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Please note that this tour has been extended by one more day in 2014. Please see trip code DCMH.

 
14 days,Casablanca to Marrakech
DCHM

Wandering ancient medinas and Roman ruins, riding a camel into the Sahara, spending the night in a desert tent and a mountain gîte, bargaining in exotic souks.

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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 world's biggest sand dunes.

What's Included

  • Guided walk in Meknes, Guided tour of Volubilis, Guided walk in Fez, Overnight Berber tented camp and camel excursion in desert, Walk though local village farmland near Todra, Entrance to Aït Benhaddou kasbah, Hike in the Atlas Mountains, Orientation walk in Essaouira, Guided walk in Marrakech.
  • 13 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (Allow USD240-315 for meals not included)
  • Hotels (11 nts), gîte (1 nt, multi-share), nomad camp (1 nt, multi-share)
  • Private air-con van, camel, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, driver
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10
Itinerary Notes

Please note that this tour has been extended by one more day in 2014. Please see trip code DCMH.

Day 1 Casablanca

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Meknes (1B)

Guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes.

Days 3-4 Volubilis/Fes (2B)

Guided visit to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fes medina with a certified local city guide.

Days 5-6 Merzouga (2B,2D)

Drive south towards the Sahara Desert and overnight in a local auberge on the edge of the dunes. Explore the local region before a memorable camel ride to your desert camp.

Day 7 Todra Gorge (1B)

Walk through local village farmlands and explore Todra Gorge.

Day 8 Aït Ben Haddou (1B)

Head into the mountains for a guided visit to the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Opt to participate in a tagine cooking class for insight on Moroccan cuisine.

Day 9 High Atlas Mountains (1B,1D)

Transfer to Imlil before guided walk to the village of Amred, at the base of the High Atlas mountains. Enjoy views of Mt Toubkal from the mountain gîte before a home-cooked dinner.

Days 10-11 Essaouira (2B)

Walk back to Imlil and transfer to the coastal town of Essaouira. Afternoon is free for exploration following an orientation walk.

Days 12-13 Marrakech (2B)

Transfer to Marrakech, guided medina visit with certified city guide upon arrival. Opt to visit to Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers. Day 13 is free day to explore.

Day 14 Marrakech (1B)

Depart at any time.