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15 Day Private Magical Morocco

15 Day Private Magical Morocco

This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

Enjoy the comfort of having your travel arrangements all to yourself. From the exclusivity of having your own transportation to your own expert English-speaking guide who in most cases will accompany you throughout the entire tour unless stated.

Group Size
Private Tour

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Private Tour
878 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Private touring - enjoy the comfort and personalised service of a private guide
✓ Incredible sightseeing including entry fees – See the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Roman ruins of Volubilis, explore the charming streets of the medinas in Fes and Marrakech and visit Ait Benhaddou’s beautiful, grand ksar
✓ 13 nights in comfortable 4-star hotel and boutique riad accommodation
✓ Spend one night under the stars in a luxury desert camp in the Sahara
✓ Breakfast daily, three lunches and six dinners
✓ Enjoy an authentic lunch with a welcoming local family at their farm in Midelt
✓ Fully escorted tour, with English-speaking guide throughout
✓ Comfortable, dedicated coach transportation throughout

What we love about this tour

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Itinerary

Hotel
New Hotel or Similar

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival, please make your way to the starting point hotel. Today you can arrive at any time as there are no organised activities.

Hotel check-in is at 2pm. If you arrive earlier, hotel staff will try to give access to your room as soon as possible; however, should your room not be ready, you are welcome to leave your luggage at reception and explore the surrounding area.

Hotel
Hotel Parador or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning we'll visit one of the most impressive sites in Casablanca – the imposing Hassan II Mosque. Opened in 1993, and second only in size to the great mosque at Mecca, the huge building is part on land and part on sea; in one area water can even be seen through a glass floor. The mosque can accommodate 25,000 worshippers and the main roof is retractable to create an open courtyard. It's one of the only religious sites open to non-Muslims.

Afterwards, we depart Casablanca for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. After a short tour, we will then drive to arguably one of the most picturesque cities in the country, Chefchaouen. Set against a wide valley and nestled between two peaks in the stunning Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen may take you by surprise. It’s picture perfect, with striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways. Its small but authentic medina has been lovingly cared for and the walled fortress of the kasbah provides a haven in the heart of the city, where you can wander the tranquil gardens and enjoy the views over the valley from the tower.

Enjoy an evening at leisure in this tranquil oasis.

Hotel
Hotel Parador or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast, we will enjoy a guided tour of Chefchaouen. We will take in the magical blue walls of the medina, the local markets, grand mosque and the Ras el Ma waterfall. You will then have an afternoon to try the many restaurants offering local cuisine, and shop the local markets for the perfect souvenirs. You will also have time to explore the city’s Kasbah (paid locally) where you can get an insight into the famous fortifications that are throughout the country.

Hotel
Hotel Riad Al Makan or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Take some time to soak up the morning atmosphere of tranquil Chefchaouen before driving out of the city to the ancient ruins of Volubilis. Once a provincial Roman capital, Volubilis was a distant outpost of the empire, and the well-preserved archaeological remains make for an impressive sight. Volubilis is the foremost Roman site in Morocco and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Upon arrival we'll take a tour around the ruins with a local guide. Don’t forget to take your camera as the town is filled with fantastic mosaics, many of which remain intact.

After time spent exploring Volubulis and imagining the bustling city it once was, continue on to the living museum of Fes. After checking in to your hotel in the late afternoon, the remainder of the day is free for you to spend as you please.

Optional Tour - Home-cooked dinner at local family guesthouse

Tonight, visit a local family who will serve you some authentic Moroccan dishes. While you eat you’ll learn more about Moroccan hospitality and culture in between bites of delicious food and sips of Moroccan tea.

Starts: approx: 7pm
Duration: approx: 2-3 hours

Please note the start and duration times outlined are subject to change based on factors beyond our control such as traffic and weather conditions. Your Tour Guide will confirm operation times with you whilst on-tour and can answer any further questions you may have.

 

Hotel
Hotel Riad Al Makan or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Fes is the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco; vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming – a true feast for the senses. It is made up of three distinct ‘cities’, or quarters, and we will stay on the edge of the huge, well-preserved medieval old city in elegant, riad-style accommodation (a riad is a large traditional Moroccan house built around a central courtyard).

