Camels, Souks & Kasbahs - 15 Days

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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.

Highlights
  • Marrakech – Stroll through UNESCO-listed Medina and discover mosques, palaces and souks (explored independently)
  • Midelt - Immerse yourself in the Berber way of life with a visit to a Berber family home
  • Casablanca - Enjoy a guided tour of the city and visit the incredible Hassan II mosque
  • Rabat - Explore Morocco's lively capital
  • Meknes - Wander through this Imperial City
  • Chefchaouen – Uncover the beautiful blue city nestled in the Rif mountains
  • Volubilis – Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins
  • Fes – Take a leisurely tour through the world’s oldest medieval city
  • The Sahara Desert - Sleep beneath the stars in the Sahara
  • The Atlas Mountains - Admire the natural beauty of the mountains
  • Todra Gorge – Admire Morocco’s towering Grand Canyon
  • Ouarzazate - Roam the city, home to Morocco's film industry
  • Ait Benhaddou - Discover the UNESCO-listed fortified kasbah city
  • Essaouira - Enjoy some free time in this ancient medina with its wind-swept beaches and charming cafes
Age Policy
Min 5yrs family toursMin 12yrs teen toursMin 15yrs on standard tours if accompanied by adult 
Destinations
  • Africa
  • Morocco
Tour Types
  • Small Group
Day 1: Marrakech

Saturday. Welcome to Morocco! You'll be met at Marrakech Airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca

Marrakech - Casablanca. Today we travel up to 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.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: Chefchaouen

Meknes - Chefchaouen. After breakfast, we’ll embark on a tour of the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins at Volubilis. We’ll then head to Chefchaouen for a guided tour this afternoon.

Day 5-6: Fes

Chefchaouen - Fes. Enjoy some free time in Chefchaouen this morning. We travel onto Fes, the oldest and largest medieval city in the world in the afternoon. On day 6 we embark on a fully guided tour of the city of Fes.

Day 7: Midelt

Fes - Midelt. This morning we journey over the Moyen Atlas to stop at Midelt. This is a beautiful alpine area. We will enjoy a small hike in the afternoon. We spend the night in this mountain location.

Day 8: Erg Chebbi

Midelt - Erg Chebbi. Today we embark on a scenic drive followed by lunch and an afternoon relaxing. Then we head out towards the Erg Chebbi dunes located near the remote frontier town of Merzouga. Transferring to our camels we trek into the Sahara for a night at our Berber Camp.

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. We will have an early lunch at the village co-operative where you can see and buy authentic local produce. The afternoon can be spent exploring the Gorge.

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 film studio. After lunch we tour the famous Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.

Day 11-12: Essaouira

Ait Benhaddou - Essaouira. Today’s drive offers panoramic views as we traverse the high Atlas Mountains on our way to Essaouira. Relax on the beach or alternatively explore the UNESCO-listed medina with its various souks and woodcarving workshops.

Day 13-14: Marrakech

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. No visit to the city is complete without a visit to the city’s UNESCO-listed medina and Djemaa-el-Fna.

Day 15: Marrakech

Marrakech - Breakfast. Our tour concludes upon hotel check out at 12 noon.

  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 6 dinners inclusive of a Berber camp dinner (2021 inclusions: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners inclusive of a Berber camp dinner)
  • 13 nights 3 star hotels and 1 night camping at a Berber camp in the Sahara
  • Guided sightseeing - Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes, Rabat and Ait Benhaddou
  • Camel trek into the mesmerising Sahara Desert
  • Entrance fees for all included sites (excl Hassan II Mosque - budget 120DH)
  • Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
  • Transportation and transfers in private 4x4 or mini van/touring vehicle, public bus Essaouira to Marrakech day 13
  • Specialist local guides at some sites
  • Arrival transfer from Marrakech Airport on day 1
  • All road taxes and tolls


NB - the following are not included:

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

Clifford Davis 07-Mar-2019

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

Rating: 4/5




Jennifer Chatwin 04-Feb-2019

Excellent tour. A real insight into the different sides of Morocco and good value for money. Younes was enthusiastic and friendly and was a great tour leader - always happy to answer questions and had a flexible approach.

Rating: 5/5




John Huck 20-Aug-2018

Great times, lots to see and do but did think some of the hotels were in rougher parts of the cities and quite out of the way. Food very similar everywhere but the guide was fantastic and made the holiday and travel so much better.

Rating: 4/5




Elizabeth Rodrigues 20-Apr-2018

I chose this tour based on itinerary as it goes to Chefchouen and Essaouira as well as desert and imperial cities. Morocco is an amazing country and I enjoyed very much visiting it. The only bad part of this trip is the hotels - very frugal and not really 3 stars - I could have spent a little bit more and stayed in real 4 star hotels.

Rating: 4/5




Judith Hadfield 23-Jan-2018

Great tour with an excellent guide .. would recommend to all.

