The

Morocco

trip

2021 dateS

 

Oct 9 - 17, 2021

2 Gal spots left + Guy spots SOLD OUT

oct 23 - 31, 2021

Gal spots limited + 2 Guy spots left

nov 20 - 28, 2021

SOLD OUT

9 days/8 nights

from $2,399

P.S. All payments can be broken up into a $500* deposit + 3 additional installments.

2022 dates

Use code eb2022MOR for $100 off 2022 trip dates!

april 16 - 24, 2022

 

may 7 - 15, 2022

3 Gal spots + 3 Guy spots left

may 14 - 22, 2022

 

sept 10 - 18, 2022

Limited Gal spots + 3 Guy spots left

Sept 24 - Oct 2, 2022

 

oct 8 - 16, 2022

oct 15 - 23, 2022

Oct 22 - 30, 2022

9 days/8 nights

from $2,399

P.S. All payments can be broken up into a $500* deposit + 3 additional installments.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Spend nine days discovering the enchanting land of Morocco with a group of like-minded explorers. Every step of this trip is packed with adventure and life-changing experiences. You'll ride camels through the Sahara desert, experience the sights and sounds of a Moroccan bazaar and immerse yourself in this fascinating culture. 

Morocco is a large, beautiful, and diverse country – and we try to fit it all in. Therefore, this trip involves moving around a bit more than some of our other destinations. While there are a few long drives involved, we have designed this trip so each stop has the perfect balance of incredible activities and free time to customize your experience.

FOR THE LOVE OF

​THE SAHARA

 

SANDBOARDING DUNES

 

BEAUTIFUL DESIGN

 

RIDING CAMELS AT SUNRISE

 

STORYTELLING

 

WANDERING MAZES

 

HERITAGE

DELICIOUS FOOD

STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

MOROCCO

Included

  • ​All accommodations (boutique hotels or riads, shared twin/double room with person of the same gender) / single room for night in the desert is not guaranteed 

  • In-country transportation

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners (cooking class listed below included)

  • Welcome dinner 

  • Day trip to Chefchaouen (The Blue City)

  • Walking tour in Fez

  • Tannery visit in Fez

  • Cooking class in Marrakesh

  • Guided tour of Marrakesh

  • Guided tour of Tangier 

  • Atlas mountain scenic drive

  • Camel or 4x4 ride to Saharan desert camp

  • Visit to UNESCO world heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou

  • Traditional Bedouin dinner

  • Sand boarding

  • Farewell dinner

  • Trip Manager throughout

not included

  • Flights (fly into Tangier, out of Marrakesh)

  • Transfer to/from airport for international flights

  • Mandatory trip insurance

  • Meals not mentioned (budget around $200)

  • Alcohol

  • Misc. expenses (tips, taxis, souvenirs, etc.)

  • Optional activities

 
 
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DAY BY DAY

 
 
Day 1 - Tangier
WELCOME TO MOROCCO

 

Arrive to Tangier by 2pm and check-in to our first riad (traditional Moroccan house) of the trip.

After you get settled in, you'll have some down time. We recommend checking out the iconic Grand Cafe de Paris or Cafe Baba (popular with the Rolling Stones back in the day!) for mint tea and people-watching, before getting to know the city through the eyes of a local guide.

That evening, meet up with your new travel crew for a welcome feast at one of Tangier's best kept secrets!

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immerse

*Itinerary is indicative for 2021 and is subject to change

 
 
Day 2 - Chefchaouen / Fez
ALL BluE

 

This morning, we'll head to Chefchaouen, a mountain village famous for its striking blue walls. We'll enjoy lunch and a short guided walk from a local before free time to explore the town and take some phenomenal photos.

That evening, we'll make our way to Fez, dubbed by many as Morocco's best city. 

ADMIRE

 
 
Day 3 - Fez
how bazaar

 

This morning, we'll have a private guided tour of a traditional Moroccan tannery where we'll learn about the process of dyeing leather in large dry earth pits.

After the tannery, we'll have lunch at one of our favorite spots where they serve the best tagine in Fez. 

The afternoon is free to explore the city. Be sure to check out the medina, one of the oldest in Morocco!

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Day 4 - Merzouga
Camel Caravan

Today we'll head to Merzouga and ride camels or 4x4 vehicles to our camp where we'll get the experience of a lifetime — witnessing a Sahara Desert sunset over a traditional Bedouin dinner

under the stars.   

Climb the dunes, sandboard down and then spend the night star gazing, sipping tea (wine) and story-swapping with new friends.

Pure magic.

LEARN

 
 
Day 5 - Ouarzazate
saharan sunrise

 

After an early breakfast, we’ll take in the sunrise over the Sahara desert and enjoy a short hike through the lofty sand dunes.

 

We’ll say our goodbyes to the Sahara on a camel caravan back to town.

 

From there, we'll hit the road again, We'll have a few stops along the way to take in the natural beauty of the expansive palm groves and the Todgha Gorge limestone river canyons. We'll even visit a local collective to see how artisan families create the beautiful iconic rugs you see all over Morocco.

