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Sahara Desert Tent in the Sahara Desert
Desert dream

Saddle up for a sunset camel ride across the Sahara, then glamp beneath the stars in luxury tents

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akchour waterfall Akchour Waterfall
Chasing waterfalls

Spend an afternoon wild swimming in the turquoise pools and falls of Akchour

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Marrakesh market Spices
Marrakech feast

Discover the city’s best-kept foodie secrets, with a backstreet adventure in souks and spice markets

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Todra Gorge Todra Gorge
Canyon hiking

Trek through the striking Todra Gorge, stopping for lunch in the home of a local Berber family

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Ait Benhaddou Ait Benhaddou
Hollywood hit

Take the Road of 1000 Kasbahs to Ait Benhaddou, the set for countless Hollywood films

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Chefchaouen Souks of Fes
City wonders

Explore the dazzling Blue City of Chefchaouen and haggle in the ancient souks of Fes

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What's included

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, including lunch with a Berber family and an alfresco desert feast

  • 12 nights’ accommodation in twin room hotels, including a luxury riad

  • All activities, from sunset camel rides to secret food tours, included. Local Flash Pack guide and driver

  • Max 14 Flashpackers

  • Private airport transfers anytime on Day 1, country travel in private minibus

About the trip

Think of this North Africa adventure as the best hits album of Morocco, full of all the classics you could wish for, with a few bonus features thrown in.

We’ll ride across the Sahara on camels, stopping for sundowners over the blazing dunes before sleeping beneath the stars at our luxury glamp site. We’ll hike the Atlas Mountains, pausing for lunch with local Berber families and drinking fresh mint tea on rooftop terraces. In the cultural explosion of Morocco’s vibrant cities, we’ll take a secret foodie tour around Marrakech, dine like a local in Fes and channel Game of Thrones in ancient Ait Benhaddou.

Along the way, we’ll wild swim in the waterfalls of Akchour and discover the incredible Blue City of Chefchaouen, all whilst staying in charming hotels with inviting pools and amazing hammam spas.

Strap in for an epic road trip of mind-blowing scenery, on the ultimate Morocco escape.

Where you will stay

Merzouga Luxury desert Merzouga Luxury desert camp

Merzouga Luxury Desert 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 about 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.

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L'Ermitage L'Ermitage morocco

L’Ermitage d’Akchour

Delightful eco-friendly cabins in Talassemtane National Park

You will be instantly charmed by this hidden-away lodge, with its modern take on Moroccan interiors, outside seating areas and lovely snug, low-lit restaurant.

Why we stay here

This is a wild swimming hotspot, with waterfalls aplenty and a swim route that will have you bobbing right past the hotel.

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Sahrai hotel morocco Sahrai hotel morocco

Hotel Sahrai, Fes

Luxurious spa hotel in Fes

What a hotel! Traditional Moroccan design has been given a modern, luxury makeover here, with muted colours, large walk-in showers, luxurious toiletries and Moroccan pottery. You won’t want to leave your room but you should.

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 check out without experiencing a massage.

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The Flash Pack Promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

Itinerary

Day 1

Salaam Aleikum to Morocco!

Touch down in the whitewashed city of Casablanca and grab your shades, ready to be dazzled by a ream of exotic delights. The largest city in Morocco is a dynamic blend of old and new, with art deco facades, towering skyscrapers and the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Take a private transfer to your hotel and acclimatise to your new surroundings. Come evening, it’s time to let the Flashpacking fun begin. Meet your guide and fellow Flashpackers at 6pm and then we’ll head out for dinner. Get to know your fellow Flashpackers as you tuck into a Moroccan feast.

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Day 2

Exploring Akchour

Saddle up for the first full day of your Moroccan adventure. Today we’re hitting the road out of Casablanca and travelling seven hours north to Chefchaouen, going off the beaten path to stay in the waterfall town of Akchour. After checking into your boutique eco-lodge, there is an optional activity of wild swimming in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, tapping your mermaid within in the most picturesque backdrop imaginable. After your drive from Casablanca, you have the option to dive beneath waterfalls and paddle free in turquoise lagoons. Kick back and relax with water cascading down above you, feeling your cares fade away in the bright Moroccan sunshine. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please here in Akchour, so soak up the atmosphere and make the most of your magical setting.

