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Moroccan Magic

25 Days  |  Departing Saturday 25th February 2023 and returning Tuesday 21st March 2023

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Progress Payment: $ 4800 5900 by 21 Oct 2022
Final Payment: $ 5499 6699 by 28 Nov 2022
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Share our love of Morocco on this beautiful, exotic adventure!

Highlights

  • City Tour of Casablanca including Hassan II Mosque
  • 3 Night Stay in Chefchaouen
  • City Tour of Chefchaouen
  • Tour of Imperial City of Meknes Casablanca City Tour
  • Tour of Ancient Roman Ruins of Volubulis
  • CityTour of Fez inc off the beaten track artisanal workshops and Islamic gardens
  • Scenic Drive from Fez to Merzouga
  • Luxury Overnight Stay in the Sahara Desert
  • Camel Riding in the Sahara Desert
  • Sunrise Viewing Over the Dunes in the Sahara Desert
  • Visit to Todra Gorge, Tinehir and Dades Gorge
  • Guided visit to Ouarzazate including the UNESCO listed Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate
  • Guided tour of Taroudant
  • Spectacular scenic drive through High Atlas Mountains
  • 2 Night Stay in the High Atlas Mountains
  • 4 Night Stay in Magical Marrakech in a beautiful Riad
  • Visit to famous Jma El Fna Square in Marrakech
  • Traditional Hammam Spa Experience in Marrakech
  • City tour of Marrakech including Marjorelle Gardens and Dar Si Said, Museum of Moroccan Arts
  • Visit to Yves St Laurent Museum
  • Cooking Class at Country Club La Maison Arabe in Marrakech
  • Wine Tasting and Lunch at Domain Va Du Argan Winery
  • 2 Night stay at ‘Blue Doored’ Seaport of Essaouira
  • Guided Walking tour of Essaouira
  • Farewell Dinner at Rick’s Café in Casablanca

Inclusions

  • Personally escorted from Australia ‐ Your tour hostess is on hand to assist with making your holidaya memorable one        
  • Return economy airfares ex Melbourne to Casablanca including taxes (Other Cities and Business Class Upgrade pricing on request)
  • Coach Travel in Deluxe Mercedes Sprinter
  • Specialist Driver / Tour Manager
  • Uniquely chosen Accommodation including Riads and Kasbahs
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Breakfast Daily and other meals as per itinerary
  • Willing to Share Option
  • Document Distribution day prior to departure ‐ subject to minimum numbers attending and covid restrictions
  • Sisterhood Documentation & Travel Wallet
  • Small Groups, Personal Service

**TIPPING**

Local tipping is customary in Morocco.  Sisterhood Womens Travel  tipping system on all Group Tours involves passengers contributing to a kitty which is  paid to the tour hostess at the beginning of the tour who then distributes it daily to service providers on your behalf. This avoids the need for you to consider individual tipping situations daily throughout your trip. The estimated amount for your tour is USD200.00 and this will confirmed in your final documentation.

Notice

The accommodation throughout our itinerary may differ in star rating due to location.  We stay in a mix of riads, kasbahs and hotels which may have different sized rooms. We will endeavour to be fair with the room allocations.  Some of our accommodation may be basic in style whilst others may be more opulent.  This is all part of the Moroccan experience.  Riads will have stairs and not often lifts so be prepared for the physicality of getting to and from your room on occasion.  You will be expected to carry your own luggage to your room unless you are prepared to tip a porter.

COVID-19 NOTICE

The itinerary is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Should social distancing measures remain in place, Sisterhood Womens Travel will adapt our itinerary accordingly. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday 25 February 2023

Melbourne - Casablanca (Meals in flight)

Join our Sisterhood Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at the Melbourne Airport at the designated time for our flight to Casablanca Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight and prepare yourself for adventure. 

Day 2 - Sunday 26 February 2023

Casablanca (D)

We arrive into Casablanca and will be transferred to our hotel.  With the remainder of the day at leisure to settle in, we’ll come together tonight for a dinner at our hotel – Welcome to Morocco!

Overnight - Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche (or similar)

Day 3 - Monday 27 February 2023

Casablanca (B,D)

Today we’ll enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour of Casablanca including the Hassan II Mosque, Ville Nouveau and the Avenue Corniche.  With a free afternoon we’ll regroup again for dinner tonight at our hotel.

Overnight - Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche (or similar)

Day 4 - Tuesday 28 February 2023

Casablanca to Chefchaouen (B,L,D)

Today we'll make our way to the beautiful city of Chefchaouen.  Beautifully perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. While tourism has definitely taken hold, the balance between ease and authenticity is just right. The old medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalucian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza Uta el-Hammam and its restored kasbah.  Enroute to Chef we'll enjoy lunch at Tetouan before arriving in later afternoon.  With Dinner at our riad tonight.

Overnight - Riad Dar Baibou (or similar)

 

Day 5 - Wednesday 1 March 2023

Chefchaouen (B,D)

Today we'll enjoy a guided tour of Chefchaouen.  The beautiful blue washed walls will be a sight with other highlights including the Spanish Mosque and the Grande Mosquee. We'll visit the cobbled Plaza Uta el Hammam, the heart of the medina lined with shops and cafes.  After our tour we'll have the remainder of the day at leisure to continue our exploring. Dinner tonight at our riad.

