Morocco: Imperial Cities - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

Explore exotic Morocco, dining in an authentic riad, navigating Marrakech by horse-drawn carriage, and meeting the Berber people in their village beneath the Atlas' peaks.

Journey Overview

Explore exotic Morocco, dining in an authentic riad, navigating Marrakech by horse-drawn carriage, and meeting the Berber people in their village beneath the Atlas' peaks.

Journey Highlights

  • Spend three nights in action-packed Marrakech
  • Explore Meknes and Volubilis, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, to unveil Morocco’s unique culture and past
  • Whisk between Fes and Marrakech on a convenient flight, relishing more time in the beautiful "Red City"
  • Get to know the local Berber people with a visit to a mountain village
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Casablanca, Morocco

Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. Gather tonight for a special welcome reception and dinner at a local restaurant.  
Le Casablanca Hotel | Meals: D 

Day 2: Casablanca | Fes via Rabat

Explore the towering Hassan II Mosque, a wildly intricate building that holds 25,000 worshipers. Soaring above the ocean, its minaret stands as the tallest religious structure in the world. Drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and explore the 12th-century Moorish Hassan Tower. View the Mohammed V Mausoleum, founder of modern Morocco, and visit Oudayas Kasbah; its gate is considered among the most beautiful in the Moorish world. Continue to Fes, arriving at day’s end at your boutique hotel set on a scenic hilltop.
Hotel Sahrai | Meals: BL

Day 3: Fes | The Medieval City

Step back in time into ancient and remarkably untouched Fes el-Bali (“Old Fes”), the cultural heart of Morocco. Wander among the 9,000 lanes, alleys and souks that shape its old quarter, where locals conduct their day-to-day business. See an elaborate mosaic-tiled fountain in Nejjarine Square. Later, discover Fes el-Jadid (“New Fes”), built in the 13th century. Fes el-Jadid is home to the mellah, the old Jewish quarter, with its wrought iron-decorated windows and carved wood balconies. Tonight, dine at a traditional Moroccan riad with a special guest who shares insight into Moroccan life.
Hotel Sahrai | Meals: BLD 

Day 4: Fes | Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Imperial Meknes

After breakfast, drive to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Morocco’s largest and best-preserved Roman ruins, with excellently preserved mosaics. Continue to the city of Meknes. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco, it was built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail to rival the court of Louis XIV. Return to Fes to enjoy your evening at leisure.
Hotel Sahrai | Meals: BL

Day 5: Marrakech | The “Red City”

Fly to Marrakech, arriving in the afternoon. Considered the “Pearl of the South,” Marrakech was once the capital of an empire that stretched from Spain to Senegal and is sometimes known as the “Red City” for the distinctive hues of its brick buildings.
Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura | Meals: B 

Day 6: Marrakech | Palaces & Performers

Discover Marrakech’s ancient Medina, the old walled section of the city. Explore the Dar Si Said (Museum of Moroccan Arts), a former palace. Continue to El Badi Palace and the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, the most perfect Islamic religious structure in North Africa. Stroll through Djemaa el-Fna square, where fire-eaters, mime artists and street musicians perform. Return to your hotel by private horse-drawn carriage.
Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Marrakech | Atlas Mountains

Today, choose to remain in Marrakech or enjoy a full-day excursion to the High Atlas Mountains. Visit a picturesque village at Imlil Valley, meeting with local Berbers and spending time with them in their homes. Afterward, have lunch before returning to Marrakech. Your farewell dinner tonight is held at a charming, traditional riad.                                                                    
Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura | Meals: BLD 

Day 8: Depart Marrakech

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 8:00 p.m. on Day 7.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Le Casablanca Hotel

Morocco: Imperial Cities - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

With smart white facades and decadent interiors, Le Casablanca is an urban oasis. Seamlessly blending Moroccan style and art-deco desig ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020
Price AU$6,015pp Single Supplement AU$2,165 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 8, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020 Special
Price AU$6,015pp Single Supplement AU$1,083 was AU$2,165 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 17, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020
Price AU$6,450pp Single Supplement AU$2,455 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Nov 14, 2020 - Nov 21, 2020 Special
Price AU$6,450pp Single Supplement AU$1,228 was AU$2,455 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Dec 19, 2020 - Dec 26, 2020 Special
Price AU$6,450pp Single Supplement AU$1,228 was AU$2,455 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.