Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Morocco

VolunTour: Marrakesh & Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al HaouzMorocco

8 Days / 7 Nights
for Member Pricing

VolunTour: Marrakesh & Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Volunteer alongside several charity groups & make a difference in the lives of local children in Morocco’s Draa-Tafilalet region.

About Your Trip

On this adults-only VolunTour in Marrakesh and the Draa-Tafilalet region in Morocco, show your Heart to Serve with WorldVentures Foundation™ and various charitable organizations. Throughout your trip, you’ll help paint a Berber village school and give out school supplies to the children there. You’ll also spend time at an orphanage distributing clothing and blankets, and at another orphanage, you’ll help clean it and give out cookies and chocolate to the children.

VolunTours are professionally planned, guided trips that put volunteers to work beautifying communities, building infrastructure and brightening the lives of children. You will participate in a child-serving project as you become immersed in the culture.

At a Glance:

• As of early 2019, there are an estimated 30,000 orphaned and abandoned children in Morocco, most of whom are cared for in institutions and child welfare centers across the country.
• No matter your skill level, age or physical strength, volunteer team leaders will find something useful for you to do at the school or orphanages you visit.
• The Berber population in Morocco makes up 40% of the population. Originally nomadic, most Berbers nowadays are farmers.

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What's Included

Your VolunTour includes 8 days and 7 nights in Marrakesh and Draa-Tafilale, Morocco, as well as:
• The opportunity to serve with several charitable organizations.
• Full day of service at a Berber village school plus a visit to souks in Marrakesh; includes lunch, dinner and transportation.
• Full-day scenic mountain and kasbah tour plus transfer to Zagora; includes lunch and transportation.
• Full day of service at SOS Children’s Villages orphanage in Zagora plus transfer to Erfoud; includes lunch and transportation.
• Sunrise 4-wheel-drive excursion to the Merzouga Desert; includes transportation.
• Full day of service at a Rissani orphanage plus sightseeing tour; includes lunch and transportation.
• Full-day gorges tour in Dades Valley plus transfer to Boumalne Dades; includes lunch and transportation.
• Full-day Skoura and Ouarzazate tour plus transfer to Marrakesh; includes lunch and transportation.
• 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation


Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK), approximately 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not book your flight for this trip until you receive our confirmation email. Your VolunTour will be confirmed after we have reached a minimum booking of 10 people.

Members booking this VolunTour are required to purchase travel insurance from the vendor of their choice (see Additional Information for details).

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) to the hotel on February 24, timing based on flight details provided.
The hotel to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) on March 2, timing based on flight details provided.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by February 10.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.



This trip will close by January 13.

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Destination

Thousand-year-old Marrakesh is one of the Muslim world’s great citadels, a vibrant city boasting a fascinating culture made up of North African and European influences.

To the east of Marrakesh, you’ll find the Draa-Tafilalet region in the Atlas Mountains of southeastern Morocco. It’s home to several interesting cities and towns. Within the Draa River valley is the city of Zagora, home to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage site. Set in Merzouga Desert is Erfoud, a town sometimes referred to as "door to the desert." Surrounded by mountains, Boumalne Dades town boasts cultural, historical and natural sites, like castles, kasbahs and gorges.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and transfer to Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech, timing based on flight details provided.
Check into Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech at any time after 2 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
Welcome dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech.

Day 2 (Marrakesh)

6:30-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Full day of service at a Berber village school plus a visit to souks in Marrakesh; includes lunch and transportation.
• Depart from the hotel and transfer to a local Berber village.
• Participate in painting the village school and distributing school supplies to the children.
• Lunch of Berber-style cuisine and complimentary soft drink at a local restaurant.
• Transfer back to Marrakesh.
• Along the way, stop at the souks for shopping and to see local crafts.
• Traditional Moroccan dinner at a local restaurant.
• Transfer back to the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech.

Day 3 (Marrakesh to Zagora)

6:30-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
Full-day scenic mountain and kasbah tour plus transfer to Zagora; includes lunch and transportation.
• Depart from the hotel and transfer to Zagora.
• Follow Tizi n' Tichka Pass through the High Atlas mountain range.
• Along the way, marvel at the views complete with traditional Berber villages.
• Visit UNESCO-protected Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
• Lunch at a local restaurant near the kasbah.
• Continue to Zagora.
• Transfer to Hotel Ksar Tinsouline and check in.
Dinner at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Hotel Ksar Tinsouline.

Day 4 (Zagora to Erfoud)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
Full day of service at SOS Children’s Villages orphanage in Zagora plus transfer to Erfoud; includes lunch and transportation.
• Depart from the hotel and transfer to the SOS Children’s Villages.
• Spend time at the orphanage distributing clothing and blankets.
• Transfer to Erfoud and marvel at the views along the way.
• Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Alnif.
• Continue to Erfoud.
• Arrive at Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfud and check in.
Dinner at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfud.

