TRIP OVERVIEW

Gain insight into the culture of Morocco as you experience the charm of Marrakech, the spirituality of Fez and the sophistication of Casablanca with first class hotels and amazing food.

The land of Kasbahs and spice souks has enthralled travellers for centuries. Morocco’s imperial splendour is keenly felt on this 8 day trip, taking you to its most historic and beautiful cities.

Casablanca is an exotic port city dating back to the 7th century BC. A morning tour takes you to Hassan II Mosque, the second largest in the world. Depart for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. One of CNN’s ‘Top Travel Destinations of 2013’, this imperial city has much to offer a visitor. See the Royal Palace, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and one of the world’s oldest mosques, the Hassan Tower. Leaving Rabat, you will stop in at one of Morocco’s oldest cities, Meknes and the Roman ruins of Voulibilis.

The spiritual capital of Morocco, Fez will enchant you with its labyrinthine medina. This is also a thriving student town. You’ll visit Quarouiyin University and Mosque, as well as Merdirsa Bouanania, another major Islamic university.

The road to Marrakech is dotted with some wonderfully picturesque towns including Ifrane, noted for its unique architecture, the artist’s haven of Azrou and charming Benni Malal. The city itself is Morocco at its most romantic. A visit to Jemaa El Fna square offers a stunning array of food and performers, including musicians, snake charmers and fortune tellers. You’ll also visit the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Menara Gardens.

FULL PACKAGE INCLUDES

7 nights accommodation at hotels indicated in the itinerary or similar

Round trip airport transfers

Half board (breakfast and dinner, including farewell dinner)

Touring in air-conditioned vehicles

Sightseeing and entrance fees to monuments as indicated

Porterage for luggage at airport and hotels

English speaking driver/guide during the tour

Local guides in Rabat, Volubilis, Fez and Marrakech

Hamman

Cooking class

Professional photo shoot

Swag Bag

ACCOMMODATIONS

KENZI TOWER HOTEL

The Kenzi Tower Hotel is a true emblem of Morocco that asserts its stunning position in the 28 story B tower of the Twin Center of Casablanca. Since 2009, the hotel impresses with its size, the magic of its sight and the quality of its services. Its luxurious comfort and the elegance of its decoration make it Casablanca’s address of customized service and the hotel to be when in search of excellence.

The hotel is located in the trendiest and most vibrant downtown setting of Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital. Ideal for browsing in the shops and only just half an hour away from the Mohamed V International airport, the hotel is the t perfect place to stay whether for business or pleasure.

PALAIS MEDINA

Palais Medina & Spa is a luxurious 5-star hotel set in a prime location in the center of Fes. Local tourist attractions such as Royal Palace (Fes) and Jewish Cemetery are not far from the hotel.

HIVERNAGE HOTEL

Thoughts like oasis of luxury and serenity in the heart of marrakchi agitation, Hivernage Hotel & Spa rooms and suites have been designed to reflect the charm, hospitality and feel of typical evasion the city of Marrakech.

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 0 - Depart the US

Day 0 - Depart the United States

Day 1 - Arrive Casablanca

Day 1 - Arrive Casablanca

Meet and greet at Casablanca airport, then transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Duration Accommodation
Dinner and Breakfast 1 Night TBD
Day 2 - Casablanca / Rabat / Fez

Day 2 - Casablanca / Rabat / Fez

After breakfast the tour of Casablanca, a walk around the Hassan II mosque, Ain Diab Corniche then the oldest part ofCasablanca called the Habous Quarter which houses the Royal Palace, then continue to Mohammed V Square in the city center. Transfer to Rabat a brief sightseeing of the Oudaya Kasbah, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower we before continue to Fez for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Duration Accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner 3 Nights TBD
Day 3 - Fez Sightseeing

Day 3 - Fez Sightseeing

After break, we dedicated the whole day to tour of Fes with a local guide, which will include Jamaa Al-Karaouine, the world's first established university and the Medersa Bouanania, the tanneries, clay workshops, artisan quarters, and souks of largest and oldest medina in Morocco. Dinner overnight in Fes.

