Artisanal Tour of Morocco: Marrakech, Skoura Oasis, Sahara, Nkob, Ait Ben Haddou

Nov 10 - 20, 2019
$5,580per person, twin share (land content only). $940 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

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Rita Lazauskas
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Explore Southern Morocco’s traditional Amazigh (Berber) architecture, arts, crafts and lifestyles on this specialist Artisanal Tour. Meet workers of hand-knotted carpets, embroiderers, jewellers, leatherworkers, potters – in remote locations where the artisans maintain traditional life styles.

From the Imperial City of Marrakech, the old Medina souks, ancient trade routes, Atlas Mountains, Sahara and Valley of a 1,000 Kasbahs, to a night under the starts at a luxury camp in the Sahara.

Accommodation is in comfortable traditional Riad guesthouses, where you’ll enjoy the delights of Moroccan food, music and hospitality.


  • Historic Marrakech and the souks of the old Medina
  • Museums including the famous Jardin Majorelle, Museum and collections of Yves St Laurent
  • The Ancient trade routes across the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert
  • Meet the Gnawa musicians in the remote village of Khamlia
  • The Musee de Oasis at Tinjdad and a women’s embroidery association who create the traditional shawls worn in the Sahara
  • The Rose Valley and the Valley of 1,000 Kasbahs


  • Artisans of Traditional Amazigh (Berber) Culture and their traditional arts and crafts.
  • Ancient Medina and souks Marrakech
  • Les Jardins Majorelle and private collection of Yves St Laurent at Musée Berbé
  • Sahara Desert, Jebel Sahro Mountains, Draa Valley and spectacular Ounila Valley.
  • Kasbah El Glaoui in Telouet with examples of the finest architecture, painted ceilings, stucco carved plaster, zellij mosaic tiles and marble.
  • A night under the starts at a luxury camp in the Sahara
  • Moroccan food, music and hospitality in traditional Riad guesthouses.

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Your Tour Leader

Rita Lazauskas: An artist and curator, Rita focuses on drawing & painting, art history, textiles, photography & guided tours. Since 2010 Rita has embraced Morocco as a second home and immersed herself in the people and culture.

Abdenabi Imelouane: An experienced guide in art tours, Abdenabi takes pride in his Amazigh origins & culture of the traditional inhabitants of Morocco.


Days 1-3: Marrakech – Textile & Weaving Museum, Les Jardins Majorelle, Musée Berbére, YSL Yves St Laurent Museum

Days 4-5: Skoura Oasis, Tizi-n-Tichka – traditional artisans, food, music

DAY 6: Valley of 1,000 Kasbahs, knife makers, jewellery, textiles

DAY 7: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Merzouga, luxury camp in the desert.

Day 8: Jebel Sahro, Nkob. Paint or photograph oasis gardens & traditional kasbahs

Day 9: Ait Ben Haddou, traditional Amazigh carpet weavers

Day 10: Marrakech, Ounila Valley, Kasbah El Glaoui in Telouet

Day 11: Marrakech OR continue on to Northern Morocco, Fes, Chefchaouen & Rabat.

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

Several airlines offer connections to Marrakech. Rita can assist with pre or post tour accommodation & transfers.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.


A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Artisanal Tour of Morocco: Marrakech, Skoura Oasis, Sahara, Nkob, Ait Ben Haddou Nov 10 - 20, 2019

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Nov 10 - 20, 2019
$5,580per person, twin share (land content only). $940 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

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Rita Lazauskas

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For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Rita Lazauskas: Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco 02 9235 0023
or 1800 639 699 (Outside Sydney)
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