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Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days

With an expert local guide by your side, uncover the Imperial Cities, Roman ruins, dramatic landscapes and coastal delights of Morocco on a 15 day group tour. With plenty of guided sightseeing by day, comfortable accommodation by night, some included meals and key sights such as the charming blue city of Chefchaouen, rural Midelt and delightful Essaouira on the Atlantic – this tour has got Morocco covered.

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Trip Highlights

Marrakech – stroll through UNESCO-listed medina and discover mosques, palaces and souks (explored independently)
Rabat - explore Morocco's lively capital
Chefchaouen – uncover the beautiful blue city nestled in the Rif mountains
Fes – take a leisurely tour through the world’s oldest medieval city
The Atlas Mountains - admire the natural beauty of the mountains
Ouarzazate - roam the city, home to Morocco's film industry
Essaouira - enjoy some free time in this ancient medina with its wind-swept beaches and charming cafes
Casablanca - enjoy a guided tour of the city and visit the incredible Hassan II mosque
Meknes - wander through this Imperial city
Volubilis – marvel at the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins
The Sahara Desert - sleep beneath the stars in the Sahara
Todra Gorge – admire Morocco’s towering Grand Canyon
Ait Benhaddou - discover the UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah city

Included

14 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners including Berber camp dinner
Guided sightseeing in Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes, Rabat and Ait Benhaddou
Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport - on day 1
Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
Entrance fees for all included sites (excl Hassan II Mosque - budget 120DH)
13 nights 3 star hotel, 1 night camping - Berber camp in the Sahara
Specialist local guides at some sites
Camel trek into the Sahara
Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle, public bus Essaouira - Marrakech day 13
All road taxes and tolls

Not Included

Gratuity for your tour guide. Budget approx USD$2 - 3 per person per day. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$65pp, paid in USD or local currency
International flights and visa

Itinerary

Day 1

Marrakech

Saturday. Welcome to Morocco! You'll be met at Marrakech Airport and transferred to your hotel. Be sure to arrive in time for our welcome meeting and dinner at 18:00.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Dinner

Day 2

Casablanca

Marrakech - Casablanca. Today we travel up to Casablanca. Made famous by Humphrey Bogart in the film 'Casablanca'. We then have the option of visiting the stunning Hassan II mosque, which has the tallest minaret and the third largest mosque in the world, it can hold 25,000 worshippers at any one time.
Overnight: Casablanca  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Rabat & Meknes

Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes. This morning we drive to Rabat, Morocco's capital city to visit Oudaia Kasbah, Hassan tower, the Royal Palace and Chellah. After lunch we will move on to the third of our Imperial cities Meknes to enjoy some free time.
Overnight: Meknes  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Chefchaouen

Meknes - Chefchaouen. After breakfast, we’ll embark on a tour of the Roman ruins at Volubilis, the largest ancient site of Morocco. UNESCO-listed, the site dates back to AD40 and once ruled the entire Roman province of Mauritania. We’ll then head on to Chefchaouen for a guided tour this afternoon. High up in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen boasts a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the Kasbah (built back in the 18th century), central mosque and cafes with authentic menus. The busy market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist fare.
Overnight: Chefchaouen  |  Breakfast

Days 5-6

Fes

Chefchaouen - Fes. Enjoy some free time in Chefchaouen this morning - relax at the hotel or spend your time exploring this beautiful city. We travel on to Fes in the afternoon. Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, and its medina is a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights. To navigate, follow one of the five, themed tourist circuits. There are plenty of mosques and palaces to visit, but be aware that only Muslims can enter Mosques in Morocco.

On day 6 we embark on a fully guided tour of the city of Fes. Explore the tanneries, souks, potteries, and the Medina, and learn the fascinating history of the city. We’ll later return to the hotel to get ready for an optional night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town.
Overnight: Fes  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 7

Midelt

Fes - Midelt. This morning we journey over the Moyen Atlas to stop at Midelt. This is a beautiful alpine area. Surrounded by huge pine trees and a tranquil mountain setting, this is a great spot to cool down and relax after the hustle and bustle of Fes. We will enjoy a small hike in the afternoon. We spend the night in this mountain location.
Overnight: Midelt   |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Sahara Berber Camp

Midelt - Erg Chebbi. Today we embark on a scenic drive followed by a tasty an optional Moroccan lunch and an afternoon relaxing and swimming. Then we head out towards the Erg Chebbi dunes located near the remote frontier town of Merzouga. The dunes are renowned for their incredible height and size. In parts the vast sand pile reaches skyward to heights of 150 metres! Transferring to our camels we trek into the Sahara for a night at our Berber Camp. Tonight enjoy a local meal, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars.
Overnight: Merzouga  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Todra Gorge

