Moroccan Adventures in Casablanca, Marrakech, and Essaouira

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Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Mar 7 - 12, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 543
/ person

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Age range

19 – 30

Travel interest

Sightseeing, food, culture, history

Your Local Guide

Guide - Under Moroccan Sun

Under Moroccan Sun was founded by Hassan El Amrani, a native Berber from the Sahara Desert of Morocco. Making both the United States and Morocco his home, Hassan has a clear understanding of what travelers expect. His company’s specialty is Morocco, which allows them to focus on the relationship they build with their travelers after helping them dive into the sights, scents, and secrets of this exotic kingdom. Over the years, Under Moroccan Sun Tours has passionately served travelers from all over the world and has grown to include professional, licensed, multilingual guides and drivers who will help you navigate the exotic kingdom of Morocco at your own pace. Their extensive experience and the unique cultural perspective of Moroccan natives will ensure that your voyage through Morocco will be safe, stimulating, and unforgettable.

Great Value! – Under Morrocan Sun did our tours in Marrakech and Casablanca as well as our transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca. Booking online was easy and hassle free. Hassan responded promptly to our questions/requests. He provided a formal itinerary with the pricing. Once agreed, he sent us a secure link to process payment. Hassan sent us an email with the driver/guide's name, phone number and pick up time the day before our first tour. He also followed up with another email to make sure we were satisfied with the tour, guide, etc. Guides were professional and knowledgeable. Ismael, our driver was outstanding. He was nicely dressed, friendly and shared lots of information about places and traditions. He was careful and drove safely. The vehicle was in good working condition. Overall a great experience. Highly recommended Under Morrocan Sun.

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Charlie

An easy way to travel the country – We planned to spend a month in Morocco and decided to hire a guide after reading the recommendations from Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet. I contacted 4 or 5 companies listed on TA and settled on Under the Moroccan Sun because they were responsive and in our price range. A driver and a guide met us at the airport and stayed with us the entire time we were on the road. They drove us from town to town, carried our luggage, stopped whenever we wanted, taught us key Arabic words, and were very kind and generous in explaining their culture and history. They hired a local guide in each town. They made traveling around the country very easy and ensured we wouldn't run into any major problems. They had our back.

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Morocco>Moroccan Adventures in Casablanca, Marrakech, and Essaouira

Explore Morocco on this six-day adventure through Casablanca, Marrakech, and Essaouira. You’ll get to see the iconic markets, the diverse architecture, the ports, surf-friendly beaches, and eat some of the best Moroccan food in the country. Come along on this cultural adventure where you’ll find history, food, and fun at every turn!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

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This trip is looking for a TourHero! If you love to travel and love to organize, get your crew together and make this trip your own! When 5 or more people book this trip, you can travel for free. Chat with us below to get started!

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Mar 7 - 12, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van

Morocco>Moroccan Adventures in Casablanca, Marrakech, and Essaouira

Explore Morocco on this six-day adventure through Casablanca, Marrakech, and Essaouira. You’ll get to see the iconic markets, the diverse architecture, the ports, surf-friendly beaches, and eat some of the best Moroccan food in the country. Come along on this cultural adventure where you’ll find history, food, and fun at every turn!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Casablanca
  • Arrive in Casablanca
  • Transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Lhostel Casablanca (or similar according to availability)
  • Visit Hassan II Mosque and Ain Diab Corniche (Seaside)
  • Welcome dinner at La Sqala (not included in price)
  • Day 2 · Marrakech
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Visit the Yves Saint Laurent botanical garden
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Check-in at Mosaic Hostel (or similar according to availability)
  • Visit Bahia Palace and Jemaa el-Fna Square
  • Dinner at Mama Afrika (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Essaouira
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Visit a local Argan cooperative (lunch not included)
  • Check-in at Essaouira Beach Hostel (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Essaouira
  • Breakfast
  • Essaouira city tour
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Marrakech
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer from Essaouira to Marrakech
  • Check-in at Mosaic Hostel (or similar according to availability)
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 6 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer from accommodation to airport (Marrakech or Casablanca)
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Casablanca, Morocco – a bustling city on the African coastline

Welcome to Casablanca, your first stop in Morocco on a six-day adventure. This port city is Morocco’s economic epicenter and features diverse architecture, great food, and fascinating history. From the airport, your driver will take you to the hostel to get checked in and give you time to get acclimated. In the evening, you’ll visit the beautiful Hassan II Mosque, drive the shoreline for some stellar views, and head to dinner at the trendy restaurant La Squala for some authentic Moroccan cuisine.

