The imperial cities of Marrakech, Fes, Casablanca and Rabat, the High Atlas Mountains and desert dunes highlight Moroccan society and its way of life.
The light is shimmering, the art extraordinary and the region comes alive in its medieval cities. Indulge in Moroccan Café’s, explore Medinas, shop in the markets, this tour has it all. From date plantations, to roses, to roman ruins and a 4WD sand dune experience our stand-alone tour to Morocco is sure to be popular and our tour escort will be with you all the way.
Evening departure on Emirates.
Change planes for your morning flight to Casablanca. Transfer to your hotel with the afternoon free before meeting for a Welcome Dinner.
This morning we explore the City of Casablanca including the Hassan II Mosque, the Habbous Quarter, the residential Anfa area and the Central Market. We continue on to Essaouira an excellent example of a fortified mid-eighteenth-century town famous for its wood working handicrafts and the silver souk.
Today we continue exploring Essaouira visiting the port, medina and the Jewish Quarter.
This morning we depart for Marrakech stopping at an Argan Oil Cooperative along the way. We arrive in Marrakech with free time for lunch before an afternoon city tour.
Today an authentic Moroccan cooking lesson is included. Cook and enjoy your food for lunch – a great insight into Moroccan food and culture. An afternoon tour includes further highlights of the city with free time this evening.
Today travel across the Tizi n Tichka Pass (2660m) in the Atlas Mountains through rural Morocco to Ouarzazate, stopping at Ait Ben Haddou, a former stop on the caravan route from Sahara. It is known for its Kasbahs and has been the location for more than 17 movies and TV shows! Arrive in Ouarzazate (known as the ‘Door of the Desert’) late afternoon for a two night stay.
Travel along the desolate Daraa River Valley with its unusual rock formations to Zagora (perfect for the production of dates and figs). Some of the towns along the valley are built inside fortified walls. A day to remember.
Today we travel along the Dades Valley - centre for distilling rose essence. We travel via Kalaa M’Gouna where a Rose Festival is held each year and later arrive in Boumalne.
A full travel day. First visit Tinghir, a town in the High Atlas Mountains in the heart of the Todra Valley and a former French Garrison town. Travel on to the Todra Valley palmerie, a checkerboard of cereal fields, vegetable gardens, palm and olive groves. We continue on to Erfoud.
Early wake up and depart by 4x4 to the dunes to ride camels and climb the dunes to see the sunrise. Later continue by 4x4s to visit the Ksar Abbar ruins and the town of Rissani before lunch in the dunes. Rest of afternoon free before dinner.
Travel to Midlet (1508m) on the high plains between the High and Middle Atlas Mountains where development is credited to the mining of lead and gypsum. Continue on to Ifrane, a surprising ski resort in European style. Arrive in Fes late afternoon for a two-night stay.
A day to savour with a tour of the oldest cultural and spiritual city in Morocco. Visit the medieval medina with its ancient leather works, spice stalls, craftsmen and narrow streets with only room for foot and mule traffic.
Visit the partially-excavated Roman ruins at Volubilis and the holy city of Moulay Driss before arriving in Meknes - known as the ‘Moroccan Versailles’. Continue on to Rabat known as the ‘White Imperial City.’ We celebrate Morocco with a Farewell Dinner tonight.
Rabat is the administrative capital of Morocco. Enjoy a city tour before transferring to Casablanca Airport for the flight to Dubai.
Arrive Dubai early morning and enjoy a rest at an airport hotel. Depart mid morning on Emirates for your flight home.
Arrive Auckland mid-morning.
Please ask us if you wish to extend your stay in Europe
• Return Economy Class flights Auckland – Dubai – Casablanca
• Accommodation as per itinerary
• Transportation by air-conditioned coaches
• Breakfast daily
• 11 Dinners and eight lunches
• All international transfers
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Cooking class in Marrakesh
• 4 x 4 sand dune experience Erfoud
• Sunset Camel ride
• Most entrance fees
• Professional English-speaking guides throughout
• Welcome and Farewell Dinner
• Pukekohe Travel escort with you all the way – subject to 15 persons travelling
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
|Business Class Upgrade||
|Premium Economy Class Upgrade||
available on request
|Early Booking Discount (01 October 2023)||$150|
|Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount||$100|
*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 1.5% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel Insurance (please ask us for a quote)
• Airline and government taxes (approx. NZD265pp)
• A non–refundable deposit of $1,500 per person will secure a place on this tour.
• Full payment is due by 10 January 2024
• From date of booking until 10 January 2024 – loss of deposit
• After 10 January 2024 – no refund
Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.
• A current passport is required, valid six months beyond the date of travel
• No Visa is required for NZ passport holders
• All other passport holders please ask
Climate / Temperatures (May)
Fes 19˚c 12˚c
April is a perfect time to visit Morocco with clear skies, moderate temperatures and little rain.
A scarf for visiting mosques is a must and shoes that are easily to slip on and off at religious sights are recommended. Comfortable easy-wash and wear clothes for touring are best along with TEVA-type sandals. Smart casual for evenings will be fine throughout the tour
Moroccan food is fresh, light and delicious (tomatoes, cucumber and yoghurt, olives, falafels). Flat bread and grilled meat and fish are often served. Breakfasts are westernised in most places. Tea is always available in Morocco – beware the coffee is very strong. If you like an early morning cup of tea – take your own tea making equipment as not all hotels have tea making facilities in the rooms. Care will need to be taken to prevent stomach upsets. Included meals are at restaurants with a good reputation.
Currency / Money
No mandatory inoculations are required. Walking tours are an important part of the tour and a good standard of fitness is required. The ground at historical sites is often uneven and there are usually stairs and cobble-stoned streets.
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* Itinerary subject to change