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Morocco Trekking Tour for Women - Atlas Mountains hiking tour for women

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Day 1: Arrival at Casablanca Airport and Transfer to Rabat - Afternoon Guided City Tour

Stop At: Rabat Old Town, Rabat Center, Rabat 10030 Morocco
Upon your arrival at Casablanca airport, you will be greeted by your Lady tour leader who will take on your first journey along the Atlantic shore to the magnificent city of Rabat. Your guide will immerse you in the history of Morocco. This scenic drive of about 45 miles passes through lush farmland and nurseries growing a variety of flowers and exotic plants. After your check-in and relaxing in the morning, you may choose to do the half-day city tour of Rabat.
Rabat is laid out in a spaciously elegant European grid style. Slightly self-conscious of its modernity, Rabat and its twin city, Sala Colonia, are separated by only a river but historically they are worlds apart with an ancient legacy spanning hundreds of generations. Each civilization that has inhabited both of the cities has left its mark resulting in a wide variety of architectural styles including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras. Your lady guide will also brief you about women development and lifestyle in Morocco
The city tour, historical and lively, will start at the Jewish quarter in the Mellah. In the Heart of the city at Place Sidi Makhlouf the 12th-century ramparts are best seen. Next, you will go up to Bab Chellah and visit the medina across from Sidi Fateh Street. This will lead you to the traditional Souk Laghzel (Yarn market). Your guide will introduce you to the importance of the textile guild and its role in Moroccan society. Later you will cross to the citadel of the Oudaya Kasbah entering from its 12th-century main gate to explore an extraordinary Medieval Moorish marvel overlooking the delta of the Bouregreg River. You will have the opportunity to visit the Moorish old-fashioned gardens, a traditional coffee house to enjoy the best traditional cookies Moroccan ladies fashion in their homes for special occasions.
Your group of women will continue your quest exiting the Oudaya Kasbah and proceeding up the hill to visit the Hassan Tower and see samples of the real Moroccan architecture at its best at Mohamed the V Mausoleum. From here we will drive through the boulevards and Gardens of Rabat visiting the Saint Pierre Cathedral, the Parliament, the Sunna Mosque, and the Royal Palace through the magnificent Ramparts and by the tower standing proud and glorious to reach the Necropolis of Chellah. (hotel accommodation)
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Buffet Dinner at your Hotel in Rabat
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Chellah or similar 4 star hotel

Day 2: Travel from Rabat to The Atlas Mountains visiting the holy city of Ouazzane and the Blue City of Chefchaouen

Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen Morocco
Travel to Ourzigh in the Jbala mountains to reach the holy city of Ouazzane. After been only a lost village called Dchera Jbal Erihan (the village on the mountain of Myrtles), the distinguished Idrissid Sherif Moulay Abdullah Ben Brahim made out of it a center of Sufism and a place for the Taibia Sufi order. Visit the historic sites with your local guide and proceed to discover Chefchaouen, one on old Moorish white towns. Your riad is owned by a woman who will greet you with a traditional mint tea and cookies of her own making.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Casa Hassan Riad or similar

Day 3: A Day trekking the Rif Mountains visiting Amegrou Berber Village Overnight at Lalla Outka Village

Stop At: Centre-Commercial Marjane, Taza, Morocco
Travel from Chefchaouen across the beautiful road is the sprawling farming settlement from the Roman time of Fez el Bali. Then, experience the unique Berber and Moorish lifestyles are seen in the Amergou Mountains. This route will be lined by picturesque villages with majestic evergreens forests providing a natural backdrop. Start your afternoon by an excursion to hike in the Tamesnit, in the heart of the Rif Mountains, the Belvedere of Lalla Outka and the isolated shrine of Moulay Bouchta El khammar (master of music). The shrine is also a pilgrimage destination for Berber musicians who come to pay their respect and seek blessings. The night will be hosted by a Berber family of mountaineers who will share with us their best natural cooking for a festive tribal dinner. (Camping night).
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping in Nature if weather allows it or overnight at Mountain Guest house

