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Highlights of Morocco

15 Tage, Casablanca nach Marrakech



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

15
Tage

Startpunkt

Casablanca
Marokko

Endpunkt

Marrakech
Marokko

Tour Style

Classic

Komfort-Level

Standard

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Marokko

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Die Tour

Schlendere durch uralte Medinas und römische Ruinen, reite auf einem Kamel in die Sahara, übernachte in einem Wüsten-Camp und in einem Ferienhaus in den Bergen, genieße bei einer einheimischen Familie die traditionelle marokkanische Küche, gehe in Essaouria am Meer einkaufen, bewundere die blaue Stadt Chefchaouen.



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Highlights of Morocco in wenigen Worten

    Wenn du die Highlights von Marokko erleben willst, ist das die Erlebnisreise für dich. Schlendere auf diesem umfassenden Trip durch Kasbahs, Gewürzmärkte und pulsierende Städte. Erkunde den Rand der Sahara auf dem Rücken eines Kamels, bevor du die Aussicht von den Höhen des Atlasgebirges aus genießt. Spüre die Energie der Königsstädte, wenn du Souks voller exotischer Waren erkundest. Nimm dir dann einen Augenblick Zeit, um dieses unglaubliche Abenteuer in Ruhe zu genießen, wenn du zwischen einigen der größten Sanddünen der Welt unter den Sternen zeltest.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Geführte Tour durch Tanger
    • Geführte Tour durch Meknes
    • Geführte Tour durch Volubilis
    • Geführte Tour der Medina von Fes
    • Ausflug in die Sahara mit Kamelritt und Übernachtung in einem Berber-Camp
    • Aufenthalt in der Todra-Schlucht mit Spaziergang durch lokale Dörfer
    • Besichtigung der Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah
    • Spaziergang durch das Dorf Armed (Hoher Atlas)
    • Übernachtung in einem Ferienhaus mit traditionellen Mahlzeiten
    • Geführter Spaziergang durch die Medina in Marrakesch
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Highlights of Morocco

    Tag 1 Casablanca

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tag 2 Tanger/Chefchaouen (1F)

    Aufenthalt in Tanger für eine geführte Besichtigung der Medina, bevor es für den Abend weiter nach Chefchaouen geht.

    Tag 3 Chefchaouen (1F)

    Du kannst in der Rif-Gebirgskette wandern, die Stadt erkunden, ein traditionelles Hamam genießen oder eine örtliche Weber-Genossenschaft besuchen.

    Tag 4 Meknes/Volubilis/Fes (1F)

    Geführte Besichtigung der Königsstadt Meknes und der antiken römischen Ruinen von Volubilis, bevor es weitergeht nach Fes.

    Tag 5 Fes (1F)

    Erkunde die belebten Straßen von Fes mit einem lokalen Guide und besuche eine der tausende Jahre alten Gerbereien.

    Tag 6 Merzouga (1F,1A)

    Heute ist ein voller Reisetag durch die einzigartigen Landschaften Marokkos bis zu den Sanddünen der Sahara.

    Tag 7 Merzouga/Wüsten-Camp (1F,1A)

    Erkunde am Vormittag die Sanddünen zu Fuß oder unternimm eine optionale Allradsafari. Am späten Nachmittag genießt du einen Kamelritt zu dem Wüstenlager in dem du übernachtest.

    Tag 8 Todra-Schlucht (1F)

    Spaziere durch örtliches Ackerland in den Dörfern und erkunde die Todra-Schlucht.

    Tag 9 Aït-Ben-Haddou (1F)

    Besichtige die Aït Ben-Haddou Kasbah, ein UNESCO Welterbe. Du kannst auch einen Tajine-Kochkurs machen, um die marokkanische Küche kennenzulernen.

    Tag 10 Hoher Atlas (1F,1A)

    Genieße eine Wanderung zum Dorf Armed am Fuß des Hohen Atlas. Während du zu diesem Refugium in den Bergen wanderst, trägt ein Esel neben dir dein Gepäck. Genieße die Aussicht auf den Toubkal und dann ein hausgemachtes Abendessen.

