Essential Morocco- 2019

from $785/per person

The renewed 9-day Essential Morocco tour will take you to all the gems of Morocco, now including the gorgeous Blue City (!), in comfort and with less time spent on the road. Discover the amazing towns of Morocco with expert and local guides to have a taste of the real local culture. Explore imperial cities, movie-like Kasbahs, vibrant markets, charming local villages, gardens and palaces; prepare to meet the amazing mix of diverse cultures on this Morocco tour. Finally, get to spend a night at a lovely oasis town in the Sahara Desert, the crown jewel of the authentic Moroccan experience.

Duration
9 Day
Destination(s)
Morocco
Starts in / Ends in
Marrakech / Marrakech
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 Star
35-40

Sight Visited

  • Ait Ben Haddou
    Ait Ben Haddou

    Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, established in 757, and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in 1987.Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones.

  • Bahia Palace
    Bahia Palace

    The name itself meaning “brilliance”, Bahia Palace was built to be the greatest palace of its time in the 19th century with the essence of Islamic - Moroccan style.

  • Casablanca
    Casablanca

    The largest city of Morocco stands impressively on the coast of the Atlantic. This major city has a huge beautiful port and countless activities and venues to enjoy.

  • Djeema El Fna
    Djeema El Fna

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Fes
    Fes

    Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital.’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina.

  • Marrakech
    Marrakech

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Merzouga
    Merzouga

    Merzouga is a village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a 50km long and 5km wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 350m high.

  • Ouarzazate
    Ouarzazate

    The “door of the desert”, Ourzazate is located just in the north of the Sahara desert. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers who built the famous Kasbahs.

  • Rabat
    Rabat

    The capital of Morocco, is the second largest city and lies on the coast of beautiful Atlantic as well. The city was awarded second place in “Top Travel Destinations” of 2013.

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Marrakech
At the terminal keep a look out for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm to meet your tour guide and the other tour members Listen in for a fast and informal meeting with your guide including registration, a short brief about the adventures ahead and some country info. Optional group dinner is available to get to know your travel mates better before you head off.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
2
Day 2: Marrakech, Casablanca
Our day start with  Marrakech city tour.. This fascinating city is the point where the Arab culture of the cities meet the Berber culture of the mountain villages. It's where historically, the sub-Saharan traders (carrying gold, salt and slaves) would trade their wares to the merchants who would then bring them to Europe. Today we visit Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said Museum. Late in the afternoon, we depart for Casablanca for our overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Marrakech City Tour
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
3
Day 3: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen
Today we’ll first visit the United Nations Square, the Anfa Residential Quarter and the impressive Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca and depart for Rabat; visit around the capital city of Morocco set in a rich, amber-coloured landscape combining the ancient history with the modern Moroccan culture, and then stay overnight in Chefchaouen.
  • Included Activities;  City tours of Casablanca and Rabat
  • Meals ; Breakfast
4
Day 4: Chefchaouen, Fes
Today we explore the blue city of Morocco,Chefchaouen! Then we visit the medina, Outa el-Hammam Square, waterfall of Ras el-Maa, the Spanish Mosque which has the best view of Chefchaouen. In the evening, we drive to the cultural heart of Morocco, Fes. This city is the third largest in the country and best known for its labrinyth of souks and leather tanneries - the smell will not be forgotten!
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Chefchaouen, Trekking in the mountains
  • Optional Activities ; Traditional Hamam
  • Meals ; Breakfast
5
Day 5: Fes
Today we set out to discover the amazing city of Fes including Bab Bouloud gate, Bou Inania Medersa, Moulay Idriss Mauseloum, Andalusian, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, spice markets, terina medersa, the surroundings of Karaouine Medina and Mellah. We spend another night in Fes and while nightlife is scarce here, cafes stay open late and there's ample opportunity to enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing in Fes
  • Optional Activities ; Dinner with Folklore Show
  • Meals ; Breakfast
6
Day 6: Fes, Erfoud
Today we drive to Erfoud which is an oasis town in the Sahara Desert.
  • Optional Activities ; 4*4 Jeep Safari
  • Meals ; Breakfast
7
Day 7: Erfoud, Ourzazate, Aid Ben Haddou
After breakfast we depart for  Ait Ben Haddou, well known for Universal Kasbah which has been used in many Hollywood films. Here we’ll also have the chance to visit a local Berber House.On the way we will also visit Ourzazate.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing of Aid BenHaddou &  Ourzazate
  • Meals ; Breakfast
8
Day 8: Aid Ben Haddou, Marrakech
Today we will have scenic drive to Marrakech along the Atlas Mountains... In the evening, we will visit Djemaa el Fna Square - filled with story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and folk dance. Overnight stay in Marrakech.
  • Included Activities;Sightseeing Djeema El Fna
  • Meals ; Breakfast
9
Day 9: Marrakech
Our trip will end after check-out (11:00am) say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, and we bid you safe travels.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
Start
Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From the airport to TravelTalk hotel on day 1 and return shuttle on the last day of the tour.

Meals

8 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

Guide

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

BLUE SEA LE PRINTEMPS HOTEL - MARRAKECH


This hotel is well located close to Plaza Square, and it has an outdoor swimming pool to offer.

PALM MENARA HOTEL - MARRAKECH


HOTEL LA KASBAH - AIT BEN HADDOU


Hotel La Kasbah is a 5-minute walk from the fortified city of Aït Benhaddou. It has an outdoor pool with a terrace offering panoramic views of the Kasbah.

YASMINA HOTEL - MERZAUGA


Yasmina Hotel offers pleasure of watching both sunrise and sunset over the desert, hotel has also an outdoor swimming pool.

ROYAL MIRAGE HOTEL - FES


The charming Pickalbatros Royal Mirage Fes Hotel rests in a prime location with easy access to the commercial centre and residential area in the vibrant heart of Fes, one of the most beautiful cities in exotic Morocco.

IBIS CITY CENTER HOTEL - CASABLANCA


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