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Acacia Holidays LTD

6th Flr, E20, Spring Garden Apts, Kikambala Road, Off Makueni Rd, Kileleshwa

P.O. Box 4347 - 00506

Nairobi, Kenya

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CLASSIC ITINERARY

Splendors of Morocco

1/10

Starting At

$6,615

per person

11
days
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► Guaranteed departure from Casablanca with a minimum of two travelers.

► Dates and itinerary are customizable.

► This itinerary also available as a Small Group Journey with set departure dates, limited to 18 travelers.

Explore. Wonder. There’s so much to fit in — hiking and mountain biking, learning to roll couscous, camel trekking, shopping in the souks, getting lost in the medina, and sweating in the hammam. You can lazily watch the world go by on panoramic terraces above scented gardens and grand squares, or eagerly mop up tajines flavoured with saffron and argan. And meeting the gracious Moroccan people involves nothing more than sitting in a cafe and waiting for your mint tea to brew. Exotic, sometimes overwhelming, and always unexpected, Morocco is bursting with life, ancient history, and natural beauty.

DAILY ITINERARY
Day 1 |Casablanca / Welcome

 

You will be met at the Casablanca Mohamed V Airport, transferred to your hotel, and assisted with your check-in formalities so you can relax and recharge after your journey.

 

OVERNIGHT:Hyatt Regency Casablanca

Day 2 |Casablanca / Rabat / Fez

 

Start with a buffet breakfast before a visit to the Hassan II Mosque. Its glass floor is suspended directly over the sea, and the mosque is home to the tallest minaret in the world. Continue to Rabat and see the Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower, and Oudaya Kasbah. Then, travel to Fez for a reception and dinner at the elegant Riad Alkantara where you’ll hear a guest speaker offer insight into Moorish architecture and history.

 

OVERNIGHT: Riad Fes

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Day 3 |Fez

 

Today, explore the passages and markets of the labyrinthine old quarter of Old Fez. Soak in the sights and sounds of this ancient and alluring city. Continue on to the University of al-Karaouine which, founded in 959 AD, is one of the oldest schools in the world. You’ll also visit the Nejjarine Square, Royal Palace, and Jewish quarter of Fez elJadid.

 

OVERNIGHT:Riad Fes

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Day 4 |Fez / Meknes / Volubilis / Fez

 

After breakfast, journey overland to the imperial city of Meknes to see the Bab Mansour gateway, granaries, royal stables, and the shrine of Moulay Ismail — one of the few shrines in Morocco that nonMuslims may visit. Enjoy a refreshing lunch and continue to Volubilis, the site of wellpreserved Roman ruins.

 

OVERNIGHT: Riad Fes

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Day 5 |Fez / Erfoud

After breakfast, you’ll travel to small, desertfringed Erfoud, observing everyday life as you pass Berber villages and the majestic Atlas Mountains. A packed lunch will be provided.

 

OVERNIGHT:Kasbah Hotel Chergui

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Day 6 |Erfoud / Merzouga

 

This morning begins with a drive to the fortified desert town of Rissani. Then off to Erg Chebbi and your tented camp in the desert dunes where a reception of mint tea, lunch and pastries awaits. Erg Chebbi’s stunning dunes can reach up to 500 feet in height, creating an otherworldly landscape best experienced by camel back. After your camel tour, relax at your camp, and partake in a traditional meal with entertainment.

 

OVERNIGHT:Erg Chebbi Luxury Tented Camp

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Day 7 |Merzouga / Erfoud / Ouarzazate

 

After breakfast drive to Ouarzazate, which was once a stop for African traders. Visit a private museum showcasing the local culture and history. After lunch, continue on the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs,” and view the grand 17th-century Amerhidil Kasbah.

 

OVERNIGHT:Le Berbere Palace

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Day 8 |Ouarzazate / Marrakech

 

Following breakfast, you’ll visit the Taourirt Kasbah, and then the city of Ait Benhaddou, site of the region’s most exotic kasbahs. Some of these structures have been featured in films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Following lunch, it’s on to Marrakech (Marrakesh), called the “red city” for the hue of its brick buildings.

 

OVERNIGHT:Sofitel Lounge & Spa

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Day 9 |Marrakech

 

This morning, begin in the medina — the old walled section of town. Marvel at the soaring Koutoubia minaret and visit the Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century. After lunch, wander through the main square of Djemaa el-Fna, filled with vendors, musicians, and snake charmers.

 

OVERNIGHT:Sofitel Lounge & Spa

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Day 10 |Ouarzazate / Marrakech

 

After breakfast absorb the beauty of the 12th-century Menara Gardens. Continue by horse-drawn carriage to Jardin Majorelle, a garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle. The remainder of your day is open. Tonight, a special farewell dinner with entertainment by a local gnaoua band awaits.

 

OVERNIGHT:Sofitel Lounge & Spa

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Day 11 |Marrakech / Farewell

 

Today, you’ll leave the exotic sights of Marrakech behind as you transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

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BEGIN: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
END: MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
SPLENDORS OF MOROCCO
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