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Moroccan Discovery

Private Travel | General interest 15 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £3895 Current prices from: £3895
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.

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

Agadir

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2170 2170 2373 2373 2679 2679 2679 2577 2272 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 846 948 1152 1254 1457 1661 1864 1864 1763 1559 1254 948
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 412 361 281 261 50 20 0 0 40 211 482 522
Rainy Days 5 5 5 4 2 2 1 1 2 4 5 5
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1763 1763 1763 1864 1966 2068 2068 2068 1966 1864

Atlas Mountains

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 745 1050 1254 1661 2170 2679 2679 2170 1559 1050 643
Min temp (C)(F) -523 -425 -228 32 439 745 1152 1152 846 439 32 -425
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 9 8 8 7 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 793 773 693 663 502 271 201 211 361 622 914 924
Rainy Days 6 6 6 7 6 4 4 5 6 6 6 5
Humidity M M VH VH E E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 5/M 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1864 1966 2170 2272 2373 2373 2272 2068 1966

Casablanca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1966 2068 2272 2475 2781 2781 2781 2475 2170 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 846 948 948 1152 1355 1661 1966 1966 1864 1559 1152 948
Sunshine hours 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 9 8 6 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 622 592 502 402 181 50 0 0 40 311 693 793
Rainy Days 9 9 9 8 5 2 0 0 2 6 9 10
Humidity N N N N N L L M L L N N
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 10/VH 10/VH 8/VH 5/M 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1864 1966 2170 2272 2373 2373 2272 2068 1864

Erfoud

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 948 1253 1457 1864 2271 2780 3187 3187 2678 1966 1457 1050
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 20 20 30 30 10 10 10 20 20 20 20
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Essaouira

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1966 1966 2068 2170 2272 2373 2373 2272 2068 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1254 1355 1457 1661 1763 1763 1763 1661 1457 1152
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 9 8 8 7 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 452 381 351 291 90 20 0 10 40 241 522 552
Rainy Days 7 7 7 6 3 1 0 0 1 4 7 7
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1763 1763 1864 1966 2170 2170 2170 2068 1966 1864

Fez

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1966 2068 2475 2882 3391 3391 3086 2577 2068 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 541 643 745 948 1254 1559 1864 1864 1661 1355 948 643
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 9 7 6 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 653 753 703 683 402 161 20 30 131 452 713 713
Rainy Days 9 10 9 10 7 3 1 1 3 7 9 9
Humidity N N N N L H VH VH H L N N
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Marrakech

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 2068 2272 2475 2781 3188 3697 3697 3290 2781 2272 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 643 846 948 1152 1457 1661 2068 2068 1864 1559 1050 643
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 9 10 11 10 9 8 7 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 351 311 291 141 40 10 20 60 221 381 351
Rainy Days 6 6 6 6 4 1 1 1 2 4 6 6
Humidity N N N N M H VH VH H L N N
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ouarzazate

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1966 2272 2577 2984 3493 38100 3799 3290 2679 2068 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 236 439 745 1050 1457 1763 2170 2170 1763 1254 745 236
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 10 10 11 10 10 9 9 8 8
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 181 151 151 120 90 30 20 70 131 201 231 181
Rainy Days 3 3 2 2 3 1 2 3 5 3 4 3
Humidity N N N L M H VH VH H L N N
UV 4/M 5/M 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Rabat

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 1966 2068 2272 2475 2781 2882 2781 2475 2170 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 948 1152 1355 1661 1864 1864 1763 1457 1152 846
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 9 10 10 10 9 8 6 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 823 753 612 592 261 70 0 10 70 452 994 1044
Rainy Days 10 10 9 9 6 2 0 1 2 7 10 11
Humidity M M H H VH VH VH VH VH M M L
UV 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1763 1661 1661 1763 1966 2068 2272 2272 2272 2170 1966 1864

