Dreaming of Morocco-Nov 10-Nov 21, 2022

11 nights | 12 days | $6,195 | Limit 8 women

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Morocco as you join this Her Dream Vacation favorite women-only tour. Delight in a journey of 11 nights and 12 days exploring Morocco’s diverse cultures and landscapes as you share with other solo women travelers.


Morocco is the gateway to Africa from Europe, where you will discover ancient Berber, Roman, Arab, Greek, Spanish and French history. These cultures are blended and create quite an alluring and beautiful country. It is a country of an intoxicating fusion of colors, scenery and culinary delights. You will discover vibrant colorful medinas, an awe- inspiring desert and the breathtaking mountains while also visiting the Imperial cities: Rabat, Fes, Meknes and Marrakesh.


We will begin and end in Casablanca, traversing the coast, Atlas Mountains, desert and the Imperial cities and archaeological sites in between. We will explore and visit legendary souks, sumptuous Moorish palaces and the peaceful courtyard gardens of luxurious riad hideaways. We will visit Fes, Morocco’s spiritual heart, with a labyrinthine medina which feels like stepping back in time. A day will be spent in nearby Meknes before we begin our journey to the Atlas Mountains where the desert is our destination, and "glamping" under the Sahara stars will be a highlight of your tour.


With our guide, we will immerse with his family and learn more about the Berber culture which has remained almost untouched for centuries. This is a memorable journey shared with like-minded women who want to experience a taste of luxury while also immersing and learning about a different way of life. Morocco will challenge all your senses and will be a lifetime memory. Join us on this incredible adventure!


 

Day 1 - Casablanca: Welcome to Morocco!

You will arrive in the beautiful and modern city of Casablanca for your grand women-only tour. Casablanca is known as Morocco’s economic capital but takes you back to the roaring 20s! You will be met upon arrival by a private driver who will transport you to our fabulous boutique hotel. As everyone arrives, we will have free time to tour the Hassan II Mosque. It is one of North Africa’s most elaborate mosques, and the 3rd largest in the world. You may also choose to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting of our lovely hotel with a hammam or massage. We will gather as a group for a welcome reception and dinner.


*Dinner


 

Day 2 - Casablanca/Rabat/Fes: Queen for a Day!


After enjoying a traditional Moroccan breakfast, our personal driver will lead us as we set off for Fes. While traveling there, we will enjoy a short break in the capital city of Rabat. This city is truly fit for royalty, and serves as the King’s home. Along with lunch, we will have time to explore the local medina. This is coastal community with fabulous views and an opportunity to find some bargains in the local carpet shops or from vendors selling wool ponchos. We will then set out again for Morocco’s spiritual capital of Fes, Morocco’s oldest imperial city.


*Breakfast


 

Day 3 - Fes: Fes for a King!


Following your breakfast, your guided tour of Fes begins. This walled-in city is one of the world’s largest, complete with narrow streets of unique spices, fresh fruit, genuine Moroccan artwork and exquisite Berber carpets for sale. Along with shopping for some of these traditional specialties, we will take a royal visit to the King’s Palace, the Jewish Quarter, and additional historic sites. We will be led by an experienced guide to view the local potters at work, to visit the interesting tanneries, and shop for items which are original to this region of Morocco. Breaking for a bite to eat, you will step into history as you witness first-hand what it is like to eat inside one of the medina’s traditional restaurants. After savoring the local delicacies, we will return to our Riad for an evening cooking class. It is one thing to sample the wonderful Moroccan food, but yet another to learn the secrets behind the ancient preparation and secret ingredients that make it so unforgettable.


*Breakfast, Dinner


 

Day 4 - Fes: The Roman-Greco Ruins of Volubilis



We will have an early start after breakfast and head to the archaeological site of Voulibis, an ancient Roman city. It was considered one of the most beautiful in all of Africa during its heyday and was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. It was a serendipitous add-on to a previous itinerary and is now a must-visit! We will return to Fes for an evening on your own. There are some fantastic dinner recommendations for those who want to gather and continue on!


*Breakfast


 

Day 5 - Erfoud: A Road Less Traveled



Today is a long travel day. After an early breakfast we will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding our way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as we cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Halfway, we will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. On arrival at our desert hotel, a hot shower or dip in the swimming pool (depending on the weather) will be a treat after the long drive.


