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EGYPT, ARABIA & MOROCCO Moroccan Spa


CULTURAL MOROCCO NEW


10 DAYS from £1595 (per person twin share with flights)


itinerary Bales Escorted


Travel to Morocco’s imperial cities and the Sahara on this escorted tour


Marrakech


DAY 1 – Rabat Fly from Heathrow to Casablanca on bmi. On arrival your tour manager will transfer you the short distance to Rabat for an overnight stay at Hotel Rabat. Afternoon at leisure.


DAY 2 – Fez This morning travel to Meknes, the once imposing stronghold of Sultan Moulay Ismail. Continue onto Volubilis to visit its beautifully preserved mosaic floors. Continue to Fez, stay at Les Merinides Hotel for 2 nights.


DAY 3 – Fez Oldest of the great imperial cities, Fez dominated Moroccan life for a millennium. Today we visit some its highlights, including the 9th Century Andalusian Mosque and enjoy the eclectic bustle of a truly unique city.


DAY 4 – Erfoud A fascinating drive takes you south via the mountain town of Ifrane and through the gorges of the Ziz Valley to the town of Erfoud. 2 nights at the Kasbah Chergui.


LES JARDINS DE LA MEDINA, MARRAKECH A former royal residence that now serves as a luxurious ‘riad’, this opulent property is located in the heart of the Medina, ideally situated close to the Royal Palace and the captivating Djemaá el-Fna Square. Its 36 elegantly appointed rooms are set around a tranquil garden, offering respite in the centre of the Kasbah.


DJEMAA EL-FNA, MARRAKECH One of the highlights of Marrakech, the Djemaa el-Fna is a wonderful fusion of noise and colour. The modern day equivalent of the Arabian Nights, its captivating network of souks and alleys are filled with musicians and snake charmers, storytellers and water sellers and, as night falls, the square becomes a magnet for an amazing collection of food stalls.


DAY 5 – Erfoud After a leisurely morning, journey by 4-wheel-drive vehicles into the arid landscapes on the edge of the Sahara desert to witness an unforgettable sunset.


DAY 6 – Ouarzazate Journey through the evocative desert vistas to the spectacular Todra Gorge, from where you continue through the Dades Valley to Ouarzazate. Overnight at the enchanting Berbere Palace Hotel.


DAY 7 – Marrakech Crossing the high passes of the Atlas Mountains we descend to the stunning city of Marrakech. Stay at the hotel Atlas Riad Medina & Spa.


DAYS 8/9 – Marrakech We explore the highlights of the city today, including its vibrant souks and the spectacular Jemaa el-Fna Square, the focal point of the city.


Special Something


DAY 10 – Fly to the UK Return to Heathrow with bmi.


ESSAOUIRA EXTENSION


DAY 10 – Essaouira Travel by road to Essaouira, 3 nights Villa Maroc.


DAY 11/12 – Essaouira Days at leisure in one of Morocco’s most laid back resorts, where narrow streets and whitewashed houses present an enchanting backdrop.


DAY 13 – Marrakech Return to Marrakech, 1 night at Atlas Riad Medina & Spa.


DAY 14 – Fly to UK Return with bmi to Heathrow.


From £525 Per Person


MOROCCAN CUISINE A tempting mix of African, Arabic and European cooking styles, Moroccan cuisine is characterised by its use of spices, mouth watering stews and delicious seafood. Cooked in earthenware tagines, the addition of herbs, nuts and fruits culminate in that unmistakable flavour that is so uniquely Moroccan.


25 Feb ‘12 £1595


15 Sep ‘12 £1595


17 Mar ‘12 £1825


13 Oct ‘12 £1895


07 Apr ‘12 £1895


23 Feb ‘13 £1795


19 May ‘12 £1895


23 Mar ‘13 £1925


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