Morocco Grand Tour
ELEGANT GRAND TOUR
CASABLANCA, RABAT, FES, MARRAKECH, AND THE SAHARA DESERT DUNES. AN EXOTIC ORIENTAL WORLD WITH OPULENCE OF BEAUTY, COLOURS, AND TRADITIONS
Duration:21days
Size of the group:15 - 18 people
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Accomodations in Riads and Luxury hotels
  • Yves Saint Laurent experience and Majorelle garden
  • A professional photo shooting in magical Sahara dunes (with Moroccan costumes and camels)
  • A Moroccan afternoon »Ladies time together« and »Gentlemen's time out« and still more...

OVERVIEW
ITINERARY
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
DATES & PRICES
About Morocco

Morocco is one of THE MOST COLORFUL countries in the world. And not only the nature, complexion of the people, and the colours of the facades! Above all, it is culturally colorful.
In only one country you can enjoy the eclectic mixture of the Arab world, the African roots and European (French and Spanish) cultural flavours. Hence the country is a real heaven for everybody that loves beauty, creativity, and authentic tradition, as well as ECLECTICAL CULTURAL BLENDS. This gives many faces to a Moroccan culture.

If you like the ORIENTAL ATHMOSPHERE, you won't be dissapointed. You will feel like a leading role in one of the tales of Arabian Nights exploring the old Medinas (Old Towns) with narrow alleys, sitting under the magical sky in the desert, riding a camel, or bargaining in the ancient markets- called the Souks.

Due to its rich history and its unique geographical position on the crossroads of cultures, Morocco also passes on important knowledge to its visitors. Not only that Moroccans learned well how to coexist in a multi-cultural world, but they can teach us of the values of the community, the importance of sharing and the necessity of caring for eachother.

Our Grand Tour

Our Grand Tour brings the scenery, cultural boutique experiences and flavors of the country into your 13 days.

On our tour we travel through MANY DIVERSE LANDSCAPES. We start at the Atlantic coast with the famous Casablanca, and the Moroccan capital Rabat. From there we continue through the Mezeta's plain and enjoy watching the extensive olive grooves and (even!) vineyards en route to the oldest city of Fes. We dedicate 2 full days to Fes, enjoying in the city's visit for a day and indulging in a direct experience with a hands-on workshop. Continuing across the mountain passes of the Atlas mountains, we enter the land of ancient Kasbahs, palm grooves and fertile valleys amids the dry deserts. At the end of the day we enjoy a camel ride up the sandy Sahara dunes and spend a once-in-a-life-time night in a luxury desert camp and enjoy our desert dream. After crossing the High mountains once more, our last days will be spend in the most fashionable of the Moroccan cities- Marrakech, the Red Pearl of the South. We will spend 4 nights in Marrakech and relax and enjoy the unique artistic and designers athmosphere of the city. Before leaving home we will visit Essaouira, a picturesque fishing town on the shore of the Atlantic Coast and maybe catch a glimpse of the famous sunset on the ocean from the impressive ramparts.

 

This tour isn't just a travel through, but instead invites you into an EXPERIENCE OF THE CULTURE. We travel into the country, not only in and around the country. We do this via:
1. staying in elegant boutique Moroccan Riad hotels and Villas, and for an unforgettable night in a luxury desert camp
2. indulging in the tastes and flavors of the world famous Moroccan Cuisine and getting into a tradition of Moroccan tea drinking. We included many of the meals to the program so that you will be able to try as many new tastes as possible, and we also included a few exceptionally beautiful meals for you to feel (and eat) like a Sultan.
3. joining in some hands-on workshops, where you will learn a new skill (or two) and we are sure they will bring new creative ideas into your home living also
4. unique guiding of Alja. She is a professional tour leader and the owner of Elegant Cultural Tours and will be acompaning you on this tour. Alja has done more than 550 days of guiding in Morocco (ever since 2006 on more than 50 tours across the country, from North to South) with different groups. She is also a professor of Art History and Sociology, so you can expect a lot of beauty, interesting insights, her rich knowledge of bringing cultures from around the world into her narrative of Morocco, and a deep love for working with guests.

Your Tour Director: ALJA

MORE ABOUT ALJA

Alja is a Professor of Art History and Sociology of Culture, but had only worked in the sector for a little while before deciding to bring her talent and passion for teaching and rich insights' into tourism and guiding. This happened in 2002, and she has been organising and leading groups as a full-time job to different places around the Globe ever since.

Her specialist destinations are Morocco, Cuba, Ireland and Scotland, China, Turkey (where she lived for 3 years) and Central Europe (Slovenia, Italy, Austria, and Prague where she did a part of her studies of Art History).

