African Explorer-Morocco

Hosted Tour: 22 days / 21 nights: Departing Sun 6th Apr 25

On Day one we are collected from our Whangarei homes and set off to Auckland Airport for an overnight flight to Dubai, followed by an early morning flight to Casablanca the following day.

After being guided around Casablanca’s most impressive sites, we drive along the coast to Rabat to explore the lovely walled quarter known as the Kasbah des Oudaias. We continue to Meknes, then arrive in one of the worlds prettiest cities – Chefchaouen, famous for its buildings in bright shades of blue. Our next destination is Fes – the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco.

We leave the city behind for the desert oasis town of Erfoud – our gateway to the Sahara Desert, where we will ride camels at sunrise, and enjoy a traditional feast beneath the sky jewelled with thousands of stars, while listening to live Gnaoua music around an open fire.

We then drive to Todra Gorge– a massive trench that rises over 250 metres to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. We continue to Dades Valley, before setting off on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to arrive in Ait Benhaddou – a hilltop site almost unchanged since the 11th century. Our next destination is Ouirgane, nestled in the tranquil foothills of the High Atlas Mountains.

Our final destination is Marrakech, where we will have the opportunity to visit the great square of Djemaa el-Fna – one of the largest public spaces in the world. We will embark on a guided tour, as well as have plenty of free time to enjoy and explore at our own pace.

We then fly home via Casablanca and Dubai, arriving in Auckland to shuttle back to our homes in Whangarei.


Sahara Sunsets, Blue Streets, Memories to last a lifetime!


Your Hosted Tour Includes:

  • You, Me & Friends Host/Driver/organiser
  • Pick up from your central Whangarei home by Shuttle van
  • Airfare: Auckland-Dubai-Casablanca
  • 1 night stop-over in Dubai – 3 & ½ star hotel
  • 5 nights Hotel accommodation in Morocco
  • 7 nights Riad accommodation in Morocco
  • 2 nights Guesthouse accommodation in Morocco
  • 1 night Camp accommodation in Morocco
  • 15 x breakfasts
  • 4 x lunches
  • 8 x dinners
  • Air-conditioned vehicle transfers throughout the tour
  • English speaking local leader in Morocco
  • Casablanca Welcome dinner
  • Casablanca-Hassan II Mosque morning tour
  • Rabat: Kasbah des Oudaias guided tour with mint tea included
  • Rabat: Hassan Tower
  • Rabat: Mausoleum Mohammed V
  • Meknes: Medina walking tour
  • Meknes: Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
  • Volubilis: Picnic lunch
  • Volubilis: Entrance and guided tour
  • Chefchaouen: Goat cheese tasting
  • Chefchaouen: Medina walking tour
  • Fes: Home cooked pastilla for dinner
  • Fes: Medina walking tour
  • Fes: Funduq al-Najjarin
  • Fes: Medersa El Attarine
  • Khemliya: Village walking tour
  • Khemliya: Medfouna cooking demonstration for lunch
  • Sahara Desert: Camel ride
  • Sahara Desert: Amazigh dinner with Gnaoua music
  • Sahara Deser: -Camel Ride
  • Todra Gorge: Hike
  • Dades Valley: Tea making demonstration
  • Dades Valley: Hike
  • Skoura: Kasbah and Oasis visit
  • Ait Benhaddou: Leader-led ksar walk
  • Ait Benhaddou: Lunch at Tawesna
  • Tahnaout: Cooking class for lunch
  • Marrakech: Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech: Palais Bahia
  • Marrakech: Fresh orange juice tasting
  • Marrakech: Individual Departure transfer
  • Airfare: Marrakech-Casablanca
  • Transfer in Casablanca: Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • 1 night stop-over in Casablanca – 3 & ½ star hotel
  • Airfare: Casablanca-Dubai-Auckland
  • 8 hour stop-over accommodation in Dubai
  • Drop off to your central Whangarei home by shuttle


Share twin: $13,875 each / Single room: $16,375 each

Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!