Morocco Atlas & Sahara 4WD

Discover Morocco's Road Less Traveled

Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime among Morocco’s scenic mountains and vast desert as we explore Morocco ‘off the beaten path’ and make our way through the Atlas mountains and Sahara Desert by 4 wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle.

Explore the chaotic souks and get lost in the colors and smells of the enchanting maze-like markets. Visit amazing communes that are carved into the sides of mountains and cliffs. Spend two nights in a desert camp deep in the Sahara Desert. Visit women co-ops to learn all about the famed rosewater, argan oil, and Berber rugs as well as support the local women who work to make these world renowned products. The adventures don’t stop there! Join us on this fantastic journey to discover the best of Morocco.

Check out the video from our first tour to Morocco on Youtube by clicking the following link : Globe Drifters Morocco 4WD TRIP!


Day 1 : Marrakech Arrival

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival, you will settle in at your hotel and have the first evening free to immerse yourself in the vibrant life of Marrakech. You can opt to haggle at the marketplace Jemaa el Fna which comes alive at night, get lost in the maze-like streets that twist through the medina, visit the seductive Majorelle Gardens, or just relax in your riad to get ready for your epic adventure tomorrow!

Included :

  • Activities : Arrival; Free time
  • Meals : None
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 2 : Telouet – Ait Ben Haddou via Tizi N’Tichka (Travel time approximately 4 hours not including stops)

After an early breakfast in the morning, we will hop in our 4 wheel drive, all terrain vehicles and be on our way to Ait Ben Haddou. On our journey, we will pass through Ouarzazate where several Hollywood movies have been filmed including Lawrence of Arabia and The Mummy. We will also transfer over the highest road winding through the Atlas Mountains, Tizi N’Tichka (2260m), to the Berber village of Telouet where we’ll have lunch and visit the stunning Kasbah of el Glaoui, the former Pasha of Marrakech. Continuing on, we will drive along an ancient trade route, Tizi N’Telouet, to the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a ksar (fortified village) that once stood on the route of the trans-Saharan caravans. It is also one of the best preserved kasbah (citadel) in the Atlas region. In the evening, we will settle into our hotel, which offers spectacular views of the earthen clay architecture very highly associated with Morocco.

Included :

  • Activities : Transfer to Telouet & Ait Benhaddou; Kasbah of el Glaoui visit; Ait Benhaddou ksar visit
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
  • Accommodation : Kasbah boutique hotel

Day 3 : Foum Zguid –  Erg Chigaga (Travel time approximately 4.5 hours not including stops)

After a relaxing night in Ait Ben Haddou, we make our way towards the Sahara Desert on a dirt track to the elevated town of Foum Zguid where we will have a quick lunch. On the way to the desert, we will cross the dry lake of Iriki and be able to admire stunning landscapes with spectacular colors and various textures. Once we’ve reached the magical sand dunes of Erg Chigaga where we will get settled into our desert camp where you can explore the dunes as well as admire the beautiful surroundings before dinner. At night, we’ll sit around the campfire for a Berber drum and music performance while gazing at the infinite number of stars above us.

Included :

  • Activities : Transfer to Foum Zguid & Erg Chigaga; Berber drum performance; Free time in the Sahara Desert
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Sahara desert camp

Day 4 : Erg Chigaga & Camel Trekking

Today you will have the option of spending a day relaxing at the pace of desert life, walking in the immediate dunes or exploring the area with your driver. For those of you who are interested, you can visit a family of nomads and learn how they survive in this harsh environment and afterwards stop by a lush oasis isolated in the vast desert. Later in the day, you will meet your guide and head out on a camel trek or climb one of the nearby sand dunes in Erg Chigaga at sunset.

