Travel by private mini or midibus and camel.
This trip provides a balanced view of the enormous variety that Morocco has to offer. It combines cities, history, architecture, desert and mountain scenery and there is a superb blend of the natural, human and exotic. We spend quality time in the places that matter, the pace is not rushed but a couple of the journeys are long. We are certainly not confined to our vehicle though, as there are plenty of photo stops and opportunities to stretch your legs. Although flight times are short, the return flight from Marrakech to London is not usually direct. Accommodation standards are below that of Europe and more comparable to Sub-Saharan Africa standards. The temperatures in the cities may also be hot in the summer months but we try to make the most of the coolest parts of the day.
10 nights 3-star hotels, all en suite. 1 night auberge, 2 nights Kasbah Oliver and 1 night camping, all with shared facilities. Although accommodation standards in Morocco are often more comparable with those found in Sub-Saharan Africa rather than Europe, all hotels have been chosen for their location, facilities and welcoming atmosphere. Some hotels also boast a swimming pool.
The simple rural accommodation in the High Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Oliver, provides a good standard of cleanliness and a warm welcome yet hot water cannot be guaranteed. Rooms are dormitory style for 3-4 people (sometimes mixed sex) with mattresses placed directly on the floor and bedding is provided. Nights in the desert are in large communal Bedouin tents. Please note that mountain accommodation is not heated during the winter so some nights may be colder than expected.
Look out for our special premium departures where you can enjoy a little more comfort whilst absorbing all the highlights of the captivating Kingdom of Morocco. Where possible, we have upgraded to 4-star hotels which offer better views of the Saharan dunes or Todra Gorge, and many hotels boast swimming pools (9 nights in total). In Marrakech and Essaouira, we stay in classic Moroccan riads that simply add to the traditional experience. In certain locations, such as Tijhza, we already have the most characterful and eco-friendly accommodation so Kasbah Oliver remains our base in the High Atlas Mountains for all dates.
14 breakfasts and 4 dinners included.
This trip provides an insight into the enormous variety that Morocco has to offer, including cities, history, architecture, desert and mountain scenery. We spend quality time in the places that matter, the pace is not rushed but a couple of the journeys are long. We are not confined to our vehicle though, as there are plenty of photo stops and opportunities to stretch your legs.
Accommodation standards are below that of Europe and more comparable to that of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The temperatures in the cities may also be hot in the summer months but we try to make the most of the coolest parts of the day.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.
For those clients who wish to travel with a group of other solo/single travellers, on certain trips we have set aside departure dates that are specifically recommended for clients booking individually. Solo departures are aimed at taking away that concern that you may be the only solo traveller when you arrive overseas. Look out for the solo departures (marked with a grey icon's') by checking the notes in the dates and prices table.
However, please note that we inform any couples, or friends travelling together, who enquire about these dates that the trip is recommended for solos, but we do not refuse bookings from non-solo travellers, and we are therefore not able to guarantee that a solo departure will be exclusively made up of solo travellers.
Certain departures of this trip are marked in our brochures and online as Premium Departures labelled with against the specific date. On these departures some elements of the trip have been changed to provide more comfort - this will generally mean we have raised the standard of hotels or switched from camping to comfortable lodges, but it may also include other changes, for example, where a long train journey has been replaced by an internal flight. Specific details about what elements of the trip have been changed can be found in the relevant sections of the Trip Notes.