Imperial Cities of Morocco

Package No: SP2929
9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
Departures: Every Thursday

Morocco offers tourists many opportunities for sightseeing and cultural exploration. The desert, mountains, and ocean provide lovely scenery and the Islamic culture and famous markets of the country are fascinating to anyone who may come to visit.
A visit to the city of Marrakech will expose the traveler to the famous medinas and souks, in which they can experience many exotic sights, including snake charmers, and traditional musical and acrobatic performances. The perfumed markets will entice any visitor to peruse the spice and food vendors with anticipation. They can also purchase clothing, handmade crafts, and jewelry here.
A cooking class will expose tourists to traditional Moroccan cooking, which has gained prestige worldwide. Participants will learn basic Arabic terms and then head to the market to practice their language skills and buy the important items in Moroccan cuisine, including saffron, mint, olives, and citrus fruits. These goods will be used to make Moroccan foods like tajine and harira, which the tourists will learn how to prepare themselves.
Morocco has many old and historic palaces for exploration. Travelers can see old mosques, markets, and buildings with unique and stunning architecture, including beautiful courtyards. Visitors will learn the history of these structures and will be able to see artistic works gathered from other parts of Morocco and from sub-Saharan Africa. This is an experience not to be missed by art aficionados and architecture fans.

DepartureCyprus-Larnaca
DestinationMorocco
Month AvailabilityDecember 2021, January 2022, February 2022, March 2022, April 2022, May 2022, June 2022, July 2022, August 2022, September 2022, October 2022
INCLUDED

Air ticket Larnaca - Marrakech - Larnaca via stopover in economy class

English-speaking escorted guide during the whole tour

7 night’s hotel accommodation on H/B basis (7 Breakfasts & 7 Dinners)

Arrival shared transfer in an air-conditioned minibus/bus from Marrakech airport to the hotel in Marrakech

Shared transportation in an air-conditioned bus from day 3 to 7

All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Marrakech full-day tour and visit to Pikala Bikes, TUI Care Foundation Project (Day 3); Casablanca city tour (Day 4); visit to Rabat, Meknes and Volubilis (entrances to Bou Anania and Attarine; Day 5); Fes city tour (Day 6); Scenic Route Transfer to Marrakech (Day 7)
Meet & Greet 

City tax

NOT INCLUDED

Tips

Anything not mentioned or listed as optional or suggested.

Lunches throughout the tour

Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)

Any visit not mentioned in the program

Optional tours

Porterage and gratuities  

Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program

Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)

Travel Insurance (Highly recomended).

Optional Choices

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Casablanca: cosmopolitan city, tempting by its beautiful architecture and lovely squares packed with fine restaurants and galleries, famous spot for many film shootings.

Ait Benhaddou: Hidden in the elegance of the almond field one of the most famous kasbahs, many times captured in numerous movies due to its unique Islamic architecture.

Marrakech: vivid town, also called “Red city”, tempting for its spicy fragrance, and gastronomic variety. Admire the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the beautiful Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, Menara Garden, and the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa market.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Day 2,3 Marrakech:

Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Wazo or similar 4*

Day 4 Casablanca:

Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Odyssee Center or similar 4* 

Day 5,6 Fez:

Superior Hotel Category = Zalagh Park Palace or similar 5*

Day 7,8 Marrakech:

Superior Hotel Category = Wazo Hotel or similar 4*

PRICE GUARANTEE

We offer a lower price guarantee on all our packages. If you find a lower price for the same package within 24 hours of booking with our office, we will refund the difference. Only applies to offers where all services included are the same, namely same dates, flights, airlines and fare categories, hotels and room type, number of people involved, excursions and other services offered in the package). Package reservations with low cost airlines (eg Ryanair, Easyjet, Wizzair) are excluded. This proposal is an individual package that can be customized as per your preferences.

Note

During the excursions will be given time for optional small meals.

Your passport should be valid 6 months after you enter the country.

For Cypriot and British passports there is no need for a visa.

Currency exchange will be done from local bureaus.

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Day 1: Larnaca - Marrakech

Departure from Larnaca airport with connection flight to Marrakesh airport.

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Day 2: Marrakech

Upon your arrival at International Airport in Marrakesh, meet and greet an assistant who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. If you’re feeling knackered after the flight, you can stay in the hotel to put your feet up and make the most of the available services. But if you’re itching to start exploring this fascinating city, then hit the streets and make your own way towards the local shops and bars and explore this vibrant city on your own. Dinner serves at the hotel. 

Overnight in Marrakesh.

