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Essential Morocco (9 destinations) - Intrepid Travel
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Essential Morocco (9 destinations)

12 days
From Casablanca to Marrakesh
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Intrepid Travel
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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 In-depth Cultural tour Essential Morocco (9 destinations), you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Casablanca, Morocco and 8 other destinations in Morocco. Essential Morocco (9 destinations) 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 Moulay Idriss
  3. Day 3 Chefchaouen
  4. Day 4 Chefchaouen
  5. Day 5 Fes
  6. Day 6 Fes
  7. Day 7 Sahara Camp
  8. Day 8 Todra Gorge - Dades Valley
  9. Day 9 Ait Benhaddou
  10. Day 10 High Atlas - Marrakech
  11. Day 11 Marrakech
  12. Day 12 Marrakech
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  • Accommodation
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  • NK
    · August 31st, 2023
    What a splendid tour! It helped provide the uninitiated a taste of Morocco in a fun and accessible way. Omar was an excellent guide from beginning to end, and I cannot imagine anyone better suited to the role!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Nima, thank you for a wonderful review of your experience on Essential Morocco! Its great to hear that you could enjoy the wonders of Morocco in a fun and accessible way, and we're so pleased to hear that Omar made the trip extra special. We hope to... Show more
    Trip date: August 2023
  • NK
    · August 18th, 2023
    Excellent - I had the most amazing time on this tour and it would not have been the same without our guide Omar. The local guides were also fantastic, I feel like we got a really authentic experience. I will recommend this tour to all of my friends and... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Nikita, we are thrilled to know how much of an impact our amazing guide Omar had on your travels in beautiful Morocco. We look forward to seeing you again, and thank you for joining us on this adventure. Stay well.
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    Trip date: August 2023
  • Essential Morocco (9 destinations) reviewer 3
    · August 13th, 2022
    I loved this trip! Our tour guide Mariam was amazing and made sure we saw everything. No question went unanswered and she was extremely positive and upbeat. I felt so safe the entire time. Loved everything about this trip and fell in love with the... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Laura - thank you for the wonderful review! It's lovely to hear how well you got on with Mariam. Morocco is an incredible place and we're so pleased it's made such an impression on you ☀
    Trip date: July 2022
  • Essential Morocco (9 destinations) reviewer 4
    · April 18th, 2022
    Great tour for someone travelling on a cheap budget. Very surprised with the quality of accomodation, activities and most important, our amazing guide tour Sara :)
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your review, Duarte. We're so glad to hear about your wonderful time traveling through Morocco with Sara and hope to welcome you on another adventure soon!
    Trip date: April 2022
  • Essential Morocco (9 destinations) reviewer 5
    · September 23rd, 2021
    Had a wonderful time on my trip with Jihad from intrepid! Was super knowledgeable and professional but ensured we had a fun and memorable experience! Highly recommend this trip, made some great memories with some new friends!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jamie, Thanks for taking the time to leave this review! Morocco is one of our most popular destinations, we're so glad we were able to share it with you and show you why! We'll be sure to let Jihad know that you enjoyed your time with him. We're so... Show more
    Trip date: September 2021
  • Essential Morocco (9 destinations) reviewer 6
    · March 13th, 2020
    Great trip full of joy
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank Khalil!
    Trip date: March 2020
  • Essential Morocco (9 destinations) reviewer 7
    · 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 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 (9 destinations) reviewer 9
    · 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 (9 destinations) reviewer 10
    · 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

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Essential Morocco (9 destinations)
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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    • Currency
      Moroccan Dirham
    • Plugs & Adapters

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

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    • 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.
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      • For any tour departing before November 20th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after November 20th, 2023, 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 60 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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