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Witness one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with the colourful Moroccan culture as your backdrop.
Travel in comfort on this escorted group tour from the fascinating city of Rabat to the vibrant port of Casablanca. Discover Europe’s gateway to Africa and the enchanting ‘Blue City’ of Chefchaouen. Experience the Saharan lifestyle in Rissani and the ancient desert village of Ait Benhaddou. Marvel at the circus atmosphere of Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech and much more, before drawing your Moroccan journey to a close in Casablanca.SEE THE BROCHURE
Inclusions at a glance
- Flights – Return economy airfare to Casablanca
- Fly from Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Sydney – other cities available
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 16 nights First Class accommodation
- 2 nights Rabat
- 2 nights Tangier
- 2 nights Fez
- 2 nights Erfoud
- 1 night Ouarzazate Region
- 3 nights Marrakesh
- 1 night Agadir
- 2 nights Essaouira
- 1 night Casablanca
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- 28 meals: 16 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Enjoy a Rabat city tour; view the Royal Palace, Oudaya Kasbah & Hassan Tower
- Visit Tangier, a city that served as Europe’s gateway to Africa for centuries
- Discover Chefchaouen, Morocco’s enchanting “Blue City” dating back to 15th century
- In Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit the 18th-century ksar
- Explore Ait Benhaddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
- Marvel at the circus atmosphere of Marrakesh’s Djemaa el Fna Square, busy with acrobats, performers, and snake charmers
- View the hilltop ruins of the 16th century kasbah in Agadir
- Stroll the inviting medina in seaside Essaouira, bustling with crafts shops and fishmongers
- View Hassan II Mosque, built to commemorate the former king’s 60th birthday
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Depart for Morocco
Fly from Australia to Casablanca, Morocco
Arrive in Casablanca, Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers at approximately 6:00 pm, followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 3:00 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Rabat City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital and second largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Visit the Oudaya Kasbah and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel to Tangier
Today, depart for Tangier, a fascinating Moroccan city guarding the Strait of Gibraltar. Take an orientation tour of Tangier, visiting the Cap Spartel and the Cave of Hercules. After free time for lunch, spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight for dinner, you might want to sample tajine pescado (fish stew) a regional specialty
This morning, another opportunity to explore Tangier. The city has served as Europe's gateway to Africa for centuries. Its blend of international and cross-cultural influences is unique in Morocco. Visit the Tangier American Legation, a five-story mansion located in the medina. Walk through Perdicaris Parc, a lush natural landscape within the city. Experience the atmosphere of the Grand Soco, Tangier's largest market, as well as the legendary kasbah
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Chefchaouen en route to Fez
Depart Tangier and head south to Fez. Along the way stop at Chefchaouen, nestled in Morocco's Rif Mountains. The city is known as "The Blue Pearl" is painted in various shades of blue, a custom that dates back to the 15th century, when an influx of Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition settled here. They brought along the tradition of painting buildings blue to mirror the sky and remind them of God. Afterward, continue to Fez. Take a short bus tour of the city, conducted by your Tour Manager, on the way to the hotel
Full Day in Fez
Spend a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or, choose to take a guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide will know. Fez is famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. See the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the Jewish Quarter of the medina. This evening, enjoy dinner together
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel to Erfoud
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rissani City Tour
This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region.Upon arrival to Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit an 18th-century ksar. Next, pass by the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. Return to Erfoud for an afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour of the Sahara, including a camel ride into the desert
Optional: Sahara Excursion
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Travel to Ait Benhaddou
This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. View the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, continue to Ait Benhaddou via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses. Arrive at the hotel in the Ouarzazate Region later in the evening
Overnight: Ouarzazate Region
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Visit Ait Benhaddou, Travel to Marrakesh
After breakfast, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a ksar - or fortified city - along a former caravan route. Its desert-dusted Kasbah and maze-like warrens are sure to enthrall you. The ksar has served as a backdrop in film and TV productions from Gladiator to Game of Thrones.
Next, make your way to the magical city of Marrakesh for overnight
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, take a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Cooking Class with Carriage Ride. Participate in a cooking class and learn how to prepare traditional Moroccan tajine as well as Moroccan flatbread. After dinner, take a horse-drawn carriage through Djemaa el Fna Square and the lively streets of Marrakesh by night
Optional: Cooking Class with Carriage Ride
Full Day in Marrakesh
Spend the day at leisure. Perhaps join the morning optional Ourika Valley tour. The Ourika Valley rises slowly to the first hills of the High Atlas, where typical Moroccan villages are scattered amidst the towering mountains. See the natural majesty of Morocco at its finest, a pristine and marvelous place where only the birds disturb the silence
Optional: Ourika Valley tour (AM)
Travel to Agadir
After breakfast, head south towards the resort town of Agadir, in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend time at leisure. Tonight, head to the beachfront promenade lined with a wide variety of restaurants and cafes
Agadir City Tour, Travel to Essaouira
Embark on a city tour of Agadir where you will have the chance to view the beaches of this former fishing village, as well as the hilltop ruins of the old kasbah. This afternoon, set out for the city of Essaouira. Along the way, stop at the Marjana Cooperative to view traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil, reputedly rich in nutrients and antioxidants, beneficial to skin and hair. Continue on to Essaouira, also known as Mogador. The modern city was not constructed until the late 18th century by Mohammed III. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Free time this evening to explore the city before dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Essaouira City Tour
This morning, take a guided tour through Essaouira's medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks. In the Medina, artisans, and craftsmen practice their trades as they have for hundreds of years. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewellery souks. Visit a jewellery shop, renowned for its quality and design, and browse the collection of uniquely handcrafted silver jewellery. Spend the balance of the day at leisure
Travel to Casablanca, Casablanca City Tour
Today, travel to Casablanca. Along the way, stop for lunch on your own. Upon arrival, take a tour of the city including the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque* and the beautiful Corniche seaside. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city centre to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter, and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, during dinner bid farewell to your Tour Manager
*Hassan II Mosque is subject to unexpected closures for local religious observances. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Check out of the hotel in the morning and make your way to the airport for your departure flight. Journey ends, but the precious memories begin!
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Morocco is one of those destinations where you'll benefit greatly from being on an escorted tour. This trip offers the comfort of first class hotels, expert guides and includes international flights from Australia.
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2023 – monthly departures year-round, excluding July
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This program is active and involves walking over various surfaces. The pace is fast, as it includes visits to numerous sites. The longest day spent on the bus is between Fez and Erfoud, which is approximately nine hours. Please note, that a 4x4 vehicle and camels are used for transportation if participating in the Sahara excursion tour. Hotels in Essaouira reflect an authentic local style, and thus all rooms may not be of similar standard. Twin rooms cannot be guaranteed and therefore guests may be accommodated in double rooms.
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