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May 2018 - Apr 2019

10 Day Colours of Morocco

Collette Exploration starting in Casablanca and finishing in Marrakech

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 10 Day Colours of Morocco. Get to know the vibrant culture and colorful backdrops that are distinctively Morocco. Dine at Rick's Café, the mythical saloon from the 1942 film 'Casablanca.' Spend time in the ancient imperial city of Meknes. Explore Fes, one of the holiest ...read more

Overview

Operator: Collette
Type: Exploration (Premium)
Style: Exploration
Max Group Size: 24
Duration: 10 Days
From: Casablanca to Marrakech
Tour Code: COL564
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Morocco
Our Price From:
$ 3,061
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
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Day By Day

1

Casablanca, Morocco - Tour Begins

Your tour begins in Casablanca. Take a short drive to the city center for a brief stop at the impressive Hassan II Mosque, a stunning, high-tech, architectural masterpiece. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy time to relax. Gather tonight with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at Rick's Café, the mythical saloon from the 1942 film Casablanca. Stay: Val D'Anfa Hotel (D)
2

Casablanca - Meknes - Fes

Your first stop on today's journey is the ancient imperial city of Meknes. Lush rolling hills studded with ancient olive groves await you in this cultural city, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After lunch, explore the port of Bab El Mansour and Bab El Khamis before continuing on to the ancient ruins of Volubilis. Uncover the well-preserved remains of Roman palaces, baths, soaring arches and magnificent mosaics. Tonight's dinner features traditional Moroccan delights, prepared and served by the family who owns the riad where you are staying. Stay: Riad Yacout (2 Nights) (B/D)
3

Fes

Discover Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world. This enchanting city takes you back in time. Learn of its historical importance as a center of government, philosophy, medicine and religion while on your fascinating panoramic tour, including the Medersa Bou Inania, built in 1325. See the Jewish Quarter, the city ramparts and the gates of the palace. Take to the streets for a walking tour in the Medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Amid the cobbled alleyways of this ancient market you'll see donkeys and mules laden with goods walking alongside buyers. Spend time at the famous leather tanneries, a honeycomb of vats exploding in an array of brilliant color. (B)
4

Fes - Midelt - Erfoud

Today you will learn about MonkeyWatch, a conservation program dedicated to protecting the Barbary macaques that thrive in the forests of Ifrane National Park. You will have the opportunity to feed these unique creatures. Continue on toward Erfoud, making a stop in Midelt. Your overnight is in a kasbah. Stay: Kasbah Xaluca (B/D)
5

Erfoud - Sahara Desert Expedition - Merzouga

Your day begins at Erfoud's fossil factory and museum where they turn fossil rocks into decorative items. Then, travel to the Saharaoui town of Rissani. Get a true taste of the region when creating homemade stuffed bread with potato, meat, onion and Moroccan spices. Jump into a 4x4 vehicle and make your way to various nomadic villages of the Sahara before arriving at the edge of the dunes. Pause to enjoy a cup of tea by the pool before boarding your camel for your ride to a nomad camp. Traverse the stunning fine sands of Merzouga as the red sun falls toward the horizon. Later, learn how to bake bread under the sand — nomad style. As night falls, listen to intoxicating Berber drum music and song during the traditional pouring of mint tea followed by a delightful Moroccan feast. Sleep in a luxury tent and experience an unrivaled sense of tranquility in the serene desert. Stay: Auberge du sud Hotel (B/L/D)
6

Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Boumalne du Dades

Return to the edge of the dunes via camel. Then, set out for Erissani to begin the journey to Todra Gorge. Spend time in the Jewish quarter where you may choose to sample some local favorites at a bakery. Next, follow the rugged "Road of a Thousand Kasbahs." These fortress-like kasbahs rise up like turreted sandcastles along the ancient trading route. This region is one of the most vibrant destinations. Along the river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes light up in the desert sun. Stay: Hotel Xaluca Dades (B/D)
7

Boumalne du Dades - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Drive through the Valley of Roses, stopping en route at a local cooperative for coffee. Then, it's on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou, an impressive feat of Moroccan architecture. Continue along the High Atlas Mountains following the Tizi n' Tichka Pass. This scenic route brings you through lush oasis valleys and past imposing mountains. Pause along the way at a Berber village before entering the exotic city of Marrakech. Stay: Opera Plaza (3 Nights) (B)
8

