Highlights of Morocco
Discover the imperial cities of Morocco and immerse yourself in it's beauty, from enchanting cities of exotic Moorish architecture, bustling souks and aromatic spices, to stunning desert landscapes of golden dunes, kasbahs and oases.
DAY 1: UK - Marrakech.
Fly to Marrakech where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.
DAY 2: Marrakech - Casablanca.
Drive to Casablanca this morning and enjoy the city's highlights on an afternoon included city sightseeing tour with a local guide. (B, D)
DAY 3: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez.
Journey along the coast road to Rabat, Morocco's historic capital, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide, including the Royal Palace, Hassan's Tower, the Kasbah of Ouidais and the magnificent Chellah Gardens. Later, continue to Meknes, where you can enjoy this fascinating city, famous for its 16 miles of protective wall, on a sightseeing tour of the Moulay Ismail Mosque and the former royal stables and granaries. Next stop is the ancient city of Fez, the oldest of Morocco's four splendid Imperial Cities, where you will stay for two nights. (B, D)
DAY 4: Fez.
The day is yours to explore this ancient city, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Why not join our optional city sightseeing tour to visit the huge ornate arch of Bab Boujeloud and the maze of colourful souks and spice stalls in the bustling streets and atmospheric alleyways of the old medina? (B)
DAY 5: Fez - Atlas Mountains - Ziz Valley - Erfoud.
Today's journey will include a scenic Middle Atlas Mountains drive with a visit to the picturesque mountain resort of Ifrane and later, a chance to view the spectacular Ziz Valley. You will stay for two nights in Erfoud, part of the oasis of Tafilalt on the edge of the mighty Sahara Desert. (B, D)
DAY 6: Erfoud - Rissani - Erfoud.
Today, enjoy an included visit to the fortified village of Rissani in the Tafilalt region. Nestled at the edge of the Ziz Valley, Rissani is a traditional desert village yet houses the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alawite dynasty, which thrived here in the 17th century. (B, D)
DAY 7: Erfoud - Road of 1000 Kasbahs - Ouarzazate.
Journey through the impressive Todra Gorges and past the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains to Tinerhir Oasis, with its green valley of palms and local villages, before continuing on a scenic drive through the Dades Valley, also known as the 'Valley of 1000 Kasbahs', to Ouarzazate where you'll stay for one night. A charming oasis resort with an exotic Kasbah, Ouarzazate has been featured in several films including 'The Sheltering Sky'. (B, D)
DAY 8: Ouarzazate - Ait-Benhaddou - Marrakech.
This morning, enjoy an orientation drive of Ouarzazate and a visit to the Kasbah de Tourirt before today's highlight: a visit to beautiful Ait-Benhaddou, the setting of many films including 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Gladiator'. Later, continue through picturesque villages and rugged mountain scenery to the 7,414 foot high Tizi-n-Tichkas Pass, in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving in the imperial city of Marrakech, for two nights. An optional evening excursion will be a fitting choice to end the day. (B)
DAY 9: Marrakech.
The snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains rise majestically above Morocco's enchanting 'pink city'. You'll enjoy a city sightseeing tour with a local guide this morning. (B, D)
DAY 10: Marrakech - UK.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in either Agadir or Marrakech. (B)
Accommodation on Tour
Marrakech: Zalagh Kasbah & Spa Hotel (4*); Casablanca: Ibis or Prince de Paris (4*); Fez: Menzeh Zalagh (3*); Erfoud: Kasbah Tizimi (3*); Ouarzazate: Ibis Moussafir (3*).
Traditional architecture, Meknes
Camels in the Moroccan desert
Traditional craftsman, Marrakech
Spice stall in a Marrakech souk
Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech
Menara Gardens, Marrakech
To help you plan and make the most of your holiday, below is a list of optional excursions available to you.
IMPERIAL MEDINA OF FEZ
Fez is famous for its old feudal quarter with narrow winding streets and this sightseeing tour will show you the most interesting parts of this city, including the medina.
TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN EVENING
Your programme gets under way with an illuminated tour of this Imperial city. The evening continues with a typical Moroccan dinner in a restaurant located in the old part of the town - an ideal setting to soak up the exotic atmosphere. Arabian and Berber entertainers will complete your "Moorish" experience.
SAHARA DUNES AT SUNSET
An exciting trip to the 450-foot-high Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Time here to visit a Berber shepherd's family tent and possibly climb to the top of the dunes for unforgettable views at sunset.
An illumination drive of Marrakech, a dinner with delicious Moroccan specialities and wine and a spectacular oriental folklore show with music and dancing.
Please note that optional excursions and prices are subject to change.
FREE Marrakech extension
Book tour departures 4 or 25 July, 8 August, 26 September, 10 October, 7 or 21 November 2013 and receive 2 FREE nights in Marrakech after your tour, subject to availability (only available for Gatwick departures).
Manchester customers will depart from the UK on Wednesday (selected departures only) and receive an extra night in Marrakech at the beginning of the holiday, making the tour 11 days in total. Please call or refer to our website for prices.
Highlights of Morocco 9 nights
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Highlights of Morocco
Price from £745
Just the tour £515
Prices are per person
- Flights: UK - Marrakech - UK
- Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities
- Meals on tour 9 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D)
- Services of a tour director on tour
- Porterage at hotels during tour (for one suitcase per person)
- Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits
- Transfers between overseas airport and hotels
- All local and airport taxes/service charges
- Single share option (on tour only) no supplement to pay
All this included
- Casablanca City sightseeing
- Rabat City sightseeing
- Meknes City sightseeing
- Atlas Mountains Scenic drive
- Ziz Valley & Oasis Scenic highlight
- Todra Gorges Scenic drive
- Dades Valley Scenic drive
- Road of 1000 Kasbahs Scenic drive
- Ouarzazate Kasbah de Tourirt visit
- Marrakech City sightseeing
- London Gatwick
- Thursdays - 2013
- Fridays - 2013
30 May 2013 to 20 Dec 2013