MOROCCO

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MOROCCO

from 500.00

SANDBOARD | SURF | STARGAZE

June 23 - 30, 2018 *Advanced Registration Opens Feb. 23rd

Imagine a week spent wandering through the historic cities of Casablanca and Marrakech, exploring the Sahara with local guides and sandboarding on the dunes, learning to surf in the port city of Essaouira, and listening to local music while bonding with new friends around a fire under the stars. Welcome to SYB Morocco!

Option:
CHANGE YOUR LIFE (Purchase)

DATE: 

6/23 - 6/30

(7 SLEEPS)

LEADERS:

Mantas Zvinas

HOW MUCH: 

Single $2,300 (Advanced Pricing $2,000)

ADVANCED PRICING: If you book February 23rd - March 1st, we will send you a discount code of $300 towards your full payment.

ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)

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THE GATEWAY TO AFRICA

Welcome to the gateway to Africa! This unique retreat aims to be your introduction to the diverse and expansive country of Morocco. For 8 days, we will adventure through Morocco’s exotic cities and introduce you to the most diverse and exhilarating environments. This country has everything to offer, from Saharan dunes to high mountain peaks and sprawling forested hills to rugged coastlines; it’s as if Morocco was tailor-made for an SYB adventure.

Imagine this: we fly into the City of Casablanca to explore its offerings and of course stop for lunch at Rick’s Cafe before hopping on a quick flight to the city of Ouarzazate. Nicknamed “the door of the desert,” Ouarzazate is our starting point to our Sahara excursion that will included guided tours of the desert, camel rides in the dunes of Chegaga, and some of the greatest desert activities like sleeping in the best Erg Chigaga desert camp, sand boarding, and Berber music around the fire under the stars. You will enjoy epic sunrises from the back of a camel followed by yoga in the dunes.

And of course, we couldn’t end our Morocco journey without including a stop in the bustling city of Marrakech. Dubbed “the greatest spectacle on earth” and the “loveliest spot in the world,” Marrakech is a feast for the senses and offers an endless mosaic of marketplaces, musicians, and delectable foods. Basically, it’s a cultural paradise and just a short drive to the city of Essaouira, where we will end our journey by reflecting on the experience by the beauty of the sandy bay. Here’s looking at you, kid!

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INCLUDED:

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights Accommodations

  • Seperate Flight to Ouarzazate

  • Breakfast daily

  • 6 dinners, 3 lunches

  • All Transport in the itinerary

  • A professional English-speaking driver /guide

  • Guided city tours & monument fees

  • Camel ride, sand boarding

  • Taxes and service charges

  • Beach bootcamps

  • Surf lessons

  • Yoga sessions

  • Beer, as much as you can drink … (please don’t test it)

  • SYB tank top

  • Photos + videos

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sightseeing of Casablanca including: the Habous quarter, the United Nations Square, the exterior of the Royal Palace and a tour of the majestically Hassan II Mosque.

  • Camel rides in the dunes of Chegaga

  • Desert yoga

  • Sandboarding in the Sahara

  • Sleeping in a desert camp

  • Exploring the markets and Mosques of Marrakech

  • Day trip to Essaouira

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flights

  • Optional Adventure Day Activities

  • Gratuity during your stay

  • Personal Expenses

  • Travel Insurance (optional)

  • All extras (beverages with meals)

  • Tipping the guide and the driver

  • DEPOSIT: A deposit of 20% per person is required to make the land arrangements. The balance is to be paid 2

  • months before departure.


OUR ACCOMMODATIONS IN MOROCCO:

LA SULTANA ROYAL GOLF ( Ouarzazate) 5-STAR

LUXURY CAMPS (desert) 5-STAR

KENZI PALACE (Marrakech) 5-STAR


RETREAT LEADERS:

MANTAS ZVINAS | Your Personal Alarm Clock Mantas is the founder of SYB with experience making adventures something you will remember for the rest of your life! Feel safe and entertained with this captain around, Sayulita is a whole new experience with this guy! 

MANTAS ZVINAS | Your Personal Alarm Clock

Mantas is the founder of SYB with experience making adventures something you will remember for the rest of your life! Feel safe and entertained with this captain around, Sayulita is a whole new experience with this guy! 


Some Questions You Probably Have:

Where are we staying?

LA SULTANA ROYAL GOLF ( Ouarzazate) LUXURY CAMPS (desert) KENZI PALACE (Marrakech)

How do I get there? Are there flights?

Arrive in Casablanca Airport Terminal 2 on Saturday, June 23. UPON ARRIVAL You will be met by a Casablanca Tours representative and driven to Casablanca.

Do people go solo?

Yes, in fact that is recomended. But we understand it is intimidating and hard because you feel like you don't know anyone, but trust us - it is worth it. #firststepisthehardest

Who normally goes?

There is no average person, every trip is it's own magical group. #allnewfriends

Do I have to do the Digital Detox? Is there wifi?

No, we have wifi and if you need to work or Instagram go for it. #offthegrid

What’s the currency in Morocco?

The currency is the Moroccan dirham. The Moroccan Dirham exchange rate is set by the central Bank of Morocco. Morocco is very much a cash based economy. Euros and (US and CAD - not Australian) dollars are always accepted in Morocco and you will save time bringing cash, doing away with long slow bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. You can also use your debit card at bank machines.

Can I just sit back and unwind the whole time?

Yep, no questions asked, this is your trip. Although we make things really fun so just saying you might be seduced. #playtime

How soon does it fill up, and how does the waitlist work?

We fill up very quickly because of our limited amount of beds, so the sooner you book the better. Once we contact you off the waitlist you have 48 hours to book your spot otherwise we move on to the next person on the list.

Are the power outlets the same in Morocco as in the United States?

A very important piece of Morocco travel information is what type of plug is used. In Morocco, they use a French-style 220-volt electrical plug, which is similar to that used in continental Europe. If bringing electronics that need a plug-in, you may need a converter.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat?

Basically all you need is yourself. But in case you want something softer for sunset yoga, yes a thick yoga mat would be great. Side-Note: You should purchase an SYB towel, that's prolly the coolest thing you can bring. Try to go light on the packing list, people end up wearing just a few articles of clothing the whole week. Oh ya and running shoes and bathing suit would be a good idea too.

The SYB MOROCCO Packing List

Morocco's climate is Mediterranean in the north and subtropical in the south. Dress is casual, even in the major cities. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Sunglasses are a must throughout the year. Here are some suggestions for what to take along:

  • For trekking in valleys, low trekking shoes will be best. Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or hiking shoes are best. .
  • For a desert trip to dunes, ensure your pockets can be easily shaken out as sand gets in there very quickly.
  • Take along casual clothes including long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Women may want to take along a scarf for religious sites.
  • Bathing suit (for beach resorts, hotel)
  • Brimmed Hat, Visor, Hat, sunblock

MOROCCO
Option:
CHANGE YOUR LIFE (Purchase)

REGISTRATION

  • A $500 deposit is due to confirm your reservation.
  • If you purchase a deposit, your remaining payment will be due 30 days before retreat start date.
  • Tax is already included.
  • Your down payment is non-refundable or transferable.