OVERVIEW DAILY ITINERARY
DAY 1

Arival to Casablanca
meet the group in our hotel and over an elegant welcome dinner

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HIGHLIGHTS

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OVERVIEW

You can arrive on the day, or a day before and get some rest before we start the tour. We will arange 2 separate transfers from the International Airport of Mohamed V in Casablanca to our hotel on the day of arival, but we can also help you organise your own on the specific time. In the evening, we meet in the hotel lobby for a wellcome cocktail and a short breefing on our Tour, and then enjoy our first elegant dinner in an iconic restaurant.

We meet in the hotel lobby at 6.30pm, local Moroccan time (GMT/ UTC +1:00h)

OTHER

Overnight: Le Dodge Hotel or similar, Casablanca
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

Casablanca visit
drive to Rabat, Rabat overninght

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HIGHLIGHTS

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You can arrive on the day, or a day before and get some rest before we start the tour. We will arange 2 separate transfers from the International Airport of Mohamed V in Casablanca to our hotel on the day of arival, but we can also help you organise your own on the specific time. In the evening, we meet in the hotel lobby for a wellcome cocktail and a short breefing on our Tour, and then enjoy our first elegant dinner in an iconic restaurant.

We meet in the hotel lobby at 6.30pm, local Moroccan time (GMT/ UTC +1:00h)

OTHER

Overnight: Le Dodge Hotel or similar, Casablanca
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3

Rabat visit
drive to Fes, Fes overnight

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HIGHLIGHTS

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OVERVIEW

You can arrive on the day, or a day before and get some rest before we start the tour. We will arange 2 separate transfers from the International Airport of Mohamed V in Casablanca to our hotel on the day of arival, but we can also help you organise your own on the specific time. In the evening, we meet in the hotel lobby for a wellcome cocktail and a short breefing on our Tour, and then enjoy our first elegant dinner in an iconic restaurant.

We meet in the hotel lobby at 6.30pm, local Moroccan time (GMT/ UTC +1:00h)

OTHER

Overnight: Le Dodge Hotel or similar, Casablanca
Meals: Dinner

DAY 4

Fes visit
overnight Fes

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Morocco, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
HIGHLIGHTS

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OVERVIEW

After breakfast at the hotel, we embark on a short coach tour of Humprey Boghart's town, known as the White Casablanca. We admire the colonial Art Nouveau architecture of the two main squares and walk the streets, flanked by French colonial facades. Casablanca surprises in many ways, but the most wonderful is a guided visit of Hasan II's mosque. Not only its grandeour (it is the third biggest mosque in the World with the highest minaret in the world), but also its exquisite beauty and opulent materials speak of passionate Moroccan love for the design, and deep respect for the traditional craftmanship. Standing under the massive entrance and high celilings, we feel the respect and admiration for a culture that invests so many resources into a sacred object of that value.
Before we leave Casablanca on our way to Rabat we take in the marvelous view of the mosque sitting on the ocean shore, as we sip our first Moroccan tea (or a Nus-nus coffee).
In the afternoon we arrive to Rabat and we use the time to enjoy and relax in a beautiful environment before we meet again for a dinner in our hotel.

OTHER

Overnight: Vila Orange or similar, Rabat
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 5

Fes
relaxing day, a wokshop experience, overnight Fes

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Morocco, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
HIGHLIGHTS

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OVERVIEW

After breakfast at the hotel, we embark on a short coach tour of Humprey Boghart's town, known as the White Casablanca. We admire the colonial Art Nouveau architecture of the two main squares and walk the streets, flanked by French colonial facades. Casablanca surprises in many ways, but the most wonderful is a guided visit of Hasan II's mosque. Not only its grandeour (it is the third biggest mosque in the World with the highest minaret in the world), but also its exquisite beauty and opulent materials speak of passionate Moroccan love for the design, and deep respect for the traditional craftmanship. Standing under the massive entrance and high celilings, we feel the respect and admiration for a culture that invests so many resources into a sacred object of that value.
Before we leave Casablanca on our way to Rabat we take in the marvelous view of the mosque sitting on the ocean shore, as we sip our first Moroccan tea (or a Nus-nus coffee).
In the afternoon we arrive to Rabat and we use the time to enjoy and relax in a beautiful environment before we meet again for a dinner in our hotel.

