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Morocco Gay Tour - A Gay Cultural Tour of Morocco & Marrakech

Morocco Gay Tour

Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Sahara, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech, and more!

12 Days from Casablanca to Marrakech, Morocco

April 11 – 22, 2020
September 05 – 16, 2020

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Morocco Gay TourMoroccan Souks & Sand - A Gay Cultural Tour of Morocco and Marrakech! Journey from Casablanca to Marrakesh through moody desert landscapes, kasbahs, and villages. Picnic in mountain gorges, learn to cook the perfect couscous, and immerse yourself in labyrinthine souks. You’ll also discover the partially excavated ruins of an ancient Berber city, explore the photogenic Blue City, stay in a truly authentic desert camp, and find tranquility in a traditional riad surrounded by the frenzy of a medina. All-in-all, the sounds, smells, and flavours of North Africa will infuse your memories for years to come on this magical adventure through Morocco.

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The colour and commotion of this enchanting land will dazzle travellers looking to experience a way of life suspended in time. Learn the secrets to the perfect couscous and discover ruins of a city built by a sultan looking to create his own version of Versailles. Stay in a hotel made of Saharan sand and haggle hard amid frenzy of the medina. The sights, sounds and smells of the cities and the aromatic flavours of the cuisine will infuse your memories of Morocco for years to come.

 

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Moroccan Souks & Sand Gay Tour Highlights

• Explore a phenomenal mosque in Casablanca

• Get caught up in the energy of Marrakesh

• Discover the magic and artistry of The Blue City

• Weave through the twisting alleys of Fes' medina

• Enjoy a sunset camel ride through sand dunes

• Stay in a wide range of accommodations, from a traditional Berber desert camp in the Sahara to five-star luxury hotels.

• Learn the secret to cooking perfect couscous

 

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What's Included?

• Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures joining/finishing point hotel

• Group leader from beginning to end of tour

• 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 9 dinners

• 3-star or higher accommodation (10 nights), Luxury Berber Desert Camp (1 night)

• Entrance and guided tour of Hassan II Mosque

• Guided tours of Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fès, Skoura & Marrakesh

• Sunset camel ride in the Sahara

• Desert camp experience

• Entrance to Museum El Khorbat, Volubilis, Bahia Palace, Jardin Secret, Majorelle Gardens and Yves Saint-Laurent Museum

• Cooking class in Marrakech

 

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Not Included

• International Airfare

• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary

• Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers.

• Gratuities for Tour Leader ($55-$110 USD)

• Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters (approximately $30-$50 USD)

 

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Accommodation

Riads/Hotels (10 nights), Desert Camp (1 night)

We have carefully chosen these gay-welcoming properties with you in mind. They have the right balance of comfort while still being locally owned.

Joining Point Hotel
Le Casablanca Hotel, Casablanca

Le Casablanca HotelFeaturing free WiFi, an heated indoor sensory pool and an outdoor pool, Le Casablanca Hotel offers accommodation in Casablanca. The hotel has views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.

The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from your terrace or balcony. Every room has a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.

The nearest airport is Mohammed V International Airport, 25 km from Le Casablanca Hotel. If you are checking in to the hotel under your Out Adventures reservation, a complimentary arrival transfer will be included.

Standard check-in time is between 2PM and 3PM. We are unable to arrange early check ins, however you are able to store your luggage and explore the central area near the hotel while you wait. If you would like a guaranteed early check-in, you will need to reserve a pre-tour night of accommodation.

 

Finishing Point Hotel
Les Jardins de la Koutoubia Hotel, Marrakech

Les Jardins de la Koutoubia Hotel, MarrakechThis luxurious hotel is a 2-minute walk from the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square. It features a Carita Spa, a hot tub and the outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by palm trees.

The air-conditioned guest rooms are spacious and open onto a patio. Each room is equipped with a minibar and a TV. Some rooms feature an elegant living room. All rooms at Les Jardins De La Koutoubia have a private bathroom with amenities.

Indian specialities are served in Les Jardins de Bala restaurant. Guests can enjoy a drink in the piano bar or on the rooftop terrace.

Guests have access to the hammam and the heated indoor pool under extra fees. Massages are available upon request and there is also a beauty salon.

 

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Morocco Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco Gay TourMrehba! Welcome to Morocco!

You can arrive at any time on Day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at 6:00pm. Following this meeting, we'll head for an optional dinner at the famous Rick's Cafe.

Our journey begins in the bustling Port city of Casablanca. Modelled after Marseille in France, Casablanca has since become much busier than its parent and is now the undisputed economic capital of the country, with one of Africa's largest ports. The architectural style of the city is curious; famous for its Art Deco French colonial buildings and Mauresque governmental institutions, an old Medina and of course the phenomenal modern day masterpiece - Hassan II Mosque, of which a guided tour is included on Day 2.

