Sands of the Sahara: A Moroccan Odyssey with Caitlyn

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Caitlyn Lubas
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Hello! I'm Caitlyn - digital nomad, travel author of "You Are Where You Go", and experienced adventurer across 80 countries and all 7 continents. I've hosted over a dozen group trips and I'm very passionate about bringing together like-minded strangers to become friends and make once-in-a-lifetime memories together in exciting new environments! I truly believe life begins outside of your comfort zone, and invite you to take a step into discomfort and adventure with me on a group trip!
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Duration

8 days · 7 nights

Travel Date

Oct 5 – 12

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Airport & activity transfers, camel

Tour Price

USD 1,599
/ person
USD 500 deposit only
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Age range

21+

Travel interest

Moroccan culture & history, sightseeing, exploration

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Morocco Top Trips is a private tour and holiday travel agency based in Morocco. Specializing in arranging vacations for individuals and groups at affordable prices while delivering a wide variety of high-quality activities across the country, they pride themselves on their ability to adapt and customize trips to help travelers get the most out of every adventure. Whether it be camel rides out in the desert, beach relaxation, city sightseeing, cultural tours, or heritage journeys, let Morocco Top Trips design the perfect Moroccan getaway just for you.

Morocco>Sands of the Sahara: A Moroccan Odyssey with Caitlyn

Embark on a whirlwind adventure through Morocco, a journey bursting with captivating history, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural experiences. From Marrakech, where ancient traditions meet modern vibrancy, to the sands of the Sahara and beyond, each day unfolds with new wonders. Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, sleep under the stars in the Sahara Desert, explore the storied kasbahs along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, and have lunch in the iconic blue city of Chefchaouen. Conclude your epic exploration in the ancient, vibrant streets of Tangier, where tales of literature and music pave the way. This trip isn't just an adventure; it's a treasure trove of unforgettable memories waiting to happen! Don't miss out — book now to secure your spot!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by July 27, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

You may transfer your spot
At any point up until July 27, 2024, you may choose to transfer your spot to another traveler. The price will reflect the current selling price of the trip at the time of transfer. Once the new traveler has been introduced and books their spot, we will refund you for your payments. You can initiate a transfer in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Your TourHero

Your TourHero
TOURHERO
Caitlyn Lubas
BIO
Hello! I'm Caitlyn - digital nomad, travel author of "You Are Where You Go", and experienced adventurer across 80 countries and all 7 continents. I've hosted over a dozen group trips and I'm very passionate about bringing together like-minded strangers to become friends and make once-in-a-lifetime memories together in exciting new environments! I truly believe life begins outside of your comfort zone, and invite you to take a step into discomfort and adventure with me on a group trip!
SOCIAL

Duration

8 days · 7 nights

Travel Date

Oct 5 – 12

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Airport & activity transfers, camel

Morocco>Sands of the Sahara: A Moroccan Odyssey with Caitlyn

Embark on a whirlwind adventure through Morocco, a journey bursting with captivating history, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural experiences. From Marrakech, where ancient traditions meet modern vibrancy, to the sands of the Sahara and beyond, each day unfolds with new wonders. Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, sleep under the stars in the Sahara Desert, explore the storied kasbahs along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, and have lunch in the iconic blue city of Chefchaouen. Conclude your epic exploration in the ancient, vibrant streets of Tangier, where tales of literature and music pave the way. This trip isn't just an adventure; it's a treasure trove of unforgettable memories waiting to happen! Don't miss out — book now to secure your spot!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · October 5, 2024 · Marrakech
  • Arrive in Marrakech
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Riad Palais des Princesses & SPA (or similar according to availability)
  • Free time
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 2 · October 6, 2024 · Marrakech
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour of Marrakech (Kotoubia Mosque, exploring the medina, Jamaa el Fna Square, and more)
  • Lunch at a local place (not included in price)
  • Free time
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · October 7, 2024 · Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou & Dades
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to Aït Benhaddou
  • Short tour of Aït Benhaddou (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Continue to a short stop in Ouarzazate through the High Atlas Mountains
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Pass by the roses valley and the road of a thousand Kasbahs
  • Arrive in Dades
  • Check-in at Ksar Sultan Dades (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner
  • Day 4 · October 8, 2024 · Dades & Sahara Desert
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to Sahara Desert
  • Stop at Todgha Gorges
  • Stop at village in the high Middle Atlas mountains
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Continue to the desert
  • Camel ride to your camp
  • Check-in at Sahara Desert Luxury Camp (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner at the camp
  • Day 5 · October 9, 2024 · Sahara Desert & Fez
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to Fez with sightseeing stops
  • Check-in at Riad Salam Fes (or similar according to availability)
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Free time
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 6 · October 10, 2024 · Fez
  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of Fez (Royal Palace, Jewish quarter, ceramic workplace, old medina, and more)
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 7 · October 11, 2024 · Fez, Chefchaouen & Tangier
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to Chefchaouen
  • Guided tour of Chefchaouen
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Transfer to Tangier
  • Check-in at El Minzah Hotel (or similar according to availability)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 8 · October 12, 2024 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer to Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1 · October 5, 2024

