Holidays With Heart

Holidays With Heart – Connecting with People

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 friends.

Their engagement with you brings a feeling of connection with the Moroccan culture and local people in this varied region of lush valleys and arid mountains. Besides we are based in an authentic market town with few touri

Also you will no doubt bond with like-minded guests through the shared experiences.

Travellers often stay on the periphery of societies they visit, but our staff take you straight to the heart of Morocco.  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.

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

Our guide Said accepts our mint tea for guests
Our guide Dounia watches traditional bread making with our guests

Holiday With Heart – Connecting with Our Charitable Projects

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

Projects include the Save the Endangered Yellow Saharan Bee Project, the Orphanage, Street-Connected Children’s Project, the Soap-making and Embroidery projects, various cooperatives and more. 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

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

  • Outstanding sustainable building design with minimal energy use
  • A not-for-profit shop selling goods for good causes
  • Locally sourced food with many vegetarian options to reduce deforestation

We aim to give you incredible experiences which you will treasure for years to come.

Berber woman with henna on hands and nails cracking argan nuts

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.

Also you’ll have opportunities to be involved  – buying products, contributing ideas, volunteering, introducing volunteers, bringing and giving donations for the projects…

And you, like us, will probably leave a part of your heart in Morocco. In fact, Jane had not planned this project when she first set foot in Morocco in the early 1990s. It all evolved because the people and the land captured her heart. 

Image: Jane our founder hugging Mina who was instrumental in the soap-making project we initiated.

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"We were delighted to be treated to a preview of the new Maison Anglaise. Prepare to be stunned by Jane’s realised vision, simple, beautiful and all on one level except for the roof terrace."
The Heart is in the People
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"Enjoyable, authentic experiences led by sensitive, knowledgeable and educated people who were so obviously trusted by inhabitants of the villages we visited and were proud of their Moroccan culture. There can be no better way to experience it. "
I certainly Had a Holiday with Heart
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"We were never rushed, any questions were answered and all our needs were provided for. Every aspect was efficiently managed."

For many years, I’ve found that trips to so-called less developed countries give me priceless reminders of how to live more happily back home in the UK. This was certainly true of the group trip I co-led to Morocco in November 2018. I called this trip the Roots of Joy because I believe that human happiness needs to grow up from a good root network, in the same way as a tree or a plant. The idea was to experience what these roots are for our host communities in Morocco, to help cultivate our wellbeing both as a group, and as individuals. It was highly satisfying to see that this idea worked for everyone in our group. A key factor in this was our hosts in Morocco, Holidays with Heart. ……A superb local team at the centre …The project is impressive in many ways. One reason it is well rooted in its locality is the support it gives to a range of local projects: social, environmental, and cultural. Alan Heeks co-leader of a holiday in Nov 2018.

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