This tour will make you acquainted with Morocco – one of the most exciting and unique countries on Earth, with its rich culture, warm-hearted people, and amazing nature.
Day 1 – Arrive in Casablanca, Morocco.
Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2 – Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez.
After a short ride along the coast arrive to Rabat – the capital of Morocco – and enjoy its spectacular sights including Hassan Tower, the Royal Palace, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. Visit the Roman relics of Chellah and its gardens and learn about the time when Morocco was the Roman province of Mauretania. After that stop in Meknes and admire its mosque, palace, monumental gates, and miles of protective walls. After that you will travel eastwards to arrive to Fez – Morocco’s most enthralling city! (B,D)
Day 3 – Fez.
Spend the morning at leisure exploring the ancient beauty of Fez, and enjoy the optional sightseeing to Medina with its colourful alleys and narrow bustling streets. (B)
Day 4 – Fez – Ifrane – Erfoud.
Embark on a travel into the very heart of Morocco, with a morning break in Ifrane – a quiet French-built alpine resort – and driving across the Middle Atlas range with its cedar forests, wind-swept plains, and volcanic mountains. On your way you will pass the fortified mud-and-straw villages so that to finally descend into the spectacular Ziz Gorges. Enjoy spending your time in Er-Rachidia which is the important crossroad, before entering the story desert. And on this way to Erfoud you will also see the breathtaking peaceful oasis of Ziz Valley! (B,D)
Day 5 – Erfoud.
Visit Rissani to explore the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif who was the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. In the evening – an optional excursion to the desert. (B,D)
Day 6 – Erfoud – The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs – Ouarzazate.
Drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains before arriving to the green palms of the Tinerhir oasis, and then visit Todra Gorge, drive along the Dades Valley, and arrive to Ouarzazate where you will spend the night. (B,D)
Day 7 – Ouarzazate – Aït Benhaddou – Tizi-n-Tichka Pass – Marrakesh.
Ouarzazate, the film capital of Morocco, is famous for its film studios. Visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, Aït Benhaddou, and enjoy the sights of the picturesque villages and majestic mountains. Drive across the High Atlas Mountains where each new twist leads to a different enchanting landscape. In the afternoon you will arrive to Marrakesh – the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities – where you can have an optional evening excursion. (B)
Day 8 – Marrakesh.
Go for the included city sightseeing with a Local Guide – drive and the walk through the ancient quarters, visit Jemaa-el-Fna square with its exotic bazaar, Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs. (B,D)
Day 9 – Marrakesh – Casablanca.
Travel back to Casablanca where you will see the sights of that magificent city together with your Local Guide. (B)
Day 10 – Casablanca.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
|Tour duration||10 days|
|Type of activity||motor car, bus/coach|
|Headsets throughout the tour|
|Visits to Fez, Ifrane, Erfoud, Rissani, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou Kasbah|
|Local Guides for city sightseeing in Rabat, Meknes, Marrakesh, Casablanca. Professional Tour Director while touring|
|Buffet breakfasts (B); 6 dinners (D)|
|December 21 Departure – Christmas week|
|Atlas Mountains, Ziz Gorges and Oasis, Road of 1000 Kasbahs, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge|
|Jewels of Morocco|
|Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Casablanca if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach|
|CASABLANCA Ibis City Centre (ST)|
|FEZ Menzeh Fes (ST) or Zalagh Parc Palace (F)|
|ERFOUD Kasbah Tizimi (ST)|
|OUARZAZATE Ibis Moussafir (ST)|
|MARRAKESH Zalagh Kasbah & Spa (F)|