8 Day Essential Morocco - Wednesday Departure

8 Day Essential Morocco - Wednesday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Morocco

Cities Visited

Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat

Tour Itinerary

This 8 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Morocco in a brief visit.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2, Thursday - 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 or relax for your upcoming adventure. This evening at your hotel, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers 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
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Rabat Sightseeing then Travel to Fez
This morning, enjoy a city tour of Rabat. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. En route to Fez, 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. Take a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Fez
Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or choose to take the guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide can 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 particularly 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. View the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina.Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina where you will get a chance to walk through one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Morocco. 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)
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Travel to Marrakesh
Depart the hotel early morning and drive to Marrakesh via highway. Kindly note that this will be the longest coach ride of your tour. Included will be sufficient rest stops for your comfort and a break for lunch. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel in Marrakesh. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, attend an optional horse-drawn carriage ride takes you through the nightlit streets of Marrakesh ending at a popular restaurant. A typical Moroccan dinner is served while you listen to live music and watch an elegant belly dancing performance that caps off the night
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Marrakesh
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city on your own or join the optional morning tour of Marrakesh. Begin at the 16th century Saadian Tombs, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Continue to the Koutoubia Minaret and the beautiful Bahia Palace. You will also have the opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan argan oil before strolling through the bustling Medina to Djemaa el Fna Square, the lively center of the city. Then, perhaps join the optional couscous cooking demonstration followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. Visit the Majorelle Museum with its gorgeous display of artifacts before continuing to the magnificent Majorelle Botanical Gardens, inspired by French artists and fashion designer Yves St. Laurent
Optional: Marrakesh City Tour (AM)
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with Lunch (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Travel to Casablanca & City Tour
After breakfast, travel to Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. Later this afternoon, tour Casablanca. Your half day sightseeing tour includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque*; the largest Mosque in Morocco and the beautiful Corniche seaside. Take a moment to catch your breath at the end of your Moroccan adventure to admire the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, bid Morocco farewell and say goodbye to your fellow travelers*Hassan II Mosque is subject to unexpected closures for local religious observances. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager.
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Casablanca, Casablanca-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
  • 1 night Rabat
  • 2 nights Fez
  • 2 nights Marrakesh
  • 1 night Casablanca
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 7 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Features

  • Enjoy a city tour of Rabat; view the Royal Palace, Oudaya Kasbah and Hassan Tower
  • Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez
  • View Hassan II Mosque, built to commemorate the former king’s 60th birthday
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only package does not include transfers.

    This 8 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Morocco in a brief visit.

    Passengers arriving to Casablanca on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm. Rabat is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the Casablanca airport.

    During Ramadan (Apr 23 - May 23, 2020), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.


    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms are not available at Hotel Belere in Rabat, Kenzi Farah in Marrakech, Kenzi Basma in Casablanca and will be accommodated in a Single and Double Room.

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    Accommodations

    Hotel Belere
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of the Kingdom's capital.

    Hotel L'Escale
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Fez.

    Novotel Marrakech Hivernage
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the Hivernage district of Marrakesh.

    Novotel Casablanca City Center
    This first class hotel is situated in the business district of Casablanca.

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