Moroccan Exploration

Wondrous escape into the heart of the Magreb

Base Fare:
$7,450 CAD
per guest, double occupancy

Your Journey includes

City tours: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakesh, Essaouira
Overnight stay in a desert camp, camelback ride at sunrise, visit of the souks & Jemaa el-Fna Square
Most meals included
14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
13 nights in unique accommodation
1 night in a comfortable desert camp
Round trip air fare from Toronto with Air Canada (air gateways available across Canada)
Private car home pick-up and return service

Moroccan Exploration

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” Your journey through Morocco begins in the famous city of Casablanca. From here, let the vibrant contrast of the orange clay architecture against electric blue skies awaken your senses and draw you further into Morocco’s lively yet ancient culture. Marvel at the splendour of a desert sunrise from the back of a camel. Immerse yourself in the history and archaeology of Rabat’s museums. Savour local cuisines both unexpected and familiar. Although you might fall in love with the culture of Morocco, the sights, sounds, and tastes of your journey will sustain you until your next visit.

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Base Fare:
$7,450 CAD
per guest, double occupancy

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • City tours: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakesh, Essaouira
  • Discover the ancient fortified village of Aït Benhaddou and explore the colourful souks of Marrakesh
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in a unique desert camp 
  • Be immersed in Moroccan culture, witness incredible landscapes and savour local specialties

Outstanding accommodation

  • 1 night in a comfortable desert camp
  • 13 nights in unique accommodation:
    • 2 nights in Rabat
    • 1 night in Chefchaouen
    • 3 nights in Fez
    • 1 night in Erfoud
    • 1 night in a Desert Luxury Camp, Merzouga
    • 1 night in Ouarzazate
    • 2 nights in Marrakesh
    • 2 nights in Essaouira

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Air Canada
  • Air gateways available across Canada

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

  • TWIN: $7,450
  • SINGLE: $9,150

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before February 28, 2019

AND SAVE UP TO 5%

ERB: SAVE 5%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 95% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by cheque or electronic bank transfer and we will deduct the remaining 5% off your journey’s fare.

ERB flex: SAVE 2%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 98% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by Visa, Mastercard or American Express and we will deduct the remaining 2% off your journey’s fare.

Should you not take advantage of the Early Reservation Bonus and decide to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other gateways available. These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travellers and board your flights to Casablanca, Morocco.

Overnight flight

Day 2

CASABLANCA

On arrival in Casablanca, we meet our friendly local guide. Following a morning drive around the coastal city, we visit the Hassan II Mosque, whose minaret soars 175 m above the city. After a light lunch, a scenic drive takes us to Rabat, where we enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Enjoy dinner at our hotel and meet fellow travellers. (L,D)

Tour Hassan, Rabat (2 nights)

Day 3

RABAT

Today we explore the administrative capital of Rabat and witness the splendid Mohammed V mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of the Udayas. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon of free time before joining us for dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 4

CHEFCHAOUEN

We head north towards the famous blue and white town of Chefchaouen, nestled in the Rif mountains. Explore the medina and the winding alleys of this charming village, reminiscent of the Andalusian ‘pueblos blancos’. After lunch, we visit the Ras el Maa, which supplies the city with drinking water. Enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Dar Echchaouen, Chefchaouen (1 night)

Day 5

FEZ

Today we make our way to the imperial city of Fez for a panoramic tour. Lunch is on our hotel terrace with stunning city views. Then enjoy free time to wander this lively city, or relax by the hotel pool. In the evening, dinner is served at a former Moorish palace. (B,L,D)

Sahrai, Fez (3 nights)

Day 6

FEZ

An exhilarating day in the religious capital of Morocco awaits. Cradle of a thousand-year-old monarchy, Fez shares her memories of 12 centuries of history and shows us the refinement of Hispano-Moorish culture. After a visit of the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, we continue to the Bou Inania Madrasa, the Nejjarine fountain and the Nejjarine wood museum, while seeing the exteriors of the Royal Palace and the Bab Bou Jeloud gate. Following a visit to a tannery in the heart of the bustling souk, we enjoy lunch at the beautiful Palace restaurant. We continue our exploration with a visit to the pottery district to discover the art of Moroccan ceramics and tile-work. Dinner is at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 7

MOULAY IDRISS, MEKNES & VOLUBILIS

This morning, we explore the holy town of Moulay Idriss, at the base of Mount Zerhoun. Our city tour teaches us that a new dynasty began here when Moulay Idriss brought the religion of Islam and began constructing the city. We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Meknes before visiting Volubilis, the ancient imperial capital. Enjoy the famous Bab Mansour Gate, the royal stables, the Jewish quarter and El Hedim Square. Return to Fez to relax before heading out for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8

IFRANE, MIDELT & ERFOUD

Today we take an idyllic route to the Sahara Desert. Along the way, admire the parade of mountains, valleys, forests, and desert. We stop in Ifrane and Azrou, and in the plains of the Middle Atlas near the town of Midelt for lunch. Our drive continues to Erfoud for a relaxing evening and dinner in our hotel. (B,L,D)

