Genuine Deal, if you book by 18 Jan 2021 I will take another $1000 off per couple as early bird deal. – DLMA520 – Yes that’s AUD$1699 per person on many departures in 2021, and all of 2022, but only for early bird bookings.
Escorted Package Includes
11 nights accommodations
2 nights Rabat
2 nights Fez
2 nights Erfoud
1 night Ouarzazate
3 nights Marrakesh
1 night Casablanca
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Farewell dinner with wine
A deposit of $600 is payable on booking, balance is due 60 days before departure.
View Hassan II Mosque, build to commemorate the former king’s 60th birthday
Admire the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret, used as the prototype for Seville’s La Giralda Tower
Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Join a Fez family in their home and enjoy a home hosted dinner
Explore Ait Benhaddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
Take a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez
Add flights with your favourite airline. Go West Travel is an IATA registered travel agency with access to all published fares including all sale fares. A package deal can be quoted before you pay deposit.
2021 Departure Dates and Prices
|Book By Jan 31 2021||Book After |
Jan 31 2021
|Tue, Sep 065||$ 2199||$ 2719|
|Tue, Sep 13||$ 2199||$ 2719|
|$ 2199||$ 2639|
|Fri, Sep 16||$ 2309||$ 2839|
|Wed, Sep 28||$ 2199||$ 2639|
|Fri, Sep 30||$ 2199||$ 2579|
|Tue, Oct 11||$ 2199||$ 2719|
|Wed, Oct 12||$ 2199||$ 2639|
|Fri, Oct 21||$ 2199||$ 2579|
|Wed, Oct 26||$ 2199||$ 2639|
|Wed, Nov 02||$ 2199||$ 2599|
|Wed, Nov 09||$ 2199||$ 2599|
|Tue, Nov 15||$ 2199||$ 2719|
|Tue, Nov 22||$ 2199||$ 2719|
|Fri, Dec 02||$ 2199||$ 2579|
|Tue, Dec 13||$ 2199||$ 2719|
|Fri, Dec 16||$ 2199||$ 2579|
|Wed, Dec 21||$ 2199||$ 2639|
|Tue, Dec 27||$ 2229||$ 2759|
2022 Departure Dates and Prices
|Book By |
Sep 20 2021
|Book After |
Sep 20 2021
|Tue, Jan 11||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Jan 18||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Jan 25||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Jan 32||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Feb 8||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Feb 15||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Feb 22||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Feb 29||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Mar 8||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Mar 15||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Mar 22||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Mar 29||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, May 17||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, May 24||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, May 31||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Jun 7||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Jun 14||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Jun 21||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Sep 6||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Sep 13||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Sep 20||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Sep 27||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Oct 4||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Oct 11||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Oct 18||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Oct 25||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Oct 32||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Nov 8||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Nov 15||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Nov 22||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Nov 29||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Dec 6||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Dec 13||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Dec 20||$ 2199||$ 2739|
|Tue, Dec 27||$ 2199||$ 2739|
This tour starts in Rabat on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays in 2021, and on Tuesdays for all 2022 departures.
DAY 1, Tuesday – Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 6:00 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 3:00 PM on day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
DAY 2, Wednesday – Rabat Morning City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco’s capital and second largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Also visit the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
DAY 3, Thursday – Travel to Fez
Today, depart for Fez. En route, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Upon your arrival in Fez, admire a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Take a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions*
*Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to your host’s availability
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4, Friday – Full Day in Fez
Spend a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or, choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide will know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. See the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and cuisine
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
DAY 5, Saturday – Sightseeing en route to Erfoud
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6, Sunday – Rissani City Tour
This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Upon arrival in Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit an 18th-century ksar. Next, pass by the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. Return to Erfoud for an afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour of the Sahara, including a camel ride into the desert. After sunset, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight
Optional: Sahara Excursion
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7, Monday – Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate
This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Rose Festival. Arrive at the hotel in Ouarzazate later this evening
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8, Tuesday – Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh
Take a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. Its strange name means “without noise” in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt village, which was constructed in the 12th century and still inhabited today. It was an important village located at the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the north of Morocco. Your tour also includes the Kasbah Taourirt, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Finally, visit Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range
DAY 9, Wednesday – Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, take a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Take a ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh and delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
DAY 10, Thursday – Full Day in Marrakesh
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. See the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the vibrant street life of the city firsthand, or, perhaps join the optional tour to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Walk along the city’s ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright colored fishing boats. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks. Visit a jewelry shop, renowned for its quality and design. Browse the extensive collection of uniquely handcrafted silver jewelry and watch artisans create beautiful silver pieces
Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)
DAY 11, Friday – Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca
This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, join a half day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque* and the Corniche seaside. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
*Hassan II Mosque is subject to unexpected closures for local religious observances. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 12, Saturday – Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
▲ Interior visits during afternoon leisure time may not be possible due to winter prayer schedule
Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses, Rabat
This centrally located luxury hotel reflects classic Moroccan architecture and expansive colorful interior flower gardens. Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses offers large and comfortable rooms
Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace, Fez
This deluxe hotel is located in the residential district, on the outskirts of the new center of Fez.
