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Morocco & Sahara 11 Day In-Depth Tour (Promotion)

2/26/2024
Tour Code: WIN24R-MOR11BF
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Tour Highlights

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, located on the Atlantic coast of the Chaouia plain in the Central-western part of Morocco. The city became the setting of the romantic drama film-Casablanca
Rabat is the capital city of Morocco, blended with ancient history and modern environment
Tangier is located on the coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where Africa meets Europe.
Fez: a world-famous medieval city. Its medina (Old Town) still remains as 1300 years of Moroccan heritage 
Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco with blue-tinted buildings, narrow alleys that Feels like in ancient world
Merzouga is a small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert. It is the gateway to Erg Chebbi, a huge Stretch of sand dunes. We will explore Sahara Desert by 4-wheel drive vehicle with spectacular  scenery 
The Todra Gorges is a series of limestone river canyons in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains  
Ouarzazate is a small town in Draa-Tafilalet region of the High Atlas Mountains. It has been A strategic location in the past 
Ait Benhaddou is an ancient town established 300 years ago. Its unique Moroccan earthy clay Architecture attracts many tourists and a UNESO World Heritage Site 
Marrakech, the fourth largest cities in Morocco, also a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. 
Arrange Camel Ride in Sahara Desert
Unique experience of staying in camp accommodation in Sahara Desert
Tour Atlas Studio, revisiting old classic movie sets
Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine with folklore dance
Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach

Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group for better sightseeing experience

Itinerary

Day 1

USA Casablanca, Morocco  

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Today, we will take overnight flight to Casablanca, arrive the next day. 

Day 2

Casablanca

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Upon arrival, if time permits, we will take you to the corniche, a long walkway overlooking The Atlantic Ocean

<Dinner> Western cuisine at hotel

<Hotel> Hyatt Regency Casablanca or similar

Day 3

Casablanca - 87km - Rabat

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After breakfast, visit ★Hassan II Mosque, the 7th largest mosque in the world. Its minaret is at 210 meters high. The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean.
Shortly after, depart for Rabat, the Capital city along the shores of the Bou Reqreq River and the Atlantic Ocean. Rabat was founded in the 12th century; it became the capital in 1912. It is the center of Morocco’s economy, politics and culture. The city has many historic sites, including unique mosques,
largest minaret and attractive medina. Upon arrival, city tour will follow:
◎Mausoleum of Mohammed V
◎Hassan Tower
◎the Oudayas Kasbah, a citadel located on a hill at the mouth of the Bou Reqreq river, and adjacent to the old medina of Rabat. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
◎the Andalusian Garden was created between 1915 and 1918 during the French protectorate in Morocco under Maurice Tranchant De Lunel. It is a formal garden inspired by the Moorish gardens And features a variety of trees and plants.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at Hotel

<Lunch> Local Cuisine  

<Dinner>Western Cuisine at Hotel

<Hotel>Hotel Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses or similar

Day 4

Rabat – 212km – Asilah – 46km – Tangier

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This morning, depart for Asilah, orientation tour will follow:
◎Asilah is a fortified town on the northwest tip of the Atlantic coast. The town’s history dates back to 1500 B.C. when Phoenicians occupied a site called Zilil. Asilah hosts annual music and Arts festivals, including a mural-painting festival, The International Cultural Festival.
Afterward, continue to Tangier for overnight.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at Hotel

<Lunch> Moroccan fried seafood platter  

<Dinner> Western Cuisine at Hotel

<Hotel> Hilton Tanger City Center or similar

Day 5

Tangier – 63km – Tétouan – 65km  Chefchaouen

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Tangier is a city in northwestern Morocco, on the Moroccan coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. It has long held strategic importance. Ruled by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Portuguese in the past, many cultures have influenced the history of Tangier, making it one of the Most ancient city in north Africa.
◎Cape Spartel is about 300 meters above sea level at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, 12 km West of Tangier. There is a tower nears the end of the cape, which serves as a lighthouse.
◎The Caves of Hercules: According to the mythology that the Greek god Heracles stayed and slept In this cave before doing his 11th labor, which was to get golden apples from the Hesperides Garden
Shortly after, continue to the next town, Tètouan
◎Tètouan, located in northern Morocco. The first settlements belonged to Mauretanian Berbers In the 3rd century BC. The Spanish influence dates from 1912-1956, under the long relationship With Andalusia has left the city with a Hispano-Moorish character. The Medina of Tètouan Is a multicultural center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 Afterward, depart for Chefchaouen.
◎Chefchaouen, nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Its winding alley, blue shade buildings in old town and relaxed atmosphere make Chefchaouen a very attractive destination to visitors

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at Hotel

<Lunch>Moroccan couscous chicken

<Dinner> Local Cuisine

<Hotel>Parador Hotel or similar (Most hotels are on the hills, in case there is no access for our bus, clients need to walk to the hotel, usually 10-15 minutes)