Today we'll head into the old city, known locally as Fes el-Bali, arguably the world's most fascinating and confounding old city. Medieval Fes was one of the world's great centres for education and culture, both Islamic and Jewish. Its religious institutions and libraries are legendary, its mosques of great renown. Walk through the twisting streets and alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the speciality sections that divide the souk. Stalls loaded with fruits, herbs and soups line the passageways; the fragrant smell of spices floods the air; and the sound of metalsmiths hammering at copper can be heard echoing throughout the labyrinthine streets.

Spend the day exploring the old city, visiting Al-Attarine Madrasa (one of the many Islamic schools of higher learning); admiring the leather tanneries with their vast dye-pits in a rainbow of colours; and gazing up at the splendid Funduq al-Najjariyyin, a beautifully restored 18th-century inn.

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy a memorable dinner of a salty yet sweet pastilla (Moroccan pie).

Hotel
Hotel Nomad Palace or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leave the intensity of the city behind today, for the simplicity of the High Atlas Mountains. Drive south, inland, through a variety of spectacular scenery – fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and barren, rocky landscapes – to the small town of Midelt. Midelt is a market town, originally built as a base for mining in the area. It's nestled in the high plains surrounding the Moulouya River, between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges, at an elevation of just over 1,500 metres. It's a perfect spot to break up our journey to the Sahara. Many of the locals are of the Berber ethnic group, and the town can offer a rich insight into their way of life. Here we stop and enjoy an Inspiring Taste lunch with a local family at their farm for an authentic meal of traditional Moroccan dishes, such as tagine (a slow-cooked, savoury stew).

After lunch we'll drive through changing scenery, from barren mountain sides to fertile valleys, on our journey to Merzouga. With a backdrop of the tangerine Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the charming Saharan village of Merzouga feels wonderfully isolated, like the modern world has left it behind. You’ll arrive in Merzouga at the end of the day and be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check-in to your traditional Moroccan riad.

Hotel
Sahara Sunny Luxury Camp or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

The Erg Chebbi is one of the world's most iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150 metres high. Located at the end of a sealed road, and just 20 kilometers from the Algerian border, this wild stretch of land truly feels like frontier country. Leave your large bags at the riad, ready to ride camels into the edge of the Sahara Desert, and enjoy a spectacular sunset along the way. The dunes are stunning, especially as the evening light plays across them and sets the landscape ablaze with colour.

Tonight we'll enjoy an Inspiring Stay, taking cues from the Berbers and bedding down in a desert camp, with the chance to try some fantastic local cuisine while we sit around an open-air fire. After dinner, lively music, drumming, Berber stories and dancing under the stars await.

Itinerary note - if you do not wish to ride a camel, there is the option to travel to and from the camp by 4WD.

Hotel
Riad BaHammou or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a real Lawrence of Arabia moment this morning, with a sunrise camel ride across the desert on the return journey to the riad. From here we'll continue on to the Todra Gorge, a canyon, or wadi, that rises for more than 250 metres to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. We'll enjoy a short, yet exhilarating, walk through the narrow orange limestone walls.

Later we'll drive on to the beautiful Dadès Valley, where we'll spend the night. The valley is a popular spot for tourists and spans several kilometres, offering a wide variety of activities for adventurerous types. Tonight's accommodation is a traditional, locally owned, Moroccan kasbah with spectacular views over the Dadès Valley.

Hotel
Riad BaHammou or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a full day exploring the beautiful, largely untouched, Moroccan backcountry. Travelling on foot is the best way to get a closer look at the natural landscape and the rural way of life. We'll begin by taking a short transfer to the start of the trek. On the walk you'll pass Berber villages, meeting the incredibly friendly local people along the way. You'll also learn the tea-making secrets of Berbers at an exclusive demonstration with a local family; listen to their stories and discover what family life is truly like in the Dadès Valley.

Hotel
Hotel Opera Plaza or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today we'll leave the Dadès Valley to set off on the fabled Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. A kasbah is a type of keep, or citadel, usually a part of the defensive structure of a city and often where the local leader would reside.

The first stop for us today is the majestic oasis of Skoura, home to several privately owned kasbahs. Here we'll visit Kasbah Amridil, with its extravagant decorations and mud-brick fortifications, before continuing on to Aït Benhaddou, perched on a hilltop and left almost untouched since the 11th century. Aït Benhaddou is one of Morocco's most iconic sites, its grand kasbah one of the most beautiful in Morocco and the fortified village a fine example of clay architecture. If you think you recognise the place, you probably do, as the town has a long list of film and TV credits, including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones and Gladiator. 

