10 Day Deluxe Morocco

10 Day Deluxe Morocco


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Morocco

Tour Itinerary

All of your needs are met on this luxury tour of Morocco. Enjoying the company of no more than twenty-six passengers per group, tour participants travel in comfort and style. Travelers are accompanied by a professional tour manager who will introduce you to magical Morocco, at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, with its maze-like medinas, colorful souks, ancient cities and rich culture. And at the end of each day, you’ll retire to hotels chosen for their comfort, as well as location. Welcome to Morocco with Signature Collection.


DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Morocco
Depart on your flight to Casablanca, Morocco

DAY 2, Saturday - Transfer to Rabat, Welcome Dinner
Welcome to exotic and enchanting Morocco. Upon arrival in Casablanca, you’ll be warmly greeted and transferred to your deluxe hotel in the Imperial capital city of Rabat. Spend the rest of your day at leisure. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for an orientation meeting at approximately 6 pm on the unforgettable discovery of Morocco that awaits you. A Welcome Dinner celebrates your arrival in Morocco. 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
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Welcome Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Rabat Morning City Tour
Our exploration of Rabat begins at the exterior of the impressive Dar al-Makhzen Palace, the residence of Morocco’s King, and view where independence was declared in 1956. Continue to the ancient necropolis of Chellah, now abandoned and overgrown by fruit trees and wild flowers. From the viewing platform, see the expansive ruins of this once-great Roman City. On to the magnificent marble Mohammed V Mausoleum, built in traditional Moroccan style, dedicated to the founder of modern Morocco. Observe the minaret of the Great Mosque and the towering 12th-century red sandstone Hassan Tower, Rabat’s most famous landmark. Afterward, we visit Kasbah des Oudaias in the old part of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its commanding views of the river and ocean from its clifftop perch. Time to stroll along the lanes of the perfumed Andalusian gardens, designed by the French during the colonial period. The rest of the day is on your own for independent activities
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Medina of Meknes and Wine Tasting en route to Fez
Today, as we journey inland to discover the walled city of Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that rose to glory under the rule of the Sultan Moulay Ismail, we’ll see the monumental horseshoe-shape Bab Mansour gate. This beautifully patterned gate with its priceless mosaics, lavish tiles and inscriptions is considered one of the most beautiful gates in North Africa. After an introduction to the historic medina of Meknes, it’s on to lunch at Chateau Roslane, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. At this immaculate vineyard with its beautifully manicured gardens and traditional fountains, we linger for a wine tasting of their white and red wines. Our drive then takes us to mystical Fez, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Leisure time before tonight’s dinner together
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Fascinating Fez, Walking Tour in the Medina, Jewish Quarter
A fascinating day lies ahead in medieval Fez, cultural heart of the country. Founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss I, this imperial city was the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and an important center of learning. Enter the blue Moorish-style Bab Bou Jeloud gate that takes us into the 1200-year-old bustling streets of the Old Quarter (Fez el-Bali) leading to a maze of narrow winding lanes and countless souks selling fragrant spices and endless arrays of local crafts. Stop to see the workers in the famous tanneries. On to view the intricately detailed exterior of 9th-century Karaouine, one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world and Nejjarine Square with its elaborate mosaic tile fountain. After lunch at an atmospheric restaurant in a restored riad, you can choose to spend an afternoon at leisure exploring the medina or relax in your hotel. Or, visit the historic Jewish Quarter, now being restored. Nearby, there is an old Jewish cemetery, ancient synagogue, and museum. An evening at leisure follows this day of discovery
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday - Volubilis, Casablanca
This morning the dramatic well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a unique glimpse into ancient Morocco. View a series of mansions, monuments and olive mills surrounded by remnants of the city's defense walls. The most notable highlights include the beautifully preserved Triumphal Arch of Caracalla, a series of exquisite mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. On to lunch at a popular French restaurant. We then depart for the storied city of Casablanca, inspiration for the classic 1942 film. Dinner tonight at our hotel
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Lively Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque, Rick’s Café, Magical Marrakesh
This morning, a get acquainted tour of the lively seaside city of Casablanca. Stand in awe at the splendid Hassan II Mosque*; with its soaring minaret that shines a beam towards Mecca every evening. This architectural masterpiece is larger than St Peter’s Basilica in Rome and capable of holding more than 80,000 worshippers. No expense was spared for this landmark building. You’ll see its hand carved ceilings, gleaming marble floors, and Venetian stained glass windows. Pass Mohammed V Square, home to some of the city’s most striking architecture before a scenic drive along the Corniche with its palm-lined boulevards, one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Enjoy lunch at Rick’s Café, inspired by the legend of Bogart and Bergman before beginning the drive overland to enchanting Marrakesh. Upon arrival, the fresh aroma of citrus fruits welcomes us to our resort. Tonight, enjoy dinner at our hotel*Hassan II Mosque is subject to unexpected closures for local religious observances. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager.
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Enthralling Marrakesh, Henna & Moroccan Tea Ceremony, Private Discussion Group
The enthralling city of Marrakesh is a celebration of beauty. Our day begins at the 16th century Saadian Tombs, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. View the towering Koutoubia Minaret, a landmark of the city as well as the opulent 19th century Bahia Palace, where sultans once lived. Enter the sprawling medina, with its endless maze of souks selling everything from carpets to spices, jewelry and more. Leave this labyrinth of lanes to frenetic Jemaa el-Fna Square with its non-stop activity -- storytellers, snake charmers, and musicians playing their rhythmic music. After a relaxing lunch at a nearby riad, join a specially arranged Henna ceremony (Hennaya) where artists paint symbolic motifs on your hands or feet. You choose the design! A Moroccan Tea Ceremony follows, rooted in ritual. Watch as hot water is poured over fresh spearmint, dried tea leaves, and sugar into a silver pot and into ornate and fragile glasses. Here, we meet a well-known lecturer who enlightens us on how the role of women has changed in Morocco over the years. Later, an open top horse-drawn sunset carriage ride in an iconic emerald green carriage leisurely takes us along the streets of magical Marrakesh. We end the day at the picturesque Majorelle Gardens with its electric blue villa that Yves Saint Laurent gifted to Marrakesh, now a mirage of over 300 plant species from five continents and the Majorelle Museum with its displays of traditional arts
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday - Leisure Time, Berber Home, Lalla Takerkoust
Refresh and enjoy a lovely morning at leisure, or join your Tour Manager for an adventure through Marrakesh’s famous stalls of spices, perfumes, carpets, and shoes. Later, we drive by 4x4 vehicles to the rocky Agafay Desert, an expansive area of natural beauty. We are invited into a Berber home for homemade tea and authentic cultural exchange before continuing on to Lalla Takerkoust. Here we pause for refreshments at a lakeside terrace, while enjoying views of the High Atlas Mountains. Later we journey onwards towards Tahnaout via Guemassa, where we toast the sunset before dinner under the starry skies in a Berber tent. Gnawa musicians entertain us with pulsating tunes as we savor a lavish traditional dinner. Afterward, we return to Marrakesh for overnight
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Your Signature Collection Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Casablanca, Marrakesh-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations in well-located Luxury Hotels
  • 2 nights Rabat
  • 2 nights Fez
  • 1 night Casablanca
  • 3 nights Marrakesh
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Maximum 26 passengers per tour
  • 18 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches with soft drinks, 5 dinners with wine
  • Welcome and Farewell receptions
  • Hotel porterage and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tour manager throughout plus local guides in each city
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tips for restaurant staff, drivers and local guides
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    Your Luxury Tour Highlights

