Morocco – Land of Enchantment

  • CAD $8,310

  • April 15 - May 1, 2025 | 17 days / 16 nights

Welcome to an enchanting journey through Morocco! We are thrilled to have you join us on this unforgettable adventure exploring the vibrant cities of Casablanca, the majestic Sahara Desert, the bustling streets of Marrakech, the ancient wonders of Fez, as well as the blue city Chefchaouen. Prepare to be immersed in the rich tapestry of Moroccan culture, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern influences. From the bustling markets filled with exotic spices and vibrant textiles to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Sahara Desert, each destination promises to captivate your senses and leave you with lasting memories.


Itinerary

Overnight flight to Casablanca, Morocco.

Upon arriving in Casablanca, enjoy a panoramic tour, with the flexibility to have free time for lunch before checking in at the hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Begin your Morocco adventure with a captivating journey to explore Casablanca, a coastal marvel in western Morocco overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the Central Market and Ain Diab Esplanade, then followed by a visit to Hassan II Mosque, the architectural gem that stands partially over the water. The adventure concludes at Habbous Quartier, a home to many artisans, booksellers, and other shopkeepers.

Embark on a transfer to Marrakech and enjoy a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. This evening, immerse yourself in the enchanting ambience of Djemaa el-Fna, the vibrant main square becomes a fusion of culinary, melodies, and spellbinding performances, featuring the talents of snake charmers, magicians, storytellers, and even the intriguing presence of dentists!

Marrakech, the royal city that unequivocally hailed as the ‘Pearl of the South.’ Our first stop is the 16th-century Saadian Tombs, a monument steeped in history, sealed until their rediscovery in 1917. We then proceed to the opulent Bahia Palace, a residence of royalty, followed by a glimpse of the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque, celebrated as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.

Today, enjoy a day with your choice of tour.
Optional Cooking class:
Explore the secrets of renowned Moroccan cuisine, characterized by its diverse array of tagines and salads. Over its long and dynamic history, Moroccan cooking has absorbed various influences, contributing to its richness and uniqueness.
Optional visit of Majorelle Gardens:
Marrakech’s Jardin Majorelle stands as one of Morocco’s highly frequented attractions. Over a span of forty years, the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) poured his passion and dedication into crafting this captivating garden in the heart of the “Ochre City.”

Start the day heading towards Ouarzazate through the picturesque Tizi n’Tichka Pass. Revel in the diverse splendor of breathtaking landscapes nestled within the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Pause to explore Ait Ben Haddou, where the Atlas Mountains showcase their most exquisitely decorated Kasbahs, forming a captivating panorama.

Commence your journey to Boumalne and delve into the traditional Berber villages, Taourirt and Tifoultoute. The visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt unveils the treasures of Amazigh architecture. Traverse the main gate to access the inner courtyard, a splendid arena reminiscent of past festivals that hosted Ahwach song and dance concerts. Your day concludes with the arrival in Boumalne and enjoy the dinner at the hotel.

Our journey for the day takes us through the Dades Valley to the Berber town of Boumalne, then continues to Erfoud, where we leave our coach and embark on a 4WD journey to Merzouga, hailed as the ‘Jewel of the Sahara.’ The dunes of Erg Chebbi rank among the largest in Morocco, reaching heights of up to 160 meters. The upcoming two nights promise a delightful experience as we reside in a traditional Moroccan Kasbah.

Begin your day early with a spectacular sunrise over the Sahara dunes during a camel ride. Following breakfast, we set out for Khamlia, a charming desert village, where you can savor a cup of tea in a traditional home. The journey continues to Tissirdmine, where we’ll enjoy lunch amidst palm trees before returning to our Kasbah. The day includes a visit to Memphis and mines, concluding with dinner at the hotel.

Today, our journey takes us to Fez, passing through the charming village of Midelt amidst the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains. Midelt, a market town and former French administrative post, holds significance as one of Morocco’s key mining cities for various minerals. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Fez, nestled in the serene landscapes of the mid Atlas Mountains, is widely considered the symbolic heart of Morocco. Our itinerary includes a visit to the renowned Medina, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1981. Highlights encompass the Kairaouine Mosque and the fountains of Carpenter’s Square. Later, indulge in lunch at a Moroccan palace within the Medina, followed by a visit to the tannery.

Our journey leads us south to Meknes through the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Known as the ‘Versailles of Morocco,’ Meknes unveils its old medina and the impressive Bab el Mansour Gate. Savor lunch at a local restaurant.

Head to Chefchaouen, a charming and tranquil city. The vibrant colors of various products in shops and bazaars create a striking contrast against the backdrop of the dazzling blue and white houses.

Depart to Tangier, a pivotal port connecting Africa and Europe since Phoenician times. The medina, perched on the hillside, showcases whitewashed buildings and features Dar el Makhzen, a former palace that has now turned into a museum displaying ancient Moroccan artifacts. Additionally, within the medina, the American Legation Museum, housed in a Moorish-style consulate from 1821, recounts the history of the initial diplomatic ties between the United States and Morocco.

Our next destination, Rabat, the capital of Morocco, situated on the banks of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. Afterward, we proceed back to Casablanca and enjoy our farewell dinner at Ricks Café, a romantic eatery inspired by the cafe in the 1942 film “Casablanca”.

This morning, proceed to the airport for your return flight, concluding your journey.

Dates & Prices

Travel date: April 15 – May 1, 2025
Prices are in CAD, per person

PACKAGE PRICES
Double Occupancy PER PERSON FOR SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
CAD $8,310 per person CAD $1,970 per person
DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS
First Deposit: CAD $1,500 per person at the time of booking
Final Payment: Due on Dec 1, 2024

Note:

  1. Passenger names must match passports.
  2. Please ensure that passports are valid up till after six (6) months at the last destination
  3. No visa is required to South Korea and Japan for Canadian passport holders.
CANCELLATION CHARGES
From time of booking to November 30, 2024 CAD $1,500 per person
December 1, 2024 – date of departure, 2025 100% of tour cost

Air cancellation penalties are subject to airline regulations.

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation or comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking. Please contact us for a quotation. Prices above are in Canadian Dollars. The program and all related travel services described herein are subject to the detailed terms & conditions of GLP Worldwide which are available at any time upon request and which will be provided with your booking confirmation.

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