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El Fenn

Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hussain,
Bab El Ksour,
Medina,
Marrakech

+212 524 44 1220
[email protected]

 

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

21st November – 26th November 2024

5 nights / 6 days

From 5,720 euros / £4,850 / $6,200 (excluding flights & travel insurance)

  • Five nights of luxury accommodation – 3 at El Fenn & 2 at Scarabeo Desert Camp
  • Daily meditation & holistic workshops including sound baths, a healing circle & a choice of a one-hour 1-2-1 treatment such as reiki
  • Spa time to include a traditional Moroccan hammam and massage
  • Arab art workshop, camel rides, silent disco and a fire show under the stars in the desert
  • Visit the iconic YSL Museum and Majorelle Gardens
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage protected Marrakech Medina with female guides
  • Delicious and authentic Moroccan & fusion cuisine 
  • Enjoy time for yourself to reflect, recharge & re-energise with a group of likeminded people

Taking time for yourself is an act of self-love that can positively impact every aspect of your life.

Moroccan wellness traditions are age old. And our partners at IAM Retreat have wrapped them together with nourishing spiritual practices, fine food and truly authentic local culture.

Think daily immersive experiences focused on calming & rebalancing mind and body such as meditation, sound baths and spa time, combined with trips to museums and the ancient medina topped off with food in some of the city’s finest restaurants.

 

Your guides for this ultimate fusion of relaxation, cultural exploration and personal growth are IAM Retreat co-founders Imen and Zayna who’ll look after every aspect of your trip from gourmet Moroccan and fusion cuisine to personalized wellness programs.

 

“We started IAM Retreat because we wanted to create transformative experiences that blend Morocco’s rich cultural heritage with holistic well-being practices,” says Imen and Zayna. “This retreat is designed for women seeking both personal growth and the vibrant, authentic beauty of Marrakech.” 

 

The retreat includes three nights at El Fenn followed by a two-day stay at Scarabeo Camp in the Agafay Desert.  

YOUR RETREAT ITINERARY

 

Day 1

Arrive at your leisure before gathering together for sunset cocktails on the El Fenn rooftop. Our mixology team will be on hand to share some tips on how to create delicious cocktails before you sit down for a delicious Moroccan feast.

 

Day 2

Every morning of this retreat starts with a guided meditation followed by a spiritual workshop. This morning you’ll do heart centre work before breakfast and a tour of the Majorelle Garden and Yves Saint Laurent Museum. Then it’s back to El Fenn for lunch and an afternoon of relaxation. Have a hammam, explore the medina or curl up with a book and cup of mint tea. Later enjoy a cocktail and dinner at Safran by Koya – delicious Moroccan and Mediterranean fusion food is accompanied by a live show. 

 

Day 3

This morning’s meditation will be followed by a rebalancing workshop before breakfast in the sun. Then you’ll head into the medina with a female guide for a tour of the Marrakech Museum and some shopping time. Lunch will be at L’Mida, where executive chef Narjisse Benkabbou has given traditional tastes a modern spin. The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish before you’re picked up by horse drawn carriages at sunset and taken to dinner at Le Comptoir Darna – a Marrakech institution where dinner comes with a show of belly and candle dancers.

 

Day 4

Your morning meditation will be followed by an immersive – and healing – sound bath. After breakfast, you’ll visit a five-star spa for a traditional hammam and massage. Lunch is back at El Fenn before you leave for the stunning Agafay Desert. Just 30 minutes from Marrakech, its dramatic landscape provides a perfect backdrop to the luxury Scarabeo desert camp. There you’ll be welcomed by a traditional tea ceremony before a sunset camel ride and dinner. During your two days at Scarabeo, you’ll be able to book at least one hour of 1-2-1 time with a holistic healer who does work such as reiki, crystal therapy and personalised sound healing.

 

Day 5

You’ll start your day with another meditation and healing ceremony before an Arabic painting workshop. After lunch, you’ll have the afternoon at leisure to relax by Scarabeo’s stunning pool or enjoy a 1-2-1 healing treatment. The day closes with a sunset sound bath and celebration dinner, fire show… and some dancing under the stars. 

 

Day 6

Early morning in the desert is a special time and you’ll round off your trip with an early meditation before breakfast and departure. Either head to Menara Airport for your flight home. Or add on a few extra days to explore some more of beautiful Marrakech and Morocco.  

Think meditation, sound healing, Moroccan beauty rituals, combined with trips to fashion museums and the ancient medina, topped off with the finest food and star-gazing in the desert.

BOOKING

Booking is now open via email.

Click on the button below to email your name and preferred room size to request a place. We’ll then contact you to confirm a place. 

Places are limited to 16 people and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

ABOUT IAM RETREAT

 

As girls, Imen Walker and Zayna Ben were taught about ancient Moroccan well-being rituals by their grandmothers. Now as women, they’ve founded IAM Retreat to blend these timeless traditions with the highest standards of modern luxury and service. They aim to allow guests to immerse themselves in the complete cultural legacy of Morocco – from spirituality and well-being, to food, music and places. Their retreats allow guests to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with their inner selves while deepening their connection to timeless truths. 

