Journey With Us!

28 February - 9 March 2020

Join us on an imaginative and experiential 10 night, 11 day journey in Morocco as we whisk away into the mystical Sahara and explore culture, craft and nomadic life. We're starting off in Marrakech, spending a night glamping in the Agafay Desert and then we’ll head east over the Atlas Mountains, reaching the summit of Tizi n'Tichka, the highest major mountain pass in North Africa. 

Travelling into the Draa Valley we'll follow an old spice route where trading caravans previously stopped on their way to Timbuktu. There we'll be immersing ourselves in the artisan wonders of local craftsmanship and entrepreneurialism. 

Further to the very edge of the desert nestled in a palm oasis and Berber village, where architecture emerges naturally from the earth, we’ll discover a peace that touches our soul. The slow pace of life has changed little in centuries. It’s here we’ll find inspiration roaming the local souk market, creating personal artwork, cooking our own tagines and heading into the desert to camp for a night under the vast Saharan sky.

Afterward, we’ll be making our way back staying in Ouarzazate passing by the photogenic and historical Aït-Ben-Haddou for an evening and then ending with a final magical night in Marrakech at an enchanting riad.

The entire journey will be immersive, cultural and pushing you beyond your comfort zone, which is very much the natural tendency when visiting Morocco. You’ll witness the beautiful diversity the country has to offer from the bustling Medina of Marrakech, a culturally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the rural village roads as we head into the expansive Sahara.

We have designed a unique itinerary that will introduce you to the real Morocco exploring both urban and rural environments with a wide array of local perspectives guiding your hands-on experience. All accommodations, meals and transit are included in the itinerary, to keep things stress free. Below are some highlights of the itinerary we offer. If you have any questions, just contact us and we’ll prepare you with everything you need to know to make this incredible journey happen.

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Experiential Itinerary


HANDS—ON CRAFT

Crafting traditions are a window to the culture and soul of a country. On our journey you’ll be introduced to many local artisans who produce a variety of goods from textiles and pottery to basketry and henna. You’ll be able to get hands-on and have a go yourself, whilst intimately connecting to the cultural experience passed from generations.

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BOUTIQUE STAYS

From traditional Moroccan riads and ancient earth-built kasbahs to tented desert camps, we’ll be staying at a variety of boutique accommodations whilst journeying through the country. Each stay is design-led with its intrinsic beauty that is equipped with comfortable beds, refreshing showers and plenty of space for scenic views and private reflection.

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SENSORY EXPERIENCES

Morocco is an enchanting place unlike any other. With a unique fusion of African, Arabic and European influences, the country welcomes you with a glorious array of vibrant colours and dazzling scents. From natural dyeing in the souks to cooking classes in an oasis, you'll be out there exploring and satisfying all curiosity and senses.

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LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS

Get to know the creatives shaking things up, whether its a local textile designer or art curator exploring modern Moroccan identity through mixed media platforms. We’ll connect you with the leading inspirations of global culture and authenticity that are sowing seeds and building relationships for a brighter future.

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HIDDEN GEMS

After years of research and travel throughout Morocco, we have put together a colourful black book filled with all our favourite local gems, many of which you won’t find another tourist nearby. We’ll share the joy and excitement these deeply enriching places bring us; expect roadside basket stands, covetable vintage spots tucked away in the mountains and weaving co-ops packed to the brim with inspiration. 

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Sahara Slumber

In the Sahara, peacefully away from the connected world, we’ll sleep under a blanket drenched by the Milky Way stars and bathe in the light amidst golden desert hues. Indescribable, vast and otherworldly, the swirling sands will embrace us as we enjoy a delicious traditional dinner followed by heartfelt music around the campfire and rest our heads in boho chic tents.

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Details


 

Dates

28 February - 9 March 2020

10 nights, 11 days

Pricing

£2,400
(Early Bird Special)

£2,600
(Regular Price)

Group Size

9 Travellers + Magic Bus Team

 
 
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Hop on board the Magic Bus!

New friends, unforgettable experiences

Fine Print


 

DETAILED ITINERARY: We will provide a daily itinerary a month before departure that details all activities, accommodations and schedule of the journey once you have completed full purchase of the trip.   

ARRIVING: Book your airfare to Marrakech Airport (airport code: “RAK”) arriving on Friday, February 28th, 2020. We recommend arriving morning to mid-day, if possible. Once you land in Marrakech, we’ll have a driver pick you up and take you to our riad.  

LEAVING: Book your airfare from Marrakech Airport (RAK) departing on Monday, March 9th, 2020, and we’ll take you to the airport.

EXTENSIONS: If you wish to arrive earlier or stay later, we can assist developing and facilitating your itinerary for an additional fee.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: 

  • Accommodation for the duration of the journey: 10 nights, 11 days from 28 February - 9 March

  • Airport transportation from and to Marrakech (RAK)

  • Three meals per day, 29 February - 8 March

  • All in-country transportation for all activities in the itinerary

  • Curated activities and their accompanying participation expenses as noted in the itinerary

  • Guide and service: our team will be accompanying the group during the entire trip, offering in-depth knowledge and available to accommodate any need

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare in and out of Morocco; although we are happy to assist you with finding flight options, but we do not facilitate flight bookings

  • We do not offer airport pickup from any airport other than Marrakech (RAK)

  • Passport and/or Visa entry fees, if applicable

  • We will provide dinner on 28 February, but if you arrive earlier you must cover meal expenses; we will cover breakfast 9 March, but if you depart later you must cover meal expenses

  • Travel insurance

  • Alcohol; on our scheduled itinerary alcohol is not readily available, we can assist with bottle purchases in Marrakech or you can stop through the duty free shop on your departure flight

  • Incidental expenses, such as but not limited to, flight cancellation, lost luggage, property damage, personal injury, etc..  

 

INSURANCE: This is compulsory where travellers should have an appropriate package covering unforeseen incidentals, such as but not limited to, flight cancellation, lost luggage, damaged property, personal injury, etc…

ACCOMMODATIONS: During our trip we will be staying in design-led accommodations that focus on sustainability. All of our stays include rooms with two beds or a bed for two people. During the trip, you will be paired with a fellow traveller of the same gender whom you’ll share a room throughout our journey. At booking please let us know if you are booking with someone else and wish to be staying with that person. There will be an additional charge for a private room, if available, so please email us before booking.

SPECIAL NEEDS: Please let us know prior to booking if you have any special need such as dietary requirements, allergies, limited mobility, visual and/or hearing impairments, etc… We will do our best to accommodate any and all special needs notified prior to booking, but it is possible in order to suffice special needs, additional costs will be excised.

PRICING: The total price for this trip is £2,600. We are offering an early bird price of £2,400 that expires on 28 December 2019.

A 40% initial non-refundable deposit (£1,040) per person is required to reserve a spot and is included in the total price. Final payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the trip starting date. Any booking made after 28 January 2020, the entire trip cost of £2,600 is due upon booking.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions for the details of our service transaction, which you agree to when booking a trip.