Based in Marrakech, Morocco Explored is a small legally registered transport company in Morocco and a Canadian registered tour business. Travel with Morocco Explored means consultations are based upon first hand experience and our custom made itineraries and travel advice is always free to our clients.
Meet our Tribe.
Our private and custom made (bespoke) tours are designed to combine cultural immersion, experience and fun, while allowing your tour to evolve as you wish. We offer mid-priced small group holidays as an alternative to cookie cutter package tours, and create unique experiences less traveled by most visitors to Morocco.
Our work is diversified among many regions and families. When you choose to travel with Morocco Explored, you will also be supporting our many Moroccan partners. Besides our own English (and French and Spanish) speaking Moroccan drivers, when needed, we partner with other insured agencies, guides and drivers in Morocco. This is enforced by Moroccan laws and we are dedicated to provide the best travel experience to our explorers. All our transportation is by late model Toyota 4x4 Landcruisers (or similar vehicles) or mini bus for larger groups. For tour options, click TOURS+TREKS at the top of this page.
Essallah Chabaoui is our tour manager in Marrakech and driver and guide. He was born in a mud hut on a farm near Beni Melal, and lived with his extended family in the Sahara desert near Tinehir. He spent many hours exploring with his uncle in the remote Saghro and High Atlas mountains, and developed a love for discovery and adventure. His past experience includes managing a restaurant in Cascades Ouzoud, and 3 years in Agricultural School specializing in mechanics and cows. Essalah was also the Tai Kwon Do Regional Champion in 1998 and went on to compete in the Nationals. Essalah loves to meet new people, talk about everything, drive, and travel. He went to Mauritania in 2008, Canada in 2009/2011 and the USA in 2011, and wants to travel the world in his lifetime.
Hamou Amgoun is our illustrious and hard working driver and guide, and along with Essalah, takes care of our 4x4 transportation. Hamou's family hales from the region of Dades valley, and in 2008 we found him working in the dunes of Merzouga, stole him away and we're keeping him. Sorry Yousuf!
Houcine Assaidi has been working as an experienced guide and driver for some years out of Marrakech and receives constant praise from our clients. He's an independant associate, but we consider him one of the Morocco Explored family now that he works with almost exclusively with us. His family lives in the Rose Valley near Boulmalne Dades. Welcome Houcine.
Abderrahman Idrissi came to work with us in 2012 and is earning some great Brownie points from our clients reviews on TripAdvisor! He is a direct decendant from the Idrissi Dynasty of Morocco, a Cherifian royal lineage that goes back many centuries. We're proud to have a real prince working for us! But you can call him Abder.
Robbin Yager first came to Morocco two weeks after 9/11 in 2001 and stayed for 3 months, traveling and trekking independently. The incredibly friendly people and diverse traveling opportunities made her return many times. After organising some successful yoga retreats, she folded her design business in Canada, returned to Marrakech and began working full time for Morocco Explored. Robbin lives in Canada, but still continues to explore Morocco and she's still finding incredible places and people. Her project Get Dirty with Me PLASTIC CLEANUP is a call for direct action to clean plastic garbage from Morocco's deserts and rivers.
We foster responsible tourism; respecting nature, the environment and culture. We also encourage contributions to Education for All, a Moroccan NGO starting to build and run boarding houses near secondary education colleges to allow young women from disadvantaged rural families to continue their education beyond the Primary level.
Sample our tours and itineraries.
Contact Morocco Explored
Telephone to Morocco:
GSM: +212 66 770 5212
Telephone from Morocco:
GSM: 0 66 770 5212
Telephone Canada and voice mail:
+1 604 393 3715
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THE POWER OF NOTHING
The fictional adventure novel about travelling in Morocco is available online from Amazon or from Essalah Chabaoui in Morocco.
WHO TRAVELS WITH morocco explored?
from countries such as:
Sao Tome and Principe,
US Virgin Islands,
Marhaba means welcome in Arabic, and Morocco welcomed 2.5 million tourists between January and May 2008, up 11% over the same period 2007. French tourists topped the list with 927,000, followed by Spaniards (587,000), Britons (141,000),
Belgians (113,000), Germans (97,000) and the Dutch (75,000). According to official figures, a total of 7.4 million tourists visited the country in 2007, with overnight stays exceeding 17 million.