Morocco is the land of legendary hospitality, so mind your manners. Bring a scarf to cover your shoulders and take off your shoes if you enter someone's home (plan ahead and wear clean socks).
(Was Backroads of Morocco)
Meals included: 1 breakfast
Prepare for your first mouthful of mint tea. It's hot, syrupy and so sweet it makes Taylor Swift look like Rihanna.
Meals included: 2 breakfasts
Fes. Short name, long history. It's the best place to have a local guide because they'll skip straight to the juicy bits. This is as close to the original Morocco as you'll get (minus all the Sultans).
Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
The humble scarf really comes into its own here, protecting you from the sun and making sure your mouth and nose don't fill up with sand. Grab one from the markets before we head off on our sunset camel ride.
Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
It's like stepping into another time - mudbrick kasbahs, green palm groves, men in robes and... mobile phones? You can't fight progress.
Meals included: 3 breakfasts
UNESCO calls it "a World Heritage site of oral and intangible heritage of humanity". What they're trying to say is that Djemaa el Fna is a big, crazy melting pot of madness. Shop for leather bags, tangines, rugs, shoes (think Carrie Bradshaw) and jewellery.
• Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour, and local site guides at some sites.
• Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Casablanca's Mosque of Hassan II; Meknes' old medina; Fes-El-Bali's souk; Ifrane; Midelt; Gorges du Ziz; Ksar of Meski; Todra Gorge; ‘road of 1000 kasbahs’; Dades Gorge; mud-brick home at Skoura; Ait Benhaddou; Telouet; and Marrakech.
• Camel ride and overnight desert camping.
International flights, arrival & departure transfers, entrance fees, visas, airport taxes, additional meals, drinks, optional sightseeing tours, insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
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16 January 2013