Morocco

May 5-16, 2024

Trip Overview

Embark on a 12-day odyssey through Morocco, a land of captivating contrasts where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern aspirations. This journey invites you to traverse the vibrant tapestry of this North African gem, from the cosmopolitan charms of Casablanca to the tranquil Sahara Desert, from the blue-painted alleys of Chefchaouen to the bustling souks of Marrakech.

Highlights

Adventure

Cultural

Discovery

Historical

Luxury

Road Trip

Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN CASABLANCA

Our team will meet and welcome you on arrival in Casablanca. Transfer to the hotel, check in, and relax. We will meet in the evening for our welcome dinner, where we will enjoy a scrumptious meal, and drinks and mingle with potential new friends. Overnight in Casablanca.

Day 2

CASABLANCA TO TANGIER

We will start the day with an early breakfast, and head out to explore Hassan 2 Mosque. Later we will depart Casablanca and head to Tangier. This beautiful Moroccan port on the Strait of Gibraltar has been a strategic gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times. We will drive along the coastline, to reach the charming town of Asilah. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the medina with its white-washed buildings, enjoy the coastal view, and have lunch in a local restaurant. We later continue our drive, to arrive and check in at our hotel in the early evening. You will have some free time to have an optional walk along the Corniche taking in the coastal views. Overnight in Tangier.

Day 3

EXPLORE TANGIER TO CHEFCHAOUEN

After breakfast, we set out to explore Tangier. We will explore the coast road stopping at Hercules cave and Cap Spartel. Later, we will head to Chefchaouen, a 2-3 hour drive. We will arrive in Chefchaouen, known for its blue-painted buildings, check in and freshen up. We will spend the afternoon and evening exploring Chefchaouen.  Wander through the narrow, blue-painted streets of the medina, taking in the unique atmosphere.  We will visit the central square, Plaza Uta el-Hammam, surrounded by cafes and shops. Optionally, hike up to the Spanish Mosque for panoramic views of the town.

Day 4

CHEFCHAOUEN TO FES

After breakfast, we depart Chefchaouen for Fes. Enjoy the drive-through time and terrain as we bid farewell to Chefchaouen, the road winds through the Rif Mountains, unveiling breathtaking panoramas at every turn. The journey to Fes is an exploration, revealing Morocco’s diverse landscapes. Arrival in Fes, the embodiment of Moroccan heritage, we’ll step into a world that has preserved its medieval essence. This city is an anthology of history, culture, and spirituality. We will check into our accommodation and take a moment to absorb the atmosphere that resonates through its narrow alleys. Overnight in Fes.

Day 5

EXPLORE FES

We will spend most of the day exploring the attractions of Fes, the old imperial city of Morocco. Embark through the Royal Palace to the Jewish Quarter. Enjoy a tour of the traditional artisanal Tanneries and shop for original leather goods. Highlights of the day include Fes el-Bali, Al-Qarawiyyin University and Mosque, Dar Batha, Bou Inania Madrasa, leather Tanneries, Royal Palace, Merenid Tombs, Jewish Quarter (Mellah), Fes el-Jdid, Souks, and Markets.

Day 6

FES – MERZOUGA: SAHARA DESERT

After breakfast at the riad in Fes, leave for Merzouga with photo stops and a lunch stop. We will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau. Arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon. We will be welcomed with a glass of Moroccan tea before we start our camel ride to spend a magical night in the desert camp with Berber music and cuisine.

Day 7

SAHARA DESERT EXPLORATION

Today, we rise early for a desert sunrise in the dunes. After a leisurely breakfast in the desert, we will start an offroad adventure around Merzouga and have the opportunity to see the nomad’s way of life in the black village of Khamlia.  After we visit the nomads, we will continue our adventure through the black desert towards the Mifis mines. A place where the locals dig and find different types of minerals in the area. We will have lunch in Khamlia town at a local restaurant. We will return to the hotel in the afternoon and rest.

Day 8

MERZOUGA TO OUARZAZATE

After your breakfast, we will start our journey towards Rissani. It is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco. We will later continue towards Alnif for a break.

We will get to Todra Gorge, a series of limestone river canyons, in the eastern part of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. We will have lunch and then we head to Ouarzazate. We arrive at our hotel overlooking the Ouarzazate.

Day 9

OUARZAZATE TO MARRAKECH

After breakfast, we head to Marrakech city. We will drive through the road of the thousand kasbahs and our main visit for today is AIT BEN HADDOU kasbah. A historic ighrem along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. It is considered a great example of Moroccan earthen clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

After the visit and lunch in this town, we will drive through the majestic high Atlas Mountains and Tizi N Tichka Pass. You’ll have a great opportunity to visit an argan cooperative of Berber women to see how this rich product is locally made. Then, we’ll get to Marrakech in the evening and check into our riad.

