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CAD $0 USD $2995.00
$750.00 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected 60 days prior to departure.
Explore a phenomenal mosque in Casablanca • Weave through the twisting alleys of Fes' medina • Visit a carpet and embroidery workshop • Ride a camel across the desert • Stay in a hotel made of Saharan sand • Learn the secret to cooking perfect couscous • Get caught up in the energy of Marrakech •
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The colour and commotion of this enchanting land will dazzle travellers looking to experience a way of life suspended in time. Travel from Casablanca to Marrakech through the moody desert landscape and past kasbahs and villages. Picnic in tranquil mountain gorges or investigate the labyrinth of souqs in the cities and haggle with traders. Learn the secrets to the perfect couscous and discover ruins of a city built by a sultan looking to create his own version of Versailles. Stay in a hotel made of Saharan sand and find tranquillity in a traditional riad amid the frenzy of the medina. The sights, sounds and smells of the cities and the aromatic flavours of the cuisine will infuse your memories of Morocco for years to come.
• Group leader from beginning to end of tour
• 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners
• Arrival transfer to accommodation booked through OUT Adventures
• Entrance and guided tour of Hassan II Mosque
• Guided tour of Rabat
• Guided tour of Meknes
• Guided tour of Volubilis
• Guided walking tour of Fes
• Camel safari in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Sahara
• Desert camp experience
• Entrance to Berber Museum
• Cooking class in Marrakech
• Guided walking tour of Marrakech
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss. Click here for more info
*for a more detailed itinerary, view our trip notes
• International Airfare
• Departure Transfer
• Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary
Riads/Hotels (9 nights), Desert Camp (1 night)
We have carefully chosen these gay-welcoming properties with you in mind. They have the right balance of comfort while still being locally owned.
You are required to carry your pack on and off trains and buses, up hotel steps, etc. Your itinerary may include easy paced walks or bike rides, but these are on mainly flat ground.
The trip includes a range of accommodation including hotels and boutique riads. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.
Maximum of 16 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 4 people travelling.
Allow USD $750 for meals not included
Welcome to Morocco! Today we have our group meeting where we get to know one another, then we head for an optional dinner at the famous Rick's Cafe.
Before we depart from Casablanca, we'll visit one of the world's largest Mosque's - Hassan II. We then travel to Meknes, via Rabat where we visit the ancient kasbah, archaeological museum and have an included dinner at our quaint riad where we spend the night.
We'll have a guided tour of Meknes before driving to Volubilis, the Mauritanian capital, founded in the 3rd century B.C. We then continue on to Fes where we wander the narrow alleyways of the medina as the call to prayer floats over Fes el-Bali at dusk. Tonight we enjoy an included dinner at a great local restaurant.
We'll journey through lush valleys dotted with date palms en route to the mighty Sahara Desert. We relax for a night at the edge of the dunes in our comfortable hotel before embarking on a sunset camel ride to our cozy desert camp, where we'll spend our second night in the Sahara.
Marvel at the towering limestone cliffs of Morocco's famous Todra Gorge before the journey continues to Dadés Gorge via a series of spectacular hairpin bends. We'll visit a small museum to get a picture of what life was like for the Berbers.
This ancient medina of Aït Benhaddou has had many cameo roles in some of Hollywood's favourites, so take in the view of this epic World Heritage site. Work up an appetite exploring this grand Kasbah, as we'll have a grand Moroccan feast at our hotel this evening.
The throng of Marrakech is the ultimate Moroccan experience. Traditional music echoes through the spice markets and the scent of beautiful tagines drift across the Djemaa el Fna. We'll enjoy dinner as part of an entry-level Moroccan cooking class on day 10, and day 11 is free to explore, aside from a local walking tour of the city, followed by a farewell dinner at one of our favourite restaurants.