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Essential Morocco

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Essential Morocco - Intrepid Travel
Essential Morocco - Intrepid Travel
Lan "It was a great tour! Everything was streamlined, and it just gets better and better! Our guide Issmail is wonderful, funny and knowledgeable, gives you a lot of insights to the local life in Morocco. Hotels are budget, but clean and comfortable (which is good enough for me), restaurants might be a little touristy but no doubt the food is good! Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would reco..."
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18 reviews
Starts
Casablanca
Destinations
+9
Ends
Marrakesh
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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
Age range
18 to 29 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Mini-coach
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
Start in Casablanca and end in Marrakesh! With the in-depth cultural tour Essential Morocco, you have a 11 day tour package taking you from Casablanca to Marrakesh and through Casablanca, Morocco and 10 other destinations in Morocco. Essential Morocco is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

18 Reviews

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  • DM
    Written on November 9, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Was overall a good tour. Seemed as if I wasn't sure what was happening at times but enjoyed my experience in Morocco

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  • CC
    Written on November 4, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    This tour included a range of cities and experiences throughout Morocco. I really enjoyed meeting the local artisans at the different co-operatives throughout the country (and the discounted prices at these places!). Our tour guide, Sarah, had suggestions... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Caitlin, What fantastic feedback, thank you for sharing. It is really pleasing to hear that the Tour Leader Sarah was a big part as to why you enjoyed this trip. Hopefully we will see you soon on another trip... Intrepid
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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 3
    Written on August 12, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour, lots to see and do. Mohamed is the best guide going around.

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  • DD
    Written on August 10, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    The bus's air conditioning system barely worked, and the windows didn't open. We were driving in 110 degree weather, and inside the bus reached 100 degrees or more. This was a horribly uncomfortable, if not dangerous situation, as we were stuck in the bus... Read more

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  • LF
    Written on July 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We loved every minute of the tour! It was very diverse and beautiful. Hisham knowledge was great and he was very calm and happy !

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  • A
    Written on June 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Good tour. Group was fun. Tour guide was knowledgeable and fun

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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 7
    Written on April 9, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    more activities, more and better information from the guide

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Verena, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Geckos
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  • JM
    Written on April 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had never done a tour before whilst travelling, and went in a little skeptical about the experience. Abdelhadi completely turned that around. He was a great tour leader and honed our trip to the wishes of our group well. We had an inquisitive group, and... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jessica, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, and for choosing us as your first group tour! We’re so happy to hear that you had a great time in Morocco – we look forward to seeing you on another trip with us again in the future. Best wishes, Geckos
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  • YH
    Written on February 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    With Geckos help, I can explore some places that I may not notice on the map or never expect to be so stunning before. It's a wonderful experience with GEcjos Adventures. I love my guide and the people involved in the tour!

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Yan-Hao, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time on your trip, and we hope to see you on another one again soon! Kind regards, Geckos
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  • LR
    Written on December 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a great tour! Everything was streamlined, and it just gets better and better! Our guide Issmail is wonderful, funny and knowledgeable, gives you a lot of insights to the local life in Morocco. Hotels are budget, but clean and comfortable (which is... Read more

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Itinerary

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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

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Dirham
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    Visa

    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.

    Vaccinations

    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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    Location
    Casablanca is the starting point and Marrakesh is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 January 2019 the full payment of $789 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $789 for Essential Morocco, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,041 km.
    • Casablanca (Morocco)
    • 199 km
    • Moulay Idriss (Morocco)
    • 18 km
    • Meknes (Morocco)
    • 53 km
    • Fes (Morocco)
    • 153 km
    • Midelt (Morocco)
    • 190 km
    • Merzouga (Morocco)
    • 6 km
    • Erg Chebbi (Morocco)
    • 158 km
    • Todra Gorge (Morocco)
    • 31 km
    • Gorge du Dades (Morocco)
    • 128 km
    • Ait Benhaddou (Morocco)
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