Highlights of Morocco

Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering travelers intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travelers wanting to explore and learn about a new destination.

This Morocco-focused itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat as well as some more inspiring cities, such as Ouazarzate, Casablanca and Erfoud.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Casablanca, Morocco

Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Hotel: Novotel Casablanca City Centre

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez

A short ride along the coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. Sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. You’ll be reminded of the time when Morocco was the Roman province of Mauretania as you visit the fine Roman Relics of Chellah and its gardens. Continue to Meknes. During your guided tour, see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, and miles of protective walls. Visit its Royal Stables, originally built to house 12,000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco’s most enchanting city.

Hotel: Menzeh Zalagh, 2 nights

Day 3: Fez

At leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina on the optional sightseeing tour, a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to colorful souks.

Day 4: Fez – Ifrane – Erfoud

Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and windswept plains as you motor across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages and descend into the spectacular Ziz Gorges. The landscape becomes progressively more arid and you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, encounter an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley.

Hotel: Kasbah Tizimi, 2 nights

Day 5: Erfoud

The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to see the Mausoleum Of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert.

Day 6: Erfoud – The Road Of A Thousand Kasbahs – Ouarzazate

Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra Gorge, then along the Dades Valley. Arrive in the film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit the Kasbah De Taourirt, the intricate but fascinating residence of Pasha Thami el Glaoui.

Hotel: Ibis Moussafir

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Tizi-N-Tichka Pass – Marrakesh

Travel to Aït Benhaddou, a kasbah famous as a film location for Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 7,414-foot-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Each new twist in the road leads to a different, more dramatic landscape. Leaving the pass behind, see the landscape gradually change to a tapestry of red ochre. Enter the gates of the red-colored imperial city of Marrakesh, justly reputed the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities. An optional evening excursion is a fitting way to end the day.

Hotel: Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa, 2 nights

Day 8: Marrakesh

The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating Jemaa-El-Fna Square and its exotic bazaar, Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs. You’ll feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time

Day 9: Marrakesh – Casablanca

Leave Morocco’s magical city of Marrakesh for the journey back to Casablanca. In the afternoon, see the sights in the company of a Local Guide.

Hotel: Novotel Casablanca City Centre

Day 10: Casablanca

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 02$1,439.00$2,015.00
January: 10, 24$1,589.00$2,165.00
February: 07, 21$1,689.00$2,265.00
March: 06, 20$1,699.00$2,275.00
March: 27$1,729.00$2,305.00
April: 03, 10, 17$1,729.00$2,305.00
May: 01, 15, 29$1,729.00$2,305.00
June: 12$1,729.00$2,305.00
June: 26$1,689.00$2,265.00
July: 10, 24$1,689.00$2,265.00
August: 07, 21$1,689.00$2,265.00
September: 04, 18$1729.00$2,305.00
October: 02, 09, 16, 23$1729.00$2,305.00
October: 30$1,689.00$2,265.00
November: 13, 27$1,589.00$2,165.00
December: 19$1,439.00$2,015.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Air-conditioned motorcoach
Accommodation:9 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rabat, Meknes, Marrakesh, Casablanca
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Colours of Morocco

Be swept away to the deserts and colours of Morocco. Discover the ancient medinas of Casablanca, stay in a luxurious desert camp in the Merzouga Dunes and see hundreds of Kasbahs that line the incredible mountain ranges.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 2: Casablanca

Your sightseeing begins with a fascinating guided city tour, taking in many famous sights including the Hassan II Mosque, the biggest outside of Mecca and houses Morocco’s tallest structure, the 210-metre high minaret. Afterwards enjoy the evening at leisure to perhaps try a local restaurant.

Day 3: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez

After breakfast, depart for Rabat, where you will enjoy an orientation tour. After lunch, continue to Meknes and visit the monumental gateway of Bab Mansour as well as the Heri el Souani Granary. Arrive in Fez in time for dinner.

Hotel: Palais Amani, 2 nights

Day 4: Fez

A sightseeing tour of Fez takes you to the Karaouiyine, an imposing mosque that houses a university and Bou Inania Madersa, a 14th-century religious college. In addition, see the local side of Fez, where you will discover the local tanneries, souks, traditional potters and ceramists all showcasing their talents. Continue to the Mellah, a Jewish quarter established in 1438.

Day 5: Fez – Erfoud

Travel to Erfoud via the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas. Along the way, pass by the ski resort town of Ifrane and the handicraft centre of Azrou. Learn about Moroccan tea during a ceremony. After crossing the Ziz Valley, arrive in Erfoud.

Hotel: Hotel Chergui

Day 6: Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes

Transfer by 4WD to your luxury desert camp in the Merzouga Dunes, perfectly situated away from the crowds. Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine for lunch at your desert camp then head out on a camel ride.  Alternatively, embark on a 4WD tour to a nearby village and its oasis.

Hotel: Merzouga Dunes, Private Desert Camp, staying in luxury tents

Day 7: Merzouga Dunes – Todra Gorge – Ouarzazate

Along the way to Ouarzazate, stop for lunch at Todra Gorge, a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Afterwards cross the Dades Valley. Later, arrive in Ouarzazate.

