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Classic Morocco

from $1590/per person

Envisage the captivating harmony of bustling bazaars, sky-high Saharan dunes and marvellous imperial Kasbahs. Witness the love of ocean and the desert with the multi-colourful Moroccan culture at your backdrop. Travel exquisitely from the vibrant port of Casablanca to incredible imperial cities of Marrakech, Rabat and Fes, decorated with beautiful palaces and gardens. Experience the Saharan lifestyle on an epic adventure before jaunting through gorgeous oceanside medinas. Listen to jazz as you stroll the streets of the wonderful seaside fortress of Essaouira before returning to Casablanca.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
Morocco
Starts in / Ends in
Casablanca / Casablanca
Departs on
Fridays
Hotel Rating
5 & 4 Star Hotels
18-30

Sight Visited

  • Ait Ben Haddou
    Ait Ben Haddou

    Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, established in 757, and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in 1987.Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones.

  • Bahia Palace
    Bahia Palace

    The name itself meaning “brilliance”, Bahia Palace was built to be the greatest palace of its time in the 19th century with the essence of Islamic - Moroccan style.

  • Casablanca
    Casablanca

    The largest city of Morocco stands impressively on the coast of the Atlantic. This major city has a huge beautiful port and countless activities and venues to enjoy.

  • Djeema El Fna
    Djeema El Fna

  • Erfoud
    Erfoud

    Erfoud is totally different than most of the other towns in Morocco, it wasn't built centuries ago, it was build instead early in the 1900's by the French administration, houses are in the colour of red as same as the desert sands.

  • Essaouira
    Essaouira

    Located on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira is famous with the powerful trade wind blowing onto the protected, calm bay. Very popular among windsurfers!

  • Fes
    Fes

    Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital.’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina.

  • Marrakech
    Marrakech

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Ouarzazate
    Ouarzazate

    The “door of the desert”, Ourzazate is located just in the north of the Sahara desert. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers who built the famous Kasbahs.

  • Rabat
    Rabat

    The capital of Morocco, is the second largest city and lies on the coast of beautiful Atlantic as well. The city was awarded second place in “Top Travel Destinations” of 2013.

  • Tinghir
    Tinghir

    Tinghir (also called Tineghir or Tinerhir) is an impressing town known for its amazing palm-grove and its famous Todra Gorge.

