Exotic Morocco

Start: Marrakech Finish: Marrakech

Visiting: Marrakesh, Essaouira, Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tetouan, Fes, Merzouga, Marrakech


Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour Operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 35 - 40

Age range: 18-40 years

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1560 $858

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Tour Overview

Exotic Morocco perfectly blends history, culture and adventure. Start off with the bustling markets of Marrakesh and discover the UNESCO World Heritage of charming Essaouira. Watch the ocean unfold in Casablanca before you soak in the blue streets of Chefchaouen. Discover the impressive imperial cities of Fes and the capital, Rabat. Have a tagine under bright stars whilst surrounded by Saharan sand dunes. Topple all travel experiences with 2 adventure-filled days in the desert.

Highlights

  • iconConnect with the locals over a friendly homevisit and explore an unspoiled Berber village.
  • iconExplore the famous port of Casablanca and watch authentic ancient crafts in Fes with visits to the Tannery and Pottery.
  • iconMarvel at the unique blue-washed mountain village of Chefchaouen with options to visit the Spanish Mosque or mountain trekking.
  • iconImmerse in adventure with two camel treks and jeep safari in the Sahara, both included!
  • icon Recharge at hand-picked 4-star hotels & savour the desert atmosphere with 2 nights in the Sahara in Desert Camps.

Places You'll See

Countries:
sahara
sahara
casablanca
Chefchaouen
Marrakech

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Marrakech

Location: Marrakesh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Blue Sea Le Printemps– 4 Star

Meals: No Meals

Welcome to Morocco! Keep your eyes peeled at Morocco airport for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Marrakech or go out for an optional group dinner and mingle with fellow travellers.

icon Day 2 : Marrakech, Essaouira

Location: Marrakesh, Essaouira

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Miramar - 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious breakfast, start your discovery with the key sites of bustling Marrakech such as Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace & Dar Si Said Museum. Then hop on board for destination: Essaouira. But first, make a stop at Argan Women Cooperative to learn all about the making of Argan oil. A 'magical' product that's native to Morocco, it is used in delicious meals and extensively in cosmetics. As you arrive at Essaouira, you can go out to explore its charming Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

icon Day 3 : Casablanca

Location: Casablanca

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis City Center Hotel - 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Follow the ocean north to the largest city and commercial hub of Morocco, Casablanca. Start off with a guided tour of the gigantic Hassan II Mosque, the largest in all Africa. Continue to impressive highlights including the United Nations Square, Anfa Residential Quarter finished with a short visit to the medina. Before dinner, have a short photo stop by Rick’s Café from the classic Hollywood film named after the town & watch the sunset by the ocean.

icon Day 4 : Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tetouan

Location: Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tetouan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Prestige Hotel - 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Continue along the charming coastline to Rabat. The beautiful capital of Morocco is set in a rich, amber-colored landscape, blending ancient history and modern Moroccan culture. The guided walking tour will unfold the beauty of the imperial town as you visit the Kasbah overlooking the Bouregreg River, the Royal Palace, Chellah Ruins, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan II Tower. At the end of the extensive city tour, make your way to Chefchaouen, the Blue City. Prepare your cameras and wander the narrow streets of the breathtaking blue-washed mountain village. Overnight stay in Tetouan.

icon Day 5 : Chefchaouen, Fes

Location: Chefchaouen, Fes

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Royal Mirage Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Today we will continue to explore the blue-city, Chefchaouen! Roam the magical streets of the medina, Outa el-Hammam Square, visit waterfall of Ras el-Maa and the Spanish Mosque presenting an astounding view of Chefchaouen. In the afternoon, drive on to the cultural heart of Morocco, Fes. The second largest city in the country is best known for its labyrinth of souks and leather tanneries - the smell will not be forgotten!

icon Day 6 : Fes

Location: Fes

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Royal Mirage Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Wear your walking shoes and embark on a cultural journey through the imperial city of Fes. Get to discover all the highlights on an intensive tour with your local guide covering Bab Bouloud Gate (Royal Palace), Bou Inania Madrasa, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, Spices Market, Terina Madrasa, the surroundings of Karaouine Medina, Mellah (Jewish Quarter), Pottery, and of course the famous Tannery! Share your favourite sites with your mates over dinner and rest up, you're heading inland tomorrow!

icon Day 7 : Fes, Merzouga

Location: Fes, Merzouga

Accommodation: Camp, Auberge Yasmina Desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hop on board early and drive through Efran City in High Atlas Mountains with stunning panaromic views and Midelt to reach the desert village of Merzouga. On the way, pass via Tazzarine, the last city to be found before the mighty dunes of the desert and arrive in Ziz Valley. As Ziz River feeds the charming oases in the region, we feed ourselves over a lunch-break. Arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon and soak in the majestic sand dunes. It is the perfect depiction of the famous Moroccan desert landscape and lifestyle. Our camel ride will start here for our 1st campsite to catch the sunset. Share your highlights of the trip with travel mates and enjoy the local cuisine under a starry sky. You'll experience the authentic desert life in the Sahara and stay in sedentary tents tonight.

icon Day 8 : Merzouga

Location: Merzouga

Accommodation: Camp, Auberge Yasmina Desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up to the sunrise over the golden sand dunes and take a mental picture to last forever. It's time for another camel trek to the 2nd campsite. Have a delicious local breakfast and hop on, you're going on a 4x4 jeep safari. Enjoy the 2-hour adventure at the astounding desert atmosphere watching the magical landscapes, isolated Berber villages, oases, dunes and real nomads. In the afternoon you can relax by the pool, sand-board or climb high up the sand dunes.

icon Day 9 : Marrakech

Location: Marrakesh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Blue Sea Le Printemps – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Time to bid farewell to the Sahara desert. As you drive back to the modern Morocco, pass by Ourzazate movie studios & have a panoramic photo stop at the Tichka mountain pass in the High Atlas region. Late in the afternoon you will reach the fascinating city of Marrakech. It is where the Arab city culture meets the Berber culture of the desert and mountain villages. Here, the sub-Saharan traders would trade their wares with European merchants, who would then bring them to Europe. Wear your haggling hats as you discover Djemaa el-Fna Square and brace for the mayhem! Marking the entrance to the huge bazaar, the area is packed with story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and folk dancers.

icon Day 10 : Marrakech

Location: Marrakesh

Meals: Breakfast

Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00).

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    4 star hotels, desert camp(Bedouin tents)

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    Meals

    9 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 2 dinners

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    Transportation

    Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus, Camel and 4x4 Jeep.

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    Guide

    Services of experienced Travel Talk guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

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    Airport Transfer

    From the airport to Travel Talk hotel on day 1 and return shuttle on the last day of the tour.

What's Not Included

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    Visa fees

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    Any flights

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    Optional activities

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Travel insurance

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Entrance Fees

    Sights and museums

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Travel Talk Tours requires a deposit of 60 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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