FOUNDER LED TRIP
May 17 - 28, 2019
— 12 spaces left —
The small group trip includes the medieval city of Fez, a night in the Sahara Desert, a special stay at a secluded oasis in Ouarzazate, and some time to enjoy the Red City of Marrakesh with an escape to Ourika and the Atlas Mountains. During the 10-day journey, stay at private accommodations and unique properties in each destination, meet with locals and personal friends of Sarah, and connect with Morocco on a spiritual level through various immersive experiences especially designed for this trip.
Starting at $5,850
Private 5* Accommodations
Easy to Moderate
May 18 - 20
May 22 - 23
May 24 - 26
Sarah was born and raised in Morocco, a lifestyle that cultivated and continues to nurture her deep sense of affinity towards the traditional world. She lived in Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat for over 20 years and is fluent in Arabic, French and Spanish. As a university student, she engaged in extensive studies of comparative religions, which she complemented with travel and research in North Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Her immersion in the spiritual dimension of these distinct cultures and studying the religious experiences of pilgrims led Sarah to value the transformative power of travel. Sarah has been working in the travel industry for over 8 years and has led group trips to different parts of the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mali and India.
In this UNESCO city, stay at one of the most beautifully refurbished riads in the country, which will be your private home for 3 nights. On a variety of exclusive experiences designed especially for this trip, learn about the incredible beauty of Fez’s religious and historical heritage. Take part in traditional art workshops with craftsmen in their personal studios, go on a food tasting trail with an expert by night through the medina, experience an evening with Sufi singers and learn about North African architecture on a specialized tour with an expert.
On a 7-hour road trip from Fez to the Sahara, take in the beauty of Morocco’s diverse landscape and scenery. Stop by desert villages where locals are still dressed in traditional clothes and modernity has not yet taken a hold of their traditions. Ride along the tips of dunes to reach your private desert camp and enjoy a night of storytelling under the stars of the desert with a delicious dinner around a fire pit. Rise early to catch a spectacular desert sunrise and learn the keys to Sufi meditation with your tour leader, followed by a Sahrawi tea ceremony with local bedouins.
In one of the most special regions of Morocco, stay at a luxury boutique property that retains the emblematic desert architecture of the region. Enjoy delicious picnics in the outdoors, take light hikes through the oasis up to stunning viewpoints, and experience the strikingly different local culture from other areas of Morocco.
While staying at a private riad in the medina, explore the Red City with local guides, get lost in the markets, enjoy private access to Yves Saint Laurent’s Residence, learn to cook Moroccan dishes at a cooking, meeting with local artists, community leaders, and experts of different fields to deepen your appreciation of Morocco.
Escape the buzzing city of Marrakesh for a day in the tranquility of the Ourika Valley and the High Atlas Mountains. Spend the day with Berbers to gain a different perspective on Moroccan culture and society. Go on a spectacular hike through the Atlas Mountains for sweeping views of the mountain range and valleys below.
$5,850 Per Person
$6,490 Per Person
$7,400 Per Person
$8,900 Per Person
Rates are based on double occupancy, with a group limit of 12 passengers. Single supplement is $1,200 per person, and forced single supplement in case of an odd group number will be $900.
To guarantee your reservation, a deposit of $1,000 is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. All prices are in USD and payments can be made via credit card or wire transfer.
All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room on this journey, the single supplement fee is $1,200. If you are willing to share accommodations, we will match you with a roommate if one is available. If we cannot match you with a roommate, the forced single supplement would apply at a lower single occupancy fee of $900.
If you decide to cancel your reservation +91 days prior to the trip departure: the deposit will be refunded. If you decide to cancel your reservation 90-60 days prior to the trip departure: the balance is refunded and the deposit is retained. If a cancelation is made 59 - 0 days prior to the trip departure: both the deposit and the balance are retained.
Accommodations (mostly on private basis); a Naya Traveler tour leader (co-founder Sarah Casewit); private transport throughout the trip with back-up vehicle for luggage; local guides in each destination; daily activities, exclusive experiences and insider access with specialist guides and experts; all entrance fees for monuments and parks listed in the itinerary; all breakfasts and some lunches/dinners; water & healthy snacks on a daily basis; all current applicable tourism taxes; services of a team behind the scenes in Morocco and at our office monitoring the trip. Price does not include airfare, some meals, travel insurance and tips.
Please do not purchase your tickets until you are confirmed on the trip. Once your tickets have been booked, please send us a copy of your airline schedule.
Recommended arrival on May 18, 2019 at Casablanca Airport (CMN) or Fes Airport (FEZ) in the morning.
Recommended departure on May 27, 2019 from Casablanca Airport (CMN) or Marrakesh Airport (RAK) in the afternoon.