Easy to reach from our yoga venues in Marrakech
Many people ask us for alternative activities for friends and family members who do not practice yoga and would like to join them on this journey to Morocco. Some places are too wonderful to miss.
After the morning lesson we would suggest a lovely lunch in Asni, after some relaxing walk through and overseeing the beauty of the Atlas Mountain. In the afternoon, on the way back to Marrakech, you can explore Tamseloht, where the eldest of the village is around 104 and has some interesting stories to tell. The feature film Last Temptation of Christ was shot partly there. Or you might enjoy Marrakech and go for mint tea on famous Place Jemaa el-Fna and seightsee some fabulous historical sites in the city, like the Palais de la Bahia, the Medersa Ben Youssef, the moorish style 12km long town wall’s ancient ports build in 1126 (Bab ed-Debbarh & Bab Aguenaou), the Minaret of Koutoubia (Mosque build in 1158), the Ménara Park or the Majorelle Gardens. Visiting Marrakech’s new art galleries and/or explore the Medina, enjoying the beauties of the Moroccan handicraft.
Essaouira, the ancient Mogador, is a very nice place where to go and spend an evening, enjoying the local fresh seafood, but accommodating there at least one night would be recommendable.
Besides our personal suggestion, hereby some itineraries you might like.
1 DAY EXCURSIONS, suitable for a Yoga with Perumal Holiday
Marrakech / Asni / Imlil / Lake Lalla Takerkous / Marrakech Asni is a large Berber village is particularly popular on the day when it plays a beautiful and authentic Saturday market when all the inhabitants of the surrounding villages gather to trade wares of all types. Asni exit a side road can reach Imlil. Imlil is small village nestled at 1800 meters at the base of Toubkal Massif, is the starting point for trekking in the region that includes the highest peaks in North Africa. After returning to the main road of Tizi’n Test, after a few kilometers and a detour to the right allows you to reach the town of Amizmiz and later in a picturesque landscape of lake of Lalla Takerkous, one of the favorite trips by residents of Marrakech.
Marrakech / Ourika Valley / Marrakech The green and fertile Ourika Valley is only forty miles from Marrakech and is situated at the foot of the massif of Jebel Toubkal, which with its 4167 meters is the tallest mountain across North Africa. A series of peaks over 3000 meters surround tiny Berber villages (douar), which are an excellent starting point for those interested in hiking or trekking in this area. A beautiful side street in the Valley can reach the winter sports resort of ‘ Oukaimedem to 2600 m (the most ‘highest in Africa) where on clear days you can admire all the majesty and grandeur of the High Atlas chain. We recommend hiking on Monday, day of the berber market in Tnine de l’Ourika.
2 DAYS EXCURSIONS
Marrakech / Waterfalls of Ouzoud / Marrakech Rightly considered one of the most beautiful sites in the High Atlas, the waterfalls of Ouzoud with 110 meters to 1080 meters high above sea level are particularly popular in summer for coolness offered by the area. A walking excursion, especially along the river to the gorge dell’oued El Abid pools allow you to swim in. Nearby is the charming barrage or dam Bin El Ouidane. Ouzoud 160 km from Marrakech, you can accommodate in a riad overlooking the waterfalls.
Marrakech/ Essaouira/ Marrakech Extended on a peninsula, with the old town surrounded by high walls overlooking the sea, Essaouira was known to the Phoenicians and Romans as a production center of the purple. Essaouira became a permanent settlement in the first century BC. The citadel built by the Portuguese, with its fishing port, the medina and the mellah, is fascinating and makes it unique atmosphere of this pearl of Morocco which has a large beach and a constant climate all year round. Essaouira is also famous for the best Moroccan marquetry and processing of precious thuja wood in the region.
Passports and Visas:
In order to enter Morocco, you must own a valid passport with at least six months remaining. All British citizens, no matter how young, must have their own passport. A Visa is a stamp in your passport, or a separate piece of paper, officially stamped, indicating how long you are permitted to stay in the country for a permitted length of time. Most visitors to Morocco do not need them and are allowed to remain for up to 90 days on entry. The exceptions are nationals of Israel, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Morocco is a safe country and vaccinations are not required for entry and most visitors, especially those intending to make a short stay do not need to obtain specific immunization.
Along the Mediterranean, Morocco has a subtropical climate, tempered by oceanic influences that give the coastal cities moderate temperatures. Toward the interior, winters are colder and summers warmer. At high altitudes temperatures of less than -17.8* C (0* F) are not uncommon and mountain peaks are covered with snow during most of the year. Marrakech is beautiful all year round but temperatures in the summer months, and particularly August, can be very high. If you are visiting Morocco in the winter, do carry warm clothes as although the climate in Marrakesh is normally very mild it can also get cold and Moroccan architecture is better suited to protect from the heat than the cold.
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