A pleasant way to spend the day exploring Casablanca is to wander around the old medina and the old city walls, then jump in a taxi to visit the Quartiers des Habous - the new Medina which is full of shaded squares, and narrow streets lined with arcades that lead from one souk to another. This is a great place to enjoy a Moroccan coffee and maybe start improving your bargaining skills in the souks or the interesting local food markets that stretch behind the quarter. Finish the day with a walk along the Corniche watching the locals enjoy sunset football on the beach.

 

Day 2 - Casablanca / Chefchaouen (The Blue City)
Morocco gay tour - Hassan II mosqueAfter breakfast we have a guided tour of the Hassan II mosque. Perched oceanside at Islam's western extremity, it was completed in 1993 after years of work by around 30,000 craftsmen. The mosque was the late King Hassan II's most ambitious project and was funded by public subscription - all $800 million of it! Only the mosques at Mecca and Medina are bigger, and its 200m-high minaret is the tallest in the world.

In the afternoon hit the road towards the Rif Mountains and Chefchaouen, aka The Blue City. After checking into our hotel, we'll enjoy an orientation walk and learn about the Blue City's Andalusian history and how it got its namesake coat of blue paint. Finally, we'll end the day with dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Day 3 - Chefchaouen (The Blue City)
Morocco gay tour - ChefchaouenWe'll begin the day with a relaxed breakfast at our accommodations before heading to the city's beautiful medina for a guided tour. It is here we'll indulge in the sights, sounds and smells of the city's famous district. We may even taste some local goat cheese.

After an included lunch at another local favourite, you'll have the afternoon free to explore. May we suggest a hike through the surrounding hills towards Akchour falls?

 

Day 4 - Chefchaouen / Volubilis / Fes
Morocco gay tour - VolubilisWe'll rise early for a quick breakfast at our accommodations. Then it is off to Fes vis-a-vis UNESCO World Heritage Volubilis, a partly-excavated Berber city.

After arriving in Fes you'll have plenty of time to unpack, get acquainted with the city or just indulge in our stunning hotel. Loosen your belt buckles because tonight we'll enjoy a memorable, included meal.

 

Day 5 - Fes
Morocco gay tour - FesToday, a local guide will introduce us to the incredible Medina of Fes; the spiritual heart of Morocco. We’ll but scrape the surface of this mysterious place, as we explore just a few of its 10,000 streets. Laden with souks, markets, and handicrafts quarters, the potential for discovery is limitless. This will be followed by free time in the afternoon.

To round out our day, we'll enjoy a fabulous home-cooked dinner with a local family. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know Moroccan culture and customs.

 

Day 6 - Fes / Errachidia / Merzouga
Morocco desert camelsToday we have a short flight to Errachidia, before we transfer to 4WDs and drive to our riad in Merzouga.

Our boutique hotel, beautifully situated, is nestled into the sandy surrounds. After check-in, you can strip down to your swimsuit and luxuriate by the pool, before we feast on an included dinner.

 

Day 7 - Merzouga / Sahara
Morocco gay tour - Merzouga, SaharaA big day awaits as we jump aboard 4WDs to visit the Merzouga desert, the village of Hassilabiad and the very popular village of Khemlia. Khemlia is populated by a nomadic group that arrived in Morocco in the 15th century from sub-Saharan countries like Ghana. You'll have time to enjoy their music, dance and unique fashion before a Madouna lunch – a local bread stuffed with meat (optional), veggies and herbs.

Tonight we'll saddle a caravan of camels and ride into the desert sunset for one of the most memorable evenings of the tour. Finally, back at our desert camp we'll enjoy another included dinner.

 

Day 8 - Ait Benhaddou
Morocco gay tour - Ait BenhaddouToday we travel towards Ait Benhaddou with a stop en route at Kasbah Amerhidil, part of the oasis town of Skoura.

We’ll have lunch here before continuing to Ait Benhaddou - one of the most beautiful in all of Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage site, where we’ll check in to our comfortable hotel located near the old kasbah. Today, Ait Benhaddou is inhabited only by a handful of families and we can explore the maze of its streets at our leisure, or soak up the atmosphere from our hotel terrace while watching the sun set over this magnificent site.

 

Day 9 - Ait Benhaddou / Atlas Mountains / Marrakech
Morocco gay tour - Atlas MountainsToday is defined by a spectacular drive across the High Atlas Mountains.

Driving through the Tizi n’ Tichka pass – the highest in Morocco at 2,260m/7,400ft – our final destination is Marrakech. Once there, you’ll be able to enjoy the comforts of our centrally located accommodations.

A Moroccan feast awaits for dinner at a beautifully restored riad – in fact, one of the oldest riads in the city!

 

Day 10 - Marrakech
Morocco gay tour - Marrakech spicesRise and shine, Habibi. After a simple breakfast we head to La Maison Arabe for an informative Moroccan cooking class where we'll discover the secrets to North African cuisine. Lunch is included today followed by a guided tour of Marrkesh's wonderful Medina, or Arab Quarter.

