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

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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

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Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Morocco
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XMPE
This trip generates 57 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

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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 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.For an itinerary that includes an additional stop in Essaouira, please see our 18-day Premium Morocco in Depth with Essaouira (XMPHC) itinerary.
4.The following departures will stay in the Ourika Valley on Day 12, instead of in Ouirgane. Like Ouirgane, the unspoiled Ourika Valley is nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and offers impressive landscapes and great hiking opportunities. These groups will stay at the Aurocher Ourika Lodge, with it’s organic vegetable garden, orchard, and panoramic mountain views. The cooking class on Day 13 will take place here instead of Tahanaout.

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Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 261 reviews submitted.
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Lynn · Traveled January 2024
Morocco was a surprise, with different geography around every corner. I took hundred of pictures. So in awe of the amazingly intricate architecture of the past and loved that they are teaching young people these ancient crafts to continue their traditions. Did you know they had huge number of fossils in the desert? Advanced techniques to move water hundreds of years ago? Come to Morocco and be surprised!
Review submitted 10 Feb 2024

Maria · Traveled January 2024
Lots of Moroccan highlights in this trip. Well organised with a good balance of activities and down time. Exceptional tour leader (Mekki) provided unique insights into Moroccan culture, history and landmarks. Highly recommend.
Review submitted 12 Feb 2024

Carolyn · Traveled January 2024
This was one amazing trip and I can only praise Houssin highly. His social skills and knowledge of his country and urs history are exceptional. For me the highlights were Chefchaouen and Essaouira. The group was cohesive and all experiences were appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class and especially the visit to Houssin’s family. I love walks so enjoyed all the walks included on the tour.
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

Brenton · Traveled January 2024
The world really is a tiny village of one people; perhaps we do not readily recognize it-- but when a dedicated tour guide/leader is patient and knowledgeable, as ours was, it becomes obvious: we are blessed to share a beautiful little jewel ---together. Our commonalities far out strip our minor differences. Thank you for opening my eyes, Said.
Review submitted 29 Jan 2024

Suzanna · Traveled January 2024
My first ever group trip from start to finish exceeded all expectation. Our leader Said was amazing , he shared his extensive knowledge with grace , humour and passion . I finished the trip bringing a little Morocco home with me .
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024
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