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SOLO TRAVEL TOUR MOROCCO

Morocco, a captivating display of colour, tradition, culture, delicious food and immense landscapes. Join this boutique adventure just for solo travellers, arriving to Casablanca where your adventure begins.  Your discovery includes highlight dining and accommodation including a luxury desert camp stay, and the fast train experience connecting Tangier in the country’s north to Casablanca.    

TRAVEL TIP: Travel the seasons in Morocco that avoid the heat between May to September

Solo Travel the Corners of Morocco

From Casablanca we make tracks to explore the various sides of Morocco starting with a two night stay in the charming port city of Essaouira. From the seaside to Marrakech. Experience the first of your souk visits with all the colour of vibrant textiles, and scents of Moroccan spice. Then onto your exciting journey through the Atlas Mountains enjoying various landscapes, from the dramatic canyons and view points, a superb oasis, and getting to know the Berber way of life. No visit is complete without a desert camp stay and from Merzouga, set out on a camel trek to reach your overnight luxury desert camp in The Sahara, and experience the stars of the Moroccan night sky.

For many visitors to Morocco, Fes is a highlight. There’s a two night stay to soak up the atmosphere and ‘must sees’ in this unique World Heritage Listed city. As your circuit comes to a close, travel north to the ‘blue city’ of Chefchaouen before reaching Tangier, the most northern Morocco City before returning by fast train to Casablanca for a final farewell highlight dinner.

 

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    40+
  • Duration:
    17 Days
  • Status:
    Early bird offer
  • Region:
    Africa
  • Destinations:
    Morocco
  • Travel Style:
    Discovery
  • Accommodation:
    Hotels,Upmarket tented camp sites
  • Prices from:
    AUD $6685 own room
  • Transport:
    Minivan
  • Pace:
    3
  • Max Group Size:
    16
REVIEWS

'This trip wasn't just very big, it was huge. So very enjoyable, and I couldn't soak up enough of it!'

Gayle, 74 years, Brisbane, QLD

'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

Laura, 69 years, Sydney, NSW
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The home of Argan Oil.
Visit a Moroccan Oil house; learn first-hand how ‘Moroccan Gold’, is made and the chance to make a purchase of any number of Moroccan oil products, direct from the source.

PRE DEPARTURE GROUP CONTACT
Like to get in touch with other solo travellers before you depart? We offer the option to join a pre departure group contact list.

INCLUSIONS

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 16 nights accommodation;
    15 nights superior hotel stays, 1 night luxury desert camp
  • 16 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 9 dinners including 3 highlight dinners 

SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES

  • English-speaking locally based trip leader
  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • All entries for attractions included in the itinerary 

TRAVEL

  • Private group transport
  • Camel trek to overnight desert camp
  • Airport transfers# 

ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS

  • Porterage in and out of hotels included where available
  • Small group, not more than 16 travellers

# On first and last day of tour, and when extending stay at group hotel,  booked as part of your package.


OTHER PRICE INFORMATION

  • Tipping Fund MAD700 paid locally; excludes tip for your tour director which is at your discretion.
  • Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price.

Not included: 

  • Airfares (unless requested)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for your tour director/group leader
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Porterage at airports
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications 

Departure Dates for this tour

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22 FEB 23
Early bird offer
AUD$6685 own room
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** EARLY BIRD OFFER **
Book & pay the deposit by 28 August 2022 & SAVE $200 when you book your own room
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STANDARD Package per person

AUD $6685

PRE TOUR HOTEL: Casablanca with breakfast and airport transfer
rate applies 21 February 2023

AUD $T.B.A

POST TOUR HOTEL: Casablanca with breakfast and airport transfer
rate applies 10 March 2023

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If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same sex, save $1360 on the price of taking a room to yourself (subject to roommate availability).

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Trip Code: morocco23-2

TERMS & CONDITIONS
18 OCT 23
Early bird offer
AUD$6685 own room
REQUEST QUOTE

** EARLY BIRD OFFER **
Book & pay the deposit by 28 October 2022 & SAVE $200 when you book your own room
(does not apply to twin share)

PER PERSON AUD$

OWN ROOM

STANDARD Package per person

AUD $6685

PRE TOUR HOTEL: Casablanca with breakfast and airport transfer
rate applies 17 October 2023

AUD $T.B.A

POST TOUR HOTEL: Casablanca with breakfast and airport transfer
rate applies 3 November 2023

AUD $T.B.A

 

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same sex, save $1360 on the price of taking a room to yourself (subject to roommate availability).