Overnight - Riad Dar Baibou (or similar)

Day 6 - Thursday 2 March 2023

Free Day in Chefchaouen (B,D)

Today a free day in Chefchaouen to continue to explore, to shop or to enjoy a spa treatment or two.  Your Sisterhood hostess can point you in the right direction with activities for the day.  Tonight we'll regroup to enjoy dinner at our riad and share the day's experiences.

Overnight - Riad Dar Baibou (or similar)

Day 7 - Friday 3 March 2023

Chefchaouen / Meknes / Fes (B,L)

Today we depart Chefchaouen for Fes.   We’ll enjoy a tour enroute of the Imperial City of Meknes followed by lunch at the Scorpion House in Mourlay Idriss. We’ll finish the day off with an interesting tour of the ancient Roman Ruins at Volubilis before reaching Fes.  Our Accommodation will be at the gorgeous Riad Le Jardin des Biehn with dinner at leisure tonight. 

Overnight - Riad le Jardin des Biehn (or similar)

Day 8 - Saturday 4 March 2023

Fes (B,D)

Today we start our day with a guided tour of the Fes Medina, including the main historical sites and off the beaten track artisanal workshops and Islamic gardens.  After lunch (own cost) an afternoon at leisure to continue to explore.  Our dinner tonight will be on the terrace of the Palais de Fes Dar Tazi.

Overnight - Riad le Jardin des Biehn (or similar)

Day 9 - Sunday 5 March 2023

Free Day in Fes (B,L)

Today is a free day to soak up our surrounds or return to explore the Medina.  There are plenty of opportunities to shop for souvenirs and handicrafts today or perhaps you might like to just relax at our beautiful Riad.

Overnight - Riad le Jardin des Biehn (or similar)

Day 10 - Monday 6 March 2023

Fez - Merzouga (B,D)

Quite a long day today on the road.  We depart Fez for Merzouga to experience spectacular views of cedar forests, visit the Barbary Apes at Ifrane and tour through Midelt enroute to the Sahara.    Lunch (own cost) today as we travel through the Ziz Valley and view the Efous oasis which offers amazing photographic opportunities.  We arrive late in the afternoon for our night in Merzouga, the threshold of the Sahara. Our Accommodation is Kasbah Tombouctou situated on the fringe of the Sahara.  How about a few pre dinner drinks watching the sun set over the desert with dinner tonight at our hotel?

Overnight - Kasbah Tombouctou (or similar)

Day 11 - Tuesday 7 March 2023

Sahara Desert Luxury Camp (B,L,D)

A free morning so take the opportunity to explore the surrounding desert areas.  Alternatively why not relax around the hotel pool.  This afternoon after a light lunch our guide will take us into the desert by 4WD where upon arrival into our luxury desert camp we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a camel ride at sunset.   (Departure time will be weather dependent, the hotter the day the later we will depart for comfort) When we reach our bivouac we can relax, climb the dunes or just star gaze while our guide prepares our evening meal, traditional tagine cooked on the open fire at our campsite. This is simply a bucket list experience, stars and sand dunes a wonderful night will be enjoyed.  We’ll only need our essentials in the desert so best to take a small backpack and the rest of our luggage will be left with our driver.

Overnight - Kasbah Chergui Camp (or similar)

Day 12 - Wednesday 8 March 2023

Tinehir/Todra & Dades Gourges (B,L,D)

An early start this morning to see the amazing sunrise over the dunes, then head back to our hotel to refresh and enjoy breakfast before departing for Tinehir.  Stopping enroute to enjoy lunch upon arrival into Tinehir we’ll enjoy a short tour to give us an overview of the ancient Berber culture and heritage that exists in this region.  Dinner tonight at our accommodation.

Overnight - Kasbah Xaluca Dades (or similar)

Day 13 - Thursday 9 March 2023

Ouarzazate /Ait Benhaddou (B,D)

This morning after breakfast and check out we’ll head towards the Valley of the Roses via the Todra and Dades Gorges where the crystal clear river emerging from the deep ochre and pink rock formations offer a dramatic landscape and great photographic opportunities.  A lovely place to relax, enjoy and reflect on the surrounding beauty.  Continuing onto Ouarzazate we will visit Kasbah Taourirt, once one of the largest Kasbahs of the area, and once home to members of the Glaoui Dynasty, who once ruled the vicinity.  Parts of this Kasbah have been restored by UNESCO and it is probably the main sightseeing venue of Ouarzazate.  Lunch (own cost) enroute.  From Ouarzazate we have some time to relax before heading to Ait Benhaddou.  Time permitting we’ll enjoy a walk to the top of the ancient Kasbah to watch the sunset end enjoy beautiful panoramic views.     Accommodation and Dinner tonight at Le Berbere Palace.

Overnight - Le Berbere Palace (or similar)

Day 14 - Friday 10 March 2023

Taroudant (B,D)

After breakfast this morning we travel west towards Taroudant, known as the ‘grandmother of Marrakech’.  We’ll enjoy a guided tour through the medina and souks and visit the argan co-operatives famous in this region (look out for goats resting in the argan trees).  Dinner tonight at our hotel.

