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Lead Price
From £6795pp
Duration
15 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Moroccan Discovery

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.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Casablanca
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Fly to Casablanca

Arrive and transfer to Le Casablanca Hotel for a 1-night stay. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Casablanca • Rabat
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Casablanca • Rabat

Morning city tour of Casablanca and then depart for Rabat. Afternoon tour of Rabat including the Hassan Tower and Mausoleum. Stay at Villa Mandarine for 1 night. (B)

DAY 3: Tangier
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Tangier

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)

DAY 4: Chefchaouen • Meknes • Fez
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Chefchaouen • Meknes • Fez

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)

DAY 5: Fez
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Fez

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)

DAY 6: Erfoud
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Erfoud

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 Palais du Desert & Spa for 1 night. (B)

DAY 7: Erfoud • Merzouga
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Erfoud • Merzouga

This morning, tour Erfoud and its surrounds. Travel to Merzouga and take a 4×4 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)

DAY 8: Merzouga • Erfoud • Skoura
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Merzouga • Erfoud • Skoura

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)

DAY 9: Ouarzazate • Atlas Mountains
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Ouarzazate • Atlas Mountains

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)

DAY 10: Atlas Mountains • Marrakech
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Atlas Mountains • Marrakech

Morning at leisure to enjoy the gardens and unparalleled views. Drive to Marrakech and stay 2 nights at Naoura Barriere. (B)

DAY 11: Marrakech
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Marrakech

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)

DAY 12: Marrakech • Essaouira
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Marrakech • Essaouira

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)

DAY 13: Essaouira • Marrakech
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Essaouira • Marrakech

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)

DAY 14: Marrakech • Casablanca
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Marrakech • Casablanca

Morning at leisure before travelling to Casablanca where you will stay for 1 night at the Le Casablanca Hotel. (B)

DAY 15: Fly home
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Fly home

Transfer to Casablanca airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Spend time with locals in Berber villages
  • 4x4 drive & overnight stay at a desert camp in the Sahara
  • Full-day tours of Rabat & Marrakech
  • Discover Moroccan cuisine with a cooking class at a traditional riad
  • View some of Morocco's most spectacular scenery including a drive along the country's highest pass
Low Season
From £6,795 per person
High Season
From £6,895 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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