Casablanca > Rabat > Chefchaouen > Erfoud > Merzouga > Toudra Valley > Dades Valley > Ouarzazate > Ait Benhaddou > Marrakech
When you are ready to explore the ancient and magical country of Morocco then you cant go past this 11 Day 10 Night fully inclusive Great Journey.
Taking in some of the most beautiful and picturesque places of Morocco it will allow you to explore ancient Medinas and Souks such as Fez, Meknes, Chefchaouen, and Marrakech.
Camel trek on the golden sand dunes of the Sahara Desert that will take you back in time and feel like you are a part of the Caravan group. Overnight in a stunning desert camp and enjoy traditional music under the endless desert skies.
Crossing the High Atlas Mountains, with its incredible mountain passes and rich fertile valleys will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. We will also explore ancient Roman ruins, places like the rich fertile Dades Valley and homes of rulers long passed. Morocco is a land of contrasts and we take you from bustling cities, to stunning mountains and the endless sand dunes of the Sahara desert.
So book this amazing Great Journey and discover Morocco and all the treasures that it offers.
- English speaking tour guide.
- City tour of Marrakech and Ait Benhaddou
- Modern air-conditioning vehicle during the trip
- Professional driver
- Road taxes
- Guided tour of Marrakech
- Guided Tour of Fes
- Guided Tour of Volubilis
- Guided Tour of Rabat
- Camel Trek
- Breakfast at your overnight hotel
- 7 dinners
- 1 Lunch
- 7 nights’ accommodation in hotels and guest houses
- 1 Night in a Desert Camp
Is this Tour for me?
|TRAVEL STYLE||Private getaway perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.|
|SERVICE LEVEL||This package is a premium quality Great Journey hosted by our Local Expert Partner – EasyGo Tours.|
|PHYSICAL RATING||Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness.|
|TRIP TYPE||Private Package|
Pricing for Guest (USD):
|4 – 6 Guests||$1297||$2216|
|7 – 12 Guests||$1060||$2060|
Excluding triple share, where adult groups are an odd number of guests then prices are based on twin share plus one single room.
For group bookings larger than 12 please connect with us for pricing.
Day 1: Casablanca (D)
Following your arrival at Casablanca Airport, our representative will meet you to drive to your chosen hotel. After settling in, enjoy the hotel facilities and then a welcome dinner at your hotel with your guide who will be taking you on this amazing 11 day journey.
Overnight and dinner at Casablanca
Day 2: Chefchaouen (B)
Casablanca > Rabat > Chefchaouen
After breakfast we will visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, and where you can see some of the finest masterpieces of Moroccan architecture. We will then drive towards the blue city of Chefchaouen.
On route we will make a stop to explore Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco and also visit the Royal Palace, Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower.
Overnight at Chefchaouen
Day 3: Chefchaouen (B,D)
Today will be a leisurely day in Chefchaouen exploring one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. A stunning town at the feet of the Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen’s medina has a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores.
Enjoy a nice walk through the blue alleyways where you can try your bargain skills buying souvenirs from the locals and walk up the hill to take a panoramic picture of the town.
In the evening enjoy a traditional meal and beautiful sunset from one of the roof-top restaurants or a dinner with a local family in the medina can be chosen.
Overnight at Chefchaouen
Day 4: Fes (B)
Chefchaouen > Volubilis > Meknes > Fes
After breakfast we drive south through the Rif Mountains with its traditional villages including the town of Wazzan to get to Volubilis with its Roman ruins. These ruins are one of the UNESCO heritage sites of Morocco and what used to be once the capital of the Moritania Kingdom. A local guide will take you through the site to learn about the archeological and cultural history.
A short drive from Volubilis will get us to Meknes which is another important city within the history of Morocco, A city with a 17th century heritage and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. We will stop here for lunch and explore around the historical huge walls of the medina and Bab el Mansour.
Later in the afternoon we will head east to our overnight destination which is the city of Fes.
Overnight at Fes
Day 5: Fes Sightseeing (B)
Fes is considered the cultural heart of Morocco. Founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idriss I, it is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. Its medina is a cacophony of aromas, sights and sounds. This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Fes.
This fascinating medina is a veritable rabbit warren of 9400 alleys that often finish with dead ends – so be sure to stay close to your Guide. Our visit will also include watching local craftsmen in action at the tanneries, ceramic and pottery workplaces before we have our lunch in one of the local restaurants in the medina.
