Culture and Beaches of Morocco

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Culture and Beach tour of Morocco, a country bordering the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. 
Visit Casablanca, Marrakech and Agadir, cities steeped in culture and history. 
Agadir is a Berber city often referred to as the Cote D'Azur of Morocco. It is one of the best seaside resorts to enjoy Moroccan and international gastronomy. Relax at the beach from sunrise to sunset. Shop in the various bazaars for souvenirs, spices, ceramics, silver or gold. In the souks find clothing and leather goods in fashionable boutiques. Tour also includes a stay in Casablanca and Marrakech

At a glance

Day 1 Arrive Casablanca. Meet and transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Casablanca morning tour. 
Day 3 After breakfast, depart for Marrakech
Day 4 Ful day tour of Marrakech
Day 5 Leave by road to Agadir
Day 6 Agadir morning tour
Day 7 Agadir: day free
Day 8 Services end with transfer to Agadir Airport

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Highlights

> Private tour with daily departures
> Transfers and transportation in AC cars with English speaking driver
> Local English speaking guides during tours mentioned in the program
> Entrance fees included 
> Two meals daily
> Visit the Argon Oil House in Agadir and learn more about the Berber Gold Liquid
> Relax on the sandy beaches of Agadir

 

Country information

Best time to go
Spring (April and May) and Fall (September and October) are perhaps the best times to take a Morocco Tour. With a summer climate in the south and in the mountains, as well as on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. Winter can be perfect by day in the south, though desert nights can get very cold. Traveling the Sahara Desert is idyllic during the months of November to February. The south is isolated from the rest of Morocco and is arguably the most hospitable, breath-taking and culturally interesting of any region in the country
 

Morocco food & drink
Moroccan cuisine is famous throughout the world and is quite unique. Full of subtle spices and tantalizing combinations of flavors, Morocco's cuisine is sure to please every palate. During your stay in Morocco, you must try the warming tagines, flaky pastillas, spicy hariras and fishy chermoula.
When you’re looking for something to drink, mint tea (known as Berber whiskey) is the national drink and you’ll find it enjoyed everywhere.
 

Culture and Language
Fridays are a holy day so expect shops and market stalls to close around midday. And during the month of Ramadan (the dates of which change every year) you should refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in public as a mark of respect. The consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Islam, but it can still be purchased in larger stores, especially in touristy areas, and in hotels and restaurants. Arabic and Berber are the official languages. French is often used for business, diplomatic and government issues

 

Morocco is a visual feast and it can be hard to know where to point your camera first! Landscapes are no problem as they rarely have an issue with their picture being taken. When photographing people though, it’s important to be respectful – imagine how you’d feel if strangers started to take your picture without a by-your-leave! Always ask permission first, and it helps if you get to know your subject a bit better. Moroccans are very friendly, and you should have no trouble getting to know them.
 

Getting around
Metered “Petit Taxi” are available in all major Moroccan cities. The cheapest and most popular way of getting around to country is to make use of the extensive Coach network. Private operators compete for travelers on the more popular routes. Casablanca has a super modern rapid transit tram system. Moroccan Rail (ONCF) has a network connecting North Morocco only. Centers such as Agadir and Essaouira do not have rail networks
 

Tipping
There are no hard and fast rules, but it’s generally accepted that a 10% tip is suitable when eating out and for tour guides. Round up your taxi fare to the nearest five dirhams, but don’t feel obliged to tip if you aren’t happy with the service.

Favourite Dishes
B’stilla: a flaky pastry pie is stuffed with steaming tender pigeon meat, almonds and eggs and spiced with aromatic saffron, cinnamon and fresh coriander
Harira: a hearty bowl of soup, prepared with lamb broth, tomatoes, red lentils, chickpeas, topped with a squeeze of zesty lemon juice and a handful of chopped coriander
Tagine: slow-cooked stews always served with bread to mop up those smoky, hearty juices. Chicken slow-cooked with green olives and preserved lemons is perhaps the classic base, but lamb with plums and allspice is certainly a local favorite.
Ktefa: a traditional Moroccan dessert made with warqa pastry. It’s layered with delicious, sweetened fried almonds and covered with a custard sauce


Itinerary

Day 4

Marrakech (B-D)

  • The whole day is dedicated to discovering Marrakech, the Pearl of the South
  • See the famous Menara Gardens, Koutoubia Mosque, and Bahia Palace
  • In the afternoon visit the souks and the famous Jemaa El Fna Square
Day 5

Marrakech - Agadir (B-D)

  • After breakfast, travel to Agadir
  • On arrival, check-in at your hotel 
Day 6

Agadir (B-D)

  • The morning tour starts at the Kasbah, the oldest district of Agadir
  • Visit the Grand Mosque, one of the most unique among Morocco's mosques
  • Next will be a stop at the Argan Oil House. Learn how they gather the gather and dry the nuts, roast and grind the kernels and finally extract its pure oil. 
  • Continue to the souk, the largest market in the region
     

Inclusions

  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative 
  • Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle with English speaking driver
  • Accommodation in selected hotels in a double room sharing
  • Meals: as mentioned 
  • Local English Speaking Guide during tours
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • International flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
  • Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Moroccan visa fee
  • Tips
  • Services not stated in the itinerary

Validity

  • Rate valid for travel between 16 SEP and 31 OCT 2018
     
  • Seasonal supplements may be applicable