OTHER

Overnight: Vila Orange or similar, Rabat
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 6

Fes
drive to Erfoud, overnight Erfoud

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Morocco, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
HIGHLIGHTS

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OVERVIEW

After breakfast at the hotel, we embark on a short coach tour of Humprey Boghart's town, known as the White Casablanca. We admire the colonial Art Nouveau architecture of the two main squares and walk the streets, flanked by French colonial facades. Casablanca surprises in many ways, but the most wonderful is a guided visit of Hasan II's mosque. Not only its grandeour (it is the third biggest mosque in the World with the highest minaret in the world), but also its exquisite beauty and opulent materials speak of passionate Moroccan love for the design, and deep respect for the traditional craftmanship. Standing under the massive entrance and high celilings, we feel the respect and admiration for a culture that invests so many resources into a sacred object of that value.
Before we leave Casablanca on our way to Rabat we take in the marvelous view of the mosque sitting on the ocean shore, as we sip our first Moroccan tea (or a Nus-nus coffee).
In the afternoon we arrive to Rabat and we use the time to enjoy and relax in a beautiful environment before we meet again for a dinner in our hotel.

OTHER

Overnight: Vila Orange or similar, Rabat
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DETAILS ON A TOUR
Fitness rating:
What we do not include:

International airfare between your home country and Morocco, and air taxes or fuel surcharges; Airport transfer on arrival (Casablanca) and departure (Marrakech); Possible increases in local taxes/ VAT; Visa or passport fees (All necessary visas should be obtained according to the citizenship from a Moroccan embassy in your country of residence); Meals and drinks not included in the group meals; Items of personal nature (such as hammam SPA visits and massages, laundry, drinks and alcohol, telephone/ mobile internet expense, excess bagagge fees); Travel and Medical Insurance (a condition of travel); Evacuation costs; Any gratuities to a Moroccan local guide, city guides, drivers, camel drivers, hotels, workshops' leaders,... - suggested tips are 300 Eur per guest per tour; Other items not expressly listed as included

Detail subject to change:

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Tour pace / level of fitness:

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IMPORTANT NOTES

• All of our guests should obtain a travel and medical insurance that has to be presented to the Elegant Cultural Tours before the beginning of the Tour at least at the time of due balance ... Check our GT&C for more on this
• Prices are based on a group size of minimum 5 paying guests. Prices are subject to increase, if the number of paying guests is less than a total of 5 guests
• Rates are based on recieving a deposit and the final payment in advance by Credit Card (nastej jih), PayPal, .... or wire transfer to our bank account in Eur
• We recomend that you follow Moroccan entry regulatuons and rules... (link) as well as recomendadtions given by your governemnt for international travel and special opozorila
• Our US guests might also want to consider enrolling in STEP, Smart Enrollment Program, a fre service to enroll your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate (that in Casablanca???), For more information: ... link

HIGHLIGHTS: AT A GLANCE

• 12 nights' accomodation on a double occupancy basis in selected boutique luxury Riads and hotels: Casablanca (1 night), Rabat (1 night), Fes (3 nights), Erfoud (1 night), Skoura/ Ouarzazate (1 night), Marrakech (4 nights)
• An overninght with a dinner and a breakfast in a luxury desert camp in Merzouga (1 night)
• Moroccan breakfast daily, six lovely lunches, eight delicious dinners
• 1 iconic vintage dinner and 2 fine dining experiences in the best Moroccan restaurants
• Drinks: included with meals are a glass of wine, or a beer and a small bottle of natural water per person; 2 x 0,5l natural water per person per day in the coach
• Three authentic hands- on workshops: traditional Moroccan cooking, a calligraphy workshop and a secret one 😊
• Elegant, air-conditioned transportation from day 2 till day 12 (group of 5- 8 guests by a 17 seater midi bus, group of 9-18 guests by a 45 seater coach)
• A 4x4 half day excursion, and a camel ride at the Dunes of Merzouga
• All excursions and entrance fees to attractions, as mentioned in the itinerary
• All local guides in the main cities and a Tour Director (Alja, the owner of Elegant Cultural Tours)
• Organization or the Tour

About Morocco

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About Morocco

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HIGHLIGHTS

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Wecome cocktail and a dinner

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Wecome cocktail and a dinner

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR SPOT

Contact us via our Web page contact form, or directly to our email adress contact@elegantculturaltours.com and we will send you a Booking form

Once we recieve your booking form and a request, we will send you the Deposit payment details. Only once we recieve and confirm with you your deposit, you can consider your spot on the tour to be reserved.

If we don't recieve your full payment until due date, we reserve the right to cancell your reservation, or fees might apply.

 

& FROM THERE ON

14 days prior to the departure and after your full payment, we will send you a detailed program and a doCument with all necessary informations.