Kasbah Xaluca Maadid, Erfoud
This first class hotel is a Kasbah-style property located on the edge of the desert near to Erfoud and its many attractions.
Ibis Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate
This tourist class hotel is centrally located in Ouarzazate.
Le Meridien N’Fis, Marrakesh
This deluxe hotel is a short ride away from the Menara gardens.
Kenzi Tower Hotel, Casablanca
This deluxe hotel, soaring far above any other structure, is located in the beautiful city of Casablanca.
Add these on now or book with your guide while on the tour. Prices are per person and twin share bookings do not need to have both people booked together.
Day #5 $71
Full Day Fez with lunch
Join a day-long tour devoted to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, which is best known for its spiritual and educational contribution to the Moroccan culture. Your tour includes visits to the medieval Fez el Bali Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Al Attarine Madrasa, Nejjarine Fountains and Museum, and the exteriors of the Al Karaouine mosque and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops will provide the best view of the famous tanneries. A visit to a carpet shop will provide a firsthand look at the local textiles. After a light lunch is provided at a beautiful riad within the medina. You will also have the chance to explore the famous souks, where craftsmen still practice their trades the traditional way. In the afternoon, visit Fes Jdid, the modern district of Fez, where the Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter are located.
Day #5 $77
Depart by 4×4 caravan into the desert, exploring numerous small villages before reaching Tisserdimine, an oasis village at the bottom of Erg Chebbi. Continue the journey to the peak of Erg Chebbi. After taking in this splendid view of the surrounding desert, option to journey into the heart of the dunes in a 4X4, or as the local nomads do; by camel back. Maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.
Approximate tour duration is 7 hours. A meal will be provided on your excursion.
Day #7 $129
Santa Catarina Palopó Village Visit with lunch
This evening, sit back and relax as you ride a horse-drawn carriage through the lively streets of Marrakesh. Afterward, walk though cobbled alleys to the restaurant, a splendid 19th century riad, located in the oldest part of the medina. Upon entering the stunning courtyard, step back into the time of Arabian folklore and relax to the sound of classic Moroccan music. Prepare yourself for a Moroccan feast where you will sample a wide variety of delicious local specialties! Delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night. A truly memorable experience! Maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.
Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.
Day 11 $65
Full Day Essaouira
In the morning, travel to Essaouira, a seaside resort city on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast. Along the way, stop at the Marjana Co-Operative to view traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil reputedly rich in nutrients and antioxidants beneficial to skin and hair. The demand for the oil has grown drastically due to its heavy use in cosmetics and cuisine in the West. Continue on to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Spanish cannons still line the battlements while parasols dot the harbor’s beaches, creating a remarkably picturesque setting. You will walk along the city’s ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view. In the medina, artisans and craftsmen practice their trades as they have for hundreds of years. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks. Visit a jewelry shop, renowned for its quality and design. Browse the extensive collection of uniquely handcrafted silver jewelry and watch artisans create beautiful silver pieces The city is also famed for hosting the Gnaoua World Music Festival, which draws musicians from across the world who come to play with the Gnaoua mystics.
Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.
Entry to Morocco
It is your responsibility to review border requirements for entry into Morocco. Generally, an Australian travelling for tourism, will not require a visa to enter Morocco for this tour.
Travel Insurance and your own responsibility
Travel Insurance General
You must be insured for the duration of your trip. You need comprehensive travel insurance to cover cancellation, health requirements, luggage and additional expenses. Insurance policies rarely cover for loss of cash. If you choose to activate a policy as part of your credit card, it is important to confirm that the policy is activated and understand what is covered and what is not covered. I always recommend you contact your credit card provider and get the current policy wording and ensure that the policy meets your needs. If you choose to travel without insurance, you cannot claim losses against Edward Law trading as Go West Travel except to the extent of Australian consumer law.
You must be insured for the duration of your trip. You need comprehensive travel insurance to cover cancellation, health requirements, luggage and additional expenses. Insurance policies rarely cover for loss of cash. If you choose to activate a policy as part of your credit card, it is important to confirm that the policy is activated and understand what is covered and what is not covered. I always recommend you contact your credit card provider and get the current policy wording and ensure that the policy meets your needs.
If you choose to travel without insurance, you cannot claim losses against Edward Law trading as Go West Travel except to the extent of Australian consumer law.