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.
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Day 1: Arrive Casablanca
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at Rick’s Cafe, resemblant of the mythical saloon from the film Casablanca.
Hotel: Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, 2 nights
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 & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|September: 11, 25||$7,395.00||$11,095.00|
|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.