Our aim is to offer a unique travel experience for women where they discover the world and get to deepen their own self connection. We've designed every aspect of this retreat to empower you and to support local business owners through hands on collaborations and education. We've thought through every activity, and intentionally connected with amazing locally owned businesses to give you a multi dimensional and intentional trip experience where you can feel taken care of, and supported. Morocco's, "red city" is known for its elaborate architecture, bustling markets (the souks), the most generous hospitality, tranquil accommodations, and a rich culture that can be experienced through every one of your senses. After 5 nights in the city at our favorite Riad (traditional Moroccan boutique hotel), we'll drive an hour out to the stone desert to restore and relax. Luxury camping tents are surrounded by unobstructed views of the vast desert and Atlas Mountains. Camel ride, chill out around the campfire at night, go hot air ballooning or check off some of your other bucket list activities.
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?
This trip is for women who are curious about visiting the wild city of Marrakech, yet don't want to necessarily do it alone. If you are adventurous, curious about other cultures, open to trying new cuisine, appreciate beautiful aesthetics, and enjoy shopping, then welcome! During our trips we always dine together for breakfast and dinner, and will always offer you our recommendations for lunch spots around the city, to get a taste of where you might be curious to eat. Each trip is designed to feel well rounded and dimensional, and a perfect balance between activity and relaxation.
We'll always schedule in some free time in case you're the more independent type and want to wander the city on your own. Your trip leader will offer optional morning yoga sessions during this trip so that you can move your body and reflect before we start the day, but you might enjoy sleeping in, either way, you have the option! If you like hanging out with like minded women, whether you're traveling with your bestie or going solo, you'll have a built in community for the week.
YOUR TRIP LEADER + PHOTOGRAPHER
Rebecca Laubner will guide you on your Moroccan experience. An avid traveler with a laid back attitude, Rebecca will provide you with an experience where you feel both safe and free. Rebecca has been traveling with Arrow Retreats for the past 5 years and is a great leader, in that she is compassionate, caring, and so much fun to be around. She is also a highly trained yoga instructor in D.C. and will be able to facilitate excellent yoga practices while you are abroad. Follow Rebecca here.
Anna Meyer, will be your photographer. A highly talented professional who works in D.C. and our favorite addition to the trip. Anna inspires our guests to feel empowered getting their photos taken, and you'll leave the week with hundreds of photos to remember Morocco. Having a photographer on our trip is important to us, not just for the amazing photos you'll get, but for the opportunity it provides for you to truly be present and take in your travel experience with one less distraction. Follow Anna here.
In Marrakech, we'll be staying at a gorgeous (yes insta worthy) Riad, right in the heart of the Medina. Our hosts are a French couple who make you feel like friends as soon as you arrive. You'll walk into an oasis, and be greeted by the two house cats, Bebe & Bowie, before sitting down for traditional mint tea. Feel right at home, as we take over the entire Riad for the five nights we're in the Medina. Our rooftop terrace, that is truly a plant haven, will give you space to relax under the African sun in between our activities. We'll be within walking distance of everything we do, beyond when we drive out to the Atlas Mountains for the day (you've got to check out the views from the terrace we have lunch on) as well as when we go into the "New City" for dinner at one of our favorite women owned restaurants.
Our desert experience is once in a lifetime. Glamping anyone? Complete with bathrooms, and WIFI, our desert camp will offer you some of the comforts of modern accommodations, while encouraging you to stretch your adventurous spirit as you sleep under the stars.
Upon registration of the trip, you'll receive all the details of your accommodations, but trust us when we say, it's awesome.
There are single and double rooms available. Single, meaning, there is one queen bed available, and double, meaning two single beds are available in the room. In some cases, there is an option to have a triple room, if you wanted to share a bed with a friend/ family member. Ask us about it if you're interested.
PRICING & PAYMENT
The total cost of the Morocco trip is $2900, for double occupancy (shared room/per person), and $3750 for single occupancy (rooming solo). A non refundable 30% deposit is required to confirm your registration for the trip. All additional payments must be made within 90 days of the trip departure. Payment plans are available. Please read through our booking terms carefully before making your investment.
5 nights accommodation at our chosen hotel in Marrakech
2 nights accommodation in the Stone Desert
Dinner each night
including meeting one of our favorite female restaurant owners
rooftop terrace dinner right in the center of the Medina
Arrival cocktails & henna with local women who are using this art form to support their families
Rug Shopping in the Souks with our local friend
Walking Exploration of the city with local friend (Includes Lunch)
Atlas Mountain hike with local where you'll finish the day enjoying the jaw dropping views of the mountains and Berber Villages (Includes Lunch)
Cooking Class with women's non profit in the New City
Here Travel tote bag + gifts designed/created by locals
3 optional yoga classes
Access to all photography by Anna Meyer
Taxes + fees
Carbon Neutral: We've partnered with Trees For the Future to plant 50 trees per person that signs up for a trip with us to offset the emission output from your travels
Travel Insurance - Mandatory
Alcohol unless noted
Lunches unless noted in itinerary
Hamman Spa/ Spa treatments
Camel Riding in the desert
Optional Excursions we recommend like hot air ballooning, dune buggying, & more