Mysterious Morocco

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $6,100
  • Length: 11 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Africa, Morocco
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Tour Description

The beautiful snowy peaks of the High Atlas are a surprise to those who think of North Africa solely as a desert. Morocco holds countless revelations, large and small, and you’ll uncover many of them on this intriguing journey. You’ll explore the most elaborate and perfectly constructed monuments in Morocco - from ornate mosques to opulent palaces. You’ll discover the intriguing back streets of the medina, where residents live a fascinating ancient way of life. Become an artful bargainer in the colorful markets and bazaars lining the kasbah. Watch coppersmiths, slipper-makers and ironworkers craft their wares. Dine on Moroccan specialties in a huge Berber tent and enjoy a folklore performance and a display of horseback riding skills. Natural beauty, splendid historical wonders, ancient medinas and souks, and an air of intangible mystery make your days in Morocco a very special life-long memory.

  • Explore the Kasbah of the Oudayas, with its white- washed alleyways
  • Walk the labyrinth of the ancient Fes Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the archaeological site at Volubilis, with its ancient Roman mansions, monuments and mosaics
  • See natural wonders along the Route of One Thousand Kasbahs
  • View the lavish Saâdien Tombs dating back to the 1550s

Itinerary

DAY 1

Rabat, Morocco

Upon arrival you will be met at the Casablanca airport to make the drive along the Atlantic Ocean to Rabat. Founded in the 12th century, this entrancing imperial city became the administrative capital of the Kingdom of Morocco in 1912.

Sofitel Jardin Hotel, Rabat

DAYS 2 - 4

Rabat, Fes, Volubilis Meknes

Tour the Mohammed V Mausoleum, the resting place of the late king and of his son in Rabat. Next, see the minaret of the Great Mosque, the Hassan Tower. Explore the Kasbah of the Oudayas, whose alleyways are reminiscent of a whitewashed Andalusian village. Later, explore the labyrinth of the ancient Fes Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then it’s on to the beautiful Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II and the impressive al-Quarawiyyin Mosque.

On Day 4 visit the extensive archaeological site at Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its ancient Roman mansions, monuments and mosaics. Next, drive to the small hilltop town of Moulay Idriss, the holiest Islamic town in Morocco. This afternoon drive to the city of Meknes, one of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, with origins tracing back to the Roman occupation in 3 B.C.(3B)

Sofitel Palais Jamaï, Fes

DAY 5

Fes Casablanca

Explore the beautiful Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the Islamic world. Drive along the corniche to Anfa, the original site of Casablanca. Visit the New Medina, or Habous Quarter, with its picturesque arch-covered alleys lined with shopkeepers.(B)

Le Royal Mansour Meridien, Casablanca

DAYS 6 & 7

Ouarzazate Route of One Thousand Kasbahs

Visit the spectacular Ksour of Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On Day 7 see the wonders of Mother Nature as you drive along the Route of One Thousand Kasbahs.(2B)

Hotel Le Berbere Palace, Ouarzazate

DAYS 8 & 9

Marrakech

Enjoy a carriage ride tour of Marrakech and visit the dramatic Almohad Koutoubia Mosque. Explore the historic sites of the city starting at the lavish Saâdien Tombs. Visit the remnants of the vast and magnificent El Badii Palace, the Ali Ben Youssef Medersa and the souqs.(2B)

La Mamounia, Marrakech

DAYS 10 & 11

The Atlas Mountains Depart for Home

On Day 10 take an exhilarating drive into the High Atlas Mountains. Visit a local family and see how they make Morocco’s renowned mint tea. On Day 11 you will be taken to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.(2B)

La Mamounia, Marrakech

Departures

Pricing Information

September 19, 2011

From $6,100.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,200.00 single room supplement.

September 30, 2011

From $6,195.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,275.00 single room supplement.

October 31, 2011

From $6,175.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,275.00 single room supplement.

December 31, 2011

From $5,995.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,200.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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