Bucket-list Morocco: From Chefchaouen to Marrakech
Glamp in the Sahara with a sunset camel ride, uncover the blue beauty of Chefchaouen and embrace the flavours of Marrakech on a backstreet food safari
Bucket-list Morocco: From Chefchaouen to Marrakech
Take a camel trek through the Sahara desert
Stay at a luxury Bedouin camp in the Sahara dunes
Wander through the vibrant streets of Chefchaouen
Trek to remote villages hidden in the Todra Gorge
About this trip
Think of this North African adventure as the best of Morocco in 13 days – with a few Flash Pack surprises thrown in.
Absorb breathtaking views of the Sahara at sunrise as you explore by camelback, and gaze in wonder at the starlit beauty of the desert sky from the comfort of your glamping tent. Experience the authentic taste of fresh mint tea from rooftop terraces overlooking the Atlas Mountains, and embrace the distinct personalities of Casablanca, Fes, Chefchaouen and Marrakech.
Your adventure to Morocco starts here.
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Local transport
- Most meals included
- Max 14 travellers per group
- Private airport transfers
Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.
Day 01 Salaam alaikum, Casablanca
Welcome to Casablanca. Morocco’s largest city and one that’s home to both medieval mosques and towering skyscrapers; this is a place where past meets present on the shores of the Atlantic. You’ll be greeted by your private transfer at the airport and transported to your central hotel to check-in and officially meet your fellow solo travellers. Now the fun begins. Once you’re refreshed, meet your guide and group and raise a glass to your upcoming adventures. *This picture is from day seven of the adventure
Day 02 En route to the Blue City
In the morning, you’ll all head north along Morocco’s rugged coastline, before turning inland to the picturesque city of Chefchaouen. Built by Andalusian refugees fleeing the Reconquista, there are echoes of southern Spain in this hilltop citadel. Upon arrival, get your first taste of one of Morocco’s most photogenic locations, wandering through the city’s blue-walled streets and soaking up the atmosphere in its quirky shops and alfresco cafes. We’ve no doubt you’ll be making mental notes to return as soon as you arrive.
Day 03 Chefchaouen delights
Today is yours to get accustomed to Chefchaoen’s relaxed city life. Explore the winding streets with their colourful archways or indulge yourself at a relaxing hammam. If some of you are feeling adventurous after breakfast, catch a local taxi towards the beautiful Akchour waterfalls and hike the scenic hills in the area (our recommendation). When the evening draws in, pick one of the many fabulous restaurants and enjoy alfresco dining at its best.
Day 04 From Chefchaouen to Fes
Today you’ll leave Chefchouen and head south until you reach the former Roman capital of Volubilis. With haunting ruins and faded mosaics built into the Moroccan landscape, admire the legacy of the Romans in one of their lesser-known outposts. Then continue on to Fes, where you’ll be met by the sights and sounds of a vibrant walled-city. Check into your hotel, where you can relax in the beautiful hammam spa and look forward to a group dinner, where you’ll each sample pastille, a traditional local dish.
Day 05 Explore historical Fes
Today you’ll learn about Fes’s historic past on a history-packed walking tour of the city. Once a thriving hub of philosophers, mathematicians and astronomers, Fes boasts a cultural heritage evident in its glittering mosques and medersas. Afterwards, explore the city’s souks and turn your hand to haggling in the markets, or watch the talented craftsmen at work. As a long day of exploring the city comes to an end, head back to your hotel and make use of the hammam spa one last time.
Day 06 A road through the High Atlas
It’s time to leave city-life behind as you head south towards the Sahara desert. You’ll stop off for the night in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains at the charming town of Midelt. Here, learn about the lives of remote Berber communities and stroll through the town whilst admiring the picturesque backdrop. The rest of the evening is yours to spend as you wish in this unique setting.
Day 07 Into the Sahara Desert
Continue driving into the Sahara as the scenic Atlas Mountains flatten out into sand dunes over the five-hour drive. Once you reach the desert village of Merzouga, choose your camel and saddle up for a sunset ride under a blanket of stars. Once you’re out in the peaceful desert, pause to enjoy the vast scenes whilst sipping on a few cold drinks with your group. The best bit? A private chef will be ready and waiting to cook you up a feast whilst music plays, reverberating amongst the sand dunes.
