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Treasures of Morocco

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Treasures of Morocco perfectly blends history, culture and adventure.
Start off with the bustling markets of Marrakesh and discover the UNESCO World Heritage of charming Essaouira. Watch the ocean unfold in Casablanca before you soak in the blue streets of Chefchaouen. Discover the impressive imperial cities of Fes and the capital, Rabat. Have a tagine under bright stars whilst surrounded by Saharan sand dunes. Topple all travel experiences with 2 adventure-filled days in the desert.

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

Sight Visited

  • 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.

  • Chefchaouen
    Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen is a small town located on the skirts of the Rif Mountains, this town is also known as '' The Blue City '' with it's characteristic houses painted in the shades of blue.

  • Djeema El Fna
    Djeema El Fna

  • Essaouira
    Essaouira

    Located on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira is famous with the powerful trade wind blowing onto the protected, calm bay. Very popular among windsurfers!

  • 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.

  • 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
Welcome to Morocco! Keep your eyes peeled at Morocco airport for the Ciconia sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Marrakech or go out for an optional group dinner and mingle with fellow travellers.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner (MAD100)
  • Meals:
2
Day 2: Marrakech, Essaouira
After a delicious breakfast, start your discovery with the key sites of bustling Marrakech such as Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace & Dar Si Said Museum. Then hop on board for destination: Essaouira. But first, make a stop at Argan Women Cooperative to learn all about the making of Argan oil. A ‘magical’ product that’s native to Morocco, it is used in delicious meals and extensively in cosmetics. As you arrive Essaouira, you can go out to explore its charming Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Included Activities: Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Argan Women Cooperative, Sightseeing Essaouira
  • Meals: Breakfast
3
Day 3: Essaouira, Casablanca
Follow the ocean north to the largest city and commercial hub of Morocco, Casablanca. Start off with a guided tour of the gigantic Hassan II Mosque, the largest in all Africa. Continue to impressive highlights including the United Nations Square, Anfa Residential Quarter finished with a short visit to the medina. Before dinner, have a short photo stop by Rick’s Café from the classic Hollywood movie named after the town & watch the sunset by the ocean.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Casablanca
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tetouan
Continue along the charming coastline to Rabat. The beautiful capital of Morocco is set in a rich, amber-colored landscape, blending ancient history and modern Moroccan culture. The guided walking tour will unfold the beauty of the imperial town as you visit the Kasbah overlooking the Bouregreg River, the Royal Palace, Chellah Ruins, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan II Tower. At the end of the extensive city tour, make your way to Chefchaouen, the Blue City. Prepare your cameras and wander the narrow streets of the breathtaking blue-washed mountain village. Overnight stay in Tetouan.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Rabat, Chefchaouen
  • Optional Activities: Spanish Mosque (Chefchaouen)
  • Meals: Breakfast
5
Day 5: Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Fes
Today we will continue to explore the blue-city, Chefchaouen! Roam the magical streets of the medina, Outa el-Hammam Square, visit waterfall of Ras el-Maa and the Spanish Mosque presenting an astounding view of Chefchaouen. In the afternoon, drive on to the cultural heart of Morocco, Fes. The second largest city in the country is best known for its labyrinth of souks and leather tanneries – the smell will not be forgotten!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Chefchaouen, Trekking in the mountains
  • Optional Activities: Traditional Hammam, Dinner Show (MAD250)
  • Meals: Breakfast
6
Day 6: Fes
Wear your walking shoes and embark on a cultural journey through the imperial city of Fes. Get to discover all the highlights on an intensive tour with your local guide covering Bab Bouloud Gate (Royal Palace), Bou Inania Madrasa, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, Spices Market, Terina Madrasa, the surroundings of Karaouine Medina, Mellah (Jewish Quarter), Pottery, and of course the famous Tannery! Share your favourite sites with your mates over dinner and rest up, you’re heading inland tomorrow!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Fes, Tannery & Pottery Visits
  • Meals: Breakfast
7
Day 7: Fes, Merzouga
Hop on board early and drive through Efran City in High Atlas Mountains with stunning panaromic views and Midelt to reach the desert village of Merzouga. On the way, pass via Tazzarine, the last city to be found before the mighty dunes of the desert and arrive in Ziz Valley. As Ziz River feeds the charming oases in the region, we feed ourselves over a lunch-break. Arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon and soak in the majestic sand dunes. It is the perfect depiction of the famous Moroccan desert landscape and lifestyle. Our camel ride will start here for our 1st campsite to catch the sunset. Share your highlights of the trip with travel mates and enjoy the local cuisine under a starry sky. You’ll experience the authentic desert life in the Sahara and stay in sedentary tents tonight.
  • Included Activities: Camel Trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8
Day 8: Merzouga
Wake up to the sunrise over the golden sand dunes and take a mental picture to last forever. It’s time for another camel trek to the 2nd campsite. Have a delicious local breakfast and hop on, you’re going on a 4×4 jeep safari. Enjoy the 2-hour adventure at the astounding desert atmosphere watching the magical landscapes, isolated Berber villages, oases, dunes and real nomads. In the afternoon you can relax by the pool, sand-board or climb high up the sand dunes.
  • Included Activities: 4X4 Jeep Safari, Camel Trekking, African Music Show
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9
Day 9: Merzouga, Marrakech
Time to bid farewell to the Sahara desert. As you drive back to the modern Morocco, pass by Ourzazate movie studios & have a panoramic photo stop at the Tichka mountain pass in the High Atlas region. Late in the afternoon you will reach the fascinating city of Marrakech. It is where the Arab city culture meets the Berber culture of the desert and mountain villages. Here, the sub-Saharan traders would trade their wares with European merchants, who would then bring them to Europe. Wear your haggling hats as you discover Djemaa el-Fna Square and brace for the mayhem! Marking the entrance to the huge bazaar, the area is packed with story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and folk dancers.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Marrakech
  • Meals: Breakfast
10
Day 10: Marrakech
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00). Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Ciconia!
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Price ($)

