One Week in Morocco

Morocco
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From 05/04/2020 to 26/12/2021

Departure dates & prices

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  • Apr Sun 05 2020 to Apr Sun 12 2020
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    $885*
  • Jun Wed 10 2020 to Jun Wed 17 2020
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    $850*
  • Jul Wed 08 2020 to Jul Wed 15 2020
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    $795*
  • Jul Sun 26 2020 to Aug Sun 02 2020
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    $795*
  • Aug Wed 12 2020 to Aug Wed 19 2020
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    $850*
  • Aug Sun 23 2020 to Aug Sun 30 2020
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    $850*
  • Sep Wed 02 2020 to Sep Wed 09 2020
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    $885*
  • Sep Sun 13 2020 to Sep Sun 20 2020
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    $860*
  • Sep Wed 30 2020 to Oct Wed 07 2020
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    $885*
  • Oct Sun 11 2020 to Oct Sun 18 2020
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    $796*
  • Oct Wed 21 2020 to Oct Wed 28 2020
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    $765*
  • Nov Sun 01 2020 to Nov Sun 08 2020
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    $765*
  • Nov Wed 11 2020 to Nov Wed 18 2020
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    $738*
  • Dec Wed 02 2020 to Dec Wed 09 2020
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    $738*
  • Dec Sun 20 2020 to Dec Sun 27 2020
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    $738*
  • Jan Wed 13 2021 to Jan Wed 20 2021
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    $792*

What's included

Delight in some traditional accommodation experiences on this Moroccan adventure, including a family-run gite (mountain home) in the Atlas Mountains and a historic riad (traditional nobleman’s house) in colourful Essaouira.
Run to Paradise Valley – a series of waterfalls cascading through ridges and canyons.
The blue pools and waterfalls are some of the most beautiful out there, and you’ll have time to explore and take a dip.
It’s not a stretch to say that relaxing yoga lessons on the coast of South Morocco are a highlight of this adventure.
Begin with a class, before using the same balancing manoeuvres on a surfboard in Taghazout.
Get to know Essaouira as a ‘little picture’ for a reason – the city of the wind draws all sorts of artsy types thanks to its culture (and maybe it’s delicious grilled seafood too).
Experience Djemaa el-Fna in all of its glory with an included street food experience with your group.
Eat where the locals eat, and see authentic Morocco in Marrakech.
Breakfasts Included: 7.
Lunches Included: 2.
Dinners Included: 2.
Budget Hotel (4 nights),mountain gite (1 night),surf camp (2 nights).
Private vehicle,public bus,taxi.
Age: min 18, max 29.
Group Size: 1 - 16.
Scenic walk to Imlil.
Paradise Valley visit.
Surfing class.
1 hour yoga class.
Guided walking tour Essaouira.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Marrakech Salaam Alaikum! Welcome to Morocco. This adventure begins with an important welcome meeting at around 6 pm. After meeting your fellow travellers and the group leader, why not get to know each other while exploring the city’s main square – Djemaa el-Fna – or get lost exploring the city’s spice souqs or bazaars. For dinner, load up on some delicious street food. The eggplant fritters are super addictive and the barbeque smells around the city will be sure to make you hungry.
  • Day 2 - Aroumd Wake up in the morning and catch a private bus towards Imlil, high in the Atlas Mountains. Calling dibs on a window seat would be a smart move – the 2-hour drive has got some great scenery to keep you occupied on the way. Arrive at Imlil, a little village that sits at the foot of North Africa’s highest peak, and then lace-up for a scenic 1-hour trek to the mountain village of Aroumd. Tonight’s stay is in a family-run gite (mountain home) in the village. The Berbers are famous for their hospitality, so make the most of this opportunity to sit down, break bread with the family and learn about their culture. Facilities at the homestay are shared (both the bathroom and sleeping arrangements) but they’re cosy, comfortable and offer an experience that is so much more memorable than a hotel.
  • Day 3 - Taghazout Today you’ll hit up some of Morocco’s best swimming spots so make sure you have your swimsuit ready. First stop is the appropriately named Paradise Valley, full of gorgeous waterholes and canyons. You’ll have time to explore the rocky landscapes dotted with palms, and take a dip in one of the pools cascading through the canyons and ridges. Afterwards, roll on to Taghazout. This scruffy little roadside village might not look like it at first, but it’s quickly gained a solid reputation as an awesome surfing location. The waters stay warm all year round and the surf is top notch for both rookies and adept wave riders.
  • Day 4 - Taghazout Kick off your adventures in the sleepy town of Taghazout with an early morning yoga session, helping you relieve any tension before diving into the water later in the day. Oddly enough, the skills required for both surfing and yoga complement each other through the principles of concentration, flexibility and balance. Good news if you were planning on hitting the waves! Don’t know how to ride a board? No stress. Today includes a half-day surfing course to teach you the basics, and if you already know the ropes, there’s always time to refine your skills in unfamiliar territory.
  • Day 5 - Essaouira You’ve got a free morning in Taghazout, so why not get up early and watch the sunrise, then take an optional yoga class or rent out a surfboard and hit the waves? Later, travel to the old fishing town of Essaouira, a place where the medina brushes up against the Atlantic Ocean. Its name translates to ‘little picture’, and you’ll be definitely taking many around the place. This artists’ town has attracted visitors like Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix who (according to local legend) spent a lot of time here in the 1960s. Join your local leader for a walking tour through the old medina, Jewish mellah, port and by the skala (sea wall). Spend the night in a restored riad: a traditional nobleman's house unique to Morocco. The riad is beautifully designed and decorated in traditional Moroccan style; cosy yet historical. It’s definitely one of the more stylish stays of your Moroccan adventure.
  • Day 6 - Essaouira Yesterday’s walking tour should have you well up to scratch with the ins and outs of Essaouira, so go crazy! Get exploring. Have a traditional Moroccan breakfast, and maybe wander to the harbour and its adjacent fish markets (you’ll have to get up early if you want to see the daily catch being auctioned off). There’s also an opportunity to head back to the markets for a fresh seafood lunch. You might like to check out the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum for a look at its collection of artefacts, woodwork, carpets and stringed instruments. If you feel like something more active, why not go on an optional horse ride along the sandy beaches of Atlantic Ocean?
  • Day 7 - Marrakech Chat with locals on a shared bus ride back to Marrakech (approximately 3 hours). Once the bus arrives back in the city, enjoy some time to explore, and later on, tuck in for an awesome included dinner experience at the famous Djemaa el-Fna. This square is known as one of the largest public spaces in the world – it’s truly an unmissable part of the city. As soon as the sun sets, the square comes to life with henna-painters, performers and storytellers sharing the space with street food stands. The smells of the stalls will lure you in and the tastes will keep you coming back for more. There’s all sorts of excellent pastries, fresh juices, teas and even bowls of snail soup to go round if you’re feeling a little adventurous! As the evening closes in, enjoy the company of your new friends over some of these delicious snacks as you overlook the bustling hub.
  • Day 8 - Marrakech With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave your accommodation at any time. Check-out time is usually around midday. This doesn’t mean your Moroccan adventure has to come to an end! There are a range of in-depth Urban Adventure tours that may take your fancy, and continue your exploration of this engaging country. See urbanadventures.com/destination/Marrakech-tours for more information. If you wish to spend more time in Marrakech, we’ll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
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