Included :

  • Activities : Free time; Nomad family visit; Oasis visit; Camel trekking (at your own expense); Dune climb
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Sahara desert camp

Day 5 : N’kob via Draa Valley (Travel time approximately 5 hours not including stops)

After two magical nights in the desert, we will get back to civilization via a paved road through M’Hamid, which lies about 20 kilometers from the Algerian border. We’ll continue on through the Draa River Valley among verdant palm groves and Berber villages to N’kob where we will spend the night. On the way, we will stop in the village of Tamegroute, which used to serve as a center for religion and education from the 11th century.  We’ll also stop at a local pottery cooperative to learn how Morocco’s famous tagines, bowls, and platters are made. Once we’ve arrived in N’Kob, we’ll have dinner together as a group and then you’ll have the night to relax and go for a dip in the pool if to cool off if you so desire.

Included :

  • Activities : Transfer to N’Kob; Pottery cooperative visit; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kasbah boutique hotel

Day 6 : Tinghir – Todgha Gorge via Tizi N’Tazazert (Travel time approximately 2 hours not including stops)

Our transfer to the city of Tinghir will take us across one of the most fabulous off-road mountain passes in the mountainous Jebel Sarhro : the Tizi N’Tazazert, with far reaching views, stunning rock formations, Berber settlements and fertile valleys. Tinghir is an oasis and is nestled between the High and Lower Atlas Mountains. After lunch in Tinghir, we will take a short walk among the beautiful palm oases, refreshing rivers and some traditional kasbahs. Thereafter, we will check into our accommodation near the Todgha Gorge, the highest gorge in Morocco, and have dinner and enjoy a relaxing night among the walls of the gorge and abundant palm trees.

Included :

  • Activities : Transfer to Tinghir & Todgha Gorge; Walk in the green palm valley of Tinghir; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kasbah boutique hotel

Day 7 : M’semrir – Tamtatouchte – Dades Gorge (Travel time approximately 5 hours not including stops)

After breakfast and a walk through Todgha Gorge in the morning, we will get back to the off-road piste towards M’semrir. In this Berber commune, we will witness the nomadic way of life as we pass through the rugged beauty of these mountains and stop to drink mint tea with a nomad family in their thick wool tent. At M’semrir, the tour will continue by road to the stunning Dades Gorge, which was at the bottom of the sea millions of years ago, but is now known for its bright green palm trees that line the Dades River which flows through the gorge. We’ll get settled into and spend the night in our hotel surrounded by the giant gorge walls.

Included :

  • Activities : Transfer to M’semrir, Tamtatouchte & Dades Gorge; Nomad family visit and afternoon tea; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kasbah boutique hotel

Day 8 : Kelaa M’gouna – Skoura – Tisselday Village (Travel time approximately 4.5 hours not including stops)

Via a road in Dades Valley and through a beautiful off-road circuit where we will see nomads on the move (if we’re lucky), we will pass through the capital of the Rose Valley : Kelâa M’gouna. It is here where a magical rose festival takes place in the beginning of every May. Here, we will visit a rose water cooperative to where heaps of rose petals are taken to the factory to extract their oil. To give you an idea of the scale of rose cultivation in the area, it takes about 22 pounds of rose petals to extract just 5 ml of rose oil! Next, we will pass back through Ourzazate via Skoura where we will visit the Kasbah Amridil, which dates back to the 17th century and is a living museum showing kasbah life over the centuries. After that, we will head to Tisselday Village where we will stay the night in the peace and quiet of this small Berber village.

Included :

  • Activities : Transfer to Kelâa M’gouna, Skoura, & Tisselday Village; Rose water cooperative visit; Kasbah Amridil visit
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kasbah boutique hotel

Day 9 : Marrakech (Travel time approximately 3 hours not including stops)

Today we will transfer back to Marrakech during which we will pass through the villages of Agouim and Ighrem as well as the Tizi N’Tichka pass again. We will arrive in Marrakech in time for a guided tour of the Madrasa Ben Youssef, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, and just a few of the hundreds of bustling souks. The contrast between the pace of life in the desert and Marrakech could not be more extreme, so why not take a day or two to explore before heading home?

