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Morocco Encompassed

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Casablanca, Morocco
  • Ends Marrakech, Morocco
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience a homestay in Moulay Idriss, widely regarded as Morocco's holiest place, and visit the tomb of Moulay Idriss I, greatgrandson of Mohammed.
  • Spend two days relaxing in Essaouira and enjoy a guided walk through the art galleries and wood workshops within this walled seaside city.
  • Scale the High Atlas Mountains and trek through scenic Amazigh (Berber) villages, then spend the night with a local family in their gite.
  • Travel through the massive sand dunes of the Sahara Desert on a camel, then sleep under the North African stars at a Bedouin camp.
  • Step back in time with a guided tour of Fes’s medina. While many tourists get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the medina, you'll have a local to show you the way.
The "Morocco Encompassed" tour starts from Casablanca and ends in Marrakech. The "Morocco Encompassed" tour is an art and architecture trip that takes 18 days taking you through Casablanca, Moulay Idriss, Tangier, Chefchaouen and 8 other destinations in Morocco and Portugal. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Sparkling coastlines, soaring mountains, lush valleys, and the vast, unforgettable Sahara Desert – this is Morocco Encompassed. Travel in the footsteps of pirates, sultans, and nomadic people, exploring the colonial architecture of Casablanca, the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, the medieval city of Fes and the intricate clay architecture of the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Enjoy the warm local hospitality and embark on exotic adventures like riding a camel over Saharan dunes, hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, and haggling for treasures in bustling souqs. This exhilarating 18-day journey is the ultimate way to discover Morocco.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Casablanca
  • Day 2: Rabat – Moulay Idriss
  • Day 3: Volubilis – Fes
  • Day 4: Fes
  • Day 5: Chefchaouen
  • Day 6: Chefchaouen
  • Day 7: Tangier
  • Day 8: Marrakech
  • Day 9: Marrakech
  • Day 10: Aroumd
  • Day 11: Ait Benhaddou
  • Day 12: Ouarzazate - Zagora
  • Day 13: Tamegroute - Erg Chigaga
  • Day 14: Oulad Berhil
  • Day 15: Taroudant - Essaouira
  • Day 16: Essaouira
  • Day 17: Marrakech
  • Day 18: Marrakech
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Desert camp (1 night), Gite (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (10 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Riad (3 nights)
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport
  • 4x4 , Overnight sleeper train , Private Bus , Private vehicle , Public bus , Taxi , Train
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Moulay Idriss - Leader-led village walk
  • Volubilis - Entrance and guided tour
  • Fes - Medina walking tour
  • Fes - Funduk Nejjarine
  • Fes - Medresse el Attarine
  • Aroumd - High Atlas Mountains guided hike
  • Ait Benhaddou - Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou - Tawesna Tea Break
  • Tamegroute - Ancient Library
  • Sahara Desert - Camel Ride
  • Sahara Desert - 4WD to Erg Chigaga dunes
  • Tamegroute - Underground kasbah guided tour
  • Essaouira - Guided walking tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Casablanca and from Marrakech are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Morocco Encompassed tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
  • Cindy Hu
  • From USA
  • On Nov 23 2018
4 - Very Good
Great tour and experience new culture
Morocco encompasses give you a great introduction to the Morocco country. You will learn and experience the wonder of Morocco have to offer. What made our tour geat is we have good tour guide Samir. He is native Morrocan and make... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Morocco Encompassed tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 August 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 August 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Morocco Encompassed tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Morocco Encompassed tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip involves plenty of walking and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation on this trip includes a desert camp, homestays, and basic hotels.
  • When travelling in Morocco, temperatures can get very warm. Have a think about what time of year suits you best to travel.
  • In 2022, Ramadan will take place from 2 April to 1 May. Travelling during this holy month can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.
  • Transport on this trip includes an overnight train journey. Details on this experience can be found in the Transport section.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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