Classic Morocco

8 Days | Take an adventure through the bustling medinas, city squares and mountain ranges of Morocco

4.9 out of 5 based on 88 reviews submitted.
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You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort for a great adventure! On this eight-day discovery of Morocco, you’ll explore sacred sites like the Hassan II Mosque, Moulay Idriss and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the cultural heart of Morocco in Fes, then head into the Sahara for a camel ride through the sand dunes during sunset, before spending the night camping under the stars. Hike through the Todra Valley and see how the locals farm their produce, stopping for some epic views in the Atlas Mountains. Explore the silver-screen favourite of Ait Benhaddou and try the most delicious mint tea in the world at Tawesna teahouse. Top it all off with a vibrant day in Marrakech, where you’ll see the famed Djemaa el-Fna square and feast on Moroccan favourites like seared meats, fresh salads and chickpea soup.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Morocco 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
XMKN
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Travel by camel across the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara and spend the night camping under North African stars.
  • Spend some time in one of Morocco’s most picturesque towns, like the 11th-century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, and participate in a painting class with a local artist.
  • Rub shoulders with the locals in Todra Valley, Volubilis and Fes and gain a deeper understanding of sacred sites and the history and culture of Morocco with local and passionate guides.
  • Have lunch at the Amal Association in Marrakech – a non-profit organisation empowering local women through employment on their journey towards financial independence.
  • Prepare for the best mint tea of your life on a visit to the Tawesna teahouse. This experience is more than just a cuppa – it’s about discovering a culture, sharing a true moment and contributing to the economic inclusion of women.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It's all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • 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 2025 to 31 December 2025.

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

Map of Classic Morocco including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Camel

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Desert camp (1 night), Riad (2 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque
  • Moulay Idriss - Leader-led village walk
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Fes - Pastilla dinner
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Fes - Tannery visit
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Sahara Desert - Camel ride
  • Todra Gorge - Palmeraie and farm walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Tawesna Tea Break
  • Ait Benhaddou - Panoramic painting lesson
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Secret Garden in Marrakech Medina
  • Marrakech: Lunch with purpose
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
  • Todra Gorge - Hike - MAD350
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2090
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000

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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 excludes Day 4 (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.
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

4.9 out of 5 based on 88 reviews submitted.
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Cynthia · Traveled June 2024
I think my Morocco trip for 2024 booked through Intrepid was an amazing experience I think our team leader Samir Gave us an experience I will never forwe learned so much about morocgo and experience the beauty of the country in a way I don't think we would have been able to experience had we not had a tour leader.
Review submitted 23 Jun 2024

Melanie · Traveled June 2024
We could not have asked for a better trip leader. Samir went above and beyond in every aspect to ensure we were comfortable, informed and well looked after everywhere we went. Samir shared his extensive knowledge of his country, he answered all our questions, and alleviated any concerns we had along the way. Samir did a fabulous job coordinating our tour around the disruptions of the religious holiday, ensuring we were adequately, fed, watered, and entertained along the way. And ensuring we didn’t miss out on any experiences because of the holiday disruptions. Samir was also very attentive to our individual needs, accommodating the requirements of me being pregnant, assisting other guests with their lost luggage etc. As I sat out of some activities, I got to see some other intrepid tour leaders in action, Samir really is the best of the best. We could not have asked for a better trip leader and it made for an incredible adventure in Morocco.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Richard · Traveled June 2024
This was the first time we'd done a guide led tour as we didn't like the "The herds of tourist on a bus" idea. So we chose a small group tour as weren't familiar with the culture and wanted to see as much as possible. It was absolutely the right decision and will do again
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Sharon · Traveled June 2024
Great tour to visit the desert, see the bustling medias and immerse yourself in Moroccan culture. The drives are very long on a couple of days so be prepared to spend most of 2 days in a van, would have liked a couple of extra nights on these two drives.
Review submitted 21 Jun 2024

Sharon · Traveled June 2024
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024
Classic Morocco
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