Africa & Middle East

National Geographic Journeys: Morocco Journey

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Price From: R 22,589.00 pps

9 days, Casablanca to Marrakech.

From the highest dunes in Morocco, peer across the sands to watch the sun rise over another North African day. Experience some of the country's most unforgettable highlights over nine days of culture and nature. Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the winding lanes of old Marrakech, and ride into the desert on a 4x4. Meet musicians, Berbers, and artisans and soak up the exotic beauty of Morocco.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEY - Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam!

Booking Details for this National Geographic Tour

  • Price: R 22,589.00 per person sharing.
  • Select departures until October 2017.
  • Trip Code: DCMNG.
  • Trip Type: Small Group. National Geographic Journey.
     

Small Group Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Casablanca

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Casablanca/Fès

Drive to the imperial city of Meknes for a guided tour of some of its fascinating sites. Continue on to the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. After the ruins it’s off to Fes.

Day 3: Fès

Embark on a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Medina of Fez, exploring the winding lanes, alleys, tanneries and artisan shops. After, enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional tagine lunch at a cooperative that benefits rural Moroccan women and children.
Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good: Traditional Moroccan Lunch.

Day 4: Fès/Merzouga

Travel through the Middle Atlas mountains to the Sahara Desert, overnighting in a kasbah-style desert hotel at the edge of the dunes.

Day 5: Merzouga/Tinghir

Explore the Sahara on a thrilling 4x4 dunes tour. Visit the village of Khamliya where you will meet Gnaoua musicians and learn about the history of their music in the Sahara before enjoying a performance. Depart back through the desert and visit local Nomads to learn about nomadic life and share in some mint tea in one of their homes. Return to our Auberge then transfer to Tineghir for the evening.
Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Sahara Dunes & Culture Excursion.

Day 6: Tinghir/Ouarzazate

Visit Dades Valley then continue along the “Route of 1,000 Kasbahs” with an included visit to Kasbah Taourit. Opt to visit a Berber herbalist in Ouarzazate.

Day 7: Ouarzazate/Marrakech

Visit Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, then continue to Marrakech. Take some free time to wander this incredible city. Opt to take a historical tour, visit the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, or wander the souks and shops.

Day 8: Marrakech

Take the morning to explore Marrakech, opt to take a city tour or visit the markets. After, visit a historic Riad for a hands-on cooking class from a master Moroccan chef, and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared.
Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Moroccan Foodie Experience

Day 9: Marrakech

Depart at any time.

Validity Valid on select departures until October 2017
Currency Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Inclusions • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Moroccan Foodie Experience, Marrakech
• National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Sahara Dunes & Culture Excursion, Merzouga
• G Adventures for Good: Traditional Moroccan Lunch, Meknès
• Arrival transfer
• Guided city tour of Meknes including the ancient granaries and stables of Moulay Ismail and Bab Mansour
• Guided visit to Volubilis
• Guided walking tour of the Fes medina including Medersa Bou Inanya and tanneries
• Visit Taourirt Kasbah and Aït Ben Haddou
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodations: Hotels (8 nts).
• Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. Allow USD255-335 for meals not included.
• Transportation: Private air-con minivan/coach, 4x4 vehicle, walking.
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Exclusions • Allow USD255-335 for meals and drinks not included
• International flights and taxes
• Drinks and items of personal nature
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