Trip Overview

Experience Morocco as only an Adventure Woman can! On this spirited 14-day cultural journey in Northern Africa, explore Morocco’s traditions, visit mountain villages, local markets, discover its diverse landscapes, taste tantalizing Moroccan cuisine, and travel by camel to a secluded desert camp!

On this complete journey through Morocco, you’ll enjoy the warmth of boundless sun and sand while experiencing the kaleidoscope of colors, sights, and sounds found throughout this celebrated kingdom. Meet your Moroccan guide and driver, who will help you discover everything Morocco offers as you wind your way through the country.

Rabat & Chefchaouen

Upon entering Rabat, Morocco’s walled capital, you’ll immediately encounter icons of antiquity situated right alongside elements of 21st-century modernity: whitewashed walls, sculptural keyhole arches, and zellij mosaics in contrast with the pristine, palm-lined urban center. Walking from the Kasbah Oudaya, a fortified city inside Rabat with hip cafés and gardens, stand before the tallest minaret in the world, Hassan Tower. Nearby, you’ll visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the resting place of kings.

Breaking bread brings everyone together in Morocco so you and your traveling companions will share a meal with a local Moroccan family while in the “blue city” of Chefchaouen. Afterward, you’ll tour a djellaba workshop and meet the medina’s friendly local artists. Then, since you’re an Adventure Woman, hike up one of the surrounding hills for a stunning panoramic view! Find out from your guide why the residents of Chefchaouen all paint their houses various vibrant shades of blue.

Meknes, Fes, & Sefrou

From Volubilis, do as the Romans once did: fortify yourself with local wine at Meknes. Over the next two days, pass through 1,000 years of history as you explore Fes, one of the best-preserved medieval Islamic cities in the world. Here, learn centuries-old Moroccan methods of tanning and dying leather outdoors. (Ask what they use to cure the hides.) Head south to Sefrou for a morning with the women of an artists’ cooperative, where you can try your hand at making a local handicraft and take some time to learn what it’s like to be a woman in modern rural Morocco. Continue your travels while watching this vibrant cross-country journey’s changing colors, landscape, architecture, and vegetation; it will feel like Morocco is unfolding before you each day.

Erfoud, Ouarzazate, & Marrakesh

At Erfoud, a luxury tented camp experience in the Sahara awaits, nestled in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Take this evening to fully unwind together; compare travel notes, stories, and laughs with your companions, and relax together in this peaceful getaway, then ride colorfully festooned camels across the rippling sands to catch a luminous sunset; return to dine under the stars. Rise early to witness a desert sunrise over the dunes of Merzouga then head to explore Todgha Gorge in the High Atlas Mountains; listen for camel herds approaching!

At Ouarzazate and the Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), feel the light and landscape beloved by filmmakers. Enjoy an easy morning hike exploring Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains the following day, and then spend the afternoon learning from local women educators.

Complete your incredible journey to Morocco by visiting Marrakesh and its renowned Djemma el-Fna, a massive open-air market famous for its snake charmers, myriad entertainers, and vendors of North African goods. Preserving the old while embracing the new, Marrakesh today exemplifies how Arab, pan-African, and European influences blend and permeate all aspects of life. It’s also vast and complex; you’ll appreciate your local expert guide’s wayfinding skills to explore this golden-hued city!

Don’t miss this two-week in-depth cultural exploration of one of the most fascinating destinations ever – Morocco!

Main Attractions

  • Stroll through Chefchaouen’s blue-painted Old City and medina
  • Enjoy a luxury tented camping experience in the Sahara
  • Shop the bustling medinas and explore the vast, twisting paths through Fes and Marrakech
  • Tour women-owned artists’ cooperatives, meet their artisans and learn from local female leaders in education

What You'll See and Do

  • Anthropology
  • Cooking Class
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Hiking
  • Historical Sites
  • Local Delicacies
  • Spa Element
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Women-To-Women Exchanges

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Trip Itinerary

The AdventureWomen itineraries are subject to change depending on the chosen departure date. To view a specific departure itinerary, simply click on the "Browse Detailed Itinerary" button above and select your date.

Day 1

Arrive in Rabat
Welcome to Morocco! Colorful and lively, this richly diverse country is populated with warm, hospitable people with a passionate love of music, art, and sublime food. A long history of social traditions, a reputation for religious and ethnic tolerance, and the longest-running monarchy in the world all contribute to the fabric of this modern-day magical kingdom.

During your adventure, you’ll get to know your Moroccan guide and driver, who will help you discover everything Morocco has to offer as you wind your way through the country. You’ll meet incredible individuals on your journey who will help make your experience a fun and personally fulfilling adventure. They’ll cheer you on as you step outside your comfort zone, embracing new challenges in your own distinct way! 