Included :

  • Activities : Transfer to Marrakech; Tour of Marrakech sites; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel

Day 10 : Marrakech Departure

Depending on your flight time, you will have free time on your own in Marrakech before heading back to the U.S.

Included :

  • Activities : Free time; Departure
  • Meals : Breakfast


*Itinerary is subject to change. 


Regular Season 10-day Tours

$2,600 – Trip cost (See below for inclusions and exclusions)

I’m a single traveler. Will I be charged a single supplement?

If you would like to be paired up with someone of the same gender on the trip to avoid paying the single supplement, we can arrange this for you. If there is no one with whom to pair you up, you WILL have to pay the single supplement. Pairing with another person of the same gender comes on a first-come, first-served basis. After you reserve your spot, we will send you a questionnaire pertaining to this. Please return it to us immediately, so that we may try our best to accommodate your needs.

If you want a single room throughout the tour, you can purchase the “single supplement“.  The single supplement fee for this trip is $500. If you would like your own room, you can buy the additional supplement at check-out.

What is included :

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Local guide + Professional drivers
  • Activities and excursions as indicated
  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off

What is not included :

  • Optional excursions and activities
  • 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • International flight
  • Insurance

Group Size 

Our tour groups have a maximum of 12 travelers plus one local guide/driver and one to two professional drivers. We prefer small group travel because based on our experience, large groups are less easily able to integrate into a society and generally have less authentic contact with the locals. The more people in the tour group, the more the group experiences their own “group culture” rather than the one of the country that they are visiting. 

A small group number also means that tour group members will receive more personal treatment by the tour guide who can more thoroughly attend to the needs of each person. Small tour groups are also more mobile and can be easily integrated into a social scene. In this way, the traveler is more likely to be treated as an individual rather than a tourist ready to be exploited for his or her money.

Small tour groups are more flexible as travel plans can be more easily changed or altered en route. If the group discovers a special event or festival in Morocco that they would like to attend, and it is not covered in the original tour itinerary, it is possible to change the itinerary. As a small group, it is easier for the group to come to an agreement and for the tour guide to alter the reservations.

Small groups are low-impact because they don’t introduce a large number of foreigners to a local scene where they can have adverse impacts on the local society and other travelers. For example, a large tour group can take up all the seats on a local bus, or book out an entire restaurant forcing locals and other travelers away from their preferences.

Physical Difficulty

This tour is rated 3.5/10 in terms of physical difficulty with 10 being the most difficult. During most of the trip you will be escorted around in 4WD vehicles, so you won’t have to exert yourself physically very much while traveling. You may find that some walks in more mountainous areas may be more difficult depending on your level of fitness. You may also find walks through the desert on hotter days to be a bit exhausting. Other than these things, this trip is accessible for everyone. Remember, if you’re not feeling up for a particular activity, you don’t have to do it!

Currency 

Morocco uses the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). For the sake of convenience, many travelers think of 10 MAD = 1 USD.

Please note that the Moroccan Dirham is a restricted currency. It can’t be taken out of the country, is not traded, and isn’t available outside of Morocco. When purchasing MAD, foreign currency should be in good condition with no tears or ink marks. Be sure to save any receipts of currency exchange as you may be asked for them if and when you wish to exchange MAD to a foreign currency at the airport upon departure. If you want to exchange your remaining MAD before you leave, you must do so IN Morocco.

Morocco is still largely a cash-based society. Debit and credit cards are mostly accepted only at upscale restaurants, hotels, and shops and since we will be going to small villages almost all places only accept cash and card will not be accepted. Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted whereas Amex is not as popular. It is generally most convenient to carry cash as you will make many of your purchases at small restaurants, shops, markets, etc where cash is only accepted.  At the rose water, argan oil and rug co-op they do accept cards.

