Travel to medinas, mountains, deserts and palmeries
Meet a new travel crew on a solo traveller-only adventure through Morocco, visiting the hotspots from Casablanca to Marrakech. Travel from the Atlas Mountains to the endless sands of the Sahara, the medieval old town of Fes to the spice markets of Marrakech and out to the Atlantic coast at Essaouira. Admire the colourful mix between old and new, learn about ancient fallen cities and cross paths with nomadic Berber communities. You’ll travel and stay the local way, and with a leader to get you straight into the action, discover the many mysteries hidden within these majestic lands.
Under the eye of a local guide during a walking tour, feel like you've travelled back to the Middle Ages in the labyrinthine medina of Fes.
Trek through scenic countryside and traditional villages in the Atlas Mountains and stay in a traditional Berber homestay to better understand the customs of this nomadic community.
What could be more ‘Morocco’ than a Sahara camping experience? A camel trek through the dramatic red dunes at sunset as well, of course.
Kick back in the coastal town of Essaouira, perhaps enjoying a fresh seafood barbecue on the waterfront and strolling the charming seaside laneways.
Take a guided tour through Marrakech's lively medina and join the nightly carnival of fortune-tellers, dancers and medicine men at Djemaa el-Fna in the heart of the city.
This trip is for solo travellers only, made for those who wish to explore with other solo travellers.
When travelling in Morocco, temperatures can get extremely hot. Have a think about what time of year suits you best to travel.
This trip has departures that run during Ramadan. During this time, some restaurants and shops are closed, but you'll get unique insight into local customs. See Important Notes for more details.
Accommodation on this trip includes a Sahara camp, traditional mountain gite, guesthouse and hotel, some with basic facilities.
For more details on specific logistical information for this trip, see the Important Notes and Essential Trip Information sections located below the trip itinerary.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Best of Morocco – For Solo Travellers trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
A single supplement is available on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. The price of the single supplement does not include Days 6 & 10, where a single room does not form part of the package. In this case, you will be matched up with another traveller of the same gender. If a single room becomes available for these nights, there may be the option for you to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night. There is a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability, please contact an Intrepid booking agent.
In 2020, Ramadan will take place from 23 April through until 22 May. This is the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world. Many festivals are marked as Islamic Holidays, which may cause some disturbance to your travels around this time. Some regular services may not be available or open during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully.
The receipt of commissions or kickbacks in exchange for recommending particular shops, services or activities is ingrained in the culture of the Moroccan tourism industry. To best control and monitor shopping and activities with an aim for the best experience possible, Intrepid has established a system of carefully selected shopping experiences and activities based on positive feedbacks from our previous travellers. On occasion, these will be as part of included walking tours or outside of included activities in free time. Please note that if you feel that you do not wish to join in on these shopping experiences we assure you there is no obligation and if you indicate your desire to not partake your group leader will help to facilitate a suitable alternative during this time.
Intrepid have set up a centralised system of receiving payments from these recommended suppliers, and funds are then distributed towards local Responsible Travel projects (such as 'say no to plastic' cotton bags for our travellers and drinking water refilling stations), traveller information packs, and leader bonuses. Further details of these arrangements can be provided by your group leader on request.
While Intrepid endeavours to ensure that these suppliers and services maintain reasonable levels of quality, please note recommended suppliers are chosen based on past travellers’ feedback and experiences and Intrepid cannot explicitly guarantee the quality of the product. A priority in establishing this fund is that the experience of you our traveller is not compromised in any way. Please let us know via the feedback after your trip if we are successfully meeting this objective.
Due to environmental concerns and to improve safety and consistent quality of desert camp experiences, in early 2019 the Moroccan government restricted overnight camping inside the Erg Chebbi dunes. This means that groups on this trip are no longer able to camp overnight inside the dunes and the desert experience will now operate at the edge of the desert, close to the local accommodation, otherwise called an auberge. After checking in to your camp, set off for a camel ride into the dunes and loop back to your camp at the edge of a desert. The camp set up is identical with the one used inside the dunes – you will be sleeping in Nomadic tents; local food will be served, and you will have an option to dine outside. You will also be free to climb nearby dunes for a sunset or sunrise the next morning.
While we are disappointed at the timing of the decision and that this has meant changes to our original program, as a responsible tour operator, we support the rationale of reducing the environmental impact of our stay in at the Erg Chebbi dunes and improving safety for all travellers who visit this part of Morocco.
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