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A group of travelers on a farm in Morocco.


Our small group trip to Morocco caters to travelers in their 20s and 30s looking for colorful markets in Marrakesh, adventures across the Sahara Desert, and medieval architecture in Fez.


Spend nine days discovering this enchanting country with a group of like-minded explorers. Every step of the trip is packed with adventure and fascinating experiences. You'll ride camels through the Sahara Desert, soak up the sights and sounds of a Moroccan bazaar, and immerse yourself in this vibrant culture.


Morocco is a massive, stunningly diverse country—and on this adventure, we try to fit it all in! As we head south from Tangier's old town on the Strait of Gibraltar through legendary Saharan Desert landscapes and towering mountain passes, you'll find a balance of exciting cultural experiences, immersive local activities, and time for independent exploration. Along the way, there will be some longer drives; however, we can assure you the incredible sights will make it all worth it! 

9 days/8 nights

starting at $2,599 USD

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Limited single room upgrades starting from $649 are available and can be added during booking, subject to availability.


Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.

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  • All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)

  • 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

  • Sandboarding

  • Farewell dinner

  • FTLO Trip Leader

*All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

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

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

Day by day
Image by Orlova Maria


*Itinerary is indicative and is subject to change

Day 1 - Tangier


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!

Old streets and buildings in Morocco.


Day 2 - Chefchaouen / Fez


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. 

Mosaic tilework on buildings in Morocco.


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!

The blue walls of Chefchaouen


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.

Spices at a market on the Morocco trip.


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.

A traveler rides a camel in the Moroccan desert.


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.


Day 7 - Marrakesh
get cookin'!


The morning is free to explore as you wish. Then at noon we'll make our way 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. 

Colorful handmade rugs for sale in Marrakesh.
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.

A market stall in Marrakesh.


Day 9 - Marrakesh


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!


  • While we can’t guarantee private rooms, you should book your trip earlier if you prefer one, as they usually fill up.

  • 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.

  • The Moroccan government is currently requiring proof of vaccination from visitors.

  • More information regarding visa requirements and Covid restrictions can be found here.

GOOd to know


  • 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




Fly into Tangier (TNG)

You'll need to be in Tangier by 2pm on Day 1. We do recommend flying in earlier to have some time to explore the city on your own! Feel free to book roudtrip tickets to an international hub and then book cheaper regional flights.

Fly out of Marrakech (RAK)

We recommend flying out of Marrakech or extending your trip and enjoying a few more days in Morocco.

Want to check out flights for your trip?

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*FTLO is not responsible for any fees or costs related to flights. We strongly suggest that all travelers wait until they receive the official FTLO Greenlight Email to book flights. This will be sent 3-4 months prior to the start date of your trip.


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