Date: 1–8 Nov 2021
Cost: £510 pp in shared/twin rooms (plus 1250 MAD - equivalent to £100 once you arrive in Morocco) - some single room supplement £140 pp (£100 deposit then staged payment schedule) - Cost includes singing tuition, accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, 1 c
Location: La Maison Anglaise (Holidays with Heart) Taroundant, Morocco
Run by: Jenny Goodman
Contact details: Tel (UK) Landline 01239 615 499 Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 2.30pm NB Messages may not be checked daily Skype (by appointment): jrb_closglas
Please note this event has been postponed til 2021 – exact dates to be confirmed.
This is my second visit to Maison Anglaise and this year we’ll be in their new purpose-built, sustainably run ecolodge in the ancient walled market town of Taroundant – in the fertile Souss Valley between the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains.
This is a holiday full of stimulation and the chance to absorb Morocco and its culture. We sing every day – sometimes as part of our excursions; e.g. visiting the local Berber villages guided by one of the staff who is from the villages, and sharing our singing with the people there. There are numerous excursions and cultural experiences on offer – last year we went to the local Hammam (my favourite thing!), visited the oasis, visited local co-ops producing Argan oil, and went for a walk in the mountains. If you want to just relax, there is a pool and eco hammam on-site.
Food is local and healthy – substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals (option of meat or fish for small supplement; special diets catered for). It is a truly special cultural and singing experience with an award-winning holiday company. The centre is run by local Moroccan staff who are all lovely and will look after your every comfort.
Jane at Holidays with Heart will provide you with all the information and help you need to book your trip. Booking and expression of interest directly through Holidays with Heart. Limited places available. Book early to get good flight prices, but please do NOT book flights until they give the go-ahead!
Here are some quotes from last years participants:
- “A really lovely and surprising week. I liked the mixture of cultural visits and singing and the well-organised, patient professionalism of you, Jenny.”
- “This has been a wonderful week – great to have the combination of singing and cultural experiences and local walks and encounters with local communities. Thanks for a brilliant time.”
- “I came not knowing anyone but Jenny, and have really enjoyed meeting all the members of the group. La Maison Anglaise have predicted all our wants and needs. The singing was fun and inspiring. As for Morocco – loved it – all of it – the food and so much more – so much to think about.”
- “Thank you – as a newcomer to singing it was a wonderful introduction. Superb choice of material – deceptively simple and easy to learn parts giving songs freshness and spontaneity. Digs – brilliant food, friendly, wonderfully helpful staff.”
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