Duration
11 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019 & 2020
Destination
Morocco
This escorted tour gives you a wonderful overview of ancient Morocco as you visit the magnificent Moroccan cities of Casablanca, Marrakesh or Rabat.  View Hassan II Mosque, build to commemorate the former king’s 60th birthday. When in Fez experience a local family’s home and enjoy a hosted dinner.  This tour takes you right to the heart of Moroccan culture and history.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore Ait Benhaddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
  • Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Admire the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret, used as the prototype for Seville’s La Giralda Tower
  • Take a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive saving up to $270.pp
Round trip flights Sydney-Casablanca, Casablanca-Sydney.
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
11 nights First Class accommodations: 2 nights Rabat, 2 nights Fez, 2 nights Erfoud, 1 night Ouarzazate, 3 nights Marrakesh, 1 night Casablanca
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers
16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Farewell dinner with wine
Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver

TRAVEL DATES
Departures in 2019: 
  • Nov: 04, 05,19, 20, 27
  • Dec: 17, 18, 30
Departures in 2020:
  • Jan: 13, 14, 22, 29
  • Feb: 03, 04, 10, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26
  • Mar : 02, 03, 09, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
  • Apr: 01, 02, 06, 07, 08, 09, 28
  • May: 05, 27, 28
  • Jun: 01, 08, 15, 22
  • Sep: 02, 03, 08, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30
  • Oct: 01, 05, 06, 07, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 27, 29
  • Nov: 02, 03, 04, 05, 09, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30
  • Dec: 02, 07, 16, 22, 23
Note: Advertised Price based on a 10 Sep 20 departure at time of publishing. * Prices for travel from other departure cities from Australia are available.
ITINERARY
  • Day 1 Depart for Morocco
  • Day 2 Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
  • Day 3 Rabat Morning City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Travel to Fez / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Full Day in Fez / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Sightseeing en route to Erfoud / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Rissani City Tour / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10 Marrakesh City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11 Full Day in Marrakesh / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 12 Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 13 Depart Morocco / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Rabat: Farah Maghreb Rabat
  • Fez: Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace
  • Erfoud: Kasbah Xaluca Maadid
  • Ouarzazate: Ibis Ouarzazate
  • Marrakesh: Le Meridien N’Fis
  • Casablanca: Kenzi Tower Hotel

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019 and 2020
  • Advertised price based on a 10 Sep 20 departure at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • My Discoveries Exclusive Saving / Discount has been applied to the advertised price
  • The itinerary may vary depending on your departure date
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Hotels listed are subject to change and will be confirmed by the tour operator prior to departure.
  • Excludes: travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

VISA INFORMATION
  • If you’re visiting Morocco for tourism purposes for a period of up to 90 days, Australian passport holders don’t need a visa.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart Australia for Morocco

Your Moroccan holiday will begin with an international flight from Australia to Casablanca.
2

Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat

Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 6 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
3

Rabat Morning City Tour

This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco’s capital and second largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Also visit the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Travel to Fez

Today, depart for Fez. En route, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Take a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions* *Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to your host’s availability. 
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Full Day in Fez

Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or, choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide will know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. See the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
MEALS: Breakfast
6

Sightseeing en route to Erfoud

This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Rissani City Tour

This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Time permitting, we will visit a local community center and learn about the community first hand. Upon arrival to Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit an 18th-century ksar. Next, discover the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. Return to Erfoud for an afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour of the Sahara, including a camel ride into the desert. After sunset, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight Optional: Full Day Sahara with Lunch
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
8

Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate

This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Rose Festival. Arrive at the hotel in Ouarzazate later this evening
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
9

Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh

Enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. Its strange name means “without noise” in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt village, which was constructed in the 12th century and still inhabited today. It was an important village located at the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the north of Morocco. Your tour also includes the Kasbah Taourirt, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Finally, visit Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range
MEALS: Breakfast
10

Marrakesh City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or, choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to watch couscous being made, while enjoying a traditional lunch, as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens. Tonight, attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Take a ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh and delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with Lunch (PM) Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
MEALS: Breakfast
11

Full Day in Marrakesh

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. See the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the vibrant street life of the city firsthand, or, perhaps join the optional tour to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Walk along the city’s ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright colored fishing boats. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks
Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)
MEALS: Breakfast
12

Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca

This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque▲ and the Corniche seaside. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant* MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner *Please note: The Farewell Dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinnerInterior visits during afternoon leisure time may not be possible due to winter prayer schedule
13

Depart Morocco

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to Australia
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
Morocco is a large country of very varied geography and its climate is pretty good. Life is easy here! You will feel relaxed and amazed by Moroccan wonderful nature and its rich history.

FLIGHT 
  • Flights Sydney-Casablanca, Casablanca-Sydney included.
  • Other departure cities available on request. Call us on 1300 404 606!

TRANSFER
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates.

MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
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WEATHER
  • Generally, Morocco’s climate is moderate and subtropical, cooled by breezes off the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
  • The country is at its most beautiful in spring (mid-March to May) when the landscape is green and lush, making for spectacular mountain hiking. Morocco is also lovely in Autumn (September to October) when temperatures are very pleasant.

VISA
  • If you’re visiting Morocco for tourism purposes for a period of up to 90 days, Australian passport holders don’t need a visa.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
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