Family Gathering -Morocco
Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains and Essaouira
5 to 9 October, 2019
Our trips are lightly scheduled. Plenty of freedom for you to explore, making your own way through these remarkable places and returning to the warmth of dinner and good wine with friends. Together, like family.
We return to Morocco one year after our first Family Gathering. The mystery of this dynamic country grows with each new visit, and with each new person we meet. We will rejoin our friends and consummate hosts in their sweet oasis of a riad in the bustling medina of Marrakech. We’ll explore the alleyways and walk those winding streets, then return to the peace of the birds and the fountain singing together in the leafy courtyard of the riad. We’ll gather around the table for some inspired food and conversation, inviting local dynamic families to join us. From Marrakech we’ll venture to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the guardians of the Sahara.
LODGING: We’ll stay some nights in the riad of our dear friends in Marrakech, one of the medina’s best kept secrets. Afterwards we will move to an award-winning mud-walled boutique hotel near the Atlas Mountains.
HIGHLIGHTS: Longtable dinners, guided exploration of the labyrinthine souks of the medina, a studio visit with a remarkable young artist, making waves in the Marrakech ceramic scene, a visit to the local neighborhood hammam (a truly exotic and unforgettable experience), a cocktail party with our friend and Marrakech’s most enigmatic clothiers in his thread-to-garment atelier, an evening of film under the stars, plus some surprises.
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?: Our families come from all over, with all kinds of backgrounds, but they share a few important features: curiosity, open hearts, gratefulness as a practice, respect for the culture and the landscape in the places we visit, deliberate and thoughtful parenting.
DATES: Week One, 5 to 9 of October
COSTS: 3500€ for a one child, one parent family. Additional adult, 380€. Additional child, €240. Pricing based on a single room, though additional rooms are available.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: All lodging, all meals and good wine, snacks and happy hour, all transport in-country including airport transfers, all experiences and moments.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Flights, travel insurance, personal shopping, additional visits to hammams and spas, gratuities.
See you soon in Morocco!