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Jewels of Morocco: The 360 Experience

Morocco in 13 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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A well-rounded tour of Morocco! Discover the bustling souks of its key imperial cities, enjoy a night among the Sahara's mesmerizing dunes, and relax in the charming towns on the shores of the Atlantic.

Trip Highlights

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    Ait Ben Haddou
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    Casablanca
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    Chefchaouen
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    Dadès Gorges
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    Essaouira
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    Fes
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    Marrakesh
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    Merzouga
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    Ouarzazate
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    Rabat

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  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm, Superior and Luxury category hotels.
  • 1 night accommodation in a Luxury Camp in the desert.
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  • 1 night accommodation in a Luxury Camp in the desert.

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Day 2 to 3

Oum Palace Hotel

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Casablanca

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Melliber Hotel

Itinerary

Begin your adventure in Casablanca, stroll through Rabat, fall in love with the blue hues of Chefchaouen and experience the grandeur of Fes. Cross the Atlas Mountains to Midelt and Erfoud. Pass the Gorges of Todra via the Kasbah Route, see Ait Ben Haddou, and spend the night among the dunes in Ouarzazate. Discover the coastal jewel Essaouira, and end your tour in vibrant Marrakech.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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Arrive at your Canadian departure airport, ready for a flight to Casablanca. Night on board.

Important note: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 am) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Casablanca
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Land in Casablanca. Immortalized by the renowned movie of the same name, this beautiful vibrant port city is a commercial hub in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Coast. Transfer* to the hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight stay in Casablanca.

* The transfer to the hotel upon arriving at the airport may be shared with other travelers in your tour group. A guide will be there to meet you just outside the airport but you may be required to wait before leaving for the hotel, depending on the flight arrival times.

For your convenience, you can choose to book a private airport transfer at a time that suits you best, which you can add to your reservation during the next step of the booking process.

Dinner is not included if you arrive after 8:00 pm.

You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Oum Palace Hotel or similar

376 Reviews

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3rd Day: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a panoramic tour of Casablanca, the industrial capital of the country. Enjoy the breathtaking landmarks of this city, including: Parc des Nations, the elegant Anfa district, the Corniche Promenade and Hassan II Mosque where, if time permits, you can visit its interior (entrance not included).

Later in the day transfer to Rabat. Known for its historic center, the city was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2012. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, including: The Royal Palace (from the outside), the Kasbah of the Oudaya which boasts a stunning view of the Bouregreg river, and a visit to Mohammed V’s Mausoleum. After the tour, enjoy free time for lunch (not included). Finally, head to your final destination of the day, Chefchaouen. Check in and enjoy an included dinner. Overnight stay in Chefchaouen.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dar Ba Sidi & Spa or similar

60 Reviews

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Activities

included
Panoramic Visit to Casablanca and Rabat

Moderate

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4th Day: Chefchaouen - Fes
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, wake up in the picturesque town of Chefchaouen, often referred to as the "Blue Pearl". Perched on the side of the Rif Mountains, it beckons travelers with its enchanting blue-painted streets and facades, and its relaxed vibe.

Delight in a visit to the small medina, where you’ll find stalls full of aromas, colors and flavors, and The Kasbah in the old town, with its amazing gardens and wonderful views. Enjoy free time during the day to explore and have lunch (not included).

In the afternoon, leave Chefchaouen behind, and head toward the imperial city of Fes. Morocco's ancient city is a mesmerizing blend of history, culture, and tradition. You can wander through its labyrinthine streets, marvel at the intricate architecture of mosques and madrasas, and shop for traditional crafts in the bustling souks. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay in Fes.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Fes Inn & SPA Hotel or similar

226 Reviews

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Activities

included
Chefchaouen Visit

Moderate

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5th Day: Fes
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an intriguing full day tour of Fes, the oldest of all the imperial cities and considered the capital of Islam in Morocco.

Start your tour with a panoramic view from one of the hills surrounding the city before making your way to the bronze doors of the Royal Palace. From here, visit the interior of a Madrasa, a center of Qur'anic studies before making other stops, including: artisan workshops, Quarter of the Tanners, spice markets, bustling souks and the fountain of Nejarin.

