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Best of Morocco

9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Mountains and cities like Casablanca and Marrakech are revealed on this 9-day Country Explorer trip.

"The experience was superb"

Alton

About this trip

A land ablaze with vivid hues of maroon, tangerine and gold. Behold the cacophony of buzzing bazaars and the shimmering Sahara when you journey to Morocco's charming cities of Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh. Travel to the life-giving oasis of Tinghir, brave the Todra gorge yielding dramatic visas and visit Ouarzazate, the setting for numerous famous movies, including Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: MORBA

8 Nights

accommodation

15 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

  • 2 Regional Meal lunches

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

Best of Morocco

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Casablanca

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

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Kenzi Tower

2. Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez (2 Nights)

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Royal Mirage

Optional Experiences

Arabian Dinner and Entertainment in a Riad

Enjoy a feast of fine food, live bands and traditional entertainment including belly dancing, in a spectacular Moroccan setting.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏560.00

3. Fez Sightseeing

Explore the medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world, with a Local Specialist 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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

Sefrou And Bhalil Revealed

Explore Bhalil village, where local people live in dwellings carved from the rock face. Warm in winter but cool in summer, they are perfect for the local climate. You’ll also visit Sefrou, once a thriving Jewish community, to see the synagogue and watch craftsmen at a traditional ceramic tile factory. The synagogue may be closed on some occasions.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏250.00

4. Fez – Erfoud

Follow the old caravan trail south. Stop for a Regional Meal 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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
Dinner
Hotel
Xaluca Kasbah

5. Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades Valley

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. Enjoy a Regional Meal lunch before following the route of a thousand kasbahs to the Dades Valley. Your hotel is surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
Dinner
Hotel
Xaluca Dades Authentic Accommodation

Optional Experiences

Sunrise In The Sahara

We’ll take jeeps from our hotel and travel 50 km (8o miles) to the stunning sand dunes of the Sahara, arriving in time to witness the glorious desert daybreak. You’ll also have the opportunity to try a traditional Berber headdress, which local tribesmen use to protect themselves from the sand and desert elements.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏490.00

6. Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Aït Ben Haddou – Marrakesh (2 Nights)

Travel to Ouarzazate, the setting for a number of famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra and Gladiator, and see the sights during your orientation tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site 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 comprises 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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Meridien N'Fis

7. Marrakesh Sightseeing

Visit the Bahia Palace during city orientation with your Local Specialist. 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. Tonight you might like to experience an authentic Moroccan show.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Majorelle Gardens And Saadian Tombs

No visit to Marrakesh is complete without some time in the lovely Majorelle Gardens, bought and restored by the late Yves St Laurent. You’ll also see see the mausoleum housing the tombs of the 17th century ruling Saadi family. Rediscovered in 1917, the building has been beautifully restored to its former glory.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏250.00

Traditional Dinner And Marrakesh By Night

You’ll take a horse and carriage ride to the magical Jemaa el Fna Square to enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of Marrakesh by night. Then we’ll have dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant, with music and entertainment.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏660.00

8. Marrakesh – Casablanca

This morning travel north to Casablanca. In Casablanca see the sights during your orientation including views of 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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
Hotel
Kenzi Tower

9. Depart Casablanca

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

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Promising paradise in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, the African-styled Xaluca Dades is surrounded by a spectacular mountainscape with panoramic views of the Dades Valley and its Berber villages

  • Be My Guest
    Speciality dinner of delicious Moroccan cuisine served with wine at a traditional Riad in Fez

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a traditional tannery and dye pit for a fascinating glimpse into an ancient practice

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Fez and Marrakesh

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Fez and Marrakesh

    • Orientation of Rabat, Meknes, Erfoud, Ouarzazate and Casablanca

    • 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


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 5 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)

    • 2 Regional Meal lunches


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

    • 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

    • The services of a professional Travel Director and Moroccan National Guide throughout your journey.

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 18 Reviews

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Service, organisation, hotels, the Trafalgar extras, just a very good tripProduct : In the time we covered a full general tour of Morocco giving a great insight to this lovely country and its people

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Our tour manager, local guide and driver were all excellent. Well mannered, kind, personable and very helpful. The bus was mostly very comfortable but there were some very tight seats. Thank goodness the tour was not full and no one was forced to sit in those seats for long

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : The service was excellent, the tour guides & the coach driver were fabulous. They were knowledgable, accessible & had great sense of humours. They went out of their way to show us the best of Morocco with some lovely surprises!!! 😄👌Product : Excellent itinerary, captured the

  • Trip:

    Service:

    It was good.But As vegetarians, we were sort of outnumbered. And I am pretty sure we may be better off planning tours ourselves as compare dto going on planned tours.Javier (Our Tour Director) was excellent.however we had our issues with the veggie food serves. he tried to help but its not easy

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    Service:

    Excellent. From initial pick-up transfer to final drop-off transfer, the service was nothing but friendly and professional.

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    • On all 'Best of Morocco' trips you will travel with a Trafalgar Travel Director and a Moroccan National Guide. We do this to ensure you get the most out of your experience in this extraordinary destination - with fascinating history; rich cultural experiences and an added 'insider' perspective - our experts bring this destination to life.
    • Ramadan: During daylight hours from dawn to sunset fasting takes place for Ramadan. It is observed from Friday 26 May to Sunday 25 June 2017 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted.
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