ITINERARY

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Day 1: Casablanca
Our epic adventure into the heart of Moroccan culture begins at Casablanca. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the exotic and delicious Moroccan cuisine tonight on a group dinner.
  • Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center 5*
  • Optional Experiences: Group Dinner
  • Meals: -
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Day 2: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes
Start your morning with a visit to Mechouar, the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace in Casablanca. Drive along the picturesque coastline to Rabat, the amber-washed landscape of the capital provides prime examples of classic and modern Moroccan culture. Unfold the charm of the imperial city over a guided walking tour, visiting the Kasbah overlooking the Bou Regreg River, Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan II Tower. Dive deep into history at the exceptionally well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis. View the imperial beauty of Meknes perfectly depicted at Bab Mansour Gate, before visiting the Holy Town of Moulay Idriss. Drive through the countryside to the labyrinth of souks in Fez in time for dinner at the hotel and rest after an incredible day of cultural adventure.
  • Hotel: Palais Medina & Spa 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Mechouar, Oudayas Kasbah, Mohamed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower, Roman City Of Volubilis, Bab Mansour, Holy City of Moulay Idriss
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Day 3: Fes
An unforgettable cultural discovery awaits you throughout Fes. Uncover all the highlights on and off the beaten track at a walking tour with your local guide. Soak in marvellous sights including the Bab Bouloud Gate (Royal Palace), Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square and Spices Market. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel and personal leisure time, but rest well for a huge day of discovery tomorrow.
  • Hotel: Palais Medina & Spa 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Bab Bouloud Gate (Royal Palace), Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, Spices Market
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Day 4: Fes, Midelt, Erfoud
Following a hefty breakfast, hop on board for a taste of true adventure at the Sahara! We cross into the desert on a charming drive through the highlands and mountains. Taking the Atlas Mountain pass, soak in stunning scenery along the way before arriving in our authentic kasbah-hotel in Erfoud. View the astounding Saharan night sky filled with glittering stars tonight.
  • Hotel: Hotel Xaluca Kasbah Arfoud 4*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Atlas Mountains
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Day 5: Erfoud, Tinghir, Ouarzazate
Rise up in the early morning for an unforgettable experience as we take a camel ride and watch the sun rise behind dunes of golden sand. Returning back to the hotel for breakfast, the adventure soon restarts with a 4x4 Jeep Safari. Returning to our coach to recharge on the way, we depart for Rissani and the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founding father of the Alaouite dynasty - the current Moroccan royal family. On the way to the characteristic town of Tinghir, visit the breathtaking natural beauty of Todgha Gorge. To finish an epic day of adventure, we continue to Ouarzazate for dinner at the hotel and a comfortable night's rest.
  • Hotel: Berbere Palace 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Camel Ride, Jeep Safari, Rissani, Todgha Gorge
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Day 6: Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech
Famously known to star in many wold-famous Hollywood films, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou perfectly depicts the traditional fortress-towns in breath-taking fashion. Roam the gorgeous town with your guide and hike atop for a spectacular panoramic view. Join a local Berber family over some homemade tea and have a taste of the real Moroccan culture and customs. We take a comfortable and panoramic ride through mesmerizing highlands and the scenic Tichka mountain pass towards bustling Marrakech. Tonight, join your group at the Fantasia Show for dinner with live performances.
  • Hotel: Le Meridien N'fis 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Fantasia Show
  • Key Highlights: Ait Ben Haddou
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Day 7: Marrakech
Marrakech is a hub of cultural and economic exchange, displaying the harmonious Arab and Berber interaction in its rich fabric and culture. From architecture to lifestyle, this beautiful harmony is reflected all around the city. Start your discovery with a guided walking tour covering Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs and other charming sights. In the afternoon, you can rest by the poolside at the hotel or launch your own cultural expedition into the labyrinth-like bazaars and imperial gardens. Practice your haggling skills as we adventure through the mayhem of the famous Djemaa el-Fna square tonight.
  • Hotel: Le Meridien N'fis 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Djemaa el-Fna square
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Day 8: Marrakech, Essaouira
After a delicious breakfast, embark on a ride towards the welcoming Atlantic Ocean and the heart-warming seaside town of Essaouira. On the way, stop over at the local Women’s Argan Cooperative to learn all about the making and various benefits of Argan oil. A precious plant native to Morocco, it is extensively used across delicious meals, healthcare and cosmetics. As you hear the seagulls circling Essaouira, go out to explore the charming Medina - a UNESCO World Heritage of incredible beauty.
  • Hotel: Cote Ocean Mogador 4*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Kasbah of Essaouira, Argan Cooperative visit
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Day 9: Essaouira, Casablanca
Driving through the lovely coast via fields of Argan trees, see the cute goats climbing on trees with a little luck. Arriving in the bustling port city of Casablanca, join a stunning sightseeing tour including the monumental Hassan II Mosque - the largest of Africa, the United Nations Square, Anfa Residential Quarter, and finish with a short visit to the medina. Have a short stop over at Rick’s Café from the classic Hollywood movie named after the town & watch the sunset by the ocean. Please make sure to book a table if you’d like to enjoy an exquisite dinner here.
  • Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Key Highlights: Hassan II Mosque, United Nations Square, Anfa Residential Quarter
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Day 10: Casablanca
Our marvellous adventure comes to an end over breakfast with newfound friends. Make sure to bid farewells and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!  
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Price ($)

What is included ?

5 & 4 Star Characteristic Hotels

Accommodation in authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

Luxury Transportation

Deluxe air-conditioned coach with restroom and complimentary bottled water.

Exceptional Authentic Dining

9 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners.

Local Travel Director

Local & Expert Travel Director throughout your trip.

Journey Highlights

Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. The Sahara, Camel Ride, Jeep Safari, Kasbahs, Imperial towns and more.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

Baggage Handling

Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

Personal Radio Headsets

Personal radio headsets on tours with 8 or more guests.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel and coach Wi-Fi (where available).

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Ait Ben Haddou
    Ait Ben Haddou

    Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, established in 757, and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in 1987.Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones.

  • Bahia Palace
    Bahia Palace

    The name itself meaning “brilliance”, Bahia Palace was built to be the greatest palace of its time in the 19th century with the essence of Islamic - Moroccan style.

  • Casablanca
    Casablanca

    The largest city of Morocco stands impressively on the coast of the Atlantic. This major city has a huge beautiful port and countless activities and venues to enjoy.

  • Djeema El Fna
    Djeema El Fna

  • Erfoud
    Erfoud

    Erfoud is totally different than most of the other towns in Morocco, it wasn't built centuries ago, it was build instead early in the 1900's by the French administration, houses are in the colour of red as same as the desert sands.

  • Essaouira
    Essaouira

    Located on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira is famous with the powerful trade wind blowing onto the protected, calm bay. Very popular among windsurfers!

  • Fes
    Fes

    Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital.’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina.

  • Marrakech
    Marrakech

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Ouarzazate
    Ouarzazate

    The “door of the desert”, Ourzazate is located just in the north of the Sahara desert. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers who built the famous Kasbahs.

