Markets, Magic & Mountains
My vacation with Escape To Shape to Morocco was one of my favorite vacations yet! The Escape To Shape team was a ton of fun, very attentive and knowledgeable, making me feel safe and comfortable in an exotic place. Having traveled much of Europe and other parts of the world, this was a preferable way to experience a country and culture fully. The itinerary was full of experiential cultural activities. The yoga and exercise programs were well woven into the experience as a whole. The accommodations were great and had obviously been given much care and thought. The food was wonderful and true to the culture. There was much laughing and moments of peace and relaxation. All in all, if you are thinking of planning a great vacation with great people and experiences, Escape To Shape is the way to go. I will definitely be joining them on more trips!
Join ESCAPE TO SHAPE on an exclusive journey to magical Marrakech, Morocco. Experience the vast wonders of this exotic city- a combination of luxurious accommodations in a private desert Kasbah, results driven + fun & sweaty fitness classes, rich Arabic traditions, chaotic marketplaces, hidden treasures of the souks and breathtaking natural beauty- from the desert and the garden of YSL to the majestic Atlas Mountains. Along with the cultural and natural wonders, guests will enjoy an invigorating yet relaxing hammam, meandering through the marketplace, belly-dancing lessons, a camel trek through Berber villages and a cooking class on how to prepare traditional Moroccan cuisine, plus many other cultural surprises.
- 7 nights luxury accommodations in an exclusive Moroccan Desert Villa. Each luxurious room is spacious with an en suite bathroom, terrace, air conditioning and deluxe amenities.
- 3 delicious & healthy meals & snacks reflective of the region & the season provided daily. Meals will be enjoyed in the private villa and in some of Marrakech’s chic restaurants & cafes. Alcohol is available at an extra rate, based upon consumption.
- Yoga & Meditation
- Fitness Training
- Morning Power Walks
- Guided hike and Berber picnic in the Atlas Mountains
- A guided walking historical tour of the ancient Medina
- An ‘insider access’ guided shopping tour of the Medina & French Quarter
- A camel trek through a berber village.
- A visit to the famed Majorelle Gardens (YSL Gardens)
- Cooking demonstration focusing on healthy ways to enjoy the foods of the region at home
- Group hammam experience
- Free time to relax poolside or enjoy the private villa spa
- Round trip ground transportation from the Marrakech Menara airport (RAK) to the Villa.
- Additional Cultural Surprises
$2500 non-refundable deposit per person. Please refer to the policies page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.
While in Marrakech guests will stay in an authentic Moroccan desert style home, perfectly situated between the majestic Atlas Mountains and the exotic Medina. The Kasbah-style villa is uniquely decorated with a crisp, modern twist, cleverly combining traditional Moroccan colors, textures and fabrics with a modern play of light and comfort. Each suite is spacious and airy with a private en-suite bathroom, terrace, air conditioning and amenities, decorated in a traditional Moroccan meets modern style- from antique furniture carved out of solid walnut to leather club chairs and carpets from the Middle Atlas region. The expansive property is complete with a heated pool, jacuzzi, a traditional Berber tent, ideal for afternoon tea or post dinner conversation and an exquisite rose garden that splashes color throughout the property. Additionally, the property is host to a variety of unique indoor & outdoor spaces, ideal for inspiring each yoga & fitness class.
Sample Itinerary & Menu
Sample Days At Escape To Shape: Marrakech
Please note all activities are optional
7:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast Available At Your Leisure
6:45 am-8:00am - Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation (with optional time to journal)
9:00 am – Fitness Training
11:00 am - Depart for Medina- excursion includes a bit of shopping, lunch & private guided historical tour. Discover the history, architecture & culture.
6:00 pm - Restorative Yoga and Meditation
8:00 pm - Dinner
7:00-10:00 am - Breakfast Available At Your Leisure
6:45 am - 8:00am - Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation (with optional time to journal)
9:00 am - Power Walk & Local School Visit
1:00 pm - Lunch
2:30 pm - Camel Trek through local Berber village
5:00 pm - Restorative Yoga and Meditation
6:00 pm - Cooking demonstration
8:00 pm - Dinner
Egg fritatta with zucchini
Home made muslei with dried fruits & home made cashew nut milk
Coffee & tea
Salad of grilled chicken, chickpea & almonds with olive oli, lemon & herbs
Fresh figs & honey
Mid-afternoon Snack - hummus with carrot & celery sticks
Trout tagine & couscous
Scambled eggs with spinach
Raw oatmeal with almond mil & mixed berries
Coffee & tea
Moroccan eggplant & tomato salad
Sliced oranges with cinnamon
Mid-afternoon Snack- Banana & cashew nut smoothie
Chicken, oilve & preserved lemon tagine
Gazelle's Horn (almond pastery)
Chocolate mouse 'shots'