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Riads and Kasbahs of Morocco
Morocco - Trip code DMR Discovery
Days 15
Deposit From £192
Price from £1920
Flights inclusive
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Why book this trip?

From the Imperial Cities of Fes, Meknes and Marrakech to the Saharan Sand Sea of Merzouga, we explore many of Morocco's natural and cultural highlights. We visit local Berber communities in the Anti-Atlas Mountains and travel through the vast Dades Gorge. Along the way we unwind in hand-picked hotels and traditional 'riads', which provide an oasis of calm from the bustling cities.

    • Included meals

      Breakfast: 14

      Dinner: 2

    • Trip staff

      Explore Tour Leader

      Driver(s)

    • Transport

      Bus

      4WD

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      Accommodation

      1 nights premium auberge

      4 nights premium hotel

      2 nights premium kasbah

      7 nights premium riad

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      Trip pace:

      Moderate

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      Group Size:

      10 - 16

    Itinerary

    Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

    Day 1 - Join tour Fes

    Your tour starts in Fes. Depending on the schedule of your flights, you may wish to explore the vibrant town independently before meeting your group and Tour Leader

    at the hotel.

    Riad Ghita

    Riad Ghita is located within the walls of the medina, and its owners pride themselves on offering a traditional and friendly stay. The whole riad is decorated throughout with Moroccan furnishings and décor, and whether you wish to sit on the rooftop terrace admiring the view, or sit in the central courtyard sipping mint tea it really is your home from home. Traditional Moroccan dishes can be cooked on request, or maybe organise a cooking class instead; heading out firstly to the market to buy fresh ingredients.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Riad

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: None

    Day 2 - Morning sightseeing, afternoon walk through Old Fes

    We have a full day today to take in the artisan capital of Morocco and during the morning's sightseeing we will have a chance to take in the mosques and souks of the Fes el Bali, view the Royal Palace and drive out to North Borj for some great views back across the city. Craftwork made and sold in the Fes medina is considered amongst the finest in Morocco and a wander through its artisan districts reveal weavers and brass workshops, coppersmiths and tanners, producing beautiful pieces much as they have for

    generations. Beautiful buildings abound in this city as well, including the Sanctuary of Moulay Idriss 2nd, the Karouine Mosque and the Al Andalus Mosque (viewed from the outside only). After lunch our exploration of the city continues with a tour of Fes El Bali (Old Fes), exploring the souks in the backstreets, wandering past the spice stalls and taking in the opulent majesty of the 14th century Attarin Medersa, whose intricate decoration and elegant design makes it one of the city's most captivating medieval colleges.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Riad

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 3 - Visit Meknes, Moulay Idriss and Volublis

    Departing Fes this morning we drive onto the city of Meknes, once the heart of the Moroccan Sultanate, lying amidst the landscapes of the Oued Boufekrane River valley. 'the Sultan loved Meknes, and he would have liked never to leave it\ once wrote a chronicler to the tyrannical Sultan Moulay Ismail. Ismail (1672-1727) was a tireless builder, and his greatest efforts were reserved for his capital at Meknes, which at its peak, with over 20 grand gateways and 50 palaces, must have been a sight to inspire any who looked upon it. This morning we enjoy a guided tour of its major highlights, including the old granaries of the Heri es- Souni and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail himself. In spite of Ismail's seemingly unquenchable blood lust and far from benevolent treatment of his subjects, the sultan still seems to be held in high regard and his tomb is something of a place of reverence even today amongst a people who still see his rule as Morocco's \ Golden Age\ . We'll also take in the Bab el Khamis Gate and walk through the city's spectacular centrepiece, the Bab Mansour, en route to the Place el Hedim and the city's Medina, where we can try our bartering skills in the busy markets.