Hotel: Hotel Le Berbere Palace

Day 8: Ouarzazate – Marrakesh

Take a guided tour of Ouarzazate and visit the Film Studios, Taourirt Kasbah and the famous Ait ben Haddou Kasbah. Afterwards, traverse the 2,260 meter high Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass to Marrakesh.

Hotel: La Mamounia, 2 nights

Day 9: Marrakesh

Start your day with a guided city tour, taking in the Koutoubia Market. Afterwards head into the labyrinth of the Marrakesh souks with your guide, and meet a local medicine “guru”, who utilises ancient plants and remedies. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner at Chez Ali, including a Fantasia Show.

Day 10: Marrakesh –  Casablanca

Visit Bahia Palace (meaning brilliance) as well as the exceptional Majorelle Gardens, created by the renowned French painter Jacques Majorelle. Otherwise, experience a cooking class in an ancient Riad, La Maison Arabe. Afterwards, return to Casablanca, where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche

Day 11: Depart Casablanca

Be transferred to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 24$7,495.00$11,195.00
May: 09$7,395.00$11,095.00
June: 06$7,395.00$11,095.00
September: 11, 25$7,395.00$11,095.00
October: 09$7,495.00$11,195.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Travel by luxury air-conditioned vehicle with reclining seats
Accommodation:10 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of Morocco

Experience the Best of Morocco. A land ablaze with vivid hues of maroon, tangerine and gold. Behold the cacophony of buzzing bazaars and the shimmering Sahara when you journey to Morocco’s charming cities of Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh. Travel to the life-giving oasis of Tinghir. Brave the Todra gorge yielding dramatic vistas. Visit Ouarzazate, the setting for numerous famous movies, including Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Casablanca

The intoxicating sights and sounds of Morocco are revealed on this epic adventure through an ancient land. Delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca immortalised by Hollywood before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Grand Mogador City Centre

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez

We continue along the coast to the capital, Rabat. Here we’ll embark on an orientation tour of the city which includes views of the grand 17th-century palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, we’ll see the grand gate of Bab el-Mansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa, adorned by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fez later today and spend the rest of the day at leisure, connecting with the symbolic heart of Morocco and the unique character of the country’s oldest imperial city.

Hotel: Marriott J’nan Palace, 2 nights

Day 3: Fez

Join a Local Specialist today to explore the medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world. See the royal palace and ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to the round dye-pits and tanneries revealing Morocco’s ancient leather craft. Spend the rest of the day shopping or relaxing in a lantern-lit courtyard away from the medina crowds. Join your companions this evening for a special opportunity to ‘Connect With Locals’ over a Be My Guest dinner experience, featuring Moroccan specialities served with wine in a traditional Riad.

Day 4: Fez – Midelt – Erfoud

We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping for a Regional Meal in Midelt, a market town set within the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley and past the Tafilalt oasis, we arrive in the oasis town of Erfoud, regarded as the Gateway to the Sahara. Its golden façades and towering dunes have made it a popular location for filmmakers for decades. This evening we dine at our hotel.

Hotel: Xaluca Kasbah

Day 5: Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades Valley

Journeying west, we arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco and home to the ruins of the ancient Glaoui palace. We continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Enjoy a memorable Regional Lunch before following the route of a thousand kasbahs to the flourishing Dades Valley. Here we will overnight at one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories, Xaluca Dades, surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.

Hotel: Xaluca Dades

Day 6: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Aït Ben Haddou – Marrakesh

Blending effortlessly into the arid landscape, Ouarzazate has provided a backdrop for such famous movies as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘Gladiator’. Visit the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh – the ‘Red City’. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city – the medina – and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco’s largest traditional souk (market) where you may wish to spend some time learning the art of haggling.

Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis, 2 nights

Day 7: Marrakesh

Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during city orientation with your Local Specialist and spend some time soaking up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snake-charmers. Spend the rest of the afternoon lingering in one of the city’s beautiful gardens, discover the vibrant arts and culture scene or consider experiencing an authentic Moroccan show.

Day 8: Marrakesh – Essaouira

We travel to the laid-back shores of Essaouira this morning stopping en route to visit a cooperative involved in creating cosmetics from traditional ingredients. Consider a delicious seafood lunch and enjoy some free time before joining a city tour of UNESCO-listed medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Hotel: Ocean Mogador

Day 9: Essaouira – Casablanca

This morning we journey north to Casablanca where we will enjoy views of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, built for the late king’s 60th birthday celebrations. Later, we join our Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

Hotel: Grand Mogador City Centre

Day 10: Depart Casablanca

Say goodbye to your new-found friends at the end of your Moroccan holiday.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 03, 17$3,095.00$3,815.00
April: 24$3,125.00$3,845.00
May: 01, 15, 29$3,125.00$3,845.00
June: 12, 26$3,075.00$3,795.00
July: 10, 24$3,075.00$3,795.00
August: 07, 21$3,075.00$3,795.00
August: 28$3,125.00$3,845.00
September: 04, 11$3,125.00$3,845.00
September: 18, 25$3,095.00$3,815.00
October: 02, 09$3,095.00$3,815.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats
Accommodation:9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director, separate Driver & Local Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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