MOROCCO - KASBAH & OASIS

Cultural tour of Morocco

Morocco is an exquisite land known for its potent mystique and exotic aura. Europe’s closest link to Africa, Morocco is neither European nor African—it is a rich mix of both with a flavor distinctly its own. In this tour, we offer an excellent introduction to this magnificent culture and country, including visits to the Sahara desert.

Tour Information
Tour Duration : 08 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : 12 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Marrakesh
(D)
Day 02: Marrakesh
(B, D)
Day 03: Marrakesh/Ouarzazate/Dades (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 04: Dades/Merzouga (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 05: Merzouga/Alnif/Tazarine/Zagora (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 06: Zagora/Agdez/Ouarzazate (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 07: Ouarzazate/Ait Ben Haddou/Marrakesh (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 08: Depart Marrakesh or Casablanca
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Marrakesh

Merhaba!  We arrive in Casablanca at the Mohamed V Airport and are warmly welcomed before being transferred to our hotel. Check in time is from 1500 hrs.

Overnight: Le Kech Hotel, Marrakesh (2 nights) (D)

Day 02: Marrakesh

We start our exploration with a full-day guided tour of the powder-pink city of Marrakesh. Begin at the medina*, the city’s show-stopping sight of crowded souqs. The main artery into this mazy muddle is the vast square of Djemaa El Fna, where it’s carnival night every night. Stroll between snail vendors, soothsayers, acrobats, conjurers, musicians and slapstick acting troupes to discover the old city's frenetic pulse. On our exploration through the city, we will discover Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said, where we will see incredible tile work and intricate floral painted-wood ceilings. We will also explore the Saadian Tombs, enriched by an opulent bounty of marble, the Ben Youssef Medersa and the Koutoubia minaret. We end our adventure with visits to the old Jewish district of the mellahto, the Lazama Synagogue and the Miaâra Jewish cemetery.  Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Marrakesh. (B, D)

Day 03: Marrakesh/Ouarzazate/Dades (Drive)

After breakfast, transfer to Ouarzazate along the magnificent Tizi In Tichka pass, through the High Atlas Mountains. Make a brief stop in the village of Skoura before taking the renowned Route of 1001 Kasbahs to Kelaat M’Gouna. This village is famous for its rose cultivation, so expect to find many fine, rose-infused products here. Continue to the village of Dades for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Xaluca Hotel, Dades (1 night) (B, D)

Day 04: Dades/Merzouga (Drive)

Following our morning meal, enjoy a walk through famous Dades Gorge, which lies between the Atlas Mountains and the Jbel Sargho of the Anti-Atlas mountain range. Then continue to Tinghir, a gorgeous oasis which boasts one of the largest palm groves in the country. Enjoy a beautiful stroll through the valley and take in the Todra Gorge, a 300-meter-high wall carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. We journey to Merzouga, stopping at the towns of Erfoud, and Rissani en route.

Overnight: Riad Madu, Merzouga (1 night) (B, D)

Day 05: Merzouga/Alnif/Tazarine/Zagora (Drive)

Enjoy an optional sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Return to our Riad for breakfast before driving to Zagora, exploring the Amazigh villages of Alnif and Tazarine en route. Zagora is famous for having the largest palm valley in Morocco. At Tamegroute, we will visit the village’s famous library, which houses ancient Koranic scripts dating back to the 12th century. Dinner and overnight in Zagora.

Overnight: Riad Lamane, Zagora (1 night) (B, D)

Day 06: Zagora/Agdez/Ouarzazate (Drive)

After breakfast, embark on a tour of Zagora, including visits to some of the oldest villages in Morocco. See the pottery section of Tamgroute, then journey along the Draa valley. Optional lunch stop at Agdez. A Moroccan dinner awaits us in Ouarzazate.

Overnight: Dar Chamaa Hotel, Ouarzazate (1 night) (B, D)

Day 07: Ouarzazate/Ait Ben Haddou/Marrakesh (Drive)

After breakfast, we explore Ouarzazate, including the Taourirt and Tifoultout Kasbahs, considered to be amongst the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco. We also have time for an optional visit to the film studios here, where we find some of the most famous desert scenery, which has played backdrop to many movies. Continue on to the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou*, the iconic landscape immortalized in films such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator, and Alexander. Then, cross the High Atlas Mountains via the Tiz In Tichka pass to Marrakesh, where dinner and our hotel awaits us.

Overnight: Le Kech Hotel, Marrakesh (1 night) (B, D)

Day 08: Depart Marrakesh or Casablanca

After an incredible exploration of the Kasbahs and oases of Morocco, we are transferred to either the airport in Marrakesh or Casablanca for our departure flight. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

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2019 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Low Season
Jan 23; Feb 20; Jun 05 & 19; Jul 10
US$ 1235 US$ 310 US$ 810  US$ 910
High Season
Mar 06 & 20; Apr 10 & 24; May 08 & 22; Jul 24; Aug 07 & 21; Sep 11 & 25; Oct 23
US$ 1370 US$ 310 US$ 810  US$ 910
2019 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Low Season
Jan 23; Feb 20; Jun 05 & 19; Jul 10
CA$ 1668 CA$ 419 CA 815  CA 965 
High Season
Mar 06 & 20; Apr 10 & 24; May 08 & 22; Jul 24; Aug 07 & 21; Sep 11 & 25; Oct 23
CA$ 1850 CA$ 419 CA 815  CA 965 


Notes

A national guide will be provided with a minimum of 05 passengers.  Please contact us should you require a more in-depth program of Morocco.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 14 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of a local English speaking driver/guide plus local guides in Marrakesh
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum tour size of 12 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.