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Essential Morocco - Intrepid Travel
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11 days

Essential Morocco

From Casablanca to 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


Start in Casablanca and end in Marrakesh! With the discovery tour Essential Morocco, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Casablanca, Morocco and 9 other destinations in Morocco. Essential Morocco includes accommodation in a hotel and 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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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

7 nights
1 night
2 nights

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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 1
    · March 13, 2020
    Great trip full of joy
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank Khalil!
    Trip date: March 2020
  • Essential Morocco reviewer 2
    · March 08, 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 20, 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 10, 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 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
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    · 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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Dates & Availability

11 days
Essential Morocco
From Casablanca to Marrakesh
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    • 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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    Good to Know

    • 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 2 July 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 2 July 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 26 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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