The Experience

 
 

introduction

The #TravelFly Solo Weekend is the first and only travel experience designed for black women who appreciate the comfort of a group and the option to socialize, but value self-guided exploration, intimate reflection and luxe indulgences. It's where the core principles of self-care and travel meet to create an experience like no other. 

Created by PARLOUR in 2015, The #TravelFly Solo Weekend is grounded in the fact that there is NO group itinerary or “group think behavior,” we give you the locale, luxe accommodations, an insider guide to the region, exclusive discounts, events, offers and much more—you create the experience YOU wish to have! Come solo, come with a friend, leave with memories that will last beyond a lifetime.

For our 2019 experience, since we have just a few days in each city, we designed a trip that strikes a perfect balance between a group itinerary that allows for us to safely and expertly explore each locale and plenty of free time that encourages solo exploration. 

Note, there are no activities involving animals on our itinerary as none of the regions we are visiting have animal experiences that have been fully vetted to be ethical and free of abuse for the sake of a “show.” Animal experiences can be booked personally.

 
 
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The experience

We want you to explore it all! All of the below is included in the cost, with most tours & activities being completely optional should you want to explore on your own.
**Note this itinerary is subject to change - a final itinerary will be sent to confirmed travelers only

The Hassan II Mosque of Casablanca

The Hassan II Mosque of Casablanca

Wednesday, June 24th. BANGKOK

Arrivals + Rest.  Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will be greeted at the aircraft door and escorted to a VIP area, where you are fast-tracked through immigration, helped with your bags, escorted through customs and taken to your guide who will be waiting in the terminal to escort you to your hotel.


Thursday, June 25th. BANGKOK

Let’s CruiseAfter a full day of rest and exploration at your leisure, we will take to the Chao Phraya river for our #TravelFly Solo Welcome Dinner Cruise aboard the Apsara. There, you will meet the rest of the group, say hello to friends new and old and receive a welcome gift from PARLOUR while taking in the evening sights of Bangkok.

Included meals: Breakfast + Dinner. Lunch is on your own and at your leisure.

Wine tasting on the way to Fez at the Château Roslane

Wine tasting on the way to Fez at the Château Roslane

Friday, June 26th. BANGKOK

Taste & ExploreIt’s time to taste the city. After breakfast, you will have the option to choose from one of the following three experiences:

  • A half-day tasting tour by boat of the waterway canals of the Thonburi neighborhood.

  • An evening walking street-food tour of Bangkok’s famed Chinatown

  • An evening food tour of Bangkok by tuk tuk.

Included meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner is on your own and at your leisure.

A spice merchant in the Medina of Fez

A spice merchant in the Medina of Fez

Saturday, June 27th. BANGKOK to PHUKET

Jetset to Paradise. After a morning at your leisure to rest and/or collect some last minute souvenirs, we will take off to Phuket in the afternoon by plane. After checking into our hotel, you will have the evening at your leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast. Lunch + dinner is on your own and at your leisure.

I loved the effort the team put into the location,group events, and gift bag. The photographer at the reception was a surprise magic touch! Everyone was personable and friendly, and I can’t wait to do it again!
— A #TravelFlySolo18 Guest
The streets and doors of Chefchaouen

The streets and doors of Chefchaouen

Sunday, June 28th. PHUKET

Beach Luxe. After breakfast, the day is yours to explore.

Included meals: Breakfast. Lunch + dinner is on your own and at your leisure.

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Tuesday, June 18th. FEZ to MARRAKECH

Jetset To Marrakech! After enjoying breakfast, some leisure/lunch time and checking out of our Fez hotel, we will head to the airport and board our short, one-hour Air Arabia flight to Marrakech and check into our hotel.

After some rest and personal time, we will once again meet downstairs and head to the legendary Comptoir Darna!** A 'must-do' in Marrakech, we will enjoy a multi-course meal, delicious cocktails/wine** and a live music and belly-dancing show. Comptoir Darna is known for their modern, global takes on classic Moroccan dishes and for one of the best nights out in Marrakech. There we will raise a glass to a phenomenal trip and if you choose, dance the night away after dinner or chill on the patio with hookah and good conversation. The perfect welcome to Marrakech. ** Alcohol is extra. This is a completely optional event.

Included meals: Breakfast + Dinner. Lunch is on your own and at your leisure.

Inside the Majorelle Gardens of Marrakech

Inside the Majorelle Gardens of Marrakech

Wednesday, June 19th. MARRAKECH

#BlackGirlMagic in Marrakech. After breakfast, we will meet our local guide in the lobby and set out for a day tour of Marrackech. Key sights will include the legendary Menara and Majorelle Gardens which house the Museum of Islamic Art, the Berber Museum and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, dedicated to the late the fashion icon who once owned the garden. We will also explore the Saâdien Tombs, the stunning Badi and Bahia Palaces, the Marrakech Museum of Art and then on through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways making up the cool, colorful and aromatic souqs of Marrakech. We will finish in the legendary Djmaâ el Fnaâ Square where entertainers, healers, merchants and more make for a buzzy, unforgettable scene before heading back to the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast
Lunch and dinner is on your own and at your leisure!

Dinner in the Agafey desert

Dinner in the Agafey desert

Thursday, June 20th. MARRAKECH

Your Marrakech. This is your day. After breakfast, set out to explore beauty of Marrakech on your own. A full guide will be provided to confirmed travelers from PARLOUR.

In the evening, we will head out for one of PARLOUR's signature events—The #TravelFly Grand Farewell Dinner in the Agafey Desert outside of Morocco for dinner under the stars. 

The Agafey Desert Luxury Camp is inspired by the traditional Berber style, meaning that there is no electricity, rather thousands of candles to create a unique magic, and exquisite cuisine served  under tents with breathtaking views of the surrounding desert with plenty of opportunities for sundown portraits, camel rides, and personal reflection as we enter the last phase of our adventure.

Included meals: Breakfast + Dinner. Lunch is on your own and at your leisure—make the best of your time with our guide!

The Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens of Marrakech

The Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens of Marrakech

Friday, June 21st. MARRAKECH

To Leave...Or Stay? After breakfast and some leisure time, our team will be on hand to whisk you to the airport and you will begin your journey home...or you can choose to extend your trip and use the day to see more of Marrakech on your own. Extensions must be booked in advance.

Included meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner is on your own and at your leisure—make the best of your time with our guide!

Jemaa El-Fna Square aka one of the best food courts in the world!

Jemaa El-Fna Square aka one of the best food courts in the world!

Saturday, June 22nd. *MARRAKECH

A Stylish Goodbye. After breakfast we will say our last farewells for those who chose to stay, with our local team ready to take you to the airport with enough time for some duty free shopping!

Included meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner is at your leisure if applicable.

* This is an optional, one day extension that is an additional cost. Please refer to our pricing page for details.

 
I loved all aspects of the trip and farewell dinner. However, my favorite thing was being in the company of so many positive black women. We need more of that....I’m living #MyBestLife in my black skin. I truly thank you PARLOUR.
— A #TravelFlySolo17 Guest