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Women in any culture enjoy the freedom to experience new things away from limiting social expectations. They have an exceptional sense of discovery, and unabashed curiosity. Promoting a healthy lifestyle for women is also something we believe strongly in. Just Women Tour is an opportunity to pamper yourself in the land of contrasts.
Exclusively Women Private Tour is an authentic, cultural experience in the exciting land of contrasts. Morocco. With its roots in Northern Africa, proximity to the Sahara Desert and close ties to Europe, Morocco has a colorful culture expressed in its unique architecture, textiles, music, and cuisine.
This richly diverse country springs to life through the warm and hospitable Moroccan people who share a passionate love of music, art, and sublime food. Morocco has a long history of social traditions, a reputation for religious and ethnic tolerance. Your journey with us through this fascinating land is a feast of sensory and cultural delights.
Start your trip on the Atlantic coast and discover modern Morocco in Casablanca to Rabat before heading further north to the charming town of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains.
Welcome to Morocco! You will be picked up at the Casablanca Airport by your driver guide and before transfer to your hotel in Rabat guided visit of Hassan II Mosque.
Have breakfast upon arrival, then visit the Mosque of Hassan II Casablanca's landmark building designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. It is an extravagant symbol not only of the city, but also of Morocco itself. Hassan II Mosque II is one of the largest mosque in the world with a gigantic glass floor for over 24000 worshippers. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 meters. Its location looking out to the Atlantic gives it an exceptional beauty. Intricately carved marble pieces, vibrant mosaics and zellige tile details pay honor to traditional Islamic architecture, and yet still manage to feel contemporary.
After visiting the Hassan II Mosque, take the road to Rabat
Dine and spend the night at a 4 or 5 star hotel in Rabat.
Explore Rabat this morning, for a half-day tour of this Imperial City to learn Rabat’s history and enjoy its lovely domes, minarets and green spaces. Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and its second largest city. In 1146, the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu'min turned Rabat into a full-scale fortress to use as a launching point for attacks on Iberia. In 1170, due to its military importance, Rabat acquired the title Ribatu l-Fath, meaning "stronghold of victory," from which it derives its current name.
Yaqub al-Mansur Almohad Caliph, moved the capital of his empire to Rabat. He built Rabat's city walls, the Kasbah of the Udayas and began construction on what would have been the world's largest mosque. However, Yaqub died and construction stopped. The ruins of the unfinished mosque, along with the Hassan Tower, still stand today.
Your guide will accompany you on a walk around the charming Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah. Then stroll the Musée de Oudaïa, Moulay Ismaïl’s palace exhibiting collections of Moroccan folk art.
Stop for lunch at a charming restaurant by the sea and then visit the Royal Palace and the Hassan tower which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bou Regreg. Next visit the lovely Mausoleum of Mohammed V ornamented with stained glass windows and marble. Take the stairway leading to an remarkable dome.
Later today, drive into the Rif Mountains to the bleu Pearl Chefchaouen. When you arrive, have a brief orientation of the small, blue-washed town before settling into your Riad Lina. Chefchaouen lies between two mountains in the Rif mountain range. The contrast of the small blue-washed Medina among the majestic mountains makes for stunning views.
Riad Lina, surrounded by magnificent cerulean mountains and nestled in the heart of the medina, this luxurious riad enjoys a privileged position in one of Morocco’s most unique destinations. The spa with its heated indoor pool, oriental baths and Hammam will offer traditional delicious moments of relaxation. The personalized service promises a unique and unforgettable stay in an area where authentic Medina living is still preserved.
Have breakasft at your Riad and start your day by a guided visit of Chefchaouen Old Medina
You will be enchanted by this sleepy Moroccan village with narrow, winding streets and lanes and houses painted in a vibrant blue. The contrast of the small blue-washed "medina quarter" of Chefcahouen among the majestic mountains makes for stunning views. Soak up the atmosphere of this town with so many mixed cultures, and witness the influence of the native Berbers, Muslims, and Jewish refugees from Spain. Visit a traditional workshop to learn about the Djellaba, a long loose-fitting robe with full sleeves worn in the Maghreb region of North Africa and enjoy a walking tour of the mazes and meandering streets of the medina
Chefchaouen was founded as a fortress in 1471 to fight Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. This is a rich cultural area and a unique place to learn about local customs and traditions.
Enjoy your tour of the Medina in Chefchaouen, visiting the main sites of the city. Soak up the atmosphere of this town with so many mixed cultures, and witness the influence of the native Berbers, Muslims, and Jewish refugees from Spain. Visit a traditional workshop to learn about the Djellaba, the traditional long, loose-fitting outer robe worn in the area. Most djellabas have a hood that comes to a point in the back.
After your walking tour, take your lunch in a charming local restaurant, before taking a short hike up one of the hills surrounding Chefchaouen to get a panoramic view of this unique place.
