Finally, the ultimate reunion trip is here! This trip has been in plans since 2020, let’s make it happen this September! I have poured my heart into planning an unforgettable trip for you! We will start the trip in Barcelona where we will spend 4 incredible days together. It will be the ultimate Barcelona trip, organised by a local (me :))! After that we will fly all together to Morocco where we will spend 9 days traveling around the country, visiting the most instagrammable places and ticking off bucket list adventures together. We will visit highlights of Morocco such as the Blue City of Chefchaouen, Fes, adventuring through the Sahara, Marrakech & Casablanca.
We will have photography sessions & I will show you how to take viral-worthy photos for IG throughout the trip!
This trip is designed in a way that you can join for Barcelona part (4 days), Morocco part (9 days) or both 🙂 If you join for both, not only you save $100, you also get a flight Barcelona-Morocco included in the price :)!
What’s included Barcelona:
- 3 nights accommodation in a cute boutique hotel with daily breakfast (rooms are shared with other participant, majority are twin rooms but also a few with double bed. Upgrade to single rooms subject to availability)
- Welcome sunset picnic on the beach
- Entrance to Parc Guell
- Instagram walking tour
- 2 hours yacht trip with snacks and drinks
- Photo session on half underwater shots
- Cava bottles for sunset at Bunkers
- Helicopter flight over the city 🤩!!!
- Instagram walking tour part 2
- Magical night experience at Casa Batllo (visit & concert)
What’s included Morrocco :
- Flight ticket from Barcelona to Marrakech (if you join both trips together)
- 3 nights high standard riad accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech
- Guided tour in Marrakech
- Welcome dinner
- Transfer to & from the airport
- Night food tour in Marrakech
- Private and modern vehicle with A/C
- Professional English speaking driver
- Accommodation Dades Valley dinner and breakfast included
- Glamping experience at the Desert Camp (dinner and breakfast included)
- Camel Trekking
- Accommodation in Merzouga dinner and breakfast included
- Local guide in Fes
- Accommodation in Fes breakfast included
- Accommodation in Chefchaouen breakfast included
(Rooms are shared with other participant, majority are twin rooms but also a few with double bed. Upgrade to single rooms subject to availability)
What’s not included:
- Flights to / from Barcelona/Marrakech
- Travel & medical insurance
- Additional meals & drinks
Day 1 : Barcelona
Highlights of the day: Instagrammable beach sunset beach picnic
Welcome to Barcelona! After a long journey you’ve finally touched down in Barcelona. Depending on your flight, you will have time for a short rest, settling in, and freshening up. You’ll meet the entire travel crew and head out for a welcome sunset picnic on the beach (next to famous W hotel) and toast to adventures to come!
Day 2 : Instagram tour of Barcelona of the most scenic spots and splash in sea!
Highlights of the day: Parc Guell tour, Sagrada Familia, Instagram walking tour, yacht cruise with snacks & drinks, sunset viewing from Bunkerns with cava bottles, Gracia bar hopping
We will start our Instaspots trip early in the morning with the first entrance to Parc Guell (9:30 am). We will capture Gaudi’s colourful mosaics in all their glory, as well as dramatic panoramic vistas over Barcelona. I will show you how to take viral-worthy photos for IG throughout the trip!
After visiting Parc Guell, we will head straight to see and take pictures of fabulous Sagrada Familia (note, we won’t visit inside but you will have free time on the last day to visit inside). This fantastical structure is unlike any church you’ve seen before and tells the story of Jesus’ birth, life and death.
After admiring this Gaudi’s masterpiece, we will head towards Arc de Triompf and Parc Ciutadella for more photos, and make our way towards la Barceloneta beach where we will catch our mean of transport – a beautiful yacht that will take us on a chill out cruise along the coast. Feel the breeze on your face as you sail through the Mediterranean Sea 🙂 We will have snacks and cava as we set the sail. There will be a stop for swimming so bring your swimsuit with you 🙂
After this full of emotions day, we will get back to the hotel to refresh ourselves a bit and meet again in the evening. We will head to Bunkers del Carmen to enjoy the sunset with a view of the city. Barcelona drenched in a soft, golden light feels even more majestic. We will take some bottles of cava to celebrate the end of this unforgettable day.
