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!
- 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
- Cooking Class
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- Spa Element
- Wine Tasting
- Women-To-Women Exchanges