February 27 - March 11, 2020
14 Days
Tour Status - Guaranteed

On this premium Moroccan journey, discover the medieval souks in Fez, the majestic Sahara Desert and the exotic colours and aromas this wondrous country offers. Overnight in deluxe hotels and spend an evening under the stars in the tranquil and magnificent Erg Chebbi Desert. Experience the intoxicating atmosphere in the city of Marrakech and complete your intimate and personal journey in Casablanca.
Join David and Brenda of Select Holidays on this very cultural and rural tour.

 Prepaid Gratuities for driver/guide
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Tour Highlights

  • Return airfare from North America

  • ALL meals as outlined

  • City tour of Rabat and Mohammed V Mausoleum

  • Full-day tour of Fez

  • Excursion into the desert with overnight in caidal tent

  • Tour of Ouarzazate and surrounding area

  • Full-day tour of Marrakech and souks

  • City tour of Casablanca and Hassan II Mosque

  • Total 9 nights accommodation at Deluxe 5-Star and charming boutique hotels

  • Private English-speaking driver-guide at your service for 9 days

  • 1 night in Rabat at Hotel Sofitel Jardins des Roses, Standard Room

  • 1 night in Merzouga at Merzuga Luxury Desert Camp

  • 1 night in Ouarzazate at Hotel Riad Ksar Ighanda, Superior Room

  • 1 night in Casablanca at Four Seasons Hotel, King Premier View

  • 2 nights in Fez Riad Fes Relais & Chateaux

  • 3 nights in Marrakech at La Maison Arabe Riad

  • All private tours as indicated

  • Continental breakfast daily and other meals as indicated in the itinerary

Day 01:  February 27, 2020 - DEPART NORTH AMERICA

Day 02:  February 28, 2020 - CASABLANCA – RABAT  
Arrival in Casablanca.  Welcome and assistance by your private English-speaking driver-guide who will be at your service for the duration of your stay in Morocco. Transfer to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and an Imperial city located along the Atlantic Ocean.    [D]

Day 03:  February 29, 2020 - RABAT – FEZ   
After breakfast at the hotel, tour the administrative capital of Morocco visiting the Hassan Tower, the remarkable Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Kasbah of the Oudayas and the Medina. Stop to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis then proceed to Meknes, the city formerly known as the Moroccan Versailles. Arrival in Fez, the famous walled city and medieval capital of Morocco.  [B/L]

Day 04:  March 01, 2020 - FEZ  
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of Fez, the oldest cultural and spiritual city of Morocco. Visit the medieval Medina of Fez, the religious Islamic centers and schools known as Medersas; see the Karaouine Mosque and the famous Nejjarine Fountain. Enjoy lunch on your own and spend your afternoon at leisure.   [B/L/D]

Day 05:  March 02, 2020 - FEZ – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA  
After breakfast, depart early for Merzouga. Travel through Midelt, the Ziz River and a series of fortified villages before you arrive in Erfoud, one of the largest oases in Morocco. Transfer by 4x4 land rover to Merzouga for your excursion to the desert dunes. Enjoy dinner and a magical stay overnight under the stars in a deluxe nomadic tent (made with camel hair) at Merzuga Luxury Desert Camp.   [B/D]

Day 06:  March 03, 2020 - MERZOUGA – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU  
Witness the sunrise with an early rise.  After breakfast, drive to Tinghir via Rissani.  Visit the ruins of Ksar Abbar then continue on to the Todgha Gorge, a canyon in the Eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Drive along El Kelâa M’Gouna and the Dadès Valley. Arrive in Ouarzazate, the largest town in Saharan Morocco for an introductory tour of the town, then continue to Aït Benhaddou to check in and overnight at your hotel.  [B/L/D]

Day 07:  March 04, 2020 - AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH  
After breakfast at the hotel, tour Aït Benhaddou village to see the ruins of this ancient Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, used as a backdrop for many Hollywood films. Continue via the Tizi n’Tichkamountain passage and the charming Berber village of Taddert before traveling on to Marrakech, offering unique historical and architectural sites and of course, its souks. You may want to have an optional  visit to 2 farms before checking into your hotel.   [B/L/D]

Day 08:  March 05, 2020 - MARRAKECH  
After breakfast, your entire day will be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial City, also known as the "Pearl of the South".  Founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th-century, Marrakech sits in a lush oasis nestled at the foot of the snow-capped Atlas mountains.  Visit the famous Saadian Tombs, Menara Gardens, Koutoubia mosque, and Bahia Palace.  In the afternoon, continue your sightseeing at the souks and the famous Jemaa El Fna square.  You have an optional cooking class and lunch or an optional dinner at at typical Moroccan restaurant with an accompanying folklore show. [B]

Day 09:  March 06, 2020 - MARRAKECH  
After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure to discover this beautiful city on your own with your personal car and driver at your disposal. In the evening, enjoy a Diffa Fantastia dinner served under caïdal tents while enjoying the performance complete with belly dancers, as well as camel and horse shows.  [B/D]

Day 10:  March 07, 2020 - MARRAKECH – EL JADIDA 
After breakfast, depart for El Jadida, a former Portuguese port, which is a beach resort offering all seaside amenities.  Discover a stylish and beautiful town, retaining the lanes and ramparts of an old Portuguese medina. Visit of the Portuguese ruins next to the pier where some canons, used during battles between Portuguese, Spanish & English armies, are still witnessing the great importance of this town .Continue to the Portuguese Cistern with its 25 arched Gothic pillars, together with the shallow pool of water and a rooftop opening in the middle of this hall, creating the most famous reflection image of the world.  This beautiful effect had attracted Orson Wells, who filmed scenes of Othello there.  Continue to Oualidia (Seaside resort) for fish lunch famous with its Oyster-Farming.  Some time to relax and transfer to hotel in the afternoon.  In the evening enjoy your dinner and have fun at Mazagan Casino.    [B/L/D]

Day 11:  March 08, 2020 - BEACH STAY  
Oualidia has one of the most beautiful landscapes you are likely to see. Overlooking a truly outstanding coastal lagoon, arguably the most picturesque and perfect in all of North Africa, it serves as a truly outstanding retreat here in Morocco. With a large variety of outdoor activities that are relaxing and serene like swimming and bird watching available, this is the perfect location for those looking to experience the more quiet side of Moroccan culture.   [B/L/D]

Day 12:  March 09, 2020 - BEACH STAY 
The best part of Oualidia is that it looks just as outstanding in each season of the year.  It is a great all-round destination to visit for the climate and the stunningly relaxing landscape.  Day at leisure to enjoy as you would choose.   [B/L/D]

Day 13:  March 10, 2020 - BEACH STAY  - CASABLANCA
After breakfast, depart for Casablanca.  After a fish lunch, you will have a city tour of Casablanca, visiting such sights as the Royal Palace, the romantic beachfront, the famous Hassan II Mosque where you will have an option to visit the interior.  Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight.   [B/L/D]

Day 14:  March 11, 2020 - END OF TOUR
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to North America or join the Portugal/Spain tour.   [B]

Per Person, Double - $TBD.00 CAD including air
from select CAnadian gateways

Plus Air/Government Taxes of $744.00
Single Add:  $TBD
Initial Deposit - $2,500.00 Per Person at time of booking
Final Payment - per person is due before November 29, 2019