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Morocco Pilot Trip


M O R O C C O

CERAMICS, TEXTILES + MORE

SEPTEMBER 1 - 16, 2019

$3,200

*1 FINAL SPACE AVAILABLE

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Morocco Pilot Trip


M O R O C C O

CERAMICS, TEXTILES + MORE

SEPTEMBER 1 - 16, 2019

$3,200

*1 FINAL SPACE AVAILABLE

This unique Moroccan experience is certain to have the Thread Caravan touch. We’ll mix time exploring the centuries-old medinas, boutiques and garden riads in the cities of Fez, Marrakech and Chefchaouen, with hands-on artisan experiences in rural communities, including: a multi-day ceramics course with an 83 year-old master craftswoman, knot rug making outside of Fez and basket weaving in a southern desert oasis. Other highlights include: a visit to the Atlas Mountains, a night of folklore, a night of local music, opportunity for traditional hammam baths and more.

This is a pilot trip, open only to past Thread Caravan travelers or invite-only guests. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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DETAILS


D E T A I L S

DETAILS


D E T A I L S

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DATES

September 1-16, 2019

*If you’d like to extend your trip on either end, we are happy to put you in touch with our local contacts.

GROUP

This trip is limited to 8 guests, who will accompanied by Thread Caravan founder Caitlin Ahern.

ITINERARY

See the trip itinerary here.

PRICING + PAYMENT

$3,200 USD

*Includes a non-refundable $1,000 deposit

Can be paid in full or in four separate installments. If you choose to pay in installments, the first installment (which also functions as the deposit) can be paid as soon as possible to secure your spot. The second installment is due by April 19th, 2019, the third installment is due by June 19, 2019, and the final installment is due by August 19, 2019.

*There is no private room option for this trip. Rooms are shared, and in a couple instances, beds will be shared as well.


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COST INCLUDES

  • Artisan Experiences: This trip includes a multi-day ceramics course (complete with building, glazing and firing pieces), led by an 83 year old master female ceramicist. It also includes workshops in rag rug making in Sefrou, and basket or rug weaving in Agdz. We’ll also explore the city’s medinas, connecting with both artisans and designers.

  • Natural Dyeing Course by Bricolage Press: Thread Caravan alumni Monica Medeiros will be attending this workshop and facilitating a floral eco-printing class.

  • In-Country Transportation: We’ll be taking a mix of private shuttles and taxis with enough space to cart our group of 8 around, plus extra luggage full of textile purchases. ;)

  • Most Meals: All breakfasts will be included. Many lunches and dinners will be included as well, particularly on days in which we have activities as a group. We’ll have a few “free” days when we’re in cities like Fes and Marrakech, in which meals are not scheduled or included, to give flexibility for your own indulgences and plans.

  • Accommodation: Our accommodation will vary greatly during this trip: from home stays in a rural Rif mountain town, to a 17th century earth-built kasbah in the a desert oasis, to boutique design riads in Fes and Marrakech. Rooms will usually be shared; however, there are some instances in which there will be private rooms. A private room option is not available for the entirety of the trip.

  • Support: Thread Caravan founder Caitlin Ahern will guide this experience in partnership with local guides and hosts. She will be available in the months leading up to the trip to help you prepare.

  • Carbon Emissions Offset: We’ve partnered with Trees for the Future to plant 50 tress on your behalf in order to offset the carbon emissions of your travel to Morocco. If you’d like to plant additional trees to offset carbon emissions, there is an option for that at check out.


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ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

  • Alcoholic Drinks: Thread Caravan does not cover the cost of alcoholic beverages (and they will not always be available in Morocco).

  • Airfare: This trip will begin in Fez and end in Marrakech. You’ll need to arrange your transportation to and from the two cities. We can only arrange your transportation to and from airports, bus and train stations in those specific cities.

  • Personal Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance is required for this trip. Please find an insurance that covers medical emergencies, theft, and trip cancellations.

  • Extra Excursions and Meals: During our scheduled free time, guests will be responsible for all incurred expenses.

  • Personal Expenses: Shopping, medicine, snacks, etc. 


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GETTING TO MOROCCO

The Thread Caravan Morocco trip starts in Fes and ends in Marrakech. We ask that guests arrive by 5pm on the trip start day, and depart after 1pm on the trip end day.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

  • Vaccinations: The CDC recommends preparing for Moroccan travel with routine vaccinations as well as Typhoid and Hepititis A.

  • VISA: A visa is not required for US citizens visiting Morocco for less than 90 days. If you plan to spend more than 90 days in Morocco, or are a citizen from a country other than the US, please look into visa requirements or contact us to help you.

  • Passport Validity: Passport must have at least 6 months validity at time of entry as well as at least one empty page.

  • Clothing: Morocco is a predominantly Muslim country. While a hijab is not required for female travelers, we request that everyone in our group wear conservative clothing (covering shoulders, chest, and legs completely).

  • Trip Preparation: We will send a trip preparation packet to you in March 2019. It will include things like an exact itinerary, a suggested pack list, useful country information and more.

¿PREGUNTAS? Contact us. 


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