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Highlights of Morocco

from

$1579

Days

15

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
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Day 1

Casablanca

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group.

Day 1
Hassan II Mosque
Day 1
Hassan II Mosque

Arrive early to see more of the city on your own

Day 2

Chefchaouen

Depart in the morning from Casablanca, heading towards Tangier.

Day 2
Beautiful Tangier

Take a guided tour of city sites, including the medina, kasbah, Grand Socco (a bustling square at the entrance to the medina) and Petit Socco, a little square in the medina perfect for people-watching and mint tea-drinking.

Day 2
Kasbah Entrance in Tangier

In the afternoon, continue on to Chefchaouen.

Day 2
Chefchaouen at Sunset

Day 3

Chefchaouen

Enjoy a free day in Chefchaouen to explore. The city, whitewashed in different shades of blue, is spectacular on its own but with the surrounding mountains, it's a sight to behold.

Day 3
Chefchaouen

Opt to hike in the Rif Mountains, explore the town, try a traditional hammam or visit a local weavers' cooperative.

Day 3
Walk along the Rif Mountain Roads

At sunset, opt to visit the Spanish Mosque for a stunning panoramic view of the city.

Day 4

Fès

Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch before taking a guided tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis.

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.

Day 4
Ancient Volubilis Ruins
Day 4
Get up close!

After, continue to the imperial city of Fès, one of Morocco's most interesting cities.

Day 4
Approaching the City of Fes

Day 5

Fès

Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fès medina with a local guide.

Day 5
The Gates of the Fes Medina
Day 5
Fes, Oldest City in Morocco

Take in a view of one of the ancient tanneries from above and marvel at the myriad of colour and processes.

Day 5
Fes Leather Tannery
Day 5
Fes Leather Tannery Workers

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.

Day 5
Fes Leather Tannery Lookout

Day 6

Merzouga

Enjoy a long, but beautiful, travel day through the diverse landscapes that make Morocco so unique. Pass through cedar and pine forests, keeping an eye out for Barbary apes.

Day 6
Barbary Apes

Pass over the Middle Atlas Mountains through the pre-desert countryside with its deep gorges filled with a splendid oasis of green palm groves.

Day 6
Atlas Mountain Roads
Day 6
Dades Gorge
Day 6
Overlook the Palm Groves of the Gorges!

Arrive at the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert and spend the night in a desert auberge (simple hotel), located right on the edge of the dunes. Have a local-style dinner and spend the night.

Day 7

Sahara Bedouin Camp

Spend the cool morning exploring the undulating golden sand of the dunes or simply relaxing by the pool.

Opt to explore the surrounding communities on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 7
4x4 Ride through Bedouin Village

In the afternoon, take an overnight bag and set off on a 1-hr camel ride to a desert camp deep in the dunes. Local guides will teach you how to mount and dismount and how to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to your photos.

Day 7
Camel Safari

Enjoy a warm welcome at the desert camp followed by a traditional dinner under the stars. There will be time to hear stories about life in this region and perhaps, if lucky, be treated to some traditional music on the drums.

Day 7
Desert Camp Music

Day 8

Todra Gorge

Rise early to get on our trusty camels. Watch the sunrise before returning to Merzouga.

Day 8
Sunrise Camel Ride

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.

Day 8
Bastilla Pie Berber Delicacy

Day 9

Ait Benhaddou

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.

Day 9
Route of 1000 Kasbah's
Day 9
Ouarzazate Village

Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful Aït Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah.

Day 9
Aït Ben Haddou
Day 9
Aït Ben Haddou
Day 9
Aït Ben Haddou
Day 9
Aït Ben Haddou

In the evening there may be the chance for an optional cooking class. Learn the secrets of how to make the perfect tagine and then sample your skills for dinner.

Day 10

High Atlas Mountains

Leave the pre-desert country for the magnificent High Atlas Mountain landscape, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass at 2260m.

