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Embark on an enchanting journey through Morocco’s rich tapestry of history and culture, accompanied by Asma Ali, a psychotherapist and educator. This captivating experience offers a unique blend of cultural exploration and personal growth, as you delve into the heart of Morocco’s treasures while gaining valuable insights from Asma Ali’s expertise.
From the bustling city of Casablanca to the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, and Fez, you’ll discover medieval medinas, grand mosques, and historic landmarks. Asma Ali’s presence adds a distinct perspective, allowing you to explore not only the historical aspects but also the psychological and cultural dimensions of these places.
In Fez, lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys, visiting splendid medersas, tanneries, and renowned mosques while engaging in thoughtful discussions led by Asma Ali on the interplay of culture and the human psyche.
Journey through the Atlas Mountains to the mystical Sahara Desert, where camel rides, Berber dinners, and awe-inspiring sunrises become profound moments of self-discovery under Asma Ali’s guidance.
Traverse the captivating landscapes of Dades Valley and Todra Gorges, all while exploring the therapeutic aspects of nature and landscapes with Asma Ali.
In Marrakech, the blend of souks, gardens, and cultural wonders takes on a deeper meaning as you reflect on the journey’s personal and psychological impact.
Concluding in Casablanca, you’ll carry cherished memories of Morocco’s diverse treasures and the profound insights fostered by Asma Ali’s presence throughout the journey.
This transformative experience is a unique opportunity to explore Morocco’s cultural heritage while embarking on a personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Book your spot today for an unforgettable adventure that will enrich your mind and spirit.
Asma’s a Registered Psychotherapist and educator. She’s with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and she’s a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Profes sionals (OAMPH) and a retired member of the Ontario College of Teachers.
Asma’s been practicing psychotherapy with individuals, families and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship and family disputes, grief and loss, physical impairments and further issues since 2012. She works through her Canadian practice, Eau Therapy, and also offers psychotherapy to staff at GTA-wide organizations. In 2017, she founded a wellness retreat in Granada, Spain called Maristan.
Prior to starting Concentric Care, Asma worked as a counsellor with the Hamilton Family Health Team and Stonehenge Therapeutic Community. She was a group counsellor at the Hamilton Family Health Team until February 2017.
In addition to her Masters of Counselling Psychology and experience counselling, Asma is an Ontario Certified Teacher and understands various learning disabilities, learning styles and challenges in the classroom. Asma taught elementary grades for two years before leaving to complete a Masters in Education where she specialized in Adult Education.
Asma’s a Certified Trauma Professional. She also completed the ALIF Institute Islamic Psychology degree program in 2019.
Group pick up time: 11:00-12:00pm
Drop off time 13:00 – 14:00
N.B. PLEASE ARRANGE FLIGHTS ACCORDING TO THESE TIMES.
Adult: £895.00 Per Person (2/3 sharing)
Child: £550.00 Per Person (Applies to over 1 yrs old and under 12 yrs old
Single supplement: £230
Deposit: 20% to secure place on tour*
*Deposit non refundable. Deposit can be transferred to another tour if monument tickets have not already been purchased at time of notification.
Upon arrival assistance and reception by your tour leader. Then a city tour of Casablanca including an
exploration of the Mohammad V square, the Hassan II avenue and mosque and the ‘united nations
Dinner & overnight
After breakfast check out of hotel. We will then head to fez with a stop at Rabat for a visit of Hassan
tower and shrine of Mohamed V. After Lunch we will depart for Meknes to visit the famous stables
and the shrine of moulay ismail the founder of the alaouite dynasty. Then continue on to Fez.
Dinner & overnight.
Founded at the end of the 8th century, Fez offers the best example of a well preserved medieval
medina through the labyrinth of alleyways where the form of transport are still donkeys and mules.
The Medersas ; fondouks ; souks are another touch of the Hispano-Moorish style of architecture. We
will visit the Bouanania Medersa, Nejjarine Fondouk, the over whelming tanneries and the Shrine of
the founder of the city Moulay Idris II. Then onto the Karaouine mosque where the pope Sylvester II
made his studies of the Arabic numerals and where famous scholars have taught their students
namely the great jewish doctor Maimonides and the great mathematicians AL jaber (Aljebra) and AL
khaawarismi; (Algorithm); as well as the sociologist ibnou khaldoun…
The afternoon Is devoted to the rampart tour including a drive along the wall surrounding the old
medina and the main gate of the royal palace which dates back to the 13 th century. You will be
ending your day tour by visiting the renowned ceramic factory.
Dinner and overnight
In the morning we will depart from Fez. On the way we will stop for lunch while crossing the middle
Atlas and stopping at Ifrane. This day trip will enable you to discover the important cedar embracing
Ifrane, the distinguished ski resort with its ornate mansions and Swiss looking chalets. The Berber
village is located at 1650m of altitude and was founded by the the French around 1929 and home to
picturesque water falls and natural surroundings. We will then head to Erfoud. Upon arrival you will
be transferred into your 4×4 and continue to Merzouga desert to have a Berber dinner around a fire
Overnight at the tented camp
Early in the morning we will depart for a camel ride to enjoy the sunrise. After a relaxing time in the
dunes, the highest in Africa and one of the filming sites for Lawrence of Arabia, we will come back for
breakfast in the tents. On our way back to Erfoud we will stop in Rissani to visit the fossil factories
where 500 million year-old fossils are extracted for export around the globe.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel
After breakfast we will depart for Dades gorges. This day is devoted to the visit of the Dades valley
and the Todra gorges, a canyon in the mountains where the massive walls of the gorge rise steeply
and cut off sunlight from the gravel riverbed. We will then go on to Tineghir.
Dinner & overnight.
After breakfast we will move on to Marrakech and crossing the High Atlas Mountains with their
beautiful landscapes and picturesque Berber villages. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant then
visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a World Heritage Site, then head to Marrakech.
Dinner & overnight.
For those who were fascinated by the wonderful grand BAZAR of Istanbul and the ones entranced by
Cairo’s KHAN AL KHALILI market, Marrakech offers an overwhelming spell through its charming
souks; its exquisite riads and palaces; its lush gardens and museums and its JAMAA EL FNA Square –
the folklorique heartbeat of Morocco. You will visit the Menara gardens, the Koutoubia tower and
its mosque (outside); the 19th century BAHIA PALACE, the saadians tombs unvailed through an aerial
photograph taken at the beginning of the last century.
Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we will take a day trip to the picturesque coastal town of Essaouira, located on the Atlantic Ocean. You will also have a stop at an Argan oil cooperative and after lunch you will enjoy a tour of the port and the skalla rampart. We will then return to Marrakech.
Dinner & overnight.
Head to Casablanca and transfer to the airport where your tour will come to an end.