Morocco: Women's Expedition
From 14/03/2020 to 27/11/2021
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Mar Sat 14 2020 to Mar Sat 21 2020Sold OutFrom$1,400*
Mar Sat 28 2020 to Apr Sat 04 2020Limited AvailabilityFrom$1,415*
Apr Sat 11 2020 to Apr Sat 18 2020Limited AvailabilityFrom$1,415*
Apr Sat 18 2020 to Apr Sat 25 2020Limited AvailabilityFrom$1,400*
Jun Sat 13 2020 to Jun Sat 20 2020AvailableFrom$1,325*
Aug Sat 22 2020 to Aug Sat 29 2020AvailableFrom$1,290*
Sep Sat 05 2020 to Sep Sat 12 2020AvailableFrom$1,325*
Sep Sat 19 2020 to Sep Sat 26 2020AvailableFrom$1,290*
Sep Sat 26 2020 to Oct Sat 03 2020AvailableFrom$1,290*
Oct Sat 10 2020 to Oct Sat 17 2020Sold OutFrom$1,400*
Oct Sat 17 2020 to Oct Sat 24 2020AvailableFrom$1,400*
Oct Sat 31 2020 to Nov Sat 07 2020AvailableFrom$1,290*
Nov Sat 21 2020 to Nov Sat 28 2020AvailableFrom$1,290*
Travel off the beaten path in Morocco, reaping the benefits of not only an all-female group and private transport, but also the unique insights offered by a local female leader.
Attend a weaving workshop run by a ladies' cooperative and learn how local females are taking charge of the economics of their rug-weaving trade.
Make the most of the opportunity to learn some basic skills at a traditional rug-weaving class.
Try your hand at preparing your own fresh khobz (flatbread), an essential part of every Moroccan breakfast.
Learn the traditional way of preparing couscous under the guidance of those who do it best.
The gorgeous M’goun Valley is a dream to explore on foot.
Take in unforgettable panoramas, visit a local village and enjoy Berber hospitality.
While you’ll get to hear Berber music throughout this trip, you’ll also get to make the most of a special evening of music and dance led by women in a rural village.
Step into a traditional outfit and have your make-up done for you using henna and khol before enjoying one final group dinner.
Breakfasts Included: 7.
Lunches Included: 4.
Dinners Included: 5.
Hotel 2 nights,Gite 2 nights,Guesthouse 3 nights.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 4 - 12.
Dinner with music and local songs workshop.
Rug weaving demonstration.
Traditional Moroccan breakfast preparation workshop.
Local folklore workshop.
Berber make-up workshop.
Day 1 - Marrakech Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Morocco. The trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6 pm – please check the hotel reception for information about where and when it will be. After the meeting there's the option of joining your leader and fellow travellers for dinner. Afterwards, be sure to check out Djemaa el Fna, the lively town square in the centre of the Medina. Huge crowds converge at night to see singers, drummers, dancers, fortune tellers, jugglers and even old medicine men and dentists mingling together in what has been called the 'greatest spectacle on earth'. If you arrive in town with some time up your sleeve before the trip starts, perhaps admire the outside view of the Koutoubia Mosque and its famous minaret, or discover the tropical gardens of the French painter Jacques Majorelle (now owned by Yves Saint Laurent). Also well worth a look is the architecture of the Palais Bahia, the ruins of the Palais Badi, and the recently uncovered Saadian tombs in the Medina.
Day 2 - Bou Tharar village Board your private transport and settle in for the journey to Bout Tharar village (approximately 7 hours). You'll be hosted by local women, and there will be some Berber music and local songs to enjoy. A tasty, traditional repast will be waiting for you on arrival. Your accommodation is a beautiful terra cotta gite (rural guesthouse). From here, the views of the surrounding hills are superb, and you'll be greeted with warm hospitality from the local family who run the establishment.
