Tours in Morocco

Last Chance Solo Offer: 13-day Kaleidoscope of Morocco Tour with Flights

No single supplement!

Book now to waive the single supplement! This escorted holiday is an absolute dream for history lovers. Read on to learn more...

FROM
$3,889PP
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DURATION
12 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers
  • Solo traveller

About this holiday

Read on for the full day-by-day itinerary...

Extended offer: Book by 18 April 2019 to waive the single supplement!

Call now on 1300 414 198 to learn more about the amazing solo tour savings currently available.

On this air and escorted holiday package you will...

  • View Hassan II Mosque, build to commemorate the former king’s 60th birthday
  • Admire the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret, used as the prototype for Seville's La Giralda Tower
  • Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Join a Fez family in their home and enjoy a home hosted dinner
  • Explore Ait Benhaddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
  • Take a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez

Inclusions

  • Round trip flights Sydney-Casablanca, Casablanca-Sydney (Please enquire for pricing and availability from other cities.)
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations (2 nights Rabat, 2 nights Fez, 2 nights Erfoud, 1 night Ouarzazate, 3 nights Marrakesh, 1 night Casablanca)
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Farewell dinner with wine
  • Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver included

Accommodation

Featured hotels for Mon, 26 August, 2019 departure.
Accommodation will vary depending on departure day. Please enquire for more information on your preferred date. Hotels are subject to change.

  • Barcelo Casablanca
  • Le Meridien N'Fis, Marrakesh
  • Ibis Ouarzazate
  • Kasbah Xaluca, Maadid, Erfoud
  • Palais Medina & Spa, Fez
  • Farah Maghreb Rabat

Travel dates

Advertised per-person pricing based on 26 August 2019 tour with return airfares from Sydney. Prices may vary and are subject to availability at time of booking.

Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Morocco

Depart for Morocco.

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Casablanca

Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 6 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.

Overnight: Casablanca

DAY 3, Wednesday - Casablanca Morning City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh

Enjoy 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. Afterward, depart Casablanca and travel south to Marrakesh, one of the world's most captivating cities. Tonight, attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Take a ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh and delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night

*Interior visits during afternoon leisure time may not be possible due to winter prayer schedule 

Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)  
Overnight: Marrakesh 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - 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. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square, the lively center of the city. Spend the afternoon at leisure or, choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to watch couscous being made while enjoying a traditional lunch, as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens.

Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with Lunch (PM)  
Overnight: Marrakesh 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Marrakesh

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. See the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the vibrant street life of the city firsthand, 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, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright colored fishing boats. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks, before returning to Marrakesh.

Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)  
Overnight: Marrakesh  
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate

This morning, depart from Marrakesh on a journey through the famous Tichka Pass to Ouarzazate. Stop for a tour of Ait Benhaddou. A prime example of classic Southern Moroccan architecture, this fortified city's high-angled towers stand out above the family dwellings, all set near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Free time for lunch in Ait Benhaddou before driving to Ouarzazate. Later in the afternoon, attend a tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. Its name means "without noise" in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt village, which is a former post for monitoring the caravan routes into West Africa. It was an important village located at the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the north of Morocco. Your tour also includes the Kasbah Taourirt, an amazing example of Moroccan architecture, which was built to house hundreds of people. You will also have the opportunity to browse for Moroccan rugs in a carpet store. Get together with the group for dinner tonight.

Overnight: Ouarzazate  
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Sightseeing en route to Erfoud

After breakfast, depart your hotel and travel to Dades Gorges where you will get to experience an orientation tour of the stunning landscapes and canyons. Then, travel to Erfoud, an oasis town in eastern Morocco. En route stop at one of Morocco's most popular natural sights, the lush Todra Palmeraie Gorge. Don't forget your camera as you take in a walking tour in the wondrous 985 feet high gorge and surrounding area. Continue on your journey to Erfoud, also known as "The Desert Gate". After check-in at your hotel, time to relax before dinner.

Overnight: Erfoud 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Rissani City Tour

This morning, 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. Time permitting, you will visit a local community center and learn about the community first hand. Upon arrival to 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 bustling 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 with Lunch  
Overnight: Erfoud 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Travel to Fez

Today, journey through the beautiful Middle Atlas mountain range, with its thick woods filled with lush cedar and oak trees en route to Fez. Along the way, you’ll pass through Ifrane, a picturesque ski town, and Azrou, known for its cedar wood handicrafts. As you enter Fez, there is a breathtaking view of the ancient city from a hill overlooking the medina.

Overnight: Fez 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Fez

Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely 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 served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It 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. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions*

*Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to your host’s availability. 

Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)  
Overnight: Fez 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Travel to Rabat

Today, depart for Rabat. En route, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout.  Free time for lunch in Meknes before driving to Rabat. Later, arrive at your hotel in Rabat, one of the country's four imperial cities, where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city.

Overnight: Rabat 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Rabat Morning City Tour

This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital and second largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Also, visit the Oudaya Kasbah and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure for personal explorations. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

*The Farewell Dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner

Overnight: Rabat 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Depart Morocco

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Questions

Is this trip right for me?

This program is moderately active. Walking is done over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. The longest day spent on the bus is between Fez and Erfoud, which is approximately 9 hours. All wake up calls will vary between 6:30 - 8 am. While most of the sightseeing is between 1 to 3 hours, the full day Fez optional tour requires approximately 4 hours of walking. Please note that both a 4x4 vehicle and camels are used for transportation if participating in the Full Day Sahara with Lunch tour.

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Fine print

Travel at 60 and Gate 1 Travel booking conditions apply. Please enquire for more information. Prices may vary and are subject to availability at time of booking. The following additional fees are not included, where applicable, on Air & Land packages: optional tours and visa fees.

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