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Moroccan Horizons

11 days from £799 £559

Deserts and medinas, from Marrakesh to Essaouira

Slip on your babouches and make tracks for Morocco - land of spices, souks, surf, and the Sahara. This 11-day group tour takes you on an epic voyage through arid plains, soaring mountains, Berber villages, and windswept coasts. From haggling in the perfumed bazaars of Marrakesh’ medieval medina and riding camels through the dunes at sunset, to hiking through the High Atlas, dining under desert stars, and riding the Atlantic rollers at a boutique surf camp, North Africa’s top destination will give you the adventure of a lifetime.

Highlights include

Marrakesh medina
Todra Gorge
Desert dinner & drumming
Sunset camel ride
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
High Atlas hike
Toubkal National Park
Mountain gîte stay
Surf camp & lesson
Essaouira tour


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Accommodation & Meals


You’ll stay in a selection of accommodation that has been chosen for their authenticity and location on this trip. You’ll spend 7 nights in comfy hotels, 1 night in a mountain gîte, and 2 nights in a cool surf house right by the beach. 

Lots of our travellers are solo travellers, so when you book with us, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.

  • Marrakesh (3 nights): Small, centrally located hotel in the Gueliz area, with restaurant, and outdoor pool (twin-share rooms).
  • Todra Gorge (1 night): Rustic hotel just steps from Toubkal National Park, with terrace with views of the mountains, and restaurant (twin-share rooms).
  • Merzouga (1 night): Traditional Kasbah with a beautiful courtyard, outdoor pool, restaurant, and views over the Sahara Desert (twin-share rooms).
  • Aït Ben Haddou (1 night): Family run, Berber hostel at the foot of the dunes of Erg Chebbi, with terracotta-coloured walls, outdoor pool, shared lounge, terrace, and restaurant serving African cuisine (twin-share rooms with en suite and Wi-Fi).
  • Aroumd (1 night): Cosy, mountain gîte with incredible views (multi-share, dorm style rooms with shared bathrooms).
  • Tag Hazout (2 nights): Newly built surf and yoga camp, just a short walk from the beaches of Taghazout. Panoramic roof terrace with ocean views, airy, Moroccan inspired bedrooms, and traditional tiled bathrooms (twin-share rooms).
  • Essaouira (1 night): Traditional riad-style hotel overlooking the medina with a sunny terrace, living room, and restaurant (twin-share rooms).

The above information is only intended to be used as a guide, giving you a flavour of some of our accommodation providers, and the style of accommodation you may be staying in. Please note that all nights are subject to change.


10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like the rest of the time. Let us know in advance if you’ve got any dietary requirements. Moroccan cuisine is justly world famous, from tagine and couscous to brochette, and harira, foodies will be in heaven. 


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Dates & Prices


To get a flight quote use the buttons below or call our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037.

Cheapest flights between London and Marrakech for the next 6 months.

Cheapest: £75 January, 2024
Most expensive: £281 December, 2023

Extra information

This tour begins and ends in Marrakesh. Arrive into Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) at any time on day 1. No activities have been planned for your arrival day however there is a welcome meeting held at the starting accommodation usually between 5pm and 7pm. Airport transfers are not included so you will need to make your own way to our starting hotel. It’s a short taxi journey of around 20 minutes. 

The tour ends on day 11, on arrival back in Marrakesh (around 12pm). We would recommend that you don’t book any return flights before at least 4pm to allow for potential delays. 

This trip is the perfect blend of affordability, adventure and authenticity. Designed for intrepid travellers aged 18 - 39, it's a wallet-friendly experience where you'll mix with the locals, travel on local transport, and stay in rustic accommodation in the style of the region. As well as included activities, there are lots of optional add-ons, so you can tailor the trip to your budget and preferences while immersing yourself in each captivating locale.

The maximum group size is 18.

Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time, followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan, but generally our tours still operate effectively, and food is available to non-Muslims throughout the day.

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