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Panormaic view of Marrakesh and its Old Medina, Morocco
Caption: Panormaic view of Marrakesh and its Old Medina, Morocco
Caption: Lamp seller in a Souk, Marrakesh, Morocco
Caption: Bab Bou Jeloud. Ornate city gate of Fes el Bali, the old city of Fes, Morocco
Caption: Ourika Valley in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Caption: Hasan II Mosque, Casablanca standing on the Atlantic shoreline
Caption: The Colourful Doorways of Casablanca
Caption: Volubilis, a ruined Roman city near Meknes and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Caption: Colourful tajine cooking pots on sale at a local market in Meknes
Caption: Hasan II Mosque, Casablanca
Caption: Jemaa el-Fnaa Market Square, Marrakesh

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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: Magical Morocco's Imperial Cities
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Flight information: Economy flights from London Heathrow Airport [LHR] to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport [CMN] on Day 1 and returning from Marrakesh Menara Airport [RAK] on Day 7
Pickup location: Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport [CMN]

Overview

23 - 30 Oct, 2022 - COMING SOON

Morocco is a uniquely exotic bend of Berber, Arabic and European cultural influences. Experience this for yourself on this North African exploration of Morocco's Imperial cities.

Morocco is a land of contrasts and diversity. Lapped by the water of the Mediterranean to the north and by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean to the west, it is crisscrossed by the Rif and the Atlas Mountains. As well as the ever-popular Marrakesh, this tour also explores the lesser known cities of Fes, Meknes and Rabat. These are the Imperial Cities - all four have at one time been capital of Morocco and each has played a pivotal role in the country’s history.  

Fes, Morocco’s oldest 'imperial city', is a fascinating place to explore. At the city’s heart lies the world’s largest UNESCO-listed medieval medina. Surrounded by an eight-kilometre long wall, this car-free area features a maze of narrow streets and alleys packed with colourful souks, pungent tanneries, mosques and tireless artisans. We also spend time discovering Fes's quiet and smaller neighbour, Meknes. Highlights here include Bab El-Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in all of Morocco and the traditional entrance to the medina of Meknes.

Rabat, the current capital city of Morocco, is located at the mouth of the River Bou Regreg on the Atlantic coast. Along with the royal palaces and the King’s mausoleum, one of this city’s main attractions is the Hassan Tower. Other must-sees include the Andalusian Gardens, the old medina and the historic citadel known as the Kasbah of the Udayas.

Marrakesh - the Red City, is possibly the most famous of all Morocco's imperial cities and this is where we end our tour. The minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque dominates the city’s skyline, standing at over 70m high and is visible for miles around. The Medina in particular is a sight to behold and is another designated UNESCO World Heritage site on this tour. A fitting end to a spectacular holiday. 

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  • ATOL Protection
  • Economy flights from London Heathrow Airport [LHR] to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport [CMN] on Day 1 and returning from Marrakesh Menara Airport [RAK] on Day 7
  • Meet & greet on arrival at Casblanca Airport
  • Transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of local experienced guide detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of a Big Journey Company Tour Director
  • All activities, visits, guides and excursions as detailed in the itinerary

What's not included

  • Airport transfers outside the tour dates
  • Visas, travel or medical insurance
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included in price above
  • Any food and beverage not detailed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to non-stipulated attractions
  • Any optional activities offered
  • Gratuities
  • Any COVID tests or related entry & exit requirements

Important information

  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2:00 - 3:00 pm and check out is before 10:00am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable. Final payments are due 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Journey Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.

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