    Later this afternoon we head into the hills to the north, to visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss, named after Morocco's most revered saint and creator of the country's first Arab dynasty, before then moving on to explore the ancient site of Volubilis, the capital of the Roman province of Mauritania Tingitana. The detailed mosaics here are still intact and the site provides us with a good idea of the layout of Rome's imperial provincial settlements. From here we return back to Fes.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Riad

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 4 - Drive over the Middle Atlas to Erfoud

    Turning south today we climb steadily into the dramatic landscapes of the Middle Atlas, heading first towards to Immouzer and Ifrane and passing near the small mountain village of Azrou, which in the Berber tongue translates as 'the rock'. This is the land of the fiercely independent Berbers, the Lords of the Atlas, whose traditions and ways still hold sway up here in their mountain strongholds far away from the cities below. The Berbers present us with a unique view of a way of life lost to the rest of North Africa, where music and dance, even language and religion, are far removed from their Arab neighbours. Continuing into Berber sheep-raising country we head to Timadite and over the Col du Zad, before crossing the Tizi N'Tairhemt Camel Pass and continuing via the Gorge du Ziz to Er Rachidia. Finally we traverse a broad plateau past Meski Oasis, the so-called Blue Spring bordering the arid desert plains, from where our journey brings us at last to the on to the desert settlement of Erfoud.

    Kasbah Xalucca

    The Kasbah Xaluca is a charming hotel, set just outside of Erfoud town. The kasbah is built from mudbrick and is decorated throughout with local furnishings, designs and colours. Rooms are comfortable and there is a wealth of facilities on offer including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, tennis and a bar and restaurant.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 5 - Drive to Merzouga via Rissani

    Our day starts by following the meandering Ziz River towards Rissani, the last sizeable community and the end of the vegetation belt before the dunes of the 'Sand Sea' begin. The settlement is the homeland of the Alaouite dynasty, which reigned in this region for 300 years, and this morning we'll have an opportunity to visit the founder's Mausoleum and explore something of the local ksour (fortified villages). After lunch, we then drive on to the settlement of Merzouga, which lies on the edge of Erg Chebbi, an area of spectacular high dunes that are amongst some of Morocco's most spectacular natural landscapes. The afternoon is then free to simply relax, take a 4WD trip around the dunes to explore the surrounding area, or take a camel ride into the haunting V-shape dunes that seem to creep slowly across the desert floor. Alternatively, you may choose to appreciate their vastness by climbing them. The word erg is Arabic for great sand dune area and although many people imagine the Sahara as an endless sea of rolling golden sand dunes, they actually cover only about one fifth of its surface, the rest being covered by vast rock and gravel plains. Today even affords an opportunity to spend tonight camping out in the desert in a traditional Berber-style tent to truly appreciate the captivating tranquillity of this desert setting.

    Please note: due to limited daylight hours during the winter months, we will only be able to offer either the 4WD or camel excursion in combination with the overnight camping.

    Auberge Tombouctou

    Situated on the edge of Erg Chebbi, this kasbah style hotel combines a stunning location with both comfort and character. The dunes of the Sahara are very nearby and a night here is sure to be a truly memorable experience.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Auberge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 6 - Drive to Boumaine via Tinerhir and the Todra Gorge

    Following an ancient route along the southern slopes of the Atlas, we reach the town of Tinerhir, set amongst the dramatic ochre coloured cliffs of the Todra Gorge. There may be time on arrival this afternoon to take a walk amongst the famous lush palmeries that line the banks of the nearby Todra River (optional). Extending some way along the river's course, the gardens are a lush oasis of produce, with date palms and olive groves, fruit orchards and almonds, all littered amongst a fertile landscape of grain and vegetables. From here we then continue west, towards the meandering course of the Dades River and the town of Boumalene, passing into a sparse and dramatic landscape that is home to an array of birdlife that includes buzzards and cream-coloured coursers and even rare Houbara bustards. These harsh lands were once the tribal heartlands of the Ait-Alouane, fierce, seminomadic tribesmen who were the virtual rulers of the Draa and Dades Valleys. Part of a greater confederation of tribes collectively known as the Ait-Atta, these were the last of the Berbers to finally submit to the French during the fierce fighting of the 1930s.

