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11N The Grand Tour of Morocco

Land Arrangement Rates ONLY

PRICELIST for Travel until October 31, 2017
Rates are per person in USD based on Twin Sharing
Surcharge Applies for Super Peak Dates (CALL OR EMAIL US for Super Peak Rates)

International/Domestic Flights Air Tickets NOT INCLUDED and to be purchased separately

Rates per person in USDOLLARS ON TWIN SHARING, except if indicated

# of PEOPLE LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON
2 Pax Together US$ 1,970 US$ 2,105
4 Pax Together US$ 1,465 US$ 1,565
6 Pax Together US$ 1,300 US$ 1,380

SEASONALITY

LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON SUPER PEAK SEASON
01Nov2016-21Dec2016
03Jan2017 to 29Feb2017
01Jun2017 to 31Aug2017
01Mar2017 to 31May2017
01Sep2017 to 31Oct2017
New Year period (22Dec2016 to 02Jan2017)

RIADS/HOTELS - 4*

CITY HOTEL
Tangier Ramada Encore Tanger
Chaouen Dar Echchaouen
Fes Barcelo Fes
Merzouga Riad Madu
Ouarzazate Riad Bouchedor
Marrakech Opera Plaza
Casablanca Kenzi Basma

ADD-0NS:

  • Single Supplement - US$390 per person
  • 3rd Less 12%
  • Deluxe Tents Supplements - US$50 per person
  • Optional 4x4 per group - US$112
  • Camel Ride - US$ 35 per person

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation in standard double rooms
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Modern A/C vehicle during the tour
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Local guides in Tangier, Volubilis, Fes & Marrakech
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Local guides in Volubilis, Fes & Marrakech
  • Porterage at airport and hotels

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Manila-Morocco-Manila Air Ticket NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE - it is highly recommended for every guest to have a travel insurance in place
  • Late Check-Out and Early Check-In
  • All meals, services, tours and expenses that are personal in nature are not included in the package
  • Tips and Gratuities

MOROCCAN VISA:

  • Moroccan Visa NOT REQUIRED for a period of 90Days for Filipino Citizens. Current Philippine Passport with at least 6 months valid from date of departure and a proof of sufficient funds are required when entering the Kingdom of Morocco.
  • Filipino travelers who intend to stay in Morocco longer than 90 days will need to request permission to extend the duration of their stay at the nearest Police Precinct to their place of residence in Morocco.

REMARKS:

  • This package does not include food outside of the package, laundry, mini-bar consumption, telephone calls, other marine sports activities and equipment rentals, souvenir shop purchases and other expenses that are incidental in nature
  • This is already a discounted promo package. No other discounts are applicable or combinable with this package.
  • Boris Travel and Tours is not held liable or responsible for any trip and tour cancellations, tour forefeiture brought about by flight cancellations, flight delays, bad weather conditions, or any failure to execute arrangements specified herein directly or indirectly occasioned by or through or in consequence of war, change of statutes of Philippine Government, strikes, riots, and Acts of God or conditions beyond our control
  • All rates are subject to space availability upon reservation. Rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • AIRLINE TICKETS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE and to be purchased separately
  • All rates are per person in USDOLLARS
  • Terms & Booking Conditions Apply

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Tangier port – Hotel D

Meet and greet at Tangier port, then transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an orientation short tour. Dinner and overnight in Tangier.

Day 2: Tangier – Chaouen BD

After breakfast, start the city tour of Tangier to discover Morocco’s pearl of the north and its main gate to Europe. Begin with the visit of the world-famous St. Andrews Church. The first strip of land to build this landmark in Tangier was provided in 1880 by Hassan I, a former Alaouite king of Morocco. The church was re-built in the year 1894 to accommodate larger numbers of worshippers and it was consecrated in 1905. Continue through the neighborhood of villas and mansions of many celebrities including the royal palace. Transfer to Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean to visit the Cave of Hercules. Later during the day, transfer to Chaouen, a fascinating little town tucked away in the Rif mountainside. Founded in the 15th century, Chefchaouen was settled by the Moorish and then abandoned by them until the 20th century, when it was resettled by Europeans. As a result, the town retains a characteristically medieval feel, which makes it a wonderful place to visit. Visit this lovely city then check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Chaouen – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes BD

After breakfast, leave this fascinating city heading to Meknes, the fifth largest city of the kingdom. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), before it was relocated to Marrakesh. The city tour of Meknes includes the massive Bab El Mansour gate. Stop to take pictures there. Enjoy an optional lunch at a local restaurant. The city tour of Meknes will include also the Harri Souani stables, the medina ramparts, and the entrance to the Royal Palace. Continue along to the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins in Volubilis where you will have a guided tour. Transfer to Fes for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Fes (city tour) BD

