Day 1- 10th December
Today you will meet your group and program leader at Melbourne airport ready to depart on your Moroccon adventure. Your flight details can be found below, you will be flying Etihad Airways.
Etihad Airways flight EY463
Depart Melbourne 4:50pm
Arrive Abu Dhabi 12:05am
Duration 14hrs 10min
Etihad Airways flight EY613
Depart Abu Dhabi 2:35am
Arrive Casablanca 8:30am
Duration 8hrs 55min
Day 2 - 11th December
Arrive in Casablanca airport and meet your Rustic Leaders before you hit the road to Sbiti village, located in the heart of the Ourika Valley! Tonight, you will savor your first Moroccan Berber Tajine for dinner as you get to know the some of the local villagers and get oriented to your new home away from home!
Days 3 to 7 - 12th to 16th December
Let the service begin! This project’s objective is to empower students through preschool education, as the village believes in the importance of preparing students before entering primary school. The village leaders identified and expressed this need and we are honored to have the privilege of working with them to make the preschool vision a reality.
Day 8 - 17th December
After packing our bags, enjoying breakfast, and saying goodbye to your new friends, we’ll drive closer to the mountains and embark on a breathtaking hike a licensed local mountain guide. Be sure to deeply take in the beauty of this stunning landscape.
In the afternoon drive to Tahnaout and check in your comfortable tent rooms in the accro-adventure park Terres D’Amanar - a high-ropes and zip-lining eco-park - in the High Atlas Mountains.
Overnight: Zipline and Accro Park, Tahnaout
Day 9 - 18th December
After an early breakfast, get ready for a full morning of activities at the park. The group will experience the adrenaline of the zip-lines and high-ropes course in addition to the many team-building games that will test our students’ communication skills. Then we will drive to the Red City, Marrakech!
Ride a camel in La palmeraie of Marrakech, the 100 year old palm trees form the most beautiful pal groove! Right after, wander the UNESCO-acclaimed thousand-year-old market where you can watch snake charmers entrance their cobras and vendors hawk their wares. See everything from whale vertebrae and acrobats to ostrich eggs and orange juice stands! The mosque will sound a call to prayer as smoke from kabob stands billows overhead in this frenetic market.
Overnight: Hotel Marrakech
Day 10 - 19th December
Rise and shine for a full day in Marrakech! Walk through the souqs to go to one of the most authentic spice shops in Marrakech where you will attend a quick talk about spices and herbs which are an important component of local culture. Close by, you will see the Bin Youssef Madrasa, a stunning 12th century Islamic school, a hallmark of Islamic and North African architecture. Some of today will be for exploration in smaller groups, shopping for the unique Moroccan goods after we teach you how to bargain like a Moroccan, take pictures, and enjoy your last evening in the Red City.
Days 11 and 12- 20th and 21st December
After an early breakfast, get ready to to the Atlantic coast, the beach town of Essaouira!
Hang out in the white-walled medina and watch the seagulls overhead in the town known for its annual Gnaoua Music Festival. Stroll through the friendly European-style streets, barter for sunglasses, handicrafts, and textiles while munching on a delicious crepe from a street-side vendor.
Try your hand at surfing! Have a lunch by the shore and soak in the breeze as you enjoy a slower pace of life and cooler climate and you earn more photography skills
Day 13 - 22nd December
Wake up early to properly bid ‘bsslama’ to Morocco. Drive to Marrakech Menara International Airport, where your flight home awaits you and brings your epic journey to conclusion. We genuinely hope your time spent here, the experience you’ve shared, and the things you’ve reflected on will stay with you for a lifetime. After some final group photos and high-fives from Team Morocco, it's time to say goodbye. Morocco will miss you!
Etihad Airways flight EY612
Depart Casablanca 10:00am
Arrive Abu Dhabi 8:25pm
Duration 7hrs 25min
Etihad Airways flight EY460
Depart Abu Dhabi 10:20pm
Arrive Melbourne 6:45pm (*following day)
Duration 13 hrs 25min
Day 14- 23rd December
Welcome home! You will arrive back in Melbourne around 6:30pm today! We hope you had an amazing adventure!