SOUTHERN MOROCCO TOUR MAY 2019

May 12th - 19th, 2019

 Join Us in Morocco In May
For an All Inclusive Luxury Trip!

 

Join us as we head back to Southern Morocco for a once in a lifetime luxury experience showing you the best of this amazing destination! We Are Travel Girls Founder Becky van Dijk, in partnership with Experience Morocco, will guide you through the must-see sites in Morocco. Together you will explore the wonders of Marrakech city, have a glamping experience under the stars in the Sahara desert, visit the coastal town of Essaouira and see UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, and more!

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Trip Overview

About The Getaway

 

The Morocco Getaway is for women who are looking to explore an exotic location together while making lifetime friendships with like minded people.

 

This is an active trip that will have you exploring all over Southern Morocco. The trip is fully hosted and includes all accommodation in luxury 5* hotels, meals, transportation, guides and activities, so all you need to do is arrive and enjoy the experience with your fellow female travelers!

 

The trip will be hosted by Becky van Dijk, one of the founders of We Are Travel Girls together with a highly experience guide who will be with us throughout the trip. It will be Becky’s fifth time to Morocco and she is excited to experience it again with a group of travel loving women!

Trip Basics

 

Dates: May 12th – 19th, 2019

Trip Length: 8 days, 7 nights (with optional 3 day add-on)

Trip Style: Active & Explorer

Category: Luxury

Group Size: 14 total, (13 guests, 1 retreat host & 1 guide)

Accommodation Type: 5* Hotels and Luxury Camp Experience

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Host: Becky van Dijk

Price: US $3,550 

Who Is The Trip For?

The Morocco Getaway is for the adventurous female traveller looking to explore a new destination and make lifelong friends!

The Morocco Getaway will show you the best of Marrakech and surrounding areas over 8 days and 7 nights. Stay in five star Riads including the Almaha Marrakech,  spend the night under the stars at a luxurious desert camp, see the ancient wonders of Kasbah Ben Haddou, and more.

You will also be exploring Morocco with like minded women from all over the world. The only thing better than traveling to an exotic location is doing it with a group of friends who will feel like family by the end of the week!

Accomodation

You will be staying in true five-star luxury accommodation throughout the trip!

This includes one of the most prestigious hotels, or “Riads”, in all of Marrakech, a luxury Sahara Desert camp experience, and a breathtaking stay near UNESCO World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.

Each accommodation option has been carefully chosen for their unique character, wonderful service, and luxurious comforts found in only the best locations in Morocco!

Food & Drink

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included, so you don’t need to bring anything besides your appetite. We will eat some of the best cuisine in Morocco, from local markets to gourmet restaurants! Highlights include:

  • Fine dining at some of Marrakech’s best restaurants
  • Lunch in a gourmet cafe overlooking the medina
  • A Gourmet “Arabian Nights” Dinner and Show
  • Campfire Dining Under the Saharan Desert Stars
  • Meal at Traditional Berber Village
  • And More!

Activities

Our itinerary was designed to show you the best sites and experiences over 8 days. Activities include:

  • Full day guided tour of Marrakech, including Koutoubia, Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs
  • Full day guided tour of Essaouira
  • 4X4 drive through the desert to luxury Sahara camp
  • Scenic drive to Kasbah Ben Haddou
  • Relaxing Hammam and Spa Treatment at the Riad
  • Luxury Cooking Class & Dinner in the gardens of La Maison Arabe

 

For more details, please see the sample itinerary below.

Your Retreat Hosts

We Are Travel Girls Founder Becky van Dijk and the team behind Experience Morocco have worked together to bring you the perfect Morocco trip!

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Becky van Dijk

Founder & Host

 

Becky is the lead host on the trip and will be guiding your group through the wonderful sites of Morocco. With years of travel experience and successfully launching We Are Travel Girls and Travel Girls Getaways, Becky knows exactly what today’s adventurous women look for in a group trip.

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Experience Morocco

Tour Operator

 

Experience Morocco is a leading provider of highly curated, authentic trips across Morocco. Co-founded by two Moroccans who got their MBAs in the US, they have hosted over 2000 travelers over the past 5 years. We have worked together with Experience Morocco to curate a unique and luxury itinerary for this trip. We will have an experienced guide and a driver with us throughout the entire trip.

Sample Itinerary

On this getaway we want to show you the best of Morocco and each day we will take you on an amazing excursion:

Day 1 – Arrive: Guests arrive at the airport in Marrakech and we will begin our journey out of the city towards the desert. We will spend the evening in Ouarzazate where we will get to know each other at a welcome dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 2 – Erg Lihoudi Desert: We will leave the hotel early morning and begin our journey towards the desert. You will enjoy a beautiful drive through the High Atlas Mountains on our way to the desert for a night of luxury glamping! We will take a 4×4 ride to the camp and enjoy an evening under the stars beside a campfire listening to traditional music.

