The Magical Kingdom of Morocco

The Magical Kingdom of Morocco

$2800 per person

This is an ancient kingdom of mountains and deserts, of semi-nomadic Berber tribes and sophisticated city dwellers. It is a country defined by its markets, where bargaining for carpets, silver jewelry, fine leather, ceramics and inlaid wooden boxes is a respected tradition. The High Atlas…

This is an ancient kingdom of mountains and deserts, of semi-nomadic Berber tribes and sophisticated city dwellers. It is a country defined by its markets, where bargaining for carpets, silver jewelry, fine leather, ceramics and inlaid wooden boxes is a respected tradition.

The High Atlas Mountains dramatically divide Morocco; its fertile farmland and most of its cities lying west towards the Atlantic while the great Sahara Desert spreads away to the east. And when it comes to scenery, think Lawrence of Arabia, filmed near Ouarzazate on the old caravan routes. Visit deep valleys filled with date palms and lush oases, see the sun rise over a sea of sand dunes at the edge of the desert, and picture yourself in a Kasbah (fortress) built in the days of the French Foreign Legion.

Writers have rhapsodized about Morocco, painters have tried to capture its essence but only through the experience of travelling in this breathtaking country can you come to understand and appreciate its uniqueness. Add to all this superb food, enchanting hotels and warm, hospitable people and what you get is Morocco at its very best!

Accommodations:

No 5 Boutique Art Hotel

Location: 5 Brighton Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6019, South Africa

Step into a world of unsurpassed sophistication & excellence at the exclusive No5 Boutique Art Hotel in Port Elizabeth. Nestled in the upmarket beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, No5 Boutique Art Hotel is less than ten minutes from the airport and within 100 metres of the Indian Ocean. No stone was left unturned to ensure that our ten exquisite suites are masterpieces of comfort and opulence. No5 Boutique Art Hotel is superb accommodation for business conferences or pleasure, offering the service excellence that the Mantis Group is renowned for the world over.

Features:
- Bar/Lounge
- Beach
- Fitness Centre
- Free Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free Parking
- Restaurant
- Room Service
- Suites
- Swimming Pool

Wassim Hotel

Location: Bd. Hassan 11 | Rue du Liban, Fes, Morocco

The ten-story Hotel Wassim is located in the heart of the new town of Fez and is close to Fez Saiss Airport and the Royal Golf. The 104 rooms are comfortable and well equipped. The parking is available for 30 vehicles. The hotel has an external terrace, at the ground level which has an access to the English bar and the snack bar. Enjoy the international restaurant and the night club. Hotel Wassim is a 4-Star superior category hotel. The architecture and decoration of the hotel combines functionality and discrete refinement.

Features:
- Bar/Lounge
- Free Breakfast
- Restaurant
- Room Service
- Shuttle Bus service

Reda Hotel
Palms Hotel
Riad Karam Hotel

Location: Cite Founty | BP 694, Agadir, Morocco

Located in the Medina, Dar El Karam is a 5-minute drive from the famous Djemaa El Fna square. It features free Wi-Fi in all areas, a terrace, and a patio with plunge pool. Featuring a traditional and colourful décor, all accommodations are fitted with air-conditioning. Suites offer a seating area with a satellite TV. Each unit includes a private bathroom with a shower. Dar El Karam is a 10-minute drive from Majorelle Garden and 39 km from Ourika Valley. Toubkal National Park is 75 km from the property. Marrakesh-Menara International Airport is 10 km from Dar El Karam. For a fee, an airport shuttle can be arranged by the property.

Features:
- Outdoor Pool (All Year)
- Terrace
- Sun Deck
- Internet - Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
- Shared Lounge/TV Area
- Air conditioning
- Heating

Palace D’Anfa Hotel
Les Merinides

Location: Borj Nord, Fes, Morocco (Formerly Hotel Le Meridien Merinides)

Wake up to a nice breakfast or enjoy an evening meal at this 5 star Fes hotel as it has its own restaurant. If you want low-key dining options, you will be pleased to find barbecue grills, a snack bar/deli and 24-hour room service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out. An internet point is available. Free newspapers, a safe, TV, fireplace and coffee are on offer in the lobby. Other amenities include a train station pick-up service, free parking, gift shops/newsstands, an elevator (lift), a garden, concierge services and laundry facilities.

