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Morocco is one of those countries that changes and surprises you.

For solo female travelers, however, traversing the country alone can be just a little intimidating. That’s why we put together this awesome women’s only group adventure, covering the highlights of this incredible country.

Join us on a wild and beautiful adventure in Morocco this fall. Our trip will begin and end in Marrakesh, and where we will make our way to the high Atlas Mountains, spend a night under the stars in the Sahara Desert, explore the colorful markets of Fez, and experience the tranquility of lovely Chefchaouen (the blue city).

Please note, as we are covering wide ground in Morocco, we will have to make several long drives to get to/from most destinations.

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Trip Dates Availability Price Payment
Sept. 10, 2020 - Sept. 20, 20206 spots left$2850 USD

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech

It’s arrival day! We will meet you today in the Marrakech airport after your arrival. We know you’re probably pretty tired, so we’ll transfer you to your riad, where you can relax.

Today, our gals are arriving at different times, so if you have an early flight you will have much of the day to yourself to relax.

Meals: D

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Day 2: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Rose Valley, Dades valley

Today we will start our journey southward to Dades valley via the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Along the way we will have lots of exciting stops. The first stop will be a visit the berber village of Ait BenHaddou, established in the 11th century.

Its position as a stopping point between Marrakech and the Sahara made it an ideal stop off for traders taking salt across the desert and returning with goods like gold and ivory.

After lunch you will continue to Dades Valley through the Rose Valley. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 3: Dades valley, Todgha gorges, Sahara Desert

This morning we will depart to the Sahara Desert via Todgha gorge, where you will take a walk to exploring this magnificent limestone gorge, with giant wall faces that jut straight out from the desert. After lunch, we’ll continue to Erfoud city for a visit to a local fossil craft workshop.

We’ll then continue to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert. We’ll trek by camelback as the sun sets to our desert camp, where we’ll enjoy a Moroccan dinner, listen to berber music, and maybe join in to a drumming circle. Overnight in a traditional Nomad camel hair tent.

Note: sleeping in the Sahara is a magical experience. Our camp will have facilities for using the bathroom, but you won’t have a full shower until we return. It also gets cold at night, so pack warmly!

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 4: Merzouga oasis, Khamlia village, Visit authentic market of Rissani

After breakfast, you will start an amazing trip alongside the dunes while passing by the oasis and stop to see an old system of irrigation which local people still using to irrigate their fields in the oasis.

We’ll continue to Khamlia village to listen to Gnaoua musicians, then take a short drive to Rissani for a visit to the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif; the founder of the Alaouite dynasty, and experience the authentic local market.

Lunch in Rissani and return to the hotel where you will spend the night.

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 5: Sahara Desert – Midelt – Azrou – Fez

After breakfast, we will start our trip to Fes via Erfoud and Ziz Valley enjoying its plam plantation. After lunch in Midelt, you will continue your journey to Fes via Azrou where you will have the opportunity to see the largest forest of cedar trees in the region that is inhabited by monkeys. Arrive to Fes early evening.

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 6: Fes & Guided City Tour

Today in this UNESCO World Heritage city you will have a guided visit with a local guide. You will visit the medieval medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas, Nejjarine fountain, and the Karaouine mosque. After exploring colorful Fes, we will spend the night in your Riad or hotel.

Meals: B, D

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Day 7: Chefchaouen

This morning we will leave Fes for Chefchouen, a 3.5 hour drive. We’ll arrive around lunchtime and will have the afternoon to shop and explore this lovely blue city in the Rif Mountains.

While strolling through the narrow cobbled streets and the walls of the medina, you will realize that most men are dressed in wool chilabas and women with colorful straw hats. This is also a great place to do some bargain shopping!

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 8: Chefchaouen – Rabat

Spend the morning exploring the charming city of Chefchaouen located in the Rif Mountains. If you’d like, we can book you in for a massage or bathhouse treatment this morning. We will have lunch today in the main square of the medina, and then we will drive to Rabat (4 hour drive).

Meals: B, L, D

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Day 9: Rabat – Casablanca – Marrakech

Here in Rabat you will visit the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower, minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by the Almohad ruler, Yaacoub al-Mansour. You can also visit the Kasbah des Oudaya.

After we will continue our journey to Marrakech with a visit to Hassan 2nd mosque in Casablanca.

Meals: B, D

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Day 10: Marrakech

Today you will have a full day guided tour of Marrakech Medina with a local guide including: the Saadian tombs, Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said Museum, Koutoubia Minaret, Majorelle gardens.

In the afternoon we will visit Gueliz, the modern area of Marrakech and the dynamic Djemaa el fna square where you will get to see the famous snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers and storytellers that frequent the area.

Meals: B, D

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Day 11: Departures

It’s departure day, and we’re bummed. But we saw and did so much! After breakfast at the riad/hotel, we will transfer you to the airport, depending on your flight departure.

After our trip, we will set up a group chat to keep in touch, share photos, and continue to grow these awesome friendships we formed.

Meals: B

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Cost includes:

  • Shared Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Airport Transfers
  • Private Driver and Van
  • English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Overnight in Sahara Desert Berber Camp

Does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Alcohol or Shopping

What to pack:

  • Linens for breathable wear
  • Scarf for modesty
  • Comfortable clothes for long car rides
  • Close toed shoes
  • Camera

Additional Info:

Lodging Where do we stay?

We will stay in a variety of 4-star riads throughout Morocco. Tours are priced for shared accommodation, meaning you will share your room with one of our other gals (or a friend, if you’re traveling together).

Flights Where do I fly into?

You’ll fly into Marrakech airport (RAK). Arrive anytime on the arrival day, and depart anytime on the departure day (afternoon departures are always the best idea).