Head into the splendid Toubkal National Park, passing through small villages on winding mountain roads, arriving at the village of Imlil.

Day 10
Approaching Toubkal National Park
Day 10
Village of Imlil

With our main luggage transported by mule, embark on the walk from Imlil to the little village of Aroumd (1 hr), arriving at our simple mountain gîte for the night.

Day 10
Luggage Transport Mule leaving Imlil
Day 10
Village of Aroumd, Toubkal National Park

Enjoy a homemade dinner of local produce in the cozy salon. Settle in and enjoy the tranquility, fantastic views, and clean mountain air of this magical region.

Day 11

Essaouira

After breakfast, take a scenic hike back down the mountain to meet the van in Imlil and head to the coastal town of Essaouira, arriving mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore as you wish.

Browse the many shops for leather, jewellery, lamps or trinkets.

Watch the brightly painted ships bring their catch into the busy harbour or take a stroll along the long, sandy beach. This is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood and unwind.

Day 11
Blue Boats of Essaouira

Day 12

Essaouira

Enjoy a free day exploring this coastal port town any way you like.

Day 13

Marrakech

Journey to Marrakech. After arriving in the "Red City," join a certified city guide for a tour of the Marrakech medina.

Day 13
Marrakech and Snow-Capped Mountains

Visit the historical Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, Bahia Palace, the Mellah, and the Saadian Tombs.

End the day like a local with an optional group dinner in the famous food stalls of Djemaa el Fna.

Day 13
Marrakech Jemaa-el-Fnaa Market
Day 13
Group Dinner

Day 14

Marrakech

Enjoy a final free day to explore. A great place to start your adventure is Djemaa el Fna square, in the heart of the medina. The square changes its offerings throughout the day.

Day 14
Food Stalls

Finish up your souvenir shopping or wander the new part of the city for a taste of the modern.

Day 14
Souvenir Shopping
Day 14
Marrakech Souvenir Shopping

Day 15

Marrakech

Depart at any time.

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Highlights Of Morocco

from

$1579

Days

15

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
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  • Inclusions
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Itinerary

Day 1

Casablanca

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group.

Day 1
Hassan II Mosque
Day 1
Hassan II Mosque

Arrive early to see more of the city on your own

Day 2

Chefchaouen

Depart in the morning from Casablanca, heading towards Tangier.

Day 2
Beautiful Tangier

Take a guided tour of city sites, including the medina, kasbah, Grand Socco (a bustling square at the entrance to the medina) and Petit Socco, a little square in the medina perfect for people-watching and mint tea-drinking.

Day 2
Kasbah Entrance in Tangier

In the afternoon, continue on to Chefchaouen.

Day 2
Chefchaouen at Sunset

Day 3

Chefchaouen

Enjoy a free day in Chefchaouen to explore. The city, whitewashed in different shades of blue, is spectacular on its own but with the surrounding mountains, it's a sight to behold.

Day 3
Chefchaouen

Opt to hike in the Rif Mountains, explore the town, try a traditional hammam or visit a local weavers' cooperative.

Day 3
Walk along the Rif Mountain Roads

At sunset, opt to visit the Spanish Mosque for a stunning panoramic view of the city.

Day 4

Fès

Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch before taking a guided tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis.

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.

Day 4
Ancient Volubilis Ruins
Day 4
Get up close!

After, continue to the imperial city of Fès, one of Morocco's most interesting cities.

Day 4
Approaching the City of Fes

Day 5

Fès

Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fès medina with a local guide.

Day 5
The Gates of the Fes Medina
Day 5
Fes, Oldest City in Morocco

Take in a view of one of the ancient tanneries from above and marvel at the myriad of colour and processes.

Day 5
Fes Leather Tannery
Day 5
Fes Leather Tannery Workers

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.

Day 5
Fes Leather Tannery Lookout

Day 6

Merzouga

Enjoy a long, but beautiful, travel day through the diverse landscapes that make Morocco so unique. Pass through cedar and pine forests, keeping an eye out for Barbary apes.

