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Essential Morocco - Geckos Adventures
Essential Morocco - Geckos Adventures
Faye "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..."
Excellent
16 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
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.

16 Reviews

Excellent
56%
Good
38%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
0%
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  • Essential Morocco reviewer 1
    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 for at least 4 hours on most days... We were all sweating profusely, dehydrated, and nauseous from the heat inside the bus.
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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 5
    Written on April 9, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    more activities, more and better information from the guide
    Geckos Adventures 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 he was very knowledgable and offered up a lot of history and explanations for all of our questions. It was quite evident he cares about his job and his performance reflected that, helping group members on our hikes and making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. My experience on this tour, in large part thanks to our leader, would make me open to another Geckos tour in the future.
    Geckos Adventures 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!
    Geckos Adventures 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 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 9
    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 10
    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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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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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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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Flights

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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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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Ahmed Abdalfattah
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    • Lynette12th April 2018
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    د.إ
    Dirham
    Morocco

    Plugs & Adapters

    Morocco

    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Casablanca is the starting point and Marrakesh is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Geckos Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    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 24 November 2018 the full payment of $0 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 $0 for Essential Morocco, but the deposit of $100 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Geckos Adventures 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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