Escorted Groups Details

Best of Morocco

Oct 9, 2023 - Oct 22, 2023


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BEST OF MOROCCO

OCTOBER 9, 2023 | 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

Join Maritime Travel on an Exclusive and Customized hosted tour of Morocco's Markets, Mosques & Cuisine


HIGHLIGHTS
• Casablanca: Visit the Royal Palace and Mosque Hasson II
• Fez: See the Medina, the Bazaar and visit a carpet factory
• Marrakech: Visit Bahia Palace, see Jemaa de Fna Square and the Medina


INCLUSIONS
13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 Moroccan Tea & 7 dinners
• Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
• Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
• An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
• Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
• A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
• Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted (Hotels listed to be used as a guide only and are subject to availability. If the quoted hotel is unavailable, we will secure another hotel in the same category).
• Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers and local Experts.
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Hosted by our very own Christina Chysyk


Maritime Travel's Super Sale
Save $100 OFF per person!*
Book by September 30!

14 days tour from
$6099.00
per person, twin share occupancy, and reflects all applicable savings.


To book or for more information contact:

Maritime Travel - White Rock 
Unit 105-2429-152nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia
Phone: 604.531.3307
Email:
whiterock@maritimetravel.ca


OR 

Contact your local Maritime Travel Agent

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Price reflects all applicable savings and is subject to availability at time of booking.  Single supplement $1099.00.
* Save $100 off per person, valid for new bookings made with deposit by September 30, 2022.  Savings is subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.  Terms and conditions apply. Must mention promo code PPMARITIME at time of booking. Other conditions may apply. TICO# R50015870


Itinerary


DAY 1: 09 OCTOBER 2023
Welcome to Casablanca (2 nights)
On arrival at Casablanca airport, you will be transferred to your hotel and join your Travel Director and fellow guests for your Welcome Dinner, with the opportunity to mingle over a pleasant evening of good food and wine.
Meal(s): Welcome Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): Sofitel Tour Blanche Casablanca or similar

DAY 2: 10 OCTOBER 2023
Casablanca Sightseeing
This morning with a Local Expert we enjoy the sights of this fascinating city. We visit Hassen II Mosque and the Royal Palace before seeing the the New Medina, Mohammed V Square and the Synagogue. The remainder of the day is free to explore further.
Meal(s): Breakfast.

DAY 3: 11 OCTOBER 2023
Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier
Venture to the très chic seaside strip known as the Corniche, which stretches to the west and is lined with trendy restaurants and cafes. Depart for the capital of Rabat to see the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and visit one of the few holy places open to non- Muslims, the lavish Mausoleum of King Mohammed V. This site is both an architectural marvel and a monument to a great ruler. Later arrive in Tangier, as much of a gateway between Africa and Europe today as it has been since Phoenician times.
Meal(s): Breakfast,, Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): Grand Hotel Villa de France Tangier

DAY 4: 12 OCTOBER 2023
Imperial Meknes and Fez (2 nights)
This morning our Local Expert will show us around Tangier showing us the Casbah and the Medina. Travel to Meknes, one of the kingdom's great imperial cities where little has changed since its founding in the 11th century. Stand before the Bab el-Mansour, the monumental entrance to the imperial city and focal point of Place El-Hedim, before continuing to Fes. You'll be delighted with a superb Moroccan Highlight Dinner in an ancient palace at the entrance to the Medina. A colorful array of meze plates, aromatic tagines, exotic fruits and wine will be laid before you while you are entertained with a traditional folklore show. Enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere of belly dancers, drums and authentic music.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace Fez or similar

DAY 5: 13 OCTOBER 2023
Fes Sightseeing
Led by your Local Expert, wander the maze of streets that make up the ancient Medina. Pass one of the world's oldest universities and see the hidden courtyards, mosques and workshops. Continue through the souks where an array of vendors sell food, clothes, leather goods and beautiful lights. Learn about the ancient craft of carpet making, witness age-old techniques of pottery making and learn how khobz, the traditional local bread, is made.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.

DAY 6: 14 OCTOBER 2023
The Ziz Gorges to Erfoud
Leave the bustle of the city behind and head for the spectacular snowcapped High Atlas Mountains. Pass through Ifrane before reaching the great cedar forests of Azrou. After stopping for lunch at Midelt, continue through the magnificent Ziz Gorges, past palm-fringed towns to Er Rachidia, built by the French at an important crossroads. Your destination is Erfoud, where the red sand buildings stand in stark contrast against the patches of greenery and surrounding desert. In the evening, there is an Optional Experience to meet the nomadic desert dwellers and marvel at the glorious Sahara sunset on a four-wheel drive vehicle. Tonight we dine at our hotel
Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): Dar Zarbia (Ghali Alaoui) or similar

DAY 7: 15 OCTOBER 2023
Spectacular Ouarzazate
Venture towards the oasis of Tinehir and explore the Todra Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of the Sahara. At Boumalne du Dadès you will encounter the dry and rugged Dades Valley, dotted with oases of figs, olives, date palms and castellated mud houses—hugging the slopes. Meet the locals of the region when you visit a traditional Nomad house to try authentic Berber tea. The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs concludes at Ouarzazate, also known as the film capital of Morocco. Many blockbusters have been filmed here, including Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. Tonight we dine at our hotel.
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.
Hotel(s): Dar Zarbia (Ghali Alaoui) or similar

DAY 8: 16 OCTOBER 2023
To Marrakesh
View and photograph the architectural wonder of Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts one of Morocco's finest kasbahs. Your journey continues via the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass, before descending past charming mountain villages, dense woods and green fields to the ochre-colored city of Marrakesh. With the rest of the day at your leisure, why not relax and enjoy the immaculate facilities of your hotel?
Meal(s): Breakfast. Hotel(s): Kenzi Rose Garden
Hotel Marrakech or similar

