Morocco Kasbahs & Desert

Classic, Casablanca to Marrakech
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Tour description

Perfect for travellers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Tour the dunes from atop a camel for an authentic way to experience the Sahara, explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech, all allowing you to discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mhaya Village Community Lunch, Meknès Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Volubilis guided tour including visit to the Roman ruins
  • Fès medina guided tour including artisans' quarter and Fès tannery
  • Sunset camel ride in the desert
  • Todra Gorge stay with walk through local villages
  • Aït Ben Haddou kasbah tour
  • Marrakech medina guided walk including Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, souks and Jemaa el-Fnaa square
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Wander the winding streets of ancient medinas
  • Sip refreshing mint tea
  • Explore natural gorges and roman ruins
  • Ride a camel to the sand dunes
  • Barter in exotic souks
  • Enjoy delicious moroccan fare

Itinerary

Day 1: Casablanca Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Casablanca/Fès Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch. Take a guided tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fès.

Day 3: Fès Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fès medina with a local guide. The Fès medina is the world’s largest living medieval medina and a UNESCO site. Explore the artisan quarters, sample treats from the carts, and view Fès' famous leather tannery from above. Enjoy free time this afternoon.

Day 4: Fès/Merzouga Drive south towards the desert and embark on a camel ride into the dunes to watch the sunset. Head back to your hotel for a night of entertainment under the stars.

Day 5: Merzouga/Todra Gorge Rise early to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, continue through a stone desert to the stunning Todra Gorge. Wedged between massive cliff walls, the gorge is filled with a green oasis of palm trees. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Amazigh (also known as Berber) delicacies.

Day 6: Todra Gorge/Aït Ben Haddou Visit the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to participate in a tagine cooking class for an intro to Moroccan cuisine.

Day 7: Aït Ben Haddou/Marrakech Head to Marrakech and take a guided medina visit. Opt to visit the Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers. Don't leave without indulging in a feast at the famous food stalls.

Day 8: Marrakech Depart at any time.