AUTHENTIC MOROCCO
Authentic Morocco 8N/9D ( 1N Casablanca, 1N Rabat, 2N Fez, 1N Erfoud, 1N Ouarzazate, 2N Marrakech )

Itinerary -
DAY 1 : Arrive Casablanca

On arrival at Casablanca International Airport, you will be met and transferred by local English speaking guide to the hotel. Check into the hotel. Evening is at leisure. If time permits then proceed with Casablanca City Tour including: Start with Parc de La League Arabe, a huge garden with avenues lined with tall palm trees, ficus, arcades, pergolas and flower beds. On its edge is situated the Cathedral of Sacred Heart, a splendid example of Moresque architecture. Moving north, work your way up to the old medina as you move through Place Mohammed V and the Place des Nations Unions, the main focal points of Ville Novell, Casa’s new town. See French architecture complemented with Moorish design in Place Mohammed V, the protectorate square. Then enjoy visit to Mosque of Hassan II. Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau.Its minarets are the world's tallest at 210 meters. It is an enormous architectural masterpiece and the second largest religious building in the world. End the tour with visit of Anfa District and  Ain Diab Sea Resort. If arrival late in the day the city tour will take place on the morning of the following day. Overnight at the hotel in Casablanca. (D)


DAY 2 : Casablanca – Rabat

Today depart to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Visit Hassan tower, which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bouregreg. It is a gigantic mosque, emblematic of Rabat and famous for its unfinished minaret where storks nest. Next door, visit the beautiful Mausoleum of Mohammed V decorated with stained glass windows, white marble and a wrought-iron entryway with a stairway leading to an impressive dome. Ville Nouvelle the new town has wide boulevards, open green spaces and avenues lined with residential blocks, a railroad, the Bank of Morocco, Museum from the post office  and the cathedral Saint -Pierre. Next, guide will escort you on a walk around the picturesque Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah. The kasbah was built by Moulay Ismaïl from 1672-1727 to protect the city and is enclosed by ramparts dating from the Almohad period. Visit Bab Oudaïa, a monumental gate and example of Almohad military architecture. Before moving on to city Medina, relax in the Moorish style Andalusian garden. Arrive at Rabat and check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Rabat. (B, D)


DAY 3 : Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis - Fez

This morning proceed to Fez. Enroute visit Volubilis. Explore the breathtaking archaeological site of Volubilis (Wilily). Once occupied by the Romans, Volubilis has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site and gained international acclaim when Martin Scorsese made it a feature location for his film, The Last Temptation of Christ. Begin your visit by discovering the fascinating Roman ruins adorned with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. The ruins are spread out across several acres and what remains visible is several fragments of wall, parts of massive columns, the capitol, the basilica and a triumphal arch. Continue to Meknes. Arrive in Meknes and begin your tour of Meknes at Bab Mansour. First pass through the triumphal arch. Standing at 16 meters high with an 8 meter long arch, the intricately patterned triumphal arch is argued to be the most beautiful in Morocco. Enter Place El-Hedime  (Square of Ruins) which links the medina and the kasbah. The square is lined with modern residential buildings and a covered food souk (market). We will stop and visit the Museum Dar Jamaï, a museum showing modern Moroccan arts, woodwork, ceramics,  carpets, costumes, jewelry and metalwork. The sophisticated building was once a palace incorporating a mosque, Menzah (pavilion), courtyard, kitchen and Hammam. Next visit Bouinania Medersa to explore the  beautiful Koranic school established by the Merinids in the 14th century. Opposite of the Medersa, see the Grand Mosque. Browse Rue de Souks, a street filled with hardware merchants (akarir), corn chandlers (bezzazine) and metal smiths (haddadin). Next visit the En-Nejjarine Mosque, a 12th century Almohad built structure. Before moving on to see the square towers and zellijtilework of the Bab el- Berdaïne gateway, catch the action of Ed-Dlala Kissaria. Proceed to Fez. Arrive in Fez and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Fez. (B, D)


