$3500 per person
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This trip will connect you to the heart and soul of the Moroccan culture through its people. Explore the fine art of tagine cooking and preparing and serving mint tea. We will learn about life in an Amazigh village of 20 families tucked away in the high Atlas Mountains. Marvel at the intricacies of stunning architecture and expand your knowledge of Islam. Hike and squeeze your way through the tiny cracks of the Dadès Gorges, and laugh at spitting camels—all while engaging deeply with the locals who share their history and all its details with great passion.
If you want to explore a land considered mysterious, make new friends, and push yourself out of your comfort zone, this is for you. If you care about connecting deeply with a new culture and its people in a way you cannot do on a traditional vacation, this is for you. If you approach the world with a glass-half-full attitude, this is for you.
Do you think this sounds dreamy? The experience is all that and more.
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Each trip offers an optional volunteer afternoon. During this time, we engage with a local partner, give back to the community, and connect deeper to the culture. Our past partner has been The Medina Children’s Library in Fez.
Price is based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is not available.
*This tour will originate in Marrakech and end in Fez. We will assist you in deciding whether to stay longer in Morocco and explore Chef and Fez or return home.
Departure DateNovember 16, 2025
Return DateNovember 26, 2025
IncludedAccommodationsActivities/ToursGift BasketLive Q & AMeals during tripNational Park FeesPersonal GuidesPrivate FB GroupTips for GuidesTransportationWelcome PartyWorldTowning Swag
Not IncludedArrival Day MealsArrival TransportationCovid testing (if applicable)Departure Day MealsDeparture TransportationDrinks (soda, alcohol, smoothies, juices)Equipment RentalFlights to CountryFlights Within CountryLaundry, Phone Calls, Room ServiceMeals (breakfast and dinner)PortersSouvenirsTipping at the RestroomsTrip InsuranceVegetarian Options
Marrakech (Day 1)
You can make yourself comfortable in the hotel. We'll gather in the evening to commence our trip.
Please note: It is fine if you arrive earlier and explore before the start date. Our trip officially begins on Day 1 in the evening.
We can't wait to meet you all. As a warm welcome, we invite you to a meet-and-greet for wine, mint tea, and cookies on the rooftop terrace the evening before the trip officially begins. If you arrive late, you don't have to worry; we will do a more formal welcome at breakfast in the morning.
In addition, we will hold a short workshop on the opening evening so you can learn about Moroccan life nowadays, traditions, celebrations, Islam, clothing ... and also language from a local. This is a great way to familarize yourself with the culture before we get started.
Get a good night's sleep because tomorrow we rock and roll!
Marrakech (Day 2)
This is the first official day of our voyage together. We will all meet at the opening breakfast on the terrace to discuss the day, address any questions, and meet those of you who got in late the night before and missed the meet n' greet.
MEDINA AND HISTORY TOUR
Get to know Marrakech with the help of an English-speaking, licensed local guide. Learn about the iconic symbols of Marrakech, like the Koutoubia Mosque and Jemaa el-Fna square. Wander the streets of the medina as our guide explains life today and life as it was in Marrakech in days gone by - with plenty of opportunities to take pictures of unique doorways or street life. The tour will also stop at Dar el Bacha, the home of Marrakech's pasha (ruler).
LUNCH AT CAFE TIZNIT
We will dine just off the Jemaa el-Fna square on authentic Moroccan food from the rooftop, pending weather. This hidden gem is known for its tasty home-cooked meals and friendly staff.
HAMMAM OR FREE TIME
After a long day of travel, everyone deserves a bit of pampering, and there is nothing better than a Beldi hammam with a black soap scrub. Your skin will feel softer than ever, and your body will be rejuvenated for another exciting day of adventure.
STREET FOOD TOUR
This is a walking food tour/dinner in the medina. Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking for 4 hours. We will visit the meat shop, 2-3 hidden gems, the nibbles, the souk mama, the sweet tooth, and a surprise.
Marrakech (Day 3)
We will have breakfast at our hotel, on the rooftop terrace.
During breakfast, two ladies will join us to decorate our hands with henna art. Henna is temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin with dyes. It usually lasts from 1 to 3 weeks.
Moroccan art and handicrafts are known worldwide for their intricate design and attention to detail. These crafts are passed down through apprenticeship; many are still made with traditional techniques. We’ll get to see this firsthand and even try creating something!
LUNCH AT LE JARDIN
This magical oasis is located within a beautifully renovated 16th-century building. Entering through an unassuming door, one enters a lush garden with tables and lights surrounded by the majestic building and the terraces above. The design is very much in the spirit of Marrakech's 1960s and 70s heyday, combining Moroccan and European chic.
OPTIONAL FREE TIME FOR REST/SHOPPING OR A SELF-GUIDED TOUR OF BAHIA PALACE
We fill the trip with exciting adventures, but if you feel jet-lagged or need recharge, this would be an excellent opportunity to honor that desire. But, if you are dying to get out in the souks and shop your heart out, they await outside our front door. Finally, if it is history you desire, we are a two-minute walk from the famous Bahia Palace, where you can take a self-guided tour.
DINNER AT JEMAA EL-FNA POP-UP
Jemaa el-Fna has long been a meeting point in Marrakech. It was once the central trading point for traders from the north and south. Food was one of the things everyone needed. Food stalls serving various foods became standard and remain a part of the night scene today. While the juice stalls are always up, it's not until around 4 pm that the rest of the food stalls roll in. They are brought in, set up, and broken down each night. You'll find various Moroccan foods, from grilled meats to fried seafood, snails, and tajines, all available depending on where you go. We will dine on seafood this evening.
