Wander Across Morocco (2019)
From the mesmerizing towns and cities of Marrakech and Meknes to the towering Rif and High Atlas Mountains, from the magical Sahara desert to the natural wonder that is the Dades Valley…and a lengthy list of off-the-beaten path experiences along the way.
You’ll sleep out in the desert among the sand dunes, visit local villages and learn about the traditional life of the Berbers and Bedouins. You’ll visit markets and ancient cities, go for a hike through beautiful gorges and take a 4WD adventure into seldom-explored and otherworldly natural landscapes. And you’ll also have time to simply enjoy the people, food and relaxed pace of life.
Every day in Morocco offers something new and rewarding…are you ready?
Activities (this is not everything, just a small sample!):
Casablanca – em>Hassan II mosque, the Corniche
Meknes – medina and city tour, riad experience, Volubilis ruins
Merzouga/Sahara Desert – overnight desert experience (private desert camp among the sand dunes)
Dades Valley – short hikes, 4WD excursion to remote villages, nomadic communities, Valley of the Roses
Marrakech – full city tour, Majorelle gardens, sprawling medina (market), Ben Youssef madrasa
Essaouira – day trip, wander through the old town, beach time
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In 1999 I began living, traveling and working around the world. I’ve taught English in Thailand, worked as a Tour Manager on board cruise ships and I've run a popular travel blog, WanderingEarl.com, for the past 9 years. In 2012, I started Wandering Earl Tours, and I've been organizing and leading tours in over a dozen countries ever since.
When asked why I travel, my answer is always the same. People. I'm addicted to meeting new people that I would never have met if I wasn't traveling. Through these interactions I am able to gain a first-hand education like no other and that education alone is exactly what keeps me on the road for so long. As a result, organizing and leading super-fun trips has been the perfect match for me!
Physical Level: Medium
While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, being in the sun in potentially hot temperatures, long journeys, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
- Accommodation (twin share)
- Transportation within Morocco
- All activities and entrance fees
- Local guides
- Breakfast every day
- 10 lunches/dinners
- Flights to/from Morocco
- Meals and activities not mentioned
- Travel insurance
- Passport/visa fees
From traditional riads to boutique family-run guesthouses to a nomadic camp in the Sahara Desert and more. You can always expect comfortable accommodation with private bathrooms (*see below) on this trip. Prices are based on twin-share. Solo travelers of the same sex will be placed together in a room with two beds. (If you wish to have your own room throughout the tour, the single supplement cost is $575 USD.)
Subject to change – All itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen situations. Read more »