Best of Morocco - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

10 days

from $1625 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Sep 2015.
"The experience was superb"
Alton , Jun 2014

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.

It's 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
Trip code:
MORBA

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    DEPART HOME

    Overnight flight to Casablanca.

  • 2.

    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

  • 3.

    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

  • 4.

    FEZ SIGHTSEEING

    Explore the medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world, 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

  • 5.

    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

  • 6.

    ERFOUD – TINGHIR – OUARZAZATE

    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 Ouarzazate, the setting for a number of famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra and Gladiator. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Hotel

    Berbere Palace

  • 7.

    OUARZAZATE – AÏT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS)

    See the sights during your orientation tour of Ouarzazate. 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

  • 8.

    MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING

    Visit the Bahia Palace during city orientation. 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. Don't miss the chance to take an optional experience to a Berber village. Tonight, you might like to experience an authentic Moroccan show.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 9.

    MARRAKESH – CASABLANCA

    This morning, travel north to Casablanca. In Casablanca, see the sights during your sightseeing tour including 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

  • 10.

    CASABLANCA – RETURN HOME

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

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation

    Kasbah Chergui located 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.
  • 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.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca
  • Orientation of Rabat, Meknes, Erfoud and Ouarzazate
  • 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

Dining

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.
    5 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner).
    2 lunches.

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 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

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

We offer a range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip. Where available, these Optional Experiences will be added to our website shortly.

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