10,000 Minutes of Morocco

Marrakech
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jamaâ El Fna
Fes - the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco
Meknes' UNESCO World Heritage-listed old medina
  • Morocco in 8 days? Oh yes you Moroc-can. Do your best Bogart impression in Casablanca, then train it to Meknes and do your best Roman soldier impression in Volubilis. The medinas of Fes and Marrakech could well be the world’s funnest place in which to get hopelessly and utterly lost.

     

    No amount of giggling or wriggling will deter the women of a Moroccan hammam. Like a cross between your grandma and a WWF wrestler, they’ll clamp you down and scrub til your skin is smoother than George Clooney drinking a single malt scotch.

    (Was Taste of Morocco)

    Itinerary

    Day 1-2 - Casablanca-Moulay Idriss

    Arrive in Casablanca and check out the Hassan II mosque. Get acquainted with Casablanca. Welcome meeting at 6:00pm on Day 1.

    • Train to Meknes, drive to the whitewashed village of Moulay Idriss to stay at a family-run guesthousewhich always means some delicious home-cooking. 
    Breakfast

    Day 3-4 - Fes

    Fun Fes fact: University of Al-Karaouine is the world’s first uni. It was founded in 859 by a woman. Way to go Fatima al-Fihri! Head to the main square for a mint tea so sweet it'll knock your socks off (if it wasn't too hot to wear them).

    • Explore the Roman ruins at Volubilis, wander around old medina of Meknes with a guide before heading to Fes
    • Guided tour of the old city
    • Explore the Funduk Nejjarine lodging house
    • Optional trip to nearby Medersa el Attarine, built in 1323
    • Free time, why not check out the nearby spa town of Moulay Yacoub?
    Breakfast

    Day 5 - Fes-Marrakech

    Back on the train, this time to mind-boggling Marrakech. Hit the souks, which start at the Djemaa el Fna and spread outwards in spokes. The front bit is for tourist knick-knacks and the back section is where you’ll find metalworkers, wood carvers, tanneries and cobblers.

    • Full day train ride, bound for Marrakech
    • Once in Marrakech, you'll want to head straight to Djemaa el Fna, the great square
    Breakfast

    Day 6-8 - Marrakech

    Nighttime in the Djemaa el Fna means fire eaters, snake charmers and storytellers galore. Scrub your sins away in a hammam, shop for tagines, get a Berber coffee and order a plate of piping hot snails.

    Day 6

    Walk around Marrakech's old medina

    • Free time to explore the souks and alleyways of the city, maybe check out the El Badi Palace, the Majorelle Garden or the Museum of Islamic Art
    • Head down to Djemaa el Fna, a hub of exciting local entertainment and cuisine

    Day 7

    • Spend free time at the shops or exploring the many maze like laneways and streets of the old medina
    • Perhaps head back to the Djemma el Fna for a final night out

    Day 8

    • The trip ends today after breakfast
    Breakfast
  • Map Itinerary

  • Trip Dates and Prices

    Start Date – End Date Trip Status Price
    14 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014 3 places left US $730 Book Now
    12 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014 Available US $680 Book Now
    02 Nov 2014 - 09 Nov 2014 Available US $595 Book Now
    28 Dec 2014 - 04 Jan 2015 Available US $595 Book Now
  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    10,000 Minutes of Morocco

    Laura - Australia, 5 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip. Time in Marrakech and fez was great!

    10,000 Minutes of Morocco

    Andrea - United Kingdom, 5 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The tour was good, but I found that the second half of the trip was a lot more enjoyable, I think due to a combination of the tour leader as well as the small group (there were only 4 of us in the end)

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Minibus, On foot, Taxi, Train
6 nights Hotel, 1 night Guesthouse
Casablanca
Marrakech

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