- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 8 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 12-80 yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-32295
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- Operated in English
- Explore the funky coastal town of Essaouira
- Visit Ait Benhaddou, perfect example of Moroccan clay architecture & Unesco heritage site
- Admire the beautiful sand dunes of Erg Chigaga
- Go out on a desert safari in the Sahara in an off road vehicle
Explore extraordinary landscapes as you travel through the country. From fertile plains to the rugged Atlas Mountains, from the shorelines of the Atlantic to massive valleys, charming oases, and the epic Sahara, this tour provides an opportunity to discover the varied landscape that Morocco is known for.
Your journey starts from Marrakech and continues to Ouarzazate and Erg Chegaga dunes. Go on an off-road adventure in the Sahara on Day 4 of this trip before heading for Tafraout and Essaouira and end your adventure back in Marrakech.
For more details, please scroll down to the itinerary section.
Day 1: Marrakech arrival
Day 2: Marrakech – Aït Benhaddou – Agdez
Day 3: Agdez – Foum Zguid – Erg Chigaga & 4x4 jeep ride
Day 4: Off-road jeep safari & camel ride in the dunes
Day 5: Foum Zguid – Amtoudi
Day 6: Amtoudi – Agadir – Essaouira
Day 7: Essaouira – Marrakech
Day 8: Marrakech departure
- Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 6 Dinners
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Airport pickup transfer. Other transport as per the itinerary.
- An experienced and licensed trip experience leader
- Amtoudi: Atlas Mountains & Igoudars hike
- Erg Chigaga: 4x4 jeep safari & camel ride in the dunes
- Marrakech: Guided city tour
- Aït Benhaddou: Guided orientation walk
- Foum Zguid: Moroccan cooking class
- Any international flights to/from Marrakech
- Travel insurance
- Morocco visa fees
- Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls & laundry
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationWe recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your trip start date. While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances. Transportation: This is not a physically demanding journey; however, traveling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe airconditioned touring vehicle for long drives. Money exchange: We strongly advise that you bring EUR or USD from your home country or exchange money before the start of the tour, to avoid delays on tour. Guidance: You will be accompanied by a tour leader and an expert driver. All of our leaders are registered and licensed tourism guides, meaning they’ve studied to have a broad knowledge base of the region’s history, cultures, and wildlife, and are legally certified to lead/guide tours in the regions visited. Most of our leaders in the region are from Morocco, though it may be possible that you’ll have a leader from another country in the West African region. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places where are travelling, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. He/she will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. In addition, as an integral part of the team, your driver is a skilled and experienced driver who has intimate knowledge of the vehicle and routes traveled. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting Meals: Eating is a big part of travelling. On this tour, we provide only a few meals for you and your group members, so as to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility in your choices. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though while in the larger centers, your group leader will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip. Your tour leader prepares the meals included in la Plage Blach, arranging to purchase the foodstuffs before our camping excursion begins. Breakfasts will generally be cereals if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Lunches will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshlyprepared hot meals and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. For the included meals, vegetarian meal requests and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Solo Travellers: 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 multishare accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travelers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price. What to bring: You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labeled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase (please avoid a hardtop case), or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a warm jacket for early morning wildlife safari drives. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. During the winter months, the temperatures can get quite cold. It is wise to bring plenty of layers for cool mornings and evenings. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. Packing List Additional Items: • Sleeping bag and liner (Seasonally appropriate) Cold Weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Earplugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Health & Safety: • Face masks (required) • Hand sanitiser (required) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Rubber gloves Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Laundry: Please note that you will be on the move a lot, and as such there will not be a lot of time for sameday laundry service. Please ask your Tour Guide to arrange if any laundry needs to be done so that he/she can advise or make arrangements for you. Most travelers on this trip find that Dakhla and Saint Louis are convenient places to get their washing done, though facilities are available as well in Dakar Visas and Entry Requirements: All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity), and you are required to acquire entry visas for each of the countries visited. Please double check with your agent and/or visa agent what the visa requirements are for each country that you will be traveling to. Some countries do require that you get your visa before arrival.
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.