Skoura

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1966 2272 2679 3086 3595 39102 38100 3391 2679 2170 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 32 236 541 846 1152 1559 1864 1966 1559 1152 643 134
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 10 10 11 10 10 9 9 8 8
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 171 131 191 141 110 30 20 50 131 261 281 201
Rainy Days 5 5 6 6 6 4 4 5 7 6 4 5
Humidity M M VH VH E E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 5/M 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Taroudant

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2373 2373 2577 2781 3086 3086 2984 2679 2373 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 846 948 1152 1254 1559 1763 2068 2068 1864 1559 1254 846
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 311 281 221 201 50 10 0 10 40 191 381 381
Rainy Days 5 5 5 4 2 1 0 1 2 4 5 5
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Zagora

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2679 3188 3595 41106 45113 43109 3799 3188 2577 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 439 643 1050 1355 1763 2170 2577 2577 2068 1559 1152 541
Sunshine hours 8 9 10 10 11 11 10 10 9 9 8 8
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 30 50 10 20 10 10 30 60 131 151 70
Rainy Days 3 3 3 2 2 1 0 2 3 3 3 3
Humidity M M VH VH E E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 5/M 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Casablanca

Arrive and transfer to the Kenzi Tower for a 1-night stay. (N)

Day 2: Casablanca • Rabat

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)

Day 3: 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

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

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

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)

Day 7: 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

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

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

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

Day 11: 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

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

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

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

Day 15: Fly home

Transfer to Casablanca airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

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

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Alternatively, stay in riads – traditional Moroccan houses.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Sofitel Mogador Golf & Spa Resort
    Sofitel Mogador Golf & Spa Resort

    Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa is located in the heart of the Mogador resort overlooking the ocean, Mogador golf course and ancient Mogador Island. With a perfect fusion of contemporary design and Souri culture, the well-appointed rooms, suites and villas offer spectacular views of Mogador. The hotel's elegant and relaxed restaurants offer refined French cuisine and the latest in fusion dishes from around the world. Facilities include a spa, fitness centre and swimming pools. Features: 175 rooms, suites and villas; 5 restaurants; 4 bars; golf course; swimming pool; fitness centre; private beach. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, safe.

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  • Royal Tulip
    Royal Tulip

    The Royal Tulip hotel, Tangier is centrally located, a 10-minute walk from the beaches and Tangier's old town. Guest rooms are modern and spacious, all with a private balcony. There are several fine-dining experiences including French, Basque, Mediterranean, and Moroccan cuisine. Features: 218 rooms & suites, 6 restaurants, bars & lounges, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, garden, sun terrace. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer, balcony, Wi-Fi.

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  • Palais Medina & Spa
    Palais Medina & Spa

    The Palais Medina & Spa is located between the historic city and the new town, beside the Fez Borj shopping centre and set in a 5-hectare Andalusian-style garden. Guests can enjoy international and Moroccan cuisine at the hotel's three restaurants and for evening entertainment there is a piano bar and a nightclub. An outdoor swimming pool with an adjoining snack bar has panoramic views of the Jbel Zallagh Hill and the old medina, while the luxurious spa centre offers a heated indoor swimming pool and a range of beauty treatments. Rooms and suites all afford excellent views of the medina or the gardens. Features: 146 rooms & suites, 3 restaurants, piano bar, nightclub, outdoor swimming pool, heated indoor swimming pool, spa. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, hairdryer, safe.

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  • Naoura Barriere
    Naoura Barriere

    The Naoura Barriere is centrally located in Marrakech, near the heart of the medina, with a beautiful garden landscape offering a peaceful setting. The hotel interior was designed by Pascal Desprez, who has combined Moroccan finesse with French luxury across the spacious suites. Fresh market produce is used in the hotels' restaurant which offers quality local cuisine, and the hotel's bar provides a relaxing area to enjoy a drink. Features: 145 rooms, suites & riads, 3 restaurants, bar, pool, spa, hammam, fitness centre. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

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  • Les Jardins de Skoura
    Les Jardins de Skoura

    Les Jardins de Skoura is located amid palm groves off the main road near the village of Skoura. This small, boutique style property is decorated in traditional style with each of its 8 rooms unique in decoration and design. All rooms offer private ensuite facilities.There is an outdoor pool and restaurant/dining room with open fireplace serving Moroccan and Mediterranean-style meals.

