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Best of Morocco

Tour Overview

9-Day Fully Escorted Tour from £1,685

This exotic land boasts some of the finest scenery in North Africa, from the Sahara and its oases to the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Ancient civilisations like the Phoenicians and Romans were drawn here, where bustling imperial cities, kasbahs and medinas exude character and cultural charm. Morocco certainly is a land to stir the imagination and stimulate the soul.

At a Glance

  • 1 night in Casablanca
  • 2 nights in Fez
  • 1 night in Arfoud
  • 1 night in Ouarzazate
  • 2 nights in Marrakesh
  • 1 night in Casablanca

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Rabat, Meknes, Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca
  • View spectacular scenery of the High and Middle Atlas Mountains

Tour Itinerary

  1. UK to CasablancaYour door-to-door driver takes you to your choice of airport. On arrival at Casablanca airport, you will be met and transferred to the centrally located 5* Kenzi Tower Hotel for one night. D
  2. Casablanca to FezStart your mystical journey today with a sightseeing tour of Casablanca. Depart to the capital Rabat, the mausoleum of King Mohammed V and the Royal Palace. On to the 11th-century imperial city of Meknes making a rare visit inside one of the few Islamic religious buildings open to non- Muslims. See the Bab el-Mansour gateway before heading off to Fez and your hotel for two nights, the 4* Palais Medina Hotel and Spa. B D
  3. FezExperience the sights, sounds and exotic scents of the medina with a chance to hone your bartering skills in the bazaar. Explore the old streets and one of the oldest universities in the world. Tonight enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and folklore show with belly dancing. B D
  4. Fez to ArfoudHead for the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains today leaving the bustling city behind you, encountering palm-fringed towns and the cedar forests of Azrou leading to Arfoud, on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Your home for one night is the 4* Chergui Kasbah Hotel. B L D
  5. Arfoud to OuarzazateThis morning there is the option of a camel ride to witness the glorious daybreak in the Sahara. Later today venture to the oasis of Tinehir, noted for its silver and jewellery workshops. Then take a detour to explore part of the Todra Gorge – the Grand Canyon of the Sahara, encounter the Dades Valley dotted with oases of figs, olive and date palms. Head towards Ouarzazate, the film capital of Morocco, where everything from Star Wars to Lawrence of Arabia has been filmed. Tonight’s hotel is the 4* Le Berbere Palace. B L D
  6. Ouarzazate to MarrakeshThis morning, stop at one of Morocco’s finest kasbahs in the village of Ait Benhaddou en route to Marrakesh, venturing via the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass and through green rural landscapes and charming mountain villages. Your home for two nights is the 4* Atlas Medina Hotel & Spa. B D
  7. MarrakeshYour sightseeing today starts with the Medina (old town), the Koutoubia Mosque and the Bahia Palace. Enjoy the storytellers and dancers in bustling Djemaa El Fna Square before a visit to the beautiful Ourika Valley and a traditional Moroccan family home to watch a mint tea preparation ceremony. Tonight, enjoy a horse and buggy ride to the magical Jemaa el Fna Square and enjoy dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant? B
  8. Marrakesh to CasablancaHead towards the Atlantic coast before reaching Casablanca. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this vibrant town at your own pace, to see the sights you may have missed at the start of your tour. Your hotel this evening is the 5* Kenzi Tower. B D
  9. Casablanca to UKTransfer to Casablanca airport for your flight to your chosen airport. Your door-to-door driver will meet you and take you home. B

Tour Extras

Travel Notes

This tour is operated by our travel partner, Insight Vacations, a specialist escorted tour operator in Europe.

This tour has a comfortable and balanced pace with a combination of one and two-night stays. All hotels are modern and well equipped, ranging from the Kenzi Tower Hotel in Casablanca to the Belere in Erfoud with bungalow accommodation set amongst beautiful gardens on the edge of the Sahara, and the Ramada in Fez.

Your travelling companions on this tour will share your sense of adventure, love of different cultures and desire for new experiences. History buffs are in for a treat, as are photographers and lovers of natural beauty with such scenic contrasts to admire.

Tailor Your Tour

Optional excursions
If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, in El Jebha you can take a jeep to the sand dunes of the Sahara and ride a camel (Day 5, this may be a sunset tour on Day 4).

Your tour director will arrange your place on this and any optional excursions you wish to join.

Unescorted extensions
You may like to stay longer in Casablanca at the 5* Kenzi Tower from £142 per person per night, based on two people sharing (from £52 single supplement).

Please note that the extension supplement of £25 per person and transfers are not included in these prices.

Tour Price

Departure dates and prices:

Month Departure Date Price
April 2013 Saturday 6th £1,795
April 2013 Saturday 13th £1,795
April 2013 Saturday 20th £1,785
April 2013 Saturday 27th £1,785
May 2013 Saturday 4th £1,815
May 2013 Saturday 11th £1,795
May 2013 Saturday 18th £1,795
May 2013 Saturday 25th £1,815
June 2013 Saturday 1st £1,795
June 2013 Saturday 8th £1,775
June 2013 Saturday 15th £1,775
June 2013 Saturday 22nd £1,775
July 2013 Saturday 6th £1,775
July 2013 Saturday 20th £1,795
August 2013 Saturday 3rd £1,795
August 2013 Saturday 17th £1,775
August 2013 Saturday 31st £1,775
September 2013 Saturday 7th £1,775
September 2013 Saturday 14th £1,775
September 2013 Saturday 21st £1,775
September 2013 Saturday 28th £1,795
October 2013 Saturday 5th £1,795
October 2013 Saturday 12th £1,815
October 2013 Saturday 19th £1,815
October 2013 Saturday 26th £1,795
November 2013 Saturday 3rd £1,685
November 2013 Saturday 10th £1,685
November 2013 Saturday 24th £1,685
December 2013 Saturday 19th £1,715
December 2013 Friday 27th £1,815
April 2014 Saturday 5th £1,845
April 2014 Saturday 12th £1,845
May 2014 Saturday 10th £1,845
May 2014 Saturday 17th £1,845
June 2014 Saturday 7th £1,825
June 2014 Saturday 14th £1,825
July 2014 Saturday 19th £1,845
August 2014 Saturday 16th £1,825
August 2014 Saturday 130th £1,825
September 2014 Saturday 13th £1,825
September 2014 Saturday 20th £1,825
October 2014 Saturday 11th £1,865
October 2014 Saturday 18th £1,865
November 2014 Saturday 2nd £1,735
November 2014 Saturday 9th £1,735
December 2014 Thursday 18th £1,765
December 2014 Friday 26th £1,865

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