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12 Days | Find a unique blend of cultures, landscapes and cuisines in colourful Morocco

4.8 out of 5 based on 113 reviews submitted.
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Few places on the planet offer the marvellous diversity you’ll find in Morocco. In 12 days, this Premium adventure will take you through buzzing cities, tranquil oases, vast deserts and into the homes of welcoming local people. Explore Meknes’s animated medina, the historical Old Town of Fes and the lively Djemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech. Bake bread with the locals in Imlil, eat pastilla in the home of a Fes family and spend an unforgettable evening beneath the stars in the Sahara. From the country’s much-loved highlights to all the little moments that make up daily life, fall in love with the real Morocco.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Morocco Explorer including Morocco
Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XMPF
This trip generates 61.12 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.
Premium accommodation Our best 4-star accommodation and the highest level of service
Premium experiences All must-see locations plus authentic experiences exclusive to Premium
Premium knowledge Trips led by our most experienced and highest-rated local leaders

Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover Morocco’s culinary wonders during Exclusive Experiences, including a picnic at the ruins of Volubilis, a home-cooked pastilla dinner in Fes and a medfouna demonstration in Khemliya.
  • Soak in the views from the rooftop of your Feature Stay hotel in the heart of the Fes medina, which offers memorable local hospitality and traditional touches at every turn.
  • Dive into the Moroccan way of life as you travel with an experienced local leader and expert local guides, visit a typical home in Fes and meet the women of the Tawesna social enterprise in Ait Benhaddou.
  • See some iconic sights during visits to the ruins of Volubilis, the incredible Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Benhaddou, the tranquil oasis of Skoura and the bustling cities of Fes and Marrakech.
  • Learn the tricks of the trade during an Exclusive Experience – a hands-on bread making workshop with local women in Imlil – then, enjoy the delicious fresh bread as part of your lunch.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, the High Atlas Foundation. Donations help manage their sustainable agriculture programs in Morocco's High Atlas Mountain region, which builds plant nurseries and provides skills training for locals.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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

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Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (9 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Casablanca - Welcome Dinner
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque
  • Volubilis - Picnic Lunch
  • Fes - Home-cooked Pastilla Dinner
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Meknes - Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Tea Break
  • Khemliya - Medfouna cooking demonstration
  • Sahara Desert - Camel ride
  • Sahara Desert - Amazigh dinner with Gnaoua music
  • Khemliya - Village walking tour
  • Todra Gorge - Home-cooked Lunch
  • Todra Gorge - Hike
  • Skoura - Kasbah Amridil
  • Skoura - Palm grove walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Lunch at Tawesna
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Taman’Art Space Studio Visit
  • Imlil - Valley walk
  • Imlil - Home-cooked Picnic Lunch
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia
  • Marrakech - Fresh orange juice tasting
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
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2090
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640

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Important notes

1. 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.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. Optional transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca
If you are flying into Marrakech we can provide an optional transfer to the starting point city of Casablanca. This transfer is on request and prepaid. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 113 reviews submitted.
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Stewart · Traveled April 2024
This trip led by Ahmed delivered in every way our transport was excellent our accommodation reflected the the country … the food was unique and again reflected the local customs … and the tour experiences immersed us in the local areas and allowed us to experience very unique activities … 70 and enjoyed it immensely … made even better with a great guide Ahmed
Review submitted 07 May 2024

Sally · Traveled April 2024
A fabulous trip. Morocco is a fascinating destination and we had a really excellent guide Tariq Hammoudi and a great driver, Abdul who worked so well as a team. In the short time we visited we learned and experienced so much more than we could have on our own.
Review submitted 23 Apr 2024

Margaret · Traveled April 2024
The premium explorer trip to Morocco provides an experience that includes large cities, life in the desert, isolated oasis, small farming communities in the high Atlas Mountains. You return home feeling you understand some of the history of this beautiful country and that you have experienced first hand it’s life and culture.
Review submitted 21 Apr 2024

Andrea · Traveled April 2024
Our trip to Morocco was a unique experience on so many levels. Our group was small and a lot of fun! The hotels and meals were very authentic to Morocco and it helped us understand the culture better. Our guide Hassan was superb!! He was friendly, well informed, proud of his heritage and the history of the country. He pushed us to learn and experience things in ways we wouldn’t have done on our own. We highly recommend!!
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

Stuart · Traveled April 2024
A fabulously varied trip showing the many great attractions of this welcoming and hugely interesting country.
Review submitted 22 Apr 2024
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