Exotic Morocco

$703/per person

An ideal tour combining history, culture and adventure.
Begin your Exotic Tour in the amazing city of Marrakesh. Enjoy a remarkable day in the Moroccan Desert including an entire day of trekking on a camel. Pass through the traditional villages of Zagora and Merzauga, stay in sedentary tents portraying the authentic local life of the Saharas. Visit nomad families living in hand-woven, goat haired tents and have dinner under the stars among the biggest sand dunes, the ‘ocean without water’.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
Morocco
Starts in / Ends in
Marrakech / Marrakech
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • Bahia Palace
    Bahia Palace

    The name itself meaning “brilliance”, Bahia Palace was built to be the greatest palace of its time in the 19th century with the essence of Islamic - Moroccan style.

  • Casablanca
    Casablanca

    The largest city of Morocco stands impressively on the coast of the Atlantic. This major city has a huge beautiful port and countless activities and venues to enjoy.

  • Chefchaouen
    Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen is known for the striking, variously hued blue-washed buildings of its old town.

  • Djeema El Fna
    Djeema El Fna

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Essaouira
    Essaouira

    Located on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira is famous with the powerful trade wind blowing onto the protected, calm bay. Very popular among windsurfers!

  • Fes
    Fes

    Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital.’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina.

  • Marrakech
    Marrakech

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Merzouga
    Merzouga

    Merzouga is a village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a 50km long and 5km wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 350m high.

  • Rabat
    Rabat

    The capital of Morocco, is the second largest city and lies on the coast of beautiful Atlantic as well. The city was awarded second place in “Top Travel Destinations” of 2013.

  • Zagora
    Zagora

    Zagora is referred to as the "gate to the Sahara Desert "

Itinerary

1
Day 1: Marrakech
At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide. Listen up for a fast and informal meeting with the leader including registration and a short brief about the adventures ahead and some country info. Optional dinner together is available to get to know your travel mates better.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
 
2
Day 2: Marrakech, Zagora Campsite, Camel Trek
After breakfast we depart for Zagora, the desert village reflecting the traditional life of Morocco. The village is located at the edge of the Sahara and “52 days by camel to Tombouctou”. On the way we will cross the high Atlas via Tizi N'TICHKA 2260 m which is the high way in Morocco and we will pass by several traditional villages, valleys and the city of Ouarzazate which is the Hollywood of Africa. Upon arrival to our desert campsite, we ride camels through the Sahara and enjoy the adventurous atmosphere of the desert life.After sharing our experiences with our travel mates and dining under a starry sky, we stay in sedentary tents portraying the authentic local life of the Saharas.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Ait Ben Haddou & Zagora
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
3
Day 3: Zagora, Merzouga, 4x4 Jeep Ride
Today we drive to the village of Merzouga, famous for magestic sand dunes and a true depiction of the desert landscapes Morocco is known for. On the way to Merzauga, we pass by Tazarine which is the capital of Henna and Risani which is the last city before dunes and it is the origine of Alaouites dinasty. In the afternoon, we will reach our Merzauga campsite and we join a 4x4 jeep safari for 2 hours.During the jeep safari we have the opportunity to see different beautiful landscapes, isolated berber villages, oasises, dunes and nomads...
  • Included Activities; Camel Ride, 4 X 4 Jeep Safari
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4
Day 4: Merzouga, Fes
After the beatiful sunrise and breakfast, we drive to the cultural heart of Morocco, Fes. This city is the third largest in the country and best known for its labrinyth of souks and leather tanneries - the smell will not be forgotten!
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Merzouga
  • Optional Activities ; Dinner show with Belly Dancer
  • Meals ; Breakfast
5
Day 5: Fes, Chefchaouen, Fes
Today we drive the blue city of Morocco,Chefchaouen ! Then we visit the medina, Outa el-Hammam Square, waterfall of Ras el-Maa, the Spanish Mosque which has the best view of Chefchaouen. In the evening, we will drive back to our hotel in Fes.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Fes
  • Optional Activities ; Traditional Hamam
  • Meals ; Breakfast
6
Day 6: Fes
Today we start to discover amazing city of Fes including, Bab Bouloud Gate, Bou Inania Madrasa, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Andalusian Garden, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, Spices Market, Terina Madrasa, the surroundings of Karaouine Medina and Mellah.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Chefchaouen, Trekking in the mountains
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
7
Day 7: Fes, Rabat, Casablanca
We depart for Rabat, capital city of Morocco set in a rich, amber-coloured landscape combining the ancient history with the modern Moroccan culture. After the orientation tour around the Royal Palace, Chellah Ruins, Hassan Tower, Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Oudayas Gardens, we’ll depart for Casablanca.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing in Rabat, Orientation walk in Casablanca
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
8
Day 8: Casablanca, Essaouria
Today we’ll first visit the United Nations Square, the Anfa Residential Quarter and the impressive Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca and depart for amazing sea resort to have some relax time by the Ocean. In the evening, you have an option to visit the Medina of Essaouira which is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing in Casablanca
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
9
Day 9: Essaouira, Marrakech
After the breakfast, we depart for Marrakech. This fascinating city is the point where the Arab culture of the cities meet the Berber culture of the mountain villages. It's where historically, the sub-Saharan traders (carrying gold, salt and slaves) would trade their wares to the merchants who would then bring them to Europe. Today we visit Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said Museum and Djemaa el-Fna Square - a chaotic area packed with story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and folk dancers.After an amazing day we will depart for Marrakech. In the afternoon we'll explore the famous Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Essaouira
  • Optional Activities ; Fantasia Night
  • Meals ; Breakfast
10
Day 10: Marrakech
Our trip will end after check-out (11:00am) say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, and we bid you safe travels.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Start
Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

