Morocco 14-Day Private Tour

Rock the Kasbah!

From ancient medinas to the dunes of the Sahara, Morocco’s enchanting landscapes will mesmerize you and transport you back in time as you haggle for spices and textiles in the energetic souks, sleep under an immense blanket of twinkling stars in the Saharan sky, and caravan by camel into the desert just like the Berber nomads do. 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 by clicking the following link : Globe Drifters Morocco 4WD TRIP!

Day 1 – February 17, 2019 : Tangier Arrival, Asilah (Travel time approximately 1 hour)

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at the Tangier airport, you will be picked up at the airport and be transferred to the sleepy fishing town of Asilah. Settle in at your accommodation and have the first evening free to adjust to the time difference and the flow of this easy going town. Spend the evening exploring your new surroundings in your free time.

Included :

  • Activities : Tangier airport pick-up; Asilah transfer; Free time
  • Meals : None
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 2 – February 18, 2019 : Asilah 

Asilah is a fortified fishing village and once Spanish colonial outpost that is off the beaten path. Its cobalt blue–painted window frames, emerald carved doors, fruit stands selling fresh orange juice, and donkey-drawn carts clattering down sun-dappled alleys still feel so blessedly removed from Morocco’s tourist-filled cities. It’s also what for years has drawn artists and adventurous travelers, who have quietly turned the town of approximately 29,000 people into a cultural haven.

Today you will have the day to learn about Asilah’s history as you go on a short, but informative walking tour of the city’s medina which boasts eclectic street art. After the walking tour, you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself to dip your toes in the ocean if it’s not too cold or just wander around the medina taking in the sites, sounds and smell of the ocean.

Included :

  • Activities : Asilah guided tour; Free time (Optional activities at your own expense)
  • Meals : Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 3 – February 19, 2019 : Chefchaouen (Travel time approximately 3 hours)

After a leisurely breakfast in Asilah, you’ll be on your way to the city of Chefchaouen, also known as The Blue City. As soon as you approach the city nestled among the Rif mountains, you’ll see why it got its nickname. On arrival, you’ll check into our hotel and then go on a quick orientation walk of the city. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to roam around the winding streets and snap some photographs of the brilliant blue hues that characterize the town.

To see what Chefchaouen looks like, check out our video by clicking HERE!

Included :

  • Activities : Chefchaouen transfer; Orientation walk; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 4 – February 20, 2019 : Chefchaouen (Travel time approximately 5 hours)

Today is yours to explore the captivating blue city of Chefchaouen. Around every corner is a photo op and there is no lack of things to do in and around the city. You can spend the day getting lost in the maze of blue homes and shops, stopping along the way to pick up some souvenirs. Or you can take a hike up to the Spanish mosque to admire a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for some R&R, why not hit up a hammam for a scrub and/or a massage? The choice is yours and the guide will be there to point you in the right direction!

Included :

  • Activities : Free time (Optional activities at your own expense)  
  • Meals : Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Riad 

Day 5 – February 21, 2019 : Fes via Volubilis (Travel time approximately 5 hours)

This morning, you’ll head to Fes, whose chaotic medina will impress you and perhaps overwhelm you at times. Small alleyways with carts being pulled by donkeys will lead you by surprise to exquisite plazas with intricately decorated fountains. Fes’ hectic ambiance is also part of its charm and you will be amazed by the secrets it has in store for you! En route to Fes, we’ll take a tour of the Roman ruins of Volubilis. These Roman ruins are some of the best preserved according to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Upon arrival in Fes, we’ll stop by our riad for check-in and then go for lunch. Thereafter, you’ll have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

Included :

  • Activities : Volubilis & Fes transfers; Volubilis guided visit; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 6 – February 22, 2019 : Fes

Your guide will pick you up at the riad this morning to go on a guided walking tour of the medina. During the walking tour, you’ll stop by a well-known tannery where you can see how animal hides are treated to make the leather goods that Fes is known for. Be warned : the tannery has a very distinct odor, but you’ll be provided with fresh mint to keep the smells at bay! After the tour, we’ll have lunch together and you’ll have some free time on your own. You can escape the busy city life and visit the tranquil Jardin Jnan Sbil, get a history lesson as you visit the Madrasa Bou Inania, or just wander around and get lost in the medina.

Included :

  • Activities : Fes medina tour (including tannery visit); Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast 
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 7 – February 23, 2019 : Fes

This is your last day in Fes and it is a free day to do as you please. We suggest taking in more of the medina. You can go it on your own or hire a local guide to help you navigate the labyrinth of alleys that are chalked full of old world wonders.

Included :

  • Activities : Free time (Optional activities at your own expense)
  • Meals : Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 8 – February 24, 2019 : Midelt (Travel time approximately 5 hours)

After an early breakfast, we will check out of the riad and leave to Midelt. We will journey over the Middle Atlas Mountains where we will settle in Midelt for the night. This is a beautiful alpine area that is surrounded by huge pine trees and a tranquil mountain setting. It is a great spot to cool off and relax after the hustle and bustle of Fes.

