Rock My Morocco Adventure

Morocco Small Group Tour for Solo Travellers

Morocco Tour Overview

Come join me in Morocco for a fun, cultural, experiential and action-packed adventure of a lifetime!

Morocco is an amazing country, full of intrigue and mystery, with stunning landscapes and fascinating history –  the perfect place to explore your adventurous side!

On this epic 2-week trip, we’ll surf in the Atlantic Ocean, do yoga at sunset, wander through the souks of Essaouira, get lost in the medina of Marrakech, trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains and ride camels through the Sahara desert – sounds amazing right?

And if you don’t want to surf, you can join us after the surfing portion of the trip in Essaouira for a 10 day adventure!

Rock My Adventure is a small group Africa tour company for solo travellers, groups of friends and couples alike and for those who are short on time and want to pack a lot into their limited (and precious) time.

The tours are culturally immersive trips created by me to show you a rounded portrayal of the countries we visit and leave you with a new group of like-minded friends and beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

I work with the best local operators to provide you with the highly personalised African adventure you’ve always dreamed of but without the hassle of planning it all yourself!

Rock My Adventures aren’t typical ‘tours’. They’re fun and laid-back group trips, that are similar to an independent backpacking trip, but with some free time to explore and do your own thing and a group of friends built in – the best of both worlds!

You can find out more about Rock My Adventure here or take a look at our FAQ’s page to see what we’re all about!


READ MORE: The Rock My Morocco Adventure in Pictures


Essential Info

  • Duration: 10 or 14 Nights
  • Dates: 
    • 10 – 24 June 2019 (including surfing/yoga) – ENQUIRE NOW
    • 14 – 24 June 2019 (excluding surfing/yoga) –ENQUIRE NOW
    • 30 September – 14 October 2019 (including surfing/yoga) – ENQUIRE NOW
    • 4 – 14 October 2019 (excluding surfing/yoga) –ENQUIRE NOW
      • If you want to join the trip from the start, but don’t want to surf or do yoga, i can work out some other options for you!
  • Start: Taghazout or Essaouira (nearest airport – Agadir–Al Massira Airport/Essaouira-Mogador Airport)
  • Finish: Marrakech (nearest airport – Marrakech Menara Airport)
  • Maximum Group Size: 12 people
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Cost:
    • 14 Nights – £1,895 (including surfing/yoga)
    • 10 Nights – £1,395 (excluding surfing/yoga)
  • Deposit: £200 (non-refundable)

You can find full Terms & Conditions here.

Morocco small group tour for solo travellers.


Week 1 Highlights

  • Learn to surf in Taghazout, Morocco’s surf mecca on the beautiful Atlantic coast (all levels catered for).
  • Relax and unwind with sunset yoga sessions.
  • Take an optional day trip to stunning Paradise valley in the Anti-Atlas Mountains, where you can swim in the stunning green pools, try Moroccan mint tea and eat delicious local cuisine.
  • Explore the vibrant surf town of Taghazout.
  • Exploring the colourful port city of Essaouira, including the fish market, harbour, the colourful medina and spice scented souks (markets).
  • Horse riding on the beach in Essaouira.
  • Try some of the delicious seafood on offer in Essouira and Taghazout.
  • Shop ’til you drop in the souks and get lost in the Marrakech Medina.
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Jemaa el Fna (the main sqaure in Marrakech)
  • Try the best of moroccan cuisne on a local food tour of Marrakech.
  • Take a walking tour of exciting and colourful Marrakech and learn all about this amazing city.

Week 2 Highlights

  • Take a walking tour of exciting and colourful Marrakech and learn all about this amazing city.
  • Drive the Tizi n’ Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the ancient city of Aït Benhaddou, a ksar on the former caravan route to the Sahara and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Parts of the film gladiator were filmed here too!
  • Pass through Ouarzazate (Morocco’s answer to Hollywood) and the Valley of the Roses.
  • Spend the night in the magnificent Dades Valley.
  • Pass ancient kasbahs and admire the magnitude of the Todra Gorge on a short hike.
  • Ride camels through the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert at sunrise and sunset.
  • Spend the night in a traditional Bedouin camp and njoy a night under the stars, with a campfire, traditional dinner and music.
  • Climb Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.
  • Stay in one of my favourite guest houses in the whole world, enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine and relax with on the roof terrace with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Sounds awsome, sign me up!