Rating: 5/5




Susan Chant 31-Oct-2017

The tour was great, enough time to chill and loads of time to take in the different surroundings. Mohamed was so good organising us all and getting local guides who could make everything interesting. His passion for his culture and country is so enthusiastic it rubs off onto everyone. And Said what can I say he didn't let his limited English curb anything, we even gave him English lessons. We even had a tyre blow out in the mountains which he handled so well. looking forward to finding our next tour.Thanks for all you help with this booking.Susan and Deepa

Rating: 5/5




Deepa Patel 29-Oct-2017

Just returned from another amazing trip with On The Go and a mere thank you just isn't enough! The Camels, Souks & Kasbahs Tour was fantastic and our guide Mohammed made the trip even more enjoyable! His approach was warm and friendly, ensuring each member of the group had a wonderful time. Mohammed is very passionate about his country, its history and its future which shone through. Sleeping under the stars in the Sahara was my personal highlight (yet so out of my comfort zone!). Seeing meteor showers was an added bonus! Mohammed even went above & beyond the call of duty when one member of the group fell ill. Our driver Said, has to be the best driver I've had. Despite his limited English he made attempts to engage with the group. He drove confidentally & carefully, trying to avoid the many potholes along the way! He handled a tire blow out on the winding roads of the mountains with ease, remaining calm and professional. Both Mohammed and Said worked extremely well together, making sure we were looked after, felt safe and even negotiated prices when they felt we were being ripped off. I'm already planning my return! Shukran!

Rating: 5/5




Elizabeth Mersing 03-Oct-2017

It was an amazing trip! I felt very safe with Younes as the guide and he was very informational. I felt like I got a great idea of the local culture all throughout Morocco, and it was just long enough that I didn't feel rushed or that we hung around a city for too long. I would definitely recommend this tour to friends/family!

Rating: 5/5




Jane Smalley 24-Sep-2017

Mohammad was an amazing Tour guide, he was very informative and made everyone enjoy Morocco. The tour was a great way to explore Morocco with a good mix of adventure and relaxation.

Rating: 5/5




William Mortimer 26-Jul-2017

The local guides were excellent and gave us a good insight into Morocco old and new. The tour includes virtually all the interesting places to see in Morocco. Nice to have some time to relax on the coast near the end of the tour.

Rating: 4/5




Simon Hill 19-Sep-2016

Younes was possibly the best tour guide I have travelled with on the many trips booked through OTG - he was absolutely fantastic!

Rating: 4/5




Debbie Stethers 15-Jan-2016

We saw lots of places and experienced lots of local foods and cooperative workplaces. Our driver, Mohammed, and our tour guide, Yunus, made the tour! Yunus has a great sense of humour and makes the sightseeing really fun. He keeps a great pace and caters to our requests.

Rating: 4/5




Stuart Bulloch 12-Aug-2015

Younis has been one of the best guides I have had on group tours. He was approachable, knowledgeable and patient with all members on the group. I think he has developed his skills well as a tour guide and it shows in how he deals with any problems arising and their resolution. During the tour, Younis was proactive in arranging the groups activities and any additional activities. Of one point of concern, with some of the restaurants we attended en route to locations (possibly nothing could be done) however some of the restaurants were a bit below average and maybe a new selection could be made. Overall I was very happy with the tour, the guide and the driver. I have recommended the tour to others.

Rating: 5/5




Elizabeth Erasmus 05-Aug-2015

Completed your Camel Souks & Kashabs tour which was totally amazing. Mohammed (tour guide) and Brahim (driver) were very professional and well organized. Thanks to OTG as well for an amazing product! Will recommend this tour!??

Rating: 5/5




Nicole Szilagyi 10-Jun-2015

Younes was amazing. He was professional, fun, and full of information.

Rating: 5/5




Jacqueline Donovan 14-May-2015

Mohammed was a good guide, he could have been a little more aware of his group who were following him over very busy roads. In crowds we easily got lost for a short while. Hotels were clean and friendly, nicely Morocco. The Tour was well balanced and very enjoyable, the Sahara was a little disappointing but fun.

Rating: 4/5




LESLEY TAYLOR 11-May-2015

I would rate this tour 10 out of 10. I was a bit wary when I first read info regarding what to pack, etc, but it was all for nothing. The co-ordination of the tour by our tour guide, Mohamed, was absolutely fabulous and he went far above and beyond anything that was expected of him. well done. And our driver Brahim was also great, extremely safe and efficient. the content of the tour was extremely comprehensive and interesting and Mohamed and local guides didn't just take us to places where they would get commission from the shops, as with many other tours I have been on. they took us to the places we wanted to go. the hotels were mostly fine. some needed a bit of attention, and some staff could do with hospitality etiquette, but in general all the hotels were good and very well placed close to the tourist areas. I can very highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing Morocco in its fullness and shopping up a storm.

Rating: 5/5




Karen Farley 04-May-2015

Excellent value. Disappointed we didn't get to the camp in the Sahara due to a sandstorm. However guide improvised providing alternative accommodation, meal and local entertainment. Our guide Yeonis was very good always available with enthusiasm. Bus driver Mohammed was excellent and very personable.

Rating: 3/5




Lesley Taylor 16-Apr-2015

GUIDE: Mohammed was the most helpful, friendly and knowledgeable guide I have ever used. in many aspects he went way above what required of him. I don't think anyone on our tour could possibly find any fault with him in any way. thankyou Mohammed TOUR: The tour was a very comprehensive tour with well placed hotels, although some of them did need a bit more attention to detail and service, ( Rabat especially). Chefchauoen ( Riad Madrid ), Essaouira ( Lala Mira?) and Todra Gorge (Hotel Amazir) were especially good.

Rating: 5/5




Robert Tolfree 24-Oct-2014

Fabulous! It is truly 'on the go' as we were constantly doing things and the people, country, and culture were amazing. Our guide, Mohamed, and our driver, Jamail, were top notch, extremely friendly, funny, helpful, and informative. I would highly recommend Mohamed for any groups going forward (if people can request their guides) and he, along with the tour group who all got along well with each other, made the trip truly special.

Rating: 5/5



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