RETURN TRAVELLER REWARD - SAVE $100
Once you have booked and departed with us on an international tour, you qualify for our Return Traveller Reward on your next international tour booking. The offer does not apply to any cruises, resort packages, or tours within Australia.


Trip Code: morocco23-10

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Morning city tour, Casablanca
  • A traditional horse and carriage ride in Marrakesh
  • City touring of Marrakesh including visiting the souk
  • Two night stay in Imlil for an adventure in the Atlas mountains
  • Berber village visits and walking tours
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou, UNESCO World Heritage listed village
  • See Dades Canyon - an astounding landscape
  • Visit a beautiful oasis
  • A Sahara desert adventure with a camel trek from Merzouga,
  • An overnight luxury desert camp stay
  • Ascend to the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Full day tour of the UNESO World Heritage city of Fes.
  • A day’s excursion visiting Moulay Idriss, and Volubilis a UNESCO World Heritage listed
  • Tour the imperial city of Meknes
  • Go deep into the Rif Mountains
  • A 2 night stay in the enchanting sky blue city of Chefchaouen.
  • High Speed train Tangier to Casablanca
  • 3 highlight dinners; Marrakech, Fes and Casablanca
  • Best of small group touring, for solo travellers


PRE TOUR STAY

Consider arriving a day before the tour starting date, or enjoy a stopover.  You can relax and refresh after your flight.  The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.

 

DAY 1  

Casablanca

Arrive to Casablanca, the starting point for your discovery of Morocco. This evening meet with your trip leader and fellow travellers for a welcome mint tea, and tour briefing.

Meals: none included

DAY 2  

Casablanca – Essaouira

After breakfast, depart for the port and resort town of Essaouira. Along the way we make a stop to visit the pretty Portuguese fortified city originally known in Berber as ‘Mazagan’, now part of the city of El Jadida.   Closer to Essaouira we stop at Safi, an Atlantic coastal port city known for its industry of pottery.  Visit Safi – walking tour around the pottery industry.  Continue to Essaouira to check into our hotel by the end of the day with an evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Transfer to Essaouira
  • Lunch stop (on charge of clients)
  • Mazagan, El Jadida City
  • Safi

DAY 3  

Essaouira

After breakfast at the hotel, set out for our locally guided city tour of Essaouira. Today, we also visit a Moroccan Oil house; learn first-hand how ‘Moroccan Gold’, is made and the chance to make a purchase of any number of Moroccan oil products.  There will be some free time before we meet up for a local Moroccan meal this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Morning city walking tour of town
  • Visit a Moroccan Oil House

 

DAY 4  

Essaouira - Marrakech

This morning, we set off early to travel to Marrakech. 

Arriving to Marrakech we take a traditional horse and carriage ride. Visits include the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs and the Bahia Palace. We end at Djemaa el-Fna Square with time to explore the market ‘Souk’, with smells of spice, and the chance to shop for some souvenirs.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Travel Essaouria to Marrakech, about 3 hours travel time
  • A tour of Marrakech by traditional horse and carriage
  • Lunch together with typical menu of the region
  • Free time to explore the ‘Souk’

 

DAY 5  

Marrakech

A visit first up to the museums located together;  Berber Museum, Jardins Majorelle & Yves Saint Laurent Museum. There’s some time at leisure this afternoon for a spot of shopping

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Berber Museum & Jardins Majorelle
  • Yves Saint Laurent Museum
  • Roof top highlight dinner

 

DAY 6  

Marrakech - Boumalne Dades

We will have an early breakfast and head south to Ait Ben Haddou village, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 metres above sea level), from the semi-arid regions of the south-east of the High Atlas to the more fertile plains of the Atlantic. It’s a longer day of travel but a visit to the ancient fortified city of Ait Benhaddou will distract you from the time on the road.  In Ait Benhaddou, explore the narrow alleyways of the clay Kasbahs. Three hundred Berber families used to live here, but now it’s only home to half a dozen. Ait Ben Haddou was built in the 11th century and is UNESCO World Heritage listing, and the Ksar Ait Benhaddou is one of the most extraordinary Kasbahs in Morocco.  Located near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou is both dramatic and picturesque. The site has been a popular setting for films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

