Highlights of Morocco
Travel Style: Classic
Service Level: Standard
Physical Grading: 2 - Light
Trip Type: Small Group
Group Size Notes: Max 14, Avg 10.
Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Photo: Ait Ben Haddou | Morocco
Wander through ancient medinas and Roman ruins, ride a camel into the Sahara, spend a night in a mountain gîte, enjoy traditional Moroccan fare at a local home, shop in seaside Essaouira, set eyes on the blue city of Chefchaouen
Your G for Good Moment: Mhaya Village Community Lunch, Meknès Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Mountain Gîte Stay with Traditional Moroccan Meal, Aroumd (Aremd) Your Discover Moment: Marrakech. Tangier guided tour including the medina, kasbah, and the grand and petit souks. Volubilis guided tour including Roman ruins. Fès medina guided tour including artisans' quarter and Fès tannery. Sunset camel ride in the desert. Todra Gorge stay with walk through local villages. Aït Ben Haddou kasbah tour. High Atlas Mountains hike. Marrakech medina guided walk including Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, souks and Jemaa el-Fnaa square. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accommodation:Hotels (13 nts), mountain gîte (1 nt, multi-share).
My Own Room:Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops
My Own Room Exceptions:Night 10, simple mountain gite.
Photo: Map Highlights of Morocco
Highlights of Morocco Itinerary (15 days)
Day 1 Casablanca - Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Casablanca/Chefchaouen - Stop in Tangier for a guided tour of the medina before continuing on to Chefchaouen for the evening.
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. At sunset, opt to visit the Spanish Mosque for a stunning panoramic view of the city.
Day 4 Chefchaouen/Fès - Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch before taking a guided tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Continue on to Fès.
Day 5 Fès - Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fès medina with a local guide. Take in a view of one of the ancient tanneries from above and marvel at the myriad of colour and processes.
Day 6 Fès/Merzouga - Enjoy a long, but beautiful, travel day across the unique landscapes of Morocco to get to the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Day 7 Merzouga - Explore the sand dunes by foot or opt to take a 4x4 excursion around the dunes. In the late afternoon, enjoy a camel ride to watch the sunset before returning to your hotel for an evening of entertainment.
Day 8 Merzouga/Todra Gorge - Rise early to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, 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 Amazigh delicacies.
Day 9 Todra Gorge/Aït Ben Haddou - Visit the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to participate in a tagine cooking class for an intro to Moroccan cuisine.
Day 10 Ait Benhaddou / High Atlas Mountains - Enjoy a hike to the village of Aroumd (Aremd), at the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Let a mule carry the bags up to this mountain hideaway and hike alongside. Enjoy views of Mt Toubkal from the mountain gîte before a home-cooked dinner.
Day 11 High Atlas Mountains / Essaouira - Hike back to Imlil and transfer to the coastal town of Essaouira. The day is free for exploration.
Day 12 Essaouira - Enjoy a free day exploring this coastal port town any way you like.
Day 13 Essaouira/Marrakech - Drive to Marrakech for a medina tour with a local guide. Opt to visit Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers.
Day 14 Marrakech - Enjoy a final free day to explore.
Day 15 Marrakech - Depart at any time.