Included :

  • Activities : Midelt transfer; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kasbah

Day 9 – February 25, 2019 : Erg Chebbi via Merzouga (Travel time approximately 5 hours)

After a relaxing, peaceful night in Midelt, we will make our way towards the Sahara Desert as we marvel at stunning landscapes with spectacular colors and various textures. Channel your inner nomad as we hop on camels from Merzouga and caravan into the desert. Once we’ve reached the magical sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, we will get settled into our luxury desert camp and you can explore the adjacent dunes as well as enjoy 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.

See reviews and more information about our Sahara Luxury Desert Camp by clicking HERE.

Included :

  • Activities : Merzouga transfer; Camel trekking to Erg Chebbi (Optional); Berber drum performance; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
  • Accommodation : Luxury desert camp

Day 10 – February 26, 2019 : Boumalne Dades via Merzouga (Travel time approximately 4 hours)

After a serene night in the desert, we will get back to civilization as we make our way to Boumalne Dades via a fabulous paved mountain pass in the rocky Jbel Saghro : the Tizi n’Tifrkhin, with far reaching views, impressive rock formations, Berber settlements and fertile valleys. We will continue on to the magnificent 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 flowing through the gorge. We’ll get settled into and spend the night in our hotel surrounded by the gargantuan gorge walls. We strongly recommend a walk in the gorge as the sun sets!

Included :

  • Activities : Merzouga & Boumalne Dades transfers; Free time
  • Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kasbah 

Day 11 – February 27, 2019 : Ait Ben Haddou (Travel time approximately 3 hours)

Today we will make our way to Ait Ben Haddou, the World Heritage Site and location of a ksar (fortified village) that once stood on the route of the trans-Saharan caravans. It is also one of the best-preserved kasbah’s (citadel) in the Atlas region. In the afternoon, we will settle into our hotel, which offers spectacular views of the earthen clay architecture very highly associated with Morocco. Afterwards, you’ll have the option of taking a walk around the famous kasbah.

Included :

  • Activities : Ait Ben Haddou transfer; Kasbah visit (Optoinal); Free time  
  • Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kasbah

Day 12 – February 28, 2019 : Marrakech (Travel time approximately 4 hours)

On arrival to Marrakech, you will get checked into your riad and will then be taken on a short orientation walk of some of the nearby souks in the medina. You have the rest of your day free to do some sightseeing or get some more souvenir shopping in at the souks!

Included :

  • Activities : Marrakech transfer; Medina orientation walk; Free time  
  • Meals : Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 13 – March 1, 2019 : Marrakech

Today you have free to do as you please. You might opt to haggle at the marketplace Jemaa el Fna which comes alive at night, take a Moroccan cooking class, visit the seductive Majorelle Gardens, or go for one last visit to a hammam. The choice is yours!

Included :

  • Activities : Free time (Optional activities at your own expense)  
  • Meals : Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Riad

Day 14 – March 2, 2019 : Marrakech Departure

Depending on your flight time, you will have free time on your own in Marrakech before heading back home.

Included :

  • Activities : Free time; Departure (At your own expense)  
  • Meals : Breakfast

*Itinerary is subject to change. 

Regular Season 14-Day Custom Tour

Trip cost $3,900. (See below for inclusions and exclusions.)

 

What is included :

  • 13 nights accommodation (including luxury desert camp)
  • Private, air-conditioned ground transportation
  • Local guide throughout
  • Activities as indicated on itinerary
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Airport pick-up

What is not included :

  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Some lunches and dinners
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs
  • Airport drop-off
  • International flight
  • Insurance
Group Size 

Our custom tour groups size varies and will also include one local guide. 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 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, if needed.

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 an entire restaurant forcing locals and other travelers away from their preferences.

Physical Difficulty

This tour is rated 4/10 in terms of physical difficulty with 10 being the most difficult. During most of the trip you will be escorted around in a mini-bus, 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 tiring. 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 a largely cash-based society. Debit and credit cards are mostly accepted only at upscale restaurants, hotels, and shops. 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 only cash is accepted. Please note that we will be going to a few small villages and merchants in these places will likely only accept cash; cards will not be accepted. At the argan oil and rug co-ops, cards will be accepted.

  • Be prepared to pay a foreign transaction fee depending on your credit/debit card. Check with your bank to learn more about fees while traveling.
  • 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. The withdrawal limit per transaction at Moroccan ATMs is 2000 MAD (approximately $200 USD).
  • 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, 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 Casablanca, we strongly advise getting some cash to have on your person just in case. We suggest withdrawing or 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 top up with Moroccan dirham and then use it to withdraw cash from an ATM. It’s up to you, but we advise against this as there is an extra fee for the card and based on past experience, the cards can be complicated to activate and use.

