Days
11
Price from
$1,309USD

Fall in love with Morocco on this 11-day journey

Experience the aromas, colours and sounds of the Moroccan medinas in this short trip that is all highlights, with most time spent in Fes, Marrakech and the delightful coastal town of Essaouira.


Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Country
Morocco
Style
Peregrine
Code
PGMS
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16

Why we love this trip

  • 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. Enjoy a guided tour around this impressive site with the local expert.

  • 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. Learn about the past from the knowledgeable local guides.

  • 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 under a watchful eye of our local guide and be surrounded by the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco, in arguably the world's most fascinating and confounding old city

  • Experience the unique surroundings of Bine el Ouidane, a remote and unique settlement beautifully located on the bank of a lake, surrounded by sheer rocks. Relax in this comfortable yet off-the-beaten track location.

  • Witness the evening transformation of Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech, when in becomes a living stage; where food, music and entertainment come together to make one of the world’s greatest public squares

  • Get into the laid back vibe of Essaouira, a Moroccan town with a European seaside twist – discover the best seafood markets only known to our local guides, walk the famed ramparts, embrace the beach, and explore streets of art galleries and workshops

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.

  • 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 2016, Ramadan will take place from 7 June to 6 July. 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.

Itinerary

Meals

10 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Taxi

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (4 nights), Traditional riad (5 nights), Feature Stay (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Chellah - entrance
  • Guided tour of Hassan II Mosque
  • Guided walking tour - Meknes
  • Entrance and guided tour Volubilis
  • Fondouk Nejjarine
  • Guided walking tour Fes
  • Mederassa Bou Inania
  • Guided walking tour of Marrakech
  • Palais Bahia
  • Photography Museum

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Important notes

This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
COMMISSION:
The receipt of commissions or kickbacks in exchange for recommending particular shops, services or activities is ingrained in the culture of the Moroccan tourism industry. In an effort to best control and monitor shopping and activities with an aim for the best experience possible, Peregrine has established a system of carefully selected shopping experiences and activities based on positive feedbacks from our previous travellers. On occasion these will be as part of included walking tours or outside of included activities in free time. Please note that if you feel that you do not wish to join in on these shopping experiences we assure you there is no obligation and if you indicate your desire to not partake your group leader will help to facilitate a suitable alternative during this time.
Peregrine have set up a centralised system of receiving payments from these recommended suppliers, of which are then distributed towards local Responsible Travel projects (such as 'say no to plastic' cotton bags for our travellers and drinking water refilling stations), traveller information packs, and leader bonuses. Further details of these arrangements can be provided by your group leader on request.
While Peregrine endeavors to ensure that these suppliers and services maintain reasonable levels of quality, please note recommended suppliers are chosen based on past travellers feedback and experiences and Peregrine cannot explicitly guarantee the quality of the product. A priority in establishing this fund is that the experience of you our traveller is not compromised in any way. Please let us know via the feedback after your trip if we are successfully meeting this objective.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.