Overnight - Dar Zitoune (or similar)

Day 15 - Saturday 11 March 2023

Ouirgane (B,D)

Today we’ll travel into the High Atlas Mountains and spend time in the Ouirgane region.  Here we’ll discover traditional berber life, the Tassa Ouirgane National Park, the Toubkal National park and some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in Morocco.  Our next 2 days will be spent doing as little or as much as you like in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains.

Overnight - Ksar Shama (or similar)

Day 16 - Sunday 12 March 2023

Free Day/Ouirgane (B,D)

Today is a free day to relax and soak up our wonderful surrounds, Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside.  A great day to reflect on the wonderful journey travelled so far.   For those who like to be on the go, the hotel offers optional activities including hiking by foot or by mule or visiting a neighbouring village.  There is a spa to enjoy onsite as well as a beautiful pool to chill out by.  Dinner tonight at our accommodation.

Overnight - Ksar Shama (or similar)

Day 17 - Monday 13 March 2023

Ouirgane/Marrakech (via Asni) (B,L)

This morning we’ll visit the working co-operatives, with demonstrations by the local Berber women.  These co-operatives, set up through independent and government funding allow the women of the region to support themselves and be sustainably independent as well as providing the opportunity for literacy education.  Today we’ll enjoy a Moroccan BBQ lunch before setting off for magical Marrakech early afternoon.  In the evening we’ll be free to take a wander through the souks and enjoy the famous Djemaa el Fna Square being mesmerized by snake charmers, storytellers and other great spectacles that may cross our path.  Dinner at leisure tonight.

Overnight - Barriere Le Naoura Marrakech (or similar)

Day 18 - Tuesday 14 March 2023

Marrakech (B)

While Marrakech is alive with modern life and development, it is also home to a wealth of buildings, sites and artifacts of crucial importance to Moroccan history.  Founded almost 1000 years ago, Marrakech is a feast for the senses and has remained the heart of Moroccan life ever since.  Acting as Sultanate capital on occasions, but undoubtedly the country’s cultural centre.  Our vehicle and driver are at our disposal today.  Some sights visited in our tour include Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, Marjorelle Jardin, the YSL museum, the Saadien Tombs, the El Badi and El Bahia Palaces and Dar Si Said, home to the Museum of Moroccan Arts.  In the evening feel free to return to the Square for some more exploring.

Overnight - Barriere Le Naoura Marrakech (or similar)

Day 19 - Wednesday 15 March 2023

Marrakech (B,L)

Today we’ll enjoy a hands on cooking class at the Country Club La Maison Arabe.  Then an afternoon free to continue to discover the magic of Marrakech. Time to explore the vibrant and colorful city of Marrakech, the medina souks and chilling out around Djemaa El Fna.  Dinner tonight own arrangements.

Overnight - Barriere Le Naoura Marrakech (or similar)

Day 20 - Thursday 16 March 2023

Marrakech (B)

Today a fabulous treat.  We’ll spend the morning indulging in a Moroccan Hammam (spa) experience including a luxurious massage and beauty treatments using traditional Moroccan products and oils at La Maison Arabe.  An afternoon at leisure.  Dinner tonight own arrangements.


Overnight - Barriere Le Naoura Marrakech (or similar)

Day 21 - Friday 17 March 2023

Marrakech - Essaouira (B)

Today we’ll have a leisurely morning before departing for Essaouira an outstanding and well preserved example of a mid-18th century fortified seaport town known for its stunning blue doored architecture.  Enroute we’ll enjoy a winery tour, tasting and lunch at Domain Val Du Argan Winery.  Arriving into Essaouira early afternoon.  Enjoy dinner at leisure tonight with plenty of options on offer in the main square. 

Overnight - Heure Bleue Palace (or similar)

Day 22 - Saturday 18 March 2023

Essaouira (B)

This morning we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Portuguese fort and Medina of Essaouira then our afternoon is free to continue to explore the many arts and crafts areas of this gorgeous seaside town.  Dinner at lesure tonight.

Overnight -  Heure Bleue Palace (or similar)

Day 23 - Sunday 19 March 2023

Essaouria - Casablanca (via El Jaddida) (B,D)

Today we’ll travel back to Casablanca taking rest stops and a lunch break along the way to arrive arrive back into Casablanca with time to freshen up for our “”Farewell Morocco dinner being held at the legendary Rick’s Cafe from the movie Casablanca.  A cool and very sophisticated restaurant which is rich in architecture and details reminiscent of the film, even with a resident pianist singing ‘As Time Goes By’ at intervals.  A lovely way to end our fabulous visit to Morocco.  Overnight in Casablanca.

Overnight - Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche (or similar)

Day 24 - Monday 20 March 2023

Casablanca - Dubai (B)

With the morning free before we transfer to the airport for our flight home.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the airlines hospitality and inflight entertainment.

Day 25 - Tuesday 21 March 2023

Welcome Home Melbourne

Welcome home!  We thank you for joining Sisterhood Womens Travel for your latest adventure and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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