• Group adventures exclusively for travelers in their 30s and 40s

Ultimate Morocco

The sand dunes and desert-scapes, the architecture, the food, the people, the scope for adventure…what to do first, what to leave out? Luckily, the team at FFX Adventures is expert at creating pitch-perfect Moroccan itineraries for busy people just like you. Here’s a taste of what you can experience when you leave the logistics to us. We’ve hand-picked Morocco’s most exciting and authentic experiences so all you have to do is show up.

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Group Size: 10
  • Trip Type: Active
  • Duration:
    9 days
  • Group Size:
    10
  • Trip Type:
    Active

From: $2369

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Next Departure: October 18th, 2020

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Overview

Morocco is a land where African, European, and Arab cultures mix. Across the Strait of Gibraltar, it is the closest African country to the European continent. You will find that is home to an amazing mixture of art, food, music, history, architecture, adventure and hospitality which make it truly an incredible destination.

Highlights

  • Experience Morocco with a group of fellow travelers in their 30s and 40s. Not only have the adventure of your life but make friends for a lifetime.
  • Explore Morocco in comfort and luxury. FFX Adventures only uses 4 or 5 star awarding winning hotels, resorts and camps. Almost every aspect of our trip also use private transportation to escort our groups across the country.
  • Our tour leaders are some of the best in the industry. They are licensed professional guides with a deep love for their country and a willingness to show what makes their homeland great.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Culture collision in Casablanca

Our aromatic adventure begins in fabled Casablanca (the Academy Award-winning film of the same name was shot in the States so don’t get too excited on that front!). Today, Casablanca is a thriving and forward-thinking city, where ‘Olde Worlde’ exotic meets the Millennial generation head on. It attracts young entrepreneurs from across the country, all keen to make their Moroccan millions. While in town, a visit to the flamboyant, water’s edge Hassan II Mosque is a must-see. Africa’s largest mosque, it holds an astounding 105,000 worshippers. The craftsmanship inside is Morocco’s finest, from hand-carved wood, gilt and marble artistry to classic geometric tilework. While in Casablanca, seize the day and explore your own passions from modern to Moorish, Art Deco to Downtown, or simply slow down and grab some beach time. Next, we’ll head out into the wilds and back in time…

Accommodation Hotel Kenzi Basma

Roman ruins at Volubilis, Morocco

Day 2 The Roman Ruins of Volubilis

As a total contrast to Casablanca and a fascinating insight into Morocco’s Berber and Roman past, our first stop is to the World Heritage Site of Volubilis, a well-preserved colonial town from the fringes of the Roman Empire. You half-expect to see gladiators pop out from behind its impressive pillars (no surprise to hear that some of ‘Gladiator’ was shot in Morocco). Get the historical low-down from your expert guide, then wrack your brains for Roman facts to impress your fellow travelers as you explore the ruins of the basilica, the triumphal arch, the temple and many fine town houses with their large mosaic floors. Or just talk about Russell Crowe.

Old town and tanneries of Fes, Morocco

Day 3 Fes: Mooching in the Medina

Heading due East, world-famous Fes is the next town to welcome us. The narrow streets of its Medina – another World Heritage site – make up the largest car-free urban zone in the world. The Medina is jam-packed with monuments and mosques. Go wandering freestyle in the scented, sensuous and sometimes chaotic souks or join our fully-guided day trip to see the most authentic craftspeople, the best-known tanneries and the most majestic mosques. Hone your haggling skills, it’s all part of the selling game here! Popular local gifts are spices, lamps, intricate tea sets and shisha pipes For architecture aficionados, several of Morocco’s most beautiful buildings are in Fes, including the Mosque and University of al Quaraouiyine. However you spend the day you’re likely to hit your step-count by midday and will crave calories. Chicken-stuffed pastilla is what the locals are eating. Join them.

Erfoud, 1001 nights camel trip in the Sahara desert

Day 4 1001 Nights and Nomads

Alas we don’t have 1001 nights in Morocco, so FFX Adventures has sought out the most incredible overnight desert experience for you. On a camel, you’ll head deep into the Saharan sand dunes near the wonderland of Merzouga – so spectacular it’s known as a natural desert theme park. You’re only doing this once, so you’ll want to do it in style. Ride on a camel, tick. Dunes like on the postcards? Tick. Night under the stars in a nomad camp, tick. Delicious dinner and glass of wine at the ready, tick. Sunset and sunrise behind the golden sand dunes? You got it – double tick. Swap Saharan stories with your friendly hosts and watch those stars blur overhead as you fall asleep beneath a cool desert moon dreaming of Lawrence of Arabia.

