Electric Souk Trip Notes

At Imaginative Traveller we always aim to provide accurate information for our travellers. Unfortunately information such as the price of optional activities is occasionally subject to change, and this means that we are constantly revising our trip notes. In order to ensure that you have the most up to date information for your trip we suggest that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure.

Trip code : GEBM
Trip length : 11
Trip starts in : Casablanca
Trip ends in : Marrakech
Maximum group size : maximum 16

highlights

 

  • Explore the fascinating ancient alleyways of Fez
  • Tour the old Imperial City of Meknes
  • Walk through the Todra and Dades Gorges
  • Ride a camel to an atmospheric desert camp deep in the Sahara
  • Visit the mud-brick towns of Ait Benhaddou and Telouet
  • Bargain like mad in the markets of Marrakech.

(Was Backroads of Morocco)

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Day
1-2

Casablanca - Meknes

Prepare for your first mouthful of mint tea. It's hot, syrupy and so sweet it makes Taylor Swift look like Rihanna. Get acquainted with Casablanca Drive to Meknes and wander around the old medina with a guide

Day
3-4

Fes

Fes. Short name, long history. It's the best place to have a local guide because they'll skip straight to the juicy bits. This is as close to the original Morocco as you'll get (minus all the Sultans).Take a guided tour of the old city to a tannery. Why not visit the nearby Medersa el Attarine, built in 1323 Enjoy some free time and perhaps check out the nearby spa town of Moulay Yacoub

Day
5-6

Midelt- Mergouza - Erg Chebbi

The humble scarf really comes into its own here, protecting you from the sun and making sure your mouth and nose don't fill up with sand. Grab one from the markets before we head off on our sunset camel ride. Travel south through a variety of terrain Enjoy an easy but spectacular walk in Midelt. Pass the 500-year old ruins of the Ksar of Meski Head into the village in Merzouga Set off on a sunset desert camel ride. Spend the night at a desert camp

Day
7-8

Todra Gorge - Dades Valley - Ait Benhaddou

It's like stepping into another time - mudbrick kasbahs, green palm groves, men in robes and... mobile phones? You can't fight progress. Day 7 Set off on another early morning camel ride through the dunes. Experience sunrise in the Sahara desert. Take a short hike to Todra Gorge. Day 8 Travel along the ‘road of 1000 kasbahs’ and the Dades Valley. Stop to visit the family-owned mud-brick home at Skoura. Explore the many old streets of Ait Benhaddou and perhaps climb up to the fortress for a view over the old town

Day
9-11

High Atlas - Marrakech

UNESCO calls it "a World Heritage site of oral and intangible heritage of humanity". What they're trying to say is that Djemaa el Fna is a big, crazy melting pot of madness. Shop for leather bags, tangines, rugs, shoes (think Carrie Bradshaw) and jewellery. Day 9 Pass numerous Berber villages and take in views of the countryside Visit their crumbling mud-brick citadel in Telouet Arrive in Marrakech and perhaps visit the Djemaa el Fna, a hub of exciting local entertainment and cuisine Day 10 Take an orientation walk of the old medina Enjoy free time to explore the souks and alleyways of Marrakech Perhaps visit the El Badi Palace, the Majorelle Garden or the Museum of Islamic Art. Indulge in one last optional group dinner Day 11 The trip ends today after breakfast

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While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.

trip-grade

RAW

Our Raw tours are best suited for those with a sense of adventure, are willing to step outside their comfort zone and don’t mind being thrown in at the deep end. For independent travellers who want to travel with others. Just the ticket for those aged between 18-35 or anyone young at heart who has an open mind, an eye on the budget and a nose for adventure. Authentic experiences that expand the mind rather than hold the hand.

Style Facts

  • The freedom to explore without breaking the bank
  • Time to do your own thing – or join in optional group activities
  • YOU choose where YOU want to eat
  • Basic accommodation
  • A variety of public transportation
  • Fully trained and experienced leader.

Basic

Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.

 This tour is operated by our partners Geckos Adventures

included

 

 

  • Expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour, and local site guides at some sites.
  • Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Casablanca's Mosque of Hassan II; Meknes' old medina; Fes-El-Bali's souk; Ifrane; Midelt; Gorges du Ziz; Ksar of Meski; Todra Gorge; ‘road of 1000 kasbahs’; Dades Gorge; mud-brick home at Skoura; Ait Benhaddou; Telouet; and Marrakech.
  • Camel ride and overnight desert camping.

not-included

International flights, arrival & departure transfers, entrance fees, visas, airport taxes, additional meals, drinks, optional sightseeing tours, insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

meals

10 breakfasts, 3 dinners

single-room-sup

Most of our travellers like the thought of travelling with a few like-minded souls. There are NO compulsory single supplements on most tours as we simply arrange twin shared accommodation for you and another tour member of the same sex. But don't worry if that doesn't appeal. We do understand there are times when you just want a bit of privacy and 'me' time so we are more than happy to arrange a private room upon request when you book.

local-payment

The local payment is the final part of your overall tour cost. It MUST be paid in cash, in the currency indicated, to your tour leader at the start of your trip. Having a local payment helps us to pass cost savings on to you. Please note that the Local Payment is non-refundable.

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