Morocco overland vacation, small group

A fantastic tour incorporating cultural, adventurous and relaxing experiences to help travelers get a true taste of Morocco without relying solely on Marrakech.
Trek in the High Atlas Mountains Taroudant Marrakech Essaouira Fes Camp in the Sahara Camel ride Draa Valley Chefchaouen 4x4 dune safari Casablanca Hassan II Mosque Volubilis ruins Optional activities include hamams, local guided tours, Berber massages
Price
US $1730US $1384ToUS $1985excluding flights
Duration
18 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement $520.
Offers
Up to US $370 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 05 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 16 Feb, 25 Feb, 02 Mar, 09 Mar, 11 Mar, 14 Mar
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US $1730US $1384ToUS $1985excluding flights
Single supplement $520.
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Our top tip:
Women are advised to cover up in public and wear a headscarf if visiting mosques. Headscarves also come in handy in the desert so certainly won't be excess baggage.
Trip type:
Small group. Max. 12 people. Min age 15.
Activity level:
Leisurely-moderate.
Accomm:
1 night campsite, 1 gite, 1 guesthouse, 10 nights hotel, 1 sleeper train, 3 nights riad.
Included:
Accomm., transport, noted entrance fees and guided tours.
Meals:
14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
Solos:
Solos welcome. Single rooms available with supplement.

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2 Reviews of Morocco overland vacation, small group

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Reviewed on 14 Aug 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


We had an excellent guide in Abdou. I really enjoyed going round the northern part of Morocco under his guidance. Chefchaouen is a place I've wanted to go to for a long time so it was incredible to finally see it for real. And Moulay Idriss was a total surprise.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Don't go to party - there are other countries for that. If you respect the locals and their culture you will get the most out of it. Also eat everything!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I hope so - we stayed at a family house in Moulay Idriss, used local guides and were encouraged to eat locally and spend money where we went.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent. A shame some of the group were so young and had different expectations to the older ones. But there isn't much you can do about that with group travel.

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Camping in the desert was quite incredible. The stillness and quiet of the desert and the amazing amount of stars that filled the sky was truly spectacular.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Bring some good hiking boots for the trekking.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - We stopped a various local cooperatives benefitting women or other local groups and most people bought something.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Morocco was excellent and I would definitely recommend that tour. Unfortunately, our guide was not very good - he sort of did his own thing on the tour and offered little information. We had to rely on local guides for any information.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

As a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.

We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travelers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

As company our responsibilities don’t stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travelers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

Our project supported in Morocco is Project Handicapped Horizon. This is an organisation which is dedicated to the rehabilitation, health, empowerment and the social and economic success of people with disabilities. This project is dedicated to Orthopaedic and Prosthetic Medicine and the training of local artisans.

People

We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. From the colourful, chaotic medinas to the moody desert landscape, Morocco is a land filled with wonder and rich culture.

We take care to use local transport throughout, including sleeper trains and buses and stay in small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses.

This trip includes a variation of quirky overnight stays. You will experience a guesthouse stay with a local family in the rural village of Moulay Idriss. A family run mountain home, (Gite) in the rocky outcrops of Aroumd, and a nomad style desert camp in the Sahara. These overnight stays will provide you with a glimpse into local life it also is a great way to put money back into the local community.

We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans. You will have the opportunity to join local friends in a simple cooking demonstration into Morocco’s most famous cuisine, couscous and tagine. They will take this opportunity to explain the secrets and subtleties of these traditional meals, you will then be able to sit back and enjoy the feast.

Recruitment of our ground team comes from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.

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