Morocco, The Great Desert
8 Days

ITINERARY

Tour Overview
Explore the best of Morocco in 8 Days. Casablanca, the capital, combines modern art deco with buildings from the thirteenth century. Discover Marrakech’s historical past as you walk around its Medina. Watch in amazement the storytellers, snake charmers, jugglers, and dancers in the famous Djemaa El Fna Square. From there, cross the High Atlas Mountain to the desert. Stop atAit Ben Haddou, considered the most beautiful fortress in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here famous films such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, the Jewel of the Nile were filmed. Continue to Ouarzazate and the dunes of the Sahara. Visit Fez, the intellectual and religious capital of the country. The next Imperial City is Rabat, the official residence of King Mohamed VI.

Day 1 (Sat.) Costa Del Sol – Tarifa – Tangier – Rabat
Drive along the picturesque tourist route of Costa del Sol to Tarifa where boarding on Ferry to Tangier crossing the Strait of Gibraltar towards Africa. Arrival to Morocco, disembark, clear customs and continue to Larache. Continue to Rabat. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (D)


Day 2 (Sun.) Rabat Casablanca – Marrakech
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour visiting the important sights as the Royal Palace from outside, Mohamed V Mausoleum, the unfinished Hassan Tower which are important examples of the Almohade architecture. Continue to Casablanca, the “cinematographic”. Economic capital of the country with more than four million inhabitants combines its modern art-nouveau or art-deco buildings with the old buildings of the thirteenth century, when it was known as Dar El Baida (the white’s hose). See Mohammed V Square, Boulevard D’Anfa, Nôtre Dame Cathedral and the exteriors of the impressive Great Mosque of Hassan II, where more than 3,000 craftsmen worked. Only the Mecca reach more importance and size. Continuation to Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)


Day 3 (Mon.) Marrakech
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the city and its great historical past: Koutubia Mosque or the booksellers whose minaret in a hispanomorisco style, of great beauty, is the symbol of the city, the exceptional Mausoleum of the sixteenth-century princes Saadinos and The sumptuous Bahia Palace (The Precious), built in the IX C. by hundreds of artisans from Fez. Walking around the Medina (ancient city) and its souks where a thousand and one artisan products are offered to the visitor to end up in the fascinating world of the famous Djemaa El Fna Square (Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO) where storytellers, snake charmers, jugglers , Dancers, etc…Constitute an authentic “cut of the miracles”. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)


Day 4 (Tue.) Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Breakfast at the hotel. Early departure from Marrakesh heading south. Cross the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka that connects Marrakesh with the presaharian oases. After several stops enjoying the wonderful panoramas, continue onto, Ait Ben Haddou, considered the most beautiful fortress in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here famous films such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth or The Jewel of the Nile among others were filmed. Continue to Ouarzazate. Arrival, dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)


Day 5 (Wed.) Ouarzazate – Erfoud
Breakfast. Visit the Kasbahs Taourirt, located in the heart of the city. Visit the interior and the Patio de Armas. Later departure to Erfoud crossing the Dades Valley through cities like Boulmane to Kellah M “gouna with its immense palm trees and the Valley of the Roses. Arrival at the Todra Gorges, impressive geographical accident caused by the erosion of the river. Free time to discover it on your own. Continue to Erfoud, dinner and overnight at the hotel). (BD)
Optional excursions*:
Sunrise in the dunes of Erg Chebbi – Excursion in a 4×4 vehicle to see the sunrise in the desert. Departure very early in the morning of the 5th day of the tour from our hotel in Erfoud to the sea of dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you can see the sun’s effect at dawn and take a dromedary ride. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Night in the dunes of Erg Chebbi – Continue towards the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you will stay in nomadic tents. You can spend the night in a heavenly place and dine the typical desert dishes. You will see the sunrise in the desert and take a 4×4 tour and a camel ride.
*If you hire this optional excursion, you cannot make use of the Erfoud hotel and there is no refund for not using the hotel in Erfoud.


Day 6 (Thu.) Erfoud – Fez
Breakfast. Depart towards Fez. Visit the Ziz River Valley with endless palm groves and houses built on mud and straw. Continue to the Middle Atlas through Errachidia and Midelt with high mountain climates and almost perpetual snow. Finally they arrive at the cedar forest of Azrou to arrive at the end of the afternoon in Fez. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (BD)


Day 7 (Fri.) Fez
Breakfast at the hotel and then, visit of this old city that with its 785 mosques and its splendid Medina (old city), is the intellectual and religious capital of the country. The guided tour starts with the exteriors of the Royal Palace and its 7 gates, Dar El Makhzen, old residence of the Sultan, the Bab Bojloud gate decorated with blue enameled ceramics (the color of Fes) and green (color of Islam) gives access to the walled enclosure of the Medina (old city), largest of North Africa and declared World Heritage. During this authentic maze of more than 2,000 squares, streets and alleys that ramble endlessly, guarding some of the most beautiful buildings in Morocco: palaces, madrasas, mosques, doors, fountains, which pleasantly surprise the visitor. Plaza Es-Seffarin will be seen with its pretty fountain of beautiful pottery and in it will be engraved in the marble flowers of lis, symbol that left the French prisoners who collaborated in its construction in century XVI; The Karaouine Mosque, the best known in the city with its celebrated Friday prayer, holy day of the Muslims, built in the IX C. and which is the oldest religious teaching center. Also visit the district of the dyers, the tanners with spectacular colors and the Souk, where they will be assaulted by noises, smells and colors of a crowded crowd, seeming to emerge from a forgotten page of history. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)