Dades Valley, Morocco, palm trees and wadis

Day 5 From the Sahara to the Dades Valley

Your batteries will be flat from your photogenic nomad experience in the Sahara. Get them charged up quick-smart for the the remarkable journey south to the Dades Valley. The scenery is ever-changing and utterly Instagrammable. Think gaping chasms, rugged wadis and steep-sided switchbacks that will leave some feeling vertiginous…but will make others want to grab a mountain bike and just go for it! Either way, sit tight and look forward to passing the colourful Berber villages en route, where life has barely changed down the centuries. With scenery like this it’s no surprise Morocco has been the backdrop for so many films, from the Prince of Persia to The Mummy. It’s even believed to have certain environments so similar to those on Mars that scientists have set up research stations here. Otherworldly indeed…

Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah, Morocco

Day 6 Rock the (1000) Kasbahs

If you love a good drive, prepare for the Road of 1000 Kasbahs (fortified citadels). If you stopped to photograph each, you’d never reach the fortified town of Ait Benhaddou though a visit to our favorite, the extraordinary Telouet Kasbah, is penned in. We hope none of our adventurers are allergic to UNESCO heritage sites because, seriously, you just can’t escape them in Morocco. The whole country is a cluster of cultural wonders. Ait Benhaddou is another fine example – recognizable from Game of Thrones, Jewel of the Nile and The Mummy to name but three film classics. Strolling around the town’s kasbah – fortified citadel – is a real treat. If only those walls could talk…

Jamaa El Fna square, Marrakech

Day 7 Marrakech. Mmmmmm…

You’ve experienced the desert dunes. The epic drives. Now, it’s time for local delicacies to take centre stage with a foodie tour of Marrakech. Bustling Jemaa el Fna, the central square in ancient Marrakech, is where it all begins. Musicians, comedians, charmers, hawkers and acrobats jostle for attention, as music permeates the air and scents and smoke curl skywards. Street food is the order of the day, and our expert food guide will ensure that your tastebuds experience Morocco’s tastiest local treats. Down with burgers and French Fries! Instead, look forward to delights like spicy harira soup, goat kebabs, succulent lamb tanjia and fish chermoula. Sardines are huge crowd-pleasers so, arrive hungry and prepare to tuck in. Yummunuh hummunuh.

Cookery class in Morocco

Day 8 Cookery Class and Spa Treats in Marrakech

To understand what makes Moroccan food taste so dang delicious, you’ve got to start with the produce. Join Chef Tarek to explore an organic kitchen garden, complete with olive groves and orchards, set in a traditional Berber douar (a picturesque group of dwellings around a central space). Your homemade tagine will forever be improved by following Tarek’s tips. Make some sharing dishes together and then, after polishing off what you cooked, return to the Medina in Marrakech for a luxurious Hammam spa experience. You know what they say – eat hard, relax hard…

Morocco flag

Day 9 Farewell Morocco

There are no activities planned for the final day. In the morning there will be a private transfer from Marrakech to the airport in Casablanca.

To sum it up this is how you experience the rich tapestry and traditions of Morocco, FFX Adventures style. You get to visit the crème de la crème of the country’s historical, archaeological and architectural sites. You get to immerse in the epic dunes, desert scapes and nomadic lifestyle of the Sahara. You get to cook – and eat – authentic, organic Berber food with a local chef. You get down time, spa-time, me-time and team-time as part of this small-group adventure experience for like-minded people in their 30s and 40s. All topped and tailed with exquisite food, high-quality accommodation and safe, reliable and trained local guides drivers and guides.

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Dates

18 October 2020 – 26 October 2020

$2,369 Double Occupancy and Room Pairing, $3,103 Single Occupancy

Info

Morocco Trip Notes

Included Meals

8 Breakfasts
3 Lunches
6 Dinners

Accommodations

7 Nights at Luxury Hotels
1 Night at a elegant desert camp in the Sahara

Tour Leader

Private professional licensed English-speaking tour leader

Amenities and Activities

A welcome dinner
Private transfers upon arrival and departure from and to the airport
Private transport throughout the trip
Guided tour of Volubilis
Private homecooked Moroccan lunch
Guided tour of Fes
Camel ride to desert camp
Tent camping in the Sahara Desert
Guided hiking and walking in the Dades valley
Foodie Tour of Marrakesh
Cooking class with one of Morocco’s top Chefs
A traditional Moroccan massage

Exclusions

International Flights
International airport departure tax
Any visas required
Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Late check out at hotels
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Drinks with included lunches and dinners
Tips for leaders, guide and driver
Expenditure of personal nature
Personal Insurance
Optional activities

Passport and Visas requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
A passport is needed for entry to Morocco with at least six months validity. No visa required for entry.

Vaccinations
Please check with the CDC for information on vaccinations at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/morocco or consult your physician.

Personal Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is mandatory for every traveler on an FFX Adventure. Travelers will have to present to the adventure tour leader during the welcome meeting their travel insurance credentials. If a traveler does not have proper travel insurance unfortunately, they will not be allowed to continue on the adventure.

You must have travel insurance with a minimum medical, evacuation, and repatriation coverage of at least USD $200,000 covering all applicable dates of travel with FFX Adventures. This insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expensive. You are strongly recommended to extend your coverage to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of the loss, damage, injury , delay, or inconvenience while traveling. FFX Adventures does not sell travel insurance directly, but we can provide a list of travel insurance providers.

Please call us at or email at 1-833-924-1096 or info@ffxadventures.com for further information.

If you need help acquiring flights, please contact our partner Air Treks at https://www.airtreks.com/about/contact/

If you have any questions, feel free to call Air Treks at
1-877-AIR-TREKS (1-877-247-8735)

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