Based on 34 reviews
Essential Morocco - Intrepid Travel
11 days

Essential Morocco

From Casablanca to Marrakesh
Tour Highlights
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Age range:
18 to 29 year olds
Operated in:
US $765
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Places You’ll See

  • Moulay Idriss
    Moulay Idriss
  • Meknes
  • Fes
  • Merzouga
  • Todra Gorge
    Todra Gorge
  • Gorge du Dades
    Gorge du Dades
  • Ait Benhaddou
    Ait Benhaddou
  • Marrakesh
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  • Stay with a local family in beautiful Moulay Idriss
  • Experience the tastes, sights, and sounds of Fes
  • Ride a camel through the Sahara desert dunes
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou, a traditional mud brick city
  • Taste delicious Moroccan dishes in Marrakesh


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Casablanca
  2. Day 2: Meknes - Moulay Idriss
  3. Day 3: Fes
  4. Day 4: Fes
  5. Day 5: Midelt
  6. Day 6: Merzouga
  7. Day 7: Todra Gorge - Dades Valley
  8. Day 8: Ait Benhaddou
  9. Day 9: High Atlas - Marrakech
  10. Day 10: Marrakech
  11. Day 11: Marrakech
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What's included

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  • Guide
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  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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        Customer Reviews

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        • 4.6
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        • Essential Morocco reviewer 1
          November 28, 2019
          Overall I supremely enjoyed this trip; it had a good mix of activities, from visiting historical sites, culturally rich experiences, and beautiful views of nature. The meals could be a bit repetitive, but as a vegetarian it's to be expected to only have... Show more
          Trip date: November 2019
        • MP
          October 03, 2019
          Amazing tour that far exceeded my expectations. You see so many places and things, and have very cool local experiences (that might be difficult to get to or have on your own). Hassan went above and beyond as our guide, and lots of people got really... Show more
          Trip date: September 2019
        • A
          September 18, 2019
          I loved the ease of traveling with Intrepid, and everything on the itinerary was interesting and exciting. Mouna, our leader, was also awesome. I'm not sure that I would recommend the company to everyone I know, just because I know some people who would... Show more
          Trip date: January 2019
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          Excellent trip all around, couldn’t be happier with my choice
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          Good leader, lots to see and do
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          Verry Exciting of everyplace where to visit in JAPAN
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          The trip was well planned. We got to see the best of each city/town we visited but also got to explore spaces and roads less travelled. The trip really gave me a good feel of Morocco, its culture and people. Our tour guide gave us loads of information... Show more
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          This trip was nothing short of amazing. We got to see how the locals live, got taken to local places to eat rather than touristy places, easier to see all the local stuff in a small group too.
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • A
          September 18, 2019
          Very good group of people. Hassan was great.
          Trip date: December 2018
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        • TL
          July 15, 2019
          The trip was amazing, our tour guide made it really special as well. He was knowledgeable of the areas and helped break the ice throughout the days. Thankful for the experience. Made great friends along the way, despite traveling alone.
          Trip date: June 2019



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        Frequently asked questions

          • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

            A single supplement is currently available for this tour, with the exception of day 6 Merzouga, as you will be staying in a Desert camp. Please contact our Customer Support team for more information and to arrange this.

          • Is there a hotel list available?

            Usually, hotel lists are not confirmed until 4-6 weeks before departure, however, this is a list of hotels that they typically stay at. Please be advised that they are subject to change:

            Casablanca – Hotel Transatlantique
            Moulay Idriss – La Colombe Blanche
            Fes – Hotel de la Paix (2 nights)
            Midelt – Kasbah Asmaa
            Merzouga – Desert camp
            Todra Gorge – Dar Ayour
            Ait Benhaddou – Hotel La Kasbah
            Marrakech – Hotel Amalou (2 nights)

            Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

          • When and where does the tour end?

            On the last day of this tour, you can choose to depart at any time! Breakfast is provided at Hotel Amalou (Please note the accommodation is subject to change until your finalised documents are released). Check-out time is usually around noon and you are free to leave at any time.

          • When and where does the tour start?

            The first day of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at any time on Day 1! The joining point on this tour will be the Moroccan House Hotel Casablanca (Please note the accommodation is subject to change until your finalised documents are released). Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at around 6 pm on Day 1 where you can meet your guide and fellow travellers.

          • What are the optional excursions?

            The optional excursions for this tour are:

            Casablanca - Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque. Price: MAD120
            Palmery cycling tour. Price: MAD350
            Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day tour. Price: MAD2000
            Quad Biking the Rock Desert & Palmgrove. Price: MAD715
            Urban Adventures - A Taste Of Marrakech. Price: MAD509
            Quad biking Barrage Lalla Takerkoust. Price: MAD1650
            Magical Marrakech City Cycling Tour. Price: MAD350
            Hot Air Ballooning. Price: MAD2050
            Hammam & Massage in a luxury spa. Price: MAD750
            Urban Adventures - Tajine cooking class. Price: MAD546
            Asni & Ouirgane with lunch. Price: MAD1806
            Cascades d'Ouzoud day tour. Price: MAD2207
            Oukaimeden day tour. Price: MAD1882
            Ourika Valley day tour. Price: MAD1817
            Imlil & Aroumd day tour. Price: MAD1817

            Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

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          • About the country



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            Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


            These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
            • Typhoid - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
            • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
            • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 3 months before travel.
            • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 months before travel.
            • Rabies - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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            • For any tour departing before 9 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 9 February 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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