Highlights of Morocco

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Highlights of Morocco

from £1,049
Duration: 15 days
Countries: Morocco
Wander medinas and Roman ruins, camel ride in the Sahara, spend a night in a desert tent and a mountain gîte, enjoy Moroccan fare at a local home, shop in Essaouira and see blue Chefchaouen.

Highlights of Morocco

If you want to hit Morocco’s highlights, this is your adventure. Wander through kasbahs, spice markets and cities pulsing with energy on this comprehensive trip. Climb onto a camel and explore the edge of the Sahara before admiring the views from the heights of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the energy of imperial cities as you explore souks stuffed with exotic wares. Then take a moment to appreciate this amazing adventure as you camp under the stars among some of the world's biggest sand dunes.


Day 1Casablanca
Arrive at any time.

Day 2Casablanca/Chefchaouen(1B)
Stop in Tangier for a guided tour of the medina before continuing on to Chefchaouen for the evening.

Day 3Chefchaouen(1B)
Opt to hike in the Rif Mountains, explore the town, try a traditional hammam or visit a local weavers' cooperative.

Day 4Chefchaouen/Fès(1B, 1L)
Enjoy a Planeterra-supported traditional lunch before taking a guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes and the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fès.

Day 5Fès(1B)
Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fès medina with a local guide. Marvel at one of the ancient tanneries and take in the view from above.

Day 6Fès/Merzouga(1B, 1D)
Enjoy a long, but beautiful, travel day across the unique landscape of Morocco to get to the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

Day 7Merzouga/Sahara Bedouin Camp(1B, 1D)
Explore the sand dunes by foot or opt to take a 4x4 excursion. In the late afternoon, enjoy a camel ride to overnight in a desert camp.

Day 8Sahara Bedouin Camp/Todra Gorge(1B)
Walk through local village farmlands and explore Todra Gorge.

Day 9Todra Gorge/Aït Ben Haddou(1B)
Visit the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to participate in a tagine cooking class for an intro to Moroccan cuisine.

Day 10Aït Ben Haddou/Aroumd(1B, 1D)
Enjoy a walk to the village of Aroumd, at the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Let a mule carry the bags up to this mountain hideaway and hike alongside. Enjoy views of Mt Toubkal from the mountain gîte before a home-cooked dinner.

Day 11Aroumd/Essaouira(1B)
Walk back to Imlil and transfer to the coastal town of Essaouira. The afternoon is free for exploration.

Day 12Essaouira(1B)
Enjoy a free day exploring this coastal port town any way you like.

Day 13Essaouira/Marrakesh(1B)
Drive to Marrakech for a medina tour with a certified city guide. Opt to visit Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers.

Day 14Marrakesh(1B)
Enjoy a final free day to explore.

Day 15Marrakesh(1B)
Depart at any time.

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What's Included

Tangier guided tour
Planeterra-supported traditional lunch
Meknes guided tour
Volubilis guided tour
Fes medina guided tour
Sahara Desert excursion with camel ride and overnight Berber camp
Todra Gorge stay with walk through local villages
Aït Ben Haddou kasbah visit
Armed village walk (High Atlas)
Gîte stay with traditional meals
Marrakech medina guided walk
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners (Allow USD240-315 for meals not included)
Private air-con van, camel, walking
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, driver
Small group experience; Max 14, Avg 10
Hotels (12 nts), gîte (1 nt, multi-share), nomad camp (1 nt, multi-share)

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