13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco

13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Morocco

Cities Visited

Casablanca, Erfoud, Fez, Marrakech, Rabat

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 - Depart the USA
Depart the USA to Morocco. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2 - 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, enjoy a complimentary welcome Moroccan mint tea with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Rabat

DAY 3 - 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. This evening, upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Enjoy 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 - Full Day in Fez
Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely 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 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. This tour also takes you to the Attarine Medersas, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Nejjarine Fountains. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets and ceramic works will be provided. 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 has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine
Optional: Full Day Fez
Optional: Moroccan Dinner with Entertainment in Fez Medina
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 - 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, and Azrou, an important handicraft center. Following a rest stop in Kasbah Asmaa, continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 - Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate
This morning, continue your journey 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, continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Rose Festival. Arrive at the hotel in Ouarzazate later this evening
Optional: Sunrise Merzouga Tour (AM)
Overnight: Ouarzazate
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 - Ouarzazate City Tour
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. Begin the day with a visit to the Atlas Film Studios. Next, 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. You will have the opportunity to shop for special Moroccan souvenirs, such as pottery, jewelry and ceramics. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure
Overnight: Ouarzazate
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 - Sightseeing en route to Marrakesh
After breakfast, travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain chain. After checking in to your hotel in Marrakesh, enjoy a short bus tour of the “Red City” with your tour manager
Optional: Half Day Telouet Kasbah 4x4 Adventure (AM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9 - 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, the beautiful Bahia Palace, as well as the opportunity to shop for Moroccan spices and herbs. 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 Jaama El Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to relax eat a traditional lunch and watch couscous being made as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens and the Marrakesh Museum
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration, Museum, Palace & Gardens Tour with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - 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 stop for lunch to sample some of Marrakesh's famous cuisine
Optional: Full Day Essaouira
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Morning in Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Marrakesh. In the afternoon, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Casablanca City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy a half day sightseeing 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 center 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*
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that the farewell dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner.

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Inclusions

  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
  • 1 night Rabat
  • 2 nights Fez
  • 1 night Erfoud
  • 2 nights Ouarzazate
  • 3 nights Marrakesh
  • 2 nights Casablanca
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Farewell dinner with mineral water and wine

  • Special Features

  • Hassan II Mosque
  • Koutoubia Minaret
  • Ruins of Volubilis
  • Ait Benhaddou
  • Ancient Fez medina
  • *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Triple Rooms at the Le Diwan Rabat will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.

    Triple Rooms at the Kenzi Azghor in Ouarazate will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.

    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.

    April 11 & Sep 18 2013 departures will be accommodated at the Kenzi Tower Hotel in Casablanca.

    May 23, May 30 & June 6 departures will be accommodated at the Kenzi Azghor in Ouarzazate.

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    Accommodations

    Package: 13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco

    Novotel Casablanca City Center
    This first class hotel is nearby the Parc de la Ligue Arabe in the business district.

    Barcelo Fez Medina
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of the new city, not far from the legendary old Medina.

    Kasbah Xaluca Maadid
    This superior first class hotel is a Kasbah-style property located on the edge of the desert near to Erfoud and its many attractions.

    Karam Palace
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Ouarzazate.

    Kenzi Farah
    This superior first class hotel is located in a very quiet district of Marrakesh.

    Le Meridien N'Fis
    This deluxe hotel is a short ride away from the Menara gardens.

    Le Diwan Rabat
    This superior first class hotel is located in downtown Rabat near the Embassies and the Royal Palace.

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