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Morocco

May 2022

Pre-Booking Only!

Classic Tour

Join the Women's Travel Club on this adventure to exotic Morocco. Morocco is a country of amazing diversity. Here you will find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts, quaint seaside villages and bustling metropolitan cities. 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.

 

Signature Moments

  • 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
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 10 Nights superior, first class accommodations
  • Transportation by private, luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Breakfast daily, 1 Lunch, 10 Dinners
  • Tour of Casablanca
  • Visit the Roman ruins Volubilis
  • Camel trek
  • Luxury tented camp in Sahara
  • Visit and tour an Argan Oil women's cooperative
  • 4X4 Sahara Adventure
  • Chef led cooking class
  • Belly dancing class
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing
  • English speaking guide
  • Farewell Palace dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Tour Host
Itinerary
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Welcome to Morocco

Arrive Casablanca. 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

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Rabat

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

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Fes

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

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
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

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Merzouga

This morning, depart Fes. Pass through many amazing cities and villages, the first of which are Ifrane, nicknamed "Morocco's Switzerland," is a charming ski town populated by European-style chalets. Continue on to Midelt, which serves as the commercial center of a large agricultural hinterland. It is also one of Morocco's principal cities for the mining of several minerals. You will have some free time in Midelt, before you continue your journey through the dramatic Ziz Gorge to arrive in Merzouga. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Accommodations: Riad Madu

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Merzouga

After breakfast, a 4x4 vehicle will be waiting for you to continue your adventure by heading towards the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the largest dunes in the Sahara desert. En route, visit the villages in the surroundings area for a closer contact with the Berber culture, before arrival to Rissani. Visit a camel milk cooperative, then continue to Rissani and visit one of the best traditional markets in the Sahara, a place where they sell donkeys, goats and cows and other market items for ships,. Stop at El Khamlia village for lunch included. Continue to the African village or “Gnawa village”. Then continue to Erg Chebbi. The dunes of Erg Chebbi are a strikingly strange natural formation. On the top of the flattest area you could imagine, suddenly a long mountain of sand rises. This mountain is surrounded by flat and desolate nature on all sides, and you could end up wondering if it really is real. But so it is, even if its existence is so weird that it has given rise to legends and myths among the locals. Upon arrival at the camp you will witness the sunset from over the desert dunes and be astounded by the peace and calm as well as the changing colors of the landscape.
This evening, get onto the back of a camel and venture into the desert for a chance to see one of the most beautiful sunsets of your lifetime. Traverse the golden sands of the Sahara until you reach a perfect viewing spot for one of the Nature’s greatest shows. As another day comes to an end, watch the skycome to life with a fiery glow and the rays playfully change the colors of the endless dunes around you. Continue to the desert camp and enjoy your dinner under tent then overnight.
Accommodations: Madu Camp

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Tinghir, Dades Valley & Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate

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

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Marrakech

After breakfast, we will leave for Marrakech. Visit on route the Kasbah Taourirt, a UNESCO-restored Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou, a Berber village which conserves the most impressive ksar of Morocco, where no change has occurred since 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 Tiskiwin and Souks and Djemaa El Fna square. We will have dinner (including one soft drink pp) together at the hotel.
Accommodations: Le Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Marrakech

Our full day explorations of Marrakesh will be on foot and vehicle. 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.
At 3PM, an exceptional gastronomic experience with an award-winning Executive Chef awaits you. Drawing from his extensive knowledge of North Africa’s rich food culture, the chef has curated a custom tour of his culinary world. Join him as he walks you through the mind of a Moroccan chef. From picking out fresh produce in the souks of his hometown of Marrakech, to sampling spices for the perfect flavor, to watching artisanal fillo dough made from scratch in front of your eyes, the chef will unlock the secrets of the recipes he’s mastered over the years. You’ll leave with an inside perspective on one of the world’s most highly cherished cuisines, dinner with the chef (cooked class food will be served). Back to your hotel for overnight.
Accommodations: Le Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. It’s on to a special place where you will enjoy belly dancing class. You will join a belly dancer to practice this old eastern tradition. If you have bought a Bedlah (Belly dancing outfit) you can change into it for the belly dance lesson. Enjoy your lunch at the medina (own expense). Back to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant in the heart of the Medina. Back to the hotel for overnight.
Accommodations: Le Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Depart

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.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA

Single Occupancy - TBA

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 TBA

Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. No deposit promotion is for a limited time. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Low Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed our. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 10 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on meals and extras not included
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Marianne Southall
Marianne is the founder of the Women's Travel Club. She is well traveled and loves to get off the beaten path, her favorite type of tour would involve nature and animals.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Casablanca
Depart from Marrakech

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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
Val d'Anfa Casablanca

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.

Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Riad Dar Dar

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.

Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Barcelo Fes

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.

Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Madu Desert Camp

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.

Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Riad Dar Chamaa

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.

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Le Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa

At the heart of an authentic culture is a serene modernity was born the Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa which brings together all the elements necessary for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable hotels in Marrakech.
Authenticity and splendor merge in this place full of magic to offer you the opportunity to discover the infinite beauty and charm of the ocher city.

Women's Travel Club Morocco Tour
Riad Madu

Kasbah riad Madu located at the foot of the dunes of Ercg Chebi, has 12 rooms keeping all the essence of traditional construction with natural materials from the area, walls covered with TADALAKT and with warm colors and a typically Moroccan decoration!

Extra Hotel Nights

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.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request

Member Reviews

See what our clients who have traveled with us have to say about this tour.

 

5 Star Rating

Pretty good tour and introduction to the culture. Camping in the desert and camel ride were the high lite of the tour for me.

5 Star Rating

This tour exceeded my expectations. Debbie did a wonderful job of keeping our members entertained and happy. Our main guide and his wife were both thoughtful and insightful. Each area that we visited and stayed at provided us with a new cultural experience. I really enjoyed the diversity of the many cities and places.

5 Star Rating

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and went extra mile when there were difficulties. Favorite tour inclusion - Sahara Desert camel,rides and overnight

5 Star Rating

Debbie was great. She was faced with some challenges throughout the trip, ie the flood over the road.

5 Star Rating

Wonderful tour of Morocco that covered modern cities, ancient ruins, tiny villages and a vast landscape of desert, oasis’s and the snow peaked Atlas Mountains. As usual Debbie was knowledgeable about the country and took super good care of us , making it easy to sit back and enjoy the tour!

5 Star Rating

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Learned lots, saw lots, and came away with better understanding of the country. The bus rides were long but also a great opportunity to see the beautiful countryside and scenery in the mountains.

5 Star Rating

Favorite inclusions were the Sahara desert, Made Desert Camp and camel rides

5 Star Rating

There were the normal glitches that accompany travel. On the positive side, I didn’t have to do all of the planning, reservations, transportation, timing etc that is the price that’s paid for the freedom of going where when and how. I think Debbie did an amazing job of keeping everyone on track and moving.

5 Star Rating

Everything was wonderful! Kirsten and guide Aziz fantastic. Aziz always taking care of our best interest. And knowledgeable. Driver (Cabib) very careful and patient. The only thing I would change was the night of the horse show. Show was not interesting at all. I would like to do a second night in the desert camp with a Tagine cooking class .

5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating

The itinerary was packed, but excellent. A bit more downtime or optional activities might have helped the pace for some.

4 Star Rating

Maybe add one more day on so that the long days drive of 7 plus hrs could be cut down.

4 Star Rating

This is the 1st trip with WTC. Overall it was a pleasure with few notes for improvement/consideration.