Explore the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat,
Meknes and Marrakech, all former or current
capitals of Morocco and known for their
architecture and vibrant souks. Along the way,
travel through diverse landscapes, from the
Atlantic coast through fertile plains to the
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Fly from London (regional connections available)
to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc. Transfer to
The Art Palace for an overnight stay. (N)
Early morning city tour of Casablanca including
United Nations Square and the exterior of the
Hassan II mosque before continuing to Rabat.
Afternoon tour of the city including the Royal
Palace and the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum.
Continue to Chefchaouen for 1 night at Lina Ryad
& Spa in the heart of the medina with beautiful
views of the blue-washed houses and mountains
beyond. (B, D)
Start the day with a tour of Chefchaouen’s old
medina with its quaint streets and blue-washed
walls. Continue to Fez, stopping en route at the
Roman ruins of Volubilis, which mark the westward
extent of the Roman empire, and the Unesco
world heritage site of Meknes, now one of the
quieter imperial cities but once the heart of the
Moroccan sultanate. Spend 2 nights at the Palais
Ommeyad Suites & Spa. (B, D)
Full-day tour of Fez, the oldest of Morocco’s
imperial cities. Visit the Bou Inania madrasa,
the Nejjarine fountain, the souk, tanneries and
medina. (B, D)
Travel to Erfoud on the edge of the Sahara desert
through the high plains between the Middle Atlas
and High Atlas mountain ranges. Stop en route
at Ifrane village, known as ‘little Switzerland’ due
to its alpine-style architecture, for a walking tour.
Continue to Erfoud and stay 2 nights at Palais du
Desert & Spa. (B, D)
This morning is at leisure. This afternoon journey
into the desert in 4x4 vehicles. Stop to sip on
refreshing mint tea as the sun sets over Erg Chebbi,
a sea of rolling sand dunes near the desert town of
Merzouga. (B, D)
Travel west to Ouarzazate with a photo stop
at Todra gorge, an impressive orange-coloured
canyon. Take a panoramic tour of Ouarzazate and
stay overnight at Ksar Ighnda. (B, D)
Depart for the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou,
a superb example of traditional Moroccan
earthen architecture. Scenes from the films
Gladiator, Prince of Persia and the Jewel of the
Nile were all shot here. Arrive in Marrakech early
evening and stay 2 nights at Riad Slitine (or
similar), a traditional Moroccan guesthouse in the
medina with cool courtyards, sun terrace, pool and
hammam. (B, D)
Full-day city tour of Marrakech. Highlights include
the lavish Moroccan architecture of Bahia Palace,
the exotic plants in Jardin Majorelle, Koutoubia
mosque and the bustling souks. Finish in
Djemaa el Fna market square, a swirling carnival
of musicians, fire eaters, storytellers and snake
charmers. (B, D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London via
Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Pre-tour extensions are available in Casablanca
and post-tour extensions are available
in Marrakech, which include 2 nights’
accommodation with arrival or departure
transfers. Alternative pre- and post-tour
extensions are also available in Essaouira and
the Atlas mountains. Please speak to a
Cox & Kings consultant for further details.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5211 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
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DZI2018: 9 Nights
Chefchaouen is located in the Rif mountains of northwest Morocco.
Casablanca is rapidly developing into a modern industrial success story. The largest...
Erfoud, a huge oasis, is situated in the very centre of the Tafilalet, cradle of the Alaouite dynasty.
Being home to one of the oldest universities in the world, Fez is considered to be the...
Ouarzazate lies in a valley at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. It is popular with...
One of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, Marrakech was founded in the 11th century at the...