WHY IT'S DIFFERENT?
An epic journey through Morocco's mesmerizing higlights, from Marrakech to Fes, the sand dunes of Sahara Desert and everything in between.
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There's nothing quite like riding a camel out into the desert and sitting on a big sand dune while slowly watching the sunset over the horizon. So peaceful and tranquil, definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
A visit to Marrakesh certainly awakens the senses. Whether it's bartering for a deal in the chaos of the souks, relaxing in the oasis that is your Riad or having dinner in a fancy restaurant in Gueliz, there is something for everyone.
Easily the most charming Moroccan town, you will fall in love with Chefchaouen from the first glance. The medina's walls and streets are all painted bright blue easily making it the most picture-perfect location.
The coastal town of Essaouira is where the typical Moroccan medina meets colonialism. Enjoy a stroll at on the walls overseeing the Atlantic Ocean at dusk and whateve you do, don't miss the fish markets early morning!
A UNESCO World Heritage site, your are likely to recognise this incredible kasbah as it's featured in many productions, the most famous being Gladiator and more recently Game of Thrones.
A walk through Fes's intricate medina is a step back in time. Combining history, tradition and the typical Moroccan buzzing chaos, Fes is considered Morocco's cultural and spiritual capital.
Kasbah Bab Ourika
This stunning kashbah is situated at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. With its breathtaking views, amazing food, activities or simply lounging by the pool, it is an excellent way to end your trip.
Rich with flavour, the food has a unique, delicious taste so don't be shy in trying their specialities from tajines with couscous to a pastillas and of course the obligatory mint tea. You can even take a cooking class!
"We wanted to thank you for the amazing experience that we had in Morocco. Our guide Abdul was an absolute legend: he made the journey so enjoyable, and it felt like we were travelling with a close friend!"
NEED TO KNOW
|SEASON||October 2 - 9 2019|
|GROUP SIZE||8 people|
|FLIGHTS||For more information on flights from the UK please refer to the Trip Details section.|
|VISA||UK, EU & US not required|
Arrival in Marrakech with an airport transfer to your boutique riad accommodation in the medina.
Day to your leisure in Marrakech. Soak up the magic and mayhem of Marrakech. Dive straight into the souks and try your hand at some haggling, explore the city's famous sights, gardens and palaces, or relax in your riad. Whatever you do, make sure you head over to the atmospheric Djeema el-Fnaa square as dusk settles.
Head back to Marrakesh for the final night. Visit the souks for some last-minute shopping and enjoy the sun settling at dusk with a fresh, mint tea.
Morning transfer through the High Atlas Mountains. You will arrive at your kashbah accommodation at noon and will have the rest of the day to yourself.
Journey to the Oasis of Skoura, stopping for lunch at a gorgeous mountainside Kasbah in the Atlas and visiting the spectacular Ait Benhaddou.
Journey through the Dades Valley to Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert with a visit to the Todra Gorge. Take a 4×4 jeep ride through the desert to the Bivouac Berber Camp to enjoy the sunset camel ride and a traditional dinner under the Sahara stars.
Breakfast in the desert, then transfer to Fes. This is the longest journey of the trip, as you'll be crossing the country from the southern desert all the way to the north, so sit back and relax.
You will have the whole day to explore the intricate medina of Fes. You may choose to get lost through the narrow streets, visit the tanneries or the oldest highschool in the world. We also recommend opting for a half day tour to learn more about the city's rich history.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the blue town of Chefchaouen. You will have the rest of the day at your leisure to explore its blue alleys peppered with colourful trinkets.
The capital city of Morocco is undoubtedly more modern than the rest of the towns you visited. Even so, the center will surprise you with the charming Kashbah des Oudaias and its gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Down the Atlantic coast you will travel to Safi for a wander and lunch. Then, it's onwards to the colonial town of Essaouira.
The day is yours to spend as you see fit in the coastal town. We recommend heading over to the fishing port early in the morning for fresh catch. For the adventurous ones, surfing can also be available depending on the weather.
Today you will be heading back to the Atlas Mountains and Ourika Valley where two days of relaxation await.
It's a day at your leisure. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery unraveling before your eyes, relax with a mint tea and a good book by the pool, or opt for one of the available activities.
Transfer back to Marrakech Airport for your flight home.
A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.
