• Topdeck Traveler standing alone atop a sand dune in the Sahara Desert during sunset.

Delve Deep: Morocco

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Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Thought Morocco was all #wanderlust pics of bazaars, riding camels and a whole lot of couscous? Well yeah, there’s that... but in 11 incredible days with us you’ll see the side of Morocco your Instagram feed can’t do justice. Delve deeper into a unique culture, throw yourself into new experiences and discover a world unlike any other with a small group of absolute legends. Yalla!

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Casablanca (Morocco)


    Touch down along Morocco’s Atlantic Coast. Ready to experience the new and exotic? This is the place to start. Feel the first blast of Moroccan sunshine as you spot your Topdeck Rep outside the arrival terminal (hint: they’re holding a placard with our logo on it), then brace yourself for Casablanca’s mix of sparkling waters, palm-fringed avenues, street art and colonial buildings. Yep you’re finally here. Dump your stuff at the hotel, meet your fellow explorers and get pumped for our first group dinner. Name a better way to start the trip.

    • Included Today
      • Airport transfers
    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Casablanca – Chefchaouen

  3. Chefchaouen

  4. Chefchaouen – Moulay Idriss and Volubilis – Fes

  5. Fes

  6. Fes – Ifrane and Midelt – Erfoud

  7. Erfoud – Merzouga Desert Camp

  8. Merzouga – Todra Gorge and Ouarzazate – Aït Benhaddou

  9. Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech

  10. Marrakech

  11. Marrakech


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Orientation walk of Chefchaouen with Trip Leader
  • - Orientation walk of Moulay Idriss with Trip Leader
  • - Traditional lunch with a local family in Moulay Idriss
  • - Walking tour of Volubilis archaeological site with local guide
  • - Walking tour of Fes with local guide
  • - Sunset camel ride in the Sahara Desert
  • - Traditional campfire dinner at Merzouga Desert Camp
  • - Overnight stay at a desert camp in the Sahara Desert
  • - Visit Todra Gorge
  • - Visit Ouarzazate
  • - Travel through the Atlas Mountains
  • - Visit UNESCO World Heritage listed Aït Benhaddou Kesbah
  • - Walking tour of Marrakech with local guide


- 8 nights in in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 1 night in a kasbah, 1 night in a desert camp


- Air-conditioned minibus

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Group dinner at local restaurant: prices available locally

- City tour of Chefchaouen: from 300 MAD

- Group lunch at Amal Association restaurant: prices available locally

- Hammam and massage in a local spa: from 750 MAD

- Tagine cooking class: from 640 MAD

- Food tour: from 605 MAD

- Palmery cycling tour: from 730 MAD

Other information

Important note on Ramadan

As many Middle Eastern countries are of Islamic faith, it is important to note many restaurants and shops will either be closed or operating on reduced hours during Ramadan. As a result, some optional and included activities on your trip may be affected. Ramadan, which dates vary depending on your year of travel, is an incredibly important and sacred month for Muslims. When equipped with some basic knowledge, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in this special tradition and experience all its highlights.

Airport transfers

Head out of Casablanca Airport to find your Topdeck Rep. They’re the one with the Topdeck sign outside your arrival terminal!

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

Average rating based on 46 reviews
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  • Anonymous November 2023

    Good value for money - some of the accomodation was lacking in facilities which made the stays slightly uncomfortable. No one was expecting 5 star accomodation, but a couple of nights the accomodation would be generous to get a two star. On the days where the lunches are non-negotiable, it would be easier to have them included in the cost of the tour.

  • Blake Hu November 2023

    The food, the Medina's, the dessert, the scenery, the culture, the people and `Mo our guide. All of it and so much more was amazing. Could not recommend highly enough going to Morocco with Topdeck!

  • Stephanie Jo September 2023

    Morocco is amazing!!!!
    The tour/trip was so-so. I believe the review is impacted by the tour guide, so you may have a better experience with a different guide.

    The below is based on my trip, and I ended my trip just before the earthquake in September 2023.

    Items to be aware of when booking the trip.
    - it’s a lot of driving! I would say almost half the trip is driving! This is a country I would want to return to, but I think I would do it by either flying between, or knowing I have a full day of travel between and staying longer in the places
    - you don’t see anything in Casablanca, so if that’s a key spot, I’d recommend going earlier (I went a day earlier and that was plenty)
    - our tour guide requested tip money - even though this is against Topdeck policy, and I brought this to their attention, but still was required to pay 500dih for tip - approx $50euro (it apparently went to the hotel staff, random activities not included within the guide, dinner staff (even after we paid a tip with our meal) - however I didn’t see any money exchange, so cannot confirm if it was spent on that)
    - tipping - it’s expected, but at restaurants, but like a coin here or there (10dir, 1 euro), but only if it’s great service. Some bathrooms do want coins, but it’s not heavily enforced (it’s more for the toilet paper)
    - accommodation - it’s a real mix - every basic (some with cockroaches) to really nice - just set your expectations to be a bit low
    - Fes - if there is specific things you want, ensure you tell the guide, as you do the Medina as a group (other Medinas you can do on your own)
    - Fes dinner - I don’t recommend going to the group dinner - food is very average and very overpriced. There is a “show” but I sat in a spot where you couldn’t see much, and I would have preferred more a authentic dinner (everyone was a tourist at this dinner) (meal was 250dir - approx 25 euros - plus money for water/drinks, when my meal the night before was less than 10 euros and included soft drinks, and tip)
    - souvenirs - I’d you see something you like, just buy it! Others on the group wanted coasters, and were told to wait to Fes, I bought mine in chefchaouen, but once we got to Fes, the coaster place was the mosaic place where prices are $$$ and the others wanted to pay less an 10euro for a set, and we’re quite annoyed. I recommend any time you see something, just get it - the chances of finding the stall again are slim, and you never know if you’ll find it again.
    - stamps - if you want to send a postcard, you can only buy stamps at the post office, and it shuts early (around 4pm), but Marrakech airport has a post office

    Overall, I loved the country, but the tour was below my expectations, which I think was mainly because of the tour guide (unorganized, rude, giving incorrect information (example coasters))

    This is certainly a country where you could do it by yourself - just would take a little more time for planning, but you could stay in some amazing riads, and everything is on your time, and you see and do what you want!

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