“You showed me “Africa” the real Africa, the people, the villages, the wildlife! I didn’t want hotels, complexes, swimming pools! I want to see the world, the real world, how other people live, the real Africa!! I got the whole package, the reality, the beauty, the wonder! You left me wanting more and eager that see more of what the amazing Africa has to offer! Second trip with you! I keep coming back so clearly I enjoy them!” (Karen, UK – Rock My Uganda, Rwanda & DRC Adventure 2017 & Rock My Kenya Adventure 2016)


Morocco Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Taghazout


Taghazout, MoroccoArrive in Agadir and transfer to your accommodation in Taghazout for the night. We’ll be staying at a fantastic surf school with incredible views over the beach and the surf.

Relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal and a beer or two! Your Rock My Morocco Adventure starts here.

*  If you have the time and can arrive earlier, I can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day 2 – 4: Taghazout


Surfing in Taghazout Morocco

We’ll spend days 2, 3 and 4 learning to surf and do yoga with our expert instructors.

Each day, after a delicious breakfast we pick up our boards and wetsuits, pile into vans and head down to the beach for a full day of surfing.

There will be a couple of hours of lessons/coaching in the morning, before we break for a packed lunch on the beach.

Those who want to can get back in the water for more surfing in the afternoon, those who don’t can chill, read a book and just enjoy the beach.

The lessons are suitable for all abilities, whether you’ve surfed before or it’s your very first time – we’ve got you covered.

After a day of surfing, there will be some free time to take part in a sunset yoga session, visit the onsite spa or relax by the pool before dinner. Yoga is the perfect complimentary activity for surfing, strengthening those core muscles. You are also able to take part in sunrise yoga sessions too.

Monday night is Moroccan Monday, Tuesday we’ll eat out at a local restaurant, Wednesday night is movie night and Thursday is BBQ night!

Meals Included: 3 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch, 3 x Dinner


Day 5: Essaouira


Essaouira, MoroccoToday we’ll head along the coast to the pretty and atmospheric port city of Essaouira (also known as Mogador), famous for being a Game of Thrones filming location.

This is where the 10-day Rock My Adventurers will join us!

In the afternoon, we’ll take a tour of the city, exploring the fish market, harbour, the colourful medina and spice scented souks (markets).

Essaouira is one of my favourite places in Morocco and photographer’s dream, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

In the evening we’ll eat out at a great local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: Essaouira


Essaouira, MoroccoOn our second day in Essaouira there will be some free time to shop or take part in the optional activity of your choice. Popular activities include horse or camel rides on the beach, wind and kite surfing, the Villa Maroc Gardens, visiting a hamman or taking a Moroccan cooking class.

In the early evening, we’ll take a wander through the pretty streets and seafront, taking in the atmosphere, before having dinner at the fish market.

Those who want to can head out to a lively local bar afterwards – it’s Saturday night after all!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 7: Marrakech


Marrakech Food ToursAfter easing you into Moroccan life, we’re off to hectic, colourful Marrakech!

We’ll have lunch on arrival and then there will be some free time in the afternoon to chill at our riad or wander the medina and shop at your leisure or visit one of the sights around town.

For dinner, we’ll take an amazing food tour through the medina, where we’ll get an insight into Marrakech life, try the best local foods around (including couscous, Berber pizza and even snails and sheep’s head if you are daring enough – don’t worry veggies, there are alternatives) around and eat in many of the places most tourists miss.