  • Be prepared to pay a foreign transaction fee depending on your credit/debit card. Check with your bank to find out what their fees are.
  • ATMs are becoming more widespread in Morocco, so you can conveniently pull out money. Many banks include a surcharge for each withdrawal. Because of this, pulling out a larger sum at a time might be a good idea. It is also a good idea to check with your home bank about their international ATM withdrawal fees.
  • There are several places at which you can exchange USD for MAD in Morocco. These currency exchange offices are called bureaux de change and the fees and rates do not vary too much in each place, so it is up to you to decide where and if you would like to exchange your money. It is also very important to note that currency exchange is only legal at the bureaux de change and not with someone you meet on the street. You can also exchange currency at designated banks.

We recommend calling your bank before departure to let them know that you will be traveling so that your card is not put on hold. It is also a good idea to contact your bank to get any other information about international usage fees and your card while traveling. You may also consider getting a second card just in case you lose your primary one or it gets demagnetized, stolen, or eaten by an ATM.

Once you arrive in Marrakech, you will need to have some cash if you plan on taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel. We suggest withdrawing exchanging about $100 USD or less at an airport exchange office. Please be aware that the currency exchange agent may offer you a temporary debit card that you can charge up with Moroccan dirham and then withdraw cash from an ATM. It’s up to you, but we advise against this as you pay extra for the card and based on past experience, the cards are a bit complicated to activate and use.

Please note that many currencies such as Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, CANNOT be exchanged in Morocco for the Moroccan Dirham. The only currencies that can be exchanged for MAD are : U.S. Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds.

A suggested amount of money to bring on this trip for food that is not included, gratuities, alcoholic beverages is $400 – $700. If you have more expensive tastes and go for big nights out on the town or like to buy many souvenirs, then plan to bring more than suggested. WE HIGHLY ADVISE BUDGETING MORE MONEY THAN YOU EXPECT TO SPEND IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Souvenirs

Like most travel destinations, Morocco does not lack in its offerings of unique items. You will be visiting a lot of really fantastic places that offer unique gift items that you might deem suitable for friends and family back home. Here are just a few things to consider. Hand woven rugs with intricate diamond patterns can be found all over the medinas of Morocco; colorfully embroidered silk tunics or cotton threaded table linens; funky geometric-shaped lanterns that will reflect the light in dazzling designs on your walls and ceilings; fragrant rose water or argan oil for cooking or emitting a sweet aroma in your living space; the possibilities are endless!

Staying Connected

Almost all hotels and cafes will be equipped with wifi and as a guest, you shouldn’t have any difficulty connecting to a network. However, please be aware that it might not be as fast as you’re used to and quite slow. Some hotels you can only get wifi in the lobby area.  The desert camp will not have wifi so you will be ‘off the grid’ for 2 days while there.

If you have a smart phone, call and data roaming will likely apply, but coverage may not be as good or even absent in the more remote mountain and desert areas. Please contact your cell phone service provider to get informed about data and call roaming while abroad.

Weather

Temperatures in Morocco all seasons will vary depending on the region, but are generally are warm to hot during the day and cooler at night. In the spring and autumn months (March – May & October – November), highs will be in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit (approximately 25 – 29 degrees Celsius) and lows will be in the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit (approximately 11 – 16 degrees Celsius) on average. Please be aware that the weather in this part of Morocco can be quite unpredictable, so it is best to be prepared for extremes.

Winter is December – February and average highs are in the 60s and 70s Fahrenheit (19 – 21 degrees Celsius) and average lows are in the 40s Fahrenheit (6 – 8 degrees Celsius).

Summer is by far the hottest time in Morocco (June – September) and temperatures tend to be sweltering with highs between the 80s and 100s Fahrenheit (33 – 38 degrees Celsius) and lows between the 60s and 70s Fahrenheit (15 – 21 degrees Celsius).

On average, the days are in the 70s-80s and the evenings can drop to 50 or below, especially in the desert (Fahrenheit). However, in more mountainous regions and those right next to the sea, expect cooler weather due to the winds and/or higher altitudes.

*If there is rain, snow, wind or any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us, all activities and excursions will continue as planned unless the weather is deemed unsafe for any reason.