    Signature Collection blends specially arranged private visits and rich cultural meetings with exceptional personalized services

  • Exploration of Rabat includes the Royal Palace, ancient ruins of Chellah, and the Oudaya Kasbah
  • View Meknes’s monumental Bab Mansour gate with its priceless mosaics and lavish tile inscriptions
  • In Fez, walk through the maze of lanes in the bustling Old Quarter with its souks and tanneries
  • Visit Nejjarine Square with its elaborate mosaic tile fountain and Fez’s historic Jewish Quarter
  • Journey to the dramatic Roman ruins of Volubilis that offer a glimpse into ancient Morocco
  • Stand in awe at Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque, an architectural masterpiece
  • See Marrakesh’s 16th century Saadian Tombs, towering Koutoubia Minaret, and opulent Bahia Palace
  • Bargain for treasures at the sprawling medina in Marrakesh, with its endless maze of souks
  • Admire Yves St. Laurent’s Majorelle Gardens, a mirage of over 300 plant species from five continents
  • Drive by 4x4 vehicles to serene Lalla Takerkoust Lake and the rocky Agafay Desert with views to the High Atlas Mountains
  • Your Signature Experiences

  • In the farmlands of the Moroccan Plateau we stop for lunch at a charming chateau
  • Wine tasting of premier white and red wines at a vineyard in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains
  • In storied Casablanca, lunch at Rick’s Café, inspired by the legend of Bergman and Bogart
  • An open top horse-drawn carriage leisurely takes us along the streets of magical Marrakesh
  • Attend a specially arranged Henna ceremony where artists paint symbolic motifs on your hands or feet
  • Enjoy a Moroccan Tea Ceremony -- the sweet taste and fragrance of mint fills the air!
  • Meet a well-known lecturer for a discussion on how the role of women has changed in Morocco
  • An unforgettable traditional Berber dinner in the rocky Agafay Desert under the stars with Gnawa musicians
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates.

