Classic Morocco

Overview

This 11 day Classic Morocco private tour embraces African, European and Arabic influences. Morocco is an exotic destination that offers fascinating history, stunning architecture as well as outstanding shopping and mouth-watering cuisine. Travel through captivating cities, the snow capped Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert staying in 4 star hotels, a luxury tented camp and riads (traditional Moroccan homes), taking your time to explore the many medinas (old towns) of Morocco’s cities.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CASABLANCA
On arrival at Casablanca airport you will be transferred by private vehicle to your hotel. Overnight at the KENZI BASMA HOTEL.

DAY 2: FES
This morning you will be taken by private vehicle to Fes via the sacred town of Moulay Idriss and the Roman ruins of Volubilis – one of the best preserved Roman towns in North Africa. Three nights at RIAD EL AMINE (B).

DAY 3: FES
Today you will be taken on a full day tour of Fes with an English speaking local guide visiting the Medina of Fes el–Bali (Old Fes). You will explore the labyrinthine souks with their variety of craft workshops, meat, fruit and vegetable markets, mosques and medersas, as well as the dye pits and tanneries. (B)

DAY 4: FES
Today will be spent at your leisure in Fes. (B)

DAY 5: ERFOUD
This morning you will depart Fes through the Saiss Valley into the High Atlas Mountains passing Berber villages before descending into the palm groves and slopes of the Ziz Gorge. From here you will head to Erfoud, one of the largest oases in all of Morocco, located on the edge of
the Sahara Desert. Overnight at KASBAH HOTEL XALUCA ERFOUD. (B, D)

DAY 6: ERFOUD
This morning you will be taken by 4×4 vehicle to the Sahara Desert visiting the historic 8th century caravan town of Rissani and the desert ruins of Sijilmassa en route to your tented accommodation amongst the dunes. Experience a camel ride at sunset from the top of the dunes. Your desert experience includes an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars. Overnight at the MERZOUGA LUXURY DESERT CAMP (B, D)

DAY 7: OUARZAZATE
After breakfast you will be driven to the spectacular Todra Gorge stopping in time for lunch amid canyon walls rising up to 1,200 ft. This afternoon you will cross the southern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains before arriving at the captivating city of Ouarzazate. Overnight at the BERBERE PALACE. (B, D)

DAY 8: OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
Today will be spent exploring Ouarzazate. Visit the Kasbahs of Taouirirt and Tifoultout, the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, backdrop for the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon you will cross the Atlas Mountains and descend into
Marrakech. Three nights at LES JARDINS DE LA MEDINA. (B)

DAY 9: MARRAKECH
Today you will have a full day tour of Marrakech with an English speaking local guide visiting the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs and Djemaa El Fna Square. (B, D)

DAY 10: MARRAKECH
Today you will experience a Moroccan cooking workshop with a local family. You will use local produce, learn how to make bread, and cook in a Moroccan traditional oven. Afterwards, enjoy the dishes you have prepared. A farewell dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. (B, D)

DAY 11: MARRAKECH
This morning you will be transferred to Marrakech airport for your onward flight. (B)

Includes

• 10 nights accommodation in riads and hotels on a twin share basis
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Transportation as per the itinerary
• Services of an English speaking driver
• Local guide in Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, Fes day 2 and Marrakech day 9
• Cooking class in Marrakech
• Camel ride
• Entrance fees during touring where applicable

 

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Les Jardins De La Medina

Located in the heart of Marrakech, Les Jardins De La Medina is nestled in the ancient Kasbah district of the Medina. The hotel features 38 luxurious guest rooms all with air-conditioning, free internet access, flat screen LCD TV’s, DVD/CD player, mini-bar, safe box, en-suite bathrooms and private balcony with views of the outdoor fountain. The property has an outdoor heated swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

Berbere Palace

A captivating structure that looms tall against a bright blue sky, Berbere Palace is truly an enthralling sight and accommodation. Situated in Ouarzazate, an area regarded not only as a gateway to the desert but as a popular holiday destination, this 250-room hotel is the perfect luxury stay, no matter your itinerary. In the area, explore the dunes, enjoy a camel ride, or go horseback riding. Cool off in the swimming pool under the palms, indulge in one of the many restaurants on their international cuisines or unwind with a Hammam spa treatment.

Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp

The Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp is located in the middle of the Erg Chebi Desert and is a 1.5-hour drive from Erfoud. The desert’s clear skies, sparkling vistas and huge dunes can be enjoyed from this desert camp. The camp consists of one main camp with 15 spacious tents, and a smaller, more private camp (1 hour by foot or camel from the main camp) with 5 luxury-suite tents. Each Haima (traditional tent) is made of camel skin and is equipped with ensuite facilities, wall-to-wall rugs, solar powered lighting and handcrafted furniture. A wide range of activities and excursions is offered including quad biking, walking tours, star gazing, cooking classes and camel rides. The camp makes for the perfect luxury desert experience.

Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Erfoud

Kasbah Hotel Xaluca is located in Erfoud, a city known as ‘the Door to the Desert’, at the beginning of the Sahara Desert. This hotel is set among the dunes and palms and offers 134 spacious rooms decorated using local materials, as well as 8 bungalows. Facilities include a spa and hammam, sports area, two swimming pools, a mini golf course, and a gift shop. There is also a bar and 2 restaurants offering fine international dining or traditional Moroccan-style dishes.

Riad El Amine

Riad El Amine is located inside the Fes Medina with a view of the Palace Gardens and is within walking distance of many of the main monuments, souks and museums. All 11 rooms are individually decorated in Moroccan style. There are two quiet areas dedicated to rest and relaxation, meditation, or just a good read. Other hotel amenities include a tennis court, sauna, spa, massage centre, Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and Hammam. A bar, a café, and a rooftop terrace are onsite.

Kenzi Basma Hotel

Kenzi Basma is a comfortable and modern hotel ideally located in the centre of Casablanca. 113 rooms are fully equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a seating area, a desk, minibar and safety box. The hotel Kenzi Basma’s restaurant, Oasis, offers Moroccan and International cuisine and features music at the Lobby Lounge where guests can enjoy cocktails.

Lahia Tented Lodge

Discover Lahia Tented Lodge, where luxury meets wilderness. Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Central Serengeti, all from the comfort of spacious, canvas tents with modern comforts. Accommodating 25 tents, Lahia Tented Lodge is situated 90km from the Serengeti National Park and is the ideal place from which to experience the thrill of safari.

Lion's Paw Camp

Positioned right at the very edge of Ngorongoro Crater, Lion’s Paw Camp offers a unique view across the caldera.  Guests indulge in tranquil luxury, and are spoilt every sunrise and sunset with views across the vast savannah. Enjoy thrilling game drives to explore the diverse landscape, immerse yourself in the local Maasai culture, and make unforgettable memories at this intimate camp.