    Kasbah Xalucca Dades

    Lying some 1600m above the valley floor, amongst the majestic spine of the Atlas Mountains, the Xaluca Dades Hotel affords some breath-taking views of the Dades Valley below. Its lavishly appointed, air-conditioned rooms are stunningly decorated throughout, presenting a sumptuous fusion of African designs and influences. The hotel also boasts an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, hammam and spa and an array of leisure facilities that include a sauna, fitness suite and tennis court.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Kasbah

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 7 - Walking in the Dades Gorge

    The waters of the Dades River feed the Dades Valley as it flows from the slopes of the High Atlas and across the high plateau, carving the great chasms of the Dades Gorge, before it continues to feed the waters of the Ouarzazate Lake and the Draa. Today we will enjoy a walk through this most remarkable of settings, spending some 3 hours taking in a landscape steeped in natural and cultural treasures, where Kasbahs and kours (fortified villages) lie amongst fertile fields of almond and walnut trees and towering limestone cliffs. Beginning in the region of Ait Youl we head towards the small Berber village of Ait Oudinar (1600m), following the trails and fields that lie along the course of the river, from where we will return to Boumaine.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Kasbah

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 8 - Drive to Ouarzazate via the Valley of 1000 Kasbahs

    Known as the Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs, the Dades Valley region can boast some of the most authentic Berber settlements of all the Southern Oasis Valleys, each of the oasis towns benefiting from its own distinctive feel and, whilst many of the original Kasbahs now lie in ruins, there are still enough to give a real flavour of Morocco's ancient heritage, with some of the valley women still favouring the traditional colourful dress and ornaments worn by their forebears. We'll pass through this fascinating landscape this morning, heading for the town of El Kelaa des M'Gouna, lying at the foot of a rocky outcrop that separates the Dades and Mgoun Valleys. Famed for its roses, the town lies blanketed under a landscape of scented blooms each spring, which are then harvested in May during the famous Festival of the Roses and processed into rosewater to be sold throughout the Islamic world. Later this afternoon we make our way towards the small, fortified Berber settlement of Ait Ben Haddou, which has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is considered by many to be one of Morocco's most picturesque settings. Studded with crenelated towers and richly decorated, the town's Kasbah is quite spectacular and provided an ideal location for filming scenes from Jesus of Nazareth and Lawrence of Arabia. Our final destination for the evening is the town of Ouarzazate.

    Dar Daif

    Dar Daif has been restored to replicate an old caravanserai and walking through the intricately decorated corridors of this Kasbah is like stepping back in time. There are colourful carpets and the walls are adorned with sketches and paintings collected all over Morocco. The rooms are comfortable and there is a pool, steam room and library. The terrace offers views across the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 9 - Drive to Taroudant via Tazenakhte

    This morning we head through the landscapes of the Anti-Atlas, travelling via the settlements of Tazenakhte and Taliouine, with its magnificent, decaying Kasbah, towards Taraoudant stopping to visit some saffron cooperative en route and arriving later this afternoon.

    Dar Zitoune

    Just outside the town, Dar Zitoune enjoys a peaceful setting in extensive grounds. The bungalows are arranged around a lush garden whose central feature is the large swimming pool, fringed with palms and built in the shape of a traditional Moroccan door. All rooms are decorated in traditional style to a high standard.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Riad

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 10 - Visit Tiout and Taroudant

    Today you will make a trip out to the village of Tiout south of Taroudant in the Souss Valley at the foot of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Here we can walk through the fields and palm groves of this idyllic spot and discover the caid's kasbah once part of the extensive feudal holdings of the Glaoui empire. We enjoy some of the most famous views of the Sous Valley from the kasbah promontory and may be sample the local mint tea. Later we will visit Taroudant known as the 'Pearl of the Sous'. It has lain at the centre of political life of the Sous Valley for generations. Lying before the imposing backdrop of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, amidst a landscape of olive groves and orange orchards, the town lies behind an impressive bastion of fortified towers and some of the best-preserved walls in the country. Strategically important and site of the region's most important market, Taroudant once commanded a network of major trading routes and even today its bustling market lies at the centre of life.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Riad

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 11 - Drive to Essaouira

    This morning we will leaveTaroudant and continue north towards the Atlantic coast and the historic port of Essaouira. The town is a delightful haven of whitewashed houses and dramatic medieval walls set before a scene of empty beaches and crashing waves. One of Morocco's most popular resorts it has gained a reputation over recent years as a venue for International wind surfing competitions, the local winds creating perfect conditions amongst the Atlantic rollers. Arriving in Essaouira late this afternoon there should be time for a short orientation tour of the city before dinner.

