Premium Morocco Explorer with Essaouira

07/18/2021 through 12/16/2023
07/18/2021 through 12/19/2023
Intrepid Travel

Premium Morocco Explorer with Essaouira

Whether you’re stargazing in the Sahara, breaking bread with the locals or exploring fabled ruins, Morocco is filled to the brim with soul-stirring moments. Set off on a 15-day Premium journey through buzzing cities, tranquil oases, vast deserts and laidback beaches. Explore Meknes’s animated medina, the lively Djemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech and the laidback seaside town of Essaouira. Learn the secrets of bread making in Ourika, eat pastilla in the home of a Fes family and spend an unforgettable evening in a Sahara desert camp. With so many different worlds under one North African sky, a local leader brings the best of the country to light.


  • Casablanca – Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Casablanca – Hassan II Mosque
  • Rabat – Hassan Tower
  • Rabat – Kasbah Les Oudayas
  • Rabat – Mausoleum Mohammed V
  • Meknes – Medina walking tour
  • Meknes – Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
  • Volubilis – Entrance and guided tour
  • Volubilis – Picnic Lunch
  • Fes – Home-cooked Pastilla Dinner
  • Fes – Medina walking tour
  • Fes – Al-Attarine Madrasa
  • Fes – Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Sahara Desert – Camel ride
  • Sahara Desert – Amazigh dinner with Gnaoua music
  • Khemliya – Village walking tour
  • Khemliya – Medfouna cooking demonstration
  • Sahara Desert – Camel ride
  • Todra Gorge – Hike
  • Todra Gorge – Home-cooked Lunch
  • Skoura – Palm grove walk
  • Skoura – Kasbah Amridil
  • Ait Benhaddou – Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou – Lunch at Tawesna
  • Ourika – Valley walk
  • Ourika – Home-cooked Picnic Lunch
  • Ourika – Bread making workshop
  • Marrakech – Palais Bahia
  • Marrakech – Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech – Fresh orange juice tasting
  • Essaouira – Seafood Market Lunch
  • Essaouira – Leader-led orientation walk


  • Dive into the Moroccan way of life as you travel with a local leader and guides, visit a typical home in Fes, meet the women of the Tawesna social enterprise in Ait Benhaddou and enjoy a bread making workshop with local women in Ourika.
  • Soak in sweeping views from the rooftop of your feature stay hotel in the heart of the Fes medina, offering incredible hospitality and beautiful, traditional touches in every corner.
  • Marvel at Morocco’s iconic sights during visits to the ruins of Volubilis, the remarkable Sahara Desert, the timeless Ait Benhaddou, the tranquil oasis of Skoura and the bustling cities of Fes and Marrakech.
  • See a different side of Morocco when you explore mellow markets, relax on golden beaches and enjoy a freshly caught seafood lunch in the laidback seaside city of Essaouira.
  • Discover Morocco’s culinary wonders, including a traditional feast at a restaurant in Casablanca, picnic at the ruins of Volubilis, fresh seafood lunch in Essaouira and medfouna demonstration in Khemliya.


Day 1 Casablanca
Day 2 Meknes
Day 3 Fes
Day 4 Fes
Day 5 Erfoud
Day 6 Sahara Desert
Day 7 Skoura
Day 8 Skoura
Day 9 Ourika
Day 10 Ourika
Day 11 Marrakech
Day 12 Essaouira
Day 13 Essaouira
Day 14 Marrakech
Day 15 Marrakech

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