*Breakfast, Dinner


 

Day 6 - Sahara Desert: Rock the Kasbah



Still recovering after a long trip across the beautiful mountain range, take time this morning to enjoy your breakfast at a leisurely pace, for the morning hours are all about relaxation. Enjoy your time at the Kasbah, or even doing some sightseeing around the small desert communities. To spice up your afternoon, we take it up a notch when we climb into a 4-wheel drive, headed toward the one-and-only Sahara Desert sand dunes. Part of our day will include an hour-long ride by camel, just in time to catch an awe-inspiring sunset. This is the time of adventure, as you spend the rest of the night in a luxury Berber tents for an unforgettable experience.


*Breakfast, Dinner


 

Day 7 - Todra Gorges/Dades Gorges/Skoura: Ain't No Mountain High Enough



After breakfast, we will return by 4x4s and head back to Erfoud. From Erfoud we will set out behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to the Todra Gorges. We will have lunch with a local Berber family and visit their local carpet showroom. In the afternoon, we will take a walk up in the towering Todra Gorges (600 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco. We will stay the night in Skoura before we cross the High Atlas Mountains. We will end our day with an unforgettable dinner served in our lovely hotel situated in the middle of the palmerie.


*Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


 

Day 8 - Marrakech: Stars, Stories and a Cup of Tea



After an early breakfast we set off to Marrakech via Ouarzazate. Tucked away in the High Atlas Mountains, it is one of the finest jewels of Morocco. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered…usually off the beaten path. And we will search and find! In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and recently The Gladiator.


After lunch, we will head over the mountains to Marrakech. Once in Marrakech, we will check into our riad and then head off to the Jemaa el-Fna, the center square of the medina. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque pits. The square is well worth a visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent café provides a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square.


*Breakfast, Dinner


 

Day 9 - Marrakech: Treasure Hunting



After breakfast, we will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. This city should be on every traveler’s bucket list. It is amazing! You will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, we will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Jemaa el-Fna. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market) of Marrakech. You may also choose to take a break by spending the rest of the late afternoon in a luxurious Marrakech spa. Be pampered from head to toe, with some traditional Moroccan treatments. The choice is yours!


*Breakfast


 

Day 10 - Marrakech: Contemporary Morocco



This day is on your own! You can take this special day of relaxation for spa treatments, shopping or lounging in the riad. We can arrange a visit to Marjorelle Gardens, a 12 acres botanical garden saved by Yves Saint-Laurent. There are several museums and some high end shopping! There will be choices for some of you who would rather spend the morning taking part in the Moroccan traditional of henna. You may choose to get henna tattoos from one of the local artists on your hands and feet, for a temporary reminder of the beauty and originality of the region. Enjoy this day before we meet for traditional Moroccan dancing and an evening in the Medina.


*Breakfast


 

Day 11 - Marrakech/Casablanca



You will have a free morning before we make our way back to Casablanca. Would you like to experience an early morning balloon ride? After enjoying a leisurely lunch, we will set off for Casablanca, where you we will then check back into our boutique hotel. To top off our amazing journey in Morocco, we will toast our farewell at Rick’s Café for dinner. The piano bar and feeling like you just walked into the movie Casablanca will be a magical ending to our fabulous time in Morocco.


*Breakfast, Dinner


 

Day 12 - Departure



After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for departure.


*Breakfast

 

More about this trip

 

Hotels, Tents and Riads: Your Accommodations

RIADS & FUNKY COOL MEDINAS -- Masterpieces of the Morocco boutique-style hotels

As travelers looking to experience authentic Moroccan hospitality, we always stay in Riads. A Riad is a traditional Moroccan house, located within an ancient medina (walled city), which is designed around a central courtyard and/or garden. These beautiful homes have been restored to reflect time-honored Moroccan décor, yet to also provide guests with many of the modern amenities found in 4 and 5 star hotels. Some are family owned, some belonged to Royal families but all are fabulous in their own way!


As you approach a Riad from one of Morocco’s narrow, labyrinth streets in the medina, you will likely notice that each door in the grey stone and plaster walls looks fairly similar. As you pass from the bustling streets, through the nondescript exteriors and into the central courtyard/gardens of a Riad, you will be delighted by the tranquil, elegant beauty you find within.