    *Not Included:
    Gratuities for tour managers.


    Additional Information:
    Passengers arriving to Casablanca on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 4:00 pm. Rabat is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the Casablanca airport.


    Accommodation Details:
    Feb 15 departure will be accommodated at Sahrai Hotel in Fez

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    Accommodations

    La Tour Hassan
    La Tour Hassan is ideally located in the Rabat city centre. This prestigious hotel is built in a typical Moorish style with mosaics, marble and intricately carved architectural elements. The luxurious guest rooms are decorated with the pure Moroccan tradition, combining authentic materials with modern comforts. Relax by the outdoor pool or enjoy the wellness center offering a gym, hammam, sauna, hot tub, as well a massages and beauty treatments. The hotel has several restaurants serving gourmet and traditional Moroccan cuisine.

    Riad Fes - Relais & Chateaux
    The luxurious Riad Fès-Relais & Chateaux a former palace, is located in the heart of the ancient city of Fez, offering panoramic views of the Fes Medina and the Atlas Mountains. Inspired by Spanish-Moorish architecture, the Riad Fès invites you to experience old-world glamour. The lavish decor of the guest rooms combines traditional Moroccan style with contemporary design. The Riad Fes features a full-service spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a wine bar, a rooftop terrace and a renowned gourmet restaurant, offering a unique gastronomic experience.

    Riad Fes - Relais & Chateaux
    The luxurious Riad Fès-Relais & Chateaux a former palace, is located in the heart of the ancient city of Fez, offering panoramic views of the Fes Medina and the Atlas Mountains. Inspired by Spanish-Moorish architecture, the Riad Fès invites you to experience old-world glamour. The lavish decor of the guest rooms combines traditional Moroccan style with contemporary design. The Riad Fes features a full-service spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a wine bar, a rooftop terrace and a renowned gourmet restaurant, offering a unique gastronomic experience.

    Hotel Sahrai
    The luxurious and brand-new boutique Hotel Sahrai is perched high on the southern hills overlooking the city's historic medina. Boldly designed with ultra stylish accents, this hotel brings a high level of contemporary luxury. The hotel boasts a superb Givency Spa (only 4 in the world) with a traditional hammam and a terrace with a stunning infinity pool. The guest rooms offer the finest amenities and comfort.

    Hyatt Regency
    Located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Old Medina and the Central Market, the Hyatt Regency Casablanca offers you a luxury stay in Morocco. The fully renovated guest rooms boast panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Art Deco district and the Great Hassan II Mosque. International cuisine is served at the Bissat restaurant, Les Bougainvillees offers Mediterranean dishes and Moroccan fare at Dar Beida. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a sauna, gym, two squash courts, a volleyball court, a basketball court and a hammam.

    Es Saadi Marrakesh Resort Palace
    This deluxe hotel is located in Marrakesh's luxurious Hivernage district.

    La Mamounia
    The opulent, Moorish-inspired La Mamounia hotel, set within the 12-century ramparts surrounding the old Medina, is an oasis of peace, hidden away from the bustle of the city. For more than 90 years this palace hotel has been a favorite destination for discerning international travelers. The guest rooms offer a sumptuous interior with traditional Moroccan decor. Wander in the legendary 17 acres gardens, filled with citrus trees, fragrant roses, ancient olive groves and a vegetable garden. The hotel's three signature restaurants boast authentic Moroccan, French and Italian cuisine. The Spa features a large indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, hammams, salons and saunas.

    La Mamounia
    The opulent, Moorish-inspired La Mamounia hotel, set within the 12-century ramparts surrounding the old Medina, is an oasis of peace, hidden away from the bustle of the city. For more than 90 years this palace hotel has been a favorite destination for discerning international travelers. The guest rooms offer a sumptuous interior with traditional Moroccan decor. Wander in the legendary 17 acres gardens, filled with citrus trees, fragrant roses, ancient olive groves and a vegetable garden. The hotel's three signature restaurants boast authentic Moroccan, French and Italian cuisine. The Spa features a large indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, hammams, salons and saunas.

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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