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13 DAYS MOROCCAN KALEIDOSCOPE

Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Erg Chebbi, Ouarzazate, Atlas Mountains, Essaouira & Marrakech

History & Culture

Highlights

  • Power-packed to visit 8 UNESCO sites in 1 trip
  • VIP treatment in Sahara luxury encampment with Gnaoua music and candles
  • Discover hidden Marrakech away from tourist crowd on a sidecar
  • An insightful Sufi dinner in Fes with a local professor
  • Berber cheese and wine tasting near the charming ancient port city of Essaouira

Famed as the gateway to Africa, Morocco’s vast size offers great landscapes varying from legendary imperial cities, charming Atlantic Coast, snow-capped Atlas Mountains and the mighty Sahara Desert.

Glimpse into the slice of life of a Moroccan as you stroll down colourful souks and medinas, enjoy a Sufi dinner or tea with a Berber mountain nomad and discover secret neighbourhoods fringed with palm groves.

Often left out from standard itineraries, we will also make a detour to the seaside citadel town of Essaouira, with its alluring Bohemian feel, vibrant fishermen’s market and dance of the cawing seagulls.

From

HKD 32,980 Per Person

13 Days 12 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Casablanca / Rabat

Arrival in Casablanca / Rabat
Rabat
Nil

Arriving into Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, you will be met to begin your tour. The name “Casablanca” conjures the romance of the 1943 Humphrey Bogart film. You will visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Africa. Continue 95km or about 1.5h to Rabat, a former imperial city and current capital of the nation to rest.

Day 02 Rabat / Tetouan / Chefchaouen

Rabat / Tetouan / Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen
Breakfast Included

In Rabat, we will explore the Hassan Tower and Mohammed V Mausoleum. Continue 277km or about 3.5h to stroll the White City of Tetouan (UNESCO). Thereafter, another 67km or 1.5h drive brings us to Chefchaouen where you will rest for the night.

Day 03 Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

We dedicate the entire day to explore the Blue City of Chefchaouen. Explore the laundry district of Rif Sebbannin with the Seat of Sebbanin, Mosque of Century XV and hydraulic mills. Head to the Kashbah Museum, Ethnographic Museum and conclude with a magnificent city view from the towers.

 

Day 04 Chefchaouen / Meknes / Fes

Chefchaouen / Meknes / Fes
Fes
Breakfast included

Set off 167 km or about 3 hours to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the nearby Holy City of Moulay Idriss. Another 32km or 40m brings us to the Imperial City of Meknes for a walking tour of the medina, impressive gates, Bab Mansour and Dar Jamai Museum. We drive another 72km or 1h to Borj Nord for a panoramic view of the Fez Medina before heading to your accommodation to rest.

Day 05 Fes

Fes
Fes
Breakfast & Dinner included

This former imperial city leaves behind a legacy of palaces, mosques and madrasas amidst its dizzyingly impressive labyrinths. We dedicate the day to explore Fes el Bali (most shops are closed on Fri), visiting the large Kairaouine Mosque, Medersa Bou Inania, Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Craft and the Tanneries.

 

Tonight, enjoy a three-course Sufi dinner with a local professor to gain insights into this lesser-known branch of Islam, where the followers believe that music and dance bring them closer to God.

Day 06 Fes / Erg Chebbi

Fes / Erg Chebbi
Erg Chebbi
Breakfast & Dinner included

It’s time for the big highlight! The real Sahara Desert takes a long but scenic 476km or 7h from Fes. Watch the landscapes changing from fertile valleys, cedar forests, Switzerland-looking ski resort, flat-roofed Berber houses and palm-fringed oasis.

Depending on your arrival time, set off for sunset camel ride (or sunrise the next day), followed by Sahara glamping under the stars in the middle of the Erg Chebbi dunes.

Day 07 Erg Chebbi / Ouarzazate

Erg Chebbi / Ouarzazate
Ouarzazate
Breakfast & Dinner included

Today’s drive will take 368-405km or about 6-6.5h to Ouarzazate, depending on your choice of accommodation. We will make scenic stops at Morocco’s largest oasis town in Tinghir, a short walk at Todra Gorge, photo stops at Dades Gorge and Kelaaa Mgouna.

