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Essential
Morocco

October 27 - November 4, 2022

From timeless golden dunes to vibrant, bustling bazaars and the age-old remains of civilizations past, explore some of Morocco’s most fascinating sights. Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the winding lanes of old Marrakech, and ride into the desert on a 4x4. Meet musicians, artisans, and nomads as you soak up the mystique of this captivating North African nation.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 8 Nights accommodations
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Sahara Dunes & Culture Excursion, Merzouga
  • Moroccan Foodie Experience, Marrakech
  • Mhaya Village Community Lunch, Meknès
  • Guided city tour of Meknès including the ancient granaries and stables of Moulay Ismail and Bab Mansour
  • Guided tour of Volubilis including visit to Roman ruins
  • Dades Gorge walk
  • Guided walking tour of the Fès medina including artisans' quarters and Fès tannery
  • Visit Taourirt kasbah and take a tour of Aït Ben Haddou kasbah
  • Arrival Transfer
  • English speaking guide throughout
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Morocco Adventure
Welcome to Morocco!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early. After a brief introduction meeting we will enjoy a welcome dinner together (not included).

If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to explore the city. Be sure to also visit the spectacular Hassan II Mosque.
Accommodations: Kenzi Basma Hotel

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour - Volubilis
Casablanca - Fez

Set out on a guided tour of two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the remains of the medieval city of Meknès, which served as Morocco’s imperial capital in the 17th century. Then, venture to Volubilis and discover the soaring columns and remarkably well-preserved mosaic floors of this ancient Roman outpost.

Continue to Fez and enjoy lunch at a women’s cooperative before checking in to our hotel.
Meknès is one of the four Imperial cities and its name and fame are closely linked to that of the Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismail, who made Meknès the centre of his empire and built many of the monuments that remain today.
Continue through the rolling hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. Once an important Roman town situated near the westernmost border of Roman conquests, Volubilis was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.
Accommodations: Pickalbatros Royal Mirage

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour - Fez
Fez

Step back in time on a walking tour of the medina of Fez, a spellbinding World Heritage site dating back to the 9th century. Skirt past donkey carts as you take in the dazzling sights, from colourful mounds of spices to vividly painted ceramics, and observe Fez’s famous tanners treating and dying hides in the traditional manner.

Pay a visit to the breathtaking Madrasa al-Attarine, a masterpiece of intricate Islamic architecture, and pass by the famed Al-Karaouine Mosque—home to the longest continually operating university in the world.
Accommodations: Pickalbatros Royal Mirage

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour - Merzouga
Fez - Merzouga

Watch cedar forests give way to palm groves as we travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the fabled Sahara. Spend the night in a kasbah-style hotel at the edge of sweeping sand dunes.

Start early and watch the scenery of this diverse country change while travelling over the Middle Atlas mountains. Pass through cedar forests and the ski area of Ifrane into the desert regions. Drive by the vast palm groves of the Ziz Valley and right up to the majestic Saharan sand dunes. Keep your eyes open for a glimpse of Barbary apes en route.
Spend the night in a comfortable Kasbah-style desert hotel at the edge of the dunes.
Accommodation: Hotel Kanz Erremal

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour - Mint Tea
Merzouga - Tinghir

This morning, explore the Sahara on a thrilling 4x4 excursion. Visit the village of Khamliya, where we’ll meet a group of Gnaoua musicians. Learn about the history of this famed genre of Moroccan music, and enjoy a hypnotic performance.

Later, share mint tea with Amazigh (Berber) nomads in the Sahara, and gain insights into their way of life. Transfer to Tinghir this evening.
Accommodations: Hotel Tomboctou

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour - Dades Gorge
Tinghir - Ouarzazate

Venture into the Dades Gorge, admiring its dramatic rock formations. Continue along the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs and pause at the maze-like Taourirt Kasbah. In Ouarzazate—home to one of Morocco’s largest film studios—choose to take a lesson in traditional Amazigh medicine with a local herbalist.

Start the morning with a visit to the Dades Gorge with its unusual natural rock formations and stunning scenery. Continue with a scenic drive along the "Route of a 1000 Kasbahs" with an included visit to Kasbah Taourit.
Continue to Ouarzazate, a former Foreign Legion stronghold. In Ouarzazate opt to visit an Amazigh herbalist and find out about the traditional medicines and cooking spices of the Amazigh people.
Accommodations: Berbere Palace

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour - Ait Ben Haddou
Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Discover the magical, twisting lanes of Aït Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified village and UNESCO World Heritage site, then continue along high mountain roads to Marrakech. Take some free time to wander this legendary city—a melting pot of Amazigh, West African, Mediterranenan, and Arab influences—and venture off the beaten path into hidden neighborhoods and artisan quarters.

