Marrakesh, Morocco – October 2014

…And it’s back…. Tigmi is an unforgettable experience wrapped in the other worldy Marrakesh. If you’ve not been before, you’re missing out. Here’s your chance to join us for a week of sun, relaxation, running, yoga, trips to the mountains, an onsite spa where you can taste a local hamann, fantastic healthy food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and did I mention the heated pool and stunning sunsets?
Plan ahead now to join us this October/November when the temperatures average mid to high 20s and your choice of two pools, heated or non, to refresh your days. With the warm days, the evenings are still a bit chilly so we now have a custom yoga room with a partially glass roof and serene white walls.
Or sunny mornings on the yoga terrace with a view of the Atlas Mountains….
So if you’re already in need of a top up of your Vitamin D then plan now to join us for an unforgettable week.
Only 30 minutes from the heart of Marrakesh, Hotel Tigmi was named a Top 12 Ethical Hideaway by Harper’s Bazaar, which described it as a ‘blissed-out haven that mixes style with substance’. The boutique hotel has become so synonymous with relaxation that clients now say they’re going to get Tigmified.
With views of an ancient Kasbah and the snow-capped mountains, you’ll feel miles away from it all while only 15 miles from Marrakesh. Meandering courtyards and courtyards reveal a variety of terraces, gardens of banana palms and bougainvillea and swimming pools (heated, if necessary!) .
While there you can spend your days relaxing by the pool, being pampered in the hotel’s very own spa and hammam, exploring the local surrounds including the local village, ancient Kasbah or venturing towards the Atlas mountains. (The Tigmi team can arrange half or full day trips to the mountains.)
…Or mix things up with a visit to the busy UNESCO world heritage site of the Marrakesh medina. Tigmi offers a complimentary free shuttle (three times each day) to the city daily where you can experience the magic of the medina or the grove of 150,000 palm trees at La Palmeraie. (The last shuttle bus drops you back off at Tigmi in time for our evening meal)
…Or a bit of everything in your glorious 8 day and 7 night stay..
What’s Included:
Meals from dinner on Saturday till lunch on the following Saturday including:
Early morning tea/coffee before morning yoga
Morning yoga session (Sunday through Saturday)
Morning runs (Sunday through Saturday)
Full buffet breakfast of home-made juices, honey, yoghurts, pancakes, cheeses, locally made breads, fresh fruit and cereals (daily)
Light salad lunch buffet (daily)
Three course Moroccan dinner* (daily)
*(vegetarian available on request)
Evening yoga session (Saturday through Friday)
Accommodation in a double/twin room (singles are available on request for a single supplement)
Three daily free shuttles to/from Marrakesh (not on Sunday or public holidays)
It is possible to arrange additional nights before/after the retreat – get in touch for more information. It’s also possible to have a non-yoga partner attend, again get in touch.
Weather and Travel
October weather averages 21 daily with an average of 10 hours of sun a day. Though this is an average, the days are bound to feel quite a bit warmer in the desert sun but do be aware that the evenings can get chilly, so layers and warmer clothes are good to pack!
Marrakech airport is 3.5 hours from London. At posting time Skyscanner was showing 10+ options for return flights under £250 for the dates from London airports.
We can arrange transfers through Tigmi from Marrakech Menara airport take about 20 mins in a taxi. We can arrange these for you for approximately £20 for a one way or £10 per person for two or more sharing.
October can be quite warm in the day and offers ample opportunity to bask in the sun however it does still get colder in the evenings so long sleeves and layers are recommended. Those of you who want to join us for our early morning runs will also want to pack warmer running gear. Dinners in the dining room are still a casual affair, so no need for anything too formal but most choose to change out of yoga gear into other casual wear. Bring sunscreen!
Dining al fresco.
£650.00 per person, in a large, en-suite twin/double. This option is for two people booking together, sharing a room. We can arrange shared rooms on request.
Single occupancy supplement: £250.00
EARLY BIRD BOOKING: Save 10% (£65) if you book your deposit by 1 August and pay in full by 15 September — £585.00 for a double room (single supplement remains £250)
Not included
Any treatments booked, airport transfers, and flights.
Wine or alcoholic drinks
Optional trips (Atlas mountains, etc)
Arrivals: after 2pm Saturday 18 October
Departures: before 12pm Saturday 25 November (to vacate room, it is possible to depart after lunch). There is some flexibility in these times – please talk to Jen when booking.
Yoga Mats
There are quite a few on site at Tigmi so it is not necessary to bring your own but you are welcome to do so!
Ready to book?
You have two options:
Pay £100 deposit to secure your spot (early bird before 1 August); final full payment is due no later than 15 September.
Pay for trip in entirety.
NOTES: You **must** purchase your own travel insurance for this trip. It is not included as part of the trip and is necessary to participate in the group activities.
Any questions let me know! x