Morocco on a Shoestring tour

Morocco on a Shoestring tour

Tour Experience

Cultural tour of Morocco's imperial cities for travellers on a budget

Available

Set departures throughout the year

Location

Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez, Beni Mellal and Ma

This budget trip offers an amazing insight in to Morocco's historic cities, with bustling medinas and fantastic historic sites to see, and a wonderful chance to experience local Moroccan cuisine. Starting and finishing in Casablanca (book cheap flights to Easyjet and Ryanair) the tour includes the popular city of Marrakech, the old town of Rabat, fantastic ruins at Volubilis, and of course time to explore the mazy medina at Fez.

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INCLUDED

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Local Multilingual tour escort throughout
  • English speaking guides for sightseeing visits
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrances fees to monuments as stated

EXCLUDED

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Any other items not mentioned above

PACKAGE DETAILS

Itinerary

DAY 1, Arrive into Casablanca. Transfer to hotel

On your arrival in Casablanca airport (CMN) our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in, relax after your flight, and have a first look around. Extra nights before the tour starts are available on request.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Casablanca hotel
| MEALS:
Dinner
| EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement, Extra night – pre-tour. Hotel upgrades

DAY 2, Casablanca to Rabat

We start today with a tour of Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital. We’ll visit the central market, the Royal Palace, the Habous disctrict, Mohamed V Square, the Anfa residential area and the exterior of the impressive Hassan II Mosque on the seafront. After lunch we’ll head to Rabat, Morocco’s administrative capital and tour the old town, including the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower, and Mohamed V Mausoleum.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Rabat hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, To Fez via Meknes & Volubolis

We leave Rabat this morning and drive to the Berber town of Meknes. Formerly the capital of Morocco during the reign of Moulay Ismail, he transformed the town, constructing intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40m the largest ramparts in the country. Next is ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Recently listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and dating back as far as AD40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. We finish the day with a short drive to the mediaeval city of Fez.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Fez hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Fez, city tour

Over 1200 years old, the city of Fez is a labyrinth of souks, mosques and spice filled streets. We delve into the fascinating history of the city with a full tour encompassing the Moulay Idrss mausoleum, Nejjarine fountain and the Bou Anania Medersa. We also spend time confusing our senses in the cacophony of noise surrounding the heady alleyways of Medieval Medina, home to tanneries, carpet shops and local restaurants before heading to Fez Jdid to explore the cities many varied souks.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Fez hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, To Marrakech via Beni Mellal

We reluctantly leave Fez behind this morning and begin our journey back to Marrakech. Along the way we’ll make a short stop in beautiful Beni Mellal which dates back to 1688.
You’ll arrive back into Marrakech this evening and the remainder of the day is free for some last minute exploration or shopping.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Marrakech hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Marrakech, city tour

Today’s tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. We then visit the Menara Gardens and the Bahia Palace which hosts intricate and beautiful Arabic craftsmanship. After a break for lunch, in the afternoon we head to the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders these bustling and aromatic streets and handicraft quarters provide a real taste of Morocco. Today’s tour ends at the lively Djemaa El Fna Square.
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Marrakech hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Marrakech, Majorelle Gardens, transfer to Casablanca

The morning we head to the beautiful Majorelle Garden with its French-influenced architecture and colour schemes, excellent cactus and palm collection, and intriguing history through its connection with the iconic French designer Yves Saint Laurent. We’ll also visit the museum at the gardens displaying some of his works of art. After lunch we drive back to Casablanca for our final evening (if you wish, you can stay on in Marrakech and finish the tour here).
| OVERNIGHT:
3-star Casablanca hotel
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner
| EXTRAS:
Marrakech Hot air balloon flight, Marrakech Quad-biking

DAY 8, Casablanca, free time, transfer to airport for departure

You have some free time in Casablanca today until you are transferred to the Mohamed V Airport airport for departure.
| OVERNIGHT:
N/A
| MEALS:
Breakfast
| EXTRAS:
Extra night – post-tour

DURATION

8 days

Price

A$941

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