Mosques, Ancient Ruins, and Holy Cities amid Arid Deserts and Lush Oases
Though the rolling dunes of the Sahara Desert are a common sight in Morocco, the country has quite a varied landscape—Casablanca has a rugged coastline, and the Atlas Mountains here are lined with fertile valleys. On this 8-day guided tour of Morocco, you’ll see some of the country’s natural beauty as you travel between four major cities: Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, and Marrakesh. To see the full itinerary and more information about optional excursions, click here, and a video about the tour can be seen here.
This tour includes:
- Round-trip flights between New York and Casablanca
- 1 night at Le Diwan Rabat in Rabat
- 2 nights at Barcelo Fès Medina in Fez
- 2 nights at Kenzi Farah in Marrakesh
- 1 night Novotel Casablanca City Center in Casablanca
- Hotel porterage
- 7 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motorcoach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Farewell dinner with mineral water and wine<p>
Days 1–4: Rabat and Fez
An overnight flight from New York brings you into Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city. You’ll get a chance to see Casablanca on the final days of this tour; for now, you’ll head about an hour north to the capital city of Rabat. On a guided tour here, you’ll pay a visit to the royal palace and the ruins of an ancient Roman village.
The tour soldiers on to nearby Fez, which you can choose to explore on your own for a full day. Or, take an optional dinner and show (extra fees) that features traditional Moroccan cuisine accompanied by bellydancing.
Days 5–6: Marrakesh
The drive from Fez to Marrakesh takes a full day, but it’s a beautiful trip—you’ll pass the Atlas Mountains, lush valleys, and dry flatlands along the way, with plenty of rest stops and a lunch break in the town of Beni Mellal. That evening, take a short bus tour of Marrakesh before turning in at your hotel.
The next morning, you’ll explore the Saadian Tombs, a royal burial ground that dates back to the 16th century. On a half-day city tour, you’ll also get a chance to shop for Moroccan herbs and spices. The tour ends at the medina of Marrakesh, an ancient walled section of the city where local artisans sell their crafts and local pranksters superglue one-dirham coins to the sidewalk.
Days 7–8: Casablanca
A three-hour drive brings you back to Casablanca, where you’ll visit the seaside area and explore the grounds of Hassan II Mosque—the second-largest mosque in the world. The Place Mohammed V is packed with government buildings that date back to the 1920s and 1930s and is characterized by beautiful mosaics and arches.That evening, you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with your tour group at a seaside restaurant.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
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Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you may extend your stay.
How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
The dates available are listed on each option.
What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
You can either choose another date or be refunded by Groupon. We suggest calling Gate 1 Travel to redeem your vouchers as soon as possible so that you do not run into this problem.
Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
Yes, each person traveling (including children) needs to purchase a voucher. Your child may stay in your room, however there are limits as to how many people per room.