Moroccan Exploration

Wondrous escape into the heart of the Magreb

Base Fare:
$7,450 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, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
13 nights in unique accommodation
1 night in a comfortable desert camp
Round trip air fare from Toronto (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 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 and experience a spectacular sunrise on camel back
  • 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:
    • 3 nights in Casablanca
    • 1 night in Rabat
    • 1 night in Chefchaouen
    • 3 nights in Fez
    • 1 night in Boulmane Dades
    • 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: On Request

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before January 31, 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, our local guide greets us with a warm, friendly smile. Following a morning drive around the coastal city we will have lunch, and then the afternoon will be at your leisure to relax in comfort and elegance at our hotel. Enjoy dinner at our hotel and exchange with fellow travellers on your shared excitement for this upcoming adventure! (L,D)
Kenzi Tower, Casablanca (2 nights)

Day 3

EXPLORING CASABLANCA

Experience the economic capital and discover the central market, the district of Habous, Royal Palace, Mohammed V Square, the residential district of Anfa and the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque, whose minaret soars 175 m above the city. A welcome lunch brings your new family of travellers together to indulge in each other’s experiences. This afternoon and evening are free for you to wander, relax or slumber. Enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 4

RABAT

A scenic journey takes us to the administrative capital of Rabat to witness the archaeological museum, the splendid Mohammed V mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, the Chellah and the Garden of the Oudayas. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon of free time to do as much, or as little as you please. Enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)
Tour Hassan, Rabat (1 night)

Day 5

CHEFCHAOUEN

We head north towards the famous blue 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’. Look into the past at the Ethnographic Museum. As part of UNESCO’s Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, Chefchaouen is vastly worthy of a few more minutes to stop, listen, feel and ponder. At the Ras el Maa, the water source that supplies the city with drinking water, enjoy a visit of the wash houses where locals hand-wash their laundry. Our path takes us to the hilltop Bouzaafer Mosque for a visit with lunch. The afternoon is yours to discover at your leisure before returning to the hotel for dinner. (B,L,D)
Dar Echchaouen, Chefchaouen (1 night)

Day 6

FEZ, IMPERIAL CITY

Today we make our way to Fez for a panoramic tour. Enjoy free time to wander and let yourself be seduced by the charm of this lively city. Your Journey Manager is on hand to offer lunch recommendations. After a day of exploration and shopping, enjoy dinner back at our hotel. (B,D)
Palais Amani, Fez (3 nights)

Day 7

MOULAY IDRISS, VOLUBILIS

This morning, we explore the holy town of Moulay Idriss. Spread over two hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun, it holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people. Our tour teaches us that a new dynasty began here when Moulay Idriss brought the religion of Islam and began constructing the city. Indulge in local delicacies in Meknes before visiting the old imperial capital. Enjoy the famous Bab Mansour Gate, the royal stables, the Jewish quarter and vast El Hedim Square. Return to Fez for dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 8

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. We visit the Medina, Al-Attarine Madrasa or Bou Inania Madrasa, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the exterior of the Karaouine mosque. Dine on local fare before exploring the souks, a true labyrinth of culture, sights, sounds and smells! We enjoy dinner at a riad in the Medina. (B,L,D)

Day 9

MERZOUGA

Today we set off on an idyllic route to the Sahara desert. Along the way, admire the sumptuous parade of mountains, valleys, forests, canyons and desert. In Midelt, a town in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges, we enjoy lunch and transfer by 4x4 to Merzouga, a small town in the Sahara desert. Here we enjoy dinner and prepare for a unimaginable experience: a luxurious night of music, food and entertainment amongst the sand dunes. Spend the evening gazing up at the vast star filled sky! (B,L,D)
La Belle Étoile Bivouacs in a desert camp on the edge of the dunes (1 night)

Day 10

BOUMALNE DADES

Admire the sunrise from a unique vantage point, the back of a camel on top of a sand dune. Enjoy breakfast back in your bivouac before departing for the Todra Gorge. This 300m deep fault of orange limestone offers just enough space for a crystal clear river and a small path for travellers to squeeze through. After lunch, our senses come alive in the bustling village of Boumalne Dades. Enjoy time to relax before dinner. (B,L,D)
Xaluca Dades, Boumalne Dades (1 night)

Day 11

OUARZAZATE, AÏT BENHADDOU, MARRAKESH

On our way to Ouarzazate, we take in the sheer beauty of the Valley of Roses. In the ancient fortified village of Aït Benhaddou, we visit the famous Kasbah and discover the ancient method of earthen clay architecture. After lunch, travel along the famous camel caravan route and over Morocco’s highest mountain pass before arriving in Marrakesh. We enjoy dinner and local entertainment before settling into our accommodation, the only five-star traditional riad house in the heart of the Medina. (B,L,D) 
La Maison Arabe, Marrakesh (2 nights)

Day 12

MARRAKESH

Marrakesh means ‘Land of God.’ One of the Imperial cities of Morocco, its location and contrasting landscape make it an enviable destination. Our exploration is vast and includes a visit of the Menara Gardens, the sumptuous gardens of Majorelle, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the famous Koutoubia and the Dar Si Saïd Museum. Lunch is in a chic yet casual setting in the Hivernage neighbourhood. Explore the souks and the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 13

ESSAOUIRA

This morning, we travel to this ancient Phoenician trading post, the Moroccan cradle of artistry and craftsmanship. It boasts a lively market and offers a picturesque fishing port with ancient views of the Atlantic. Witness the bronze guns, smelted in Spain, Portugal and Netherlands, of the old battery at the Sqala of the Kasbah. Relax over lunch before a free afternoon to explore this little paradise. We enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
Atlas Essaouira & Spa, Essaouira (2 nights)

Day 14

ESSAOUIRA

A day dedicated to relaxation, exploration or quiet time. This endearing seaside resort and fishing port extends on a narrow peninsula, with rapturing views from all angles. Your lunch and afternoon are free. This evening, we dine in a lovely setting at the Relais de Paris restaurant. (B,D)

Day 15

SAFI, EL JADIDA, CASABLANCA

In Safi, discover a hidden gem nestled on the shores of the Atlantic. While the old town lies in the shadows of its gorgeous Portuguese Citadel, the new town bustles with modern energy. In El Jadida, discover the famous Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan. After lunch, we make our way to Casablanca to explore at your leisure. Enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)
Kenzi Tower, 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





Marrakech

With a name meaning “Land of God,” it’s no surprise that the city of Marrakech 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, Marrakech 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 at La Belle Etoile Bivouacs, 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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