Enjoy a guided city tour of the spiritual capital of Morocco, Fes. The first stop of the morning is a visit to the entrance of the largest royal palace in Morocco. This palatial complex rests in the center of the Fes El-Jedid area and is surrounded by high walls with an intricate and elaborately decorated gateway that is permanently closed. The doors are bronze but they shine like gold. The next stop will be the old Medina (Fes el Bali). This medieval centre of Fez has not changed for centuries. Its narrow alleys house hundreds of merchants and craftsmen selling a range of products such as dates, fish, spices, copper urns, musical instruments, etc. One of the most interesting sites in Fes is the leather tannery, which is the oldest in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries. Visit Jamaa Al-Karaouine and a Medersa (Koranic school) to complete the city tour of Fes. Dinner and overnight

Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Erfoud – Merzouga BD

After breakfast, leave Fes heading to the heart of the desert. Stop first at Ifrane, a charming town and ski resort in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco. Ifrane is famous for its Alpine climate, European-style houses and its 1665 metres (5,460 ft) in elevation. The town experiences snow during winter months and a cool climate during summer. Ifrane is also the place where the lowest temperature was ever recorded in Africa, -24 °C in 1935. While in Ifrane, expect to find animals like the threatened Barbary Macaque and local tree species such as the native Atlas cedar, Scrub oak and the introduced London plane. Continue through many Amazigh (Berber) villages before getting to Midelt where you will stop for an optional lunch. Leave through Ziz River, passing through a series of fortified villages before getting to Erfoud. Enjoy an optional 4x4 transfer to the heart of the sahara desert. Dinner and overnight in a charming auberge by the dunes.

NB: optional overnight in a standard or deluxe desert camp (tents)

Day 6: Merzouga – Tinghir – Ouarzazate BD

Enjoy an optional early morning sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Return to the auberge for breakfast before driving to Tinghir via Rissani and Tinjdad. Tinghir is a gorgeous, 40km oasis, which boasts one of the largest palm groves in the country. Walk above the Todra Gorge, a 300m wall, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. Transfer to Ouarzazate along Dades Valley and Kelaat M’Gouna. The drive is spectacular, with hundreds of Kasbahs lining the route, winding through stunning desert landscapes, villages, palm groves, and with the expansive Jebel Sarhro lunar-scape to the south. Dades valley is known as valley of figs. Continue to Kelaat M’Gouna, a large village which is famous for cultivating roses. Expect to find many fine, rose-infused products there. Transfer to Ouarzazate, also known as “Morocco’s Hollywood,” for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech BD

Begin city tour of Ouarzazate with Taourirt Kasbah, which is considered one of the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco. Next, visit the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes were and are still being shot. Continue on to the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou. The village is a great example of earthen clay architecture that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Ait Ben Haddou is an iconic landscape immortalized in such films as “The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)”, “Jesus of Nazareth (1977)”, “The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)”, “Gladiator (2000)”, “Son of God (film) (2014)”, ect. After the visit of Ait Ben Haddou, transfer to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tiz In Tichka pass for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Marrakech (city tour) BD

Enjoy the guided city tour of Marrakech after breakfast. The morning begins with a visit to the Kotoubia Mosque. The mosque is the largest in Marrakech and one of the oldest in the world. The minaret, 77 metres (253 ft) in height, includes a spire and orbs. It was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199), and has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and Hassan Tower of Rabat. Continue to the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, which houses arrays of food, snake charmers, local musicians, fortune-tellers, etc. There’s nowhere on earth like the Jemaa el Fna, the square at the heart of old Marrakesh. Your next stop is the Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs. The Saadian tombs date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Dinner and overnight in Marrakech.

Day 9: Marrakech (Free day) BD

Enjoy your day at leisure in Marrakech.

Day 10: Marrakech – Casablanca BD

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Marrakech. In the afternoon, transfer to Casablanca where you will have an orientation tour. Begin with an outside visit of Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Continue to Ain Diab Corniche for a pleasant stroll along the coast. Your last stop is Mohammed V Square in the city center. Dinner and overnight in Casablanca.

Day 11: Casablanca – Rabat – Tangiers BD

After breakfast, transfer to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of the Imperial Cities. Start the city tour of Rabat with the Kasbah of the Udayas. The kasbah of the Udayas is a fortification constructed on a hill, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This Kasbah was constructed during the realm of the Almohads. Continue to Mohammed V Mausoleum. This mausoleum is home the tombs of the current king's grandfather, King Mohammed V, and his two sons King Hassan II and Prince Moulay Abdellah. Inside the Mausoleum, mosaics rise from the marble floor to a ceiling of gold leaf and hand-carved cedar wood, while the three ground-floor tombs are carved from white onyx. Next to the Mausoleum, stop at Hassan Tower, which is the towering minaret of the Hassan Mosque. The construction of the site began in 1195. The reminiscents of the mosque are part of one of the oldest mosques left in existence. Transfer to Tangiers for overnight.

Day 12: Tangier port B

After breakfast, we will assist you to Tangier port for your ferry transfer to Spain.