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Ancient Moroccan Cities & Sahara

13 day/12 night journey from $4599 per person share twin
Flights are additional

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13 day/12 night journey from
$4599
per person share twinFlights are additional

Ancient Moroccan Cities & Sahara

This small group tour offers a comprehensive experience of Morocco, blending cultural exploration, traditional activities, and the breath taking landscapes of different regions.
Morocco is a North African country with a rich history, diverse culture, and stunning scenery. It is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a chance to experience the best of both worlds: the ancient and the modern.

Deal Includes
 All 4 star accommodation
 All transfers in private, air-conditioned vehicle (Sprinter 17 Seats)
 4 x 4 Vehicle transfer from Erfoud to Merzouga
 Licensed driver during the whole tour
 National English Speaking guide for the whole tour
 Monuments as stated in the itinerary
 Bottled mineral water on board
 All service charges and taxes
 Welcome dinner at Dar El Kaid
 Pottery Workshop experience and camel rid
 Dinner at the inhabitants house (Day 4)
 Medfouna lunch (Day 7)
 Cooking class (Day 10)
 Dinner at Ricks cafe (Day 12)
 Pick up and drop off service

Flights are additional

13 days/12 nights
From $4599 per person share twin
Set departures: 12Jul & 09Aug 24

From $4699 per person share twin
Set departures: 15Mar, 12Apr, 10May, 14Jun, 13Sep, 11Oct, 08Nov & 06 Dec 24


Itinerary
Day 1: Casablanca
Upon arrival in Casablanca, our local driver and guide will greet you outside the airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel so you can check in and rest. Dinner will be served at Dar El Kaid The highlight of your visit to Dar El Kaid, restaurant in the Casablanca medina will undoubtedly be tasting the country's culinary delights. The varied menu highlights the fresh ingredients and aromatic spices that characterize Moroccan cuisine. As soon as you enter the restaurant, you will immediately be seduced by the vibrant decor and the warm atmosphere that reigns in these places. Walls adorned with traditional designs, twinkling lanterns and rich colors create an authentic atmosphere that transports you to the heart of Moroccan culture.
(Half Board)

Day 2: Casablanca - Chefchaouen
After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Rabat via the high way. Once arrive, join your tour guide for a tour of the capital city of Morocco. Rabat was founded by Abd Al-Mu’min, a ruler of the Almohad dynasty for military reasons. It was built to serve as a fortress, hence its original name Ribatu l-Fath, meaning "stronghold of victory". Our guided tour in Rabat will then revolve around uncovering the history of Rabat. The tour includes a visit to the Royal Palace, Chellah, Hassan Tower, and Kasbah Ouddaya. Free time afterwards to stroll around the souks and bazaars in the old medina of Rabat which are full or all type of merchandise as well as leather made traditional and moder shoes alongside Moroccan styles bags with some authentic Berber style and old jewelry shops. Then, continue to “Café Maure “on the bank of river Bouregrag, to enjoy a Moroccan mint tea alongside some Moroccan goodies like: Kaab Ghazal and Ghariba. After you will be transferred to Chefchaouen for an overnight stay.
(Half Board)

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Fes
After breakfast, your guide will take you to soak in the narrow streets of Chefchaouen, the most Instagram able of Morocco, we recommend you to prepare your camera to take some beautiful photos during your tour, can also visit the Kasbah Ali Ben Rachid Plaza Uta el-Hammam. Chefchaouen is Morocco’s “Blue Pearl”. It has come to be known as such due to a distinctive blue colour all the inhabitant uses to paint their houses. This tradition traces back to the Jewish traditions and beliefs that the colour blue represents the sky which in turn reminds people of heaven and God. This colour covering the city gives it and amazing charm as well as a sense and an atmosphere of relaxation, comfort and peace. Have you heard of healing pearls and gems? Well, this one really works. After that you will be transferred to Fez for the overnight stay.
(Half Board)

