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Highlights
  • Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca)
  • Koutobia Minaret (Marrakesh)
  • Jemaa El Fna (Marrakesh)
  • Essaouira Medina
  • Ait Ben Haddou
  • Todra Palmeraie Gorge (Erfoud)
  • Erg Chebbi Desert
  • Camel Ride in the Dunes
  • Royal Palace (Rabat)

Majestic Morocco, one of Africa’s most spectacular destinations! Untouched mountains, serene deserts with towering sand dunes, beautiful coastlines, and vibrant imperial cities converge in Morocco to create an amazing travel experience. Combine all of that with fantastic hospitality and world-famous cuisine, and you have yourself an unforgettable journey. Space is limited for this trip of a lifetime!

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  • Airfare included

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SmarTours Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.9 Guide
4.9 Activities
4.9 Lodging
4.9 Transportation
4.9 Meals
4.9
Majestic Morocco

RVA

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Awesome Experience November 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just returned from the Majestic Morocco Tour ending November 13 and we were truly overwhelmed with the experience. The tour guide Larbi El Mahdar was incredible, he was gracious and kind and his goal appeared to be ensure that our visit was a success! and he accomplished that. His knowledge was great, he helped each individual as if they were the only person on the trip. He was a great representative for Morocco as we referred to him as the "Minister of Tourism" throughout the trip. Our entire trip was enjoyable due to the accommodations and the way he handled each person's unique need. Thank you Larbi for ensuring our trip was a great experience!
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JG

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Incredible Experience November 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just finished our tour an hour ago and I have to write and rave about this wonderful experience. Everything exceeded our expectaions. We have taken close to 20 SmarTours trips and this will be a favourite. Our guide, Larbi El Mahdar was superb. He was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge, so helpful and patient, anticipated potential problems and solved them before they could happen. He was always happy and kind (even after answering the same question repeatedly). The tour was filled with diverse interesting sites and experiences. The evening camel ride and sunset in the Sahara was incredible. Hotels, meals, and the bus are pleasant, comfortable, and excellent.
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PB

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Morocco 10/4/16 October 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was my 13th trip with smarTours and it was wonderful, thanks in no small part to our tour director Larbi. He made sure that we were well-informed and comfortable -- in the hotels, the souks, and on the road. What a fabulous visit to a wonderful country!
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LS

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Marvelous tour of Morocco March 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The smarTours Majestic Morocco tour was an excellent way to see the highlights of Morocco. Our tour director, Khalid Lamdiro, had an encyclopedic knowledge of everything about Morocco, was an entertaining speaker, and took excellent care of those on the tour.
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Operator SmarTours

JS

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Majestic Morocco February 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was truly a magical trip and I truly felt like I experienced the totality of Morocco. Major geography is covered on this trip but Khalid is an amazing tour guide. Make sure you travel with him when you book this amazing adventure.
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Operator SmarTours

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your unforgettable journey to Morocco begins as you depart this evening on your overnight non-stop flight to Morocco.

Day 2: Arrive Casablanca.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Novotel Casablanca City Center Hotel

A morning arrival in Casablanca, one of the largest and most important cities in all of Africa, where you’ll be greeted at the airport by your tour director. With its origins dating back to 7th-century BC, Casablanca is the economic and cultural capital of Morocco and home to a wide variety of influences – from French to Spanish to Portuguese to Arab to British. After departing the airport, enjoy a guided tour, starting with a visit to the enormous and ornate Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in North Africa and the third largest in the world. Travel through Casablanca’s residential areas on your way to city center where you’ll see some of the city’s other highlights, including Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter, and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Then, arrive at your upscale hotel where you will have an orientation meeting followed by a welcome dinner. Novotel Casablanca City Center Hotel

Day 3: Casablanca/Marrakesh.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Le Meridien N’Fis Hotel

