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Peregrine - Morocco Explorer

Discover the best of Morocco, taking in Casablanca, Fes, the Sahara and Marrakech

At the crossroads of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Morocco is an intoxicating fusion of cultures. You’re guaranteed sensory overload with the vibrant colours, spiced aromas and the taste of 1001 Moroccan treats!

 

Highlights

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Dive into Fes’ medina and be surrounded by the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco, in arguably the world's most fascinating and confounding old city

  • Feast under the starts on a freshly prepared campfire dinner at your sumptuous private desert camp. Listen to Bedouin stories and dance at the music put on by your talented camp crew

  • 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

  • Admire Morocco’s changing landscapes from the comfortable seat of a private, air-conditioned minivan.

 

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 25 June. This is the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world. Many festivals are marked as Islamic Holidays, which may cause some disturbance to your travels around this time. Some regular services may not be available or open during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully.

  • As Morocco has a tipping culture, travellers are expected to tip small amounts for most services, so please be prepared. Your trip leader and the tipping section of our Essential Trip Information will help to provide you with some suggestions as to what amounts are appropriate.

  • 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.

  • We've sourced our accommodation very carefully and picked the best possible hotels in line with the Peregrine style of travel, but please note that service and accommodation in Morocco may differ to western standards.

 

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

Price shown is based on low season travel. Seasonal surcharges apply.

Travel Dates

Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

13 Days From

$2,365*

Includes

  • Accommodation - Comfortable hotel (2 nights), Mountain guesthouse (2 nights), Desert camp (1 night), Traditional riad (6 nights), Feature Stay (1 night)
  • Meals - 12 breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • Transport by camel, private vehicle
  • Included activities as specified

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