Frequently Asked questions about the workshop in Morocco
- Is Morocco safe for tourists?
Yes, this is a country where you will have no security concerns. Our itinerary is well marked and we will always be accompanied by local guides. Tourists who in the past have been attacked, have ventured to places where even Moroccans would not dare to go. So leave without fear: for my part I feel much more in danger at the Gare de Lyon than in the middle of the palm grove!
-How many participants will there be in the course?
Rest assured, we will be a small group! The course is confirmed as soon as there are 6 registered participants and we can go up to 12, even 15 at most. A small group allows the teacher to have time with everyone; beyond that it is more difficult ... Finally, know that it is possible to come accompanied by your spouse or your children. The accompanying persons benefit from all the visits, but pay a little less because they do not do the workshop.
- The meeting point is in Marrakech directly. What time should you arrive on Sunday and from what time can you leave the following Sunday?
Ideally it would be best to find a plane that arrives in Marrakech on Sunday early in the afternoon and which leaves Marrakech the following Sunday in the late afternoon.
If you arrive in Marrakech a few days before the trip and workshop, we can pick you up in the medina before picking up the other interns from the airport.
- Who will pick us up and where exactly?
Our guide throughout the stay, will come with the bus and a driver, pick you up at the exit of Marrakech Airport (the main arrivals gate), as soon as you pass the door that leads to the outside. Here are his contact details in case of delay: 00 212 6 01 23 71 33.
- Where will we sleep the first night?
Our driver will drive us directly from the airport to Aït Ben Haddou (a 4 to 5 hour drive), where we will be expected for dinner and to spend our first night.
- Will we stay several nights in the same gîte?
We will spend several nights at Gîte Bassatine in the heart of the Skoura Oasis on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Wednesday we will go to and sleep in the desert.
- How many will we be per room? Are they mixed?
The rooms have a large beds with bathroom and toilet in each room.
- To whom should we pay the balance of the stay, and when?
You can give your payment upon arrival in Marrakech, in euros (cash), to our guide.
- Will we have other fees?
Everything is included in the price: full room and board, internal transport and tours. Just plan a little change for your drinks on the terrace and your souvenir purchases. There is a currency exchange office at the airport, just before the exit, which does not take any commission.
For information, 1 euro = 10 dirhams, 1 dollar = 10 dirhams approximately
- Are sheets, blankets and towels provided?
In all the cottages, sheets, blankets and towels are provided, even at the campsite in the desert, where we will spend a night.
- What clothes should you bring?
Take light clothes, because it can be very hot during the day, but also a small fleece for the evening, because the nights are cool. In Skoura there is a swimming pool so you can take your swimsuit. Don't forget to bring your sunglasses and a scarf or cap to protect your head!
- Which notebook to choose?
An A5 or A4 size notebook, with pages thick enough to make watercolors (200g minimum). Portrait or landscape, whatever pleases you! Above all, think that you will take it everywhere you go during the workshop so you have to like it and inspire you…
Casablanca : Mohammed V International Airport
Fes–Saïss Airport is an airport serving Fes, the capital city of the Fes-Boulemane region in Morocco.