Into The Heart Of Morocco
Where rich local tradition meet women making a difference
In this 8-day experience, we take you into the heart of Morocco. It’s a heart filled with
sand-dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see, complex local cultures and marketplaces… while beating for progress and female social empowerment.
You’ll gasp in awe as you traverse the desert on camel back to camp under the stars with folkloric Moroccan women, explore the spices and trinkets at local medina’s, hike through red-earth hills and pine forests, and be inspired deep within your soul as you see how local community projects (run by women) are changing and shaping Moroccan culture.
This isn’t your average tour that gives a nod to local non-profits – you will be transported into local women’s lives. They will share their stories and their skills with you as we learn, experience, and walk away with a whole new perspective.
We’ll embrace tradition, progress and a pure adventure (into mountains and desert) that’s guaranteed to enrich your spirit.
Who this trip is for
Travel off-the-beaten-path like true explorers.
Real connection with each other and the communities we meet.
Chase stories, culture, heritage, and discovery.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
TWIN SHARE (SINGLE SUPPLEMENT AVAILABLE)
7 BREAKFASTS / 3 LUNCHES / 4 DINNERS
THE SIA MONDO ADVENTURE
Sia Mondo is all about connecting with the real woman across the global who love and live in their local communities. Women who are contributing to their communities in profound ways and invite us to be part of it! We get to experience their country from their eyes and their story.
As part of our Moroccan adventure, we’ll dine, learn, and exchange stories from various local women. It’s not about being a spectator but making a heart-to-heart connection that stays with you and enriches your life.
On this trip, the incredible Sara Lamzouwag will be our local Moroccan guide taking us under the radar to explore stories untold.
Arrive in Marrakech, we’ll meet and greet over an authentic Moroccan dinner and kick off the trip with a henna tattoo experience, learning its origins and story. We’ll be staying at the beautiful hotel Al Fassia, owned by Moroccan sisters.
After breakfast we head to Alma, a grassroots project that empowers Moroccan women. We’ll have a hands-on cooking class as they share their skills and stories. Complete the day with a medina tour and optional spa indulgence.
We travel to Ouirgane, a berber village in the High Atlas Mountains to hike the nearby red-earth hills and pine forests. We’ll break bread with a local berber family, spending the night at a local accommodation known for its local food, design and spa.
We jump on a 4x4 and head to the desert of Agafay. Be blown away by our camp’s 360° views beyond to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. We take a sunset camel ride and dine under stars with a folkloric Moroccan women band.
Travel to the Atlantic Coast and the old fishing town of Essaouira. On route we visit an Argan oil women cooperative, learning how argan oil is produced. Cap the day with wine tasting at local vineyard – and optional local public baths, massage, or horse riding.
A walking tour through the old medina, Jewish mellah, port, and skala (sea wall) followed by freshly cooked vegan tagine.
For the last night in Morocco, we travel back to Marrakech and enjoy a farewell dinner at female run and owned restaurant AL Fassia.
Breakfast together as we reflect on our journey together and enjoy our last day in Morocco before heading to the airport.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
After graduating from Caddi Ayad University in Morrocco as a law student, Sara realized law wasn’t her true calling and her real passion was in cooking, art, history, meeting people from other cultures and also getting to know the beautiful diverse country she lived in. She had a dream and knew to advance her career she would need to learn English (which is perfect), and so she enrolled in English lessons at the American language centre in Marrakech.
Sara is one of the very few female guides in Morocco and she knows not just Marrakech but the most cities in Morocco inside out. She is definitely one of those people who take great pride in showing us some of her favourite, and secret places where sharing stories and insights into the local culture. She thinks her main passion is to share her love for the arts, the history and the traditions of her country so that you can really feel it as a true Moroccan feels it. Sara is a true
a treasure to have along on our adventure!
- Group arrival & departure airport transfers
- 6 Nights Hotel accommodation (twin occupancy)
- Luxury Camping I night (twin occupancy)
- Single supplement available
- 7 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 4 Dinners
- Ground transportation
- Local guides
- Entry fees & tickets to activities
- Flights to/from Marrakesh
- Any visas required
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Late check-out at hotels
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Drinks with included lunches and dinners
- Tips for leader, guides and drivers
- Expenditure of personal nature
- Travel & Medical Insurance
- Optional activities
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
Single Supplement Add-On £300
- 3rd – 10th September 2021
- 5th – 12th November 2021
- 11th – 18th March 2022
- 9th – 16th September 2022