Where is the villa?
Domain Akhdar is located about eight miles outside of Marrakech, Morocco. Click here for googlemap location.
How do I get there?
Fly to Marrakech Airport, a private transfer will whisk you away to the villa. Flights from the United States and Mexico usually have a stopover in Casablanca, London or Paris. Most European countries have direct flights to Marrakech.
What time should I get there?
Most flights from the United States and Mexico will arrive in the morning. If you are coming from Europe, book a flight that arrives before noon. Transport will be scheduled at 11am and 1pm. If you plan to arrive later than 12.30pm, we can arrange transport for you at an additional charge, around 30 euros.
What should I bring?
Once your reservation is confirmed you will receive a recommended packing list from Travellur. Here is a materials list from Ana.
• Watercolors (pan sets, tubes, liquid watercolors, all are welcome).
• Variety of bushes, different shapes and sizes are recommended.
• Watercolor paper. Pads work best while workshopping!
• Cloth or rag for excess paint.
• Portable water cup, optional.
• Any type of special ink or paint you love! Watercolor mixes well with other mediums and experimentation is encouraged. (Optional)
Ana will bring some extra paints for you to mix and match with.
who is going to be there?
With her grounded, compassionate approach to creative instruction, Ana attracts a supportive tribe of inspired lady attendees. They typically come from the United States, Mexico and a few from Europe. Some are professional artists, most are watercolor hobbyists, and some are absolute beginners. All will benefit from her intuitive exercises designed to nourish and promote creative expression, not matter what skill level. In short, you will be in good company.
why should i go?
Sometimes you need a creative refresh, sometimes you need creative catharsis, sometimes you need a safe, supportive space to explore your own creative journey. You will find all that and more in this week spent with like-minded seekers. Maybe you’ve always wanted to visit Morocco but not sure about traveling there alone, or haven’t found the perfect travel partner. This is a chance to experience this legendary destination in the protective hands of reliable guides yet have time and space to yourself. The hidden gem is connecting with the other ladies in the group and making treasured memories to last a lifetime.
What kind of food?
Our private chef will prepare delicious Moroccan food, including gluten-free options. You will have a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian at each meal. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are included. Snacks, fruit and beverages will be available at all times. We will also be eating at two restaurants known for good food, friendly atmosphere and excellent views or people watching. All meals are included except for one lunch on an excursion day where optional activities means not everyone will be eating together. You are always free to go into town for dinner if you want to explore, but we ask that you let us know at least 24 hours before so we can arrange with the chef.
What language are we talking?
All instruction will be in English, but Spanish and French are welcome in conversation.
What about check out time?
Check out time will be at 10am on Friday, May 31.
What kind of money?
Local currency is the Moroccan Dirham. Dirhams are not available outside of Morocco. If you have left over Dirhams on departure, you are only permitted to change back half of what you changed to Dirhams, so keep your exchange receipts. Therefore, it’s best to bring cash to change as needed. Euros are the best bet, so if you have some, bring them, but no need to change dollars to euros to change to Dirhams. You will not need much cash since all but one meal is included and we will mostly be at the villa. I suggest changing 50-100 US$ at the airport on arrival. If you intend on doing some serious shopping in town, you will get a better exchange rate in the market. There are no ATMs at or near the villa.
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