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    Tours & Tailor-made holidays

     

    for the discerning traveller to Spain, Portugal & Morocco

     

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    Magical Morocco

     

    mystery and magic is yours to be found

     

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    Undiscovered Portugal

     

    in the foot steps of the World's greatest explorers

     

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    Authentic Andalucia

     

    journey through 3000 years of history

     

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    Majestic Spain

     

    immerse yourself in the passion and intensity

     

Introduction

 

This private guided tour of Morocco encompasses all the main sights and experiences of this mystical and magical land. From the circus like atmosphere of the Djemaa al Fna square of Marrakesh to the absolute silence of the Sahara Desert as you spend a night under the stars with your Berber hosts.

 

 

Your professional driver will take your through stunning scenery in the Anti-Atlas mountains, along the route of 1000 Kasbahs to the edge of the Sahara and onwards to Fes, the most complete medieval city in the Arab world. All of your accommodation will perfectly reflect each place you visit including a beautiful, tranquil riad in the medina of Marrakesh and an ornately decorated Kasbah in a desert Oasis.

 

Client's Comment

 

Joseph Bosnich, Australia

 

Nicola, I dont know how to thank you enough for what you did for me. My time in Andalucia and Morocco was probably the highlight of my life. All of your organization in terms of accommodation, travel arrangements and information was absolutely impeccable and made my time there so much more enjoyable. In Morocco the driver/guide was superb and I couldn’t have asked for someone better.

 



Jeanne McGowan, USA

 

So sorry I have not written sooner. My son and I continued traveling for another week after returning to the US and just now really had a chance to sit down to write you an email. Thank you sooooo much for what you did for us. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Everything went smoothly. All we had to do was show up. I could not have asked for more. We both love loved the hotels. So quaint and friendly. I just can't say enough good about the whole experience. It was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!!!! Again thank you so much.

 

 

Roger Manzur, USA

 

Hi Nicola, I wanted to thank you for putting together the lovely trip we enjoyed in Morocco and Spain. If I already wrote to you I apologize for sending our thanks to you twice. All the arrangements were perfect and the guides were more than knowledgeable, they were also fun to be with. We had a tremendous time, enjoyed all the sights and great food. Thank you so very much, Roger


 

Tour of Magical Morocco

7 Nights

 

This holiday can start on any date you request

 

Day One - Arrive Marrakesh and transfer to your hotel for 1 night

After transferring and settling in to your riad in the medina you will be accompanied to see the amazing spectacle of the Djemaa al Fna square at night time. The carnival like spectacle of the great square happens each evening and the tradition has been protected by UNESCO. Each day is different and everything changes from snake charmers, acrobats, story tellers and musicians to herb doctors, foods sellers and henna artists.

 

Day Two - Transfer to Boumaine du Dades for 1 night

This morning you will head up in to the Anti-Atlas mountains behind Marrakesh through the stunning and often snow-capped Tizi n’Tichka pass that reaches 2260 metres. Here you will make a stop to visit an inspiring organization of Moroccan woman who pick, crush and make products from the Argan nut all by hand. From here you will continue on the old caravan route that linked Marrakesh and the Sahara, for a walk around the ancient Kasbah Ait Benhaddou which sits upon a small hill above a reed fringed river. This beautifully preserved collection of mud-built Kasbahs, known as a settlement since the 6th Century, was the setting of the film Lawrence of Arabia & Gladiator.

 

Day Three - Transfer to Merzouga in the Sahara Desert for 1 night

After the stark bleakness of the mountains today you will pass through the lush green palm valley of 1000 Kasbahs in the classic desert oasis. Children sell dates on the side of the road which follows the banks of the Todra river where pomegranates, olives and almonds are also grown closer to the water. As you head further South, the road will eventually become a single track and you will be aware of the approaching desert with sand encroaching upon the road and camels dotting the landscape

Eventually the road disappears completely as you reach the edge of the immense Sahara Desert, and transfer into a 4x4 vehicle to travel across the dunes to reach your Berber camp.


The camp is a collection of comfortable huts surrounding a central marquee like tent which looks like something out of 1001 Arabian Nights; lined with large cushions, colourful fabrics, handmade carpets and pretty Moroccan lamps. Your hosts are happy and friendly local Berbers who prepare all the food on site and arrive to work on a camel. Your evening will consist of a traditional dinner, Berber Whiskey (mint tea), some music, singing and of course the unique experience of taking a moment slightly away from the camp to take in the silence and the brilliant display of stars in the African night sky.

 

Day Four - Wake up in the desert and transfer to Fes for 2 nights

After waking up early in the desert you will be taken on camels over the dunes to see the African Saharan sunrise before returning back to the camp for a delicious traditional breakfast cooked by your Berber hosts.

You will then depart the desert for the drive back through the palmeries and Atlas Mountains into the city of Fes.

