MOROCCO TRAVELER'S PAGE
Here you will find everything you'll need to plan for your upcoming trip.
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Please fill our and submit your liability form. Find the form here.
The remaining balance for your trip is due February 23, 2021
Please submit your Credit Card Authorization Form below so that we can safely automate your final payment on the date listed above.
If you book your trip past the February 23 deadline, we require your payment in full. Please read through our booking terms for more details.
Installment plans are only available with adequate time before the payment deadline. If you are eligible, and interested, contact us directly. A 6% fee is added to each installment transaction.
Once complete, upload the form below to complete the final payment(s) for your trip.
In order to attend any trip, trip participants must purchase Travel Health Insurance. Your plan must include the following:
Overseas Medical Insurance Must Cover:
Out-patient treatment for medical emergencies
Prescribed medicines, X-rays, and laboratory tests
Being brought home, if medically necessary
Medical Evacuation & Repatriation Must Cover:
Air ambulance or Medevac flights
Sea level aircraft
Trip Participants are required to submit proof of insurance a minimum of 1 week prior to the scheduled trip start date. Arrow Retreats reserves the rights to forfeit guest reservations if proof of insurance is not provided.
We also highly recommend purchasing Trip Insurance to protect your investment.
Once complete, email firstname.lastname@example.org or upload your document below.
Our trip date is Saturday, May 7, to Saturday, May 14 2022
Please make sure to arrive in Marrakech by at least 12 pm on Saturday, May 7th.
Search for flights using the Marrakech Airport code: RAK
Transportation will be arranged for you both to and from the airport only. If you are traveling by train/boat or have arrived in Morocco prior to the trip date, you can either meet at the airport, or arrange your own transportation to the Riad
You do NOT need a Visa in order to travel to Morocco for this trip.
SUBMIT YOUR FLIGHT FORM HERE
There are 2 optional excursions you can participate in that are NOT included in the total trip cost. If you want to join in on these excursions, please book by purchasing your spot below. (Cut off date to book is 30 days before trip start date)
HAMMAM SPA ($75 USD)
Sunday 3-5 pm
The hammam, also known as the Turkish hamam or Turkish bath, is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet relative of the sauna.
Although the first hammams originated in Arabia, and bath culture was a central part of Roman life, Turkey popularized the tradition (and is most often associated with it) by making hammams available to people of all statuses.
What is it Like?
The hammam ritual is rather simple, but it does involve several steps – all aimed at cleansing and relaxing – which many modern-day hammams still utilize.
Typically, the treatment lasted a set period of time, but visitors were free to lounge in the cooling areas for as long as they liked.
Relax and Prepare
As you enter the camekan, or entrance room, there are areas for changing and a place to have a cup of tea or a cold drink before or after the bath.
Adjust to the Warmth
Before you encounter water, the tellak (staff member) will bring you to a transition area, the iliklik, or intermediate room, where you receive your towels and adjust to the heat.
Full Body Scrub and Soaking
From there you enter the hararet, or hot room, which houses the large marble belly or navel stone. Bathers, arranged on marble slabs around the fountain, alternate basking in the high humidity and being vigorously–and thoroughly–scrubbed by an attendant. Following the scrubbing, there is application of special soap (including shampoo, if requested).
CAMEL RIDING ($45 USD)
Once we get out into the city, you'll have the opportunity to take a camel ride! We'll go out for about an hour, where our guides will take us on a relaxing caravan through the stone dessert.
MINI SHOOT WITH ANNA
30 MINUTE MINI SHOOT ($150)
Book a mini shoot with our photographer Anna Meyer. You'll have access to hundreds of photos through out the week, but if you're interested in being in the spot light, book a sesh! Women on our trips value this opportunity to get photographs with loved ones, build content for their work, and to feel seen and special. While on the trip, you'll meet with Anna to discuss where you'd like to shoot and what your vision is.
Learn more about what you'll be up to in Morocco. Print the itinerary for reference if you'd like. You can also find a detailed itinerary here, listed on the trip home page.
Find the itinerary here.
Know exactly what to pack for your trip abroad.
Find the packing list here.
All major credit cards will be accepted for when you eat out/ book activities, however, it is encouraged to bring dirham for when you are shopping in the Marrakech souks. We recommend taking out cash once you've arrived in the city. There is an ATM not too far from our riad.
Morocco in March is typically sunny, dry and can range between 85 degrees during the day to 45 degrees at night.
Must have at least six months of validity at time of entry
No VISA is required
Must have one blank passport page for entry stamp
Recommended vaccines for Morocco are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, polio and tetanus.
IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO SAVE
Police: 190 or 112 from mobile phones.
Gendarmerie Royale: 177 (police outside the cities)
Fire brigade: 15
SOS Medecins 24/24: 05 22 98 98 98
Anti-poison centre: 081 00 01 80 (for any exposure to poison such as snake or scorpion bites) www.capm.ma
Pasteur Institute for vaccinations: 05 22 26 20 26 www.pasteur.ma
Mondial Assistance: 05 22 97 47 47 (international travel insurance)
Train station info: 08 90 20 30 40 www.oncf.ma
National airport office: 05 22 53 90 40 / 05 22 53 91 40 www.onda.ma/onda/an
WHERE WE'RE STAYING
Riad Yasmine is an 8 bedroom private boutique hotel situated in the middle of the Medina of Marrakech. Let yourself be guided by the cool air corridor leading you to the traditional patio. You will be enveloped by its bright and quiet atmosphere where only the chirping of birds comes to disturb the silence. Throughout your stay in the red city, the Riad Yasmine will be your safe haven of peace, a timeless nest preserved from the bustle of the medina.
Dear friends Alice and Gabriel run the boutique hotel along with their staff. Follow them on Instagram to witness just how beautiful every detail Alice and Gabriel designed.
When we're out in the desert we'll be staying at Terre Des Etoiles- an the first sustainable eco camp in the Agafey desert. The five hectares of moon-like land have been patiently and sustainably transformed. Today you’ll find camels, horses, a restaurant and two swimming pools.
Soon there’ll be a hammam and a space for well-being, everyday Terre des Étoiles is expanding whilst closely adhering to the concept of eco-tourism which goes hand in hand with the heart, intelligence and harmony of the human soul and nature. Find the eco camp on Instagram.
Jam out to your trip playlist on Spotify.
Try this fun recipe to get oriented to Moroccan cuisine. It entails lots of TAGINE!
Meet some of the small business owners that make this trip magical.
Some articles & videos that inspire us to visit Morocco.