    Tage 11-12 Essaouira (2F)

    Wanderung zurück nach Imlil und Fahrt in die Küstenstadt Essaouira. Nachmittag zur freien Verfügung, um die Stadt auf eigene Faust zu erkunden.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Geführte Tour durch Tanger
    • Geführte Tour durch Meknes
    • Geführte Tour durch Volubilis
    • Geführte Tour der Medina von Fes
    • Ausflug in die Sahara mit Kamelritt und Übernachtung in einem Berber-Camp
    • Aufenthalt in der Todra-Schlucht mit Spaziergang durch lokale Dörfer
    • Besichtigung der Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah
    • Spaziergang durch das Dorf Armed (Hoher Atlas)
    • Übernachtung in einem Ferienhaus mit traditionellen Mahlzeiten
    • Geführter Spaziergang durch die Medina in Marrakesch
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Schlendere durch uralte Medinas und römische Ruinen, reite auf einem Kamel in die Sahara, übernachte in einem Wüsten-Camp und in einem Ferienhaus in den Bergen, genieße bei einer einheimischen Familie die traditionelle marokkanische Küche, gehe in Essaouria am Meer einkaufen, bewundere die blaue Stadt Chefchaouen.

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. ITINERARY PACE This is a very fast paced itinerary which covers lots of ground. While this is great as it allows us to see a huge amount in the available time, it also means some early starts, some long drives in the mini van and less free time than many other G Adventures. We feel that if you enter this trip with this knowledge and expectation, you will appreciate even more the variety of locations we are able to include in this itinerary. 2. TRANSPORT We use a 16-seater minivan for this tour. With a full group every seat will be used. The legroom in the minivan is possibly smaller than you may be used to and taller passengers may find space a little cramped. It is important to be aware that as it is not a legal requirement in buses in Morocco, your vehicle may not be equipped with seat belts. 3. CAMEL RIDE AND DESERT CAMP Please note that it is not possible to reach our desert camp by 4WD or any other vehicle. There is the option to walk (can be very hot and tiring) for those who cannot/prefer not to ride a camel. 4. WEATHER Please note that the climate in Morocco can be both very hot during the day in summer months (up to 50°C) and cold at night in the mountains in autumn, early spring and winter (down to -6°C). Summer months, from April to September are very hot throughout Morocco. Winter months November to March can be cool to cold, especially in the Atlas Mountains, with high probability of snowfall. Most Moroccan buildings are not equipped with heating, so without proper layers you will be cold at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for the months in which you are travelling and check temperatures before you leave. Bedding is provided in the desert camp and the gîte, but in winter months if you feel the cold you may wish to bring a sleeping bag too. 5. RAMADAN Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th and July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of Morocco, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use certified local city guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 14, im Schnitt 10.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    14x Frühstück, 3x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    Breakfasts on tour Many breakfasts are included as part of your tour. Moroccan breakfasts tend to be different from your usual cereal and toast morning fare – most will be very simple - a croissant or sweet roll with jam and instant coffee and some hotels will have buffets where you will have more variety. While you are experiencing what a Moroccan family would eat, some travellers do find the provided breakfasts a bit “bread heavy” and enjoy buying fruit the day before to supplement their breakfast. Lunches and dinners Moroccan cuisine is world famous and your CEO will be taking the chance to show you the best of it. Staples include cous cous, a type of grain topped with stew, tagine which is actually the name of the pot this tasty dish is cooked in, and brochette, bbq skewers of meat. These dishes will generally cost between 45- 80 MAD depending on the type of restaurant and which part of the country you are in. Other tastes not to be missed include pastilla, a sweet pasty with a savoury filling which is traditionally pigeon and harira, a delicious soup based on chick peas and filling enough when teamed with fresh bread to be a whole lunch. If you are heading to the coast the fresh seafood cooked at one of the local markets is a must eat! Snacks Morocco's fresh orange juice is highly recommended and you should not leave without trying a glass. The brave can try the tiny snails which are perhaps the local's favourite snack but you might prefer a cone of piping hot bite-size fried cake donuts. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 240-315 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