 

Day Five - A guided tour of the city of Fes.

Fes is the most ancient of all the Imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city in the Arab world. It is the spiritual home of Morocco and exists suspended somewhere between the middle ages and the modern world with nearly a quarter on the cities inhabitants still living in the extraordinary Medina.

 

This morning your guide will escort you from your riad through the bustling medina of Fes. A twisting labyrinth of over 9000 tiny streets lined with ancient mosques with towering green-glazed minarets, universities, Islamic gardens, fountains and palaces. The medina is a hive of activity where generations of artisans practice century old techniques within the busy modern market place.

 

This all can be overwhelming but with your guide you feel like a welcome guest as you chat with the loom ladies, take tea with the tailor and shake hands with the spice vendors.

You will be whisked like VIP’s to the back of a shop for a bird’s eye view over the ancient tanneries where dyers still wade barefoot in the mud pits dipping the animal hides into large cauldrons of pigment.

 

After lunch and further exploration, this afternoon you could try the Hammam bath in your hotel and later sit drinking mint tea on the stunning roof terrace with view all over the city and listen to the haunting sound of the call to prayer over the rooftops.

 

Day Six - Transfer to Rabat for 1 night

On your journey from Fes to Rabat you will first come across the ruins of Volubilis which are a striking sight, visible for miles from the various bends in the approach road. This was once Romes' most remote base – all imperial roads stopped here. The ruins are exceptionally well maintained and are a stunning example of a complete Roman city.

Next you will make a stop at another of the Imperial capitals, Meknes. The city was the creation of Morocco’s most tyrannical ruler Sultan Moulan Ismail and was built with over 20 gates, 50 palaces and about 45km of exterior walls.


Finally arriving to Rabat; the administrative capital of Morocco and generally undiscovered as a tourist destination. However those who visit find a gem of a city with stunning colonial architecture, palm lined boulevards and a quiet medina with an authentic feel.

 

More laid-back and far less hustle than Fes and Marrakesh; Rabat has a more European feel with cosmopolitan restaurants, art galleries and a picturesque Kasbah with magnificent ocean views. Here you can also see the actual palace of the King of Morocco and the minaret tower of the world’s second most important and historical mosque.

 

Day Seven - Transfer back to Marrakesh for 1 night

 

Afternoon tour of Marrakesh

 

Upon arrival back to Marrakesh you will continue your visit of the city. The souk is like an exotic film set with streets filled with the most amazing array of colours, sights, smells and sounds, where craftsmen gather together in separate streets like silver street, shoe street and metal work street. You will also visit the Bahia Palace which was built as a replica of the Alhambra Palace in Granada and if time allows the Majorelle Gardens an enchanting place in the heart of the “ochre city”.

 

Day Eight - Depart Marrakesh and say farewell to Morocco!

 

Tips and Ideas ....

 

• Add in a few extra nights to spend more time in Marrakesh or Fes

 

• Spend longer in the North of Morocco to include the Riff Mountains and Tangier

 

• Include a trip to the coast of Essouira from Marrakesh

 

• Combine this holiday with any tour of Spain or Andalucia

 

 

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What is included in the holiday

 

Accommodation

 

• 7 nights en-suite accommodation in carefully selected riads and kasbahs of Morocco – plus option of Berber tent in the desert (with on-site bathrooms)
• Breakfast and lunch or dinner is included each day

 

Activities

 

• Guided tour of Marrakesh
• Visit to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
• Camel ride in the Sahara desert
• Guided tour of Fes
• Visit to Volubilis Roman ruins and Meknes city
• Guided tour of Rabat

 

Transport

 

• You will have a private driver with luxury air conditioned mini bus for the entire trip – airport transfers are also included

 

Plus

 

• Throughout the trip you have your own private driver meeting with expert guides in the cities along the way
• A comprehensive guide pack for your trip
• You will be met at your arrival airport and escorted back to the airport on departure
• Access to our 24 hour telephone helpline if you need any assistance whilst you are in Morocco
• An Arabic Phrase book

 



7 night tour : Prices for the coming season in

 

from 1475.50 Euros *

 

 * This is the approximate price per person for the forthcoming season based on two people sharing a standard double room

 

Please enquire for an exact quote for your required dates and particular room requirements

Information about flights & travel to Morocco

 

We do not include flights in our holidays as our clients arrive from all corners of the globe.

 

Arrival direct to Marrakesh :

 

Menara is the airport of Marrkesh - there are direct flights from Spain and the UK and also a number of international flights.

 

Here is a link to search for the best flights from your preferred airport

 

Arrival via Casablanca or Rabat:

 

There are many more international flights in an out of Casablanca and Rabat and we can arrange transfers to Marrakesh

 

Other arrival points:

 

Please contact us for detailed information about arriving to Morocco to fit with your holiday plans and travel arrangements

 

 

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