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Morocco is a colorful mix of Islamic, Arabic and African influences. Spain and France have left their marks too. This unique travel experience includes a stay in Essaouira and at the amazing Berbère Palace Hotel in Ouarzazate.
 

An Insight Vacation tour comes with Top Rated Highlights, Authentic Dining, Staying in Style and the following included Insight Services:
•Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organizer, and friend overseas.
•Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
•Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
•We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
•Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
•Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
•From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
 

Pricing starts at $2,595 per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.
 

Tour prices are land only. All tour specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply.
 

2019 Available Departure Dates: April 6^, April 20, April 27, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1*, June 15*, July 13*, July 27*, September 14, September 21, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19
 

*Starting at $2,550 per person
^ Starting at $2,575 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Casablanca
On arrival at Casablanca airport, your transfer leaves for your landmark city hotel at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00 or 15:00. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 18:00 for your Welcome Dinner, with the opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening of good food and wine.
Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center, Casablanca
Meals: Dinner with Wine
 

Day 2: Imperial Meknes, Rabat and Fes
An exploration of the sights of Casablanca will show you the huge Hassan II Mosque, the largest in the country. Venture to the très chic seaside strip known as the Corniche, which stretches to the west and is lined with trendy restaurants and cafes. Depart for the capital of Rabat to see the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and visit one of the few holy places open to non-Muslims, the lavish Mausoleum of King Mohammed V which is both an architectural marvel and a monument to a great ruler. Travel to Meknes, one of the kingdom’s great imperial cities dating back to the 11th century; its surroundings have remained unchanged for centuries. Stand before the Bab el-Mansour, the monumental entrance to the imperial city and focal point of Place El-Hedim before continuing to Fes. You'll be delighted with your superb Moroccan Highlight Dinner in an ancient palace at the entrance to the Medina. A colorful array of meze plates, aromatic tagines, exotic fruits and wine will be laid before you while you are entertained with a traditional folklore show. Enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere of belly dancers, drums and authentic music -- a truly unforgettable experience!
Hotel: Palais Medina & Spa, Fes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
 

Day 3: Relaxed Start – Fes Sightseeing
Led by your Local Expert, wander the maze of streets that make up the ancient Medina. Pass one of the world's oldest universities and see the hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops. Continue through the souks where an array of vendors sell food, clothes, leather goods and beautiful lights. Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making, witness age-old techniques of pottery making and learn how khobz, the traditional local bread, is made.
Hotel: Palais Medina & Spa, Fes
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 4: The Ziz Gorges to Erfroud
Leave the bustle of the city behind and head for the spectacular snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Pass through Ifrane before reaching the great cedar forests of Azrou. After stopping for lunch at Midelt, continue through the magnificent Ziz Gorges, past palm-fringed towns to Er Rachidia, built by the French at an important crossroads. Your destination is Erfoud, where the red sand buildings contrast against the patches of greenery and surrounding desert. In the evening, there is an Optional Experience to meet the nomadic desert dwellers and marvel at the glorious Sahara sunset on a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Hotel: Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud, Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 5: Spectacular Ouarzazate
Venture towards the oasis of Tinehir and explore the Todra Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of the Sahara. At Boumalne-du-Dades you will encounter the dry, rugged Dades Valley that is dotted with oases of figs, olives, date palms and castellated mud houses hugging the slopes. Meet the locals of the region when you visit a traditional Nomad house to try authentic Berber tea. The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs concludes at Ouarzazate. It is known as the Film Capital of Morocco, with blockbusters such as Lawrence of Arabia to Star Wars having been filmed here.
Hotel: Le Berbère Palace, Ouarzazate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 6: Relaxed Start – to Marrakesh
Visit the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, one of the finest examples of South Moroccan architecture, boasting one of Morocco’s finest kasbahs. Your journey continues via the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass, before descending past charming mountain villages, dense woods and green fields to the ochre-coloured city of Marrakesh. With the rest of the day at your leisure, why not relax and enjoy the immaculate facilities of your hotel?
Hotel: Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech
Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 7: Relaxed Start – Marrakesh, Pearl of the South
Meet your Local Expert in the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, where you can take a moment to watch the dancers, snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats. Explore the Medina and see the Koutoubia Mosque, with its minaret dominating the Marrakesh skyline. Visit the intricately decorated Palais Bahia, intended to be the greatest palace of its time when it was built in the late 19th century. With time at leisure, you are free to continue exploring, try your hand at haggling in the souks or maybe visit a museum? In the evening, perhaps choose to take a charming horse and carriage ride to a vibrant restaurant on Jemaa el-Fnaa Square where you will enjoy a slew of classic Moroccan dishes as you absorb the ambiance and watch twirling belly dancers balance plates of lit candles on their heads.
Hotel: Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech
 Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 8: Relaxed Start – Elegant Essaouira
Venture to the west coast of Africa to reach the laid-back fishing town of Essaouira. After checking into your hotel, why not spend the afternoon navigating the narrow alleyways, exploring the busy fishing port or maybe just relaxing on the beach? In the evening, you could sample the local seafood and wine at a waterside restaurant.
Hotel: Atlas Essaouira & Spa
Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 9: Relaxed Start – Return to Casablanca
Once you’ve experienced the traditional charms of the country, Casablanca is a fascinating place to return to as it offers a unique insight into modern Morocco. In the evening 'of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world' there really is only one place to be. Join your Travel Director at Rick’s Café, recreated from the famous movie. Enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner with drinks and no doubt a rendition of ‘As Time Goes By’. Here’s looking at you kid!
Hotel: Grand Mogador City Center, Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
 

Day 10: Au Revoir Casablanca
Departure transfers arrive at Casablanca airport at 05:00, 07:00, 10:00 and 12:00.
Meals: Breakfast




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