Day 6

Chefchaouen - 196km – Fez

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Fez is the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities and has served as the country’s capital a few times throughout its history. It was founded in 789 by the first sultan of the Idrisid dynasty. To the hill Overlooking spectacular views of old medina, then city tour will follow:
◎Royal Palace Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
◎The Karaouine University, the oldest university in the world
★Bou Inania Medersas, an educational institute, built in 1350-55 CE. It is the only madrasa in Morocco that also functioned as a congregational mosque
◎ Moulay Idris mausoleum and the Nejjarine Fountains
★Tanneries is a dye workshop to see how leather is cut and dyed using traditional techniques

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at Hotel

<Lunch> Moroccan Kefta Tagine Menu  

<Dinner> Local cuisine with dessert and Moroccan show

<Hotel> Hotel Palais Medina & Spa Fes or similar

Day 7

Fez – 65km – Ifrane – 348km  Erfoud – 54km – Merzouga (Sahara Desert)

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After breakfast, depart for Merzouga via Ifrane and Erfoud. Upon arrival in Merzouga, Take 4-wheel drive to the Sahara Desert (Please pack overnight necessity in small bag on Day 6)

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at Hotel

<Lunch> Local Cuisine Fish menu

<Dinner> Local cuisine

<Hotel> Caravanserai Luxury Desert Camp or similar

Day 8

Merzouga– 54km – Erfoud – 141km  Todra Gorge – 168km – Ouarzazate

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Start your day in the early morning★ Camel ride crossing golden desert at sunrise!
After breakfast, ★ Return to Erfoud by four-wheel drive vehicle
Then drive through lush Todra Gorge, brief stop at these wondrous 985 feet high gorge and surrounding area.

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at Hotel

<Lunch>Moroccan Chicken Meatloaf

<Dinner> Chinese Cuisine (8 dishes, 1 soup) 

<Hotel> Hotel Berbere Palace or similar

Day 9

Ouazazate– 30km – Ait Benhaddu – 185km  Marrakech

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After breakfast, we will tour ★Atlas studio, revisiting the scenes of Hollywood classics Shortly after, depart for Ait Benhaddu.
★Ait Benhaddu is a traditional mud brick city surrounded by high walls on the edge of the High Atlas Mountain. The Berbers used to live here in the early days, most of their houses are Moroccan earth clay architecture. Continue to Marrakech, upon arrival city tour will follow:
◎Djemaa el Fna Square (UNESCO, 2001)

<Breakfast> American Breakfast at Hotel

<Lunch> Moroccan Couscous Beef

<Dinner>  Western Cuisine at hotel 

<Hotel> Atlas Medina & Spa or similar

Day 10

Marrakech - 191 km – Casablanca

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After breakfast, city tour will follow:
◎Koutoubia Mosque
★Explore old town with carriage-ride
★El Badia Palace, a former palace. Built by the Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansur Dhahbi. Today, there are only remains surrounded by high walls. In 1696, the Alawite Sultan Moulay Ismail took the richest in the palace to build the imperial city of Meknes
★Bahia Palace is a palace with gardens. It was built to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style
★Majorelle Garden is a two and half acre botanical garden. The property was purchased by fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé

<Breakfast>American Breakfast at Hotel

<Lunch>Local Cuisine (Chicken menu) 

<Dinner> Western Cuisine (Fish menu)

<Hotel>Hyatt Regency Casablanca or similar

Day 11

Casablanca / USA

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Transfer to airport for home bound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey

<Breakfast>  American breakfast at hotel


★Entrance Fee Included ◎Photo-Stop 

Qty:

Pricing

Departure Date

26

FEB

2024

Adult:$2,799
Child: N/A
Single Supplement: $1,000

** Minimum group Size: 6 people **

Tour fare includes:
4-5-star Hotel, Breakfast (9), Lunch (8) & Dinner (9). Transportation, Entrance Fee

Tour fare excludes:
Airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips (include tour leader, bus driver & tour guide: US12 per day), Visa Fee, Travel Insurance (If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer medical travel insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group and to airport on the last day **


** Cancellations will only be accepted in writing; cancellation penalty is as following:
120 days prior to departure: US$100 per person
119 days to 60 days prior to departure: US$200 per person
59 days to 30 days prior to departure: 35% of tour fare
29 days to 15 days prior to departure: 50% of tour fare
14 days to 3 days prior to departure: 80% of tour fare
2 days or less prior to departure and/or cancelled during the touring period: 100% of tour fare
(Tour fare is Non-Transferable to other names and/or other services)
For any train tickets, ferry tickets and admission reserved, if you cancel, we will check with local suppliers for cancellation penalty
For Airline tickets that is purchased and issued, if you cancel, airfare is Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable, we will check with airline for cancellation penalty
Hotel Twin Room Cancellation Policy: If your roommate cancelled, the share with party will occupy a single room, the cancelled party is responsible for single supplement incurred
The above term and policy will not apply to any special tours and/or customized tours, all special tours and customized tours will base on its own term and conditions

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

           

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