Day 4: Continue hiking and trekking from the Riff Mountains to Taza

Stop At: Village des Artisants Taza Haut, Rue Raid Azmag, Taza 35000 Morocco
Drive to Taza in the morning, an ancient city which stands as the gateway of the Middle Atlas. We will cross the Rif Massif surrounded by the pine, acacia, and cedar trees, as far as the eye can see. Monkeys can also be seen, along with thousands of bird species. Enjoy mild hiking in the Jebala Mountains as a group of women. We will also visit a day market in a village to explore women trading in these traditional souks. Dinner and overnight will be in the hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Friouato or similar

Day 5: Hiking in the Atlas Mountains near Taza, with a visit to the Caves of Friouato

Stop At: Village des Artisants Taza Haut, Rue Raid Azmag, Taza 35000 Morocco
Your local guide will take you in the morning on a historic visit of Old Taza, then take you on a hiking afternoon to the Friouato mountains visiting also the taverns of Friouato. Enjoy as a group of women the breathtaking sceneries and exquisite Berber villages that fill up the vistas of these areas unknown to mass tourists. Your exclusively women expedition are absolutely is in unchartered tourist areas. This is as exclusive as it gets especially for women explorers. Dinner and overnight are in the hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Friouato or similar

Day 6: Travel to Fez exploring the Valley of Bab Boudir and the Tezekka Mountains National Park

Stop At: Tazekka National Park, Taza, Morocco
After breakfast, our expedition will proceed to explore one of the steepest mountain terrains starting at Tazekka National Park with its cliff-hanging villages and neolithic farmed terraces unique to this region. We will stop at the Chikar caves to explore the natural sites and have an idea about the geological formation of this massif mountains. At the village of Bab Boudir, we will cross Mount Ahmar dense cedar and cork pine forests. Stop for a picnic lunch in a natural setting at the pass of Bab Arba overlooking the valley of Maghraoua. Your women group trekking afternoon will take you to the Berber village of Ribat el Kheir, then Bir Tamtam then continues to the Gorges of Sidi Harazem thermal springs near Fez. A festive dinner will be prepared for us to enjoy a comfortable night in a Beni Sadden Compound with Berbers.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Over night Riad La Perle de la Medina or similar

Day 7: Walking tour of Historic Medina of Fez

Stop At: Medina Tours, Bloc E3 N8 ERAC, Fes 30000, Morocco
At only ten miles distance we will discover the ancient walled Medina of Fez. Our lady guide will meet us at the Gate of Bab Ftouh who will take you on a historic and walking tour of the Old Fez. The full day will be devoted to exploring the marvels of the medina, its monuments, mosques, fountains, Koranic Schools, open guilds of crafts markets. In the afternoon we will do the outskirts of its ramparts visit the traditional potters then retreat to our Berber compound for a festive night with Kansara drummers and Ahaidous rural dancing of the Beni Sadden Berber tribes. A Country Couscous is prepared on your behalf then a tribal local group of musicians will animate your dinner. Dance till you drop. (Guesthouse lodging)
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Riad

Day 8: Travel back to Casablanca visiting Volubilis and Moulay Idris Zehoune

Stop At: Old Medina of Casablanca, Place Marishal North-west corner of Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca 20200 Morocco
After breakfast, we will ride our overland truck towards Mount Zerhoun leaving the Atlas Mountains behind and trekking up to the Rif Mountains Massifs. Mount Zerhoun will be our first stop at the holy city of Moulay Idris. This is historically the first Islamic town build in the 8th century still intact with its mountains refuge citadel to discover. Step back in time and walk the narrow stared streets of these mountains that are built totally on the steep slope of Mount Zarhoun. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of this ancient town. Be ready for a great hiking session in the city then when you are done at the top of the mountain we will take a Millenium footpath that would lead us down across ancient olive groves following in the Roman footsteps cartwheel path by the village of Fertassa overlooking the valley of Volubilis. Lunch will be in nature shaded under a biblical olive tree. Continue our trek down to Volubilis archeological site where we will visit the Roman site of Volubilis. Overnight will be in Casablanca. (hotel Accommodation)
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight will be at Hotel Oum Palace or similar.


Day 9: Transfer to Casablanca Airport

Stop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Blvd Victor Hugo, Casablanca Morocco
We will transfer you to Casablanca Airport after breakfast, Bid you goodbye and expect you and your women friends to come back for another special women expedition in sunny Morocco.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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