Day 8 (Sat.) Fez – Tanger – Tarifa – Costa Del Sol
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Tangier. Transfer to the pier and aboard the ferry to return across the strait of Gibraltar back to Spain. Arrival to Tarifa and drive towards Costa del Sol. (B) END OF OUR SERVICES

 

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Guaranteed departures: Friday all year round
2021 Standard Class
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ
Jan 01 - Jan 09 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Jan 08 - Jan 16 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Jan 15 - Jan 23 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Jan 22 - Jan 30 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Jan 29 - Feb 06 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Feb 05 - Feb 13 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Feb 12 - Feb 20 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Feb 19 - Feb 27 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Feb 26 - Mar 06 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Mar 05 - Mar 13 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Mar 12 - Mar 20 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Mar 19 - Mar 27 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
Mar 26 - Apr 03 CAD 2,270 CAD 2,830
* Only one piece of luggage per person is allowed. Passengers have to go through customs control with their own luggage.
* Passport details are required at least 72 hours in advance to the tour’s departure.
* The chosen option of accommodation in Merzouga (Hotel or Jaima) must be indicated at the time of booking.
* The Morocco portion can be modified without substancial variation of services.
Hotels:
Casablanca
Kenzi Basma / Les Almohades (S)
Marrakech
Atlas Asni / Kasbah Zalagh / Almas (S)
Ouarzazate
Kenzi Azghor / Oscar (S)
Merzouga
Kasbah Azalay / Xaluca Belle Etoile (S)
Fez
Menzeh Zalag / Sofia (S)
Tangier
Hilton Garden Inn / Solzur / Les Almohades (S)
2022 Standard Class First Class
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ DBL Occ SGL Occ
Apr 02 - Apr 09 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,050 CAD 1,910 CAD 2,440
Apr 09 - Apr 16 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Apr 16 - Apr 23 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Apr 23 - Apr 30 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Apr 30 - May 07 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
May 07 - May 14 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
May 14 - May 21 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
May 21 - May 28 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
May 28 - Jun 04 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jun 04 - Jun 11 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jun 11 - Jun 18 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jun 18 - Jun 25 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jun 25 - Jul 02 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jul 02 - Jul 09 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jul 09 - Jul 16 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jul 16 - Jul 23 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jul 23 - Jul 30 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jul 30 - Aug 06 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Aug 06 - Aug 13 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Aug 13 - Aug 20 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Aug 20 - Aug 27 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Aug 27 - Sep 03 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Sep 03 - Sep 10 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Sep 10 - Sep 17 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Sep 17 - Sep 24 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Sep 24 - Oct 01 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Oct 01 - Oct 08 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Oct 08 - Oct 15 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Oct 15 - Oct 22 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Oct 22 - Oct 29 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Oct 29 - Nov 05 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Nov 05 - Nov 12 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Nov 12 - Nov 19 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Nov 19 - Nov 26 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Nov 26 - Dec 03 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Dec 03 - Dec 10 CAD 1,580 CAD 1,910 CAD 1,835 CAD 2,360
Dec 10 - Dec 17 CAD 1,580 CAD 1,910 CAD 1,835 CAD 2,360
Dec 17 - Dec 24 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,050 CAD 1,910 CAD 2,440
Dec 24 - Dec 31 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,050 CAD 1,910 CAD 2,440
Dec 31 - Jan 07 CAD 1,580 CAD 1,910 CAD 1,835 CAD 2,360
2023 Standard Class First Class
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ DBL Occ SGL Occ
Jan 07 - Jan 14 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jan 14 - Jan 21 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jan 21 - Jan 28 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Jan 28 - Feb 04 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Feb 04 - Feb 11 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Feb 11 - Feb 18 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Feb 18 - Feb 25 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Feb 25 - Mar 04 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Mar 04 - Mar 11 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Mar 11 - Mar 18 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Mar 18 - Mar 25 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Mar 25 - Apr 01 CAD 1,520 CAD 1,855 CAD 1,715 CAD 2,245
Accommodations:
Rabat
Helnan Chellah (S)
Farah Rabat (F)
Marrakech
Meriem (S)
Mogador Opera (F)
Ouarzazate
Club Hanane (S)
Kenzi Azghor (F)
Erfoud
Palms Club (S)
Belere (F)
Fez
Menzeh Zalag Touristique (S)
Menzeh Zalag (F)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Panoramic sightseeing Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez , Meknes and Rabat
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation / Daily breakfast and 8 dinners
  • Travel insurance

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