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Imperial Cities Sahara Extension

Travel Agents Fam Trip

$1589(Air & Land)

Escorted Package Includes

- Roundtrip airfare New York/Casablanca

- Meeting and assistance upon arrival

- All transfers during trip

- 6 nights at Four Star Hotel

- All Tours Escorted by English Speaking Knowledgeable Guide

- 3 Meals Daily (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

- 1 Dinner with family in Fez

- 1 Dinner at Chez Ali Fantasia Dinner in Marrakech

- Fuel Charges & Airport Taxes

- 3 Nights in the south of Ouarzazate and Sahara desert/p>

Morocco tours
Times
Air & Land Air & Land (companion) Single
Single(companion) Land Only Land Only (companion)
2018
Jan 08,15
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Feb 24,28
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Mar 12,19
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Apr 16
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Sep 10,15,22
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Oct 06,13,22,24
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Nov 05,25
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Dec 10
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
2019
Jan 08,15
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Feb 9,11,16,18,23,25
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Mar 6,8,10,12,13,14,17
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600
Mar 19,20,21,22,24,25
$1589 $2475 $275
$275 $689 $1600


New York To Casablanca

Board your overnight transatlantic flight to Morocco, dinner onboard with entertainment, departing from JFK Airport Terminal 1.



Casa To Rabat

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by a representative of our local Office. A 60-mile drive brings you to Rabat , the present capital of Morocco and official residence of King Mohamed VI. Check in to your hotel. Afternoon tours will include the walking to the bustling Medina , followed by a visit to the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Great Mosque, the Hassan Tower and the magnificent Mohammed V Mausoleum. You will drive past the ramparts and the walls of Mechouar that encompass the Royal palace. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.



Rabat to Fez

You will begin your exploration of the Imperial Cities this morning with a stop at the holy City of Moulay Idriss where the founder of the Idrisid dynasty is buried. Continue on to the archeological site of the Roman ruins at Volubilis. From here you will travel to Meknes where you will drive throughout the walls and numerous gates of the city. Visit the famous gate of Bab El Mansour, the Shrine Mosque, the tomb of Moulay Ismail, Dar Jamai Palace and the Royal Stables. You will end your day in Fez, the first Imperial City which was built in 790 A.D by Moulay Idriss II. Dinner & overnight.



Fez

A full day to explore Morocco's most fascinating city and the world's last surviving Medieval city start today by travelling downtown to visit King palace. After walking through the Jewish and the Arab sections, you will see South King Palace . Continue along the river for a panoramic view of the Old Town Medina . You enter the city through one of the main gates for a walking tour highlighting the University of al-Qarawiyyin which is one of the oldest school in the world, the Medersa el-Attarine, the "Madrasa Bou Inania" religious school, Najarine Fountain. Later visit Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and a famous tannery where skins are cured and dyed in enormous vats. There will also be time to shop for some of Fez's famous handicrafts. Dinner with Moroccan Family & overnight at hotel.



Fez , Marrakech

Depart early this morning and travel through the middle atlas region of Imouzer Kender, through berber villages to the delightful ski resort of ifrane.



Marrakech

Depart for the monuments of Marrakech with visits to the 16th century grandiose Saadian tombs, the Bahia palace, a splendid example of Moorish Andaloussian architecture. Later, visit the word famous "Jemaa el-Fna", a spectacular open theatre with story tellers, fire-eaters, snake charmers and palm-readers. Tonight, special treat in a dinner party with typical Moroccan entertainment, including folklore music and skilled horsemen. Overnight at hotel.



Marrakech

A full day of leisure can we spent touring and to explore the beautiful and magnificent sights of Marrakech on your own.



Marrakech - Ouarzazate

A full day of touring to experience the intriguing Kasbahs. You will visit the Kasbahs of Tifeltout and then Taourirt, one of Morocco's most impressive Kasbah's built by Glaoui. Continue on to one of Morocco's most spectacular fortressed cities Ait Ben Haddou ancient Kasbah. Dinner and overnight



Ouarzazate to Zagora

After breakfast, depart to Zagora through the Draa Valley lined with kasbahs along the Draa River. Visit to the village of Agdz will be made way. Arrive in Zagora in time for lunch, the visit of Zagora in the afternoon will include the village of Amezrou (an old Jewish village) and the village of Tamegroute. Stop in Tamegroute, home of the famous Library and Koranic Learning Center with many rare of books and documents dating back to of the 14th. We drive along the road through Tagounite. Continue to our bivouac and spend a night of Adventure under Tent.



