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General Cultural, Geography, Economics

Women in Morocco

Choose Morocco, for your general culture tour

Educational trip to Morocco

Immerse yourself in a tailored program celebrating the pivotal roles and contributions of women in Moroccan society. Engage first-hand with female leaders, artisans, and activists, delving into discussions about their influence on the country’s history, art, cuisine, and community development. Explore ancient medinas, awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains, and captivating desert landscapes while participating in workshops, cultural exchanges, and immersive experiences led by local women. This unique expedition promises an insightful exploration, fostering cross-cultural understanding and empowering perspectives on the remarkable impact of women in Morocco.

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Arrival

Welcome to Morocco and to the captivating ochre city, Marrakech, the still very much alive, and modern antique-like city. Its one-thousand-year-old walls encapsulate a fusion of lively souks, craftsmen, red sandstone humble houses, Mosques, Museums, narrow winding alleyways, gardens and the vibrant famous Jemaa el fna square.

On arrival to the airport, you will be met by a female Intrepid representative and transferred to your hotel. Having a female tour leader promotes gender equality and empowers women in the tourism industry, traditionally dominated by male figures. Your adventure begins at 6 pm with an important welcome meeting and get ready for a delightful dining experience in one of the best spots of Marrakech led and managed by women.

 

AM – Guided tour of Marrakech 

Today, start with a morning guided tour – a local guide will bring the magic of Marrakech to life as you tour the medina and the bustling souks that are the lifeblood of the city. Explore tranquil orange blossom scented courtyards and the extravagant Bahia Palace. Stop by the Koutoubia Mosque; the inside is for Muslims only, but the famous minaret is a sight to behold. Make your way to Djemaa el-Fna.

PM – Imlil

After lunch get ready to explore the quaint village of Imlil and the surrounding area on a pleasant walk, expected to take no more than three hours, depending on the abilities and interests of the group.

AM – Atlas Mountain hike

Get up early today for breakfast and a group meeting at 8 am. Your guide will explain everything you need to know about today’s trek before you set off into the mountains. Then hike 50 minutes to the base of your mountain, the village of Aroumd, at 2000 meters above sea level. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be welcomed by a local who will invite you into their home for a bread-making workshop, teaching you all about this important staple. The fresh bread will then be eaten as part of your home cooked lunch, including olives from the region, couscous or tajine and seasonal fruit. All the work is carried out by women, enabling them to earn a living and promoting the development of the community. This leads you to actively support and encourage women entrepreneurs in the hotel and restaurant sector.

AM – Embroidery workshop

After breakfast, you’ll travel back to Marrakech. On arrival, You and the team will enjoy an embroidery workshop that can be both educational and creative, allowing you to develop your embroidery skills and create beautiful, personalised works of art. And also support artisans women that are self-determined and independent. The embroidery association is also supporting women with special needs and enabling them to improve their overall socio-economic situation.

PM – Dinner @ local women’s house

The evening is yours to explore. For your final evening, join your group for a farewell Home Cooked Dinner that is held at local women house that will show how Moroccan women celebrate and take care of themselves in special occasion, the night will also include a performance of popular women group ‘’Houariyates’’ that are called in women only private parties.

AM – Departure

After breakfast your transfer will be waiting to take you back to the airport in plenty of time to catch your flight back to the UK

  • 5-day study trip to Morocco
  • From £549
  • Possible highlights: Guided tour, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Atlas Moutains, break making workshop

What’s included?

  • Return flights
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities and tours

Why not add…

  • Jardin Majorelle
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa
  • Dar El Bach Museum

Why choose us

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  • Knowledgeable and experienced staff
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