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Morocco

  • Experience Marrakech like a local
  • Stay in a traditional Berber homestay
  • Discover the High Atlas Mountains and Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Make Moroccan dishes with a hands-on cooking class
  • Camping experience in the Sahara Desert
Experience the desert, mountains, small villages, and big cities of this North African country as you explore Morocco like a local.   

Meander through colorful bazaars, snack on Moroccan delicacies, and stroll through tranquil courtyards. Trek to a remote village in the High Atlas mountains and embrace the Berber culture at an authentic homestay. Ride a camel to the edge of the Sahara Desert and camp for night under the stars.

Your Moroccan experience will take you from the former imperial city of Marrakech to the caramel-colored oasis town of Ouarzazate. Along your journey you will be stopping at tiny villages and taking in marvelous vistas of Morocco’s magnificent landscapes.

Have a question about the Under30Experiences Morocco trip?

What type of food will we be eating?

The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous.

Beef is the most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco, usually eaten in tagine, a shallow clay dish, with a wide variety of vegetables. Chicken is also very commonly used in tagines or roasted. They also use additional ingredients such as plums, boiled eggs, and lemon.

Tagine has a unique taste of popular spices such as saffron, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cilantro, as well as ground red pepper.

Will my dietary restrictions be able to be accommodated?

Vegetarian meals are quite limited to vegetarian couscous and tagine or omelets. Vegans and those on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging and may need to supplement meals with their own supplies from supermarkets and markets.

What are the accommodations like?

You will be staying in hotels, riads, guesthouses, and a desert camp.

Accommodations are double occupancy. Solo travelers will be paired with someone of the same gender.

You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout. If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge. Please contact bookings@under30experiences.com  for more details.

What is a riad?

A traditional Moroccan riad is a home with multiple stories that centers around an open-air courtyard that contains a fountain. Riads were once the estates of the wealthiest citizens, merchants, and courtiers. The building is in the shape of a rectangle with different rooms on each of the four sides.

In the modern era, most riads have been converted to boutique hotels and guesthouses.

What is the physical level of this Morocco trip?

Moderate: This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. 

Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Can I opt-out of an included activity?

Of course! This is your trip, and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. We can also help you set up other optional activities if you'd rather do that.

Please be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of your trip.

What types of transportation will we be using?

You’ll be in private, comfortable, and air-conditioned vehicles throughout your entire trip.

What is the best time to visit Morocco?

Early spring and autumn are probably the best time to visit Morocco and especially the Sahara desert as temperatures are more pleasant. Whatever time you decide to travel to the Sahara, be sure to pack extra layers to protect your skin and face from the sun and the sand. Temperatures can drop significantly, even in the warmer months, and layers will also help to keep you warm.

What type of luggage is best? 

The lighter the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be better. We take all forms of transportation and some accommodations don’t have elevators.  You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day. 

Is there laundry available?

Yes, laundry is available in most hotels at an additional cost. Ask your Trip Leader for more information. 

Can we use credit cards in Morocco?

Credit cards are accepted by most hotels, restaurants, and shops. However, smaller vendors and market stalls often only accept cash.

Can I drink the water in Morocco?

We recommend you don't drink tap water in Morocco, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. Bottled water is widely available in Morocco. Don’t forget to pack motion sickness tablets and diarrhea blockers in your first aid kit. 

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! When travelers take advantage of our “Switch Your Trip” program, last-minute slots open up on sold-out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals. 
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Have a question that's not on this list?

Feel free to reach out to our all-star customer service team at info@under30experiences.com or by calling 1 (888) 839-2086.

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