Alternate Text

Adventurous Morocco

One thousand and one impressions

Book from € 999.-
GROUP SIZE: 4-21 | 22 DAYS

Excursions Intro

Below is a list of locally offered excursions. The prices are based on the participation of at least 4 participants. Entrance fees are exclusive (unless explicitly stated).

€ 15.-

Fes - City tour

Fes is the oldest city in Morocco. After breakfast you'll be picked up by bus at the hotel. You see the Royal Palace (from the outside) and walk through the Jewish quarter (the Mellah), where you get to visit the old synagogue and Jewish cemetery. The bus will then take you to the Borj Sud, for a panoramic view of Fes. You'll visit the potteries, where the 'zellije (mosaic) and the blue pottery Fes is famous for, are ​​made.
The bus drops you off at one of the entrances to Fes el Bali, the oldest medina in Morocco. On foot and accompanied by the guide you will find your way through the maze of picturesque streets, the medina is a real labyrinth! Along the route there will be regular stops in interesting places, like the coloured (and scented) tanneries, Karouine the mosque, the holy shrine of Moulay Idriss II, a Koranic school, silk weaving and the souks. You may have lunch in the medina (not included). After the tour the bus will take you back to the hotel.

Included: English speaking guide, transfers
Not included: drinks, lunch, entrance fees, tips

€ 14.-

Fes - Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss

With a private bus departure from your hotel in Fes will be at 830 am. In one hour drive to Meknes, the smallest royal city. The old walled medina is characteristic of Morocco's northern cities, full of ocher-washed houses with green tiles are. You can see the immense granaries of Heri es-Souani and visit the beautiful Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail. You walk to the main port of Morocco, Bab Mansour, on the Place el Hedim. On this square you have some time again. It is usually very busy. A good place to sit enjoying a cup of mint tea watching the locals. Adjacent to the square you will find the souk with its' colourful olives, fruit, herbs and meat markets, and shops with leather babouches (slippers), carpets, tiles and Berber Silver.
Then ride to Moulay Idriss, one of the most sacred places of the country, nicknamed the poor man's Mecca. Seven visits to the shrine here equals a visit to Mecca. You are not allowed to enter inside the shrine, like most in Morocco but you will be satisfied at a glance from the outside. You can walk from here to a nice viewpoint overlooking the town.
After Moulay Idriss you'll drive to nearby Volubilis, the most important Roman excavations in Morocco. In ancient times it was an important city, from where olive oil, grain and wild animals were exported to Rome. All buildings of the city are still recognizable in their function, but most impressive are the many mosaics that you find here and there between the foundations. You can view the ruins on your own, or optionally choose a local guide who leads you through the grounds.
After the tour the bus will take you back to the hotel where you arrive at around 18:30 hours.

Included: transfers
Not included: local guides, drinks, lunch, entrance fees, tips

€ 12.-

Marrakech - City tour (half day, with guide)

Marrakech is also known as the "Red City" because of the terracotta-like colours of the mighty walls and gates. For centuries the city has acted as a trade and exchange center for the surrounding Berber tribes. Even today, this character is preserved in the old town.
During this walking tour that takes half a day you visit some interesting places. The Saadian Tombs are among the finest examples of opulent Islamic architecture in Morocco. The tombs date from the late 16th to the 18th century. You also visit the Bahia Palace, a beautiful building with pavilions at the ground floor. This is because the former Grand Vizier Bou Ahmed was very large and could not walk the stairs. The palace was built around 1900. You will also see the Koutoubia Minaret (only outside) and the famous Djemaa el Fna. The square buzzes and moves all around you. Storytellers, fortune-tellers, acrobats, musicians, dancers and snake charmers all have their own spots. Behind the square begin the extensive souks, traditional Moroccan markets where everything is for sale, from slippers to spices, to carpets and amulets. You'll visit part of the huge souk. Since a large part of Marrakech is car-free, this excursion is on foot. You see more this way.

Included: English speaking guide. Not included: drinks, transfers, entrance fees, tips.

€ 37.-

Marrakech - Imlil Tour, High Atlas mountains

At 09:00 hours you will be picked up at your hotel. You travel by bus to Imlil, a town in the High Atlas Mountains, at an altitude of approximately 1700 meters. The Berber village is surrounded by mountains of about 4000 meters, with peaks that for a large part of the year are covered with snow. On a clear day you can see the top of the highest mountain in North Africa, Toubkal (4260 meters) from Imlil.
In this area is a beautiful walk, which is also in the program. Bring comfortable, well worn walking shoes. You will be accompanied by a mountain guide and will enjoy lunch in a Berber house. The hike takes you over rocky trails, through villages that are tough to see because they are built from the same rock, and dried riverbeds. You will be pampered by beautiful scenery, ravines and valleys of lush green fields. Higher up perhaps you see the girls who collect plants for their goats. At the end of the afternoon you drive back to Marrakech.
Note: This tour operates with a minimum of 5 participants.

Included: mountain guide, transfers, lunch
Not included: drinks, tips

€ 47.-

Marrakech: Cooking class

Do you enjoy cooking and love Moroccan cuisine? Not far from the square at Djemaa el Fna a Dutch cooking enthusiast has started a cooking school in a beautiful riad. You meet her or her assistant at 11:00 am on the square and go along the souk in search of the necessary ingredients. You learn the quality of various products. Make sure to look, feel, smell taste! This is very fun to do, because as you shop and stroll through the streets, you experience the Moroccan city life all the better.
After shopping, it's time to roll up your sleeves to start work. Under supervision, you will learn at least three Moroccan dishes, think of a tagine (a stew of vegetables, fish or meat dish), or a Moroccan couscous salad. During cooking, there are appetizers, which of course you make! To quench your thirst while cooking you have mint tea and wine. Obviously, you can eat your cooking results afterwards with the other participants. At around 15:30 hours, the course ends.
Note: The cooking class will run with a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 12 participants. The course is only given on Mondays and Thursdays.

Included: assistance with cooking, cooking, home cooked meal and appetizers, unlimited mineral water and mint tea, 2 glasses of house wine, list of recipes
Not included: other drinks, tip

€ 32.-

Merzouga - Camel trip in the Erg Chebbi desert

At the 'auberge' where you are staying, you climb on the back of a dromedary (single-humped camel) and enter the gold sand desert. For about an hour and a half you'll ride along the beautiful sand formations. Beautiful sand patterns formed by the wind provide the backdrop for the photogenic camel caravan (with camels elongated shadows). You then arrive at the camp where you spend the night. Those who want to can climb a high sand dune for the panoramic view at sunset. As the sun disappears below the horizon you can enjoy dinner. You can spend the night in one of the nomadic tents (bedding will be provided), or outside in the sand on a mattress with a view of the moon and countless stars. Awake early and enjoy the sunrise over the sand dunes. After breakfast you can mount your dromedary again for the return journey. An ultimate desert experience!
Note: There is no minimum number of participants for this excursion.

Included: guide and camel drivers, bivouac in the dunes, dinner, breakfast
Not included: drinks, tips

Shoestring and third parties use cookies (and other techniques) to analyze the website, make it more user-friendly, offer social media and show relevant offers on and off the website. By using the site, you agree to this.