Clothing

It’s best to pack lightweight, breathable clothing for daytime temperatures in the 70s-80s Fahrenheit (or higher). Also, bring some warmer layers and a jacket for nighttime temperatures in the 50s-60s (or slightly lower). Generally speaking, please try to be culturally respectful and don’t have your shoulders and knees exposed, especially for females. Try your best to follow local cues. Remember that we will be on the move a great deal, so try to pack as lightly as possible and buy local!

For men, jeans and t-shirts are generally fine. Knee-length shorts and t-shirts are fine in hotter regions, but shorts are sometimes seen as underwear depending on the area. Men in Morocco usually wear long pants and a shirt, but you might encounter men wearing long light gowns and a little cap on their head. Of course, nobody expects you to wear clothes identical to the locals’.

For women, you’ll want to cover your shoulders and at least your knees. In general, females should show a bit less skin than what you’re used to at home. Please don’t show cleavage and leave the short shorts at home. Tank tops are acceptable, but it’s advised to bring a light, long scarf or some sort of sheer cover-up to cover your shoulders. Long dresses and skirts are perfect for the Moroccan heat. So are loose fitting, long-sleeved tunics, shirts and pants. It’s all about the material that you choose. Nice, bigger, more airy clothes will protect you from the aggressive sunshine and from suspicious looks by the local men. Avoid showing your silhouette very clearly, the baggier the better. In rural areas, full length is even better. Some Moroccan women wear long gowns with hoods and scarves, others show their hair and you might even come across a local female dressed in a European way. A thin scarf will come in very handy for covering your head if and when entering any religious or traditional site.

Just keep these simple tips in mind during your travels. Dressing appropriately is not only respectful to the locals, it can also stop you from becoming the object of unwanted attention.

Almost every hotel we stay at will offer laundry services, so we recommend trying to pack as little as possible.

What to Bring

Below are a few things that we suggest bringing to make your trip more comfortable :

  • A positive attitude and open mind
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Diarrhea/constipation medicine
  • Motion sickness medicine (If needed)
  • Flip flops & walking shoes
  • Jacket (It will be cold at night)
  • Small backpack or across the shoulder bag for the day
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Napkins/roll of toilet paper
  • Small hair dryer
  • Flashlight
  • Shampoo/conditioner/soap

We highly recommend bringing a small duffel bag or day pack for your stay in the desert. Even though your tents will have a door that shuts securely, it is a good idea to have a bag packed for 2 nights in the desert to avoid getting sand in your large suitcase.

Morocco’s electrical outlets, like most European countries, are Euro plug-type round pin sockets with 220-240 volts (V) and 50 Hz frequency. Be prepared to pack the necessary adapters and converters if you plan on bringing electronic devices. A comfortable and securely closable bag is also a good idea if you have a camera or other travel items while out and about on excursions. Finally, it is advisable to avoid flashy, expensive accessories and/or jewelry that are valuable or precious to you.

Food & Drink 

Moroccan cuisine is quite varied and is comprised of equally various ingredients. Beef, lamb, poultry, and seafood are common staples of a typical meal with a side of bread or couscous. Because its citizens are primarily Muslim, pork is not commonly offered. Fresh olives as well as seasonal, local fruits and vegetables are also found in nearly every meal. A few traditional dishes of Morocco include tajine (various slow-cooked savory stew with meat, poultry or fish, a variety of vegetables which are usually spiced with ginger, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, saffron, and/or paprika), couscous (steamed balls of semolina often accompanying tajine), and pastilla (a savory pastry-like pie shaped into a bowl with various meats, vegetables and spices).

You will also find that Morocco has a very prevalent tea culture. The most popular drink is probably mint tea served along with a spoonful or two of sugar. The tea culture here is so refined that there is even a special way to pour it!

