Day 1: Meet in Marrakech at 11am for a welcome gathering, before heading up to Ouirgane, about 1.5 hours drive. Settle into your traditional Amazigh (Berber) guesthouse - a real 'home from home' but with a backdrop of olive trees and mountains - and a swimming pool! Enjoy a delicious dinner at the guesthouse tonight.
Day 2: Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for a half-day (approx. 3 hours) hike in the beautiful surrounding landscape, part of the Toubkal National Park. The hike ends with a lunch with a local Imazighen (Berber) family. In the afternoon, head back to the guesthouse to relax and enjoy the pool before another delicious dinner at the guesthouse.
Day 3: You've tried some local delicacies - now it is time to learn to make some! This morning your join a cookery class at the guesthouse. Learn how to make a special Moroccan tea, with mint leaves from the guesthouse garden. You'll also learn to make Tanorte bread - get the kids kneading the dough! Finally you'll learn about the delicious spices that make a tagine so tasty - cooking it outside over a wood fire before enjoying all results of all your efforts for lunch. In the afternoon you are free to relax as you please or enjoy one of a choice of optional activities. In the evening, dinner is again included.
Day 4: After your final breakfast in these beautiful surroundings, you depart for Marrackech.
If you would like to spend some time in Marrakech, you can add on extra nights there, before or after the retreat.
Flights to/from Marrakech can be arranged. On arrival you need to be in Marrakech in time to join the group for the welcome gathering at 11am. Departing flights need to leave Marrakech after 2pm on the final day of the retreat.