As the night approaches we will walk down towards Gracia neighbourhood. Considered one of the hippest areas in the city, it has retained an independent spirit (it used to be a town next to Barcelona) and is famous for its lively artistic community and alternative scene. One of the best ways to discover Gracia is through bar hopping. You will try famous Spanish tapas & montaditos as we move from one bar to another.
DAY 3: Barcelona from above
Highlights: Helicopter ride, Guided instagramable tour of the city (Gotico, Las Ramblas, Boqueria Market, El Born, etc.) Casa Batllo Magical night
After a yummy breakfast in your hotel we will meet at Heli pad for an ultimate Barcelona from above tour.
Barcelona is a city of incredible urban architecture that you need to see and photograph from above at least once in life (note: no drones are allowed in Barcelona). From the sea along the coast to the Forum, we head to Torre Agbar, the Sagrada Familia and continue to fly over the Diagonal to Camp Nou. Then we head to Plaza España, Montjuïc, Olympic Park and the coast.
After the adrenaline drops, we will wander down Barcelona’s iconic Las Ramblas, a colourful boulevard known for its countless shops, restaurants, cafes, street performers, and flower stalls.
We will head to famous La Boqueria market to check out food stalls and eat some tapas before we make a pitstop on Plaza Real.
From here we will lose ourselves in the labyrinthine Gothic Quarter and El Borne. We will explore the little streets and squares that surround it, followed by some delicious tapas and drinks. We will see the fairytale squares of Plaça Sant Felip Neri, Plaça del Rei and Plaça del Pi as well as Barcelona cathedral to get a sense of how old and beautiful this city really is. After that we will go straight to El Born district.
You will have free time for lunch or we will head back to the hotel to relax and refresh, before heading to Casa Batllo in the evening. Summer is a unique time to enjoy live concerts on top of Casa Batllo. We will first walk the famous Passeig de Gracia street to see La Pedrera and then head straight to Casa Batllo where we visit the inside of the house, then head to the rooftop to enjoy Casa Batllo during live music.
Day 4: Barcelona – Marrakech & Day 1 Marrakech
Highlights: Free day In Barcelona, Welcome dinner in Marrakech
On day 4 you will have plenty of free time to visit any landmark or museum of your choice.
We will meet at the airport in the afternoon and fly together to Marrakech for the start of our Moroccan adventure. After arrival we will get straight to Riad Be, Riad Yasmine or similar depending on availability, where we will settle in, freshen up and head for welcome dinner to meet the entire travel crew and toast to adventures to come!
Day 2: Marrakech
Highlights: Guided tour of Marrakech, Souks, YSL Museum, the Majorelle Garden, Hammam (optional), Night Food Tour
Kick off the first full day of the Morocco trip with a guided tour of the streets of Marrakech! Visit the YSL Museum, the Majorelle Garden, and the Ben Youssef Madrasa, before wandering the winding alleyways of the souks and ending in the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa Square.
Enjoy a free afternoon wandering the souks or sign up for an optional Hammam Treatment. Squeeze in some shopping or Riad Be photo shoot before meeting up with the group for the Night food tour.
Learn to eat like a local on a 3-hour tasting tour in the famous main square of Marrakech. Visit Jemaa el Fnaa in the evening to discover traditional Moroccan cuisine and taste the city’s most famous dishes. We will wander through the Medina and stop to taste the famous flavors of Moroccan cuisine. It is an incredible way to experience a range of Morrocan foods while learning about the city’s culture and history along the way.
Overnight in Marrakech
Day 3: Marrakech – ait benhaddou – ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades Valley
Highlights: Dades Gorges, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, traditional Berber dinner
Time to head east! Say goodbye to the bustling streets of Marrakech as you depart for the canyons of Dades Gorges.
