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Morocco Uncovered

13 Days | Uncover the heart of Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech

4.9 out of 5 based on 836 reviews submitted.
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Morocco is an intoxicating fusion of cultures, with a history as diverse and varied as the colours woven into each carpet sold on the street. Uncover the essence of this enticing country on a two-week adventure through ancient cities, medieval bazaars and high mountain villages. Admire the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, go behind the scenes of a film makers heaven in Ait Benhaddou, discover the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert and stroll through the blue streets of Chefchaouen. Journey into Morocco’s heart through its food, religion, language and culture to better understand this exciting nation and passionate people.

Trip overview

Map of Morocco Uncovered 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
XMKC
This trip generates 43 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Travel by camel across the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert and spend the night camping under North African stars.
  • Spend time in two of Morocco’s most picturesque towns – the 11th century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and Chefchaouen with its striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways.
  • Tuck into a memorable dinner in Fes and dine on one of the city’s signature dishes, the salty and sweet pastilla, one of the best pies you’ve ever tasted!
  • Join expert local guides to explore medinas, Roman ruins and rural areas and gain a deeper understanding of significant sites in Rabat, Volubilis, Fes, M’Goun and Marrakech.
  • Take part in the traditional Berber activity of henna tattooing, where a naquasha will adorn your hands and feet with beautiful designs, supporting local women, their families and community with an income.
  • 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?
  • Our Sahara Desert Camp is on the edge of the desert. In 2019 the Moroccan government put measures in place to improve the safety, quality and impact of desert camps, which means that camping inside the Erg Chebbi dunes is no longer possible.
  • Several days include a great deal of time spent on your feet, particularly Day 5 (Fes) and Day 9 (M’Goun Valley). A moderate level of fitness and comfortable walking shoes will ensure you get the most out of your trip.
  • 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

Map of Morocco Uncovered including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Taxi, Camel

Accommodation

Desert camp (1 night), Gite (2 nights), Riad (3 nights), Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque
  • Rabat - Kasbah des Oudaias
  • Rabat - Hassan Tower
  • Rabat - Mausoleum Mohammed V
  • Rabat - Mausoleum Hassan II
  • Meknes - Medina walking tour
  • Chefchaouen - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Volubilis - Entrance and Guided Tour
  • Fes - Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Fes - Medersa El Attarine
  • Midelt - Hike
  • Sahara Desert - Camel ride
  • Todra Gorge - Leader-led walk
  • M'goun Valley - Guided Half Day Hike
  • M'goun Valley - Henna activity
  • Skoura - Kasbah and Oasis visit
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Tawesna Tea Break
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia
  • Marrakech - Fresh Orange Juice
Add on activities
  • Casablanca - Villa des Arts Gallery & Museum (entrance fee) - Free
  • Casablanca - Jewish Museum (entrance fee) - MAD50
  • Marrakech - Marjorelle Gardens - MAD150
  • Marrakech - Palais Badi - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Saadian Tombs - MAD70
  • Marrakech - Medersa Ben Youssef - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Museum of Marrakech - MAD40
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2050
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640

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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 7 (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.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 836 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Betty · Traveled January 2024
Morocco, a country of surprises whether it be in the markets, the mountains or in learning about thie diverse and welcoming culture.
Review submitted 09 Feb 2024

Danielle · Traveled January 2024
This was my first organised tour holiday - Morocco Uncovered 13 days. I can’t fault Intrepid - the itinerary was full but not overwhelming, and we experienced a range of Morocco’s culture from the cities to regional villages. The home experiences with families was the highlight. Hussan (our tour leader) Mustafa (our driver) and all the local leaders were first-class. Our group’s Spotify playlist with a mix of Moroccan and other music will bring many memories home.
Review submitted 09 Feb 2024

Pippa · Traveled January 2024
Morocco is an incredible country, so warm and welcoming. Uur guide Hassan was amazing he was always there to impart his knowledge and made sure we were all looked after. Our accomodation was awesome from our stay with a local family, camping in the Sharah and all the amazing Riad's, it all exceeded mhy expectations.
Review submitted 08 Feb 2024

Jennifer · Traveled January 2024
Intrepid tours are the best! Immerse yourself in the culture with knowledgeable local guides respecting the people and landscapes. Will definitely travel with Intrepid again.
Review submitted 08 Feb 2024

Hella · Traveled January 2024
This was my first experience in an organised group vacation and I really enjoyed the company and also of meeting new people. But the gem in all of that was the fantastic tour leader we had. Brahim Hanaoui went beyond all my expectations in leading our group with gentleness, great information and organisation. I always felt safe on the tour, not to forget Ibrahim, the great driver we had, and we all were well prepared and prepped by Brahim. I don’t think there is a better tour leader than him. Thank you for making this trip unforgettable!
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024
Morocco Uncovered
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