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Magical Morocco Grand Tour

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  • Discover the best of Morocco from the coast to the Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the narrow cobbled streets and ancient mosques of Fes and the bustling souks of Marrakech
  • Wander Essaouira’s white-washed streets and pick up a piece of local art work
  • Witness the sunrise over the desert dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Trek between Berber villages in the Atlas mountains with panoramic views of the high peaks
Discover the bustling cities of Fez and Marrakech, the Sahara Desert, the dramatic Todra Gorge, the Atlas Mountains and the charming coastal town of Essaouira on this comprehensive two week tour of Morocco. You will meet Morocco’s people, experience its culture and explore its landscapes. Morocco is a country filled with contrasts - from imperial cities to the expansive desert, from dramatic mountains and gorges to lush valleys. This tour has been designed to give you an in depth experience of this magical country. On this Grand Tour of Morocco, you will be travelling with your own driver and guide for some sections. Stay in hand-selected accommodations, giving you an authentic experience of this fascinating country, stay in boutique Riads, homely hotels and one night in a luxury camp in the Sahara desert! In each location you will be guided by local expert guides who will give colour to your experience by sharing their intimate knowledge of the area.
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What To Expect

This tour is perfect if you want to discover the highlights of Morocco independently. Your private guide will help you experience the people, culture and geography of Morocco first hand and in an immersive manner.

Trip Style:

Private Guided | Alone or with your chosen companion(s), benefit from a private guide throughout most of your trip.

Activity:

All Multi-Activity, Walking, Cultural Activities | Walking as part of a multi activity trip., Trip includes cultural activities in the itinerary

Ideal if you have an interest in:

Luxury & Unique Stays, Coastal & Island, National Parks & Trails

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Grade & Terrain

This discovery trip is graded easy and suitable for all abilities and ages. Sightseeing is by foot, car and 4x4 vehicle. On the day's trekking in the Ourika Valley you will be walking for between 4 and 7 hours and the walking can be adapted to suit your abilities.

Navigation

You will be accompanied by knowledgeable certified guides in Fez, Meknes, Volubilis, the Ourika Valley, Essaouira and Marrakech. In the Sahara, you will be accompanied by a Nomad guide.

Transfer & Vehicles

Private transportation, gas, tolls and an English-speaking driver are included for the duration of the trip in an air-conditioned car.

Experience & Fitness

This discovery trip is graded easy and suitable for all abilities and ages. Sightseeing is by foot, car and 4x4 vehicle. On the day's trekking in the Ourika Valley, you will be walking for between 4 and 7 hours and the walking can be adapted to suit your abilities.

Accommodation Information

Your trip includes 8 nights in boutique Riads, 4 nights in hotels and 1 night in a private luxury tent  

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

Single rooms are available, there is a supplement payable. Unfortunately, this walk is not available to solo walkers.

Meals

13 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included. Dinners are included in the Ourika Valley, Merzouga and on the night you stay in a private luxury tent at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

Included
  • 8 Nights in boutique riads
  • 4 Nights in hotels
  • 1 Night in a luxury camp in a private tent
  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • Airport transfers Casablanca Airport to Fez and Marrakech to Marrakech Airport.
  • Private Car, Gas, Tolls & English speaking driver for the entire trip
  • Nomad/camel guide in the Sahara
  • Knowledgeable certified guides for a day in Fez, Meknes, Volubilis, Ourika Valley, Essaouira and Marrakech
  • Museum fees
  • All taxes
Excluded
  • Flights to Casablanca/from Marrakech
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches and 8 dinners
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the program
  • Tips to drivers, guides and staff at your discretion
Extras
  • Room upgrades
  • Additional nights

When To Go

This trip is available to start on any day of the week year-round. Please note that during the festival times of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr that many restaurants and shops will be closed and this may affect your overall experience. If you are planning on going to Morocco during these times and your dates are flexible then you may wish to consider changing dates. For more information and advice, please don't hesitate to contact our specialists. The dates for Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr change on a yearly basis.

2020 Dates

Ramadan is from 23rd of May until the 23rd of June

End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr is from the 23rd-24th of May

Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice of Sheep) is from the 30th of July until the 3rd of August

Time of Year

In the summer months between June and September, the temperatures in the cities can soar, however, remain cooler in the mountains. You may wish to note however that one of the most popular times of year to visit the High Atlas and Ourika Valley for walking is true during the summer months.  

Getting to the Start

Air - We recommend flying into Casablanca Airport and out of Marrakech Airport. Both have good connections to the UK and Europe.

General Information

The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all the necessary items, for example, sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Fez Day 2 Discover Fez Day 3 Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes Day 4 Fez to Merzouga Day 5 The Sahara Desert and Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes Day 6 Todra Gorge, Rose Valley and Ouarzazate Day 7 Ouarzazate and High Atlas Mountains/Ourika Valley Day 8 Trekking in the Ourika Valley/High Atlas Day 9 Ourika Valley - Essaouira Day 10 Free Day Essaouira Day 11 Essaouira - Marrakech Day 12 Discover Marrakech Day 13 Free Day in Marrakech Day 14 Transfer to Marrakech Airport

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