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 Novotel Casablanca City Centre
(or similar) for an overnight stay. (N)
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 and the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum. Stay for 1
night at Hotel Le Diwan (or similar). (B, D)
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, Plaza Uta
el Hammam. The 15th-century Grand Mosque
has a distinctive octagonal minaret. Stay
overnight at Riad Cherifa (or similar). (B)
Morning tour of 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 Riad Maison Bleue (or similar). (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. Visit a communal bakery and join a
tasting tour through the 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 1 night at Palais du Desert & Spa
(or similar). (B, D)
Morning at leisure. This afternoon journey into
the desert in 4x4 vehicles. Stop for a refreshing
mint drink with Nomads in the Sahara and see
the sunset over the dunes before returning to
your hotel this evening. (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 Hotel Kenzi Azghor (or
similar). (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 Le Meridien N'Fis
(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.
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
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DEZ2019: 10 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...
The capital of Morocco, modern Rabat is a planned city of wide boulevards and handsome public buildings and gardens.