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Morocco: Grand Tour of Morocco

Minimum Passengers 2
Category Guaranteed Departures
Duration 10 days / 9 nights
Available Dates
Nov, 2017 12,26
Dec, 2017 10
Jan, 2018 7,21
Feb, 2018 4,18
Mar, 2018 4,18
Apr, 2018 1,15
May, 2018 13,27
Jun, 2018 10,24
Jul, 2018 8,22
Aug, 2018 5,19
Sep, 2018 2,16
Oct, 2018 14,28
*Always small groups, 10 - 14 people.


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Tour Includes:

• Meet & greet at airport
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 1 night in Rabat at 4 star Belere Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Fez at 4 star Royal Mirage Fes Hotel or similar
• 1 night in Erfoud at 4 star Belere Hotel or similar
• 1 night in Ouarzazate at 5 star Le Berbere Palace or similar
• 2 nights in Marrakesh at 4 star Atlas Asni Hotel or similar
• 1 night in Essaouira at 5 star Atlas Essaouira & Spa or similar
• 1 night in Casablanca at 4 star Idou Anfa or similar
• 18 meals: 9 breakfasts and 9 dinners
• All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
• Visit Casablanca, including exterior visit of Hassan II Mosque and Mohamed V Square 
• Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis
• Visit Meknes 
• Sightseeing tour of Fez
• Visit the ruins of Ksar Abbar 
• Visit Ouarzazate and Taourirt Kasbah
• Sightseeing tour of Marrakesh
• Visit Essaouira 
• Visit El Jadida 
• Entrance fees to monuments 
• Porterage
• Tips at hotels
• English speaking guide

IMPORTANT NOTICE:About our Tours 
* UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
* All tours and entrance fees are included.
* All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
* International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates.
* A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates.

* Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice. All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Day 1 : Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our representatives that will assist and transfer to you to join the group for a sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the business capital of Morocco.

You will visit the exterior of the great Hassan II Mosque, Mohamed V square, the United Nations place, the Central Market, the Habbous Sector, and the residential area of Anfa before strolling along the Aïn Diab coast dotted with swimming pools and restaurants.

Lunch will be at leisure. Head to Rabat, the white imperial city where you will visit the administrative capital of Morocco with the Hassan tower, the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Kasbah of Oudayas, and the Medina. Late in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel.

Overnight in Rabat.

Meals : Dinner
Day 2 : Rabat – Meknes – Fez

After breakfast, you will head to Fez. Along the way, you will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Afterwards, you will continue to Meknes.

Have lunch at leisure and visit of the city known as the Moroccan Versailles which was founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail. The sightseeing of Meknes will include Bab Mansour, the most preserved gate in Morocco, Hari Souani, and the old medina.

Upon arrival in Fez, you will arrive to the hotel. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Overnight in Fez.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 : Fez

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel. The whole day is devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the most ancient cultural and spiritual city of Morocco. You will visit of the medieval medina, the Medersas, the Karaouine mosque, and the famous Nejjarine fountain.

Following a lunch at your own leisure, you will continue your visit through the old medina where the clients will see different craftsmen still operating in the old oriental tradition. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Overnight in Fez.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 : Fez – Midelt – Erfoud

Departure to Midelt via Azrou. Independent lunch. Continuation through Midelt, Ziz River andseries of fortified villages.
Arrival in Erfoud to check‐in at the hotel. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Overnight in Erfoud. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 : Erfoud – Tineghir – Ouarzazate

Departure to Tineghir via Rissani. Visit of the ruins of Ksar Abbar and through the Tinjdad Road to arrive at Todra Gorges.

Lunch is not included and at own leisure.

Continuation to Ouarzazate via El Kelâa M'Gouna and the Dades Valley. Afterward, arrive in Ouarzazate to check-in to your hotel for overnight. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Overnight in Ouarzazate.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 : Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

Today, visit of Ouarzazate with Tifoult and Taourirt Kasbahs. Later, depart to Aït Ben-Haddou village. Independent lunch. Visit of the ruins of this ancient Kasbah, Continuation via the Tiz‐In‐Tichka pass and Taddertto Marrakesh. Check‐in at the hotel for overnight. Dinner will be served at hotel. 

Overnight in Marrakesh. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 : Marrakesh

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. 

The entire day will be spent visiting Marrakesh : the Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia, the Bahia Palace and the Menara Gardens.
Independent lunch. Visit of the souks, and the Djemaâ El Fna square. Retum to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight in Marrakesh. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : Marrakesh – Essaouira

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today, you head to Essaouria where you will visit the port city. Lunch will be at leisure.

Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight in Essaouria.

Meals : Dinner
Day 9 : Essaouira – Oualidia – Casablanca

Begin your morning with breakfast at your hotel.

Departure to Casablanca via El Jadida with a stop at Oualidia. Independent lunch.

Continue along the Atlantic coast to reach El Jadida for an orientation tour.

Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will taken to your hotel. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Overnight in Casablanca. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 : Departure

Enjoy breakfast on your final day of the trip. You will be transferred to the airport to take your departing flight.

Meals : Breakfast

Passport and Visas

U.S. citizens with a valid passport can enter Morocco and stay up to 90 days without a visa.