    Riad Mimouna

    Overlooking the ocean and close to the medina this riad oozes charm. Riad Mimouna is decorated throughout in a traditional style and provides a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Each guest room is furnished with Moroccan designs and has an en-suite bathroom. The property also boasts a large terrace offering sea views and a restaurant serving local dishes.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Riad

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 12 - Free day in Essaouira

    The day is free for independent explorations in this colourful coastal fishing town. Situated within 15th century Portuguese fortifications, the town has a relaxed but lively feel and an experience not to be missed is a visit to the old walled Medina. After passing through the narrow, highly decorated arched entrance, it may be hard to resist snapping up last minute gifts such as locally made rustic leather belts, gleaming gold and silver jewellery, or wooden boxes exquisitely inlaid with ebony and mother of pearl by

    local craftsmen. The lively throng of the Medina, with its local women carrying out their daily routines, veiled in their traditional dress, forms a sharp contrast to the open golden sands of the harbour area where hopeful seabirds can be seen circling above the fisherman as they return from the blue waters with their daily catches. We suggest a stroll around the old town, perhaps taking in the Mellah (the old Jewish Quarter) or maybe a wander along the fine sandy beach and through the harbour.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Riad

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 13 - Drive to Marrakech; Afternoon optional walking tour

    A morning drive takes us east to Marrakech, where we'll have the better part of two days to explore a city that has for centuries been a meeting place for the mountain Berbers and the desert peoples of the south. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to explore something of its rich heritage with an optional sightseeing tour of Morocco's fascinating Red City. Like many North African towns, Marrakech is divided into two distinct parts, the Gueliz and the Medina, a place where trade and barter amongst the colourful souks still renders its ancient heart a glittering cacophony of noise and colour. Journeying into this vibrant city with a local guide affords a chance to discover some of its most enthralling sites. The city's beating heart is the spectacular Djemma-el-Fna, a site not to be missed and a scene straight out of the pages of the Arabian Nights. Here you will find the streets and alleys alive with storytellers and musicians, jugglers and acrobats, snake charmers and clowns. Marrakech is a city like no other, boasting a staggering array of spectacular architecture and wonderful facades and not to be missed are the Koutoubia mosque

    and tower, Saadian tombs, Ben Youssef medersa, the Dar Si Said Palace (now the Museum of Moroccan Art) and the Menara gardens. This evening there is also an opportnuity to visit a traditional Hammam.

    Hotel Hivernage

    With a glorious terrace that affords some matchless panoramic views of the Bab Jdid ramparts, the Agdal Gardens and the distant Atlas Mountains, the Hivernage is ideally located in the fashionable centre of the city. Presenting an exquisite mix of modern comforts and traditional Moorish design, it boasts a superb spa and health centre, an excellent restaurant and a prime location within easy walking distance of the city's medina and bustling souks.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 14 - Free in Marrakech

    Today has been left free to continue exploring this amazing city at your leisure. You can wander past vendors selling doughnuts and fried grasshoppers, meander through native markets where Muslim women, their hands and feet dyed with henna, call out to sell their wares, and enjoy the sounds and the smells of the exotic. Perhaps you will prefer to take time to enjoy more of the remarkable Medina, haggling for a bargain or two, or simply sitting at one of the local cafés and watching the street tableaux unfold before you. Do remember that many of the mosques will be forbidden to non-Muslims and be careful of photographing women, however photogenic they look, as the Moroccans are very sensitive about such things. If you are unsure, it is always best to ask.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 15 - Tour ends Marrakech

    Your tour ends in Marrakech after breakfast. Depending on the schedule of your flights you may wish to spend some additional time exploring Marrakech indepentently or buying the last souvenirs.

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Trip information

    Country information

    Morocco

    Climate

    The climate is both Mediterranean and Atlantic. The dry, hot season is from May to October when summer temperatures can reach 38°C and above (if sight seeing is included we will do our best to avoid the heat of the day during this period). Temperatures may drop significantly at times during the night as the day's heat rapidly diminishes. From December to January snow can be expected on mountain passes and it can be wet. In winter, day temperatures will probably be around 18-25°C, dropping to perhaps 0-5°C.

