Let me know if you would like to join us in 2020!
Any questions? Send an email to Rachel at rb@revealingvajra.com !
Please don't wait too long to book as our retreats usually sell out months before the start date!

YOGA AND HIKING RETREAT IN MOROCCO: OFFERING DAILY YOGA, MEDITATION, A TREK TO MOUNT MGOUN, MARRAKECH & MUCH MORE!

During this yoga and hiking retreat, you can really experience Morocco. It’s a wonderful combination of adventure, culture and relaxation. We will make sure that you are safe and we will take care of everything for you. From the minute you arrive at the airport.

This yoga retreat combines 5 days of walking in the Atlas Mountains with yoga and meditation. Walking in the stunning Ait Bougemez valley recharges you like nothing else. This area is still rather unexplored, unlike the very touristy Toubkal area. You will see, the scenery is absolutely magnificent.

To find out more or book your place...

Please contact Rachel at rb@revealingvajra.com if you would like to ask any questions about this retreat or how to book and pay for your place, she will be more than happy to get back to you!

You can also book and pay securely online here. Payments via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT ON THIS YOGA RETREAT IN MOROCCO

An Experience of a lifetime climbing this majestic mountain, and having yoga and meditation practices.

Our all-inclusive price for this yoga and hiking retreat Morocco includes:

  • 4 nights of camping in the most idyllic landscape you can imagine
  • 1 night at a refuge (mountain cabin) – very simple and shared accommodation
  • 2 nights at Riad Marrakech with wonderful views on the High Altas Mountains
  • Airport Group Transfers, on the start and end date of the retreat
  • Transfers during out trek
  • Professional guidance from expert guides during our trekking days
  • Mules to carry our stuff
  • Drinking water
  • Snacks
  • Walking poles
  • 3 meals a day, on all days, prepared with local ingredients
  • Drinks all day: water, mint and herbal teas
  • Daily meditation and yoga classes featuring different yoga styles (mats provided)
  • Welcome gift
  • Taxes
  • A wonderful group of likeminded people around

Not inclusive

  • Flights
  • Transfers outside of the retreat dates
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Your personal travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra gear and Equipment (if necessary)
  • Tips

THIS YOGA AND HIKING RETREAT WILL RECHARGE YOU FOR A LONG TIME.

You will get a Kick out of climbing the second Highest Mountain in North Africa, Mount Mgoun, 4068 meters.
You will never forget your yoga session with a view on the Atlas mountains.
We have an entire team on site, ready for you to assist you anyway you need.
The meals you will have are prepared with care and organic and mostly local ingredients.
Vegetarian Options are available and Very tasty!
Professional guidance in all yoga and meditation classes.
We see massages as part of the experience, and thus included in your retreat price.
You do not open your wallet for a week.
A wonderful blend of international participants, from all over the globe.

I live in Morocco so you will get more in’s and out’s than on any other yoga holiday out there.

We know people, who know the High Atlas Mountains and Marrakech better than anyone else 🙂

This retreat started with an incredible hike to the top of Mount Toubkal, 4167 meters! Afterwards the retreat kept on being a rich and amazing experience. Rachel is a funny and lovely person. She has everything under control, is always on time and is a very professional yoga teacher. It was interesting for me to discover some new styles and I loved the extra attention to pranayama and meditation. Eating together in all these nice environments was great and the pool in Marrakech is super! I can very much recommend Rachel and Revealing Vajra Yoga retreats!
Gunn Benjaminsen, Norway – Yoga and Hiking, Morocco, July 2018

Your Massively Exciting Schedule

Saturday: Marrakech 
Transfers today are organised for you from the Marrakech airport to our riad. No programme, we just have a wonderful homemade dinner together.

Sunday : Relax
Today we drive for about 4-5 hours to Agouti, the starting point of our trek. A day to acclimatise. We have our first walk together and have a rest at a simple but cosy guesthouse. An early night to be ready for our trek tomorrow.

