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
Located on the edge of the desert at Ouarzazate is the Ksar Ighnda, located in spectacular surroundings and only a 2-minute drive from the Unesco world heritage site of Ksar Aït Benhaddou. The riad provides an authentic yet modern setting with sculpted ceilings, traditional furnishing and works of art decorating the interiors. Enjoy treatments in the spa using Moroccan Argan oil, or take a stroll in to the village to watch local artisans at work.
Features: 19 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, patio, terrace, hammam, spa, jacuzzi, outdoor swimming pool.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, DVD and CD player, telephone, minibar, safe,...
The Lina Ryad & Spa is located in the heart of Chefchaouen with views of the medina from the rooftop terrace and of the medina or mountains from the rooms. This luxury riad has a traditional Moroccan restaurant and a patio and lounge areas for relaxation.
Features: 17 rooms, restaurant, lounges, spa with treatment rooms, indoor swimming pool, hammam, hot tub.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television,...
Located in the oasis of Erfoud in southern Morocco, the Palais du Desert & Spa is a luxurious property located in the suburbs of the town, close to the palm grove and Zerktouni mosque. The hotel was built in 2014 and is renowned for its Moroccan architecture. The two restaurants serve a variety of local and international dishes while the lounge bar is an ideal location for after-dinner drinks.
Features: 44 rooms, 2 restaurants, spa & wellness centre, outdoor swimming pool.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, safe,...
The Palais Ommeyad Suites & Spa is located in the Old Medina in Fez, a 20-minute walk from Karaouiyne Mosque. The property has traditional Moroccan decor and features spacious guestrooms. The restaurant serves Moroccan cuisine characterised by a variety of dishes, mainly from Arabic, Berber or Jewish traditions.
Features: 30 rooms, restaurant, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, spa, terrace, garden.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, safe, minibar,...
Located in the heart of the Medina, Riad Slitine is just a 5 minute walk from Djemma El Fna square and the nearby Jewish Quarter. It comprises of 3 interconnecting riads dating back to the 17th and 18th century and has 8 rooms and suites individually decorated in a Moroccan style. There is a small pool, hammam, massage, jacuzzi and beauty room and a restaurant. Due to the traditional architecture and design of the riad, the rooms may have small windows which are interior facing into the public areas of the riad.
Because of its location in the old city, this property can only be reached on foot; it is approximately 5 minute's walk from the nearest car access...
The Art Palace is a well-equipped boutique hotel in the centre of Casablanca, a 15-minute walk from Casablanca's cathedral. The hotel restaurant serves international and local cuisine while its lounge bar offers a variety of cocktails and Le Living Room serves tea, coffee and pastries.
Features: 25 rooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, cafe, indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, DVD player, iPod docking station, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, hairdryer, safe,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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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...