Accommodation

4 star hotels, desert camp(Bedouin tents)

Airport Transfer

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

Meals

9 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 2 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus, Camel and 4×4 Jeep.

Guide

Services of experienced Ciconia guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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.

  • Chefchaouen
    Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen is a small town located on the skirts of the Rif Mountains, this town is also known as '' The Blue City '' with it's characteristic houses painted in the shades of blue.

  • Djeema El Fna
    Djeema El Fna

  • Essaouira
    Essaouira

    Located on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira is famous with the powerful trade wind blowing onto the protected, calm bay. Very popular among windsurfers!

  • 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.

  • 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.

Stay in Style

  • BLUE SEA LE PRINTEMPS HOTEL - MARRAKECH
    BLUE SEA LE PRINTEMPS HOTEL - MARRAKECH

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

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  • HOTEL MIRAMAR - ESSAOUIRA ( or similar )
    HOTEL MIRAMAR - ESSAOUIRA ( or similar )

    Overlooking the bay of Essaouira, this Moorish beachfront hotel is Located in the center of Essaouira.

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  • IBIS CITY CENTER HOTEL - CASABLANCA
    IBIS CITY CENTER HOTEL - CASABLANCA
  • ROYAL MIRAGE HOTEL - FES
    ROYAL MIRAGE HOTEL - FES

    The charming Pickalbatros Royal Mirage Fes Hotel rests in a prime location with easy access to the commercial centre and

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  • PRESTIGE HOTEL - TETOUAN
    PRESTIGE HOTEL - TETOUAN
  • CAMPING SITE MERZOUGA
    CAMPING SITE MERZOUGA

    This camping is an amazing place to relax and to dive deep into nomadic spirit. Get ready for once in a lifetime experie

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What is not included ?

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

BLUE SEA LE PRINTEMPS HOTEL - MARRAKECH


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

HOTEL MIRAMAR - ESSAOUIRA ( or similar )


Overlooking the bay of Essaouira, this Moorish beachfront hotel is Located in the center of Essaouira.

IBIS CITY CENTER HOTEL - CASABLANCA


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.

PRESTIGE HOTEL - TETOUAN


CAMPING SITE MERZOUGA


This camping is an amazing place to relax and to dive deep into nomadic spirit. Get ready for once in a lifetime experience around the campfire, under the sky.