Colours of the Sun in Morocco - 12-22 October

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Colours of the Sun in Morocco - 12-22 October

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VISIT MOROCCO, BE INSPIRED BY SPICE MARKETS, ANCIENT WALLED CITIES AND BERBER COUNTRYSIDE. LEARN HOW TO USE LOCAL INGREDIENTS AND MATERIALS TO CREATE YOUR OWN TEXTILES TO BRING HOME. Book online

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Saturday 12 October
fly to Marrakech (Ryanair from Stansted or via Amsterdam from Norwich) (not included)
You will be met at the airport and driven by private taxi to your home in the heart of Essaouira (3 hr transfer)
Welcome drinks and traditional Moroccan dinner in the house.
Sunday 13 October
We start the day with an early morning visit to the local Sunday flea market ‘Joutiya’ and visit Naif artists’ studios, then return to the Medina for an orientation walk while we shop for dyes and locally spun wool. Enjoy a lazy afternoon exploring the winding streets, meeting artisans and being inspired by the colour and energy of the old town
Evening beach walk and sunset dinner at beach cafe
Monday 14 October
Morning - drawing and photography - inspiration in the medina.
Afternoon - fabric block print workshop at a rooftop studio
Dinner at a local restaurant
Tuesday 15 October
Transfer to Lalla Abouch, an organic Argan farm 20km south of Essaouira
Natural Dye Workshop 1 - dyeing hand spun wool with local plant dyes to create a palette of ‘colours of the sun’ for your weave workshop on Friday.
Wednesday 16 October
Natural Dye Workshop 2 - dyeing with indigo - learn how to create pattern in cloth with resist techniques and over dye the colours from yesterday to make secondary shades
Thursday 17 October
Visit the local village to buy produce at the weekly souk, then return to the farm for your Berber cookery class where you will learn how to grind barley from the farm to bake bread and make couscous to accompany the delicious Tajine you will enjoy for lunch.
Friday 18 October
After an introduction to using a simple loom, spend a leisurely day weaving a unique textile using the wool you have dyed.
Saturday 19 October
A day to relax, swim, explore the local countryside or book a trip to the nearby coast with a hike to a waterfall
Sunday 20 October
Transfer to Marrakech by private taxi, check into your beautiful riad Dar Attajmil , and enjoy a delicious sunset dinner on the roof terrace
Monday 21 October
In the morning your local guide will show you round the vibrant medina of Marrakech, visiting the souks, Secret Garden and a private collection of stunning textiles and objet d’art from North Africa. Afternoon is yours to explore further or enjoy a pampering session with hamman and massage back at the riad. Optional evening local music concert followed by dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Tuesday 22 October
transfer by private taxi to Marrakech Airport to fly back to the UK

£100 early bird discount if you book and pay in full

OR you may wish to pay in instalments
Please pay the non-refundable deposit when booking, you will then be invoiced for the balance in 4 regular instalments payable by 15 September.

SINGLE OCCUPANCY DOUBLE ROOM - deposit 375 plus 4 instalments of £400 - total £1975
SHARED OCCUPANCY TWIN/TRIPLE ROOM - 4 instalments of £350 - total £1725
NON-PARTICIPATING PARTNER SHARING DOUBLE ROOM - 4 instalments of 250.00 = £1375

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
private taxi transfers to and from Marrakech Airport and between Marrakech, Essaouira and Lalla Abouch.
double, with en suite shower or twin/triple accommodation with shared shower
5 nights full board at Lalla Abouch organic farm
3 nights bed and breakfast Essaouira with welcome drinks and dinner
2 nights bed and breakfast in Marrakech with dinner one night
4 one day workshops with lunch
1 half day workshop with refreshments
all materials and equipment needed for the workshops
private tour guide in Marrakech half day

NOT INCLUDED
Travel to and from Morocco (flight details will be supplied)
Personal travel insurance
Alcoholic beverages
Staff gratuities
Lunches and evening meals when not attending workshops in Essaouira and Marrakech