Day 10

MARRAKECH (GUIDED TOUR)

On this day, you will have an optional private guided tour of Marrakech Medina with an official guide from Marrakech. For coffee lovers, you may take a coffee break at the Bacha Coffee House – at the Dar el Bacha palace – a supreme authority for coffee enjoyment. Highlights of the day include a visit to Majorelle Gardens, the YSL museum, Bahia Palace, Madrassa Ben Youssef, and a visit to Marrakech souk.

Day 11

FREE DAY IN MARRAKECH

Enjoy Marrakech at leisure, optional activities include visiting the hammam, Moroccan cooking class, shopping etc. In the evening we will meet for our farewell dinner.

Day 12

DEPARTURE

After an amazing 12 days, our trip has come to an end. We’ll transfer you to the airport at any time according to your flight schedule to Marrakech Menara Airport. We hope to see you on another Soul Sync adventure soon.

See our frequently asked questions here.
 
If joining this group trip is not feasible for you, we are delighted to plan a similar experience tailored to your individual or group needs. Please fill out our private group trip request here.

TRIP TOTAL $2500

Secure your spot with a $350  deposit, The rest is payable in flexible installments to be completed at least 40 days to the trip. Please fill out the booking form below and we will revert to you with payment details and plan a comfortable payment schedule that works for you.

Inclusions

  • 11 nights of Accommodation in boutique Moroccan properties riads and hotels on double occupancy (email us for a single room fee)
  • Airport transfers
  • All ground trips and transfers within the itinerary
  • Daily breakfast and 4 dinners including the welcome dinner
  • Private tours in a private luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip Airport Transfers
  • Guided tour of Tangier
  • Fez walking tour
  • Blue city walking tour
  • Marrakech walking tour
  • Ait Ben Haddou walking tour
  • Camel ride
  • Sandboarding in the dunes
  • Majorelle Gardens
  • YSL museum
  • Bahia Palace, Madrassa Ben Youssef
  • Multilingual driver/guide
  • Professional photographer on the trip
  • Networking opportunity with other like-minded travelers
  • Travel information pack to help you prepare

…And so much more!

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Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Meals unless mentioned.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Services in the hotels not listed in the itinerary

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are two options to pay for the trip. You can make a full payment immediately upon booking or pay a $350 deposit and the rest in instalments that you are comfortable in running up to 40 days to the trip departure. Deposit is non-refundable if cancellations are made after 40 days to the departure date. Payments can be done via direct bank or mobile transfers – transfer details will be sent upon booking.

We aim to keep the trips small and intimate so we can all get to create long-lasting friendships. 8 to 15 people max depending on the destination.

Yes men are welcome to join unless it is stated as an all girls trip.

Local flights and transportation in the itinerary during the trip are included in the tour package. But since we have guests joining us from all over the world, we are not able to include international flights in the budget to the discovery destination. We can however advise you on the best and affordable flight options.

The itinerary advertised is made in advance in collaboration with travel experts who are  locals and with experience from our founders previous trips. We will do our best to stick to the schedule, however some aspects may change due to various aspects out of our control like weather changes or flight cancellations etc. We will act accordingly and find alternative plans during such eventualities.

Rooms will be assigned on double occupancy. All rooms have two single beds with an en suite bathroom. If you wish to have a room on your own, a fee is applicable. Please let us know when making the booking.

Our trips are all about creating a community of long lasting friendships. 6 weeks before the trip, we will create a whatsApp, Telegram or Facebook group where we can mingle and get to know each other and even find a roommate! Rooms will be shared on double occupancy with your travel partner/friend. If travelling alone, you will be paired  randomly with another traveler. If you would wish to have your own room, let us know for a single room fee.

A negative Covid-19 test or proof of full Covid-19 is mandatory for all trips. All COVID-19 protocols in the various destination countries must also be observed. 

Yes, unless stated otherwise. We are however available to plan similar experiences and discoveries for friends, families or groups if not able to join us on the dates stated.

Due to the preparations involved, prepayments made with the service providers and this being a small group tour, there will be no refund of the deposit. If you cancel your trip, you are welcome to transfer the trip to another person who is interested or to email us to discuss the possibility of joining another trip. We can offer a refund, only if we can find a replacement for your slot. You are eligible for a FULL REFUND of anything above the deposit , if you cancel more than 40 days before the trip. If you are entitled to a refund, Please allow us 7 to 10 working days to process your request. You are also entitled to a FULL REFUND of and any payment made if your deposit payment was made to a waiting list and you never got a slot on the trip.

Yes. Once you secure your slot with a deposit, the payment towards your trip can be paid out in flexible instalments that are comfortable for you. We provide flexible payment plans for all travellers, please let us know what works best for you.

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