MOROCCO FACTS & USEFUL INFORMATION

Morocco is a short, cheap flight away from mainland Europe. It offers total escape to a very different culture and year round warmth.


Nearest Airport

Marrakech Menara

Weather

Click here for Morocco weather
April - highs of 36C and lows of 11C - mostly sunny
December / January - highs of 22C and lows of 5C - mostly sunny with cool evenings

Currency

Moroccan Dhms and Euros are accepted
Approximate exchange rate - €100 = Dirham 1,093
Dirham 100 = €9

Dress Etiquette

We would recommend to cover up and avoid wearing short skirts and low necklines out of respect for the culture and not to draw attention to yourself. There is no need to cover your head, although if sightseeing in some temples it might be worth having a scarf in hand.

Is it safe to travel to Morocco?

Morocco is the most liberal of all Muslim countries. It is a kingdom and considered very safe.

What to pack for retreat

Loose comfortable layered clothing for yoga and meditation
Running clothes if you would like to join in the early morning mindfulness runs
Hand washing powder for running clothes
Good walking shoes
Bathing suit, flip flops, sunglasses and sunscreen
Amphibious shoes if you would like to do lake activities
Light down vest and jacket for cool evenings
Prescription medicines
Cash (credit cards are also accepted)
Books from recommended reading list

Our favourite Riads in Marrakech

Riad Mena & Beyond - luxury designer - from €140
Riad L'Orangeraie - friendly and homely - from €140
Riad Snan 13 - minimalist designer - from €95

Our Favourite restaurants in Marrakech

Terrace des Epices
Nomad
Cafe des Epices
Grand cafe de la Poste


The map shows the location of the Morocco Countryside retreat. To view the location of the Morocco Desert retreat, please click here.

"Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden are leaders in their field when it comes to mindfulness and meditation. Brian is an expert guide - soft spirited, practical, full of empathy, tips and appreciation for the challenges of modern life. Shannon stylishly holds the space and ensures everything runs smoothly. Together they are a dream team on the wellness scene."
DAISY FINER, Spa and Health Writer

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