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Essential Morocco

Essential Morocco - Geckos Adventures
Essential Morocco - Geckos Adventures
Jessica "What an amazing adventure! Our guide Abdou was friendly, experienced and knowledgeable making him an absolute pleasure to travel with. I doubt I would have enjoyed Morocco half as much had I traveled it alone. The tour was well structured though I would have loved a few extra days to really delve into some of the areas. Major highlight was the Sahara experience: riding a camel into the desert, cli..."
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10 reviews
Starts
Casablanca
Destinations
+9
Ends
Marrakesh
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Highlights

  • Explore the exquisite Mosques of Morocco
  • Shop for treasured trinkets in Fes
  • Watch the sunset on the Sahara
  • Finish in Marrakech with great food
Age range
18 to 29 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Mini-coach
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.

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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!
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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 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 recommend anyone to do it.
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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 3
    Written on October 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was brilliant! I had an amazing time and left feeling like I really got to experience Morocco. It was a good mix of cultural experiences, outdoor activities, and free time to either relax or explore some more. Our guide was great and very funny. As someone who usually travels solo, I'm so happy I did this tour since I feel like I got to experience and see things I otherwise wouldn't have, and had so much fun with the rest of the group as well. It definitely encouraged me to go on another tour with this company!
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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 4
    Written on October 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded my expectations, especially in terms of the unique and beautiful accommodation. My tour guide was great fun and got the whole group involved. He was also very knowledgeable about the locations we visited. Transportation was comfortable and on time. Everything about the trip was brilliant. I would definitely recommend this tour and would travel with the company in the future.
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  • TV
    Written on September 16, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was excellent. The accommodations were incredible from the get go and our guide Saaid was fantastic! Well informed and entertaining he really did an amazing job.
    Geckos Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Thomas, thanks for sharing your experience! It's wonderful to receive feedback like this from our passengers, and we always pass it along to our global team where it is very much appreciated. We’re delighted that you had a great time in Morocco with us, and we hope to see you on another trip soon. Kind regards, Geckos
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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 6
    Written on July 21, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    The camel ride in the Sahara was the most exciting! Expect to have quite a lot of out of pocket cost for food, water and souvenirs as Morocco isn't as cheap as what it appears. I easily spent a $1000aud there and i don't drink either.. There are a lot of wifi during the whole trip and lots of chill time too by the pool!
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  • CA
    Written on April 27, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    So awesome! Casablanca was not that great but all the rest was really cool. The highlights were definitely Fez and the night camping in the Sahara.
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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 8
    Written on April 5, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Really excellent trip! First ever tour and couldn't have gone better! 12 of us + our wonderful guide Khaled and we all got along really well and were lucky with excellent weather for all the sites. Transport and everything really ran smoothly, no worries about being a vegan on the tour there was always lots of bread and veggie options. All the hotels were really comfortable and I felt looked after and completely positively satisfied the entire trip. It was really amazing and I would go back to morocco in a heartbeat.
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  • N
    Written on April 11, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Simply Amaaazing...... Cant describe.. You have to do it :-)
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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 10
    Written on December 6, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    What an amazing adventure! Our guide Abdou was friendly, experienced and knowledgeable making him an absolute pleasure to travel with. I doubt I would have enjoyed Morocco half as much had I traveled it alone. The tour was well structured though I would have loved a few extra days to really delve into some of the areas. Major highlight was the Sahara experience: riding a camel into the desert, climbing a nearby dune to watch the sunset, enjoying mint tea amongst friends, playing bongos by the campfire and spending the quiet part of the evening chatting and gazing at the stars. Wonderful, memorable and simply magic.
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Itinerary

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  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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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • December 1, 2016

      Is an airport transfer possible on this tour?

      Yes, an airport transfer is possible for an extra cost. Please contact us to arrange this.

    • June 15, 2016

      How big is the group?

      The group size for this tour is a maximum of 16.

    • June 1, 2016

      What is the cheapest flight rate to Morocco if you can advise?

      We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

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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.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $100 to confirm this Geckos Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 April 2018 the full payment of $652 is necessary.
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    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 $652 for Essential Morocco, but the deposit of $100 is non-refundable.
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    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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