MOROCCO TOURS CE10: Highlights of Morocco (10 days/9 nights) – Group Tours of Morocco and Private Tours of Morocco

For 2013 we have added some exciting new itineraries to our Berber Treasures Morocco group tours of Morocco.  As always all you can choose to take any of our Morocco tours on your own private tour of Morocco or by joining one of our terrific small group tours of Morocco.

MOROCCO TOUR 10:  Highlights of Morocco (10 days/9 nights)

This Morocco tours 10 day itinerary showcases Morocco’s imperial cities with their exotic old medinas and souks, the fabulous Sahara Desert of Morocco with its romantic kasbahs, soaring sand dunes and magnificent gorges, and the majestic High Atlas Mountains – the perfect introduction to Morocco travel if you only have time for a short Morocco holiday.  This itinerary operates as one of our deluxe Cultural Experience group tours of Morocco or you can choose it for your own private Morocco tour.

Ө  Itinerary Overview

Ө  Morocco Group Tours Departure Dates & Pricing

Ө  Morocco Private Tours Dates

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS

*         8 nights’ accommodation riads, kasbahs & hotels
*         1 night camping in Berber nomad’s tents at Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert oasis camp
*         9 breakfasts
*         2 dinners ((Merzouga & Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert Camp)
*         Full-day city tour of Marrakech with English speaking licensed professional local guide
*         Full-day city tour of Fez with English speaking licensed professional  local guide
*         Entrance Fees for included sightseeing
*         Airport transfer
*         Overnight Sahara Desert camel safari in Erg Chebbi Dunes
*         Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide

MOROCCO TOUR 10 ITINERARY

Day 1:    Casablanca

Begin your tour of Morocco when you arrive at Casablanca Airport and are met by your Berber Treasures Morocco tour driver guide and transferred to your Casablanca hotel.  Afternoon city tour of Casablanca ’s principal sights.  Overnight in Casablanca.

Day 2:    Casablanca – El Jadida – Marrakech

Travel south along Morocco’s Atlantic coastline to the historic El Jadida with it’s interesting Moroccan and Portuguese heritage.  Turning inland your Morocco travel adventure takes you to the wondrous old imperial city of Marrakech – a highlight of all Morocco tours and your first experience of the magical Morocco riads in your Marrakech riad located in the heart of the old Marrakech medina.  Overnight in Marrakech.  (Breakfast)

Day 3:    Marrakech

Full-day city tour of Marrakech with your expert local Marrakech travel guide.  Your heritage tour of Marrakech showcases the city’s stunning past and allows you to immerse yourself in sights, sounds and smells of this captivating city.  Explore Marrakech’s UNESCO world heritage designated old walled medina, La Bahia Palace, el-Badi Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, Place Djemaa El-Fna with it magicians, story tellers and snake charmers and Marrakech’s famous souks.   Overnight in Marrakech.  (Breakfast) 

Day 4:    Marrakech – Tizi n’Tickha (High Atlas Mountains) – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Making your way into the soaring High Atlas Mountains and through the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 m), the highest pass through the High Atlas Mountains, you travel to Morocco s fabulous Sahara Desert.  Visit the spectacular UNESCO world heritage designated ksar village of Ait Benhaddou where you will see some of Morocco’s most exotic and best preserved kasbahs – a must on all Morocco tours to the desert.  Resuming your journey you continue on to the oasis town of Ouarzazate, strategically located on the crossroads of old desert caravan routes – formerly an old French Foreign Legion garrison and now the movie making capital of Morocco.  Overnight in Ouarzazate.  (Breakfast)

Day 5:    Ouarzazate – Todra Gorge – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

Your Morocco travel adventure takes you along the stretch of road known as the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, through the Roses Valley and on to the Berber town of Tingehir.  Here you arrive to the marvellous Todra oasis nestled at the base of the High Atlas Mountains.  Turning into the Mountains you enter the beautiful Todra Gorge.   Then travelling via the desert town of Erfoud it is on to the small desert Berber village of Merzouga situated on the edge of Morocco’s spectacular Sahara Desert sand dunes known as Erg Chebbi.   Overnight in Merzouga/Erg Chebbi area. (Breakfast & Dinner)

 Day 6:    Morocco Camel Safari & Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert Oasis Camp

Explore the Merzouga oasis area.  The Berber of this region are famous for their striking indigo blue gandoras and turbans.  In Merzouga village you visit a local Berber family and share a cup of refreshing mint tea.  Returning to your kasbah there is some time to relax before your Morocco holidays immerse you in a night straight out of the pages of a Thousand and One Nights.  In the late afternoon led by your local Berber guide you take a camel ride into the Erg Chebbi sand dunes of the Sahara Desert to watch the sun setting over the desert.  A highlight of all Morocco tours to this incredible region, tonight is spent camping under the stars in a Berber nomad tent at a desert oasis camp in the heart of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Overnight camping in Berber nomads’ tents in desert.   (Option to overnight at Merzouga kasbah.)  (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 7:    Merzouga – Midelt – Ifrane (Middle Atlas Mountains) – Fez

