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Morocco in Depth

Duration
12 Days
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US$ 2,096

Enjoy Morocco's heady mix of languages, cultures, religions, ancient traditions and modern sensibilities in one of the world's best travel bargains. Experience ancient cities that exude a mysterious ambiance leaving you with a strong impression and will have you wanting to return again and again.


This 12 days private tour through Morocco celebrates the contrast between its frenetic cities and its serene natural landscapes. Staying in 4 or 5, or 5 star deluxe accommodations including boutique Riads you will enjoy the best all-over view of this unique country.

Force Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman from your mind, and get to know the real Casablanca. Wander Hassan II mosque, Ain Diab Corniche, and the Habous Quarter before going on to the Kasbah of Udayas, and Mohammed V Mausoleum. Overnight in Fez, another of Morocco’s famous Imperial Cities. The centre of spiritual and intellectual Morocco, Fez has many sights to explore including Jemaa El Karauyine university, and the Medersa Bouanania. You’ll also get a more down to earth taste of the city as you visit local tanneries and artisans.

Transfer to Marrakech, stopping in the distinctive town of Ifrane, which can feel like a slice of Switzerland in Morocco with its forests and European-style architecture. Your eventual destination, Marrakech, is one of the world’s most exotic cities to visit. Once a poor caravan town, Marrakech is now one of Morocco’s liveliest and most attractive cities, where markets, mosques, and traditional souks all combine to create a peerless cultural experience and atmosphere. Visit Jemaa el Fna Square, the Koutoubia Minaret, Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs. Then roam the souks of the medina for the perfect souvenir.

Transfer to Ouarzazate, travelling through the High Atlas Mountains. Your route takes you through delightful villages before overnighting in Dades. Here, you’re surrounded by some of Morocco’s most impressive landscapes, from the Dades Gorges to large palm groves that conjure images of a desert oasis. Take a walk through Todra Gorge to see the High Atlas Mountains at their most dynamic, before taking in the dunes of Merzouga, and visiting the local villages including Alnif, Tazarine, and Tamagreoute. Overnight in Zagora, where you’ll take a tour in the morning, followed by more time in the villages.

Your last full scheduled day starts back in Ouarzazate, with visits to some of Morocco’s most beautiful Kasbahs. This is also the ‘Hollywood’ of Morocco, and you’ll visit the film studios that have produced hits such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Alexander. Return to Marrakech for your last night, then board your flight home, or linger in the Kasbahs for just a few more days.

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,096

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Day 1

Arrive Casablanca

Upon arrival in Casablanca, please proceed through customs and immigration formalities. After collecting your baggage, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Odyssee Center

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    Hotel Odyssee Center



    Be guided by our grand staircase decorated with rough stones that leads you to one of our 138 rooms and suites with unique and contemporary design. Beautiful volumes, design and contemporary furniture, 5-star bedding, acoustic insulation... Everything has been thought to promote a deep and ...

    Be guided by our grand staircase decorated with rough stones that leads you to one of our 138 rooms and suites with unique and contemporary design. Beautiful volumes, design and contemporary furniture, 5-star bedding, acoustic insulation... Everything has been thought to promote a deep and relaxing sleep... Enjoy your sleep at Odyssee Center!

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Seminar Room

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Day 2

Casablanca / Rabat / Fez

After breakfast, you will enjoy the city tour of Casablanca that begins with an outside visit of Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. You then continue to Ain Diab Corniche for a pleasant stroll along the coast, Mohammed V Square in the city center, the Habous Quarter, one of the oldest areas in Casablanca. The district was built by the French in the 1930s. It marries the best of traditional Moroccan architecture with modern facilities and French ideals. Depart overland towards Rabat, driving along the main highway which links these two major cities. Embark on a city tour which highlights Rabat's cultural influences and the superbly preserved relics of its Moorish past. Rabat's most famous site is the 12th-century Hassan Tower (an excellent example of the gorgeous Moroccan style), the incomplete minaret of the great mosque built in the beginning of 12th century. Located alongside is the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, the grandfather of the current king. You also pay a visit to the Oudaya Kasbah, which is built on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Its gate is one of the most beautiful surviving in the Moorish world, and within its walls you'll explore a delightful Moroccan garden, complete with melodious fountain and sweet-smelling orange trees.

At the conclusion of your sightseeing, you continue overland to Fez (approximately a 3 hour drive). Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Hotel L'Escale Fes

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    Hotel L'Escale Fes



    At the heart of the Imperial City of Fez, hotel L'Escale is perfectly situated for the Shopping Center (Fez Mall), Business Center and Saiss Airport is Just 11.3 km from the property.

    At the heart of the Imperial City of Fez, hotel L'Escale is perfectly situated for the Shopping Center (Fez Mall), Business Center and Saiss Airport is Just 11.3 km from the property.

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Day 3

Fez

Today you take a step back in time to the Middle Ages when you visit one of the most imperial, timeless and untouched cities in the world - Fez El Bali (Old Fez) - the cultural heart of Morocco. You explore some of the 9000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks (open air markets) that make-up the labyrinth of the city's old quarter, originally founded in the 8th century AD. The Imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning and at its heart still remains the Karaouine, one of the oldest, still functioning universities in the world. In the neighboring building is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic college), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture, built in the 14th century. Your day of sightseeing also includes visits to the Nejjarine Square, with its beautiful fountain with elaborate tile-work mosaics. The nearby Fondouq (Caravanserai) has been converted to a museum of carpentry artifacts.

