Highlights of Morocco

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4.0 Based on 12 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • age_requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Marrakech, Morocco
  • Ends Marrakech, Morocco
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez and Marrakech
  • Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the impressive Todra Gorge
  • Experience a traditional hammam in the village of Tighza
  • Walk from a remote Berber community into the magnificent High Atlas Mountains
The Highlights Of Morocco tour starts from and ends in Marrakech. The Highlights Of Morocco tour is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 15 days taking you through Marrakech, Skoura, Rabat, Todra Gorges and 5 other destinations in Morocco and Spain. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4 - Very Good
Based on 12 reviews
Something for everyone!
4 - Very Good
“A great trip providing an insight in to the culture of morocco and a wonderful variety of locations.”
if only it was just the mountains and desert
3 - Average
“I did not write a review straight away as I had an issue to sort with exodus and I did not want that to cloud my review. I would agree with Tim ( Oct2015). when travelling leave your western attitudes at home and embrace the experience: the good,the bad and the ugly. We had all three. If this had just been the mountains and desert it would be five stars all the way. However the trip in the towns/villages made it feel more like a package tour holiday and there were just too many. I feel most of the group would have preferred an extra day in the desert or/and mountains. I did feel the transport could have been better. I have only Cuba via exodus to compare it with and that really was first class.”
Lots packed in!
3 - Average
“This trip covers a lot of ground. I have been to Morocco several times so knew what to expect to a degree and I took my partner along this time to see some of things I have enjoyed in the past. We booked the Premium departure as I wanted to ease my partner into travel in the African continent with as many comforts as possible and we were very glad we paid the little extra as the better desert riad is definitely worth it! It has been mentioned that this is quite a sanitised trip, where there is little interaction with locals and I would agree with this to an extent but you do have free days and we took ourselves off to visit a local (non tourist) hammam, where we had a blast with the locals. We knew that the better parts of the trip would be the desert and mountains so went with the flow in the cities. The city guides were very good and knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I would agree with other comments that the day in Fes does become frustrating as you are herded from one selected shop to another, Fes is a maze and without help you would get very lost. We did feel we learned a lot though and the shopkeepers were good fun. It's just a long and tiring day in the heat.
Many of the group were ill and I think this made it difficult for some of the group to enjoy much of the trip. One couple were quite rude about making sure they always had the best seats and their insensitivity extended to wildly inappropriate dress when visiting a local household. There was a fair bit of moaning and this spoilt the trip to an extent. I felt like a tourist at times and not in a good way but there were opportunities to make a break for it and do things on our own.”
Visual highlights indeed, unique experiences not really
3 - Average
“If you're looking to see a vast amount of Morocco this is a great trip. If you want to meet and interact with Moroccans and have in depth experiences and understanding of Morocco, this possibly won't deliver. There are several long days on the bus and we believe Essaouira could be deleted to spend more time in other interesting areas like Fes or the Todra or Dades Gorges.
Much of a trip's enjoyment comes as a result of the tour leader and also group dynamics. We felt the group of 15 generally bonded (with a few exceptions) but that the tour leader was very restrained and overly cautious. We believe we saw a lot of beautiful countryside but never really met or interacted with any Moroccans who weren't in retail or at a hotel.
The food was much more expensive and bland than we were expecting and seemed very generically "Moroccan" with unflavored couscous, limp vegetable tagines, and overcooked meat skewers. Bring some Tabasco if you like food with some flavor.
Hotels were generally of good quality but not always within walking distance of sights (in Fes it's in New Town and nowhere near the Medina or restaurants).
We do enjoy learning about different cultures and their history, socio-economic policies, and arts and crafts, but each time we stopped somewhere to learn about these it became a (sometimes high-pressure) sales job. The afternoon in Fes seemed completely devoted to going from craft shop to craft shop.
Generally we are happy with the trip and the fellow travelers we met. The hotels were very adequate (this IS Africa, after all) but the food uninspired. The shopping pressure turned us off and we felt our tour leader's over abundance of caution prevented us from really having contact with local Moroccans. It was disappointing due to heavy rain we weren't able to experience the Kasbah Oliver hammam. There wasn't very much physical activity. The long days in the van could have been made more enjoyable and interesting, but instead most of us spent the hours either reading, listening to music, or sleeping. On the days we had free time the trip notes mentioned optional activities but most were never presented to us, weren't possible, or were reatedly forgotten by our leader. The free morning & afternoon before the camel trek seemed a complete waste with no optional activities and only shopping possible. It seemed we spent a lot of time sitting around between meals and group meetings.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Marrakech
  • Day 2: Visit Hassan II Mosque; to the capital Rabat.
  • Day 3: Explore the Roman site of Volubilis and the old city of Meknes; to Fez.
  • Day 4: Guided tour of Fez, including visits to the Medersa Bou Ananiya (entrance not included) and the medina.
  • Day 5: Drive to Merzouga, on the edge of the Sahara.
  • Day 6: Walk among the dunes; camel trek; overnight in a Sahara camp.
  • Day 7: To Skoura via the  Todra Gorge.
  • Day 8:  Skoura, the Palm grove capital of Morocco
  • Day 9: Journey to Telouet, via the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.
  • Day 10: Full day walking in the High Atlas. Evening hammam.
  • Day 11: Over the High Atlas Mountains to Essaouira.
  • Day 12: Free day in Essaouira.
  • Day 13: To Marrakech; guided tour including Bahia Palace, the Saadian tombs, finish in Djemma el Fna.
  • Day 14: Free day in Marrakech.
  • Day 15: End Marrakech.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 6 nights 3-star hotels, 1 night auberge, 2 nights riad,  and 1 night Sahara camp, 2 nights lodge and 2 nights Kasbah , All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 4 dinners
Transport
  • 15 days land only / flight inclusive
  • Travel by private minibus and camel
  • Transfers for group flights
Others
  • Group normally 6 to 16, plus leader
  • Premium departures staying in boutique riads 
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/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 Highlights of Morocco tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Morocco 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 18 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 March 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Morocco 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 Highlights of Morocco 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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