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Grand Tour of Morocco
 
Holiday Length: 11 days
Departs:
Selected Saturdays
Start City:
Casablanca
End City:
Casablanca
Type of Holiday:
Coach Tour

The Grand Tour of Morocco is the ideal coach tour to discover the best
of Morocco in all its diversity & cultural blends, including Moorish, Andalus, Roman, Portuguese & desert tribes influences. From lively Medinas to the flowing dunes of the desert, jazzy Essaouira and the charming Atlantic Coast, this tour has it all.


ITINERARY
   
     
 Saturday - Day 1   Casablanca
    Welcome to morocco. Upon arrival in Casablanca you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
     
 Sunday - Day 2       Casablanca - Rabat
   

Morning discovery of Casablanca with external visit to the Hassan II Mosque before strolling along the Ain Diab Corniche. Later, depart for Rabat. Visit the Hassan tower, Mohamed V Mausoleum, Kasbah of Oudayas and the medina. (B,D)

     
 Monday - Day 3   Rabat - Meknes - Fez
   

Explore the triumphal Roman arches & basilicas of the excavated archaeological site of Volubilis. Continue to Meknes, the Moroccan Versailles founded in the 17th century by Moulay Ismail. Visit Bab Mansour, the most beautifully preserved gate in Morocco, Hari Souani & the old Medina. Overnight in Fez. (B,D)

                              
   
 Tuesday - Day 4   Fez
   

Spend the day exploring Fez. The medina of Fez is one of the largest living medieval cities in the world. Its narrow winding labyrinth of alleys is crammed with restaurants, open markets, tanneries and traditional crafts workshops.(B,D)

                                  
   
 Wednesday - Day 5   Fez - Midelt  - Erfoud
    This morning visit the Berber village of Arzou, renown for its handicrafts. Continue though Midelt, along a series of fortified villages and across the Ziz River to Erfoud. Gateway to the desert, Erfoud is famous for its fossil sites. (B,D)
Optional excursion by Land Rover to the stunning Merzouga Dunes.
     
 Thursday - Day 6   Erfoud - Tineghir - Ouarzazate
   

Depart to Tineghir via Rissani. Visit the ruins of Ksar Abbar and travel along the Tinjdad road
into the stunning Todra Gorge, and its impressive escarpments. Continue onto Ouarzazate via the sublime Dades Valley. (B,D)

     
 Friday - Day 7   Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
   

Morning visit of Ouarzazate and continue to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the ancient Kasbah, which has been the backdrop of many movies including 'Gladiator' and
'The Mummy.' Continue via the Tiz-In-Tichka Pass (2260m) and Taddert to Marrakech. (B,D)

     
 Saturday - Day 8   Marrakech
   

Today discover Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city known as the "Pearl of the South". Visit the Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque (exterior), Bahia Palace and the Menara Gardens. Later, explore the souks and DjemaĆ¢ el Fna Square with its varied nonstop entertainment including snake charmers, singers and story tellers. (B)

     
 Sunday - Day 9   Marrakech - Essaouira
    This morning drive to Essaouira, known in the past as Mogador. Visit this former typical Portuguese harbour with fine examples of both Moorish & Portuguese art. (B,D)
     
 Monday - Day 10   Essaouira - Casablanca
   

Today visit El Oualidia and continue along the Atlantic Coast to reach the charming port town of El Jadida.  After some to explore continue to Casablanca. (B,D)

     
 Tuesday - Day 11   Casablanca 
    Departure transfer to the airport (B).
     

INCLUSIONS





  • Tourist class accommodation with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast and 9 dinners
  • Air Conditioned modern transport
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • porterage at hotels
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees as per itinerary
NOTE:

Note: Another 11 day tour finishing in Marrakech and offering First Class accommodation is available (departs on Saturdays ex Casablanca).


 
   

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