Features:
- Bar / Lounge
- Business Centre with Internet Access
- Free Breakfast
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Free Parking
- Restaurant
- Room Service
- Shuttle Bus service
- Suites
- Swimming Pool

Pickalbatros Royal Mirage Fes Hotel

Location: Avenue Des Far, 30000 Fès

The Pickalbatros Royal Mirage Fes Hotel enjoys a prime location within the heart of Fès with easy access to the city’s business districts and many of the city’s museum and cultural attractions. The Royal Mirage Hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms, including 5 Royal Suites and 7 Junior Suites, all modern and elegantly furnished. Guests can discover the Fassie gastronomy in the restaurant Al Wadi. Traditional dishes are served every night. Close to the region of Fès is the small village of Ifrane and its mountains, a perfect place to visit. The hotel is located only 15 minutes by car from Fès-Saiss Airport.

Features:
- Bar / Lounge
- Beach
- Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Free Parking
- Restaurant
- Room Service
- Suites
- Swimming Pool

Riad Lamane

Location: Amezrou, 47900 Zagora

Set in Draa Oasis, this typical Moroccan-style Riad features an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees. It offers air-conditioned accommodation, and a tented dining room in the garden. Guests of the bed and breakfast Riad Lamane can choose from rooms with balcony, bungalows and tents. They are all equipped with a minibar and a shared bathroom. A buffet breakfast is provided every morning. There are 3 on-site restaurants, each serving Moroccan specialities. Guests can either have their meals under a tent, in a traditional dining room with fireplace, or on the terrace. Riad Lamane is just one km from Zagora, and offers free private parking. The reception is open 24-hour and free Wi-Fi access is available in the entire bed and breakfast Lamane.

Features:
- Outdoor pool
- Garden + Terrace
- Bicycle rental
- Library
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Free! Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Car hire
- 24-hour front desk
- Tour desk
- Luggage storage
- Laundry
- Meeting/banquet facilities
- Fax/photocopying
- Gift shop

Hotel Ksar Assalassil

Location: B.P: 251, route Errachidia, Erfoud, Morocco

Hotel Ksar Assalassil (Riad) in Eroud renowned for its luxury, impeccable service and fine restaurant, Andalous. With spectacular views of the oasis of Pameraie and desert, hotel Ksar Assalassil is ideal for those traveling for business or pleasure. Ksar Assalassil is situated in south-east Morocco, set in a palm grove 1 km from central Erfoud. It has an outdoor pool, a floral garden and spacious 4-star guest rooms. Each of the Assalassil’s rooms has a luxurious, traditional Moroccan design and high ceilings. They all have a private bathroom, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi internet. All rooms also have a balcony or terrace with views of the garden. Guests can enjoy tea, refreshing drinks and Moroccan and international cuisine served in the Ksar Assalassil restaurant, garden or terrace. Guests of the Ksar Assalassil can enjoy camping trips into the desert. The hotel is happy to arrange comfortable tents and guided tours.

Features:
- Outdoor pool (all year)
- Garden and Terrace
- Hiking
- Cycling
- Massage
- Bicycle rental
- Library
- Restaurant/Bar
- Free! WiFi is available in rooms and public areas and is free of charge.
- Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Room Service
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-in/check-out
- Meeting/banquet facilities
- VIP room facilities

Le Berbere Palace Hotel

Location: Quartier Mansour Eddahbi | Village Berbere, B.p 165, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco

This hotel has 3 restaurants. If you want low-key dining options, you will be pleased to find barbecue grills and 24-hour room service. No matter how busy you are, take some time out to de-stress as you will find a spa tub and a sauna on site. Don't forget your swimming goggles and swimsuit as this hotel features an outdoor pool. There is also a poolside bar and a bar/lounge so guests can sip a refreshing drink by the pool or indoors. Additional leisure facilities include a library. Knowledgeable staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide express check-in and express check-out.

