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Small Group Tour of Morocco

Explore the Sahara and beyond


8 Days

Group size

3-12 travellers

Gems of Morocco

3 Reviews

Trip highlights

The red city of Marrakesh

Stargazing in the Sahara

Fez' culinary delights

The Desert Fort of Ait-Ben-Haddou

The "Indico Travels" experience

Travel with others in their 30s and 40s

Cooking class with locals

Camel riding in the Sahara

Have tea with a Berber family

Morocco is the quintessential oriental country - centuries old medinas, bustling souks, imposing sand dunes, hospitable locals and exotic cuisine! This trip will take you to all the highlights the kingdom has to offer. Haggle with the vendors in Fez' maze of souks, see the most breathtaking night sky of your life, as you sit by the campfire in the Sahara desert, and watch snake charmers at Marrakesh's famous Jemaa El Fna Square! This country is guaranteed to leave you with everlasting memories of breathtaking landscapes and friendly locals who will teach you to cook like a Moroccan. This trip was specially designed for people in their 30s and 40s. So if you want to travel with like-minded people and sip mint tea with local Berber families, all while gaining a deep understanding of this diverse and beautiful country, this will be the perfect experience for you!

Morocco Sahara Camel
Camel ride sahara
Ait Ben Haddou close up



Chefchaouen flowers

3 Days

Bookable: Chefchaouen the blue marble

Chefchaouen is probably the most "instagrammable" place in all of Morocco! Its charming blue alleys against the backdrop of majestic mountains make for a one-of-a-kind scenery. Come on this two-night pre-tour to experience the gorgeous and laid-back mountain town to have a colourful start into your Moroccan adventure!


USD 520

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Carpets market Morocco
Fez Canal

Welcome dinner

Medina of Fez

Meals included: Dinner

Transportation: Private Taxi (0:30h), By Foot (1:00h)

Upon arrival at the airport, your driver picks you up to bring you to your Riad, a traditional inn, where you can freshen up before you meet your group.

Join your fellow travellers and guide for an evening walk through the Medina of Fez, which is considered as one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab-Muslim world.

End the day sharing some typical Moroccan dishes all together during your welcome dinner. Your Moroccan adventure has begun!

Tannery Fez
Mosque Fez
Marrakesh spices

Visit of tanneries

Food tour of Fez

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Transportation: By Foot (4:00h)

After a long breakfast you start your day with a deep dive into the myriad of aromas and scents that Fez’ many food markets have to offer. Your guide will take you through the maze of the ancient medina’s countless narrow alleys. During your half-day tour, sample a myriad of different delicacies that are typical to Moroccan cuisine.

Once you’ve enjoyed some food, it’s time to dive into the rich history and culture of the artistic capital of Morocco: see artisan’s shops, visit the famous leather tanneries, copper smiths and dyers who still practice their profession the same way their ancestors did in medieval times.

In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the city further on your own. Maybe you want to visit the souks and get some souvenirs for your loved ones back home? Maybe you want to relax in one of the many cafés and just watch the day go by, as locals go about their business and the sun slowly starts to paint the city walls in its warm, soft evening glow.

Sahara Stars Person
Morocco Sahara Camel
Camel ride sahara

Stay at a desert camp

Stargazing in the Sahara

See wild Berber monkeys

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (7:00h)

Today, you embark on your journey to the world's largest desert: the Sahara!

Out of the window, you'll spot the tents of nomadic shepherds and their herds of goats and sheep. You get to snap amazing pictures at the magnificent gorges of Ziz Valley, see towering palm trees as your drive past oasis and start to feel a real desert vibe, when you spot the little mud villages along the road. Our destination is Merzouga - a little desert village next to the breathtaking „sea of sand“, Erg Chebbi.

Here we change to a special mode of transportation: let's take a sunset camel ride through the majestic sand dunes of the Sahara! When you finally arrive at your desert camp, you are greeted by a meal by the campfire, accompanied by live music from the local Berber tribes. As you look up, you see a starry night sky like you’ve never seen before.

todra gorge sied view
Morocco Sahara
Todra gorge far view

4x4 Jeep Ride

Have morning tea with Berbers

Todra Gorge

Meals included: Breakfast

Transportation: Private Bus (5:00h), Offroad vehicle (1:00h)

Wake up early to catch the magnificent sunrise from the top of the dunes. After this magical moment and taking breakfast, we get on the jeeps and head to the village of Khamlyia, where we'll find out more about life in rural Morocco. We're invited to drink traditional mint tea while we listen to the local youth playing Gnawa African music.