    Transport

    Privater klimatisierter Minibus, Kamel, zu Fuß

    Transport

    Please note that there is a lot of fast paced travel on this itinerary which necessitates some long travel days in our mini van. We feel that if you enter this trip with this knowledge and expectation, you will appreciate even more the variety of locations we are able to include in this itinerary. We use a 16-seater minivan and with a full group every seat will be used. The legroom in the minivan is possibly smaller than you may be used to and taller passengers may find space a little cramped. It is important to be aware that as it is not a legal requirement in buses in Morocco, your vehicle may not be equipped with seat belts. The minivans have air conditioning, however please note that summer temperatures in Morocco can easily reach 50 celsius. When the outside temperature is so hot, a minibus air conditioning system will not be able to cool the bus to the temperatures you are used to enjoying at home. Please bear in mind that travelling in Morocco in summer will inevitably involve very hot temperatures and some discomfort may be experienced when travelling. Please note that, owing to both space constraints in the minibus and weight constraints when transporting baggage by mule to Aremd mountain gite, we can carry no more than one check-in size bag and one day pack per person. Please see the What to Take section of these notes for further details.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Hotels (12 Nächte), Ferienhaus (1 Nacht, Mehrbettzimmer), Nomaden-Camp (1 Nacht, Mehrbettzimmer).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nacht 5, Wüsten-Hotel, Nacht 6 Wüsten-Camp, Nacht 9 Aremd (einfaches Ferienhaus).

    Über Unterkünfte

    On this trip you can expect to stay in local hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. Please note that Morocco is a developing country and as such the infrastructure is not as reliable as you would expect at home. Expect quirky plumbing and the odd cold shower! While in the mountains our accommodation will be basic refuge-style multi-share with shared unisex facilities. In Merzouga we will stay in a traditional desert auberge (guesthouse) and in the desert we will spend a night at a nomad camp: Facilities at the camp are very basic - we all sleep in one large communal tent. Mattresses and bedding are provided. For those travelling in the winter months (Nov- April), we recommend a sleeping bag for additional warmth. It is back to nature as far as bathroom facilities go. There will be the chance to take a shower after breakfast on our return to our Merzouga auberge the following morning. In Todra Gorge we will be staying in simple, family run hotel. As with all accommodation located within the gorge itself, electricity is supplied via a generator. Please note that no electricity is available between midnight and 7am, this also affects the air-conditioning/heating. Don't worry though, we find that the experience of staying in such a beautiful location more than makes up for it!

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Moroccan House Hotel 3 Rue Mohamed Smiha (Cote Ave des FAR) Centre Ville Casablanca, Morocco Tel: +212 522543566

    Tipps zur Anreise

    Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to the city on day 1 (or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us), please make your way to the joining hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon). Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on day 1 (usually between 5pm and 7pm), where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travellers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details! If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day. If you have pre-arranged an arrival transfer, look for the driver holding a G Adventures sign in the arrivals hall. Please approach them, and ask them who they are supposed to be picking up (do not tell them your name, they should have this information already). Once they give you the correct name, have your passport ready to show them and you will be on your way! GETTING TO MOROCCAN HOUSE HOTEL: From the airport: You can take a taxi from the airport entrance which will take approximately 1hour (35km) to the hotel. Cost is around 300dh. There is also a train that you can take to Casa Voyager Station. From there, take a 10 minute taxi drive to the Hotel for around 20dh.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We do not expect any complications and nor should you but the following information is supplied in case of extra ordinary circumstances. PRE-BOOKED AIRPORT TO HOTEL TRANSFERS If you have pre booked an airport to hotel transfer, please look for your transfer driver at the Airport Information Desk in Terminal 1. He will be holding a G Adventures sign and waiting in this area for you. Your name will not be on the G Adventures sign, so please ask the driver whom they are there to meet. The Airport Information Desk is located in the main Arrival Halls in Terminal 1, next to the stairs and escalators to the train station. If you have arrived in Terminal 2, please make your way to the Airport Information Desk in Terminal 1 to find your driver. If you are unable to locate your G Adventures airport representative, please call our local staff at +212 528 824898 (during office hours Mon-Fri) or +212 661 429700 (after office hours or at any time if you are unable to get through to the office) They will assist you in getting to the joining hotel. If you have arrived at Casablanca airport, before calling please double-check with the airport staff which terminal you have arrived at. (This may not be the terminal stated on your airline ticket, as Casablanca flight arrivals often experience a change in arrival terminal). Please make your way to the Airport Information Desk in Terminal 1 (this is a short walk from the other terminals) If you are not travelling with a telephone, please head to the airport Information booth who will be able to assist you in the purchase of a phone card and direct you to a telephone. If for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, or your flight is delayed, please call the above numbers to inform our staff so we can re-book your transfer.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER  If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Representative (Morocco) During Office hours (Weekdays, 9am-5pm Local Time): +212 (0)528 824898 After hours emergency number: +212 (0)661 429700 G Adventures Local Office London, UK Emergency number: +44 7817 262559 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Hinweis zum Endpunkt

