Totally Morocco - 9 days

Start: Marrakech Finish: Marrakech

Visiting: Morocco


Duration: 8 Nights

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Tour code: 680/TOTM

Tour operator: On The Go Tours

Group size: 2 - 24

Age range: 18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1278 $1150

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Tour Overview

Led by an expert local guide, this exciting 9 day group tour is an excellent way to see the country through the eyes of someone who calls it home. From Marrakech, travel by private vehicles to Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate, before camel trekking across the Sahara. Take in the Imperial Cities of Fes, Rabat and Meknes and uncover many of Morocco’s key sites through the expertise of specialist guides. By night bed down in comfortable locally-owned 4-star hotels and enjoy many included meals.

Highlights

  • iconErg Chebbi sand dunes - Spend a night camping under the stars in the Sahara!
  • iconVolubilis – Marvel at UNESCO-listed Roman ruins
  • iconCasablanca - Explore Morocco's largest city and visit the famous Hassan II Mosque
  • iconMarrakech – Uncover the UNESCO-listed medina, mosque, palaces and souks. Majorelle Gardens - Yves Saint Laurent's famous blue gardens
  • iconTodra Gorge - Admire the towering red canyon
  • iconRabat - Enjoy a guided tour of the lively capital city
  • iconAit Benhaddou - Explore the UNESCO Listed ancient kasbah
  • iconMeknes - Discover this great Imperial City
  • iconFes – Stroll through the oldest medieval city in the world and visit its medina, dye pits and tanneries

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

icon Day 1: Marrakech

Saturday. Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Marrakech airport you’ll be met and transferred to our hotel. This evening meet your fellow travellers and enjoy free time to explore the delights of Djemaa el Fna.

icon Day 2: Marrakech

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast we head over to the beautiful Majorelle Gardens just a short drive from the hotel. These botanical gardens were designed by the French Artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s. He used a distinctive shade of cobalt blue for the majority of the garden and although a lot of his other work has largely been forgotten – this garden is seen as his greatest master piece. The garden has been owned by Yves Saint Laurent since 1980 and his ashes were scattered here after his death in 2008. The garden contains an extensive collection of exotic plants and trees and is home to 15 species of bird. There is also a Berber Museum representing the various indigenous tribes of Morocco including over 600 artefacts. The newly opened Yves Saint Laurent museum nearby is also well worth a visit - this museum was opened in 2017 and is dedicated to the life and works of Yves Saint Laurent himself. Please note entrance into the YSL museum is not included and costs 100 MAD per person if you would like to go in.

This afternoon you will meet up with the rest of the group who are coming in from Casablanca before embarking on a guided tour of Marrakech. Inside the rose coloured medina walls is a tangle of winding streets and alleys that open onto verdant gardens and bustling souks. At the heart of the medina is Djemaa El Fna, the city's exuberant market place and towering over it, is the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the tallest building in the city.

icon Day 3: Ait Benhaddou

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate. Departing the city this morning we travel across the plains of haouz and reach the great High Atlas mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi n Tichka, we stop for lunch and then continue onwards with great views over the Mountains and valleys to Ait Benhaddou. This incredible ancient fortified Kasbah was built for defence purposes high on a hill and is a stunningly well preserved medieval city which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia as its beauty is unequal to any other fortified kasbah in south Morocco. Carrying on we continue south to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate (pronounced war-zazat). Ouarzazate is famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including James Bond – The Living Daylights, The Mummy and more recently Game of Thrones.

icon Day 4: Erg Chebbi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ouarzazate - Todra Gorge - Merzouga (Sahara). This morning we begin our journey into the Sahara with a medley of palm trees, rose fields and magnificent gorges. Travelling from Ouarzazate, there is a possibility of visiting the kasbah Amherdhil in Skoura before seeing the rose fields and reaching scenic Todra Gorge. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 1000ft, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. After time to wander through Todra we hit the road again for Merzhouga – our base before we head into the Sahara. Depending on the time of year, spend the afternoon relaxing and swimming before climbing aboard our camels for an incredible trek into the Sahara Desert to watch a beautiful sunset and spend the night at our remote Berber Camp, nestled amongst the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night camping in the Sahara.