After a sumptuous breakfast, travel to Marrakesh, the “Red City”, a majestic place filled with palaces, gardens, markets, and mosques. Your afternoon tour of the city starts with a visit to the 16th-century Saadian Tombs, where approximately 60 members of the Saadi Dynasty found their final resting place.  Your fascinating city tour will also include the Koutoubia Mosque with its iconic minaret, the stunning Bahia Palaca, and, of course, the opportunity to shop for world-famous Moroccan spices and herbs. You’ll then enjoy one of the highlights of any trip to Marrakesh – walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Medina with its palm readers, snake charmers, acrobats, and musicians before arriving at the spectacular Jemaa El Fna. Evening at leisure, or enjoy an optional excursion through the streets of Marrakesh on a horse-drawn carriage followed by an authentic Moroccan dinner with live music and bellydancing. Le Meridien N’Fis Hotel

Day 4: Essouira Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Le Meridien N’Fis Hotel

This morning, after breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to Essaouira, a charming and exotic seaside town on the Atlantic coast. En route to Essaouira, visit the Marjana Cooperative where you’ll observe the extraction of Argan Oil, the demand for which has increased significantly due to its use in both cosmetics and western cuisine. Essaouira, with its beautiful fortified walls and busy fishing harbor, is known as the “Windy City of Africa” and has preserved a truly Moroccan charm. You’ll walk along the city walls north of Moulay Hassan Square and then continue on Skala de la Ville where you will enjoy an unmatched view of the city’s port and its beautiful collection of bright blue fishing boats. Explore the Medina, where artists continue to hone their crafts just as they have for centuries and merchants in the many souks (or markets) will have plenty to offer, including spices and jewelry. Return to Marrakesh for an evening at leisure.

Day 5: Marrakesh.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Le Meridien N’Fis Hotel

Enjoy a day at leisure in Marrakesh to explore at your own pace. We recommend a half-day optional tour where you’ll learn to make the traditional Berber dish, couscous. Prior to the cooking demonstration and included lunch, visit the Marrakesh Museum located in the 19th-century Dar M’Nebhi Palace, known for its spectacular variety of Jewish, Berber, and Muslim artifacts. You’ll also visit the Majorelle Gardens, designed by French expat Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s when Morocco was a protectorate of France.

Day 6: Marrakesh/Boumalne Dades.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Xaluca Dades

After breakfast, bid farewell to Marrakesh and journey across the High Atlas Mountains and the spectacular Tichka Pass on your way to Boumalne Dades. Stop for a brief tour of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A giant fortification, it is a unique example of pise clay architecture and one of the filming locations for several films and TV shows, including Gladiator and Game of Thrones. Enjoy lunch in Ourzazate on your own before arriving in Dades, located at the edge of the Sahara Desert, where you’ll be swept away on your orientation tour by the magnificent canyons and breathtaking landscapes. Arrive at your upscale hotel where you’ll enjoy an included dinner. Xaluca Hotel

Day 7: Boumalne Dades/Erfoud.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Erfoud

Today, travel to Erfoud, widely described as an “oasis” in the Sahara Desert. Along the way, marvel at one of Morocco’s most visited natural sights, the lush Todra Palmeraie Gorge, with dramatic 985-foot high walls that will make for spectacular photographs along your walking tour, so be sure to have your camera ready! Continue on to Erfoud, the gateway to the desert, where you’ll check in and relax with dinner at your deluxe hotel. Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Erfoud

Day 8: Sahara Desert Experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Erfoud

After breakfast, enjoy an unforgettable, full-day included excursion through the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco. You’ll begin by discovering the town of Rissani, formerly a caravan center and still an important commercial center in the region, with a large and vibrant souk at its center.  Then, head into the desert via a 4×4 caravan and discover various small villages until you reach Tissardmine, a serene village where you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch before ascending to the peak of Erg Chebbi. This stunning view of the vast surrounding desert will take your breath away, and you’ll trade automobiles for camels for the authentic Moroccan travel experience. One of the highlights of the trip, a journey through the Merzouga dunes on camelback, should leave you with memories that will last a lifetime (and amazing pictures as well)! Return to your upscale hotel after sunset and enjoy an included dinner.

