making in her mountain village

Travellers often stay on the periphery of societies they visit, but our staff take you straight to the heart of a Moroccan family home.  You bring your heart to the heart of Moroccan communities and go away knowing a lot more and feeling very different.  Holidays with Heart are special.

To secure your place on a holiday Book Now.

Our holistic holidays bring a real connection with local people, the landscape, the culture, the environment, the food and our community projects.

“Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don’t know and trusting them with your life.”  Paul Theroux, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star  You really can trust our staff

 

Holidays With Heart – Connecting with People

 

With our guide Said in the Anti Atlas
With our guide Said in the Anti Atlas

From the moment you arrive in Morocco, there is the chance to get to know a group of enthusiastic, genuine, interesting people: our staff and their contacts.

Their engagement with you brings a feeling of connection with the Moroccan culture and local people in this fascinating area.

You also have the chance to bond with like-minded guests.

Holiday With Heart – Connecting with Our Projects

 

Environmentalist demonstrating and explaining solar water heating to group of young children on roof terrace of environmental & cultural centre, La Maison Anglaise
Said explains solar hot water to children

The projects we support are on a human scale so that visitors can meet and interact with the beneficiaries and feel positive energy and compassion for people, animals and the planet.

Projects include the Bee Orchard, the Orphanage, Street Children’s Project, the Busy Bee Centre, Soap-making, Embroidery and various cooperatives.

Many projects support women and children.

 

It’s about feeling: 

  • responsible, excited and connected
  • aware and wanting to contribute
  • good through giving and receiving support.
Gnawa Musicians outside La Maison Anglaise
Gnawa musicians

It’s not an ordinary holiday. It’s more than that.  Responsible Tourism is a part of it; choices are another part.  We make it easy for you to use resources responsibly, by providing for example:

  • Tassels for towels so that you can keep track of yours when it’s hung on the terrace to air.
  • Buckets to fill with surplus water in the shower.  Grey water can then be used to irrigate plants etc.
  • Solar panels to heat water
  • Locally sourced vegetarian food or meat and fish if you choose

Nothing’s prescribed; we make it easy to go with the ethical flow.

“You are very committed to sustainable practices. So much so that guests don’t even need to think about it!” G Mark. Dec. 2015

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Berber woman and son on family donkey

Most of all, Holidays with Heart give you a real chance to tread carefully on the Road less Travelled, leaving an imprint only where appropriate and having opportunities to be involved  – contributing ideas about products, volunteering, introducing volunteers, bringing donations for the projects…

More about Singing Holidays.
More about Dancing Holidays.
More about Art Holidays.
More about Yoga Holidays

More about Pilates Holidays

View, choose and book your holiday from the table below:

DateHolidayNotesTeacherDetails and payment scheduleBooking
Form
Availability
January 28 - February 4 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Some Live Music included!Adrian Pointon and Cindy KellyBrochureWaiting ListFull
February 4-11 2020Singing
Brochure
Jane ReadBrochureWaiting ListFull
February 11 - 18 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Anne-Lise KrygerBrochure Waiting ListFull
February 18 - 29 Feb 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Includes 5-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas MtsBarbara Driscoll
More about this Leader
BrochureWaiting ListFull
February 29 - 10 March 2020Singing
Brochure
Includes 4-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas MtsPauline Down
More about this Leader
BrochureWaiting ListFull
March 10 - 17 2020Singing
Brochure
Kate Davies
More about this Leader
BrochureWaiting ListFull
March 17 - 24 2020Yoga
Brochure
Lisa TaylorBrochureWaiting ListFull
March 17 - 24 2020Art
Brochure
Sketching, drawing and paintingMark PageBrochureWaiting ListFull
March 31 - April 7 2020Singing
Brochure
Vivienne Couch
More about this Leader
BrochureWaiting ListFull
April 7 - 11 2020Rooms available.
Book NowAvailable
April 18 - 28 2020Women's Ritual Dance & Culture Tour (in English).

