Explore Morocco, your way.

Create your own exclusive Intrepid trip to Morocco, with our team of travel experts by your side every step of the way. Whether it's finding the best tagine, how to haggle with carpet merchants in bazaars, the best way to ride a camel in the Sahara, or sharing tea with Berber tribesmen after hearing goats in the High Atlas Mountains, our immersive trips enable you to explore authentic local culture in a sustainable, experience-rich way. From when you travel, to who with, this is Morocco your way. 

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Tailor-Made Morocco highlights

Marrakech

Discover the flavours of Morocco on a guided tour of hidden local food shops, the souqs, and stalls offering olives, dried fruits, seeds, pastries, and other Moroccan specialities.

Ait Benhaddou

Explore the winding streets of the Old Town of one of Morocco's most iconic sites, then share tea with local Berber women at a riverside teahouse.

The Sahara

Climb aboard a camel for a memorable ride through the dunes, then jump in a 4WD vehicle to traverse the massive Erg Chigaga dunes.

High Atlas Mountains

Learn more about local life in the High Atlas as you finish a hike with lunch shared with a local Imazighen family (Berber people).

Tailor-Made Morocco feature stays

Riyad Anya

Riad Caravane

Kasbah Sirocco

Aladin Camp

Riad Hida

La Roseraie

Tailor-Made Morocco itinerary inspiration

12 Days: Marrakech to Marrakech

This trip gives you a starting point for what your Tailor-Made trip to Morocco could look like. Treat it as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Welcome to Marrakech! On arrival, you are met at the airport where you will be transferred to your comfortable riad in the heart of the city. You will have some time to freshen up before your local guide will meet you at your accommodation to welcome you to Morocco over a complimentary mint tea. Now is the time to ask any questions or ask for any local recommendations, before your guide briefs you on the days ahead. Later, experience your first taste of Marrakech with your guide. Discover the hidden local food shops, the souqs, and stalls offering olives, dried fruits, seeds, pastries, and other Moroccan specialities. Visit a local spice market and hear how spices are used in Moroccan dishes, before enjoying dinner in one of the many great restaurants lining the square.

Accommodation: Riad Anya Hotel

Meals included: Dinner

Inclusions

  • Arrival transfer
  • Welcome & fresh mint tea
  • Guided foodie tour of Marrakech including dinner

Optional Activities

  • Marrakech - Marjorelle Gardens - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Palais Badi - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Saadian Tombs - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Museum of Marrakech - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Photography Museum - MAD40

This morning, journey along mountain roads and over Morocco's highest pass, Tizi n'Tichka (2,260 metres), to Ait Benhaddou on the edges of the Sahara (approximately 6 hours). Perched on a hilltop and almost unchanged since the 11th century, Ait Benhaddou is one of Morocco's most iconic sites. It was once an important stop for caravans passing through as they carried salt across the Sahara, returning with gold, ivory, and slaves. The town has a long list of film and TV credits, including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones, and Gladiator. Enjoy a leader-led walk through the winding streets of the Old Town, making your way to the top of the hill, from where you can enjoy the views across the surrounding plains. Afterwards, visit Tawesna – a local teahouse on the river – for afternoon tea. This community-run establishment provides women with a small income to support themselves and their children. These women use natural ingredients sourced from local cooperatives to prepare tea and pastries, taking great pride in sharing their stories and giving you an authentic Berber experience.

Accommodation: Riad Caravane

Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions

  • Ait Benhaddou - Guided visit of Kasbah
  • Tea time in Tawesna association

Optional Activities

  • Ait Benhaddou - Cooking demonstration and dinner - MAD100
  • Henna tattooing - MAD50

This morning you'll journey south towards the Sahara, stopping in the regularly used film location of Ouarzazate along the way (approximately 5 hours in total). Continue to travel through the lush Draa Valley to Zagora, a small oasis town on the Sahara fringe that is perfect for an overnight stop. On arrival, take a stroll through the palm groves, explore the ksars and wander around the surrounding countryside.

Accommodation: Kasbah Sirocco

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities

  • Atlas Movie Studios - MAD50
  • Kasbah Taourirt - MAD20

Drive along the rugged and desolate Jbel Tadrart ranges, through seas of sand and past the occasional desert oasis of date palms to the township of Tamegroute. On arrival, visit an intriguing library filled with ancient scripts of science, literature, the Koran, and stories of the prophet Mohammed (subject to unregulated opening times). Afterwards, join a local guide to uncover the underground Kasbah. Then carry on driving to the frontier town of M'Hamid (approximately 1 hour). From here, take a short camel ride through the dunes, then jump into 4WD vehicles and drive to the massive Erg Chigaga dunes. Arrive in the late afternoon, then enjoy a night under the stars at your desert camp.

