Morocco with Women Who Explore Adventure

Marrakech - Dades Gorges - Sahara Desert - Ouarzazate - Imlil

2019: Nov 8 - Nov 16

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Join the Women Who Explore community on an epic hiking adventure in Morocco. Wander souks, roam palaces, smell fragrant spices, taste tajine, trek the high Atlas Mountains, and play with camels in the Sahara Desert.

  • 9 days

  • 8 - 20 spots

  • Shared Accommodations in Riads, 3-star Hotels & Glamping

  • Fly into Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)

  • Fly out of Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)

Activities Included

  • Aït Ben Haddou Tour
  • Todgha Gorge Trek
  • Sunrise & Sunset Camel Rides
  • Toubkal National Park Trek
  • Marrakech City Tour

Other Inclusions

  • Shared Accommodations in Riads, 3-star Hotels & Glamping
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 6pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • All Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 7 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Your Host

Jenny of Women Who Explore

@womenwhoexplore

Join Jenny, co-founder of Women Who Explore, as you check Morocco off your bucket list. Calling Calgary home, Jenny is a mom, a sister and her absolute favourite thing in the world is leading women on trips around the world.

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly into the Marrakech Menara Airport where you’ll meet your guide for the 9 days of adventure. We’ll take you to your beautiful riad where you’ll check in and get settled into your room before joining the crew for a traditional Moroccan meal.

Arrival: Welcome dinner at 8pm. Fly into Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) and arrive by 6pm to take advantage of the transfer.

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner


Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at the Riad before heading south to escape the busy life of Marrakech. The journey will take us through small Berber villages, across the High Atlas Mountains, and to the famous peak of Tizi n'Tichka.

We’ll make our way to UNESCO world heritage site, The Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, which has been featured in a number of western films.

After lunch, we’ll head to Dades Gorges passing through Ouarzazate, the "hollywood of Africa". We’ll continue the journey through the Valley of the Roses, the city of Skoura, and arrive towards the middle of the canyons to stay in Dades Gorges overnight.

Included: Breakfast, Aït Ben Haddou Tour, Dinner


Day 3

Time to stretch those legs, get outside, and hike! Climb to the very top of Dades Gorges for an unforgettable view. We’ll take a break near the Nomad caves and enjoy a cup of Moroccan tea with a local Berber family before heading down to the grand canyons of Dades Gorges.

Later, experience a traditional meal with a local Berber family. After dinner, you'll have the opportunity to adorn your skin in henna while enjoying live music played by locals.

Included: Breakfast, Dades Gorges Trek (5-6 hours), Picnic Lunch, Berber Dinner & Henna


Day 4

Eat a hearty Moroccan breakfast before today’s adventure! On our journey to the desert, we’ll see thousands of Kasbahs and drive through colorful Berber villages. We’ll pass by Tinghir and its beautiful palm grove and continue to the Todgha Gorge where we’ll trek along the tall canyons, a much loved trail for mountain climbers.

After, we’ll continue on to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. We’ll saddle up on camels for a sunset desert ride through the sand dunes to arrive at our camp in an oasis.

Sip on Moroccan mint tea upon arrival, listen to traditional music, dance if you feel so inclined, settle into camp and enjoy dinner with the group. We’ll spend the night in our nomadic tents or outside under the shooting stars with our bellies full of food.

Included: Breakfast, Todgha Gorge Trek (1.5 hour), Sunset Camel Ride, Dinner


Day 5

After a memorable night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, wake up early and enjoy the silence paired with an unforgettable sunrise.

Ride your camels out of the desert to meet your driver, then leave for Gnawa in Khamlia for yummy tea and more traditional tunes. We’ll stop for food in Nkoub, then continue to Ouarzazate through the Draa Valley. We’ll spend the night in Skoura Valley.

Included: Breakfast, Sunrise Camel Ride


Day 6

We’re off to Imlil, a small village in the mountains! Most popular for its trails, and widely known for its high peaks and stunning views. Today, you can chill or do some more hiking & exploration.

Enjoy a picnic lunch and dinner on the house today.

Included: Breakfast, Optional Guided Hike, Dinner


Day 7

After a relaxing day, we will hike Toubkal National Park. We'll trek through the park and stop by a nearby waterfall! Enjoy a picnic lunch outside with the group and dinner together in the evening.

Included: Breakfast, Toubkal National Park Trek (3-5 hours), Picnic Lunch, Dinner


Day 8

We’ll finish our journey over the High Atlas Mountains and arrive in Marrakech mid-morning. There will be an optional spa treatment for those who need it!

