Rabat, Morocco
Rabat, Morocco
View of the Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat, Morocco
View of the Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat, Morocco
Tradtional fishing boats of Rabat and the golden sands of the Sahara Desert
Tradtional fishing boats of Rabat and the golden sands of the Sahara Desert
Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca and traditional array of local herbs and spices
Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca and traditional array of local herbs and spices
Jamaa el Fna Market and Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh
Jamaa el Fna Market and Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh

Best of Morocco - Escorted Tour

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Overview

This in-depth Morocco trip features all the exciting sights, sounds and flavours befitting of its status as the gateway to Africa. Explore the ancient alleyways of Fes and spend the evening like a local in a riad, appreciate the romance of Casablanca and admire the history of Marrakesh.  This tour will give you access to the absolute best Morocco has to offer.

 

Highlights:

Casablanca  -  Rabat  -  Maknés  -  Fes  -  Erfoud  -  Tinghir  -  Dades Valley  -  Marrakesh  -  Essaouria

2024 definite departure dates:

March:  22
April:  19, 26
May:  24
November: 15
December:  29

 

Whats included?
  • International airfare & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
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Day 1   Casablanca

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

Hotel:  Hotel Mogador Marina Casablanca or similar
Welcome Reception included

 

Day 2   Rabat & Meknès

Journey along the coast to the capital, Rabat where you'll embark on a tour of the city which includes views of the grand 17-century Palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V.  Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, you'll see the grand gate of Bab elMansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa.  You'll later arrive in Fes where you can spend the evening at leisure in the country's oldest imperial city enjoying a local meal of fine food and traditional entertainment on an optional Arabian evening experience.

Hotel:  Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace or similar
Breakfast included

 

Day 3   Fes

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 leathercraft. Later, you can admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Join your companions this evening for a special opportunity to Connect With Locals over dinner for a Be My Guest experience, featuring Moroccan specialities served with wine in a traditional riad.

Hotel:  Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace or similar
Breakfast and Dinner included

 

Day 4   Erfoud

Travel south and stop 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.

Hotel: Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud or similar
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

 

Day 5   Tinghir the Dades Valley

Now travelling west, you'll arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases 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. Here we will overnight at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories, Xaluca Dades, surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.

Hotel:  Dades Xaluca Hotel or similar
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

 

Day 6   Marrakesh

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.

Hotel: Le Méridien N'Fis Marrakesh or similar
Breakfast included

 

Day 7   Marrakesh

Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during a 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, storytellers 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 indulging in a traditional Hammam.  And an experience not to be missed, meet the inspiring ladies of a local women’s cooperative over tea and snacks on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.

Hotel:  Le Méridien N'Fis Marrakesh or similar
Breakfast included

 

Day 8   Essaouira

Onward to the laid-back shores of Essaouira this morning. Stopping en route, we Dive Into Culture 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 the UNESCO-listed Medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Hotel:  Atlas Essaouira & Spa
Breakfast included

 

Day 9   Casablanca

This morning we journey north and return 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.

Hotel:  Hotel Mogador Marina Casablanca
Breakfast and Dinner included

 

Day 10  Departure

After breakfast it's time to say farewell to your newfound friends.  Not ready to return home quite yet?  Enquire with our Sales team about extending your stay!

 

 

  • Return flights
  • Internal travel: luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board restroom and extended leg room
  • Hotels as described or similar (6 nights)
  • 9 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 Dinners and a Welcome Reception
  • Most excursions (please enquire into additional excursions should you wish to add these on)
  • Professional Tour Director throughout plus local guides

Not included: (please ask your sales agent for further details)

  • Transfers to your UK airport - these are available at an additional cost
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Gratuities may be pre-paid at the time of booking.

 

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