Explore the rich cultures of Morocco which is said to be the gateway to Africa. A country of dizzying diversity, windy alleyways and natural beauty. Here you’ll find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts and warm hospitality. Blue & Red Cities here we come!
1 nights in Cassablanca
3 nights in Fez
3 nights in Marakesh
Carefully detailed itinerary filled with experiences that you would not get on your own.
Support from our team via email or phone before, during and after the trip.
Optional two day Portugal extension.
Airport transfers and flights included from JFK (cost may differ from other gateways).
Stress free, hassle free. Just show up.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
14 meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
Modern transportation with English speaking/driver
Guided city tour of Fes, Volubilis & Marrakech
Exterior of Hassan II Grand Mosque
Visit an array of souks and culinary experiences
Highlights of Morocco will ensure experiences
in Fez, Casablanca and Marrakesh
We would like to personally invite you on this trip!
TravelNas group trips are some of the most detailed and cultured experiences you may receive on any trip. We handpick our experiences, keep our groups small and ensure that you experience the best of of our destinations.
Our experiences are not guidebook experiences but created so you can immerse yourself in a particular location. You will get to move around with a local guide who will be sure to provide tips.
On our tours you will get to meet like minded travelers who may become lifelong friends. In the past, we have escorted many travelers like yourself to fabulous destinations and this is one of our favorites.
In Casablanca you will visit the Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Africa and 5th largest in the world. It is also the largest city in Morocco bustling with port activity.
Fez will be our next stop. Filled with old world atmosphere, vibrant souks and narrow streets in the maze-like medina. Discover small artisanal shops with an array of hand made products whilst not forgetting the fabulous food scene.
This is a place that does not disappoint and continues to be our favorite....Marrakesh! Vibrant souks with pottery, spices and jewelry. Home to palaces, mosques and gardens with traces of the Berber empire. Get lost in the narrow alleyways of the medina sampling delicious foods.
Do not forgo this fabulous experience. Planning this experience alone, you will spend hours in guidebooks missing key details and taking days to experience these exclusive tours.
When you travel with us its like all access!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHOW UP, WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING ELSE.
We have curated many itineraries in wide array of destinations. We work with only the best suppliers and have first hand experience in all of our destinations.
We are very detailed oriented and provide exactly what we say we will be providing. We provide quality service, support and experiences before during and after your trip.
We are available via email to assist in anyway we can - pre and post trip. During the trip we will be right here with you 24 hours to handle any situation that may arise.
Friends For Life
It is not uncommon that some of our travelers find lifelong travel buddies. They have continued on trips together. Our travelers are usually easy going and drama free, just here to immerse in the experiences while enjoying new cultures. We provide the best for the best! Some of our travelers return form a trip and book their next trip with us upon their return.
We work hard to build reputable connections in all of our destinations so your experiences are flawless. We will ensure that everything is handled the way that it should and we can pull a few strings when the need arises.
Each of our travelers are very important to us. We take our curated experience very seriously and understand what you are looking for as a traveller. We have been traveling for years and have experience casual vacations which is not the same as curated experiences. We will ensure every aspect of your trip is hassle free and be available when needed.
The experience of travel is thought to many to be a very expensive habit. However studies show that detaching from the everyday hustle and bustle does provide long term heath benefits. Taking time out allows us to be inspired and rejuvenated. We arable to take time for ourselves.
Some people save an entire lifetime to enjoy these experiences, however by retirement age their health is not at its best to take advantage of a vacation. Do what you can while you can, your money will return but the time won't.
If you feel like you are always on the go, let us take care f you. We will ensure that we provide healthy meal options with fresh fruit daily. There will be walking tours which will be part of your exercises. You will return home relaxed, refreshed and with a new focus hopefully ready to book your next trip.
Arrive in Casablanca
Overnight - Dinner
Arrive at Casablanca airport, you will be met and transferred to the city for brief sight-seeing tour that includes the old French quarter of Habous and an outside visit the Hassan II Grand Mosque. Set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean and with a 210 meters minaret that serves as the city’s major landmark, it is a showcase of the very best Moroccan artisanship: hand-carved stone and wood, intricate marble flooring and inlay, gilded cedar ceilings and exquisite Zellige (geometric mosaic tile-work) abound. Then to the hotel for check-in and dinner.
Please note: entrance fee to Hassan II Grand Mosque is not included and a supplement charge will apply guests interested in entering the mosque.
