Morocco

$2,080.00

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Morocco Tour

12 Days 10 Nights

(Price is per person)

Explore Morocco, experience the sophistication of Casablanca, the wonders of Marrakesh, Fez, Rabat, the Atlas Mountains and the Amazigh Berber villages, lush valleys and Oases, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and the spectacular Sahara Desert.

  • Day 1. Arrival in Casablanca
  • Day 2. Rabat City Tour
  • Day 3. Chefchaouen
  • Day 4. Fes
  • Day 5. İfrane, Erfoud, Merzouga
  • Day 6. Merzouga, Tinghir, Dades
  • Day 7. Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech
  • Day 8. Marrakech Tour
  • Day 9. Marrakech
  • Day 10. Essaouira
  • Day 11. Casablanca Tour
  • Day 12. Final Departure

Itinerary:

 

Day 1. Arrival in Casablanca

Airport transfers to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of the Imperial Cities.

Overnight in Rabat.

Day 2. Rabat Tour

Enjoy the city tour of Rabat. Visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas. Stop next at Mohammed V Mausoleum, which is home to the tombs of the current king’s father and grandfather. Continue to Rabat Hassan Tower, which is a minaret built in 1195.
Transfer to Chefchaouen, the “Blue City” and one of the most majestic places to visit in Morocco.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Chefchaouen.

 

Day 3. Chefchaouen

After breakfast we will start the city tour with the kasbah of Chefchaouen. This kasbah belongs to the early 18th century, and was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail (1645 – 1727). Continue to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam, which is the cobbled main square in the town where the striking 15th century Grand Mosque sits. Leave to Meknes, the “Moroccan Versailles” and one of the oldest cities in the kingdom. Next Hri Souani, which is a complex of three different buildings built for granaries and stables. This amazing site has been used as a scene for many films, the most famous of which is probably “The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1988.

Transfer to the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins in Volubilis, a Berber and Roman city partly excavated by UNESCO. Volubilis was considered as the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mauretania. The city was developed from the 3rd century BC onward as an Amazigh, then proto-Carthaginian, and from the 1st century AD onward, the city grew rapidly under the Roman rule.

Arrive to Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Fes.

 

Day 4. Fes Tour

After breakfast we will begin with the entrance to the largest royal palace in Morocco. Enjoy an authentic experience at the traditional ceramic crafts village of Fes. Your next stop is Fes El Bali, the ancient town or Medina, which is a medieval part of Fes that has not changed for centuries. Visit the famous Al-Karaouine mosque, became home to the University of Al-Karaouine. Complete the city tour of Fes with the leather Souq and the oldest Leather Tannery in the world.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Fes.

 

Day 5. Fes, İfrane, Erfoud, Merzouga

After breakfast we will be transferred to the Sahara desert. The journey takes you through the Middle Atlas Mountains, with a stop in Ifrane, a charming town and ski resort. Ifrane is famous for its Alpine climate, European-style houses and its 1665 metres (5,460 ft) in elevation. The town experiences snow during winter months and a cool climate during summer. We will cross through many amazigh Berber villages and along the Ziz Valley to get to Erfoud. Transfer to Merzouga, which is the heart of the desert. Dinner in a charming Desert Camp by the dunes.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner. Overnight in Merzouga.

 

Day 6. Merzouga, Tinghir, Dades

Optional 4×4 Jeep desert tour. Visit a Gnaoua village, locally called Al Khamlia. Meet some nomad families. Drive to Tinghir via Rissani and Tinjdad. Tinghir is a gorgeous 40km oasis, which boasts one of the largest palm groves in the country. Stop at the famous Todra Gorge, a 300m wall, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. Continue to Dades a spectacular drive, winding through stunning desert landscapes, villages with the expansive Jbel Saghro lunar-scape. Dades also known as the valley of figs. Dades valley featured prominently in a 2012 advertisement for the Cadillac CTS.

 Meals: Breakfast and Dinner. Overnight in Dades.

 

Day 7. Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech

After breakfast, transfer to Ouarzazate with a spectacular drive and hundreds of Kasbahs lining the route. Stop at Kelaat M’Gouna, a big town is famous for cultivating roses. Expect to find many fine, rose-infused products there.

Arrive at Ouarzazate, also known as “Morocco’s Hollywood”. Visit Taourirt Kasbah, considered one of the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco. Next, visit the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes are still being shot

Leave Ouarzazate to the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou. The village is a great example of earthen clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Ait Ben Haddou is an iconic landscape immortalized in films such as “The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)”, “Jesus of Nazareth (1977)”, “The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)”, “Gladiator (2000)”, “Son of God (film) (2014)”, etc. Transfer to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Marrakech.

 

Day 8. Marrakech Tour

Enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech, “Paris of the Sahara”. Stop first at the Koutoubia Mosque, which is an old monument built under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199). This monument inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville in Spain and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Continue to the Bahia Palace built in the late 19th century and was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Visit Madrasa Ben Youssef, this Coranic school is named after the Almoravid Sultan Ali Ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106–1142). Madrasa Ben Youssef is the largest in all of Morocco. Next the Saadian tombs, a site that dates back to the time of sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. Continue to the world famous Jemaa El Fna Square where you will enjoy amazing
performance of traditional activities by storytellers, snake charmers, peddlers of traditional medicines. Your last stop is the bustling souks in the old medina.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Marrakech.

 

Day 9. Free Day in Marrakech

A day for leisure, resting, shopping etc.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Marrakech.

 

Day 10. Essaouira

Transfer to Essaouira, another charming town in Morocco, relatively small, easily navigable beach city with a distinct multicultural feel, resulting from the large Portuguese, French, and Jewish populations that once called it home. Its mild climate and expansive stretches of ocean sand also place it among Morocco’s top beach towns. Essaouira’s walled medina was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2001. Its well-preserved, late-18th-century fortified layout is a prime example of European military architecture in North Africa. For the visitor, the mellow atmosphere, narrow winding streets lined with colourful shops, whitewashed houses and heavy old wooden doors make it a wonderful place to stroll.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Essaouira.

 

Day 11. Casablanca

After breakfast we will start our transfer to Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city. Enjoy an afternoon city tour. Begin with an outside visit of Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the country and one of the largest mosques in the world. Continue to Ain Diab Corniche for a pleasant stroll along the coast. Your next stop is Mohammed V Square in the city center.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Casablanca.

 

Day 12. Final Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Casablanca Airport for your final departure.

 

Dreams Travel Group

Oriette De La Hoz

Travel Agent/Tour Coordinator

Mobile: 754-244-2278 / 754-301-9290

oriettedreamstravel@gmail.com

Additional information

Rates Include:

– Transfer service to and from the airport in Casablanca.
– 10 nights accommodation in a riad, a type of traditional
– Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard.
– 1 night accommodation in a deluxe desert camp
– Daily Breakfasts.
– Dinners in Merzouga and Dades.
– Transfers in an A/C vehicle during all tours.
– English speaking driver and guide
– All Private Tours and shore excursions as described in the program.
– Entrance fees to monuments
– Local guides in Volubilis, Fes & Marrakech
– Sunset camel ride in the desert
– Porterage at airport and hotels
– All taxes

Excluded:

– International Air fare
– International Airfare
– Personal expenses
– Lunches
– Tips for Guide and Driver
– All drinks

Payments:

– Upon confirmation of the tour, a non-refundable deposit of US $200 per person is required for hotel reservation.
– The entire payment should be made to Dreams Travel Group at least 45 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made thirty (30) or more days prior to the date of arrival will solely incur the $200 non-refundable deposit. In any event of cancellation, notify us as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary fees.