Accommodation: Aladdin Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

Inclusions

  • Tamegroute - ancient library
  • Sahara - camel ride
  • Sahara - 4WD to Erg Chigaga dunes
  • Tamegroute - underground kasbah guided tour

Travel to the market town of Oulad Berhil by private vehicle. The journey should take around 8 hours in total, including several stops. This drive goes through desert scenery and along a route that's a reserve for the indigenous argan trees. If you're lucky, you might come across the famous image of goats climbing these trees in search of nuts. Arrive at your accommodation by the early evening and relax after a long day of travel.

Accommodation: Riad Hida

Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning, take to the souqs of Taroudant and haggle with local traders for silver jewellery or colourful Moroccan ceramics and mosaics. Afterwards, travel for Essaouira (approximately 2.5 hours), a city where the medina brushes up against the Atlantic Ocean and where you will spend the next two nights. The next three days are based here in Essaouira, whose narrow streets are ideal for casual exploration. Their size discourages cars and on a walk through the town it feels as though little has changed since the days of sea pirates. Sandstone walkways contrast with whitewashed houses, bright blue sky and the sand of the surrounding beaches and dunes. It’s one of North Africa's most attractive places, and you will soon find yourself slipping into the easy-going rhythm of this Moroccan town with a European seaside twist. The fishing port is a serious commercial operation and there’s much fun to be had watching the daily catch and the following auction. Elsewhere, there are numerous shops and several fine art galleries to distract a traveller, along with a wide variety of restaurants. There are a number of activities to fill your time here, from horse riding on the beach to a luxuriating massage and hammam in a spa.

Accommodation: Hotel Le Medina Essaouira

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities

  • Essaouira - horse riding - MAD250
  • Essaouira - seafood market lunch - MAD80
  • Essaouira - hammam (public baths) - MAD200
  • Essaouira - Berber massage - MAD350

After breakfast travel to the serene foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and Ouirgane, a place of peace and calm. Settle into your own oasis for the next few nights. Your retreat is a locally owned, traditional Amazigh (Berber) guest house, built in the time-honoured style and full of character and the small touches that make all the difference. This truly is a home from home, and the bar, reading room, rose bush-surrounded swimming pool, and backdrop of olive trees and mountains will make it hard to even leave to explore. There will be a traditional, delicious dinner at the guesthouse tonight, when the smells of lamb tagine, homemade bread and oranges with cinnamon fill the air.

Accommodation: Domaine de la Roseraie

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

Get your energy up at breakfast this morning reading for a half-day hike in the beautiful landscape of the High Atlas Mountains (approximately 3 hours). Explore the surrounds that feel beyond the reach of the modern world. The red earth hills and valleys are dotted with green pines and terraced farmland of almonds, cherry and apple trees. You’ll navigate boulders, crags and running streams, and pass through traditional Amazigh villages, waving to villagers as they go about their daily lives. Learn more about local life here as you finish your hike with lunch shared with a local Imazighen family (Berber people). Rest your legs back at the guesthouse with an afternoon to relax and soak up the atmosphere and the view of lake and mountains before another delectable dinner.

Accommodation: Domaine de la Roseraie

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Inclusions

  • High Atlas Mountains - guided hike
  • Ouirgane - lunch with local family

Optional Activities

  • Ouirgane - Women's Association visit & carpet making demonstration - MAD50
  • Ouirgane - Domaine la Roseraie massage (30 minutes) - MAD350

Today travel back to Marrakech, on arrival the rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to make the most of your final chance to explore the bustling city and all its hidden secrets.

Accommodation: Riad Anya Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities

  • Marrakech - luxury spa hammam & massage - MAD750
  • Marrakech - home-cooked dinner Urban Adventure - MAD605

Your Tailor-Made adventure through Morocco comes to an end after breakfast.

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activities

  • Marrakech - hot air ballooning - MAD2050
  • Marrakech - tajine cookery class Urban Adventure - MAD640

 2021 prices from:
 2022 prices from:
 £ 2,091
 £ 2,247
 € 2,340
 € 2,569
 AU$ 3,950
 AU$ 3,931
 US$ 2,913
 US$ 3,417
 CA$ 3,572
 CA$ 3,948
 NZ$ 4,267
 NZ$ 4,308
 
These costs, as well as our inspirational itinerary, are subject to change and availability, and surcharges may apply over peak travel seasons. Your consultant will be able to give you more information. Price listed is per person twin share, and does not include international flights.

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