Best of Morocco Summer 2017

A 9-Day Trafalgar Tours tour starting from $1,850

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Tour Length: 9 Days
Countries Visited: Morocco
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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Tour Code: TT-MORBA-2017
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A land ablaze with vivid hues of maroon, tangerine and gold. Behold the cacophony of buzzing bazaars and the shimmering Sahara when you journey to Morocco's charming cities of Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh. Travel to the life-giving oasis of Tinghir, brave the Todra gorge yielding dramatic visas and visit Ouarzazate, the setting for numerous famous movies, including Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra.

 
Dining Highlights
8 hot buffet breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) 2 Regional Meal lunches

First class travel Highlights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver Accompanied by a Moroccan National Guide throughout your journey. All hotel tips, charges and local taxes VIP entry to many sights

 
Day 1: Arrive Casablanca
Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco. Tonight meet with your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception

Day 2: Casablanca ' Rabat ' Meknes ' Fez (2 Nights)
As you travel along the coast to Rabat, your National Guide gives a fascinating introduction to Morocco's history and culture. Your orientation tour of the city includes the grand 17th century palace which is now a museum, and the 12th century mosque. In the imperial city of Meknes, see Bab el-Mansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa. Arrive later in Fez, the symbolic heart of Morocco and the country's oldest imperial city.Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Fez Sightseeing
Explore the medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world, with a Local Specialist during your morning sightseeing tour of Fez, former capital of Morocco. See the royal palace and visit the fascinating dye-pits and tanneries for a Cultural Insight into this ancient practice. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. Shop for beautiful carpets and unique souvenirs in the bustling and fascinating bazaar. Join your companions this evening for a very special Be My Guest experience of Moroccan specialities in a traditional Riad located in the heart of the Medina.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 4: Fez ' Erfoud
Follow the old caravan trail south. Stop for a Regional Meal lunch in Midelt, a market town set in the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continue along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley, famous for date cultivation, to the Tafilalt oasis on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Your day ends in Erfoud, where beautiful views across the shimmering Sahara have made this a popular location with filmmakers. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal, Dinner

Day 5: Erfoud ' Tinghir ' Dades Valley
Travel west to Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco. Continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Enjoy a Regional Meal lunch before following the route of a thousand kasbahs to the Dades Valley. Your hotel is surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal, Dinner

Day 6: Dades Valley ' Ouarzazate ' Aït Ben Haddou ' Marrakesh (2 Nights)
Travel to Ouarzazate, the setting for a number of famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra and Gladiator, and see the sights during your orientation tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains. Continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh - the 'Red City'. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city - the medina - and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco's largest traditional market ('souk') where you might like to do some shopping.Buffet Breakfast

Day 7: Marrakesh Sightseeing
Visit the Bahia Palace during city orientation with your Local Specialist. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snakecharmers. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. Tonight you might like to experience an authentic Moroccan show.Buffet Breakfast

Day 8: Marrakesh ' Casablanca
This morning travel north to Casablanca. In Casablanca see the sights during your orientation including views of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, built for the late king's 60th birthday celebrations. Join your Travel Director and companions this evening for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate a memorable holiday.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 9: Depart Casablanca
Say goodbye to your new-found friends at the end of your fascinating Moroccan holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

 
         
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in Fez and Marrakesh Orientation of Rabat, Meknes, Erfoud, Ouarzazate and Casablanca View the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Ziz Valley in Fez, Tinghir, the Todra Gorge and Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca Visit Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis, Bahia Palace and Ait Ben Haddou

 

 
 

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