Day 4: Fes
After breakfast, start your guided city tour of Fez, once the capital of the kingdom before 1912. Your visit today will revolve around exploring Fez the Medina which is a World Heritage Site, according to the UNESCO, and it was founded in the 9th century and it is home to the world's oldest university. Your guide will show you around the major sites like Bou-Inania and Attarin Medersa, the tanners, Ess-Seffarine Square, MoulayDriss tomb, El-Nejjarine square, and the cabinet makers’ souk, the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’. In your schedule, you will have a pottery workshop with a pottery master so that you get to have a full Moroccan experience, after lunch (optional) at a local restaurant, you are free to either choose to go back to your hotel or stroll in the narrow alley of the old town on your own. Then you will be transferred to your hotel to be prepared for dinner at the inhabitant's house to come close to the Moroccan culture, so make sure to enjoy it.
(Half Board)

Day 5: Fes
After breakfast meet you driver to visit Meknes & Volubilis; The archaeological site of Volubilis is listed by the UNESCO as a worldwide heritage, and it is a witness of a multi-cultural Morocco. You will walk around the remains of the Roman outpost whit specialist guide, through the arcs of Triumphal arches, the Capitoline Temple and large captivating Orpheus mosaics which tells tales of roman life. Afterwards, the trip will continue to the Imperial City of Meknes, one of Morocco’s lesser-visited. It was built by Moulay Ismail and was conceived to be the ‘Versailles of Morocco’. Once you meet your local guide, you’ll be able to visit the famed gate of Bab El Mansour, and Lhri. These sites are the main beating veins of the city. We will then back to Fez for the overnight stay. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
(Half Board)

Day 6: Fes - Erfoud
After breakfast, we will be heading towards Erfoud, only about an hour away from busy Fez and Meknes is the calm and tranquil village of Azrou, deep in the Middle Atlas Mountains. The air is noticeably fresh in this area surrounded by beautiful cedar forests. You can also see there: The Barbary Macaque monkeys are an endangered primate species that are very used to the presence of humans. Here, you'll be able to walk in the forest with monkeys and see the mountains that look down on Azrou. After lunch (optional), we will continue our way to Erfoud, before arrival Enjoy the beautiful sunset along the way to your hotel in Erfoud.
(Half Board)

Day 7: Erfoud - Erg Chebbi Desert 
After breakfast you will visit the city of Rissani, where you will find the ruins of Sijilmasa, a once capital and merchant stopping locale for the ancient caravan routes of the 8th century. For lunch today you will get to see how the local speciality dish of “Medfouna” (Berber Pizza) is made, then you will be transferred to Merzouga by 4 x 4 vehicle to a spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Merzouga Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. But the remote location doesn’t mean skimping on amenities – permanent tents feature large beds, suite bathrooms and delightful, authentic décor. Tonight, embrace your extraordinary surroundings and enjoy a traditional feast beneath a sky jewelled with thousands of stars. Dinner will be served in the camp, followed by live Gnaoua music around an open fire.
(Half Board)

Day 8: Erg Chebbi Desert - Ait Ben Haddou
Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the dunes on the back of a camel. Then travel today between Merzouga and Ouarzazate, The Route of 1000 Kasbahs is located in the heart of the Todra Valley in the Draa-Tafilalet region of southern Morocco, situated halfway between Ouarzazate and Merzouga and surrounded by the High Atlas in the north and the rugged Jebel Saghro range in the south. Stop in the Todra Gorge, these gorges are located just southwest of Tinghir and some 110 km (65 miles) from Ouarzazate. After some stunning photos, you will continue the drive to Ouarzazate. Before reaching there, you will make a stop in Skoura - one of Morocco's beautiful oases. At first glance from the road, it resembles a sort of thin, long, oasis but if you have a chance to explore it, you will notice it is rather large and impressive. Once arrive Ouarzazate visit of Atlas Studios and Kasbah Taourirt: one of the ancient kasbahs in the region built in 18 century (1754). Then you will complete the route to Ait Ben Haddou for the overnight stay.
(Half Board)

