Classic: Highlights of Morocco (DCMH)

Countries Visited: Morocco
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 14, Avg 10.
    Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
    Accommodations: Hotels (12 nts), gIte (1 nt, multi-share), nomad camp (1 nt, multi-share)

    Highlights
    Wander ancient medinas and Roman ruins, ride a camel into the Sahara, spend a night in a desert tent and a mountain gIte, enjoy traditional Moroccan fare at a local home, shop in seaside Essaouira, set eyes on the blue city of Chefchaouen.

    Description
    If you want to hit Morocco's highlights, this is your adventure. Wander through kasbahs, spice markets, and cities pulsing with energy on this comprehensive trip. Climb onto a camel and explore the edge of the Sahara before admiring the views from the heights of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the energy of imperial cities as you explore souks stuffed with exotic wares. Then take a moment to appreciate this amazing adventure as you camp under the stars among some of the worlds biggest sand dunes.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    15 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1CasablancaDay 1 Casablanca
    We highly recommend arriving early to explore Casablanca. Additional Notes: A general note about this tour: it has a very fast-paced itinerary, which covers a lot of ground. This is great as it allows us to see a huge amount in the time available, but it also means some early starts, some long drives in the minivan, and less free time than many other G Adventures tours. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2ChefchaouenDay 2 Casablanca/Chefchaouen (1B)
    Depart in the morning for Tangier. Take a guided tour of city sites, including the medina, kasbah, Grand Socco (a bustling square at the entrance to the medina) and Petit Socco, a little square in the medina perfect for people-watching and mint tea-drinking. In the afternoon, continue on to Chefchaouen. Included Activities: Tangier Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 3ChefchaouenDay 3 Chefchaouen (1B)
    Enjoy a free day in Chefchaouen to explore. The city, whitewashed in different shades of blue, is spectacular on its own but with the surrounding mountains, its a sight to behold.
    Day 4FesDay 4 Chefchaouen/Fes (1B, 1L)
    Drive to Meknes for a guided walk through this imperial city. Visit monuments, ornamental gates, and winding souks while you soak in the flavour of this charming city. Later, continue through the rolling hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Take a guided tour of the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, continue to Fes, one of Moroccos most interesting cities. Included Activities: Meknes City Tour Volubilis Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 5FesDay 5 Fes (1B)
    Enjoy a half-day medina walking tour, with free time in the afternoon to explore more of the city. The Fes medina is the world's largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. Explore the artisan quarters, sample treats from the carts, and view Fes famous leather tannery from above. In the evening, opt for dinner in a converted riad complete with local specialties, music, and belly dancing. Additional Notes: Only certified local guides are allowed to act as guides in the medina, so your CEO cannot go with you to the medina during free time. Included Activities: Fes Medina Guided Tour G Adventures-supported Traditional Moroccan Lunch
    Day 6MerzougaDay 6 Fes/Merzouga (1B, 1D)
    Travel through the diverse landscapes that make Morocco so unique. Pass through cedar and pine forests, keeping an eye out for Barbary apes. Pass over the Middle Atlas Mountains through the pre-desert countryside with its deep gorges filled with a splendid oasis of green palm groves. Arrive at the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. Spend the night in a desert auberge (simple hotel), located right on the edge of the dunes. Have a local-style dinner and spend the night. Additional Notes: Some rooms may have shared bathroom facilities. Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00-11.00 hours)
    Day 7Sahara Bedouin CampDay 7 Merzouga/Sahara Bedouin Camp (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy a free day until heading out on a camel safari in the late afternoon. Spend the cool morning exploring the undulating golden sand of the dunes or simply relaxing by the pool. Opt to explore the dunes by 4x4. In the afternoon, take an overnight bag and set off on a 1-hr camel ride to a desert camp deep in the dunes. Local guides will teach you how to mount and dismount and how to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to your photos. Enjoy a warm welcome at the desert camp followed by a traditional dinner under the stars. There will be time to hear stories about life in this region and perhaps, if lucky, be treated to some traditional music on the drums. Included Activities: Overnight in the Sahara Desert (Nomad Camp) Transport: Camel (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 8Todra GorgeDay 8 Sahara Bedouin Camp/Todra Gorge (1B)
    Rise early to get on our trusty camels. Watch the sunrise before returning to Merzouga. Continue through a stone desert to the stunning Todra Gorge. Wedged between massive cliff walls, the gorge is filled with a green oasis of palm trees. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Berber delicacies. Additional Notes: Due to location, the hotel power is run by a generator and the electricity is turned off every night at approx. 23:00. We recommend bringing a headlamp for getting around at night if necessary. Transport: Camel (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (4.00-6.00 hours)
    Day 9Ait Ben HaddouDay 9 Todra Gorge/AIt Ben Haddou (1B)
    Travel along the "Route of 1000 Kasbahs" to the thriving town of Ouarzazate for a lunch stop. This town is home to Atlas Film Studios, where many films have been shot over the years, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful AIt Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah. In the evening there may be the chance for an optional cooking class. Learn the secrets of how to make the perfect tagine and then sample your skills for dinner. Included Activities: AIt Ben Haddou Kasbah Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
    Day 10AroumdDay 10 AIt Ben Haddou/Aroumd (1B, 1D)
    Leave the pre-desert country for the magnificent High Atlas Mountain landscape, crossing the Tizi n'Tichka pass at 2260m. Head into the splendid Toubkal National Park, passing through small villages on winding mountain roads, arriving at the village of Imlil. With our main luggage transported by mule, embark on the walk from Imlil to the little village of Aroumd (1 hr), arriving at our simple mountain gIte for the night. Enjoy a homemade dinner of local produce in the cozy salon. Settle in and enjoy the tranquility, fantastic views, and clean mountain air of this magical region. Additional Notes: Accommodation is multi-share, up to six beds in each room. Bedding is provided, but you will need to bring a sleeping bag for additional warmth if travelling between November and April. You will also need to bring your own towel. Bathroom facilities are shared. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s)) While the walk to the gIte is uphill, it is achievable by anyone of average fitness. Take it at a slow pace! Walking (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 11EssaouiraDay 11 Aroumd/Essaouira (1B)
    After breakfast, walk back out to meet the van in Imlil and head to the coastal town of Essaouira, arriving mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore as you wish. Browse the many shops for leather, jewellery, lamps or trinkets. Watch the brightly painted ships bring their catch into the busy harbour or take a stroll along the long, sandy beach. This is the perfect place to enjoy some local seafood and unwind. Transport: Walking (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle
    Day 12EssaouiraDay 12 Essaouira (1B)
    Enjoy a free day exploring this coastal port town any way you like.
    Day 13MarrakechDay 13 Essaouira/Marrakech (1B)
    Journey to Marrakech. After arriving in the "Red City," join a certified city guide for a tour of the Marrakech medina. Visit the historical Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, Bahia Palace, the Mellah, and the Saadian Tombs. Later, opt to discover the secrets of this amazing, ancient city. Relax at one of the tea houses around the square, watching the hustle and bustle from a shady spot. End the day like a local with an optional group dinner in the famous food stalls of Djemaa el Fna. Included Activities: Marrakech Medina Guided Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 14MarrakechDay 14 Marrakech (1B)
    A great place to start your adventure is Djemaa el Fna square, in the heart of the medina. The square changes its offerings throughout the day. Finish up your souvenir shopping or wander the new part of the city for a taste of the modern.
    Day 15MarrakechDay 15 Marrakech (1B)
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    06/24/2017$1,649.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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