9 Nights Splendors of Morocco
11 Days / 9 Nights Saturday Departures
Erfoud | Fes | Marrakech | Ouarzazate | Rabat
• Roundtrip Air Transportation from New York with Royal Air Maroc
• 9 Nights Accommodation – choice of Deluxe Hotels or Riads and Deluxe Hotels
• Inclusive Dining:
* Breakfast & Dinner daily includes a Folkloric & Equestrian Dinner Show
* 1 Lunch
• Transfers and touring in deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver / escort
• Sightseeing with English speaking local guides as per itinerary plus 4-wheel drive sunset excursion to Sahara Dunes at Merzouga
• Entrance fees as per itinerary
• Hotel taxes & Service charges
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Prices start at: $4069
Saturday: En Route
|Depart USA to Casablanca.|
Sunday: Casablanca / Rabat
|Upon arrival at Casablanca, your journey will begin with an orientation tour of this lively city, the city of Bogart and Bergman. Casablanca, a chief port is the financial, commercial and manufacturing center of Morocco and the largest city in Africa. Drive along the wide boulevards and pass the Mosque of Hassan II where you have the option to visit the interior. Depart Casablanca and continue to the Imperial “Garden City” of Rabat. Check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)|
Monday: Rabat / Moulay Idriss / Volubilis / Meknes / Fes
|After breakfast, a morning tour in Rabat will include the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Royal Palace within the walls of the Mechouar, Hassan Tower, and Mohammed V Mausoleum, the city’s invariable symbol magnificently situated on the crest of a hill. We depart to the Imperial city of Mekne, the “Versailles of Morocco, dating back to the 8th Century. We shall see the monumental gates of Bab Mansour before continuing to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. From there we can see the holy city of Moulay Idriss, which holds the tomb of Moulay Idriss, the founder of Islam in Morocco. Continue to Fes for dinner and overnight. (B.D) |
|After breakfast your driver will take you on a tour of Fes, oldest of the Imperial Cities, founded in 790 A.D. Today, this city is the spiritual, cultural, and educational center of the country and renowned for its traditional crafts. This morning will include the monuments and historical sites such as the Karaouine University and Mosque. At the center of the square stands the Nejjarine fountain, decorated with tiles, and considered to be the finest examples of geometric ornamentation in the city. This afternoon, walk along the winding cobblestone lanes of the ancient souk and to see the ancient Dyers Tannery - the view is memorable. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B.D)|
Wednesday: Fes / Midelt / Erfoud
|After breakfast, we begin our long drive to Erfoud. Continue past the former French Foreign Legion outpost of Errachidia, one of the largest oases in Morocco and the starting point for many excursions into the great sand dunes of the Sahara. Although a simple town, Erfoud is the gateway to one of the most beautiful natural sites in the world, the amazing dunes at Erg Chebbi. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B.D)|
Thursday: Erfoud / Rissani / Merzouga / Erfoud
|After breakfast, we shall visit Rissani, famous for its pottery, the Ksar Abbar and the interesting fossil quarries.This afternoon return to your hotel, change vehicles to a 4-wheel drive and travel to the spectacular dunes of Erg Chebbi, the dunes of Lawrence of Arabia. Watch the sun set against the pristine desert dunes. Return to your hotel for a late supper. (B.D)|
Friday: Erfoud / Todra Gorges / Ouarzazate
|After breakfast we depart to Erfoud and drive through scenic dense palm groves to the inspiring Todra Gorges. Follow the banks of the river, driving through sheer towering walls of rock and continue along the Route of a Thousand Kasbahs and the Dades River Valley to Ouarzazate, where everything is calm beautiful and fresh - the image of the authentic south of Morocco where time has stood still for centuries. We shall stop to visit the rose village of El Kelaa before arriving in Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight. (B.D)|
|Breakfast at the hotel and either spend the day at leisure or take the full-day excursion returning to Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight. (B.D)|
Sunday: Ouarzazate / Ait Ben Haddou / Marrakech
|Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, we shall visit Ouarzazate, the center of Morocco’s film industry. Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and continue via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass of the Atlas Mountains to exotic city of Marrakech. (B.D)|
|After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of this beautiful city includes the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Museum of Moroccan Arts, the fragrant Menara Gardens, the famous Koutoubia Minaret and the magnificent Bahia Palace. After lunch at the hotel, we continue to Djemaa-el-Fna Square, the heart of Marrakesh. Tonight, dinner and folklore show at “Chez Ali,” serving typical Moroccan cuisine, family style in lavishly decorated tents amidst music, local entertainment and an equestrian show. (B.L.D)|
Tuesday: En Route
|Early departure to the airport for your connecting flight back to the U.S.|
|(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner|
|205, Route Errachidia, Erfoud 52202, Morocco |
Located on the edge of the desert, the hotel looks like a fort - a Kasbah - and has been built being faithful to centuries-old Moroccan building methods. It has a swimming pool, air conditioned rooms and suites, two restaurants and is a four star hotel.
