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Moroccan Adventure

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The one that gets to grips with Morocco's souks, spices and scenery over 10 intoxicating days

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  • Duration

    10 days

  • Places

    9 places

  • Meals

    9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners

  • Group Size

    Max 24 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Marrakech, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fez, Erfoud, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Rabat, Todra Gorge

Moroccan Adventure

12 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Guided local tour of the Marrakesh and visit the Bahia Palace
  • See Koutoubia Mosque and bustling Jamaa el Fna Square
  • See the Hasan ll Mosque in Casablanca
  • Locally guided city tour of the famous “blue city” Chefchaouen
  • Visit the Ras El Maa Waterfalls
  • See the Royal Palace, the Medina and the local markets
  • Visit the Cooperative of Handmade Carpets
  • 4x4 drive to the heart of the Merzouga Desert and stay overnight in a tented village. Enjoy sunset over the Sahara and finish off the evening with a traditional Berber Feast with music
  • Stop at a Palm Farm and watch date picking and learn about the production of this local industry
  • Tea Ceremony with a Berber nomad family
  • Stop at a local olive oil cooperative to learn about different techniques & support local families
  • Enjoy a cooking class a the Al Amal women’s cooperative in Marrakech where you will pick your own organic vegetables and learn how to cook a Moroccan meal (Contiki Cares)

3 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Dine with locals in their homes and share a traditional meal and learn about Moroccan life (Contiki Cares)
  • Sandboarding, Buggy Car Riding, or Quad Bikes
  • Enjoy the final evening together at a restaurant in the heart of the Jamma Lfna Square for a meal and belly dancing show

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 9 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    6 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Special Stay - Riad, 1 night in Glamping - Luxury Camping

About this trip

The earthy scent of saffron, the kaleidoscope of coloured carpets, mountains, mosques, mayhem - this is Morocco. Let us guide you through the chaos of the medinas, bustling squares and sprawling palaces, getting you under the skin in ways you just couldn't manage alone. From the magical mayhem of Marrakesh through to iconic Casablanca and Rabat, we'll then head into the desert to stay with some Berber people and enjoy dinner in the royal tent.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Marrakech

  2. 1 1 night

    Casablanca

  3. via via

    Rabat

  4. 1 1 night

    Chefchaouen

  5. 2 2 nights

    Fez

  6. 1 1 night

    Erfoud

  7. 1 1 night

    Merzouga

  8. via via

    Todra Gorge

  9. 1 1 night

    Ouarzazate

  10. 1 1 night

    Marrakech

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DAY 1 - Arrive Marrakech

Marrakech

It's time to let our senses guide us as we arrive in the colourful city of Marrakesh. We'll meet and greet our travel crew before spending the evening enjoying North African aromas and spices ahead of a full day exploring tomorrow.

Stay

Hotel Almas (or similar)

DAY 2 - Marrakech to Casablanca

Marrakech

Known as Africa's 'capital of culture', this place won't disappoint. Today we'll get to explore the sights and sounds of Marrakech on a sightseeing tour and discover what this city is all about. You'll be sure to discover the likes of Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Saadians Tomb, and Jamaa El Fna before heading north up to the coast.

Casablanca

Welcome the Casablanca, the iconic city of Hollywood legend.

Stay

Prince de Paris (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Guided local tour of the Marrakesh and visit the Bahia Palace

  • See Koutoubia Mosque and bustling Jamaa el Fna Square

DAY 3 - Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat

Casablanca

Today we'll get to explore this elegant city, admiring the Moorish buildings including the opulent Hassan II mosque. We'll also wander the cornice and soak up all of those coastal views.

Rabat

More astounding architectural sights are in store in Rabat, as we visit the Mohammed V Mausoleum, tour Hassan and see the gilded royal palace. Then it's onto Chefchaouen...

Chefchaouen

Stay

Parador Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Hasan ll Mosque in Casablanca

DAY 4 - Chefchaouen to Fez

Chefchaouen

Cameras at the ready: today we'll explore Chefchaouen's most iconic insta spot - the 'Blue City' - whilst also uncovering the likes of Place Outa Hamam, Kasbah, and the local markets. Once we've taken all the snaps we can, we'll travel through the Rif mountains to the cultural capital of Fes where dinner and an authentic Moroccan riad awaits. 