We'll explore hidden shops, secret courtyards, lush Islamic gardens and Bahia Palace, a splendid mansion built by a former slave who rose to power within the government. Dinner and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

 

Day 11 - Marrakech
Morocco gay tour - MarrakechFor our last full day of exploring we’ll venture into Marrakech's serene Majorelle Gardens, originally owned and tended to by the French painter Jacques Majorelle. The tropical gardens are also where the ashes of Yves Saint-Laurent were scattered in 2008. Speaking of whom, we'll spend an hour or so at the Yves Saint-Laurent museum, appreciating the gay icon's contributions to the world of fashion.

The adventure finally ends with a Farewell Dinner at one of Marrakech’s most popular restaurants, where we can reminisce over the 11 past days before we part ways.

 

Day 12 - Departure
There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure.

 

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Trip Notes

How We Travel
Out Adventures is all about good times with likeminded guys. Whatever's on the itinerary - from fireside camping to five-star decadence - our goal is to make the experience magical. We're also committed to supporting the communities we visit by hiring local guides, staying at locally-owned accommodations when possible, and celebrating local cuisine. It all adds up to a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.

Morocco Visas
A visa is not typically required for American, Australian, British and Canadian citizens travelling to Morocco for fewer than 90 days. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveller.

 

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Culture Shock
Tourism in Morocco is developed enough to afford many of the luxuries of home. However, we've found the culture and madness can be overwhelming for some. Most shops use high-pressure tactics which can disconcert Western travellers, but rest assured any shops you are brought to via Out Adventures do not provide any sort of kickback to our company, or your guide.

Local LGBT Scene
Both religion and law have hindered progress for LGBT Moroccans, and there are actually laws in place that prohibit homosexuality. Alas, there are no LGBT establishments to visit. That said, Out Adventures will ensure you experience the destination in a respectful manner, but we recommend you avoid public displays of affection for the safety of not only yourself, but also your fellow group members.

 

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Weather
Temperatures in Morocco range from mild to hot with little rain. A hat is essential, as is a sweater, because even during the summer the desert can be cold at night. Overall, you can expect approximate daily highs of 25C/77F (or higher) and lows around 11C/52F.

Required Vaccinations
Based on the entry requirements for Morocco, there are no vaccinations needed for entry. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, you should consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as Out Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

 

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Electricity
You will need an international travel plug/adapter for type C/E sockets.

Connectivity
All of our hotels will have (at times very slow) Wi-Fi access, so feel free to tweet, pin, post and share your experience with your friends and family at home. They might be a tad jealous!

 

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Travel Insurance
For everybody's peace of mind, medical travel insurance is required on all Out Adventures tours. At a minimum, your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum medical coverage of US $50,000.

Your Guide
All Out Adventures are led by a gay (or gay-welcoming) guide. Whenever possible, we hire destination locals. And we can also connect you with the right people if you'd like to delve deeper into the local culture. If you're pleased with your guide, we recommend a tip of US $5-10 per person, per day...they'll certainly appreciate it!

 

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Fellow Adventurers
Out Adventures are a great way to meet people from around the world and all walks of life. Bear in mind that everybody's there for a good time, so mutual respect will go a long way. Please be on time for any meet ups, empathetic to the needs of others, and ready to roll with whatever the adventure brings.
Although we can't tell you who your fellow travellers will be for privacy reasons, we can tell you many great friendships began with an Out Adventure. And just because we're a gay tour operator doesn't mean we're exclusive: friends and family are always welcome to join the fun.

 

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Flying Solo
If you've never travelled on your own, it's an amazing way to get to know yourself while making new friends along the way. We can arrange for you to share a room with people in your age range at no charge, or you can pay a supplement for your own room. And if there's an odd number of solos, we'll rotate a single room on a random basis.

Itinerary Disclaimer
The itinerary is correct at time of publishing. If anything, it will only get better based on feedback from prior travellers and our own research. It's best to reference your final trip documents rather than our website in case there have been any changes that affect your departure.

 

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Optional Activities
Every Out Adventure offers optional excursions that are not included in price of this trip. Please see your daily itinerary in your final pre-trip packet to see what's available.

Meals
To keep things flexible, not all meals are included in the trip price. Although we typically dine together, so that everybody can get a taste of everything, feel free to explore on your own...your guide will always have some restaurant recommendations.

 

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Tipping
If you are happy with services throughout your trip, a tip is recommended. Tipping details will be provided in your final trip documentation, however we recommend budgeting approximately $150-$175 USD.

Money
The local currency is the Moroccan Dirham. We usually recommend carrying local currency for small purchases, however credit cards are accepted at most upscale restaurants and hotels. We also recommend carrying approximately $400 USD to be used only in the case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold.

 

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What to Bring
Most Out Adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you'll never schlep far, things can quickly get heavier than a celebrity breakup if you don't keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb. If you bring along a steam trunk, chances are you'll have costly surcharges on short flights. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you pick up along the way.

Accommodations
On this tour you’ll experience authentically Moroccan accommodations. From chic boutique to desert Berber camp, charming and simple to five-star luxury. Our goal is to show you the many faces of Morocco and we hope you appreciate the variety.

 

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