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Casablanca. Morocco
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 62 63 64 66 69 73 77 78 77 72 68 64
Average Low 47 50 51 53 58 64 68 68 66 60 54 50
Average Rainfall 2.2 2.1 2 1.5 0.8 0.2 - - 0.2 1.3 2.6 2.9
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Moroccan Dirham
$1.00 USD = 9.61 MAD
Visa requirement
No
Rabat. Morocco
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 62 63 66 67 71 74 80 80 79 74 69 64
Average Low 46 49 50 52 56 61 65 65 64 58 53 49
Average Rainfall 3.2 2.7 2.6 2.2 1 0.3 - - 0.3 1.8 3.3 4
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Moroccan Dirham
$1.00 USD = 9.61 MAD
Visa requirement
No
Fes. Morocco
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 61 64 66 70 77 84 93 93 88 77 68 63
Average Low 43 45 46 48 54 59 64 66 63 55 48 43
Average Rainfall 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.5 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.5 1.8 2.7 2.9
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Moroccan Dirham
$1.00 USD = 9.61 MAD
Visa requirement
No
Meknes. Morocco
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 59 60 64 66 72 80 89 89 84 76 66 61
Average Low 42 45 47 49 53 60 66 66 62 56 49 45
Average Rainfall 3.1 2.9 3 2.7 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.5 2 2.9 3.6
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Moroccan Dirham
$1.00 USD = 9.61 MAD
Visa requirement
No
Ifrane. Morocco
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 47.8 50.5 55.6 60.3 69.3 79.5 89.6 88.2 78.4 65.7 54.5 48.4
Average Low 25.5 28.6 32.2 36.1 43.5 51.1 58.6 57.9 51.3 41.9 33.4 26.8
Average Rainfall 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.5 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.7 1.2 2 3.1 3.2
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Moroccan Dirham
$1.00 USD = 9.61 MAD
Visa requirement
No
Beni Mellal. Morocco
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 62 65 69 72 79 86 97 96 89 78 70 64
Average Low 39 44 46 50 55 62 68 68 65 56 48 42
Average Rainfall 7 8 9 8 6 2 1 1 2 6 6 7
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Moroccan Dirham
$1.00 USD = 9.61 MAD
Visa requirement
No
Marrakech. Morocco
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 64 67 72 74 80 87 97 97 90 80 72 66
Average Low 43 47 50 53 57 62 69 69 66 59 52 45
Average Rainfall 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.8 1.5 1.1
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+1
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Moroccan Dirham
$1.00 USD = 9.61 MAD
Visa requirement
No
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Morocco’s Imperial Cities

8 days/7 nights - from $1,370 per person Land Only
Day 1 – Arrive Casablanca
Arrive in Casablanca. You are transferred to the city for a brief sightseeing tour that includes the old French quarter of Habous, outside the Hassan II Grand Mosque. Set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean and with a 210-meter-tall minaret that serves as the city's major landmark, it is a showcase of the very best Moroccan artisanship. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (Odyssee/Palace d’Anfa) (D)

Day 2 – Casablanca/Rabat/Fes  
After breakfast, depart overland toward Rabat, driving along the main highway that links these two major cities. Embark on a city tour that highlights Rabat's cultural influences and the superbly preserved relics of its Moorish past.  The Hassan Tower, the city’s most famous site, is the incomplete minaret of the great mosque built in the beginning of the 12th century. Located alongside is the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, grandfather of the current king. Also, visit Oudaya Kasbah, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and explore the explore the delightful Moroccan garden within its walls. Afterward, continue overland to Fes (approx. 3 hrs’ drive). Dinner and overnight. (L’Escale/Merinides) (B/D)