La Maison Arabe Deluxe Riad
|1 Derb Assehbé, Bab Doukkala?, Médina Marrakech|
Since opening in 1946, La Maison Arabe has achieved a legendary status in Marrakech.
Ideally situated in the medina, the hotel includes 26 rooms and suites, most with private terraces and fireplaces, 3 restaurants, a piano bar, a world-famous cooking school (open to guests staying at the hotel or elsewhere in town) as well as a new spa including a traditional hammam, where natural products from the region of Marrakech are used.
Guests at La Maison Arabe have a choice of swimming pools. One can relax at either the heated pool in the hotel’s garden patio, or at the pool located at our spectacular Country Club, 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle
Le Meridien Berbere Palace
|Quartier Mansour Eddahbi, Village Berbere, B.p 165 Ouarzazate, 45000, Morocco |
The fascinating town of Ouarzazate is located at the gateway of the Desert in the Atlas Mountains. Le Meridien Berbere Palace is built in the traditional Ksars style, offering beautiful style bedrooms, fine food, a hamman and a swimming pool for avery relaxing stay.
|Les Merinides hotel occupies an enviable hilltop location overlooking the Imperial city of Fes and makes a welcome peaceful retreat after the chaotic atmosphere of the Medina, which is a short taxi ride away.|
Paradise overlooking Fez, Perched high up on the hills of Fez the magnificent, Les Merinides hotel invites you to explore the historical wonders of a millennium city of universal heritage. Islet of calm and serenity, you will appreciate there all the joys of the relaxation and this attention of every moment.
Riad Fes Deluxe Riad
|Derb Ben Slimane, Zerbtana, Fès - Maroc|
Riad Fès is renowned for its luxury, impeccable service and fine restaurant.
Restored to its original glory, Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux is located in the heart of the ancient city of Fez. It has succeeded in combining refinement with inspiration and invites you to relax and enjoy your stay in a serene atmosphere with decor reminiscent of Arabian Nights. Riad Fes provides guests with the opportunity to travel back in time and enjoy the splendour and authenticity of the lifestyle of Fassi nobility. The prestigious history and refined civilization of this Imperial city are reflected in the Spanish Moorish architecture and attention to detail seen in the decor.
With spectacular views of the Medina and the Atlas Mountains, Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux is ideal for those travelling for business or pleasure.
Royal Mirage Deluxe
|Rue Paris, Hivernage, Marrakech 40000, Morocco|
Located in the heart of Marrakesh, in the residential area of Hivernage, this hotel is the perfect place to discover the city. Royal Mirage Deluxe Marrakesh harmoniously combines the traditional Moroccan style with a touch of modernity to serve and meet the requests of the most demanding guests. It invites you to live and witness the authentic Moroccan hospitality and enjoy the marvels of its surroundings.
Sofitel Jardin des Roses
|TheBP 450 Souissi 10000 RABAT, MOROCCO|
The Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses hotel occupies a majestic position in the heart of the capital city Rabat, close to the Royal Palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Completely renovated, its contemporary design blends with the best in Moroccan architecture. This 5-star luxury hotel is set amongst a 17-acre garden. A real palace with an international reputation, its history is closely tied to the great conferences and international events that have taken place within the kingdom.
Villa Mandarine Deluxe Riad
|19 Rue Ouled Bousbaa | Souissi, Rabat, Morocco |
Planted in the middle of a six-acre orange grove , La Villa Mandarine welcomes you as a privileged guest in an environment full of tranquillity. Riad and country house at the same time, this charming guest house will be for you the pleasant prolongation of a day spent on a golf course or, on the contrary, in the stress of business. Villa Mandarine is a member of Harmony Collection Hotel Group.
|AIR & LAND PRICES
||Riads & Deluxe Hotels
|June 1, 8, 2013||$4245 ||$5225 ||$5059 ||$6409 |
|June 15, 22, 29 |
Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013
|$4465 ||$5531 ||$5365 ||$6695 |
|Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013||$4735 ||$5775 ||$5565 ||$6997 |
*Prices are per person and include Fuel Surcharge & International Departure Tax.
Supplements and mandatory dinners may apply for Easter/Special Fairs/Christmas & New Year‘s Eve.
*Land Only Prices Available. Please Enquire.
This Share A Tour Program is guaranteed to operate on a minimum of 2 passengers with an English-speaking driver/escort and local guides.
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