Day 1: JFK - Casablanca.
Overnight flight to Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc’s wide-body jet. In flight meals.
Day 2: Casablanca - Fes.
Arrive at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca. Connect to your short flight to Fes. Arrive in Fes Saiss airport, meet and greet by your driver/guide and transfer to your hotel. Day free at leisure to relax or enjoy Fes on your own. Dinner at hotel. Includes: (D).
Day 3: Fes.
Breakfast at your hotel. Scholars, architects, historians and artists travel from all over the world to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fes – an entire city which functions largely as it did in the middle ages; and today it’s your turn to discover this fantastic medieval city. Highlights of your private walking tour of Fes include the Medersa (Koranic University) Attarine, Foundouk Nejjarine, the Shrine of Moulay Idriss II, countless souks and the famous tannery. Explore the Dar Batha Museum. See the stunning gates of the Royal Palace. Dinner at your hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 4: Fes - Meknes - Rabat - Casablanca.
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to Casablanca via Meknes & Rabat. In Meknes, your brief visits will include the spectacular City Gates are among the finest in the Arab world. Visit the Tomb of the once-feared Moulay Ismaïl, who modeled his capital of Meknes in the image of Versailles! Continue to Rabat visit of Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower, and Mohamed V Mausoleum. Arrive to Casablanca with a brief stop to visit exterior of Hassan II Mosque. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 5: Casablanca - El Jadida - Essaouira.
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to Essaouira. On the way, you will visit El Jadida, which is a stylish and beautiful town, retaining the lanes and ramparts of an old Portuguese Medina. Continue to Essaouira. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 6: Essaouira - Marrakech.
After breakfast a half day visit of the city to wander about the enchanting streets and alleys of laid-back Essaouira. Once known as Mogador, Essaouira’s blue and white colored Medina was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afternoon departure to Marrakech, through the scenic country side to Marrakech. You will arrive in Marrakech early evening. You might want to spend some time on your own at the famous Djamaa El Fna Square. Food stalls, snake charmers, storytellers, henna artists, monkeys, acrobats, medicine men, jugglers, musicians the huge square of Djemaa el Fna has it all. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel in Marrakech. Includes: (B, D).
Day 7: Marrakech.
After breakfast a full day tour of Marrakech. Marrakech is above all a city of heart and soul – a city of sunlight on rough pink walls, of fragrant piles of richly-hued spices and of rose-petals floating in slowly-trickling fountains. Begin your day at the tropical Majorelle Gardens and visit the small, but excellent, Islamic Art Museum located in the home of painter Jacques Majorelle. Visit the Medieval Medersa (koranic university) ben Youssef – one of the finest Islamic monuments in North Africa.
Architecture aficionados will enjoy the nearby delicate dome of the 12th century Koubba. Explore the colorful Souks (marketplace) of Marrakech. Each trade - spices, carpets, jewelry, enamel, copper, brass and cedar - is situated in its unique quarter. Wander through the Dar Si Said Museum of traditional crafts housed in a 19th century palace, and a private collection of indigenous crafts started by a Swiss collector and now open to the public. Pass through the Djamaa El Fna Square to see a little bit of the action. Dinner at the hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 8: Marrakech - Ouarzazate.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, you will depart to Zagora over the Tizi n’ Tichka Pass (8563 ft.) brings you superb views over the mountains. Stops are usually made in small villages for use of facilities and/or take photos. You will also stop on the way to visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified city on a hill along the Ouarzazate River, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 9: Ouarzazate - Erfoud.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Erfoud via El Kelaa des Mgouna, located on the banks of the Mgoun River. Continue to Thingir and enjoy the views of the Toddrah Gorge. Upon arrive to Erfoud you will visit Mezouga to enjoy the sunset and the views. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. [Or optional overnight in the Desert in Tents “Bivouac” where the Sahara welcomes you for an overnight stay. You will enjoy a visit to the amazing dunes of Erg Chebbi of South East Morocco; enjoy a camel ride, stay in a nomad Oasis, and enjoy a Berber dinner. $130 per person]. Includes: (B, D).
Day 10: Erfoud - Zagora.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of Rissani and departure to Zagora via Tazzarine. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 11: Zagora - Ouarzazate.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning. (This morning you can enjoy an optional excursion by land Rover 4x4s. You will visit the Tamgroute library –which contains some illuminated Korans dating back to the 13th century- and continue to the Tinfou Dunes and returning by Oasis of ‘’Ouled Brahim” $150 per person.) Afternoon departure to Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 12: Ouarzazate.
Morning city tour of Ouarzazate including, the Taourirt Kasbah, which was constructed by the Pasha El Glaoui. Recently restored, it is remarkable for its hand painted wood ceilings and offers a superb view over the oasis and lake of the El Mansour Eddahbi Dam. Later visit the Tifeltout Kasbah, an old fortress on the cliffs above the Ouarzazate River, which was once the residence for a representative of the Glaoui Pasha. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Includes: (B, D).
Day 13: Ouarzazate - Taraudant.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Ouarzazate and continue west through the Sousse Valley to the ochre-hued walled town of Taroudant. On the way, you may wish to stop for lunch or tea at the Dar Hida Palace in the small village of Ouled Berhil. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B, D).
Day 14: Taraudant - Agadir.
Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the bustling marketplace of the walled city of Taroudant. Head west to the Atlantic coast across the Sousse Plain through the three-million hectare Argan Biosphere, recently recognized by UNESCO. Goats precariously climb Argan trees in search of their small fruit, which is known for it’s unique flavor, as well as it is claimed to help with cholesterol. Arrive to the festive Sea Resort of Agadir, dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B, D).
Day 15: Agadir - Casablanca (Home).
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the Massira Agadir airport for your short flight to Casablanca connecting to your transatlantic flight home. Includes: (B).
- *Rates are per person. Minimum 2 travelers required to operate these tours. Rates are subject to airport taxes and security fees in the range of $98 to $119. Seasonal airfare supplements apply (see below). Land only rates include all local flight(s).
- **Riad Option: For those travelers who would like to enhance their Morocco experience, we offer several quality Riads (traditional Moroccan style luxury mansions) in Marrakech and Fes, if you are taking the luxury package you can request the Riad alternative in Marrakech or Fes.
- Airfare seasonal supplements:
* Departures from Jan 1 to Jan 10; April 1 to June 12 & Sep 1 to Oct 31: $150
* Departures from June 13 to Aug 31; Dec 13 to Dec 31: $400.
- Business Class Upgrade Supplement $3,800.
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