First, we will continue towards Ait Benhaddou passing by the marvelous thousand Kasbahs. We will take a tour in Ait Benhaddou, discovering one of the most beautiful fortified Royal Palaces.
Next, we will have our Berber meal for lunch in a traditional Berber restaurant, then continue towards Ouarzazate the door of the Royal Sahara. We would take you through its old Souks and alleyways. Also, you would get to visit the impressive Film Studio, an old Moroccan marvel were some magnificent movies and series were made as, Game of Thrones, Babel, The Jewel of the Nile, Gladiator…
Next , we move towards Dades valley, crossing the beautiful palmary of Skoura and the fascinating Valley of Roses.
Upon our arrival to the Sahara beautiful green paradise, we will have our traditional Berber dinner, then spend the night in a lovely local hotel.
Day 4 : Dades – Todgha Gorge – Erfoud – Erg chebbi
Highlights: Todra Gorges, Sahara Rissani, Glamping in Merzouga, Camel Trek, bon fire & tangine
After breakfast, we will have our fresh breakfast with a natural view, then leave towards Todra Gorges, “the magnificent Canyons of Morocco”. We will walk through orange cliffs, and cliff-sided canyons, discovering the perfect combination of the Atlas Mountains and charming Desert.
Later on, we will pursue our tour, passing by the Sahara Rissani, visiting its colorful market and old culture. We would also have a tour in the old village, having a real glimpse on the authentic Moroccan architecture.
Last, we will head towards Merzouga, the golden village to start our camel Trek. Our night would be spent in an exotic Desert camp, where we will gather around the fire, have a delicious Berber tagine for dinner, and stare at the beautiful starry night sky.
Day 5 : Er Chebbi Tours – Nomad Tours – Berber village – Merzouga
Highlights: 4×4 sahara excursion, EL Khamlia Village, campfire
On the next morning of our trip, we will have our local Sahara breakfast, then start our 4×4 excursion towards the real Sahara life. First, we will head to EL Khamlia Village, to discover more about their impressive lifestyle, sharing their food, traditions and mysterious stories.
We would also get introduced to the ancient Berber village, learning more about the Sahara culture and discovering the old kasbah and ancient palaces.
After that, we will take our camels on a memorable trek, in the middle of the Sahara golden dunes, admiring the magical sunrise and the sensational tranquility of the majestic Sahara. Our camels would take us to our exotic Desert Camp in the Middle of the curving dunes, to gather around the campfire, enjoy a Berber Folklore show, and stare at the captivating starry night sky.
Overnight in a traditional Nomadic tent.
Day 6 : Merzouga – Ziz Valley and Ziz Gorges – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
Highlights: Sahara sunrise, Ziz Gorges, Fes
Early in the morning, we will wake up to capture the magical sunrise and the golden sands of an endless Sahara. After a typical breakfast we will continue our tour towards Erfoud and the dramatic views of Ziz Gorges.
After lunch in the old Berber village of Midelt, we will drive through the high cliffs of the Middle Atlas Mountains and charming cool nature, leaving behind the hot Sahara.
We will pass by Azrou, a fascinating Berber town, with the largest Cedar Forest. We will have a walk in the woods to get some fresh air and play with the tricky little Monkeys. We continue through Ifrane, The Little Switzerland.
We will arrive to Fes in the late evening. Dinner and overnight in a mesmerizing historical Riad.
Day 7 : Fes Guided Tour
Highlights: Fes guided tour
We will start our lovely morning by a typical Moroccan breakfast, then start exploring Morocco’s oldest city. On our Fes guided tour, our guide would take you to the mesmerizing Royal Palace, to see its magnificent brass doors, surrounded by fine zellige, and carved cedar wood.
Next, we will take you to The Mellah, the first Moroccan Jewish Quarter, and Jnane Sbile Gardens, to get stunned by the perfect natural views and the centered Moroccan fountains.
After that, we will wander through the the narrow streets of the old Medina, old lined with the most beautiful Moroccan handicrafts. We will be admiring the captivating architecture and the old culture of one of the oldest cities in the whole world.
