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The Magic of Morocco

NOVEMBER 2023 (exact dates tba)


Magic of Morocco

Blushing pink stone alleyways, sprawling markets crammed with carpets and spices, calls to prayer piped out from ancient minarets: you’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto a movie set but where you are is Marrakech’s Medina. This trip will take you on a roadtrip from vibrant Marrakech through the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, verdant valleys and deep gorges and then, finally, the desert. You’ll stay in a historic riad, beautiful casbahs and camp in luxury tents. You’ll also taste delicious tagines, eat hand-rolled couscous and drink lots and lots of mint tea. This trip is for anyone seeking a bit of magic and connection - with others on the trip, with Moroccans and with Morocco itself. 

*Please note that there is a fair amount of driving in order to arrive at the magnificent Erg Chebbi desert. We will be transported by private, air-conditioned vehicle for five hours for two days to the desert and then back again (for a total of about 10 hours each way), plus stops at some of the most beautiful and significant cultural and natural sites in Morocco, including the Tizi n'Tichka pass, Ait BenHaddou, Ouarzazate, the Skoura Oasis, Boumalme Dades and Todra Gorge. There is of course yet another mode of transportation we must not fail to mention: camels! On our first morning in the desert, we will travel in a camel caravan led by camelteers and if the conditions are good, we may have a picnic lunch in the dunes. 


  • plenty of time to explore Marrakech (we will spend four nights in a beautiful riad here)

  • a six day/five night excursion into the desert, with two nights in a beautiful camp set in the dunes 

  • visits to important cultural heritage sites and areas of spectacular beauty

  • camel riding, sand boarding and a pool in the desert!

  • a tour of the souks

  • a cooking class

  • a babouche-making workshop

  • delicious local food 

Sample day:​​​

  • 7am: breakfast

  • 8am: depart for the Skoura Oasis, going through the Tizi n'Tichka pass, stopping for a guided tour of the Ksar of Ait BenHaddou and lunch on a panoramic terrace overlooking the site before continuing on to our destination

  • late afternoon: free time to enjoy our hotel's amenities

  • 8:00pm: al fresco dinner

The trip includes: 

  • Four nights shared (double) accommodation in a beautiful riad in Marrakech

  • Two nights shared (double) accommodation in tents with private ensuite bathrooms the Erg Chebbi desert

  • Two nights shared (double) accommodation in the Skoura Oasis

  • One night shared (double) accommodation in Agdz

  • all activities and excursions

  • all breakfasts

  • three lunches

  • five dinners

  • local transportation

  • transfer from Marrakech airport (RAK) 

  • transfer to Marrakech airport (RAK) 

The Retreat does not include: 

  • flights

  • transfers from any other locations outside of our predetermined place and time

  • the meals not included above

  • alcohol

  • medical insurance and trip cancellation insurance

  • incidentals

  • gratuities

Retreat rates:

$3800 CAD

Join this trip

This trip is not yet open for registration. Please contact if you would like to be put on the mailing list for this trip or if you'd like to privatize this trip for your own group.

Magic of Morocco
Magic of Morocco
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