4 star hotels, desert camp Bedouin tents.

Airport Transfer

From the airport to Travel Talk hotel on day 1 and return shuttle on the last day of the tour.

Meals

9 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 2 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus, Camel and 4x4 Jeep.

Guide

Services of experienced Travel Talk guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

ZALAGH KASBAH HOTEL - MARRAKECH


The Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa is conveniently situated near the Agdal gardens and the ramparts of the old city “Medina”, only 10 minutes from the famous square Jemaa-el-Fna, the international Airport Menara and the Railway station, far from the bustle and traffic, with great views of the Atlas Mountains.

CAMPING SITE ZAGORA


This camping is an amazing place to relax and to dive deep into nomadic spirit. Get ready for once in a lifetime experience around the campfire, under the sky.

YASMINA HOTEL - MERZAUGA


Yasmina Hotel offers pleasure of watching both sunrise and sunset over the desert, hotel has also an outdoor swimming pool.

ROYAL MIRAGE HOTEL - FES


The charming Pickalbatros Royal Mirage Fes Hotel rests in a prime location with easy access to the commercial centre and residential area in the vibrant heart of Fes, one of the most beautiful cities in exotic Morocco.

HOTEL SUISSE - CASABLANCA


This hotel is in walking distance to the famous Casablanca beach, located in the Casablanca coast road.

PALAIS DES REMPARTS - ESSAOUIRA


Palais Des Remparts is situated in the heart of the medina of Essaouira, only 3 minutes from the beach. Dating from the 18th century, this now stylish hotel serves traditional Moroccan cuisine.

Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2016. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

4.97
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4.98
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4.97
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4.98
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4.98
Overall

Mane-Christine Moon

Hassan was very proffesional. He kept everyones best interest at heart. Really good person and made the tour awesome !
Hassan made the tour.

Amazing !!!

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Anna James

Fantastic tour guide and driver made the tour!!!

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Jessica O’Callaghan

Our guide Bader was amazing. Full of information, friendly, professional and good sense of humour. Really really happy with our guide, our driver (Ibrahim) and the tour in general.

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Melinda Varcoe

Such a fantastic tour. People were great, organisation great, guides fantastic. Wonderful trip!!!

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Mihiri Perera

Had a great time. Loved Morocco. Would love to come back.

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Larissa Lewis

Thanks to Ahmed very god tour guide, very helpful.Airport transfer was great our flight was even delayed thanks for the pick up.

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Erica Neske

Ahmed has a fantastic guide and provided us with lots of useful information.He was always happy to answer questions and go beyond his means to help anyone out.The tour provided us with a great snapshot of Morocco.The destinations,restaurants and hotels added to learning about the culture of Morocco.Fantastic.

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B. Stracman

Our guide was amazing.His love of his country and his want to share it as beyond the norm.Thanks to him I will never forget my trip.

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Shane Lone

Greta tour and tour guide.Perfectly suited our want to see a lot of Morocco in limited time.Really enjoyed Ahmed’s informative talks on the bus which gave a great insight into everyday Moroccan life.

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Olawa Kemi Otesile

Tour guide was great.Tour guide was very informative and helpful.He made the tour very enjoyable experience.All staff were great.

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