You also visit Nejjarine Square before continuing to Fez el-Jadid (New Fez), where you see the Royal Palace, Madrasas (Islamic schools) and Mellah (Jewish quarter). The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities. You have the option for a classic dinner and live Moroccan entertainment, including traditional music, belly dancing and magicians.
Overnight at Fes
Day 6: Erfoud (B,D)
Fes > Erfoud
After breakfast, we will leave Fes and drive south to Erfoud. Our first stop will be at the alpine town of Ifran, referred to as the Switzerland of Morocco which enjoys stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
We will then continue our exciting journey crossing both Midelle and High Atlas Mountains with a visit to the Cedar Forrest and its Barbary apes, We will pass through traditional Berber villages and farms growing a variety of crops and fruits.
We will stop on the way for lunch and some panoramic photos of the endless date palm plantations and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. After the day’s scenic drive, settle into your hotel before enjoying a traditional dinner with your guide.
Overnight and dinner at Erfoud
Day 7: The Sahara (B,D)
We recommend a healthy and hearty breakfast before your tour of the surrounding area by four wheel drive, as there will be much to see and do.
You will visit and learn about the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, experience their wonderful music and lifestyle. Nearby you can check out Dayet Srji Salt Lake where ducks, flamingos and other species of birds all reside, during the spring migration.
We then continue into the desert dunes of the Sahara, amid stunning golden colored sand dunes that reach up to 500 feet high, creating an otherworldly landscape.
Our final part of the journey we take like a local, on camel back, Known as “ships of the desert” they will transport you to your nomadic tented camp, where a reception with mint tea and pastries awaits you. As the sun sets over the Saharan dunes, celebrate your unforgettable day with a stunning desert sunset. Return to your camp for a traditional meal before a campfire, along with distinctively Moroccan entertainment.
Overnight and dinner at Merzouga
Day 8: Dades Valley (B, L D)
Merzouga > Dades Valley
Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what we think will be the best sunrise of your life, then back to the camp for our breakfast at this magical desert location. On your return journey you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes which seem to change with the light as the day progresses.
Once we farewell our camels goodbye, today’s journey will be through many ancient and traditional villages and towns such as Eljerf, Igli, Mllaab and Tinjdad. At Tinjdad we will stop for coffee and a rest before heading to the Toudra Valley. Lunch will be in one of the local terraced restaurants with a stunning view over the valley.
We then move on to stunning Todra Gorge with its 300m high cliffs and then continue to our overnight destination which is the beautiful valley of Dades. We will explore this magical location before enjoying a dinner at your chosen hotel.
Overnight and dinner at Dades Valley
Day 9: Marrakech (B,D)
Dades Valley > Ouarzazate > Ait Benhaddou Kasbah > Marrakech
We will depart from Dades Valley after breakfast and make our way to Marrakech. On the road, also known as the road of a thousand Kasbahs, we will stop at Kasbah Amridil. This is one of the best examples of a Kasbah in Morocco and once featured on the Moroccan 50 Dirham bank note.
We will take time to explore the city of Ouarzazate before arriving at Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in time for lunch. After lunch we will take a guided tour of Ait Benhaddou, a traditional pre-Saharan habitat of an earthen walled dwelling fortified by surrounding walls and guarded by 4 corner towers. It was used as background for many international movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia.
Then we journey into and through the majestic High Atlas Mountains to get to Marrakech in the late afternoon. Take time to settle into your chosen hotel before enjoying another traditional Moroccan dinner.
Overnight and dinner at Marrakech
Marrakech Sightseeing (B, D)
After breakfast, we will begin our full day sightseeing tour of Marrakech, the second largest city in Morocco also known as the pearl of south. Visiting the historical sections of Marrakech including the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret, and Majorelle Gardens named after the famous French painter who constructed his art deco villa and started the botanical gardens. In 1980 it became the residence of of the world famous Yves Saint Laurent.
In the afternoon we visit the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters, To bring this magical journey to an end your guide will take you to a farewell dinner and fantasia show.
Overnight at Marrakech
Day 11: Airport
After a leisurely breakfast in Marrakech relax at your hotel or take the opportunity for some last minute shopping depending on the time of your departing flight. We are going to enjoy an easy drive to Marrakech Airport where our services will come to an end or a transfer to Casablanca airport is possible with a supplement cost.
