Overland Morocco Discovery

Morocco Trip

his Morocco trekking group tour scheduled for groups and private departures in 2021 and 2022 will take you across the thickness of dense red cedar forests unique to the RIF and Atlas Mountains. We will camp in these Cathedrals of nature of Morocco with unsurpassed repertoire composed by life itself as the cedar forest gradually reveals the beauty of Morocco landscapes.


Customize This Trip For Me

All our group tours can be customized for private travel.

Take progressive hiking along the canyons and gorges of Taza to higher plateaus where the isolation is absolute, the stars at your reach, and an environment favorable to enjoy a fresh ball of fresh air in every breath. We will visit Berber villages the Atlas mountains natural sites, cedar forests, and Ber towns such as Sefrou, Azrou, Ifrane, Immouzer, the holy city of Ouazzane, and the one only Fez the heartbeat of Morocco cruising these trail in our overland truck. Travel with a small group to explore the best hiking trails and adventure encounters in Morocco, an expedition to treasure for a lifetime.

Berber day markets in Morocco are by themselves a discovery that has no equal, traditional festive music of Morocco is at your disposal wherever you go in this fascinating eco-tourism overland truck tour to Morocco. Our truck overland adventure tours to Morocco are designed for everyone who is fit to take a walk and who loves nature and cultural encounters. Anthropologists and ethnomusicologists enjoy their study fieldwork on our overland truck expeditions to remote Morocco. College students group tours to Morocco, family travel, kids love this tour. Join our truck overland active tour hiking with a small group scheduled for 2021 and 2022.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive at Casablanca airport – Historic tour of Rabat

Upon your arrival at Casablanca airport you will be greeted by your guide who will take on your overland truck first journey along the Atlantic shore to the magnificent city of Rabat. Your guide will immerse you in the history of Morocco. This scenic drive of about 45 miles passes through lush farmland and nurseries growing a variety of flowers and exotic plants. After your check-in and relaxing in the morning, you may choose to do the half-day city tour of Rabat.

Rabat is laid out in a spaciously elegant European grid style. Slightly self-conscious of its modernity, Rabat and its twin city, Sala Colonia, are separated by only a river but historically they are worlds apart with an ancient legacy spanning hundreds of generations. Each civilization that has inhabited both of the cities has left its mark resulting in a wide variety of architectural styles including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras.

The city tour, historical and lively, will start at the Jewish quarter in the Mellah. In the Heart of the city at Place Sidi Makhlouf the 12th-century ramparts are best seen. Next, you will go up to Bab Chellah and visit the medina across from Sidi Fateh Street. This will lead you to the traditional Souk Laghzel (Yarn market). Your guide will introduce you to the importance of the textile guild and its role in Moroccan society. Later you will cross to the citadel of the Oudaya Kasbah entering from its 12th-century main gate to explore an extraordinary Medieval Moorish marvel overlooking the delta of the Bourgreg River. You will have the opportunity to visit the Moorish old-fashioned gardens, a traditional coffee house, and in between, the Oudaya museum of tribal arts and crafts. A docent will introduce you to the traditional Berber Textiles.

You will continue your quest by exiting the Oudaya Kasbah and proceeding up the hill to visit the Hassan Tower and see samples of the real Moroccan architecture at its best at Mohamed the V Mausoleum. From here we will drive through the boulevards and Gardens of Rabat visiting the Saint Pierre Cathedral, the Parliament, the Sunna Mosque, and the Royal Palace through the magnificent Ramparts and by the tower standing proud and glorious to reach the Necropolis of Chellah at the end (Hotel accommodation).

Day 2: Transfer from Rabat to Chefchaouen

After breakfast, we will hop on our overland truck and head to Chefchaouen. Travel to Ourzigh in the Jbala mountains to reach the holy city of Ouazzane. After been only a lost village called Dchera Jabal Erihan (the village on the mountain of Myrtles), the distinguished Idrissid Sherif Moulay Abdullah Ben Brahim made out of it a center of Sufism and the birthplace of the Taibia Sufi order. Visit the historic sites with your local guide and proceed to discover Chefchaouen, one of the old Moorish white towns.

Day 3: Travel from Chefchaouen to Amergou Overland

Travel from Chefchaouen across the Rif Mountains beautiful backroads is the sprawling farming settlement from the Roman time through Berber villages and biblical Fez el Bali settings. Then, experience the unique Berber and Moorish lifestyles are seen in the Amergou Mountains. This trek will be lined by picturesque villages with majestic evergreens forests providing a natural backdrop. (Camping overnight)

Day 4: Overland trek from Amergou to Lalla Outka then Taza

Start your day by an excursion to hike in the Tamesnit, in the heart of the Rif Mountains, the Belvedere of Lalla Outka, and the isolated shrine of Moulay Bouchta el Khammar (master of music). The shrine is also a pilgrimage destination for Berber musicians who come to pay their respect and seek blessings.