Day 9: Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakesh
After breakfast at your hotel, prepared for Visit of Ait Ben Haddou – the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, after lunch (optional), you will be taken for a visit to the Village of Telouet, located approximately 1 hour north of Ait Ben Haddou. Telouet hosts one of the area’s most recognized structures, the palace of the “Lord of the Atlas.” This palace was the residence of the once Vizier of Marrakech, back in the early 20th Century. Then you will be transferred to Marrakech. Don’t forget to enjoy the dramatic Tizi n’Tichka mountain, then you will be dropped at your hotel for overnight stay.
(Half Board Plus)

Day 10: Marrakesh
After breakfast at your hotel, your driver guide will pick you up to start your guided tour. Today you will get the chance to wake up and live Marrakech, a dream of many, so be sure to make the best of it. start this full day tour of the “Ochre City”. We will visit first in the morning the Majorelle Garden which was named after the French painter, Jacques Majorelle who dedicated a lot of effort and passion to this art piece. After Majorelle let’s continue to Menara and though the name in Arabic translates to “lighthouse”, it is actually a pavilion with a basin and a garden of orchards and olives trees. We will continue our immersion into Morocco Culture with the cooking Class to learn how to prepare a Moroccan tagine !!! In the afternoon, we will be heading to Saadian Tombs, the Koutobia Mosque and through the Jewish quarter called Mallah. Continue with the visit of Bahia Palace, before finishing your tour with a carriage ride or “Koutchi” to Jamaa El Fnaa.
(Half Board Plus)

Day 11: Marrakesh
Visit of the Kasbah and the fishermen’s village, then ‘The Sqala of the city’. After having lunch at a local fish restaurant (lunch not included). Visit of the Argan forest where you’ll see how oil is obtained from these endemic trees. Its ramparts, the sea breeze, the immaculate beach and the tranquility are an unforgettable experience. A compact fortified port town, Essaouira is easy to visit. Its treasures, specialties and views are accessible within a few minutes and the clean atmosphere will transport you to another world. Its treasures, specialties and views are accessible within a few minutes and the clean atmosphere will transport you to another world.
(Half Board Plus)

Day 12: Marrakesh - Casablanca
After breakfast, you will drive to Casablanca via highway. Upon arrival, start you Casablanca tour at the Hassan II Mosque (interior visit), an architectural masterpiece. Afterward, we will be visiting the only Jewish Museum in an Arab county – it traces the long history of Judaism in Morocco and its influence, continue in Houbos and don’t forget to enjoy Casablanca’s Art deco.
(Bed and Breakfast)

Day 13: Your tour ends in Casablanca
Enjoy a Breakfast before heading to the airport for a home bound flight.
(Bed and Breakfast)

Half Board = Bed, Breakfast and Dinner
Half Board Plus = Bed, Breakfast, Dinner and Activities

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Valid for new bookings only until sold out. Pricing is subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation and may change without notice. • Advertised prices are per person share twin in NZ dollars for cash or eftpos purchase only. Credit card fees will apply.  •  Twin share is two people doing the same travel arrangements and sharing a room, using existing bedding.  • Advertised prices are correct as at 23 Jan 24 but may vary due to exchange rates • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Your contract in respect of your holiday is made with Ollami.com (‘the Company‘), registered in Israel, and all bookings are subject to these terms and conditions. • You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost of the booking to confirm your booking. • Receipt of the deposit and booking form by the Company does neither guarantee nor imply confirmation of the booking. No booking shall be confirmed until the Company issues a written notice. The Company reserves the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. • You are required to pay the balance of your booking in full at least 60 days before the departure date. If payment is not received by the due date, the Company reserves the right to cancel the booking. The person who signs the booking form guarantees payment of the total amount in accordance with these conditions. It is the responsibility of the signatory to ensure the Company receives payment in full by the due date. No reminders will be sent. • If you book within 60 days of your departure date payment must be made in full at the time of booking. • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Surcharges and closeout dates may apply • No refund for unused services • Surcharges may apply to event period dates • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. HOT Code: OLLAMI

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