We continue towards the majestic High Atlas Mountains. As the mountains get taller and the valleys deeper, we reach the famous Todra gorge - a deep cut in the rocky, yellow mountains, with vertical walls over 400 meters high. We stop in several different spots, so that you get to discover the Todra gorge from different perspectives, including a short walk in an almost 16km long oasis.

Next, you head to the small desert town of Ouarzazate. It might not look like it - but this is the Hollywood of Morocco! Series like Game of Thrones and movies like „The Mummy“ were shot here. After today’s long drive, you’re happy to fall asleep right away, otherwise you might turn into a mummy yourself!

Ait Ben Haddou
Ait Ben Haddou close up
Morocco Person

UNESCO site Ait Ben Haddou

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Transportation: Private Bus (4:00h)

After breakfast at the hotel, we take you to the residence Kasbah Taourirt. You will be amazed by its decor! And as today it's all about movies, you will visit the film studio Atlas Sudios. Over 200 movies have been filmed here and it is the world's largest film studio by area.

Now it’s time to leave Ouarzazate and continue to one of the architectural highlights of the trip. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou might look familiar to you. The magnificent Kasbah, a mud-built fortress dating back to the 11th century, was an important stop along the trans-saharan caravan route to Marrakesh. Because of its unique appearance, it featured in many movie and TV productions, such as „Gladiator“, „Game of Thrones“ and many, many more. We enjoy lunch on a terrace facing the ancient Kasbah.

Later, we arrive in the „Red City“, Marrakesh! Your hotel is located in a lively and trendy part of town that offers many bars and restaurants that you can explore with your fellow travellers.

Marrakesh daylight market lamps
Snake Charmer
Jemaa el Fna

Hidden sides of Marrakesh

Snake charmers and street food

Meals included: Breakfast

Transportation: By Foot (3:00h)

Today you will finally explore Morocco’s most famous city - Marrakesh! In the red medina you are greeted by a sensory overload of sounds, aromas and colours. During your half-day tour, your guide will show you the hidden sides of Morocco’s former capital: Among other things you are going to visit the Bahia palace, the Saadien tombs and a local Moroccan bakery.

Your guide will end the tour on the city’s main square, the famous Jemaa El Fna Square: You see snake charmers hypnotizing cobras with their flutes, vendors selling local products and of course many, many market stalls and open-air restaurants. Maybe you want to be adventurous and try the local delicacy: snails!

You’re free to explore on your own for the rest of the day. What about checking the most famous garden of Marrakesh, the Instagram favourite Jardin Majorelle? Or maybe you want to treat yourself to a relaxing spa experience at a traditional Hammam (Turkish bath), complete with massage and a steamy sauna? (optional)

man with lamps Marrakesh
Marrakesh lamps

Cooking with local women

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, you will learn how to impress your friends back home with some authentic Moroccan cooking skills! You visit the Amal Association, an organization dedicated to empower disadvantaged women by training them in all aspects of the restaurant industry, so they can become financially independent. You get to meet the trainees and chefs, learn about their lives and have a fun and insightful cooking class with them. After this, you’ll be an expert on Moroccan spices and the ins and outs of how to make authentic tagine!

The afternoon is free for you to further explore the city, maybe make some last purchases to bring back home (do you own a Moroccan tea set yet?). In the evening, meet up with your fellow travellers for a sweet dessert at Jemaa El Fna Square and talk about all the unforgettable memories you created over the last 8 days.

Gate Marrakesh
carpets outside Marrakesh
Baskets Marrakesh person

Meals included: Breakfast

Today is your last day in Morocco. After breakfast, you say goodbye to your new-found friends. With many unforgettable memories and newly acquired cooking skills, you embark on your journey home. We hope to see you again next time!

Or maybe you want to extend your stay for a few days? Maybe you feel like unwinding at the beach after a trip so packed with new experiences? Why not book our extension and spend some relaxed days at the beach in Essaouira? The town is famous for its trendy vibe and is one of Morocco’s best surfing spots!


