Classic Morocco

8 Days | Take an adventure through the bustling medinas, vibrant city squares and mountain ranges of Morocco

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You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort for a great adventure! On this 8-day discovery of the classic sites of Morocco, you’ll explore sacred sites like the Hassan II Mosque, Moulay Idriss and the Roman ruins of Volubilis, gaining a deeper understanding with passionate local guides. Explore the cultural heart of Morocco in Fes, navigating the bustling medina full of colours, smells and culture. Head into the Sahara Desert for a memorable experience – riding camels through the sand dunes during sunset, before spending the night camping under the stars. Hike through Todra Valley and see how the locals farm their produce, stopping for some epic views in the Atlas Mountains. Explore the silver-screen favourite of Ait Benhaddou and try the most delicious mint tea in the world at Tawesna teahouse – run by local women who support their village. Top it all off with a vibrant night in Marrakech, where you explore the famed Djemaa el-Fna and feast on Moroccan favourites like seared meats, fresh salads and chickpea soup.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Morocco including Morocco
Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XMKN
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Travel by camel across the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert and spend the night camping under North African stars.
  • Spend some time in one of Morocco’s most picturesque towns – the 11th-century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou – and participate in a painting class with a local artist.
  • Rub shoulders with the locals in Todra Valley, Volubilis and Fes and gain a deeper understanding of sacred sites and the history and culture of Morocco with local and passionate guides.
  • Indulge in a memorable street food experience in the medina of Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech, eating your fill of Moroccan favourites.
  • 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.
  • This trip directly supports Education for All, who provide an opportunity for girls in remote areas of Morocco to access education and prepare for successful careers. Donations help 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?
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It's all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • As a desert country, Morocco can have extreme weather. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season. Refer to the Climate and Seasonal Information section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
  • Morocco has a tipping culture and travellers are expected to tip small amounts for most services. Your trip leader and the Money Matters section of the Essential Trip Information can assist you with this.
  • Although you shouldn’t expect any aggressive selling techniques in Morocco, it’s common to be approached by shop owners and street vendors offering their goods.
  • We've sourced our accommodation very 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 differ from standards at home.
  • Ramadan is an annual month-long festival, during which travel can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the day, such as restaurants or cafes, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You’ll find dates and further information in the ‘Climate and seasonal information’ section of the Essential Trip Information.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Morocco including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Camel

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Desert camp (1 night), Riad (2 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque
  • Moulay Idriss - Leader-led village walk
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Fes - Pastilla dinner
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Fes - Tannery visit
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Sahara Desert - Camel ride
  • Todra Gorge - Palmeraie and farm walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Tawesna Tea Break
  • Ait Benhaddou - Panoramic painting lesson
  • Marrakech - Tasting Trail
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Photography Museum
Add on activities
  • Casablanca - The Medina and Beyond Urban Adventure - MAD700
  • Casablanca - Villa des Arts Gallery & Museum (entrance fee) - Free
  • Casablanca - Jewish Museum (entrance fee) - MAD50
  • Todra Gorge - Hike - MAD300
  • Marrakech - Imlil & Aroumd day trip - MAD1817
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2050
  • Marrakech - Asni & Ouirgane day trip with lunch - MAD1806
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 4 (Sahara Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.

Essential Trip Information

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Classic Morocco
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