Take in all the splendour and diversity of Morocco during this 8 day tour. With all entrance fees paid and two meals included most days, this itinerary is perfect for those travellers wanting to experience this exotic destination in a carefree way.
- Discover the secrets of the enigmatic Moulay Idriss, the sacred town only recently opened for tourists.
- Journey through diverse lands from Ifrane, a delightful ski resort in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest, to the edge of the Sahara.
- Experience a Diffa Fantasia dinner served under caïdal tents at the famous Chez Ali Restaurant.
Day 1: Casablanca (D)
Upon arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport you will be warmly welcomed to Morocco by our local operator and escorted to your hotel. Your accommodation is reserved for one night, with dinner and breakfast included. The remainder of the day is at leisure to unwind and absorb the colourful local atmosphere.
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat (B D)
Following breakfast you will be met by your expert local guide who will uncover Casablanca’s hidden gems. This city gained even more fame following the release of the movie Casablanca, starring Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. View the exterior of the great Hassan II Mosque and visit the Mohamed V and United Nations Squares, Central Market, the Habbous Sector and the original old city quarters of Anfa. Then meander along the Aïn Diab Coast, soaking up the aromas of many amazing restaurants. Embark on the enchanting journey to Rabat, the white imperial city. A delightful mix of past and present, this city was founded in the 12th century and contains many wondrous sites. Late afternoon check-in at your hotel in time for dinner.
Day 3: Rabat - Meknes - Fez (B D)
After breakfast, depart for Fez – the oldest of the imperial cities in Morocco. Journey overland via the Roman ruins of Volubilis famed for their amazing preservation and stunning mosaic floors. Then onto the sacred town of Moulay Idriss before continuing to Meknes. Known as “the Moroccan Versailles,” Meknes was founded late in the 17th century and contains some of the world’s best examples of Maghreb Architecture. Marvel at the beautifully preserved mosaic gate Bab Mansour, before visiting Hari Souani and the enchanting old medina. Dinner is included with both nights at your hotel in Fez.
Day 4: Fez (B D)
Discover Fez, the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco. Visit the Medersas, Karaouine Mosque and the famous Nejjarine Fountain. Continue after lunch with a trip back in time to the medieval Medina, where you will see craftsmen breathing new life into their age-old methods. A program of renewal has seen a myriad of eateries take up residence amongst the medieval alleyways. From the traditional tagine to contemporary artisanal delicacies inspired by the local produce and many spices found in the medina, there is something for everyone. Return to your hotel for dinner – if you still have room!
Day 5: Fez - Beni-Mellal – Marrakech (B D)
After breakfast depart to Marrakech, crossing the incredible Atlas region. You will begin to appreciate the diversity of Moroccan geography as we travel through Immouzer du Kander, Azrou and Ifrane - a delightful ski resort in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest. Some peaceful relaxation and lunch in Beni-Mellal before the journey continues overland to Marrakech. After the symphony of colours in the cities already visited, the red earth of the country contrasting with the clear blue sky and the eternal green palms will paint a different but just as wondrous palette. Dinner will be provided at your hotel in Marrakech.
Day 6: Marrakech (B L)
Explore the wonders of Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. Known as the “Pearl of the South,” you will visit the Saâdian Tombs, the Koutoubia, Bahia Palace and the Menara Gardens with its delightful pavilion that sits above a reflective pool. Later visit the souks (markets) and explore the latticework of winding little streets and Djemaâ El Fna Square. This district, famed for its entertainment, features storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters and more.
Tonight, option to join a Diffa Fantasia dinner: dinner will be served under caïdal tents at the famous Chez Ali Restaurant, while enjoying a fantasia performance with camel and horse shows, folkloric and belly dancers.
Day 7: Marrakech - Casablanca (B D)
After breakfast, a morning is set aside for your leisure. Use it for a final plunge into the atmosphere of Marrakech or relaxation by the pool of the hotel. In the afternoon, departure to Casablanca to your hotel and dinner.
Day 8: Casablanca / Airport (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight
- Airport greeting
- Return airport transfers
- 24/7 local support network
- All other transfers as specified in itinerary
- Tourist class hotels with private facilities
- Daily buffet breakfasts
- Other meals as specified on itinerary
- Overland journeys in modern air-conditioned vehicle
- Highlights as specified in itinerary and additional hidden gems as identified by local guides
- Professional licenced guides - multilingual unless confirmed otherwise
- Entrance fees to all highlights when required
- Porterage at all hotels
- Morocco Travel Notes - as issued by Innovative Travel
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
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