End of services
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Our Chosen Partner Hotels, Riads and Desert Camps
These are our selected Hotel Partners, and after you have booked your Great Journey. We cannot guarantee your preference, and in the unlikely chance that all of our Partner Hotels are unavailable, we reserve the right to provide an alternative comparable hotel. If you are not satisfied with the available alternative, then Guests may cancel their booking and receive a full refund.
- Visa fee
- Flights & airport taxes
- Other personal expenses
- Other activities
- Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
- Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
- Travel Insurance which is required
|French speaking guide||$55 per day||$65 per day|
|German Speaking guide||$80 per day||$85 per day|
|Spanish speaking guide||$55 per day||$65 per day|
- Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
- Prices are based on twin-share basis except solo travellers and are subject to room availability upon Package booking
- No refund for any un-utilized Package
- Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
- Airport transfer surcharge of USD 5 per person each way for pick-up or send-off from 21:00 hrs to 06:00hrs (adjust based on group size)
- Child under 2: Free of charge
- Child under 12 years old sharing room with adult: 50% of package cost for Adult twin share price
- Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost
- Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the holiday price
- More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
- More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
- Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
- Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
- Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%
The Moroccan people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.
Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.
Due to the nature of travel in Africa, a backpack is more suited to this trip than a suitcase.
In Africa, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot African climate however desert nights can be cold so also pack some warm clothing.
There are no flights on this Package
For details of your joining hotel, please refer to your Green Cultural Travel tour voucher. Alternatively, contact the Green Cultural Travel office or your travel agent.
We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.
If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.
Emergency contact numbers
What to Take
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit during your entire vacation. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible.
Most travellers carry a small to medium size backpack or rolling bag or suitcase.
You will also need a day pack or bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.
Please note that visas for entry into your Destination are the responsibility of each individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from, and where you are going. Rules do change. For the most up-to-date information, please check your government’s foreign ministry website or contact your travel agent.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others, while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs. Consider your likely spending habits when budgeting for drinks, shopping and tipping.
During your holiday, you will use the Moroccan Dirham. Because currency exchange rates in Africa do fluctuate quite frequently, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date information on exchange rates: www.xe.com
The best way to access local currency in Morocco is from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with a debit card. ATMs are readily available throughout Morocoo and will usually accept cards from both the Visa and MasterCard international networks. If possible, travel with both a Visa and a MasterCard to provide backup in case of loss or access problems with one card. Please note, your bank will usually charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.
You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but not a substantial amount as carrying only cash is high risk. The ideal mix is two or more ATM card/s with some cash as back-up.
Credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and restaurants, and some larger stores if shopping for big items. They are of no use at smaller establishments.
Cash advances with your credit card are also possible at some banks. However, the process is time-consuming and tends to attract high fees.
Traveller’s cheques can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, you may choose to bring one or two cheques in case of emergency. American Express travellers’ cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange.
Depending on the service, it is customary in Africa to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use.
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
We recommend that you carry a small First Aid kit, hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical supplies you might require.
Please be aware that for those Packages that are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. For legal reasons, our Green Cultural Travel representatives are prohibited from administering any drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Africa, pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs available in your home country, but they are usually locally produced and may have different names. To ensure you can access to the right treatment, ask your doctor for the details of the active components and dosage instructions if you think you might need to purchase prescription medication while here.
When selecting your trip, please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with our style of travel.
Safety and Security
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your passport, air tickets, travellers’ cheques, cash, and other valuable items safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. We recommend a lock for securing your luggage.
During your journey, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests. You can relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your Green Cultural Travel representative can assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary. We, therefore, offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your personal judgment before selecting an activity in your free time.
Although the locations you will visit on your selected Package are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering about at night. We recommend our guests stay in small groups and take taxis for any night time excursions, including restaurant visits.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.
As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. These requirements ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to complete their chosen trip comfortably.
While our Representatives work hard to ensure all our traveller’s needs are catered for, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day’s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.
A Word of Warning
When exploring on your own carry only the necessary minimum with you and use a well-hidden money belt for cash and credit cards. The majority of your valuables, including your passport, should be left in the hotel safe. You can organise use of the safe at the reception of your accommodation. There is no need to get paranoid, just be cautious.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory to participate in any of our packages. Your Green Cultural Travel representative will communicate with you prior to your departure to ensure you have insurance in place and we will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance, we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name.
Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage, and emergency contact telephone number.
Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs
As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.
Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and Members of our Hub receive a bi- monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.