Best of Morocco

9 Days 1 Country 8 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

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.

You'll enjoy 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.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: MORBA

8 Nights

accommodation

15 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 2 lunches.

  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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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
Golden Tulip Farah

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

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

4. Fez – 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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Hotel
Kasbah Xaluca Authentic Accommodation

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. Follow the route of a thousand kasbahs to the Dades Valley. Your hotel in this region has panoramic views of the surrounding Atlas Mountains.

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

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 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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Meridien N'Fis

7. Marrakesh Sightseeing

Visit the Bahia Palace during city orientation with a 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

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
Golden Tulip Farah

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

Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 17 Reviews

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Service rating : We just returned from the Best of Morocco (honeymoon trip). It was our first ever trip together with Trafalgar and we will never do it again. We have traveled with Trafalgar before ( Egypt and Portugal) and the trips were very nice. This trip was bad from the beginning and

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Fez.

  • 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.

  • Moroccan National Guide
    A Trafalgar Travel Director and a Moroccan National Guide will accompany this trip to enhance your Moroccan Experience.

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Kasbah Xaluca, Erfoud, Morocco: This Authentic Accommodation lies within the city of Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara desert. The hotel is decorated with local furnishings and owes its striking architecture to the influences of ancient Berber tribes and the French Foreign Legion. Kasbah Xaluca, Erfoud, Morocco: This Authentic Accommodation lies within the city of Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara desert. The hotel is decorated with local furnishings and owes its striking architecture to the influences of ancient Berber tribes and the French Foreign Legion.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca

    • Orientation of Rabat, Meknes, Erfoud and Ouarzazate

    • Visit Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis, Bahia Palace and Ait Ben Haddou

    • View the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Ziz Valley in Fez, Tinghir, the Todra Gorge and Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 2 lunches.

    • 5 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities

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

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

    • Complimentary keepsake photo


    Airport Transfers

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


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