Perfect for travellers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take to a camel to tour the dunes before really experiencing the Sahara on an overnight camping excursion. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fes and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.
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Please note that this tour does not spend any time in Casablanca.
You may wish to come a day early in order to explore Casablanca, and take some time to see its medina, beachfront, and classic examples of Art Deco architecture.
Be sure to also visit the spectacular Hassan II Mosque. Entrance is only permitted via guided tours, which operate from Saturday to Thursday (closed Fridays) at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 14:00. These times are subject to change (particularly around Ramadan), please double check times with your hotel. Tickets can be purchased at the mosque.
Take a guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes and the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fès.
Start early and drive to Meknes for a guided walk through this imperial city. Visit monuments, ornamental gates, and winding souks while you soak in the flavour of this charming city.
Later, continue through the rolling hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Take a guided tour of the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After, continue to Fès, one of Morocco's most interesting cities.
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. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch.
Enjoy a half-day medina walking tour, with free time in the afternoon to explore more of the city.
The Fès medina is the world's largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. Explore the artisan quarters, sample treats from the carts, and view Fès' famous leather tannery from above.
In the evening, opt for dinner in a converted riad complete with local specialties, music, and belly dancing.
Drive south to the edge of the Sahara Desert before riding a camel into the dunes and overnighting in a desert camp.
Start early today for a drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach the edge of the Sahara.
In late afternoon, set off by camel to a desert camp deep in the dunes. Learn to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to your photos.
Enjoy a warm welcome (with mint tea). A traditional dinner under the stars, cooked by our hosts, awaits. In the evening, listen to stories about life in this region and, perhaps, some traditional music on the drums.
Walk through local village farmlands and explore Todra Gorge.
Rise early to get on our trusty camels. Watch the sunrise before returning to Merzouga.
Continue through a stone desert to the stunning Todra Gorge. Wedged between massive cliff walls, the gorge is filled with a green oasis of palm trees. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Berber delicacies.
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.
Travel along the “Route of 1000 Kasbahs” to the thriving town of Ouarzazate for a lunch stop. This town is home to Atlas Film Studios, where many films have been shot over the years, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.
Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful Aït Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah.
Head to Marrakech and take a guided medina visit. Opt to visit the Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers. Don't leave without indulging in a feast at the famous food stalls.
The journey to Marrakech includes breathtaking views throughout the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260m).
Arrive in Marrakech in time for lunch with the rest of the day free to wander the city.
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Given the fact that we were in Morocco a week, I thought we saw and did a lot. I didn't leave with the feeling that I missed things. I thought the trip was well organized, but still gave us the flexibility to mold it to the specific tastes of our group. Our accommodations were better than expected, particularly with regard to location. Our guide was helpful, fun and made the trip special. I wouldn't hesitate to book with G Adventures again.Overall Rating
I had an amazing time and was really impressed with the organization of the trip. I could not have organized anything like this on my own. I saw so much more than I could have imagined in such a short amount of time. The people were great and the trip is going to be one of my best travel memories to date.Overall Rating
Although I've traveled a lot in the past, this was my first time travelling as part of an organized tour. I was looking forward to most of the aspects of the tour, but a little apprehensive of other aspects. I was very pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the tour was, how fantastic my fellow travellers were, the amount of things we saw on the tour,and the fantastic balance between city locales and outdoor/natural beauty sightseeing. I know that I could have never planned a better trip on my own.Overall Rating
A way to see a large swathe of Morocco in a limited amount of time. A mix of history, culture and the physical beauty and variety of the countryside.Overall Rating
Amazed by the local culture, architecture and food. Enjoyed the company of this group of strangers who were very open minded, easygoing and from all over the world.Overall Rating
It was an amazing experience and by far one of the most spectacular trips I have ever been on.Overall Rating
I absolutely loved this trip. The combination of truly unique accommodation locations, sites we visited, restaurants and transportation was fantastic. This has been my favorite tour ever, and I will definitely be recommending G Adventures to everyone I know. It was a trip that allowed us to get to meet the locals and get amongst it whilst having a great Tour leader to help recommend and suggest the best the areas had to offer. I was able to see the best of Morocco and have some amazing experiences and moments that I will treasure. Thank you!Overall Rating
Fantastic tour, saw much more than I would have if I tried it by myself. Beautiful country, no problems anywhere.Overall Rating
The tour was very informative and fast paced. Throughout our time we were always kept informed of the history and current events that shaped Morocco.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Morocco Kasbahs & Desert
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: $1,099
Supplier Tour ID: DCKD.A/201519
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