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Morocco: Sahara & Beyond

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 12-95 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-4672
  • 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
  • Visit a women's coop and enjoy a local lunch.
  • Watch storytellers and acrobats at Djemaa el Fna square.
  • Learn about Moroccan cuisine with a cooking class in a traditional Amazigh house.
  • Traverse the Sahara Desert by 4x4.
  • Try to mimic a local expert's elegant sweeps in an Islamic calligraphy class.
The "Morocco: Sahara & Beyond" trip starts from Casablanca and ends in Marrakech. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 15 days taking you through Ait Ben Haddou, Erg Chigaga, Marrakech and 3 other destinations in Morocco. "Morocco: Sahara & Beyond" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Morocco, where many distinct peoples have left their indelible mark—from ancient Romans to the Arabs to the French–and encounter the living legacy of North Africa’s indigenous Amazigh, or Berbers. Explore the atmospheric souks of Marrakech and Fez, witnessing age-old crafts like damascening and hand-painted ceramics; venture to the ancient adobe village of Aït Ben Haddou, used as a filming location for many Hollywood productions; and enjoy lunch with an Amazigh family in a small oasis village. Then head to Essaouria, the windy Atlantic city that was a onetime haven for pirates—and now musicians.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Casablanca
  • Day 2: Casablanca to Fez
  • Day 3: Fez
  • Day 4: Fez to Marrakech
  • Day 5: Marrakech
  • Day 6: Marrakech/Aït Ben Haddou
  • Day 7: Aït Ben Haddou/Erg Chigaga
  • Day 8: Erg Chigaga/Zagora
  • Day 9: Zagora/Taroudant
  • Day 10: Taroudant
  • Day 11: Taroudant/Tafraout
  • Day 12: Tafraout/Essaouira
  • Day 13: Essaouira
  • Day 14: Essaouira/Marrakech
  • Day 15: Marrakech
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (13 nts), comfortable desert camp (1 nt).
Meals
  • 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
    Note: Allow USD380-495 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private air-con minivan, walking, 4x4.
Guide
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Islamic Calligraphy Class
  • Fès
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Moroccan Foodie Experience
  • Marrakech
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mhaya Village Community Lunch
  • Meknès
  • Your Foodie Moment: Djemaa el Fna Market Square Visit
  • Marrakech
  • Arrival transfer
  • Guided city tour of Meknès
  • Guided tour of Volubilis
  • Guided walking tour of the Fès medina including artisans' quarters and Fès tannery
  • Guided night walk of Djemaa el Fna square
  • Marrakech medina walk and spice shop visit
  • Marrakech tour including souks
  • Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs
  • Visit the ancient kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou
  • Sahara excursion by 4x4 including a visit to the town of Tamegroute
  • Overnight in a comfortable
  • traditional desert camp with dinner under the stars and sunset desert walk
  • Explore the Draa region and orientation tour of Zagora
  • Taroudant market visit
  • Aït Mansour Gorge excursion
  • Visit to Tafraoute
  • Explore Essaouira
  • Visit Menara Gardens and the Jardin Majorelle
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
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: Sahara & Beyond tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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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: Sahara & Beyond tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 02 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 February 2023, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Morocco: Sahara & Beyond 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: Sahara & Beyond 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.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on this tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Physical Grading : 2 - Light Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 2. Trip Type : Small Group Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip.
  • 3. Service Level : Upgraded Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • 4. Travel Style : National Geographic Journeys Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • Elevated hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What do I need to travel to Morocco?

    A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days. All passengers traveling to Morocco need to complete a health declaration form at least 72 hours before the flight. It is also advisable to check travel advisories or the nearest embassy and consulate regarding visa requirements before you travel.

  • How expensive is Morocco for travel?

    The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (MAD), and one MAD equates to USD 0.10, making it a fairly cheap country to travel in. The average hotel price in Morocco for a couple is MAD428 (USD 42), and daily meals average around MAD132 (USD 13). Local transport costs around MAD70 (USD 6.82), so a trip to Morocco for two people for one week would cost an average of MAD6,272 (USD 614)

  • How many days would I need to travel across Morocco?

    Morocco is a country rich in culture and history, and if you want to see and experience everything this amazing country has to offer, you will need at least three weeks. If you have limited time, a week is plenty of time to travel from Casablanca to Marrakesh and take in some of the country's most iconic highlights.

  • What are some things I need to consider while traveling in Morocco?

    Morocco is a highly conservative country, so it is important to dress appropriately. Cover your upper body and knees at all times. It is also important that you cover your head when visiting mosques. If you go shopping in morocco, do not hesitate to haggle. Haggling is an integral part of Moroccan culture and is expected in most places.

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