Day 5 (Erfoud)

Sunrise 4-wheel-drive excursion to the Merzouga Desert; includes transportation.
• Depart from the hotel and transfer by 4x4 vehicle to Merzouga Desert.
• See the sunrise from the dunes.
• Return to the hotel.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Full day of service at a Rissani orphanage plus sightseeing tour; includes lunch and transportation.
• Depart from the hotel and transfer to an orphanage in Rissani.
• Help clean the orphanage and give out cookies and chocolate to the children.
• Lunch at a local restaurant.
• After lunch, tour the city and surrounding villages.
• Along the way, stop at a palm plantation.
• Transfer back to the hotel.
Dinner at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfud.

Day 6 (Erfoud to Boumalne Dades)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
Full-day gorges tour in Dades Valley plus transfer to Boumalne Dades; includes lunch and transportation.
• Depart from the hotel and transfer to Tinghir.
• Along the way, travel along “the road of 1001 kasbahs” and see some of these Berbere castles and desert oases.
• Lunch at a local restaurant in Todra Gorge.
• Continue traveling through Dades Valley to Boumalne Dades.
• Transfer to Hotel Xaluca Dades and check in.
Dinner at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Hotel Xaluca Dades.

Day 7 (Boumalne Dades to Marrakesh)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
Full-day Skoura and Ouarzazate tour plus transfer to Marrakesh; includes lunch and transportation.
• Depart from the hotel and transfer to Skoura.
• Along the way, see a palm plantation and Kasbah Amridil.
• Continue to Ouarzazate for a quick tour.
• Lunch at a local restaurant in Ouarzazate.
• Transfer to Marrakesh, travelling through Tizi n' Tichka Pass.
• Transfer to Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech and check in.
Dinner at the hotel.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech.

Day 8

6:30-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Transfer to the airport, timing based on flight details provided.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech offers a pleasant respite in the bustling Red City. Guests appreciate its convenient location to nearby attractions, including Royal Theatre, El-Harti Gardens and Koutoubia Mosque, as well as the Marrakech train station.

Hotel features:
• 3 restaurants, 1 coffee shop, 1 snack bar, 1 swim-up bar, and 1 wine and cigar bar.
• Outdoor pool with sun loungers and umbrellas.
• Spa with hammams.
• Fitness center.
• Nightclub.
• On-site bowling.
• Billiards table.
• Self-parking: 25 Moroccan dirhams per car, per day.

Double Room or Twin Room accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Air conditioning.
• Furnished balcony.
• Private bathroom, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
• In-room safe.
• 32-inch (81-centimeter) flat-screen television with satellite channels.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18 years.

Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
Boulevard Mohammed VI
Marrakech 4000, Morocco



Surrounded by a tranquil desert landscape, Hotel Ksar Tinsouline overlooks a garden of palm groves. Guests appreciate a refreshing dip in the pool or visit to the steam bath after a day of sightseeing.

Hotel features:

• 1 restaurant, 1 bar, 1 snack bar, 1 lounge and room service.
• Outdoor pool with sun loungers.
• Hammam.
• Souvenir shop.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Standard Room accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Air conditioning.
• Balcony.
• Private bathroom.
• Flat-screen television with satellite channels.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18 years.

Hotel Ksar Tinsouline
Avenue Hassan II
Zagora 45900, Morocco



Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud was designed with traditional materials — including Moroccan adobe — offering guests a truly authentic experience. From its rooftop terrace, guests are treated to marvelous views of the desert. Guests can also venture to nearby Royal Palace of Erfoud or Zerktouni Mosque.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants, 1 bar-lounge and 1 coffee shop.
• 1 outdoor pool with sun loungers and 1 heated indoor pool with hot tub.
• Spa with hammam and sauna.
• Fitness room.
• Indoor football (soccer) court.
• Outdoor tennis and paddle tennis courts.
• Table tennis.
• Bocce and mini-golf.
• Souvenir shop.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Standard Room accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Air conditioning.
• Private bathroom, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
• In-room safe.
• Flat-screen television with satellite channels.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18 years.

Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfud
8 Hay Jdid
Erfoud, Morocco



Set in the Atlas Mountain range, Hotel Xaluca Dades is a peaceful retreat for those exploring the Dade Valley region. Several interesting sights are in proximity, such as the Boumalne mosque and traditional Berber villages. After a busy day of sightseeing and activities, guests can relax at the complimentary daily manager’s reception.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant, 1 bar-lounge and 1 coffee shop.
• Outdoor pool with hot tub.
• Spa with hammam.
• Fitness room.
• Outdoor tennis court.
• Petanque.
• Nearby hiking trails.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Standard Room accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Air conditioning.
• Private bathroom, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
• In-room safe.
• Flat-screen television with satellite channels.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18 years.

Hotel Xaluca Dades
Zone Touristique
Boumalne Dades 45150, Morocco



Pricing for children for these hotels may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

This VolunTour is for adults only. Children are not permitted on this trip.

Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

A signed WorldVentures Foundation VolunTour Release will be required to participate in this VolunTour. Please download the waiver.

Please note: You are required to purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance from the vendor of your choice. Proof of insurance must be received 4 weeks prior to travel. Please read for more information.

Reminder: Do not book your flight for this trip until you receive our confirmation email. Your VolunTour will be confirmed after we have reached a minimum booking of 10 people.



Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.


Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than January 13 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this VolunTour will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your VolunTour is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from your In-destination Support Team member.
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