MO1 Under the mighty Atlas - featuring Imperial Cities TOURSEARCH TOUR
Imperial Cities & the Sahara
'Imperial cities' of Meknes & Fes; Exploring lively medinas; Volubilis, Morocco's only Roman site; Sahara dunes at Merzouga; Dramatic Todra Gorge
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- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sun 04 Oct 2015||Sun 11 Oct 2015||$2130|
|Sun 20 Dec 2015||Sun 27 Dec 2015||$2250|
|Sun 01 May 2016||Sun 08 May 2016||$2130|
|Sun 02 Oct 2016||Sun 09 Oct 2016||$2130|
|Tue 20 Dec 2016||Tue 27 Dec 2016||$2250|
Optional Single Supplement: $320 (number of singles limited).
Partaking in this adventure that is sure to remain ingrained in memory for many years to come will only take 8 days. Will gain better insight into a world outside our own as we stand in the sacred town of Moulay Idriss, the destination of a great pilgrimage for those unable to reach Mecca in Saudi Arabia. This is a significant excursion because this area was closed off to non-Muslims until 1912 and it remains to this day a primary sanctuary to vast numbers of faithfuls. Witness how suitable it is for Casablanca, a city as deep as an ocean in terms of its fathomless architectural achievements, to be sitting on the edge of the Atlantic and appreciate why Middle Atlas is a fitting name for an area where every natural anomaly seems to have come together. We will take advantage of our time here by embracing the country's unique culture and will be treated to riding along the streets of Marrakech in a horse and carriage.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Located in the center of Casablanca just a short walk from the Casa Port train station at the heart of ... business district, this 281-room 4-star Novotel offers an unrivalled view of the Hassan II Mosque and the port of Casablanca. Our banquet team knows how to create the ideal setting in one of the 5 meeting rooms, equipped with the latest technology and able to accommodate up to 220 people. The Mohammed V Airport lies 19 miles (30 km) and 30 minutes away from the hotel.
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Breakfast and dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic & international air taxes (if applicable), excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring, summer, and fall, the most popular of which are spring and fall when temperatures are mild. Summers are hot and dry; winter mornings can be frosty but the days warm up nicely. Showers are possible in spring, unlikely in summer, and possible in late fall and winter.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days, road travel is not particularly arduous as there are plenty of stops of interest. Roads are in good condition though winding on some stretches. Numerous walking tours on uneven surfaces. Internal flight via local carrier.
Well-located, air- conditioned, mid-range hotels (3-4 star) throughout. All hotels have en suite bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is usually available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, driver, local step-on guides in various locales.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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