Morocco vacation, tailor made

“Eight days to experience two magnificent aspects of Morocco: Marrakech and the mountains. Staying in a Kasbah and a riad and all tailor made to suit.”

Highlights

Marrakech | High Atlas Mountains | Mountain treks | Stay in riad | Stay in mountain Kasbah | Hammam | Guided tours

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Surcharge for single room.
Accomm:
Luxury riad and kasbah.
Included:
Accommodation, breakfasts, driver/guide, flight.
Meals:
No shortage of lunch and dinner options in Morocco. This is one big kitchen.
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Tailor made vacations

This trip can be tailor made to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.

Responsible tourism

Morocco vacation, tailor made

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

Stay at the Kasbah Du Toubkal, winner of the Best Mountain category in the Responsible Tourim Awards 2004 (run in conjunction with responsibletravel.com). The Kasbah Du Toubkal is at the forefront of responsible tourism in Morocco, and has been recognised as such by the Responsible Travel Organisation.

Community

As well as using only traditional material and methods in the reconstruction of the Kasbah, all the staff come from the local area and the Kasbah is very active in the local village association, which is funded by the Kasbah's accommodation 5% levy. With the funds the association has purchased, and shipped from the UK, a vehicle to use as an ambulance and has also been able to build a hammam (steam bath) in the village which is used by the surrounding communities. More recently the association has assisted in the construction of a school for 80 children in a nearby village. It has also instigated a much needed rubbish disposal system.

5 Reviews of Morocco vacation, tailor made

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Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by

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


So many things really. We really enjoyed the treks that we did with the local guides (who were great) and one of our best meals in Morroco was with the Berber family (terrific Tagine). The views from the Kasbah bab Ourika were stunning.

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


In the Souks do be prepared to say no politely but assertively if you arenít interested in buying. It would be so easy otherwise to buy something out of politeness.

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


The guides while we were in the Atlas said that the employment created by the Kasbah was invaluable. It helped sustain local communities as young people were provided with jobs nearby rather than moving to the cities.

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


We both really enjoyed every part of the trip and the guides in both Marrakesh and the Atlas really gave us an insight into Moroccan culture and traditions. We would thoroughly recommend the tour operator who organised the trip.

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2018 by

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


Sleeping in the Sahara. Scenery. The graciousness of the people.

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


Very comfortable walking shoes. Check out the plans for guided trips and don't get overbooked. Take time to rest. Layers are the way to go with dress. Nothing
fancy.

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


I remain concerned about the use of bottled water. Wish there were a way to handle the issue. I remember on my 1968 trip to Mexico we had tablets to put in
local water. Must not have worked since we now drink the bottled stuff. We bought at the cooperatives. We tried to tip wherever we could ...especially
remembering the cleaners.

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


It was excellent and well planned. We certainly got a taste of all there was to see. Loved the education of most guides. I have thought about writing the
Princess or the Minister of Tourism to say that the people who work with tourists would get more money if it were possible to get smaller bills. I am happy to
tip $1 or $2 or even $5 for the smallest of services but $10 and $20 make the tips add up too quickly.

Reviewed on 22 May 2014 by

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


the delight of being cared for by the agents

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


the mountain hotel was not in a village as you might think but at the end of a
very hard track, therefore ther was no place to wander from its door

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


i hope so

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


excellent

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2011 by

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


There were many: the hike up towards Jebel Toubkal; the old medina in Fez; the call to prayer of the muezzin; stepping into the intricate interiors hidden behind the facades...

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


Consider including Fez - we did, and found the old city mesmerizing. The tour operator and their agents in Morocco were excellent - we'd definitely recommend using them. Consider the Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas instead of the more glamorous alternatives - it really gets you close to the local Berber culture without sacrificing comfort. In Marrakech, consider locally owned restaurants - we found a couple in the new town that offered superb fare and value.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Generally yes. Certainly so at Kasbah du Toubkal where the lodge was fully staffed by local people. They're also participating in a campaign to clean up the mountains (which is sorely needed). Perhaps slightly less so at Riad Assakina where the expatriate presence is strong and the recommendations for restaurants etc emphasized the typical tourist haunts rather than locally owned alternatives.

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


Excellent. Morocco and its people exceeded our expectations.

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2011 by

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


The fact that all the Moroccans that we met were friendly welcoming and smiling.

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


Do it!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

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


Very good.

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