October 31 - Nov 12, 2021
Optional Essaouira Nov 12-15/Atlas Mtns Nov 12 - 14
Arts, Crafts, Textiles, and Desert Culture
Journey deep into a magical country of shifting sands, centuries of history, and a passionate craftspeople. Visit six UNESCO heritage sites. You won't want to miss this one.
“To visit Morocco is still like turning the pages of some illuminated Persian manuscript all embroidered with bright shapes and subtle lines.” – Edith Wharton
13 Days in depth exploration, optional 3-4 days Essaouira or Atlas Mtns.
Stunning landscapes and unique lifestyles are a given in this endlessly fascinating country.
We will explore fabled royal cities, charming mountain towns, the Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains, and the chic that is Marrakech. If that isn’t enough, we will go deeper by camping with Berbers in the desert, and meeting with, and working alongside, artisans who craft exquisitely with their hands and hearts. Hands on workshops with women who have found their voice and vocation. With options for branching out later, this trip promises to make your “best-ever” list.
• Intimate exploration of Morocco’s royal cities
• Luxury accommodations in 4-5* heritage riads
• Sahara luxury camp stay
• Majorelle Gardens
• Medina tours with expert guides
• Lecture by professor of Women Studies, Univ. of Meknes
• Sefrou rock caves
• Hassan II and Katoubia Mosques
• Zellige demo
• Berber weaving demonstration and workshop
• 2 hands on textile workshops with women socio-preneurs
• Route of 1000 Kasbahs
• Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech
Cost: USD 3930 pp double occupancy/add USD 1200 for own room (min. 12 pax)
Optional: Essaouira/Atlas Mtns trekking - please enquire
Read about Moroccan "whisky", communal ovens, and the call to heed in a souk.
From our blog Sensational, sensorial Morocco
Accolades: "Having a lovely time in Morocco – especially experiences off the beaten track . . . spectacular! Thank you, Dana, for introducing me to this trip.” – Susan Brown, Houston. Trip report: click.
Watch Shila's talk on Zellige and tour info preview.
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Very accommodating for those would like to pursue special interest and to then rejoin the group.”
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