Arrive in Morocco at either Casablanca (CMN) or Rabat (RBA) airport before 4:00pm. One group transfer will be provided from each airport to your hotel in Rabat (specific time will be determined closer to departure). Private transfers at other times are available for purchase.

in the evening, enjoy a lively welcome dinner as you get to know your fellow travelers. Share stories and learn about why each woman in your trip is excited to explore Morocco!


Overnight: Hotel La Tour Hassan

Day 2

Rabat to Chefchaouen
Explore Rabat with your group this morning, visiting the Mohamed V. Mausoleum and Hassan Tower. Walk the narrow alleyways of Kasbah Oudaya, an old fortress.

Drive into the Rif Mountains, and enjoy lunch on your way to Chefchaouen. When you arrive, have a brief orientation of the small, blue-washed town so you know your way around before settling into your hotel!

Enjoy a delicious dinner as a group at your riad this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Ryad Lina

Day 3

Enjoy a walking tour of the Medina in Chefchaouen, visiting the main sites of the city. Soak up the atmosphere of this town with so many mixed cultures, and witness the influence of the native Berbers, Muslims, and Jewish refugees from Spain. Visit a traditional workshop to learn about the Djellaba, the traditional long, loose-fitting outer robe worn in the area. Most djellabas have a hood that comes to a point in the back.

Join a local family in their home for a traditional lunch. Learn about the family’s history, customs, and share some of your own history with your hosts!

Take a short hike up one of the hills surrounding Chefchaouen to get a panoramic view of this unique place.

After a day in the city, you might want to treat yourself with a hammam or a massage at the hotel. The hammams here are extremely traditional – it’s quite the cultural experience!

Enjoy a delicious dinner as a group at your riad this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Ryad Lina

Day 4

Chefchaouen to Fes

Depart Chefchaouen and drive through the Moroccan countryside towards Fes.

Stop to explore Volubilis, an unexpected Roman site, which lies on a rich river valley with the dark Zerhoun mountain ridge as a backdrop. It was once the capital of a Roman province and the southern border of the Imperial road. Soak in the history of the area as you see some of the most preserved mosaics of the Roman era in Morocco.

After your visit to Volubilis, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Stop in Meknes at one of the finest vineyards in the area. Tour the vineyard and enjoy tasting some Moroccan wines with your group – not many people can say they have tried wines in Morocco!

Arrive in Fes early this evening and settle into your room before having dinner as a group.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Riad Fes

Day 5

From a small hill, take in the view of the city of Fes, one of the most preserved medieval Islamic cities in the world. Your expert native guide of Fes will accompany you to the old Medina, through the very narrow streets, to the souks and the tanneries. Explore the Karaouine Mosque, the Medersas, and the Nejjarine.

Visit a tannery and learn how local leatherwork is still created using ancient skills – make sure to ask about the materials they use; you might be surprised! You’ll also have an opportunity to see the special blue ceramics made in Fes.

Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant in the medina.

This afternoon there will be an optional activity/workshop offered such as a cooking class, garden tour or pottery making. Prices vary from $30-50 per person depending on the activity or workshop. This will be booked by your guide and payment can be made in-country. Or you may choose to opt out of any activity this afternoon and take some time to relax at your riad.

If you opt out of the cooking class and garden tour this afternoon, take some time at your riad to relax.

Enjoy a delicious dinner as a group at your riad this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Riad Fes

Day 6

Leave Fes for Sefrou and spend most of the day with a women’s cooperative that makes djellaba, fabric, scarves, and rugs. Learn how the women make cherry buttons and learn to make them yourself!

Enjoy lunch with the women – share your story with them, and learn about their families, their lives, and their goals.

Head back to Fes, where you’ll arrive around mid-afternoon. Enjoy your lovely hotel, try a hammam, take a dip in the swimming pool, or enjoy the view from the rooftop terrace.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Riad Fes

Day 7

Fes to Erfoud
Continue your journey to Southern Morocco with a few short stops including a picnic lunch along the way. Watch for changing colors, landscape, architecture, and vegetation along this journey.

Settle into your lovely hotel in Erfoud when you arrive this evening. It’s a long drive today (nearly eight hours), but you’ll be rewarded with a much more private, off-the-beaten-path experience, including the possibility of meeting a local semi-nomadic family. Enjoy dinner as a group tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Kasbah Chergui

Day 8

Erfoud to Merzouga

Enjoy a leisurely morning at your hotel in this beautiful area before departing for Merzouga. Enjoy lunch once you arrive at your private desert camp.

Arrive at your luxury tented camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi.