Marrakech

Explore Marrakech and its ancient El Bahia Palace where today, a sentry of nesting storks stand guard. Enter the royal Saadian Tombs, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish Mellah, and see the majestic 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. Tour the ancient city wall, passing by the Royal Palace and Marrakesh palm grove. Savor lunch in the home of a local expert and his family and get a true taste of Moroccan hospitality. Then, enter the 9th-century walled Medina and enjoy time to mingle with the locals as you shop at the ancient market. (B/L)
9

Marrakech

This morning, select the ingredients for your culinary workshop that takes place on the rooftop of the charming Kasbah Omar, located in the middle of the old Jewish Berber village. Join a Berber family in their home for a traditional cup of tea and a taste of the real Berber life. After lunch, experience another Moroccan tradition at a henna workshop. Afterward, meet an artist and discover some of her work before heading to the souk for last minute shopping. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. (B/L/D)
10

Marrakech - Casablanca - Tour Ends

A morning transfer brings you back to Casablanca to connect to your flight home. (B)

Day By Day

1

Casablanca, Morocco - Tour Begins

Your journey begins in Casablanca. See the city by night on your drive along the seashore to a welcome dinner at Rick's Café, the mythical saloon from the film Casablanca. Stay: Kenzi Basma Hotel (D)
2

Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fes

This morning, tour the impressive Hassan II Mosque, a stunning, high-tech, architectural masterpiece. Then we are off to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, to visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and explore the Oudaya Kasbah. Continue to the imperial city of Meknes (UNESCO). Lush rolling hills studded with ancient olive groves await you in this cultural city where you will see Bab El Mansour and Bab El Khamis. Arrive in Fes in time for dinner prepared by local women, known as "dadas." Taste traditional Moroccan delights passed down from generation to generation. Stay: Riad Yacout (2 Nights) (B/D)
3

Fes

Discover Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world. Learn of its historical importance as a center of government, philosophy, medicine and religion during a fascinating panoramic tour, including the Medersa Bou Inania, built in 1325. See the Jewish Quarter, the city ramparts and the gates of the palace. Set out on walking tour in the Medina. Founded in the 9th century, it is home to one of the world's oldest universities. Amid the cobbled alleyways of this ancient market you'll see donkeys and mules laden with goods walking alongside buyers. Spend time at the famous leather tanneries, a honeycomb of vats exploding in brilliant colors. (B)
4

Fes - Ifrane - Erfoud

Continue towards Erfoud. Along the way we pause in Ifrane for excellent views of the Middle Atlas Mountains and the surrounding villages. Overnight in a kasbah. Stay: Kasbah Xaluca (B/D)
5

Erfoud - Rissani - Sahara Desert Expedition - Merzouga

Your day begins at Erfoud's fossil factory and museum where they turn fossil rocks into decorative items. Next, travel to the Saharaoui town of Rissani. Enjoy a true taste of the region as you learn how madfouna (homemade stuffed bread with potato, meat, onion and Moroccan spices) is made. Jump into a 4x4 vehicle and stop in one of the nomadic villages of the Sahara before arriving at the edge of the dunes. Board your camel for a ride to a desert camp. Cross the stunning fine sands of Merzouga while the red sun slips toward the horizon. As night falls, listen to intoxicating Berber drums during the traditional pouring of mint tea followed by a delightful Moroccan feast. Sleep in a fully equipped Berber-style tent and experience an unrivaled sense of tranquility in the serene desert. Stay: Auberge du Sud Hotel (B/L/D)
6

Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Boumalne du Dades

Enjoy amazing views of the sunrise as you return to the edge of the dunes via camel. Then, begin the journey to Todra Gorge.* Spend time in the Jewish quarter where you may sample some local favorites at a bakery. Arrive in vibrant Boumalne du Dades. Along its river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes light up in the desert sun. Stay: Hotel Xaluca Dades (B/D)
7

Boumalne du Dades - Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou - Marrakech

Follow the rugged "Road of a Thousand Kasbahs." These fortress-like structures rise up like turreted sandcastles along the ancient trading route. Drive through the Valley of Roses, stopping en route at a local cooperative. Then, it's on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou, an impressive feat of Moroccan architecture. Continue along the High Atlas Mountains following the Tizi n' Tichka Pass. This scenic route brings you through lush oasis valleys, imposing mountains and several Berber villages before you reach the exotic city of Marrakech. Stay: Opera Plaza (3 Nights) (B)
8

