MOROCCO KASBAHS & DESERT

October 15-24, 2018

Perfect for travellers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take to a camel to tour the dunes before really experiencing the Sahara on an overnight camping excursion. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.

10 Days - Casablanca to Marrakech

$2650USD

Minimum of 8 travelers required. Flights not included.

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IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

TRAVEL STYLE:

CLASSIC

CLASSIC

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

SERVICE LEVEL:

UPGRADED

UPGRADED

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING:

 2 - LIGHT

2 - LIGHT

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travelers.

TRIP TYPE:


SMALL GROUP

SMALL GROUP

Small group experience; Max 14, Avg 10.

AGE REQUIREMENT:


12+
 

AGES 12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MOROCCO KASBAHS & DESERTS

Itinerary

DAY 1 - CASABLANCA
Arrive at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening followed by a brief stretching session.
1h
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

DAY 2 - CASABLANCA/FES
Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch. Take a guided tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fès.
Start early and drive 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 Fès, one of Morocco's most interesting cities. Take some free time to explore upon arrival. Opt to experience a traditional hammam and get to know the locals.
G Adventures for Good: Meknes Community Lunch

Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. This G Adventures lunch program provides access to education opportunities and healthcare services. The proceeds from this lunch program help support vocational training for rural women, allowing them to support their families and children. Enjoy a traditional home-cooked Moroccan meal and learn a bit of Arabic while you meet some of the women that are part of this program.

Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch. Take a guided tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fès.
Start early and drive 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.

Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. This G Adventures lunch program provides access to education opportunities and healthcare services. The proceeds from this lunch program help support vocational training for rural women, allowing them to support their families and children. Enjoy a traditional home-cooked Moroccan meal and learn a bit of Arabic while you meet some of the women that are part of this program.

DAY 3 - FES

Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fès medina with a local guide. Marvel at one of the ancient tanneries and take in the view from above.

Enjoy a half-day medina walking tour, participate in a pilates session after your visit to Medina.

The Fès medina is the world’s largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. Explore the artisan quarters, sample treats from the carts, and view Fès' famous leather tannery from above.

DAY 4 - FES

Enjoy a free day in Fès with time for Pilates practice. 

DAY 5 - FES/MERZOUGA

Drive south to the edge of the Sahara Desert before riding a camel into the dunes and overnighting in a desert camp.

Start early today for a drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach the edge of the Sahara.

In late afternoon, set off by camel to a desert camp deep in the dunes. Learn to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to your photos.

Enjoy a warm welcome (with mint tea). A traditional dinner under the stars, cooked by our hosts, awaits. In the evening, listen to stories about life in this region and, perhaps, some traditional music on the drums.

DAY 6 - MERZOUGA/TODRA GORGE

Walk through local village farmlands and explore Todra Gorge.

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.

DAY 7 - TODRA GORGE/AIT BENHADDOU

Enjoy a morning Pilates sesson before a visit to the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to participate in a tagine cooking class for an intro to Moroccan cuisine.

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 Aït Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah.

DAY 8 - AIT BENHADDOU/MARRAKECH

Enjoy a morning Pilates session before you head to Marrakech and take a guided medina visit. Opt to visit the Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers. Don't leave without indulging in a feast at the famous food stalls.

The journey to Marrakech includes breathtaking views throughout the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m).

Arrive in Marrakech in time for lunch with the rest of the day free to wander the city.

DAY 9 - MARRAKECH

Enjoy a free day in Marrakech with time for Pilates practice. 

DAY 10 - MARRAKECH

Depart at any time. 

PLACES VISITED
Morocco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

What's Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Meknes Community Lunch, Meknès
  • Local Living: Overnight at Berber Desert Camp, Sahara Bedouin Camp
  • Volubilis guided tour
  • Fes guided tour
  • Sahara Desert excursion with camel ride
  • Todra Gorge stay with walk through local villages
  • Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah visit
  • Marrakech medina guided walk
  • Upgrade Hotels
  • Dedicated Pilates Practice Time
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

Accomodations

  • Hotels (8 nts)
  • Tented desert camp (1 nt, multi-share)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 dinner 
  • Allow USD220-290 for meals not included
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Air-Con Van
  • Camel
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

Staff & Experts

  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Driver
  • Local Guides

Available Extras

(Add these to your tour when you book)
PRE-
ACCOMMODATION
Kenzi Basma Hotel in Casablanca
Please contact your group leader if you are interested in booking pre-nights before your tour begins. 
POST-
ACCOMMODATION
Dellarosa Hotel & Suites in Marrakech
Please contact your group leader if you are interested in booking post-nights after your tour ends.
ARRIVAL
TRANSFER
FROM $65.00
Please contact your group leader if you are interested in organizing an arrival transfer. 
My Own
Room
FROM $229.00
If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Megan Cairns 

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