DAY 9: 17 OCTOBER 2023
Marrakesh, Pearl of the South
Meet your Local Expert in the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, where you can take a moment to watch the dancers, snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats. Wander the maze of the Medina and see the Koutoubia Mosque, with its minaret dominating the Marrakesh skyline. Explore Marrakesh with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the intricately decorated Palais Bahia, intended to be the greatest palace of its time. Alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you take a leisurely guided bike tour with an organization providing financial support to local youth. With time at leisure, you are free to continue exploring, try your hand at haggling in the souks or maybe visit a museum? In the evening, perhaps choose to join fellow guests at a vibrant restaurant on Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. Here you will enjoy a slew of classic Moroccan dishes as you absorb the ambience and watch twirling belly dancers balance plates of lit candles on their heads.
Meal(s): Breakfast.

DAY 10: 18 OCTOBER 2023
Elegant Essaouira
Venture to the west coast of Africa to reach the laid-back fishing town of Essaouira. After checking into your hotel, why not spend the afternoon navigating the narrow alleyways, exploring the busy fishing port or maybe just relaxing on the beach? In the evening, you could sample the local seafood and wine at a waterside restaurant.
Meal(s): Breakfast.
Hotel(s): Atlas Hotel & Spa Essaouira or similar

DAY 11: 19 OCTOBER 2023
Essaouira at Leisure
Today is a free day to enjoy this resort town further.
Meal(s): Breakfast.

DAY 12: 20 OCTOBER 2023
Return to Casablanca (2 nights)
Once you've experienced the traditional charms of the country, Casablanca is a fascinating place to return to and offers a unique insight into modern Morocco. The evening is all yours, 'of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world' there really is only one place to be.
Meal(s): Breakfast.
Hotel(s): Sofitel Tour Blanche Casablanca or similar

DAY 13: 21 OCTOBER 2023
Casablanca at Leisure
Today is a free day to explore tour last day in Morocco. Join your Travel Director at Rick's Café, recreated from the famous movie. Enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner with drinks and no doubt a rendition of ‘As Time Goes By'. Here's looking at you kid!
Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner with Wine.

DAY 14: 22 OCTOBER 2023
Au revoir Casablanca
We say goodbye after breakfast and we are transferred to the airport for tour onward journey.
Meal(s): Breakfast.


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BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
What's Not Included: Airfares (unless otherwise stated), passports and applicable visa fees, charges imposed by third parties, laundry, phone calls, items of a personal nature, beverages, meals and sightseeing not detailed on the itinerary, excess baggage, travel insurance. Travel Insurance is required. Ask your Travel Agent or Group Leader for further details.
Price: The advertised price is in Canadian dollars, per person twin share.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per person is required within 3 days of booking.
Final Payment: The balance of monies due for the trip must be paid by 90 days prior to departure. Payments after this date may incur a late fee payment.
Cancellation Fees: In the event you have to cancel your booking, cancellation fees will apply. For full details of cancellation fees, contact your Travel Agent or Group Leader.

Refunds: No refund is available if cancellations occur after the trip has commenced or in respect of any sightseeing, accommodation, meals or any other services not utilized.
Itinerary Changes & Trip Cancellation: Prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, taxes, levies and exchange rates at the time of publication. In the event that such fluctuations affect the price to be paid for services, Insight Vacations reserves the right to adjust the price as necessary at any time. Insight Vacations reserves the right to vary itineraries should circumstances dictate, as well as cancel or reschedule any trip departure in accordance with operating y g requirements, or circumstances beyond its control. The advertised trip requires minimum numbers to depart. Should these not be met, Insight Vacations reserves the right to alter or cancel arrangements.

Passport and Visas: You must have a valid passport with 6 months validity from date of return. For Visa requirements, contact your Travel Agent or Group Leader.
Hotels: The hotels listed in the itinerary are listed as a guide only and are subject to change.
Porterage: for one suitcase is included in the trip price on arrival and departure from each trip hotel. Refer to the Insight website insightvacations.com/ca/information/booking-conditions for details of luggage allowances.
Transfers: Your Travel Agent or Group Leader can provide details of arrival and departure transfers.
Documentation: Documentation will be provided to your travel agent approximately 2 weeks prior to departure from Canada.
Additional terms and conditions: Apply to this special departure. Full terms and conditions are available from Insight Vacations. Refer also to the Insight Vacations website at insightvacations.com/ca/information/bookingconditions

INSURANCE: Manulife Travel Insurance for The Travel Corporation. Underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and First North American Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife and offered by Insight Vacations. If you have any questions y g y y regarding Manulife Travel Insurance for The Travel Corporation or to request a copy of the policy, please call 1-866-298-2722. Manulife is a trademark of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and are used by it, and by its affiliates under license.
Travel insurance is required for all guests covering all applicable dates of travel with Insight Vacations. This insurance must cover; trip interruption, personal injury, medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation cover including during pandemic events. The choice of insurer is yours.
The availability of travel insurance and extent of cover is constantly changing, please refer to our website www.insightvacations.com/ca for the most up to date information or talk to your travel agent or group leader. Insight Vacations may receive a commission for introducing you to a travel insurance provider. Insight Vacations will not be held liable for any costs incurred by the guest resulting from their failure to obtain adequate travel insurance.
ROOMING ARRANGEMENTS: All pricing is based on twin share accommodation. If a single room is required, the appropriate single supplement will need to be paid. Single rooms are subject to availability. Triple rooms may be available on request.
COACH USE: In most cases individual guests will travel with your group on this trip. Please refer to Insight Vacations for more details.