Zagora to Ouarzazate

The departure takes place in front of your hotel in the morning towards Skoura palm grove, we firts visit the Amerhidil Kasbah then we continue to Kelaa M'Gouna, the city of roses in Morocco. The next city is Tinghir famous for its beautiful palm grove called Todgha. After 12km along the valley we get to the famous Todra gorges with its spectacular 1800 feet deep gorge. Continue on to Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight.



Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and assisted with customs for your return flight home.

    Hotel: Tour Hassan

    City: Rabat

    Nights: 1
    Hotels in Fez
    Hotel: ZALAGH PARK PALACE

    City: Fez

    Nights: 2

  • Hotels in Marrakech
    Hotel: Riad Mogador

    City: MARRAKRECH

    Nights: 2
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    Hotel: Barcelo

    City: casablanca

    Nights: 1
  • Desert tours
    Sahara Tent

    City: Zagora

    Nights: 1

Oussaden Tours

Morocco Travel Center

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2018 Depature


CURRENCY

Moroccan Dirhams (DH) are the local currency. The current rate of exchange (Sep 96) is one U.S. Dollars equals approximately 9.5 Dirhams (exact exchange could vary). The exchange rate fluctuates daily. U.S. Currency, Travelers's Checks and Credit Cards are accepted at most major establishments.

CLIMATE

A moderate climate prevails in most of the country.

CLOTHING

Dress is casual throughout the country, although jackets and ties are expected in the finer hotels, like La Mamounia, for dinner. In the winter months visitors should pack a light coat or raincoat. In the spring and summer lightweight clothes should be worn. Shorts, except for beach resorts, are not encouraged.

CUISINE/FOOD VEGETARIAN

Hotels feature international cuisine with emphasis on French, Italian, Spanish or typically Moroccan meals can be found at many restaurants. Traditional Moroccan meals should not be missed: the renowned couscous (flaky pastry stuffed with chicken, eggs and onions) Mechoui (crisp roosted lamb), or harira (a rich soup). Morocco also produces good and inexpensive wines. Mint tea is the nation old rink, although coffee is also extremely popular. Ordinary top water is drinkable, but it is advisable for visitors to purchase inexpensive mineral water.

TIPPING

Tips for the hotel and restaurants are not included in your itinerary. For any restaurants not included it is recommended to leave the waiter an extra 10 Dirhams per person, as there is usually a service tax on the bill. Taxi cab drivers do not expect a tip, but please be sure to ask how much the trip will Cost before you get into the cab. For each person wishing to photogragh camel drivers, snake charmers, water carriers, etc, expect to tip 5 dirhams each. Be sure to keep change handy for unexpected photo opportunities . Hotel porters should be given 5 dirhams per bag. Please check the inclusions listed on your itinerary to see exactly what is included, but don't hesitate to give an extra few Dirhams for good service. The small amount of money is more beneficial to them. Your guide can advice you in these situations. Tips to your guide and driver are expected , if you are satisfied with their services, They are already included in your tour. Please check "inclusions" on your itinerary. A good amount to Tip is $7 per day per person for the guide and $7 per day per person for the the driver, sometimes There is a driver's assistant, who keeps the bus clean and guards your valuables while you are out on walks, etc. He can be tipped $4 per day. These people are a very important part of your trip and should be considered. Please don't hesitate to give an extra few dirhams for good service anywhere, it is much appreciated.

HOTELS SERVICE

The government rates hotels according to the "star system, the four star hotels listed in this brochure are among the best quality available in the cities visited. Visitors should be aware however, that facilities and service provided in Morocco, as in many developing countries, might not be equivalent to U.S. Or Western European standard.

ENTERTNNMENT

Casino gambling is found in Marrakesh and Tangier, and ultra-modern discos abound in all major cities and resorts. Traditional Moroccan Folklore shows and belly dancing can also be found in all major cities and resort areas.

SHOPPING

Morocco has an abundance of fine handicrafts at bargain prices: some of which included rugs, leather ware, brass, copper, silver, spices and old markets known as souks.

