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Best of Morocco

10 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

Encounter a land ablaze with vivid hues of maroon, tangerine and gold.

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    • Head to a rooftop cafe in the Jemaa el-Fnaa square of Marrakesh and sip a cold beverage. The people watching opportunities, in the bustling market below, are sensational. Time your visit during prayers to savour the memorable echo of the muezzin's call.Lucian Reed-Drake
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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • New Year's Eve Highlights: The 27 December 2019 departure will celebrate New Year's Eve in Dades Valley. This specially arranged festive meal celebration will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. Please note, Christmas is not celebrated in Morocco.
      • Head to a rooftop cafe in the Jemaa el-Fnaa square of Marrakesh and sip a cold beverage. The people watching opportunities, in the bustling market below, are sensational. Time your visit during prayers to savour the memorable echo of the muezzin's call.Lucian Reed-Drake
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Behold the cacophony of bazaars and shimmering Sahara when you journey to Morocco's charming cities of Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh, including visits to the life-giving oasis of Tinghir, Todra Gorge and Ouarzazate.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WMOR

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 9 breakfasts

      • 2 Regional Meal lunches

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Fez and Marrakesh

        • ORIENTATION of Rabat, Meknès, Erfoud, Ouarzazate, Essaouira and Casablanca

        • VISIT Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis and Bahia Palace

        • VIEW the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Ziz Valley near Tinghir, the Todra Gorge, Aït Ben Haddou and Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 2 Regional Meal lunches

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • 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)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


      1. Arrive Casablanca

      The intoxicating sights and sounds of Morocco are revealed on this epic adventure through an ancient land. Delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca immortalised by Hollywood before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Grand Mogador City Centre

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

      We continue along the coast to the capital, Rabat. Here we'll embark on an orientation tour of the city which includes views of the grand 17th-century palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, we'll see the grand gate of Bab el-Mansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa, adorned by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fez later today and spend the rest of the day at leisure, connecting with the symbolic heart of Morocco and the unique character of the country's oldest imperial city.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Marriott J'nan Palace

      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 and Free Time

      Join a Local Specialist today to explore the medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world. See the royal palace and 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the round dye pits and tanneries revealing Morocco's ancient leather craft. Spend the rest of the day shopping or relaxing in a lantern-lit courtyard away from the medina crowds. Join your companions this evening for a special opportunity to 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner experience, featuring Moroccan specialities served with wine in a traditional Riad.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest

      Optional Experiences

      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 local craftsmen at a traditional ceramic tile factory.

      Adult Price: د.م.‏‏290.00

      4. Fez – Midelt – Erfoud

      We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping for a Lunch in Midelt, a market town set within the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley and past the Tafilalt oasis, we arrive in the oasis town of Erfoud, regarded as the Gateway to the Sahara. Its golden façades and towering dunes have made it a popular location for filmmakers for decades. This evening we dine at our hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Xaluca Kasbah

      5. Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades Valley

      Journeying west, we arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oasis in southern Morocco and home to the ruins of the ancient Glaoui palace. We continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Stop for a lunch Lunch before following the route of a thousand kasbahs to the flourishing Dades Valley. Here we will overnight at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', Xaluca Dades, surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Xaluca Dades

      Optional Experiences

      Saharan Adventure

      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 sunset (or sunrise, depending on timing). 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.‏‏495.00

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

      Blending effortlessly into the arid landscape, Ouarzazate has provided a backdrop for such famous movies as 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Cleopatra' and 'Gladiator'. See the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and 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 souk (market) where you may wish to spend some time learning the art of haggling.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Le Meridien N'Fis

      7. Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time

      Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during city orientation with your Local Specialist and spend some time soaking up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snake charmers. Spend the rest of the afternoon lingering in one of the city's beautiful gardens, discover the vibrant arts and culture scene or consider experiencing an authentic Moroccan show.

      Meal(s)
      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 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.‏‏290.00

      The Square at Night with Horse & Buggy and Traditional Dinner

      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 – Essaouira

      We travel to the laid-back shores of Essaouira this morning stopping en route to visit a cooperative involved in creating cosmetics from traditional ingredients. Consider a delicious seafood lunch and enjoy some free time before joining a city tour of UNESCO-listed medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Cote Ocean Mogador

      9. Essaouira – Casablanca

      This morning we journey north to Casablanca where we will enjoy views of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, built for the late king's 60th birthday celebrations. Later, we join our Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner
      Hotel
      Grand Mogador City Centre

      10. Depart Casablanca

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

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-ca/tours/best-of-morocco?season=winter%202019%202020&tripcode=wmor for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect With Locals
        Speciality Be My Guest dinner of delicious Moroccan cuisine served with wine at a traditional Riad in Fez. (Day 3)

      • Stays With Stories
        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. (Day 5)

      • Dive Into Culture
        Visit a traditional tannery and dye pit for a fascinating glimpse into an ancient practice. (Day 3)

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in Fez and Marrakesh

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Fez and Marrakesh

        • ORIENTATION of Rabat, Meknès, Erfoud, Ouarzazate, Essaouira and Casablanca

        • VISIT Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis and Bahia Palace

        • VIEW the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Ziz Valley near Tinghir, the Todra Gorge, Aït Ben Haddou and Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 2 Regional Meal lunches

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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      The Trafalgar Experience

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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.


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