After lunch, we leave Ait Ben Haddou for an overnight stay in Boumalne Dades

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Early start
  • Travel by road to Boumalne Dades via Ait Ben Haddou, 7 hours travel time
  • A visit of the ancient fortified city of Ait Benhaddou - UNESCO World Heritage listed

 

DAY 7  

Boumalne Dades


After breakfast, depart for Boumalne Dades Gorges, we take the route to the Dadès Canyon – a highlight of this region.  It’s here you will get the full impression of the astounding rock arrangement and Kasbahs landscape along the Dades River. There’s a visit to take in this immense landscape and the canyon.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Viewing the Dades Canyon and Leisure

 

DAY 8  

Boumalne Dades - Merzouga


From Boumalne Dades our Sahara adventure will start with a drive along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir, the gateway to the Todra Gorge. Tinghir is a little desert spring town, well known for its ravines and stream and is a stunning oasis, with beautiful green palms.   There is some free time to explore the desert spring and the gulches, and find a local bistro for lunch. By the end of the day our camel caravan is waiting for us for a camel trek experience across the sand dunes for a terrific view of sunset, watching the changing shades of light over the dunes. Just at sunset, we should be arriving to our Sahara desert luxury camp. Tonight, under the glory of the stars, enjoy a Moroccan dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

 

  • Travel by road to Merzouga, 4 hours travel time
  • A stop at the oasis, Tinghir with free time
  • Camel trek to the overnight desert camp
  • Moroccan dinner under the stars

 

DAY 9  

Merzouga - Azrou

Leaving Merzouga and the Sahara Desert in our wake, we begin our climb up the Middle Atlas Mountains. By lunch we arrive to Midelt, a town in the high plains of Morocco between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges. Midelt is a bustling Berber market town with tangine restaurants dotted along the main street. The town is about the half way point to Fez and is where we enjoy a local tangine lunch together and take an afternoon walk and meet with a local Berber family for a cooking class and learn how to make a Tagine and a demonstration of how to make a mint tea. Later today enjoy lodgings in the heart of the Middle Atlas mountains.

Meals :  Breakfast,

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

  • Travel by road to Azrou with a visit to Midelt along the way (6 hours travel time)
  • Photo stop for view across the Ziz Valley
  • Typical Tagine lunch, Midelt
  • Local walk, meet with a local berber family, cooking class & afternoon tea

 

DAY 10  

Azrou - Fes

Set off early for Fes.  Reaching Fez,  visit New Fez (Al Jdid) which is considered the most colourful part of the city and bustles with life and take time for some lunch before checking into our hotel.  This afternoon make your own discoveries including time for a traditional bathhouse experience (a unique experience, and recommended), otherwise known as a ‘Hammam’. Dinner tonight in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Travel to Fez
  • New Fez
  • Highlight group dinner

 

FREE TIME EXTRAS:

  • Time for a traditional bath house experience (Royal Medina Spa Ben Abad) on option

 

DAY 11  

Fes

A fabulous full day tour of the UNESO World Heritage city of Fez. We see the famous tanneries and Andalusian and El Quaraoiyin Mosques. We visit Najjarine Square where you can sit and watch the world go by in a café, or visit the Souks. Enjoy a local highlight dinner. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Tour Fes ¾ day experience.
  • Local highlight dinner

 

DAY 12  

Fes

From Fes, we take an excursion to visit Moulay Idriss, Volubilis and Meknes. First stop, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a small hilltop town that stands at the base of Mount Zerhoun with a labyrinthine of the medinas. Then not far away we visit Volubilis, the most impressive of the Roman sites in the country. Volubilis contains essentially Roman ruins of an ancient city built in a commanding site. Today, it is a UNESCO world heritage site. Finally, we continue to reach the imperial city of Meknes by early afternoon and tour its focal monuments, such as El Hedim Square and Bab Mansour. Meknes prides itself on its friendly and relaxed atmosphere. By late afternoon we have returned to Fes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Full guided visits to towns of Moulay Idriss, Volubilis and Meknes
  • Local lunch 

 

DAY 13  

Fes - Chefchaouen

We depart Fes early to reach Chefchaouen before lunch. Our route takes us north, deep into the Rif Mountains. Much calmer and cosier than Fes, Chefchaouen’s most striking feature is, without a doubt, is the old city’s picturesque sky-blue painted walls and streets built on a mountainside. Tourists just can’t get enough of Chefchaouen’s innumerable charms.  Among the major sights in Chefchaouen are the Kasbah, the Ras El Maa river valley, and the hillside Spanish Mosque (a 30 minute hike from town).

