Best of Morocco

15 Days | All the best bits of Morocco, from colourful cities and medinas to the mountains and the desert

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If you’re looking for a two-week adventure full of Morocco’s highlights, this trip is for you! From sacred sites and bustling medinas to the expanse of the Sahara, you’ll be hitting all the popular hotspots and stopping for air in some of the country’s best scenery. Wander in the lanes of the blue city Chefchaouen, explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis and find the cultural heart of Morocco in Fes. Drive through everchanging scenery (look out for Barbary apes and nomadic shepherds along the way), ride a camel towards a desert sunset, hike through lush palm groves in Todra Valley, discover popular filming locations in World Heritage-listed Ait Benhaddou, kick back and unwind in seaside Essaouria and top it all off with the street food bazaars and performers in Djemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech.

Trip overview

Map of Best Of Morocco including Morocco
Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XMSC
This trip generates 34 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
  • Trek through the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert on a camel’s back, experiencing an unforgettable sunset – then stay under a blanket of North African stars in a desert camp.
  • Embrace the Atlantic breeze in the coastal town of Tangier and see the vivid blue hues of Chefchaouen over sunset, while you explore the houses and laneways of this surreal city.
  • Stay in a traditional Amazigh homestay high in the Atlas Mountains and enjoy a homecooked meal of Moroccan favourites, learning about the culture and traditions of an Indigenous population who’ve stood the test of time.
  • Kick back in the coastal town of Essaouira and discover the winding laneways at your own pace. Then, meet a local fisherman by the seaside and learn about his life and this traditional practice.
  • Explore the old medina of Marrakech and the labyrinthine medina of bustling Fes with knowledgable local guides, discovering the myriad of sights, smells and sounds along zigzagging lanes. Then, discover the colourful chaos of Djemaa el-Fna Square.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be extremely high in Morocco (over 40°C), which can make things uncomfortable. It’s essential to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water.
  • 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. 
  • There are a couple of long travel days on this trip, particularly the day travelling to the Sahara Desert. Rest stops will be made on the way and you’ll be rewarded with great views on the drive itself.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2025 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

Private Bus, Public bus, Taxi, High Speed Train

Accommodation

Camp site (1 night), Gite homestay (1 night), Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (10 nights)

Activities
  • Chefchaouen - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Chefchaouen - Sunset viewpoint
  • Tangier - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Fes - Tannery visit
  • Sahara Desert - Sunset Camel Ride
  • El Khorbat – Oasis Museum
  • El Khorbat – Kasbah village visit
  • Sahara - Sunrise
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Atlas Mountains - Half-day hike
  • Atlas Mountains – Local lunch with mountain view
  • Essaouira - Guided walking tour
  • Essaouira – Local fisherman visit
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Tasting Trail
Add on activities
  • Casablanca - The Medina and Beyond Urban Adventure - MAD700
  • Casablanca - Jewish Museum (entrance fee) - MAD50
  • Casablanca - Villa des Arts Gallery & Museum (entrance fee) - Free
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque - MAD130
  • Todra Gorge - Half day hike - MAD250
  • Todra Gorge - Lunch in a mudbrick kasbah - MAD100
  • Todra Gorge - Henna Tattooing - MAD50
  • Todra Gorge - Hamam (Public Baths) - MAD100
  • Ouarazate - Atlas Movie Studios - MAD80
  • Ouarzazate - Kasbah Taourirt - MAD20
  • Essaouira - Hamam (public baths) - MAD200
  • Essaouira - Amazigh Massage - MAD400
  • Essaouira - Horse Riding - MAD300
  • Essaouira - Seafood Market Lunch - MAD100
  • Marrakech - Marjorelle Gardens - MAD165
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Palais Badi - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Saadian Tombs - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Medersa Ben Youssef - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Museum of Marrakech - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640
  • Marrakech - Luxury Spa Hammam & Massage - MAD750
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000
  • Marrakech - Magical Marrakech City Cycling Tour - MAD438
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking Barrage Lalla Takerkoust - MAD1650
  • Marrakech - Palmery Cycling Tour - MAD540
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2090
  • Marrakech - Cascades d'Ouzoud Day Tour - MAD2207
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking the Rock Desert & Palmgrove - MAD715
  • Marrakech - Medina, Palaces & Tombs Urban Adventure - MAD650

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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 exclude Day 6 (Desert Camp) and Day 10 (Gite Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. There is a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent to enquire availability.
2. 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

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 542 reviews submitted.
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Vera · Traveled June 2024
One of Intrepid's attraction is guarding the environment while taking travellers around the world; the other is the small group travel and - last but not least is the affordability of cost. I hope you will be able to continue this work and show the world to many-many tourists for many-many years.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Laura · Traveled June 2024
This trip includes a nicely varied itinerary, where you feel like you are exploring the real Morocco, and that also means that you will be led to many, many shops :-) Highlights for me were the Sahara Desert, the hikes in Todra Gorge and the Atlas Mountains, as well as the homestay in the mountains and the Eid festivities. It was my first trip with Intrepid, and the next one is already booked.
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024

Sally · Traveled June 2024
My husband and I very much enjoyed this trip but it is not for the faint hearted! Such an interesting destination, and we feel that we got a really good feel for the real Morocco.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024

Ian · Traveled June 2024
A very enjoyable but challenging trip giving a perfect insight into the delights of Morocco. Far more than I expected and I would highly recommend it - but the itinerary is full on and requires a good level of fitness.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024

Chie · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024
Best of Morocco
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