IAM retreats at el fenn

ABOUT EL FENN

El Fenn opened in 2004 and has captured the imagination of a generation of travellers ever since with its trademark design: one part bohemian, another luxury, always a celebration of Moroccan craftsmanship. This unique feeling of home-away-from-home meets cool has seen it namechecked everywhere from Vogue to Architectural Digest. We’ve also been included on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List four times and The goop List 2024. 

ACCOMMODATION

All our rooms feature our signature blend of traditional Moroccan artisanal decoration meets a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture and art from the El Fenn private collection. Colour-soaked and playful, each one is unique. You’ll also have access to our three swimming pools and gorgeous spa if you want to book some extra treatments. At Scarabeo Camp,  luxury tented 10m x 5m suites include a cozy lounge area, writing desk, and private terrace. For added warmth, there’s a wood stove. The suite also has an en-suite shower room.

 

Room categories include:

MEDIUM ROOMS – each of these more spacious rooms has a king size bed, small seating area, open fire and either an oversized bathtub or a walk-in shower.

Price for a medium room, single occupancy. 5,720 euros / £4,850 / $6,200

 

LARGE ROOMS – larger rooms with a substantial indoor or outdoor seating area plus an open wood fire. Each has an oversized bathtub with a separate shower. 

Price for a large room, single occupancy. 6,050 euros / £5,130 / $6,570

 

EXTRA LARGE ROOMS – the ultimate in El Fenn style. These huge rooms are sumptuously styled with a large lounge area, open fireplace and a separate large bathroom.

Price for an extra large room, single occupancy. 6,390 euros / £5,420 / $6,930

 

ACCOMMODATION

All our rooms feature our signature blend of traditional Moroccan artisanal decoration meets a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture and art from the El Fenn private collection. Colour-soaked and playful, each one is unique. You’ll also have access to our three swimming pools and gorgeous spa if you want to book some extra treatments. At Scarabeo Camp, luxury tented 10m x 5m suites include a cozy lounge area, writing desk, and private terrace. For added warmth, there’s a wood stove. The suite also has an en-suite shower room.

 

Room categories include:

MEDIUM ROOMS – each of these more spacious rooms has a king size bed, small seating area, open fire and either an oversized bathtub or a walk-in shower.

Price for a medium room, single occupancy. 5,720 euros / £4,850 / $6,200

 

LARGE ROOMS – larger rooms with a substantial indoor or outdoor seating area plus an open wood fire. Each has an oversized bathtub with a separate shower. 

Price for a large room, single occupancy. 6,050 euros / £5,130 / $6,570

 

EXTRA LARGE ROOMS – the ultimate in El Fenn style. These huge rooms are sumptuously styled with a large lounge area, open fireplace and a separate large bathroom.

Price for an extra large room, single occupancy. 6,390 euros / £5,420 / $6,930

 

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

The program on day one of the retreat starts at 6pm with a welcome blessing ceremony followed by a mixology workshop and dinner so you either need to arrive by mid-afternoon or the day before.

  • Daily meditation & workshops ranging from a female archetype balancing workshop & two sound baths to Moroccan drumming & Arabic art 
  • One hour of 1-2-1 holistic healing – choose from a range of experiences including reiki & sound therapy
  • All your meals at El Fenn, Scarabeo or Marrakech restaurants picked for their great food & style
  • A hammam & massage at a 5* hotel
  • Your flights and your travel insurance
  • Your airport of origin transfers
  • Any additional meals or snacks (outside breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Any alcohol/ mocktail drinks during and outside meals.
  • Any spa treatments outside of those stated above
  • Any transport for outings outside the programme

Absolutely! If you want to arrive the day before the retreat starts – or stay on for a night or two afterwards to explore Marrakech a bit more then we’ll be offering retreat attendees a 15% discount on our best rates.

Gorgeous. The average temperature in November is 23C so think blue skies and sunshine by day. There is an outside chance of rain though so bear that in mind. It’s also wise to layer up because the nights at this time of year are cooler and even during the day you’ll be moving between the heat of the sun to cooler inside spaces. 

Bring comfortable clothes to wear in the day that are suitable for everything from meditation to discovering the medina. Then it’s all about a bit of glitz and glamour for evening. November nights can get cold so while fires will be lit and bedrooms cosy, you’ll need some extra layers to wrap up particularly if you’re outside. 

This retreat has been designed specifically for rest & relaxation which means that there will be free time each afternoon for you to unwind.

Booking is via the IAM Retreat website. You will be required to pay 50% deposit to secure your place. 

You may cancel at anytime up to 8 weeks before and receive your deposit back minus 5% administration fee. If you cancel within 8 weeks (after 26th September) we are unable to refund your deposit.

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