Enjoy the charm of this unique city; it’s a photographer’s dream and ideal to wander about, shop and discover at your own pace.

Meals: Breakfast, diner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Travel by road Fes – Chefchaouen, 3.5 to 4 hours travel time
  • Explore Chefchaouen at leisure

 

DAY 14  

Chefchaouen

Today we head to Akchour cascades, with a few hours walking to discover the beauty around the Rif Mountains. We’ll drive to Akchour to begin our hike to the Cascades d’Akchour. These consist of a lower and much higher upper waterfall, punctuated with a handful of smaller waterfalls and cascades. We’ll start from a dam and hike up to the Bridge of God (Le Pont de Dieu), an impressively tall natural rock bridge, then on to small Cascade, the lower waterfall - this will take about 1.5 to 2 hours and is our turn around point. We’ll either carry our own picnic lunch, or stop at one of the small tea shops dotted along the whole trail.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner 

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Explore Akshour Cascade
  • Picnic lunch and walks

 

DAY 15  

Chefchaouen - Tangier

Depart for Tangier arriving before lunch. After time out for lunch, a guided tour the old city enjoying the city, Kasbah, and Medina.

Meals: Breakfast

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Travel by road Tangier
  • Guided afternoon tour of old city, Tangier

 

DAY 16

Tangier - Casablanca

This morning in Tangier, visit the famous Hercule’s Caves. Depart for Casablanca on the high-speed train; take in the spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea on one side and mountains on the other. Arrive in the afternoon and transfer to our hotel for our final night of stay. We celebrate our discoveries with a farewell sunset dinner.

Tangier High Speed Train EncounterTravel
High Speed Train Tangier to Casablanca

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

SNAPSHOT – WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Tangier morning, visit the famous Hercules' caves 
  • Afternoon fast train to Casablanca Voyageurs (2hrs10min)
  • Afternoon Casablanca Hotel Check In
  • Out for sunset dinner

 

DAY 17

Casablanca

After breakfast, your Morocco trip comes to a close.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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ACCOMMODATION

 

Hotels may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

 

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights

Casablanca

Odyssée Centre Hotel  (4 star)

1

Essaouira

Hotel Atlas (5 star)

2

Marrakech

2 Ciels Luxury Boutique Hotel (Boutique 4 star)

2

Boumalne Dades

Hotel Xaluca Dades  (4 star)

2

Merzouga Desert

Kasbah Yasmina Luxury Camp (specialty)

1

Azrou City

Hotel Palais des Cerisiers (superior 3 star)

1

Fes

Barceló Fès Medina (4 star)

3

Chefchaouen

Parador Hotel  (3 star)

2

Tangier

Hilton Garden Inn Tangier City Center (4 star)

1

Casablanca

Odyssée Centre Hotel  (4 star)

1

Hotels may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES, MOROCCO
If we arrive before the hotel check in time, the hotel will store our luggage until check in time. If luck is on our side, it’s possible hotels may have our rooms (or some of the rooms for our group) ready before the official check in time. If that happens, you’ll be head straight to your room if we arrive before the hotel check in time.  As a guide, hotel check in times for most parts of the world range between 2pm to 3pm.

Odyssee Centre Hotel Casablanca room

Odyssée Centre Hotel, Casablanca

Barcelo Hotel, Fes

Barcelo Hotel Fes

2Ciels Luxury Boutique Hotel, Marrakech

2 Ciels Luxury Boutique Hotel, Marrakech

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

ODYSEE CENTER, CASABLANCA
Odyssee Center is a 4 star hotel located in the business and cultural centre of Casablanca at the heart of the FAR Avenue. Its well connected location provides easy access to the main attractions sites of the city. The hotel offers a personalised service and a customer experience in a comfortable and authentic fashion.

Rooms offer 24/7 in-floor service, room service, alarm clock on request, complimentary bottle of water offered daily, soundproofing system, double glazing, reversible air conditioning, desk, high speed internet access, satellite TV , Telephone, Safe, Mini Bar on request, non- smoking room. BATHROOM; shower or bathtub, welcome products, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer.  Rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, soundproofed with free Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi: Free

2 CIELS LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL, MARRAKECH
A 4 star luxury boutique hotel & spa, ideally located in the heart of the city, surrounded by the exclusive Hivernage and the Legendary Gueliz. An urban oasis with a chic and refined interior, art deco style with the master touch of local craftwork, designed exclusively for the hotel. 2ciels will surprise you with its originality, embedded in the smallest details while providing you with a comfortable and luxurious experience. The hotel is strategically located, a short walk away from the mythical place Djamaa El Fna and cultural tourist attractions.

