Erg Chebbi Desert - Sunset camel ride
Erg Chebbi Desert - Sunset camel ride
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Morocco

Itinerary

2017 - 'Moroccan Melodies Tour'
9 - Day itinerary

Day 1
 

Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Casablanca for the start of your trip. They'll help you settle in and introduce you to the local area.

Overnight Casablanca
4 star
Day 2
 

Casablanca, Rabat, Volubolis & Meknes

We start our tour early today with a visit (from the outside) to the impressive Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. We then head to Morocco's nearby capital, Rabat. We'll enjoy a tour of the old city including visits to the Royal Palace, Ouadaya Garden & Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. Next is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Finally we finish the day in the Berber town of Meknes. The central square in Meknes is a great place to spend the evening and taste some traditional Moroccan cuisine.

Overnight Meknes
4 star
(B)
Day 3
 

Fez, city tour

We leave Meknes this morning for the short drive to the mediaeval city of Fez. We have a tour of the city and also spend time confusing our senses in the cacophony of noise surrounding the heady alleyways of the Medieval Medina, home to a labyrinth of souks, mosques, spice filled streets, tanneries, carpet shops and local restaurants before heading to Fez Jdid to explore the cities many varied souks.

Overnight Fez
4 star
(B)
Day 4
 

Drive from Fez to Midelt

We start to discover some of Morocco's beautiful mountainous landscape today as we leave Fez and follow ancient caravan routes up into the hills. Along the way we'll stop at Ifran, known as the "Switzerland of Morocco" and a huge contrast to some of the other more Arabic feeling cities you'll see in Morocco. Next we head on through the hills to the town of Midelt where we check into our hotel and in the afternoon enjoy a fun cooking class where we learn how to prepare and cook Morocco's classic dish of cous cous.

Overnight Midelt
3 star
(B, L, D)
Day 5
 

Ziz Valley, Erg Chebbi Desert, camel ride & Berber camp

We'll continue through the scenic Ziz Valley this morning as we descend to Erfoud on the edge of the Sahara Desert. We'll make the short trip to Rissani and the birthplace of the Alaouite Dynasty - Morocco's current royal family before driving in 4WD vehicles through the desert to Merzouga and the famous Erg Chebbi sand desert. Here we transfer to camels and take a sunset camel ride through the sand dunes to a traditional Berber camp nestled right on the edge of the dunes. You can enjoy a hearty Bedouin meal and a campfire this evening, often with local musicians helping enhance the atmosphere. You spend the night sleeping in comfortable Berber camel-hair tents.

Overnight Merzouga
Berber Tent
(B, D)
Day 6
 

Ouarzazate via Tinghir & the Todra Gorge

We leave the desert reluctantly this morning and finish our safari before driving to the oasis town of Tinghir. The nearby Todra Gorge is our next stop where we walk through its narrow canyon beneath huge rock walls that change in colour as the light moves during the day. We'll also drive through the Dades Canyon with its steep winding access road with numerous switchbacks providing great views of the steep cliffs and the river below which rushes dramatically through the gorge. Finally we continue along the 'Road of a Thousand Kasbahs' through the scenic Draa Valley to Ouarzazate, or 'place of no noise'.

Overnight Ouarzazate
4 star
(B)
Day 7
 

Ait Benhaddou, Atlas Mountains & Ourika Valley

While in Ouarzazate we include a tour of the movie studios that have taken advantage of the amazing scenery in the area. Today's main highlight though is a tour of Morocco's most well known Kasbah at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou. Finally we head up into the Atlas Mountains again to cross the Tizi N'tichka pass which at 2260m is the highest pass in Northern Africa. As we descend to Marrakech we'll make a stop in the beautiful Ourika Valley with its beautiful river, pools and waterfalls.

Overnight Marrakech
4 star
(B)
Day 8
 

Marrakech city tour

Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. We then visit the Mausoleum and Bahia Palace which both host intricate and beautiful Arabic craftsmanship. Then we head to the lively souks and bazaars in Marrakech's famous medina. Home to many different types of traders these narrow and winding streets are bustling with activity and full of sights sounds and smells uniquely Moroccan. Today's tour ends at the lively Djemaa El Fna Square, a perfect place to finish our tour of Morocco.