Continue on to the village of Aït Benhaddou. During your visit to the Kasbah, lose yourself in the narrow, winding passageways and feel the magical atmosphere of this incredible structure.
Travel to Marrakech through the Tizi n’Tichka pass at 2200m in the High Atlas Mountains. Travel along winding mountain roads with breathtaking views from the highest peaks of Morocco.
Accommodations: Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour - Marrakech
Marrakech

Visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class with a renowned Moroccan chef, learning how to roll semolina and measure out spices for an exquisite tagine. Enjoy your creations for lunch, and spend the afternoon exploring Marrakech at leisure.

Choose to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s main square, where storytellers and magicians captivate passersby; or tour the elegant Majorelle Gardens.
Later this afternoon enjoy free time to explore the fascinating city of Marrakech and dive into the labyrinthine souks. Travellers and locals alike find everything they desire here. Whether it’s spices, traditional jalabas and slippers, or famous Moroccan lanterns, the selection here is exhaustive. Don’t forget to bargain; that’s definitely part of the fun. Opt to indulge in the chaos of the famous Djemaa el Fna square to watch acrobats and fortune tellers plying their trade.
Accommodations: Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour - Marrakech
Depart

Time to say good-bye to this amazing country and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $2799 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $2250 USD
Single Occupancy - $3438 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $2750 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - August 28, 2022

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8
Maximum - 12

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Tour host
  • Departure transfer

 

Extra Hotel Nightrs

Pre-tour hotel nights are available at the Kenzi Basma
Double Occupancy - $100 CAD per person
Single Occupancy - $180 CAD per person

Post-tour hotel nights are available at the Opera Plaza
Double Occupancy - $97.50 CAD per person
Single Occupancy - $155 CAD per person

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Casablanca (CMN)
Depart from Marrakech (RAK)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Kenzi Basma Hotel

Only a few meters from the establishment you will find one of the liveliest districts of Casablanca surrounded by museums, the Church of the Sacred Heart, restaurants, cafes and a multitude of shops.
The hotel has 114 rooms including 13 Suites and a Royal Suite, all equipped with the latest technology and remarkable comfort with the most personalized service. All rooms are equipped with a work area with a Wifi internet connection.

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Pickalbatros Royal Mirage

This 5 star hotel in Fes, Morocco is well situated in the city. The location provides easy access to the medina.

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Hotel Kanz Erremal

Kanz Erremal is located at the base of the desert dunes, surrounded by the fascinating landscape of Erg Chebbi, in the South East of Morocco.

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Hotel Tomboctou

The former home of Sheikh Bassou Ou Ali of Tinghir, a magnificent building full of history and charm, rehabilitated and transformed into a hotel by the Spanish writer Roger Mimó and its Swiss partner Edi Kunz while keeping its original structure intact! An unforgettable experience... in the heart of the Todra Valley, a strategic point on the road of a thousand kasbahs, between the High Atlas and Jebel Saghro mountain ranges, the Hotel Tomboctou offers you the opportunity to discover the natural wonders, the adobe architecture and the traditional life of the Berbers of southern Morocco.

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Berbere Palace

Built in 1991, Le Berbère Palace opens the doors to the desert and its bewitching landscapes. In a sumptuous and colorful decor inspired by the local architecture of the Ksours and Kasbahs, it proudly displays its exterior walls covered with rammed earth evoking the buildings of the region. Ouarzazate is an essential step to access the desert; which makes it the favorite destination for all adventurers and nature lovers. It is also a destination that is perfect for family vacations; a peaceful city, where it is good to walk, a region that promises tranquility and escape.

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Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech

Designed in an Arabic Moorish style, the Opéra Plaza Hotel is strategically located in the center of Marrakech opposite the Royal Theater and the train station, and a five-minute walk from the convention center, allowing you flexibility in your movements in the city. city ​​and near important points. Classified as a historic city on the World Heritage List, Marrakech has many monuments, squares and gardens, themselves recognized and protected internationally. Marrakech has always fascinated its visitors with its climate, its environment, its history and the kindness of its inhabitants.