We will also take you through the city’s historical sites, such as : University of Al Qarawiyyin, El Merenid Tombs, Bab Boujloud, Chouara Tannery, The Madrasas…
After an unforgettable guided tour in the ancient city, we will back to the hotel/Riad
Day 8 : Fes – Chefchaouen
On the next morning, we will leave the old city towards the fascinating Blue Pearl. We will take you through the magnificent landscapes of the high Rif Mountains, and stop along the way to capture the most beautiful panoramic views.
Upon our arrival to the blue Chefchaouen, we will take you through the captivating Ras El Ma, the most beautiful river, where the water comes gushing out of the mountain.
You will be also having some free time, to walk through the blue-washed streets of the Medina, enjoying its calm, and relaxing atmosphere. The blue town has also an authentic architecture style influenced by the old Jewish culture.
We will spend the night in a lovely hotel in the blue streets of Chefchaouen.
Day 9 : Chefchaouen – Casablanca – Marrakech
Highlights: Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Farewell dinner in Marrakech
At the last prelast, we will leave the blue city towards Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. We will take you through the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, to have a clear image of the ancient Moroccan architecture. The Mosque is a wonedrful marvel perfectly built directly over the Atlantic ocean.
We will take the road towards Marrakech, passing by the most beautiful views of the changing landscape.
After that we will finish out our drive to Marrakech, passing by the most beautiful views of the changing landscape, and have a farewell dinner at our riad in Marrakech.
Day 10: Marrakech
Until next time! Fly out day
- Does the trip include flights?
International flights are not included, except the flight from Barcelona to Marrakesh if you join for the whole trip (13 days Barcelona + Morrocco).
- Is food included?
Some meals are included. Here is the food included in Barcelona trip: 3 breakfasts at the hotel, picnic at the beach, snack and drinks on the yacht, cava bottles the second evening, one drink in Casa Batllo. I will pick restaurants for lunch so that we can eat all together but you will pay for your own meal.
Here is the food included in Marrakech trip: 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners, food tour.
Dietary & allergy information will also be collected leading up to the trip to ensure you’re taken care of.
- Is a down payment required?
A 25% down payment is due at the time of booking. The down payment is refundable until your spot is confirmed (when we reach min number of people) at which time it becomes non-refundable (you will receive an email when your spot is confirmed). The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior to the trip departure. If you book within 45 days from trip start, the full amount will be due at booking, but still refundable until your spot is confirmed. I recommend not booking a flight until your spot is confirmed.
- What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation policy is as follows:
- Your spot is pending: The 25% down payment is fully refundable
- Your spot is confirmed: The 25% down payment is non-refundable
- 45 days or less before trip start: 100% non-refundable
- What are the accomodation like?
We will stay at medium-high standard hotels and beautiful riads. We never stay at hostels or hotels of poor quality. We strive to create an experience that’s not only authentic, but also easily accessible and comfortable.
- Can I bring someone with me?
Yes, feel free to take your significant other or friend on a trip with you. Let me know and I will get you a 10% discount if you are staying in the room with a person you refered.
- Who am I sharing a room with?
You’ll sleep in shared twin accommodations with a private bathrooms.Traveling with a friend? Just let me know at email@example.com and I’ll ensure you’re roomed together. Uncomfortable with sharing a room? No problem! My trip offers a single supplement option that you can choose when booking.
- What if the country’s restrictions change due to COVID?
If Spain and Morrocco close their borders, we will move the trip to another dates. Most probably as we enter Morocco from Spain, there shouldn’t be any problem. However, you are responsible to check your country’s requirements for entering these countries (such as PCR test, etc.).
- What do I need to bring?
If you’re leaving the country, you’ll need a valid passport that doesn’t expire for at least 6 months from your return date. You may also need a Visa. Unfortunately, I cannot provide Visas or guidance on Visas, so please check with your local consulate. I’ll send you a packing list leading up to your trip to help you prep what’s needed! If you have specific questions about what to pack, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org