Monday : So it begins….
Let the trekking journey begin! We start our walking together towards our first camping site.
Dinner and a very early night sleep.

Tuesday : Yes, we can!
We get up really early, 4:30AM, to reach for the summit. We should be there after a five hour walk max. We can make 5 million pictures and selfies and head back to our base camp.  A wonderful and nourishing dinner awaits us and some very well deserved rest.

Wednesday and Thursday: Walking
Enjoying the breath taking scenery.

Friday: Contemplate and Relax
After a short walk, we head back to Marrakech.
Once arrived, you can be as active or as chilled out as you wish to be!
Not too many activities planned today besides yoga. We are in the medina so you can walk out and enjoy the hustle and bustle.  Dinner out in one of the best restaurants in town!

Satuday: Departure Time
After breakfast, we end our all inclusive program.

 

Location

We will sleep at several locations during this trip.

Our first and last home is Riad Marrakech.

Our second home away from home will be our tents. We will make it as comfortable as we can with sanitary tents and matrices but of course, it’s still tents.

The refuge we will stay at is a shelter.
It’s a shelter, what can we say? 🙂 Bunkbeds on the one hand side, awesome views and friendly staff on the other side. Oddly as it may sound now, we are quite convinced that you will like it here!
Luxury level: Zero. Adventure Level: 10+!

In our guesthouse, the rooms are not luxurious but they offer everything you need during a hiking and yoga holiday.

M’goun Experience: Good to know

Do I need to be (super) fit?

The ascent of Jbel M’Goun (4068m), North Africa’s second highest mountain, is achievable without any climbing skills. Most people who are reasonably fit and determined can achieve this goal. Slowly, step by step.
If you have not walked at heights of 4000m before, do not be surprised about the slow pace, which is certainly the best way to get to the top no matter how fit you are.
It’s not a race and we will keep a very close eye on you that things are safe for everyone involved.

How about comfort and luxury during the trek?

During our Trekking, we will sleep at a guesthouse, tents and a Refuge. This is the only possibility and it’s not luxurious, … at all. Think of it as a communal bunkhouse sleeping platform.
In all three places, service level is high and the staff is super nice.

What should I bring?

Not too much! Luggage is transported on mules but this doesn’t mean you should bring 5 suitcases…
Before departure, we will send you more information of course about all practicalities.

Most important things:

  • Walking boots or tracking shoes (trainers are not ok, they don’t protect your ankles and might not have enough grip)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Day rucksack /backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Water bottle – ideally camel bag

Morocco in June, will it be too hot?

Morocco in June could be warm to very hot. However, during our Walking Experience, we will be at an altitude of 2000 meter and higher, so temperatures should be ideal to climb. Not as warm as in the rest of the country.

We can only say that the past three years, June was absolutely lush! Our day in Marrakech could be warm, or even hot but we will adjust the program in order for it to be nice and doable.

Can I do the Hiking and Trekking and leave the Yoga lessons out?

Yes, you can although this is what makes this particular retreat special. There are many hiking holidays out there so it might be more interesting to contact those.
If your partner is interested in joining and not into yoga, he or she can come of course. Rachel’s personal condition to join is that he or she follows at least 1 yoga class during our time together 🙂

 

Great Food!

This wouldn’t be a Revealing Vajra Experience if there’s wasn’t extra attention for food!

We will bring our own chefs and they will prepare awesome lunches and dinners. With this kind of food, we will simply fly up that mountain! Don’t expect Michelin stars now, we are in the middle of the mountains. What you can expect is simple and really good food. We will also have lunches with breathtaking views.

You will get to taste all the typical Moroccan dishes and it will never taste the same. You will love it, even if you have no idea what Moroccan cuisine means right now.

To find out more or book your place...

Please contact Rachel at rb@revealingvajra.com if you would like to ask any questions about this retreat or how to book and pay for your place, she will be more than happy to get back to you!

