MOROCCO

CASABLANCA – RABAT – CHEFCHAOUEN (Volubilis – Moulay Idriss) – FES (Middle Atlas) – MERZOUGA – SAHARA DESERT (Todre Gorge – Rose Valley) -SKOURA (Ait Ben Haddou) – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS – MARRAKESH (Agafay Desert) (Casablanca)

13 Days | SMALL GROUP JOURNEY

MOROCCO TOUR – MAGIC OF MOROCCO

Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen – (Volubilis, Moulay Idriss) – Fes -(Middle Atlas) – Merzouga – Sahara Desert – (Todre Gorge, Rose Valley) – Skoura – (Ben Ait Haddou, High Atlas Mountains) – Marrakesh – (Agafay Stone Desert) – (Casablanca)

DATE:

2022

TRAVEL STYLE:

SMALL GROUP JOURNEY

FOCUS:

Culture | Cuisine | Luxe accommodation | Souk shopping |
Five star Sahara glamping | Homewares | Interiors

HIGHLIGHTS

* Signature Experiences - Morocco Tour

- Glamping in luxury appointed tents

* Camel ride over the golden dunes of the vast Sahara Desert

* Scintillating souk shopping

* Exquisite cuisine - chic rooftops, quaint cafes, captivating restaurants

* Indulgent half day spa

* All delectable meals (B, L, D)

* Private transport throughout

* Return airport transfers (on journey arrival and departure days)

* Accompanied throughout by a licensed local guide

* Expertly hosted by a professional Journey Host throughout

Arrive in Casablanca, explore the exterior of the impressive Hassan 11 Mosque then head north to the charming capital, Rabat. 

Spend the afternoon relaxing in the surrounds of your luxurious accommodation or step out to explore the local area.

A delectable breakfast will be enjoyed before taking in the sights of Rabat. We’ll enjoy the morning with a local guide exploring the capital. Visiting the whitewashed Kasbah des Oudaias, Bab Oudaia and Hassan Tower, the remnants of what was once planned to be the second largest mosque in the world. 

Lunch will be enjoyed in a lovely Moroccan cafe before heading high up North into the Rif Mountains to the magnetic village, Chefchaouen.

This afternoon we will take a short orientation tour through this artsy village.

 

A day to enjoy the quirky laneways within the medina. We’ll be accompanied by a local guide and our own photographer to capture magical moments in this mesmerising town.

We’ll take a short walk up to the hilltop Spanish Mosque for the best views of the magnificent blue buildings below.

After a luscious lunch, the afternoon will be free for you explore. Enjoy the labyrinthine medina bursting with intriguing shops selling spices, heavenly homewares and bags.

This evenings we will dine at a fabulous local restaurant.

After a hearty breakfast we will journey to the medieval city, Fes.

En-route we will stop for a guided tour of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of sundrenched Roman ruins.

A gourmet lunch awaits us on the terrace of a beautiful private residence overlooking the holy town, Moulay Idriss.

Later this afternoon, we’ll arrive at our home for the next two nights, fabulous Fes.

 

A wonderful morning exploring Fes’ ancient medina with a local guide. We’ll visit the breathtaking golden mate gate of the Royal Palace, The Jewish Quarter, the University of Al- Qarawiyyin and the 11th Century Chouara Tannery. A sprig of mint is advisable as the scent is pungent.

After lunch we’ll weave our way through the narrow streets and alleyways and ‘shop til we drop’. Visiting local artisans, watch craftsmen at work and witness donkeys laden with goods. 

Today we leave the UNESCO World Heritage Site behind and head south through the Middle Atlas and on to the French built outpost, Merzouga, arriving late afternoon.

We’ll pass through Morocco’s ‘Little Switzerland’, pass cedar and pine forests, over rocky, barren landscapes and through the Jurassic geography of Ziz Gorges. 

Tonight we’ll relax with a chilled Moroccan rosé and a wholesome meal and relive the sights of our day on the open road.

A leisurely morning to discover some of the unexpected treasures in the shops in Merzouga.

Mid afternoon we will transfer to 4WD for an exhilarating journey to our luxe desert camp in the Sahara.

Moroccan mint tea, a majestic camel ride, delectable meal and a night glamping amongst the golden dunes of the vast Sahara Desert. Oh bliss.

 

Wake early to enjoy the glorious sunrise over the still eastern dunes.

After a delightful breakfast in the desert we will slowly begin our journey to the dreamy oasis town, Skoura.

Along the way traversing the fabled “Road of 1000 Kasbahs’, visit the Oasis Museum, a group of three restored houses displaying Berber antiquities and witness the distilling of rose oil at a women’s co-operative.

Leaving the temperate palm groves of Skoura behind for drive to the High Atlas Mountains.

Passing through Quarzazate to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage SIte since 1987. The area is the location for some of Hollywoods biggest blockbusters. ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’, ‘Gladiator’ and most recently ‘Game Of Thrones’. 

After a visit to a women’s carpet co-operative we’ll cross the spectacular Tizi n Tichka, one of the highest drivable passes in Morocco, leaving the vast desert plains behind.

Winding our way through fertile forests and over winding passes we will arrive the Atlas Mountains, an imposing barrier between the mighty Mediterranean coast and the Sahara Desert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savour a delicious breakfast at our lush retreat before heading the short distance to the sun-baked red city, mesmerising Marrakesh.

A leisurely morning in the sublime Jardin de Majorelle, once owned and restored by Yves St Laurent and Pierre Bergé. A rich fusion of French and Moroccan design. We’ll visit its small yet exquisite Berber museum showcasing tribal costumes, jewellery and tools. Afterwards we’ll wander that the excellent curated boutique.

After an amazing first morning in Marrakesh, we’ll enjoy a scrumptious lunch in a chic location.

This afternoon your Freedom To Choose options await. 

Today we will delve into the depths of the ancient medina. Weave our way throught the hustle and bustle, immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of the chaotic and exotic surrounds.

Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, marvel at the tessellating tiles in Bahia Palace then meander through the old Jewish Quarter.

Lunch in a cool retreat amongst the maze of the medina before we head to the hip industrial quarter on the outskirts of the central city. Designer workshops, ateliers, boutique galleries and bustling markets. 

Tonight we’ll come together in Marrakesh’s rock desert playground for a farewell sunset soiree. Dining on an exquisite feast of local produce under the splendid Moroccan stars and recounting the magic of Morocco.

This morning you have the Freedom To Choose from four fabulous options before we meet up for a delicious lunch.

This afternoon we visit one of Marrakesh’s most luxurious day spas for a lavish half day of pampering.

 

 

Together we will enjoy a final Moroccan breakfast before departing in a private transfer to either Marrakesh or Casablanca airport for flights back home.

Your ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ journey may have come to an end, however the magic of Morocco will live with you forever.

MAGIC OF MOROCCO

Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen – (Volubilis, Moulay Idriss) – Fes -(Middle Atlas) – Merzouga – Sahara Desert – (Todre Gorge, Rose Valley) – Skoura – (Ben Ait Haddou, High Atlas Mountains) – Marrakesh – (Agafay Stone Desert) – (Casablanca)

DAYS

13 Days

DATE

2022

WHERE

Morocco

JOURNEY TYPE

Land Only

ROOM TYPES

Twin Share
or
Own Room
+ ($1980)

PRICE

$7680
Per person AUD Twin Share

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