Day 08 Ouarzazate / Ait Ben Haddou / Atlas Mountains

Ouarzazate / Ait Ben Haddou / Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains
Breakfast & Dinner included

Today’s drive will take 287-330km or 6.5-7h to Atlas Mountains. Explore the magnificent Kasbahs of Tifoultoute, Taourirt and the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, featured in the blockbusters “Gladiator”, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Kingdom of Heaven”.

Day 09 Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Enjoy half-day countryside trekking in the Atlas Mountains. The trail passes through a waterfall and Reyara River before arriving at Armed Village, the highest village in North Africa where you will enjoy a serving of mint tea and lunch at a local Berber house. Cross over to Ait Mizane Valley for picturesque views of the surrounding mountains before returning to your accommodation.

Day 10 Atlas Mountains / Essaouira

Atlas Mountains / Essaouira
Essaouira
Breakfast included

Today’s drive will be about 242km/4.5h to Essaouira. En route, we will enjoy wine tasting at Val d’Argan (the country’s most renowned winery) and visit La Fromagerie to sample different types of cheese made using traditional Berber techniques.

Day 11 Essaouira / Marrakech

Essaouira / Marrakech
Marrakech
Breakfast included

This morning, enjoy a walk on the UNESCO-listed medina of Essaouira, Jewish Quarter, the historic harbour, fish market and the souks. Thereafter, we transfer 191km/2.5h to Marrakech, completing your visit to all four imperial cities of Morocco. Make a stop at the brightly coloured Majorelle Garden, as designed by fashion designer powerhouse Yves-Saint Lauren.

Day 12 Marrakech

Marrakech
Marrakech
Breakfast included

We devote the entire day to discover Marrakech, visiting the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahya Palace, either Palace of Dar Si Said (closed on Tue) or Dar Bellarj (closedon Sun and Aug), Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, Koubba Baadiyn and Museum Marrakech.

In the afternoon, head deeper into souqs to watch the dyers, carpenters and jewellers before concluding at Jemaa el Fna Square with its fire-eater, snake charmers, fortune tellers and more!

Day 13 Departure from Marrakech

Departure from Marrakech
Nil
Breakfast included

Discover Hidden Marrakech by Sidecar (approximately 3 hours). Swing past art deco buildings, an old clock-shop and the French district of Gueliz. Skirt into the remote neighbourhoods of the medina, whether the Kashbah district, a former fortress of the Royal Palace, former Jewish neighbourhood or the Bad El Khemiss flea market (opens Thu and Sun). Enjoy a cup of mint tea on a traditional riad before heading into the palm groves to admire its underground irrigation system. If time permits, you can detour to a 1960s villa built by one of Yves Saint-Laurent’s close friend.

In late afternoon or evening, we drive to the airport for your flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax HK$ 48,980
Minimum 4 Pax HK$ 37,980
Minimum 6 Pax HK$ 32,980
Single Supplement HK$ 14,980

Villa Diyafa Boutique Hotel & Spa Rabat • Lina Ryad & Spa ChefchaouenRiad El Amine FesDesert Luxury Camp • Le Temple des Arts Ouarzazate • Kasbah Du Toubkal • Sofitel Essaouira Mogador • La Maison Arabe Marrakech

Rabat

Rabat

Villa Diyafa Boutique Hotel & Spa (Premium Room)

This charming boutique hotel in the Embassy District effortlessly blends contemporary Moroccan influences with an Andalusian touch.
(Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 11)

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Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen

Lina Ryad & Spa Chefchaouen (Junior Suite)

Set at the heart of the medina with a terrace offering views of the cerulean mountains, this quaint retreat offers bright, comfortable suites for a traditional riad living experience.
(Opened: 2012; Rooms: 17)

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Fes

Fes

Riad El Amine Fes (Junior Suite)

