Solos Only


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 14 day adventure begins.  From Casablanca we make tracks to explore the various sides of Morocco.

Marrakech will be the first of your souk visits with all the colour of vibrant textiles, and scents of Moroccon spice. Then onto your exciting journey through the Atlas Mountains getting to know various landscapes, from the dramatic canyons and view points, a superb oasis, and visits to local Berber villages. Experienced best on foot, your Atlas mountain visit includes walking tours to small towns and villages. 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 three night stay to soak up the atmosphere and ‘must sees’ in this unique World Heritage Listed city. As your circuit comes to a close we finish with a two night in the ‘blue city’ of Chefchaouen before returning to Casablanca via the lovely coast town of Asilah. 

Like to extend your stay and discoveries in Casablanca? Opt for a wonderful 3 night extension to the port and resort city, Essaouira.    Staying in a boutique hotel in the Medina you can soak up all the atmosphere of market of the medina, and the beach is not far from here.  Your stay includes a locally guided half day tour, a fabulous Moroccan cooking class plus time at leisure to soak up the vibe of this pretty coastal town. And, if you have more time you can add further nights to your stay in Essauoira.

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    14 Days
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    Early preview
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    Hotels,Upmarket tented camp sites
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    AUD $TBA @ early bird, with your own room
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'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




  • 13 nights accommodation;
    11 nights superior hotel stays, 1 night guest house, 1 night luxury desert camp
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 7 dinners including 3 highlight dinners 


  • English-speaking locally based tour director
  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • All entries for attractions included in the itinerary 


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


  • Tips for trip leader, driver and local guides included
  • Porterage in and out of hotels included where available
  • Small group, not more than 16 travellers

# Arrival & departure airport transfers arriving on day 1 of tour and depart on final day of tour, or extending at group hotel booked as part of your package.

Local payment for tipping due on arrival to Morocco, paid to your trip leader.
Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price.


  • 3 nights boutique hotel stay in the Medina.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Half day guided city tour
  • English speaking trip leader/guide
  • Moroccan half day cooking class, with lunch
  • Return transfers by road, Casablanca to Essaouira

Not included: 

  • Airfares if booking a tour only package
  • Travel insurance
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Visit Akchour valley for a walking tour.
  • Travel to Asilah city - a charming seaside town on the northern coast of the country
  • 3 highlight dinners; Marrakech, Fes and Casablanca
  • Best of small group touring, for solo travellers


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.

Ask about our post tour extension to ESSAOUIRA


DAY 1  


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 – Marrakech

This morning take a guided city tour of Casablanca including a visit to the Mosque of Hassan II, situated on a promontory looking over the Atlantic, and with lovely views across Casablanca and the residential Anfa quarter. Impressively, it can hold up to 25000 worshippers. It is an enormous architectural masterpiece and the second largest religious building in the world, and its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 metres. After lunch, travel to Marrakech.

Tonight, enjoy a fabulous highlight welcome dinner. All our meals included with Colours of Morocco are of a quality standard but highlight dinners take the dining experience to the next level.  

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


  • Guided city tour Casablanca including Hassan II Mosque.
  • Travel Casablanca to Marrakech, about 3 hours travel time
  • Highlight dinner, Marrakech


  • The Mosque of Hassan II is only open to non-Muslims on Fridays 



This morning, take in the sites of Marrakech with a traditional horse and carriage ride. Visits include the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs and the Bahia Palace. By lunch, we end at Djemaa el-Fna Square where there is time to take lunch and an unscheduled afternoon, to explore the market ‘Souk’, with smells of spice, and the chance to shop for some souvenirs.  

Souk in Marrakech Solo travel

Meals: Breakfast


  • Morning city tour of Marrakech by traditional horse and carriage
  • Djemaa el-Fna Square – time for lunch
  • Free afternoon - to explore the ‘Souk’
  • Evening at leisure


  • For Museum and fashion fans, consider a visit to Musee Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech

Marrakech - Imlil  

After breakfast we depart Marrakech for Imlil via Tahenaoute and Asni villages, with photo stops along the way to take in the scenery of the vibrant green valley that stays fresh during the hottest days of the summer. We then arrive to Imlil for our next two nights of stay for an adventure in the Atlas Mountains.  While staying in Imlil there’s the option to explore with organised easy paced walks of three hours each day to discover the Berber culture.

Imlil is a village located in the foothills of the highest summit in Morocco Toubkal 4165 metres above sea level,  and has a unique connection to several Berber villages.  Arriving to Imlil there’s an orientation walk. In the afternoon there’s a walk (about 2-3 hours) to visit the Berber village of Aremd (1843 metres above sea level) and the waterfall set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains. Lunch is served Berber house in the village of Aremd. Tonight, a relaxed evening and dinner together.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • Travel by road Marrakech to Imlil, 2 hours travel time
  • Local orientation walk of Imlil.
  • Afternoon walk (about 2-3 hours) to visit the Berber village of Aremd and surrounds
  • Lunch at a Berber house in the village of Aremd 


  • Walking shoes required for afternoon walk, take water and sun protection
  • Modest clothing; no revealing attire – cover shoulders, thighs & knees, décolletage


Imlil - Ait Ben Haddou - Boumalne Dades 

Today is one of the longer days of travel. We will have an early Berber breakfast and head south to Ait Ben Haddou village and 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.