Erg Chebbi - Todra Gorge. Leaving the desert, we move on to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is hemmed in on all sides by vertical limestone cliffs and is also called Morocco’s Grand Canyon. We will have an early lunch at the village co-operative where you can see and buy authentic, Berber, handmade rugs, kilims and carpets. The afternoon can be spent exploring the Gorge, walking through the palmerie or if you’re feeling adventurous, there is the option to rock climb.
Overnight: Todra Gorge  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Ait Benhaddou

Todra Gorge - Ait Benhaddou. Leaving the impressive Todra Gorge we continue our journey to Ait Benhaddou, stopping en route in Ouarzazate for lunch and the opportunity to tour its famous film studio (book/pay locally). After lunch we tour the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, where Lawrence of Arabia was once filmed.
Overnight: Ait Benhaddou  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 11-12

Essaouira

Ait Benhaddou - Essaouira. Today’s drive offers panoramic views as we traverse the high Atlas Mountains on our way to Essaouira. A colourful old city and fishing village is located within 15th century Portuguese fortifications. Just outside the town great beaches and an Atlantic surf beckon.

Relax on the beach or alternatively explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops. Any city gate leads to the Medina, so you’re unlikely to get lost. The beach is in front of the Medina and there are plenty of cafés with terraces, both ideal for relaxing for a few hours. Blue doors and window frames abound as do the artists shops – buy a carpet or Thuya wood carving or sit on the beach sipping a mint tea as the sun sets, an antidote to the bustle of the Imperial Cities. During our time here there’s the option to take part in horse trekking or quad biking.
Overnight: Essaouira  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 13-14

Djemaa el Fna

Essaouira - Marrakech - breakfast. We take a supratours public bus from Essaouira back to Marrakech this morning, to explore the last of Morocco’s four Imperial cities we visit on this tour. Marrakech set against the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Its great pride and landmark is the Koutoubia Tower, sister to the Tower of Hassan in Rabat and the Giralda Tower in Seville. It is said that after the third of these was completed, the sultan had the eyes of his architect put out, lest he should build another more beautiful tower elsewhere. No visit to the city is complete without a visit to the city’s UNESCO-listed medina and Djemaa-el-Fna, an extraordinary gathering and market place. An optional guided tour of Marrakech is offered with a local payment of 100 Dirhams, alternatively you can explore the city yourself or relax by the pool.
Overnight: Marrakech  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 15

Marrakech

Marrakech - Breakfast. Spend the morning relaxing or picking up a few last minute souvenirs. Our tour concludes upon hotel check out at 12 noon.
Breakfast

Geminids Meteor Shower - 6th December 2018

In December, some parts of the world get to witness the amazing Geminids Meteor Shower. An annual event, observed for over 500 years that has been known to produce some of the brightest meteors and fireballs the sky has ever seen - sometimes creating 150 an hour! Experience a night in the Sahara gazing at the stars during the peak of the shower on our special Geminids Meteor Shower.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

This is a special departure which coincides with the Geminids Meteor Shower. For details please see The Geminids Meteor Shower tour.
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2019
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25 May - 08 Jun 15% offG
USD $1,545
USD $1,313

USD $370
08 Jun - 22 Jun 15% offG
USD $1,545
USD $1,313

USD $370
22 Jun - 06 Jul 15% off
USD $1,545
USD $1,313

USD $370
06 Jul - 20 Jul 15% off
USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
20 Jul - 03 Aug 15% off
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USD $1,356

USD $370
03 Aug - 17 Aug 15% off
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USD $370
17 Aug - 31 Aug 15% offG
USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
31 Aug - 14 Sep 15% offG
USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
14 Sep - 28 Sep 15% offG
USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
28 Sep - 12 Oct 15% off
USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
12 Oct - 26 Oct 15% offG
USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
26 Oct - 09 Nov 15% off
USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
09 Nov - 23 Nov 15% offG
USD $1,545
USD $1,313

USD $370
23 Nov - 07 Dec 15% off
USD $1,545
USD $1,313

USD $370
06 Dec - 20 Dec 15% offThis is a special departure which coincides with the Geminids Meteor Shower. For details please see The Geminids Meteor Shower tour.
This is a special departure which coincides with the Geminids Meteor Shower. For details please see The Geminids Meteor Shower tour.
USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
21 Dec - 04 Jan 15% offNew Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
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USD $1,595
USD $1,356

USD $370
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USD $1,545
USD $370
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USD $370
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04 Apr - 18 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
USD $1,595
USD $370
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22 Dec - 05 Jan New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
USD $1,595
USD $370

Extra Prices

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Pre accom Marrakech
USD $50
USD $25
Post accom Marrakech
USD $50
USD $25

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

El Andalous Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 10 minutes from the airport, the El Andalous Hotel and Spa offers a welcome respite from the hubub of the city. Evoking the golden age of Arab-Andalusian culture; exotic and romantically rich. Guest rooms are well furnished with excellent en suite facilites as well as private balconies. The hotel pool is great place to relax by and enjoy a tasty beverage or two. The medina is just a 20 minute walk from here or a cab can get you there in a few minutes!