Day 6
Barbary Apes

Pass over the Middle Atlas Mountains through the pre-desert countryside with its deep gorges filled with a splendid oasis of green palm groves.

Day 6
Atlas Mountain Roads
Day 6
Dades Gorge
Day 6
Overlook the Palm Groves of the Gorges!

Arrive at the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert and spend the night in a desert auberge (simple hotel), located right on the edge of the dunes. Have a local-style dinner and spend the night.

Day 7

Sahara Bedouin Camp

Spend the cool morning exploring the undulating golden sand of the dunes or simply relaxing by the pool.

Opt to explore the surrounding communities on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 7
4x4 Ride through Bedouin Village

In the afternoon, take an overnight bag and set off on a 1-hr camel ride to a desert camp deep in the dunes. Local guides will teach you how to mount and dismount and how to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to your photos.

Day 7
Camel Safari

Enjoy a warm welcome at the desert camp followed by a traditional dinner under the stars. There will be time to hear stories about life in this region and perhaps, if lucky, be treated to some traditional music on the drums.

Day 7
Desert Camp Music

Day 8

Todra Gorge

Rise early to get on our trusty camels. Watch the sunrise before returning to Merzouga.

Day 8
Sunrise Camel Ride

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.

Day 8
Bastilla Pie Berber Delicacy

Day 9

Ait Benhaddou

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.

Day 9
Route of 1000 Kasbah's
Day 9
Ouarzazate Village

Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful Aït Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah.

Day 9
Aït Ben Haddou
Day 9
Aït Ben Haddou
Day 9
Aït Ben Haddou
Day 9
Aït Ben Haddou

In the evening there may be the chance for an optional cooking class. Learn the secrets of how to make the perfect tagine and then sample your skills for dinner.

Day 10

High Atlas Mountains

Leave the pre-desert country for the magnificent High Atlas Mountain landscape, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass at 2260m.

Head into the splendid Toubkal National Park, passing through small villages on winding mountain roads, arriving at the village of Imlil.

Day 10
Approaching Toubkal National Park
Day 10
Village of Imlil

With our main luggage transported by mule, embark on the walk from Imlil to the little village of Aroumd (1 hr), arriving at our simple mountain gîte for the night.

Day 10
Luggage Transport Mule leaving Imlil
Day 10
Village of Aroumd, Toubkal National Park

Enjoy a homemade dinner of local produce in the cozy salon. Settle in and enjoy the tranquility, fantastic views, and clean mountain air of this magical region.

Day 11

Essaouira

After breakfast, take a scenic hike back down the mountain to meet the van in Imlil and head to the coastal town of Essaouira, arriving mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore as you wish.

Browse the many shops for leather, jewellery, lamps or trinkets.

Watch the brightly painted ships bring their catch into the busy harbour or take a stroll along the long, sandy beach. This is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood and unwind.

Day 11
Blue Boats of Essaouira

Day 12

Essaouira

Enjoy a free day exploring this coastal port town any way you like.

Day 13

Marrakech

Journey to Marrakech. After arriving in the "Red City," join a certified city guide for a tour of the Marrakech medina.

Day 13
Marrakech and Snow-Capped Mountains

Visit the historical Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, Bahia Palace, the Mellah, and the Saadian Tombs.

End the day like a local with an optional group dinner in the famous food stalls of Djemaa el Fna.

Day 13
Marrakech Jemaa-el-Fnaa Market
Day 13
Group Dinner

Day 14

Marrakech

Enjoy a final free day to explore. A great place to start your adventure is Djemaa el Fna square, in the heart of the medina. The square changes its offerings throughout the day.

Day 14
Food Stalls

Finish up your souvenir shopping or wander the new part of the city for a taste of the modern.

Day 14
Souvenir Shopping
Day 14
Marrakech Souvenir Shopping

Day 15

Marrakech

Depart at any time.