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Morocco

MARRAKECH, ESSAOURIA, THE SAHARA, OUARZAZATE​​

OCTOBER 17TH - 24TH, 2020

We're headed to Marrakech, Morocco!

 

Marrakech is a former imperial city and is one of the most popular cities. It is home to beautiful gardens, mosques, and palaces. There are endless things to do and see in both the medieval and modern parts of town.

 

Not only will we be visiting Marrakech, we'll be visiting Essaouira, the Sahara, and Ouarzazate.

 

Essaouira is a port city located along the western coast of Morocco and is known as the "Windy City of Africa". This city is very relaxed compared to Marrakech, but is still just as beautiful. 

The Sahara is a must when in Morocco! It's the largest desert in the world and truly a wonder!

Ouarzazate is a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, and is known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape.

Morocco is truly a gem and we can't for you to explore it with us! 

TRIP OVERVIEW

  • Dates:

    • Oct. 17th - 24th, 2020

  • Locations: Marrakech, Essaouira, the Sahara, and Ouarzazate

  • Trip Type: Active, Explorer, Culture

  • Group Size: 12 max

  • Airport Arrival/Departures: Marrakesh Menara Airport ​

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

INCLUSIONS

  • Luxury accommodation in Marrakech, Essaouira, and Ouarzazate

  • Airport meet and greet with private transfers (arrival and departure)​​

  • Professional photoshoots

  • Private guided tour to all locations by Experience Morocco 

  • Private group ground transportation

  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners​​

  • Exploring Marrakech, Essaouira, and Ouarzazate​​

  • Luxury glamping in the Sahara and camel riding

 

  • Visiting the YSL museum

  • Hammam spa treatment

  • Visits to Majorelle Gardens,  Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs

  • Trips to souks, a spice market, artisan quarter, and visiting goat trees.

  • Cooking class and wine tasting

  • All activity entrance fees and taxes listed in itinerary

  • 24/7 Trip Leader Support

  • Welcome gift for all attendees

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights and other travel fees

  • Activities outside itinerary

  • Personal expenses

  • Food and alcohol (except as noted)

  • Tips for guides and drivers (at your own discretion)

PRICING

Double occupancy - $2800 USD

Single occupancy - $3500 USD

*WE OFFER PAYMENT PLANS*

We require a $550 USD deposit at booking and can then create a payment plan that works for you. Payment plans can be broken up to 10 payments depending on how many months until the start of our trip. Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the trip start date.

ACCOMMODATION

Luxury Riad in Ouarzazate

  • 1-night in luxury authentic riad in Ouarzazate 

Glamping in the Sahara

  • 1-night of luxury camping in the Sahara

Luxury Riad in Marrakech

  • 3-nights in a luxury authentic riad in Marrakech

Luxury Spa Hotel in Essaouira

  • 2-nights in a luxury spa hotel in Essaouira

SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVALS

You've made it to Marrakech! Everyone will arrive at the Marrakech Menara Airport where our private driver will meet us with refreshments and take us to Ouarzazate to check into our boutique accommodation. Once we arrive at our accommodation, you will be able to relax before we go to our welcome dinner that evening.

Included: Airport pick up from Marrakech Menara Airport, welcome dinner

DAY 2: GLAMPING IN THE SAHARA

Today we'll be visiting Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls. It's truly a sight! 

 

After, we'll drive to the Sahara where we will be glamping at a beautiful campsite! We'll be enjoying a luxurious night in a beautiful tent where we'll be entertained by tribal music, enjoying a campfire while star gazing, and enjoying a delicious dinner.

Included: Breakfast, group transportation, glamping fees, lunch, and dinner

DAY 3: BACK TO MARRAKECH WE GO

We're headed back to Marrakech, but before we do, we'll watch the sunrise while enjoying breakfast.

During our drive back, we'll stop for lunch at a Berber village. Once we arrive, we'll check Into our boutique riad, and the day is yours until we meet for dinner.

Included: Breakfast, group transportation, guided tour, lunch, and dinner

DAY 4: GUIDED TOUR OF MARRAKECH

Today we'll be seeing the best of Marrakech. After breakfast, our tour guide will take us on a full day guided tour of Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs, which will follow with lunch at a beautiful restaurant. After, our guided tour will continue to the souk, spice markets, and artisan quarter.

Later in the evening, we'll be making dinner as we participate in a private Tagine cooking class.

Included: Breakfast, group transportation, guided tour, lunch, cooking class

DAY 5: YSL MUSEUM AND MAJORELLE GARDENS

Early in the morning, you'll have the chance to participate in a hot air balloon ride as an additional add-on. It's something to take part in while in Marrakech for astonishing views!

We'll also be visiting the famous YSL Museum, a cubed, brickwork museum paying homage to Yves Saint Laurent with a cafe, bookshop, and auditorium. As well as the Majorelle Gardens, a two and half acre botanical garden. 

After, you'll have the remainder of the day to yourself.

Included: Breakfast, group transportation, guided tour

ADD ON: Hot balloon ride

DAY 6: TO ESSAOUIRA WE GO

After breakfast, you will have some free time in Marrakech before we head off to Essaouira. Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco's Atlantic coast. Essaouira has a mix of locals and foreigners, which results in this city being very laid back than most Moroccan destinations. 

Once we arrive, we'll go to lunch which will be paired with a wine tasting. Along the way, we'll also stop at Argan oil cooperative and visit the famous goat trees. After, we'll go back to our hotel which will follow with dinner. 

Included: Breakfast, group transportation, guided tour, lunch, wine tasting, dinner

DAY 7: GUIDED TOUR OF ESSAOUIRA

Today we're exploring Essaouira and all of its treasures! After breakfast, we will meet our tour guide who will take us through the city (Medina, Port, and Ramparts). Our tour will then follow with lunch and a Hammam spa appointment. After, we'll head back to our hotel to relax before we go to our goodbye dinner.

Included: Breakfast, guided tour, lunch, Hammam spa treatment, goodbye dinner

DAY 8: DEPARTURES

It's been real, but now it's time to head back home. We'll be checking out of our accommodation early in the morning and driving to Marrakech Menara Airport for departures.

Included: Breakfast, group transportation

 

READY TO JOIN US?

Please ONLY SIGN UP if you are serious about attending, you can travel on the specific trip dates, if the cost to attend is within your budget, and if you are ready to make your $550 deposit. 

If you have any questions, please email us at hello@theladiesabroad.com.