We’ll finish the evening with a mint tea in Marrakech’s main square, Jemaa el Fna.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8: Marrakech


Street art in Marrakech

In the morning, we’ll get our bearings in the ‘Red City’ by taking a walking tour of the medina with our expert guide. We’ll experience the magic of the souks, the beautiful Bahia Palace and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Jemaa el Fna (also called Djemaa el Fna) to name but a few. This is a no shopping tour, but don’t worry, you will get plenty of time to shop later!

The afternoon is free time to hang out at the riad, visit some of the art galleries or museums, get scrubbed down at a hammer, take a bicycle tour, visit one of the pretty riads, or La Momounia, wander the medina or to shop. Marrakech has some of the best shopping in the world and by now you should have perfected your haggling skills, so grab yourself some bargains.

In the evening you will have a free night to explore as you wish, however I highly suggest you head over to the new city of Gueliz to sample one Marrakech’s many excellent restaurants and the great nightlife (that’s where I will be going).

Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 9: Aït Benhaddou & Dades Valley 


Today we’ll head toward the Sahara Desert.

Driving out of Marrakech, we’ll use the stunning Tizi n’ Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains on the way to ancient city of Aït Benhaddou, a ksar on the former caravan route to the Sahara and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visiting Aït Benhaddou is like stepping back in history or the set of a film, and if you’re thinking it looks familiar, you’d be right as this is where they filmed parts of Game of Thrones and Gladiator (and many other films)! In Gladiator, the city doubles for Zuccabar in Mauritania (modern day Algeria).

We’ll pass through Ouarzazate (Morocco’s answer to Hollywood) and the Valley of the Roses as we make our way to Dades Valley.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10: The Sahara Desert


Sahara Desert Tour Morocco

We’ll continue our journey, passing ancient kasbahs and taking time to admire the magnitude of the Todra Gorge on a short walk.

Here, we’ll leave our mini bus and hop aboard our new form of transport – camels! Once we’re on, we’ll enjoy a ride to our home for the evening – a Bedouin desert camp.

We’ll play in the sand dunes and enjoy a night under the stars, with a campfire, traditional dinner and music.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11: Imlil (High Atlas Mountains)


Douar Samra Imlil, Atlas MountainsWe’ll watch the sunrise from atop a sand dune, before getting back on our camels and riding out of the desert Lawrence of Arabia style.

Today is mostly a drive day as we head back towards Marrakech and up into the Atlas Mountains, where we’ll spend the evening relaxing at our cosy guesthouse up in the High Atlas Mountains, which happens to be one of my favourite hotels in the world and with some of the best Moroccan food around!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12: Mount Toubkal (High Atlas Mountains)


Morocco Small Group TourToday we will begin our ascent of North Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Toubkal.

Heading along the Mizane Valley, we pass through villages before reaching the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch.

it is a tough, yet rewarding hike to the Toukbal Refuge at 3,206m where we will spend the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 13: Imlil (High Atlas Mountains)


Imlil, Atlas Mountains Morocco

Early in the morning we will attempt to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal which stands at an impressive 4,167m.

The trek is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the ascent a little more challenging in parts.

However the breathtaking views from the top will make the effort worthwhile!

We’ll spend the rest of the day making our way back down to Imlil and as the sun sets, we’ll rest our weary bones and relax on the roof terrace with a glass of wine and take in the spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 14: Marrakech

Moroccan mint tea at Riad Yima in MarrakechAfter a lie in and leisurely breakfast, it’s back to the bright lights of Marrakech, where there will be some free time to do any last minute shopping or sightseeing.

In the evening we’ll head out on the town for a goodbye meal at one of Marrakech’s best restaurants.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 15: Departure Day


Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends (there’s usually a few tears, I will warn you), but the memories and shared experiences will last a lifetime.

I can arrange the transfer to Marrakech airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Meet Your Tour Leader


Helen

Street art in Marrakech

Taken in Marrakech, Morocco.

I’ve been travelling through Africa on and off for the last 9 years and have guided trips through the Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC.

