Imperial Cities of Morocco

Imperial Morocco – A Small-Group Luxury Tour

Discover Morocco - a country of dizzying diversity, epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, Saharan dunes and mazes of medinas - on this 10-day luxury small group tour (maximum 16 travellers). Stay in luxurious style at some of Morocco's most opulent hotels like the Four Seasons, Sofitel and Riad Fes - a majestic Moorish palace that sits under the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Hotel group. Includes daily breakfasts and gourmet lunches, three unforgettable dinners including one night at the romantic and iconic Rick's Café in Casablanca, a traditional hammam experience, a hands-on cooking class, private transportation, expert local leaders plus insider experiences and more.

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10 Days
TWIN SHARE - 10 DAYS
Earn 4,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Nine nights in luxury hotels including one night in a Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Casablanca, two nights in a Superior Room at Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach Hotel & Spa, three nights in a Deluxe Room at Riad Fes, three nights in a Junior Suite at Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial
  • A selection of gourmet experiences including daily breakfasts, lunches and three memorable dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
Calendar
10 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 10 DAYS
Earn 7,199 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Nine nights in luxury hotels including one night in a Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Casablanca, two nights in a Superior Room at Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach Hotel & Spa, three nights in a Deluxe Room at Riad Fes, three nights in a Junior Suite at Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial
  • A selection of gourmet experiences including daily breakfasts, lunches and three memorable dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
Calendar
13 Days
TWIN SHARE - 13 DAYS
Earn 7,299 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 12 nights in luxury hotels including: one night in a Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Casablanca, two nights in a Superior Room at Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach Hotel & Spa, three nights in a Deluxe Room at Riad Fes, three nights in a Junior Suite at Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial, one night in a superior room at Ksar El Kabbab, two nights at Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp
  • A selection of gourmet experiences including breakfast daily, nine lunch experiences and six memorable dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout
Calendar
13 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 13 DAYS
Earn 9,599 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • 12 nights in luxury hotels including: one night in a Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Casablanca, two nights in a Superior Room at Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach Hotel & Spa, three nights in a Deluxe Room at Riad Fes, three nights in a Junior Suite at Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial, one night in a superior room at Ksar El Kabbab, two nights at Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp
  • A selection of gourmet experiences including breakfast daily, nine lunch experiences and six memorable dinners
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout

Discover exotic Morocco with this tailor-made, small-group luxury tour specifically designed for discerning travellers. Visit unique locations, immerse yourself in the Moroccan culture and take a sensory journey across this mystical land through the ancient, bustling cities of Casablanca,** Fes** and Marrakech and the spectacular Spanish Colony settlements along the coast of** Northern Morocco. Explore cities, sweeping deserts and Kasbahs while staying in the **most luxurious hotels in the country.

What You'll Love...

Five-star accommodation - Stay in Moorish palaces, luxury desert camps and stunning coastal towns

Your days will be filled with adventure, and your nights will be filled with luxurious comfort during this incredible tour.

Your five-star experience will start at the Four Seasons Casablanca, the city’s largest luxury hotel. With magnificent Atlantic views, the hotel blends sand-coloured architecture with modern Moroccan elegance.

While travelling to Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, enjoy two nights at the Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach Hotel & Spa. With its exclusive location, the Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach and Spa hotel is the undisputed leader in luxury resorts in Tamuda Bay.

Your three nights at Riad Fes will amaze you. This majestic palace is an authentic example of Hispanic-Moorish architecture and is part of the opulent Relais & Chateaux group. Located in the heart of the ancient city it offers an outstanding combination of modern and traditional décor, reminiscent of the Arabian Nights, with marble bathrooms and mesmerising views. Relax on the beautiful panoramic terrace taking in the incredible scenery, take a dip in the pool or end your day with a visit to the relaxing hammam.

Last on the list of your five-star accommodation is the Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial, a remarkable palace offering elegance in a privileged location in the city. With a majestic Moorish facade and spectacular fountains, you will spend the last few days of the tour in a Junior suite, adding some extra charm and luxury to your Morocco tour. This five-star, unique hotel combines the French 'art de vivre' with the splendors of Marrakesh.

The Experiences & Sights – Smell the spices, soothe your soul in a hammam and indulge in centuries old traditional cooking techniques

“Here’s looking at you, kid!" – Get ready to roll out your best Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman impersonations as you start your tour in the fascinating city of Casablanca with a dinner at the famous Rick's Café, a restaurant and piano bar designed to recreate the bar made famous by the classic 1942 film 'Casablanca'. Casablanca is not just a heritage stop, it’s a** forward-facing city** too, with glitzy new urban design and impressive architecture.

