Essential Morocco

Essential Morocco

Start: Casablanca Finish: Marrakech

Visiting: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Midelt, Erfoud, Tinghir, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Marrakesh, Marrakech


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Easy

Tour code: ME

Tour operator: Ciconia Travel

Group size: 2 - 12

Age range: 10-90

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Discover fascinating imperial towns, the magical Sahara and bustling bazaars of Morocco on an exquisite 8-day adventure. Starting with the ocean breeze at Casablanca, explore marvellous Kasbahs, palaces and gardens of Fes and Rabat. Climb atop the incredible sand dunes of the Sahara at Erfoud before roaming the famous Kasbah Ait Ben-Haddou. Haggle your way through the chaos of Marrakech, enjoying Moroccan tea from terraces overlooking the Djemaa El-F’na bazaar.

Highlights

  • iconHaggle your way through the chaos of Marrakech, enjoying Moroccan tea from terraces overlooking the Djemaa El-F’na bazaar.
  • iconDiscover fascinating imperial towns, the magical Sahara and bustling bazaars of Morocco on an exquisite 8-day adventure.
  • icon Climb atop the incredible sand dunes of the Sahara at Erfoud before roaming the famous Kasbah Ait Ben-Haddou.
  • iconStarting with the ocean breeze at Casablanca, explore marvellous Kasbahs, palaces and gardens of Fes and Rabat.

Places You'll See

Aid-Ben-Haddou
Casablanca
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Rabat
Casablanca
Rabat
Meknes,
Fes
Erfoud
Midelt
Tinghir
Ouarzazate
Ait Ben Haddou
Marrakech
Marrakech

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Casablanca

Location: Casablanca

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Mogador City Center 5*

Meals: No Meals

Our epic adventure into the heart of Moroccan culture begins at Casablanca.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport.

In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director.

Greet the exotic and delicious Moroccan cuisine tonight on a group dinner.



Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center 5*
Optional Experiences: Group Dinner
Meals: -

icon Day 2 : Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes

Location: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Palais Medina & Spa 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Start your morning with a visit to Mechouar, the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace in Casablanca.

Drive along the picturesque coastline to Rabat, the amber-washed landscape of the capital provides prime examples of classic and modern Moroccan culture.

Unfold the charm of the imperial city over a guided walking tour, visiting the Kasbah overlooking the Bou Regreg River, Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan II Tower.

Dive deep into history at the exceptionally well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis.

View the imperial beauty of Meknes perfectly depicted at Bab Mansour Gate, before visiting the Holy Town of Moulay Idriss.

Drive through the countryside to the labyrinth of souks in Fez in time for dinner at the hotel and rest after an incredible day of cultural adventure.



Hotel: Palais Medina & Spa 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Mechouar, Oudayas Kasbah, Mohamed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower, Roman City Of Volubilis, Bab Mansour, Holy City of Moulay Idriss

icon Day 3 : Fes

Location: Fes

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Palais Medina & Spa 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

An unforgettable cultural discovery awaits you throughout Fes.

Uncover all the highlights on and off the beaten track at a walking tour with your local guide.

Soak in marvellous sights including the Bab Bouloud Gate (Royal Palace), Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square and Spices Market.

Enjoy your dinner at the hotel and personal leisure time, but rest well for a huge day of discovery tomorrow.



Hotel: Palais Medina & Spa 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Bab Bouloud Gate (Royal Palace), Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, Spices Market

icon Day 4 : Fes, Midelt, Erfoud

Location: Fes, Midelt, Erfoud

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Xaluca Kasbah Arfoud 4*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Following a hefty breakfast, hop on board for a taste of true adventure at the Sahara! We cross into the desert on a charming drive through the highlands and mountains.

Taking the Atlas Mountain pass, soak in stunning scenery along the way before arriving in our authentic kasbah-hotel in Erfoud.

View the astounding Saharan night sky filled with glittering stars tonight.



Hotel: Hotel Xaluca Kasbah Arfoud 4*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Atlas Mountains

icon Day 5 : Erfoud, Tinghir, Ouarzazate

Location: Erfoud, Tinghir, Ouarzazate

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Berbere Palace 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise up in the early morning for an unforgettable experience as we take a camel ride and watch the sun rise behind dunes of golden sand.

Returning back to the hotel for breakfast, the adventure soon restarts with a 4x4 Jeep Safari.

Returning to our coach to recharge on the way, we depart for Rissani and the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founding father of the Alaouite dynasty - the current Moroccan royal family.

On the way to the characteristic town of Tinghir, visit the breathtaking natural beauty of Todgha Gorge.

To finish an epic day of adventure, we continue to Ouarzazate for dinner at the hotel and a comfortable night's rest.



Hotel: Berbere Palace 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Camel Ride, Jeep Safari, Rissani, Todgha Gorge

icon Day 6 : Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech

Location: Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Marrakesh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien N'fis 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Famously known to star in many wold-famous Hollywood films, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou perfectly depicts the traditional fortress-towns in breath-taking fashion.

Roam the gorgeous town with your guide and hike atop for a spectacular panoramic view.

Join a local Berber family over some homemade tea and have a taste of the real Moroccan culture and customs.

We take a comfortable and panoramic ride through mesmerizing highlands and the scenic Tichka mountain pass towards bustling Marrakech.

Tonight, join your group at the Fantasia Show for dinner with live performances.



Hotel: Le Meridien N'fis 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Fantasia Show
Key Highlights: Ait Ben Haddou

icon Day 7 : Marrakech

Location: Marrakesh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien N'fis 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Marrakech is a hub of cultural and economic exchange, displaying the harmonious Arab and Berber interaction in its rich fabric and culture.

From architecture to lifestyle, this beautiful harmony is reflected all around the city.

Start your discovery with a guided walking tour covering Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs and other charming sights.

In the afternoon, you can rest by the poolside at the hotel or launch your own cultural expedition into the labyrinth-like bazaars and imperial gardens.

Practice your haggling skills as we adventure through the mayhem of the famous Djemaa el-Fna square tonight.



Hotel: Le Meridien N'fis 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Djemaa el-Fna square

icon Day 8 : Marrakech

Location: Marrakesh

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Our marvellous adventure comes to an end over breakfast with newfound friends.

Make sure to bid farewells and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00).

Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!

 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

What's Included

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    Baggage Handling

    Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

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    Private Airport Transfer

    Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

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    Journey Highlights

    Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. The Sahara, Camel Ride, Jeep Safari, Kasbahs, Imperial towns and more.

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    All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

    Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

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    Exceptional Authentic Dining

    7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners.

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    Local Travel Director

    Local & Expert Travel Director throughout your trip.

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    5 & 4 Star Characteristic Hotels

    Accommodation in authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

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    Personal Radio Headsets

    Personal radio headsets on tours with 8 or more guests.

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    All Entrance Fees To All Sights

    Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

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    Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

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    Luxury Transportation

    Deluxe air-conditioned coach.

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Travel insurance

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    Optional activities

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    Any flights not stated in the itinerary

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