Take in the beauty of this city by admiring its colors, flavors, smells and ways of living that is sure to transport you through time. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay in Fes.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Fes Inn & SPA Hotel or similar

226 Reviews

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Activities

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Full-Day Fes City Tour

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6th Day: Fes - Midelt - Erfoud - Dunes of Merzouga
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart through the gentle mountains of the Middle Atlas, until you reach the city of Midelt, known for its apple cultivation. Continue along a beautiful route and view Berber life first hand.

Arrive in Erfoud, at the edge of the great Sahara desert. Take a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle to reach the high dunes of Merzouga. This desert jewel is renowned for its mesmerizing Saharan landscapes and offers the chance to live once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Bring the day to as close as you admire the magical sunset over the dunes.

Spend the night in a typical Berber Jaima Camp (with a private bathroom), and enjoy a traditional dinner. Overnight stay at the camp.

Please note the estimated transfer time and distance of 8 hours, 422 km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Auberge du Sud – Luxury ... or similar

725 Reviews

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Activities

included
Midelt, Erfoud & Dunas of Merzouga

Moderate

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7th Day: Dunes of Merzouga - Erfoud - Gorges of Todgha - Kasbah Route - Kalaat M'Gouna - Ouarzazate
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Breakfast at the camp. You have the option to wake before the break of dawn to watch the sunrise over the desert, a unique experience! Today, visit the captivating Gorges of Todgha, and the Dades Valley, to experience the natural wonders of this unique landscape.

Take the ‘Kasbah Route’ and pass by ancient fortresses of red adobe and lush oases before arriving at the small Berber town of Kalaat M'Gouna, famous for its roses and perfumes. Continue to the desert city of Ouarzazate, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Please note the estimated transfer time and distance of 6 hours, 340 km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Perle Du Sud or similar

205 Reviews

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Activities

included
Gorges of Todgha & Dades Valley Excursion

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8th Day: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Essaouira
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to the coastal port town of Essaouira, on the shores of the Atlantic. On route, discover the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of one of the most powerful governors of the region.

Continue to the iconic Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the beautiful backdrop of numerous films, such as The Jewel of the Nile. Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch (not included).

Head through the Atlas Mountains, the last part of today’s journey, to reach Essaouira, characterized by its walled medina, long crescent beach and white-washed townhouses. Arrival, check in to your hotel and overnight stay in Essaouira.

Please note an estimated transfer time and distance of 6 and a half hours, 385 km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Atlas Essaouira & Spa or similar

1456 Reviews

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Activities

included
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Visit

Active

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9th Day: Essaouira
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a tour of the city of Essaouira, the mecca of poets and painters. Archaeological remains and ceramics certify the Phoenician, Cretan and Punic presence.

This charming seaside town is famous for its well-preserved Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wonder through picturesque alleys, explore vibrant souks, and admire the impressive fortifications. Overnight stay in Essaouira.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Atlas Essaouira & Spa or similar

1456 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Essaouira

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10th Day: Essaouira - Marrakech
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the morning at your leisure. Why not explore local galleries showcasing Moroccan artwork, savor fresh seafood at the bustling fish market or dine in one of the numerous seaside restaurants.

After lunch (not included), set off to Marrakech, the vibrant heart of Morocco. Arrival, check in to your hotel, and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Why not explore the city's artistic side at contemporary galleries and museums or relax in a traditional hammam. For a truly special experience, reserve an optional dinner at Chez Ali.* Overnight stay in Marrackech.

* Optional dinner at Chez Ali: This is the great spectacle of Africa. The impressive venue, with capacity for 6,000 people, resembles a setting from the tales of Arabian Nights. The abundant and splendid dinner is enlivened by traditional groups that will pass through our tent to showcase various dances of their country. After dinner, head to the large esplanade where you can enjoy the great show of “The Gunpowder Run.”

Menu: Harira, Mechoui, 7 vegetable couscous, Jouara, Fruit Basket, tea and Moroccan sweets.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Meriem Hotel or similar

874 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dinner and Fantasy Show in Chez Ali
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11th Day: Marrakech
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an eye-opening tour of the wonders of Marrakech. Begin with the Koutoubia Mosque, built in 13th century and the spiritual center of Marrakech. Visit the stunning Menara Gardens and the Palace of the Bahia, the residence of the old vizir, known for its intricate tiling and wood carving decoration.

