Railway tour of Morocco

Let the rhythm of the riads guide you on a fascinating train journey from Marrakech to Rabat to Fez with numerous optional activities and excursions to enjoy along the way.
Fez Marrakech Rabat scenic train journeys Optional activities include: cooking classes, hiking excursions, train rides to Meknes, drives into the High Atlas Mountains and day trips to Essaouira
Price
£595To£650 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Includes: Private airport transfers; private transfers to/from train stations; 1st class train tickets; 7nts on BB at a choice of riads; Half Day Guided Tours in each city; All taxes, 24hr representative services.
Tours of Rabat/Meknes on request.
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Description of Railway tour of Morocco

Price information

£595To£650 excluding flights
Includes: Private airport transfers; private transfers to/from train stations; 1st class train tickets; 7nts on BB at a choice of riads; Half Day Guided Tours in each city; All taxes, 24hr representative services.
Tours of Rabat/Meknes on request.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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LGBTQIA+
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.

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Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was Rabat , kasbah souk, monuments and shoreline. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2018 by

Most memorable parts of the vacation: For me the guided tour around the souk in Fez, for Emily the road trip through the beautiful mountains from Fez to Volubilis… We enjoyed the beauty and history of the country... Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2017 by

The most memorable for us, it was probably being able to stay in the sort of places that brought us into immediate contact with genuine Moroccans! Also the friendliness of the people and experiencing the diametric contrast in culture was great. Read full review

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

Naturally, the major benefit to the environment of this tour is the use of trains to get between the main cities on the tour. Morocco has invested a lot in upgrading its railway network to offer low carbon travel for its growing population. Where possible all tours include walking between sites.

To ensure the best possible service to our customers we engage services that make as low an impact as possible on the environment and local culture, whilst helping to generate long term employment and benefits for local people. Raising awareness of the culture, politics and economy of areas visited encourages responsible tourism practice and indirectly aides the preservation of the Kingdom's most precious resources. We take our responsibilities to the environment seriously and strive to make improvements where we can; there is always more work to be done but little by little one travels far. We have a policy of always using local suppliers wherever we can, so as to bring as much income to the local area as possible

We ask all our customers to respect the environment. Litter, in particular, is damaging to the fragile urban ecosystems and we encourage people to take their litter home. All our trips are tailor made for individuals to minimise the impact of large groups on traditional communities so that interaction can be more personal and respectful.

As a company we employ responsible policies such as recycling paper, ink cartridges, glass and cardboard; we minimise the use of electricity and conducting the vast majority of our correspondence and promotion via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities. We also compost waste in our company garden.

People

All our guides and drivers in Morocco are local people. We believe that it is vital to work with local operators for our tours, firstly as they will be able to offer an insight into the local people and their culture and history; secondly to enable any profits to be ploughed back into the community. We have worked with our local Morocco agency for many years and have a well established and excellent relationship. We firmly believe in paying fairly for their services and that of the guides.

All our vacations are based on individuals or a small group - we feel that this offers a more personal experience and therefore minimises the impact. Most of the riads we use in Marrakech and elsewhere are locally owned or are partnerships with a European owner and a Moroccan National. All staff members at these properties are local and all food and materials are sourced locally. Your visit will give you a taste of the incredible hospitality of Morocco as well as contributing indirectly to the local economy.

All our guides and drivers in Morocco are local people. We believe that it is vital to work with local operators for our tours, firstly as they will be able to offer an insight into the local people and their culture and history; secondly to enable any profits to be ploughed back into the community. We have worked with our local Morocco agency for many years and have a well established and excellent relationship. We firmly believe in paying fairly for their services and that of the guides.

All our vacations are based on individuals or a small group - we feel that this offers a more personal experience and therefore minimises the impact. Most of the riads we use are locally owned or are partnerships with a European owner and a Moroccan National. All staff members at these properties are local and all food and materials are sourced locally. Your visit will give you a taste of the incredible hospitality of Morocco as well as contributing indirectly to the local economy.

Local staff are also encouraged to undertake courses as and when applicable. e.g. The Mule Care Initiative Workshops held on the 1st and 2nd March in Imlil, sponsored by Expedition Providers Association & The Donkey Sanctuary.

Through our long term partnerships in Morocco we have been able to support and encourage volunteering for local causes such as conservation projects. For example, the Berber Cultural Center in the village of Imi'n tahnoute, Association des Bassins d’Imlil for the Protection & Sustainable Development of the Valley Populations around Imlil & the Toubkal National Park, Solidarity & Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the village of Demnate. We also facilitated the opportunity for our local staff to support an initiative alongside Elaine Moran, a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Demnate. Elaine has the funding to provide materials to repair and maintain pathways but needs manual labour and transportation for work crew which is where our partner agency can help.

Our partner agency in Morocco regularly donates money to local causes. This is done on a case by case basis and is generally not by making monetary donations to large organisations but more by assisting local people/families at times of need. e.g. providing a sheep to a family who cannot afford one at the time of Eid El Kebir, purchasing flight tickets to enable a student to attend study placement awarded overseas, paying for medical treatment or prescription medication, purchasing clothing for a person to attend interviews and obtain employment, offering temporary accommodation/purchasing meals for the homeless as well as initiatives for staff welfare and contributions to local animal and childrens’ charities.

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