Fit & Fly Morocco

October 3 - 10, 2020

Join us for Fit & Fly Morocco, which will be held October 3 - 10, 2020. The first 4 nights of the retreat will be held at a private estate, the next 2 nights of the retreat will be held at a "glamping" camp in the Agafay desert, and the last night of the retreat will be held at a 5-star palace hotel. The Retreat Host is Sarah Von Bargen.


Morocco

Morocco is a country in North Africa with a fascinating history, combining an influence of European, Arab, and African cultures. Our time in Morocco will be concentrated in and near Marrakesh, a city known for its vibrant atmosphere of entertainment, shopping, and food. Like many Moroccan cities, Marrakesh has a medina (an old city with vendors and stalls) and has the largest traditional souk (market) in Morocco. Marrakesh offers its visitors an amazing sensory overload experience, best summed up by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent who said, "This city taught me color."

Please note that while a head scarf is not necessary to be worn in Morocco, women should cover their shoulders and wear modest clothing (skirts or pants below the knee) when away from the accommodations.


Peacock Pavilions (October 3rd - 7th)

Fit & Fly Morocco guests will stay at the private estate Peacock Pavilions located in an olive grove on the outskirts of Marrakesh. Peacock Pavilions consists of three pavilions as well as a bungalow, pool, outdoor gym, yoga pavilion, outdoor cinema, and a dining tent.

Peacock Pavilions has been featured in various publications from Elle Decor to The New York Times. The estate was designed and built by American author, blogger, and designer Maryam Montague who has led "design safaris" in Marrakesh for Tory Burch, Martha Stewart, and Lily Allen. Maryam's design influence is seen throughout the decor at Peacock Pavilions.

Maryam founded Project Soar, a non-profit organization established to empower local Moroccan girls who are from the same village where Peacock Pavilions is located. While staying at Peacock Pavilions during the retreat, Fit & Fly guests will have the opportunity to participate in a Project Soar activity.

Please note that there will be resident peacocks, cats, and a dog on the estate at Peacock Pavilions.


Scarabeo Camp (October 7th - 9th)

Fit & Fly Morocco guests will spend the next 2 nights of the retreat "glamping" at Scarabeo Camp, a desert camp located in the stone desert of Agafay, approximately one hour outside of Marrakesh. 

Each of Scarabeo's tents have either one queen size bed or two twin beds, depending on the type of accommodation chosen. The tents have a traditional Moroccan lounge area; a stretched cotton panel at the entrance to each tent with two chairs; a private, Western toilet; and an ensuite shower tent, Berber-style. Breakfast and lunch will be served outside under the shade of a hand-woven canopy, and dinner will be enjoyed around a candlelit table in the dining tent. 

Guests will be transported via private group shuttle to Scarabeo Camp on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 7th. On the morning of Friday, October 9th, guests will be transported via private group shuttle from Scarabeo Camp to Four Seasons Resort in Marrakesh.

Please note that other guests will be staying at Scarabeo Camp alongside Fit & Fly guests. Also please note that WiFi is not available at Scarabeo Camp due to the remote location.


Four Seasons Resort Marrakesh (October 9th - 10th)

Fit & Fly Morocco guests will spend the last night of the retreat at the 5-star Four Seasons Resort in Marrakesh.

While at the Four Seasons, guests will be pampered with their choice of either a complimentary traditional hammam or a massage at the Four Seasons’ spa. When not at the spa, guests can enjoy the Four Seasons’ pools, fitness center, or tennis courts. 

Please note that other guests will be staying at the Four Seasons alongside Fit & Fly guests.


Pricing and Reservations

Fit & Fly Morocco includes the following:

  • Seven nights accommodations in Morocco (4 nights at Peacock Pavilions, 2 nights at Scarabeo Camp, 1 night at Four Seasons Resort Marrakesh)

  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

  • One daily fitness class taught each morning

  • Private guided tours led by celebrity tour guide Mustapha Chouquir to sites in Marrakesh

  • Day trip to Richard Branson's luxury hotel, Kasbah Tamadot, in the Atlas Mountains

  • Three hour walk with a local guide in the Atlas Mountains, including a visit to a local Berber village for tea in a traditional home

  • Three-course lunch at Kasbah Tamadot

  • Visit to the Eve Branson Foundation to observe local Moroccan girls making crafts and shopping for their handmade gifts

  • Camel ride in the Moroccan desert

  • Visit to Yves Saint Laurent's garden, Jardin Marjorelle

  • Henna tattoo party with poolside cocktails and canapés

  • Your choice of a massage or a traditional hammam at the Four Seasons Resort's Spa

  • Complimentary WiFi at Peacock Pavilions and Four Seasons Resort Marrakesh (Please note that WiFi will not be available at Scarabeo Camp due to its remote location in the desert)

  • Group transportation to and from Scarabeo Camp

  • Round trip transportation to all group activities and excursions during the retreat

  • Taxes

Fit & Fly Morocco is priced as follows:

  • Double Occupancy Room (twin bed) at Peacock Pavilions; Double Occupancy Tent (twin bed) at Scarabeo Camp; Double Occupancy Room (twin bed) at Four Seasons Resort Marrakesh - $4,300 per person (2 Spots Remaining)

  • Single Occupancy Room (queen bed) at Riad Sapphire; Single Occupancy Tent (queen bed) at Scarabeo Camp; Single Occupancy Room (queen bed) at Four Seasons Resort Marrakesh - $5,500 (1 Spot Remaining)

Rates do not include airfare to and from Marrakesh; transportation from Marrakesh airport to Peacock Pavilions; transportation from Four Seasons Resort to Marrakesh airport; alcoholic beverages; two lunches and one dinner during the retreat, which will be held at local restaurants in Marrakesh; additional spa treatments or supplemental activities; or optional gratuities for fitness leader, spa therapists, or staff. 

We have a limited number of spaces available, so contact us here or at info@fitandflygirl.com to reserve your spot for Fit & Fly Morocco!

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