The afternoon will be devoted to discovering Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city known as the "Pearl of the South”. Visiting places such as the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Majorelle Gardens. We’ll return by noon and hit the ground running again in the afternoon as we explore the souks and world famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square. The square is buzzing with story tellers, acrobats, snake-charmers, magicians and much more.

Join the group for one last meal to cheers to your new friendships and the adventure of a lifetime!

Included: Breakfast, Guided City Tour, Dinner

Optional: Hammam Spa Treatment


Day 9

We’re sad to see you go! We'll drop you off at the airport to catch flights home.

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: We will do 2 airport transfers in the morning to the airport. Fly out of Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK).

Trip Operated By

Camel Trekking Path was founded by Mohamed Oucheikh, a local Berber originally from the small village, Ait Ouffi, and his fiancée Paxcely Marquez from Los Angeles, CA, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) from Cameroon. Mohamed has 12+ years of extensive experience in organizing and leading tours and excursions throughout Morocco.

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  • SweetyFoodies

    Best driver! February 2019

    We got Mohammed Amehzoul as driver, he was honestly the best driver ever! We passed five days with him. Always very kind and wants to show you all the best. Stops everywhere to show you all kinds of stuff, best placed to take pictures, ... very patient as well. Very cool drive and never on his phone!

  • Escape817578

    Marvelous Morroco November 2018

    Really enjoyed this trip!. Mohammed , the owner is very honest and fair which means a lot these days. He planned an excellent trip with all the sights that we were interested in . My 20 yr. old daughter and friend traveled with us and they can't stop talking about it!

    From the moment that our driver Aziz picked us up in Fez until the finish with Hakim in Casablanca, we were taken care of and shown fabulous scenery , cities and villages. and sites. We enjoyed feeding the berber monkies, loved riding the camels through the Sahara and viewing a vast constellation of stars overlooking a seemingly unending desert. Our hosts and guides on the camel tour were fun and entertaining and we shared many laughs with various people of many different countries.The mountain scenery around Dades Gorge was wonderful and all of our accommodations just stellar. Ait Benhadou Kasbah looked like it comes right of the movies which it has in Gladiator, Game of Thrones etc. Essaourria was very Beautiful and the Hassan 2 Mosque Majestic! Thank you for a wonderful time!.

  • silaramo1988

    Extraordinary Trip!!October 2018

    We had a Desert Tour 3 days / 2 nights with Camel Trekking Path and it was one of the best choices that we had made during our vacation in Morocco

    Booking and managing the tour and accommodations were amazing my husband and I loved this tour and this company and their service in general and we haghly recommend it to anyone,excellent service.

    Thank you!!

  • chellycheeri0s

    Sahara desert tourSeptember 2018

    Our tour began in Fes where our driver Said personally came to collect us and help us with our bags at our Riad. To break up our drive to the desert we made a few stops to stretch our legs and to take photos at some scenic viewpoints. When we arrived to the desert our camel caravan was already waiting for us. The camel guide, Hassan, got us safely on and off the camel which I was the most nervous about. He guided us to our camp where we were really surprised. The tents are really well constructed with a main tent where you have your meals, a restroom tent complete with sinks, toilets, and showers, and your own personal tent with beds. Another guide Said was there to help us with whatever we needed, and dinner was a huge salad with chicken skewers and chips. The night was complete with a fire and Berber music with drums, singing, and dance. We had a very good time at the camp and the guys at the camp were very nice. Our driver Said is very knowledgeable, made us feel safe, and a very good driver, especially when navigating through the mountains. The next day the drive to Marrakech is very long but was definitely more entertaining because of him and the scenic stops. Would definitely recommend this tour!

  • Katherine P

    Magnificent Journey Through the Sandy DunesSeptember 2018

    From the moment we were fetched from our hotel till the occasion of our return, the excitement and wonder never stopped. We were ferried through beautiful Morocco, making occasional stops to see the curious monkeys, ancient ruins or just to enjoy the delicious local cuisine. Said was our chauffeur and he couldn't have been more of a gentleman. Always had a great tune on or telling a hilarious joke, the fun kept going the entire ride. Once we reached our arid destination, the mountainous sands were awe-inspring, seeming to stretch on for miles in all directions. Atop a beast of burden, the ever reliable camel, we trekked to our encampment. Each abode was an adorable tent filled with creature comforts, such as a comfy bed, soft carpets, and a warming fire just outside. During the night we were awoken to a most stellar sight. The night sky was filled with stars aflame in glory, I couldn't believe my eyes. After our wonderful stay, were traveled back out of the sandy dunes back to base camp. From there Said chauffeured us once again back to our original destination. He was a delight and the best driver I've ever had the pleasure of riding with. I definitely recommend this experience and please request Said, you won't regret it.

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