We will then drive to the bustling hub of Marrakech. After check-in to your hotel, this evening you’ll have the opportunity to head to the great square of Jamaa el-Fna, within the medina quarter. When night falls it transforms into a hive of activity: henna artists, snake charmers and storytellers all share the square with street food stalls peddling Moroccan delicacies. Perhaps enjoy a Moroccan pastry with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, and then finish your day with a cup of tea on one of the rooftop restaurants overlooking the square.

Optional Tour - Relaxing Massage with Argan oil

At the heart of Marrakech medina, enjoy a relaxing massage with Argan oil, which is highly-prized for its culinary and cosmetic uses and is only produced in Morocco.

Starts: approx:  between 3pm-6pm
Duration: approx: 45 minutes (plus 15 minute welcoming)

Please note the start and duration times outlined are subject to change based on factors beyond our control such as traffic and weather conditions. Your Tour Guide will confirm operation times with you whilst on-tour and can answer any further questions you may have.

Hotel
Hotel Opera Plaza or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today will begin with a morning tour of the old medina with your local guide, who will take you through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood of the city. Explore tranquil courtyards filled with the scent of orange blossom, and the many salons and chambers that make up Bahia Palace. This splendid property was built in 1866 for a former slave who rose to power within the government. From here we continue to the Maison de la Photographie, housed within a former palace and featuring a fine collection of Moroccan art and sculpture. Next we'll stop by the Koutoubia Mosque; its famous minaret (a tower with a balcony from which a muezzin calls Muslims to prayer), is the prototype for others of its kind around the world, including La Giralda in Seville. From here we then walk back through the streets of the old medina to the Jamaa el-Fna, the main square of Marrakech.

The rest of the day is yours: explore further, relax back at the riad or go shopping in the souk. Perhaps you’ll visit the tropical gardens of the French painter Jacques Majorelle, or check out the ruins of the Palais Badi, long known as one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. Otherwise, head back into the medina, where every step brings a new scent or sight. Watch skilled artisans perfect their craft, practice your haggling skills or take a break from the hustle to sip on tea or share a tajine. For your final evening, feast with new friends in one of the many great restaurants lining the square.

Optional Tour - Cooking class at La Maison Arabe

Today enjoy a cooking class at the the legendary restaurant at La Maison Arabe where you will use modern equipment found in everyday kitchens. At the end of each workshop, you will dine on the meal you have prepared. At a typical half-day workshop, one learns to prepare an appetizer and a main dish, or a main dish and dessert. The workshops are conducted by a dada (traditional Moroccan cook) or a chef.

Starts: approx: 3pm 
Duration: approx: 3 hours

Please note the start and duration times outlined are subject to change based on factors beyond our control such as traffic and weather conditions. Your Tour Guide will confirm operation times with you whilst on-tour and can answer any further questions you may have.

Hotel
Hotel Miramar or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast this morning we'll head for Essaouira, a city where the medina brushes up against the Atlantic Ocean, where we'll spend the next two nights. The narrow streets of Essaouira discourages cars, meaning it's an ideal city to explore on foot. Sandstone walkways contrast with whitewashed houses, the bright blue sky and the sand of the surrounding beaches and dunes. Surely one of North Africa's most attractive destinations, you'll soon find yourself slipping into the easy-going pace of this Moroccan town with a European seaside twist. The fishing port is a serious commercial operation and there’s much fun to be had observing the daily catch and its subsequent auction. Elsewhere there are numerous shops and several fine art galleries to distract you, along with a wide variety of restaurants. Your tour leader will help guide you through the maze of options. This evening you might like to indulge in a luxuriating massage and hammam in a local spa.

Hotel
Hotel Miramar or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

This artists' town was once home to sizeable British and Jewish populations, and its charm has seduced the likes of Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix, who (according to local legend) spent much of his time here in the 1960s.

On this free day perhaps grab a traditional Moroccan breakfast and wander the streets, giving way to the cart-haulers calling "balak, balak" (meaning, 'excuse me'). Pass the harbour, filled with colourful boats, and witness camels and surfers sharing the beach.

