Morocco In Depth

Guided Tour - 16 Days / 15 Nights

Discover Morocco’s old medinas, grand mosques, colourful souks (bazaars) and majestic minarets on a tour that includes the Sahara Desert, the High Atlas Mountains to the white-washed seaside village of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast.
From Casablanca, follow the classic route to the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes and end in the icon of Morocco - Marrakech. Spice markets, snake charmers, story tellers and architectural masterpieces little changed by time, are a small part of the fascinating culture mix of this country. Ruined citadels, Roman remains, desert oases with lush palm groves, and kasbahs (villages) the colour of burnt siena, cast an evocative spell on the vast landscape.

Your Journey

Day 1

Arrive Casablanca

Day 2 Casablanca - Meknes

Visit the Hassan II Mosque then head to Rabat to see the Chellah, Kasbah des Oudaias and Hassan Minaret before continuing to Meknes.

Day 3 Meknes - Fes

Explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the old medinas and souks of Meknes. Overnight Fes.

Day 4 Fes

Tour the Old City with free time to explore the medina.

Day 5 Fes

As above.

Day 6 Midelt

From the small market town of Midelt, nestled between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains at 1500m enjoy an easy walk in the nearby hills.

Day 7 Merzouga - Sahara Desert

From Merzouga we ride camels to our Sahara Desert camp enjoying a spectacular sunset as we go. Camp out under the stars and enjoy some lively music and dinner.

Days 8 & 9 M’Goun Valley

Drive to Todra Gorge for a two-hour walk then to Dades and McGoun Valleys. Walk in the M’Goun Valley passing Berber villages. The mountain backdrop and famous Rose Valley are a stunning setting. Stay in a Berber house with a local family.

Day 10 Ait Benhaddou

At Skoura Oasis there are a number of classic Kasbahs. We visit the splendid Kasbah Amerdil then continue to Ait Benhaddou.

Days 11 & 12 Marrakech

Drive over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Spend the evening at fascinating Djemaa el Fna, one of the largest public squares in the world. On a guided walking tour see the Bahia Palace and Marrakech Museum, a former palace with a fine collection of Moroccan art and sculpture.

Days 13 & 14 Essaouira

Two nights in this charming coastal town to wander the narrow streets and sample delicious Moroccan seaside cuisine.

Day 15 Return to Marrakech

At Skoura Oasis there are a number of classic Kasbahs. We visit the splendid Kasbah Amerdil then continue to Ait Benhaddou.

Day 16 Marrakech

Your trip ends today, after breakfast. Check-out time is usually around 12.00 noon and you are free to leave at any time. If you have arranged a private airport transfer you will be advised of the pick-up time. Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to spend more time exploring Marrakech.

Terrain

The walking on this trip is fairly flexible and a circuit walk. If you don’t want to walk, you can relax in the Berber village in which we spend two nights. The walk is about 10km, with a maximum altitude of 1500m.

Meals

Breakfasts daily and five dinners.

Schedule & Price

Please note that pricing is per person in New Zealand dollars.

2016 (January to April): 10 – 25 January $2720, 14 – 29 February $2615, 17 March - 01 April $2825, 26 March – 10 April $2690, 27 March – 11 April $2745, 03 – 18 April $2615, 10 – 25 April $2665 Full, 17 April – 02 May $2720, 24 April – 09 May $2885.

2016 (May to August): 01 – 16 May $2745 Full, 15 – 30 May $2665 Full, 22 May - 06 Jun $2665 Full, 09 - 24 Jun $2800, 19 Jun - 04 Jul $2825, 10 - 25 Jul $2825, 21 Jul - 05 Aug $2825, 14 - 29 Aug $2880, 28 Aug - 12 Sep $2825.

2016 (September to November): 4-19 Sep $2910, 15-30 Sep $2910, 18 Sep - 03 Oct $2995, 25 Sep - 10 Oct $2910, 9 - 24 Oct $2720, 16 - 31 Oct $2720, 6-21 Nov $2720.

2016-2017 (December/January): 18 December to 2 January $2615, 8-23 January $2745.

Single room supplements available from $605.

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