I love to travel all over the world, but it’s Africa that holds the special place in my heart and I started this blog, first and foremost to encourage and help others travel in my favourite continent.

I’m passionate about experiential travel and I want to show you a different side of Africa. Not the Africa you see in the media, but the adventurous, beautiful, wild and real Africa I know and love.

I like to get to the heart of the places I travel, to go on epic adventures, to be out in the wild, to meet local people, to experience the nightlife, to try new things, to immerse myself in the culture and most of all to have fun! All Rock My Adventure tours are planned with all these things at the forefront.

You can find out more about me here.


What’s Included

  • Meals: 14 breakfasts,  10 lunches and 12 dinners. For those on the 10 day trip it’s 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners.
  • Accommodation: 14 (or 10) nights accommodation in good quality camps, hostels, hotels and guesthouses. For the Sahara Desert, we will be staying in basic Bedouin tents in the desert (exciting).
  • Transport: All transport within Morocco to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour (includes – taxi, mini bus, 4×4, camel).
  • Activities:
    • 3 x surf lessons (wetsuit and board hire included)
    • 3 x yoga sessions (additional yoga sessions charged separately)
    • Essaouira walking tour
    • Marrakech walking tour
    • Marrakech food tour
    • 3-day Sahara Desert tour (including camel rides, Berber villages and the ancient city of Aït Benhaddou)
    • 2-day Mount Toubkal expedition

What’s Not Included

  • Flights.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Moroccan visa (if needed).
  • Medications or vaccinations.
  • Travel/health insurance.
  • Drinks & meals not mentioned.
  • Optional activities (such as – horse riding, wind surfing etc).
  • Transport for optional activities.
  • Tips for local guides.

Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes. But whatever happens, I’ll endeavour to make sure you have an amazing trip!!

You can find full Terms & Conditions here.

I want you to Rock My Adventure!


Here’s what you can expect on a Rock My Adventure tour…


Testimonials

Wondering what it’s like to come on a Rock My Adventure trip? Here’s what others have to say! For a full list, check out the Testimonials page.

“It was an unforgettable trip to Tanzania & Zanzibar and I loved every minute – so much fun and a new experience every day! If anyone’s thinking of doing a trip to Africa, don’t hesitate, just do it! Go with Helen and experience the real culture of the country and its’ people. I can’t wait for the next adventure!” (Jeanne, UK)

“I have had a fantastic time, thank you, you are the best. Thank you for the incredible journey and sharing your love of Africa with me. The laughs and memories will always be cherished… because of you I have fallen in love with Africa.” (Marsha, USA)

“This trip is definitely one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made in my life!!” (Sharmi, Malaysia)

“The trip went beyond my expectations. I feel the soul of the trip was Helen. Having a guide that is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, sweet and energetic is very important.” (Nayeli, Mexico/USA)

“I had the best time ever on the trip & it was so much fun traveling with you! It was everything I had hoped for and more! It 100% met my expectations. I love the fact that your trips are more unique than a normal tour operator. I enjoyed being taken out of my comfort zone in some places and seeing some really different sides of Kenya. I enjoyed the fact that we were made to feel so at home everywhere we went and I’m sure that was helped by the fact you’ve obviously created a lot of meaningful friendships in the country during your time travelling there. It felt like we got a more unique experience than you would get with a usual tour operator. I think you make a fantastic guide and your passion for the country definitely shows and adds to the experience.” (Sarah, UK)

“Helen is one of those people who will make any situation really fun. This girl could make a tour through my mildewy basement seem like a blast, so having her introduce me to sub-Saharan Africa was pretty much the best thing ever!!” (Silvia, Norway/USA)

If you’d like to get a full overview, have a read of Silvia’s blog (Heart My Backpack), as she’s done a full review on the Rock My Uganda, Rwanda and DRC tour. I asked her to come along, not as a blogger, but as a participant, to enjoy and just be brutally honest when she wrote about it and here’s what she thought.


Come with us on the Rock My Adventure of a lifetime!

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