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Imagine bustling bazaars, sweeping deserts, rugged mountains and the winding alleyways of ancient medina. Witness one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with the multi-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 imperial cities of Marrakech and Fez, decorated with beautiful palaces and gardens. Experience the Saharan lifestyle in the small city of Rissani and Ouarzazate. Explore the ancient desert village of Ait Benhaddou and much more, before drawing your Moroccan journey to a close in Casablanca.SEE THE BROCHURE
Inclusions at a glance
- 11 nights first class accommodations
- 2 nights Rabat
- 2 nights Fez
- 2 nights Erfoud
- 1 night Ouarzazate
- 3 nights Marrakesh
- 1 night Casablanca
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- View Hassan II Mosque, build to commemorate the former king’s 60th birthday
- Admire the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret, used as the prototype for Seville’s La Giralda Tower
- Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Join a Fez family in their home and enjoy a home hosted dinner
- Explore Ait Benhaddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
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Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and make your way to the hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers at approximately 6 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Rabat Morning 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. Also visit the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
Travel to Fez
Today, depart for Fez. En route, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Take a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions*
*Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to your host’s availability.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Full Day in Fez
Enjoy a full day at leisure to wander the old medina yourself or, choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide will know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It 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. There’ll be a chance to shop for authentic Moroccan carpets. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
Sightseeing en route 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, 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. Time permitting, we will visit a local community center and learn about the community first hand. 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. After sunset, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight
Optional: Sahara Excursion with Lunch
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate
Continue to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, travel to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and yearly Rose Festival. Arrive in Ouarzazate later this evening
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh
Enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. Its strange name means "without noise" in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt village, which was constructed in the 12th century and still inhabited today. It was an important village located at the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the north of Morocco. Your tour also includes the Kasbah Taourirt, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Finally, visit Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range
Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or, choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to watch couscous being made, while enjoying a traditional lunch, as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens. Tonight, attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Take a ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh and delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Full Day in Marrakesh
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. See the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the vibrant street life of the city firsthand, or, perhaps join the optional tour to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright coloured fishing boats. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewellery souks
Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)
Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca
This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque and the 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, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant*
*Please note: The Farewell Dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
The tour ends after breakfast, then it's time to check out of your hotel in the morning and make your own way to the airport for your departure flight
More about Morocco
My Travel Experience Review
Morocco is one of those destinations where you'll benefit greatly from being on an escorted tour. This trip is a great affordable option with a good balance of included activities and free time. Let us know if you'd like to stay longer or include airfares from Australia.
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This tour departs Tuesdays in 2022, except for April, July and August:
2022 – 17 January, 14 February, 30 May, 13 June, 05 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December
The dates listed are for lead-price tours and other departures are available at higher prices. Price may vary or change without notice, depending on your travel date.
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Tour start time
The start time listed for this tour is 3:00pm but this is just a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.
The tour starts in Rabat, so you need to allow travel time if you are arriving in Casablanca and it's recommend that you arrive no later than 4:00pm. We can advise the cost for transfers if you wish to pre-book.
If you book international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.
Is this tour right for you?
This program is moderately active. Walking is done over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. The longest day spent on the bus is between Fez and Erfoud, which is approximately 9 hours. While most of the sightseeing is between one to three hours, the full day Fez optional tour requires approximately four hours of walking. Please note that both a 4x4 vehicle and camels are used for transportation if participating in the Sahara excursion tour.
Important to remember...
The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.
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