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Best of Morocco

An in-depth Morocco trip featuring all the exciting sights, sounds and flavours befitting of its status as the gateway to Africa. Explore the ancient alleyways of Fes, spend the evening like a local in a riad and learn about the healing touch of Moroccan ingredients like argan oil.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore Fes and Marrakesh
  • Discover Rabat, Meknès, Erfoud, Ouarzazate, Essaouira and Casablanca
  • Visit a traditional tannery and dye-pit in Fes, Midelt and Bahia Palace
  • View the Royal Palace, the Todra Gorge, Aït Ben Haddou and the Hassan II Mosque
Dive Into Culture
  • Fes: Visit a traditional tannery and dye-pit for a fascinating glimpse into an ancient practice.
  • Marrakesh: Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients.
Tour details
Tour Provider Trafalgar
Price From
$3,566
Number of Days
10
Start Location
Casablanca, Morocco
End Location
Casablanca, Morocco
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Welcome to Casablanca
The intoxicating sights and sounds of Morocco are revealed on this epic adventure through an ancient land. Delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca, immortalised by Hollywood, before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.
Journey to Rabat, Meknès and on to Fes
We continue along the coast to the capital, Rabat. Here we’ll embark on an orientation tour of the city which includes views of the grand 17-century Palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, we'll see the grand gate of Bab elMansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa, adorned by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fes later today where you can choose to spend the evening at leisure in the country's oldest imperial city or Enjoy a local meal of fine food, and traditional entertainment on our evening optional experience.
Discover Vibrant Fes Dive Into Culture Connect with Locals
Join a Local Specialist today to explore the Medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience to the non-profit American Fondouk, speak with the volunteer veterinarians who care so passionately for the welfare of the animals. See the Royal Palace and Dive Into Culture during a visit to the round dye-pits and tanneries, revealing Morocco's ancient leathercraft. Later, you can admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Join your companions this evening for a special opportunity to Connect With Locals over dinner for a Be My Guest experience, featuring Moroccan specialities served with wine in a traditional riad.
Onwards to Erfoud
We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping for a lunch in Midelt, a market town set within the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley and past the Tafilalt oasis, we arrive in the oasis town of Erfoud, regarded as the 'Gateway to the Sahara'. Its golden façades and towering dunes have made it a popular location for filmmakers for decades. This evening we dine at our hotel.
Off to Tinghir Oasis and the Stunning Dades Valley Stays With Stories
Journeying west, we arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco and home to the ruins of the ancient Glaoui palace. We continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Here we will overnight at one of Trafalgar's Stays With Stories, Xaluca Dades, surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.
Venture through the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh
Blending effortlessly into the arid landscape, Ouarzazate has provided a backdrop for such famous movies as 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Cleopatra' and 'Gladiator'. See the UNESCO-listed fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh - the 'Red City'. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city - the Medina - and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco's largest traditional souk (market) where you may wish to spend some time learning the art of haggling.
Explore Marrakesh
Meet the inspiring ladies of a local women’s cooperative over tea and snacks on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during a city orientation with your Local Specialist and spend some time soaking up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter with its palm readers, storytellers and snake charmers. Spend the rest of the afternoon lingering in one of the city's beautiful gardens, discover the vibrant arts and culture scene or consider indulging in a traditional Hammam.
Continue to Coastal Essaouira Dive Into Culture
We travel to the laid-back shores of Essaouira this morning. Stopping en route, we Dive Into Culture to visit a cooperative involved in creating cosmetics from traditional ingredients. Consider a delicious seafood lunch and enjoy some free time before joining a city tour of the UNESCO-listed Medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Return to Casablanca
This morning we journey north to Casablanca where we will enjoy views of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, built for the late King's 60th birthday celebrations. Later, we join our Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate an unforgettable voyage of discovery.
Farewell Morocco
Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of your Moroccan holiday.
Inclusions
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
23 Aug 2024 01 Sep 2024 Available $3,783
06 Sep 2024 15 Sep 2024 Available $3,846
13 Sep 2024 22 Sep 2024 Available $3,846
20 Sep 2024 29 Sep 2024 Available $3,846
27 Sep 2024 06 Oct 2024 Available $3,846
04 Oct 2024 13 Oct 2024 Available $3,804
01 Nov 2024 10 Nov 2024 Available $3,566
15 Nov 2024 24 Nov 2024 Available $3,566
29 Nov 2024 08 Dec 2024 Available $3,566
20 Dec 2024 29 Dec 2024 Available $3,846
29 Dec 2024 07 Jan 2025 Available $4,246
03 Jan 2025 12 Jan 2025 Available $4,295
10 Jan 2025 19 Jan 2025 Available $4,195
24 Jan 2025 02 Feb 2025 Available $4,195
07 Feb 2025 16 Feb 2025 Available $4,195
21 Feb 2025 02 Mar 2025 Available $4,195
07 Mar 2025 16 Mar 2025 Available $4,195
21 Mar 2025 30 Mar 2025 Available $4,195
28 Mar 2025 06 Apr 2025 Available $4,295
11 Apr 2025 21 Apr 2025 Available $4,766
18 Apr 2025 28 Apr 2025 Available $4,766
25 Apr 2025 05 May 2025 Available $4,766
09 May 2025 19 May 2025 Available $4,766
16 May 2025 26 May 2025 Available $4,766
23 May 2025 02 Jun 2025 Available $4,766
06 Jun 2025 16 Jun 2025 Available $4,676
20 Jun 2025 30 Jun 2025 Available $4,676
04 Jul 2025 14 Jul 2025 Available $4,676
18 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 Available $4,676
01 Aug 2025 11 Aug 2025 Available $4,676
22 Aug 2025 01 Sep 2025 Available $4,676
29 Aug 2025 08 Sep 2025 Available $4,766
05 Sep 2025 15 Sep 2025 Available $4,766
12 Sep 2025 22 Sep 2025 Available $4,766
19 Sep 2025 29 Sep 2025 Available $4,766
26 Sep 2025 06 Oct 2025 Available $4,766
03 Oct 2025 13 Oct 2025 Available $5,475
10 Oct 2025 20 Oct 2025 Available $5,475
17 Oct 2025 27 Oct 2025 Available $5,475
31 Oct 2025 10 Nov 2025 Available $5,125
14 Nov 2025 24 Nov 2025 Available $5,095
28 Nov 2025 08 Dec 2025 Available $5,095
19 Dec 2025 29 Dec 2025 Available $5,525
28 Dec 2025 07 Jan 2026 Available $6,075
02 Jan 2026 12 Jan 2026 Available $5,225
09 Jan 2026 19 Jan 2026 Available $5,095
23 Jan 2026 02 Feb 2026 Available $5,095
06 Feb 2026 16 Feb 2026 Available $5,095
20 Feb 2026 02 Mar 2026 Available $5,095
06 Mar 2026 16 Mar 2026 Available $5,095
20 Mar 2026 30 Mar 2026 Available $5,095
27 Mar 2026 06 Apr 2026 Available $5,225