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 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.

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 friends.

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

You will also no doubt bond with like-minded guests through the shared experiences.

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, wash your clothes etc.
  • Solar panels to heat water
  • Locally sourced vegetarian food and 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.

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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
September 15-22 2020Singing
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PLEASE NOTE NEW DATESVivienne Couch
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowAvailable
September 22-29 2020Yoga
Brochure
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATESLisa TaylorBrochureBook NowAvailable
September 29 - 6 October 2020Singing
Brochure
Sophia Efthimiou
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Brochure

Waiting ListFull
October 6 -13 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Nawal & Dee
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BrochureBook Now1 place available
October 13 - 20 2020Art
Brochure
Sketching, drawing and paintingMark PageBrochureBook NowFull
October 13 - 20 2020Photography
Brochure
Includes 3 night tour to a traditional fishing port and the Atlantic coastGraham ParishBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 20 - 27 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Lilly Sell
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowAvailable
November 3-10 2020Singing
Brochure
Jenny Goodman
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BrochureBook NowAvailable
November 10 - 17 2020Creativity & Yoga
Brochure
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES as shown on the leftRuth WheelerBrochureBook NowAvailable
November 10-18 2020Bee Keeping
Brochure
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES as shown on the leftLynne IngramBrochureWaiting ListAvailable
November 17 - 24 2020Art
Brochure
Louise Waugh
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowFull
November 24 - Dec 1 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Paul Boizot
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BrochureBook NowAvailable
December 1 - 8 2020Circle Dance
Brochure
Judy King
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December 8 - 15 2020Singing
Brochure
Bruce KnightBrochureBook NowAvailable
January 4-11 2021Sketching, drawing and painting
Brochure
Mark PageBrochureBook NowAvailable
January 4 - 11 2021Yoga
Brochure
Louise Cook
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BrochureBook NowAvailable
January 11 - 18 2021free for LONG STAY holidays (enquire about dates: likely to include 15 December - 25th JanuaryBook NowAvailable
January 18 - 25 2021Walking and Photography
Brochure
optional circle danceMike & Barbara Driscoll
More about Mike
More about Barbara
BrochureBook NowAvailable
January 25 - February 1
2021
Singing
Brochure
Jane ReadBrochureBook NowAvailable
February 2 - 9 2021Dances of Universal PeaceJilani Cordelia Prescott
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Book NowAvailable
February 1- 8 2021Yoga
Brochure
Joy PraterBrochureBook NowAvailable
February 9 - 16 2021The Power of Connection
Brochure
Enhance all the relationships and partnerships in your life, for the rest of your life Katy van Haeften
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BrochureBook NowAvailable
February 16 - 23 2021Circle Dance
Brochure
Anne Lise KrygerBrochureBook NowFew places
February 23 - March 2 2021Yoga & Circle Dance
Brochure
ChrisandraBrochure Book NowAvailable
March 2 - 13 2021Singing
Brochure
includes a desert and Anti Atlas mountain tourPauline Down
More about this Leader
BrochureBook NowFew places
March 9 - 16 2021Circle Dance & Singing
Brochure
With live musicHilary & Tony Jay
More about these Leaders
BrochureBook NowAvailable
March 9 - 16 2021FeltingPrivate Group by Leader invitation only.Adrienne Jowitt_ThrallWaiting ListPrivate Group
Full
March 16 - 23 2021Singing
Brochure
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES optional 4 day tour to desert and Anti atlas Mountains 23-27 MarchTeresa VerneyBrochureBook NowLimited places
March 23 - 30 2021ArtPLEASE NOTE NEW DATES as shown on the leftDonna Taylor
More about this Leader
Book NowFull
March 23 - 3 April 2021Women's Ritual Dance & Culture TourPLEASE NOTE NEW DATES includes 4 day tour to Anti Atlas & Desert. Open to women who have danced with Laura beforeLaura ShannonBook NowLimited Places Available
April 3-13 2021Women's Ritual Dance & Culture TourPLEASE NOTE NEW DATES includes 4 day tour to Anti Atlas & Desert. Open to women who have danced with Laura beforeLaura ShannonBook NowLimited Places Available
April 13-20 2021SingingVivienne Couch
More about this Leader
Book NowAvailable
April 20 - 27 2021Circle Dance
Brochure
Lideke KieftBrochureBook NowAvailable
April 20 - 27 2021BeekeepingLynne IngramBook NowAvailable
April 27 - 4 May 2021Yoga
Brochure
Emma LeafBrochureBook NowAvailable
October 12 - 20 2021Photographyincludes a 4 night tour to Marrakech & the High AtlasGraham ParishBook NowAvailable
November 9 - 16 2021SingingCelia Webb
More about this Leader
Book NowAvailable
November 16 - 23 2021ArtLouise Waugh
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Book NowAvailable
November 23 - 30 2021SingingRowena Whitehead
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Book NowAvailable
December 7 - 14 2021SingingBruce KnightBook NowAvailable
January 4 - 11 2022YogaLouise CookBook NowAvailable
January 11-18 2022SingingKate DaviesBook NowAvailable
January 18 - 25 2022SingingCat Fothergill & Henry SearsBook NowAvailable
January 25 - 1 February
2022
Hilary & Tony Jay
Hilary & Tony Jay
More about these Leaders
Book NowAvailable
February 1 - 8 2022SingingJane ReadBook NowAvailable
February 8 - 15 2022SingingPauline DownBook NowAvailable
February 15 - 22 2022Circle DanceAnne Lise KrygerBook NowAvailable
February 22 - 3 March 2022Circle DanceBarbara DriscollBook NowAvailable
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)
March 29 - 5 April 2022YogaJoy PraterBook NowAvailable
April 7 - 14 2022SingingHelen YeomansBook NowAvailable
TBC April 21-28 2022Singing Vivienne Couch More about this LeaderBook NowAvailable
May 3 - 10 2022PhotographyGraham ParishBook NowAvailable
November 1 - 8 2022Circle DanceAdrian & CindyBook NowAvailable
October 11-18 2022Circle Dance
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Jeanette WhitfordBook NowAvailable
November 1 - 8 2022PhotographyGraham ParishBook NowAvailable
November 8 - 15 2022SingingRowena Whitehead
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Book NowAvailable
November 15 - 22 2022Circle DanceLilly Sell
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Book NowAvailable
November 22 - 29 2022ArtLouise WaughBook NowAvailable
December 13 - 20 2022SingingBruce KnightBook NowAvailable
February 14 - 28 2023Circle DanceIn English; must have completed 2-years training with LauraLaura ShannonBook NowAvailable
February 28 - 11 March 2023SingingPauline DownBook NowAvailable