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Highlights of Morocco

From £1149 for 15 days
Trip Overview
For sheer diversity, Morocco is the perfect destination. We explore the imperial cities of Marrakech, Meknes and Fez and continue our journey to the mountain ranges to the south, where sand dunes and kasbahs are scattered among palm oases inhabited by friendly Berbers. A highlight of our trip is a camel trek in the Sahara. We fit in a visit to Todra Gorge, the beautiful 16th-century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and enjoy a village walk in the picturesque Tighza valley of the High Atlas. We complete the trip with a walk along the sandy beach of Essaouira and a city tour in bustling Marrakech.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Marrakech
Ends: End Marrakech.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: EAMH
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Morocco
What's Included


14 breakfasts and 4 dinners included


6 nights 3-star hotels, 1 night auberge, 2 nights riad,  and 1 night Sahara camp, 2 nights lodge and 2 nights Kasbah 15 days land only / flight inclusive


Trip Highlights

•   Explore the many mosques and medersas of Fez

•   Wander around Marrakech, a maze of bustling bazaars, palaces and mosques

•   Wild camp in the Sahara Desert and enjoy a camel trek

•   Walk in the High Atlas Mountains and enjoy incredible views

•   Spend the night in a simple Bedouin camp

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 16th Jun 2019
Returning: 30th Jun 2019
Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 8th Sep 2019
Returning: 22nd Sep 2019
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Returning: 29th Sep 2019
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Returning: 6th Oct 2019
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Departing: 6th Oct 2019
Returning: 20th Oct 2019
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2 spaces
Departing: 13th Oct 2019
Returning: 27th Oct 2019
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Returning: 3rd Nov 2019
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Returning: 8th Dec 2019
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Itinerary & Notes
Arrive at the hotel at any time, depending on the arrival times of memebers of the group there may be a briefing this evening or tomorrow morning.  *Hotel Gomassine or similar*
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I enjoyed most of the holiday but would have like to have stayed in a Essaouira another night and one less night in Marrakesh at the end of the trip as it was lovely by the beach and very relaxing after a lot of driving. The mountains were great, Fes and many other places were great, very interesting trip. I did not like long hours in the mini bus but it was part of the trip.
A good overview of the country taking in the major sights and attractions. Due to the geography of the country there were a some long drives but these were broken up by stops and we were travelling through some spectacular scenery in some cases.
The trip had a great mixture of imperial cities of Morrocco as well as country side and desert. Great to see Essaouira which a starke contrast to other cities. Loved the walks in Torda gorge as well as the high Atlas. Loved the city of Fes with winding souks.
A good introduction to the country and a chance to see the majority of the sights, albeit sometimes briefly. The cities of Fes and Marrakech were interesting, and the time in the mountains and Todra Gorge were enjoyable. The food was good, though perhaps dominated by tourist rather than local restaurants. The guide was excellent and the driver good too. Overall it was an enjoyable trip.
We decided to do a family adventure-type trip for the Hallowe'en mid-term and we picked this trip. It was really a phenomenal experience. We travelled from Marrakech across The Atlas mountains and back (with a couple of days in Marrakech at the end) in a week. We visited some amazing places, had a great time, and the pace and intensity level was perfect for the whole family (four of us, ranging from 9 to 46 years old). Our guide (Mohamed) was really excellent, always attentive to everyone's needs, and always very interesting and insightful in explaining us everything that we saw and was going on around us. Truly, truly recommended.
Really enjoyed this trip - we were lucky to be part of a great group. The trip introduces you to a lot of Morocco, from cities to the coast, from desert to mountains. There is a lot of travelling involved, some long days, but that is the price to pay to see so much of the country. Travel is in a 16 seat minibus (and we were a group of 16) but I didn't find the seats uncomfortable, and there were plenty of stops for coffee, toilets, retail opportunities! I had been slightly wary of going on this holiday as I can't stand being hassled to buy things, but (bar the main square in Marrakech) any hassle was low key and less than I have experienced elsewhere. Moroccan people generally were very friendly and had a very good sense of humour.
Basically travelling around for two weeks having a look at almost everything Morocco has to offer. No two days are the same. No two places are the same. The only constants I found was how friendly the locals are and mint tea!
A relaxing and very enjoyable adventure. First day of camel trecking was enhanced by a terrific sandstorm, followed by torrential rain that fell whilst we were sleeping outside in the Sahara desert. The guide said we needed scarfs to protect us if there was sand storms and we needed them (although at first I thought they were making fun of the travellers).
Prepare for long days, early starts, long bus journey's and a full itinerary - but be rewarded by great varied scenery, busy bustling medinas with their labyrinth of noisy disorientating souks, to the tranquility of the Atlas mountains and the spectacular desert.
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