Beginning your northward journey your holidays in Morocco travel along the Ziz River through Er-Rachadia to the magnificent Ziz Gorge with its vast date palm groves.  Climbing into the High Atlas Mountains you say farewell to the Sahara Desert.  After crossing these mountains for the last time your Morocco tours path takes you through Midelt and on into Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains.  Your route through the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco travel s via the mountain towns of Azrou and Ifrane passing past cedar, oak and pine forests on your way to the old imperial city of Fez.  Staying at another of the fabulous riads in Morocco you soak up the medieval atmosphere of this imperial city at your unique Fez riad.   Overnight in Fez.  (Breakfast)

 Day 8:    Fez

Full-day heritage tour of Fez, one of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities with your expert local Fez travel guide.  Your Fez tours  itinerary visits the UNESCO world heritage designated old walled medina, historical monuments (including Madrasa (Medersa) Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque and Mihrab), bazaars and souks (such as the Souk Ain Allou (leather souk), the Souk Attarine (spices), Souk au Henne (henna and kohl)), Fes el Jdid, the exterior of Dar el Makhzen (Royal Palace) including the enormous Merenid gate of Bab Dekakene, formerly the main entrance of the royal palace, the Mellah (old Moroccan Jewish heritage quarter) and late 16th century Borj Nord fortress (exterior).  Return to you Fez riads.  Overnight in Fez.  (Breakfast)

Day 9:    Fez – Volubilis – Meknes – Rabat – Casablanca

Today your holidays in Morocco travel first to the ancient Roman town of Volubilis where you can investigate the ancient ruins which include some marvellous mosaics.  Your Morocco tours exploration of Morocco’s imperial cities takes you on to  the UNESCO world heritage designated imperial city of Meknes.  In Meknes you can see the sights of this old city, including the famous massive gate of Bab el Mansour, the main entrance to the second Alaouite sultan, Moulay Ismails’s 17th century city.    Resuming your journey your travel to Morocco ‘s current capital, the imperial city of Rabat.   During your heritage tour of Rabat you visit the city’s principal sights including the Oudaia Kasbah, the Hassan Tower and the medieval Necropolis of Chellah, situated in the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Sala Collonia.  The final leg of your Morocco travel adventure returns you to Casablanca.  Overnight in Casablanca.  (Breakfast) 

Day 10: Casablanca

Transfer to Casablanca Airport where your Morocco holidays end.  We hope to see you again on one of our other Morocco tours    (Breakfast)

2013 DEPARTURES & PRICING

Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours:

  • Deluxe Cultural Experience group tour of Morocco
  • Average 4 **** star accommodation
  • Fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Small groups only
  • These tours are guaranteed to operate
  • Regular departures
  • Private transport with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide
  • Group airport transfer included on Day 1 and last Day at scheduled time
  • Lots of optional activities, inclusions and private airport transfers available

Deluxe Cultural Experience of Morocco Group Tour
 (Thurs – Sat)

  2013
MOROCCO TOUR 10 (CE10)
HIGHLIGHTS OF MOROCCO
(10 days/9 nights)
Casablanca – Casablanca
[Marrakech start/finish option]
DeparturesCost per person (double/twin share)*
03 Jan – 12 Jan$2737
10 Jan – 19 Jan$2590
17 Jan – 26 Jan$2590
24 Jan – 02 Feb$2590
07 Feb – 16 Feb$2590
21 Feb – 02 Mar$2590
07 Mar – 16 Mar$2590
21 Mar – 30 Mar$2691
04 Apr – 13 Apr$2691
18 Apr – 27 Apr$2691
02 May – 11 May$2590
16 May – 25 May$2590
30 May – 08 Jun$2590
13 Jun – 22 Jun$2590
27 Jun – 06 Jul$2590
11 Jul – 20 Jul$2590
25 Jul – 03 Aug$2590
10 Aug – 19 Aug†$2590
22 Aug – 31 Aug$2590
05 Sep – 14 Sep$2590
10 Sep – 19 Sep ††$2590
19 Sep – 28 Sep$2590
26 Sep – 05 Oct$2635
10 Oct – 19 Oct$2691
24 Oct – 02 Nov$2691
07 Nov – 16 Nov$2691
21 Nov – 30 Nov$2691
05 Dec – 14 Dec$2691
19 Dec – 28 Dec$2975#
02 Jan – 11 Jan ‘14$2838#
08 Jan – 25 Jan ‘14$2691

* A single supplement for single client bookings (single room only) applies. Please ask for details.
† Sat – Mon departure
‡ Tues – Thurs departure
# Special Christmas/New Year itinerary. Please ask for details.

EMAIL US now for this Morocco tours itinerary details and to book your Morocco holidays.

Berber Treasures Morocco Private Tours of Morocco:

  • Departures every day
  • Luxury to budget accommodation options available
  • Lots of fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Your personal chauffeured vehicle with English speaking driver guide
  • Private airport transfer included on Day 1 and last Day
  • Variations to the itinerary permitted – or choose a personalised tailor made Morocco tours itinerary
  • No minimum numbers
  • Lots of optional activities and inclusions available

EMAIL US now for pricing information, further details and to book your private tour of Morocco.

The price of your private tour of Morocco depends on the standard and type of accommodation you seek, the itinerary you choose, the number of people travelling and the time of year you are planning to travel to Morocco.

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