Timeless Morocco & the Sahara Desert

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12 Days/10 Nights
Toronto (other gateways available)
Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, & Zagora
Tour Details

Visit Morocco in this timeless tour. As a first time visitor with limited time, this tour will hit all the main highlights. The extension includes a trip to the Sahara Desert where you will spend time discovering its mysteries and charm.

Departure & Return Location

Toronto (please contact us for other departure gateways)

Tour Includes

  • International airfare
  • 10 Nights accommodation in Morocco
  • 1 Night in a berber tent (hotel accommodation is available)
  • All sightseeing and tour excursions are as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Safari Jeep 4x4 touring
  • Service of English-speaking local guides
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (define by: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)

Tour Excludes

  • Visitor's Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to guide, driver and hotels
  • Extra meals not mentioned in itinerary
Itinerary

Day 1 Friday En Route

Flight from Toronto to Casablanca with a connection.

Day 2 SaturdayCasablanca

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 SundayCasablanca / Rabat

After breakfast, you will start your panoramic tour of this important dynamic city of Casablanca where you will see the Royal Palace and the Mohamed V Square. In the afternoon, you will continue to Rabat, Morocco’s capital, set in a rich colored landscape. Your sightseeing will continue with the impressive Mohamed V mausoleum, the Kasbah of Oudayas, Hassan Tower, and walls of the Mechouar which surrounds the royal palace. Overnight in Rabat at your hotel. (BD)

Day 4 MondayRabat / Meknes / Fez

After breakfast, you will depart for Meknes set in the heart of the Moroccan countryside. En route, you will make a short visit to Moulay Idriss, a sacred Islamic town, passing by the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Upon arrival in the historic city of Meknes, you will start your sightseeing tour of the “Moroccan Versailles”, a town founded in the 17th century by the King Moulay Ismael. The architecture and the surroundings have remained unchanged for centuries. A multitude of passages, stairways and small courtyards leads into a maze of merchant streets. Enjoy visiting the Bab Mansour, the Royal Stables, the Jewish Quarter. Continue to Fez. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 5 TuesdayFez

After breakfast, spend the day touring the Holy City of Fez which is the oldest of the Imperial cities. You will visit the medieval Medina and religious Islamic centers which include Medersas, Karaouine Mosque and the Nejjarine Fountain. Continue to Fez Jdid for some sightseeing. Return to your hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 6 WednesdayFez / Beni Mellal / Marrakech

After breakfast you will depart for Marrakech via Khenifra or via the Berber village of Immouzer du Kandar and Irfane. Stop at the agricultural center of Beni Mellal. Overnight in Marrakech at your hotel. (BD)

Day 7 ThursdayMarrakech

After breakfast, take a full day sightseeing of Marrakech, the “pearl of the south” founded by the Almoravides Dynasty at the end of 12th Century. Visit the Koutoubia Minaret, and the Bahia Palace. You will also discover the souks of Marrakech with its multi coloured wools and the Djemaa El Fna square where you can enjoy some traditional Moroccan tea on your own. Stop and visit some Art Galleries. Return to your hotel for overnight. (BL)

Day 8 FridayMarrakech

Enjoy the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 SaturdayMarrakech / Ouarzazate

Departure to Ouarzazate in the morning by 4X4 car, passing through Telouet. Visit of the Kasbah of Glaoui and the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the best preserved Kasbah in Morocco and under UNESCO protection. Continue to Ouarzazate and visit of the Kasbah of Tiffeltout and Taouirt. Overnight at your hotel. (BD)

Day 10 SundayOuarzazate / Zagora

After breakfast departure to Taznakth, famous for its Berber carpets. Continue southwards to Agdz where we join again the road Ouarzazate-Zagora. From Agdz to Zagora is dotted with palm groves and numerous Kasbahs, most of them falling in ruins, but some are still worth a visit. In Zagora visit of the library of Tamgroute and the adjacent old Kasbah. Overnight in Zagora in your berber tent under a canopy of stars. (BD)

Day 11 MondayZagora / Marrakech

After breakfast, begin your drive back to Marrakech via Ouarzazate following the same road till Agdz and then through the mountains of the Anti Atlas. Heading on to Marrakesh via the national road crossing the TiznTichkaPass. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)

Day 12 TuesdayMarrakech / En Route

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Rates

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Accommodations

City

Hotel Category 1

Hotel Category 2

Hotel Category 3

Casablanca

Ibis CCC

Novotel

Le Sheraton

Rabat

Rihab

Le Rive

Golden Tulip Farah

Fez

Zalagh I

Barcelo Medina Fes

or Zalagh Parc Palace

Palais Medina & Spa

Marrakesh

Mogador Kasbah

Atlas Asni

Atlas Medina & Spa

Ouarzazate

Le Fint

KenziAzghor

Berbere Palace

Zagora

Berber Tent

Berber Tent

Berber Tent

Accommodations are based on availability. 

Please note: First class refers to accommodation. All flights are on economy. For business class, please contact us for a quote.