For lunch your guide will take you to the fish souk for our second Inspiring Taste. Here you'll choose your own freshly caught fish before taking it to a restaurant packed with locals – following your guides lead, hand over your market purchase for it to be grilled. Your guide will also take you to the fruit and vegetable market, where you'll choose the salads and veggies to accompany your seafood lunch. 

Take the rest of the day to explore the medina; discover the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum and its collection of artifacts, woodwork, carpets and stringed instruments; enjoy café life on the main square; or sit back and watch the kite surfers ride the crashing waves. You can also discover the taste of Morocco in a cooking class, or head outside of the city to the beautiful surroundings on a day trip.

Hotel
New Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today we'll travel to Casablanca for your last night in Morocco. Tonight enjoy our last Inspiring Taste experience at the Humphrey Bogart-inspired Rick’s Café, with some drinks included to help celebrate your last night in Morocco. While it is not the actual bar used for the movie (that was in a studio in Hollywood) it has been recreated to allow you to imagine that you could be an extra on set in the famous movie.

Meals
Breakfast

Unfortunately, today marks the end of your incredible tour through Morocco. At the appropriate time,  transfer to the airport to board your flight home. Your tour guide can assist you arrange airport transfers as needed.

Say farewell to your wonderful tour guide and bring home with you memories of this extraordinary journey.

Inclusions

  • Private touring - enjoy the comfort and personalised service of a private guide
  • 13 nights in comfortable 4-star hotel and boutique riad accommodation
  • Spend one night under the stars in a luxury desert camp in the Sahara
  • Breakfast daily, three lunches and six dinners
  • Enjoy an authentic lunch with a welcoming local family at their farm in Midelt
  • Fully escorted tour, with English-speaking guide throughout
  • Comfortable, dedicated coach transportation throughout

 

  • Casablanca - Explore the incredible Hassan II Mosque
  • Casablanca - Sip cool drinks at the famous Rick's Cafe bar
  • Chefchaouen - Stroll through the blue-washed old town streets
  • Volubilis - Unearth the Roman ruins of Volubilis
  • Fes - Be guided through the maze of of Fes medina
  • Fes - Step inside the 18th century Fondouk Nejjarine
  • Merzouga - See the 150m high dunes of the The Erg Chebbi desert
  • Merzouga - Stay under the stars in the desert
  • Dades Valley - Enjoy the cool oasis of Togra Gorge
  • Dades Valley - Trek through the local Berber villages interacting with the locals
  • Ait Benhaddou - Explore the real life village featured in cinematic movies like Gladiator
  • Marrakech - Enjoy a guided walking tour of Marrakech
  • Marrakech - Discover the Koutoubia Mosque and minaret
  • Essaouira - Fish Souk market

Inspiring Sight

  • Discover the untouched Moroccan countryside, known for its dramatic landscapes and stunning views

Inspiring Taste

  • Enjoy lunch with a local family at their farm for an authentic meal of traditional Moroccan dishes 

Inspiring Stay

  • Immerse yourself in the Berber culture, sleeping amongst the dunes of the Sahara desert

 

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $596.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $1,192.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This package is sold as land only, however you do have the option of adding international airfares to your booking. Simply click on’ book now’, and under upgrades ,  you will be asked “Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?”

By selecting this option Inspiring Vacations will contact you to discuss adding flights to your chosen destination. We can assist with flying the airline of your choice to turn your booking into a flight inclusive package.

We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
  • Meal Requests - You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
  • Seat Requests - If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

We are currently unable to provide a quote for the following requests:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a ”3"

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour, your Tour Leader will suggest contributing towards a ‘tipping kitty’ which can then be used to tip local guides, hotel staff, driver, etc. You will have complete visibility over amounts tipped and any funds left will be distributed back to travellers. This tipping kitty is not mandatory, however, over time we’ve found it frees travellers from the stress of keeping the right change at hand and not knowing appropriate tipping amounts. We suggest EUR2 for hotel staff, EUR3-4 for local guides and EUR2-3 for the driver (suggestions are per person per day).

Please note that this tipping is not for your Tour Leader. If you are happy with the service provided by your Tour Leader we recommend tipping EUR2-4 per person per day.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $651.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price. Note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
This private tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $154.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $154.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $154.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $154.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Home-cooked dinner at local family guesthouse (Day 4) - $100 per person
  • Relaxing Massage with Argan oil (Day 10) - $100 per person
  • Cooking class at La Maison Arabe (Day 11) - $100 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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