You can also book and pay securely online here. Payments via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer

YOUR HOST AND TRAVEL GUIDE, RACHEL BONKINK

Rachel Bonkink yoga retreatsI have been teaching and retreat hosting for many years now and I do what I do because it is who I am – it is what I love to do. Traveling the world and inspiring people in anyway I can.

I’m a RYS 600+ trained yoga and meditation teacher with many years of professional teaching and coaching experience.
There’s a strong corporate background and I teach different yoga styles, from traditional Hatha Yoga to Kundalini and Yin yoga. Pranayama (breathing), meditation and yoga philosophy are part of all my lessons.

You will go home after this week, with a mental back pack, filled with incredible memories and practical tools to help you maintain and cultivate Balance in your daily life.

To me, these holidays are so much more than just a getaway.
This yoga and hiking retreat can be truly life changing. It will empower you to become a more healthy and happy person.

All levels of yoga are welcome!!!

You can read more about my story here.

I welcome any and all questions or concerns you may have and invite you to email me at: rb@revealingvajra.com or just give me a call or whatsapp message on +32 476 204 121.

Rachel is a great host and teacher. She makes everyone feel at ease and safe. The yoga sessions are suitable for all levels and get you back what you put in. I also enjoyed meeting fascinating and kind people from diverse backgrounds and countries. A wonderful trip!
Nicole Berry, NYC, USA – March 2017, Morocco and Scotland, August 2018

WHAT TO DO NEXT? BOOKING THIS “YOGA AND HIKING RETREAT IN MOROCCO”

Prices include the 5 Day Mgoun Hiking Experience, full board accommodation, all drinks, transfers, all yoga lessons, 1 excursion, guided tours, walks.

1450 Euro per person for shared accommodation for one week
1650 Euro per person for private accommodation, except for the 1 night at the Refuge where you share ‘the space’

You can fly into Marrakech.
Transfers are included on the start and end date of the retreat.

On the departure day, take into account a 35 minute drive to the airport and 2 hour waiting time at the airport. Therefore, very early departures are not advised, for your own comfort.

Cancellation Policy

There are no partial refunds for late arrivals or if you need to leave the retreat early.

Refunds depend on the timing of your cancellation:
A 90% refund will be provided on cancellations, up to 60 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refunds will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.

Testimonials

One of the best retreats I ever attended. Rachel has a vast knowledge of yoga and all its aspects and made sure that we all got a taste of it. The week was very complete in the amount of activities, yoga and excursion time. I highly recommend Rachel's retreats to anyone wanting a wonderful week, away from the intensity of every day life. To learn new skills, to relax in a beautiful setting with amazing food. Thank you!

Lauretta Zucchetti, Italy - March 2018, Marrakech

What a great retreat in an amazing location! I had such a good time and I wish there was one more week to come! The yoga classes are not too intense, but really creative and very interesting. After a week of practise, I can feel the benefits of daily yoga and meditation. It helped me to create some space and look at my thoughts and emotions from a distance. There is still a lot to sort out, but I feel that I am coming back stronger and with an open mind. Thank you for that!

Ewa Paluszkiewicz, Poland - March 2017, Marrakech

This week has been a totally unique experience to me. I leave taking away so many wonderful things and experiences which will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you!

Carole Vinycomb, UK - March 2017, Marrakech

Just Go!
Everything that's promised on the website... and more!
Best experience ever!

Zafanya Vandenberg, NL - March 2017, Marrakech

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Why take this trip?

In 1 trip you will ….

Climb the second highest point in North Africa, Mount Mgoun !

Visit the charming city of Marakkech with bustling markets and snake charmers.

Detox completely from daily life

Meditate and do Yoga

Experience true Berber life in the small villages surroundings the foothills of the Atlas

Rest and Rejuvenate 

Be with an international group of like minded people

Enjoy good food, all 7 days long

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