9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS AUTHENTIC CASABLANCA, RABAT, CHEFCHAOUEN, FES, SAHARA DESERT, OUARZAZATE & MARRAKECH
ATMO0908 9D8N CASABLANCA 01 NOV 2018 - 31 OCT 2019
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water. Behold the cacophony of buzzing bazaars and the shimmering Sahara when you journey to Morocco's charming cities of Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech. And yet Chefchaouen "Little Blue City" is much more than just a pretty face. Walking here feels like moving through a dream.

 

Valid for daily arrival at Casablanca.

Private Service.

4 To Go Ground Package (min 4 persons per booking and max 5 person).

6 To Go Ground Package (min and max 6 persons per booking).

1
Casablanca (Arrival) - Rabat

Arrive at Casablanca airport. Meet and greet by your driver guide.

Enjoy an afternoon city tour. Begin with an outside visit of Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the country and one of the largest mosques in the world. Continue to Ain Diab Corniche for a pleasant stroll along the coast. Your next stop is Mohammed V Square in the city center.

Transfer to Rabat (approximately 1 h 20 min (92km), the capital of Morocco and one of the imperial cities.

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Hotel Belere or similar
2
Rabat - Chefchaouen (Little Blue City)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy the city tour of Rabat. Visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas. This Kasbah was constructed during the realm of the Almohads dynasty (12th century). Stop next at Mohammed V Mausoleum, which is home to the tombs of the current king's father and grandfather. Your last stop in Rabat is Hassan Tower, which is a minaret built in 1195.

Transfer to Chefchaouen (approximately 4 hrs (251km), the 'Blue City' and one of the most majestic places to visit in Morocco. 

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Riad Hicham or similar
3
Chefchaouen - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy the city tour of Chefchaouen. Start your tour with the kasbah of Chefchaouen. This kasbah belongs to the early 18th century, and was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail (1645 – 1727). Stop next at Plaza Uta el-Hammam, which is the cobbled main square in town and where the striking 15th century Grand Mosque sits.

Leave to Meknes (approximately 3 h 30 min (196km), the "Moroccan Versailles" and one of the oldest cities in the kingdom. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), a contemporary of Louis XIV. Stop at the massive Bab El Mansour gate, which is the grandest of all imperial Moroccan gateways. Stop next at Hri Souani, which is a complex of three different buildings built for granaries and stables. This amazing site has been used as a scene for many films, the most famous of which is probably “The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1988 by Martin Scorsese.

Transfer to the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins in Volubilis (approximately 45 min (31.7km), a Berber and Roman city partly excavated by the UNESCO. Volubilis was considered as the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mauretania. The city was developed from the 3rd century BC onward as an Amazigh, then proto-Carthaginian, and from from the 1st century AD onward, the city grew rapidly under the Roman rule.

Continue journey to Fes (approximately 1 h 25 min (94km), the spiritual capital of Morocco.

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Ramada Fes or similar
4
Fes - City Tour - Fes

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy the guided city tour of Fes. 

Begin with the entrance to the largest royal palace in Morocco. Continue with a panoramic view of the ancient medina. Enjoy an authentic experience at the traditional ceramic crafts village of Fes after that. Your next stop is Fes El Bali, the ancient town or Medina, which is a medieval part of Fes that has not changed for centuries.

Visit the famous Al-Karaouine mosque, built by Fatima Al Fihria in 857. Al-Karaouine mosque became home to the University of Al-Karaouine, which is the first university in the world and the world's foremost center of learning at the beginning of the second millennium. The university was built by Fatima Al Fihria in 859, and, since then, it has become one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world. In the medina, visit also a Merdersa, which is a Coranic school. Complete the city tour of Fes with the leather Souq and the oldest Leather Tannery in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries.

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Ramada or similar
5
Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to the Sahara desert. The journey takes you through the Middle Atlas Mountains. Stop first in Ifrane (approximately 1 h 15 min (65km), a charming town and ski resort. Ifrane is famous for its Alpine climate, European-style houses and its 1665 metres (5,460 ft) in elevation. The town experiences snow during winter months and a cool climate during summer. Ifrane is also the place where the lowest temperature was ever recorded in Africa, -24 °C in 1935. While in Ifrane, expect to find animals like the threatened Barbary Macaque and local tree species such as the native Atlas cedar, Scrub oak and the introduced London plane.

Approximately 2 h 05 min (136km) journey, arrive at Midelt where you will stop for an optional lunch.

Transfer through many Amazigh (Berber) villages and along the Ziz valley to get to Erfoud.

Continue transfer to Merzouga (approximately 4 h 05 min (264km), which is the heart of the desert.

Enjoy a sunset camel ride to your charming desert camp by the dunes. Dinner in the Desert Camp.

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast, Dinner at hotel
Hotel Desert Camp Bouchedor or similar
6
Merzouga - Tinghir - Dades - Ouarzazate

Breakfast in the hotel.

