Seven Gates to Morocco

  • Experience the sights, sounds, and smells that inspired novels by such authors as Tahir Shah and Paul Bowles
  • A customizable, flexible cultural journey through Africa's “Exotic Gateway”
  • Revel in the solitude of GeoEx's Bedouin-style desert camp, a traveler favorite
Morocco Africa
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 11 Days
Activity type(s): Cultural Tour
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

Morocco is an extremely beguiling place, but many of our travelers have asked us for a shorter trip than Morocco: From Casablanca to Marrakech. So herewith: Seven Gates to Morocco, a Custom Departure (with a very flexible itinerary, as befits a custom trip). We call it that as a bow to the welcoming gates that grace so many Moroccan towns.

This is also a good place to extol the glories of our camp outside of Erfoud, at the foot of Saharan dunes in simply appointed but comfortable Bedouin-style tents with beds, plenty of blankets, and lanterns (and, amazingly, a flush toilet). Dinner under desert stars, the songs of local musicians, and a great sense of solitude have made this camp a deeply memorable highlight for our Morocco travelers. We’ll recall Byron’s line in Don Juan about Fès, “Where all is Eden, or a wilderness.” And then again, there’s Ogden Nash’s tribute to the drive to “Marrakech, Morocco, [which] traverses landscapes simply socko.” As its many fans will agree, Morocco in toto is delightfully socko.


Book last minute: No visa required

Morocco travel tour map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive in Rabat
  • Day 2: drive to Fès via Meknes and Volubilis
  • Day 3: Fès
  • Day 4: drive through Atlas Mountains to desert camp
  • Day 5: drive via Todra Valley and Dades Gorge to Ouarzazate
  • Day 6: drive to Toubkal National Park
  • Day 7: Berber villages hike
  • Day 8: drive to Marrakech
  • Days 9 & 10: Marrakech, cooking class
  • Day 11: drive to Casablanca and depart.