Morocco: Deserts and Beaches
Canyons, sand dunes and beaches!
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Group Size: Average 10
Trip code: DCKM
Duration: 11 days
Experience the colourful cities, deserts and mountainous views of vibrant Morocco! Set off your adventure in Marrakech and travel to the breathtaking Todra Gorge. Visit historic sites in AÏt Ben Haddou, visit unique kasbahs and trek spectacular hikes up to Aroumd. Your tour will be full of immersive cultural experiences, including staying in a traditional gîte in the mountains and touring Amazigh villages. Stay in coastal towns and take a surf lesson in Taghazout. Travel with like-minded travellers and an experienced guide to show you all the best spots to explore!
- Stay in breathtaking Todra Gorge
- Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site in AÏt Ben Haddou
- Sleep in a traditional gîte in Aroumd
- Wander colourful markets in Marrakech
- Take a surf lesson in Taghazout
Day 1: Marrakech. Time to meet your group! Arrive at any time and get excited for your adventure.
Day 2: Marrakech to Todra Gorge. Take a scenic drive as we leave Marrakech and head to Tinghir for a cultural city tour! Tonight, we’ll be sleeping surrounded by the Tondra Gorge!
Day 3: Todra Gorge to Merzouga. Head into the glistening desert for a stunning camel ride and a campfire dinner under the clear night sky!
Day 4: Merzouga to AÏt Ben Haddou. Drive down to the Route of 1000 Kasbahs this morning for enchanting roads through the desert. We’re heading to historic AÏt Ben Haddou, where you can explore the unique sand dunes and gorgeous kasbahs!
Day 5: AÏt Ben Haddou to Aroumd (Aremd). Experience dramatic views in Toubkal National Park before heading to the quaint village of Imlil. Enjoy the spectacular hike up to Aroumd where we’ll refuel with a delicious local meal and sleep in a traditional gîte!
Day 6: Aroumd (Aremd) to Marrakech. Hike back to Imlil as we head back to bustling Marrakech! Wander the colourful markets and tasty food stalls as the sun goes down!
Day 7: Marrakech. Enjoy some free time today to see the best of the lively city! Tonight, it’s time to test out the Marrakech nightlife with your group!
Day 8: Marrakech to Taghazout. Today we head to “Little Marrakech”, hidden in unique red walls! We’ll spend some time exploring the Taroudant before continuing to Taghazout! Take a tour through Amazigh villages to see banana plantations and the production of honey.
Day 9: Taghazout. Rise and shine for a surf lesson! Spend your day enjoying the waves or trek some epic hikes! Snap pics of a stunning beach sunset as we eat a delicious bonfire meal together!
Day 10: Taghazout to Essaouira. Swap out one gorgeous coast for another! Take an introductory tour to Essaouira and explore the buzzing streets and shops.
Day 11: Essaouira to Marrakech. Enjoy one last breakfast together as we head back to Marrakech where our tour will end. We recommend booking onward transport after 4pm and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Most expensive: £254 December, 2023
You may arrive on Day 1 at any time as there are no planned activities on the first day. Once you arrive in the starting accommodation, you will be able to find details about your Welcome Meeting in the reception area.
You can get a taxi from the main car park. It is approximately a 20 minute drive to the starting accommodation. You can also pre-arrange an arrival transfer, which will meet you outside the airport.
Your tour ends on Day 11. We will arrive in Marrakech at approximately 12pm so it is advised you do not book onward travel until after 4pm. Your group leader will be able to assist with onward travel.
This tour includes 11 nights of accommodation, including 7 nights in twin-share hotels, 1 night in a multi-share traditional gîte and 2 nights in a twin-share surf house. Twin-share rooms are same-sex of often 4-6 people. Below is listed an example of accommodation you may stay in. Please note that all accommodation is subject to change.
- Hotel Residence Amalou
- Auberge Royal Palmas
- Auberge Les Dunes D´
- Auberge La Baraka
- Auberge Tafraout
- Hotel Residence Amalou
- Dar Surf
- Hotel Cap Sim
This tour includes 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners. You are expected to purchase the remaining meals yourself, which is an excellent opportunity to experience local cuisines.
The minimum age to join this group trip is 18 years old. British citizens can enter the country without a visa for a visit of up to 3 months. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.
Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up-to-date visa information.