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Akchour waterfall

Day 3

Explore the blue city of Chefchaouen

Grab your cameras for some serious Instagramming today. Our destination is the ‘Blue City’ of Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest spots in Morocco and a photographer’s dream. Nestled between the striking peaks of the Rif Mountains, here you’ll find a stunning medina of azure-blue walls, white-washed houses and decadent doorways. Rebuilt by Andalusian refugees escaping the Reconquistia, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in a Spanish hilltop town as you wind your way through the charming cobbled streets. You’re free to explore as you please in this laid-back city, whether you’re discovering secret archways, getting a henna tattoo or mooching through the colourful shops. There are also plenty of hammams to indulge in, or you could simply head for a café and watch city life unfold. Such a picturesque place was made for alfresco dining, so be sure to hit up a local restaurant for dinner; we hear the goat’s cheese is a regional favourite.

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moroccan town

Day 4

A fes for the senses

This morning we’ll travel four hours south to the historic city of Fes, passing rolling hills and olive groves that seem to stretch on forever. We’ll stop at the archaeological wonder of Volubilis to admire the pillars and archways of this former Roman capital, discovering the beautifully preserved mosaics along the Decumanus Maximus. Next up, it’s Fes. Prepare a sensory overload in this noisy and vibrant city, bursting with unusual flavours, an endless labyrinth of streets and donkey carts packed with colourful goods. Check into your luxury hotel and head straight to the hammam after your long drive. Dinner is then served in true Fes style, with signature pastille at a local restaurant. Pastille is essentially filo pastry stuffed with chicken, almonds, onions and covered with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar (veggie options are available, too). Feel every inch a local as you tuck in and embrace this local delicacy.

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fes

Day 5

Step back into the Middle Ages

Wake up in the splendour of your luxury hotel, ready to embrace city life. This morning we’re going on a history-packed walkabout through the old city of Fes, known locally as Fes el Bali. This medieval city is home to the mother of all medinas. This souk is alive with haggling markets, talented craftsmen, snake charmers and echoing mosques, all set against a backdrop of intricately-tiled archways and sand-colored rooftops in every direction. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back into the Middle Ages, as you wind through one of the largest car-free urban zones in the world. Afterwards, you’ll have a free afternoon to explore this exotic city; don’t miss the newly restored Madera Boo Inanna, which has only recently opened to tourists, and the famous Chaouwara Tannery, with its iconic view overlooking the colourful dye pits. Finish up by kicking back at your charming hotel and spa – anyone for an argan oil massage?

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Day 6

Onwards and upwards to the Atlas mountains

Bid farewell to the bright lights of the city: today we’re wilderness-bound and heading for the epic beauty of the mountains. As we drive four hours south into the High Atlas foothills, watch the landscape transform all around. We’ll travel through fertile green valleys, striking cedar forests and barren rocky outcrops to reach small but charming  Midelt. This Swiss-style market town can be found between the mid- and high-Atlas Mountain range, reaching 1500 metres and with all the views to prove it. Jagged mountain peaks seem to rise out of nowhere, with the Moulouya River running through dusty plains. After fuelling up at lunch, we’ll discover rural life off the beaten path on a stroll through this Berber town. The rest of the evening is then yours to spend relaxing and drinking mint tea with your fellow Flashpackers, resting up ahead of your Sahara adventure tomorrow…

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mountains itinary

Day 7

Glamping in the Saharan desert

Have your bucket lists at the ready today as we travel deep into the desert to the spectacular beauty of the Sahara. Watch the Atlas Mountain scenery gradually gives way to arid flatlands on our five-hour drive, before we arrive in the Saharan village of Merzouga for mid-afternoon. With the vivid orange sand dunes of Erg Chebbi rolling out for miles, you’ll feel wonderfully isolated from modern life here. Celebrate by saddling up for a sunset camel ride, amid Bedouins strolling across the sand and the twinkling lights of your luxury glamping site on the horizon. Ride across the vast desert panorama as the dunes light up beneath the blazing skies, and stop for a sundowner or three without a tourist in sight. Your desert home for the night looks fresh out of a film set, with boutique tents filled with the flickering glow of candlelight. A delicious dinner made by a private chef awaits, with live music rolling across the dunes and a night of dancing beneath the stars.

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Day 8

From the desert to Todra Gorge

After an alfresco breakfast in the rolling dunes, it’s time to swap the Sahara for the epic scenery of Todra Gorge. We’ll drive for five hours through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to reach this vast canyon, where sheer rock walls reach up to 300 metres high. We’ll weave our way through mud-brick villages perched on the hillside to reach our hotel in the Todra Valley. Put your feet up and relax in this atmospheric retreat and one-time kasbah. You could do a few laps in the palm-fringed pool, or head up to the terrace to take in sumptuous views of rocks sculpted by the wind, and lush green valleys dotted across the terracotta plains. Make sure you load up on moreish Moroccan cuisine ahead of our epic hike tomorrow.