Ait Ben Haddou solo travel tour

Later in our drive, we will stop to visit the ancient fortified city of Ait Benhaddou to 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 behind and head towards Boumalne Dades via the Valley of the Roses.  Arriving to Boumalne Dades, 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 stop to take in this immense landscape, before continuing to our accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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


Boumalne Dades – Merzouga 

Today, 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.   

Tinghir solo travel
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


  • Travel by road Boumalne Dades 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 7 

Merzouga – Midelt 

Leaving Merzouga and the Sahara Desert in our wake, our first stop is at a little lookout to admire the Ziz Valley as 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 setting of this town makes it ideal stopping point on the way to Fes with the opportunity to take a local walk with the pretty backdrop of the mountains. This afternoon, we take walk and meet with a local Berber family.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Travel by road Merzouga to Midelt , 3.5 hours travel time
  • Arrive to Midelt, time for lunch
  • Afternoon walk and Berber family meeting



Midelt - Fes

This morning we travel from the Atlas Mountains to arrive to Fes for our next three nights of stay.  After lunch, we visit New Fez (Al Jdid) which is considered the most colourful part of the city and bustles with life.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Travel by road Midelt to Fes , 3.5 hours travel time
  • After visit, New Fez




Today, a fabulous full day tour of the UNESO World Heritage city of Fez. We see the famous tanneries and Andalusian or El Quaraoiyin Mosque. We visit Najjarine Square where you can sit and watch the world go by in a café, or visit the Souks. In the afternoon we visit New Fez (Al Jdid) which is considered the most colourful and always bustles with life.

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


  • Full day touring Fes
  • Highlight dinner 

DAY 10


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


  • A day’s excursion to the towns of Moulay Idriss, Volubilis and Meknes
  • End of day return to Fes

DAY 11

Fes – Chefchaouen 

From Fes, we travel north, deep into the Rif Mountains, where the earth meets the heavens, to explore the enchanting sky blue city of Chefchaouen.  We arrive to Chefchaouen city, with time to get lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, a local guide will escort us for a visit of this Spanish blue city, to visit the kasbah and the market.

Nestled in a green mountain valley 600 metres above sea level, Chefchaouen was originally built up as a hidden outpost to push back the increasing incursions of European powers into Morocco that started in the 15th century. Much calmer and cosier than Fez, 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).

Meals: Breakfast


  • Travel by road Fes – Chefchaouen, 3.5 to 4 hours travel time
  • Guided tour of Chefchaouen by a local guide

DAY 12 


This morning we depart for a half hour drive to Akchour valley to reach God Bridge, a naturally formed rock bridge. We have a three hour walk including time for a lunch stop with the option to enjoy a tagine or a barbeque. We walk back to return to our vehicle, and by the end of the day are back in Chefchaouen. There’s some free time to enjoy the atmosphere of the blue town, and tonight your trip leader will offer the option to go out for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Drive to Akchour valley to God Bridge
  • Guided walk, 3 hours 


  • Trip leader will escort the group for dinner at a local restaurant (on your own account)


  • Walking shoes required for the walk, take water and sun protection

DAY 13 

Chefchaouen – Asilah – Casablanca    

This morning we leave the blue city for a small Mediterranean town, Asilah. A gorgeous seaside town on the northern coast of the country, Asilah has a rich and varied history. With roots as far back as the 16th century, Asilah is a fascinating display of Morocco’s unique heritage. A Portuguese fortress leans precariously over the cliffs, while charming blue and white Moroccan houses line the streets. Finally, we head back to Casablanca for a final night of stay and a highlight dinner to celebrate our colourful adventures through Morocco.

Tonight, enjoy a fabulous highlight farewell dinner. All our meals included with Colours of Morocco are of a quality standard but highlight dinners take the dining experience to the next level.  

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


  • Travel by Road, Chefchaouen via Asilah to Casablanca, 5 hours travel time
  • Free time in Asilah
  • Arrive to Casablanca end of day
  • Out for a farewell highlight dinner, Casablanca

DAY 14 


After breakfast, your Morocco trip comes to a close.

