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15 Days | Discover the secrets of Morocco from city to Sahara

4.9 out of 5 based on 157 reviews submitted.
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Energetic cities give way to wild deserts and soaring peaks on this 15-day Premium adventure through Morocco. Explore the blue washed streets of Chefchaouen, Meknes’s animated medina, the historical Old Town of Fes and the lively Djemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech. Sip tea with an Amazigh family in the Dades Valley, eat pastilla in the home of a Fes local and spend an unforgettable evening beneath the stars in the Sahara. From varied culture to boundless hospitality, discover a country that defies expectations.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Morocco In Depth 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
XMPE
This trip generates 56.96 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
  • In a remote oasis among the dunes of the Sahara Desert, embrace an escape from the modern world at your Feature Stay camp. Enjoy comfortable beds, en suite bathrooms and authentic décor, plus a traditional feast and live music under a sky full of stars.
  • Food lovers will rejoice at these Exclusive Experiences, including a picnic at the ruins of Volubilis, hands on cooking class in Tahanaout, medfouna demonstration in Khemliya and a homecooked pastilla dinner in Fes.
  • Get to know the Moroccan way of life as you travel with a local leader and expert guides, enjoy tea with an Amazigh family in the Dades Valley and meet the women of the Tawesna social enterprise in Ait Benhaddou.
  • See behind the scenes of Moroccan cuisine during a hands-on cooking class with a celebrated chef – an Exclusive Experience. Harvest fresh ingredients from the on-site organic garden, learn how to transform them into classic aromatic dishes then tuck into your creations.
  • Discover Morocco’s iconic sights during visits to the ruins of Volubilis, the blue city of Chefchaouen, the remarkable Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Benhaddou and the bustling cities of Fes and Marrakech.
  • 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?
  • This trip includes a hike through the scenic Dades Valley on Day 10. The hike will be tailored to each group, but you will need a moderate level of fitness and appropriate footwear and clothing to enjoy it. Please let your leader know if you would like to opt out of this activity.
  • 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 2024.

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

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (13 nights), Feature Stay (1 night)

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
  • Rabat - Kasbah des Oudaias
  • Rabat - Hassan Tower
  • Rabat - Mausoleum Mohammed V
  • Meknes - Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
  • Volubilis - Picnic Lunch
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Meknes - Medina walking tour
  • Chefchaouen - Goat Cheese Tasting
  • Chefchaouen - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Home-cooked Pastilla Dinner
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Fes - Tea Break
  • Sahara Desert - Camel ride
  • Khemliya - Village walking tour
  • Khemliya - Medfouna cooking demonstration
  • Sahara Desert - Amazigh dinner with Gnaoua music
  • Todra Gorge - Hike
  • Dades - Tea-making demonstration
  • Dades - Hike
  • Skoura - Kasbah and Oasis visit
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Lunch at Tawesna
  • Ait Benhaddou - Taman’Art Space Studio Visit
  • Tahnaout - Cooking class
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia
  • Marrakech - Fresh orange juice tasting
Add on activities
  • Casablanca - Villa des Arts Gallery & Museum (entrance fee) - Free
  • Casablanca - Jewish Museum (entrance fee) - MAD50
  • Casablanca - The Medina and Beyond Urban Adventure - MAD700
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000
  • Marrakech - Asni & Ouirgane day trip with lunch - MAD1806
  • 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. 
3. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.
4.For an itinerary that includes an additional stop in Essaouira, please see our 18-day Premium Morocco in Depth with Essaouira (XMPHC) itinerary.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 157 reviews submitted.
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Positron · Traveled August 2023
My daughter and I just returned from the Premium Morocco In Depth tour - it was brilliant! Our tour leader Hasan Amehrek was exceptional and endearing. Too too many highlights, the local family meals, the different co-ops visited, the local guides, the different Roads, Chef Tariq cooking class and many many more... A complete immersion of Moroccan culture covering a vast areas with all the senses engaged. Humbling and healing to the soul. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

David · Traveled August 2023
Excellant trip, the itinerary was exactly what I wanted to see, hotels and riads amazing, the most amazing tour leader and the local cuisine was amazing,.
Review submitted 19 Aug 2023

Brenda · Traveled July 2023
We thoroughly recommend the Premium In Depth Morocco experience. Our leader Ibrahim and driver Ismail made for a very enjoyable experience with our small group of 7. We really enjoyed the more relaxed approach to trip timings and the various experiences will last with us for years.
Review submitted 14 Aug 2023

Philip & Brenda · Traveled July 2023
We thoroughly recommend the Premium In Depth Morocco experience. Our leader Ibrahim and driver Ismail made for a very enjoyable experience with our small group of 7. We really enjoyed the more relaxed approach to trip timings and the various experiences will last with us for years.
Review submitted 14 Aug 2023

Jacqueline McKee · Traveled July 2023
"Premium Morocco In Depth Tour" A trip of Dreams, Sights, knowledge & safe adventure. From beautiful Cities, to the country, to the Sahara Desert - food, sights, sounds for the soul. Who knew one country could offer so much! No day is the same, constantly changing scenery, food & everyday is a new Highlight it just keeps getting better. Friendly people on the way & a fantastic guide, this trip is food for the soul & more, a must if you wish to learn about a different culture & ways of life, a must on your bucket list. Once tasted is not enough - I know I shall be returning for more.
Review submitted 05 Aug 2023
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