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Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering travelers intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travelers wanting to explore and learn about a new destination.

This Morocco-focused itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat, as well as some more inspiring cities, such as Ouazarzate, Casablanca and Erfoud.

In the red city of Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, a square and exotic bazaar, offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, take an optional tour to see the ancient medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On this comprehensive and affordable tour of Morocco, you will also be enchanted by beautiful landscapes, stunned by the beauty of the desert, and surprised by the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas. You’ll also visit Casablanca and see its modern great Mosque and Meknes, where you’ll visit the royal stables built to house 12,000 royal horses.

Your tour also takes you to Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, and the amazing Ait Benhaddou, used as set to the Gladiator movie. See the mountain resort of Ifrane; Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara desert; and Rabat, Morocco’s vibrant capital where you’ll visit the relics of Chellah, a city built by the Romans in 40 AD.

From the Middle Atlas mountain range and Ziz Gorges to arid desert, this budget-minded Morocco vacation will amaze you with spectacular scenery. This affordable tour of Morocco truly is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare from Canada to Casablanca
  • 10 night  guided vacation
  • Dining: 10 Buffet breakfasts; 6 dinners
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Director while touring
  • Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rabat, Meknes, Marrakesh
Vacation Highlights
  • RABAT Guided sightseeing, visit the Chellah Gardens & Kasbah des Oudayas
  • MEKNES Guided sightseeing, visit Royal Stables
  • FEZ Visit
  • IFRANE Visit
  • ZIZ GORGES
  • RISSANI Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif
  • OUARZAZATE Visit the Kasbah de Taourirt
  • AÏT BENHADDOU Visit the fortified village
  • TIZI–N–TICHKA PASS Scenic drive
  • MARRAKESH Guided sightseeing, visit Jemaa-el-Fna square, Bahia Palace & Majorelle Gardens
  • CASABLANCA Guided sightseeing

*Accommodation listed as: (F) First Class, (ST) Superior Tourist Class

 

April 16, 2020 November 12, 2020
Vancouver $2399 + $495 tax $2399 + $495 tax
Victoria, Kelowna $2699 + $495 tax $2699 + $495 tax
Calgary, Edmonton $2599 + $495 tax $2599 + $495 tax
Toronto $2099 + $504 tax $2099 + $504 tax
Montreal $2099 + $510 tax $2099 + $510 tax
Single supplement add from $528, Guaranteed Shares are on request. Single occupancy limited
Pre-paid gratuities Add $125 per person

Post night hotel room on request.

Note: Cosmos requires passport and emergency contact information with final payment.

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Tour Itinerary
Day 1 ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Novotel Casablanca City Center (or similar)

Day 2 CASABLANCA–RABAT–MEKNES–FEZ

A short ride along the coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. Sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. You’ll be reminded of the time when Morocco was the Roman province of Mauretania as you visit the fine ROMAN RELICS OF CHELLAH and its GARDENS. Continue to Meknes. During your guided tour, see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, and miles of protective walls. Visit its ROYAL STABLES, originally built to house 12,000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco’s most enchanting city.
Today’s Distance: 211 mi/ 340 km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Menzeh (or similar)

Day 3 FEZ

At leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina on the optional sightseeing tour, a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to colorful souks.
Meal:  Breakfast

Day 4 FEZ–IFRANE–ERFOUD

Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and windswept plains as you travel across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages and descend into the spectacular ZIZ GORGES. The landscape becomes progressively more arid and you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, encounter an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Kasbah Tizimi (or similar)

Day 5 ERFOUD

The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to see the MAUSOLEUM OF MOULAY ALI SHARIF, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 ERFOUD–THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND KASBAHS–OUARZAZATE

Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra Gorge, then along the Dades Valley. Arrive in the film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit the KASBAH DE TAOURIRT, the intricate and fascinating residence of Pasha Thami el Glaoui.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:  Ibis Moussafir (or similar)

Day 7 OUARZAZATE–AÏT BENHADDOU–TIZI–N–TICHKA PASS–MARRAKESH

Travel to AÏT BENHADDOU, a kasbah famous as a film location for Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 7,414-foot-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Each new twist in the road leads to a different, more dramatic landscape. Leaving the pass behind, see the landscape gradually change to a tapestry of red ochre. Enter the gates of the red-colored imperial city of Marrakesh, justly considered the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities. An optional evening excursion is a fitting way to end the day.
Today’s Distance: 143 mi/ 230 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa (or similar)

Day 8 MARRAKESH

The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating JEMAA-EL-FNA SQUARE and its exotic bazaar, BAHIA PALACE, and MAJORELLE GARDENS. You’ll feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 MARRAKESH–CASABLANCA

Leave Morocco’s magical city of Marrakesh for the journey back to Casablanca. On arrival, see the main sights in the company of a Local Guide.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Novotel Casablanca City Center (or similar)

Day 10 CASABLANCA

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.  Enjoy an extra day with a post tour hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 CASABLANCA

Depart for home
Meals: Breakfast

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