After a day in the city, you might want to treat yourself with a Hammam or a massage at the hotel.
Overnight: Riad Lina
Enjoy a scenic drive across the Rif mountains to join the fertile Saiss plain. You will see a varied landscape as you drive south, including green forests, isolated villages, and olive groves. Stop at a Meknes to enjoy one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco. Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement, Meknes became capital of Morocco under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672–1727), son of the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. Sultan Moulay Ismaïl turned Meknes into an remarkable city in Spanish-Moorish style .
Visit the magnificent gateway of Bab el-Mansour the main gate between Meknes' Medina and Imperial City districts. Bab el-Mansour is an enormous and highly picturesque edifice with intricate architectural style of zellige tiling and carving work. It is one of North Africa's best examples of persisting gateways.
Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail that is home to the tomb of Sultan Moulay Ismail, who made Meknes his imperial capital in the 17th century. The interiors are truly incredible . It shows the glorious exuberance of Moroccan religious ornament. The actual mosque is not open to non-Muslims, but you can enter the outer parts of the complex and enter the tomb hall itself, with its magnificent decorated interior.
Continue to Meknes Medina (Old Town) an exciting, busy place full of local products . For avid shoppers Souk Nejarine offers plenty of textile shops. Souk Sebbat is also home to many traditional Moroccan craft shops as well as clothing and Morocco's famous slippers.
The 12th-century Grand Mosque, with its distinctive green-tiled roof, sits right in the medina's center. The medina is still enclosed by its glorious walls built during the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail.
Visit also The Imperial City area that has plenty of interesting old ruins to explore, most dating from the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail. The Koubat Al Khayatine is the city's old ambassador building and today, part of the building is open to the public, with a small photography exhibit on Meknes.
Visit the museum The Dar Jamai built in 1882 as the residence of the famous Jamai family and was converted into the Museum of Moroccan Art in 1920. The museum holds the rich traditional decoration of painted wood and sculpted plaster that were popular interior design of the 19th-century Moroccan higher-classes. The museum is dedicated to arts and crafts of the region.
Continue your visit to Medersa that was founded in the 14th century. It is located within the loops of Meknes' souk streets. The Madrasa is still gorgeously preserved with much of its rich zellige tile decoration. The rooftop of the Madrassa has excellent views across the whole Meknes Medina district and the Ville Nouvelle (new town).
Stop for lunch in the Nouvelle Ville of Meknes at a charming restaurant that offers Moroccan cuisine and a variety of local wines from the Meknes region
The ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis are Morocco's most famous Roman remnant. It a strongly impressive site that gives you a taste of the grandeur of rich Roman life.
Volubilis served as capital for the Roman province, and most of the ruins date from this period of prosperity. The House of Orpheus, the House of the Athlete, and the House of the Labors of Hercules, with their particularly well-preserved mosaics are of particular interest. Volubilis has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site
After visiting Volubilis, enjoy tea at the small café that sits just below the Volubilis ruins. Then drive to the most beautiful towns of the north of Morocco, the bleu pearl Chefchaouen located between mountains.
Arrive in Fes late this afternoon, the second largest city in Morocco and known as the Mecca of the West. This medina is the largest car-free urban area in the world. Also found in Fes is the oldest functioning madrasa in the world, Al-Qarawiyyin.
Overnight in Riad Fes . It is located at the heart of the ancient city of Fes. It has succeeded in combining refinement with inspiration and invites you to relax and enjoy your stay in a serene atmosphere with decor reminiscent of Arabian Nights. Riad Fes provides guests with the opportunity to travel back in time and enjoy the splendour and authenticity of the lifestyle of Fassi nobility. The prestigious history and refined civilization of this imperial city are reflected in the Spanish Moorish architecture and attention to detail seen in the decor.
Breakfast at your riad and tour the oldest medinas of the world decared by UNISCO as world heritage. In the tour you will explore the Merenid Tombs of Fes, the Musée des Armes located in an old fortress built by Moulay Hassan I.
You will enter the Fes el-Bali through Bab Boujeloud, the Blue Gate which is one of the main entrances to the medina. You will go through Talaa Kebira, the main street in the medina, where you wiil be amazed by the lines of shops of colorful Moroccan handicrafts. You will visit the University of al-Karaouine, the university in the world that was founded by a lady Fatima Al Fihriya. Then, visit Dar el-Magana, a 14th century water clock and Zaouia el Tijaniya, the shrine and tomb of Ahmed el Tijani.
On your visit you will also see the Slipper-Makers area as well as the souks selling henna, slippers, caftans, silks, jewelry, spices and natural perfumes used for sacred occasions
You will also visit the Najjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Craft located in a beautifully restored fundouk, an old style of hotel for traders.
