Date: 10–17 Mar 2020
Cost: £500 plus 1250 MAD (about £100) payable in Morocco
Run by: Kate Davies
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Escape the British weather to enjoy sun, the exceptional menu of local healthy food, an exotic culture and environment at an award-winning, comfortable, sustainably-run traditional guest house. Explore with our delightful educated guides and drivers who are very informative about culture, landscape, wildlife and history. Stay at our new eco-lodge with 12 en suite rooms, a pool, gardens and choice of places to sing.
We are delighted that Kate returns enthusiastically to Morocco each year.
“Kate – your talent, your musicality, your energy, your people skills, your caring nature, that lovely smile, everything. You’re a fine group leader and a beautiful person …. I was especially impressed with what you managed to get out of me – the freedom and confidence to sing as we felt to the extent that you did. It felt very empowering” – participant on Kate’s 2017 & 2018 holidays
Based in Taroudant, an ancient walled market town little visited by tourists and with shopper-friendly souks to which you may be introduced by one of our staff. Enjoying the best winter climate in Morocco due to its southerly setting in the fertile Souss Valley, the source of an abundance of fruit and vegetables, it lies between contrasting mountain landscapes: the majestic High Atlas and the extraordinary Anti-Atlas (bordering the Sahara). Only an hour’s drive from the sandy, rocky and marshy habitats of the Atlantic coast.
Support of 9 charming English-speaking Moroccan staff experienced in running successful group holidays. Read our outstanding Trip Advisor Reviews.
A wide choice of authentic activities option to support charitable projects.
Substantial pre-visit information and support from owner with 20 years’ experience of Morocco.
A chance to buy some beautiful handcrafted items and other delights, and explore the fascinating culture with the help of delightful guides; option to trek or laze in the sun.
Feel safe thanks to the care of the staff, good medical facilities (no compulsory vaccinations), safe water as well as the town being small, relaxed and friendly with few tourists. Good WiFi and mobile network. Short, inexpensive flight; 50 minute road transfer with our own safe drivers. Compared with Europe, better value for money.
About our staff: “If only there were more places like this: a medina house run by locals offering a rare glimpse into Moroccan life. They offer skilled guides, exciting cultural experiences and delicious Moroccan meals.” – Lonely Planet
“The staff there provide such attentive holding and care to us all, helping to create a supportive and kind atmosphere amongst the group. This is the perfect environment for sharing our voices and connecting with the local people and culture” – Kate Davies
From 2 of Kate’s participants in February 2019:
- “I’m not a singer but I absolutely loved the singing. Kate just conjured the notes out of us and embodied them. The sound was amazing”.
- “And Kate’s singing sessions were a joy: inspiring, gentle yet energising, fun and accessible to everyone from the experienced singers to the complete beginners”.
**Cost £500 plus 1250 MAD (about £100) payable in Morocco, covers 7 nights in twin/double rooms (singles possible for a £140 supplement), substantial breakfasts; vegetarian evening meals (option of meat or fish for small supplement. Special diets catered for) 2 cultural experiences (chosen from several), 2 named excursions, workshops, “A Feast for the Senses” celebration, at least 2 hours singing daily and airport transfers to/from Agadir on designated flight. Excludes cost of flights (usually about £80 return if booked early), travel insurance, tips, lunches.
Limited places available. Book early to get good flight prices, but please do NOT book flights until we give the go-ahead! Request a place at www.cecu.co.uk/bookings We will then send you the payment schedule (split into 4 installments. £100 initial deposit) & then we send lots of useful advice – we have over 20 years’ experience behind us.
- about Morocco please contact email@example.com or visit www.holidays-with-heart.co.uk
- about singing contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
** Note. We will have a limited number of places at a reduced rate, sleeping in traditional tents in the garden. We reserve the right to amend the cost of the holiday if the exchange rate is severely and adversely affected by factors beyond our control such as Brexit. Costs are calculated at least a year in advance and can cater for normal exchange rate fluctuations, but not extreme, sudden changes that may occur in these politically uncertain times. The good news is that the Moroccan Dirham has been much less volatile than the Euro in relation to the GBP!
Holidays with Heart – voted Top 10 in the world: Lonely Planet Eco Stays 2014; Vege News Vegetarian Holidays 2005; Responsible Tourism Trophy for Community Project Work 2009. Green Key Certified 2012-present. Tel. 01239 615499.