Meal Plan Duration Accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner - -
Day 4 – Fez / Volubilis / Meknes / Fez

Day 4 – Fez / Volubilis / Meknes / Fez

After breakfast departure to Moulay Idriss, the holy town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people. It was here that Moulay Idriss I arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam, and starting a new dynasty then UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins in Volubilis, and Mekned where we start the visits of Bab El Mansour gate, the Harri Souani stables, the medina, and the Royal Palace. Return to Fes for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Duration Accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner - -
Day 5 - Fez / Ifrane / Benni Mellal / Marrakech

Day 5 - Fez / Ifrane / Benni Mellal / Marrakech

Transfer to Marrakech, stopping in Ifrane and Benni Mellal along the way. Nicknamed "Morocco's Switzerland," Ifrane is a charming ski town populated by European-style chalets. Dinner and overnight in Marrakech.

Meal Plan Duration Accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner 3 Nights TBD
Day 6 - Marrakech Sightseeing

Day 6 - Marrakech Sightseeing

After breakfast, our full day explorations of Marrakesh will be on food and by horse-drawn carriages. We start at Djemaa El Fna, the central square and Marrakesh's heartbeat surrounded by bazaars, mosques, terraced cafes, snake charmers, fire-eaters, and fortune-tellers. After the visit, we stop at the Koutoubia Minaret, the oldest of the three great Almouahad towers, and the Bahia Palace, a marvelous display of painted wood, ceramics, and symmetrical gardens. We then proceed to Saadian Tombs followed by a walk through the old medina and the labyrinth of souks.

Meal Plan Duration Accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner - -
Day 7 - Marrakech

Day 7 - Marrakech

Enjoy your day at leisure.

Meal Plan Duration Accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner - -
Day 8 - Depart Marrakech

Day 8 - Depart Marrakech

After breakfast you will be transferred to Marrakech airport for your return flight.

Meal Plan Duration Accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner - -

RESERVE YOUR TRIP NOW

PRICES WITHOUT AIRFARE, LAND ONLY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $2890

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $2260

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Trip insurance is therefore highly recommended. Please purchase travel insurance on your Morocco Travel Package.

MEALS/DRINKS INCLUDED
PRICE EXCLUDES
  • Travel insurance
  • International & domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Gratuities for Driver and Tour Guide
    • Suggested Gratuities for Tour Guide (suggested $10-$20 per day)
    • Suggested Gratuities for Driver (suggested $5-$8 per day)
TRAVEL NOTES
  • Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates. For this tour, your passport should not expire before January 3, 2020.
  • You must have a valid passport with at least one blank page.
  • Currently, Visas are not required for visits lasting less than 90 days.  Visit the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco website for the most current visa information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
  • Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • All prices are based on the rates of exchange in effect at the time of price quotation. In the event that the US dollar devalues, Violet Clover Consulting, LLC dba Violet Clover Travel Group reserves the right to increase prices accordingly. Your final invoice will reflect increases resulting from currency devaluation.
  • We offer roommate matching for this tour. When making your reservations please select “double occupancy” and when asked for your roommate’s name please enter “request roommate match”. Roommates will not be matched until after 75% of your reservation total has been made.
  • When making your own flight arrangements, you must pay close attentions to dates. You should schedule your flight to ARRIVE in Casablanca on May 31, 2019. This means many of you must fly out of the United States on May 30, 2019. You should also schedule your departure flight for June 7, 2019. Enter your flight information here.
  • At check-in, a credit card will be required for check-in to cover anticipated room charges.
  • A full day-by-day itinerary will be provided 30 days before travel, if not earlier.
  • A private Facebook group will be created in February 2019.

TERMS & POLICIES

  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
  • All payments to Violet Clover Consulting, LLC dba Violet Clover Travel Group are non refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your passport. If you enter your name incorrectly, a name fee may apply.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this low price to be locked in.
  • If you choose our payment plan, monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current unless you make larger monthly payments than what is required. You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.
  • Roommate Matching is available.
  • Name changes are allowed with a $200 name change fee.
  • Late payment of $250 per person is required after final due date.
  • All late payment requests must be approved by management before the final payment deadline on your account.
  • All final payments are due by February 1, 2019.