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Morocco with Brianna Madia Adventure

Marrakech - Dades Gorges - Merzouga - Ait Ben Haddou

2020: Nov 6 - Nov 14

Discover the best of Morocco on a journey that starts in the bustling city of Marrakech and lands you in the Sahara. Wander souks, roam palaces, experience a traditional Hamamm, smell fragrant spices, taste tajine, dance under the stars, and so much more.

  • 9 days

  • 10 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 6 dinners included

  • Fly into Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

  • Fly out of Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). TrovaTrip will provide two transfers on the last day.

Activities Included

  • Marrakech City Tour
  • Moroccan Cooking Class
  • Dades Valley Nature Walk
  • Canyon Hike
  • Sunset Camel Ride
  • Dinner with Nomad Family
  • Dune Sandboarding
  • Ait Ben Haddou Tour
  • Hammam Spa Experience

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 6 Dinners

Exclusions

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

Your Host

Brianna Madia

Brianna Madia is a writer, adventurer, and desert-dweller. For the last several years, she and her husband, Keith - a professional climbing guide for at-risk youth - have called their big orange van their home along with their two beloved dogs Bucket and Dagwood. They are avid climbers, canyoneers, mountain bikers, kayakers, and explorers. Brianna believes in moving against the grain, embracing the true self, and trying all the things that scare you.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Morocco! You made it, and we’re so excited to have you join us on the trip of a lifetime! You will be greeted at the airport and transported to your hotel in Marrakech.

Afterwards, you'll have your first meal with the group where you'll cheers to the week ahead.

Overnight in Marrakech

Arrival: Fly into Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers between 8am and 5pm.

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner


Day 2

Kick off the first full day of the trip with a guided tour of the streets of Marrakech! Visit the Bahia Palace, the Majorelle Garden, and the Koutoubia Mosque before wandering the winding alleyways of the souks and ending in the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa Square.

After walking up an appetite, meet with the crew for a yummy cooking lesson all about traditional Moroccan cuisine! This hands-on class will get your taste buds watering before you get to enjoy the final product for lunch.

Overnight in Marrakech

Included: Breakfast, Marrakech City Tour, Moroccan Cooking Class, Lunch


Day 3

Time to head east! Say goodbye to the bustling streets of Marrakech as you depart for the canyons of Dades Gorges.

After you arrive, explore the ancient village and historical kasbahs that make up this small village. Stop for mint tea along the way before heading back to the hotel for dinner.

Overnight in Dades Gorges

Included: Breakfast, Dades Valley Nature Walk & Tea, Dinner


Day 4

Today you will pull on those hiking boots and head for the slot canyons on a scenic, yet adrenaline pumping hike through the canyons of this area. Climb over, under, and around as you get up close and personal with the dramatic beauty of this region.

Take the afternoon to relax after the hike or sign up for the optional pottery session!

Everyone will get back together this evening for another group dinner.

Overnight in Dades Gorges

Included: Breakfast, Canyon Hike, Dinner

Optional: Pottery Session


Day 5

You're off to the Sahara! Grab an early breakfast before you begin the scenic drive to the desert. After you arrive in Merzouga, you'll hop onto camels for a sunset ride into the camp.

Sip on Moroccan mint tea upon arrival, listen to traditional music, dance if you feel so inclined and settle into camp at your own pace. This evening, enjoy a night of cultural exchange with a local Nomad Family.

You'll spend the night in glamping tents or outside under the shooting stars with your bellies full of food.

Overnight in Merzouga

Included: Breakfast, Sunset Camel Ride, Dinner with Nomad Family


Day 6

Greet the desert sun on your first morning in the Sahara! After a leisurely morning, get ready for some action with some dune sandboarding. Lunch will be included at the camp after this morning's activity.

For those of you still hungry for adventure this afternoon, sign up for the ATV Dune Ride!

Tonight's dinner will be another group meal under the desert stars.

Overnight in Merzouga

Included: Breakfast, Dune Sandboarding, Lunch, Dinner

Optional: ATV Dune Ride


Day 7

It's time to say au revoir to the desert and make your way back west towards the cities. You will head to the ancient village of Ait Ben Haddou where you will stop for a tour of this important complex! The film location for countless movies and shows including Gladiator & Game of Thrones, this historical site is important to both modern and ancient culture.

Overnight in Ait Ben Haddou

Included: Breakfast, Ait Ben Haddou Tour


Day 8

On your last full day here in Morocco, you'll make your way back to Marrakech.

For one last treat here, enjoy the unique spa experience of a Hammam scrub! Sure to having you feel clean & fresh after a week of travel, the Hammam experience will be one for the books.

Squeeze in some last minute shopping or exploration before meeting up with the group for the farewell dinner. Cheers to an incredible week spent with wonderful people!

Overnight in Marrakech

Included: Breakfast, Hammam Experience, Farwell Dinner


Day 9

All good things must come to an end. Until next time!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). TrovaTrip will provide two transfers on the last day.

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