Morocco 2020

April/May 2020 • 11-13 Days • Price TBA

This is a new tour for Walking Adventures and the itinerary is still in the planning stages – Marrakesh, the Atlas Mountains, and the oases of the Sahara Desert are some potential highlights!

Traveler Rewards Program: New Travelers receive a $300 discount on the Morocco 2020 tour! Returning travelers receive our Alumni Traveler Discount of 5-10% off the main tour price. Terms, exclusions and conditions apply. Check out our Traveler Rewards page for more details.

Now accepting Early Bird deposits on this 2020 tour! We may offer 2 departures if there is enough interest! An Early Bird is a $50 deposit that holds your spot during the planning stages of a trip, when we don’t have a set itinerary or dates. Early Birds are always refundable!

Video from the Scouting Trip!

Walking Adventures Guide Dan Friesen took a scouting trip through Morocco in early 2018. We’ll be putting together the itinerary for this new tour soon!

Situated in north Africa, Morocco sits at a unique junction of influences. Bordered on the north by the Mediterranean, with Spain and Portugal just a stone’s throw across the Strait of Gibraltar, its western flank is hemmed in by the Atlantic Ocean, while the dreamy dunes of the Sahara Desert push up from the south against the 14,000-foot peaks of the Atlas Mountains. Historically, Moroccans were mainly Berber tribes in the eons before the 7th century Arab Muslim movement entered the region. Arab and Berber cultures and bloodlines combined and their armies, often called Moors, invaded and controlled the Iberian Peninsula of Europe for nearly 800 years.

Potential Highlights:

  • Marrakesh – one of Morocco’s four former imperial cities, the city is packed with palaces and gardens and the largest souq (traditional market) in Morocco
  • Atlas Mountains – hiking between Berber vil-lages in the picturesque landscapes of the High Atlas or Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Chefchaouen – exploring the striking blue-washed labyrinth of medieval homes and lanes, passing leather and weaving workshops in this city set in the Rif Mountains
  • Fes – two nights in the most authentic medina in the Muslim world and a completely fasci-nating place to get lost
  • Sahara Desert – overnighting in this magical sea of sand in a tent camp reached by camels

We are putting together this NEW itinerary! More details will be available.

Including:

  • All land travel
  • Local Moroccan Inns
  • All breakfasts and a selection of lunches and dinners
  • WAI guide service throughout
  • Cultural and historical expertise of our national guide throughout
  • Tips for guides/coach drivers and group meals
  • Pricing is based on double occupancy. Single rooms will be available for a supplement.

Adventure Pace

Tour Pace: 1 2 3 4 5
Walk Challenge: 1 2 3 4 5

Group Size

25-30 travelers

Hotels

Local Moroccan Inns

Meals

Breakfasts included with a selection of lunches and dinners.

Airfare

Not Included. Travelers will be met at the starting hotel.

Transportation

Included. We use full-size motorcoaches with a seating capacity of 40+ seats.

Traveler Age

Our travelers usually range from 50–75 years of age. All ages welcome!

Your Guides

Guide Dan FriesenDan Friesen has been guiding tours for over 25 years on all 7 continents. He has hiked the Great Wall of China, hobnobbed with penguins in Antarctica, felt the spray of Iguazu Falls in Brazil, yodeled from the heights of the Swiss Alps, and walked the ruins of majestic Machu Picchu. Dan will be accompanied by a Walking Adventures assistant and national guide on this tour. He looks forward to exploring the delights of Morocco with you!

Itinerary

We are putting together this NEW itinerary! More details will be available.

More Details

Click on each heading for more details.

How do I lock in my place on this Adventure?

Now accepting Early Bird deposits on this 2020 tour! An Early Bird is a $50 deposit that holds your spot during the planning stages of a trip, when we don’t have a set itinerary or dates. Early Birds are always refundable! We may offer 2 departures in 2020 if there is enough interest and will take up to 30 travelers on each departure.

Traveler Rewards Program

New Travelers receive a $300 discount on the Morocco tour! Returning travelers receive our Alumni Traveler Discount of 5-10% off the main tour price. Terms, exclusions and conditions apply. See the Traveler Rewards page for more details or contact us with any questions at 800.779.0353 or [email protected].

What about the walks?

We generally walk at a pace of 2 to 3 miles per hour. In most cases, we are not “strolling.” We are walking at a relaxed but steady pace. Your experience will be significantly affected by your level of physical fitness. If not walking regularly at home, we strongly recommend that you make a priority of “training” beforehand in order to both enjoy the trip and avoid medical issues due to overexertion. If you have questions about your ability to participate, please talk with our office at 1.800.779.0353.

We have adopted a walk difficulty rating system, which contains a numeric indicator for trail incline and an alpha indicator for trail terrain.  The explanation for this system is presented below.

INCLINE

1. Very small hills or very little stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: up to 200 feet.
2. Some moderate hills and stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 200-1000 feet.
3. Some significant hill or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 1000-2000 feet.
4. Lots of significant hills or stair climbing. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: 2000-3500 feet.
5. Many steep hills. Cumulative elevation gain from Starting Point: more than 3500 feet.

TERRAIN

A. Almost entirely on pavement.
B. A significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very few obstacles.
C. A significant part of the route is on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky / rooted paths or soft sand).
D. A significant part of the route is on very difficult terrain.
E. The majority of the route is on very difficult terrain.

What happens next?

We will be developing the itinerary for this Adventure. Once the itinerary is released, we will accept registration deposits ($500) to save space.

If you have Early Birded with a $50 deposit, your spot on the tour will be held for 2 weeks after the itinerary is published while you make a decision on whether or not you’d like to register with an additional $450 deposit. If you decide not to join us for this tour, your Early Bird can be refunded or transferred to another tour.

We look forward to sharing the delights of Morocco with you in 2020!