Take this adventure and experience an escapade that’ll truly satisfy your wanderlust. This Morocco trip is an adventurer’s dream journey.
Pack your binoculars, travel journal, and compass, because this trip is an adventurer’s dream journey. The cities are spicy tapestries of ancient spires and bustling markets, the desert is an unending expanse of orange beauty, and the cuisine contrasts fresh minty flavours with rich lamb stews. What’s more is you go cruising on a 4x4, ride on a camel, and sleep under the stars at a traditional Berber camp. Take this adventure and experience an escapade that’ll truly satisfy your wanderlust.
We spend 8 days exploring Morocco. We visit Casablanca, Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, Route de Volubilis, Sahara Desert, Todra Gorge, Aït Benhaddou, Ouarzazate.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
7 nights’ accommodation
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
Transfer from Marrakech Airport
Transport in 4x4 Land Cruiser or minivan
Guided tours of Rabat, Fes, Volubilis & Ait Benhaddou
Sahara camel trek
Morocco Highlights - 8 Day Starts at 6:00pm at Moroccan House Hotel, Casablanca
The Tour Ends at 10:00am at Hotel El Andalous, Marrakech
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8 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Casablanca
Your adventure begins with your arrival in Casablanca, after a short transfer to the hotel we’ll have a welcome meeting. Join your fellow passengers as you meet with your fantastic Busabout guide and get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere before heading off for an included delicious dinner followed by an evening of free time.
Day 2: Casablanca to Meknes to Volubilis to Fes
We begin our journey to the 'Athens of Africa', Fes. We have a stop en route at the Imperial city of Meknes. Explore the Medina and spend your afternoon enjoying the sights including the spectacular 12th century Grand Mosque, the magnificence of the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the ornate mosaics of the city’s gates. Grab a bite to eat and prepare for a guided tour of the famous ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. We arrive in Fes this evening. Relax in comfort and prepare for a day of exploration as we familiarise ourselves with the city.
Day 3: Fes
This morning we embark on a guided tour of the world’s oldest and largest medieval city. Get lost in the sights and smells of the local labyrinthine souks and do a bit of shopping, see the world's oldest continuously functioning university, and explore the dye-pits and tanneries of the UNESCO-listed medina of Fes. Grab a delicious local lunch while you’re out and enjoy the rest of your afternoon in this unique locale. Tonight we offer an optional night on the town featuring a delicious traditional meal followed by a magical night of cultural entertainment including authentic belly dancing.
Day 4: Fes to Sahara Desert
We depart in the trusty 4x4 or minivan and begin our southerly journey into the Saharan Desert. We have an afternoon stop to enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch and refresh with a dip in the pool, before heading out to the red sands of Merzouga where we transfer to our friendly, humped mounts for an authentic trek into the desert, make sure your camera is at the ready as this is a bucket list experience you won't want to forget. Tonight we share a truly remarkable evening under the Saharan stars with the local Berbers enjoying traditional food, drink, and music.
Day 5: Sahara Desert to Todra Gorge
We enjoy our breakfast amid the dunes this morning before taking our leave of our gracious hosts and departing east for Morocco’s Grand Canyon, Todra Gorge. We arrive at the gorge in the late morning and you have the full day to explore. See the incredible sheer cliffs carved out by millenniums of water erosion, which have now dwindled to form a small stream. Enjoy a delicious local lunch at the Berber co-operative and peruse the numerous handmade rugs, carpets, and kilims on offer and perhaps take some Arabian treasures home. This evening we watch the sunset over the gorge as the fading sun paints the cliffs in a myriad of pastel oranges and blues before enjoying a delicious authentic dinner.
Day 6: Todra Gorge to Ouarzazate to Ait Benhaddou
We have an early departure this morning as we make our way to our destination for today, the world famous Ait Benhaddou. As we make our way we have a stop in Ouarzazate where we offer an optional tour of the film studios, which boast a roster of impressive projects including Lawrence of Arabia, The Hills Have Eyes, Gladiator, and even Game of Thrones. As we make our way along the Ouarzazate river we arrive at the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, this storied site has been in too many movies to mention and features many a famous kasbah, some still inhabited. Enjoy a guided tour followed by a delicious local dinner in this stunning location.
Day 7: Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech
Every ending has a beginning and every beginning an end, and today we end off where we began, setting a course for Marrakech straight after breakfast. We arrive around lunch so grab a bite to eat and prepare for a fantastic optional guided tour of the Imperial City and see the glorious Koutoubia Tower housed within the Koutoubia Mosque, this sprawling compound was built in the 1100s and is the largest mosque in Morocco, delve the depths of Djemaa el-Fnaa square and the fantastic marketplace located in the city’s historic medina. Tonight we enjoy our final meal together, so join us for a few drinks and say goodbye to magical Morocco in style.
Day 8: Marrakech
Check-out is this morning after breakfast, we hope to see you again!
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