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Day 3: Marrakech

Wake up to your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your full-day tour of Marrakesh. Admire the magnificent Koutoubia mosque and its 70-metre-high minaret. It dates from the late 12th century, when most of northern Africa and the southern Iberian Peninsula were part of the Almohad Empire. Behold the beautiful Bahia Palace with its exceptional cedar and marble decorations. Take rest in Menaras Gardens and enjoy its tranquil and calm atmosphere. In the afternoon visit the famous place Djemaa El Fna, Main Square and market place of Medina, full of local products and craft centres. During the day you can experience surprising sights, like monkey trainers or snake charmers and during the night it becomes the centre of the local musicians and other traditional shows. You will enjoy a demonstration of the preparation of Msemmem (Maroccan pancakes) and visit of the Pikala bike TUI Car Foundation project. Once back in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner serves at the hotel. If you feel like to enter deeper into the traditional cuisine of this energetic culture, you can book a Fantasia Chez Ali Dinner (not included, optional extra) on which you step back in time to the nights of Scherazade's Fantasia, and be entertained by traditional dancers whilst enjoying local cuisine. The highlight of the show is a display of Arabian warrior horsemanship with acrobats and belly dancers. The most popular and talked about night out in Marrakech.

Overnight in Marrakesh.

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Day 4: Marrakech - Casablanca

Enjoy your luscious breakfast at the hotel, after which you will be leaving Marrakech for Casablanca. Upon your arrival check.in and after the lunch (not include) enjoy a guided panoramic tour of the economic capital of Morocco, which will take you to the central market, the charming Habous district, the Royal Palace, Mohamed V Square, the residential area of Anfa, the majestic Hassan II Mosque looming high over the city by the sea (exterior visit), and will allow you to contemplate the formidable exterior of the Royal Palace, which stands by the sea and the Corniche, the coastal walkway of Casablanca. Wrap up the day with the delicious dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Casablanca.

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Day 5: Casablanca - Fes

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before departing to Rabat, the capital city of the country. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided panoramic tour of the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Kasbah of Oudayas, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. After lunch (not included), continue your route to Meknes, where you’ll go on a tour of this former imperial capital, the glory days of which were under the reign of Moulay Ismail in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Such was the grandeur of the city that he built, that Meknes became known as the ‘City of a Hundred Minarets’ and is today a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. See the imposing city walls and the beautifully decorated gates of Bab Mansour and Bab El-Khemis, the Royal Stables and the Jewish Quarter. It’s then time to continue, passing by the ruins of the ancient Phoenician city of Volubilis (entrance not included) and past the holy city of Moulay Idriss, before finally arriving in Fez. Dinner serves at the hotel.

Overnight in Fez.

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Day 6: Fez

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel and follow your trip exploring the fascinating city of Fez. Boasting more than 12 centuries of history, as well as a medina that is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and the oldest university on the planet, Fez is a multifarious city renowned for the splendor of its faded glory. The medina, Fez el Bali, is a vast network of winding alleys hemmed in by ancient walls. Despite being car-free, the bustle, noise, shouting, and the smells of tanned leather, oriental perfumes, barbecues, and sweet pastries create a sense of movement and vibrancy that draws you deep into its soul. Head to the Bou Anania or Attarine madrasah (entrances to Attarine and Bou Anania included), both of which showcase exquisite central courts. Then see the Quaraouiyine Mosque as well as the Nejjarrine fountain and smell the cedar from the carpenters’ district. The alleys are lined with places of study or prayer such as madrasahs or the magnificent mausoleum of Moulay Idriss Zaouia, the most important saint’s shrine in Morocco. In the afternoon, continue through the rustic narrow streets of the Mellah, the former Jewish district, and head to the outskirts to see the Royal Palace and enjoy the extraordinary panoramic view of the whole city offered by the fortifications of the north. Return to the hotel and end the day with a tasty dinner.

Overnight in Fez.

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Day 7: Fez - Beni - Mellal - Marrakesh

Depart Fez after breakfast at the hotel, heading southwest towards Marrakech. Today’s road journey provides an enormous range of landscapes and allows for many enticing photo stops as we drive along the foothill of the Atlas Mountains. Pass the quaint mountain town of Ifrane (1,650 metres high), the Berber villages of Azrou and Khenifra, and make an en-route stop in Beni-Mellal. Surrounded by beautiful orange and olive groves, the town of Beni-Mellal is a rendezvous point for nature and mountain lovers, as well as for adventure seekers. Later arrive in Marrakech and check in to your hotel. Dinner serves at the hotel.

Overnight in Marrakesh.

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8th Day: Marrakesh

Start your day with savoury breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. Stroll down the vibrant streets of this busy town and explore its rhythm on your own pale. You can book an optional half-day Spa experience and live the famous rite of Moroccan Hammam in a real Riad wellness in the medina (own expenses). This beautiful experience will make you discover the traditional body scrubbing, the various natural products which have a magical effect on the skin. After a delicious mint tea, relaxing Massage with essential oil will close pleasantly this wellness half day. Dinner serves at the hotel, however, if you wish to taste the local cuisine, you can book Moroccan Dinner in the medina and experience the real taste of Morocco with traditional food and excellent service (own expenses). All this is served up in a warm and friendly atmosphere of a beautiful Riad. 

Overnight in Marrakesh.

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9th Day: Marrakesh

Big farewell to Marrakesh. Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel before your departure. 

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