Discover a new side to Moroccan culture – from mainland to the ocean shore.
While Morocco is a land of both bustling cities and wind-swept deserts, there’s a side to it that’s oft missed by those lost in the country’s lively souks and resorts. Pristine waters hiding in secret valleys, sprawling untouched beaches and hospitable cultures ignored by decades of turbulent conquest are some of the lesser known Moroccan treasures - each one of these discoveries has inspired writers, painters and travellers who’ve chanced upon them over the years. Discover a new side to Morocco as you travel from the coast to the hidden heart of the Berber on this short but rewarding trip.
Discover Marrakech - Djemaa El-Fna isn't just a marketplace, it's a way of life. Marrakesh's largest outdoor food market is brimming with activity and is a great place to sample Moroccan delicacies while rubbing shoulders with the locals
Explore pristine, secluded beaches of southern Morocco, find the spot where Ocean meet the mountains
Discover a more laid back way of life in Taghazout, a sleepy coastal village where you can learn to surf and unwind with a yoga class.
Visit Belgian artist Jean Veran's striking art project – a collection of pink, blue and green painted boulders just outside Tafroute.
This trip will allow you to see both modern and traditional Morocco. While Marrakech and Taghazout are relatively laid back, Tafroute and Sidi Ifni are more conservative and that’s reflected in a dress code and alcohol availability.
This trip includes beginner surf class on day 3 you will need to be able to swim in order to participate in this activity.
There are some active inclusions on this trip such a beginner surfing class, beachside yoga and some easy hiking around the valleys. See the physical rating and packing notes ib the Essential Trip Information to ensure you come prepared
In 2018, Ramadan will take place from 15 May to 14 June. This is the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world. Many festivals are marked as Islamic Holidays, which may cause some disturbance to your travels around this time. Some regular services may not be available or open during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully.
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 by shop owners and street vendors offering their goods to you on regular occasions.
The weather in Morocco can be extreme. Summer temperatures can be uncomfortably hot, especially for those who aren't accustomed to the heat, so please consider what time of year you travel carefully. If you do travel in the warmer months then pack layers to cover you from the sun, bring the necessary sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the Winter/Autumn time it will get chilly when the sun goes down, so make sure to bring some warm clothing with you. The desert can also get cold at night, so remember to bring base layers and warm clothing.
We have 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 be different to western standards.
There is little time spent in Marrakech during this trip. If you’d like extra time, please ask us about options for booking additional accommodation.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Morocco Atlas and Atlantic trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Taghazout and Tafroute.
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 travellers. 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 centralised system of receiving payments from these recommended suppliers, and funds are then distributed towards local Responsible Travel projects (such as 'say no to plastic' cotton bags for our travellers and drinking water refilling stations), traveller 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 travellers 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 traveller is not compromised in any way. Please let us know via the feedback after your trip if we are successfully meeting this objective.