HIGHLIGHTS OF MOROCCO
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Morocco, from enchanting cities of exotic Moorish architecture, bustling souks and aromatic spices, to stunning desert landscapes of golden dunes, kasbahs and oases.
Highlights of Morocco
COUNTRY: MOROCCO | DURATION: 10 DAYS | PRICE:from €995 PP PLUS TAX | NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
• Dep: January 2013 • Return Flights ex Dublin - Marrakech • Return Airport Transfers • Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities as per hotel details • Meals on tour (9 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners) • Services of a tour director • Porterage at hotels during tour
DAY 1: Dublin - Marrakech.
Fly to Marrakech where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.
DAY 2: Marrakech - Casablanca.
Drive to Casablanca this morning and enjoy the city's highlights on an afternoon included city sightseeing tour with a local guide. (B, D)
DAY 3: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez.
Journey along the coast road to Rabat, Morocco's historic capital, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide, including the Royal Palace, Hassan's Tower, the Kasbah of Ouidais and the magnificent Chellah Gardens. Later, continue to Meknes, where you can enjoy this fascinating city, famous for its 16 miles of protective wall, on a sightseeing tour of the Moulay Ismail Mosque and the former royal stables and granaries. Next stop is the ancient city of Fez, the oldest of Morocco's four splendid Imperial Cities, where you will stay for two nights. (B, D)
DAY 4: Fez.
The day is yours to explore this ancient city, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Why not join our optional city sightseeing tour to visit the huge ornate arch of Bab Boujeloud and the maze of colourful souks and spice stalls in the bustling streets and atmospheric alleyways of the old medina? (B)
DAY 5: Fez- Atlas Mountains - Ziz Valley - Erfoud.
Today's journey will include a scenic Middle Atlas Mountains drive with a visit to the picturesque mountain resort of Ifrane and later, a chance to view the spectacular Ziz Valley. You will stay for two nights in Erfoud, part of the oasis of Tafilalt on the edge of the mighty Sahara Desert. (B, D)
DAY 6: Erfoud - Rissani - Erfoud.
Today, enjoy an included visit to the fortified village of Rissani in the Tafilalt region. Nestled at the edge of the Ziz Valley, Rissani is a traditional desert village yet houses the impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alawite dynasty, which thrived here in the 17th century. (B, D)
DAY 7: Erfoud - Road of 1000 Kasbahs - Ouarzazate.
Journey through the impressive Todra Gorges and past the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains to Tinerhir Oasis, with its green valley of palms and local villages, before continuing on a scenic drive through the Dades Valley, also known as the 'Valley of 1000 Kasbahs', to Ouarzazate where you'll stay for one night. A charming oasis resort with an exotic Kasbah, Ouarzazate has been featured in several films including 'The Sheltering Sky'. (B, D)
DAY 8: Ouarzazate - Ait-Bennhaddau - Marrakech.
This morning, enjoy an orientation drive of Ouarzazate and a visit to the Kasbah de Tourirt before today's highlight: a visit to beautiful Ait-Benhaddou, the setting of many films including 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Gladiator'. Later, continue through picturesque villages and rugged mountain scenery to the 7,414 foot high Tizi-n-Tichkas Pass, in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving in the imperial city of Marrakech, for two nights. An optional evening excursion will be a fitting choice to end the day. (B)
DAY 9: Marrakech.
The snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains rise majestically above Morocco's enchanting 'pink city'. You'll enjoy a city sightseeing tour with a local guide this morning. (B, D)
DAY 10: Marrakech - Dublin.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dublin, or extend your stay in either Agadir or Marrakech. (B)
Accomodation on Tour
Marrakech: Zalagh Kasbah & Spa Hotel (4*); Casablanca: Ibis or Prince de Paris (4*); Fez: Menzeh Zalagh (3*); Erfoud: Kasbah Tizimi (3*); Ouarzazate: Ibis Moussafir (3*).
For all enquiries you can contact our Cosmos Escorted Tours Experts in Little Island freephone on 1890 98 98 02 or email