AUGUST 2023 ISSUE
INTREPID TRAVEL is introducing four new trips in Morocco for 2024 as the country becomes one of its top-selling destinations worldwide.
The company has partnered with the Moroccan National Tourism Office (MNTO) to expand the potential of tourism in the country.
The three-year partnership aims to increase the number of visitors in the country to 50,000 each year by 2026.
“We are thrilled to be launching this new partnership with MNTO, investing more in the development of tourism in my home country,” said Hala Benkhaldoun, Morocco General Manager for Intrepid Travel.
“Morocco is an extremely special place – one that more of the world should have the chance to see.”
With 73 local team members based in Intrepid’s Marrakech office and more than 2,000 departures in the country per year, the company is one of the leading tour operators to the country.
The four new trips include a rare venture through Morocco’s best kept secret, the “Happy Valley”, or Ait Bougmez region of the High Atlas Mountains.
Traversing the country’s third largest peak by foot, travellers on the ‘Trekking in Morocco Happy Valley in High Atlas’ tour will explore waterfalls, ancient ruins and lush vegetation.
Guests will also stop for home cooked meals in rural villages while learning about the rich history of the Amazigh people, the community that inspired the name “Happy Valley”. The eight-day trip is priced from $1,550.
Other new trips include:
Classic Morocco (Eight-days from $1,740)
This trip includes visits to the sacred Hassan II Mosque and Roman ruins of Volubilis, a solar-powered Sahara camping experience among the sand dunes, a tasting at a Tawesna teahouse run by local women, hiking through the High Atlas Mountain range and an exploration of the architecture and flavours of Marrakech.
One Week in Morocco: Sahara & Atlas Mountains (Eight-days from $885)
This itinerary was developed exclusively for 18 to 29-year-old travellers, with a balance of bucket list experiences and adventures, providing a taste of all the best of Intrepid’s Morocco product.
From the bustling city streets of Marrakech to a trek through the High Atlas Mountains and a solar-powered camp under the Sahara stars.
Mt. Toubkal Long Weekend (Five-day trip from $735)
Travellers will climb the highest summit in North Africa with expert guides, taking in views of the High Atlas Mountain Range, the Sahara and the Atlantic Coast.
Guests will also experience a night in an authentic mountain refuge at Toubkal base camp with like-minded trekkers and enjoy home-cooked meals full of Moroccan favourites along the way.
Other new experiences include a M’goun Valley Henna Ceremony on Intrepid’s ‘Morocco Uncovered’ trip, where travellers will learn about the history and significance of henna tattoos and receive their own designs from Naquasha women.
Intrepid’s non-for-profit The Intrepid Foundation has introduced a new partnership with Moroccan non-profit The High Atlas Foundation, as one of 22 new partners for the brand globally in 2023.
For every traveller booked on an Intrepid trip, the company will make a donation to an NGO partner chosen by its local team including The High Atlas Foundation dedicated to agricultural development, education and health access for women and youth in Morocco, and Education for All, a non-profit expanding female education access to the remote communities of Morocco.