Join us on the Morocco Discovery tour. This semi-circular tour starts in Casablanca including a visit to Rabat and Fes. The tour then travels southwards to Marrakech. Your desert experience starts as you see Berber Villages and Kasbahs on the way to Erfoud and Ouarzazate. Journey through beautiful gorges and spectacular routes when returning to Casablanca. the will be an option to experience a spectacular Sunrise over the sand dunes. A site not to be missed and forever remembered.
At a glance
|SAT||Arrive Casablanca. Meet and transfer to Hotel for overnight|
|SUN||Casablanca - Fez via Meknes|
|MON||Full day sightseeing tour of Fes|
|TUE||See Moulay Idriss and Rabat before arriving in Marrakech|
|WED||Full day Marrakech tour|
|THU||Travel via the Tizi N'tichka Pass and the Kasbah route to Zagora|
|FRI||See splendid sceneries of pre-Sahara Desert and Berber villages. Overnight in Erfoud|
|SAT||Optional desert sunrise tour. Continue to Tineghir. Overnight in Ouarzazate|
|SUN||After an orientation tour of Ouarzazate return to Casablanca|
|MON||Last day in Morocco. Services end with transfer to the Airport|
> Weekly departures
> Engish speaking driver and Local professional Guides
> Short tours of the port city of Casablanca and Rabat, the administrative capital
> Spend time in the old city walls of Fez where time seems to have stopped
> Travel through narrow gorges and spectacular routes to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Desert
> An entire day is spent with your guide discovering all the gems in Marrakech
Fes - Rabat - Marrakech (B/D)
- Leave for the holy city of Moulay Driss and the ruins of Volubilis, the Roman City.
- Onwards to Rabat, the Administrative Capital. Here you will visit the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Ouadayas Garden & Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower Mosque.
- Fish lunch (own expense).
- Travel to Marrakesh
- Dinner and overnight
- Full day tour of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city called "the pearl of the south".
- The historical tour includes the Menara Garden, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia, and The Dar Si Said Museum.
- Lunch at the hotel.
- Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters, then visit of the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square with its non-stop entertainment
Marrakech - Zagora (B/D)
- Departure to Ait Benhaddou through Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m of altitude).
- Visit the famous kasbah used for many great movies.
- Lunch (own expense) on the spot facing the Kasbah.
- Continue to Zagora crossing the Draa valley.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Accommodation in selected hotels in double/twin sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Moroccan visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Travel dates:
- JUN 19: 01 - 08 - 15 - 22 - 29
- JUL 19: 06 - 13 - 20 - 27
- AUG 19: 03 - 10 - 17 - 24 - 31
- SEP 19: 07 - 14 - 21 - 28
Contact us for any other date of travel required
Best time to go
The best times to visit Turkey’s archaeological sites and cities are in spring (Apr-May) and autumn (Sep-Oct) as the temperature is warm, but not too hot.
High summer (Jun-Aug) can be hot: best time for beach holidays. Winters can be cold and many hotels though city breaks are still an option. Turkey does offer ski options during the winter months
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.
Metered “Petit Taxi” is 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
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.
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