About 10 days- 1 week before the tour we will meet online in a 45 minutes pre-tour meeting where we will discuss all the matters regarding preparation for the tour, as well as get to know eachother J

And then we start the tour...  

 

BEFORE YOU BOOK

We will anounce a live talk dates for each of the departures via one of the online platforms where we will present our Grand Tour, and you will also be able to meet Alja as well as ask any possible questions. Instagram, FB... talk bo na Zoomu, ali kje? Google meets

 

ADITIONAL TRAVEL ARRAGEMENTS

Lahko jim predlagamo pre tour ali po tour extension ali le ideje, kaj lahko delajo

Ali jim pomagamo s travel insurance- naj me poklicejo po dogovoru prej

Pretour Chefchauesn, post tour Royal Mansour stay, ali La Mamounia/ a omeni da ;e pride kralj (in th erare events of a royal visit by Moroccan king, the hotels might cancell the booking... we will provide a substitute)

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Za vec info kaj zahtevamo od potnikov (travel insurance), fitness level, fees and charges, tour canvellations, payment schedule, refer to our GT&C here (link)

PRICE

Single Supplement
1430 Eur
Deposit (per person) at time of booking
2300 Eur (30% of the final price)
Tips and gratuites (on site)
300 Eur per guest
Final Payment due
60 Days before the start of the Tour
*Includes 5% for Card payment, or PayPal, or Swipe payment
DETAILS ON A TOUR
Fitness rating:
What we include:

What we do not include:

Detail subject to change:
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Tour pace / level of fitness:
Duis mollis ex ut convallis bibendum. Praesent sed erat lorem. Morbi id condimentum dolor. Integer quis purus id lectus malesuada auctor. Maecenas porta, risus sit amet rutrum aliquet, lectus dui molestie quam, eget molestie sem ante eu ligula. Etiam dui quam, blandit ut nunc quis, faucibus rhoncus mauris. Praesent sed eros lacus.
IMPORTANT NOTES

• All of our guests should obtain a travel and medical insurance that has to be presented to the Elegant Cultural Tours before the beginning of the Tour at least at the time of due balance ... Check our GT&C for more on this
• Prices are based on a group size of minimum 5 paying guests. Prices are subject to increase, if the number of paying guests is less than a total of 5 guests
• Rates are based on recieving a deposit and the final payment in advance by Credit Card (nastej jih), PayPal, .... or wire transfer to our bank account in Eur
• We recomend that you follow Moroccan entry regulatuons and rules... (link) as well as recomendadtions given by your governemnt for international travel and special opozorila
• Our US guests might also want to consider enrolling in STEP, Smart Enrollment Program, a fre service to enroll your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate (that in Casablanca???), For more information: ... link

THE ECT STORY & HOW TRAVEL WITH US FELLS LIKE

Boutique elegant small hotels (Riads) with a unique athmosphere.

Great dining that covers all of the flavors of Morocco, as well as a few elegant meals for that special experience of Morocco.

Comfortable high quality transportation (we can't guarantee an AC on the dromedary, but apart from that there will always be a coach with AC)

The program covers Moroccan aspects and best sites, as well as ads 2 hands-on workshops for an even deeper experience and exploration of the culture.

The athmosphere on our tours is informal, friendly, and personalised so that each of the guests can relax and decide if (and how) they want to participate in conversations and activiteis, or weather they maybe prefer to experience more to themselves.
Morocco is quite big and the distance will sometimes demand longer days with more driving (check the program for that), but we like to take things slow, and so we balance out the longer days with those that allow an afternoon with only time for yourself to relax and enjoy the moment, swim in the pool, have a massage, do the people watch, take photographs or write a diary, or simply just stop, have a Moroccan tea and smell the roses (or orange blossoms).

Our topics are cultural and we aim at bringing you the Moroccan culture

We learned from Moroccans in helping the society, so each of our tours also contruibutes to a Women's Cooperative of your choice. As we visit them, you will be bale to decide on the spot who to donate your share to.

We encourgae you to observe, ask questions, understand and learn about Morocco and its people. We believe that travel is the best possible learning and so we aim at bringing understanding and knowledge, but we always do it in an entertaining and relaxed way. No long hours of dry academic knowledge and long listening while standing outdoors.

We travel boutiuque and elegant, but we keep our travel real and don't travel in a bubble. We aim at understanding the local culture and their challenges and meet them half way. If a culty ???? happens we aim at resolving things peacefully and with understanding the visited country and their culture. Some things are different on travel than at home and we find it a part of the experience to adjust and grow with every new experience.

What we do,
we do with all our hearts!
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