with Midelt, Errachidia and Erfoud, Merzouga and Fes route- Version
in "Comfort," enjoy a one night "Arabian Night" stay in the Sahara.
We cover as well all the major sites & highlights of Morocco: Casablanca,
Ouarzazate, Oases of Zagora & Pearl of the South: Legendary Marrakech.
All in 8 days. Tour starts weekly in Casablanca, on Sundays . When
you have at least 4 guests in your party, you may choose any day to
arrive on . You will have your own PRIVATE car/driver/guide.
the camels , climb towering sand dunes for panoramic views and photos,
and camp at verdant desert oases beneath a splendor of stars which only
desert travelers ever see. You'll also see fabled Casablanca, and Ouarzazate,
the "Pearl of the Sahara." Come away with us...to Enchanting Morocco
and the Sahara!
1 - CASABLANCA - Sunday - Weekly Year Round
You arrive in the Kingdom of Morocco, landing at Casablanca, as soon
as you complete customs and immigration formalities, our local representative
will escort you to your hotel. A welcome mint tea & fruit basket awaits
you at your hotel.
2 - OUARZAZATE - Monday (BD)
Morning at leisure. Late afternoon tour to visit the majestic new Grand
Mosque of King Hassan II, second only to the Great Mosque at Mecca in
size. We continue on a panoramic tour of the city, we'll enjoy dinner
before we head for the airport and our flight to Ouarzazate. Upon arrival
our staff greets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel.
DAY 3- OUARZAZATE - ZAGORA- Tuesday (BLD)
Departure for Zagora following the Draa Wadi Valley where six
palm forests form a long ribbon of greenery. Thanks to the proximity
of the river, cereals, henna, vegetables, fruit and date palms are cultivated,
either on the floor of the valley or on stepped terraces. On the road
again, many Kasbahs and Ksour when crossing Berber Villages. Lunch is
included enroute . Notice the ladies dressed in black and the happy
and smiling children waving to you . Kasbah Dar Azawad 4 lanterns "
Berbere Suite , dinner is if course included tonight.
4- ZAGORA - Bedouin Tent - 1001 Arabian Nights - Wednesday (BLD)
A morning excursion to Tamegrout, to visit the old Library housing 13th
century old manuscripts. Return to hotel for lunch before we start a
comfortable camel ride to the Zagora palm grove. We head foe the Tinfu
Dunes . Enjoy the charm of the Sahara as we enjoy our camp site
& tented Bivouac. Tonight we enjoy our desert sunset and night sky,
not to mention the cool, pure breezes that waft through our tents. DINNER
INCLUDES MECHOUI (The famous Moroccan Lamb dish. Lamb is first steamed
then grilled, in open camp fire that we all gather around (if you are
a vegetarian, we'll be glad to accommodate your meals request with advance
notice). M'hamid dunes : Blue Men deluxe camping
DAY 5 - MARRAKECH - Thursday - Aït Ben Haddous Kasbah (BL)
early risers you'll be treated to the breath taking sunrise over the
Golden Dunes of the Sahara. Drive back to Marrakech, but first we will
head for Aït Ben Haddous Kasbah along the left bank of the Mellah (or
"salty" ) Wadi with the chance to see a wonderful "Ksar" - Huge fortified
village wade of Adobe where families still live - which has served as
the location shots in many adventure films, such as "Lawrence of Arabia"
and "Romancing the Stone"with Michael Douglas. Lunch is included , after
touring the Kasbah , we continue on to Marrakech . Remainder of the
day at leisure.
Dinner is included at a local home:
Meet the locals,
you may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family (
T shirt , small souvenirs of your home town):
evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread . . . right
into the homes of some of the people of Marrakech l! You'll be invited
to a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked specialties,
you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations, and way
of life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be about your
new friends, they're sure to have questions about your own background.
Once the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and find that
you have more in common than you ever suspected. Of course, you may
enjoy a quiet evening with your travel companions, by letting us know
DAY 6 - MARRAKECH - Friday (BLD)
Our morning will be devoted to the Historical part of the city: including
the stately Koutoubia Minaret, the hidden tombs of the Saadian dynasty,
the Menara pavilion and gardens, the ruins of sprawling Badi Palace,
the Bahia Palace or Dar Si Said Museum according to the opening days,
the Ben Yousef Medersa, and the Koubba (chapel) of el-Ba'adiyn. Lunch
is included at the hotel to allow you to take a break , freshen up &
get ready for the afternoon tour of Marrakech's fabulous medieval souk
(bazaar). Penetrating the labyrinthine souk, you'll see some of the
age-old guilds at work, including the dyers and tanners. Bring your
camera--for famous Djemaa el-Fna square with its circus atmosphere of
itinerant dancers, jugglers, acrobats, storytellers, soothsayers, snake
charmers, medicine men and public scribes. Dinner is served in a charming
DAY 7 - MARRAKECH TO CASABLANCA-Saturday (BL)
Today you board the Marrakech Express bound for Casablanca! Roll across
the beautiful Moroccan countryside, admiring the towering Atlas Mountains
in the distance, and the timeless scenes of North African village and
town life right beside the rails. When you arrive in Casablanca, our
staff meets your train and escorts you to your hotel. Once you're settled
in, take out your guidebook and explore Morocco's commercial capital.