Moroccan House Hotel, Casablanca

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Riad

In the centre of Casablanca, Moroccan house is a charming hotel. Designed similar to a traditional Riad, this quirky residence offers delicious Moroccan food as well as getting the chance to prepare it yourself. Guest rooms include comfortable beds, complete with frilly lace canopies and all the modern conveniences you could ask for. Located a few steps away from the port and a short drive to the Hassan II mosque.

Hotel Akouas, Meknes

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Akouas is a comfortable and modern hotel, with traditional Moroccan architecture and comfortable rooms.

Hotel Madrid, Chefchaouen

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 2 Star Hotel

Hotel Madrid offers a fantastic location in the centre of Chefchaouen, just 300 metres from the blue streets of the old town and a short stroll from the bustling Place Outa el Hammam and Kasbah. Its standout feature is its traditional décor, with the hotel’s Moroccan lounges and guestrooms all painted in bright colours and patterns, giving the property a very authentic feel. Some of the rooms also feature four-poster beds and the patio is a great spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Desert Camp, Merzouga

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Standard Camp

Set amongst the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi, the Berber camp is designed with a traditional Moroccan theme. The permanent tents include multiple beds and electricity (after night fall) Camping out in the desert is a wonderful experience, due to the lack of light pollution, the stars come out in abundance and really are a sight to behold.

Hotel Miramar, Essaouira

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Enjoying an enviable location just a 15-minute walk from the beach and some of the city’s key sights, Hotel Miramar combines 4-star comfort with local convenience. Each of the 45 guest rooms’ benefit from a separate sitting area, room service and satellite television, there’s also free WiFi throughout the property. After a day of sightseeing guests can unwind in the on-site spa, which offers a variety of treatments, or those that prefer to relax during the day can opt to head to the hotel’s private sand beach.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.57 out of 5 based on 21 recent reviews

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Ibrahim was a very organised and patient guide. His knowledge was superb. Our driver was the best ever. He made the long drives and dangerous driving conditions easy for his passengers.

Calvin Beckett • Submitted 09 Aug 2011

Braham did a great job . He balanced travel with talk, stayed professional but became personally involved with our tour. He is a young man who does your company proud!

Eric Johnson • Submitted 09 Aug 2011

Very good tour, well organised, lovely staff who really seemed to enjoy their job. The driver was excellent. Our guide, Ibrahim was so wonderful, I give him`10 out of 10'.

Sue-Ellen Baylis • Submitted 09 Aug 2011

Great tour guide .Great trip to see diversity Morocco has to offer and see some non touristy hidden gems bucked away.

James Kidman • Submitted 09 Jul 2011

Tour was amazing, visited places were fantastic. 'On tge go' tour guides were amazing. Love 'On The Go'!!!

Thank you for a great trip.

Leanne • Submitted 25 May 2011

The staff were very friendly and told us lot about the each place we went to. Thanks a lot 'On The Go'!

Anthony • Submitted 25 May 2011

Great tour. It was very relaxing and the pace was perfect. Very enjoyable 2 weeks :)

Jade • Submitted 13 May 2011

Loved the out of city experiences, especially the night under the stars in Sahara.

Ben Muller • Submitted 13 Apr 2011

Amazing trip, loved it! Great group, we all got on really well and our tour guide was fantastic, really friendly, fun and knowledgable. thank you!

Louise Burke • Submitted 27 Jul 2010

Hi Charlie

Thank you so much for organising my trip to Morocco, you were very helpful. I had such a good time and i'll definitely be using on the go for my next tour - maybe Jordan!

Our guide was brilliant and the tour was very well organised. Morocco is an incredible place, particularly loved Fes and the night we spent in the dessert, I've never seen so many stars, wow!

Thanks again!

Claire Merton • Submitted 06 Sep 2009
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Marrakech
Ends
Marrakech
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 14, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 5
Visiting
Countries

Extra Tour Info

Visiting the Sahara
Our guide to visiting the Sahara Desert in Morocco
Updated
1st March 2017

Mohammad the guide and Said the driver made this a very memorable trip. There was a nice balance between the touring and free time.

Clifford Davis
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