Transportation 

While traveling throughout Morocco, most transport will be arranged for you with the exception of your time in Marrakech. You will have some free time in Marrakech, so you may opt to take a taxi if your destination is too far to be reached on foot. The taxis in Marrakech are cream colored and are generally older models. For a standard trip from point A to B, you might expect the fare to be around 10-20+ MAD per trip depending on the distance. There is a 10 MAD surcharge at night. Most taxi drivers will set the meter. Please note that within the medina of Marrakech, no taxis are allowed and everything is only accessible on foot.

Safety

Most areas of Morocco that you will visit on this trip experience less crimes compared to the bigger cities such as Casablanca, Rabat, and Fez. During your time in Marrakesh, it is suggested to travel in groups of two or more even though it is very unlikely that you will face any violence. As with any travel destination, it is important to be aware of your surroundings with a secure over the shoulder day pack that closes tightly. This way your belongings won’t easily become the property of any purse snatchers or pickpockets. Situations such as those just mentioned are most common in larger cities at famous attractions where large numbers of Moroccans and tourists tend to congregate. The United States State Department offers general travel information about this country. See below for more information.

U.S. State Department Travel to Morocco

Guides

Your guides are handpicked for their expertise and are an excellent resource for questions about Moroccan society, history, and culture. Your guide will work to ensure that each individual has the most rewarding experience possible. Like local friends, our guides show you the best of Morocco by providing direct access to the people and places less traveled. It should also be noted that it is standard practice for each traveler to tip the guide anywhere from $5 ~ $20 USD (50 ~ 200 MAD) per day or more, especially if you like your guide and you thought that he or she helped you have the trip of a lifetime!

Drinking Water

Most will agree that the drinking water in Morocco is not safe for consumption. This being said, it is always suggested to avoid drinking tap water. It may be also advisable to clean your teeth using bottled or treated water to avoid the risk of swallowing. Remember to be sure to drink the recommended 2~3 liters or more of water per day in order to stay hydrated, especially when hiking in the mountains or desert.

Medical Facilities

Should you fall ill during your trip, there are pharmacies that can be easily located during your stay in Morocco. If you have specific medical requests, the brand names may be different, but knowing the ingredients’ chemical names would be helpful as most pharmacists worldwide will know these names. Be aware that many medicines that are over the counter in the U.S. may only be by prescription in Morocco. If you have prescriptions, bring them with you in the original bottle with the prescription from your doctor and in your name. In case of any emergency, your consulate or embassy will be able to direct you to good standing and proper health care service providers.

Tipping

Tipping is a standard in Morocco, but there is no set of rules defining how much should be given for various services. Many locals, especially those working in the service industries, are quite poorly compensated for their work, so tipping helps them earn decent wages. Generally 10~15% of the total bill is acceptable as a tip unless you feel that the service exceeded your expectations. It is a good idea to keep spare change in a coin purse as these will come in handy in situations where you leave a tip. Below is a basic guide of who and how much to tip. 

  • Bellhop : 10 MAD per piece of luggage.
  • Taxi : Round up to the next 5 MAD. (i.e. If the fare is 17 MAD, give 20 MAD.)
  • Hotel maid : 5~10 MAD a day daily or at the end of your stay in cash in the pillow case on your bed.
  • Waiter : 10% of the bill at restaurants unless it is already included.
  • Tour guide : 400 ~ 1,600 MAD (approximately $40 ~ $150 USD) at the end of the trip. You can tip more if you feel that your trip was enhanced by the guide’s services.

Please note that in bigger cities in particular, you may find yourself in a medina (neighborhood/quarter) trying to navigate your way to a certain destination. These can be tricky to find your way around and you will more than likely be approached by a stranger or “unofficial” guide who may be persistent in offering to show you the way. If you would like to take him up on his services, then an acceptable amount would be about 10 MAD. However, if you decline the services for whatever reason, you are not obligated to pay that person. Please use caution and common sense when approached by these “guides”. It is almost always safer and more reliable to find a professional local guide or a taxi at just a little extra cost to you.

Arrival

You will receive your pre-departure notes approximately 1 ~ 2 weeks prior to the trip start date and they will have the name of the hotel as well as pertinent phone numbers and information. 


