Journey Through Morocco

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Journey Through Morocco

Erfoud is an oasis town in eastern Morocco, at the base of Mount Erfoud. It serves as a good base to explore Sahara Desert for its extraordinary landscapes, a site often used in many films. Enjoy scenic drives over mountains and through vast date palm orchards of the Ziz Valley. Visit ksars (fortified villages) in the ancient town of Rissani and also see the ruins of Sijilmassa, a historic trading post along the trans-Sahara caravan routes.

Earlier, take a comprehensive tour of Fez, the intellectual and religious heart of Morocco. Explore Fez el-Bali (“Old Fez”) and its medieval medina, crammed with narrow streets, tiny squares and busy workshops. Transfer through the Dades Valley, also known as the “Valley of the Thousand Kasbahs” to Ouarzazate and visit Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular ksar (fortified village). Next, cross the breathtaking Tizi n’ Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THE 11-DAY JOURNEY THROUGH MOROCCO…
And, explore oases, sand dunes, fortified towns and Berber culture.
 

What We Love
  • Explore “Old Fez” and Roman ruins at Volubilis, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive over the mountains and through date palm orchards of the Ziz Valley.
  • Visit Erfoud, an oasis town on the edge of the Sahara Desert. 
  • Also visit a historic trading post along the trans-Sahara caravan routes.
  • In Ouarzazate, and stay at a luxury resort designed like a kasbah (traditional fort).
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour and designed for maximum outdoor experience.
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.

 
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Journey Through Morocco

Fez, Erfoud, Sahara Desert, Ouarzazate, Marrakesh
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Casablanca/ Fez Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with introductory tour of Casablanca on arrival if time permits
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 – City Highlights Tour
Fez Begin in Fez, the intellectual and religious heart of Morocco. During private touring, explore Fez el-Bali (“Old Fez”) and its medieval medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site crammed with narrow streets, tiny squares and busy workshops. See centuries-old mosques and universities, as well as the open-air tanneries.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 3 – Jewish & The Surrounds Tour
Fez Full-day private tour in Fez and if desired, also visit studios for traditional carpets, copperware, leatherwork, ceramics and zellij tilework. Also tour Fez el-Djedid (“New Fez”) to see the Royal Palace and explore the mellah, the largest Jewish quarter in Morocco. If desired, spend a day touring major Roman ruins at Volubilis and the former imperial capital of Meknes, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 4 – Private Touring
Erfoud Next, enjoy a scenic drive over the mountains and through the vast date palm orchards of the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, an oasis town on the edge of the Sahara Desert. During private touring, visit ksars (fortified villages) in the ancient town of Rissani and also see the ruins of Sijilmassa, a historic trading post along the trans-Sahara caravan routes.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 5 – Private Touring
Sahara Desert Then, venture into the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable night in a private Bedouin tented camp among the sand dunes. Ride camels over the dunes, and enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine and gnawa music in your camp.
Overnight at Camp (B)

Day 6 – Souks, Kasbahs & Heritage Sites
Ouarzazate Transfer through the Dades Valley, also known as the “Valley of the Thousand Kasbahs” for its abundant traditional architecture, to Ouarzazate. Stay at a luxury resort designed like a kasbah (traditional fort), and enjoy private touring of regional highlights such as Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular ksar (fortified village) and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also see evocative locations used in filming notable movies and TV shows, and browse souks for local handicrafts such as patterned carpets.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 7 – The Surrounds
Ouarzazate At leisure at resort, with guide and driver at disposal for regional touring as desired
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 8 – High Atlas Mountains Tour
Marrakesh Next, cross the breathtaking Tizi n’ Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains en route to Marrakesh, a beautiful city of pink buildings, bustling souks (markets), and upscale shops and restaurants. During private touring, explore exquisite Moorish gardens and architectural highlights such as Jardin Majorelle, Jardin Menara, the Palmeraie and the Bahia Palace.

See important historic monuments and districts, including the Jewish quarter, Koutoubia Mosque, and Ali ben Youssef Mosque and Medersa. If desired, also visit museums such as Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts. Take an insider tour of the massive souks where shops offer local products such as argan oil, Berber carpets and Moroccan slippers.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 9 & 10 – City Highlights Tour
Marrakesh Also visit the spice souks, which are stocked with locally harvested saffron, cumin and other ingredients. Relax with a glass of Moroccan mint tea at one of our favorite spots, and enjoy reservations at elegant restaurants in restored ryads (guesthouses).

Tonight, explore Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s lively main square, which transforms each evening into a multisensory pageant of energetic street performances and tantalizing food stalls. If desired, visit the best boutiques and galleries in Gueliz. There will also be time to enjoy your luxurious resort, one of the most exclusive hotels in Morocco.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 11 – Depart
Morocco Take a private transfer to the airport in Marrakesh or Casablanca and connect with your onward flight.
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to go Due to the varied geography, the best time to travel Morocco depends greatly on where you are going. In general, spring (April and May) is the best weather across Morocco. In the Saharan region--and to a lesser extent the plains cities--midsummer should be avoided. However, the hottest months are lovely for a visit to the coastal cities, like Essaouira and Rabat. Winter months are very cold in the mountains, which can be hard since many hotels don’t have heating. Desert days are warm and clear during the summer, but temperatures at night can plummet.

It is also important to consider Islamic holidays when you travel to Morocco. The month of Ramadan involves strict fasting during the day, which can be a present an issue for transportation, but the parties at night can make up for the subdued days.

Getting There Royal Air Maroc run direct scheduled flights daily from London Heathrow to Casablanca, and twice-weekly flights to Tangier, and British Airways fly from Heathrow to Casablanca, Marrakesh and Agadir.

In addition to these, EasyJet from Gatwick and Manchester, and with Ryanair from Luton and Stansted. EasyJet also fly from Gatwick to Agadir, Ryanair from Stansted to Fez serve Marrakesh and Agadir from Gatwick and Manchester. Flights typically take around three and a half hours.

Visa British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months.

When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport bears no entry stamp.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Morocco. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.