Optional 4x4 Jeep desert tour. Visit a Gnaoua village, locally called Al Khamlia. Meet some nomad families.

Drive to Tinghir via Rissani and Tinjdad (approximately 2 h 45 min (201km). Tinghir is a gorgeous 40km oasis, which boasts one of the largest palm groves in the country. Stop at the famous Todra Gorge, a 300m wall, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. Thanks to its robust rock sides with many uneven surfaces, Todra Gorge is popular among rock climbers. More than 150 routes rated French Grade 5+ to 8 have been bolted in the canyon. Todra Gorge was featured on the premiere of the United States reality show Expedition Impossible.

Lunch at a local restaurant by own expenses.

Leave Tinghir heading to Dades and take 50 minutes drive. The drive is spectacular, winding through stunning desert landscapes, villages with the expansive Jebel Sarhro lunar-scape. Dades is known as valley of figs. Dades valley featured prominently in a 2012 advertisement for the Cadillac CTS.

Transfer to Ouarzazate (approximately 2 h 10 min (133km). The drive is spectacular, with hundreds of Kasbahs lining the route. Enroute stop at Kelaat M’Gouna, a big town which is famous for cultivating roses. Expect to find many fine, rose-infused products there.

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast, Dinner at Hotel
Hotel Dar Amoudou or similar
7
Ouarzazate - Air Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Breakfast in the hotel.

Ouarzazate, also known as “Morocco’s Hollywood”. Visit Taourirt Kasbah, which is considered one of the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco. Next, visit the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes were and are still being shot.

Leave Ouarzazate distance of 30 minutes drive (30km) to the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou. The village is a great example of earthen clay architecture that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Ait Ben Haddou is an iconic landscape immortalized in such films as “The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)”, “Jesus of Nazareth (1977)”, “The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)”, “Gladiator (2000)”, “Son of God (film) (2014)”, ect.

Lunch at a local restaurant by own expenses.

Transfer to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains, approximately 3 h 25 min (185km).

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Kech Boutique or similar
8
Marrakech - Casablanca

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech, “Paris of the Sahara” as Winston Churchill once described it. 

Stop first at the Koutoubia Mosque, which is an old monument built under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199). This monument inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville in Spain and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Stop next at the Bahia Palace. This Palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Visit Madrasa Ben Youssef after that. This Coranic school is named after the Almoravid Sultan Ali Ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106–1142). Madrasa Ben Youssef is the largest in all of Morocco. Stop next at the Saadian tombs, which is a site that dates back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service.

Lunch at a local restaurant by own expenses.

Continue the tour with the world famous Jema El Fna Square where you will enjoy amazing performance of traditional activities by storytellers, snake charmers, peddlers of traditional medicines. Your last stop is the bustling souks in the old medina.

Late in the afternoon transfer to Casablanca, approximately 3 hrs (241km).

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Val D'Anfa or similar
9
Casablanca (Departure)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to Casablanca airport for your departure flight.

Transfer Travel by Van or Coach (depend of group size)
Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 01 night accommodation in Rabat
  • 01 night accommodation in Chefchaouen (Blue City)
  • 02 night's accommodation in Fes
  • 01 night accommodation in Merzouga
  • 01 night accommodation in Ouarzazate
  • 01 night accommodation in Marrakech
  • 01 night accommodation in Casablanca
  • Daily breakfast and 02 dinners at hotel
  • City tour in: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech
  • Entrance fess to monuments and Sunset camel ride in the desert
  • English speaking driver guide and travel by private air-conditioned vehicle during tour
  • Local guide in Volubilis, Fes and Marrakech
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Private Service (Except cruise, flight, train or sightseeing public coach if any involved)
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses and Travel Insurance
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea, boat cruises, visit and entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages.
  • Local guide tipping USD 2.00 per person per half day.
  • Camel men tipping USD 7.00 to USD 10.00 per person.
  • Driver Guide tipping USD 15.00 per person per day.
Trip Mandatory
ITEMADULTCHILD
Agency Collection Fee 30.00 30.00
Optional Addon
ITEMADULTCHILD
4 x 4 Jeep Desert Tour in Merzouga (per group of 4 person) 510.00 -
4 x 4 Jeep Desert Tour in Merzouga (per group of 6 person) 995.10 -
General Terms
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • The above itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 100 per person
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: 01 November 2018 until 31 October 2019 (Travel must be completed by 31 October 2019).
  • Red Alert Date: Local public holiday - May 1 Labour Day, May 23 National Day, August 14 Allegiance Day and July 30 Coronation of King Mohamed 6 - subject to surcharge upon booking made.
  • Contact us for the re-quote pricing of the New Year travel period from 22 Dec to 04 Jan
  • Suggestion flight route: Kuala Lumpur- Casablanca - Kuala Lumpur
  • Advance booking required at least 30 working days before departure

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