  • Rabat
    Rabat

    The capital of Morocco, is the second largest city and lies on the coast of beautiful Atlantic as well. The city was awarded second place in “Top Travel Destinations” of 2013.

  • Tinghir
    Tinghir

    Tinghir (also called Tineghir or Tinerhir) is an impressing town known for its amazing palm-grove and its famous Todra Gorge.

Casablanca: Hasan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square, Central Market, Habous District, Residential district of Anfa & Ain Diab
Rabat: Mechouar, Quadaya Kasbah, Mohammed V mausoleum, Hassan Tower
Meknes: Roman City Of Volubilis, Ismalian, Bab Mansour, Royal stables, Jewish quarter, Moulay Idriss
Fes: The medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Madrasa, Nejjarine fountain, Moluay Idriss mausoleum, Karaouine Mosque
Erfoud: Merzouga (Sahara), Ziz Valley
Rissani: Kasbah, Ksar Abbar
Ouarzazate: Ait Ben Haddou
Marrakech: Menara Gardens, Saadian tombs, Jardine, Marjorell, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia
Essaouira: Medina of Essaouira

Stay in Style

Knowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we have carefully selected the below 5 and 4-Star hotels of comfort, authenticity and style:

Please view the “Hotels” section for more details about your accommodation on this trip.

  • Grand Mogadar City Center
    Grand Mogadar City Center

    Located a 5-minute drive from Casa-Port railway station, Grand Mogador City Center Casablanca offers a convention centre

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  • Palais Medina and Spa Hotel
    Palais Medina and Spa Hotel

    Located in Fes, the Palais is beside the Fez Borj shopping center and it has an outdoor pool with a snack bar and panora

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  • Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud
    Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud

    Located at the entrance of the Sahara Desert, this 4-star hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the town center. It offers

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  • Le Meridien N'fis
    Le Meridien N'fis

    Le Méridien N’Fis is in 14 acres of lush parkland in the Menara district of the city. Guests can enjoy views of the m

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  • Berbere Palace
    Berbere Palace

    Located in Ouarzazate town center, the Berbère Palace is just 5 minutes drive from the famous Kasbah de Taourirt. It of

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  • Hotel Cote Ocean Mogador
    Hotel Cote Ocean Mogador

    Located on the coast of the city of Essaouira, the luxurious Côté Océan Mogador offers all the excellence of service

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What is not included ?

  • Any flights not stated in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

Grand Mogadar City Center


Located a 5-minute drive from Casa-Port railway station, Grand Mogador City Center Casablanca offers a convention centre with 11 meeting rooms and a free Wi-Fi access in all areas. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Business rooms give access to the on-site business lounge. All rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a bath. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Palais Medina and Spa Hotel


Located in Fes, the Palais is beside the Fez Borj shopping center and it has an outdoor pool with a snack bar and panoramic views of the Jbel Zallagh Hill and the Old Medina. It features a luxury spa center. The Palais Medina & Spa Hotel is set in a 5-hectare Andalusian garden and offers spacious and air-conditioned rooms and suites with unrestricted views of the Medina or the gardens. They are each equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom.

Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud


Located at the entrance of the Sahara Desert, this 4-star hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the town center. It offers 2 swimming pools and a spa with a hammam and 10 massage rooms, a 45-minute drive from Errachidia Airport. The rooms and suites at Xaluca Maadid Arfoud are decorated in warm tones and feature free Wi-Fi access. All accommodations has a bathroom made from fossils and the suites have a seating area.

Le Meridien N'fis


Le Méridien N’Fis is in 14 acres of lush parkland in the Menara district of the city. Guests can enjoy views of the mountains, garden, park or swimming pool from the rooms and suites. Once twilight falls, the enchanting spectacle of the illuminated Andalusian gardens, complete with tinkling fountains and coconut trees silhouetted against the dusk, is an unrivaled sight of scenic beauty.

Berbere Palace


Located in Ouarzazate town center, the Berbère Palace is just 5 minutes drive from the famous Kasbah de Taourirt. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and a Spa center with a hammam, sauna and hot tub. Each room and suite at Berbère Palace is air conditioned and equipped with free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV. Rooms also have private bathrooms and a private balcony or terrace.

Hotel Cote Ocean Mogador


Located on the coast of the city of Essaouira, the luxurious Côté Océan Mogador offers all the excellence of service and comfort that one is entitled to expect from a large hotel. Swimming pool, tennis courts, golf nearby and, of course, fine cuisine, with fresh and varied flavors…Everything has been designed to make the Côté Océan Mogador a pleasant place to stay and visit Essaouira's most beautiful historical wonders.