Don’t want to deal with flights? Email us and we can book them for you: info@damesly.com

Meals What's included?

Every meal except for 3 lunches are included in the price of this tour. Alcohol and desserts are not included.

Reviews

  1. jaci

    Hi.

    If you’re reading this, that means you’re thinking about pulling the trigger on a Damesly trip to Morocco.
    Do yourself a favor: DO. IT.

    I had always been thinking about visiting Morocco, because after seeing photos of it, how can you not? I found out about the Damesly trip early this year and decided to book it as a present for myself after getting a new job. I had a few misgivings — typically I like to be in charge of my travel itinerary and I wasn’t sure about traveling with a group of people I didn’t know.

    Let me tell you — it was absolutely fking incredible. I blew in late on the day of arrival and met everyone for dinner for some of the most incredible tagine I’ve ever experienced. We all did the whole get-to-know-you chat thing, and everyone was so friendly and so chill, with a down to earth sense of humor.. It immediately put me at ease. It was a really small group [just four of us, plus Kelly] which I really liked, because we were a cohesive unit for the entirety of the trip.

    There was a lot of time spent in the [very comfortable, air-conditioned, and water-stocked] van with our driver and guide, but we passed the time easily by talking about random stuff, dozing, or watching the landscape change. That was one of my favorite things about the trip — it had far surpassed my expectations of being flat and brown — there were some serious mountain ranges, rolling hills that almost looked like the Italian countryside, farms, and stunning gorges.

    We spent a fair amount of time in cities [Marrakech! Fes! Chefchaouen!] and some spectacular time in the desert. For me, the highlights were equally split between:

    a] the time in Erg Chebbi, trekking over the red sand dunes by camel. You do so around sunset, so the colors are vibrant and golden and otherworldly. The camp was utterly gorgeous — individual tents with bathrooms! and showers! and beds! and everything was decorated with moroccan lamps and candles and carpets. It honestly looked like one of those insane images you see on instagram where you’re like ‘of course it’ll never be that cool in real life’ but it ACTUALLY IS.

    2] Fes. We had an incredible guide, a local woman, who was like the mayor of the medina because everywhere we wandered in those alleyways, people would greet her and shake her hand. She brought us on a tour of a lot of the different artisan shops and we got to see how leather was made, how textiles were woven, and how ceramics were painted and glazed. And yes, we all bought a TON of stuff. Carpets? Yes. Lanterns? Also yes. Blankets made of agave silk which are shiny and luxurious? Definitely yes. Did we haggle and get really good prices on everything? With help, but most assuredly yes.

    d] Chefchaouen. The blue city is like the Instagram capital of the country, and while kind of overrun with tourists, it’s a ridiculously photogenic place. Every corner you turn is more beautiful than the last. Pro tip: wake up mad early [like sunrise early] and get out there to photograph yourself and all the doorways and all the kittens before it gets too crowded.

    Other random highlights: visiting a traditional hammam and being scrubbed within an inch of your life by a very enthusiastic woman, and coming out feeling shiny and clean with a new lease on life. Monkeys in a cedar forest. Learning pieces of history and trivia by local guides on tours. The doorknockers, everywhere. The riads with fountains and giant plants in the center lobby. The tilework. Visiting and patronizing women-owned and operated businesses. Berber pizza. Dipping your toes into the finest, softest sand in the Sahara. Learning how to tie a headscarf in the traditional Touareg style. Getting to know four new friends and joking about everything [and I -do- mean everything]. Lastly, KELLY. Who is amazing. Her spirit and energy are boundless, and she knows how to take the best photos, and the best group selfies.

    So, if you’ve read this far I can only hope you’ve been convinced that this is the trip of a lifetime, because it is.
    GO TO MOROCCO WITH DAMESLY.

  2. C

    Callie

    Morocco is magic, there is no other way to put it.

    There are a million reasons you should go experience Morocco and if you have any inkling you want to go I say GO. But more than anything you need to go with Damesly. I would not have ever gone to Morocco on my own, I wouldn’t have known where to start but Damesly gave me the permission I needed to go. I didn’t have to worry about a single detail, I didn’t have to worry about a language barrier and most importantly I didn’t have to worry about being safe. Damesly let me show up and focus on making memories as you should on a trip.

    I know all the questions and concerns in your head, I had them all myself. Is this company trustworthy? Are the people going to be normal? Is this going to feel like I’m being marched around the country without getting to experience what I want?

    This trip was everything I could have hoped it would be. I knew from day one that this group of women was the right group to travel with. We are all every different and yet somehow we all formed a friendship quickly. Everyone was accepting of each other, supportive of each other and up for the adventure at hand. It’s almost like in a family, everyone brings something different to the table but life wouldn’t be as full if you were missing one of the members.

    This was not a trip of “influencers” or high maintenance women, every day was not a fashion show and we didn’t spend an hour getting just the right shot. I think I was the most nervous about that because while I like to be cute, I’m just a regular girl and didn’t want to spend a trip feeling less than. Ironically I packed the biggest bag and the most outfits but the only time I felt bad was when the guys had to help me carry my bag up flights of stairs. (please be kind to the guys and yourself and pack in smaller bags, trust me) All that being said, this group of women was awesome! We all supported each other taking photos of each other at just the right angle or encouraged each other to get in just the right pose (let that shaw billow in the wind girl!) I have some of my favorite shots of myself because someone else kindly took it of me and that’s a gift I can never say thank you enough for.

    I left this trip in love with Morocco, hoping to go back in the future to experience more. The people were all so welcoming, the food was unbelievably good and I still find myself looking back at pictures mesmerized by the beautiful details. I can’t thank Kelly enough for setting up this trip and helping me see one more corner of the world.

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