Morocco: Women's Expedition

09/20/2022 through 11/08/2023
09/20/2022 through 11/11/2023
Intrepid Travel

Morocco: Women’s Expedition

Join Intrepid on this incredible female-only adventure – an unforgettable expedition to the remote and less-travelled reaches of Morocco. Begin in Marrakech, then set off to experience the side of Morocco they don’t tell you about in the guidebooks. Break bread with Amazigh (Berber) families in remote homes, see how an artist co-op is empowering female rug-weavers in small villages, take in the beauty of the far-flung M’goun Valley over four days of hiking with the region’s first local female guide, and enjoy the singing and dancing of Moroccan women in cultural ceremonies in rural communities. With all the hallmarks of a classic Intrepid adventure – local leadership, private transport, real life experiences – and an added focus on female travel and female empowerment, this is a unique opportunity for women to blaze the trail in an incredible but often conservative country.

Activities

  • Bou Tharar – Amazigh music and local songs
  • Bou Tharar – Hike to Agouti
  • Agouti – Couscous demonstration
  • Amejgag – Rug-weaving workshop visit
  • Agouti – Hike to Amejgag
  • Amejgag – Moroccan breakfast preparation
  • Amejgag – Hike to Issoumar
  • Issoumar – Folk tales and music
  • Bou Tharar – Farm visit
  • Bou Tharar – Amazigh dress and make up
  • Issoumar – Hike to Bou Tharar
  • Marrakech – Home-cooked dinner
  • Ait Benhaddou – Leader-led ksar walk

Highlights

  • Find out what it means to be female in Morocco as you travel with an all-women group, a local female leader, the M’Goun Valley’s first local female guide, and meet plenty of inspiring women along the way.
  • Learn from the best as you take part in a traditional couscous cooking lesson, find out how to make fresh khobz (flatbread), and be welcomed into the home of a local woman in Marrakech for a meal you won’t forget.
  • Spend four days hiking between remote villages in the M’Goun Valley, accompanied by Mama Bia, a local female guide who will bring the region to life with her incomparable knowledge and experience.
  • Join your female hosts and take part in traditional music, singing and storytelling – a unique opportunity to get involved and learn about this joyful part of Moroccan culture.
  • Get dressed up in traditional kohl and henna make up and take part in a very special party imitating an Amazigh wedding.
  • Visit the historic town of Ait Benhaddou and its iconic mudbrick ksar. You’ll soon see why this eye-catching site has been used as a backdrop in many famous films.

Itinerary

Day 1 Marrakech
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Day 2 Bou Tharar
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Day 3 Agouti
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Day 4 Amejgag
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Day 5 Issoumar
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Day 6 Bou Tharar
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Day 7 Marrakech
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Day 8 Marrakech
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