DAY 4 : Fez

Today the whole day will be devoted to discovering Fez, the oldest of the Imperial Cities, which is well known for its spiritual and educational contributions to the Moroccan culture. Visit Fès el, Rue Talaa Kebira,Karaouiyine Mosque. Continue along the streets which will lead you to some of Fez’ most important buildings including Dar el- Magana, a 14 century water clock and Zaouia el Tijaniya, containing the tomb of Ahmed el Tijani, who spread his infamous doctrine Tariqq el- Tijaniya (The Way) throughout Morocco. Also visit the Ech Cherabliyine Mosque (Mosque of the Slipper makers) then browse the souks selling henna, slippers, caftans, silks, jewelry and spices. Next onto the UNESCO recognized site, Fondouk el- Najjarine. Within the foundouk’s three floors is the Musée de Bois, which displays carved doors from the Bou Inania Medersa. Post lunch visit the Museum Dar el- Batha to view the great collection of pottery, leather-work, wood, books and manuscripts from the nineteenth century. Next, visit Bab el Ftouh, the  “Gateway of the Aperture” to explore the Andalusia quarter, a residential part of the  medina laced with monuments. Last part of the tour will take you into the Fez el Jedid, a Kasbah which functioned as Morocco’s administrative center until 1912. Explore the royal palace and many interesting quarters including the Moulay Abdullah Quarter, the Mullah (Jewish Quarter) and a little farther down south lies Ville Nouvelle (The New Quarter). Return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Fez. (B, D)


DAY 5 : Fez – Midelt – Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes

Drive to Erfoud via Midelt and the Ziz canyons a spectacular route offering wonderful  scenery of the Atlas. Post lunch, continue to Erfoud then Merzouga. Merzouga: called Erg Chebbi is a strikingly strange natural formation of sand dunes. On the top of the flattest  area you could imagine, suddenly a long mountain of sand rises. This mountain is surrounded by flat and desolate nature on all sides, and you could end up wondering if it really is real. Spend the night in the camp. The camp is in the heart of the dunes. Enjoy your special night under the stars at this beautiful oasis in a tent camp. On this journey you will experience a camel ride at sunset and sunrise from the top of the dunes. Your desert experience includes an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars and breakfast in the morning. Overnight at Bedouin tents in Erfoud. (B, D)


DAY 6 : Merzouga – Tineghir - Ouarzazate

Wake up early in the morning to witness the sun rise. Post breakfast, depart for Rissani the holy city where Moulay Ali Cherif, ancestor of the Alaouite dynasty is buried. Visit of the Kasbah built in the 17th century and the KsarAbbar ruins. Continue to   Tineghir with numerous stops to take pictures of the wonderful and unique landscapes. Visit the Todra canyons which rocks reach 250m of altitude.The road through the Todrha Gorges follows the right bank of the river, which is covered with palm trees. Farther  east is the narrowest and most spectacular section of the gorges, where for a distance of 110 yards the narrow corridor between the sheer, towering walls of rock (985 feet high) is only 65 feet wide. After lunch procced to Ouarzazate via Boumalne and El KelaaM’gouna famous  for its Feztival of Roses. This route is called the road of the "Thousand Kasbahs". It is  worth stopping there to take some pictures of great panorama of Oases and Kasbahs  over the valley. Arrive at Ouarzazate and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Ouarzazate. (B, D)


DAY 7 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Today enjoy sightseeing tour sightseeing tour of the main Kasbahs: Tifoultoute and Taourirt. The Kasbah of Tifoultoute just at the outskirts of the city. It lies about 3 miles  north of Ouarzazate. This beautiful structure; built about 250 years ago, used to belong to the Pasha Glaoui. It has been very tastefully converted into an inn and its rooms offer  travellers a splendid view across the valley of the Oued Ouarzazate and the Jebel Sarhro. Kasbah Taourirt is in the city. This former Glaoui residence, situated on the edge of the town, on the road to ErRachidia, is considered to be one of the most beautiful kasbahs of Morocco. It consists of a maze of luxury apartments, simple clay houses and crenelated towers which are lavishly decorated with geometric motifs. Part of the fortified village is open to the public. Then continue to AitBenhadou Kasbah 30 km far from Ouarzazate. It is the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco, used as decors for many films like the “Lawrence of Arabia”.The fortified village of AïtBenhaddou has been classified by UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural treasures. It is studded with crenelated towers and its buildings decorated with geometrical motifs and considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of this kind in Morocco. Drive to Marrakesh via TizinTichka Pass the highest pass in Morocco Mountain a spectacular route offering wonderful scenery of the Atlas and the Taddert. Arrive in Marrakech. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Marrakech. (B, D)


DAY 8 : Marrakech

Enjoy city tour of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial City and definitely the "Pearl of the South". Founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th century, Marrakesh sits in a lush oasis nestled at the foot of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Begin the tour in Medina, the old quarter of the Marrakech. From here we will explore this historically  charming area by foot. In Djemma el Fna, visit the famous 12th century Koutoubia Mosque and its influential minaret. Marrakech is a city of underground channels built by the architects from Cordoba, Spain to provide water for the town and Palmery. We will drive to the Lower Medina to explore more of Marrakesh’s secrets: the 16th century Saadian Tombs with its stark towers, the ruined 16th century El Badia palace and the Mullah and the Jewish quarter. Post lunch guide will lead you through the labyrinth streets and alleys of the Djemma. Enjoy aromatic smells, taste fresh squeezed orange juice and venture into the souks specializing in Berber carpets, silver jewelry, artisan workshops, handmade shoes and tanneries. Overnight at the hotel in Marrakech. (B, D)


