Unmapped 13-day lux-adventure tour in Morocco

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Epic mountains, ancient cities and sweeping desert.As the gateway to Africa, Morocco is a country of massive cultural and environmental diversity, as well as warm hospitality. From the snowy peaks of the High Atlas Mountains to the rolling dunes of the Sahara Desert, Morocco is made for adventure. On this tour, starting in Casablanca, you’ll have the chance to explore some of Morocco’s most interesting towns, cities and desert, including hiking through national parks and sunrise camel rides in the Sahara.
ItineraryDay 1: Salaam Alaykoum!Stop At: Old Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionWelcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, you will be met by your Unmapped guide and driven to your hotel. You have time to settle in before you meet the rest of the group and then we’ll head into town to experience our first Moroccan dinner while getting to know each other.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Meander through medinasStop At: Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer RegionAfter breakfast today, we’ll drive to Morocco’s capital city, Rabat, for a guided tour of the medina. We’ll meander through the souks and explore the beautiful Kasbah Oudaias, where we’ll stop for a drink.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mausoleum of Mohammad V, Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer RegionNext, we’ll visit Mohamed the 5th Mausoleum and the vast minaret of the Hassan Mosque, followed by Challah site. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Meknes Medina, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionLater in the afternoon we’ll drive to the city of Meknes and check into our boutique hideaway.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotelDay 3: The Blue CityStop At: Meknes Medina, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionFill up on breakfast this morning as we have a big day ahead! First, we’ll take a guided tour of Meknes, a city of winding narrow medina streets and grand buildings. You’ll find this one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate quieter than its grand neighbour, Fez, but with just as much to delight the intrepid traveller.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionAfter lunch, we’ll drive to the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen. Set against a wide valley and nestled between the peaks of the stunning Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is what Instagram dreams are made of. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionAfter checking into our quaint riad, we’ll be taken for a home-cooked dinner with a local family. Over dinner, we’ll have the chance to learn about life in Morocco and sample some local dishes. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotelDay 4: Chasing waterfallsStop At: Talassemtane National Park, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionToday, we’ll set off to visit the vast Talassemtane National Park which was created in 2004 to conserve the last of Morocco’s threatened forests. The name means ‘cold spring’ in Berber. There are many opportunities for trekking within the park and we’ll tackle a challenging route this morning with the opportunity to stop and take in the scenery at the park’s waterfalls.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionOnce we return to the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore or relax.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotelDay 5: Royalty for a nightStop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionThis morning, spend time exploring the mesmerising streets of Chefchaouen or treat yourself to a relaxing morning at our beautiful riad.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Fes el-Bali, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionLater, we’ll all meet and start the drive to the city of Fes. This city is the best example of the medieval Arab world, and is also the world’s largest car-free urban area. Our home for the night is a former palace located within the walls of Fes’ ancient medina. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: fesAfter checking in, we’ll have some time to relax before walking to a nearby restaurant for a delicious Moroccan dinner overlooking the medina.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotelDay 6: Sundowners in FezStop At: Medina of Fez, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionThis morning, tuck into a hearty breakfast before we set off for a guided tour of the old medina of Fes. As we meander through the maze of streets, we’ll pass artisans refining their craft, we’ll explore Fes’s famous tanneries, the beautiful Fondouk Nejjarine building and we’ll pass by the oldest university of the world, founded by a Moroccan Muslim woman, Fatima al-Fihria.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: fesAs night falls, we’ll visit one of the best vantage points in the city where we’ll enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotelDay 7: Into the mountainsStop At: Ifrane National Park, Ifrane, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionToday, we will take you to Ifrane, or Little Switzerland, as this quaint town in the Middle Atlas Mountains is also called, due to alpine-style architecture and nearby ski slopes. The purity of Ifrane’s atmosphere and its nature reserve has given Ifrane the title of the second cleanest city in the world.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ifrane National Park, Ifrane, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionAfter checking into your hotel and having a little time to settle in and enjoy the views, we’ll make our way to Ifrane National Park, a 500 sq km park known for its Atlas cedar trees and the Barbary macaque. We’ll take a relaxing walk around the reserve, before returning to town for a hearty dinner in the mountains.