Meals: Breakfast  


  • 3 nights boutique hotel stay in the Medina.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Half day locally guided city tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Moroccan half day cooking class, with lunch


DAY 14 

Casablanca via el Jadida to Essaouria

After breakfast, depart for the port and resort town of Essaouira. Along the way we make a stop at El Jadida city, just 90 kilometres south west of Casablanca to visit the pretty Portuguese fortified city of Mazagan, now part of the city of El Jadida.  On the way today, we also make a stop for a lunch break.  Later in the afternoon we check into our hotel with the rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 15 

Essaouira – Local Guided Tour

Breakfast at your boutique hotel. After breakfast, set out for our locally guided city tour of Essaouira. This afternoon is yours to explore and make your own local discoveries. There’s so much to explore, you will not be short of things to do in this popular coastal city.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16 

Essaouira – Moroccan Cooking Class

Breakfast at your boutique hotel. Aprons on! Today is your half day Moroccan cooking class with lunch to follow, savouring the fruits of your labour from your morning cooking class. Part of the morning includes a market visit to pick up the ingredients for your lesson. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 17

Essaouira via Safi to Casablanca

Breakfast at your boutique hotel. We head back to Casablanca  by road, and we make a stop at the city of Safi renowned for its pottery handicrafts, and from here continue back to Casablanca to meet your onward flight or return to a Casablanca hotel.

Need more time on holidays – ask us about extending your stay in Essaouira.

Meals: Breakfast


Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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Hotel Name

Nights of Stay


Odyssée Center Hotel  (4 star)



2 Ciels Luxury Boutique Hotel (4 star)



Jnane Imlil Guest House  (guest house)


Boumalne Dades

Hotel Xaluca Dades  (4 star)


Merzouga Desert

Kasbah Yasmina Luxury Camp (specialty)



Barceló Fès Medina (4 star)



Parador Hotel  (3.5 - 4 star)



Odyssée Center Hotel  (4 star)




Riad Villa Maroc



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.

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

Jnane Imlil Guesthouse, Imlil


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

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

Riad Jnane Imlil is an authentic, family-run guesthouse located in the village of Imlil in the foothills of the Mount Toubkal High Atlas Mountains. All rooms and common areas are in a Berber design. There are 3 comfortable salons & 2 panoramic roof terraces with stunning views of the Berber villages & Atlas Mountains, including a postcard perfect view of Toubkal summit, the highest peak in North Africa (4167m). The riad also has a great swimming pool. The standard ensuite rooms are on the ground floor, decorated in traditional Berber style with authentic Moroccan bedspreads and hand-painted furniture by local craftsmen. There is a traditionally styled tiled bathroom with shower. The room overlooks a small garden & the Berber village of Achain.

Amenities;  soft fleece / fiber blankets, cotton sheets, comfortable custom mattresses, heating / air conditioning, voltage: 110v / 220v, hair dryer, fire alarm, free WiFi, housekeeping services, traditional moroccan breakfast, room size15m2.

Wi-Fi: Free

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

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.

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

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


This is a boutique Riad in the heart of Essaouira. Ideally located and very well served from the medina of Essaouira, the Riad Hotel Villa Maroc offers a festival of colours and scents with a view of the sea, the port and the ramparts of the Medina, in the heart of the city. Beyond a simple hotel in Essaouira, the Riad of exception offers you an unforgettable experience in Morocco during your stay.  For dinner, their restaurant also offers a refined Moroccan family cuisine, which you can enjoy in small alcoves with a fireplace. A two minutes from the ocean, come admire the breathtaking view of the ramparts of the port of Mogador and the infinity of the moroccan sky.  SEE THE RIAD IMAGE GALLERY

Wi-Fi: Yes

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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Arrive to: Casablanca            
Depart from: Casablanca      

You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport. See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section of our website (near end of page).

Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure for your Colours of Morocco tour.
Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

On request we provide an airfare quote.  If joining the tour from outside Australia it is usually most economical if you make your own flight arrangements or use the service of a travel agent located within your country of residence. 

Airport Transfers are included on arrival and departure given that;

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

If you are making your own flight arrangements, in any case, we require your flight itinerary no later than 28 days priors to travel, even if you are not making airport transfer arrangements with us.


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

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

You will enjoy this group experience with a maximum of 16 travellers. This is a Solos Only tour. 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.

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.

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.


Touring is private and by minibus, either a 15 seater or 18 seat vehicle depending on the group size. As a guide a group of up 8 or 9 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 is customary. A local tipping fund is paid to your trip leader on arrival. Your trip leader will manage all tipping of included services. This is paid in Moroccan Dirham (MAD).

In restaurants a 5% tip is customary. For hotel porters 15-20MAD is customary.

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.


'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
Since 2006
We've already racked up 15 years of experience creating and delivering the best ever holidays for solo travellers. As a boutique tour operator, we delight in detail, delivering personal service and finding your next best memory.©
Australian Owned
100% Australian, created by Australians for Australians; we 'get' the Australian travel style. And, better still, our arms are open to welcome our friends from other countries around the world, who'd like to travel with friendly Aussies.©
Small Group Tours
Travel solo, not alone when you join one of our small group tours. Share your journey, without the drawbacks of big coach tours or the solitude of being alone.©
Age-Matched Tours
From our traveller feedback we know that our age-matched holidays are one of the main reasons that solo travellers choose to join us. All our 'Solos Only ' tours are age-matched, making for a better chance that you'll be travelling other like minded single travellers. ©