Highlights of Morocco

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Price per person
from £1,064

Price based on
London Gatwick
1st Nov 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • Morocco

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering travellers intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travellers wanting to explore and learn about a new destination. 

This Morocco-focused itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat as well as some more inspiring cities, such as Ouazarzate, Casablanca and Erfoud. 

In the red city of Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, a square and exotic bazaar offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, take an optional tour to see the ancient medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

On this comprehensive and affordable tour of Morocco, you will also be enchanted by beautiful landscapes, stunned by the beauty of the desert, and surprised by the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas. You’ll also visit Casablanca and its newly built great Mosque; Meknes, where you'll visit the royal stables built to house 12,000 of the royal horses. 

Your tour also takes you to Ouarzazate, where you'll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, built in the early 19th century and used as a base for the powerful el Glaoui tribe, who controlled the caravan route through the region. See the mountain resort of Ifrane; Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara desert; and Rabat, Morocco’s vibrant capital where you'll visit the relics of Chellah, a city built by the Romans in 40 AD. 

From the Middle Atlas mountain range and Ziz Gorges to arid desert, this budget-minded Morocco holiday will amaze you with spectacular scenery.

At a glance


  • Rabat See the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and the Kasbah of Oudaias on a guided tour of the capital.
  • Rissani Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif on an excursion to this desert village.
  • Valley of 1000 Kasbahs Experience the splendour of the Dades Valley on your drive to Ouarzazate.
  • Ouarzazate Visit the neighbourhood used as a set for 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Gladiator'.
  • Marrakech Experience the hustle and bustle of a traditional Moroccan souk.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Excellent tour for the cost...

6th May 2018
Trusted Customer

Excellent tour for the cost

Great holiday butn we were caught out by the chilly...

17th April 2018
Trusted Customer

Great holiday butn we were caught out by the chilly temperatures an rain. It would have been nice if Cosmos had given a bit of guidance on the type of clothing to take

Some breakfasts were difficult to fathom and restaurents disorganized.....

20th March 2018
Trusted Customer

Some breakfasts were difficult to fathom and restaurents disorganized.. The Marrakesh hotels Zalag Kasbah is very good but corridors are uncarpeted and prone to noise from 5 am worshippers going or coming back from prayers. IBIS Ouzazarte has a massize piece of cement rendering missing (it must have fallen?) from the left side tower above the entrance. Good pool, bar and restaurent but basic. Loved the hotel in Aerfoud.

good tour which provided a wide and varied insight into...

16th November 2017
Mr Anthony Bird

good tour which provided a wide and varied insight into the history, of many ancient towns and peoples.

Excellent. it was well organised ....

25th October 2017
Trusted Customer

Excellent. it was well organised .

Hardly applicable we have travelled so much only a modest...

5th October 2017
Trusted Customer

Hardly applicable we have travelled so much only a modest souvenir is bought.

Reasonable prices for trip...

4th October 2017
Dr. Sarlatharumal Fatnani

Reasonable prices for trip

Some hotels not as good as expected....

24th August 2017
Miss Gillian Rose

Some hotels not as good as expected.

A great experience would recommend it to anyone....

23rd August 2017
Ana Caldeira

A great experience would recommend it to anyone.

Lots of places to see .different area every day amazing...

10th July 2017
Mr Derek Smout

Lots of places to see .different area every day amazing tour .food not as spicy as I expected .my only criticism is with the booking agent *Personal Details removed by Feefo*.very misleading leading .had not got Tim to explain our questions.should have had the extra days in marrakech.told all gone .had to pay single supplement of sixty ponds when it stated none in caterloge but . had to fly from Gatwick when we had ask for midland airport's.taking me five hours late at night to get to Gatwick.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Exotic and fascinating, the Kingdom of Morocco is rich in history and culture, offering travellers intriguing historic sights, authentic cuisine, and changing scenery that is perfect for value-minded travellers wanting to explore and learn about a new destination. 

This Morocco-focused itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat as well as some more inspiring cities, such as Ouazarzate, Casablanca and Erfoud. 

In the red city of Marrakesh, step back in time as you wander through the Jemaa-el-Fna, a square and exotic bazaar offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, take an optional tour to see the ancient medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is one of the largest medieval cities in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

On this comprehensive and affordable tour of Morocco, you will also be enchanted by beautiful landscapes, stunned by the beauty of the desert, and surprised by the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas. You’ll also visit Casablanca and its newly built great Mosque; Meknes, where you'll visit the royal stables built to house 12,000 of the royal horses. 

Your tour also takes you to Ouarzazate, where you'll visit the Kasbah de Taourirt, built in the early 19th century and used as a base for the powerful el Glaoui tribe, who controlled the caravan route through the region. See the mountain resort of Ifrane; Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara desert; and Rabat, Morocco’s vibrant capital where you'll visit the relics of Chellah, a city built by the Romans in 40 AD. 

From the Middle Atlas mountain range and Ziz Gorges to arid desert, this budget-minded Morocco holiday will amaze you with spectacular scenery.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners

UK - Marrakech

Day
1

Fly to beautiful Marrakesh where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.

The rest of the day is yours to relax.

Marrakech - Casablanca

Day
2

Drive to Casablanca this morning and discover the city's highlights on a city sightseeing tour with a local guide. Learn more about Morocco's colonial past, see the market and the magnificent Hassan II Mosque.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez

Day
3

A short ride along the coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. Sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. You are reminded of the time when Morocco was the Roman province of Mauretania as you visit the fine ROMAN RELICS OF CHELLAH and its GARDENS. Continue to Meknes—during your guided tour, see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, and miles of protective walls. Visit its ROYAL STABLES, originally built to house 12.000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco’s most enchanting city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fez

Day
4

At leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina on the optional sightseeing tour, a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to colourful souks.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Fez - Ifrane - Erfoud

Day
5

Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and wind-swept plains as you motor across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages and descend into the spectacular ZIZ GORGES. The landscape becomes progressively more arid and you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Erfoud

Day
6

The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to see the MAUSOLEUM OF MOULAY ALI SHARIF, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Erfoud - The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs - Ouarzazate

Day
7

Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra Gorge, then along the Dades Valley to the film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit the KASBAH DE TAOURIRT, the intricate but fascinating residence of Pasha Thami el Glaoui.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Tizi - n - Tichka Pass - Marrakech

Day
8

Travel to AÏT BENHADDOU, a kasbah famous as a film location for Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 7,414-foot-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Each new twist in the road leads to a different, more dramatic landscape. Leaving the pass behind, the landscape gradually changes to a tapestry of red ochre. Enter the gates of the red-colored imperial city of Marrakech, justly reputed the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities. An optional evening excursion is a fitting way to end the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Marrakech

Day
9

The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating JEMAA-EL-FNA SQUARE and its exotic bazaar, BAHIA PALACE, and SAADIAN TOMBS. You’ll really feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Marrakech - UK

Day
10

Your holiday ends this morning after breakfast.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Marrakech.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

No single supplements available on selected 2018 departures in January, March, April, May, June, July, August, Septemeber, October, November & December.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Marrakech: Zalagh Kasbah & Spa Hotel
  • Casablanca: Idou Anfa or Novotel
  • Fez: Menzeh or Parc Palace
  • Erfoud: Kasbah Tizimi
  • Ouarzazate: Ibis

Why book with us?