Rooms are spacious, bright, comfortable and well appointed. Bathrooms are beautifully designed in a mixt of local stones and the beautiful heritage tiles. Rooms overlook either the hotel's private pool, atlas mountains or the harti gardens. Amenities: air-conditioning, free wifi, mini bar, safe,  led flatscreen tv with satellite channels, 2ciels exclusive bath products. Room size from 33 m²

Wi-Fi: Free

HOTEL XALUCA DADES, BOUMALNE DADES
At an altitude of 1612 metres, surrounded by majestic mountains at the very spine of the Atlas range, whose impressive ravines sketch out to the winds in the sky, the Xaluca Dades Hotel, enjoys a panoramic view of the Dades Valley, sprinkled with friendly Berber villages and snowy peaks. Hotel Xaluca Dades offers 106 beautifully designed, welcoming rooms, exquisitely decorated with materials from different African countries.  It is a real paradise in the middle of the mountains. Decorated with styles from African countries, the rooms at Hotel Xaluca Dades include a complete bathroom, flat screen satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet connection, telephone, mini-bar, air-conditioning and radial heating. Amenities include; air conditioner, TV satellite, telephone, wi-fi, mini bar, safe-deposit box, hair dryer.

Wi-Fi: Yes

KASBAH YASMINA LUXURY CAMP MERZOUGA DESERT
Yasmina Hotel has a bivouac in one of the Oases where you can experience the real Sahara for yourself. Live like a nomad, experience something really different, something very deep and magical.

BARCELO HOTEL, FES
A 4 hotel, the Barceló Fès Medina is an urban hotel in Fez designed to be a haven of tranquility, located just beside the Medina. The newly built Fez hotel combines comfort and functionality in its 134 rooms. This can be seen in its modern rooms, decorated in a contemporary style with designer furniture.  It features an international restaurant, where you can enjoy typical Moroccan dishes, and a Jazz Bar which serves cocktails. Barceló’s urban hotel in Fez also boasts a well-equipped spa where you can relax with treatments, as well as saunas, a hammam and a fitness studio. All the rooms are outward facing and are decorated in blues and purples typical of the country's culture, but have modern decoration and are fully equipped with luxurious details to ensure a stay full of comfort and wellness. The lighting and colours also help to create an unparalleled atmosphere, so guests are aware of the absolute singularity of their stay, with state-of-the-art technology but at the same time very comfortable. Amenities include; free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, desk, satellite TV, Safe.

Wi-Fi: Yes

HOTEL PARADOR, CHEFCHAOUEN
Located in the heart of the medina of Chefchaouen, just a few steps from the main historical monuments and the market centre.  The hotel offers a panoramic restaurant (200 seats) serving  international and Moroccan cuisine., a Moroccan restaurant (30 seats),  bar, spacious lobby, internet wifi,  a beautiful outdoor pool and panoramic terrace, laundry service.

Wi-Fi: Yes

HILTON GARDEN INN, TANGIER
Under the roof as Tangier City Mall, this quality 4 star hotel is a five-minute walk from the beach, and a number of eateries nearby, while breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily in our Garden Grille & Bar.

Wi-Fi: Free

Note: Twin share rooms may have single beds.
Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.


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GETTING THERE

Starts: Casablanca
Ends: Casablanca

First Day Information
Arrival day commences with a ‘meet and greet’ at the airport. We meet all flights and you will then transfer to the group hotel. Meet up with your group leader and fellow travellers for a welcome mint tea and tour briefing.

Final Day Information
There are no included tour excursions. An airport transfer is included to meet your departure flight. For departures later in the day, the hotel will store your luggage after hotel check out time, and you can retrieve it when you are ready to depart for the airport.  

Hotel Check In/Out Times
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. If you arrive prior to the check in time, the hotel will store your luggage until the check in time and can also store your luggage until you are ready to depart for your onward journey.  

Hotel check in:  most hotels have check in from 2PM or 3PM
Hotel check out: most hotels require check out by 10AM, 11AM or 12 midday


AIRPORT TRANSFERS 
Airport Transfers are included on arrival and departure given that;

  • you arrive on day 1 of the tour and depart on the final day of the tour, or
  • you have extended your stay at the group hotel, booked with us as part of your package. 

