Highlights of Morocco

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Our affordable tour of Morocco truly is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, revealing intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travel lover wanting to explore and learn about a new destination. This itinerary takes in the Impe...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    Our affordable tour of Morocco truly is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, revealing intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travel lover wanting to explore and learn about a new destination. This itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, such as Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat, as well as inspiring cities, like Ouarzazate, Casablanca and Erfoud. In the red city of Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, the main square and exotic bazaar, offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, take an optional tour to visit the ancient medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this comprehensive and affordable tour of Morocco, you will also be enchanted by beautiful oasis, stunned by the beauty of the desert, and surprised by the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas. You’ll also visit Casablanca and see its modern great Mosque and Meknes, where you'll visit the royal stables built to once house 12,000 royal horses. Your tour also takes you to Ouarzazate, where you'll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, and the amazing, fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, used as set to the “Gladiator” movie. Stop at the mountain resort of Ifrane; overnight in Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, and visit Rabat, Morocco’s vibrant capital. From the Middle Atlas mountain range and Ziz Gorges to arid desert, this budget-minded Morocco vacation will amaze you with spectacular scenery.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
End CityCASABLANCA

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Europe

Attractions

  • Ait Benhaddou
  • Casablanca
  • Erfoud
  • Fez
  • Marrakesh
  • Ouarzazate
  • Rabat

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and travel companions.

Day 2: CASABLANCA–RABAT–MEKNES–FEZ

Skirt the Atlantic coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. The highlights of the included sightseeing tour are the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. Continue to Meknes and see its monumental gates, mosque, pal...

Day 3: FEZ

Spend the day at leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina, UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the optional sightseeing tour. You’ll walk through a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to brilliantly hued souks. (Breakfast)

Day 4: FEZ–IFRANE–ERFOUD

Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and windswept plains as you travel across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages...

Day 5: ERFOUD

The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert. (Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 6: ERFOUD–THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND KASBAHS–OUARZAZATE

Upon leaving Erfoud, we learn about the Khettaras, ancient underground irrigation systems. Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra...

Day 7: OUARZAZATE–AÏT BENHADDOU–TIZI-N-TICHKA PASS–MARRAKESH

Travel to Aït Benhaddou, an ancient, fortified city, famous as a film location for “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator.” Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 7,414-foot-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountai...

Day 8: MARRAKESH

The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating Jemaa-el-Fna square and its exotic bazaar, Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens. You’ll feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time. (Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 9: MARRAKESH–CASABLANCA

Leave Morocco’s magical city of Marrakesh for the journey back to Casablanca. On arrival, see the main sights and visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque in the company of a Local Guide. Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km (Breakfast)

Day 10: CASABLANCA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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