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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Morocco

Cities Visited

Casablanca , Erfoud , Fez , Marrakesh , Ouarzazate , Rabat

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2, Friday - 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. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 3:40 PM
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Rabat Morning City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital. Rabat, which means "Fortified Place" displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace, then visit the Oudaya Kasbah, the Oudaya National Museum of Ornaments, and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - 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 well-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, admire panoramic views 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
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Full Day in Fez
Spend 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 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. 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 famed Jewish quarter of the medina
Optional: Full Day Fez with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Sightseeing en route to Erfoud
This will be a long 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 early evening
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Rissani City Tour
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 in 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 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
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Explore Todgha Canyon and Dades Valley
This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After lunch on your own, continue on the road of the thousand Kasbahs to the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Rose Festival. Arrive to your hotel* later this evening in time for dinner* Departures overnighting in Boumalne Dades will have an extended visit of the Todgha Canyons and Dades Valley on Day 8.
Overnight: Ouarzazate or Boumalne Dades*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh
Today, join a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. View the historic Kasbah Taourirt, an impressive structure which was once the seat of power for the Glaoui dynasty. Next, take a tour of the Atlas Film Studios. Discover the sets of legendary films and TV shows, such as Gladiator, Game of Thrones, and Lawrence of Arabia. 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. This evening, savor a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, take 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. 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 and salads. 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
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Full Day in Marrakesh
Arise before dawn to participate in today's optional Hot Air Balloon Ride.* Take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the sunrise over Marrakesh. Drift above the beautiful landscape, before returning back to earth to enjoy a traditional Moroccan breakfast. Explore the city on your own today 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. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks. Visit a jewelry shop, renowned for its quality and design. Browse the extensive collection of uniquely handcrafted silver jewelry and watch artisans create beautiful silver pieces*The Marrakesh Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Full Day Essaouira operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours
Optional: Marrakesh Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast (AM)
Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca
This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, join 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 center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, have dinner at a local restaurant*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, Dinner

DAY 13, Tuesday - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Casablanca, Casablanca-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • 11 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Rabat
  • 2 nights Fez
  • 2 nights Erfoud
  • 1 night Ouarzazate or Boumalne Dades
  • 3 nights Marrakesh
  • 1 night Casablanca
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 17 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
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    Special Features

  • Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez
  • In Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit the 18th century ksar
  • Explore Ait Benhaddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
  • Enjoy a special home hosted dinner by a local family in Marrakesh
  • Admire the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret, used as the prototype for Seville's La Giralda Tower
  • Take in the circus atmosphere of Marrakesh's Djemaa el Fna Square, busy with acrobats, performers, and snake charmers
  • View the exterior of 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.


    Accommodations
    For departures after Oct 3, the overnight stay will be in Boumalne Dades instead of Ouarzazate.


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

    Rabat to Casablanca: Passengers should select flights that arrive to Casablanca on Day 2 no later than 3:40 PM. Rabat is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the Casablanca airport.

    During Ramadan (Mar 10 - Apr 9, 2024), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Many hotels, restaurants, and bars may not serve alcoholic beverages and some local restaurants may not be open. 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.

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    Accommodations

    Le Diwan Rabat
    This first class hotel is located in downtown Rabat near the Embassies.

    Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace
    This deluxe hotel is located in the residential district, on the outskirts of the new center of Fez.

    Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace
    This deluxe hotel is located in the residential district, on the outskirts of the new center of Fez.

    Riad Salam Fes
    This first class hotel is a short walk away from the Medina of Fez.

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

    Hotel Xaluca Dades
    This first class hotel is located within the heart of the Atlas Mountains.

    Ibis Ouarzazate
    This tourist class hotel is centrally located in Ouarzazate.

    Kenzi Azghor
    This tourist class hotel is located in the heart of Ouarzazate.

    Kenzi Azghor
    This tourist class hotel is located in the heart of Ouarzazate.

    Kenzi Azghor
    This tourist class hotel is located in the heart of Ouarzazate.

    Le Meridien N'Fis
    This first class hotel is located in the upscale Hivernage neighborhood of Marrakesh.

    Le Meridien N'Fis
    This first class hotel is located in the upscale Hivernage neighborhood of Marrakesh.

    Le Meridien N'Fis
    This first class hotel is located in the upscale Hivernage neighborhood of Marrakesh.

    Le Meridien N'Fis
    This first class hotel is located in the upscale Hivernage neighborhood of Marrakesh.

    Le Meridien N'Fis
    This first class hotel is located in the upscale Hivernage neighborhood of Marrakesh.

    Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of Marrakesh's Hivernage district.

    Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of Marrakesh's Hivernage district.

    Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of Marrakesh's Hivernage district.

    Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of Marrakesh's Hivernage district.

    Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of Marrakesh's Hivernage district.

    Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh
    This deluxe hotel is situated in the heart of Marrakesh's Hivernage district.

    Barcelo Anfa Casablanca
    This deluxe hotel is a ten minute walk from the Casablanca Cathedral.

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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.

    Customer Reviews

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    Accommodations
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    Itinerary
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    Professional Staff
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