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Moroccan Desert Adventure: River Canyons & Camels

Price: R 9,599.00

7 days, Marrakech round-trip.

Now's the time to explore Marrakech on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Is there life on Mars? You might think you've found it on this lively one-week journey through Morocco, Marrakech, and its other-worldly surroundings. Join other young travellers in cruising through the stunning Sahara, rock climbing in Todra (sorry, no free soloing), and basking in the beauty of the Atlas Mountains. Explore the kasbahs and desert as you lose the herd on a trip you’ll never forget.

Booking Details For This Small Group Adventure Tour

Selected departures: Prices per person sharing from:
  • 18 April - 29 August 2020
R 9,599.00 pps (was R 9,599.00)
  • 21 - 28 March 2020
  • 01 November - 12 December 2020
R 10,239.00 pps (was R 10,239.00)
  • 04 - 13 April 2020
  • 05 September - 31 October 2020
R 10,159.00 pps (was R 10,519.00)
  • Trip Type: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Trip Code: DCKK

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech

Arrive at any time.

Get ready to channel all of the buzz and excitement of arriving in a new place by heading out on the town with your CEO and crew. Take the fun to new heights as you grab drinks and kick back at a rooftop bar. Don’t get too distracted by the incredible views of Marrakech, though, that you forget to get to know your new travel companions and prepare for the thrilling journey ahead.

Exclusive Inclusions:  
Your Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group.
Your First Night Out Moment - Connect With New Friends.

Day 2: Marrakech/Todra Gorge

Depart Marrakech and gaze out the window as the city gives way to rocky hills and terracotta villages. Disembark upon arrival in Tinghir and get in touch with Morocco's Mediterranean flora during a walk through palm groves. Then, fly to Mars. Just kidding. Head into Todra Gorge (might as well be Mars, though, with how other-worldly your surroundings will feel here). Fall asleep beneath sheer cliff walls to the sound of a gurgling river and the wind catching in the palm trees.

Meals included:  Breakfast.

Day 3: Todra Gorge/Merzouga

Journey into the vast, golden reaches of the desert. Mint tea and a warm welcome await you at your dune-side hotel. Saddle up and travel by camel to the perfect perch atop the dunes to view the sunset paint the sky hues of red, blue, and yellow. After, under a canopy of stars, enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment by the campfire. Let your imagination run wild as you listen to traditional music on the drums alongside stories about the region. We dare you to top this campfire experience.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner.

Day 4: Merzouga/Aït Ben Haddou

We know you've officially fallen in love with desert life, but it's time to kiss your camel goodbye. Rise early for the sunrise, then travel along the Route of 1000 Kasbahs to Ait Ben Haddou, one of the most iconic and beautiful kasbahs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 5: Aït Ben Haddou/Aroumd (Aremd)

Ready to gain some elevation? Head into the magnificent High Atlas Mountains and cross the Tizi n'Tichka pass (at 2260 m) before heading into Toubkal National Park. Take to the winding roads like a pro and gaze out the windows as small villages wiz by. Upon arrival at the small village of Imlil, strap on your hiking shoes and embark on a 1 hour hike from Imlil to the quaint mountain village of Aroumd (Aremd). Bask in the jaw-dropping elements — the sweet mountain air and the proximity to the jagged mountain peaks. Cozy up in your mountain gîte after a homeade dinner of local produce in the salon.

Exclusive Inclusions:
Your Local Living Moment - Mountain Gîte Stay with Traditional Moroccan Meal.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner.

Day 6: Aroumd (Aremd)/Marrakech

Begin the day by hiking back to Imlil and beginning your journey to the "Red City," Marrakech. Unlock the many secrets this ancient city has to offer in its mazelike alleys, ornate palaces, and lush gardens. When the heat of the day gets to you, relax at one of the many tea houses situated on the buzzing square (best people watching guaranteed). Opt to visit the stunning Musée de Marrakech, explore the ruins of El Badi Palace, or wander through Jardins Majorelle — a sprawling botanical garden developed over the span of forty years. End the day like a local with an optional group dinner in the famous food stalls of Djemaa el Fna.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 7: Marrakech

It's not goodbye, it's see you later. After all, after a trip like this, who wouldn't be itching to return?

Meals included: Breakfast.

Validity Selected departures between March - December 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Operator G Adventures
Tour Identifier/s DCKK | 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Inclusions • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group.
• Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends.
• Your Local Living Moment options: Mountain Gîte Stay with Traditional Moroccan Meal, Aroumd (Aremd); Tinghir orientation walk; Local village walk along the Todra Valley; Sunset camel ride in the desert; Traditional dinner and drums under the stars; Aït Ben Haddou kasbah tour; Hike in the Atlas Mountains.
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
• Accommodations: Simple hotels (5 nts), mountain gîte (1nt, multi-share)
• Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
• Transportation: Private air-conditioned van, public bus, camel.
• Staff & experts: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Pre-& post accommodation.
• Travel Insurance.
• Drinks and items of personal nature.
• Allow USD150-195 for meals not included.
T's & C's • Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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