It’s your turn to visit Morocco… 4 – 14 October’24

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It’s your turn to visit Morocco… 4 – 14 October’24 2024-02-20T09:43:13+10:00

Morocco remains a curious anomaly: peaceful – it continues to conjure up images of its romantic past very easily – many famous have walked where we will walk.

Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, Frank Zappa and Janis Joplin all had stories to make in the North African kingdom of Morocco. Brad Pitt turned up wearing a traditional robe in the walled old town, Madonna, packed her bags in the medina to celebrate her 60th birthday. British legendary footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria celebrated his 40th birthday in Marrakech, Eva Longoria, former members of the Spice Girls, Tom Cruise, Gordon Ramsay, aah, the list goes on and on.

It’s your turn to visit Morocco…

This tour takes in the romantic Art Deco city of Casablanca, the fortified seaside town of Essaouira, Tangiers, a Moroccan gem perched on the Strait of Gibraltar, which has long been a cultural melting pot, its buildings a testament to the myriad influences and then, the brilliance blush pink ramparts of ancient shopping medinas of Marrakech.

Bring an empty suitcase!

4 – 14 October’ 2024

 

Itinerary:

I’d recommend/suggest you arrive into Casablanca a day earlier, to get over any long flights or jet jag. Accommodation Hyatt Regency USD$300 (single) (includes airport transfer/meet and greet)

Day 1: October 4th – Casablanca Arrival – D

Upon your arrival in Casablanca on October 4th, the welcoming embrace of Morocco begins at the esteemed Hyatt Regency – perhaps indulge in a spa treatment or simply unwind by the pool, or take a gentle walk around the art deco neighhood where our comfy hotel is situated.

The evening brings a culinary delight with dinner. Dinner and drinks included tonight.

Hyatt Regency

Day 2: October 5th – Casablanca to Essaouira – B

As the sun rises on October 5th, immerse yourself in the cultural wonders of Casablanca, starting with a visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque. We then transfer on a scenic drive to the coastal jewel, Essaouira. The evening unfolds with a change of scenery as you check in at Medina Thalassa. Located on the seafront, a 5-minute walk from Essaouira Port, this hotel is designed around a large outdoor swimming pool – and it’s got a spa as well. Dinner (not included) will be enjoyed at one of the many vibey spots in gorgeous Essaouira.  Essaouira is music Morocco.

Le Médina Thalassa sea & spa – MGallery

Day 3: October 6th – Essaouira Exploration – B L

Embark on a captivating exploration of Essaouira on October 6th, guided by the town’s rich history and vibrant atmosphere. The morning unveils the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage site. In the afternoon, the cultural journey continues with a hands-on culinary experience—a cooking class that delves into the heart of Moroccan cuisine.  Overnight at Hotel Le Médina Thalassa sea & spa – MGallery

 

Day 4: October 7th – Essaouira to Marrakech – B

As a new day dawns, bid farewell to Essaouira and set forth on a picturesque journey to the enchanting city of Marrakech. The afternoon invites exploration of the lively main square, a hub of activity and culture. Check into  captivating Demeures D’Orient, offering a blend of traditional Moroccan elegance and modern comforts.

Demeures D’Orient

Day 5: October 8th – Marrakech Old Medina – B

Step into the historical tapestry of Marrakech on October 8th, with a guided tour through the captivating Old Medina. The morning brings encounters with iconic landmarks, each narrating tales of the city’s rich heritage. The afternoon takes a different turn, guiding you through designer clothing and furniture stores, and providing a glimpse into contemporary Moroccan style. As night falls, the vibrant atmosphere of Trattoria awaits a culinary journey through Italian flavours. (Not included)

Demeures D’Orient

Day 6: October 9th – Marrakech New City – B D

The exploration of Marrakech continues on October 9th, transitioning to the modern allure of the new city. Gardens (YSL etc., galleries, and designer spaces offer a contemporary perspective on Moroccan artistry. As the day concludes, dine at Mom Zoubida for an evening steeped in familial warmth and traditional Moroccan hospitality. (Included)

Demeures D’Orient

Day 7: October 10th – Agafay Desert Adventure – B D

The morning of October 10th unfolds leisurely, setting the stage for an afternoon journey to the Agafay Desert. Here, the landscape transforms, and the serenity of the desert provides a unique backdrop for a camel ride. The luxurious BE AGAFAY camp becomes your haven for the night, offering an immersive experience under the desert stars. A sumptuous dinner is included, allowing you to savour the flavours of Morocco in this magical setting.

BeAgafay

Day 8: October 11th – Tangier Arrival – B

Bid farewell to the desert oasis and commence a journey to Tangier on October 11th. The day unfolds with a speed train journey from Casablanca, eventually leading to the distinctive allure of Tangier. Check into Dar Saba and Villa Perla, where the charm of Tangier becomes a tangible presence.

Riad Saba’s House/Villa Perla

 

Day 9: October 12th – Tangier Designers Day – B D

Immerse yourself in the vibrant design scene of Tangier on October 12th. ROYA becomes your guide to the city’s creative spaces, with a day filled with insider visits to some of Tangiers most amazing decor hotels, and shopping spots.

As night falls, the captivating ambiance of Villa Perla sets the stage for a pool party, accompanied by tapas and drinks—a perfect blend of relaxation and entertainment.

Riad Saba’s House/Villa Perla

Day 10: October 13th – Tangier to Casablanca B D

Embark on a scenic morning train journey from Tangier to Casablanca on October 13th. The afternoon offers free time for any last-minute shopping endeavors. As evening approaches, farewell dinner, included.

Hyatt Regency Casablanca

 

Day 11: October 14th – Departure

Concluding your Moroccan sojourn on October 14th, the morning brings a transfer to Casablanca airport. As you bid farewell to the captivating landscapes, cultural wonders, and warm hospitality of Morocco, take with you a tapestry of cherished memories and experiences that will linger long after your departure. Safe travels.

 

Cost

USD $4864 twin share

USD $6050 single

 

Included

10 nights’ accommodation

  • 2 night Casablanca – Hyatt Regency
  • 2 nights Essaouira –Hotel Le Médina Thalassa sea & spa – MGallery
  • 3 nights Marrakech – Demeures D’Orient
  • 1 night Agafay desert – BeAgafay
  • 2 nights Tangiers – Riad Saba’s House/Villa Perla

All transfers, in safe reliable, comfortable transport

Bullet speed train Casablanca Tangiers return ticket

Breakfast daily.

Welcome and farewell dinners with drinks.

Other meals include

  • cooking class lunch in Essaouira
  • a wonderful hospitality dinner experience Mom Zoubida in Marrakech
  • desert dinner Agafay
  • Tapas dinner and drinks inTangiers

Insiders shopping experiences in Marrakech and Tangiers – décor and clothing – local expertise.

English guided tour of Essaouira, Marrakech and Tangiers

 

Not included

International air ticket.

Laundry, room services etc.

Travel insurance

All other lunch and dinner meals (not mentioned above) and drinks shared equally.

Tour starts on 4 October’24 in Casablanca and ends in Casablanca 14 October’24, with airport drop off.

contact me today to reserve your spot.. already I have a list!

jeanw@glamgirlsluxtravels.com