9 Days | Highlights of Morocco Tour escorted by Audrey Voth Petkau

Main destination Morocco · About Escorted or Guided Tour

9 Days | Highlights of Morocco Tour escorted by Audrey Voth Petkau

Main destination Morocco · About Escorted or Guided Tour
Photo credit: Xiquinho Silva

Join TourMagination President Audrey Voth Petkau on a special tour to one of her favourite destinations! Morocco is home to spectacular landscapes, a vibrant cultural history, and welcoming people. On this unforgettable tour, you’ll experience firsthand why Morocco is so irresistible. See Africa’s largest mosque in Casablanca. Discover Morocco’s spiritual and intellectual history in Fes, including the world’s first university. Stay overnight in a luxurious camp in the Sahara Desert and take a sunrise camel ride through the sand dunes. Get a taste of local culture in marketplaces and city centres.

Highlights of Morocco Tour, March 28-April 5, 2020,

escorted by Audrey Voth Petkau


Fare per person:
CAD: Double Occupancy $3,654; Single Supplement $795
USD: Double Occupancy $2,924; Single Supplement $636
Important note: Costs could increase if you sign up less than 90 days before a tour begins

Fare includes:

  • All land transportation within the tour
  • Group departure & arrival transfers
  • Accommodations
  • Entrance fees included in itinerary
  • Expert tour leaders and knowledgeable local guides
  • All breakfasts, all dinners
  • Gratuities for drivers, guides, and group meals

Fare excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Departure and arrival transfers if separate from group
  • Lunches
  • Drinks with meals
  • Travel medical (out-of-country emergency) and cancellation/interruption insurance

Insurance
Travel medical (out-of-country emergency) insurance and cancellation/interruption insurance are not mandatory but are highly recommended.

Payments
All rates shown are in effect at time of printing (May 2019). Although every effort is made to maintain the prices as established, TourMagination does reserve the right to adjust prices on this tour should it become necessary. The published price is guaranteed when paid in full. We accept check/cheque payments, and credit card payments. Please note that payments made using credit cards will be charged a 3% fee.

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, March 28: Casablanca

Saturday, March 28: Casablanca
Arrive in Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, and meet the rest of your travelling companions. Discover some of Casablanca’s wonders on a city tour, beginning with a walk around the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa, with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the Ain Diab Corniche for a stroll along the beautiful coastline. Visit the Habous Quarter, the oldest part of Casablanca, which houses the Royal Palace. Then continue to the Mohammad V Square in the heart of the city centre. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at Rick’s Café.

Day 2: Sunday, March 29: Chefchaouen

Sunday, March 29: Chefchaouen
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Chefchaouen as the flat plains and rolling hills transform into the mountainous landscape of the Rif range. Chefchaouen is a city well known for the striking blue-painted buildings in its Old Town. Discover Plaza Outa el-Hamman, the main square, as well as the red-walled Kasbah, a 15th century fortress and dungeon. Visit the Chefchaouen Ethnographic Museum, and see the octagonal minaret of the Great Mosque that rises nearby.

Day 3: Monday, March 30: Volubilis / Fes

Visit Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site that contains Morocco’s best-preserved Roman ruins, including some exceptional mosaics. Continue to Fes, the oldest of Morocco’s four imperial cities, considered to have the most complete medina in the Arab world. Relatively untouched since it was founded over 1,000 years ago, the haphazard streets provide a sense of what it was like to live during medieval times in Morocco.

Day 4: Tuesday, March 31: Fes

Enjoy a guided full-day city tour of Fes, Morocco’s spiritual and intellectual capital. The city’s numerous monuments have many stories to tell. Visit the Jemaa El Karaouine, the first university to be established in the world, and the Madrasa Bou Inania, known for its outstanding Marinid style architecture. See tanneries, artisan quarters, fascinating souks, and much more.

Day 5: Wednesday, April 1: Merzouga

Wednesday, April 1: Merzouga
Leave behind the fascinating history of Fes as you head to a totally different part of Morocco—the Sahara Desert. On the way, pass through many Berber cities and villages. Board your 4×4 vehicle and continue on to Merzouga, a small village in the Sahara Desert, for your overnight stay in a luxurious desert camp.

Day 6: Thursday, April 2: Merzouga / Tinghir / Kalaat M’Gouna / Ouarzazate

Early this morning, from the back of a camel enjoy a magical sunrise on the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Return to camp for breakfast. Later, admire a contrasting landscape on a short walk through Tinghir. Tinghir is a beautiful green valley more than 40 kilometres in length, rich with palm trees, olives, almonds, and many other crops. Just north of Tinghir is Todra Gorge, a deep cut wall in the mountains of the High Atlas, and an incredible sight. Continue on to Kalaat M’Gouna along the Dadès Valley, famous for cultivating roses—expect to find many fine, rose-infused products here. End the day in Ouarzazate, Morocco’s version of Hollywood.

Day 7: Friday, April 3: Ouarzazate / Marrakech

Friday, April 3: Ouarzazate / Marrakech
Today’s city tour of Ouarzazate includes a stop at Taourirt Kasbah, considered one of the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco. You will also visit Tifoultoute Kasbah with its remarkable views over the valley. Visit the cinematographic studios where many great films were and are still being shot. Continue on to the wonderful fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, the most spectacular fortress village in the south of Morocco and where many great movies were filmed, including Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth. Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the spectacular Tiz-In Tichka Pass to Marrakech.

Day 8: Saturday, April 4: Marrakech

Saturday, April 4: Marrakech
Take a tour of Marrakech, the capital of the south. Marrakech is a charming city with its famous Jemaa El Fna Square brimming with food stalls, snake charmers, musicians, and fortune tellers. The 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, and Menara Gardens are just a few of the architectural highlights of the city. Also enjoy walking along the charming narrow streets of the old Medina. During free time, explore the square at your own pace. On your last evening together, share memories over dinner and watch a Fantasia Show at Chez Ali.

Day 9: Sunday, April 5: Marrakech / Casablanca

Enjoy a free morning to rediscover Marrakech before returning to Casablanca to say farewell and depart for home.
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