Day 3 - Fes
Today, step back in time with a visit to Fez el Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco. Explore some of the 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks that make up the labyrinth of the city's old quarter, dating to the 8th century. The imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning, and the Karaouine, one of the world’s oldest universities, is at its heart. Nearby is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic college), a 14th-century jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture. Visit the Nejjarine Square and the Fondouq (Caravanserai), a museum dedicated to the wooden arts and crafts of Morocco. The medieval Medina (Fez el-Bali) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, visit Fez el-Jedid (New Fez), built in the 13th century, where you see the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas (Koranic schools), souks and the city wall. Most notably, Fez el-Jedid is home to the Mellah (Jewish quarter), which provides an interesting insight into Jewish architecture. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Fes/Volubilis & Meknes/Fes
Today’s excursion begins with a journey overland (approx. 1 hr 40 min) to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of North Africa’s best-preserved Roman ruins. With its triumphal arches,basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among its greatest treasures are the amazing mosaic floors of former family dwellings. Continue to Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco’s  imperial cities. Meknes is replete with fantastic historical sites, from minarets to museums, to enormous mosaic doors and royal golf courses. Among the most popular attractions are the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Nejjardine Mosque and Grand Mosque (outside visit), as well as the Bab Mansour, Bab Lakmis, and Bab Berdaine gates. Return to Fes for an evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B/D)

Day 5 – Fes/Ifrane/Beni Mellal/Marrakech
Transfer to Marrakech. Today’s journey (approx. eight hours) takes you toward the Middle Atlas Mountains through Imouzzer, an authentic Berber village where the locals still live and work like their ancestors, and Ifrane, where you will enjoy the flower-lined paths and the French-style architecture of this quaint little ski resort. Drive through the cedar forest, where you may see some of the Barbary apes leaping from the higher branches. Continue through the holm oak and cedar forest, then into the limestone area of the Middle Atlas, and southwest toward Beni Mellal for a lunch break (lunch on your own) before heading west to Marrakech. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (Le Kech/Adam Park) (B/D)

Day 6 - Marrakech
The imperial city of Marrakech is Morocco’s most popular tourist destination. Known as the “Red City” for the ocher color of its walls and sandstone buildings, is the capital of the mid-southwestern region. Since the 11th century, when it was built, Marrakech has been a political and cultural powerhouse, serving as the capital for three of Morocco’s greatest dynasties. Look out of any window in Marrakech and you will find a postcard view: clay-red houses squared away far and wide, with palm trees sprouting everywhere in between, gardens bursting out of courtyards, and the High Atlas Mountains as a soothing purple backdrop. On today’s city tour, marvel first at the city’s architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret of the Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century. The next stop is the Tiskiwin Museum (Maison Tiskiwin), which houses an impressive collection of North African arts and crafts. Founded by a Dutch anthropologist, the museum exhibits artifacts from different towns and regions along the ancient trade route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. Later, visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech's main square, which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also explore the city's fabled, labyrinthine souks, their bustling alleyways brimming with all manner of wares. Following your visit, return to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure, a perfect opportunity to freshen up and get ready for a dinner in a local restaurant.Return to your hotel and overnight. (B/D)

Day 7 - Marrakech
Day at leisure to explore on your own or sign up for a cooking class. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B/D)

Day 8 – Depart Marrakech
After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement
2020
January 11, 18, 25
February 8, 15
July 4, 11, 18
August 1, 15, 22
$
$1370 FC
$1540 D
$395 FC
$420 D
March 14, 21
April 11
May 23
June 6
September 5, 19
October 17, 24
$
$1385 FC
$1665 D
$395 FC
$420 D
Land Only prices are per person based on double occupancy. Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.

Suggested Airfare: From $1100 for Jun - Aug; and from $750 for Mar - May;Sep, Oct;  and Jan 11 - Feb 28'21. Air prices are per person from New York JFK airport to destination city on itinerary and return. Other gateway cities are available. Prices include government taxes and fees. For details, refer to Tour Features on page 2.

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Included
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 7 nights at hotels, as per itinerary
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner, including dinner at a local restaurant)
  • Modern transportation with English-speaking driver
  • English-speaking national guide included for 5 or more participants
  • Half-day guided city tour of Fes and Marrakech
  • Guided tour of Volubilis (1 to 1-1/2 hrs)
  • Monuments and historical sites’ entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All taxes
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