Wander Across Morocco (Oct) – Itinerary

Dates: October 5th – 18th, 2021

From the mesmerizing towns and cities of Marrakech and Meknes to the towering Middle 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!

Casablanca – Fes – Merzouga – Sahara Desert – Dades Valley – Marrakech


The Wandering Earl Tour Experience

All of our unique tours focus on local interaction, local activities and genuine education. We also keep our itineraries flexible so that you always get the absolute most out of your trip! Of course, we do see the main stuff too, but these are not standard, cookie-cutter group experiences. Always small groups, always laid-back, always diving straight into the true heart of every destination we visit!


ITINERARY

October 5th: CASABLANCA – ARRIVAL DAY
– Arrival in Casablanca
– Airport pickup and private transfer to our hotel (based on your arrival time)

October 6th: CASABLANCA / FES
– Volubulis Roman ruins
– Arrival to Fes
Included meals: B D

October 7th: FES
– Old city walking tour
– Local markets and bazaars
– Historical sights (madrasas, mosques, ancient villas)
Included meals: B L

October 8th: FES / MERZOUGA
– Drive across the High Atlas Mountains
– Stops in Ifrane, Ziz Valley and Rissani
– Overnight on the edge of the Sahara Desert
(Total driving time is 8 hours including stops.)
Included meals: B D

October 9th: SAHARA DESERT
– Local Gnaoua village
– Traditional music and dance
– Afternoon camel trek across the Sahara Desert (walking and jeep options available)
– Sunset over the sand dunes
– Overnight at a private desert camp among the mesmerizing dunes
Included meals: B D

Tour to Morocco
October 10th: SAHARA DESERT
– Sunrise in the desert
– Morning jeep excursion across the Sahara
– Local village visits
– Afternoon free time
– Overnight at our private desert camp
Included meals: B L D

October 11th: SAHARA DESERT / DADES VALLEY
– Camel, walk or jeep out of the desert
– Drive via Erfoud into the High Atlas Mountains
– Afternoon arrival in the stunning Dades Valley
Included meals: B D

October 12th: DADES VALLEY
– Full day 4WD off-road excursion across the Valley of the Roses
– Incredible mountains, remote villages and nomadic Berber caves (spectacular day trip that nobody else offers!)
Included meals: B L D

October 13th: DADES VALLEY
– Hiking at Monkey Fingers Gorge (light and challenging options available)
– Picnic lunch
– Visit to a local friend’s home and village (for tea and henna)
– Free afternoon
Included meals: B D

October 14th: DADES VALLEY / MARRAKECH
– Drive across the Atlas Mountains
– Stops in Ouarzazate and the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass
– Evening arrival in Marrakech
– Night out in the main square, Jemaa el-Fnaa
Included meals: B D

October 15th: MARRAKECH
– Half day city tour
– Marjorelle Gardens, Berber Museum and Yves Saint Laurent Museum
– Bahia Palace and ancient kasbahs
– Afternoon walk through the incredible Marrakech market
Included meals: B

Tour to Morocco

October 16th: MARRAKECH
– Optional activities
– Free time to enjoy this wonderful city at your own pace
– Farewell dinner
Included meals: B D

October 17th: MARRAKECH / ESSOUIARA
– Day trip to the coastal town of Essouiara
– Meeting local artisans at their unique workshops
– Full tour of the old town
– Free time to explore on your own before heading back to Marrakech
Included meals: B

October 18th: MARRAKECH – DEPARTURE DAY
– Your departure flight should be from Marrakech Airport
– Transfers will be arranged according to departure airports/flight times
Included meals: B


INCLUDED
– Small group (max 12 participants)
– Wandering Earl Tours guide throughout
– All accommodation (12 nights – 3* hotels and traditional riads)
– Transportation in Morocco (comfortable private vans)
– All activities mentioned
– All entrance fees for sights visited
– Local guides in each destination
– Breakfast every day, 3 lunches and 8 dinners
– Bottled water throughout the trip
– All airport transfers
– Gratuities for all hotel and restaurant staff

NOT INCLUDED
– Flights to/from Morocco
– Meals and activities not mentioned
– Travel insurance (mandatory)
– Gratuities for driver


TOUR COST

$3585 USD per person, single room (there are 5 single rooms available on this trip)

$2685 USD per person, twin-share room (solo travelers will be paired together in a room with two beds)

*BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: To reserve your spot on a tour, a $500 deposit will be required. However, you can book with complete peace of mind as this deposit will be 100% refundable until 3 months prior to the trip start date.


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