Beautifully restored from a traditional riad within distance to the medina entrance.
(Refurbished: 2019; Rooms: 20)

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Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi

Desert Luxury Camp (Main Camp)

Encircled by the sand dunes, each tent utilizes hand-crafted furnishings and designed to the highest standard without compromising the spirit of traditional Berber living.
(Opened: 2013; Rooms: 18)

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Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate

Le Temple des Arts Ouarzazate (Junior Suite)

Just a few yards from the city center, each rooms are uniquely designed while taking inspiration from the world of cinemas.
(Opened: 2010; Rooms: 7)

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Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

Kasbah Du Toubkal (Deluxe Room)

Seated on a hilltop village of Imlil, this authentic eco-lodge simulates the traditional Berber environment in great comfort and is acknowledged among National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.
(Opened: 2007; Rooms: 17)

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Essaouira

Essaouira

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa (Deluxe Room)

This sleek modern hotel incorporates bright colors and Moroccan motifs with lush surroundings.
(Opened: 2010; Rooms: 175)

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Marrakech

Marrakech

La Maison Arabe Marrakech (Junior Room)

This heritage hotel occupies prime position near the medina, beautifully furnished with traditional Moroccan crafts, flower-filled patios and a legendary cooking school.
(Refurbished: 2008; Rooms: 26)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax HK$ 75,980
Minimum 4 Pax HK$ 59,980
Minimum 6 Pax HK$ 55,980
Single Supplement HK$ 27,980

Sofitel Rabat Jardin des RosesLina Ryad & Spa ChefchaouenRiad Fes • Desert Luxury Camp • Dar Ahlam • Kasbah Tamadot • Heure Bleue Palais Essaouria • Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Rabat

Rabat

Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses (Deluxe Room)

Infusing French design with Moroccan themes and an Andalusian rose garden, this 5-star property is set within close distance to the Royal Palace.
(Refurbished: 2009; Rooms: 229)

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Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen

Lina Ryad & Spa Chefchaouen (Junior Suite)

Set at the heart of the medina with a terrace offering views of the cerulean mountains, this quaint retreat offers bright, comfortable suites for a traditional riad living experience.
(Opened: 2012; Rooms: 17)

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Fes

Fes

Riad Fes (Junior Suite)

A stunning Relais & Châteaux property with delicious dining selections right at the heart of the medina. (Refurbished: 2004; Rooms: 179)

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Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi

Desert Luxury Camp (Private Camp)

Encircled by the sand dunes, each tent utilizes hand-crafted furnishings and designed to the highest standard without compromising the spirit of traditional Berber living.
(Opened: 2013; Rooms: 18)

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Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate

Dar Ahlam (Junior Suite)

Wrapped under palm groves and almond trees on a gracefully restored Kasbah, this stunning SLH property is a hidden sanctuary providing respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
(Rooms: 14)

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Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

Kasbah Tamadot (Superior Suite)

This award-winning lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s favorite retreat, boasting a stunning setting on the Asni village furnished with beautiful antiques from around the world.
(Opened: 2016; Rooms: 28)

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Essaouira

Essaouira

Heure Bleue Palais (Suite)

A member of Relais & Châteaux, this boutique riad occupies supreme setting at the heart of Essaouira. (Opened: 2011; Rooms: 33)

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Marrakech

Marrakech

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech (Premier Garden View Terrace Room)

A blissful sanctuary of modern resort set amidst Moorish gardens at the prestigious neighbourhood of Ville Nouvelle.
(Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 139)

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Upgrade Marrakech hotel from Category 2 to

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Royal Mansour (Superior Riad)

Live like a royalty crafted with dedication from luxury handicraft artists, florists and butlers. The famed Koutoubia Mosque is just a few steps away, yet beautifully hidden like a medina within a medina to guarantee timeless seclusion.
(Refurbished: 2016; Rooms: 53)

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Twin Share Additional
HK$ 8,680
Single Share Additional
HK$ 17,360
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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer
  • Throughout English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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