Lunch will be the medina in one of the fine Moroccan palace-style restaurants that serves delicious Fessi food. After lunch, visit the Musée Dar el-Batha to see the remarkable collections of pottery, woodwork, leather-work, and manuscripts from the nineteenth century.
Next, pass through Bab el Ftouh, to explore the Andalusian quarter, a residential part of the medina . Wander through the Fès el Jedid, a kasbah which functioned as Morocco’s administrative center until 1912. Discover the royal palace and many interesting neighborhoods such as the Jewish Mellah, and the Ville Nouvelle. Explore the Medrasa Bou Inania, an Islamic school founded by Abu Inan Faris that is gorgeously ornamented .
Visit University of al-Karaouine. Founded in 859, by a lady whose name Fatima Al Fihriya. This university is one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world, and is considered the oldest university in the world.
Visit the Weavers Cooperative located in a residential neighborhood. The workshop specializes in weaving the finest jellaba fabric made of silk and wool threads imported from Italy. The shop also makes a quality jellaba fabric from a locally spun, textured wool thread called hubba. Hubba is sometimes referred to as couscous because its nubby texture resembles Morocco’s national semolina dish of the same name. Visit the Tanneries , one of the most dynamic and charming souks in Fes where to find the best leader.
Visit the Dyers area, a dyers market, to see the dying traditions which have been used for centuries to dye cloth and sheep, goat, cow, and camel leather. After finishing the visit of the old medina, a drive to see the rampart of Fes, dinner and accommodation at a luxurious Riad.
You will leave Fez early this morning and head into the Middle Atlas Mountains. You’ll pass through the cedar forests of Ifrane before continuing ahead to the Ziz Valley.
Stop in Ifrane to see the view of Ifrane University and go for a short walk around the beautiful streets of this European style city. Ifrane is located at the middle atlas in a national park that was established in October 2004 due to many reasons among which is the existence of remarkable species in the territory, the presence of internationally important ecosystems, and the increase of human activity and resource exploitation. With its unique architecture, cedar forest and temperature, Ifrane becomes an appealing destination.
Wander down through the dramatic Ziz Gorges and valley where the Oued Ziz brings life to the last southern valley of the Ziz and the Tafilalt oases. In this oasis valley, you’ll have lunch with our local host family in a traditional Moroccan home. This is your chance to learn about Moroccan family life.
Before lunch you can enjoy a short walk through the date palms and farms of what is the biggest date-producing region in Morocco Continue to Erfoud . It is an oasis town in the Sahara Desert, in the Drâa-Tafilalet region in eastern Morocco. Due to its proximity to Merzouga desert village in the Erg Chebbi Dunes, Erfoud has developed tourist-related infrastructures such as hotels and restaurants. Dinner and overnight in Xaluca hotel or similar. After a relaxing night in the hotel, you’ll be fully rested for the next day’s Sahara adventure.
Breakfast at your riad in Fes. Take the road to Merzouga. On the way to Merzouga, a stop at the desert town Rissani that dates back to the ancient Alawi Dynasty . Next, visit of the old Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the first King of the Alawi Dynasty. then continue your journey to Merzouga via Erfoud to enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the Borj-Est that rises 935 m to see panoramic views over the town and its palm dunes. Erfoud is a city located in south-east Morocco built up by the French troops after the victory at Tafilalet that ended years of battle in 1932. Erfoud is an vigorous city with gorgeous surrounding landscapes filled with oases, dunes, and rocky mountains that inspired movie directors. Many movies have been filmed in Erfoud, including Prince of Persia, March or Die, and The Mummy.
Arrival to Merzouga before sunset. Venture out on a 2 hour camel ride to watch the sunset in the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Your Berber guide will lead you through the golden dune where you can enjoy taking pictures the endless rolling dunes of golden sand.
You have the choice of spending the night in a luxury bivouac tent near the Oasis in the Erg Chebbi Dunes of Merzouga or at a luxury desert guest house.
Rise, have breakfast, and take a sunrise trek back to Merzouga. Then take the road to Ouarzazate through the village of A N’kob located within the Middle Atlas Mountains to Todra Gorge, a spectacular series of limestone river canyons, located Tinghir neighborhood. It is a gigantic rock walls that, change color and run through the High Atlas Mountains creating a magnificent scene whose best visit is in the morning. Continue your journey to Ouarazazte through the magnificent Oasis and villages. Diner in a nice Riad in Ouarzazate.
Breakfast at your riad. Then, take the road to Boutaghrar, the Valley of Nomads, and the Dades Valley.
Explore the breathtaking Valley of Nomads located in BouTaghrar, a stunning valley where nomads live in caves. The valley is surrounded by Mount Mgoun which is the second highest mountain in Morocco with astonishing views of earthy scenery. A stop to have tea with a nomadic family to see the everyday life of the nomads and observe their weaving of Berber carpets.