With all our stunning, boutique Riads located in or close to the Medina, you will be well placed to explore Jemaa el-Fnaa square and the souks.
Typical Accommodation: Dar One, Riad Al Massarah or similar
Set in the low Atlas Mountains is the village of Tisseldeï, sat on the edge of a river creates a lush green oasis below the baron cliffs looming above.
Typical Accommodation: Irocha or similar
The oasis town of Skoura offers a peaceful setting at the end of a long day, creating the perfect place to kick back and relax.
Typical Accommodation: Sawadi, Jardin de Skoura or similar
You'll be driven by 4-wheel drive through the dunes to your camp where you can enjoy mint tea before your sunset camel ride, then a night by the fire under the stars. Truly magical!
Typical Accommodation: Tents
The riad will be right in the heart of the medina, from where you will be able to explore the maze-like streets and historical landmarks.
Typical Accommodation: Riad Tizwa or similar
Chefchaouen's charming medina is fairly small and you will be walking distance to all the important landmarks.
Typical Accommodation: Riad Cherifa or similar
Bustling and busy, Rabat is the typical business center. However, you will be located in the old town, close to the landmarks and Atlantic coast.
Typical Accommodation: Riad Kalaa or similar
Inside the walled medina, you will be walking distance from the Skala, the rooftop bars where you can watch the sunset and the fishing market.
Typical Accommodation: Madada Mogador or similar
Kashbah Bab Ourika
Situated in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the kasbah offers breath-taking views, along with a colonial feel combined with a dash of Moroccan flavour creating the perfect setting for relaxation. Delicious fresh food.
WHERE YOU'RE GOING
The queen of diversity, Morocco represents a diverse and heady mix of cultures and scenery that are guaranteed to awaken your senses. With stunning mountains, buzzing cities and endless deserts, the country has so much to offer and seems to change with every visit. A fascinating melting pot of cultures and religion, you’ll be immersed in cultural influences from around the world, architectural marvels and tons of historical intrigue. Magical, mysterious and utterly captivating. This is the ultimate trip if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and memories to treasure for years ahead.
"Bartering is a way of life in Morocco, for the best deals keep light-hearted and jovial, it's a game after all. A good deal is a price you are willing to pay!"
Abdul - Untravelled Paths
Always ask when snapping pictures of the locals, especially in the rural areas. Pairing with a complement often helps or take from distance and utilise your zoom.
Touts and Hustlers
In general Morocco is very safe so relax and smile when dealing with touts and hustlers. Politely, but firmly decline, don’t engage and act as if you know where you are going.
Whilst locals are used to tourists, it is respectful to cover up your knees and shoulders, so make sure you have a scarf, which will also help against the sun and sand while in the desert.
Pack warm clothes
The desert conjures up images of searing heat and baking hot sun, but once the sun sets then temperatures can really plummet to below zero so be sure to pack some warm clothes.
As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we are more than happy to help you find the most appropriate incoming and outgoing flights for you. All the listed airports fly directly in and out of Marrakech with multiple different airlines to choose from. We highly recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights.
In order to be fully covered on your trip should anything happen, we suggest getting an insurance before you travel. We recommend True Traveller, designed especially for adventure travel, who will be able to tailor an insurance package based on your needs. You can find out more here.
Our prices are based on people sharing, for solo travellers who would prefer a private room the price per person will include a solo occupancy fee.
If you wish we can also organise extra nights at either end of your trip for you.
Book your trip in five easy steps.
Once you’ve chosen the dates you’d like to travel on using our availability calendar all you need to do is head over to the booking page and fill in the enquiry form.
BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS
We will get back to you answering any questions you might have and confirming availability. If all is good, we can hold the places for you for 48 hours while you book your flights. Please note that this stage does not represent a guarantee of the booking.
Once you have booked your flights, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details, flights and other relevant information.
PAY FOR YOUR TRIP
As you fill in the booking form, you will also be asked to make the payment through a secure link; if you are travelling in less than 8 weeks, the payment will be paid in full, otherwise only a 35% deposit will be taken.
Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalised itinerary and digital booklet. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!
Please note deposit is non-refundable. The balance will only be refundable if you cancel with more than 8 weeks in advance. More information about the cancellation policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions. We highly suggest getting insurance before you travel to avoid any problems. Our personal recommendation is using True Traveller.