Day 08 Journey into the Todra Gorge
After a desert breakfast, head north to Todra Gorge, an atmospheric mountain canyon 300-metres deep. On the way, you’ll take in the mud-hut villages, rarely seen by tourists, that perch proudly on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. In preparation for tomorrow’s hike, your Pack Leader will take you on an orientation walk around this rugged terrain. You can then spend the evening relaxing by the pool or exploring this beautifully remote area.
Day 09 Remote mountain trekking
Today’s the day – it’s time to take on an incredible 10km hike through Todra Gorge. The landscape here is one of striking beauty with its dusty red canyons and mountain streams. Along the way, tuck into lunch with a local Berber family, before continuing on through the rugged mountain range. After a day of hiking in this remote Moroccan landscape, take the opportunity to unwind by the pool, watching as the sun descends on an incredible day.
Day 10 A citadel of kasbahs
Today your adventure will take you along the famed ‘Road of 1000 Kasbahs’. If you’re a Hollywood aficionado, you may recognise your next stop. Aït Benhaddou is the famed mud-brick hilltop city featured in many famous movies and TV shows such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Stroll through the pretty streets and enjoy the panoramic backdrop, before travelling to your hotel for another memorable sunset over the hills.
Day 11 Foodie tour of Marrakech
Today’s drive will be your final minibus excursion. Outside your window, watch as the Moroccan countryside morphs into the energetic city of Marrakech. If you’re a foodie, get ready for a treat as you embark on a tour of the city’s most delicious street food and hidden restaurant hot-spots (deep fried pastries and barbecued sardines? Yes please). As the evening draws in, it’s your choice whether you head to the hammam for a spa evening, or hit the town with your group and sample Marrakech’s nightlife. We recommend heading to Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s main square, a place that comes alive with snakecharmers and storytellers as night falls.
Day 12 Adventures in Marrakech’s Medina
Today is all about immersing yourself in Marrakech’s rich history and culture. Start in the old Medina, where you can turn your hand to the ancient art of haggling. Slowly make your way to Le Jardin Secret, an elegant 19th-century Islamic garden complex, before heading to the Photography Museum for a slice of modern Moroccan culture. In the afternoon, weave your way around the souks, chill by the pool, or head to one of the many bustling markets before ending your day with a drink or two with new friends.
Day 13 Goodbye, Morocco
After a final Moroccan breakfast, it’s over to you to make your own way to your next destination. If you’re heading straight to the airport, ask around to see if anyone is also heading that way and wants to share a taxi. If you’re planning on exploring Marrakech further, take a peek at our wellness retreat in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
Our favourite hotels
Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip
Sahara Luxury Camp
Magical desert safari camp in the Sahara
This high-end camp brings together the raw beauty of the Sahara with home comforts such as plush beds, hot water bottles, modern showers and plenty of furniture to lounge around on.
Why we stay here
Desert hikes, quad biking, yoga and camel rides are all on offer but you’ll be equally happy under canvas, sampling the chefs’ authentic Moroccan dishes, and then venturing out at nightfall for a spot of stargazing.
2Ciels Hotel, Marrakech
Boutique hotel in the heart of the city
Sink into comfort, Marrakech-style, in this modern, chic guest house. Fully equipped with a spa and hammam, this hotel puts wellness at the heart of its experience.
Why we stay here
Blending modern interiors with traditional craftwork, this hotel is all about contemporary urban elegance. With Marrakech at your doorstep and an al fresco pool to cool-off in, you’re well placed for a brilliant city experience.
Hotel Sahrai, Fes
Beautiful spa hotel in Fes
Traditional Moroccan design has been given a modern makeover here, with muted colours, large walk-in showers, high-end toiletries and Moroccan pottery.
Why we stay here
The highly regarded Givenchy Spa is a wonder, with its hot tub, twinkling green tiling, wall-mounted water jets and five treatment rooms. Don’t leave without experiencing a massage.
What Flashpackers say
"A fantastic trip to Morocco with a great group. This was my third Flash Pack trip and they always go well with a great group of people. "
"Amazing guide, great accommodations. A small group made it easier to get to know others traveling with you. Definitely enjoyed the off-the-beaten-path experience that Flash Pack created."
"Great tour guide and local guides. Excellent itinerary with enough time for unscheduled activities. Good hotels. Wonderful fellow travelers."
"Just an epic experience with everything planned so we could just focus on the adventure. I've also made new friends on the adventure."
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Fly into Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) and fly out of Marrakech Menara International Airport (RAK).
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