Day 2

Head to Marrakech and explore important landmarks with your guide

Rise and shine, travelers! After breakfast, we’ll head to Marrakech, stopping by Jardin Majorelle, a majestic mansion with an extensive botanical garden. After taking all the pics you can muster, we’ll travel to the hostel and relax until it’s time to head back out and explore with our guide. We’ll visit Bahia Palace and walk through Jemaa el-Fna Square where you’ll get to experience the bustling markets and energetic nightlife of the city.

Enjoy a blend of African foods and hip vibes at Mama Afrika

After a day of sightseeing, we’ll head to Mama Afrika, a local foodie favorite filled with art and great music. This chill hotspot is known for its African fusion cuisine and hip atmosphere. Try a new dish, enjoy a mint frappe, and toast to a stellar trip!

Day 3

Journey on to Essaouira and spend the day at the beach

Good morning! Today, we’ll leave Marrakech and head to the shoreline for our next destination, stopping by a local Argan cooperative along the way to learn how the oil is produced and used. When we arrive in Essaouira, we’ll check into the hostel and have the remainder of the day to sit on the shoreline, book a surf lesson, or simply wander the ancient streets of this port city. Take social media-worthy pictures of the medina that encapsulates the old city or catch some sunset vistas from the beach. This is the place to enjoy the Moroccan sun and all the seafood you can eat!

Day 4

Explore Essaouira on a guided city tour

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll hit the streets with our guide and explore this beautiful Bohemian city together. We’ll walk along the fishing port and fish markets, learn about the structure of the medina, and do some souvenir shopping at the vibrant shops hidden within the winding streets and alleyways. You’ll have the rest of the day off to enjoy with the group where you can try more local cuisine, kitesurf, or go on a horseback riding journey along the shoreline.

Day 5

Travel back to Marrakech and enjoy a free day in the city

Today, we’ll head back to Marrakech where you can do as you please in this vibrant city. Head to the souks for souvenir shopping, take a street food tour and eat your way through the markets, or simply enjoy the energetic atmosphere at a local cafe with some mint tea. Live it up on your final day in Morocco!

Day 6

Say goodbye to Morocco and hello to new adventures

After an incredible five days in Morocco, it’s time to journey home. Have one last meal at the hostel and head to the airport for your next travel adventure. Until we meet again, be well!

Accommodation

  • Lhostel Casablanca (or similar according to availability)

    Lhostel Casablanca is a tranquil oasis within the bustling city. Its mission is to make you feel at home while you’re traveling with welcoming staff and various amenities. Relax in the beautiful outdoor space with manicured landscaping and chill on the terrace to enjoy the Moroccan sun. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • Mosaic Hostel (or similar according to availability)

    Mosaic Hostel is a colorful accommodation in the heart of Marrakech. Its tiled walls will bring you right into the soul of the city, and the comfortable lodging will get you ready for the next day’s adventures. Meet new friends in the various common areas and enjoy some stellar Moroccan food in the hostel’s cafe. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • Essaouira Beach Hostel (or similar according to availability)

    Enjoy two nights on the shores of Essaouira, overlooking the beach from the hostel’s rooftop terrace. This trendy accommodation features comfortable dorms, various common spaces, and a short walk to the beach to enjoy the sun and the sand. Make some new friends, take a surf lesson, and leave your troubles behind! Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 1 night in Lhostel Casablanca (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Mosaic Hostel (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Essaouira Beach Hostel (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • Airport/hotel transfers
  • Excursion transfers
  • All breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking driver/guide for the entire trip
  • Private air-conditioned car
  • Tolls, fuel, and parking
  • Local guides
  • Listed tours and museum fees
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Hotel upgrade

Upgrade out of the hostels and into luxury hotels for the duration of your Moroccan adventure. Stay at the Hotel Odyssee Cente in Casablanca, Riad Papillon in Marrakech, and Palais Des Remparts in Essaouira. You’ll be surrounded by stunning Moroccan decor, plunge pools, upscale restaurants, chic bars, and traditional Hammans in the center of each city. Live the good life and say yes to elegance!

Price: USD 111.25

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Riad Papillon

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 543
Per person