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Moroccan Adventure with Contiki

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10 days
24 Jan 25 to 02 Feb 25
Book by 31 Jul 24
Embark on a thrilling 10-day adventure to Morocco with Contiki and unlock a world of exotic wonders. From the bustling souks of Marrakech to the stunning Sahara Desert, you'll immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of culture, cuisine, and landscapes. Experience the magic of Morocco with like-minded travelers and create memories to last a lifetime.

Includes

  • 10 Days Contiki Guided Holiday
  • 9 Nights accommodation in hotels
  • 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Transport by mini-coach and ferry / coach
  • Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Optional free time add on experiences (additional costs apply)
  • Included experiences
  • Guided local tour of the Marrakesh and visit the Bahia Palace
  • Locally guided city tour of the famous “blue city” Chefchaouen
  • Visit the Cooperative of handmade carpets and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • You have to be between the age of 18 and 35 years old to travel with Contiki
  • Additional costs apply for optional free time add on experiences
  • Secure your spot today with a deposit from as low as R1000* and pay the rest 60 days before departure

Highlights

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation (twin share/multi share)
  • 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Included experiences and sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech

Marrakech: It's time to let our senses guide us as we arrive in the colourful city of Marrakesh. We'll meet and greet our travel crew before spending the evening enjoying North African aromas and spices ahead of a full day exploring tomorrow. Stay: Hotel El Andalous (or similar) Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Marrakech to Casablanca

Marrakech: Known as Africa's 'capital of culture', this place won't disappoint. Today we'll get to explore the sights and sounds of Marrakech on a sightseeing tour and discover what this city is all about. You'll be sure to discover the likes of Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Saadians Tomb, and Jamaa El Fna before heading north up to the coast. Casablanca: Welcome the Casablanca, the iconic city of Hollywood legend. Stay: Hotel Diwan (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Highlights Tour Marrakech with a guide

Day 3: Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat

Casablanca: Today we'll get to explore this elegant city, admiring the Moorish buildings including the opulent Hassan II mosque. We'll also wander the cornice and soak up all of those coastal views. Rabat: More astounding architectural sights are in store in Rabat, as we visit the Mohammed V Mausoleum, tour Hassan and see the gilded royal palace. Then it's onto Chefchaouen... Stay: Hotel Madrid (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast Highlights See the landmarks of Rabat Tour Chefchaouen with a guide

Day 4: Chefchaouen to Fes

Chefchaouen: Cameras at the ready: today we'll explore Chefchaouen's most iconic insta spot - the 'Blue City' - whilst also uncovering the likes of Place Outa Hamam, Kasbah, and the local markets. Once we've taken all the snaps we can, we'll travel through the Rif mountains to the cultural capital of Fes where dinner and an authentic Moroccan riad awaits. Stay: Hotel Arena (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Fes

Welcome to Fes, Morocco's famed cultural capital - known for its medieval architecture and old-world atmosphere. Today you'll see the sights while also learning about the art of making carpets, handicrafts and how to shop medina style. Tonight, we’re off for an optional Moroccan feast… with live entertainment too. Stay: Hotel Arena (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast Highlights Tour Fes with a local guide Enjoy Dinner & a Show in Fes ADDITIONAL COST APPLIES

Day 6: Fes to Erfoud

Fes: Today we drive into the High Atlas Mountains, North Africa's highest mountain range as we make our way over to Erfoud. Expect to see some staggering peaks and breath-taking views, whilst making some pit stops in the gorgeous towns of Ifrane and Midelet, sitting between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountains. Erfoud: All before making base in Erfoud, an oasis town situated in the mist of the Sahara Desert. Stay: Kasbah Tizimi Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Erfoud to Merzouga

Erfoud Erfoud, it's been a blast, but move on we must! We'll be making a charming stop for a home visit where we'll enjoy local Berber hospitality and plenty of Moroccan mint tea. Rissani Back on the road but we'll be making a stop in Rissani for a lazy lunch and maybe a cheeky swim (just what we need)! Merzouga We've arrived, but we're not stopping yet. Enjoy optional activities such as visiting the Barber Music Center for some culture, or quad biking through sand dunes for some epic fun. Then in the evening, we'll swap the coach out for some camels and trek into the Sahara Desert for some beautiful sunset views. For dinner you'll be treated to a traditional Berber feast inside the royal tent before settling in for the night. Stay: Auberge La Caravane (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Highlights Trek through desert on a camel Join a Berber Tea Ceremony (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience) Ride a Quad Bike Through the Sahara Desert ADDITIONAL COST APPLIES

Day 8: Merzoug to Ouarzazate via Todra Gorge

Merzouga We're back on the road, and today it's time to unleash your inner Gladiator. Todra Gorge After driving the iconic 1000 kasbahs and eating lunch at the beautiful oasis of Tinghir, we’ll head off to Todra Gorge. Here you’ll have the chance to do some hiking, and also to visit Tatefy, a local women’s cooperative on the edge of the Dades Valley, known for its tea and baked goods (a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience). Ouarzazate Once you're full and ready to go we will explore Ouarzazate - an iconic city you'll recognise from films including Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator. Stay: Les Jardin's (Or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Highlights Visit a Women's Cooperative (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

Day 9: Ouarzazate to Marrakech

Ouarzazate It's the final full day and time to head back to Marrakesh. But first we'll enjoy some traditional treats, including stopping at a local traditional argan oil brewery cooperative to learn the different techniques and traditional ways of producing this fragrant oil - which helps to support the ladies of the cooperative and their families (a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience). Marrakesh Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. And besides, we're not done yet. Before you bid farewell to magical Morocco, you’ll have the chance to take a cooking class with a local family, and learn all about Moroccan hospitality – not to mention sampling your creations (a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience). Stay: Hotel El Andalous (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast Highlights Visit an Argan Oil Co-op (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience​) Hang out at Jemaa El-Fna Square Cook with a Local Family in Marrakech (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience) ADDITIONAL COST APPLIES

Day 10: Depart Marrakech

You've seen the sights, tasted the culinary delights and stocked up on all the Moroccan souvenirs - It's been emotional! But all good things must come to an end. It's time for all the hugs and most likely a few tears as we bid a farewell and start planning the reunion! Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share/multi share as per itinerary, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing varies pending departure date. Trips valid for travellers aged 18-35 years. Excludes flights. Only R1000 deposit per person is required to confirm your trip booking. Deposit is due within 3 days of booking; airlines may impose different penalties and cancellation fees. Payment due in full 120 days before departure. All savings / discounts mentioned has already been included in advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Book by 31 July 2024. Advertised price is based on 24 January 2025 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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24 Jan 25 to 02 Feb 25
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