Discover how spices and argan oil are made in a local school before you head to the Jemaa el Fna square. Home to the bustling souks, traditional to the city, which are brimming with fruit vendors and wicker stalls. Go deeper into the Moroccan experience with an optional dinner and live show in the Medina.* Overnight stay in Marrakech.

* Optional Dinner in Medina With Live Show: Enjoy dinner at the stunning Dar Essalam restaurant where not only the food is to be admired but also the architecture and decoration of the eatery. Moorish music will enliven the atmosphere for a belly dancer to entrance you with her sways.

Menu: variety of Moroccan salads, chicken tagine with lemon, orange with cinnamon and tea.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Meriem Hotel or similar

874 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tour of the wonders of Marrakech

Moderate

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Optional
Magical Dinner in Medina with Live Show
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12th Day: Marrakech - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel*. At the indicated time, transfer** to the airport in Marrakech to board a flight back to Canada.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** The transfer to the airport may be shared with other travelers in your tour group. You may be required to wait at the airport before taking your flight, depending on the flight departure times.

For your convenience, you can choose to book a private airport transfer at a time that suits you best, which you can add to your reservation during the next step of the booking process.

13th Day: Canada
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Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

Included activities

Included
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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Panoramic Visit to Casablanca and Rabat

Included activity for day 3 in Casablanca

Enjoy a full-day visit to Casablanca and Rabat where you will stop by emblematic sites such as Parc des Nations, the Hassan II Mosque, The Royal Palace (from the outside only) and the Kasbah of the Oudaya among other stops.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Chefchaouen Visit

Included activity for day 4 in Chefchaouen

Visit the intricate medina, with its wonderfully friendly locals, market stalls to buy hand-made souvenirs. Next, discover The Kasbah in the old town, its beautiful landscaped gardens and endless views.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Full-Day Fes City Tour

Included activity for day 5 in Fes

A full-day tour of Fes. 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.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Midelt, Erfoud & Dunas of Merzouga

Included activity for day 6 in Merzouga

Watch as the sun sets over the dunes. Spend the night in a typical Berber Jaima Camp (with a private bathroom), and enjoy a traditional dinner.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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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.
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It will be necessary to inform about allergies, intolerances or vegetarian diet at the time of booking in order to adapt the menu. Not recommended for vegans.

Dinner and Fantasy Show in Chez Ali

Suggested activity for day 10 in Marrakesh

Enjoy an abundant dinner with live entertainment offered by folkloric groups passing round the tables. Every night horsemen, musicians, dancers and gunpowder, all meet in this fantasy spectacle.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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It will be necessary to inform about allergies, intolerances or vegetarian diet at the time of booking in order to adapt the menu. Not recommended for vegans.

Magical Dinner in Medina with Live Show

Suggested activity for day 11 in Marrakesh

Feast your eyes and taste buds on the Dar Essalam restaurant’s culinary and visual offerings, including: beautiful architecture, delicious cuisine and a live belly dancing show you will not forget!

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departure from the main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Casablanca, Marrakech - Canada.
  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm, Superior and Luxury category hotels and 1 night in a Luxury Camp in the desert.
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  • 10 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, meals, tips* and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Important: The airport transfer on departure is not included when adding additional nights to the itinerary. If required, a departure airport transfer can be added for an additional cost.

* Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend an average of 15-20CAD per day per person for the guide as well as for the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Morocco culture and customary in this line of work.

For operational reasons, the order of the activities in the itinerary is subject to change without any prior notice. However, all activities will be carried out nevertheless.

It is possible that some monuments/places to visit may be closed due to national, local or religious holidays.

Important festivals:

Ramadan: from March 10th to April 9th 2024.

Eid-al-Adha: from June 16th to 18th 2024.

Please note: During July and August, Morocco is an extremely popular destination for local and international tourists, which can affect schedules due to intense traffic. Additionally, passengers should be aware that temperatures are consistently high at this time of year. All passengers who decide to travel during this period must accept these circumstances. Thus, we will not accept claims submitted for these reasons as they are to be expected in the operation of the program.

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.

This tour is not recommended for children under 7 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: 7 - 11 years.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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