Overnight Marrakech
4 star
(B)
Day 9
 

Marrakech

Your day is free today to explore Marrakech further, and perhaps do some final souvenir shopping and sightseeing before we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
2. At the Berber desert camp out in the sand dunes, comfortable permanent Berber tents with mattresses and traditional local blankets are provided. You do not need to bring a sleeping bag, but we do recommend bringing a sleeping sheet or sleeping bag liner for extra comfort. Shared toilet facilities are available.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Casablanca
    Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)
  • Outbound Transfer - Marrakech
    Menara Airport (RAK)
  • Professional English speaking tour leader throughout the journey
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • 4WD Desert Safari
  • Sunset camel ride to Berber desert camp
  • Entrance fees
  • 8 nights - accommodation.
    1 night
    4 star
    Casablanca
    1 night
    4 star
    Meknes
    1 night
    4 star
    Fez
    1 night
    3 star
    Midelt
    1 night
    Berber Tent
    Merzouga
    1 night
    4 star
    Ouarzazate
    2 nights
    4 star
    Marrakech
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Tips
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • 4WD Desert Safari
  • Casablanca
  • Dades Canyon
  • Erg Chebbi Desert - Sunset camel ride to Berber desert camp
  • Fez - Bou Inania Medersa
  • Fez - Moulay Idriss Mausoleum
  • Fez Jdid
  • Marrakech
  • Marrakech - City Tour
  • Marrakech - Koutoubia Mosque
  • Meknes - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Midelt
  • Ourika Valley
  • Rabat - Oudaya Gardens
  • Rabat - Royal Palace
  • Rissani
  • Tizi N'tichka Pass
  • Volubilis - Ancient Site - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Ait Benhaddou - Kasbah - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque
  • Erfoud
  • Fez
  • Fez - Medina - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Fez - Nejjarine Fountain
  • Ifran
  • Marrakech - Bahia Palace
  • Marrakech - Djemaa El Fna Square
  • Marrakech - Medina - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Merzouga
  • Ouarzazate
  • Rabat - Hassan Tower Mosque
  • Rabat - Oudaya Kasbar
  • Rabat - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Tinghir
  • Todra Gorge
  • Ziz Valley
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Morocco

Casablanca
Kenzi Basma Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Avenue Moulay Hassan 1er
Casablanca
Ph. :
+212 (0) 5 522 22 33 58
Kenzi Basma Hotel
Kenzi Basma Hotel
Kenzi Basma Hotel
Fez
Across Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
76, Bd Chefchaouni
Fez
Ph. :
+212 5 35 94 06 06
Across Hotel
Across Hotel
Across Hotel
Marrakech
Atlas Asni Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Avenue Mohammed VI ex avenue de france
Hivernage
Marrakech
Ph. :
+212 5 24 33 99 00
Atlas Asni Hotel
Atlas Asni Hotel
Atlas Asni Hotel
Meknes
Hotel Rif
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Rue d'Accra
Meknes
Ph. :
+212 6139 63 197
Hotel Rif
Hotel Rif
Hotel Rif
Merzouga
Kasbah Leila - Oasis Bivouacs
Standard : Berber Tent
Address :-
Ras Erg Chebbi
Merzouga
Ph. :
+212 5355 78 281
Kasbah Leila - Oasis Bivouacs
Kasbah Leila - Oasis Bivouacs
Kasbah Leila - Oasis Bivouacs
Midelt
Kasbah Asmaa Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Route D'Errachidia km 3
Midelt
Ph. :
+212 5355 80 409
Kasbah Asmaa Hotel
Kasbah Asmaa Hotel
Kasbah Asmaa Hotel
Ouarzazate
Kenzi Azghor Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Avenue Prince Moulay Rachid
Ouarzazate
Ph. :
+212 6737 36 313
Kenzi Azghor Hotel
Kenzi Azghor Hotel
Kenzi Azghor Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
04 Nov 2017
31 Dec 2017
1,259.00
310.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Moroccan Melodies Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
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09 Sep 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
10%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2018
Deposit Option available for Moroccan Melodies Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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