Morocco Tours: Tour 11 – Cities of Gold & Spice Caravan Tour of Morocco (14 days/13 nights)

Tour 11: Cities of Gold & Spice Caravan Tour of Morocco (14 days/13 nights)

This Morocco tours ‘ itinerary showcases the exotic  trade capitals and staging posts along the trade routes of the old trans-Sahara merchant camel caravans as they made their way between through Western African to Europe and the East carrying gold, spices, salt and other exotic riches. Explore the souks and markets of Marrakech, Fez and, follow the trade routes through Morocco’s Sahara Desert staying overnight in a deluxe desert camp in the heart of the Soaring Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Enjoy this Morocco tours ‘ itinerary by choosing to join one of our deluxe Cultural Experience group tours of Morocco or choose to take this itinerary as a custom private tour of Morocco.

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PROGRAM INCLUSIONS

  • 12 nights’ accommodation in riads, kasbahs & hotels
  • 1 night camping in deluxe Berber nomad tent camp with private ensuite in Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert oasis camp
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • Full-day city tour of Fez with English speaking licensed professional local Fez guide
  • Full-day city tour of Marrakech with English speaking licensed professional local Marrakech guide
  • Camel ride in Sahara Desert to Erg Chebbi desert camp
  • Entrance fees for included sightseeing
  • Airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned private professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide


MOROCCO TOUR 11 ITINERARY

Day 1: Tangier

Begin your Morocco holidays in the ancient city of Tangier, an important port town in the days of the camel caravans. You are met on arrival to Tangier by your Berber Treasures Morocco Tours driver guide and transferred to your Tangier accommodation.  Overnight in Tangier riad or hotel.

Day 2: TangierTetouanChefchaouen©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2011

This Berber Treasures Morocco Tours ‘ itinerary immerses you into the sights, sounds and history of Morocco tracing some of the old camel caravan routes and towns.   Reminders of Tangier’s stategic importance for more than a millenia are seen throughout the city.  Absorb the sights as your orientation of Tangier tours the historic city’s principal sights.  Then heading south via UNESCO world heritage Tetouan you make your way into the Rif Mountains as you travel to Chefchaouen – the beautiful blue town of Morocco.  Overnight in Chefchaouen riad.

Day 3: ChefchaouenVolubilisMeknesFez

This morning your Morocco tours ’ first destination is the ancient Roman town of Volubilis, a UNESCO world heritage site.  Explore the ancient Roman buildings and enjoy the marvellous mosaics. before making your way to your Morocco tours first Moroccan imperial city, the UNESCO  world heritage Meknes.  Discover the sights including Bab el Mansour and Agdal Basin.  Continuing on your Morocco holidays travel to Fez – one of the great medieval trade capitals of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.  Here you stay in one of the lovely Fez riads.  Overnight in Fez riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 4: Fez©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2013

Full-day heritage tour of Fez, with your expert local Fez travel guide.  Your Fez tours ’  highlights include the historical monuments, bazaars and souks of the UNESCO world heritage old walled medina’s 14th century Madrasa Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque and old merchant fondouks from the days of the camel caravans,  the ancient leather tanneries, Royal Palace Dar el Makhzen, Bab Dekakene and the Mellah – the old Moroccan Jewish heritage quarter.   Overnight in Fez riad.  (Breakfast)

 Day 4: FesMiddle Atlas MountainsMideltErfoudMerzouga

Today your Berber Treasures Morocco Tours ‘ itinerary traces the path followed by the old camel caravans as they transported exotic riches from the Sahara Desert and West Africa to Fez, Tangier, Europe and the East.  You travel to Morocco ’s Middle Atlas Mountain towns of Ifrane and Azrou, continue south through Midelt, cross the High Atlas Mountains, follow the Ziz River through the Ziz Gorge and into the Sahara Desert of Morocco to Merzouga, a small desert Berber village situated at the foot of the spectacular Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert sand dunes.  Overnight in Merzouga area kasbah. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5: Camel Ride & Deluxe Erg Chebbi Desert Oasis Camp

©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2013Visit the Merzouga oasis and village area the home territory of the Berber nomad “blue men”.  In the late afternoon your Morocco holidays immerse you in the past when you join your camel train ride led by your local Berber guide into the peacefully secluded section of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to your deluxe Berber nomad tent camp.  Overnight camping in Berber nomads’ tents in desert – deluxe camp.  (Breakfast & Dinner)

