Highlights of Morocco

Highlights of Morocco

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Highlights of Morocco

10 Days Starting and ending in Casablanca, Morocco

Visiting: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Ifran, Erfoud, Rissani, Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Tizi n'Tichka, Marrakesh

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

6780-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 43

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Our affordable tour of Morocco truly is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, revealing intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travel lover wanting to explore and learn about a new destination. This itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, such as Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat, as well as inspiring cities, like Ouarzazate, Casablanca and Erfoud. In the red city of Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, the main square and exotic bazaar, offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, take an optional tour to visit the ancient medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this comprehensive and affordable tour of Morocco, you will also be enchanted by beautiful oasis, stunned by the beauty of the desert, and surprised by the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas. You’ll also visit Casablanca and see its modern great Mosque and Meknes, where you'll visit the royal stables built to once house 12,000 royal horses. Your tour also takes you to Ouarzazate, where you'll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, and the amazing, fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, used as set to the “Gladiator” movie. Stop at the mountain resort of Ifrane; overnight in Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, and visit Rabat, Morocco’s vibrant capital. Walk around the relics of Chellah, a city built by the Romans in 40 AD. From the Middle Atlas mountain range and Ziz Gorges to arid desert, this budget-minded Morocco vacation will amaze you with spectacular scenery.

Highlights

  • Rabat : are the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas.

  • Visit the exotic ancient Medina, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • The peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley.

Places You'll See

Menzeh Zalagh

Novotel Casablanca City Center

Ibis Ouarzazate Center

Kasbah Tizimi

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Menzeh Zalagh

Novotel Casablanca City Center

Ibis Ouarzazate Center

Kasbah Tizimi

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Menzeh Zalagh

Novotel Casablanca City Center

Ibis Ouarzazate Center

Kasbah Tizimi

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Novotel Casablanca City Center

Menzeh Zalagh

Ibis Ouarzazate Center

Kasbah Tizimi

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Menzeh Zalagh

Novotel Casablanca City Center

Ibis Ouarzazate Center

Kasbah Tizimi

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Menzeh Zalagh

Novotel Casablanca City Center

Ibis Ouarzazate Center

Kasbah Tizimi

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Menzeh Zalagh

Novotel Casablanca City Center

Ibis Ouarzazate Center

Kasbah Tizimi

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Menzeh Zalagh

Novotel Casablanca City Center

Ibis Ouarzazate Center

Kasbah Tizimi

Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Casablanca,Morocco
Location: Casablanca
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.

Day 2 : Casablanca,Rabat,Meknes,Fez
Location: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Skirt the Atlantic coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. The highlights of the included sightseeing tour are the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. Continue to Meknes and see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, and miles of protective walls during your guided tour. Visit the Royal stables, originally built to once house 12,000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco’s most enchanting city.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km

Day 3 : Fez
Location: Fes
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Spend the day at leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina, UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the optional sightseeing tour. You’ll walk through a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to brilliantly hued souks.

Day 4 : Fez,Ifrane,Erfoud
Location: Fes, Ifran, Erfoud
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and windswept plains as you travel across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages and descend into the spectacular Ziz gorges. The landscape becomes progressively more arid as you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, encounter an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km

Day 5 : Erfoud
Location: Erfoud, Rissani
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert.

Day 6 : Erfoud,The Road Of A Thousand Kasbahs,Ouarzazate
Location: Erfoud, Kasbah, Ouarzazate
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Upon leaving Erfoud, we learn about the Khettaras, ancient underground irrigation systems. Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra Gorge, then along the Dades Valley. Arrive in the film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, the intricate and fascinating residence of Pasha Thami el Glaoui.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km

Day 7 : Ouarzazate,Aït Benhaddou,Tizi-N-Tichka Pass,Marrakesh
Location: Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Tizi n'Tichka, Marrakesh
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel to Aït Benhaddou, an ancient, fortified city, famous as a film location for “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator.” Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 7,414-foot-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Each new twist in the road leads to a different, more dramatic landscape. Leaving the pass behind, see the landscape gradually change to a tapestry of red ochre. Enter the gates of the red-hued imperial city of Marrakesh, justly considered the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities. An optional evening excursion is a fitting way to end the day.
Today’s Distance: 127 mi/ 205 km

Day 8 : Marrakesh
Location: Marrakesh
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating Jemaa-el-Fna square and its exotic bazaar, Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens. You’ll feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time.

Day 9 : Marrakesh,Casablanca
Location: Marrakesh, Casablanca
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Leave Morocco’s magical city of Marrakesh for the journey back to Casablanca. On arrival, see the main sights and visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque in the company of a Local Guide.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km

Day 10 : Casablanca
Location: Casablanca
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Guided Sightseeing

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

  • Fully Guided

    Cosmos Tour Director.

What's Not Included

  • TIpping & Gratuities

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • International Travel

    Flights/travel to/from the UK for start & end of tour

  • Optional

    Any sightseeing noted as being an optional excursion

UNESCO Sites

Historic City of Meknes|Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou|Medina of Marrakesh|Rabat (Modern Capital and Historic City)

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners

Accommodation

Novotel Casablanca City Center



This modern 281-room mid-scale property has a prime location in the heart of Casablanca, and is just a short walk from the Casa Port train station. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property and the spacious, air-conditioned guestrooms are all equipped with a minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities. Amenities include an inviting restaurant serving international cuisine, a lounge bar, and fitness room. The Old Medina and Place Mohammed V are within walking distance and a number of shops, bars, and restaurants can also be found close by.





Menzeh Zalagh



Set in an oasis-like garden setting in the center of Fez with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool this hotel offers Free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with modern facilities. Amenities include two restaurants, two bars and a fitness center.





Kasbah Tizimi



The Kasbah Tizimi is located in the heart of the Tafilalet Region within the big oasis of Tizimi. At the entrance of the city of Erfoud the Kasbah was strategically placed on the road that connects the south to the north of Morocco.





Ibis Ouarzazate Center



This hotel is set in a desert-colored building depicting the local area, and is located in the city center, 2.5 km from the Ouarzazate Airport. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. The air-conditioned guestrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Guests can enjoy a view of the surrounding mountains from the rooms. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the hotel. For evening meals, guests can sample international cuisine in the restaurant and enjoy a drink in the bar. Additional facilities available on site include a 24-hour reception desk and free private parking.





Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa



The Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa is conveniently situated near the Agdal gardens and the ramparts of the old city "Medina," only 10 minutes from the famous square Jemaa-el-Fna, the international Airport Menara and the Railway station, far from the bustle and traffic, with great views of the Atlas Mountains.

Check out our Q&As

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Intra-vacation flights & Taxes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Due to limited coach capacity, we only allow one suitcase per person. Your bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x21"x11" (62" linear dimensions) or weight exceeding 50 lbs. Carry-on bags should not exceed the dimensions of 12"x11"x6

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

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A wonderrful experience

09-Nov-2022

WE saw so much. The tour director Mladin was very knowledgeable and made the experience so enjoyable. The bus driver Paul was so nice and helpful. A couple of the hotels had no refrigerators to keep the water cold. We had to carry our own luggage to and from the rooms. There should have been porters to help us. Over all we had a great time.

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The tour director expertise and…

18-Dec-2022

The tour director expertise and personality made the trip all the more pleasant. No stress. The local guides as well added to the beauty of this trip. They were knowledgeable and personable. I also have to mention the travelers (the group of 21). The people were friendly an accommodating. This is my third trip with this tour company and I will continue to travel with this company due to excellent planning and customer service. Thank you

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