 

Day 3 – 5 – Marrakech: We say goodbye to our luxury camp and head to Marrakech. Along the way we will stop for lunch at a traditional berber village and visit the stunning Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, the set for many famous movies scenes. We will end the day at the stunning Almaha  hotel in Marrakech which will be our home for the next few nights. Highlights of our time in Marrakech visits to Bahia Palace, Koutoubia and Saadian tombs, traditional Tagine Cooking class and dining in the gardens of Le Maison Arabe, lunch at Amal to support this non-profit centre and optional hot air balloon ride at sunrise.

Days 6 – Day Trip To Essaouira: We will get a early start to journey to the coastal city of Essaouira. We will spend the day exploring the pretty town of Essaouira with a guided tour of the medina, port and ramparts.

 

Day 7 Marrakech – We will enjoy our final day in Marrakech with some free time to explore the souks, lunch at the famous La Mammounia and afternoon hammam treatments.

 

Day 8 – Departure: We will have our final group breakfast, reflect on the amazing week we had together, and say our goodbyes!

What’s Included

Inclusions

7 Nights Luxury Accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Airport Transfers

Entry Fees & Transport to all activities

Hammam and Spa Treatment

Set Of High Res Edited Photos From The Trip

And most importantly, meeting other amazing women from all over the world!

Exclusions

Flights to and from Morocco

Extra Drinks, Snacks and additional meals

Personal Travel Insurance (required upon booking)

Personal Purchases and Souvenirs

Trip Price

US $3,550 (Double Occupancy)

Single Occupancy Upgrades Available (+$750)

All quoted pricing inclusive of 30% deposit

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I COME SOLO?

Absolutely! The trip is an opportunity to connect with a group of women from all over the world and make new and lasting friendships. The majority of our trip guests come solo.

HOW MUCH FREE TIME IS THERE?

There will be two afternoons with some free time in the itinerary that you can use to relax at the hotel, go out to explore or go shopping. Of course, all daily activities are optional so you are welcome to skip something in favour of some down time!

ARE THERE SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS?

Yes, there are some single occupancy rooms available for an additional cost of around US $750 based on availability. All other rooms are shared occupancy with one other female guest. Each room has two beds, either two single beds or one double and one single bed.

DO I NEED A VISA FOR MOROCCO?

A visa may be required to travel to Morocco. It is your responsibility to check the visa requirements based on your country of original / nationality and to obtain the correct visa for your trip. Morocco does offer visa-free travel for stays of up to 90 days for many countries.

WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY LEVEL?

This is a very active trip and there will be lots of walking and exploring. The activities themselves are not strenuous and we have drivers throughout who take us between the hotels, restaurants and to our activities.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Experience Morocco will send an information pack with FAQ’s to you around 1 month before the trip. If you have specific questions about what to bring these can be answered at any time – just drop us an email: contact@wearetravelgirls.com

WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?

Once your application is received and your booking confirmed a non-refundable 30% deposit is due immediately to secure your place on the retreat. The balance of the payment is due 2 months before the retreat start date.

IS THERE A MINIMUM GUEST NUMBER?

Yes. We require a minimum of 10 guests to run the trip. As per the Terms & Conditions, if the running of the trip is not deemed financially viable we reserve the right to cancel the retreat. In this situation you will be refunded all monies paid to Experience Morocco. However, we will not reimburse any travel costs or flights already booked.

WHAT METHOD OF PAYMENT IS AVAILABLE?

Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a link to a secure payment page to make the first payment for the deposit directly to Experience Morocco. Payments will be made via the WeTravel Payment System, which allows the use of a major credit card or bank transfer. We will then send you a reminder and payment link when the balance is due.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Yes. You are responsible for obtaining your own travel insurance cover. We recommend and require that you purchase travel insurance at the point of  booking your spot on a Travel Girls Getaway. This is in order that you are insured should unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the trip.

One option is World Nomads. However, it is your responsibility to research travel insurance companies in your location and select an insurer that suits your needs and coverage requirements.

DO YOU CATER FOR DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?

Once your place is booked Experience Morocco will send out a guest information form requesting information such as dietary requirements. We will do our best to accommodate all dietary requirements for meals in the hotels and at the restaurants.

HOW WILL WE GET AROUND?

We will have an air conditioned Mercedes luxury mini bus for the duration of the trip with our guide to take us from place to place. The minibus is equipped with Wifi and USB chargers. Please note Morocco is a big country and this tour does include some long driving days when we make our way out to the desert camp!

If your question was not answered here, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Ready To Join Us On The Adventure Of A Lifetime?!

 

Please complete the booking form to join the Morocco Getaway in May 2019.

 

Please only complete the booking form if you are seriously interested in attending the trip, the price is within your budget and you can travel on the specific trip dates available. If you are interested in Morocco trips, but May 2019 does not work for you, please use our Expression of Interest form and we will keep you updated on new destinations, special offers and when bookings open for future trips.

 

Next steps: Once you submit your booking form we will email to confirm receipt of the form and to let you know the next steps to place your deposit Experience Morocco’s secure payment page to book your spot on this trip.

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