۞ Option to take a 4-wheel drive vehicle into the camp (in substitution for the the camel ride) or to overnight in Merzouga Kasbah

Day 6: MerzougaN’KobZagora

Your exploration of the Moroccan Sahara Desert passes the ruins of Sijilmasa, the great independent city state from the days of the trans-Saharan camel caravan trade, as you head further south.  Travel to Morocco s desert heart passing small desert oasis villages including N’Kob at the foot of the Jbel Saghro Mountains into the lush D’raa oasis and arrive to the old desert caravan oasis staging post town of Zagora, famously, 52 days by camel caravan to Timbuktu.  Overnight in Zagora/Amazraou area riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 7: Zagora – Tamgroute – D’raa ValleyOuarzazate©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2013

This morning your Morocco tours ‘ exploration of the past travels to Tamgroute, renowned for its ceramics and its library filled ancient illuminated medieval manuscripts.  Your Morocco tours ‘ route then travels through the extensive D’raa Valley to the oasis town of  Ouarzazate, strategically located on the crossroads of old desert caravan routes.  Overnight in Ouarzazate kasbah.  (Breakfast)

Day 8: OuarzazateDades Gorge – Skoura – Ouarzazate

Your Morocco holidays ‘ day excursion travels along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs through the Roses Valley to where the High Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert merge.  Here you enter the striking Dades Gorge with its Berber kasbahs, fig and almond orchards and unique rock formations.  On the return journey your Morocco holidays ‘ excursion investigates the charming oasis kasbah village of Skoura.  Overnight in Ouarzazate kasbah.  (Breakfast)

Day 9: OuarzazateAit Benhaddou – Teloute – High Atlas Mountains©Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2013

Following the old merchant camel caravan trade routes your holidays in Morocco travel to the spectacular UNESCO world heritage designated kasbah village of Ait Benhaddou and then through the Ounila Valley into the soaring High Atlas Mountains.  Your route through the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco travel s past old medieval merchant settlements and through Telouet.  Cross the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass.  Tonight you stay in one of the scenically situated Berber Villages of the beautiful High Atlas Mountains.  Overnight in High Atlas Mountains riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 10: High Atlas MountainsEssaouira

Leaving the High Atlas Mountains your Morocco tours ‘ itinerary takes you west to the UNESCO world heritage Atlantic coast town of Essaouira – a famous trade port in the days of the trans-Saharan camel caravan trade.   Overnight in Essaouira riad(Breakfast)

© Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2011Day 11: EssaouiraMarrakech

The final destination on your Morocco tours ‘ itinerary is the Jewel of the South – the old imperial city of Marrakech.   Arriving to Marrakech you step back in time to the days when the trans-Saharan camel caravans brought goods from all over world to the exotic markets and souks of Marrakech.  You can truly soak up this marvellous city staying in the heart of the old medina in one of the atmospheric Marrakech riads.   Overnight in Marrakech riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 12: Marrakech© Berber Treasures Morocco Tours 2012

Full-day city tour of Marrakech with your expert local Marrakech travel guide.  Your heritage tour of Marrakech immerses  you in the sights, sounds and smells of the UNESCO world heritage old walled medina, La Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Ben Yossef Madrasa, the Saadian tombs, Djemaa El-Fna Plaza with its magicians, story tellers and snake charmers and Marrakech’s famous souks.  Overnight in Marrakech riad.  (Breakfast)

Day 13: Marrakech

Transfer to Marrakech Airport where this tour of Morocco ends and you start dreaming of your next Morocco holidays.  (Breakfast)

2016, 2017 & 2018 DEPARTURES & PRICING

Berber Treasures Morocco Private Tours of Morocco:

  • Departures every day on our private tours of Morocco
  • Luxury to budget accommodation options available
  • Lots of fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Deluxe Erg Chebbi desert camp with private ensuited tents
  • Your personal chauffeured professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide
  • Private chauffeured 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

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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.

Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours:

This Morocco tours ‘ itinerary is available as one of our Deluxe Cultural Experience small group tours of Morocco and you can choose bewteen two directions of travel Tangier to Marrakech on CE11 or travel Marrakech to Tangier on CE11R.  Ask us for itinerary details – departure dates and pricing below.