RELIGION

Morocco is a predominantly Sunni Muslim country with small Jewish and Christian minorities. The culture of Morocco has been strongly influenced by Berbers, Arabs, Moors, Jews and the French, and is tolerant of differences. While Moroccans are hospitable to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, most Islamic religious monuments are closed to non-Muslims. There are, however, notable exceptions to this custom, enabling visitors to enter some of Morocco's most formidable shrines such as the newly-built Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Festivities marking the seasons and the various types of harvests are held throughout Morocco. Those held in honor of holy men are known as moussems. Participating in traditional celebrations is an excellent way to experience local customs and culture. The celebration may include fantasias, where horsemen demonstrate their skills, as well as dancing, singing and feasting. Many of the most religious holidays are combined with feasting and fireworks and other entertainment. The most holy religious holiday is Ramadan, the month set aside for fasting to commemorate God's revelation of the Koran to the prophet Mohammed. The month is welcomed with fasting during the day, but rejoicing in the streets at night. Cafes stay open in the major cities until 3:00am.

HOLIDAYS

During certain local or national holidays some restaurants, museums, and other attractions may be limited. If you feel your enjoyment might be diminished ,we suggest you contact the Moroccan Tourist Board at (212) 557-2520 or (407) 827-5337 for further information and guidance.

ELECTRICITY

European style outlets. Visitors should bring an adapter.

SPORTS

There are golf courses in Marrakech and Tangier.

REGIONS

Geographically, the county divides into five basic zones: the coast, Mediterranean and Atlantic; the great cities of the plains; the Rif and Atlas Mountains; and the oases and desert of the Sahara. The three ranges of the atlas, with the Rif a kind of extension in the north, cut right across the interior, physical and historical barriers, and inhabited for the most part by the indigenous Moroccan Berbers.

HEALTH

Morocco is a healthy country however, a certain number of minimal precautions should be taken, particularly in the south. Avoid water from Wadis and water sellers. Drink bottled water only and be sure when in a restaurant that when you order water, that the bottle is opened in front of you. Take precautions against insect bites and sunburn. Bring bug repellent and sunscreen. No inoculations are required; however, we suggest that you speak to your physician.

LANGUAGE

Moroccan Dirhams (DH) are the local currency. The current rate of exchange (Sep 96) is one U.S. Dollars equals approximately 9.5 Dirhams (exact exchange could vary). The exchange rate fluctuates daily. U.S. Currency, Travelers's Checks and Credit Cards are accepted at most major establishments.

CURRENCY

The official language of Morocco is Arabic. The everyday language is a dialectal Arabic, as well as Berber are spoken in the Atlas and Rif regions. Most Moroccans speak French.

PASSPORTS

Travelers to Morocco must have a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your day of travel. Visas are not required for American tourists traveling to Morocco for fewer than 90 days. . For further information on entry/exit requirements for Morocco, please contact the Embassy of Morocco at 1601 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, telephone (202) 462-7979 to 82, fax 202-462-7643,or the Moroccan Consulate General in New York at 10 E. 40th Street, New York, NY 10016, telephone (212) 758-2625, fax 212-779-7441. It is a good idea to make a photocopy of your passport, carried separately, in case of any emergency.

BANK

There's a wide range of banks available for changing money and cashing traveler's checks and credit cards. Generally, it's quick and easy with rates varying little from bank to bank. Probably the best of the banks is the Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exterieur (BMCE). ATM's are available throughout Morocco and perhaps your best way of exchanging money. Each ATM machine will charge about 1.5% of your withdrawal. It is suggested that you carry a small amount of USD and make large purchases with your credit card.

Guides Per Day

Guides Per Day: $5.00 - $7.00

Motor Coach Drivers Per Day: $2.00 - $3.00

Portage (although already included): $1.00 per bag

PACKING

Dress in Morocco is casual. Light, cotton or linen pants, jeans, shorts, skirts, and long sleeve shirts will help ensure you have a pleasant travel experience. It's also a good idea to pack such items as a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, backup medical prescriptions, a Swiss Army knife, earplugs, and a good book (English-language books can be difficult to find in Morocco.)Many travelers bring a few colored pens, or hard candies, to give to children who may lead you through a village or otherwise approach you.

CASABLANCA

The principal city of Morocco, Casablanca is a metropolitan city with a European flavor as it was designed by the French during their occupation to resemble Marseilles. One of the most wonderful sites of Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque which is stark white and sits besides the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In some areas the floor is made of glass and reveals the blue ocean. It is the second largest mosque after Meca.

WATER & ALCOHOL

Excellent bottled mineral water is available everywhere. Alcohol is available to buy in Super Marches (super markets) and a few bars and lounges are sprinkled around the big cities of Marrakech, Agadir and Casablanca. Morocco also produces it's own beer and wine.