Arrival — begin your journey in Marrakech

-Welcome to Morocco! Upon your arrival at the airport, enjoy a comfortable transfer to your accommodation in the bustling city of Marrakech, known for its busy medinas and souks.

-Settle into your accommodation and enjoy a free night to explore. Dinner is up to you!

Day 2 · October 6, 2024

Marrakech uncovered — go on a tour to discover its iconic landmarks

-Embark on a sightseeing tour of Marrakech, delving into the heart of this vibrant city. Explore its diverse neighborhoods and visit iconic monuments.

-Have lunch (not included in price) at one of the local eateries.

-Enjoy some free time to wander through the colorful souks, relax in one of the city's serene gardens, or continue exploring the cultural sites at your own pace.

Day 3 · October 7, 2024

Journey to Aït Benhaddou and discover its wonders before an overnight in Dades

-Begin your day by checking out of Marrakech and transferring to Aït Benhaddou. Here, you will have a short tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its well-preserved mud-brick kasbahs and its role as a backdrop in many international films.

-Continue your journey to a short stop in Ouarzazate through the High Atlas Mountains, where you’ll have some free time for lunch.

-Pass by the roses valley and the road of a thousand Kasbahs on your way to Dades.

-Arrive in Dades and settle into your accommodation. The rest of the night is free for you to enjoy at leisure.

Day 4 · October 8, 2024

Visit the Todgha Gorges enroute to the Sahara

-Depart from Dades and head towards the Sahara. Along the way, we will stop at Todgha Gorges to marvel at the towering canyon walls.

-Continue the long journey to the Sahara. The route will take you through the high Middle Atlas mountains, where we'll stop at a village.

-Continue to the desert, where upon arrival you will embrace the spirit of adventure with a camel ride, leading you to your Merzouga desert camp.

-Settle into camp and prepare for an unforgettable overnight stay under the stars in the Sahara. You will have dinner here.

Day 5 · October 9, 2024

Say goodbye to the desert and travel to Fez

-Today is a travel day. In the morning, we depart from the Sahara Desert and embark on a scenic transfer to Fez.

-There will be a few stops along the way. There's lots to see, and we'll make sure to pause at any exciting landmarks or vistas.

-Once we arrive, you'll check into your accommodation and prepare for an overnight stay in this cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco, famous for its vibrant souks.

Day 6 · October 10, 2024

Journey through the heart of Fez on a guided tour of the best highlights

-Embark on a guided tour of Fez, starting with a view of the majestic Royal Palace from the outside, followed by a stroll through the historic Jewish neighborhood.

-The tour continues as you visit a local ceramic workplace to see the skilled artistry of Moroccan craftsmen.

-Dive deeper into the heart of Fez with a visit to the old medina, exploring key sites like the Attarin Madrassa and the Nejjarine Museum.

Day 7 · October 11, 2024

Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen on the road to Tangier

-Travel to Chefchaouen, known for its stunning blue buildings and charming streets. Enjoy a guided tour and free time for lunch.

-Continue on to Tangier, where you’ll have a free night to explore its winding streets and vibrant history.

Day 8 · October 12, 2024

It’s time to say goodbye to Morocco and head home

-After checking out of the hotel, we will then transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight back home. We hope you had an amazing time and will travel with us again soon!

Accommodation

  • Riad Palais des Princesses & SPA (or similar according to availability)

    Riad Palais des Princesses & SPA in Marrakech offers an enchanting retreat amidst the bustling streets of the Medina. Nestled within a traditional Moroccan riad, this luxurious sanctuary seamlessly blends authentic architectural charm with modern comforts. Each intricately designed room and suite exudes elegance and tranquility, adorned with vibrant colors, ornate furnishings, and exquisite Moroccan details. Guests can unwind in the serene courtyard adorned with lush greenery and a refreshing pool, indulge in rejuvenating treatments at the opulent spa, or savor delectable Moroccan cuisine at the on-site restaurant. With its warm hospitality, sumptuous amenities, and prime location near iconic attractions like Jemaa el-Fnaa square and the vibrant souks, Riad Palais des Princesses & SPA offers an unforgettable experience immersed in Marrakech's rich culture and heritage. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Double bed or twin beds.