You also visit Fez El Jedid (New Fez), built by the Merinide Dynasty in the 13th century. Here you see the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas (Koranic schools), souks and the city wall. Most notably, Fez El Jedid is home to the Mellah (Jewish quarter), which provides an interesting insight into Jewish architecture. The wrought iron decorated windows and splendid carved wood balconies of the old mansions are particularly outstanding. The medieval Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your tour, return to tour hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4

Fez / Volubilis / Meknes / Fez

Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among its greatest treasures, however, are the amazing mosaic floors of former family dwellings, which include depictions of Orpheus charming animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot.

Upon completing this glimpse into antiquity, visit Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Its impressive monuments recall the splendor of a fortified city, first built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail, to rival the court of his contemporary, Louis XIV of France. See the monumental Bab Mansour gateway - considered one of the finest great gates of Morocco before returning to Fez.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5

Fez / Ifrane / Midelt / Erfoud

This morning, depart Fes. Pass through many amazing cities and villages, the first of which are Ifrane, nicknamed ''Morocco's Switzerland'', is a charming ski town populated by European-style chalets. Continue on to Midelt, which 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. You will have some free time in Midelt, before you continue your journey through the dramatic Ziz Gorge to arrive in Erfoud.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
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.

    Facilities

    • 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 6

Erfoud / Khamlia / Merzouga

After breakfast, a 4x4 vehicle will be waiting for you to continue your adventure by heading towards the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the largest dunes in the Sahara-desert. En route, 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 Merzouga Village for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch 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 7

Merzouga / Tinghir / Dades

We drive to Tinghir and Todra gorges - the highest and the narrowest gorges in Morocco. Situated on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Todra Gorge is recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons. Here, both the Todra and Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons on their final 25-mile stretch through the mountains, leaving behind this series of reliefs and etches in the rock. The Todra is the name of the last 600 meters (just under 2,000 feet) of the canyons. In places, this gorge measures just 33 feet across, but the cliffs are more than 500 feet tall on either side. The river has since dried up, leaving only the imagination to picture the powerful natural forces that once carved this region. The gorge, though in a remote, is popular for its hiking paths and a well-maintained dirt road for visitors to share with mules and other pack animals.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Xaluca Dades

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Day 8

Dades / Skoura / Ouarzazate

After Breakfast, we'll drive through the Dades Valley with its majestic sand castles and incredible rock formations known as ''monkey toes''. The route through Dades Valley is also known as the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs. You'll catch a spectacular view of a vast valley dotted with small oases and hundreds of ancient fortifications. The sand-colored walls of the Kasbah may all start to look the same but each holds a special historical treasure within and offer innumerable opportunities for remarkable photos. Continue to Skoura, a quiet little village speckled with palm tree groves, Skoura is surrounded by acres of palm groves (les palmaraie), which are a paradise of palm and olive trees dotted with Kasbahs and small villages. This is where we find Kasbah Amridil that stands out from the rest. Originally built in the 17thcentury, it is one of Morocco's most iconic living museums that has withstood the test of time. Then we drive to Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
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 9

Ouarzazate / Ait Ben Haddou / Marrakech

After breakfast, we visit Taourir Kasbahs, one of the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco. After the French left in the 1953, the movie business flourished in Ouarzazate. Optional visit of the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes are filmed. You might recognize the sand-colored houses of this impressive Ksar (Arabic for ''fortified city'') when you see the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou, the iconic landscape immortalized in such films as, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Alexander. Ait Ben Haddou is a massive fortification made up of six Kasbahs all protected by UNESCO. You can spend time in its maze of winding streets until reaching a fortified granary at the top which provides an amazing view of the valley. We leave Ait Ben Haddou, crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tiz In Tichka pass to Marrakech, our home for the next three nights.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

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 10

Marrakech

Unearth the secrets of Marrakech, beginning in the medina, the old walled section of town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This thousand-year-old city was long a political, economic and cultural center. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret. Continue to the Bahia Palace, an exemplary of privileged life in the 19th century. Your next stop is at the Tiskiwin Museum, founded by a Dutch anthropologist which houses an impressive collection of North African arts and crafts organized into geographically themed exhibits, with each room focusing on artifacts from different towns and regions along the ancient trade route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. Later you visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech's main square, you will find orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also take the opportunity to explore the city's fabled, labyrinthine souks, their bustling alleyways brimming with all manner of wares. Return to your hotel to get ready for farewell dinner this evening in a local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 11

Marrakech

Today is at your leisure to wander and explore on your own or why not book an optional excursion to Essaouira (own account). This relatively small, easily navigable beach city is ideal for a free day.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 12

Casablanca Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Casablanca Airport for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

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 PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 11 nights first clas or deluxe accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking driver during the Tour
  • Khamlia Excursion including Berber lunch
  • City tours with monuments and historical sites entrance fees
  • All taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary
  • Visa fees if applicable 
  • Gratuities 
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

All of Goway’s private tours in Morocco offer an experienced English speaking driver who will also be your guide for the journey. However, you may choose to upgrade and enhance your Morocco experience by adding a National Guide at extra cost. Please advise at time of booking. Local Tour Guides are used in Marrakech, Fes and Volubilis (Roman Ruins).

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 enquire.

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