Join the Women's Travel Club on this adventure to exotic Morocco. We will explore and shop in the endless labyrinth of medinas, taste the amazing flavours, immerse ourselves in the culture and ride camels in the red sand of the Sahara Desert.
- See the mighty Sahara sands from camel back
- Visit a Berber village unchanged from the middle ages
- Shop the kaleidoscope of colours and sights in Marrakech's bazaars
- Retreat to your comfortable desert tent in the land of Lawrence of Arabia
- Catch the excitement, history and cosmopolitan spirit of Casablanca
Welcome to Morocco!
Casablanca is the largest and most populated city in Morocco. The atmosphere is more cosmopolitan than in other parts of the country, with Western dress and fashions predominating. With Art Deco architecture dating back to the French protectorate, this beautiful city features several historical monuments, including the second largest mosque after Mecca. This evening, we get together for our welcome dinner at the hotel.
Accommodations - Val d'Anfa Casablanca
Our day begins with a tour of Casablanca that introduces us to this sprawling cosmopolitan city, Morocco’s commercial and financial center. Highlights will include the medina (old quarters), the residential suburbs, the Hassan II mosque, Place Mohamed V and the Gates of Royal Palace of King Mohamed VI.
We travel north along the coastline to Rabat, the capital of the kingdom where we explore the pleasant and tranquil Chellah, both a Roman ruin and Islamic burial place atop the ancient Roman town of Sala Colonia.
Accommodations - Riad Dar Dar
After breakfast, visit the picturesque Kasbah des Oudaias overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V. It was Mohamed V who achieved independence for Morocco in 1956.
We will set out for Meknes via the cork-forest road to visit the massive ramparts and King Moulay Ismael mosque and stables built to accommodate 12,000 horses. Continue east towards Volubilis and visit the splendid Roman ruins and the nearby town of Moulay Idriss: the holiest Muslim site in Morocco. We will end our day in Fes. Dinner at the hotel.
Accommodations - Barcelo Fes
The most ancient of the Imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Arab world, Fes stimulates all the senses: a barrage of haunting and beautiful sounds, infinite visual details and unfiltered odours. It has the French-built Ville Nouvelle of other Moroccan cities – familiar and modern in looks and urban life – but a quarter or so of Fes's 800,000 inhabitants continue to live in the extraordinary Medina-city of Fes el Bali, which owes little to the West besides electricity and tourists.
When Fez was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980, the organization’s Director General described the city as a “single example of what men, moved by the same faith and the same ideal, and coming together from different horizons, have been able to achieve.”
To start our full day walking tour of Fez, we set out to a hill for a panoramic view of the city. Next we head to Fez el-Bali (Old Fez) and visit Kairaouine Mosque and University, one of the world’s largest mosques and possibly oldest university. Afterwards we head to Chaouwara Tanneries, one of the city’s most iconic sights (and smells). From here we proceed to New Fez and explore the Mellah, the former Jewish quarter and have a view of the Royal Palace. Our last stop is at a pottery workshop, where we learn about the famous Moroccan pottery. We travel back to our hotel at the end of the tour.
Accommodations - Barcelo Fes
We travel overland to Merzouga, the heart of the desert, and serf the sandy sea on a powerful 4 WD Land Rover from Erfoud. On arrival, we enjoy a camel trek that leads us to the top of a golden sand dune. We close our evening with a buffet dinner. After dinner, we retreat to our own private tent decked with hand-woven rugs, plush cushions and comfortable beds. For assured convenience, bathroom facilities are located adjacent to our tent.
Accommodations - Madu Camp
Today is an early wake-up. We will board our camels to the dunes to watch the sunrise over the Sahara Desert. Return to our camp for breakfast. We will then go through the scenic Todra Gorges and the Dades Valley, wonderfully sculpted by Mother Nature. Hugging the lush riverbed are many of Morocco’s most scenic kasbahs and ksours. We continue down the route of kasbahs past acres of roses, and stop for a walk at a date oasis, one of the largest, most decorated kasbahs in Morocco. The day concludes at Ouarzazate at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, film capital of Morocco, with everything from Lawrence of Arabia to Star Wars being filmed here.
Accommodations - Riad Dar Chamaa
After breakfast, we will leave for Marrakech. Visit on route the Kasbah Taourit, a UNESCO restored Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou, a berber village which conserves the most impressive ksar of Morocco, where no change has occurred single the middle ages, and a stop at an oil cooperative run by women.
In the afternoon, we will explore exotic Marrakech museums: Dar Si Said Museum, Maison Tiskwin and Souks and Djemaa El Fna square. We will have dinner together at the hotel. Accommodations - Le Kech Hotel
Our full day explorations of Marrakesh will be on foot and by horse-drawn carriages. We start at Djemaa el Fna, the central square and Marrakesh’s heartbeat surrounded by bazaars, mosques, terraced cafes, snake charmers, fire-eaters, and fortune-tellers. After the visit, we stop at the Bahia Palace, a marvelous display of painted wood, ceramics, and symmetrical gardens. We then proceed to Saadian Tombs followed by a walk through the old medina and the labyrinth of souks. Enjoy a special local flavor dinner with performance and Fantazia show in Marrakech.
Accommodations - Le Kech Hotel
Day at leisure, you can use it to relax at your hotel or finish you your shopping list. Farewell dinner in a local palace restaurant in the heart of the Medina.
Accommodations - Le Kech Hotel
It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful destination and fabulous new friends. Transfer to the airport to fly home as required.
**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Double Occupancy - $3299 CAD per person (sharing a room)
Single Occupancy - $3899 CAD per person (your own room)
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 very limited.
Deposit of $300 per person due at time of booking.
Second deposit of $500 due on July 1, 2019
Final Payment due - Aug 15, 2019
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Low Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed our. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.
Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies
Melissa is an avid traveler and is happiest when touring the World. She is a thrill seeker, nature lover and shark activist.
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Depart from Marrakech
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Located between the sea and Anfa mount, the most prestigious residential district of Casablanca Morocco, the Val d’Anfa Hotel enjoys an ideal situation at only 5 minutes from the city center. In a setting composed of a flawless synthesis between innovation and tradition, this hotel offers majestic and well kept spaces directly inspired by Amazigh art. Just enough to whet the curiosity of visitors on the lookout for varied architecture joining together warm color, ceramic tiles and fine wood. Open the doors of the hotel and enter a world where a preserved world is open to modernity.
Riad Dar Dar is a riad of 10 rooms. Its cozy and modern atmosphere will make you forget the tumult of the souks. It invites you to relax and well-being with its jacuzzi, sauna, traditional hammam and terrace. The living room with fireplace opened on the central patio will be conducive to meetings and conviviality.
The Barceló Fès Medina has been designed as a modern hotel in the historical Medina quarter, offering functional designer spaces, equipped with all the facilities that guests might need to have a charming stay in a truly magical city.
The bivouac has 8 typical Berber tents all with en-suite bathroom with hot water, a separate tent which is the restaurant and a lovely corner covered with Moroccan carpets where you can relax and admire the milky way… After dinner you will be able to enjoy our percussion group playing around a camp fire.
Built in a similar way to a former KASBAH (buildings constructed with mud and with towers in the corners) the interior design displays a central court with a fountain surrounded by an archway. Located in a privileged environment inside Ouarzazate's palm grove, guests will enjoy magnificent views of the Atlas mountains.
Kech is a beautiful boutique hotel, well located with excellent amenities.
Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
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