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9 Day Best of Morocco

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9 Day Best of Morocco

This grand circle of Morocco's mountains and cities puts your senses into overdrive – embracing the buzz of mopeds, the scent of spice and the delicate tastes of roses and orange. It's Insider moments like… marvelling at endless shades of red, from earthy terracotta to fierce magenta, as you watch the stained workers hand-dying material, using time-honoured methods in the old tannery pits of Fez.

Our adventure map

Day by day

First Day Arrive in Casablanca

Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco! Tonight, meet with your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Golden Tulip Farah

Second Day its Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes and Fez 

As you travel along the coast to Rabat, your Travel Director gives a fascinating account of Morocco's history from the French invasion of 1912 until full independence was granted in 1956. Your orientation tour of the city includes the grand 17th century palace which is now a museum, and the 12th century mosque. In the imperial city of Meknes, see Bab el-Mansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa. Arrive later in Fez, the symbolic heart of Morocco and the country's oldest imperial city.

Hotel: Royal Mirage

Third Day enjoy Fez Sightseeing

Explore the medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world, during your morning sightseeing tour of Fez, former capital of Morocco. See the Royal Palace and visit the fascinating dye-pits and tanneries for a Cultural Insight into this ancient practice. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. Shop for beautiful carpets and unique souvenirs in the bustling and fascinating bazaar. Join your companions this evening for a very special Be My Guest experience of Moroccan specialities in a traditional Riad located in the heart of the Medina.

Fourth Day go from Fez to Erfoud

Follow the old caravan trail south. Stop for lunch in Midelt, a market town set in the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continue along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley, famous for date cultivation, to the Tafilalt oasis on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Your day ends in Erfoud, where beautiful views across the shimmering Sahara have made this a popular location with filmmakers. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel: Kasbah Xaluca Authentic Accommodation

Fifth Day see Erfoud, Tinghir and Ouarzazate

Travel west to Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco. Continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country! Follow the route of a thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, the setting for a number of famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra and Gladiator. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel: Berbere Palace

Sixth Day explore Ourrzazate, Ait ben Haddou and Marrakesh 

See the sights during your orientation tour of Ouarzazate. Visit Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains. Continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh - the ‘Red City'. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh is comprised of an old fortified city - the medina - and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco's largest traditional market (‘souk') where you might like to do some shopping.

Hotel: Meridien N'Fis

Seventh Day enjoy Marrakesh Sightseeing

Visit the Bahia Palace during city orientation. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snakecharmers. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. Don't miss the chance to take an optional experience to a Berber village. Tonight, you might like to experience an authentic Moroccan show.

Eighth Day travel to Casablanca

This morning, travel north to Casablanca. In Casablanca, see the sights during your sightseeing tour including the magnificent Hassan II Mosque built for the late king's 60th birthday celebrations. Join your Travel Director and companions this evening for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate a memorable holiday.

Hotel: Golden Tulip Farah

Ninth Day Depart Casablanca

Say goodbye to your new-found friends at the end of your fascinating Moroccan holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Whats included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca
  • Orientation of Rabat, Meknes, Erfoud and Ouarzazate
  • View the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Ziz Valley in Fez, Tinghir, the Todra Gorge and Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
  • Visit Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis, Bahia Palace and Ait Ben Haddou

Dining

8 hot buffet breakfasts, 5 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). 2 lunches.

Optional Extras

We offer a range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip. Where available, these Optional Experiences will be added to our website shortly.

 Where you stay

All hotels included in your tour package are hand-picked, of an outstanding standard and far better value than if booked individually. Our valued travel partners who organise these tours also own the Red Carnation Hotel Group and where possible Red Carnation Hotels are used and please see our link for further details.

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are multi-award winning Globe Best Tour operator in the world 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA, IATA and ATOL protected
  • Part of the Trade Right Foundation

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