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This in-depth journey through Morocco encompasses the dramatic landscapes of the Atlas mountains, the huge expanse of rising sand dunes in the Sahara desert, combined with the historic towns of Tangier and Meknes. Also visit the coastal retreat of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast and explore Morocco’s four imperial cities: the former capitals of Meknes, Fez and Marrakech, and the current capital of Rabat.
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Arrive and transfer to the Kenzi Tower for a 1-night stay. (N)
Morning city tour of Casablanca and then depart for Rabat. Afternoon tour of Rabat including the Hassan Tower and Mausoleum. Stay at La Tour Hassan Hotel for 1 night. (B)
Drive to Tangier. Visit the port and its imposing medina, and Cape Spartel. Continue to the Caves of Hercules. After lunch, visit the Mendoubia gardens then walk through the medina and the labyrinth of alleyways. Stay at the Royal Tulip for 1 night. (B)
Drive to Fez via Chefchaouen with its bluewashed buildings. Time at leisure before departing for Meknes. Sightseeing tour of Meknes, then continue to Fez for a 2-night stay at Palais Medina & Spa. (B)
Full-day tour of Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities. Visit the medieval medina and explore the bustling souks. Lunch at leisure. Continue to the new city of Fez in the afternoon. (B)
Depart early for Erfoud via the Berber village of Imouzzer du Kandar; the delightful ski resort of Ifrane; and Azrou, a town known for its handicrafts. Continue to Erfoud via the Ziz canyons in the Middle Atlas mountains. Stay at Kasbah Xaluca for 1 night. (B)
This morning, tour Erfoud and its surrounds. Travel to Merzouga and take a 4x4 excursion into the dunes for a night bivouac and perhaps admire the sunset and sunrise on the sand dunes. Stay at La Belle Etoile for 1 night. (B, D)
Visit the Dades Gorges carved through the spectacular Dades valley. Drive to Skoura via Boumaine and Kelaa M’Gouna. Stay at Les Jardins de Skoura for 1 night. (B, D)
Today, visit the main kasbah in Ouarzazate and then drive to the Unesco world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village used for shooting many films including Lawrence of Arabia. After lunch at leisure, take the long mountainous road called the Tichka Pass, the highest pass in Morocco. Stay at Kasbah du Toubkal for 1 night. (B)
Morning at leisure to enjoy the gardens and unparalleled views. Drive to Marrakech and stay 2 nights at Naoura Barriere. (B)
Full-day tour of Marrakech including the Bahia Palace, the Menara gardens and the Koutoubia mosque. Continue your sightseeing with an exploration of the souks and the lively Djemaa el Fna square. (B)
This morning join a hands-on cookery class at a local riad and then enjoy what you have cooked for lunch. Drive to the Atlantic coastal retreat of Essaouira and stay overnight at the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa Resort. (B, L)
Visit the ramparts of Skala, the ancient sea port and the medina, with some time at leisure. This afternoon, return to Marrakech for a 1-night stay at the Naoura Barriere. (B)
Morning at leisure before travelling to Casablanca where you will stay for 1 night at the Kenzi Tower. (B)
Transfer to Casablanca airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Alternatively, stay in riads – traditional
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MDT2020: 14 Nights
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Surrounded by Portuguese fortifications, Essaouira is a delightful fishing town with a...
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...
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.
Skoura is a small town 35 kilometres east of Ouarzazate, in the location of the Dades, Todra and Draa valleys.