Brochure
Open to women who have danced with Laura before. Includes desert & Anti Atlas tour.
Laura Shannon
More about this Leader
BrochureWaiting ListFull
April 28 - May 5 2020Photography
Brochure
includes a 4 night tour to Marrakech & the High AtlasGraham ParishBrochureWaiting ListFull
April 28 - May 9 2020Women's Ritual Dance & Culture Tour (in English).
Brochure
Open to women who have danced with Laura before. Includes desert & Anti Atlas tour.Laura Shannon
More about this Leader
BrochureWaiting ListFull
May 9 - 17 2020Bee Keeping
Brochure
Lynne IngramBrochureWaiting ListFull
May 9 - 16 2020Yoga and Creativity
Brochure
Ruth WheelerBrochureWaiting ListFull
September 29 - 6 October 2020Singing
Brochure
Sophia Efthimiou
More about this Leader
Brochure

Waiting ListFull
October 6 -13 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Nawal & Dee
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BrochureBook Now1 place available
October 13 - 20 2020Wildlife & BirdwatchingSaid Ahmoume our excellent local guideplease email us to express an interest
October 13 - 20 2020Photography
Brochure
Includes 3 night tourGraham ParishBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 20 - 27 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Lilly Sell
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowAvailable
November 3-10 2020Singing
Brochure
Jenny Goodman
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowAvailable
November 10 - 17 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Jeanette WhitfordBrochureBook NowA few places available
November 17 - 24 2020Art
Brochure
Louise Waugh
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowAvailable
November 24 - Dec 1 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Paul Boizot
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowAvailable
December 1 - 8 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Judy King
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowAvailable
December 8 - 15 2020Singing
Brochure
Bruce KnightBrochureWaiting ListFull
Jan 5-12 2021Sketching, drawing and paintingMark PageAvailable
January 5 - 12 2021YogaLouise CookBook NowAvailable
January 12 - 19 2021Circle DanceKaren Michaelsenemail us at Jane@holidays-with-heart.co.uk for detailsAvailable
January 19 - 26 2021Walking and Photography
Brochure
optional circle danceMike & Barbara Driscoll
More about Mike
More about Barbara
BrochureBook NowAvailable
January 26 - February 2
2021
SingingJane ReadBook NowAvailable
February 2 - 9 2021Dances of Universal PeaceJilani Cordelia Prescott
More about this Leader
Book NowAvailable
February 2-9 2021YogaJoy PraterBook NowAvailable
February 9 - 16 2021SingingClaire AnsteeBook NowAvailable
February 16 - 23 2021Circle DanceAnne Lise KrygerBook NowAvailable
February 23 - March 2 2021Yoga & Circle DanceChrisandraemail us at Jane@holidays-with-heart.co.uk for details once availableAvailable
March 2 - 13 2021Singing
Brochure
Pauline Down
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowAvailable
March 16 - 23 2021FeltingPrivate Group by Leader invitation only.Adrienne Jowitt_ThrallWaiting ListPrivate Group
Full
March 16 - 23 2021SingingTeresa VerneyBook NowAvailable
March 23 - 30 2021ArtDonna Taylor
More about this Leader
Book NowAvailable
March 23 - 30 2021PhotographyGraham ParishBook NowAvailable
April 6 - 13 2021SingingVivienne Couch
More about this Leader
Book NowAvailable
April 20 - 27 2021Circle Dance
Brochure
Lideke KieftBrochureBook Now
November 9 - 16 2021SingingCelia Webb
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Book NowAvailable
November 16 - 23 2021ArtLouise Waugh
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Book NowAvailable
November 23 - 30 2021SingingRowena Whitehead
More about this Leader
Book NowAvailable
December 7 - 14 2021SingingBruce KnightBook NowAvailable
January 11-18 2022SingingKate DaviesAvailable
February 15-22 2022Circle DanceAnne Lise KrygerAvailable
March 1 - 15 2022Women's Ritual DanceIn German; must have completed 2-years training with LauraLaura Shannon
More about this Leader
Book NowAvailable (on application)
March 17 - 29 2022Women's Ritual DanceIn English; must have completed 2-years training with LauraLaura Shannon
More about this Leader
Book NowAvailable (on application)
November 8 - 15 2022SingingRowena Whitehead
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Book NowAvailable
November 15 - 22 2022Circle DanceLilly Sell
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Book NowAvailable