DAY 9 : Marrakech – Depart Casablanca

Proceed to Casablanca. On arrival in Casablanca you will be transferred to Casablanca International Airport to board your flight back home or your next destination. (B)



                                                   Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation at the mentioned hotels or similar on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Airport Transfers
  • All Tours & Transfers on SIC Basis

EXCLUSIONS:

  • GST extra
  • Personal expenses (mini bar, Telephone, laundry etc.)
  • Optional tour, extra food and beverage
  • VOA, Airport tax, Visa Fees not mentioned in inclusions is excluded
  • Guide Tipping
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not mentioned in Inclusions 
  • Early check-in and Late check-out charges are not included in the above cost. Standard Check-in time : 1500 hrs. / Standard Check-out time:  1200 hrs.
  • Costs does not include any type of Surcharges if any and will be charged if applicable. High Season / Special Events will be applicable if booked during surcharge period
  • Room upgrades and freebies from the hotel.
  • Anything which is not there in Inclusions


Payment Policy :

  • Booking amount required 100% amount of Flight Tickets & 50% amount of Land Package
  • Rest 50% payment should be done before 20 days of your departure 

Cancellation Policy :

  • Cancellation charge of 25% of total amount on package ( except Flight )per person is applicable any time after the booking is confirmed.
  • No refund, if cancellation is received less than 10 days before arrival.
  • 50% of the total package amount is applicable, if cancellation is received between 11 - 20 days before arrival.
  • 25% of the total package amount is applicable, if cancellation is received between 21 - 30 days before arrival.
  • During COVID or any other pandemic situation the cancellation charges will be on sole discretion of the management and it will be decided on case to case basis.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the
  • operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.  
  • Cancellation Policy for Air Ticket depends on the Airlines policy

Terms & Conditions :

  • Kindly note hotels are not equipped to provide Indian items in their breakfast and they would try the same.
  • In case any guest requires Indian Items during the breakfast there would be additional charges applicable. 
  • Strictly NO Refund for any un-utilized services once booking is confirmed.
  • The above quote is strictly subject to availability of rooms at the time of booking.
  • The quote is strictly applicable as mentioned above and changes will attract a deviation in the costs.
  • This is only a quotation. We are not blocked/booked/holding any rooms/ restaurants and will be subject to availability at the time of booking, so rate can not be guaranteed with a late confirmation.
  • In case there is an increase or decrease in the number of pax there would be a change in the costs.
  • Remittance charges of USD 30 would be applicable per transaction.
  • ROE would be charged as per the prevailing ROE on the day of making payments.
  • Supplement cost will require for arrival/departure transfer between 2200 hrs. - 0700 hrs.(Odd Hours of the Day)
  • We strongly recommend to all our travellers to purchase the Overseas Travel Insurance Policy on their own before travel.
  • This would help and protect from incurring any loss of personal belongings or in case of any personal illness on tour or any kind of accident.
  • In case the Group is travelling with more than normal luggage then additional charges will apply for extra Van
  • All water activities , adventure activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP -
  • Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • GST of 5.00 % will be charged on the Total Invoice, if you make the payment in India.
  • Its mandatory that we should receive guest’s Pan Card & Passport Copy for further booking process.
  • The travel company reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer anytime at its own discretion and without any prior notice.



About The Place:


Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.

Seasons -

  • Rainy -November to March
  • Winter -  July, August and September
  • Summer - October to April, May


Currency –

  •  Moroccan dirham                    


Language –

  • English /  ‎Arabic / ‎Berber / ‎French

Things to carry :

  • Flight tickets , Valid Passport ( At Least 6 months validity on last day of tour) , Visa , Photos , Travel Insurance Documents , Double vaccination certificate etc.
  • Currency of country you are travelling to
  • Required Medicines with Doctor's Prescription 
  • Few Skin Care Products like sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm 
  • Goggles , Umbrella , swimsuit , thermals or woollens as per requirement of location 
  • Good quality foot wear (Shoes , flip flop , beach slippers  etc.) as per requirement of location
  • International calling SIM Card 
  • Travel Adapter for charging your electronic gadgets, Power Bank  
  • Small First Aid Kit (No Scissors, blades or sharp objects allowed in flight )
  • Extra Pairs of Inner Wear and Empty Travelling Bags 
  • Few Packed Indian Snacks, Pickles , Chutney etc.

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Authentic Morocco 8N/9D ( 1N Casablanca, 1N Rabat, 2N Fez, 1N Erfoud, 1N Ouarzazate, 2N Marrakech )

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