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Essential Morocco - Intrepid Travel
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11 days

Essential Morocco

From Casablanca to Marrakesh
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
18 to 29
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
16559
Hygiene Measures:
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Highlights

  • 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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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

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    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Casablanca and end in Marrakesh! With the Discovery tour Essential Morocco, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Casablanca, Morocco and 9 other destinations in Morocco. Essential Morocco includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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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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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
7 nights
Camping
1 night
Guesthouse
2 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.2
  • 4.6
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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 1
    · March 13th, 2020
    Great trip full of joy
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank Khalil!
    Trip date: March 2020
  • Essential Morocco reviewer 2
    · March 8th, 2020
    The accommodation was average but to be expected due to the price of the tour. But the most disappointing was our tour guide Hamid. He never communicated properly so no one had a clue what was going on. Then he would go off at us when we did something... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Brooke, this is not the standard we expect of our local guides and would like to look into this immediately. Can you please email us at customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com with the details mentioned and your booking number?
    Trip date: September 2019
  • BK
    · February 20th, 2020
    Those 11 days were among the best in my life, not only was the itinerary perfect and really diverse, our guide Mouna was a truly inspiring young female group leader, who showed us a lot of her home country. Due to the fact that the group is really small... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much Barbara! This is so fantastic to read. we're so glad you enjoyed your time in Morocco.
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Essential Morocco reviewer 4
    · January 10th, 2020
    This was the best trip I have ever been on. Allal the guide was amazing and very nice. He really made sure we get the best out of our trip. At the end, I felt as if he was family. I like how I truly got the African experience. No, every hotel may not be... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks you so much Jemise! We're so happy this was the best trip ever and know that Allal will appreciate the feedback.
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Essential Morocco reviewer 5
    · November 28th, 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 3rd, 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 18th, 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
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Excellent trip all around, couldn’t be happier with my choice
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Good leader, lots to see and do
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Verry Exciting of everyplace where to visit in JAPAN
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

Dates & Availability

11 days
Essential Morocco
From Casablanca to Marrakesh
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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.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour has an age range of 18-29 years old, meaning that children under the age of 18 and more mature travellers over the age of 29 are not able to participate in this tour.

      Geckos creates trip itineraries designed for younger travellers. They can be more fast-paced, budget-minded, and includes activities for travellers to meet and have fun with other young passengers from all parts of the world! Their brand is designed around this unique experience geared toward younger travellers.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • How many people can go on the tour?

      The maximum amount of people on the tour will be 16 with an average of 10 -12 passengers per tour.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are available for an extra cost once you have a confirmed booking. Please contact our Customer Support team to arrange this.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      د.م.
      Moroccan Dirham
      Morocco
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Morocco
      Type E
      Morocco
      Type F
      Morocco
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 8th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 8th, 2021, 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 30 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Intrepid Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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