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Morocco Uncovered

13 Days | Uncover the heart of Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech

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Morocco is an intoxicating fusion of cultures, with a history as diverse and varied as the colours woven into each carpet sold on the street. Uncover the essence of this enticing country on a two-week adventure through ancient cities, medieval bazaars and high mountain villages. Admire the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, go behind the scenes of a film makers heaven in Ait Benhaddou, discover the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert and stroll through the blue streets of Chefchaouen. Journey into Morocco’s heart through its food, religion, language and culture to better understand this exciting nation and passionate people.

Trip overview

Map of Morocco Uncovered 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
XMKC
This trip generates 42.85 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
  • Travel by camel across the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert and spend the night camping under North African stars.
  • Spend time in two of Morocco’s most picturesque towns – the 11th century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and Chefchaouen with its striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways.
  • Tuck into a memorable dinner in Fes and dine on one of the city’s signature dishes, the salty and sweet pastilla, one of the best pies you’ve ever tasted!
  • Join expert local guides to explore medinas, Roman ruins and rural areas and gain a deeper understanding of significant sites in Rabat, Volubilis, Fes, M’Goun and Marrakech.
  • Visit the Tawesna teahouse, a community-run establishment that provides local women with an income to support themselves and their families.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Education for All. Donations help them support 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?
  • Our Sahara Desert Camp is on the edge of the desert. In 2019 the Moroccan government put measures in place to improve the safety, quality and impact of desert camps, which means that camping inside the Erg Chebbi dunes is no longer possible.
  • Several days include a great deal of time spent on your feet, particularly Day 5 (Fes) and Day 9 (M’Goun Valley). A moderate level of fitness and comfortable walking shoes will ensure you get the most out of your trip.
  • 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

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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

Map of Morocco Uncovered including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Taxi, Camel

Accommodation

Desert camp (1 night), Gite (2 nights), Riad (3 nights), Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque
  • Rabat - Kasbah des Oudaias
  • Rabat - Hassan Tower
  • Rabat - Mausoleum Mohammed V
  • Rabat - Mausoleum Hassan II
  • Meknes - Medina walking tour
  • Chefchaouen - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Volubilis - Entrance and Guided Tour
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Tannery visit
  • Midelt - Hike
  • Sahara Desert - Camel ride
  • Todra Gorge - Leader-led walk
  • M'goun Valley - Guided Half Day Hike
  • Skoura - Kasbah and Oasis visit
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Tawesna Tea Break
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia
  • Marrakech - Fresh Orange Juice
Add on activities
  • Casablanca - Villa des Arts Gallery & Museum (entrance fee) - Free
  • Casablanca - Jewish Museum (entrance fee) - MAD50
  • Marrakech - Marjorelle Gardens - MAD150
  • Marrakech - Palais Badi - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Saadian Tombs - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Medersa Ben Youssef - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Museum of Marrakech - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2050
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640

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Important notes

2023 ITINERARY CHANGES
There are itinerary changes for this trip effective until further notice to avoid earthquake-affected areas:
Day 12 - Alternative Marrakech medina walking tour

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 7 (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

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 787 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Matt · Traveled November 2023
Our intrepid trip to Morocco was our first group trip. We were apprehensive at first but our tour leader El Houssine quickly made us all feel at ease! We saw parts of Morocco that we would never have found on our own and El Houssine was extremely knowledgable with great humour and was very well organised.
Review submitted 13 Nov 2023

Lydia · Traveled November 2023
Trip of a lifetime. Morocco is Magical, Memorable & sometimes slightly Mad! But all of it was expertly navigated by our trip leader Elhoussine & our driver Omar. Morocco uncovered shows you the real Morocco all you have to do is let yourself go with the moment.
Review submitted 13 Nov 2023

Kerstin · Traveled November 2023
Fantastic trip. Our guide Elhoussine was brilliant. We have seen and done so much I'm glad I have photos to remind me of the experience. Would definitely recommend.
Review submitted 13 Nov 2023

Richard · Traveled October 2023
If you really want to experience Morocco properly, I can't recommend the Morocco Uncovered trip highly enough. You'll see things you couldn't imagine, do things you could only dream about, and share experiences with like minded travellers that will stay with you forever. On some trips you might 'see' Morocco, but on this trip I 'felt' Morocco. But most of all - you'll have fun. I'll remember this trip for a long time to come.
Review submitted 06 Nov 2023

Benjamin · Traveled October 2023
The experiences, and the knowledge gained from this trip, were fantastic. Mohamed our tour leader was full of knowledge and really looked out for each group member. If you are GF and have concerns with this trip then don't! Mohamed ensured my dietry requirements well very well catered for with fantastic alternatives where needed.
Review submitted 08 Nov 2023
Morocco Uncovered
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