Peregrine - Highlights of Morocco
Get to the heart of Morocco on this journey from Casablanca to Marrakech
This is our most extensive trip through exotic Morocco. The country’s essence lies in the ancient cities, medieval bazaars and high mountain villages. And the food will be another highlight you won’t forget!
Marvel at the size of the Mosque of Hassan II, which dominates the Casablanca skyline – this massive edifice is the largest in Africa and second only in the world to the great mosque at Mecca
Uncover one of the most remote parts of the Roman Empire, and the most impressive Roman ruins in Morocco, at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Volubilis. Learn about the past from the knowledgeable local experts.
Enjoy the magical atmosphere and hospitality of traditional Moroccan Riads, houses with interior gardens, fountains and beautifully decorated rooms.
Explore Morocco’s first imperial city, Meknes, and discover the charming streets of the old medina that lead to the lovely Bou Inania Medresse (religious school)
Experience comfort and beauty of the Moroccan Riad, a traditional house with an interior garden and courtyard.
Admire Morocco’s changing landscapes from the comfortable seat of a private, air-conditioned minivan.
Dive into Fes’ medina under a watchful eye of our local guide and be surrounded by the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco, in arguably the world's most fascinating and confounding old city
Spend a night surrounded by the dunes of Sahara desert. Enjoy comfort of an exclusive tented camp with en-suite bathrooms and private tents. Feast under the starts on the freshly prepared dinner, listen to the Bedouin stories and admire the sun rising up over the dunes.
Enjoy a ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ moment while you ride a camel across the desert on your way back to the Auberge, with ever beautiful sunrise over the dunes of Sahara in a background.
Enjoy traditional Berber food and hospitality with an exclusive stay with a local family up in the High Atlas Mountains, overlooking the crowning peaks in the distance.
Learn the tea making secrets of Berbers at the exclusive demonstration with a local family. Listen to their stories and discover the way of family life in M’goun Valley
Witness the evening transformation of Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech, when it becomes a living stage; where food, music and entertainment come together to make one of the world’s greatest public squares
Get into the laid back vibe of Essaouira, a Moroccan town with a European seaside twist – discover the best seafood markets only known to our local guides, walk the famed ramparts, embrace the beach, and explore streets of art galleries and workshops
Is this trip right for you?
This trip includes a full day tour around the Medina of Fes on Day 4. You will be walking and on your feet at least five to six hours, this is one of the highlights of Morocco and well worth any weariness at the end of the long day.
On Day 7, the group will take a camel trek through the Sahara. This is a great way to experience the desert, but if you'd prefer, it's possible to walk alongside the caravan on the sand for about an hour. You'll need to walk back the same distance the next morning, but don't worry, as it is a gentle, relaxing walk.
On Day 9 you'll visit M’Goun Valley and Todra Gorge. This remote area of Morocco is an amazing place to discover on foot, but to do so you'll need a moderate level of fitness and have the relevant footwear and clothing with you. Don’t worry if trekking isn’t really your thing, there are plenty of other activities to do in the valley.
The weather in Morocco can be extreme. Summer temperatures can be uncomfortably hot, especially for those who aren't accustomed to the heat, so please consider carefully what time of year you travel. If you do travel in the warmer months, pack layers to cover you from the sun, bring the necessary sun protection and drink plenty of water.
In 2017, Ramadan will take place from 27 May to 24 June. This is the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world. While this can be an interesting time to experience Morocco, it is also likely to affect your travels. For instance, regular services may not be available or open during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully.
Although you shouldn’t expect any aggressive selling techniques in Morocco, please be aware that you may be approached by shop owners and street vendors offering their goods to you on regular occasions.
Map & Included Activities
- Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
- Casablanca - Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
- Chellah - entrance
- Kasbah Les Oudayas
- Entrance and guided tour Volubilis
- Guided walking tour - Meknes
- Heri Souani - Entrance
- Guided walking tour Fes
- Fondouk Nejjarine
- Mederassa Bou Inania
- Guided half day trek
- Tea making demonstartion with Berber family
- Kasbah Skoura
- Marrakech - Guided walking tour
- Koutoubia Mosque and minaret
- Marrakech - Palais Bahia
- Photography Museum
- Seafood Market Lunch - Essaouira
Price shown is based on low season travel. Seasonal surcharges apply.
Specific travel dates apply
*per person share twin
16 Days From
- Accommodation - Comfortable hotel (4 nights), Desert camp (1 night), Mountain Guesthouse (2 nights), Traditional riad (7 nights), Feature Stay in Meknes (1 night)
- Meals - 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners
- Transport by camel, privtae aircon bus
- Included activities as specified
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