Health

Although Moroccan water is generally safe to drink (in cities at least), it's better to drink only bottled water and canned or bottled soft drinks to be on the safe side. Look for the blue-and-white labels of Morocco’s most popular bottled mineral water, called Sidi Ali. Try to resist the temptation to add ice to room-temperature beverages. Use reasonable precautions and eat only fully cooked foods, but if you have problems, mild cases of diarrhea may respond to Imodium (known generically as Loperamide) or Pepto-Bismol. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids; if you can't keep fluids down, seek medical help immediately.

Safety

Despite neighboring regime changes, Morocco continues to be a safe and popular tourist destination for international travelers. Throughout the country, modern tourist facilities and transportation are widely available. Though pickpockets are problematic in bustling public areas, souks, and beaches, violent crime is relatively rare in Morocco. Female visitors, especially those traveling alone, may face irritating harassment and unwanted attention from vendors and local men, though it’s rarely dangerous. It’s best to avoid eye contact, ignore the pestering, and walk away briskly, as you would anywhere in the world. Traveling to remote regions of the country poses no particular safety risks; however, it's best with a qualified guide. Unfortunately, at this writing, the potential for terrorist violence—particularly against U.S. interests and citizens—remains elevated.

Currency and Exchanges

The national currency is the dirham (DH), which is divided into 100 centimes. There are bills for 20, 50, 100, and 200 DH, and coins for 1, 5, and 10 DH and 5, 10, and 20 centimes. You might hear some people refer to centimes as francs; others count money in rials, which are equivalent to 5 centimes each. A million is a million centimes, or 10,000 DH. There is usually more than one style of banknote in circulation at any time.

The exchange rate for the U.S. dollar is the same at all banks, including those at the airport; wait until you get to Morocco to get your dirhams as they are not widely available anywhere else. You can change dirhams back into U.S. dollars or euros at the airport upon departure, as long as you've kept the exchange receipts from your time of entry. The limit for this transaction is 50% of what you converted over the duration of your stay.

Tipping

At Restaurants: 10 percent is generous, but check to make sure the service isn't included in the bill.

Our suggestions for daily tipping are the following:

Drivers: $ 2.00 to $ 5.00

Tour Guide: $ 10.00 to $ 20.00

House Keepers: $ 2.00

Porters: $ 1.00 per luggage

Clothes 

Clothes are particularly important: many Moroccans, especially in rural areas, may be offended by clothes that do not fully cover parts of the body considered “private”, including both legs and shoulders, especially for women. It is true that in cities Moroccan women wear short-sleeved tops and knee-length skirts (and may suffer more harassment as a result), and men may wear sleeveless T-shirts and above-the-knee shorts. However, the Muslim idea of “modest dress” (such as would be acceptable in a mosque, for example) requires women to be covered from wrist to ankle, and men from over the shoulder to below the knee. In rural areas at least, it is a good idea to follow these codes, and definitely a bad idea for women to wear shorts or skirts above the knee, or for members of either sex to wear sleeveless T-shirts or very short shorts. Even ordinary T-shirts may be regarded as underwear, particularly in rural mountain areas. The best guide is to note how Moroccans dress locally

Electricity

To use electric-powered equipment purchased in the United States or Canada, bring a converter and adapter, though many electronics these days are dual-voltage; check your AC adapter to see if yours is. The electrical current in Morocco is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); wall outlets take the two-pin plug found in Continental Europe. Power surges do occur.

Belere Hotel
This Belere is located in Rabat and has panoramic views over the city. It offers air-conditioned guest rooms and each has a TV, free Wi-Fi , a minibar and a balcony.
 
Some guest rooms overlook the Royal Palace garden and guests can enjoy visits to the nearby Medina and Mosques. Rabat Train Station is situated a short walk from the hotel.
Royal Mirage Fes
Royal Mirage Fes Hotel enjoys a prime location within the heart of Fès with easy access to the city’s business districts and many of the city’s museum and cultural attractions.
 
Close to the region of Fès is the small village of Ifrane and its mountains, a perfect place to visit. The hotel is located only 15 minutes by car from Fès-Saiss Airport.
Hotel Belere - Erfoud
Hotel Belere Arfoud features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.
 
dditional property amenities include laundry facilities, secure parking, and self parking.
Berbère Palace
Located in Ouarzazate town centre, the Berbère Palace is just 5 minutes drive from the famous Kasbah de Taourirt. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and a Spa centre with a hammam, sauna and hot tub.
 
The Berbere features 4 restaurants that serve French, Italian, Asian and traditional Moroccan cuisine. Breakfast is served on the terrace and guests can enjoy a cocktail at the piano bar.
Atlas Asni
Set in a garden lined with palm trees, this 4-star hotel is 1.9 miles from Jamaâ El Fna Square. It offers an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and a spa.
 
The air-conditioned guest rooms are equipped with a TV and have views of the garden or the swimming pool. Each spacious room features Moroccan decorations. All rooms have a marble bathroom.
Atlas Essaouira & Spa
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Located on the beachfront in Essaouira, this 5-star hotel features 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre and a spa with hammam. It offers air-conditioned guest rooms and some have a balcony.
 
The spa includes a hot tub and sauna, and massages are available upon request. Atlas Essaouira & Spa also features a beauty salon. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.
Idou Anfa
Located in the heart of the business district, this 4-star hotel welcomes you in a very friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the personalised service as well as the high standing of the hotel.
 
Idou Anfa Hôtel & Spa features a gym and a spa with a sauna, a hammam and a range of body and beauty treatments.

Rabat

Fez

Marrakesh

Ouarzazate

Casablanca