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

A short ride along the coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. Sightseeing includes 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 its ROYAL STABLES, originally built to house 12,000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco’s most enchanting city. (B,D)

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. (B)

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 and you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, encounter an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley. (B,D)

Day 5: Erfoud.

The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to see the MAUSOLEUM OF MOULAY ALI SHARIF, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert. (B,D)

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. (B,D)

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

Travel to AÏT BENHADDOU, a kasbah 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. (B)

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-ELFNA SQUARE and its exotic bazaar, BAHIA PALACE, and MAJORELLE GARDENS. You’ll feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time. (B,D)

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. (B)

Day 10: Casablanka.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departure dates 2020/21 : Highlights of Moroco (10 days) : 7% discount on all dates

Cosmos brochure price in black from £759

Travel 55 discount price in red from £706

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Tour 6780 starts and ends in Casablanca. Departure dates and prices from.
Dates Prices from* Dates Prices from*
January 2 2020
£759
£706
August 7, 21 £889
£827
January 10, 24
£839
£781
September 4, 18 £919
£855
Febuary 7, 21
£889
£827
October 2, 9, 16, 23 £919
£855
March 6, 20 £899
£837
October 30 £889
£827
March 27 £919
£855
November 13, 27 £839
£781
April 3, 10, 17
£919
£855
December 19 £759
£706
May 1, 15, 29 £919
£855
January 2 2021 £759
£706
June 12
£919
£855
January 8, 22 £839
£781
June 26 £889
£827
Febuary 5, 19 £889
£827
July 10, 24
£889
£827
March 5
£899
£837

*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. Single room supplement from £304; 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

2020/21 discount prices start from only £706

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 Morocco-focused itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat, as well as some more inspiring cities, such as Ouazarzate, Casablanca and Erfoud.

In the red city of Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, a 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 see 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.

To receive 7% discount on this 10 day Highlights of Moro tour call Cosmos direct on 0330 8088 351 and  quote the Travel 55 code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure 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 (F)
  • FEZ Menzeh Zalagh (ST)
  • ERFOUD Kasbah Tizimi (ST)
  • OUARZAZATE Ibis Moussafir (ST)
  • MARRAKESH Zalagh Kasbah & Spa (ST)

MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 5 dinners (D)

HEADSETS: throughout the tour

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