Casablanca – Rabat (blue city) – Fez
Overnight - Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast, depart to Rabat driving along the main highway which links these two major cities. Embark on a city tour which highlights Rabat’s cultural influences and the superbly preserved relics of its Moorish past. Rabat’s most famous site is the Hassan Tower, the incomplete minaret of the great mosque built at the beginning of the 12th century. Located alongside is the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, the grandfather of the current king, then the Oudaya Kasbah, which is built on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Its gate is one of the most beautiful surviving in the Moorish world and within its walls, you’ll explore a delightful Moroccan garden. At the conclusion of your sightseeing, we will continue towards Fes (approximately 3 hours’ drive).
Fez - Overnight
Today you take a step back in time to the Middle Ages when you visit one of the most imperial, timeless and untouched cities in the world – Fes El Bali (Old Fez). You will explore some of the 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks (open-air markets) that make up the labyrinth of the city’s old quarter originally founded in the 8th century AD. The Imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning and at its heart still remains the Karaouine, one of the oldest, still functioning universities in the world. Your day of sightseeing also includes visits to the Nejjarine Square, with its beautiful fountain with elaborate tile-work mosaics. The nearby Fondouq (Caravanserai) has been converted to a museum of carpentry artifacts. You will also see Bouanania Medersa, this madrasa functioned both as an educational institute and as a congregational mosque. You will also visit Fes El Jedid (New Fez) built by the Merinides Dynasty in the 13th century. Here you see the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas (Koranic schools), souks, and the city wall. Most notably, Fes El Jedid is home to the Mellah (Jewish quarter), which provides an interesting insight into Jewish architecture. The wrought iron decorated windows and splendidly carved wooden balconies of the old mansions are particularly outstanding. The medieval Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Overnight - Breakfast, Dinner
Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas, and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among its greatest treasures, however, are the amazing mosaic floors of former family dwellings, which include depictions of Orpheus charming animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot. Continue to Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Meknes is replete with fantastic historical sites, from minarets to museums, to enormous mosaic doors and royal golf courses. Among the most popular attractions are the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Nejjardine Mosque and Grand Mosque (outside visit) as well as the Bab Mansour, Bab Lakmis, and Bab Berdaine gates. Return to Fez for an evening at leisure. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight - Breakfast, Dinner
Following breakfast, transfer to Marrakesh. Today’s journey will take you towards the Middle Atlas Mountains through Imouzzer, the first village which is an authentic Berber village where the locals still live and work like their ancestors, and Ifrane, you will enjoy the flower-lined paths and the French-style architecture of this quaint little ski resort. Drive through the cedar forest, you might even see some of the Barbary apes leaping from the higher branches. Continue through the Holm Oak and Cedar forest, then into the limestone area of the Middle Atlas then south west towards Beni Mellal for a lunch break (lunch on own) before heading west to Marrakesh. Dinner at hotel.
Marrakesh - Overnight - Breakfast, Dinner
The “Red City,” the imperial city, the capital of the mid-southwestern region, Marrakesh is Morocco’s most popular tourist destination. Since the 11th century when it was built, Marrakesh has been a political and cultural powerhouse, serving as the capital for three of Morocco’s greatest dynasties. Until the French rule, “Marrakesh” was even used interchangeably to refer to both country and city. Look out of any window in Marrakesh and you will find a postcard view: clay-red houses squared away far and wide, with palm trees sprouting everywhere in between, gardens bursting out of courtyards, and the High Atlas Mountains as a soothing purple backdrop. It’s no wonder French fashion legend, Yves Saint-Laurent found so much inspiration there. In recent years, Marrakesh has created an international airport, a world-class soccer stadium, and an annual film festival, adding a modern flair to its natural and historical offerings.
In short, if you’re going to Morocco, Marrakesh is the right passage. Let’s marvel first at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia Mosque. The Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century. The next stop is at the Tiskiwin Museum (Maison Tiskiwin), which houses an impressive collection of North African arts and crafts. It was founded by a Dutch anthropologist exhibiting artifacts from different towns and regions along the ancient trade route from Marrakesh to Timbuktu. Later you visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh’s main square, which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also take the opportunity to explore the city’s fabled, labyrinthine souks, their bustling alleyways brimming with all manner of wares. Following your visit, return to your hotel.
The remainder of the day is at leisure, a perfect opportunity to freshen up and get ready for dinner in a local restaurant or return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day at Leisure!
Overnight - Breakfast, Dinner
Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Marrakesh Menara Airport for your departing flight.