Visa :

Americans traveling to Morocco for less than 90 days in each country DO NOT need a visa. You may also be required to show proof of exit of Morocco in the form of a departure ticket. While it is not required, we do recommend having at least 6 months validity on your passport.

Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other European Union passport holders also only require a passport to travel as a tourist and if only staying less than 90 days in Morocco.

Vaccinations :

Below is information from the CDC and its recommendations regarding vaccinations for travel to Morocco.

CDC Morocco

Flights :

We recommend departing on a Saturday especially if leaving from the west coast of the USA, in order to arrive in Marrakech, Morocco by Sunday. Return flights should be from Marrakech for 10 days later, on a Tuesday, to be back in the USA on the same day or one day later depending on your flight.

Your tour will begin 9:00 AM on a Monday when you meet that morning as a group with your bags packed and ready to go in the hotel lobby to be on your way to Ait Ben Haddou. You will be given the guide’s number on the pre-departure notes, so if you have any urgent issues, you can call the guide from the hotel phone.

All of this information will be included in great detail in your pre-departure notes, which you will receive approximately 1~2 weeks prior to your trip start date.

 

*Please do not book any flights until you receive a confirmation from us, which will be sent to you 24 hours after paying your deposit.


PEAK Season :
  July to September – Summers in Morocco can get very hot, even up to 37 degrees Celsius (almost 99 degrees Fahrenheit)! There are also a lot of Moroccan tourists in many of the more popular destinations due to the amount of locals traveling to their hometowns, especially in the month of August.

SHOULDER Season : April to June and September to October – Shoulder season is right before and after peak season and is a great time to experience this country as the weather is good, but there are less crowds. It stays relatively warm during the days and cools off considerably at night.

LOW Season : November to March – Morocco enjoys a very mild winter with averages in the 50s to 60s (Fahrenheit) during the day. While this is not a particularly bad time to visit Morocco, it can get quite cold, especially in the mountains and the desert.

The hotels and accommodations in which you will be staying in Morocco are hand-picked by us. They are also locally-owned and run hotels, not big chains with hundreds of rooms and big crowds of tourists. We try our best to select accommodations with impeccable service as well as old world charm and that are centrally located.


Marrakech

 

 


Ait Ben Haddou

View from hotel


Desert Camp


N’Kob


Todgha Gorge

 


Dades Valley

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Tisselday Village

 

*All hotels subject to change.


Insurance :

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip. We work with Travelex as our insurance provider. You can click on the link below to get a quote.

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You can also shop around on the internet for a provider that fits your needs.

Once you obtain any insurance, please print out your policy and bring it with you on the trip.

*Globe Drifters Location Number : 05-1327

Many of our past travelers have suggested flying in early to spend a few days pre-trip in Marrakech.   You can either arrange this yourself or through us.  Contact us at info@globe-drifters.com if you would like us to arrange this for you.

Trip Date

OCTOBER 15
OCTOBER 24
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Price based on double occupancy. Single Supplement can be purchased for an additional $500.

MARCH 18
MARCH 27, 2018 - GAY MEN'S TRIP
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Price based on double occupancy. Single Supplement can be purchased for an additional $500.

MAY 13
MAY 22, 2018 - LESBIAN WOMEN'S TRIP
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Price based on double occupancy. Single Supplement can be purchased for an additional $500.


    3 REVIEWS

  1. The Moroccan excursion with Globe Drifters was terrific. The itinerary took us to mountain passes, the Sahara desert, and areas that were reminiscent of the Grand Canyon and Route 66 in Arizona all with the knowledge Berber guides that weaved their way through the amazing terrain. The Riads and hotels were all terrific as were the 2 evenings in the Berber tent camp. Jodie and Rebecca created an unforgettable trip. I recommend an additional 4-5 days in Marrakech

  2. The Morocco trip was a truly amazing experience! One of the best adventures ever! Highly recommended!

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