Morocco Highlights Tour 11 days/10 nights in 2016

Discover Morocco from the Royal cities of the North to the Exotic South of Mud Castles, Sand Dunes, Majestic Gorges  Pink Berber Villages, Red Mountains and Sand Dunes
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Morocco tour north to South

discover Morocco tour

  Departures in 2016 Every Saturday from Casablanca, Marrakesh or Tangier
Low Season: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23 , 30,  Feb 6, 13, 2016
Middle Season: Feb 20, 27, Jun 4, 11,18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, Sep 3,10, 17, 24, 2016
High Season : Mar 5,12,19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016


Saturday : Casablanca
Individual arrival at Casablanca airport. Welcome assistance & transfer to your hotel. Dinner & accommodation.
Sunday : Casablanca - Rabat (95 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with your Tour Escort. Visit of the Economic Capital of Morocco : Mohamed V square, the Central Market, the Habous district, Hassan II Mosque from the outside. Lunch at a seafood restaurant on the Corniche. (optional) Transfer to the capital city of Rabat, the white Imperial city : Visit of the Mechouar (court yard) and the ramparts of the Royal Palace, the Oudayas Kasbah, the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower. Dinner and accommodation in Rabat.

Monday : Rabat - Meknes - Fez (260 km)
Departure to Fez via Meknes, the religious capital with the old Medina surrounded by the longest ramparts in Morocco and a beautiful gate, the Bab Mansour. Also visit of the Royal stables of Moulay Ismael, the Medina and the Jewish quarter. After lunch (optional), departure to the holly city of Moulay Driss.  Stop on the way and visit the Roman ruins of the ancient city of Volubilis originally a Phoenician/Carthagian settlement. Continue to Fez. Dinner and accommodation in Fez.

Tuesday : Fez Full Day City sightseeing
Full day city sightseeing of medieval Medina of Fez, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Andalucian flair. View the Atarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the Nejjarine fountain, the Molay Idriss Mausoleum, the Karaoueine Mosque (form the oputside). Lunch (optional) in a traditional restaurant in the medieval Medina. Afternoon visit of the souks with a typical but at the same time less hectic atmosphere, where vendors are much less aggressive than in Marrakesh or other major cities. Return back to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation in Fez 

Wednesday : Fez - Marrakesh (485 km)
Departure to Marrakesh passing by the Berber villages of Immouzer and Ifrane. Stop for Lunch (optional) and rest in Beni Mellal, one of the agricultural centers of Morocco. Late arrival at Marrakech. Check-in. Dinner and accommodation in Marrakesh.

Thursday: Marrakesh
Full day in
Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city, known as the pink city. We will see the Menara garden, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia palace, the Koutoubia and the museum. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters displaying crafts, food, spices and other artifacts for sale. We will also go to the central square, Djem El Fna, a large square surrounded by restaurants, food vendors,  where you can see constant performances by local acrobats, magicians and other performers. Optional : typical dinner under the tents at the typical restaurant, Chez Ali where dinner is accompanied by folkloric dance and entertainment.. Accommodation in Marrakesh.

Friday : Marrakech-Ouarzazate-Zagora (380 km)
Today we embark on a tour beyond the Atlas mountains to the most typical and serene part of Morocco with crystal clear air, mud castles and gentle oasis. We depart to Ait Benhaddou through Tizi N tichka pass 2260m high on the mountain, then visit a the famous Kasbah  (mud castle) featured in many movies. This Kasbah is one of Morocco's World heritage sites where you will see people living the traditional way in tiny mud houses built along narrow lanes and alleys. If you wish, you can enter some of the houses on your own, locals are very friendly (tipping to the owner of the house is expected) Lunch (optional) at one of the typical a local restaurant with excellent view of the red Kasbah surrounded by a river and palm trees. Continue to Zagora crossing the Draa valley. Dinner & accommodation at the hotel in Zagora.

Saturday : Zagora-Nkob-Tazzarine-Erfoud (360km)
Departure to Tamgroute & short visit of the famous coranic library that contains old books and documents dating back to the 12th century. Departure to Erfoud, through Tansikht and Nkob where splendid sceneries of pre-saharian and Berber villages of the Sargho Mountain massive follow each other perpetually. Lunch (optional) at Tazzarine, small Berber village. Afternoon, continue to Erfoud via the villages of Alnif and Rissani, birthplace of the present Alaouites Dynasty. Optional : excursion by 4x4 cars to experience a unique dinner and night under a Bedouin tent at a camp site  at the foot of the Merzouga sandy dunes.
(Optional tour: Camel ride at sunset in Merzouga, 1 hour duration for 16 Euro per person)

Sunday : Erfoud-Tinghir - Ouarzazate (375 km)
Optional : Early wake-up & departure by 4 by 4 cars to Merzouga to admire the sunrise on the top of the golden sandy dunes. After breakfast departure to Tineghir, visit of its magnificent Todra Canyon with steep red rocks reaching an altitude of 250 meters. Lunch (optional) at a restaurant located at the foot of the canyons. Afternoon departure to Ouarzazate via the road of the Mille Kasbahs passing by El Kelaa de Mgouna & the village of Skoura.
Dinner and overnight at Ouarzazate the "Hollywood" of Morocco.

Monday : Ouarzazate - Marrakech (210 km)
After breakfast we will have an orientation city tour of Ouarzazate, often called, the "Hollywood" of Africa where famous movies including the Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, The Last Temptation of Christ and others were made. Continue back to Marrakech & Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. (optional) dinner at a Moroccan palace located in the heart of the Medina. Overnight in Marrakesh

Tuesday: Marrakesh- Departure
Breakfast and departure transfers to Marrakech Menara airport for departure. Pick up time depends on your flight schedule.

Currency Conversion

Price in Euro per person based on double occupancy on half board basis* $ rate varies depending on the exchange rate of your payment date Low Season Middle Season High Season
Category - 4star superior hotels 744 781 825
Single supplement  210 218 230
Taxes 27 27 27
Category - 5 star hotels 918 953 989
Single supplement  383 394 406
Taxes 31 31 31
Full board supplement during the tour with lunches at local restaurants* 139 139 139

The full board supplement includes 8 lunches + 1 dinner with Méchoui (roasted meet) under tent with fantasia show at Chez Ali Restaurant in Marrakech.

The above rates include:

-Round-trip airport transfer,
-Assistance and transfer.
-Accommodation for 7 nights in the selected category
-Tour based on 2 meals per day according to the itinerary with optional upgrade to full board for 139 per person
-Transportation by deluxe minibus.
-Bilingual guide/escort (Spanish and English or French and English)
-Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program,
-Portage of luggage
-Tips at the hotels fro bellboy
-Taxes and services  fees (except tax listed in the price table is extra)


                                Hotels USED in Morocco

 

Hotels  USED on the Tour

4* Superior

Casablanca

 - Idou Anfa                     
 

Rabat

- GoldenTulip Farah      

Fez

- Pick Albatros               :

Marrakech

 -Golden Tulip Farah      
 

Tangier

- Rif & Spa                     

Ouarzazate & surrounding

- Mercure / Ouarzazate   
- Palais Asmaa / Zagora  
 - Ksar Assalassil / Erfoud

Hotels

5*

Casablanca

 - Sheraton                       
 

Rabat

-  Golden Tulip Farah       

Fez

-  Palais Medina & Spa   

Marrakech

-  Kenzi Farah                  

Tangier

-  Andalucia                     

Ouarzazate & surrounding

 - Berbere Palace / Ouarzazate :
-  Xaluca / Erfoud                     
 - Riad Dar Sofian / Zagora    

 

 
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