Day 3 - Agouti Village Set off on a hike from Bout Tharar village to Agouti Village (approximately 5–6 hours). We'll be walking in a westbound direction, passing through villages and meeting some of the locals on the way. In the afternoon, learn how to prepare some specialty dishes at a cooking demonstration. This is a really unique opportunity so get involved and learn some new skills to take back home. Perhaps the most important part of the evening is watching how couscous is prepared in a traditional way. It's a classic and characterful component of Maghrebi cuisine. Its rice-like softness is perfect for soaking up the rich and buttery slow-cooked tagines found all over Morocco. The locals will show you the tricks to getting it just right.
Day 4 - Amejgag village Set off on a morning walk through Agouti Gorge, crossing through Almdoun Village to get to Amejgag (approximately 5–6 hours). The scenery is beautiful along the way, and sometimes the dramatic red walls of the gorge give the feeling of being on another planet. Note the detail of the striped mineral deposits in the landscape while your leader provides some background information on the area along the way. At some point during today’s hike you will need to cross a river, maybe multiple times. Depending on the water levels, you may need to roll up your trousers and take your shoes off. Alternatively, bringing a closed toes sandals could be a good idea too. Our experienced leader will make sure to find the best place to cross, but come prepared to get a little wet. After arriving in Amejgag Village, gain insight into an age-old craft by attending a weaving workshop run by a local ladies' cooperative. Put your skills in to practice and try the ancient art of weaving yourself. All under a watchful eye of some local experts. Afterwards, there will be a walk through the village to see some of the interesting architecture.
Day 5 - Issoummar This morning enjoy a traditional Moroccan breakfast comprised of a comforting homemade soup, tea, coffee, and (most importantly) olive oil served with Moroccan bread. Get involved in preparing this flatbread, or otherwise known as khobz, which is widespread and almost synonymous with Moroccan food. There's nothing like making and tasting the real thing under the guidance of those who do it best. Set off to Issoummar, trekking through more of Morocco's spectacular deserted landscape. The route crosses small hills and leads to Timtda village, where we'll take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch. From there, climb 200 metres uphill to the Tissardan pass, which offers a fantastic view of the M’Goun Valley. Then descend 300 metres to Issoummar village, where we'll spend the night. This afternoon listen to traditional folk tales and play music with the local women inside the guesthouse. Singing is a big part of local music so expect to sing along with your female host and perhaps try wearing traditional dress. This isn’t a performance, but rather a unique opportunity to get involved and be a part of the experience.
Day 6 - Bou Tharar Follow the M’Goun River back to Boutghrar (approximately 5–6 hours). You'll most likely see a few local farmers going about their daily business along the way. After lunch, visit a farm and learn some traditional farming skills that have been practiced in this part of Morocco for centuries (such as milking, battering the milk, and bringing some herbs from the farm to feed the animals). Make sure you take a chance to feed the animals. For many Moroccan families, animals are a very important part of their lives. More often than not, the wealth of the family depends on their livestock. After a long but rewarding day, take some time to rest before joining your fellow women in trying on some traditional makeup – perhaps henna and kohl. You might already have learned about these skills earlier in the trip, but today’s evening is special for a different reason. After having your dress picked out and make up done for you, set out to attend special, local party, imitating a Berber wedding. Make the most of this special event while enjoying a final dinner with the rest of the group.
Day 7 - Marrakech Return to Marrakech today. On the way, there will be a stop at Ait Benhaddou to check out the beautiful mudbrick ksar there. Retaining its thousand-year-old allure, the ksar is southern Moroccan architecture at its finest. Unsurprisingly, this UNESCO-protected marvel has been used as a backdrop in a number of famous films, such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Once back in Marrakech, make the most of your final night with your fellow female adventurers, perhaps heading out on the town for a last taste of tagine and mint tea, or some more time in the always entertaining Djemaa el-Fna town square.
Day 8 - Marrakech Bid farewell to your travel companions as the trip comes to an end today.
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