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Day 9

A gorge-ous day of hiking

Lace up your hiking boots today for a trek through Todra Gorge and the mountains beyond. With your expert guide leading the way, you’ll trek along a beautiful circuit route for 10 kilometres across the undulating valley. Passing through remote Berber villages, enjoy this glimpse of authentic life as you meet friendly locals and share fresh mint tea along the way. You’ll see the famous Rose Valley glowing in the distance and jagged mountain peaks all around. For lunch, you’ll be welcomed into the home of a local Berber family, who’ll put on a spread of delicious traditional dishes. Tuck into this well-deserved feast and share stories with your hosts getting to know what real life is like up here in the mountains. Afterwards, we’ll head back out into sunshine of the Todra Valley and make our way back to the hotel. If you’d prefer a shorter hike through this stunning scenery, there is also an alternative five-kilometre hike we could tackle as a group instead. Either way, the hotel pool is ready and waiting for you when you return, or a book in for a relaxing hammam massage to soothe those weary muscles.

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todra gorge

Day 10

Gladiators, are you ready?

Today we’ll cruise the fabled “Road of 1000 Kasbahs”, driving four hours west to Ait Benhaddou. Along the way we’ll stop at Skouras Oasis, a scenic palm grove scattered with privately owned kasbahs. We’ll also take a look at Kasbah Amridil, a 17th century fortress. Finally, we’ll arrive in the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, a mud-brick wonder perched high in the cliffsides. Dating to the 11th century, this clay architecture city comes with a long list of film credentials, including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones and Gladiator. We’ll walk in the footsteps of Hollywood greats with a wander through the winding streets of the old town, making our way to the top of the hill for amazing panoramic views across the surrounding plains. From here, we’ll carry on to our hotel, where you can kick back on the rooftop terrace and watch the sun setting over the magical kasbah.

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Day 11

A secret foodie foray in Marrakech

No trip to Morocco is complete without embracing the exotic sights of Marrakech, so this morning we’ll drive for five hours through the winding Atlas roads to reach this enchanting city. Here, ancient history collides with European modernity to create a unique city steeped in rich culture. We’ll embrace this to the max with flavour-packed foodie tour, discovering the best hidden food spots tucked away from the tourists. We’ll haggle our way through the colourful souks, weaving past cobras in baskets and endless beating drums. From local olives to dried fruits and fresh pastries, we’ll try a host of Moroccan street specialties, and we’ll pop by a local spice market to get the lowdown on fiery Moroccan flavours. Tastebuds dazzled and recipes noted, we’ll then carry onto our charming hotel for the night. After a day getting your step count soaring, the hammam here has got your name on.

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marrakesh market

Day 12

History and haggling in Marrakech

We’ll kick off this morning with a walk around Marrakech’s old medina, mooching between the bustling markets that are the lifeblood flowing through the city. Next, we’ll grab a slice of serenity at Le Jardin Secret. Less known than Majorelle Garden, but equally as beautiful, this ornate palace complex boasts designs that date back 400 years. We’ll then carry on to the Photography Museum, a former palace that’s home to an awesome collection of Moroccan art and sculptures. After admiring the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, we’ll wind back through the streets of the old medina to the lively Djemaa el-Fna Square. Spend the afternoon stocking up on amazing bargains to squeeze in your suitcase home, and take your pick of the restaurants lining the square for a farewell dinner with your fellow Flashpackers. It’s your last night in Morocco, so get the drinks in and raise a glass to your whirlwind adventure.

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Day 13

Heading home or climbing mountains?

Flashpackers, the time has come to say goodbye – what an incredible getaway it’s been. You’ve bathed in the waterfalls of Akchour and explored the stunning blue city of Chefchaouen. You’ve ticked a Sahara camel ride off your bucket list, sipping sundowners in the rolling dunes and sleeping beneath the stars in true glamping luxury. You’ve embraced the sensory overload of Fes, hiked the mighty Todra Gorge and had lunch with a local Berber family before rooftop mint tea in the medieval city of Ait Benhaddou. And you’ve feasted your way round the streets of Marrakech, with ancient souks and awesome kashabs en-route. Arrange your own transfer to the airport, or you could extend your escape in Essaouira, with a stay at the Riad Maison Du Sud. Alternatively, stay an extra day here in Marrakech, before joining our trekking adventure to the peak of Mount Toubkal. Choices, delicious choices…

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toubkal summit

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Important notes
  • Fly into Mohammed V International Airport and fly out of Marrakech Menara International Airport.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.
  • We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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