Premium Morocco Highlights with Essaouira

11 Days | Fall in love with the flavours of Morocco, from Casablanca to Marrakech

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Take in the rich history and diverse culture of Morocco on an 11-day journey through this North African gem. Marvel at the Mosque of Hassan II in French-infused Casablanca, discover the charming streets of the Medina in magical Meknes, uncover ancient history at the Roman ruins of Volubilis, wander through the labyrinth of twisting alleyways in Fes el Bali, relax in the lakeside settlement of Bine el Ouidane and, as the sun goes down, watch Djemaa el-Fna come to life with markets and magicians in Marrakech and relax in the European-tinged Essaouira. Indulge your senses on a mesmerising adventure bursting with vibrant colours, spiced aromas and warm hospitality.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Morocco Highlights With Essaouira 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
XMPSC
This trip generates 55.26 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.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Marvel at the Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca, dive into the heart of Fes’s medina, witness the evening transformation of Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech and unwind in the laidback seaside city of Essaouira.
  • Get to the heart of the real Morocco as you travel with an experienced local leader, swap stories with the locals in Fes and visit a family in the Atlas Mountains.
  • Taste the best of Morocco’s cuisine as you enjoy a meal at one of Casablanca’s best restaurants, eat pastillas with a local family (Exclusive Experience), make mint tea in the Atlas Mountains and take part in a tasting tour in Marrakech.
  • Uncover the most impressive Roman ruins in Morocco during an Exclusive Experience at the World Heritage site of Volubilis, where you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch made with locally sourced ingredients.
  • Experience incredible beauty, world-class hospitality and panoramic views during your Feature Stay at Widiane Resort, a tranquil oasis surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.

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

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2025.

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

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Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (8 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 Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Casablanca - Welcome Dinner
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque
  • Meknes - Medina walking tour
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Volubilis - Picnic Lunch
  • Fes - Home-cooked Pastilla Dinner
  • Fes - Funduk Nejjarine
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Fes - Tea Break
  • Khenifra - Home-cooked lunch
  • Khenifra - Tea-making demonstration
  • Bine el Ouidane – Boat Trip with Picnic Lunch
  • Ouzoud - Ouzoud Falls
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia
  • Marrakech - Djemaa El Fna tasting walk
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Essaouira - Seafood Market Lunch
  • Essaouira - Leader-led orientation walk
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
  • Essaouira - Horse Riding - MAD250
  • Essaouira - Hamam (public baths) - MAD200
  • Essaouira - Berber Massage - MAD350
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000
  • Marrakech - Imlil & Aroumd day trip - MAD1817
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2050
  • 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. 

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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JEREMY · Traveled December 2022
Exceptionally well lead, organised and delivered tour. A wonderful first trip yo Morocco for me and my daughter and an outstanding second trip for my wife. Our Team Leader made sure that we had a good time every time - with just the right balance of "experiences" and guided tours by excellent local guides, and free time for ourselves. Good food everywhere especially when dining with local families and in smaller restaurants. Overall, a 5-Star experience.
Review submitted 29 Dec 2022

Gerald · Traveled October 2022
The Morocco trip was my third Intrepid trip. The others were Nepal and Patagonia. All three were OUTSTANDING!!! Superb guided and excellent planning. I will be back.
Review submitted 07 Nov 2022

Rebekah · Traveled October 2022
Absolutely excellent trip. Our tour guide, Abdellah, was fantastic - knowledgeable, approachable, and organized. This was my first time in Morocco, and this tour incorporated a bit of everything and I cannot recommend it enough.
Review submitted 24 Oct 2022

Dylan · Traveled June 2022
The premium Moroccan tour of 11 days I went on was amazing!! We visited so many cities and towns with wonderful local guides and had the most lovely food. Our tour leader Khaled was exceptional and all the local guides were insanely knowledgeable. It was so amazing to see so many different sides of the country from the sea, mountains to the old towns (medinas). What a joy this trip was:)!!!
Review submitted 24 Jun 2022
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