Day 9: Erfoud/Fez.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Barcelo Fez Medina Hotel

Today, journey through the beautiful Middle Atlas mountain range, with its thick woods filled with lush cedar and oak trees en route to Fez. Along the way, you’ll pass through Ifrane, a picturesque ski town, and Azrou, known for its cedar wood handicrafts. As you enter Fez, there is a breathtaking view of the ancient city from a hill overlooking the medina. Barcelo Hotel

Day 10: Fez.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Barcelo Fez Medina Hotel

A full day is devoted to exploring Fez, the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and the oldest of the imperial cities. With the help of a local expert, tour the Fez el Bali Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Life here takes place as it did centuries ago in one of the largest and best-preserved medieval fortified cities in the world. Wander the famous souks known for authentic Moroccan carpets and ceramics. Dine at a traditional riad for a light lunch within the medina.  You will also have the chance to visit the Nejjarine Foundations and Museum and the 14th-century Attarine Medersas (a place of education). In the afternoon, visit Fez Jdid, the modern district of the city, where you’ll explore the Jewish Quarter and the Royal Palace.

Day 11: Fez/Rabat.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Le Diwan Rabat Hotel

After breakfast, drive to Rabat, Morocco’s capital and fifth largest city. En route, visit Meknes and see the magnificent Bab Mansour gate, featuring marble columns taken from Roman ruins and ornate zellij mosaics. You’ll also visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its wonderfully-preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. The balance of the day at leisure. Le Diwan Rabat Hotel (B)

Day 12: Rabat.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Le Diwan Rabat Hotel

Following breakfast, spend the morning touring the many fascinating historic sites in Morocco’s coastal capital of Rabat. You’ll see the 19th-century Royal Palace and the city’s “Gate of the Winds” (also known as Bab Rouah). Visit Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque that was originally intended to be the world largest.  Construction started in 1195 and then came to a halt in 1199 after Sultan Yacoub al-Mansour passed away. Continue on to the picturesque Kasbah of the Udayas, built in the mid 12th-century, where you’ll walk through the French-colonial gardens and explore the fortress built to shield royalty from attacks. Your tour of the capital city will conclude at Chellah, a necropolis and the site of the ruins of Roman town known as Sala Colonia. The balance of your day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group.

Day 13: Depart Morocco/Arrive USA.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Casablanca for your return non-stop flight. Your memorable journey comes to an end as you arrive back in the USA later today.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 2,599

Price Per Day:

$ 200 per person
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 499
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Round-trip, non-stop airfare from JFK via Royal Air Maroc
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Morocco ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 18 meals: 11 full buffet breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking Tour Director throughout
Trip Excludes
  • Baggage and personal insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Gratuities and optional tours
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Meals other than specified in the trip itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature.
Optional Activities
  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride & Authentic Moroccan Dinner ($79 per person, including dinner)
  • Couscous Cooking Demonstration and Museums, Palace, & Gardens with Lunch ($69 per person, including lunch)
Meals Included:

18 meals: 11 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 5 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Airfare included
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations
  • Night 2: Casablanca: Novotel Casablanca City Center Hotel
  • Nights 3-5: Marrakesh: Le Meridien N’Fis Hotel
  • Night 6: Boumalne Dades: Hotel Xaluca Dades
  • Nights 7-8: Erfoud: Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Erfoud
  • Nights 9-10: Fez: Barcelo Fez Medina Hotel
  • Nights 11-12: Rabat: Le Diwan Rabat Hotel
Start City
Casablanca
End City
Morocco
Cancellation Policy:

Full Payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit.

Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure.

Cancellation charges per person are:

Up to 75 days before departure: $300

74-45 days before departure: $600

44-30 days before departure: $1000

29-10 days before departure: $1500

9 days or less before departure: No refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing

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