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Essential Morocco

11 Days | Get a taste of the essential highlights on this ‘Moorish’ adventure through Morocco

4.9 out of 5 based on 225 reviews submitted.
18 to 29s
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AUD $828
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

From couscous to camels, mint tea to tanneries, get a taste of Morocco’s best bits on this ‘Moorish’ adventure through mountains, gorges, desert and Amazigh villages. Kick start in the French-infused port city of Casablanca, hang out with a local family on a homestay in Moulay Idriss, navigate the mother of all medinas in the cultural capital of Fes, before indulging in a traditional-style BBQ, riding camels along the sand dunes during sunset, and setting up camp under the Saharan stars. From the colourful and chaotic Marrakech markets to the rolling hills and Roman ruins of Volubilis – this is an essential adventure through Morocco that you can’t miss!

Trip overview

Map of Essential 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
XMYM
This trip generates 35.22 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
  • Who knows where the best street food is in Marrakech? Those who know the streets of Marrakech best. Venture out for some street food tasting in the maze of Marrakech streets with a local expert.
  • Ride camels far out into the Sahara Desert, and camp beneath a blanket of stars - an experience you won't soon forget.
  • Don't get in a hoof when you're offered a camel burger in Meknes – it’s a local delicacy! And like all good food in the medina, this unusual lunch is cooked before your eyes at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant.
  • It's easy to get lost in a labyrinth (think less David Bowie film, more medieval maze), especially when there are enticing distractions at every turn. Never fear, your local guide knows the city of Fes like a lifelong friend.
  • Prepare for the best mint tea of your life on a visit to the Tawesna teahouse. This experience is more than just a cuppa, it’s about discovering a culture, sharing a true moment and contributing to the economic inclusion of women – be part of it!
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Education for All. Donations help them support girls in the High Atlas Mountains through secondary school, bringing a generation of women out of the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and early marriage.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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 well worth the exertion!
  • The Todra Gorge visit takes you to a remote area of Morocco. It is an amazing place to discover on foot, but to do so you'll need a moderate level of fitness and suitable footwear and clothing. If trekking isn’t your thing, have no fear, as there are plenty of other activities to do in the valley.
  • 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.
  • 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 2025

Map of Essential Morocco including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Camel, Minibus, Taxi, Train

Accommodation

Desert camp (1 night), Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (7 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
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

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Important notes

2023 ITINERARY CHANGES
There are itinerary changes for this trip effective until further notice to avoid earthquake-affected areas:
Day 10 - Alternative Marrakech medina walking tour

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) 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.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 225 reviews submitted.
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Lucy · Traveled November 2023
The value of this trip is ten fold the price. The places you get to see for such little expense of mental energy is amazing. Wonderful choice of local guides and experiences too
Review submitted 14 Nov 2023

Mouhcine · Traveled November 2023
Review submitted 15 Nov 2023

Yvonne · Traveled October 2023
I had the best Morocco experience. I loved the people and the culture. I love how the people are still in touch with their culture. I met really amazing people. Morocco is just beautiful, I would recommend it to anyone.
Review submitted 06 Nov 2023

Samantha · Traveled October 2023
This trip was incredible. Each destination except for Casablanca in my opinion was wonderful! Got to see so much of Morocco and make some wonderful friends. Our guide Ismail was incredible and always looked out for us. He made our experience so much better. I’m used to solo travelling and this was my first tour, and I’m so glad that I did it!
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023

Izzy · Traveled October 2023
This is such a fantastic trip that allows you to explore parts of the country I don’t think I would have been able to visit on my own. The night at the Sahara camp was so special and something I will never forget. Big thank you to our guide Ismail for making sure everything ran smoothly and we all had a great time!
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023
Essential Morocco
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AUD $828