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The Best Of Morocco

Duration
13 Days
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This tour encompasses different regions of Morocco, touring the country in depth. You begin with the Imperial Cities, and then pass through the dramatic scenery of the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, before crossing to the west coast of the kingdom. You will travel through the Saffron region, as well as on the coastal road to Essaouira, known for its art and handmade crafts.


This 13-day private trip through Morocco is ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in one of the world’s most distinctive cultures. You'll be staying most nights in Riad and some in first class hotels. There is an option to stay in a desert camp for one night. A round trip from Casablanca, it’s an easy way to see the best of the country in two weeks.  

Transfer from Casablanca airport to Rabat, then on to Tangiers, the fabled city that inspired the Beat poets. A guided full-day tour shows you what they found so enchanting. Start at Saint Andrew’s Church, then see the Royal Palace and the Cave of Hercules before returning for more of the sights around Tangiers. An Andalusian music show completes your day before going on to Chefachaouen, a spectacular drive toward the Rif Mountains.  

Your next stop is Moulay Idriss, where Morocco’s Arab conquerors first settled. This is followed by Meknes, one of the great imperial cities of Morocco, and Fes, where you’ll spend the next two nights. Fes is a very special city, with perhaps the oldest and most beloved medina in the whole country. The site of the world’s first established university (which you will visit), it also has a strong tradition of handcrafts.

Morocco probably isn’t where you thought you’d go for a little taste of Switzerland, but that’s exactly the comparison invited by the road to Midlelt. There are ski towns and European-style chalets here, while Midlelt itself serves as more of an agricultural and mining hub. As you approach southeastern Morocco, you’ll see fortified villages that form one of the country’s most historic regions. You can even opt to stay at a desert camp (at extra charge) instead of in Merzouga, if you’d prefer.

If you’re enchanted by the idea of a sunrise camel ride, now’s your chance. It’s hard to ask for a more beautiful setting than the Atlas Mountains. You’ll visit Todra Gorge and the Tinghir Oasis, then stop to quite literally smell the roses at Kelaat M’Gouna. From flowers to film stars, stay overnight in Ouarzazate, the centre of Morocco’s booming movie industry (after such spectacular scenery, who can argue?).

Many visitors to Morocco consider Marrakech to be the highlight, and it certainly shows life in the country at its most dynamic. Lose yourself in bazaars, surrounded by mosques, snake charmers, fire eaters, and more. A full day tour makes sure you don’t miss any of the key sights, but with so much to explore, take a full day at leisure to see what you can find for yourself.

Your last full day transfers you to Casablanca, via Safi, a former outpost of the Portuguese empire. Spend a night in Casablanca (you can even rub shoulders with the tourists at Rick’s if you’d like), before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.


 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,001

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Day 1

Casablanca to Rabat

Meet and greet at Casablanca airport, then start discovering Morocco's largest city and economic capital,
Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. A brief highlight tour will cover include those at Pl Mohammed V and the Parc de la Ligue Arabe, and new public buildings include the Grand Theatre de Casablanca. The city's handsome Mauresque buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style, seen best downtown area, the Quartier Habous and in the beachside suburb of Ain Diab, and The flamboyant building of Hassan II Mosque. then we will leave Casablanca along the coastline to Rabat for overnight.

Duration1 Night
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Riad Kalaa

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    Riad Kalaa



    Located in the heart of Rabat, Riad Kalaa is set within the walls of the medina. It is close to the ocean and boasts a swimming pool. The hotel is very spacious and features 11 rooms and suites. It was built in 1815 and has ...

    Located in the heart of Rabat, Riad Kalaa is set within the walls of the medina. It is close to the ocean and boasts a swimming pool.

    The hotel is very spacious and features 11 rooms and suites. It was built in 1815 and has been renovated with traditional Moroccan techniques.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tour Desk

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Day 2

Rabat - Tangiers

After breakfast departure to Tangiers along the road you will pass by Kenitra center interchange, before continuing north towards the Kénitra, then follows the coast past the fishing village of Moulay Bouselham. 30 km north of there is the town of Larache an important harbor town in the region Tanger-Tétouan in northern Morocco, then Sidi El Yamani, connecting to the road to Tetouan. There is another town Asilah, is a fortified town on the northwest tip of the Atlantic coast of Morocco, before reaching Tangier. Its ramparts and gateworks remain fully intact with 40 km remaining to Tangiers for overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Riad Mokhtar

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    Riad Mokhtar



    Boutique hotel Riad Mokhtar is an old-style house built in the arabian and andalousian style with a central patio planted with orange trees and flowers.

    Boutique hotel Riad Mokhtar is an old-style house built in the arabian and andalousian style with a central patio planted with orange trees and flowers.

