Epic Morocco

18 Days | Camp in the Sahara and surf in Essaouira on this epic Morroccan adventure

18 to 29s
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

Morocco is a country dotted by surprises and marked with wonder. From the vibrant medinas to the tranquil sea-side villages to the commanding Sahara Desert, this is a place of diverse beauty. Across 18 epic days you'll be thrust into the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and Fes, be swept away by the vast, endless beauty of the Sahara and welcomed into the homes and hearts of Amazigh locals. You'll get a taste for adventure, nature, culture and culinary wonder and you'll return home with more than just a full camera roll.

This trip is currently being rerouted to avoid the Atlas Mountains. The effected areas will be replaced with equivalent experiences or destinations. For more information, visit intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts

Trip overview

Map of Epic Morocco including Morocco
Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
18 to 29s
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XMYCC
This trip generates 35.52 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the labyrinth of the colourful and chaotic Fes medina with a local guide leading the way. Plus, visit a local tannery and admire its multi-colored dye pits.
  • Ride camels far out into the Sahara Desert, and camp beneath a blanket of stars – an experience you won't soon forget.
  • Set off on a tour of the Marrakech medina, through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood flowing through the city and sample some sweet and savoury specialities with a local expert.
  • Stay in the old fishing town of Essaouira, a place where the medina brushes up against the Atlantic Ocean and take the chance to bliss out and practice your surf and yoga skills.
  • On the way to the Sahara, stop in the peaceful Midelt, a market town surrounded by farmland and orchards, and breathe in the fresh air of the mountains.

Is this trip right for you?
  • On this tour, you'll need a moderate level of fitness. Ensure you bring suitable footwear, swimwear and clothing for trekking and surfing activities. In a full-day tour around the Medina of Fes, you'll be on your feet for a good five to six hours. Keep in mind that this is one of the highlights of Morocco and will worth the exertion!
  • The weather in Morocco can be extreme. Summer temperatures can be uncomfortably hot, especially if you're not used to the heat. If you do travel in the warmer months, bring the necessary sun protection and drink plenty of water. At night the temperature can really drop, so bring your warm clothes. Camping can be especially cold at the start and end of the season. Even in the warmer months the temperature can be low in the mountains.
  • As Morocco has a tipping culture, travellers are expected to tip small amounts for most services, so please be prepared. Your leader will suggest methods and amounts to tip during the trip, but it is left to the group to decide the details.
  • Although you shouldn’t expect any aggressive selling techniques in Morocco, please be aware that you may be approached regularly by shop owners and street vendors.
  • We've sourced our accommodation carefully and picked the best possible hotels in line with the Intrepid style of travel, but please note that service and accommodation in Morocco may be different from western standards.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Epic Morocco including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

17 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Camel, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Train

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Desert camp (1 night), Guesthouse (2 nights), Mountain Gite (1 night), Surf Camp (2 nights)

Activities
  • Moulay Idriss - Mint tea making demo
  • Moulay Idriss - Camel burger lunch
  • Meknes - Medina walking tour
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Fes - Tannery visit
  • Midelt - Amazigh village walk
  • Sahara Desert - Camel ride
  • Sahara Desert - Overnight Desert Camp
  • Ait Benhaddou - Tea at Tawesna association
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Street food tasting in Old Medina
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia
  • Imlil – Scenic Walk
  • Taghazout – Paradise Valley Visit
  • Taghazout – Surfing Class
  • Taghazout – One Hour Yoga Class
  • Essaouira - Guided walking tour
  • Marrakech – Street Food Experience
Add on activities
  • Casablanca - Religious Casablanca Urban Adventure - MAD1850
  • Casablanca - The Medina and Beyond Urban Adventure - MAD700
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque - MAD130
  • Todra Gorge - Hike - MAD300
  • Marrakech - AMAL Women's Training Center and Moroccan Restaurant - MAD110
  • Marrakech - Luxury Spa Hammam & Massage - MAD750
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking the Rock Desert & Palmgrove - MAD715
  • Marrakech - Magical Marrakech City Cycling Tour - MAD350
  • Marrakech - Le Jardin Secret - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Palmery Cycling Tour - MAD350
  • Marrakech - A Taste Of Marrakech: Inside the Medina Urban Adventure - MAD605
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking Barrage Lalla Takerkoust - MAD1650
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2050
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640
  • Marrakech - Asni & Ouirgane day trip with lunch - MAD1806
  • Marrakech - Cascades d'Ouzoud Day Tour - MAD2207
  • Yoga class - MAD105
  • Essaouira - Horse Riding - MAD250
  • Essaouira - Seafood Market Lunch - MAD80

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Important notes

1. Morocco is the land of legendary hospitality, so mind your manners. You'll need a scarf to cover your shoulders and be prepared to take off your shoes if you enter someone's home (plan ahead and wear clean socks).
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 6 (Desert Camp), Day 12 (Mountain Gite) and Days 13 & 14 (Surf Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please also note that there is a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability, please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. The receipt of commissions or kickbacks in exchange for recommending particular shops, services or activities is ingrained in the culture of the Moroccan tourism industry. In an effort to best control and monitor shopping and activities with an aim for the best experience possible, Intrepid has established a system of carefully selected shopping experiences and activities based on positive feedbacks from our previous travelers. On occasion these will be as part of included walking tours or outside of included activities in free time. Please note that if you feel that you do not wish to join in on these shopping experiences we assure you there is no obligation and if you indicate your desire to not partake your group leader will help to facilitate a suitable alternative during this time.
Intrepid have set up a centralized system of receiving payments from these recommended suppliers, of which are then distributed towards local Responsible Travel projects (such as 'say no to plastic' cotton bags for our travelers and drinking water refilling stations), traveler information packs, and leader bonuses. Further details of these arrangements can be provided by your group leader on request.
While Intrepid endeavors to ensure that these suppliers and services maintain reasonable levels of quality, please note recommended suppliers are chosen based on past travelers feedback and experiences and Intrepid cannot explicitly guarantee the quality of the product. A priority in establishing this fund is that the experience of you our traveler is not compromised in any way. Please let us know via the feedback after your trip if we are successfully meeting this objective.

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Epic Morocco
From
AUD $1,024