Lunch at your hotel.
8 - DEPARTURE (B)
Our local rep. escorts you to the airport for your flight homeward.
to Essaouira ? Please click here .
per person in US dollar and in:
Christmas & New Year's weeks. Please add 10 % Supplement.
To any of the following rates :
Rate for Deluxe Hotels :
person in triple occupancy : $ 3410 .
Per person in double: $ 3540.
Per person in single: $ 5250.
Casablanca: Golden Tulip Farah Casablanca or similar (Modest
Ouarzazate: Berbere palace (modest 5 -stars)
M'hamid : kasbah Dar Azawad 4 lanterns " Berbere
M'hamid dunes : Blue Men deluxe camping
Marrakech: Sofitel Hotel with the High Atlas Mountain View ,
or the charming Boutique hotel : The Riads: Riad La Maison Arabe . ,
the Jardin de
La Medina, or similar
for First Class- 4 star hotels:
Rate per person in: triple occupancy : $ 2700.
person in double: $ 2850.
person in single: $4090.
Casablanca: Val d'Anfa " seaside" or Kenzi Basma, or similar
Ouarzazate: Kenzi Belere or Riad Salam or Farah Janoub (4-stars)
M'hamid : kasbah Dar Azawad 4 lanterns " Standard room "
M'hamid dunes : Blue Men deluxe camping
Marrakech: Riad Cherguor , Imperial Borj or similar (4 - stars)
DEPARTURE DATES You may begin your tour in Casablanca on any
Or any day of the week with a party of 4 guests traveling together.
Hotel accommodation at a carefully selected hotel in the class of your
choice (Deluxe, First Class, Tourist Class), including tax and service
Meals as indicated: BLD: Breakfast (Buffet or continental), Lunch, Dinner.
One-way first-class train transportation Marrakech-Casablanca. * Domestic
airfare is included, within Morocco.
Guided sightseeing as per itinerary including all transportation be
it by camels or Land Rovers, PRIVATE car, minibus, van for rest of itinerary.
Lonely Planet guidebook to Morocco, and Moroccan Phrase book
Consultation and referral services of our local Friends Abroad representative
in each city on your tour
airfare to or from Morocco.
Trip Review on Trip Advisor :
reviews: 5“ Travel In Style tours (San Francisco) is fantastic
May 27, 2010, 4:56 PM
We just completed a month long deluxe trip to Morocco, Egypt and Jordan
and used Travel In Style, San Francisco, for all three countries. Their
services were extra-ordinary. They work closely with you to tailor the
trip to your specifications and are very flexible. In each country we
were met promptly at the airport -- in Egypt and Jordan even inside
customs! -- by a tour representative and taken to our car for transport
to our hotels. Guides and drivers were personable and knowledgeable.
When a small glitch arose in Cairo and I e-mailed the local rep and
Omar at Travel In Style in San Francisco, the local Cairo rep called
me twenty minutes later! Omar had received the e-mail and immediately
telephoned the local agency to make sure everything was handled promptly
and to our complete satisfaction. We are experienced travelers, but
I am still amazed at the level of service we received. Highest recommendations.
For the one night camp :
ACCOMMODATIONS: Two-person tents equipped with 4-inch (10
cm)-thick foam mattresses. (Participants at the single rate occupy the
For the one night in the Sahara we suggest list of things to
- Thermal clothing, to use as sleeping wear, for tenting in the desert,
where evenings and early morning can be quite chilly (particularly
in October, April and May) . Polar fleece jacket or woollen sweater
for early morning and late evening. Windbreaker. Long-sleeved shirts
to cover your arms and shoulders from the intense sun.
- Sturdy jogging or walking shoes, well broken in (NOT brand new);
lighter tennis or regular shoes; sandals for wear in camp and in your
- Linen or straw sunhat, visored cap and/or head scarf
- Good sun block cream or lotion
- Miscellaneous personal items:
- good sunglasses with UV protection, in a sturdy case
- spare pair of prescription glasses, if you wear glasses
- pocket flashlight, with spare batteries and bulbs
- insect repellant .
For the one night camp : SANITARY FACILITIES:
To ensure your utmost comfort, showers /toilets are available