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    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Terrace

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Day 3

Tangiers

Enjoy a full day guided tour of Tangier, Morocco's main gate to Europe and the settling place of many artists from around the world. Tangier is an incredibly unique city with many landmarks worth seeing. Begin with a tour of the world-famous St. Andrew's Church. Continue through the neighborhood of villas and mansions where we will see the Royal palace among the houses of many celebrities. Transfer to Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. There, we will visit the Cave of Hercules, which dates back to the Neolistic era. Return to
Tangier to resume your city tour. This will include the Dar El Oued Makhazen Kasbah, the American Legation, the Mendoubia Gardens, and the Grand and Petit Socco, where we will watch some Andalusian musicians. Overnight in Tangiers

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Day 4

Tangiers to Chefchaouen

After breakfast departure to Chefchaouen or (Chaouen) a trip that will take about 3 hours, the roads wind around the valley edges as you travel along towards the Rif Mountains. Stop in Tetouan for lunch (own expense), one of the two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea. It lies a few miles south of the Strait of Gibraltar, and about 40 mi of Tangier, then continue to Chefchaouen. Afternoon visit of Chefchaouen then overnight.

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Duration1 Night
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Dar Echchaouen

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    Dar Echchaouen



    Dar Echchaouen combines the charm of a guest house in the Medina with the proximity to the mountains, giving it a unique charm to amaze you.The riad is near the medina and welcomes you with rooms and suites consisting of all the modern comforts and ...

    Dar Echchaouen combines the charm of a guest house in the Medina with the proximity to the mountains, giving it a unique charm to amaze you.The riad is near the medina and welcomes you with rooms and suites consisting of all the modern comforts and a background typical of the area using local Moroccan crafts.

    Chefchaouen has an extraordinary historical heritage. This city is a visitor's paradise full of beautiful and interesting Andaluz influenced architecture built by the Arab and Jewish people who were expelled from Spain at the end of the 15th century. Lose yourself in history as you follow colourful pathways decorated with pebbles which have been polished by the slippers of ancestors. Look up at the facades of the houses which are white, blue and purple complimenting the brightly blue painted shutters and ancient doors which were supposed to dazzle insects.

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Day 5

Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Meknes - Fes

The drive from Chefchaouen to Moulay Idriss near Volubilus is about three hours. Once in the region, we'll be able to explore the Roman Ruins and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss. A walk around the impressive Roman city site, then you will have some time to see where Morocco's first Arab conquerors settled, in the small, sacred town of Moulay Idriss. Then off to Meknes where you can explore an afternoon some of this Imperial city's sights and continue to Fes for overnight.

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Duration2 Nights
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Riad Arabesque

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    Riad Arabesque



    A luxurious hotel and spa with a wonderful view over Fez. The hotel boasts two different accesses - by car with free onsite 24/7 guarded parking and an entrance directly into the ancient medina.A luxurious hotel and spa with a wonderful view over Fez. The ...

    A luxurious hotel and spa with a wonderful view over Fez. The hotel boasts two different accesses - by car with free onsite 24/7 guarded parking and an entrance directly into the ancient medina.A luxurious hotel and spa with a wonderful view over Fez. The hotel boasts two different accesses - by car with free onsite 24/7 guarded parking and an entrance directly into the ancient medina.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Garden
    • Golf Course
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 6

Fes

After breakfast we take a full day city tour of Fes with a local guide, which will include Jamaa Al-Karaouine the world's first established university and the Medersa Bouanania, not to mention the tanneries, clay workshops, artisan quarters, and souks of largest and oldest medina in Morocco. Overnight in Fes.

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Day 7

Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud

Transfer to Midelt passing through many Amazigh cities and villages, the first of which are Ifrane, nicknamed "Morocco's Switzerland," is a charming ski town populated by European-style chalets; and Azrou is widely known for its handcraft cooperative. Arrival to Midelt for overnight. Midelt serves as the commercial center of a large agricultural hinterland. It is also one of Morocco's principal cities for the mining of several minerals.

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Duration1 Night
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Kasbah Xaluca Hotel

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    Kasbah Xaluca Hotel



    Kasbah Hotel Xaluca is located in Arfoud, a city known as “the Door to the Desert”. The Kasbah is listed as unique in Morocco due to its distinctive characteristics. It was built with adobes, the traditional Moroccan building bricks, and it is a great place ...

    Kasbah Hotel Xaluca is located in Arfoud, a city known as “the Door to the Desert”. The Kasbah is listed as unique in Morocco due to its distinctive characteristics. It was built with adobes, the traditional Moroccan building bricks, and it is a great place to relax and enjoy the moment.

    Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud offers 134 spacious rooms decorated with regional materials, as well as 8 bungalows. It combines tradition with modern amenities, where installations are adapted to the stringiest standards. It is a fantastic place, situated among the dunes and palms, where you will be able to enjoy unique emotions.