The camel handlers and camels will be waiting to take you on a camel ride to soak in the sunset over the vast sand dunes. Enjoy a hearty dinner outside under the starry sky with your new friends.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Luxury Tented Camp

Day 9

Merzouga to Skoura
If you’re awake early enough, walk up to one of the highest sand dunes to watch the sun rise over the desert. This is a peaceful experience you won’t forget.

Enjoy some free time at your camp before rejoining your driver to head to the Todgha Gorge. Explore on foot the Todgha Gorge, a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. The gorge is spectacular; and you will probably meet local people herding camels and goats along the way!

Enjoy a delicious dinner as a group this evening. By now, you’ll feel like an expert on Moroccan food!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Ksar el Kabbaba

Day 10

Skoura to Tahanoaute & the Atlas Mountains
Explore the Kasbah on foot. Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site, is probably the most preserved Kasbah in the south of Morocco and is a famous film location.

After lunch, cross the spectacular Tizi n’ Tichka pass, journey towards the plains, and then head up to the village of Asni at the foot of the Atlas Mountains – this will be a complete change of scenery. Today’s total drive time will be about six and a half hours, and you will get off the beaten path to explore Morocco more deeply.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Kasbah Angour

Day 11

Atlas Mountains to Marrakech
Go out on a hike to discover the traditional architecture of the Berber villages and learn about local terraced agriculture. Then visit a local women’s group, which offers education and teaches traditional skills to local people.

Drive about an hour to Marrakech and relax at your hotel. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight – have dinner at the hotel or go explore a local restaurant with some of your new friends!

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Hotel La Sultana

Day 12

Your local expert guide will take you through the amazing alleyways of Marrakech. Explore the monuments which will help you deepen your understanding of the rich history of the city. In addition to the gardens and monuments, visit museums such as Dar Tiskwine and ‘Maison de La Photographie’ which explain life in Marrakesh as it was during the French protectorate. Finally, you will discover vibrant souks displaying a great selection of traditional Moroccan handicrafts. The skills of the artisans as well as the number of items piled in a tiny space will stun you. Take some time to shop for art and souvenirs – do not forget to bargain! You can work with other women in your group to make the bargaining feel a bit more natural.

The Djemaa el Fna Square gets busier in the evening with musicians, storytellers, acrobats, snake charmers, and many other performers. Enjoy the spectacle before heading with your group to dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Hotel La Sultana

Day 13

Explore Marrakech today on your own or in small groups. Optional activities include visiting the Majorelle Gardens, full of unique native plants and exotic flowers, or touring the local art museums.

You could also enjoy the hotel spa, which has amazing hammam and massage options. Or just choose to explore Marrakesh to do some last-minute shopping.

Have a farewell dinner with your new AdventureWomen friends. Reminisce over all of the memories you have made and celebrate the end of an amazing journey through this truly spectacular country.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Hotel La Sultana

Day 14

Depart Marrakech
Enjoy one last morning in Marrakech. Say goodbye to your new AdventureWomen friends as you transfer to the airport for your flights home. There will be one group transfer provided (time TBD closer to departure). Private transfers at other times will be available for an additional fee.


Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants. 

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Morocco

Arrival and Departure Information

February 25, 2024 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive in Rabat (RBA) or Casablanca (CMN), Morocco, on February 25th, 2024 before 4:00pm. There will be one group transfer provided (time TBD closer to departure).

Depart: Depart Marrakesh, Morocco (RAK) on March 9th, 2024 any time.

September 15, 2024 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive in Rabat (RBA) or Casablanca (CMN), Morocco, on September 15, 2024 before 4:00pm. One group transfer will be provided, and the time will be determined closer to departure.

Depart: Depart Marrakech, Morocco (RAK) on September 28, 2024 at any time.

October 20, 2024 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive in Rabat (RBA) or Casablanca (CMN), Morocco, October 20, 2024 before 4:00pm. One group transfer will be provided, and the time will be determined closer to departure.

Depart: Depart Marrakech, Morocco (RAK) on November 2, 2024 at any time.

February 15, 2025 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive in Rabat (RBA) or Casablanca (CMN), Morocco, February 15, 2025 before 4:00pm. One group transfer will be provided, and the time will be determined closer to departure.

Depart: Depart Marrakech, Morocco (RAK) on February 28, 2025 at any time.

September 28, 2025 Departure:

Arrive: Arrive in Rabat (RBA) or Casablanca (CMN), Morocco, September 28, 2025 before 4:00pm. One group transfer will be provided, and the time will be determined closer to departure.

Depart: Depart Marrakech, Morocco (RAK) on October 11, 2025 at any time.