    Time difference to GMT

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    Plugs

    2 Pin Round

    Religion

    Islam

    Language

    Arabic, Berber, French.

    Budgeting and packing

    Optional activities

    The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.


    Erg Chebbi - Overnight camp (including bedding) £20.
    Merzouga - 4WD excursion £20, camel ride (1 hour) £15.
    Marrakech - Guided tour of Old City £6. Hammam £5

    Clothing

    Summer: Clothing should be lightweight. However, a warm sweater is also advisable, as the desert can sometimes get cold at nights, even in the summer.
    Winter: Days are usually warm but much thicker clothing is essential for cold nights (Nov-Mar). It is advisable to take warm clothing (eg. track suit or thermal underwear) to sleep in, as the quality of heating in Moroccan hotel rooms can be variable. A waterproof jacket, trousers and fleece are recommended between December and January.
    Morocco is a Muslim country and it is important to dress with respect for local customs. People may be offended by shorts or revealing dresses, which can attract unwelcome attention. We advise that in general both men and women should cover shoulders, upper arms and knees. Transparent, plunging, necklines and tightfitting clothes should be avoided. Women should also cover their heads when
    entering a sanctuary, though in general, mosques are forbidden to non-Muslims. For those clients on a cycling holiday please bear this information in mind for times that you are not on the bikes. While cycling it is no problem for both men and women to wear your regular cycling gear, tight fitting or not.

    Footwear

    We recommend you bring sandals and strong trainers or lightweight walking shoes (ideally with good grip and ankle support).

    Luggage

    20kg

    Luggage: On tour

    One main piece of baggage and daypack. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourself.

    Equipment

    A head torch, water bottle, sunhat and high factor sunscreen are all essential, whilst we recommend swimming costumes and towels.

    Tipping

    Explore leader
    At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
    Local crew
    Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour.
    Accordingly, you should allow approx £35 for tipping of crew and local guides used.

    Morocco

    Food and drink

    The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


    Lunch price
    £6.00 - 8.00
    Dinner price
    £8.00 - 12.00
    Beer price
    £2.5
    Water price
    £0.6
    Foreign Exchange
    Local currency
    Moroccan Dirham (MAD).
    Recommended Currency For Exchange
    US Dollars, Sterling and Euros are readily exchangeable. We recommend you take a mixture of cash and credit cards. Scottish bank notes and Australian dollar travellers cheques and cash are NOT normally accepted in Morocco.
    Where To Exchange
    Most major towns - your Tour Leader will advise you.
    ATM Availability
    ATMs are available in main towns/cities, though can be unreliable.
    Credit Card Acceptance
    Not all places.
    Travellers Cheques
    Travellers cheques are difficult to exchange and are not recommended.
    Transport, Accommodation & Meals

    Transport Information

    Bus, 4WD

    Accommodation notes

    Please note that as the riads have individual rooms which can differ quite dramatically in size from one to the other, your tour leader will take this into consideration in an attempt to allocate rooms fairly amongst the group throughout the tour.

    Essential Information

    FCO Advice

    We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

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    Under 18 immigration guidance

    Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

    Price Guarantee

    Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

    Visa and Passport Information

    Morocco: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens. Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office.


    If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
     

    Booking conditions

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    Transfers

    Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

    Booking a land only package with Explore

    Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

    You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


    Joining Tour Abroad

    Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

    Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

    If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


    For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

    Insurance

    It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
    Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

    Flight information

    Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


    Flight Information

    You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

      

    Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

    We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

    On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

    Morocco

    Vaccinations

    Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against tetanus, typhoid, infectious hepatitis and polio. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

    Additional Information

    Dates, prices and booking

    All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change
    Fri 5 Apr 2019 - Fri 19 Apr 2019 Guaranteed departure
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    Price from £1445
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    Single room option +£575
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Fes
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Marrakech
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Fri 5 Apr 2019 - Fri 19 Apr 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DMR_2019
    Price from £1920
    Save was
    Single room option +£575
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Fes
    Time and place
    19:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Marrakech
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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