Kasbah Hôtel Xaluca Arfoud, Erfoud (1 night)

Day 9

MERZOUGA

Our desert adventure begins with our 4x4 climbing to the top of a hill for spectacular views of the rolling sand dunes. We explore a nearby fossil mine and share in a tea ceremony with a local nomad family. We continue into the dunes to an oasis for a picnic lunch. After settling into our luxury tented camp, we set off on a camel ride to bask in the golden sunset over the dunes. We return to the camp to enjoy a Berber feast and entertainment under the star-filled sky! (B,L,D)

Desert Luxury Camps (1 night)

Day 10

BOUMALNE DADES & OUARZAZATE

We depart for Todra Gorge, a 300 m deep fault of limestone that offers just enough space for a crystal-clear river and a small path for travellers. After lunch, we head towards Boumalne Dades along the Route of 1,000 Kasbahs. Our senses then come alive as we visit the Valley of Roses. In the evening, we arrive in Ouarzazate and enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Berber Palace, Ouarzazate (1 night)

Day 11

OUARZAZATE, AÏT BEN HADDOU & MARRAKESH

After a visit of Ouarzazate film studios, we head to the ancient fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou. There, we visit its famous Kasbah and learn about the ancient earthen clay architecture. We enjoy a BBQ lunch before travelling along the famous camel caravan route and over Morocco’s highest mountain pass to Marrakesh. We settle into our riad in the heart of the city for a relaxing dinner and evening. (B,L,D)

Jardin de la Koutoubia, Marrakesh (2 nights)

Day 12

MARRAKESH

Marrakesh’s location and contrasting landscape make it an enviable destination. Our exploration includes a visit of the Menara Gardens, the sumptuous gardens of Majorelle, the Saadian Tombs, the Mellah (Jewish Quarter), the Bahia Palace and the famous Koutoubia Mosque. Following lunch, we explore the souks and the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square. We end the day with dinner in the city. (B,L,D)

Day 13

MARRAKESH & ESSAOUIRA

This morning, we travel to Essaouira, the ancient Phoenician trading post, the Moroccan cradle of artistry and craftsmanship. En route, we enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. After a visit of the Argan Oil Women’s Cooperative, we check into our hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Essaouira boasts a lively market and offers a picturesque fishing port with views of the Atlantic. Witness the bronze guns of the old battery at the Sqala of the Kasbah. Dinner is at our hotel. (B,L,D)

MGallery by Sofitel, Essaouira (2 nights)

Day 14

ESSAOUIRA

Today is yours. You are free for lunch and the afternoon to relax by the pool, take a stroll on the beach or continue exploring this magical coastal town. This evening, we dine at the lovely Caravane Café restaurant. (B,D)

Day 15

SAFI, EL JADIDA, CASABLANCA

In Safi, discover a hidden gem on the shores of the Atlantic. While the old town lies in the shadows of its sublime Portuguese Citadel, the new town bustles with modern energy. In El Jadida, visit the famous Portuguese fortified city of Mazagan. After lunch, we head to Casablanca for a free afternoon. Enjoy dinner at our hotel during your final evening in Morocco. (B,L,D)

Hyatt Regency, Casablanca (1 night)

Day 16

HOME

We bid “wadaeaan” to our new friends and make our way to the airport for our flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

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Journey Highlights





Marrakesh

With a name meaning “Land of God,” it’s no surprise that the city of Marrakesh is filled with luscious gardens, ornate palaces, and vibrant marketplaces. Look out at the still waters of the basin from the pavilion in Menara Garden. Relish the history and architecture of the Saadian Tombs. Mingle in the bustling crowds of Jemaa el-Fna Square. Much like Morocco itself, Marrakesh is a place of passion and colour, inviting you to become a part of its history and excitement.

Sahara Slumber

The Sahara Slumber is an experience unlike any you’ve ever had. Journey into the desert to the town of Midelt, enjoying 360° views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and canyons. At Midelt, which is situated between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges, transfer to 4x4 as you head from Erfoud to Merzouga. Here, spend the night in a desert camp where the sand is cool and the sky is filled with stars - a truly an unforgettable experience.

Chefchaouen

Known as the “blue pearl of Morocco,” Chefchaouen is an ancient Moorish/Jewish village nestled in the Rif Mountains. Its buildings are awash in blue, just slightly lighter than the electric blue skies that surround it, creating an atmosphere both vibrant and calming. Wander through the winding alleys, explore the Kasbah Museum, and visit the wash houses where locals hand-wash their laundry. No matter where you go in Chefchaouen, the iconic blue walls, often peppered with colourful flower pots or baskets for sale, provide the perfect backdrop.

The imperial city of Fez

The imperial city of Fez is the second largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca. The city has a lively modern vibe, but the constant hum of its 12-century history is ever present as you wander through ornate gateways and down narrow streets. Visit the Medersa Attarine, Nejjarine fountain, and Moulay Idriss mausoleum before dining on local fare in the heart of the medina. Then, take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the souks, marketplaces that form a labyrinth of culture—luckily, you’ll have a local expert to guide you through the maze of stalls.

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