Discover Morocco through an artist’s eye with fashion illustrator Meagan Morrison of Travel Write Draw
Discover Morocco through an artist’s eye
Spots are limited—and this exclusive departure will sell out!
Exclusive artistic look at Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains, Essaouira
per person based on double occupancy
You’re navigating a labyrinth of medieval souks as the call to prayer echos out from ancient mosques, spices and sizzling kebabs perfuming the air. You’re in Marrakech, emerging at dusk into the buzzing heart of the city, Djemaa el Fna, as the vast square fills with soothsayers and snake charmers, musicians and acrobats. Shouts from merchants and food sellers compete for your attention. The experience is overwhelming, it’s chaos, it’s commotion—and it’s incredible. Sketchbook in hand, you close your eyes and relish every moment as the sky grows darker and the rows of market stalls grow brighter, like a thousand sparks of inspiration.
Along with you is Meagan Morrison, the fashion illustrator and creative mind behind Travel Write Draw. Morocco with Meagan is an adventure designed to inspire your creativity. It doesn’t matter if you fancy yourself a creative or not. Meagan will help uncover that spark and tap into your inner artist. She’s thrilled to share her favorite spots to sketch, draw and photograph the colors and textures, the sights and sounds, that make Morocco an ongoing source of inspiration for her.
If you possess a boundless passion for art, design and cultural exploration, this trip is for you. From madcap Marrakech to the serene Atlas Mountains and beaches of Essaouira, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use travel not only as an enlightening experience, but as creative fuel. We’ll supply the match.
Traditional mountain villages, colorful Marrakech markets, the breezy beaches of Essaouira. Delight in the small moments—the gentle hum of a sleepy street, a sunrise call to prayer, the buzz of a market in full swing.
Inspire your creativity at souk stalls and art galleries, in family homes and alongside working artists and craftspeople. Connect with Meagan, and with a like-minded group of people passionate about art and design.
Meagan is the creative mind behind Travel Write Draw. No surprise, travel is Meagan’s lifeblood, the inspiration for her illustrations and her greatest motivator. She’s thrilled to share her favorite spots that make Morocco an ongoing source of inspiration for her.
“Marrakech? The rush of every sense being ignited at once; sight, smell, sound, touch.” —Meagan Morrison
“I love the sheer level of details in Moroccan design. The intricate plaster work, tiles, textiles and handwoven rugs.” —Meagan Morrison
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Serene kasbahs and traditional riads—our Moroccan accommodations are meant to treat you, heal you, comfort you, and serve as a backdrop for inspiration
Luxuriate in this palatial riad, a traditional stately home centered around a lush courtyard. It's the epitome of elegance, bringing together generations of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship and contemporary art. Relax in the traditional Moroccan hammam spa with columns dressed in zellige and Bejmat, and saunas lined in marble. Though we won’t blame you if you spend all your time lounging by the swimming pool or on the rooftop deck.
Kasbahs are former fortresses built with high walls—which for us means sweeping views over Ourika Valley farmland and the serene Atlas Mountains. The sunsets and stargazing here are spectacular. Wander the gardens, relax on your private terrace or in the infinity pool. Our kasbah experience is stylish and nurturing, a peaceful mountain escape with all the modern comforts.
On the edge of the medina, our Essaouira riad combines Moroccan craft with exceptional personalized service. The well-appointed and artful rooms are supremely cozy, the perfect compliment to the rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the water, and on-site hammam.
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Eight nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Our adventure begins in Marrakech, Morocco. The closest airport is Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK). We recommend arriving one day early to ensure you’re at our starting point on time. We end our trip in Essaouira, Morocco. The closest airports are Marrakech's RAK and Casablanca's Mohammed V (CMN). You can book onward flights from either airport; flights should be scheduled to depart at 4pm or later.
US citizens are not required to have a visa for tourist visits to Morocco for visits of less than 90 days, but you are required to show a valid US passport. It is recommended that your passport is valid for six months after your travels are over. For citizens of other countries, please check with a Moroccan Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
For solo travelers there is a $1,500 single-supplement fee, paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They're an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
You may cancel on or before July 13, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after July 14, 2022, there is a 50% cancellation fee; on or after September 11, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note, for guests who are transferring to or from other Modern Adventure trips, you may have different cancelation dates and terms. Please see your correspondence from us for specific details and dates.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most 'Cancel For Any Reason' policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.