Morocco small group holiday, beach & gorges

“This 15-day small group tour of Morocco takes you through ancient cities, mountain peaks, dramatic desert and coastal landscapes. Perfect for active travellers that want non-stop excitement on their holiday.”

Highlights

Marrakech | Casablanca | Hassan II Mosque | Rabat | Oudaia Kasbah | Hassan Tower | Meknes | Chefchaouen | Volubilis | Fes | Moroccan evening show | Atlas Mountains hiking| Midelt | Sahara Desert | Camel ride to Berber camp | Todra Gorge | Ait Benhaddou | Essaouira |

Description of Morocco small group holiday, beach & gorges

Morocco is steeped in iconic landmarks such as the kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou and the Hassan Tower of Rabat, and breathtaking natural scenery including the vast Todra Gorge and the Sahara Desert stretching out endlessly under the baking sun. This tour will captivate you from start to finish.

A whistle-stop itinerary will see you travelling between Marrakech, Casablanca, Chefchaouen and medieval Fes, all of them must-see destinations in Morocco. There will be fascinating guided tours around maze-like medinas, ancient Roman ruins and the world’s largest film studio; engaging cultural encounters, and opportunities to form lasting bonds with your fellow travellers.

Wander the cobbled streets of Chefchaouen’s old town, lined with sky-blue houses and leather workshops. Ride on camelback over the Saharan dunes to a traditional Berber camp where you will feast and sleep beneath a canopy of stars. Relax with a mint tea on a terrace in Essaouira, basking in the ambience of this laidback coastal community.

While the pace of the tour rarely lets up, there is plenty of free time built in too. So you can explore each destination at your own pace, or take part in optional activities. Perhaps rock climbing in the dramatic Todra Gorge; surf lessons off Essaouira’s crescent beach; a steam and massage in a Marrakech hammam, or browsing the stalls in the small but vibrant medina of Chefchaouen.

Every day of this Morocco trip brings new sights, knowledge and experiences. The variety of landscapes, culture and cuisine is astonishing. You can expect to be as charmed as the snakes of the Marrakech medina.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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Responsible tourism: Morocco small group holiday, beach & gorges

Environment

Waste
All our travellers are sent detailed pre-departure information upon booking their trip. This includes information on travelling responsibly and minimising their impact on the local environment. A section is devoted to minimising waste whilst travelling. Travellers are encouraged to remove unnecessary packaging from items before leaving home (recycling facilities are often more accessible in home countries) and to use either rechargeable batteries , wind-up or solar-powered electrical items-such as torches, cameras and mobile phones.
At the start of your trip your Tour Leader will aso remind the group of the importance of disposing of waste appropriately.

Suppliers
Our local Moroccan operator is a key player in the Ait Ouhem Association for Development, a local, community-led organisation in the Atlas Mountains. For every Moroccan tour booked we donate £5 per passenger to help the Association achieve its goals which includes reforestation in the mountains around the village to try and limit further soil erosion.

Community

Volunteering and Charity
We are proud to be working with the Ait Ouhem Association for Development, a local, community-led organisation in the Atlas Mountains. For every Moroccan tour booked we donate £5 per passenger to help the Association achieve its goals of:

1. Building a dispensary in the village to provide people with at least emergency first aid medical supplies. (The nearest hospital is 70 km away).

2. To provide houses with tap water.

3. Encouraging students of the village to continue their studies through buying necessary materials such as bags, books, books, pens.

4. To plant different trees in the mountains all around the village to stop or at least limit erosion.

5. Creating a textile cooperative for women so that they can earn a living that is otherwise not available to them.

Friends and Neighbours
We are very keen generally, that the income from our trips is dispersed as widely as possible within the local community and goes to small local service providers and not multi-nationals. All the accommodation and restaurants we use on our trip are small locally-run establishments and all our guides are local Moroccans.

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Reviewed on 21 Mar 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The cameltrip into the sahara

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


let yourself go on the flow

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


not really

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


superb.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you very much for your review Marij and we are delighted to read that you would rate your trip as 'Superb' overall. Your advice for other travellers was also spot-on. Allowing yourself to go with the flow of the country, culture and trip allows you to get the most out of your travel.

We were however concerned to read that you did not 'really' feel that your trip ''benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation.'' In terms of benefitting local people and supporting conservation we are proud to be working with the Ait Ouhem Association for Development, a local, community-led organisation in the Atlas Mountains. For every Moroccan tour booked we donate £5 per passenger to help the Association achieve its goals of: 1. Building a dispensary in the village to provide people with at least emergency first aid medical supplies. (The nearest hospital is 70 km away). 2. To provide houses with tap water. 3. Encouraging students of the village to continue their studies through buying necessary materials such as bags, books, books, pens. 4. To plant different trees in the mountains all around the village to stop or at least limit erosion. 5. Creating a textile cooperative for women so that they can earn a living that is otherwise not available to them.

Our trips are also run by local Tour Leaders; we stay in small locally run hotels (not big international chains) and we eat in small locally run restaurants. All of these factors help to create local employment and bring money directly into the local economy-not to big multi-nationals. Certain activities such as the camel trek -one of your most memorable parts of the trip-help to support people living a more traditional way of life, who often find it difficult to earn a regular income.

It is maybe difficult during your trip to appreciate the economic importance of your presence. We hope this impact will continue by you recommending Morocco to others as a travel destination.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete this review and we hope that you might choose to travel with us again in the future.

Reviewed on 08 Jan 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Blue and white Chefchaouen, berber villages, camel trek, tanneries in Fes, Volubilis and a lot of couscous and tajines.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


It is a lot of travelling. So if you are looking for a very relaxing or private holiday, this is not the one. But if you are looking for a great trip with a lot to see and experience, learn and eat, go for it.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. We used local hotels, local guides and local restaurants. But we could do more in cleaning Morocco from all plastic bags.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was very good. Nice group, great tour leader and excellent itinerary.

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