Drive to Taza in the afternoon riding your overland truck, an ancient city that stands as the gateway of the Middle Atlas. We will cross the Rif Massif surrounded by the pine acacia, and cedar trees, as far as the eye can see. Monkeys can also be seen, along with thousands of bird species. Dinner and overnight will be in the hotel.

Day 5: Taza Historic Tour and excursions around

After breakfast, our local guide will take you on a historic visit to Taza. Hike for the whole afternoon through the ranges of the Bouyeblan, at heights exceeding 11,200 feet. Breathtaking sceneries and exquisite Berber villages fill the vistas. Dinner and overnight are in the hotel.

Day 6: Overlanding from Taza to Sekoura

Drive overland to reach the highest pass of the Bouyeblan Ranges, visiting Chiker caves, Immouzer Marmoucha waterfalls. Take a journey back in time and encounter life as it used to be in the Neolithic time, crossing one of the most remote Berber nomadic territories of sheep and goats pastors. This is a trek in the best natural setting without calling an eco-tour as the environment is still taking its natural course. Dinner and accommodation will be at a Berber Guesthouse in Sekoura Village.

Day 7: Sekoura to Fez

Travel through the ranges of Sebou across unexplored trails on your overland truck. Make a stop at Ribat al Khayer to explore a typical Berber village of the region, proceed later to Sefrou an ancient trade outpost from the Phoenician time, and a center of Jewish heritage from the dawn of time. Visit villages and souks all the way to Fez. Dinner and accommodation are in the hotel.

Day 8: Fez - Medina guided tour

You will spend the entire day exploring the Medina of Fez and discovering its fascinating Souks. Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of imperial capitals and the complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time. It is unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides its walls and owes nothing to the Western world to save electricity. Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path.

Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King's Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates in the Jewish quarter, a 15th-century citadel with its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then we will drive to the Merinids hill to visit their necropolis where you will enjoy the best panoramic view of the Old Walled Medina, brimming with all its countless minarets calling the faithful to prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hill to the gate of Bab Guissa to leave your vehicle and enter a world that belongs to an ancient time. Fez has conserved its integrity and the Medina is still as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as a tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules, and horses are able to help move everything the city produces and needs as supplies. The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, then the saddlers and blacksmiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs.

Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its different activities. From there we will wind our way to the Sgha square which will lead us to Attarine, then souk el henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry, the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk, the tannery, and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine. You will then pass by the market of dried fruits, the Medersa Attarine to the Sbetryyine bookbinders, the Seffarine Square where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening to passersby as it has been for centuries. You will break for lunch and then continue exploring the marvels of the Fez Medina. These will be highlighted by the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouan, the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani, and then on to foundouk Lihoudi where a family will host you for a traditional mint tea in their home. Return to your hotel for dinner and accommodations.

Day 9: Fez - Moulay Idriss - Volubilis - Casablanca

After breakfast, our small group will depart for Casablanca which is about a 2.5-hour drive. However, the whole day will be spent touring major points of historical interest between the two cities. You will travel overland to Meknes on an excursion that embodies a large part of Morocco's early history. En route to Meknes, you will travel through the Zaer confederation where fertile, large- scale farms and vineyards are in abundance. You will also see the Zemmour Berber tribes starting at Ti felt who are known for wearing their colorful Moroccan hats as a sign of wealth among farming communities. You will then see the hills of Zemmour starting at Khemisset, a city known for its exquisite Kilims. You will proceed on to Meknes, a city that was originally created in an effort to rival Fez. Meknes is what Moroccans call the Versailles of Morocco.

Just ten miles outside of Moulay Idriss Sanctuary you will find the ruins of Volubilis, Morocco's Roman provincial capital. It is a Roman city that survived in its authentic style until the 17th-century earthquake of Lisbon. Volubilis is still one of the largest and most complete Roman sites in the world. Less than a mile east on the other side of the hill you will discover the gem of Morocco, Moulay Idris, a creation of the country's premier Arab dynasty and the birthplace of the Islamic faith in Morocco. It is an 8th-century town that has stayed faithful to its existence. If it is of your interest and time allows, you will also visit the highlights of Casablanca with your guide. Farewell Dinner is at the Hotel with your group Tour.

Day 10: Transfer to Casablanca Airport

Depart from Casablanca with a memorable trip of a lifetime exploring the best natural and historic aspects of Morocco. Come back and join us on another Overland Morocco Adventure Expedition visiting the Atlas Mountains peaks and valleys, and the Sahara desert oases and dunes.