Continue to the Dades Valley that covers 125 km between the Todra Gorge and Ouarzazate. The Dades Valley is located in the high valley of Dades that is scattered with Oasis, palm groves and kasbah. Dades Dades Gorge is carved through the walls of the High Atlas Mountains by the Dades River. It has an stunning views which is best seen in the morning when the sun reaches the bottom of the canyon.
Driving along you will pass fertile agricultural fields, riverbanks, and several fortified ksours.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant offering local Moroccan food and a panoramic view. Relax and sip mint tea while contemplating the remarkable valley view. Continue your discovery of the Dades Valley and Gorge after lunch. Return to Ouarzazate, is the main Berber city in the south known for spectacular sunsets and dramatic mountain and desert scenery. It was once crossing point for African traders looking to reach northern cities in Morocco and Europe. Dinner and accommodation in a nice Kasbah Xaluca
Breakfast at your riad and then take the road to visit the Ouarzazate region and its famous Kasbahs.
Explore the Ait Benhaddou kasbah , 32 km from Ouarzazate, is located in Souss-Massa-Draâ on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. The site has been declared as a world heritage by UNESCO and many movies has been filmed there: Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Jesus of Nazareth . Ait Benhaddou once served as a caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. Most of the town’s inhabitants immigrated to other nearby villages and only few families still live within the old ksar.
After visiting Ait Benhaddou, continue the road to Marrakesh which is few hours from Ouarzazate. you will pass the olive fields of the Oued Zat as you ascend to the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 metre high) that will take you through spectacular mountainous land. Along the road you will see panoramic sights of the High Atlas Mountains as well as rich valleys, colorful villages, and striking geology.
On the way you will visit Kasbah Telouet, one of Morocco’s hidden gems and a famous kasbah that is the ancestral home of the Pacha Glaoui Family. Telouet Kasbah is former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. It was the seat of the El Glaoui family's power, thus sometimes also named Glaoui Palace. The kasbah was established in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Kasbah can still be visited but it is steadily becoming more damaged and is slowly collapsing. In 2010, work was underway to restore the property
En route stop for lunch and visit the Argan Cooperative where argan oil, argan butter, and argan cosmetics are made by hand from argan nuts that Berber women prepare by themselves. Enjoy a courtesy tasting and head to Marrakesh. Dinner and accommodation in a nice Riad
Breakfast at your Riad. Explore the fascinating city of Marrakesh starting from new part Gueliz or Nouvelle Ville of Marrakesh. Continue to the magical Majorelle Gardens designed by Jacque Majorelle and preserved by Yves Saint Laurent. Its bleu and yellow colored paths make of it a attractive garden with various ponds, cacti, and plants. On our return to your Riad, a stop at Mamounia Hotel and Garden.
Explore the El Bahia Palace which is a set of gardens located in Marrakesh. It was built in the late 19th century, planned to be the greatest palace of its time. The name means "brilliance". As in other buildings of the period in other countries, it was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. There is a 2-acre (8,000 m²) garden with rooms opening onto courtyards.
Visit the Saadian Tombs are mausolea in Marrakesh which date to time of the Saadian dynasty sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were renovated by the Beaux-arts service. The mausoleum includes the burials of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Among the graves are those of Ahmad al-Mansur and his family.
Next visit the old Medina. Explore this charming area on foot. In Djemaa el Fna, you will visit the famous 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. The guide will take you through the intricate streets and alleys of the Djemaa el Fna. Enjoy the smells of food and explore the souks specializing in Berber carpets, silver jewelry, handmade shoes, and leather tanneries. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Marrakesh’s most tasty restaurants.
After lunch, visit the Museum of Marrakesh, a Contemporary Moroccan Art Museum, a private museum devoted to popular arts & crafts situated within a beautiful Spanish-Moroccan house.
Evening free to explore Marrakesh on your own. Your private driver will be available to escort you to a variety of restaurants we recommend. B&B accommodation in a nice Riad
You’ll have the day free to explore Essaouira. The beach is a nice place for a stroll or run. It’s also a great spot to enjoy a horseback ride at sunset. Some locals do offer camel rides on the beach as well. For the sports-oriented traveler, Essaouira is home to some fine wind and kitesurfing schools. Beyond the beach, you can spend hours in the medina – craftsmen, little shops, hidden vistas, and other gems are worth exploring. Tonight might be a great time to enjoy a local fish dish should the catch of the day be tempting.
At your leisure, you can travel up the coast to the town of El Jadida for an overnight before tomorrow’s departure. El Jadida is our new cove for Casablanca airport departures since it’s quieter, more relaxing, offers a wonderful guesthouse stay with scrumptious dinner and is relatively the same distance to the airport as Casablanca.
Your Morocco adventure will be coming to an end today. Do plan on having a full three hours at the airport today since customs can be slow. We truly hope you enjoyed your journey with our team!