YOUR INVESTMENT STARTS AT $2,650
Payment plans available (8 monthly payments of $335 totaling $2,680)
**Deposit due Sep 15, 2019
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YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
• Round trip airport transfers
• 1 Night in Casablanca at Odyssee Center Hotel or similar
• 3 Nights in Fes at L’Escale Hotel or similar
• 3 Nights in Marrakesh at Kech Boutique Hôtel & Spa or similar
• 14 meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
• Modern transportation with English speaking/driver
• Guided city tour of Fes, Volubilis & Marrakech
• Monuments and historical sites entrance fees
• All taxes
Accommodation is in a shared room with one other person
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Entrance fee to Hassan II Grand Mosque
YOUR TRAVEL PERKS
Everything is organized so you can relax. Once you arrive at the airport you will be transported to the hotel with a few other team members and greeted by someone from our team.This means no stress looking for a transfer and struggling with bags.
We will provide detailed instructions prior to the trip and upon arrival to ensure that you have all the information necessary. This means no worrying about confirmations or if the hotel has your reservation etc. We've got you!
You will receive the very best in service from our full team. That is hotel workers, vendors and of course our staff. We are simply here to serve and ensure this is a trip of a lifetime.
Our support system is second to none. We will be available via email from the time you reserve your space until the time you get to our destination. Then we will be available 24 hours onsite to assist. Prior to the trip we wll create a facebook page where you will get to meet everyone on the trip. We will have discussions and you can even choose your room partner then. This means that you get to relax as everything is taken care of for you!
ARE YOU A TRAVELER OR TOURIST?
We are opening up this trip to only 14 people.
We always have our travelers best interest at heart on any one of our trips. We keep or groups small and intimate in order to guarantee the best possible experience, enjoyment and comfort for each of you!
Tourists tend to venture via guidebooks and do the casual vacationing. Travelers experience destinations fully by indulging in the cultures of a destination.
If you are new to group travel you will enjoy our curated experiences. Our travelers are fun and are here for the experiences. You will always have our attention and will always be able to find a team member to assist in any way.
Perks of traveling with our group:
No Solo travel which can be depressing
You do not have to wait for your friends to make up their minds
Our group is alway vibrant and amazing
Support from group throughout the trip
Lifelong travel buddies are formed
Stress/hassle free travel arrangements
You get to visit authentic Morocco
If you have never been to Morocco, do not worry! We can assure you that you will be awed. You will have the safety of traveling in a group. You will have like minded people at your side cheering you on. You will get to meet some great local people and understand their cultures. Most of all our team who are experts in the region will be right here to support you in any way.
This is not for everyone:
It is for you if:
you are fun to be around and enjoy meeting new people
you like having insider knowledge and meaningful experiences
you are open minded and like trying new things and enjoying different cuisines
you are okay with some strenuous exercise
This is not for you if:
you are a Debbie Downer and attract negativity and drama
you are not willing to get out of your comfort zone and try new things
you do not respect local cultures and do not like moroccan food
you cannot walk up stairs or find walking difficult
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS TRAVEL INSURANCE INCLUDED?
No it is not, but recommended. However we can help you with that.
WHERE ARE WE STAYING?
We will be staying in 3 different hotels. We provided suggestions but subject to change closer to the trip.
CAN I HAVE MY OWN ROOM?
Yes you can have your own room. However there will be a single supplement fee. contact us for more info.
I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES?
We will work with the chefs at each location to ensure your meals suit you.
CAN I INVITE PEOPLE TO THIS TRIP?
Yes you can but please be aware that our trips are limited to 14 people. Once deposit is made a space is guaranteed.
I USUALLY PLAN MY OWN TRIPS, NOT SURE ABOUT THIS?
We all have been on a casual vacation. this is different. You will get to travel with experts who know the location and the people. No need to spend hours putting a trip together and spend more time dealing with tour people or hotel if something goes wrong. No need to behead deep in a map trying to figure out where the next site is located. We ensure that your trip is stress free while traveling with a fun group.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS.
Contact us at email@example.com we will be happy to assist.
HEAR FROM OUR PAST GUESTS
February is my birthday month. When I saw Travelous Caribbean advertise a group trip to Thailand in February, I felt it had been done just for me. And honestly, the entire experience felt that way. Everything about that trip was amazing. The cities chosen, Bangkok, Chaing Mai and Phuket offered the perfect blended to experience Thailand for a first time visitor.
-Cindy Jn Baptiste, Saint Lucia
OUR TRIPS SELL OUT EVERY TIME!
Do not hesitate if you have always dreamed of visiting the east. Right now we are inviting you on this remarkable 7 night trip to Morocco. You will enjoy spending time with like minded travelers, speaking with locals and having fun.
We pride ourselves on our product and the trips we offer our guests. We have guests who have booked multiple trips and keep returning with friends and family.
We keep the group to 14 so we can provide quality service to everyone while keeping the trip intimate giving you the change to relax when needed and not feel overwhelmed. You will experience different cities make connections and form new bonds. All you need to reserve your spot is your first payment.
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