High Atlas (Day 4)
We will have breakfast at our hotel, on the rooftop terrace.
AMAZIGH (BERBER) VILLAGE TOUR
After making the beautiful drive to Ljoukak Valley in the High Atlas Mountains, our hosts—a local Amazigh family—will treat us to a traditional second breakfast. But first, we will all try making Berber bread in a wood-fired clay oven. We’ll then take an easy hike through the local village and learn about the farming practices in this village of 20 families. You can see an artisan at work and purchase your first tagine to take home. If time permits, we will visit a women's rug cooperative.
Our tour guide for the day will be Said, the son of our host family. Said offers a wealth of knowledge and loves to answer questions about his country and people. We will learn about the different roles of family members, how Said helped his parents start this business, and what he would like the future of his community to look like.
We spent a weekend living with his family on our first trip to Morocco. They are welcoming and incredibly generous. Mama sent me away with a hand-made rug. The village and its people are very special to us, and we are sure you will fall in love with the community, just as we did.
LUNCH IN THE AMAZIGH VILLAGE
Enjoy a home-cooked lunch with products that are all either grown, harvested, or prepared locally. The menu will depend on what's available and what the lady of the house decides to prepare! During our last trip, it was unanimous that the meat we ate here was the best of the entire trip!
We will dine on local cuisine upon our return to Marrakech.
Dades Gorge (Day 5)
We will enjoy an early breakfast at our hotel.
HIKE AND HISTORY IN THE GORGE
The Dadès Gorges are a series of rugged gorges carved out by the Dadès River. We will hike a small portion of it, exploring deep crevices, tiny spaces, and wide-open views. If this does not interest you, the driver can deliver you to the hotel to rest and relax.
At our hotel.
Merzouga (Day 6)
We will have breakfast at our hotel. Also, this is WorldTowning Orange Day! There will be more on this later. Just know, it will be fun!
We will stop for lunch along the way.
SUNSET RIDE ON CAMELS
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime activity when you take a 1.5-hour sunset camel ride to the camp. Enjoy the beautiful reddish colors of Erg Chebbi's twilight. Walk in the footsteps of the Berbers and live through a magical experience.
FREE TIME FOR REST OR OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Upon arrival, you will have time to rest or take part in one of the activities:
- Sandboarding: Grab your board and take on the dunes; this is perfect for thrill-seekers.
- Wander or rest: In this magical land, take time to walk freely through the dunes and collect your thoughts.
- Read and/or journal on the relaxing poufs under the canopy.
DINNER AT CAMP
At night, we will have dinner inside an ornate Berber tent and then enjoy beautiful local drum music under clear skies speckled with sparkling stars.
This will be an unforgettable surprise in the middle of the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. The luxury tents are equipped with comfortable beds and indoor private bathrooms and showers, making a night in the Sahara desert a night of a lifetime.
Fez (Day 7)
We will start our day with breakfast in the tent.
We will have lunch along the way to Fez.
The Middle Atlas Mountains may make you feel like you’ve stepped into a forest in Europe or North America. They are known for their cedar trees and the native barbary macaque (ape) that call this area home. We’ll pass through here today and hope to see a macaque or two.
This will be our first deviation from the traditional Moroccan food. Before landing in Fez, we will dine a la carte on pasta and pizza.
Fez (Day 8)
We will have breakfast at our hotel.
We will discover the medina of Fez and a part of the Jewish quarter to combine the area's history. In the medina, we will visit sites like the Karouine mosque, the Attarine Museum, souks, a tannery, maybe even the pottery or zellige-making area, and much more.
LUNCH AT RYAD NEJJARINE
At this culturally rich and highly traditional restaurant, we will have the choice to dine on their exceptional couscous and vegetables or chicken with lemon, in addition to salads, fruits, and pastries, all while enjoying the zellige decorations adorned with sculptured plaster, which will transport you centuries away to the era of 1001 Nights.
FREE TIME FOR REST OR DANCE
You can walk through the medina, shop, or rest and relax during this time.
Dance: After a short warm-up, we will explore the various dances from every area of Morocco with a local dancer. Our teacher will dance with us once we have learned to dance together. We will close out our time together with tea and pastries.
Fez (Day 9)
We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
MOROCCAN COOKING CLASS AND LUNCH
We will choose the menu of the day with the chef upon arrival. Then, we will head to the market to get the ingredients needed and learn more about Moroccan culture. When we return to the cooking school, we will start preparing our meals with the guidance of the chef. Everyone will be involved in cooking. The menu includes a starter, main, and dessert. Once the meal is ready, we will sit and enjoy the fruit of our work. At the end, you will receive a small recipe booklet.
FREE TIME FOR REST OR SHOPPING OR VOLUNTEERING
You can walk through the medina or rest and relax during this time. Or you can join one of the activities:
Shopping: Enjoy a local shopping experience in the heart of the medina.
Volunteer (maximum five individuals): You can volunteer at the Medina Children's Library of Fez. The space is small, so the number of volunteers who can be accommodated is limited.
This will be our second deviation from traditional Moroccan food. We will venture into the land of excellent Thai. We will dine under the moonlight on soup, fried mixed vegetables, green curry chicken, or fish, and dessert.