Package

10 Nights / 11 Days
1N Casablanca / 3N Fes / 2N Merzouga / 1N Skoura Oasis / 3N Marrakesh

ITINERARY

Day 1: CASABLANCA
Arrive in Casablanca, where, after clearing customs and immigration, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Casablanca

Day 2: CASABLANCA – RABAT – FES
Begin the day exploring the port city of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest metropolis and its industrial hub. You will visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, which accommodates up to 25,000 worshippers and its minaret stands as the tallest religious structure in the world. Then, you will travel to the Moorish city of Rabat, capital of Morocco, to visit Mohammed V Mausoleum, dedicated to Mohammed V, the founder of modern Morocco and grandfather of the current king. View the Mauresque-style Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah, along with its scenic Andalusian garden. Continue to Fes. (B) 

Overnight in Fes

Day 3: FES
Today you will explore Fes el-Bali (Old Fes), the cultural heart of Morocco. Founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idriss I, this imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning. Stroll the labyrinthine old quarter, with its 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks, on a Market Visit of exceeding authenticity. Watching local craftsmen in action, working with bronze and pottery, makes for an engaging artisan visit as well. Next, you will proceed to the intricately detailed 14th-century Karaouine — one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world, and Nejjarine Square. You will also see the Royal Palace, madrasas and mellah (Jewish quarter) in Fes el-Jadid. (B) 

Overnight in Fes

Day 4: FES  VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES
After breakfast, you will journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Upon completing this glimpse into antiquity, you will then visit Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Its impressive monuments recall the splendour of a fortified city, first built in the 17th century by the powerful Sultan Moulay Ismail, to rival the court of his contemporary, Louis XIV of France. Here you also see the monumental Bab Mansour gateway — considered one of the finest great gates of Morocco — as well as the Granaries and the massive Royal Stables, which were built to accommodate 12,000 horses. You can enter Moulay Ismail’s Mausoleum which is one of the few shrines in Morocco that non-Muslims may visit. Later return to Fes for an evening at leisure. (B) 

Overnight in Fes

Day 5: FES ERFOUD – MERZOUGA
Today you will go on a long journey (~7 hours) to the desert area, pausing for lunch in Midelt en route and marvelling at everyday life as you pass Berber villages, endless palm plantations and the majestic Atlas Mountains. As the evening falls, settle in the most magical camp with all the luxuries of a king. (B, D) 

Overnight in Merzouga

Day 6: MERZOUGA
Today is the day to enjoy what desert has to offer you. You will venture on camel trek, exploring the region a bit and taking the most beautiful pictures of the region. Then enjoy a picnic lunch on the desert dunes or at the camp. In the afternoon, you will visit the tallest desert dunes driving in 4WD and then return to the camp for rest amidst the desert dunes. (B, L, D) 

Overnight in Merzouga

Day 7: MERZOUGA – SKOURA OASIS
After breakfast, you will start on a 6 hour journey to Skoura Oasis which was once a stopping point for African traders travelling to the cities of Morocco and Europe. En route, absorb views of the High Atlas’ southern slopes, intersecting the Dades Valley’s flourishing crops, irrigation canals and palm trees. You will travel along the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs” and make a stop to visit an amazing, small private museum that houses exhibits showcasing local art, culture and history, before proceeding to Skoura Oasis and your delightful oasis of a hotel. (B, D) 

Overnight in Skoura Oasis

Day 8: SKOURA OASIS – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKESH
Begin your day by exploring Ouarzazate, a city originally built as a French garrison in the 1920s. Today, the city is a regional trade center, known for its pottery and carpets. See the Taourirt Kasbah, which now consists of simple clay houses and crenellated towers that are beautifully decorated with geometric motifs. Later you will continue to Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the region’s most exotic kasbahs, some of which have been featured in famous films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Later, proceed to the fascinating “Red City” of MARRAKESH and settle into your luxurious hotel. Enjoy a Chef’s Table experience tonight at the hotel restaurant, when you meet with the chef to discuss the nuances and secrets of Moroccan cuisine. (B) 

Overnight in Marrakesh

Day 9: MARRAKESH
Today you unearth the secrets of MARRAKESH, starting in the medina, the old walled section of town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret and Dar Si Said; housed in a palace, it is among the most beautiful of its kind in the world. Continue to the Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century. Later, visit Djemaa el-Fna, MARRAKESH’s main square, which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. Youmay also wish to explore the city’s fabled, labyrinthinse souks. (B) 

Overnight in Marrakesh

Day 10: MARRAKESH
Ride like a Local this morning — by horse-drawn carriage — to Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design legend Yves Saint- Laurent. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B) 

Overnight in Marrakesh

Day 11: DEPARTURE
You will be transferred to MARRAKESH airport to board your international flight home, or join an Essaouira Post-Tour Extension. (B)

(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner

Information
Inclusions: 
❍ 4-star accommodations on double occupancy as noted in the itinerary.
❍ Includes 10 B, 1 L & 3 D meals as per itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
❍ Land transportation in Morocco on a private basis with fuel and road taxes
❍ Services of a leading English speaking private national guide in Fes and MARRAKESH
❍ Camels with guide as per the itinerary.

Highlights:
❍ Visit Hassan II mosque which accommodates up to 25000 worshippers.
❍ Visit Fes el Bali, 9th Century UNESCO World Heritage Site.
❍ Visit one of the oldest, still functioning university in the world.
❍ Visit the Imperial City of Meknes one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
❍ Ride a camel on the sand dunes Merzouga desert.
❍ Visit the shoot locations of the movies like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and others.

Rates:
On Request. 
At times there may be special deals - enquire at the time of booking.

HOTELS:

REGION HOTELS OR SIMILAR
Rabat Riad Zyo or Riad Kalaa
Fes Riad Ibn Khaldoun or Riad Tafilalet or Hotel Barcelo
Merzouga Desert Luxury Camp
Skoura Oasis Ksar El Kebbaba
Marrakesh Hotel Mogador Opera or Riad Reves D' Orient

 

Exclusions:
❍ All international flights, excess baggage fees, airport departure taxes and other relevant taxes
❍ Optional activities and excursions
❍ Drinks, tips, laundry, bottled drinking water and other personal expenses
❍ Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
❍ Holiday Surcharge
❍ Items of a personal nature including alcoholic beverages, laundry and telephone calls;
❍ Tips and gratuities
❍ Passport and Visa fees
❍ Anything not specifically quoted in the inclusions
❍ Personal expenses
❍ Lunches
❍ Dinners in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakesh
❍ Admission Fee
❍ GST extra as applicable

Notes:
❍ Rates are subject to availability and to further terms and conditions.
❍ All prices are correct at the time of printing. Company reserves the right to alter the published price of any tour  due to increasing tariffs, costs and entry fees or fluctuation of exchange rates, such amounts shall be determined at the sole discretion of Company.
❍ No reservations have been made and accommodation is subject to availability. In case of non-availability,
alternate accommodation will be recommended.
❍ All outdoor activities are weather permitting.
❍ Smoking is not allowed in the vehicles. Comfort stops will be made enroute.
❍ All distances and travelling times are approximate
❍ The packages are valid year round, but please note for travel between December 24 to January 3rd, prices will
be higher as it is the busiest season of the year.
❍ We reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if deemed necessary.
❍ Terms & Conditions Apply.
❍ All Payments to be made in INR, USD or EUR as per rate of exchange at the time of booking.
❍ Any payments automatically mean adherence to the terms & conditions and our statute.