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Known around the world for its Hollywood-star city Casablanca, Morocco is a country of intriguing beauty and steadfast culture whose natural allure outshines even the cinematic genius of the stars who made it famous. Though none of the movie was shot in the rugged mountains and beautiful isolation of this Saharan country, it sparked a romantic fascination that has left travellers wondering what they might find in the wind-swept desert home to nomadic Bedouins, or the bustling Arab markets of the “Red City” of Marrakech.
Day 1 - Toronto to Casablanca
Day 2 - Casablanca
Day 3 - Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez
Day 4 - Fez
Day 5 - Fez, Mldelt, Erfoud
Day 6 - Erfoud, Zagora
Day 7 - Zagora, Ouarzazate
Day 8 - Ouarzazate, Marrakech
Day 9 - Marrakech
Day 10 - Marrakech
Day 11 - Casablanca
Day 12 - Depart Casablanca
Morocco's most familiar city, Casablanca, is the largest and most metropolitan in the country. Heavily influenced by Europe across the sea, Casablanca has a less distinctly Moroccan flavour, and instead offers a measured introduction to the country where you can browse art galleries and lounge in parks before embarking into the mysticism of Morocco’s interior. Fez is the spiritual centre of Morocco and often considered the most beautiful of the imperial cities - a city shaped by great dynasties that would go on to create the world's first university. Marrakesh is what many picture in their mind's eye when they think of Turkey - a red-tented marketplace full of snake charmers and story tellers set against the backdrop of a mighty mountain range.
You'll have the chance to experience something truly Moroccan - a night in a Bedouin encampment in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Wonder at the sand dunes as they're kissed by the rising sun, and speculate on the diversity of Turkey's landscape as you drive through the stunning Atlas Mountains, the cedar forests near Ifrane, and the palm trees of the Ziz Valley. You'll also visit an oasis town in the middle of the Sahara, enjoy a tea ceremony with a local family, and take an evening tour of Marrakech by a horse-drawn carriage.
While in Casablanca you'll have the chance to visit Hassan II Mosque and the Royal Palace, or even slip into Rick's Cafe to recreate movie magic. In Fez you'll see Fez el-Bali, the largest living Islamic medieval city in the world where you’ll find narrow, winding alleys crammed with shops, restaurants and mosques. You'll explore the ancient Roman necropolis Chellah and the white imperial city of Rabat before heading to Ouarzazate. You'll also visit the spectacular Kasbah of Tifoultout and Tamegroute that has lent its beauty to famous film productions like Lawrence of Arabia, and bustle through the handicrafts on display at the "open air circus" of Djemaa el Fna.
Kasbah Hotel Xaluca in Erfoud is a stunning adobe building built at the "door of the desert". This Moroccan style building provides plenty of room to relax and unwind amid lush palms and desert dunes. In Ouarzazate you'll be spoiled at the Mercure Hotel as traditional Moroccan specialties are served up before a dip in the outdoor, freshwater swimming pool, and your five star Marrakech hotel at Kenzi Farah is set on a large private park in the heart of the city's trendiest district.