Holiday Itinerary - Highlights of Moroco

Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca, Morocco.

Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Menkes - Fez

Skirt the Atlantic coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. The highlights of the included sightseeing tour are the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. You’ll be reminded of the time when Morocco was the Roman province of Mauretania as you visit the fine Roman relics of Chellah and its gardens. Continue to Meknes. During your guided tour, see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, and miles of protective walls. Visit the Royal stables, originally built to once house 12,000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco’s most enchanting city. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Fez.

At leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina on the optional sightseeing tour, a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to colorful souks. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Fez - Ifrane - Erfoud.

Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and windswept plains as you travel across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages and descend into the spectacular Ziz gorges. The landscape becomes progressively more arid as you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, encounter an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Erfoud.

The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Erfoud - The road of a thousand Kasbahs - Ouarzazate.

Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra Gorge, then along the Dades Valley. Arrive in the film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, the intricate and fascinating residence of Pasha Thami el Glaoui. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou-Tiz-N-Tichka Pass - Marrakesh.

Travel to Aït Benhaddou, an ancient fortified city, famous as a film location for “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator”. Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 7,414-foot-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Each new twist in the road leads to a different, more dramatic landscape. Leaving the pass behind, see the landscape gradually change to a tapestry of red ochre. Enter the gates of the red-colored imperial city of Marrakesh, justly considered the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities. An optional evening excursion is a fitting way to end the day. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Marrakesh.

The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating Jemaa-el-Fna square and its exotic bazaar, Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens. You’ll feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time. Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Marrakesh-Casablanka.

Leave Morocco’s magical city of Marrakesh for the journey back to Casablanca. On arrival, see the main sights in the company of a Local Guide. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Casablanka.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Included meals: Breakfast

Departure dates 2022 Highlights of Moroco : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £789

Travel 55 discount price in red from £734

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Tour 6780 starts and ends in Casablanca. Departure dates and prices from.
Dates 2022
Prices from Dates 2022
Prices from
January 7
£839
£781
June 10
£1039
£967
January 21
£869
£809
June 24 £929
£864
Febuary 4 (small group)
£1019
£948
July 8 (small group) £1019
£948
Febuary 4 £889
£827
September 16 (small group)
£1039
£967
Febuary 18 £929
£864
September 30
£969
£902
March 4
£899
£837
October 7 (small group)
£1039
£967
March 4 (small group)
£1019
£948
October 14 £969
£902
March 18
£939
£874
October 21 (small group) £1039
£967
March 25
£969
£902
November 11 £869
£809
April 1, 8, 15, 29 £969
£902
November 25 (small group) £959
£892
May 13 (small group) £1039
£967
December 19 £789
£734
May 27
£969
£902

Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Marrakesh

Cosmos Tours
Highlights of Moroco

7% discount - 10 Days fully escorted touring holiday

2022 discount prices from only £734

Our affordable tour of Morocco truly is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering travelers intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travelers wanting to explore and learn about a new destination. This itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, such as Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat, as well as some more inspiring cities, like Ouazarzate, Casablanca and Erfoud. In the red city of Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, the main square and exotic bazaar, offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, take an optional tour to visit the ancient medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this comprehensive and affordable tour of Morocco, you will also be enchanted by beautiful oasis, stunned by the beauty of the desert, and surprised by the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas. You’ll also visit Casablanca and see its modern great Mosque and Meknes, where you'll visit the royal stables built to once house 12,000 royal horses. Your tour also takes you to Ouarzazate, where you'll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, and the amazing fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, used as set to the “Gladiator” movie. Stop at the mountain resort of Ifrane; overnight in Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara desert, and visit Rabat, Morocco’s vibrant capital. Walk around the relics of Chellah, a city built by the Romans in 40 AD. From the Middle Atlas mountain range and Ziz Gorges to arid desert, this budget-minded Morocco vacation will amaze you with spectacular scenery.

To receive 7% discount on this 10 day Highlights of Moro tour call Cosmos direct on 0330 0588 237 and  quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

  • RABAT Guided sightseeing, visit the Chellah Gardens & Kasbah des Oudayas
  • MEKNES Guided sightseeing, visit Royal Stables
  • FEZ Visit
  • IFRANE Visit
  • ZIZ GORGES
  • RISSANI Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif
  • OUARZAZATE Visit the Kasbah de Taourirt
  • AÏT BENHADDOU Visit the fortified village
  • TIZI-N-TICHKA PASS Scenic drive
  • MARRAKESH Guided sightseeing, visit Jemaa-el-Fna square, Bahia Palace & Majorelle Gardens
  • CASABLANCA Guided sightseeing

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.

  • CASABLANCA: Novotel Casa City Center. First-Class
  • FEZ: Menzeh Zalagh. SuperiorTourist-Class
  • ERFOUD: Kasbah Tizimi. SuperiorTourist-Class
  • OUARZAZATE: Ibis Ouarzazate Center. SuperiorTourist-Class
  • MARRAKESH: Zalagh Kasbah & Spa. SuperiorTourist-Class

MEALS: Buffet breakfasts 9. Dinners 5

HEADSETS: throughout the tour

Morocco

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