Please note that many currencies such as Australian dollars and 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 and souvenirs is $400 – $600. If you tend to have more expensive tastes, go for big nights out on the town or like to buy many souvenirs, then plan to bring more than the suggested amount. WE HIGHLY ADVISE BUDGETING MORE MONEY THAN YOU EXPECT TO SPEND IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Keep in mind that items such as rugs can cost up to $1000 USD or more so if you plan on purchasing one of Morocco’s famous Berber rugs, please plan accordingly in terms of suitcase space and spending money.

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 that 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. Some hotels only offer wifi in the lobby area. The desert camp will not have wifi and you will be there for 2 days/1 night, so please plan accordingly.

If you have a smart phone, 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 during all seasons will vary depending on the region, but are generally 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 across Morocco can be 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 cool to warm and the evenings can be significantly cooler or even cold, especially in the desert. 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.

Clothing

It’s best to pack lightweight, breathable clothing for daytime temperatures in approximately the 60s – 70s Fahrenheit. Also, bring some warmer layers and a jacket for nighttime temperatures in the 50s (or lower). Generally speaking, please try to be culturally respectful and don’t have your shoulders and knees exposed, especially 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!

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 generally not acceptable, but if wearing a tank top, 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, airier 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 sites.

Try to keep these simple tips in mind during your travels. Dressing appropriately is not only respectful to the locals, but 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
  • Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes
  • Jacket (for cool/cold nights)
  • Small backpack or across the shoulder bag for the day
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Napkins/roll of toilet paper
  • Small hair dryer
  • Flashlight
  • Shampoo/conditioner/soap
  • Travel sized snacks for longer transfers
  • Ziplock bags for electronics (for extreme weather – i.e. wind, sand)

We strongly recommend bringing a small duffel bag or day pack for your stay in the desert. This will help you avoid getting sand in your suitcase, but will also be convenient as you will be riding a camel into the desert camp.

Morocco’s electrical outlets, like most European countries, are Euro plug-type round pin sockets with 220-240 volts 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 (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 transportation will be arranged for you with the exception of your time in Fes and Marrakech. You will have some free time in both cities, so you may opt to take a taxi if your destination is too far to be reached on foot. 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 typically a 10 MAD surcharge at night. Most taxi drivers will set the meter. Please note that within the medinas, no taxis are allowed and everything is only accessible by foot.

Safety

Most areas of Morocco that you will visit on this trip experience less crimes compared to the bigger cities such as Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, and Fes. During your time in the larger cities, 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. They 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, 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 any tap water. 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, 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, the guide will be able to take you to a good standing and proper health care service provider.

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 this will come in handy in situations when leaving 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 : 500 ~ 1,500 MAD (approximately $50 ~ $150 USD) at the end of the trip. You can tip based on the guide’s services.
  • Driver : 30 ~ 50 MAD per day (approximately $3 ~ $5 USD) at the end of the trip.

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 by email 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. 

Flights

The group will officially meet the guide for the first time on Day 1 upon arrival at the Tangier airport. This will be discussed more in your pre-departure notes that you will receive by email approximately 1 ~ 2 weeks before your trip.

Your arrival city is Tangier. Return flights should be for 13 days later, from Marrakech.

Once you reserve your spot on the trip, we will contact you regarding your arrival in Tangier and departure from Marrakech and also whether or not you would like to book extra nights in either city.


Visa

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

*Please do not book any flights until you receive an email confirmation from us, which will be sent to you 1 ~ 2 business days after booking the trip.

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 at night in the mountains and the desert.

The hotels and accommodations in which you will be staying in Morocco are handpicked. They are usually locally-owned or family-run hotels rather than 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.

Please note that the luxury desert camp in which you’ll be staying while in the Sahara Desert is composed of tents that are equipped with basic amenities including a proper bed and bedding, lamps/light fixtures, a private bathroom with hot shower and insulation. We ask you to understand that while this is a luxury desert camp, you should not expect the same amenities and services as you would at a 5 star hotel. This means that there is no heating or air conditioning in the tents, no wifi, water pressure that may not be as strong as you’re used to, and sand will get in your tent. Also, the price of these types of desert camps is generally quite high and this is reflected in the trip cost. If you keep all of this in mind and come with a positive attitude, you will have a once in a lifetime experience as you spend the night among the dunes of the Sahara!


Asilah


Chefchaouen


Fes


Midelt


Erg Chebbi

See reviews and more information about our Sahara Luxury Desert Camp by clicking HERE.


Boumalne Dades

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Ait Ben Haddou

View from hotel 


Marrakech

*All hotels are subject to change.

Insurance

We recommend that you purchase trip/travel insurance for your trip. We work with Travelex, which offers travel protection plans to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Otherwise, you are welcome to shop around online for a provider and policy that best suits your needs.

For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click on the image below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792. Globe Drifters’ reference location number is 09-0984.

The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276. 11.17 E7N
Vaccinations

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

CDC Morocco

Trip Date

FEBRUARY 17
MARCH 2, 2019
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USD $3,000

Price is per person and based on double occupancy.