Morocco Journey

 

Date: October 21 - 29, 2017

PRICE: $499 USD per person

TRIP CODE: dcmng

From the highest dunes in Morocco, peer across the sands to watch the sun rise over another North African day. Experience some of the country's most unforgettable highlights over nine days of culture and nature. Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the winding lanes of old Marrakech, and ride into the desert on a 4x4. Meet musicians, Berbers, and artisans and soak up the exotic beauty of Morocco.


IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: 2 - LIGHT

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP

Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 10


ITINERARY

DAY 1 CASABLANCA

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

DAY 2 CASABLANCA/FÈS

Drive to the imperial city of Meknes for a guided tour of some of its fascinating sites. Continue on to the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. After the ruins it’s off to Fes.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 FÈS

Embark on a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Medina of Fez, exploring the winding lanes, alleys, tanneries and artisan shops. After, enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional tagine lunch at a cooperative that benefits rural Moroccan women and children.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Traditional Moroccan Lunch

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 4 FÈS/MERZOUGA

Travel through the Middle Atlas mountains to the Sahara Desert, overnighting in a kasbah-style desert hotel at the edge of the dunes.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 5 MERZOUGA/TINGHIR

Explore the Sahara on a thrilling 4x4 dunes tour. Visit the village of Khamliya where you will meet Gnaoua musicians and learn about the history of their music in the Sahara before enjoying a performance. Depart back through the desert and visit local Nomads to learn about nomadic life and share in some mint tea in one of their homes. Return to our Auberge then transfer to Tineghir for the evening.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Sahara Dunes & Culture Excursion

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 6 TINGHIR/OUARZAZATE

Visit Dades Valley then continue along the “Route of 1,000 Kasbahs” with an included visit to Kasbah Taourit. Opt to visit a Berber herbalist in Ouarzazate.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7 OUARZAZATE/MARRAKECH

Visit Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, then continue to Marrakech. Take some free time to wander this incredible city. Opt to take a historical tour, visit the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, or wander the souks and shops.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8 MARRAKECH

Take the morning to explore Marrakech, opt to take a city tour or visit the markets. After, visit a historic Riad for a hands-on cooking class from a master Moroccan chef, and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Moroccan Foodie Experience

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 9 MARRAKECH

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Moroccan Foodie Experience, Marrakech
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Sahara Dunes & Culture Excursion, Merzouga
  • G Adventures for Good: Traditional Moroccan Lunch, Meknès
  • Arrival transfer
  • Guided visit to Volubilis

 

  • Guided city tour of Meknes including the ancient granaries and stables of Moulay Ismail and Bab Mansour
  • Guided walking tour of the Fes medina including Medersa Bou Inanya and tanneries
  • Visit Taourirt Kasbah and Aït Ben Haddou
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotels (8 nts).

MEALS

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD255-335 for meals not included.

TRANSPORTATION

Private air-con minivan/coach, 4x4 vehicle, walking.

STAFF & EXPERTS

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.