    We are able to organise extra accommodation post-trip should you require it. Please enquire at the time of booking. For departure to Marrakech International Airport: a taxi will cost spproximately MAD150. Ask the Hotel staff or your CEO for help in arranging a taxi. For departure to Casablanca: Take the train from Marrakech to Casablanca. The train service is comfortable and fast (approx 3hrs 10 mins to Casablanca city centre and 4hrs 40 minutes to the airport). It is probably best to go to the Marrakech station and buy your ticket the day before travel. Ask your CEO if you need any advice. Please note that Casablanca Airport is directly served by train so if you are going to the airport make sure you buy tickets to Casablanca Mohammed V Airport (approx MAD200 first class). To give you sufficient time to catch your plane, please do not book a flight home which departs before 13:00 at the absolute earliest Take a petit taxi from the hotel to the Gare (train station) in Marrakech (approx MAD20, may be more with luggage).

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We highly recommend using a backpack or light sports bag, whichever you find easiest to carry, plus a small daypack. Luggage space on transport is limited. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them between transport and hotels, hopping on and off buses and up and down stairs. Hard-shell suitcases, as well as being too heavy and difficult for you to carry, place an unreasonable burden on the mules we use to carry baggage to Aremd in the Atlas Mountains. Please bring a soft wheeled case, backpack or light sports bag. We are able to transport a maximum of one check-in size bag and one daypack per person.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    Suggested Items: •Light fleece top •Light windproof/waterproof jacket •Small towel and swimwear •Sun hat •Personal clothing (See also "What to Take" and "Local Dress" sections of this dossier) •Day pack to carry belongings on desert excursion •Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes •Sunblock •Sunglasses •Toiletries (biodegradable) •Watch or alarm clock •Headlamp/flashlight/torch for desert camping •Money belt • First-aid kit -Rehydration powder -Insect Repellent -Sleeping bag liner/sleep sheet Additionally for departures Nov-Feb: •Sleeping bag (optional but recommended in a cold winter or if you feel the cold) -Warm winter coat •Warm hat •Warm gloves •Scarf Documents: •Passport (with photocopies) •Travel insurance (with photocopies) •Airline tickets (with photocopies) •EUR/USD cash •Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) •G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier •Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

    Visa

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). To date, citizens of the UK, EU, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas for visits of up to three-months. Other nationalities may need to organise a visa pre travel- please check the individual requirements of your passport nationality. Please note this information is given in good faith, is beyond G Adventures control and subject to change at any time. Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is the individual's responsibility to ensure that travel documentation is correct.

    Are you that kind of guy/girl? Zusätzliche Trip-Infos

    Climate: The climate in Morocco is Mediterranean along the coast, becoming more extreme towards the interior of the country. The winter months are from October to March and are characterized by cold nights and pleasant days. Summer is from April to September and starts off very pleasantly with moderate temperatures until mid-June when temperatures get extremely hot, to return to more moderate heat in late September. Inland, the climate is very dry and high temperatures predominate during the day for most of the year, except in the higher mountain areas. It rains generally only in short bursts in the period from the beginning of November until March. Electricity: Morocco uses 220V, 50Hz and plugs are two prong rounded (as for Europe). Languages: Arabic is the official language of Morocco, spoken in the distinctive Moroccan dialect. Approximately 40% of the population (mainly in rural areas) speak Berber in one of its three different dialects (Tarafit, Tashelhiyt and Tamazight). French is Morocco's unofficial second language and is taught universally, serving as the country's primary language in economics and commerce, as well as being widely used in education and government. Many Moroccans in the north of the country speak Spanish and English is widely spoken in tourist areas. Capital city: Rabat Principal ethnic groups: 30% Arab, 60% Berber Religion: Islam is the official state religion with almost the entire population being Sunni Muslim. 1% are Christian and about 0.2% are Jewish.