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

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CE11/11R Departure Dates & Pricing 

2016
MOROCCO GROUP TOUR CE11/CE11R

CITIES OF GOLD & SPICE CARAVAN TOUR OF MOROCCO
(14 days/13 nights)
CE11
Tangier – Marrakech
(Mon – Sun)
[Casablanca start/finish option]
CE11R
Marrakech – Tangier
(Wed – Tue)
[Casablanca start/finish option]
Departures Cost per person (double/twin share)* Departures Cost per person (double/twin share)*
 25 Oct – 07 Nov $3940  25 Oct – 07 Nov $3940
 01 Nov – 14 Nov $3940  01 Nov – 14 Nov $3940
 08 Nov – 21 Nov $3940  08 Nov – 21 Nov $3940
 15 Nov – 28 Nov $3940  15 Nov – 28 Nov $3940
 22 Nov – 05 Dec $3940  22 Nov – 05 Dec $3940
 29 Nov – 12 Dec $3940  29 Nov – 12 Dec $3940
 06 Dec – 19 Dec $3940  06 Dec – 19 Dec $3940
 13 Dec – 26 Dec $4125  13 Dec – 26 Dec $4125
 20 Dec – 02 Jan ’17 $4338  20 Dec – 02 Jan ’17 $4338
 27 Dec – 09 Jan ’17 $4338  27 Dec – 09 Jan ’17 $4338
2017
CE11
Tangier – Marrakech
CE11R
Marrakech – Tangier
 03 Jan – 16 Jan†† $3810  04 Jan – 17 Jan $4125
 09 Jan – 22 Jan $3940  11 Jan – 24 Jan $3940
 16 Jan – 29 Jan $3940  18 Jan – 31 Jan $3940
 23 Jan – 05 Feb $3940  25 Jan – 07 Feb $3940
 30 Jan – 12 Feb $3940  01 Feb – 14 Feb $3940
 06 Feb – 19 Feb $3940  08 Feb – 21 Feb $3940
 13 Feb – 26 Feb $3940  15 Feb – 28 Feb $3940
 20 Feb – 05 Mar $3940  22 Feb – 07 Mar $3940
 28 Feb – 12 Mar $3940  01 Mar – 14 Mar $3940
 06 Mar – 19 Mar $4019  08 Mar – 21 Mar $4019
 13 Mar – 26 Mar $4019  15 Mar – 27 Mar $4019
 20 Mar – 02 Apr $4019  22 Mar – 04 Apr $4019
 27 Mar – 09 Apr $4019  29 Mar – 11 Apr $4019
 03 Apr – 16 Apr $4019  05 Apr – 18 Apr $4019
 10 Apr – 23 Apr $4019  12 Apr – 25 Apr $4019
 17 Apr – 30 Apr $4019  19 Apr – 02 May $4019
 24 Apr – 07 May $4019  26 Apr – 09 May $4019
 01 May – 14 May $4019  03 May – 16 May $4019
 08 May – 21 May $4019  10 May – 23 May $4019
 15 May – 28 May $4019  17 May – 30 May $4019
 22 May – 04 Jun $4019  24 May – 06 Jun $4019
 29 May – 11 Jun $4019  31 May – 13 Jun $4019
 05 Jun – 18 Jun‡ $3894  07 Jun – 20 Jun‡ $3894
 12 Jun – 25 Jun‡ $3894  14 Jun – 27 Jun‡ $3894
 19 Jun – 02 Jul‡ $3894  21 Jun – 04 Jul‡ $3894
 26 Jun – 09 Jul‡ $3894  28 Jun – 11 Jul‡ $3894
 03 Jul – 16 Jul‡ $3894  05 Jul – 18 Jul‡ $3894
 10 Jul – 23 Jul‡ $3894  12 Jul – 25 Jul‡ $3894
 17 Jul – 30 Jul‡ $3894  19 Jul – 01 Aug‡ $3894
 24 Jul – 06 Aug‡ $3894  26 Jul – 08 Aug‡ $3894
 31 Jul – 13 Aug‡ $3894  02 Aug – 15 Aug‡ $3894
 07 Aug – 20 Aug‡ $3894  09 Aug – 22 Aug‡ $3894
 14 Aug – 27 Aug‡ $3894  16 Aug – 29 Aug $4019
