Highlights of Morocco

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Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering travelers intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travelers wanting to explore and learn about a new destination. This Morocco-focused itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat as well as some more inspiring cities, such as Ouazarzate, Casablanca and Erfoud. In the red city of Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, a square and exotic bizarre offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, take an optional tour to see the ancient medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this comprehensive and affordable tour of Morocco, you will also be enchanted by beautiful landscapes, stunned by the beauty of the desert, and surprised by the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas. You’ll also visit Casablanca and its newly built great Mosque; Meknes, where you'll visit the royal stables built to house 12,000 of the royal horses. Your tour also takes you to Ouarzazate, where you'll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, built in the early 19th century and used as a base for the powerful el Glaoui tribe, who controlled the caravan route through the region. See the mountain resort of Ifrane; Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara desert; and Rabat, Morocco’s vibrant capital where you'll visit the relics of Chellah, a city built by the Romans in 40 AD. From the Middle Atlas mountain range and Ziz Gorges to arid desert, this budget-minded Morocco vacation will amaze you with spectacular scenery. This affordable tour of Morocco truly is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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10 days from RM4,206/pax

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Day to day

Day 1

ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO. 

Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)

Day 2

CASABLANCA-RABAT-MEKNES- FEZ. 

A short ride along the coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country's capital. Sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. You are reminded of the time when Morocco was the Roman province of Mauretania as you visit the fine ROMAN RELICS OF CHELLAH and its GARDENS. Continue to Meknes-during your guided tour, see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, and kilometres of protective walls. Visit its ROYAL STABLES, originally built to house 12,000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco's most enchanting city. (B,D)

Day 3

FEZ. 

At leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina on the optional sightseeing tour, a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to colourful souks. (B)

Day 4

FEZ-IFRANE-ERFOUD. 

Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and windswept plains as you motor across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages and descend into the spectacular ZIZ GORGES. The landscape becomes progressively more arid and you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley. (B,D)

Day 5

ERFOUD. 

The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to see the MAUSOLEUM OF MOULAY ALI SHARIF, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert. (B,D)

Day 6

ERFOUD-THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND KASBAHS-OUARZAZATE. 

Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra Gorge, then along the Dades Valley to the film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate where you'll visit the KASBAH DE TAOURIRT, the intricate but fascinating residence of Pasha Thami el Glaoui. (B,D)

Day 7

OUARZAZATE-AIT BENHADDOU-TIZI-N-TICHKA PASS-MARRAKESH. 

Travel to AIT BENHADDOU, a kasbah famous as a film location for Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 2,260-metre-high (7,414-foot-high) Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Each new twist in the road leads to a different, more dramatic landscape. Leaving the pass behind, the landscape gradually changes to a tapestry of red ochre. Enter the gates of the red-coloured imperial city of Marrakesh, justly reputed the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities. An optional evening excursion is a fitting way to end the day. (B)

Day 8

MARRAKESH. 

The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating JEMAA-EL-FNA SQUARE and its exotic bazaar, BAHIA PALACE, and SAADIAN TOMBS. You'll really feel as if you've stopped the march of time. (B,D)

Day 9

MARRAKESH-CASABLANCA. 

Leave Morocco's magical city of Marrakesh for the journey back to Casablanca. In the afternoon, see the sights in the company of a Local Guide. (B)

Day 10

CASABLANCA. 

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Map of Highlights of Morocco

What's included

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS
  • SIGHTSEEING Visits to Fez, Ifrane, Erfoud, Rissani Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, Ouarzazate Kasbah de Taurint, Ait Benhaddou.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS Atlas Mountains, Ziz Gorges and Oasis, Road of 1000 Kasbahs, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge.
  • GUIDES Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rabat, Meknes, Marrakesh, Casablanca. Professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION Private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • HOTELS Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
  • MEALS 9 Buffet breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)
Details
Name: Sahara Dunes At Sunset
Location: Erfoud
Description: An exciting trip to the 450-foot-high Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Time here to visit a Berber shepherd's family tent and possibly climb to the top of the dunes for unforgettable views at sunset.
Name: Traditional Moroccan Evening
Location: Fez
Description: Your program gets under way with an illuminated tour of this Imperial city. The evening continues with a typical four-course Moroccan dinner at the "Al Fassia" restaurant located in the old part of the town - an ideal setting to soak up the exotic atmosphere. The dinner includes wine and local mint tea. Arabian and Berber entertainers will complete your "Moorish" experience.
Name: Imperial Medina of Fez
Location: Fez
Description: Fez is famous for its old feudal quarter with narrow winding streets, native markets, the Mederas and grand palaces, such as the Royal Palace and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II. Also see the Jewish quarter and the oldest tannery.
Name: "1001 Nights"
Location: Marrakesh
Description: An illumination drive of Marrakech, a four-course dinner with delicious Moroccan specialties and wine and a spectacular oriental folklore show with music and dancing.
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
10 Aug 2018 19 Aug 2018 $1069 USD $1519 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
24 Aug 2018 02 Sep 2018 $1069 USD $1519 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
07 Sep 2018 16 Sep 2018 $1149 USD $1599 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
21 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2018 $1149 USD $1599 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
05 Oct 2018 14 Oct 2018 $1149 USD $1599 USD  
19 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018 $1149 USD $1599 USD  
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
02 Nov 2018 11 Nov 2018 $1069 USD $1519 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
16 Nov 2018 25 Nov 2018 $1069 USD $1519 USD  
30 Nov 2018 09 Dec 2018 $999 USD $1449 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
21 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 $999 USD $1449 USD
 
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price         
(from)
Twin Price         
(from)
Triple Price         
(from)
PRE CASABLANCA 01 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018 $90 USD $47 USD $47 USD
POST CASABLANCA 01 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018 $90 USD $47 USD $47 USD
 
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $90 USD
  

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