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Morocco Desert Surf Safari

Morocco, Africa

from $2,140* per person 8 Days April, May, September, October, December
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Access Trips 12 people max
  • Marrakech menara international airport, morocco
  • Active & Adventure trips
Whether you're looking to surf for the first time, catch some world-class waves, or escape the winter weather, this Morocco surf and cultural vacation is an unforgettable experience. This trip goes far beyond the usual surf camp and gives a very personal, guided exploration of the legendary Moroccan city of Marrakech and some typical Berber villages in the High Atlas mountains. Not only is Morocco home to some of the world's best and most consistent breaks (including one of the world's 'top 10' breaks), it's also one of the most interesting, vibrant and exotic countries on the planet. In addition to three days of expert surf instruction, we’ll go trekking amongst Berber villages in the High Atlas mountains, and spend a day sightseeing in the mystical, imperial city of Marrakech.

Join us for the ultimate Morocco surf and cultural vacation and enjoy deserted breaks, expert instruction, 4-star accommodations and traditional riads, exotic local cuisine, and the opportunity to see some of the most extraordinary parts of Morocco.

Locations visited/nearby

Morocco, Africa

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3 testimonials about the provider, Access Trips:

  • Reviewer: located in USA, 29
    I had an AMAZING trip. I loved everybody, I consider myself very lucky to have been in such a small group and was able to make such strong ties because of it. I got to take back a sport with me for the rest of my life, how many vacations can you say that about? You have something very special I hope that your success only gets bigger from here.
    5
  • Reviewer: located in UK, 35
    Just a quick note to thank you for the best trip i`ve ever been on, had a superb time, got to do lots of things i didnt think i could, eat muffins and meet, ride and laugh with some great people. Thank you!
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Belgium, 23
    The trip was brilliant, awesome, inspirational, reviving, fun. It was absolutely the best skiing trip I`ve ever done. When I signed up I was thinking `even if half of what they claim is true, it`ll be amazing`. I was a bit scared of expecting too much and getting disappointed, but in reality it was better than anything I had hoped for. I even caught myself dreaming I was practicing a 180 and a 360.
    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to our Morocco surf and cultural vacation! Prepare yourself for one of the most fascinating, colorful and culture-rich countries on the planet. Also prepare for some of the world's best surfing! We will pick you up at Marrakech airport and drive you to a traditional Moroccan riad (guesthouse) in the medina where you'll spend your first night.

Tonight you'll thrill in the bewitchery of the night that beats in the heart of the famed square, Djemaa el-Fna. Snake charmers, hustlers and mischievous monkeys are part of the nightly drama that unfolds, as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians, and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds. You'll also enjoy a delicious dinner on the square before retiring to our charming riad.

Meals: On own

Day 2
Wake up in the vibrant city of Marrakech, an enchanting palm oasis set against the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas mountains. We'll visit the ancient Bahia Palace and the royal Saadian Tombs, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish mellah, and see the majestic Koutoubia Mosque before heading into the 9th-century walled medina, where we'll wander the ancient souk, or market. After lunch, we'll drive to Agador, where we'll check into our 4-start resort. Tonight we'll relax by the pool, watch the sunset and get ready for the day ahead of us on the water.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3
Thanks to its long, smooth, and crowd-free breaks, Morocco is an ideal place to learn to surf. Depending on the swell, guests will receive their first day of coaching at one of the many local beach breaks that offer consistent waves. After your first day on the waves, we'll head back to our hotel for a delicious dinner and well-earned rest.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4
Today we will head out to the beach with the best conditions-offering some challenges to try out your new skills. Surf beaches in this region are known for their long, smooth beach break; perfect for beginner/intermediates, and a quality point break for more advanced surfers. After a day of surfing, we'll return to the hotel to freshen up and then head into Agadir to visit the local souk and the Kasbah overlooking the city.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5
Today we'll be out on the water again, working on improving our surf skills. Today is our last day of surfing and you'll be amazed at how much your surfing has improved! If you were a beginner at the start of the session, by now you are almost certainly enjoying the thrill of catching and riding waves. If you began as an intermediate or advanced surfer, you'll have had the chance to fine-tune your technique and enjoy excellent quality, 'locals-only' breaks. Dinner at the hotel. Another perfect day!

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6
This morning we will leave the coast and drive to the High Atlas mountains, where Berber villages have stood for centuries. We will arrive in time for lunch and then we will spend the afternoon relaxing and exploring the Ourika Valley. Late afternoon we'll have a cup of tea with a local Berber family and then head to a nearby museum to learn about the Berber culture. Dinner will be at our charming riad, under a rooftop tent overlooking the twinkling lights of Marrakech.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7

Today we'll head out on full-day hike through ancient mountain villages, starting at the hamlet of Oualmes (1150m). We'll hike across the river and up along a narrow hillside path surrounded by cornfields. Then through the col (1670m) where we'll have lunch at the Berber village of Tizin-Oucheg. After lunch we'll explore the village of Agard then walk to Anamer and Tazintoute (1148m), where we'll cross the Assif Ourika river to get back to our vehicle. We'll drive back to our riad for a delicious and well-deserved dinner. Total hiking time is 5-6 hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8
Today our Morocco surf and cultural vacation ends. We'll drive you to the airport at Marrakech for your journey home, or you can choose to stay on for an extra day.

Meals: Breakfast

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