3 Days



Bookable: Beach extension in Essaouira

Do you want to extend your stay in Morocco? Why not stay a few days longer and unwind at the beach in the charming town of Essaouira? The former Portuguese fort offers a relaxed and artsy atmosphere. You can just relax after your Morocco roundtrip. There are many activities you could book in Essaouira if you'd like to be more active, like surfing classes, a visit to an argan oil farm, horse riding along the beach.. just ask us if you're interested! Please note this is a self-guided extension.


USD 420

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The trip includes accommodation in a shared twin room. Treat yourself to a private single room for USD 350!

What's included

All listed activities & entrance fees (except those highlighted as optional)

Daily breakfast, as well as meals marked as "included" in the daily itinerary

Tour guide throughout (English speaking)

Accommodation in a shared twin room

Single room available for an additional fee, depending on availability

Transfer from Fez airport to the hotel on day 1

Compensation of CO2 emissions of the trip (incl. for your international flights)

What's not included

International flights (please only book after we've confirmed the departure!)

Travel insurance

Tips & gratuities


Sahara Stars Person

Linnéa T

Gems of Morocco

The trip was a once in a lifetime experience. We got to see many amazing views and try lots of local food. The highlight was to stay in the desert. We got to enjoy Berber music, multiple falling stars and a good dinner. I felt safe and taken care of by the tour guide and driver.

Morocco Person

Veronique O

Gems of Morocco

Morocco has a lot to offer, in Fez you feel like transported to a completely different world which is super interesting. The highlight on this trip for me personally was the overnight stay in the desert camp. Everything about it was breathtaking, from camel ride to camp with super cute camels (who also liked to be petted, at least mine 😊) over seeing the Milky Way with naked eye at night to waking up with breathtaking sunrise over the Sahara, I loved everything about it. (I recommend to do a quad tour)?


As a tour operator, we are not allowed to give specific vaccination recommendations for liability reasons. We strongly recommend that you consult your local doctor or, even better, a qualified doctor specialized in tropical diseases in good time before your trip. Here are some relevant links for residents of several countries: UK:, USA: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Germany: Auswärtiges Amt.

Please note that for our Colombia tour, a yellow fever vaccination is not mandatory.

As soon as we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants for your trip has been reached and the trip is therefore guaranteed to take place, you can book your flights. The trip will be confirmed or cancelled at least 45 days before departure. We will be happy to give you tips on booking flights! By the way: it is in our interest to fill the trips as soon as possible, so we do our best to confirm them as soon as possible.

A trip is guaranteed to take place when the minimum number of participants has been reached. If you have already booked before the minimum number of participants has been reached, we will let you know, so you can book your flights. We will confirm or cancel the trip no later than 45 days before the scheduled departure date. If a trip has to be cancelled unexpectedly, you will of course receive a 100% refund of your deposit or any other payments made.

We are an English speaking company based in Berlin. Our tours are led in English and co-travellers are international English speakers.

You may cancel your place on our tours at any time. If you have booked our Flexi fare, you can cancel for free up to 65 days before your departure. You may also choose to rebook to a different date or tour, which costs 50 Euro, if no other irredeemable costs have been incurred by us.

a) General cancellation fees (as a percentage of the booking price):

For bookings in the CLASSIC fare:

  • up to 65 days before departure 20%
  • from the 64th to the 30th day before departure 25%
  • from the 29th to the 15th day before departure 45%
  • from the 14th to the 7th day before departure 60%
  • from the 6th day before departure 80%
  • on the day of departure and in case of no-show 90%

For bookings in the FLEXI fare

  • up to 65 days before departure 0%
  • from the 64th to the 30th day before departure 20%
  • after 29 days before departure, cancellation fees are identical to those in the CLASSIC fare

Indico Travels reserves the right to claim a higher, specifically calculated compensation instead of the above cancellation flat rates if Ventura can prove that significantly higher expenses were incurred than the applicable cancellation flat rate.

For more information on our cancellation policy, you can have a look at our Terms & Conditions.

It's generally advised to dress modestly in Morocco. Especially women should always cover their shoulders and never expose their knees. You don't need to cover your head, though. Light, loosely fitting clothes are not only appropriate, but also the most comfy choice in Morocco's dry heat.

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