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    The local currency in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). ATMs are very common in Morocco with Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. .While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work - it is important you check with your bank before departure and advisable to travel with more than one type of card. Visa cards are the most widely accepted credit cards, but are generally only useful for larger/expensive purchases. You should be aware when purchasing products or services on a credit card, that a fee usually applies. The foreign currency most commonly accepted in Morocco is the Euro. You will be able to exchange Euros, as well as GBP and USD at money exchange offices in major cities. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of cash (Euro/GBP or USD) and cards is best. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

    Departure Tax

    UUsually included in flight tickets.

    Trinkgeld

    Morocco has a strong tipping culture - it is customary and even expected to tip small service providers such as restaurant and bar waiters, hotel staff, reception, cleaning personnel, bell boys, taxis and van drivers. Tips are regarded as an essential means of supplementing income for those working in the tourism industry. Even though this might not be customary to you, nor such common practice in your home country, it is generally expected and of great significance to the people who will be assisting you during your travels. Depending on your preference and/or that of the group, you may choose to tip individually, organize the tipping with your travelling companions, or, your CEO will offer to collect the tip money at the beginning of your tour and tip as a group with your participation as the tour progresses. A recommendation for tipping small service providers is about $3 USD per day, depending on the quality of the service (this does not include your G Adventures CEO). Feel free to ask your CEO for the breakdown/distribution of the tips. Note that if you have been very disappointed by a particular service, please inform your CEO right away, and the tip will be adjusted accordingly. Also, at the end of your trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is also expected and appreciated. The precise amount is entirely a personal preference, however $20-25 USD per person per week can be used as a general guideline.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    Your CEO will recommend different optional activities, feel free to ask him/her for more information. Please note that prices are quoted in Moroccan Dirhams (Dh) Casablanca (for those who have time in the city before the trip starts) Hassan II Mosque (Sat to Thurs) 9, 10, 11 and 2pm – Dh120 Villa de Arts (Tues to Sat) – free Jewish Museum (Mon to Fri) - Dh30 Meknes Dar Jamai Museum (Wed to Mon) - Dh20 Medersa bou Inania - Dh10 Koubbat as Sufara - Dh10 Heri es Souani - Dh10 Fez Medersa bou inania – Dh10 Medersa el Attarine - Dh10 Dar batha museum (Wed to Mon) - Dh10 Belghazi museum - Dh20 Merzouga- Desert Half-day 4x4 excursion around the Dunes of Merzouga Price: 25 euro per person (270 dirhams) Includes: 4x4 jeeps with driver/guide Ait Ben Haddou Cooking class - Dh100 (includes dinner) Essaouira Camel ride on beach at Essaouira Price: 29 euro per person (315 dirhams) Includes: riding camel, transfers from/to hotel. Surf lessons – Dh 480 – 900 (depending on length) Horse riding - Dh 250 Quad biking - Dh 450 Kite Surfing – Dh 35 1(hrs), Dh 50 (2hrs) Surfing rental - Dhs15, 20, 25, 30 (1hr, 2 hrs, 3 hrs, 1 day) Boat excursion along the coast: Dh 20 (1hr) All Essaouira activities are weather and season dependent. Marrakech Traditional Hammam (steam bath) including massage – Dh 300 Moroccan 3 course dinner and folklore entertainment in a traditional restaurant overlooking the famous Djemma el Fna Square - Dh 400 Ali Ben Youssef Medersa - Dh 40 Koubba Ba’adiyn - Dh 40 Museum of Marrakech - Dh 40 El Badi Palace - Dh10 Dar si Said - Dh10 Majorelle and Museum of Islamic Art - Dh 50 Bicycle hire – Dh 70–100 per day All prices are per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.

    Gesundheit

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. DRINKING WATER: It is advisable to drink bottled water in Morocco. There are no specific health requirements for this trip. However, we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, infectious hepatitis and polio. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit, hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. Please note that your adventure travels to high altitude. This is medically defined as anything over 8,000ft (2,440m). Most people can travel to 8,000ft with minimal effects. However, everyone reacts to altitude differently and altitude sickness can on set with some people irrespective of fitness and age. For details on how to best prepare and what to do in the unlikely event you are affected on your adventure, please consult your physician.

    Allgemeine Sicherheitstipps

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your


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