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  • Le Belle Etoile desert camp
    Le Belle Etoile desert camp

    Part of the Xaluca hotel group, La Belle Etoile desert camp is situated approximately 45 minutes' drive from Merzouga. Adjacent to the reception area are the 100 standard tents with twin and single beds, shared lavatory and shower, and communal eating area. About 400 metres away, nestling in the dunes, are 8 luxury tents with private shower, lavatory and wash basin, with their own separate dining area. On arrival, guests are taken by camel to watch the glorious desert sunset, followed by traditional food served back at camp, accompanied by some local entertainment. An early morning call is recommended to watch the sun rise again, followed by a hearty breakfast.

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  • La Tour Hassan
    La Tour Hassan

    First opened in 1914 in the Hispano-Mauresque style, La Tour Hassan has been completely renovated. It is set within beautiful gardens and is ideally located in the city centre, near to Hassan Tower. The hotel's restaurants offer gourmet and traditional Moroccan cuisine, and its elegant guestrooms are decorated in a Moroccan style. Features: 142 rooms, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, outdoor pool, spa. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, hairdryer, safe, Wi-Fi.

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  • Kenzi Tower Hotel
    Kenzi Tower Hotel

    The Kenzi Tower hotel is set in the most vibrant area of Casablanca in one of the Twin Centre towers, with stunning panoramic views of the city, port and Hassan II Mosque. The hotel is located about 30 minutes from Casablanca airport. Rooms and suites offer elegant and modern interiors with breathtaking views of the city and sea. The hotel's restaurants offer Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine. Features: 237 rooms and suites, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness centre. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi.

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  • Kasbah Xaluca
    Kasbah Xaluca

    The Kasbah Xaluca has 104 air conditioned guest rooms with private bathrooms, television and telephone. There is a swimming pool, 2 restaurants serving international and Moroccan cuisine, a bar and a small gift shop.

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  • Kasbah du Toubkal
    Kasbah du Toubkal

    One and a half hours by road from Marrakech, the mountain retreat of Kasbah due Toubkal offers incredible views of the High Atlas mountains and the summit of Jebel Toubkal. The Kasbah is some 20 minutes from the village of Imlil, and the final part of your journey must be made on foot through walnut groves. The Kasbah was built in the 1940s and all renovations were done carefully by hand. The Kasbah is run on ecological principles and encourages responsible tourism that respects local cultures and habitats. Guests are met by some of the charming locals who have invaluable knowledge of the region. The en suite rooms and suites are rustically luxurious, all have been indivdually decorated and traditionally designed using natural materials and locally handcrafted furniture. Modern conveniences such as a cd player and tea and coffee making facilities are available in each room and of course many feature fabulous ...

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Dates & prices

MDT2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3895 per person

High season from £4095 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

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Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • 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

Destinations on this tour

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca is rapidly developing into a modern industrial success story. The largest...

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  • Rabat

    The capital of Morocco, modern Rabat is a planned city of wide boulevards and handsome public buildings and gardens.

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  • Tangier

    Tangier lies on the North African coast at the western entrance to the Strait...

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  • Fez

    Being home to one of the oldest universities in the world, Fez is considered to be the...

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  • Erfoud

    Erfoud, a huge oasis, is situated in the very centre of the Tafilalet, cradle of the Alaouite dynasty.

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  • Skoura

    Skoura is a small town 35 kilometres east of Ouarzazate, in the location of the Dades, Todra and Draa valleys.

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  • Atlas Mountains

    Atlas Mountains The High Atlas is the biggest mountain range in North Afric...

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  • Marrakech

    One of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, Marrakech was founded in the 11th century at the...

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  • Essaouira

    Surrounded by Portuguese fortifications, Essaouira is a delightful fishing town with a...

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  • Marrakech

    One of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, Marrakech was founded in the 11th century at the...

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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca is rapidly developing into a modern industrial success story. The largest...

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