Discover the Best of Morocco

Casbahs, Culture, Crafts, Dunes & Gourmet Food

If we had to pick one itinerary that encapsulates our signature MedTreks style of trip, focusing on gourmet food, boutique lodging and authentic experiences while highlighting the best-kept secrets of a destination, it would be Morocco. This 12-day itinerary has been hand-crafted by our team over the past decade to offer you a deluxe experience: medieval towns, bustling bazaars, scenic trails, seaside villages and the Sahara desert. Join us on a small-group, boutique CME adventure through this enchanting North African land of mountains, ocean, desert and ancient cities.

Highlights

  • Experience the warm hospitality and charm of Morocco through our private guided tour
  • Stay in an exclusive, luxury tented camp under the stars of the Sahara Desert
  • Ride a camel through the golden dunes of the Sahara as the sun dips below the horizon
  • Wander through the ancient craft-filled markets at the seaside village of Essaouira
  • Explore the intricate streets of Fez, the world’s largest existing medieval city
  • Have lunch in a local Berber village after hiking through the cedar forests of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Savor the sumptuous flavors of Morocco, our itinerary includes several gourmet meals at some of the best restaurants in the country
  • Spend an afternoon indulging in a traditional Moroccan spa or “hammam”
  • Enjoy a craft-cocktail from a rooftop bar as you view the mesmerizing bazaars of Marrakech
  • End each day in the comfort of a boutique “riad”– beautiful converted hotels with charming Moorish and Andalusian architecture
  • Meet new friends, share the experience with a friend/loved one (non-medical professionals welcome!) and earn CME on this incredible and deluxe journey!

Dates: 

November 5th-16th, 2024

Optional 3 day Essaouira coast extension

Prices: 

from $5,895 (based on double occupancy)

Detailed Itinerary

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The MedTreks Experience

Why We Love Morocco

For us, Morocco stands as an unbeatable destination. It is hard to find a country that offers such a unique blend of rich history,  spectacular landscapes and a vibrant kaleidoscope of culture. Each day on this itinerary is completely unique from the other -from the bustling streets of ancient cities like Marrakech, Fes and Casablanca, to the well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis, to the stunning sun-soaked dunes of the Sahara Desert and the rugged Atlas Mountains to the charming costal villages of Essouaira – an old walled, Atlantic port city that has been inhabited since Roman times.

In true MedTreks fashion, we have designed this itinerary around the exquisite culture and culinary experiences that Morocco provides. Our expert, English speaking guide and private chartered bus will take us through this enchanting land. A private itinerary just for our group, allowing us to visit the most iconic sites but also the hidden gems that not every tourist gets to experience. A highlight is having lunch in a Berber village in the High Atlas mountains. We will enjoy walking tours throughout the day and spend each evening in the comfort of a Moroccan 4-5 star boutique hotel or riad. Throughout out time we will savor the unique flavors of the traditional Moroccan cuisine. There will be many additional optional activities on this journey from  cooking classes, photography workshops, and of course, the option to experience a Moroccan Hamman (bath).  You will have endless opportunities to explore the narrow streets of the bustling souks and markets, world-famous for the best crafts in all of Africa that are truly made in Morocco. You will get to meet the creators and artisans and witness them making their art in real time. 

A visit to Morocco is a journey for the senses. It is a place that can’t fully be described, but experienced. 

MedTreks Morocco CME Cultural Tour
What our Guests Say
“Words cannot describe how amazing my time on the Morocco CME Hiking and Cultural tour was and I do not have the literary skill to attempt such a feat! From an amazing group to exploring the vast old medinas and learning about their intricate history from our personal guide Haddou to hiking in the Atlas mountains and experiencing the sunset, stars, and sunrise in the Sahara to walking in the ocean in Essaouria and everything in between, it was a wonder and privilege to learn about the history and people of Morocco, especially being welcomed in to the home of a Berber family! And don’t forget the cultural experience of the amazing cuisine, (including an optional cooking class!) and the luxury accommodations across the beautiful and welcoming country! I cannot recommend MedTreks enough and many thanks to Ari and her team for the dedication and ceaseless work giving us such an amazing experience! On to the next trip!” C.C, Physician Assistant

PEOPLE & PLACE

Casbahs, Culture, Crafts, Dunes & Gourmet food

 From dramatic landscapes and breathtaking vistas to incredible dunes, kasbahs, and craft markets, this trip has something for everyone.

Experience Morocco’s culture, history, and cuisine along trails and ancient villages throughout your journey.

We look forward to sharing this incredible place with you!