  • Ksar Sultan Dades (or similar according to availability)

    Ksar Sultan Dades offers nine beautiful rooms, each tastefully decorated and carefully furnished with your comfort in mind. Every room has a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, along with hot water, air conditioning, and heating. A haven of peace, with a warm and friendly atmosphere, Ksar Sultan Dades boasts three beautiful panoramic terraces, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a spa. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Double bed or twin beds.

  • Sahara Desert Luxury Camp (or similar according to availability)

    On this trip, you’ll have an experience like no other by sleeping in Berber tents on cots in the Sahara Desert. You’ll arrive by camel, enjoy a wonderful meal, and end the night star gazing during a ceremonial drum circle. Meals and restrooms are offered on site. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Double bed or twin beds.

  • Riad Salam Fes (or similar according to availability)

    Riad Salam Fes is a regal all-suite riad set within the walls of a medieval medina. The property features a lavish, open-air restaurant with a glamorous terrace overlooking panoramic city views, as well as a serene spa with a hammam and massage treatments. Ornate suites feature traditional Moroccan tiles and woodwork and offer flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes, complimentary Wi-Fi, and terraces. Room service is available. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Double bed or twin beds.

  • El Minzah Hotel (or similar according to availability)

    El Minzah Hotel, located in the heart of Tangier, is a luxurious haven that blends historical charm with modern comfort. Situated near the vibrant medina and offering stunning views of the Bay of Tangier, the hotel provides easy access to the city's cultural and historical attractions. The property boasts a variety of room types, including standard rooms, suites, and deluxe options, all elegantly decorated with traditional Moroccan touches and equipped with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and AC. Guests can indulge in a range of facilities, including a spa offering traditional hammams, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and multiple dining options that serve both Moroccan and international cuisine. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Double bed or twin beds.

Included

  • 2 nights at Riad Palais des Princesses & SPA (or similar)
  • 1 night at Ksar Sultan Dades (or similar)
  • 1 night at Sahara Desert Luxury Camp (or similar)
  • 2 nights at Riad Salam Fes (or similar)
  • 1 night at El Minzah Hotel (or similar)
  • Shared double occupancy in accommodation
  • One group airport arrival transfer
  • One group airport departure transfer
  • Private transportation during your tours in Morocco
  • English-speaking escort guide
  • Fuel, tolls and any fees related to cars and drivers
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinner in Merzouga desert camp
  • Dinner in Dades
  • Camel ride
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • Private guided tour of Marrakech, Aït Benhaddou, Fez
  • Entrance fees to Attarin Madrasa of Fez

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food and drinks not mentioned in inclusions
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the cancellation policy section on this itinerary page for specific details.

Will TourHero or the operator take care of my visa (if applicable)?

Travelers are responsible for researching visa requirements and obtaining a visa if needed. Please check government websites to ensure you have the necessary documents, along with passport requirements, before your departure date. This includes necessary transit visas, permits, and vaccinations required prior to travel and any required reciprocity fees for the destination. TourHero will provide a booking confirmation document after purchase, which may be needed to obtain a visa.

If your visa is denied for any reason, TourHero will issue a refund based on the cancellation policy. However, we are unable to provide a refund after the cancellation due date has passed.

Do I need a passport for this trip?

A full and valid passport is required for all persons traveling to any destination outside of one’s home country. Most international tours require a passport that's valid for at least six (6) months beyond the scheduled end of your Itinerary. TourHero will not issue refunds based on passport issues such as renewals or lost passports.

What's included in the price?

Please check the inclusion and exclusion sections above. You'll find information about included meals, transfers, flights, and activities. If you have any questions or need support, please contact: hello@tourhero.com.

Available add-on

Single supplement room upgrade for the entire trip

Want a little more privacy during your trip? Select this single supplement add-on and have a room all to yourself.

Price: USD 925

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Single supplement add-on

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by July 27, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

You may transfer your spot
At any point up until July 27, 2024, you may choose to transfer your spot to another traveler. The price will reflect the current selling price of the trip at the time of transfer. Once the new traveler has been introduced and books their spot, we will refund you for your payments. You can initiate a transfer in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

USD 1,599
Per person