Riads are often described by visitors as “diamonds in the rough!” The courtyard is the heart of the house and all of the rooms and stairways are connected to it. In most Riads, the courtyard is left open to the sky, which permits fresh air and sunlight to enter. Some Riad courtyards are filled with orange, lemon, or olive trees and plants of many varieties, while others may be centered on a tiered, tiled fountain surrounded by potted plants. Some of the larger Riads have small swimming pools within the courtyard space.


In addition to the spacious central courtyards and inviting shared rooms, most riads have only six-to-eight bedrooms of traditional design with en suite bathrooms. Each bedroom is a unique size and shape, with its own distinct features. Some riad rooms are positioned to open onto or overlook the central courtyard, while those situated on the higher floors may look out over the city. Some may boast access to the riad’s rooftop terrace. Moroccan riads are rather infamous for their narrow, winding staircases, which most often lead from the Riad’s courtyard and shared spaces to the bedrooms located on the higher floors. If climbing multiple flights of narrow staircases sounds problematic to you, you will want to request a ground level room. Throughout your Riad stay, you will enjoy attentive, personalized service by the Riad staff. As most Riads are quite small, the hospitality is intimate. It is not unusual for the Riad’s owner or manager to greet you upon arrival and for the staff to offer you a welcoming glass of mint tea.


TENTS -- "GLAMPING" WITH THE STARS

Each superior tent includes its own private basic-style bathroom with a western style toilet, running water, a basic shower. Dinner will be served under the stars (weather permitting). In the morning we will enjoy breakfast at the tents before we will head meet up with your 4×4 driver to return us to Erfoud.


Nestled in private sand dunes off the beaten path, this modern, white-canvas tent experience mixes modern luxury with a rural desert experience! With its white linen beds and tasteful, chic décor, this Deluxe Tent experience is the most luxurious in the region.


The private camp is located about 15 minutes south of the main Erg Chebbi sand dunes, which makes this experience feel more exclusive and protected from large tourist groups. Each deluxe tent has a simple, Western-style bathroom built from cedar wood and equipped with toilet, shower, and sink. With this experience, you will enjoy a 30-60 minute camel ride through the sand dunes to see the sunset and back 30 minutes to the luxury camp.

 

Trip Inclusions

 
  • 11 nights single accommodations, as per itinerary

  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 dinners, 3 lunches

  • 12-days of air-conditioned luxury transportation

  • Licensed, English-speaking guides (licensed for tourism)

  • Excursions: Camel trek and deluxe luxury tents

  • Cooking class

  • Entrance fees to historical sites (including Hassan II Mosque)

  • Arrival transfer

 

Not Included

 
  • International flight or mandatory all-inclusive "cancel for any reason" travel insurance

  • Tips for guides, drivers, meals, drinks and personal spending or taxes (we will suggest appropriate tipping on your arrival)

 

Other Things To Know

 
  • Itinerary is subject to change based on weather and unknown events.

  • Final itinerary with listed hotel accommodations, contact information transfer schedule, etc., will be sent prior to departure.

  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 dinners, 3 lunches

  • 12-days of air-conditioned luxury transportation

  • Licensed, English-speaking guides (licensed for tourism)

  • Excursions: Camel trek and deluxe luxury tents

  • Cooking class

  • Entrance fees to historical sites (including Hassan II Mosque)

  • Arrival transfer

 

Join Us!

 
  • Early reservations are advised and a non-refundable deposit of $800.00 is required

  • Guests will receive an invoice for the balance due

  • Full payment is required 120 days prior to commencement of trip

  • If you are making your reservation fewer than 90 days of departure, the entire amount of the trip must be paid in full at the time of reservation

  • Please note that this tour is limited to 8 women

  • Safety and sanitary precautions are implemented for your protection by all vendors

  • In the event that we do not meet the minimum capacity for travel, you will have the option to pay a supplemental fee for a private, customized tour. This decision will be made with your approval

  • Please read our Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

 

Your Total Cost

 

$6195

Includes private single room, boutique hotels, luxury riads, glam camping, meals and tours where indicated, private transportation.




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