Tonight, we'll stay in an authentic Moroccan palace near Ouarzazate.

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ride

 
 
Day 6 - Ait Benhaddou / Marrakesh
mountain pass

 

We'll get up bright and early, and start our drive through the Tizi n'Tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains (taking some incredible photos along the way.) 

 

We'll pause along the way to visit Ait Benhaddou, an ancient fortified village full of red-earth dwellings that served as the backdrop for Gladiator and Game of Thrones. 

Arrive in Marrakesh in the early afternoon for some much-needed down time at our stunning riad.

ZEN OUT

 
 
Day 7 - Marrakesh
get cookin'!

 

The morning is free to explore as you wish. Then at noon we'll make our way to La Maison Arabe for a 2-course cooking workshop, demonstration and traditional tea ceremony!

 

After we finish learning about Moroccan cuisine, we'll walk it off with a historical tour of Marrakesh. Learn about the city's history and culture through the eyes of a local. After the tour, the rest of the day is yours to check out Marrakesh's beautiful gardens, markets and mosques. 

APPRECIATE
Day 8 - Marrakesh
take it in

 

After enjoying some breakfast at the hotel, the day is yours to customize to your wishes as it's our final full day in Marrakesh!

 

We suggest taking in the historical street photography at the Maison de la Photographie gallery, stopping at their rooftop cafe for a pot of green tea. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, get a hammam at a Turkish bath house. 

We'll meet back up in the evening for our farewell dinner at a trendy Moroccan restaurant.

Optional Day Trip: 

Watch an amazing sunrise on a hot air balloon ride or go wine tasting and have lunch in the Moroccan countryside + goats in trees! ($100+)

WANDER

 
 
Day 9 - Marrakesh
BESSEHA

 

Today is departure day! We'll enjoy one final breakfast at the hotel and then leave with new friends, life-changing memories and some truly epic photos.

 

Check-out is at noon but the hotel will be happy to store your bags should you take a later flight (which we recommend!)

"...grand markets of beautiful colors and smells

of spices that waft deeply into the clear sky."
-ROSE HAVEN

 

FAST FACTS

Just for fun

Morocco group travel tour for 20 somethings, young adults and singles

The national drink is "Berber Whiskey" — green tea brewed with mint leaves and sugar.

Morocco group travel tour for 20 somethings

The second largest film set is in Morocco and is has been the backdrop for a number of popular films.

Morocco group travel

Spanning 3.6 million square miles, the Sahara Desert is as big as China!

TRIP NOTES

  • Morocco is a Muslim country and specific cultural customs will need to be observed such as modest dress and not drinking alcohol in public. 

  • This trip has one night of "glamping" without access to running water, wifi, or refrigeration. 

  • This trip includes quite a few long drives on windy roads to get to the desert. They can be long, but they're totally worth it. 

  • Morocco is absolutely beautiful but is a developing nation and will push most people out of their comfort zone. We think this is a good thing but you should be prepared for a very different experience than going to Europe, for example.

Covid-19 vaccination required for this trip.

GOOd to know

MOROCCO

  • The national language is Arabic (but you may also hear Berber, French and Spanish)

  • The national currency is Moroccan dirham

  • Bottled water is your best bet for staying hydrated

  • In restaurants and hotels, you may tip 10% in dirham if there is no service charge

  • The closest departing airport is Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)

  • Morocco outlets are types C and E

  • Morocco operates on a 220V voltage and 50Hz

  • Shops and museums will be closed on Friday afternoons for a holy day

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Alumni Reviews

We know how much you'll love the Morocco trip...
but don't take our word for it! Check out some of our alumni reviews. 

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"Just got back from Moroccan out, and still lovin this fantastic organization just as much as I did with my maiden voyage to Scandinavia many moons ago. While we were the first official crew to experience this new trip, boy howdy am I glad we had Seth at the helm. His evergreen enthusiasm is infectious, and his singalongs are top notch. So grateful for yet another stellar travel tribe, a fine group that will foster lifelong friendships. Now....where to next?"

-petra, US

"My wife and I got the opportunity to travel to Morocco with FTLO and it was such a cool trip. Our tour guide Seth was in touch with us before we had even got on our flight leaving the states. Each activity was well planned and he regularly checked in on everyone to make sure we were having a good time and modified things if we weren't. We got to ride on Camels in the Sahara desert and spend the night out in tents among the stars which was definitely a highlight for me. We also visited the blue city along the way and that was equally gorgeous!"

-matt, US

"What an incredible experience, from camel rides in the Sahara to walking tours of the blue city Chefchaouen. The trip was made all the better by the wonderful company I had. I loved meeting and befriending every one of my groupmates and together we had an utter blast. I'll never forget it. I'll save my last word for Seth, who besides being a terrific guy and group leader, was also a damn good roommate (we were the only guys in an otherwise all-girl group, lol). I'd love to do another FTLO trip in the future."

-selwyn, CA
 

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