My Wishlist (0)

South Morocco Discovery

From £549 for 10 days
Trip Overview
From the colourful, chaotic Marrakech medinas to the moody Sahara desert landscape, Morocco is a land filled with wonder and rich culture. Stay in traditional accommodation and explore villages off the beaten track. Learn the secret to the perfect Moroccan couscous, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax on Essaouira beach. Abounding with myths and legends, Morocco offers a surprise around every corner - this fast-paced tour will delight travellers looking to discover all of its hidden treasures.
Essential Info
Starts: Marrakech
Ends: Marrakech
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IXMSF
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Morocco
What's Included

Meals

9 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

4x4,Private vehicle,Public bus,Taxi

Accommodation

Camp site (1 night),Gite (1 night),Hotel (4 nights),Riad (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Scale the High Atlas Mountains and trek through scenic Berber villages, spending a night in a traditional Berber homestay. Discover the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time

•   Negotiate your way through the winding alleys of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a superb example of Moroccan architecture rich in history and mystery

•   Moroccan cuisine is interpreted throughout the world in different ways. While in Ait Benhaddou, master the way traditional way of preparing Moroccan couscous and tagines

•   Travel through the Sahara desert in a camel convoy, sleep under the North African stars and enjoy an evening beside the campfire listening to Bedouin tales

•   Put your feet up and relax in the laid-back coastal town of Essaouira. This is a good chance to recharge before heading for the colourful chaos of Marrakech

•   Djemaa El-Fna isn't just a marketplace, it's a way of life. Marrakesh's largest outdoor food market is brimming with activity and is a great place to sample Moroccan delicacies while rubbing shoulders with the locals

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 19th Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
£720pp
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 30th Sep 2019
£660pp
£561pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Sep 2019
Returning: 1st Oct 2019
£660pp
£561pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 23rd Sep 2019
Returning: 2nd Oct 2019
£660pp
£561pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Sep 2019
Returning: 3rd Oct 2019
£720pp
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 26th Sep 2019
Returning: 5th Oct 2019
£720pp
G
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 28th Sep 2019
Returning: 7th Oct 2019
£680pp
£612pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 29th Sep 2019
Returning: 8th Oct 2019
£660pp
£561pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Sep 2019
Returning: 9th Oct 2019
£685pp
G
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Show more dates
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Marrakech, Morocco. Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm – check in reception for time and place confirmation. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand. There's not much time to explore Marrakech after the meeting, but if you arrive early there's plenty to see and do. Perhaps explore the medina and the endless amounts of souqs selling pottery, woodwork, copper, leather, carpets, spices and much more. If you have time, you could also search out the spectacular mosques, tombs and ruins that are dotted around the city. Tonight perhaps head to the city’s main square – Djemaa El-Fna – for a bite of famous Moroccan pastries with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.

Additional Activities

Marrakech - Marjorelle Gardens
70 MAD
Palais Bahia visit
70 MAD
Palais Badi
70 MAD
Saadian Tombs
70 MAD
Medersa Ben Youssef
40 MAD
Museum of Marrakech
40 MAD
Hamam (public baths)
250 MAD
Photography Museum
40 MAD
   Print Trip Notes
Similar Trips

TRIP CODE
IXMFE

GROUP TOUR from £418 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Morocco is a real feast for the senses. Sip sweet mint tea in rural villages, see goats climbing trees in the desert, and tap your foot to traditional Berber musicians in Marrakech
- Adventure into the Atlas Mountains and visit the Taroudant Tannery for an insight into traditional Moroccan leather production
- With French, Portugese and Jewish influences, Essaouira is about as exotic as it gets. Feast on fresh-caught seafood, explore unique art galleries and be dazzled by a blue-specked townscape

TRIP CODE
IXMKC

GROUP TOUR from £1085 for 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit the grand Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca, one of the most impressive temples in Morocco, before exploring the sights of the country's first imperial city of Meknes
- Under the eye of a local tour guide, feel like you've travelled back to the Middle Ages in the labyrinthine medina of Fes
- Trek through scenic countryside and traditional villages in the Atlas Mountains. Stay in a traditional Berber homestay to understand the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time

TRIP CODE
IXMSB

GROUP TOUR from £570 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Widely regarded as Morocco's holiest place, overnight visits to Moulay Idriss were prohibited to non-Muslims until 2005. Experience a homestay with a charming local family; if you’re lucky, you might even get an invite to a cooking demonstration by the ladies of the house
- Enjoy plenty of time to practise your photography among the vivid blue houses of Chefchaouen
- Relive a glorious medieval past in Fes city. While many tourists get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the medina, you'll have a local guide to show you the way
Related Blog Posts
Reviews
We're still waiting for reviews to come through for this adventure. Why not book on this and review it for us?
Intrepid Terms & Conditions
Share this trip
 
Go to our sister site: