Go Local in Morocco

11 days

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Day 1
Arrive into Marrakesh today, where you'll be met and escorted to your traditional riad in the medina.
Day 2
You'll have a vintage sidecar tour of Marrakesh today, one of the most unique and fun ways of seeing the city! You'll be led by an insider guide who will share anecdotes along the way, which you visit some authentic corners of the city.
Day 3
You'll have an artisan workshop this morning – choose from either leather slipper making or pottery – then this evening you'll go on a foodie adventure sampling the delights of the medina with a local guide.
Day 4
You'll leave the chaos of the city behind today and travel up to the High Atlas mountains, where you'll stay for a few nights. En route to your hotel you'll have a hike in the Ourika Valley today, including a traditional lunch in a Berber family home.
Day 5
Get to know the locals on our Go Berber excursion, which includes preparing tea with a family, a ceramics workshop, textile weaving, and a farmland visit to understand the mountain way of life.
Day 6
You're at leisure in the mountains today to do more hiking through rural villages, or perhaps visit a nearby market - these usually run once per week so if you're interested we can recommend one nearby depending on when you're here.
Day 7
You'll transfer down to Marrakesh station today for a direct train to Fez (6.5 hours), or you can travel via private transfer. Fez is a real city of makers with lots of handicrafts to explore.
Day 8
Your tour Fez el-Bali today, the oldest part of the city and its beating heart. Included on this tour is a stop at the tanneries, an iconic Fez port of call that you cannot miss!
Day 9
You'll set off on your Day in the Life of a Local Family excursion today, venturing through the markets with them and preparing a meal. You'll even pick up some Arabic via your guide along the way.
Day 10
You have day at leisure today, but if you've not got your full dose of crafting yet there are leather workshops, embroidery classes and drum making lessons we can organise for you today.
Day 11
You'll be transferred to a northern airport today for your return flight.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Our clients returning from fabulous Morocco trips comment time and time again on how lovely the locals are throughout the country. We couldn’t agree more, of course, so have created this itinerary to connect you with Moroccan people during your adventure – whether that’s through learning about their daily life in the cities and mountains, or getting stuck in with some craft making or cookery classes. This itinerary is one for the culture vultures who want an up-close look at life in this corner of north Africa.

You’ll take in two of the country’s most exciting cites – Marrakesh and Fez – where life feels busy and fast-paced (in a lovably chaotic way!), and handicrafts are the backbone of the energetic souks. You’ll have the chance to try all sorts of activities, from leather slipper making to pottery, and even tour through one of the medinas in a sidecar with a local for a unique perspective. In between these stops, we’ll take you out to the countryside for a breath of fresh air and to a more traditional, bucolic way of life. Out here you’ll learn how these mountain people live off the land, and you’ll even break bread with local families, one of the most special moments of connection in this itinerary.

3 nights Marrakesh – 4 nights High Atlas – 3 nights Fez

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