What is included:

  • Services of local guides
  • Transportation in 4X4 vehicles
  • Breakfast, and dinner daily
  • Fees to Monuments and Museums
  • Camping Equipment

Hotels Used:

  • Rabat: Hotel Oudaya, 1 night
  • Chefchaouen: Casa Hassan Riad, 1 night,
  • Taza: Friouato Hotel, 2 nights
  • Fez: Hotel L’Escale, 2 nights
  • Casablanca: Hotel Oum Palace Spa, 1 night
DEPARTING FINISHING SEATS TOTAL IN USD
Tue 11 May 2021 Fri 21 May 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 18 May 2021 Fri 28 May 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 25 May 2021 Fri 4 Jun 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 1 Jun 2021 Fri 11 Jun 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 8 Jun 2021 Fri 18 Jun 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 15 Jun 2021 Fri 25 Jun 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 22 Jun 2021 Fri 2 Jul 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 29 Jun 2021 Fri 9 Jul 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 6 Jul 2021 Fri 16 Jul 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 13 Jul 2021 Fri 23 Jul 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 20 Jul 2021 Fri 30 Jul 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 27 Jul 2021 Fri 6 Aug 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 3 Aug 2021 Fri 13 Aug 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 10 Aug 2021 Fri 20 Aug 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 17 Aug 2021 Fri 27 Aug 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 24 Aug 2021 Fri 3 Sep 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 31 Aug 2021 Fri 10 Sep 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 7 Sep 2021 Fri 17 Sep 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 14 Sep 2021 Fri 24 Sep 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 21 Sep 2021 Fri 1 Oct 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 28 Sep 2021 Fri 8 Oct 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 5 Oct 2021 Fri 15 Oct 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 12 Oct 2021 Fri 22 Oct 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 19 Oct 2021 Fri 29 Oct 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 26 Oct 2021 Fri 5 Nov 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 2 Nov 2021 Fri 12 Nov 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 9 Nov 2021 Fri 19 Nov 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 16 Nov 2021 Fri 26 Nov 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 23 Nov 2021 Fri 3 Dec 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 30 Nov 2021 Fri 10 Dec 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 7 Dec 2021 Fri 17 Dec 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 14 Dec 2021 Fri 24 Dec 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 21 Dec 2021 Fri 31 Dec 2021 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 28 Dec 2021 Fri 7 Jan 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 4 Jan 2022 Fri 14 Jan 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 11 Jan 2022 Fri 21 Jan 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 18 Jan 2022 Fri 28 Jan 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 25 Jan 2022 Fri 4 Feb 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 1 Feb 2022 Fri 11 Feb 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 8 Feb 2022 Fri 18 Feb 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 15 Feb 2022 Fri 25 Feb 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 22 Feb 2022 Fri 4 Mar 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 1 Mar 2022 Fri 11 Mar 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 8 Mar 2022 Fri 18 Mar 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 15 Mar 2022 Fri 25 Mar 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 22 Mar 2022 Fri 1 Apr 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 29 Mar 2022 Fri 8 Apr 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 5 Apr 2022 Fri 15 Apr 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 12 Apr 2022 Fri 22 Apr 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 19 Apr 2022 Fri 29 Apr 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 26 Apr 2022 Fri 6 May 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 3 May 2022 Fri 13 May 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 10 May 2022 Fri 20 May 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 17 May 2022 Fri 27 May 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 24 May 2022 Fri 3 Jun 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 31 May 2022 Fri 10 Jun 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 7 Jun 2022 Fri 17 Jun 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 14 Jun 2022 Fri 24 Jun 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 21 Jun 2022 Fri 1 Jul 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 28 Jun 2022 Fri 8 Jul 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 5 Jul 2022 Fri 15 Jul 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 12 Jul 2022 Fri 22 Jul 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 19 Jul 2022 Fri 29 Jul 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 26 Jul 2022 Fri 5 Aug 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 2 Aug 2022 Fri 12 Aug 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 9 Aug 2022 Fri 19 Aug 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 16 Aug 2022 Fri 26 Aug 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 23 Aug 2022 Fri 2 Sep 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 30 Aug 2022 Fri 9 Sep 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 6 Sep 2022 Fri 16 Sep 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 13 Sep 2022 Fri 23 Sep 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 20 Sep 2022 Fri 30 Sep 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 27 Sep 2022 Fri 7 Oct 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 4 Oct 2022 Fri 14 Oct 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 11 Oct 2022 Fri 21 Oct 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 18 Oct 2022 Fri 28 Oct 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 25 Oct 2022 Fri 4 Nov 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 1 Nov 2022 Fri 11 Nov 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 8 Nov 2022 Fri 18 Nov 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 15 Nov 2022 Fri 25 Nov 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 22 Nov 2022 Fri 2 Dec 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 29 Nov 2022 Fri 9 Dec 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 6 Dec 2022 Fri 16 Dec 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 13 Dec 2022 Fri 23 Dec 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 20 Dec 2022 Fri 30 Dec 2022 Available $1885 RESERVATION
Tue 27 Dec 2022 Fri 6 Jan 2023 Available $1885 RESERVATION

Cost per person: $1885 USD

Single supplement: $0 USD

MAKING AN INQUIRY

All of our tours can be customized for private travel according to your preferences and dates. Click below to tell us what you're looking for:

Plan my Trip