-Experience Marrakech like a local
-Stay in a traditional Berber homestay
-Discover the High Atlas Mountains
-Visit the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
-Enjoy a Moroccan 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.
Trek to a remote village in the High Atlas mountains and embrace the Berber culture at an authentic homestay.
Your Moroccan experience will take you from the former imperial city of Marrakech to the caramel-colored oasis town of Ouarzazate.
Trip begins at Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) at 4:00 PM.
Please book arrival flight a few hours before this time.
Arrival time is not mandatory but guarantees included group transportation.
Trip ends at Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) at anytime.
Hotel checkout is at 11:00 AM, and you are free to leave at any time.
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
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.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Welcome to Morocco! Arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) and take included transportation to your beautiful riad, a traditional Moroccan home converted into a guesthouse, in the heart of the old medina.
Later this afternoon, go for an orientation walk in the old narrow streets of the medina then to the great square of Jemaa el Fna, one of the largest public spaces in the world and unique to Marrakech. Henna painters, performers, and storytellers share the square with a street food bazaar packed with stalls loaded with Moroccan delicacies.
Enjoy the local cuisine during the opening dinner with your group.
After breakfast, start your morning with a guided walking tour of Marrakech. You will have the opportunity to visit the Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum as well.
After lunch, the rest of the day is free to explore further or shop in the bazaar. Perhaps visit the tropical gardens of the French painter Jacques Majorelle or check out the ruins of the Palais Badi, once one of the most beautiful palaces in the world.
Dinner will be served in your riad in the late evening.
Today, make your way to the High Atlas Mountains with a stop in the town of Tahenouat. Experience Moroccan cuisine with a hands-on cooking class led by a private chef.
In the afternoon, hit the road to the village of Imlil and hike to the village of Aroumd, which offers incredible views across the High Atlas Mountains and a unique opportunity to experience traditional Berber culture.
Spend the night in a family-run mountain guesthouse where you will enjoy a traditional dinner.
Enjoy breakfast, complete with a bread cooking demonstration, before taking an early morning walk around the village of Imlil.
Spend the rest of the day making your way to Ouarzazate, considered Morocco's little Hollywood. Take the opportunity to visit the Kasbah Taourirt or the film studios.
Round off the day by relaxing at your hotel and enjoying dinner with your group.
Today, you will make your way to the desert of Merzouga, passing through Agdz, and the village of Nkob. You will see the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes, one of the world's iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 meters in height.
Upon arrival, drop off your luggage at camp then ride camels to the edge of the Sahara Desert, enjoying a spectacular sunset along the way.
Camp in a traditional desert camp and have the chance to try some local cuisine. Sit around an open fire, enjoy some live music, and dance under the stars.
Wake up early and enjoy another camel ride to experience the sunrise across the desert.
After breakfast, drive to Todra Gorge through Dades, which is a massive trench that rises over 800 feet to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Upon arrival stretch your legs with a short walk through the canyon.
Continue your adventure by driving on the famous ‘Road of 1000 Kasbahs’ where you’ll stop at Skoura Oasis and Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco's most iconic sites, and where the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator were filmed.
Start your morning with a walk through the streets of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, making your way up to a beautiful hilltop view of the surrounding plains.
Head back to Marrakech passing through the beautiful High Atlas Mountains again. After relaxing a bit at your riad in Marrakech, enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local Moroccan family in their house in the old medina.
On the final day of our Moroccan adventure, wake up early to soak in the last morning in Marrakech together.
Enjoy some free time to explore the town before taking included transportation to the airport.
Ask your Trip Leaders for suggestions if you choose to spend more time in Marrakech.
Book with confidence: it’s free to switch your trip more than 30 days out.
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