Fez

Stay

Riad Mounana (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Locally guided city tour of the famous “blue city” Chefchaouen

  • Visit the Ras El Maa Waterfalls

DAY 5 - Fez

Fez

It's time to soak up all that Fes has to offer! Today you'll see the sights whilst also learning and thing or two about the art of making carpets, handicrafts and how to shop medina style. And if this day couldn't get any better, you have the chance to add some Contiki Cares magic to your trip with an optional dinner with some locals and tucking into an authentic Moroccan feast.

Stay

Riad Mounana (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Royal Palace the Medina and the local markets

  • Visit the Cooperative of handmade carpets

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Dine with locals in their homes and share a traditional meal and learn about Moroccan life (Contiki Cares)

DAY 6 - Fez to Erfoud

Fez

Today we drive into the High Atlas Mountains, North Africa's highest mountain range as we make our way over to Erfoud. Expect to see some staggering peaks and breath-taking views, whilst making some pit stops in the gorgeous towns of Ifrane and Midelet, sitting between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountains.

Erfoud

All before making base in Erfoud, an oasis town situated in the mist of the Sahara Desert.

Stay

Kasbah Tizimi Hotel (or similar)

DAY 7 - Erfoud to Merzouga

Erfoud

Buckle up because today we're in for one hell of an adventure. Taking our 4x4s into the sweeping Merzouga Desert, we'll be greeted by our Berber hosts with traditional drumming, chants and dancing.
Then it's time to decide what adrenaline filled adventures take our fancy. Will we hit the golden sands on a sandboard, buggy car or quad bikes? Or maybe watching the sunset into the desert is more appealing? Then we'll be treated to a traditional Berber feast inside the royal tent, learning that amazing hospitality is at the heart of their culture, before settling in for the night in our luxury tents.

Merzouga

Stay

Belle Etoile Desert Camp

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • 4x4 drive to the heart of the Merzouga Desert and stay overnight in a tented village. Enjoy sunset over the Sahara and finish off the evening with a traditional Berber Feast with music

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Sandboarding, Buggy Car Riding, or Quad Bikes

DAY 8 - Merzouga to Ouarzazate via Todra Gorge

Merzouga

We're back on the road, and today it's time to unleash your inner Gladiator.

Todra Gorge

After driving the the iconic 1000 kasbahs we'll get to enjoy lunch in the beautiful oasis of Tinghir. Then we'll make our final stop at Todra Gorge where you can have some free time of choose to hike up the gorge. 

Ouarzazate

Once you're full and ready to go we will explore Ouarzazate - an iconic city you'll recognise from films including Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator. In the afternoon we'll pit stop at a palm tree farm where you'll get to witness date picking and learn about the production and also enjoy a spot of afternoon tea, Berber style.

Stay

Karam Palace Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Stop at a Palm Farm and watch date picking and learn about the production of this local industry

  • Tea Ceremony with a Berber nomad family

DAY 9 - Ouarzazate to Marrakech

Ouarzazate

It's the final full day and time to head back to Marrakesh. But first we'll enjoy some traditional treats, including stopping at a local traditional olive oil brewery cooperative to learn the different techniques and traditional ways of producing this fragrant delicacy - which helps to support the ladies of the cooperative and their families. We'll also enjoy a cooking class at Ladies Cooperative Al Amal where guests will have the opportunity to pick bio vegetables and learn Moroccan cooking methods - yummy!

Marrakech

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened - and we're not done yet. If you want to end the final evening on a high, we'll have the option to dine in Jamaa Lfna Square, while local belly dancers offer the entertainment. It's the perfect cultural feast to say goodbye.

Stay

Hotel Almas (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Stop at a local olive oil cooperative to learn about different techniques & support local families

  • Enjoy a cooking class a the Al Amal women’s cooperative in Marrakech where you will pick your own organic vegetables and learn how to cook a Moroccan meal (Contiki Cares)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy the final evening together at a restaurant in the heart of the Jamma Lfna Square for a meal and belly dancing show

DAY 10 - Depart Marrakech

Marrakech

You've seen the sights, tasted the culinary delights and stocked up on all the Moroccan souvenirs - It's been emotional! But all good things must come to an end. It's time for all the hugs and most likely a few tears as we bid a farewell and start planning the reunion!

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