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Preparation and Packing  

Please use the following guides as a reference when preparing for your adventure. We also encourage you to adapt the guides to your travel style as well as the destination’s forecasted weather.  


Gratuities are a personal decision and are at your own discretion based on your level of satisfaction with the service provided. Gratuities are dependent upon the number of guests on your departure, and they vary greatly from trip to trip. As a general reference, AdventureWomen suggests you plan for $100-$125 (or more) worth of gratuities for this adventure. Specific tipping recommendations for your trip will be provided to you closer to your departure date and may fluctuate due to inflation, exchange rates, and the number of travelers on your trip. 

Passports and Visas

Citizens of the United States must have a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates with at least two blank facing pages. If you do not have a passport, please apply now!

Activity Level

We rate this trip as Moderate. You should be able to walk comfortably for two to three hours at a time, and you should be able to kayak and paddle in a raft. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission) to make the most of your adventure. With this itinerary in mind, we have a partnership with Trailblazer Wellness, a woman-owned, women-run company that will design an individualized fitness plan just for you! Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 10% discount with the code AVW. Learn more on the Trailblazer Wellness website.

Health Considerations

Make an appointment with a travel clinic, as they may have recommendations for vaccines and medications based on the destination as well as your age, health, and past vaccination history.

For more health information, go to and navigate to the page about Morocco.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800. You can transfer your deposit to another trip with no additional fee if you notify us within 120 days of the original trip departure date. We can hold your deposit for up to six months as a credit. Failure to book a new trip within this timeframe will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.

Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Copy of Flight Information
  • Copy of Issuing Page of Passport (Photo Page)
  • Supplement Health and Safety

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

February 25, 2024 Departure Final Payment Due Date: November 27, 2023

September 15, 2024 Departure Final Payment Due Date: June 17, 2024

October 20, 2024 Departure Final Payment Due Date: July 22, 2024

February 15, 2025 Departure Final Payment Due Date: November 17, 2024

September 28, 2025 Departure Final Payment Due Date: June 30, 2025

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included


  • Accommodations as per itinerary based on double occupancy
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • One group transfer on arrival and departure
  • Guided sightseeing and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide throughout the trip
  • Drinking water available in large jugs to refill personal bottles
  • Gratuities for hotel staff, camp staff, lodge staff, wait staff, local guides, and assistant driver

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Morocco
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified)
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, or travel insurance
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for main guide and driver

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686


Hotel La Tour Hassan

This extraordinary place defies time. Everything is designed for your comfort and well-being. Luxury, calm, and serenity are all part of your stay.

Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Riad Lina

Surrounded by magnificent cerulean mountains and nestled in the heart of the medina, this luxurious riad enjoys a privileged position in one of Morocco’s most unique destinations. The spa with its heated indoor pool, baths, and hammam will offer traditional delicious moments of relaxation. The personalized service promises a unique and unforgettable stay in an area where authentic medina living is still preserved.

Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Riad Fes

Riad Fes is located in the heart of the ancient city of Fes. It has succeeded in combining refinement with inspiration and invites you to relax and enjoy your stay in a serene atmosphere with decor reminiscent of Arabian Nights. Riad Fes provides guests with the opportunity to travel back in time and enjoy the splendour and authenticity of the lifestyle of Fassi nobility. The prestigious history and refined civilization of this imperial city are reflected in the Spanish Moorish architecture and attention to detail seen in the decor.

Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Kasbah Chergui

Kasbah Chergui is in a quiet spot on the outskirts of Erfoud, not far from the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Morocco. The hotel has a pool, spa, and hammam, as well as an indoor and outdoor restaurant.

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Luxury Tented Camp

Your tented camp in the Erg Chebbi dunes is complete with stunning detail. Your tents include comfortable beds with fine linens, attached bathrooms, and soft furnishings. Your stay in the desert will be unforgettable.

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, conditioner; hairdryer, electricity

Ksar el Kabbaba

Located in the heart of Skoura palm grove, and made with centenary old stones, Ksar El Kebbaba comes to life in the middle of lush greenness and precisely under the branches of an aged olive tree.

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Kasbah Angour

Kasbah Angour is a gorgeous Berber castle, perched on a hill-top in the Atlas Mountains near Marrakesh, with superb panoramic views. The boutique hotel and restaurant have 25 rooms & suites, spacious public areas, a wonderful swimming pool, and beautiful gardens.

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Hotel La Sultana

La Sultana captures the charm and elegance of residences from a bygone era, offering the intimacy of a smaller hotel with unparalleled one-on-one service and experiences. Made-up of five separate riads, it feels maze-like and disguises its sprawling corridors and hidden chambers for the delight of its guests.

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer; electricity; Wifi

Please note that all amenities were current when written and are subject to change at any time.

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686