Morocco & Egypt in 16 Days

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Desert, Land of Pharaohs & Nile Cruise

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Get to know North Africa on this complete tour of Morocco and Egypt including cities, deserts, the Great Pyramids and a Nile Cruise.

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Aswan
Cairo
Luxor
Nile River
Fez
Marrakesh
Ouarzazate
Rabat
Included
All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
Availability
Departures available until
until December 2023
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From + $880
Categories available
charm
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superior
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luxury
From + $1,500

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Accommodation: 14 Nights

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Included activities

Included
Included activity for day 3
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Tour of the wonders of Marrakech

Minaret of the Koutoubia, Palace of the Bahia, the Jamaa el Fna square

Not included: Lunch

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Included
Included activity for day 4
Duration 13:45h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Casablanca City Tour & Highlights of Rabat and Meknes

Take a city tour of Casablanca to discover its most emblematic sights before heading to Rabat to visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas, a citadel located to the north of the city. Afterwards, travel to Meknes to see the exterior of the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail

Not included: Lunch

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Included
Included activity for day 5
Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Full-Day Fez City Tour

A full-day tour of Fez. Begin with a panoramic view of the Royal Palace and walk into the medina to visit Medersas, the centre of Koranic studies. Explore the workshops in the artisan neighbourhoods and stroll along the Boulevard of Mohamed V.

Not included: Lunch

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Included
Included activity for day 6
Duration 08:15h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Atlas Mountains Journey to Midelt & Erfoud

An unforgettable journey through the Atlas Mountains, travel from Fez to the city of Midelt, known for its apple cultivation. Continue on the scenic route and view Berber life first-hand before arriving in Erfoud, at the edge of the great Sahara desert.

Not included: Lunch

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
Suggested activity for day 6 in Merzouga
Pick up time: 18:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Night in the Dunes of the Sahara

Take a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle to reach the high dunes of Merzouga. Admire the magical sunset and spend the night in a typical Berber Jaima Camp, with a traditional dinner included.

What's included: Transfers in 4x4, dinner and accommodation.

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 14 in Nubia
Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 03:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Abu Simbel Excursion

Visit these amazing temples, carved on the western cliff of the desert by Ramses II in the Xl century BC. See the iconic 20-metre high statues, dedicated to the god Amon Ra, and the Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

What's included: Transport, English speaking guide, entrance fees.

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 15 in Cairo
Duration 04:30h Approx.
Physical rating:
Active

Saladin Citadel Excursion

Visit the Alabaster Mosque and medieval fortification of Saladin Citadel, perched atop a hill in central Cairo and dating back to the 12th-century. Learn about the importance of the site to Egypt's Islamic heritage and walk through the Coptic Neighborhood.

What's included: Transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fees.

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The price includes

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  • Departure from the main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Marrakech, Marrakech - Cairo, Cairo - Canada. *
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  • Domestic flights: Cairo - Aswan, Luxor - Cairo. **
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  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels and riads, and 4 nights on board the Nile Cruise.***
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  • 10 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners and Full-Board on the Nile Cruise.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.****
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  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • 4-night Nile Cruise.
  • English speaking guide.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required)* drinks, tips** and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Visa issued on arrival in Cairo. Price approx. C$40.

** Please note: Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. Tipping for the rest of the trip is up to your personal preference, but keep in mind that tipping is a part of Egyptian culture. Service providers such as guides, waiters and drivers etc. rely on tipping from tourists as part of their income, therefore it is common to ask for tips in return for good service in Egypt.

For departures on Satudays, the order of the nights and excursions in Marrakech will be different from the itinerary provided. The following order will apply instead: 1 night Marrakech, 2 nights Fez, 1 night Erfoud, 1 night Ouazazarate and 2 nights Marrakech.

Please note: Mandatory tips of $55 per person for the Nile Cruise are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.
However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger.
To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

Please note: A free basic Wi-Fi connection of 4GB per stay is provided onboard the Nile Cruise. Uploading or downloading videos is not permitted due to limited bandwidth availability. Please be aware that the ship's Wi-Fi connection is dependent on satellite coverage and that there are sections of the cruise in which Wi-Fi will not be available. High-speed Wi-Fi is available to use in port only, for an extra fee of $8 USD per day.

The itinerary indicated in Cairo corresponds to the departures on Saturdays. Depending on the day of departure the order of the itinerary will be as follows:

Sunday departures: 1 night Cairo, 4 nights Nile Cruise, 2 nights Cairo

* The international flight with Tap Portugal does not include hold luggage. To add hold luggage (for an additional fee), contact the airline directly after booking.

** Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your destination.

For travellers arriving in Egypt on a Thursday, please note that the flight the following day from Cairo to Aswan usually departs early in the morning, so you will be required to leave for the airport before dawn.

It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

*** Possibility to spend the night in a Berber Jaima Camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. If you would like to book this experience you must reserve it in advance, up to 30 days before departure, as places are limited.

**** The airport transfer will be shared with other travelers in your tour group. You may be required to wait a few hours before leaving , depending on the flight times. If you want to book a private transfer from the hotel in Marrakech to Casablanca's airport you can book it in the next step of the booking process.

Important festivals:

Ramadan: From April 2 to May 1, 2022; from March 22 to April 21, 2023.

Eid-al-Adha: From July 9 to July 10, 2022; from June 28 to July 1st, 2023.

Please note: During July and August, occupation in Morocco is very high, by local and international tourism, which can affect schedules due to the intense traffic. The passengers who decide to travel in this period, accept these circumstances and we will not accept claims produced for this reason, which creates difficulty in the operation of the program.

The allocated cruise ship may be changed due to routine maintenance, in which case you will be allocated a cruise of the same or higher category.

This tour is not recommended for children under 8 years old, as many transfers can be quite lengthy. It is possible to do the tour privately so that any age group can take part. To book the private tour please contact our customer service department and they will be happy to assist you.

  • Entry requirements
    Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the date you enter Morocco.
  • Visa
    Visa not required for stays up to 90 days.
  • Currency
    Moroccan Dirham.
  • Language
    Arabic.
  • Electricity
    220 V. European style two pin adaptor required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 1
  • Other useful information
    You should always haggle when shopping in the souks of Morocco.
  • Tourist Office website
    www.visitmorocco.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Children: 2-11 years.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.

 

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