Trafalgar - Africa - Best of Morocco: 10 days from R24 480 pps land only

When can I go?

14 – 23 June 2019 from R28 800 pps

28 June – 07 July 2019 from R28 800 pps

26 July – 04 August 2019 from R24 480 pps

09 – 18 August 2019 from R28 800 pps

23 August – 01 September 2019 from R28 800 pps

Selected departures

 

Description

10 Days, 12 Cities, 1 Country: Morocco

 

What’s included in the deal?

  • Return transfers at selected times
  • 9 Nights accommodation
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts, 2 Regional Meal lunches and 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
    (see full itinerary in “Hotel Info”

 

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • CITY TOUR in Fez and Marrakesh

  • ORIENTATION of Rabat, Meknès, Erfoud, Ouarzazate, Essaouira and Casablanca

  • VISIT Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis, Bahia Palace and Aït Ben Haddou

  • VIEW the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Ziz Valley in Fez, Tinghir, the Todra Gorge and Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

 

 

More Info

  • Peak season surcharges and block out dates apply.

*Tour prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Note prices displayed reflect available discounted rate. All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

• Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
• Passport & visa cost (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
• Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
• Re-booking and cancellation fees apply.
• All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
• Standard terms and conditions apply.

Full Itinerary

 

Day 1: ARRIVE CASABLANCA

The intoxicating sights and sounds of Morocco are revealed on this epic adventure through an ancient land. Delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca immortalised by Hollywood before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

 

MEAL(S)
Welcome Reception
HOTEL
Grand Mogador City Centre

Day 2: CASABLANCA – RABAT – MEKNÈS – FEZ (2 NIGHTS)

We continue along the coast to the capital, Rabat. Here we’ll embark on an orientation tour of the city which includes views of the grand 17th-century palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, we’ll see the grand gate of Bab el-Mansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa, adorned by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fez later today and spend the rest of the day at leisure, connecting with the symbolic heart of Morocco and the unique character of the country’s oldest imperial city.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL
Marriott Jnan Palace

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Arabian Dinner and Entertainment in a Riad

Enjoy a feast of fine food, live bands and traditional entertainment including belly dancing, in a spectacular Moroccan setting.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏560.00

Please note prices are subject to change without prior notice

 

Day 3: FEZ SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Join a Local Specialist today to explore the medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world. See the royal palace and ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to the round dye-pits and tanneries revealing Morocco’s ancient leather craft. Spend the rest of the day shopping or relaxing in a lantern-lit courtyard away from the medina crowds. Join your companions this evening for a special opportunity to ‘Connect With Locals’ over a Be My Guest dinner experience, featuring Moroccan specialities served with wine in a traditional Riad.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Bhalil Revealed

Explore Bhalil village, where local people live in dwellings carved from the rock face. Warm in winter but cool in summer, they are perfect for the local climate. You’ll also visit local craftsmen at a traditional ceramic tile factory.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏290.00

Please note prices are subject to change without prior notice

 

Day 4: FEZ – MIDELT – ERFOUD

We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping for a Regional Meal in Midelt, a market town set within the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley and past the Tafilalt oasis, we arrive in the oasis town of Erfoud, regarded as the Gateway to the Sahara. Its golden façades and towering dunes have made it a popular location for filmmakers for decades. This evening we dine at our hotel.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
Dinner
HOTEL
Xaluca Kasbah

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Saharan Adventure

We’ll take jeeps from our hotel and travel 50 km (8o miles) to the stunning sand dunes of the Sahara, arriving in time to witness the glorious desert sunset (or sunrise, depending on timing). You’ll also have the opportunity to try a traditional Berber headdress, which local tribesmen use to protect themselves from the sand and desert elements.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏495.00

Please note prices are subject to change without prior notice

 

Day 5: ERFOUD – TINGHIR – DADES VALLEY

Journeying west, we arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco and home to the ruins of the ancient Glaoui palace. We continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Enjoy a memorable Regional Lunch before following the route of a thousand kasbahs to the flourishing Dades Valley. Here we will overnight at one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories, Xaluca Dades, surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Regional Meal
Dinner

 

HOTEL
Xaluca Dades

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Saharan Adventure

We’ll take jeeps from our hotel and travel 50 km (8o miles) to the stunning sand dunes of the Sahara, arriving in time to witness the glorious desert sunset (or sunrise, depending on timing). You’ll also have the opportunity to try a traditional Berber headdress, which local tribesmen use to protect themselves from the sand and desert elements.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏495.00

Please note prices are subject to change without prior notice

 

Day 6: DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AÏT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS)

Blending effortlessly into the arid landscape, Ouarzazate has provided a backdrop for such famous movies as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘Gladiator’. Visit the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh – the ‘Red City’. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city – the medina – and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco’s largest traditional souk (market) where you may wish to spend some time learning the art of haggling.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL
Le Meridien N’Fis

 

Day 7: MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during city orientation with your Local Specialist and spend some time soaking up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snake-charmers. Spend the rest of the afternoon lingering in one of the city’s beautiful gardens, discover the vibrant arts and culture scene or consider experiencing an authentic Moroccan show.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Majorelle Gardens And Saadian Tombs

No visit to Marrakesh is complete without some time in the lovely Majorelle Gardens, bought and restored by the late Yves St Laurent. You’ll also see the mausoleum housing the tombs of the 17th century ruling Saadi family. Rediscovered in 1917, the building has been beautifully restored to its former glory.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏290.00

 

  • The Square at Night with Horse & Buggy and Traditional Dinner

You’ll take a horse and carriage ride to the magical Jemaa el Fna Square to enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of Marrakesh by night. Then we’ll have dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant, with music and entertainment.

Adult Price: د.م.‏‏660.00

Please note prices are subject to change without prior notice

 

Day 8: MARRAKESH – ESSAOUIRA

We travel to the laid-back shores of Essaouira this morning stopping en route to visit a cooperative involved in creating cosmetics from traditional ingredients. Consider a delicious seafood lunch and enjoy some free time before joining a city tour of UNESCO-listed medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL
Ocean Mogador

Day 9: ESSAOUIRA – CASABLANCA

This morning we journey north to Casablanca where we will enjoy views of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, built for the late king’s 60th birthday celebrations. Later, we join our Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
HOTEL
Grand Mogador City Centre

 

Day 10: DEPART CASABLANCA

Say goodbye to your new-found friends at the end of your Moroccan holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

 

MEAL(S)
Buffet Breakfast

THE TRAFALGAR DIFFERENCE

 

  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
    Speciality Be My Guest dinner of delicious Moroccan cuisine served with wine at a traditional Riad in Fez. (Day 3)

  • STAYS WITH STORIES
    Promising paradise in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, the African-styled Xaluca Dades is surrounded by a spectacular mountainscape with panoramic views of the Dades Valley and its Berber villages. (Day 5)

  • DIVE INTO CULTURE
    Visit a traditional tannery and dye-pit for a fascinating glimpse into an ancient practice. (Day 3)

  • LOCAL SPECIALISTS 
    For included sightseeing in Fez and Marrakesh

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats.

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • VIP entry to many sights

Morocco

Country in North Africa

Description

Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.

Capital: Rabat
Population: 35,74 million (2017) World Bank
Currency: Moroccan dirham
Official languages: Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic

Address

Suite 202
2nd Floor, West Wing, Egoli East
10 South Boulevard
Bruma
2192
Johannesburg
South Africa

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