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The Art of Craft in Morocco

2 - 9 NOVEMBER 2021

 

Moroccan arts and crafts are having their moment. From the rugs that Yves Saint Laurent adored to the brass lanterns that influence Tom Dixon's lamps to the beautiful zellij tiles that you've no doubt seen all over Instagram. If all things design get your heart racing, then this is the trip for you.

Join us as we visit with artisans who have practiced their craft the same way for generations and learn, hands-on, how to make Moroccan leather slippers, jewelry, plaster and baskets. Enjoy touring magical Marrakech with our local guides. Savour the flavours - and learn the cuisine - of this culture. This is a learning holiday to inspire and remember.

Highlights:

  • Visits with artisans whose families have practiced their craft the same way for generations with four half-day crafting workshops. You will learn how to make Moroccan leather slippers, jewelry, plaster and baskets - and will bring home your handmade wares.

  • A cooking class.

  • A walking tour to visit the most important historical and architectural sights of Marrakech.

  • A nighttime food tour.

  • Single (ie not shared) accommodation. 

  • Delicious local food and plenty of Moroccan mint tea!

Sample day:​​​

  • 8am: breakfast

  • 9:30 am: start our leather slipper-making workshop

  • The afternoon to spend as you desire 

  • 8:00pm: dinner

The Retreat includes: 

  • Seven nights accommodation in a beautiful riad (a traditional Moroccan house) in the Medina

  • all workshops and tours

  • all meals

  • local transportation

The Retreat does not include: 

  • flights

  • alcohol

  • medical insurance and trip cancellation insurance

  • incidentals

  • gratuities

A recommendation:​

  • ​If you're arriving from North America, consider spending one or two days in Paris or elsewhere in Europe on your way to Marrakech - not only will this be a nice addition to your adventure but it will also help you overcome jet lag.

Trip cost:

$3300 Canadian dollars per person.

Preferred flight details:

When flights become available for booking, we will let you know what is the preferred time of arrival and departure and can help​ with routing advice.

Registration:

Registration for this trip is now open. Please fill in this registration form and you will be contacted about the $500 CAD non-refundable deposit.