Marrakech

Explore Marrakech and its ancient El Bahia Palace where today you'll find a sentry of nesting storks standing guard. Enter the royal Saadian Tombs, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish Mellah, and see the majestic 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. Tour the ancient city wall, passing by the Royal Palace. Savor lunch and tea in the home of a local family and get a true taste of Moroccan hospitality. Then, enter the 9th-century walled Medina and enjoy time to mingle with locals and artisans as you shop at the ancient market. This evening enjoy time on your own to explore the city. Or, perhaps you'll choose to join an optional excursion and dinner at Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech's main square. (B/L)
9

Marrakech

This morning, select the ingredients for your culinary workshop that takes place at a local riad, a traditional Moroccan house. After lunch, experience another local custom at a henna workshop. Then it's your choice! Visit Jardin Majorelle, one of the most beautiful gardens in Morocco; enjoy a tour of the gardens and the Berber Museum. Or, tour Marrakech by horse-drawn carriage. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for an unforgettable farewell dinner in a palace. (B/L/D)
10

Marrakech - Casablanca - Tour Ends

A morning transfer brings you back to Casablanca to connect to your flight home. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Collette Experiences

  • Stroll through the cobbled alleyways of the ancient market of Medina.
  • Learn about MonkeyWatch, dedicated to protecting the Barbary macaques.
  • Experience a Moroccan tradition at a henna workshop.
  • Behold Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou, an impressive feat of Moroccan architecture.

What's Included:

  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • All on-tour gratuities (excludes on-board cruise gratuities)
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Wi-Fi available on tour

Activity Level

  • To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.

Flight Information

  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Casablanca (CAS) Airport, please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Casablanca (CAS) Airport, please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day

Trip Notes

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Roundtrip Home to Airport Chauffeur Drive Service

  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

 

Trip Inclusions

Collette Experiences

  • Stroll through the cobbled alleyways of the ancient market of Medina.
  • Experience a Moroccan tradition at a henna workshop.
  • Explore Fes, one of the holiest Muslim cities in the world.
  • Board a camel to your nomad camp and overnight in the Sahara Desert.
  • Jump into a 4x4 and make your way to a nomadic village.
  • Choose to visit the gardens of Jardin Majorelle and the Berber Museum, or tour Marrakech by horse-drawn carriage.
  • Learn how madfouna (stuffed bread with potato, meat, onion and Moroccan spices) is made.
  • Experience Moroccan hospitality during lunch with a local family.
  • Select your own ingredients before a culinary workshop at a local riad.

What's Included:

  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Private, chauffeur driven return airport transfers - up to 40km
  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour

Activity Level

To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.

Flight Information

  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Casablanca (CAS) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Casablanca (CAS) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 11:30am on the last day

Trip Notes

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Operator Details

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Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours, Short Breaks & Small Group Explorations
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 24
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, South & Central America, UK & USA

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Friday
16 Mar 2018
Sunday
25 Mar 2018

3,189

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128

per person

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Friday
16 Mar 2018
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25 Mar 2018

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166

solo traveller

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02 May 2018
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11 May 2018

3,599

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457

per person

3,142

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04 Oct 2018
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13 Oct 2018

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457

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3,142

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25 Oct 2018
Saturday
03 Nov 2018

3,599

per person

457

per person

3,142

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17 Nov 2018

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457

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3,142

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15 Dec 2018

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457

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10 Jan 2019
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19 Jan 2019

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457

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07 Feb 2019
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16 Feb 2019

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14 Feb 2019
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23 Feb 2019

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07 Mar 2019
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16 Mar 2019

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457

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28 Mar 2019
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06 Apr 2019

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457

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04 Apr 2019
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13 Apr 2019

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457

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25 Apr 2019
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04 May 2019

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457

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3,142

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02 May 2018
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11 May 2018

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579

solo traveller

3,980

solo traveller

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04 Oct 2018
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13 Oct 2018

4,559

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579

solo traveller

3,980

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25 Oct 2018
Saturday
03 Nov 2018

4,559

per person

579

solo traveller

3,980

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08 Nov 2018
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17 Nov 2018

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579

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06 Dec 2018
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15 Dec 2018

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579

solo traveller

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10 Jan 2019
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19 Jan 2019

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579

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07 Feb 2019
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16 Feb 2019

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579

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14 Feb 2019
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23 Feb 2019

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579

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07 Mar 2019
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16 Mar 2019

4,559

per person

579

solo traveller

3,980

solo traveller

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28 Mar 2019
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06 Apr 2019

4,559

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579

solo traveller

3,980

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04 Apr 2019
Saturday
13 Apr 2019

4,559

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579

solo traveller

3,980

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25 Apr 2019
Saturday
04 May 2019

4,559

per person

579

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3,980

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