Leave the city behind and head out on an experience like no other at** Chefchaouen, an artsy, blue-coloured mountain village and one of the **most spectacular towns in Morocco. Indulge in an organic lunch *with a difference at *Dardara farm *where *Mediterranean flavours and Moroccan ingredients meet in this new concept of ecological cuisine, which uses only local produce.

Discover Meknes, also known as "the Moroccan Versailles", a city with monumental walls and gates. Wine connoisseurs will love this stop over, which includes a wine tasting at the ‘’Les Célliers de Meknes” – Morocco’s** pioneer estate in wine making**.

Get lost in a seemingly endless maze of markets in the Marrakesh Medina where the souks comprise of tiny retail stalls situated down alleyway upon alleyway. The further you explore, the more interesting they become. Try bartering for everything from carpets and textiles; cooked snails and spices; cotton, clothing, kaftans and blankets.

After the blast of the bazaar soothe your stresses way with a visit to a traditional wood-burning furnace of a Moroccan hammam. Try a scrub with black soap using a traditional scrub glove (known as a 'kessak) which removes dead skin cells leaving your skin feeling smooth and silky soft.

Escape to the outskirts of Marrakech and take part in a hands-on farmhouse cooking class, exploring the traditions of Moroccan cuisine using aromatic local spices. Enjoy an afternoon of hand-made delicacies on a terrace surrounded by views of the** stunning Atlas Mountains. After sipping mint tea in the company of a **Berber family, you finish off this incredible tour with a caliche (horse-drawn carriage) to one of the city's best restaurants.

Your package includes

  • Nine nights *in luxury hotels including *one night in a Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Casablanca, two nights in a Superior Room at Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach Hotel & Spa, three nights in a Deluxe Room at Riad Fes, three nights in a Junior Suite at Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial.
  • A selection of gourmet experiences including breakfast daily, eight bespoke lunches *and *three memorable dinners. Dine at the famous Rick's Café in Casablanca , enjoy a Roman picnic lunch, a traditional lunch with a local family in Fes, a** hands-on cooking class** followed by lunch with views of the Atlas Mountains, a Moroccan tea experience with a local family and much more – plus you have the opportunity to explore the many traditional and modern eateries of Morocco during your leisure time.
  • Expert English-speaking local guides, private transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees throughout the tour itinerary
  • *Return airport transfers and Fast-Track assistance *on arrival at Casablanca Airport
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • A traditional hammam experience
  • Hands-on cooking class and Berber market visit
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour

Tour Extension

Experience the unbelievable** Sahara desert** where you will stay in an ultra-luxe desert camp. Situated in the quiet and idyllic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, take a camel ride along the sand dunes and reach the spectacular Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp, where you can relax like royalty and gaze at the ever-changing colours of the desert and the canopy of stars in the night sky. You'll also discover one of the most-famous filming locations in the world with a visit to Morocco's impressive UNESCO World-Heritage Site of Ait Bendaddou. Known as Ksar, the site is formed by a group of ancient earthen buildings, and has featured as a star location in many Hollywood movies, from 'Lawrence of Arabia' to 'Gladiator'.

This extension will also see you staying in sumptuous accommodation, with** one night at **Ksar El Kabbaba, a traditional Ksar surrounded by lush gardens where you can while away the hours in a hammock hanging between olive and pomegranate trees and soak up the ambience of Morocco’s ancient culture.

  • Transportation in a private four-wheel drive, with a driver and an English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites you'll visit throughout the tour
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • One way flight from Errachidia to Casablanca

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Valid for select departure from Casablanca

Departure Dates from Casablanca:

6 May 2018

9 September 2018

23 September 2018

7 October 2018

21 October 2018

4 November 2018

17 March 2019

7 April 2019

14 April 2019

21 April 2019

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Four Seasons Casablanca

Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach Hotel & Spa

Riad Fes

Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial

Ksar El Kabbaba (Desert extension only)

Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp (Desert extension only)

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Please note that the tours departing on 09th of September, 23rd of September, 7th of October and 21st of October will be staying at Hotel Sahrai Fes in a Junior Suite (instead of Riad Fes).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise if travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply – refer https://luxuryescapes.com/au/terms-and-conditions