Highlights of Morocco

  • 10 Days

  • Morocco

  • Steady pace

Experience the aromatic souks, visit the real-life film set of Gladiator, and venture to a desert village on this Arabian adventure that includes Rabat, Marrakech and the Valley of 1000 Kasbahs.

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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 22nd February 2018

Meals included: 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners

Overview

Experience the aromatic souks, visit the real life film set of ‘Gladiator’, and venture to a desert village on this Arabian adventure that includes Rabat, Marrakech and the Valley of 1000 Kasbahs.

At a glance

  • Rabat See the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of Oudaias on a guided tour of the capital.
  • Rissani Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif on an excursion to this desert village.
  • Valley of 1000 Kasbahs Experience the splendour of the Dades Valley on your drive to Ouarzazate.
  • Ouarzazate Visit the neighbourhood used as a set for 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Gladiator'.
  • Marrakech Experience the hustle and bustle of a traditional Moroccan souk.

Day 1

UK - Marrakech

Fly to beautiful Marrakech where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Marrakech - Casablanca

Drive to Casablanca this morning and discover the city's highlights on a city sightseeing tour with a local guide. Learn more about Morocco's colonial past, see the market and the magnificent Hassan II Mosque.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez

Journey along the coast to Rabat, Morocco's historic capital. 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, famous for its 16 miles of protective wall. See the Moulay Ismail Mosque and visit the former royal stables and granaries with a local guide. Next stop is the ancient city of Fez, the oldest of Morocco's four splendid Imperial Cities, where you will stay for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 as well as the atmospheric alleyways of Old Medina.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Fez - Atlas Mountains - Ziz Valley - Erfoud

Journey through the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains drive and stop at the picturesque mountain resort of Ifrane. Later, a chance to view the spectacular Ziz Valley and Ziz gorges. You will stay for two nights in Erfoud, part of the oasis of Tafilalt on the edge of the mighty Sahara Desert.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Erfoud - Rissani - Erfoud

Enjoy an excursion to the fortified village of Rissani in the Tafilalt region. Rissani is a traditional desert village that houses the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alawite dynasty, which thrived here in the 17th century. In the afternoon, take advantage of the optional excursion to the desert, and take in it's colours and silence.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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, and continue on a scenic drive through the Dades Valley, also known as the 'Valley of 1000 Kasbahs'. On to Ouarzazate, a charming oasis resort, where a visit to the Kasbah de Tourirt is included.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech

This morning, enjoy an orientation drive of Ouarzazate. Today's highlight is a visit to the beautiful Ait-Benhaddou, the setting of many films including 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Gladiator' Continue through the picturesque villages and rugged mountain scenery to the 7,414ft hight Tizi-n-Tichkas Pass, in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Arrive in the imperial city of Marrakech.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Marrakech

Discover the beauty of Marrakech on the guided city sightseeing tour, including Jemaa-el-Fna square, the bazaar, the Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Marrakech - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Marrakech.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Marrakech: Zalagh Kasbah & Spa Hotel
  • Casablanca: Idou Anfa or Novotel
  • Fez: Menzeh or Parc Palace
  • Erfoud: Kasbah Tizimi
  • Ouarzazate: Ibis

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar

Latest customer reviews

18th May 2017

Good value for money all considered

10th March 2017

forv what was included in tour very well priced. Excellent tour director who made the tour even better

29th November 2016

Really great tour of Morocco. Covered a great number of places and had an excellent guide.

15th November 2016

Enjoyed the holiday very much. Accommodation was satisfactory apart from the Ibis hotels as the rooms were very small for two people and amenities such as towels, soaps etc were very limited. However, the food appeared to be cold in all hotels which was a disappointment. Perhaps you could investigate about this for future tours. I have travelled with Archers many times and Paulina, our tour director is one of the best tour guides I have come across. Her helpfulness and caring attitude made this trip so special. Nothing was too much for her and her local knowledge was very astounding. I am very impressed with the her.

15th November 2016

Morocco was wonderful. My only grumble would be that we visited two carpet sale rooms and two cosmetic ones, which to me was one of each too many. However we saw an awful lot of the country and learned a lot about the culture of the place.

23rd October 2016

The tour was good, the only thing that could have been improved upon was the last days in Marrakech instead of being dumped in yet another Souk and being pressurised to buy things, the Jardin Majorelle would have been a nice alternative. It was an extremely pleasant visit, which we undertook on our own, and I think some of the Australians would have enjoyed it, It had a lovely clean cafe serving appertising lunches, instead of having to have yet another cheese omlette and chips as the best alternative. It made us think that Morrocco not so bad as we thought.

22nd September 2016

Brilliant tour director, beautiful scenery, lots of history and culture, food was lovely.

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