If you would prefer the comfort of a hotel with en-suite facilities this evening, opt for our Sahara hotel alternative at no additional cost. Please do let us know your preferred option at the time of booking.

icon Day 5: Fes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Merzouga (Sahara) - Fes. Departing early, we climb back on our camels disembarking for a truly stunning sunrise. After freshening up and breakfast in Merzouga we’re back on the road heading for Fes. It’s a long drive today however there is a lot to see on the way. We’ll pass through cedar forests full of Barbary Macaque monkeys on our way through the Moyen Atlas mountains. Just before Fes we stop at Ifrane – a beautiful town, often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort. Along the way we also start to see our first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the mountains and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. We arrive into Fes in the early evening.

icon Day 6: Fes

Meals: Breakfast

Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world and its medina is a cacophony of aromas, sights and sounds. This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Fes el Bali - the old walled city. This fascinating medina is a veritable rabbit warren of 9400 alleys that often finish with dead ends – so be sure to stay close to the group! We also visit the dye-pits and tanneries before lunch in the medina. The remainder of the day is at leisure – why not take part in an optional Tagine Making Class or a night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town (both payable locally).

icon Day 7: Rabat

Meals: Breakfast

Fes - Volubilis - Meknes - Rabat. Departing Fes this morning we visit the fascinating UNESCO listed Roman ruins of Volubilis, which date back to AD40. Continuing on we stop at the Imperial City of Meknes, which became known as the Versailles of Morocco due to its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments. After lunch and some free time our final stop of the day is Rabat – Morocco’s capital where we overnight.

icon Day 8: Rabat

Meals: Breakfast

Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech. This morning we take a guided tour of Rabat and visit some of the capital’s highlights, including the impressive Chellah - a necropolis and complex of ancient, medieval ruins, the Royal Palace and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. After lunch we continue to Casablanca where we visit the Hassan II Mosque, which has the tallest minaret and is the third largest mosque in the world - it can hold 25,000 worshippers at any one time. After our visit to the mosque we say goodbye to our fellow passengers leaving us in Casablanca and continue on to Marrakech for the night.

icon Day 9: Marrakech

Meals: Breakfast

Sunday. Our amazing tour of Morocco ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to the airport is provided.

What's Included

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    All road taxes and tolls

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    Guided sightseeing - Casablanca, Rabat, Volubilis, Fes, Merzouga, Todra Gorge, Ait Benhaddou and Marrakech

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    Specialist local guides at some sites

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    All transportation and transfers in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles

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    7 nights 4 star hotels and traditional riads, 1 night camping at a Berber desert camp in the Sahara Desert (hotel upgrade available)

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    Escorted by a licensed English speaking Moroccan tour guide

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    Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 9

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    Accommodation

    4 star hotels & traditional riads

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    Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners inclusive of a traditional Berber meal at our Sahara camp

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    Camel trek into the Sahara Desert

What's Not Included

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    International flights and visa

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    Tip for your tour guide and driver. We recommend you allow USD$2-3 per day, per traveller for your guide and USD$1-2 per day, per traveller for your driver. Tipping your guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture

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    Entrance Fees: USD$70-90pp, paid in local currency

Age Policy

18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    On The Go Tours requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Reviews

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Totally Morocco - 9 days
recommend wow, I just booked my next tour with you guys..Turkey Unplugged..enough said. Awesome, great value for money. recommend wow, I just booked my next tour with you guys.

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Turkey Unplugged.

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enough said.

Awesome, great value for money.

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12-Aug-2019

Totally Morocco - 9 days
We have just come back from the amazing Totally Morocco Tour with On the Go. It was breathtaking.Varied terrain from the snow capped Atlas mountains,the Sahara desert(on camels),the Moroccan plains,and the ....more We have just come back from the amazing Totally Morocco Tour with On the Go.

It was breathtaking.

Varied terrain from the snow capped Atlas mountains,the Sahara desert(on camels),the Moroccan plains,and the cities.

All with culture to match.

And immensely enhanced by our great tour guide Hicham, whose local and historical knowledge made the tour even more fascinating.

Hicham was the perfect tour guide,always there when needed,and directing us in the right places at the right time,with the required information.

Thanks (and for the pic nics!) And together with our driver Hussein,who must be the best driver in Morocco taking us the 900 miles on our tour,comfortably,securely and safely everywhere.

Thanks for a great and memorable trip.

Bob,Suzanne and Richard Smith.

