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Itinerary

This 8 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Morocco in a brief visit.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Morocco. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco or relax in your hotel for your upcoming adventure. This evening, enjoy a complimentary welcome Moroccan mint tea with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager.
Overnight: Rabat

DAY 3, Monday - Rabat Sightseeing then Travel to Fez
This morning, enjoy a city tour of Rabat. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. En route to Fez, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. This evening, upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Enjoy a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel.
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Full Day in Fez
Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide can know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. This tour also takes you to the Attarine Medersas, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Nejjarine Fountains. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets and ceramic works will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina where you will get a chance to walk through one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Morocco. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine.
Optional: Full Day Fez
Optional: Dinner with Entertainment in Fez Medina
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Travel to Marrakesh
This morning, depart for Marrakesh, a day-long journey taking you through the ever-changing landscape of the Moroccan valleys and Atlas Mountains along the way. Kindly note that this will be the longest coach ride of your tour. You will depart Fes in the early morning and arrive to Marrakesh in the early evening. Included will be sufficient rest stops for your comfort and a lunch break in the town of Beni Mellal. Your journey begins with beautiful views of the mountains around Ifrane and ends in the dry flatlands around Marrakesh, allowing you to experience the depth of the country’s terrain. This evening, enjoy a short bus tour of the "Red City" Marrakesh, conducted by your Tour Manager en route to your hotel. Over the coming days you will have ample opportunity to explore this city including the famous Jaama El Fna Square and wide boulevards lined with restaurants and cafes.
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Morning Tour of Marrakesh
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, the beautiful Bahia Palace, as well as the opportunity to shop for Moroccan spices and herbs. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Jaama El Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to relax eat a traditional lunch and watch couscous being made as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens and the Marrakesh Museum.
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration, Museum, Palace & Gardens Tour with Lunch (PM)
Optional: 1001 Nights Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Travel to Casablanca & City Tour
After breakfast, travel to Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. Later this afternoon, tour Casablanca. Your half day sightseeing includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque, currently the second largest Mosque in the world and the beautiful Corniche seaside. Take a moment to catch your breath at the end of your Moroccan adventure to admire the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, say goodbye to your tripmates and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant on the Corniche*.
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that the farewell dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner.


Gate 1 itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.


Optional Tours

Dinner with Entertainment in Fez Medina Day #4 01 Nov 2011 - 08 Apr 2014 $39
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Enjoy an evening of authentic Moroccan food, amidst a rich and captivating atmosphere. Dine on salads or haria (soup), or kebabs of beef and chicken tajines, all while being entertained with music, folklore and bellydancing.

Departs at 8:00 p.m.; returns at 11:00 p.m.

Full Day Fez Day #4 01 Apr 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 $29
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Join a day-long tour devoted to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, which is best known for its spiritual and educational contribution to the Moroccan culture. Your tour includes visits to the medieval Fez el Bali Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Attarine Medersas, Nejjarine Fountains and Museum, and the exteriors of the Al Karaouine mosque and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. You will also have the chance to explore the famous Souks, where craftsmen still practice their trades the traditional way. In the afternoon, visit Fes Jdid, the modern district of Fez, where the Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter are located.

Departs at 8:00 a.m.; returns at 5:00 p.m.

1001 Nights Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Day #6 01 Nov 2011 - 08 Apr 2014 $79
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This evening, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh. Upon entering the restaurant, step back into the time of Arabian folklore and relax among the scent of jasmine and roses and the sound of Moroccan musicians playing their rhythmic notes. Delight in typical Moroccan fare focusing on bold new flavors and a festive, ambient atmosphere featuring classic music and elegant bellydancing.

Departs at 7:30 p.m.; returns at 11:00 p.m.

Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration, Museum, Palace & Gardens with lunch Day #6 01 Apr 2013 - 08 Apr 2014 $99
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Your tour begins with an instructional cooking demonstration of how the traditional Berber dish, couscous, is made. In a beautiful authentic restaurant near Djeema Fna Square, learn from a local chef how to successfully prepare the famous dish at home. After completing your cooking demonstration and lunch, visit the Marrakesh Museum. Housed in a beautiful 19th century building called the Dar M'Nebhi Palace, this 'jewel of Marrakesh' displays a fine array of Jewish, Berber and Muslim artifacts. Continue on to the Majorelle Gardens. First created in the 1920s, these beautiful botanical gardens have been owned and maintained by French artists since their creation – first by painter Jacques Majorelle, then fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent.

Departs at 12:00 p.m.; returns at 5:30 p.m


Dates & Prices

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2013 & 2014 Travel Dates Groupon Price
Nov 13 & Dec 7 '13 $1399*
Dec 14 '13 & Jan 4 '14 $1699*
Jan 11 '14 $1499*
Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15 & Feb 22 '14 $1399*
Mar 1 & Mar 8 '14 $1499*
Mar 15 '14 $1699*
Mar 22 '14 $1499*
Apr 5 '14 $1749*
Apr 12 '14 $1699*
Apr 26 '14 $1749*
May 3 '14 $1799*
May 10 '14 $1749*
May 17, May 24 & May 31 '14 $1699*
Jun 7 '14 $1799*

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Triple Rooms at the Le Diwan Rabat will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.

Passengers arriving to Casablanca on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 2:30 pm. Transfers to Rabat will depart at approximately 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Rabat is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the Casablanca airport.

Sep 14, 2013 departure will be accommodated at the Kenzi Tower Hotel in Casablanca.

This 8 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Morocco in a brief visit.

 

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.