Experience the magic of Morocco

MedTreks Morocco

Colors & Textiles

Wander through the ancient villages of Morocco and experience the fascinating Moroccan souks, with everything from pottery and metal to spices and fiber arts.
MedTreks Morocco CME Cultural tour

Sahara Desert

Experience the swirling designs of the Sahara dunes at sunset from a camel. Spend the night in a luxury tented camp under the desert stars
MedTreks Morocco CME Cultural Tour

Flavors & Spices

Savor the unique and delicious flavors of the exquisite Moroccan cuisine. Learn how to use the famous spices of paprika, turmeric and cumin in one of the cooking classes
MedTreks Morocco CME Cultural Tour

Incredible Landscapes

Witness the spectacular gorges, the brilliant villages and the lush oases of the Moroccan landscape.
The Dessert Camp Experience

Welcome to your Luxury Tented Camp in the Sahara Desert! We land here in the afternoon, in time for a sunset camel ride through the sand dunes and return to Happy Hour around the campfire before a delicious gourmet meal in the dining “tent” with live music. End the evening soaking in the sounds of desert stillness and witnessing the stars over the Sahara. Coffee and a morning sunrise hike through the dunes tops off this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

MedTreks Morocco CME Cultural tour

COURSE DETAILS

Wilderness Medicine CME In Morocco

Discover the fascinating landscapes, cultures and cuisine of Morocco while earning Wilderness Medicine CME.

This course is accredited for 10 hrs of Category 1 CME for physicians, NPs/PAs and 10 CEUs for Nurses. 

This course focuses on hands-on skills in Wilderness Medicine with an emphasis on the most pertinent topics for individuals who love to spend time traveling or recreating in the outdoors. Topics include: hypothermia/hyperthermia, altitude illness, wound care, medical kits, travel medicine and more!

To learn more about our courses, please click the button below. 

Boutique Lodging
Accomodations

Our accommodations for this journey blend the elegance of beautiful hotels with the welcoming hospitality and unique charm of riads—traditional mansions transformed into boutique hotels brimming with character. These riads showcase the exquisite Moorish and Andalusian architecture, featuring tiled central courtyards that open to the sky and serene rooftop gardens, offering an authentic and intimate glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle. Centrally located, our accommodations allow you to access the heart of each destination just steps away from the front door. 

Dates & Prices

Dates:

November 5th-16th, 2024

Essaouira Extension: 16th-18th, 2023

Prices:

$5,895 (based on double occupancy) 

3 Day Essaouira Extension: 

$995 USD (based on double occupancy) 

Wilderness Medicine Optional CME Fee 

$695 (MD, PA/NP) 

$350 (CEUs for RNs) 

Included:

  • All accommodations in deluxe hotels
  • Transportation in a luxury private MedTreks bus
  • English speaking local expert guides
  • All breakfasts
  • Gourmet dinners and lunches as listed in itinerary
  • Entry fees to all sites
  • Sahara desert camel ride
  • 4×4 transfer to Sahara desert luxury tented camp
  • Wilderness Medicine lectures

Not Included: 

International airfare, airport transfers and items of personal nature like tips, beverages, snacks, laundry and trip insurance.

Steps to Sign Up for MedTreks Trips:

  • Book today to reserve your spot with a deposit
  • Option to do 3 separate payment installments instead of one full payment 
  • Upon registration you will receive a Welcome package that includes packing list, helpful resources and travel tips
  • Questions about the trip? Send us an email and we are happy to chat on the phone!

Why MedTreks

Our boutique travel and medical education company has a unique history of running trips for medical professionals since the 1980s. Regularly working in the Emergency Department and for a global health program in Kenya, the owner of MedTreks continues to stay involved in the details and execution of every trip. Our extensive experience not only in the travel industry by also in the medical profession, allows us to design trips specifically catered to the needs of medical professionals. Our goal at MedTreks is to provide the healthcare community with an opportunity to enjoy medical education while on vacation – to have fun, learn, connect and recharge, while exploring incredible corners of world. To learn more about why our trips our different, please click the Why MedTreks below! 

Why MedTreks
FAQ

Yes! As long as the trip is booked before the final payment is due (90 days before trip start). A non-refundable deposit secures your spot on the trip.

Our CME trips are all accredited for physicians, NPs, PAs and also provide CEUs for Nurses. We provide course information for all the courses that you can submit to your employer. After the trip/course is complete, we provide you with a CME certificate within 2-4 weeks

We provide you with a comprehensive Welcome Package that includes a packing list, resources, course materials, and helpful travel tips for your upcoming adventure.

Yes! We welcome loved ones and non-medical guests. They are welcome to attend all of our workshops and lectures while on the trip at no further cost. Some of our trips are even kid-friendly, depending on the trip and age of your children. Please send us an email to inquire about this possibility.

Our trips provide comfortable and boutique lodging experiences, with mostly 4-star hotels that provide good food and quality service. Over the years, we have hand-crafted our itineraries to include some of the most charming accommodations.

Send us an email! We are happy to set up a call and answer any questions that you might have!