If you are making your own flight arrangements, we require your flight itinerary no later than 35 days priors to travel (and even if you are not making airport transfer arrangements with us).  Where transfers are part of your arrangement, if your itinerary is not provided to us within the required timeframe, you forfeit the airport transfers or additional fees may be incurred for the service.

note: if you have extended your stay by your own arrangement transfers cannot be provided, and are by your own arrangement. 

FLIGHT INFORMATION
As an Australian travel company we can provide flight assistance for flights originating from Australia. If joining the tour from outside Australia we recommend making your own flight arrangements or to use the service of a travel advisor located within your country of residence for access to best fares.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit. 

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 
There is a maximum of 16 travellers. This is a Solos Only tour (couple free). You are welcome to join with a friend, but couples do not join this tour.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
Overall this is a moderately to faster paced, small group tour.  You should have good fitness to enjoy this tour. Some days will require early morning starts and there are walking tours included with this itinerary.  The visit to Imlil has walking tours as a program highlight, to discover local Berber villages. Distances between some places of stay require longer travel distances by road, and if you are prone to motion sickness we recommend bringing remedies to curb the symptoms.  This is more relevant for the windy road travel through the Atlas Mountains.  If you have injuries or a fitness level that impedes walking, mobility and climbing stairs you should consider carefully if this tour is the right experience for you. Please talk to our staff before you book to assess your suitability.  Travellers of 70 years or over will be required to return a Fit to Travel form that is completed by their doctor. 

See MORE ABOUT FITNESS in More Information section below.

ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

The group will dine at local restaurants and/or at our places of stay.  There are also some highlight dining experiences at more superior (deluxe) restaurants.

Primary industry in Morocco includes the growing of Mediterranean fruits and vegetables and even some tropical ones. Also meats include beef, goat, mutton and lamb, chicken and seafood. Morocco is renowned for flavourful dishes including tagines as a staple. Couscous and bread are also staples in the Moroccan diet. There are distinct French influences in Morocco and French restaurants are on offer too, as well as Mediterranean and international cuisine.

GROUP TRIP LEADER
This is a private group tour with a trip leader and driver. Your trip leader (guide) is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services. They take charge of all the trip logistics on tour, and of course, make sure the trip runs as smoothly as possible so ultimately you have the best possible experience. From time to time, as is the nature of travel, ‘hiccups’ can occur, such as unexpected delays to due to traffic congestion, unexpected weather conditions that make a change of plans necessary, and many other things that go hand in hand with travel. In these circumstances your trip leader will do their utmost to make the best possible alternative plans – please be ready to accept that these situations are out of the control of anyone and trust in your group leader to assist as best as possible.

TRANSPORT
Touring is private and by minibus, a 15 seater or 18 seat vehicle is most likely, and depends on the group size. As a guide a group of up 8 to 10 passengers will use a 15 seat vehicle.  Large groups will use a vehicle with more seats. There is also transport by a camel caravan for the overnight stay in the dessert.

TIPPING
Tipping is customary. A local tipping fund is paid to your trip leader on arrival. Your trip leader will manage all tipping of included services. Amount due: 700 Moroccan Dirham (MAD). This amount does not cover the tip for your trip leader.

See ‘TIPPING’ in the More Information section of our website.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
For airline luggage restrictions refer to your ticket details. Please note that the maximum luggage weight for touring may be less than the airline maximum limit.

Checked Luggage Maximum Weight: 20 kilograms
Hand Luggage Maximum Weight/Information: 7 kilograms, small bag

1 piece of checked luggage while on tour with maximum weight 20 kilogram. Luggage is limited to one medium size suitcase per person, the sum of its length/width and depth not to exceed 140cm (56") plus an overnight bag (airline bag size) which may be carried on board the vehicle. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not be available.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'This trip wasn't just very big, it was huge. So very enjoyable, and I couldn't soak up enough of it!'

Gayle, 74 years, Brisbane, QLD

'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

Laura, 69 years, Sydney, NSW

'For anyone considering travelling solo in a group ... don't hesitate, I have just returned from a tour of Morocco and Spain and have met the best group of people that you can possibly hope to meet. I'm sure that we will catch up on future Encounter tours!'

Karen, 57 years, Perth, WA
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