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Robert Smith

11-Mar-2019

Totally Morocco - 9 days
Jamal was very attentive and trying his best to satisfy us. The tour could include less shopping and more attractions. Jamal was very attentive and trying his best to satisfy us.

The tour could include less shopping and more attractions.

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Galina Ovtcharova

29-Nov-2018

Totally Morocco - 9 days
Very good and well organized. Fantastic once in a lifetime Very good and well organized.

Fantastic once in a lifetime;
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Vytas Misiulis

15-Aug-2019

Totally Morocco - 9 days
A very enjoyable tour from start to finish A very enjoyable tour from start to finish;
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Liam Moloney

09-Mar-2020

Totally Morocco - 9 days
Morocco is a beautiful country, with an expansive variety of geography, climate, history, and culture. From the mountains to the desert, the medinas to the fields, our guide (Lhoucine) and ....more Morocco is a beautiful country, with an expansive variety of geography, climate, history, and culture.

From the mountains to the desert, the medinas to the fields, our guide (Lhoucine) and our driver (Suliman) guided us with expert knowledge and wisdom.

This was the best tour I've taken.

We saw so many sights, had so many experiences, and learned so much.

Lhoucine went out of his way to make our journey through his country comfortable, safe, and fun.

Thank you, Lhoucine, for your patience, your efforts on our behalf, and your calm friendship.

Thank you, On The Go Tours, for the marvellous journey that was Totally Morocco.

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Lew Pitcher

28-Nov-2018

Totally Morocco - 9 days
The tour was amazing and Jamal was a wonderful guide who gave us a true insight into his country and nothing was too much trouble for him. The group was ....more The tour was amazing and Jamal was a wonderful guide who gave us a true insight into his country and nothing was too much trouble for him.

The group was just the right size and we all got on well, which was a major benefit.

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Eve Fletcher

05-Jun-2018

Totally Morocco - 9 days
Excellent tour of Morocco with great guide and driver I was a last minute booking for a Morocco tour with On The Go and from start to finish they could not ....more Excellent tour of Morocco with great guide and driver I was a last minute booking for a Morocco tour with On The Go and from start to finish they could not have done a better job.

The office contact in London (Jessica Zedron) answered all of my questions promptly; the tour guide Lhoucine was excellent as was the driver - also Lhoucine.

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Judith Dye

29-Mar-2020

Totally Morocco - 9 days
Abdulleh was a superb guide and both of us were very impressed. He was friendly, patient, knowledgeable and professional, with excellent English and a nice gentle sense of humour. ....more Abdulleh was a superb guide and both of us were very impressed.

He was friendly, patient, knowledgeable and professional, with excellent English and a nice gentle sense of humour.

Morocco was wonderful but Abdulleh made the holiday very special and we thank him for that.

Hussain was the driver and, although he spoke no English, he was also very professional and friendly, and an excellent driver.

We felt very safe with him at the wheel, particularly when crossing the High Atlas with hairpin bends looking down onto terrifying drops .

IRather him than me! The guide in Fes (Imrah) was also excellent.

He knew the place like the back of his hand, and obviously was well-known locally because lots of people said "Hi" to him as we walked through the Medina.

As for the tour, we would have preferred more free time during the day.

The general feeling among the group seemed to be "We've seen enough today.

I'm tired and I really don't want to troop around another tourist site.

" But we realize that On The Go want to give customers their money's-worth, and don't want to leave them feeling short-changed.

The hotels were generally good but the Riad Reada in Fes was dreadful.

Very beautiful place, but everything was sub-standard.

The room-heater didn't work (I walked down three times to Reception to complain and each time they said someone would come and fix it but they didn't).

The shower spurted water from the hose, not from the shower-rose.

Truly awful.

Either Riad Reada needs a new owner or a new Manager.

If I was "On the Go Tours" I'd use a different hotel or insist they get their act together.

Apart from that, it was a great holiday, and we'll certainly use On the Go again.

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David Challice

31-Jan-2020

Totally Morocco - 9 days
Hicham is a wonderful guide, he was knowledgeable, helpful, kind, nothing was to much trouble for him. The tour was amazing, as it was my first trip alone i was ....more Hicham is a wonderful guide, he was knowledgeable, helpful, kind, nothing was to much trouble for him.

The tour was amazing, as it was my first trip alone i was a little apprehensive, however the whole experience was amazing! I would use your firm again in a heartbeat, cant wait to book my next trip.

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Julie Barnett

10-Jul-2019

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