Morocco – May 2017

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May 3:  Depart Cape Town 6:05pm on Emirites

May 4: Arrive Casablanca 12:55…Drive to Marrakesh.

Overnight Dar Sara

May 5: Morning walking tour of the medina.

Overnight dar Sara

May 6: Early departure for a day trip to the coast and the fishing village of Essaouira.

We will stop at one of the co-op Argane oil factory run by the women of the area.

Overnight Dar Sara

May 7: Morning tour of Marrakesh and a visit to the Majorelle Gardens

Overnight Dar Sara

May 8: Early departure for the Desert trip. Drive over and through the Atlas mountains

heading towards the Sahara. Our first night at this camp you can travel on camels

into the desert for an overnight in a deluxe tented camp…or you can stay at the

base camp.

Overnight at our Dunes camp

May 9: Return to the base camp and have breakfast. You can spend time by the pool or

whatever you like today. The quiet of the desert is so restful.

Overnight Dunes Camp

May 10: We will leave very early in the morning for a long drive to Fez, the oldest Imperial

city in the world. We will drive through the Dades and Todra gorges.

Overnight at our Riad in Fez.

May 11: Morning tour of the medina. There will be little structure in Fez to allow for attending

optional afternoon and evening concerts.

Overnight Fez Riad

May 12: The sacred Music Festival will be having late afternoon and evening concerts while

we are in Fez.

Overnight Fez Riad

May 14: Free day Optional concerts and/or an optional cooking class.

Overnight Fez Riad

May 15: Free day optional concerts.

Overnight Fez Riad

May 16: Early drive to the “Blue City” of Chefchouen nestled in the Rif mountains

Overnight Casa Hassen

May 17: Morning walking tour of Chefchouen free afternoon to explore the blue city.

Overnight Casa Hassan

May 18: After breakfast we drive to Casablanca. After our hotel check-in the

remainder of the day you can explore Casablanca. Great seafood restaurants.

Overnight Hotel Maamoura

May 19: A day to explore the city, it is a great city to walk.

Overnight Hotel Mamoura

May 20: Free morning then transferred to the airport for our flight at 2:30pm

May 21: Arrive Cape Town 11:35am

Included: Hotels with breakfasts, airport transfers, all transportation, tours, guides, entrances, tipping.

Excluded: International air fares, meals except where indicated, travel insurance, visas, concert tickets.

***Breakfasts are included each day. There are also 4 dinners included,

2 in Chefchouen, 2 in the Berber camp.

 

R4,000 deposit holds you a place on the tour

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A maximum of 12 for this tour

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While in Morocco

Our group days will begin after breakfast. If it is a day tour I will have our guide arrive about 9:30am.

If it is a moving on day it will start earlier.

Please be considerate of the others and arrive on time. Constant waiting around for the same people

does cause aggro in the group. Sometimes you just can’t help it, but please don’t make it a habit.

When we are moving on please have your luggage packed and ready to be picked up in plenty of time

so the van can be loaded. Luggage is carried in and out of the medina’s in Marrakesh, Chefchaouen, and Fes by carts.

We will be travelling in the same vehicle the entire time.

We will stop daily for water so be aware of your supply. We will buy at grocery shops to keep our costs down.

 We can buy cool drinks and snacks then as well. We can stock up on dried fruit and nuts in the medina’s for the road.

I will look into the driver providing a cool box for the van.

There will be a CD player on the bus so bring along road music if you want.