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star accommodationDay 8: Desert nightsStop At: fossiles derfoudToday, we leave the tranquil town of Ifrane behind and drive towards the desert, stopping for lunch along the way. Once we reach the oasis town of Erfoud, we’ll swap our minibus for the 4WDs we’ll need to navigate the rolling desert dunes.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sahara DesertAs we cross this area of Sahara Desert, keep an eye out for camels wandering among the undulating dunes, some of which are over 350m high.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Merzouga Luxury Desert CampOur home for the night is the Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp and you’ll have time to experience some desert activities before having dinner under the stars.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp Day 9: From Sahara to SkouraStop At: Merzouga Luxury Desert CampIt’s an early start today, but it will be totally worth it because this morning we’ll be taking a camel ride to witness the sun rising above the dunes. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionThen, after breakfast, we’ll say “see ya” to the Sahara and make our way west towards Todra Gorge, where a 300m-deep fault has created a deep ravine which is so narrow in parts that trekkers must walk though single file. We’ll have lunch while taking in this striking scenery.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: SkouraWe’ll continue our journey to the town of Skoura, renowned for its kasbahs, where historic mud-brick castles remain and desert traders peddle their wares at the souks on Mondays and Thursdays. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: SkouraOur hotel tonight is located in Skoura’s palm grove, and you can spend the afternoon relaxing poolside under the olive trees.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at Skoura's palm groveDay 10: Rock the kasbahStop At: SkouraThis morning we’ll meet at reception ready for a cycling tour of Skoura’s palm grove, home to several privately-owned Kasbahs. We’ll cycle through a labyrinth of palm and olive trees and also stop to explore Kasbah Ameridhl, with its extravagant decorations and mud-brick fortifications.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionBack at the hotel, chill out, enjoy a swim or do some more exploring before we leave for our next stop, Kasr Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village and UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotelDay 11: A dramatic driveStop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionThis morning, we’ll take a walk in and around Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, where a number of films and TV shows have been shot, including Prince of Persia, Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Tizi n Tichka, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionAfterwards, we’ll drive over Morocco's highest pass, Tizi n'Tichka, which is 2,260 metres above sea level. Take in the dramatic scenery as we wind our way through the mountains until we reach Marrakech.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: El Hedim Square, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionUpon arrival in Marrakech, we’ll check into our luxury hotel which is a two-minute walk from Marrakech’s famous El Fna Square.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionThe rest of the afternoon is yours to relax in the hotel’s outdoor pool, shop in the famous souks or take in the city’s artisan heritage. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotelDay 12: Ride, relax and feast!Stop At: Brigade touristiqueToday, after breakfast, we’ll have a chance to see the sights of Marrakech from a different perspective – on two wheels! We’ll start by cycling to the King’s Palace, then through the medina before stopping at Djeema-El-Fna for a refreshing drink of some of the best freshly-squeezed orange juice in the world.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Medina of Marrakesh, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter a lunch at your leisure, you'll be invited to experience a traditional hammam and massage in one of the medina’s luxury spas. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region To top of this fantastic final day, we’ll have a farewell dinner at one of the best local restaurants in Marrakech. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotelDay 13: Goodbye Morocco or hello beach!Stop At: Essaouira Beach, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionToday you could either be making your way back home or making your way to the coastal serenity of Essaouira. If you’re not ready to go home just yet, check out our three-day extension, you won’t regret it. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 11x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All activities outlined in the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Airport transfers on day one
  • Entry/Admission - Kasbah des Oudaias
  • Entry/Admission - Mausoleum of Mohammad V
  • Entry/Admission - Meknes Medina
  • Entry/Admission - Meknes Medina
  • Entry/Admission - Chefchaouen Medina
  • Entry/Admission - Talassemtane National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Fes el-Bali
  • Entry/Admission - fes
  • Entry/Admission - Medina of Fez
  • Entry/Admission - Ifrane National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Sahara Desert
  • Entry/Admission - Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Skoura
  • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Entry/Admission - Medina of Marrakesh
  • Entry/Admission - Marrakech Souk

