Morocco in Splendour
Casablanca Grande Mosque Hassan
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Moulay-Ismail-Mausoleum
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Morocco in Splendour

Morocco in Splendour

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Small Group Tour (minimum 2 / maximum 8 passengers)
8 Days ex Casablanca, ending in Marrakech
Departs Saturdays
 

Itinerary also available on a private basis with daily departures - price on application

Embark on an exceptional 8-day journey where the mysteries of this enchanting destination unfold. Immerse yourself in the very heart of Morocco, discovering the charm of royal cities and the tranquil beauty of the desert. Stay in carefully chosen hotels and experience a night in a Nomadic Tent in the desert for a truly unique encounter.  

Highlights

  • Discover the dynamic allure of Casablanca, the Economic Capital of Morocco
  • Explore the enchanting medieval alleyways of the Fez Medina, where time seems to stand still
  • Admire the Roman ruins of Volubilis, featuring well-preserved remnants and stunning mosaic floors, offering a glimpse into Morocco's ancient past
  • Wander through the historic city of Meknes with its iconic Bab Mansour gate and extensive ramparts
  • Delve into the Administrative Capital of Rabat
  • Uncover the vibrant streets of Marrakech, with its renowned Jemaa El-Fna square
  • Experience a night in a luxuriously designed Bedouin style tent in the Agafay desert

Day 1: Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco. On arrival you will be met by a representative of our local operator and transferred to your hotel where your accommodation is reserved for one night. Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 2: Casablanca - Fez (B)

This morning discover Casablanca’s hidden gems. This city gained even more fame following the release of the movie Casablanca, starring Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Visit the Habous district, the Royal Palace, Mohamed V Square, the residential area of Anfa and view the exterior of the great Hassan II Mosque. After lunch (optional) continue to Fez. Remainder of day at leisure. Overnight Fez

Day 3: Fez (B)

The entire day is devoted to discovering Fez, the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco. Visit the Royal Palace, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the famous Nejjarine Fountain and the outside of Moulay Idriss mausoleum and Karaouine Mosque. Experience a typical lunch (optional) in a traditional restaurant located in the heart of the Medina where 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. Continue in the afternoon with a trip back in time through the medieval Medina and its souks where you will see craftsmen breathing new life into their age-old methods. Overnight Fez.

Day 4: Fez – Volubilis - Meknes - Rabat (B)

This morning you will depart for Rabat, the Administrative Capital. En-route stop for a panoramic view of the holy city of Moulay Driss and visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, famed for their amazing preservation and stunning mosaic floors. Travel on to Meknes, the Ismalia capital with the longest ramparts in Morocco (40km). 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, the Royal Stables and the Jewish Quarter. Continue to Rabat for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Rabat - Marrakech (B)

This morning embark on an enchanting journey through the white imperial city of Rabat. A delightful mix of past and present, this city was founded in the 12th century and contains many wondrous sites. Visit the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Quadayas Garden & Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower Mosque.   After lunch (optional) continue to Marrakech for a two-night stay.

Day 6: Marrakech (B)

Explore the wonders of Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco, known as “the Ochre City” and the “Pearl of the South,”. In the morning your historical visit includes the Menara Gardens with its delightful pavilion that sits above a reflective pool, the Bahai Palace, the Koutoubia and Dar Si Said Museum.

In the afternoon discover the souks and handicraft quarters. Explore the latticework of winding little streets and the famous Djemaâ El Fna Square. This district, famed for its entertainment, features storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters and more. Overnight Marrakech.

Day 7: Marrakech - Agafay (BD)

This morning head towards the Stone desert of Agafay. Afternoon at leisure with a range of optional activities available, including camel rides, quad biking and more! Dinner and overnight in a nomadic tent in Agafay

Day 8: Agafay - Marrakech Airport (B)

Transfer to Marrakech airport for your onward flight.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Airport meet and assist and return airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation with private facilities
    6 nights hotel accommodation, 1 night luxury Bedouin style tent)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Modern air-conditioned touring vehicle
  • Sightseeing and visits as specified in itinerary
    For group size of 1-4 passengers, local guides in Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez & Marrakech.   For group size of 5+ passengers, permanent guide througout
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per the itinerary
  • VAT taxes
  • 24/7 support in Morocco
  • Assistance of local representatives
  • Morocco Travel Notes - issued by Innovative Travel

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares
  • Meals other than those specifed in inclusions
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Porterage
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the following or similar

Casablanca

Sofitel Tour Blanche

Fez

Hotel Sahrai

Rabat

Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses

Marrakech

Sofitel Lounge & Spa

Agafay

White Camel (Nomadic Tent)

Private touring in Morocco
On our private tours of Morocco, touring is by private air-conditioned car with a driver. Arabic and French are the main languages spoken in Morocco with English the 3rd and not often spoken language. Your driver will have some English capability, but is not a licensed professional guide and communication maybe basic at times. It is important that if you have any issues in communicating that you contact the local representative office.
English speaking local guides will be organised by the driver in each city (as specified in your itinerary) in order to provide a more thorough commentary about the city they are a specialist of. Local guides will also help you should you require more information or recommendations on local restaurants or attractions. Please remember that Morocco is a large country and some days of touring will necessitate long periods of driving. There also may be times when, due to road conditions, the itinerary may vary slightly.  
If you prefer the services of a full time guide who will accompany you throughout your private holiday, please request this option.  
Morocco has a tradition of a multi course lunches, heavier and longer than what we are used to in New Zealand. If you prefer to have a lighter and quicker lunch, please ensure this is explained to your driver.
 
Ramadan
During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims fast, abstaining from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours (approx. 7am-6.30pm). As a sign of respect, tourists should also try to refrain from these activities in public during the fasting hours. Restaurants and cafes in hotels will be open, however limited alcohol may be available over this time and is usually not served until after sunset and some riads and other locations may not serve alcohol at all during this period. In 2024, Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of Sunday 10th March. After 30 days, or on sighting the full moon, Eid Al Fitr is celebrated & most public and private institutions close for at least three days.
 
Riads
Riads are traditional town houses typically build around an open courtyard. They offer a unique and authentic style of accommodation and usually feature less than 10 rooms. They are generally family-run properties with limited staff undertaking multiple roles and duties. Depending on their standard Riads may not offer all the facilities you would expect to find in a modern hotel. I.e. the Wi-Fi internet access may be limited, there may not be a lift and the breakfast is usually more limited in choices and does vary from Riad to Riad. But the unique and charming atmosphere and the location in the heart of the Medina make up for it. During the Ramadan period, services are more restricted in riads. If you prefer the full services offered by 5 star international hotels, please request an alternative itinerary on this basis.
 

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.