 19 Aug – 01 Sep†Ψ $4019 28 Aug – 10 Sep†††Ψ $4019
 26 Aug – 08 Sep†Ψ $4019
 04 Sep – 17 Sep $4019  08 Sep – 20 Sep $4019
 11 Sep – 24 Sep $4019  13 Sep – 26 Sep $4019
 18 Sep – 01 Oct $4019  20 Sep – 03 Oct $4019
 25 Sep – 08 Oct $4019  27 Sep – 10 Oct $4019
 02 Oct – 15 Oct $4019  04 Oct – 17 Oct $4019
 09 Oct – 22 Oct $4019  11 Oct – 24 Oct $4019
 16 Oct – 29 Oct $4019  18 Oct – 31 Oct $4019
 23 Oct – 05 Nov $4019  25 Oct – 07 Nov $4019
 30 Oct – 12 Nov $4019  01 Nov – 14 Nov $4019
 06 Nov – 19 Nov $4019  08 Nov – 21 Nov $4019
 13 Nov – 26 Nov $4019  15 Nov – 28 Nov $4019
 20 Nov – 03 Dec $4019  22 Nov – 05 Dec $4019
 27 Nov – 10 Dec $4019  29 Nov – 12 Dec $4019
 04 Dec – 17 Dec $4019  06 Dec – 19 Dec $4019
 11 Dec – 24 Dec $4125  13 Dec – 26 Dec $4125
 18 Dec – 31 Dec $4338  20 Dec – 02 Jan’18 $4338
 25 Dec – 07 Jan ’18 $4338  27 Dec – 09 Jan’18 $4338
2018
CE11
Tangier – Marrakech
CE11R
Marrakech – Tangier
Departures Cost per person (double/twin share)* Departures Cost per person (double/twin share)*
 01 Jan – 14 Jan $4250  03 Jan – 16 Jan $4250
 08 Jan – 21 Jan $4019  10 Jan – 23 Jan $4019
 15 Jan – 28 Jan $4019  17 Jan – 30 Jan $4019
 22 Jan – 04 Feb $4019  24 Jan – 06 Feb $4019
 29 Jan – 11 Feb $4019  31 Jan – 13 Feb $4019
 05 Feb – 18 Feb $4019  07 Feb – 20 Feb $4019
 12 Feb – 25 Feb $4019  14 Feb – 27 Feb $4019
 19 Feb – 04 Mar $4019  21 Feb – 06 Mar $4019
 26 Feb – 11 Mar $4019  28 Feb – 13 Mar $4019
 05 Mar – 18 Mar $4099  07 Mar – 20 Mar $4099
 12 Mar – 25 Mar $4099  14 Mar – 27 Mar $4099
 19 Mar – 01 Apr $4099  21 Mar – 03 Apr $4099
 26 Mar – 08 Apr $4099  28 Mar – 10 Apr $4099
 02 Apr – 15 Apr $4099  04 Apr – 17 Apr $4099
 09 Apr – 22 Apr $4099  11 Apr – 24 Apr $4099
 16 Apr – 29 Apr $4099  18 Apr – 01 May $4099
 23 Apr – 06 May $4099  25 Apr – 08 May $4099
 30 Apr – 13 May $4099  02 May – 15 May $4099
 07 May – 20 May $4099  09 May – 22 May $4099
 14 May – 27 May $4099  16 May – 29 May $4099
 21 May – 03 Jun $4099  23 May – 05 Jun $4099
 28 May – 10 Jun $4099  30 May – 12 Jun $4099
 04 Jun – 17 Jun‡ $3974  06 Jun – 19 Jun $4099
 11 Jun – 24 Jun‡ $3974  13 Jun – 26 Jun‡ $3974

* A single supplement for single client bookings (single room only) applies. Please ask for details.
^ In Fes during the Sacred Music Festival (estimated festival dates – TBC)
†   Sat – Fri Departure
†† Tue – Mon Departure
††† Mon – Sun Departure
‡ This departure includes the standard camp in place of the deluxe camp
Ψ Operates during Feast of the Sheep (estimated feast date – TBC)

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