A colourful mix of Islamic, Arabic and African influences, Morocco has fascinated travellers for centuries.
Exclusive to Further Afield Travel and Tours Guests
Taylor-Made Journey Operated by Insight Vacations
10 Days | Activity Level - Leisurely | Small Group Journey | Limited to 22 Guests
Take in the ever-changing scenery of the Middle Atlas Mountains, Azrou, the Ziz Gorges, Tinehir and the Dades Valley. Travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, Tizi n’Tichka Pass and the African North-West Coast.
Royal Palace and Hassan Tower
Hassan II Mosque and the Corniche
Admire the Bab el-Manour Gate on Place El-Hedim in the heart of the Medina
Witness local artisans using long-standing techniques to create pottery and khobz, the traditional local bread and a staple to any Moroccan meal
Explore the red walled streets of Erfound, an oasis with the back drop of the Sahara desert
Todra Gorge: Explore this fascinating ravine caused by a fault that has split the orange-coloured limestone as deep as 300 meters
See the castellated mud houses and oases in Dades Valley
Ouarzazate: Learn more about this quiet town in a city orientation and see why it has been the backdrop to many films as you wander its red sandy streets
Ait Benhaddou: The Ksar is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the finest examples of South Moroccan architecture.
Marrakesh: Built around a lovely inner-garden, explore the Bahia Palace with a Local Expert and see glimpses of a Moroccan kingdom’s former opulence
Essaouria: Enjoy the beauty of this bohemian coastal town as you explore the many spice-scented streets of the medina.
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Day 1 – Welcome to Casablanca
Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Casablanca airport, meet your coach and group and travel to Rabat. Later meet your Travel Director and fellow guests for your Welcome Dinner, with the opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening of good food.
Meal(s): Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Rabat Sofitel or similar
Day 2 – Rabat, Imperial Meknes and Fes
Explore Rabat to see the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and visit one of the few holy places open to non-Muslims, the lavish Mausoleum of King Mohammed V which is both an architectural marvel and a monument to a great ruler. Travel to Meknes, one of the kingdom’s great imperial cities dating back to the 11th century; its surroundings have remained unchanged for centuries. Stand before the Bab el-Mansour, the monumental entrance to the imperial city and focal point of Place El-Hedim before continuing to Fes. You'll be delighted with a superb Moroccan Highlight Dinner in an ancient palace at the entrance to the Medina. A colourful array of meze plates, aromatic tagines, exotic fruits and wine will be laid before you while you are entertained with a traditional folklore show. Enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere of belly dancers, drums and authentic music — a truly unforgettable experience!
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Marriott Jnan Palace or similar
Day 3 – Fes Sightseeing
Led by your Local Expert, wander the maze of streets that make up the ancient Medina. Pass one of the world's oldest universities and see the hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops. Continue through the souks where arrays of vendors sell food, clothes, leather goods and beautiful lights. Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making, witness age-old techniques of pottery making and learn how khobz, the traditional local bread, is made.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Day 4 – The Ziz Gorges to Erfound
Fes – Morocco, Midelt – Morocco, Erfound – Morocco
Leave the bustle of the city behind and head for the spectacular snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Pass through Ifrane before reaching the great cedar forests of Azrou. After stopping for lunch at Midelt, continue through the magnificent Ziz Gorges, past palm-fringed towns to Er Rachidia, built by the French at an important crossroads. Your destination is Erfoud, where the red sand buildings contrast against the patches of greenery and surrounding desert. In the evening, meet the nomadic desert dwellers and marvel at the glorious Sahara sunset on a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud or similar
Day 5 – Spectacular Ouarzazate
Venture towards the oasis of Tinehir and explore the Todra Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of the Sahara. At Boumalne-du-Dades you will encounter the dry, rugged Dades Valley that is dotted with oases of figs, olives, date palms and castellated mud houses hugging the slopes. Meet the locals of the region when you visit a traditional Nomad house to try authentic Berber tea. The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs concludes at Ouarzazate. It is known as the Film Capital of Morocco, with blockbusters such as Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars having been filmed here.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Le Berbère Palace or similar
Day 6 – To Marrakesh
Ouarzazate – Morocco, Marrakesh – Morocco
See and take pictures of the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, one of the finest examples of South Moroccan architecture, boasting one of Morocco’s finest kasbahs. Your journey continues via the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass, before descending past charming mountain villages, dense woods and green fields to the ochre-coloured city of Marrakesh. With the rest of the day at your leisure, why not relax and enjoy the immaculate facilities of your hotel?
