Sahara Desert, Morocco

Morocco Trip 2023

This past year marked a milestone as I hosted my first Journey by Jacq Group Trip to Morocco, an experience that proved to be nothing short of life-changing! Leading a group of adventurers, we embarked on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting souks of Marrakech, the mesmerizing slot canyons of the Dades Valley, the awe-inspiring dunes of the Sahara, and the historic streets of Ait Ben Haddou. The trip seamlessly blended urban exploration with captivating outdoor adventures and was an itinerary truly enjoyed by all!

Our adventure kicked off in Marrakesh, where we delved into the busy streets of the medina, sought tranquility in peaceful gardens, and tried our hand at the exquisite art of Moroccan cooking—an absolute highlight of the trip!

The journey then led us towards the Sahara, with a stopover in the Dadès Valley. Nestled in a majestic riad, we were graciously invited to witness a local Moroccan wedding—an extraordinary and heartwarming experience. Mornings were spent trekking through the slot canyons of the Dades Valley, while afternoons were dedicated to leisurely poolside hangs – it was perfection!

Sahara Desert, Morocco

Continuing our expedition, we reached the Sahara, where we rode camels at sunset, danced by the fire, and even discovered a desert pool to unwind by. Interacting with the Amaigzh community, enjoying their music, savoring their cuisine, and sharing laughter added a profound cultural dimension to our journey, as well as, spending time and sharing tea with a local nomadic family! 

Our route back included a captivating stop in the ancient clay city of Ait Ben Haddou, famed for its appearances in Hollywood blockbusters and the iconic Game of Thrones series. 

As our Moroccan adventure came full circle in Marrakesh, we concluded with a rejuvenating hammam experience— which was truly an experience!

For me, the true highlight of the trip was witnessing women get outside their comfort zones, friendships blossom and the emergence of new travel besties!

If you desire more adventures in the coming year—whether to immerse yourself in diverse cultures, expand your network, forge new friendships, build a sense of community, enhance your photography skills, or create epic travel videos—join me on my next group trip to the enchanting AZORES. Let’s make memories together!

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