    The team at Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud will make your stay unforgettable.

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    • Boutique(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Tennis

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Day 8

Erfoud - Rissani - Khamlia - Merzouga

After breakfast, departure By 4x4 vehicle that allow a smooth navigate in the sand, visit the villages in the surroundings area for a closer contact with the Berber culture, before arrival to Rissani, visit of camel milk cooperative, then continue to Rissani and visit one of the best traditional market in Sahara, "a place where they sell just donkeys and other markets for ships, goats and cows. Stop at El Khamlia village for lunch included. Continue to the African village or " Gnawa village". Then continue to your camp in Merzouga for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Riad Madu

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    Riad Madu



    Kasbah Riad Madu is situated at the feet of the dunes of the Erg Chebbi. It is comprised of 4 spacious suites and 8 standards bedrooms. They are all decorated in typical and traditional style of the region with warm coloured tadelak and zelliges. The ...

    Kasbah Riad Madu is situated at the feet of the dunes of the Erg Chebbi. It is comprised of 4 spacious suites and 8 standards bedrooms. They are all decorated in typical and traditional style of the region with warm coloured tadelak and zelliges. The Riad has a cosy living room with a welcoming fire place, a corner to relax and read, plenty of outside spaces to have tea, as well as a lovely terrace with stunning views onto the dunes.

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Day 9

Merzouga - Tinghir - Ouarzazate

Early sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Then return to your camp for breakfast before driving to Tinghir. Tinghir is a gorgeous, 40km oasis, which boasts all above the Todra Gorge, a 300m wall, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains, then transfer to Kelaat M'Gouna along the Dades Valley. Kelaat M'Gouna is a large village famous for cultivating roses; expect to find many fine, rose-infused products there. Transfer to Ouarzazate, also known as "Morocco's Hollywood," for dinner and overnight.

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Duration1 Night
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Dar Chamaa

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    Dar Chamaa



    Dar Chamaa is situated in the Ouarzazate Palm Grove with views of the Atlas Mountains. It has an outdoor swimming pool with a terrace area that is surrounded by sun loungers and palm trees. The hotel is 15 minutes from Ouarzazate Airport and 3 km ...

    Dar Chamaa is situated in the Ouarzazate Palm Grove with views of the Atlas Mountains. It has an outdoor swimming pool with a terrace area that is surrounded by sun loungers and palm trees. The hotel is 15 minutes from Ouarzazate Airport and 3 km to the city center. For guests arriving by car, free private parking is available on site.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 10

Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Begin city tour of Ouarzazate with the Taourirt and Tifoultout Kasbahs, considered among the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco. Next, Optional visit of the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes were and are still being shot. Continue on to the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou, the iconic landscape immortalized in films such; Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Alexander. Leave Ait Ben Haddou, crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tiz In Tichka pass to Marrakech for overnight.

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Duration3 Nights
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Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa

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    Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa



    The Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa brings together all the necessary elements for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Be prepared for the authenticity and beauty that come together in this place full of magic to give you ...

    The Kech Boutique Hotel and Spa brings together all the necessary elements for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Be prepared for the authenticity and beauty that come together in this place full of magic to give you the opportunity to discover the beauty and the endless charm of the red city. The Kech offers majestically spacious rooms and suites with comfortable contemporary character and a sleek design promising you a magical night's sleep.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Sun Terrace
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
    • Wellness Center

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Day 11

Marrakech

After breakfast, our full day explorations of Marrakesh starting at Djemaa El Fna, the central square and Marrakesh's heartbeat surrounded by bazaars, mosques, terraced cafes, snake charmers, fire-eaters, and fortunetellers. After the visit, we stop at the Koutoubia Minaret, the oldest of the three great Almouahad towers, and the Bahia Palace, a marvelous display of painted wood, ceramics, and symmetrical gardens. We then proceed to Saadian Tombs followed by a walk through the old medina and the labyrinth of souks. Overnight in the Marrakech.

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Day 12

Marrakech

Day at leisure.

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Day 13

Casablanca Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Casablanca airport for your return flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily (Minimum 2 people)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinners in Erfoud, Merzouga & Ouarzazate
  • Modern A/C transportation for the transfers & tours
  • English speaking driver
  • Khamlia Excursion including berber lunch
  • 4x4 round trip transfers at the desert
  • Camel ride at the dunes
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Guided city tours of Tangier, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes & Marrakech
  • All taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

All of Goway’s private tours in Morocco offer an experienced English speaking driver. It is recommended to upgrade to add a national guide for the ultimate experience. Traditionally, your English speaking driver is not a qualified guide and can give you minimal general information, however local guides are included in Tangiers, Chefchaoeun, Volubilis, Fes & Marrakech.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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