Features:
- Bar / Lounge
- Business Centre with Internet Access
- Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
- Free Breakfast
- Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )Free Parking
- Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
- Restaurant
- Room Service
- Shuttle Bus service
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair access

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Casablanca. Minimum 2 people
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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Day 1 Arrive Casablanca
Arrive in the coastal city of Casablanca where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: D
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Day 2 Casablanca
Following breakfast, enjoy a tour of this important and wealthiest city in Morocco. Drive through the United Nations Square and past the outside of Hassan ll Mosque with its 600ft high minaret, the tallest in the world. Also visit the Central Market, the more modern Habous Quarter and then the beautiful Ain Diab Corniche whose beaches and beach clubs overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The evening is at leisure with dinner at the hotel. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: D
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Day 3 Casablanca – Rabat - Meknes - Fes
Set off after breakfast for Fes stopping in Rabat and Meknes en route. Rabat, the country’s capital has impressive buildings such as the Hassan Tower, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the atmospheric Casbah of Oudayas. Next visit Meknes, a walled city renowned for its Moorish architecture, particularly the gate of Bab El Mansour, the palace complex of Dar El Beida and the Moulay Ismail Stables. Arrive in the early evening in Fes where you will spend the next 2 nights. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 4 Fes
The day is devoted to touring this fascinating and ancient city. Within its walls and beyond the great entrance gate of Bab Boujloud awaits tiny alleyways in the souks (markets), mosques, fountains, historic study halls and palaces. Visit a leather tannery as well as a carpet co-operative and much more. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 5 Fes - Marrakech
Today’s journey of approximately 7 hours takes you south through the wonderful Moroccan countryside with the ever-present Atlas Mountains as part of the scenery. En route stop at Beni Mellal where you can have lunch and visit a 17th Century market. Continue on to Marrakech where you will spend the next 3 nights. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 6 Marrakech
Spend the day touring beautiful Marrakech surrounded by its pink sand-stone walls and with the High Atlas Mountains making a dramatic backdrop. Visit the exquisite Majorelle Garden full of rare plants. Next see the towering Koutoubia Minaret followed by a tour of the mausoleums for Morocco’s sultans, the Saadien Tombs. Visit the Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum Palace full of Berber artificts. After a stop for lunch, spend the afternoon walking around Djemaa El Fna, a massive square that is the heart and soul of Marrakech. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 7 Excursions to Asini and Ouirgane
A half-day excursion to the villages of Asini and Ouirgane. Nestled in the foothills, below the highest peaks in the Atlas Mountains, these villages are home to Berber tribes and offer some interesting shopping opportunities. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 8 Marrakech – Ouarzazate - Zagora
Travel this morning to Zagora over the Tizi n' Tichka pass (2610m) driving through spectacular mountain scenery as you cross the High Atlas and descend into the lush valleys of date palms, figs, and olive trees. Stopping at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou where many films such as Lawrence of Arabia have been set, walk through this fortified village before continuing on to Zagora. Overnight in this oasis-like town located in the beautiful Draa Valley. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 9 Zagora - Erfoud
Today’s journey takes you along the western edge of the Sahara Desert en route to Erfoud with a stop in Tazzarine, a small oasis town. Late in the afternoon visit Rissani where the dune comes right to the edge of the town. Stop for the night in Erfoud. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 10 Erfoud - Ouarzazate
Get up before it gets light this morning to see one of the most spectacular dawns at Merzouga where the sun rises up over the massive Saharan sand dunes. After breakfast back in Erfoud, set off for Ouarzazate, travelling through Thinghir where you will drive up into the stunning Toddrah Gorge. Then continue on to Ouarzazate where you will spend the night. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 11 Ouarzazate - Marrakech
This morning there will be a visit to the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate before travelling back over the mountains to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakech for a 2-night stay. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 12 Marrakech
A full day is at leisure to relax or do some last minute souvenir shopping in Marrakech. Overnight at your selected hotel Included Meals: BD
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Day 13 Marrakech
After and early breakfast and checkout of your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Included Meals: B
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InclusionsNot Included
Meet & Greet service on arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V International AirportInternational Airfare, airport taxes and security related fees
Private transfers airport/hotel in MoroccoMeals not described in the itinerary
12 nights’ accommodation as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities, based on double occupancyTips and gratuities to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff, room service etc.
Meals as described by BLDTravel Insurance Visa Fees (if applicable)
Transportation by chauffeur driven air-conditioned minivan or busItems of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
Services of a professional English speaking guide for all servicesAny optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
Sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance feesAny pre or post accommodation nights (if applicable)
Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation.