Academy Travel is the largest cultural themed tour operator in Australia and we are pleased to offer this tour to our UK travellers through our London office.

Morocco

Mar 27 - Apr 14, 2021
19 days
£5,580 per person, twin share (land content only). £1,420 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour
Leader

Ben Churcher

Overview

This comprehensive tour brings you the diverse delights of Morocco: from stunning scenery to impressive Islamic architecture, with its intricate stucco, wood carving and colourful tilework, ancient cities, inviting locals and the best of Moroccan cuisine. The tour starts in cosmopolitan Casablanca, and then travels along the Atlantic coast visiting Rabat, Roman Volubilis and bustling Fes, before crossing the Atlas Mountains to the kasbahs and oases of the northern Sahara. Returning to the Atlantic coast, we explore Marrakesh, famous for its vibrant souks and palaces, and Essaouira, a medieval port still nestled inside its walls.

Highlights

  • The bustling and picturesque markets of Fes and Marrakesh
  • Rabat on the river Bou Regreg, a most wonderfully located capital city
  • The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman ruins at Volubilis, overlooking rolling plains
  • The Atlas Mountains, home of the Berbers and stands of Cedars of Lebanon
  • Majestic kasbahs and verdant oases on the fringe of the Sahara Desert
  • Peaceful Essaouira on the shores of the Atlantic
  • The spectacular Todra and Dadés gorges
  • Beautiful, secluded towns such as Boumalne Dades, and Ouarzazate, the ‘Gate to the Desert’

Itinerary overview

Days 1–4:Arrive in Casablanca on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, tour Casablanca’s vast Hassan II Mosque and the Roman city of Chella in Rabat.

Days 5–7:Travel inland, stopping at Meknes and Fes and visiting the Roman ruins of Volubilis.

Days 8–12:Cross over the Atlas Mountains and explore the western edge of the Sahara Desert, including the spectacular scenery of the Todra Gorge.

Days 13–15:Travel to Marrakesh, see the city’s fine Islamic architecture in the museums and madrasas and wander through Jemaa El-Fna.

Days 16–19:Travel to Essaouira, exploring the city and its complex history, then return to Casablanca for our departure.

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