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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 Sahara desert.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc. Transfer to Sofitel Tour Blanche (or similar) for an overnight stay. (N)Day 2: Casablanca • Rabat
Morning tour of Casablanca including United Nations Square and the Hassan II mosque before continuing to Rabat. Afternoon tour of the city, including the Royal Palace, the 12th-century Hassan Tower with its mausoleum followed by a mint tea in the Andalucian gardens at Oudaya Kasbah. Stay for 1 night at Riad Dar El Kebira or Dar El Kebira Salam (or similar). (B, D)Day 3: Chefchaouen
Travel by road to the blue-walled town of Chefchaouen, perched beneath the rugged Rif mountains. Take a walking tour to discover the kasbah with its charming garden, then continue to the cobbled main square, Outa-el-Hammam square and admire the 15th-century Grand Mosque with its distinctive octagonal minaret. Stay overnight at Riad Cherifa (or similar). (B)Day 4: Volubilis • Meknes • Fez
Morning at leisure in Chefchaouen’s medina. 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 & Spa (or similar). (B, D)Day 5: Fez
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. Visit a communal bakery and join a tasting tour through the medina. (B, D)Day 6: Erfoud
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 for a walking tour. Continue to Erfoud and stay 2 nights at Palais du Desert & Spa (or similar). (B, D)Day 7: Erg Chebbi
Morning at leisure. This afternoon journey into the Sahara desert in 4×4 vehicles. Stop for a refreshing mint drink with a local Nomad family and see the sunset over the dunes before returning to your hotel this evening. (B, D)Day 8: Ouarzazate
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 (or similar). (B, D)Day 9: Ait Benhaddou • Marrakech
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 shot here. Arrive in Marrakech and visit the beautiful Jardin Majorelle to see the exotic plants before continuing to Palais Sebban (or similar), a traditional Moroccan guesthouse in the medina for a 2-night stay. (B, D)Day 10: Marrakech
Full-day city tour of Marrakech. Highlights include the lavish Moroccan architecture of Bahia Palace, the walls of the former El Badi Palace, Koutoubia mosque and the bustling souks. Finish in Djemaa el Fna market square, a swirling carnival of musicians, fire eaters, storytellers and snake charmers. Farewell meal at a local restaurant. (B, D)Day 11: Fly to London via Casablanca
Transfer to the airport and fly to London, via Casablanca, with Royal Air Maroc. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Extensions
Pre-tour extensions are available in Casablanca and post-tour extensions are available in Marrakech, Essaouira and the Atlas mountains. Please speak to a Cox & Kings travel consultant for further details.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Rooms of the same standard can vary within riads. To remain cool, rooms may also have limited natural light.Single supplement
From £795pp.Private & tailor-made travel:
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Located in the business district in the city centre, the Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche has fantastic views of Hassan II and is just a 2-minute walk from the medina. Excellent spa facilities provide relaxation after a busy day sightseeing. The hotel's restaurants offer local and French bistro-style cuisine, as well as a gourmet restaurant for a gastronomic experience.Features: 171 rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, bar, spa, hammam, hot tub, gym, beauty and massage treatments, Wi-Fi, indoor swimming pool.<br>Room Amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, television, telephone, tea & coffee facilities, bathrobes, slippers, Wi-Fi, hairdryer; in-room safe.
Opened in 2016, Riad Cherifa occupies a prime position in the heart of the medina at the intersection of Bab Souk and Bab Onsar, where local restaurants can be found within a 5-minute walk. The hotel comprises two converted traditional houses, which have retained their original Andalucian-Moroccan architecture. Throughout the property you will find ornate woodcarvings, beautiful mosaics, ornamental painted ceilings and doors, coupled with excellent examples of locally made lamps, embroidered curtains and antique furniture.Features: 12 rooms, sun terrace, plunge pool, hamman, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, hairdryer.
Located on a quiet street inside the old medina and within 5 minutes walk of the Djemma El Fna Square and the Koutoubia Mosque, the Palais Sebban has been lovingly restored to a very high standard with particular attention to the detail, such as the beautifully carved plasterwork that adorns its central courtyard and the stunning tiled pool area. The property has 15 large rooms authentically decorated including 4 suites with private terraces. All the rooms offer air-conditioning and mini bar. 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 point.
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, hairdryer.
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, hairdryer.
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, hairdryer.
Dar El Kebira is located in the heart of the Medina of Rabat, close to the Kasbah of Oudayas. The Moorish building has been completely restored and furnished providing tranquillity and well-being in a Moroccan style. The riads restaurant is decorated with Moroccan divans, a colossal fireplace with ancient Moroccan pottery and serves traditional Moroccan cuisine such as couscous, tagines, pastilla and harira. Features: 10 rooms, restaurant, rooftop terrace, hammam, massage. Room amenities: air conditioning, heating, satellite television, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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