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Morocco Encompassed

17 Days | Sparkling coastlines, soaring mountains, ancient cities and the Sahara Desert

4.8 out of 5 based on 89 reviews submitted.
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Sparkling coastlines, soaring mountains, lush valleys and the vast, unforgettable Sahara Desert – this is Morocco. Travel in the footsteps of pirates, sultans and nomadic people, exploring the colonial architecture of Casablanca, the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, the medieval city of Fes and the intricate clay architecture of the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Enjoy warm local hospitality and embark on exotic adventures like riding a camel over Saharan dunes, hiking in the High Atlas Mountains and haggling for treasures in bustling souqs. This exhilarating 17-day journey is the ultimate way to discover Morocco.

Trip overview

Map of Morocco Encompassed including Morocco
Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Explorer
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
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XMSQC
This trip generates 38.4 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience a homestay in Moulay Idriss, widely regarded as Morocco's holiest place, and visit the tomb of Moulay Idriss I, great-grandson of Mohammed.
  • Spend two days relaxing in Essaouira and enjoy a guided walk through the art galleries and wood workshops within this walled seaside city.
  • Scale the High Atlas Mountains and trek through scenic Amazigh villages, then spend the night with a local family in their gite.
  • Travel through the massive sand dunes of the Sahara Desert on a camel, then sleep under the North African stars at a Bedouin camp.
  • Step back in time with a guided tour of Fes’s medina. While many tourists get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the medina, you'll have a local to show you the way.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves plenty of walking and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.
  • 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

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Morocco Encompassed including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

4x4, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Train

Accommodation

Desert camp (1 night), Gite (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (10 nights), Riad (3 nights)

Activities
  • Tangier - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Chefchaouen - Sunset viewpoint
  • Moulay Idriss - Leader-led village walk
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Meknes - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Medresse el Attarine
  • Fes - Tannery visit
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Spiced Sand Coffee
  • Aroumd - High Atlas Mountains guided hike
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Tamegroute - Ancient Library
  • Tamegroute - Underground kasbah guided tour
  • Tamegroute - Medfouna lunch (Amazigh pizza)
  • Sahara Desert - Sunset Camel Ride
  • Taroudant – Argan oil women coop visit
  • Essaouira - Guided walking tour
  • Essaouira – Local fisherman visit
Add on activities
  • Casablanca - Jewish Museum (entrance fee) - MAD50
  • Casablanca - Villa des Arts Gallery & Museum (entrance fee) - Free
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque - MAD130
  • Casablanca - Religious Casablanca Urban Adventure - MAD1850
  • Casablanca - The Medina and Beyond Urban Adventure - MAD700
  • Tangier - Cafe Hafa - MAD60
  • Chefchaouen - Hammam (public baths) - MAD150
  • Chefchaouen - Picnic lunch for hike - MAD70
  • Chefchaouen - Walking Tour with Local Guide - MAD300
  • Chefchaouen - Medina visit with local guide - MAD300
  • Chefchaouen - Kasbah - MAD20
  • Marrakech - Marjorelle Gardens - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia - MAD70
  • Marrakech - A Taste Of Marrakech: Inside the Medina Urban Adventure - MAD605
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640
  • Marrakech - Cascades d'Ouzoud Day Tour - MAD2207
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2050
  • Marrakech - Luxury Spa Hammam & Massage - MAD750
  • Marrakech - Ourika Valley Day Tour - MAD1817
  • Marrakech - Medina, Palaces & Tombs Urban Adventure - MAD630
  • Marrakech - Palais Badi - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Saadian Tombs - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Medersa Ben Youssef - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Museum of Marrakech - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Hamam (public baths) - MAD250
  • Marrakech - Photography Museum - MAD40
  • Ait Benhaddou - Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - MAD100
  • Ait Benhaddou - Henna Tattoo - MAD50
  • Ouarazate - Atlas Movie Studios - MAD80
  • Ouarzazate - Kasbah Taourirt - MAD20
  • Essaouira - Hamam (public baths) - MAD200
  • Essaouira - Berber Massage - MAD350
  • Essaouira - Horse Riding - MAD250
  • Essaouira - Seafood Market Lunch - MAD80
  • Marrakech - Oukaimeden Day Tour - MAD1882
  • Marrakech - Asni & Ouirgane day trip with lunch - MAD1806
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000
  • Marrakech - Palmery Cycling Tour - MAD350
  • Marrakech - Magical Marrakech City Cycling Tour - MAD350

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability, and excludes the following nights: Day 4 (Moulay Idriss), Day 9 (Aroumd) & Day 12 (Sahara Desert).
2. As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change on Day 8.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 89 reviews submitted.
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Kerryn · Traveled August 2023
This in depth trip shows the many different aspects of moroccan life and culture. An unforgettable experience with a fabulous leader!
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Michael · Traveled August 2023
The trip from the north to south of Morocco gave me a great exposure to the country, its people, culture, languages, food, architecture and landscape. A highly enjoyable trip!
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Julianne · Traveled August 2023
This was our first trip with Intrepid and it exceeded our expectations! Every day we saw fabulous sights, ate incredible, authentic food, stayed in amazing accommodations with equally amazing hosts. We were stunned by the beauty and history of Morocco. Each day was a new exciting adventure thanks to our fantastic guide, Mo, and Intrepid.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Samantha · Traveled August 2023
My intrepid tour of Morocco was absolutely fantastic. The itinerary covered everything I could’ve asked for and more. I really got to know every authentic aspect of Moroccan life by drinking mint tea with nomads in the Sahara, by watching artisans at work in the Imperial cities and towns and by camping under the stars in the Sahara desert after a genuine camel ride. For a solo travellers like me Intrepid opened up the world to places I couldn’t have gone to alone.
Review submitted 29 Aug 2023

Melinda · Traveled July 2023
I felt very privileged to visit such an amazing & diverse country & felt welcomed by the people of Morocco.I felt safe at all times & loved the 18 days I've spent in Morocco visiting so many beautiful and interesting places.
Review submitted 12 Aug 2023
Morocco Encompassed
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EUR 1.252 €