What’s not included

  • International flights

Itinerary

Day 10: Rock the kasbah Stop At: Skoura This morning we’ll meet at reception ready for a cycling tour of Skoura’s palm grove, home to several privately-owned Kasbahs. We’ll cycle through a labyrinth of palm and olive trees and also stop to explore Kasbah Ameridhl, with its extravagant decorations and mud-brick fortifications. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa Region Back at the hotel, chill out, enjoy a swim or do some more exploring before we leave for our next stop, Kasr Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village and UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 11: A dramatic drive Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa Region This morning, we’ll take a walk in and around Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, where a number of films and TV shows have been shot, including Prince of Persia, Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Tizi n Tichka, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa Region Afterwards, we’ll drive over Morocco's highest pass, Tizi n'Tichka, which is 2,260 metres above sea level. Take in the dramatic scenery as we wind our way through the mountains until we reach Marrakech. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: El Hedim Square, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region Upon arrival in Marrakech, we’ll check into our luxury hotel which is a two-minute walk from Marrakech’s famous El Fna Square. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax in the hotel’s outdoor pool, shop in the famous souks or take in the city’s artisan heritage. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 12: Ride, relax and feast! Stop At: Brigade touristique Today, after breakfast, we’ll have a chance to see the sights of Marrakech from a different perspective – on two wheels! We’ll start by cycling to the King’s Palace, then through the medina before stopping at Djeema-El-Fna for a refreshing drink of some of the best freshly-squeezed orange juice in the world. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Medina of Marrakesh, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region After a lunch at your leisure, you'll be invited to experience a traditional hammam and massage in one of the medina’s luxury spas. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region To top of this fantastic final day, we’ll have a farewell dinner at one of the best local restaurants in Marrakech. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 13: Goodbye Morocco or hello beach! Stop At: Essaouira Beach, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Today you could either be making your way back home or making your way to the coastal serenity of Essaouira. If you’re not ready to go home just yet, check out our three-day extension, you won’t regret it. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Salaam Alaykoum! Stop At: Old Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Region Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, you will be met by your Unmapped guide and driven to your hotel. You have time to settle in before you meet the rest of the group and then we’ll head into town to experience our first Moroccan dinner while getting to know each other. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Meander through medinas Stop At: Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region After breakfast today, we’ll drive to Morocco’s capital city, Rabat, for a guided tour of the medina. We’ll meander through the souks and explore the beautiful Kasbah Oudaias, where we’ll stop for a drink. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Mausoleum of Mohammad V, Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region Next, we’ll visit Mohamed the 5th Mausoleum and the vast minaret of the Hassan Mosque, followed by Challah site. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Meknes Medina, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region Later in the afternoon we’ll drive to the city of Meknes and check into our boutique hideaway. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 3: The Blue City Stop At: Meknes Medina, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region Fill up on breakfast this morning as we have a big day ahead! First, we’ll take a guided tour of Meknes, a city of winding narrow medina streets and grand buildings. You’ll find this one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate quieter than its grand neighbour, Fez, but with just as much to delight the intrepid traveller. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan Region After lunch, we’ll drive to the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen. Set against a wide valley and nestled between the peaks of the stunning Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is what Instagram dreams are made of. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan Region After checking into our quaint riad, we’ll be taken for a home-cooked dinner with a local family. Over dinner, we’ll have the chance to learn about life in Morocco and sample some local dishes. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 4: Chasing waterfalls Stop At: Talassemtane National Park, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan Region Today, we’ll set off to visit the vast Talassemtane National Park which was created in 2004 to conserve the last of Morocco’s threatened forests. The name means ‘cold spring’ in Berber. There are many opportunities for trekking within the park and we’ll tackle a challenging route this morning with the opportunity to stop and take in the scenery at the park’s waterfalls. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan Region Once we return to the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore or relax. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 5: Royalty for a night Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan Region This morning, spend time exploring the mesmerising streets of Chefchaouen or treat yourself to a relaxing morning at our beautiful riad. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Fes el-Bali, Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region Later, we’ll all meet and start the drive to the city of Fes. This city is the best example of the medieval Arab world, and is also the world’s largest car-free urban area. Our home for the night is a former palace located within the walls of Fes’ ancient medina. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: fes After checking in, we’ll have some time to relax before walking to a nearby restaurant for a delicious Moroccan dinner overlooking the medina. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 6: Sundowners in Fez Stop At: Medina of Fez, Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region This morning, tuck into a hearty breakfast before we set off for a guided tour of the old medina of Fes. As we meander through the maze of streets, we’ll pass artisans refining their craft, we’ll explore Fes’s famous tanneries, the beautiful Fondouk Nejjarine building and we’ll pass by the oldest university of the world, founded by a Moroccan Muslim woman, Fatima al-Fihria. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: fes As night falls, we’ll visit one of the best vantage points in the city where we’ll enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 7: Into the mountains Stop At: Ifrane National Park, Ifrane, Meknes-Tafilalet Region Today, we will take you to Ifrane, or Little Switzerland, as this quaint town in the Middle Atlas Mountains is also called, due to alpine-style architecture and nearby ski slopes. The purity of Ifrane’s atmosphere and its nature reserve has given Ifrane the title of the second cleanest city in the world. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Ifrane National Park, Ifrane, Meknes-Tafilalet Region After checking into your hotel and having a little time to settle in and enjoy the views, we’ll make our way to Ifrane National Park, a 500 sq km park known for its Atlas cedar trees and the Barbary macaque. We’ll take a relaxing walk around the reserve, before returning to town for a hearty dinner in the mountains. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star accommodation
Day 8: Desert nights Stop At: fossiles derfoud Today, we leave the tranquil town of Ifrane behind and drive towards the desert, stopping for lunch along the way. Once we reach the oasis town of Erfoud, we’ll swap our minibus for the 4WDs we’ll need to navigate the rolling desert dunes. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Sahara Desert As we cross this area of Sahara Desert, keep an eye out for camels wandering among the undulating dunes, some of which are over 350m high. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp Our home for the night is the Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp and you’ll have time to experience some desert activities before having dinner under the stars. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp
Day 9: From Sahara to Skoura Stop At: Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp It’s an early start today, but it will be totally worth it because this morning we’ll be taking a camel ride to witness the sun rising above the dunes. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa Region Then, after breakfast, we’ll say “see ya” to the Sahara and make our way west towards Todra Gorge, where a 300m-deep fault has created a deep ravine which is so narrow in parts that trekkers must walk though single file. We’ll have lunch while taking in this striking scenery. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Skoura We’ll continue our journey to the town of Skoura, renowned for its kasbahs, where historic mud-brick castles remain and desert traders peddle their wares at the souks on Mondays and Thursdays. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Skoura Our hotel tonight is located in Skoura’s palm grove, and you can spend the afternoon relaxing poolside under the olive trees. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight at Skoura's palm grove
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