Women's Getaway to Morocco

Tour Type:
Small Group Journeys
Start:
Casablanca
Duration:
14 Days
End:
Casablanca
Departs:
Guaranteed Departure Min Pax: 02

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This starts at Casablanca Airport and heads directly to Rabat, the Kingdom’s capital, for one night. From there, travel to Fes, the cultural epicenter of Morocco, the Sahara Desert where you’ll spend, followed by Dades Valley, the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Morocco. From Dades, discover the beautiful Ochre City, Marrakech and Essaouira before concluding our tour.

Itinerary

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DAY 1

On arrival at the Casablanca Airport, you will be met by Tour Escort who will assist you with the transfer to the hotel. The remaining day is free to relax or explore the town. Stay two nights in Rabat.

DAY 2

After breakfast, take a guided tour of the city’s key sights: Chellah Necropolis, the King’s Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah des Oudayas. Stroll through the winding blue streets and sip on a classic Moroccan mint tea at Cafe Maure, overlooking the Bou Regreg River. In the evening, enjoy dinner at your property and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

DAY 3

After breakfast, depart to Fes with a stop en-route to visit Volubilis, the Roman ruins from centuries ago. Tour the ruins and then stop by a local women’s cooperative to meet and chat with the women who work there, with the help of a translator. Lunch will be at a local vineyard with wine tasting and a meal prepared using fresh produce. Sample the famous Moroccan vin gris (gray wine) and pair with locally sourced cheeses. Continue to Fes, with a late afternoon arrival and check-in along with dinner at your riad. Stay two nights in Fes

DAY 4

After breakfast, begin your guided visit to the cultural capital of Morocco. Discover the medina’s Jewish quarter, the medersas (schools), and the legendary tanneries, where ancient techniques are still used to prepare Moroccan leather.

Visit the world’s oldest and longest-operating learning institution, the University of Al Quaraouiyine, founded in 859 AD. Your medina visit will continue with a tasting tour, during which you’ll visit three different food souks, a furnace where the water for the hammam is heated and a 400-year-old furan (communal oven and bakery).

DAY 5

Embark on an early morning scenic drive that will lead you to the golden dunes of the Sahara, with several panoramic vistas as well as a lunch break en route. Upon arrival, ride camels that will take you on a beautiful path through the tall sand dunes. Mint tea will be served as you settle in, after which you’ll have some time to enjoy the camp and take in the peaceful quiet of the Sahara. Enjoy a warm Moroccan dinner under the stars, followed by a campfire and live tribal music. Stay two nights in Luxury Desert Camp.

DAY 6

Begin the day with a sunrise over the dunes and optional sandboarding, followed by a hearty breakfast. The day is free to enjoy the camp and take in the peaceful quiet of the Sahara. Enjoy a warm Moroccan dinner under the stars, followed by a campfire and live tribal music. Take a few minutes to observe the starlit sky before going to sleep in the comfort of your well-appointed tent.

DAY 7

After a hearty breakfast head towards the Todgha Gorges, otherwise known as Morocco’s ‘Grand Canyon’. After lunch near the gorges and opportunities to take a photo. Rest of the afternoon at leisure with dinner and overnight at the Dades.

DAY 8

Enjoy a scenic drive venturing through the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. En-route stop at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site where parts of Game of Thrones were filmed. Evening free to relax and stay four nights in Marrakech.

 

DAY 9

After breakfast, head out for a full day city tour of the Historical Marrakech. Visit the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Saadian tombs. Afterwards, head to the medina for lunch, followed by afternoon visits of the medina and the souks. In the evening, visit the famous Djemaa el Fna square, which becomes especially lively at night.

 

DAY 10

Today we enjoy a full day city tour of Modern Marrakech with a cooking class. Visit stunning Majorelle Gardens, a small but must-see Berber Museum, the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum honouring the fashion icon’s love of Marrakech. Take in the beauty of the gardens and museums before enjoying lunch at Amal Association, a local nonprofit that works to empower disadvantaged women. Enjoy a home-cooked meal and meet with the women who work there to learn more about the organization.

DAY 11

After breakfast enjoys an excursion to the High Atlas Mountains nearby town of Imlil for a hike in the Berber villages. Learn about local history, culture, and wildlife from the mountain guide, who will lead you on a three-hour route. Take a break by settling down on the terrace of a local family home to have tea with inhabitants of the region, with a translator facilitating the conversation. Have lunch in a local Berber restaurant, and after completing the hike, drive back to Marrakech. Dinner tonight will be at leisure.

 

DAY 12

Drive west to Morocco’s Atlantic coast for a stay in the charming coastal city of Essaouira. Stop en route at a local argan oil co-op and see the tree goats, followed by lunch at a vineyard on the outskirts of the city. Rest of the evening at leisure and stay two nights in Essaouira.

 

DAY 13

Explore the city’s old ramparts, the medina, the artisan cooperatives, and the Jewish heritage sites. Learn all about the city's history and the influence left over the centuries by the Carthaginians, Romans and Portuguese. Visit the harbour, which is a photographer’s dream, with fishing nets laid out on the quayside, boats unloading their catches and the smell of freshly-grilled sardines and lobster in the air.

DAY 14

After breakfast tour finishes with a direct transfer to Casablanca Airport where you board your onward flight.

 

Inclusion


13 Nights deluxe accommodation,

Travel by air-conditioned vehicle,

Group assistance and transfers,

Meals as specified,

THO Tour Manager (minimum 06 people), 

Local English-speaking tour guide,

Monument entrance fees,

Sightseeing as specified,

Bottled water while travelling

All current collectable taxes.

Exclusion


Any International or Domestic Airfare

Airport taxes and Visa fee

Early check-in or late check-out

Meals other than specified above

Tips & Gratuities

Travel & Medical Insurance

Camera and video permits

Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay

Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, etc

Any optional excursion or tour

Any other expense not mentioned in the prices include column