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Top Trip Memories

  • Tasting freshly roasted lamb on the appropriately named Lamb Alley in the Jemaa El Fna – the large marketplace in Marrakech
  • Awaking at 4:30 AM to ride your camel across the dunes at Erg Chebbi just in time to see the sun rise on the Sahara
  • Browsing the flatbreads, jams, olives, and cheeses provided at our Riad – a Moroccan home with an interior garden, many of which are rented to tourists like small bed and breakfasts
  • Meeting a Moroccan local in Chefchaouen who explained the health benefits of the local vegetable soup to us in Spanish (since we did not speak Arabic and he did not speak English), before buying our dinner as a gesture of warmth and welcome
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Tour Tips

  • You can literally see all four seasons during one week in Morocco. From the seas of the coastal town of Essaouira to the desert at Erg Chebbi, you might experience snow flurries, warm breezes, and even be surprised by a rainstorm. This environmental and geographic diversity makes Morocco a beautiful place to visit at any time of year.
  • Although your tour will likely provide guides who speak your native tongue, if you wander out on your own, keep in mind that the population mainly speaks Arabic and French (with some Spanish in the north).
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Morocco Travel Reviews & Ratings

4.5 out of 5

99%

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827 Reviews

  • Excellent 495
  • Great 267
  • Average 47
  • Disappointing 6
  • Terrible 3

Rating Details

  • Value
    4.5
  • Guide
    4.5
  • Activities
    4.5
  • Lodging
    4.5
  • Transportation
    4.5
  • Meals
    4.5

Tour Reviews

2 peaks in 2 days!

Mt Toubkal Winter Climb

5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
It was a tough slog but soooooo worth it! The scenery was exquisite and it's the perfect trip to learn new skills using crampons, ice axes and avalanche transceivers.
We were lucky with the weather so had the opportunity to summit Ras Ouanoukrim the day after Toubkal. It was tough going up to the pass (the mind and body were still reeling from the previous day!) but then the technical scramble that followed was both exciting and challenging. The view of Mount Toubkal and Marrakech was incredible.

Hassan was knowledgeable and good fun. He set a good pace and knew just what to say to motivate me on my way up to the Ouanoukrim pass. The assistant guide Mohammed was patient and always had a smile on his face.

You need a good level of fitness and be able to keep a reasonable pace. 2 guides are required to get the group across the ridge for both the Toubkal and Ouanoumrim climbs so it's essential the group keeps together (within reason). Having said that I don't think I'm particularly fast and I made it!

The dormitory experience in the refuge is just that.....an experience! Expect large bunk bed frames with multiple single mattresses laid side by side - it was a laugh but bring earplugs!

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Mt Toubkal winter climb

Mt Toubkal Winter Climb

5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
Overall had a fantastic time.
Both summit successes

Hassam was an excellent group leader. He had a tough decision to make regarding 2 clients, bur he made the correct one, due their fitness levels and experience. Any other decision could have put the whole group in danger.

Well worth doing this trip.

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Mt Toubkal Long Weekend - Winter

5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
A superb mix of challenging walk and city sightseeing. Abdoul was a superb guide, looking after all our needs. It is a challenging walk with a long second day and no flat bits to catch your breathe on the way up. But a bit of fitness and determination and you will make it!
Reaching the summit after getting up at 3.40am and walking from 5am to reach the top at 9.30am with snow at our feet and a perfect blue sky and sun.

Abdoul was a great team leader, interacting with the group and checking we were all happy. But he also gave us space for time as group.

If doing in winter think about getting a thermal protector for your water bladder. Everyone's froze as we walked up to the summit.

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Jebel Toubkal Ascend

Mt Toubkal Long Weekend - Winter

5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
The trip was flawlessly organised and perfectly accomplished the only purpose - get to the top of the mountain.
It is always the moment of getting to the top after all the inconvenience of getting up at 3am and going through the cold, dark morning.

The group leader was perfectly suited for this trip.

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Atlas Descent

Atlas Descent

5.0
February 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
A fantastic way of getting to know Morocco from a saddle. The holiday was far better than anticipated and has reignited my sense of adventure.
Retracing routes that in some cases have been used for years. Feeling the support of everyone both guides, drivers and fellow holiday goers. Feeling part of a great team. Feeling included regardless of ability or age.

Radu was wonderful and I loved the fact that he was sooooooo patient and answered most of my very curious questions with enthusiasm.
John was such a support both on and off the bike.
Both guides filled the holiday with fun and laughs.

Make sure you have a solid pair of cycling shorts that can withstand all sorts of cycling both on and off road. Some people used buffs to cover their faces especially on the off road downhill sections as it could get quite dusty. Be prepared to get a couple of bruises preferably on the bike.

I loved the holiday and the atmosphere was great. I thought that we would all be spread out and never see each other because we all had different abilities. As it happened, everyone was supportive of everyone else which made the holiday for me.

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Morocco Trips & Tour Advice

Morocco is where Europe and Africa meet – both literally and figuratively. The influence of Spanish and French culture can be heard in the discussions on the streets with French a common second language to Arabic and Spanish heard often in cities like Chefchaouen. Add the beauty of the Mediterranean, the Sahara Desert, and the sprawling Atlas Mountains that divide the country’s north from the south and you get one of the most beautiful environmental contrasts anywhere in the world.

Start your trip in Marrakech, where deals on Moroccan carpets, samples of olives, and spices can be found in the Jemaa El Fna, the famed square and market where capitalism knows no bounds. From there, ride into the desert and see Ait Ben Haddou – a desert fortress that’s been in many great movies such as “Gladiator.” Make sure to arrange a camel tour into the desert where you’ll spend the night under the stars, and then awake early to see the sun rising on the Sahara. Continue north to Fes where the Medina (the old town) is even more impressive than that in Marrakech. If time permits, find yourself in Chefchaouen, a small town known for blue painted homes visible for miles.

Marrakech: Negotiation is king

When you arrive in Marrakech, the first rule is “everything is negotiable.” From the taxis to the markets, haggling is simply a way of life in this town. As you arrive on the breathtaking Jemaa El Fna, take in the beauty of the square and the local architecture before you start wandering down the long corridors of the Medina – the market where deals on everything are waiting to be had. Do not miss Lamb Alley – a place with some of the most flavorful and moist meat, served with fresh bread and a bowl of salt.

The Desert: A Gateway to a Land of Beauty Think back to the scene in Gladiator when Russell Crowe’s character Maximus is fighting other gladiators in the ring. That scene was shot at Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site that thankfully has been preserved well enough for you to explore. As you proceed onwards to Dades Gorge, prepare to gasp at the vibrant colors of the rock as you wind through narrow canyons. You should end your tour at Erg Chebbi, where a young man on foot will guide you and your camel to a desert camp. Spend the night eating a typical Moroccan meal consisting of chicken tagine, steamed vegetables, and classic Moroccan tea. And when you awake early, worry not. Your groggy, coffee-less self will manage to get going because soon you’ll be seeing the golden-orange hues of sun as they illuminate the Sahara. A sight not to be missed on any Moroccan tour.

Overall Thoughts

Morocco evokes so many senses at once that sensory overload will set in within your first day. From the smell of spices and street food in the medina to the brown colors of the clay in the walls of local buildings, prepare for a sumptuous experience for the soul. Despite language barriers, the country welcomes tourists with a warm heart, a rich history, and a cup of tea. Make sure you soak it all up – especially the tea. It’s fantastic.

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