North Morocco Adventure - Digital Detox

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Step away from the iPhone, put the camera down, and gently close the lid of your laptop: it’s time for a Digital Detox through Morocco. Rather than seeking out free wifi hotspots or agonising over the perfect filter for that sunset over Moulay Idriss, experience this incredible part of the world in high-def Real Life. Navigate your way through the souqs of Ma...

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Widely regarded as Morocco's holiest place, overnight visits to Moulay Idriss were prohibited to non-Muslims until 2005. Experience a homestay with a charming local family; if you’re lucky, you might even get an invite to a cooking demonstration by the ladies of the house
    • Enjoy the vivid blue houses of Chefchaouen with your eyes, not through the viewfinder of your camera
    • Relive a glorious medieval past in Fes city. While many tourists get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the medina, you'll have a local guide to show you the way
    • Literally translated, Morocco's grand capital of Rabat means ‘fortified palace’. The botanical gardens are a lovely place to relax, sip a mint tea and reconnect with the world around you
    • Need a break from your wanders around the narrow streets of Meknes? Replenish your energy with the ideal hump-day treat: a camel burger cooked right in front of you at a restaurant in the medina
    • Where else would you find drummers, dancers, fortune tellers, jugglers and old medicine men in one place? Marrakech is the perfect place to share a final group meal and stock up on treasures in the city's colourful souqs

What's this trip about?

    Step away from the iPhone, put the camera down, and gently close the lid of your laptop: it’s time for a Digital Detox through Morocco. Rather than seeking out free wifi hotspots or agonising over the perfect filter for that sunset over Moulay Idriss, experience this incredible part of the world in high-def Real Life. Navigate your way through the souqs of Marrakech (minus a map), sip mint tea in the old Fes medina and soak up the scenery of the blue-hued Chefchaouen.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • High Adventure
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Morocco

Attractions

  • Casablanca
  • Marrakech
  • Medina
  • Rabat

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Day 1 Casablanca

Salaam Aleikum! Say hello to Morocco, and goodbye to your phone, tablet, camera and laptop. Your Digital Detox begins with a welcome meeting at the hotel at 6 pm today, where we’ll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin info – please ensure you have al...

Day 2 Rabat/Moulay Idriss

It’s an early start today (you might like to book an old-fashioned wake-up call!) as we take a one-hour train ride to the historical town of Rabat. Rabat's history is long and colourful, having been host to Roman settlements, pirates and, more recently, the Moroccan p...

Day 3 Volubilis/Fes

Enjoy a tour of the archaeological site of Volubilis with a local guide; the World Heritage-listed site was one of the Roman Empire's most remote bases. The remains make an impressive sight as they come into view on the edge of a long, high plateau. Don’t forget to pa...

Day 4 Fes

Today take a guided walk around Fes, discovering the labyrinth of the medina, a living monument to an ancient past and still very much alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques. Look out for the Medersa Bou Inania, one of the city's most beautiful buildings...

Day 5 Chefchaouen

While you might be used to spending long-ish bus trips listening to podcasts or scrolling through Facebook, pass the four-hour journey to Chefchaouen (aka the Blue City) soaking up the scenery as it whizzes by. Chefchaouen, set against a wide valley and surrounded by ...

Day 6 Chefchaouen

Today is a free day to explore Chefchaouen. Perhaps take a guided tour of the medina, admire the architecture of the 15th-century Grand Mosque (closed to non-Muslims) and browse the shops in the square selling woven goods and sweet treats. Also within the plaza is t...

Day 7 Tangier

Rally the troops for a game of I-Spy on the three-hour bus trip to Tangier, a place of strategic importance to the Mediterranean and the gateway to Africa. Once a hotspot for artists, secret agents and millionaires, Tangier has recently undergone something of a renai...

Day 8 Marrakech

Arrive early into Marrakech, a true feast for the senses, where the day is yours to explore. Perhaps stroll the Medina and the city's seemingly endless mosaic of souqs, each of which is devoted to a separate trade: pottery, woodwork, copper, leather, carpets and spice...

Day 9 Marrakech

Your Digital Detox comes to an end. There are no activities planned for the final day – other than exchanging email addresses, friending your fellow travelling pals on Facebook and sharing Instagram names – and you are free to check out of your accommodation at any time.

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Last Updated: 12/3/2021

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Accommodation

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Transportation & flights

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Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Finish point Hotel Le Caspien 12, rue Loubnane Marrakech MOROCCO Phone: +212 524422282
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