Accommodation: Kenzi Rose Garden or similar
Day 7 – Marrakesh, Pearl of the South
Meet your Local Expert in the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, where you can take a moment to watch the dancers, snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats. Explore the Medina and see the Koutoubia Mosque, with its minaret dominating the Marrakesh skyline. Visit the intricately decorated Palais Bahia, intended to be the greatest palace of its time, when it was built in the late 19th century. With time at leisure, you are free to continue exploring, try your hand at haggling in the souks or maybe visit a museum? In the evening, perhaps choose to join us at a vibrant restaurant on Jemaa el-Fnaa Square where you will enjoy a slew of classic Moroccan dishes as you absorb the ambience and watch twirling belly dancers balance plates of lit candles on their heads.
Day 8 – Elegant Essaouira
Marrakesh – Morocco, Essaouira – Morocco
Venture to the west coast of Africa to reach the laid-back fishing town of Essaouira. After checking into your hotel, why not spend the afternoon navigating the narrow alleyways, exploring the busy fishing port or maybe just relaxing on the beach? In the evening, you could sample the local seafood and wine at a waterside restaurant.
Accommodation: Atlas Essaouira & Spa or similar
Day 9 – Casablanca
Essaouira – Morocco, Casablanca – Morocco
Once you've experienced the traditional charms of the country, Casablanca is a fascinating place to return with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque. In the evening 'of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world' there really is only one place to be. Join your Travel Director at Rick's Café, recreated from the famous movie. Enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner with drinks and no doubt a rendition of ‘As Time Goes By'. Here's looking at you kid!
Meal(s): Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Grand Mogador City Center or similar
Day 10 – Au revoir Casablanca
Our journey of Morocco comes to an end but you will take all your memories home to share with friends and family.
Personalize your trip: Pre/post accommodation, airfare, prepaid gratuities. Inquire
The advertised price is in Canadian Dollars and includeds security & local taxes per the itinerary.
Group price is based on minimum of 16 guests. Trips with fewer 16 than guests may be subject to cancellation.
We reserve the right to deviate from the tour itinerary, inclusions or hotels should circumstances dictate.
Travel insurance is required for all guests covering all applicable dates of travel. This insurance must cover; trip interruption, personal injury, medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation cover including during pandemic events. Proof of insurance is required.
9 Breakfast | 2 Lunches | 5 Dinners
Highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate, organiser and friend overseas
Professional driver and comfort of a luxury air-conditioned coach
Further Afield Travel and Tours, Tour Leader* based on minimum of 20 guests
Personal radio headsets, giving you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your Local Expert's commentary
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
Hotel and restaurant tips are included
One group airport transfer for arrival and departure - inquire for details
9 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Deluxe Accommodation (9 Nights)
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
No early check in/late check out
International, domestic and internal airfares
Travel insurance, visas, items of personal nature
Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers and Local Experts
Cancellations: 90 days and over prior to departure - loss of per person deposits, 89 - 60 days prior to departure - 50% per person of the total trip cost, 59 - 31 days prior to departure 75% per person of the total trip cost, 30 - Day of departure/no show - 100% per person of the total trip cost.
Additional supplier penalties may apply depending on the date of cancellation.
Amendments: An administration fee of $75 per person may apply to any changes made to your booking once confirmed, including but not limited to changes in pre/post trip accommodation and transfers. Please note that name changes are not allowed and flight changes are subject to availability and airline policies.
Refunds: No refund is available if cancellations occur after the trip has commenced or in respect to any trips, accommodation, meals or any other services not utilized.
Itinerary Changes & Trip Cancellation: Further Afield Travel and Tours reserves the right to vary itineraries should circumstances dictate, as well as cancel or reschedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements, or circumstances beyond its control. The advertised tours require minimum numbers to depart. Should these not be met, Further Afield Travel and Tours reserves the right to cancel arrangements.
Trip Membership: Any person aged 5 or more is eligible, through if less thatn 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The Travel Director may at his/her discretion, require any person to withdraw from any trip if he or she deems the person's acts or conduct offensive or nuisance to other passengers, and we shall have no further liability.
Air: Airfare is NOT included and is an additional cost. Please inquire.
Baggage Allowance & Porterage: Porterage of one suitcase per person is included in the trip price for arrival & departure from hotels in Europe. Due to limited coach capacity, the dimensions must not exceed 30" x 18" x 10" (76x46x25cm) and weight should not exceed 23km (50 Lbs). Charges may be levied in the event these limits are exceeded & the promise to transport you may be invalidated.
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