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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.

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9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

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    • 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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      • 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.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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 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.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • 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. 

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      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.


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      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

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


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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)

        • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats.

        • 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

        • Accompanied by a 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Casablanca

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      Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez (2 Nights)

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      Fez – Erfoud

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      Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades Valley

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

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      Marrakesh Sightseeing

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      Marrakesh – Casablanca

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      Depart Casablanca

      Day 1

      Arrive Casablanca Day 1 - Arrive Casablanca

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

      Hotel

      Movenpick Hotel (SF)

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Movenpick Hotel (SF)

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez (2 Nights) Day 2 - Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez (2 Nights)

      As you travel along the coast to Rabat, your National Guide gives a fascinating introduction to Morocco's history and culture. 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

      Marriott

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Marriott

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Fez Sightseeing Day 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      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

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Fez – Erfoud Day 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.

      Hotel

      Xaluca Kasbah

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Xaluca Kasbah

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Erfoud – Tinghir – Dades Valley Day 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.

      Hotel

      Xaluca Dades Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Xaluca Dades Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal
      • Dinner

      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

      Day 5

      Day 6

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

      Hotel

      Meridien N'Fis

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Meridien N'Fis

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Marrakesh Sightseeing Day 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • 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.‏‏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

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Marrakesh – Casablanca Day 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.

      Hotel

      Kenzi Tower

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Kenzi Tower

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Casablanca Day 9 - Depart Casablanca

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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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      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

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        • 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


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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)

        • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats.

        • 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

        • Accompanied by a 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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      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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      • Guest Service Rating from 49 Reviews

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        Service rating : Great hotels. Very well organized tour. Excellent tour directors. Lots of interesting sights and experiences. Good value for money.Product : Many different and interesting places. Pretty good food. Nicely organized trip.

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        Service rating : Our tour was an unbelievable experience, our tour director Jason, and national guide Abdoulahaid were both outstanding leaders. The quality of hotels on the tour were of high standard, meals that were included were plentiful with excellent choice. The optional tours were

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        Service rating : Well organised tour. Will definitely travel with Trafalgar again.Product : Optional excursions complemented the rest of the tour.

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        Service rating : This was my fourth tour with Trafalgar. One of the main reasons why I pick your company is because of the care and extra effort the tour director and everyone involved with tour takes. This trip was a little different in going the extra mile. I will say that NOTHING was wrong

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        Service rating : The country of Morocco exceeded our expectations. Our tour directors, national tour specialist and other local specialists are quite knowledgeable. Some suggestions:The temperature in the coach during this time period should be kept cool & comfortable for the travelers. Majority

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