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Moroccan Adventure

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Two girls laying on traditional carpets in Morocco

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

    10 places

  • Meals

    9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners

  • Group Size

    Maximum 32 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

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

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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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  • Start location
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Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Marrakech

  2. 1 1 night

    Casablanca

  3. via via

    Rabat

  4. 1 1 night

    Chefchaouen

  5. via via

    Volubilis

  6. 2 2 nights

    Fez

  7. 1 1 night

    Erfoud

  8. 1 1 night

    Merzouga

  9. via via

    Todra Gorge

  10. 1 1 night

    Ouarzazate

  11. 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 El Andalous (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

Hotel Diwan (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

Hotel Madrid (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Hasan ll Mosque in Casablanca

DAY 4 - Chefchaouen to Fes via Volubilis

Chefchaouen

Get your cameras ready: this morning we'll explore the iconic blue city of Chefchaouen on a locally guided tour, discovering the Place Outa Hamam, Kasbah, and the local markets. Then you're free to spend your time strolling the blue streets, checking out colourful handmade goods, taking selfies in front of blue walls or relaxing back at the hotel. This afternoon we'll move on to Fes, but not before a special stop at Volubilis.

Volubilis

The UNESCO-listed Roman settlement of Volubilis is the largest ancient attraction in Morocco, dating back to AD40. We'll get all the insights into this fascinating ancient capital, previously a Berber settlement, on a locally guided tour. Then all history-ed out and with full camera rolls, we'll travel through the Rif mountains to the cultural capital of Fes.

Fez

Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, and its medina is a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights. Tonight an included dinner awaits us, with plenty of time for exploring the secrets of Fes tomorrow.

Stay

Hotel Arena (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

  • Locally guided tour of Volubilis, Morocco's best preserved archaeological site

DAY 5 - Fez

Fez

We promised you the secrets of Fes, and now it's time to discover up all that Fes has to offer! Here in the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, we'll take a locally guided tour through the medina that is home to 400,000 inhabitants, plenty of mosques and palaces, donkeys and bikes as transportation, and a heady mix of aromas, sights and sounds. After exploring the Royal Palace, dye-pits, tanneries, pharmacy, pottery and restaurants, we'll visit a Cooperative of handmade carpets, soaking up the local handicrafts and tips on how to shop medina-style. And if this day couldn't get any better, you have the chance to add some extra Moroccan magic with an optional dinner in the city, with live entertainment from traditional musicians, belly dancers and magicians.

Stay

Hotel Arena (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Royal Palace the Medina and the local markets

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

We will make an early start this morning to drive to Merzouga for our overnight stay in the Sahara Desert.

Merzouga

We'll head into the sweeping Merzouga Desert, travelling across the sands on camels, 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.

Stay

La Caravane Berber Camp (Special Stay)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Camel ride 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

Les Jardin's (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Stop at a Palm Farm and watch date picking and learn about the production of this local industry (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

  • 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!  During your free time why not head over to the captivating Musee Yves Saint Laurent and learn about the legendary French fashion designer and his creative work.  

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 El Andalous (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

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

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Enjoy a cooking class a the Al Amal women’s cooperative in Marrakech, pick your own organic vegetables and learn how to cook a Moroccan meal (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®)

  • 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!

Where You'll Stay

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  • Berber Camp in Merzouga

    La Caravane Berber Camp

    Merzouga, Morocco

    Based in the enchanting village of Hassi Labied Merzouga on the edge of the dunes, Berber Camp is the perfect place to experience the authentic Moroccan Sahara while meeting local people and learning about their customs.

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  • 9 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    8 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Glamping - Luxury Camping

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