6 Days/5 Nights Casablanca & Marrakech
This 6-day Moroccan adventure takes us to Casablanca and Marrakech.
We start in Casablanca, where you’ll stroll the corniche and see the nation’s largest mosque. Then wander the souks of Marrakech and experience its medieval atmosphere. We’ll also visit a Berber village high in the Atlas Mountains.
Choose from one of our fantastic optional activities on your free day.
DAY 01 - ARRIVE CASABLANCA, MOROCCO D
Upon arrival in Casablanca, our representative will meet you outside the Arrival Terminal with a sign. Transfer to your hotel and check in. The group will be taken for a welcome dinner at Rick’s Café restaurant.
DAY 02 - CASABLANCA TO MARRAKECH B
Breakfast at the hotel and then check out. You will be met at your Casablanca hotel for the half day city tour. The tour begins with an inside visit of Hassan II Mosque. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. You then continue to the Ain Diab Corniche for a pleasant stroll along the coast. Your next stop is Mohammed V Square in the city center. The city tour includes also the Habous Quarter, one of the oldest areas in Casablanca. After the tour, we drive south to Marrakech. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.
DAY 03 - MARRAKECH FULL DAY CITY TOUR B, D
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech. We start at Djemaa el Fna, the central square and Marrakesh's heartbeat surrounded by bazaars, mosques, terraced cafes, snake charmers, fire-eaters, and fortune-tellers. Next we stop at the Koutoubia Minaret, the oldest of the three great Almohad towers, and the Bahia Palace, a marvelous display of painted wood, ceramics, and symmetrical gardens. We then proceed to Tiskiwine museum which houses an impressive collection of North African arts and crafts. The museum, which was founded by a Dutch anthropologist, is organized into geographically themed exhibits, with each room focusing on artifacts from different towns and regions along the ancient trade route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. The works on display include exquisite hand-woven carpets and textiles, traditional Berber clothing and jewelry, intricate basketwork, and tribal handicrafts. Then enjoy a tour by a walk through the old medina and the labyrinth of souks.
After lunch (own expense), head to New city Guéliz the heart of the modern part of Marrakech, enjoy a brief tour of this area where many foreigners choose to live. Continue to the Menara Gardens, apart from the spectacular gardens and the wonderfully charming pavilion, you will encounter beautiful orchards and olive groves, and a huge artificial lake, originally created to irrigate the gardens. The lake is replenished by an impressive 700-year-old hydraulic system and a complex network of underground channels that bring water from the Atlas Mountains roughly 30km away. Visitors can enjoy fantastic panoramic views from side of the lake opposite the pavilion, with the pavilion's reflection on the mirror-like water, and snow-covered peaks of the Atlas Mountains. Return to your hotel to freshen up and get ready for a dinner at a local restaurant including entertainment.
DAY 04 - EXCURSION TO OURIKA VALLEY B, L
This morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Ourika Valley; a wonderful Berber village nestled high in the Atlas Mountains. A trip to the Ourika is an opportunity for you to discover the breathtaking views of Berber villages and some amazing landscapes. Setti Fatma is the place to go. One is astonished by the hard labor undertaken by the Berber populations of the area which did not hesitate to hoist with hillside materials necessary to the construction of small houses fixed on mountainside or to work the terraces necessary to agriculture in hostile environment. Ourika's atmosphere and unique decor is sure to impress! The included services at Ourika are the mountain local guide and transportation. Enjoy a relaxing lunch (included) with a local family before transferring late this afternoon to Marrakech for overnight.
DAY 05 - MARRAKECH AT LEISURE B
After breakfast, day at leisure or wander on your own. You may want to sign up for one of our optional activities. Additional details will be provided after group confirmation.
DAY 06 - MARRAKECH TO CASABLANCA AIRPORT / DEPART B
Breakfast at the hotel then check out and transfer back to Casablanca Airport. We will assist you at the airport for your return/ onward flight.
Note: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
Lodging: Idou Anfa Hotel & Spa in Casablanca and Longue Vie Hotel (pictured below) in Marrakech
Tour Price = TBD per person based on twin share/double occupancy
Single room supplement =TBD
Balance due no later than 90 days prior to departure
Inclusions in above prices:
5 Nights hotel accommodation in Morocco as per itinerary based on twin share (1 night stay at the Idou Anfa Hotel & Spa in Casablanca & 4 nights stay at the Longue Vie Hotel in Marrakech)
All transfers and transportation is by private, air-conditioned coach with driver/guide (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)
Arrival Meet & Greet guide assistance, Departure guide assistance
English Speaking National Guide throughout tour in Morocco
Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours, based on current rates
Monument & Historical sites entrance fees as per itinerary
Porterage at the hotels and airports in Morocco
Exclusions in above prices:
All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection
Any future fuel surcharges on land arrangements or additional costs due to COVID rules
Meals unless listed in itinerary
Tips & Gratuities
Increase in local tax rates
Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am)
Visa/passport handling fees
Covid-19 testing and certification fees if required
The not-so fine print...
I. AIR: N/A
II. LAND ARRANGEMENTS:
Goway Travel General Group Land penalties*
More than 91 days prior to departure loss of non-refundable deposits
Between 90-61 days prior to departure 75% of gross tour price
60 days or less prior to departure 100% non-refundable
Important Note: Cancellation penalties for some travel arrangements may differ from our general conditions. In this occurrence, you will be advised of these addendums at the time of confirmation or prior to any penalties becoming applicable and as soon as we are notified of these special conditions.
It is strongly recommended that clients purchase cancellation insurance to protect themselves against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. In the event a traveler becomes ill during a tour and has not purchased insurance, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveler's responsibility. Based on Goway Travel’s current cancellation policies the passenger may incur up to 100% cancellation penalties and should protect themselves with cancellation insurance.
Insurance MUST be purchased within 7 days of individual client deposits or payments being made and
only covers non-refundable client money held by Goway Travel. If the group cancels prior to final payment
and supplier fees being applicable, due to the required minimum numbers not being reached, the premium is
refundable providing no claim has been made. In all other cases the premium is non-refundable.
Rates: All rates are subject to reconfirmation at the time of the policy being purchased. We will be
happy to quote current rates, however these are not guaranteed until the policy is purchased.
For information on our insurance plan coverage, please visit:
Standard Package: www.tripmate.com/wpF422S (no CFAR)
Deluxe Plan: www.tripmate.com/wpF422D (with CFAR)
IMPORTANT NOTES ON INSURANCE:
1. Goway Travel cannot sell insurance to clients who are non US or Canadian residents or if they reside in Quebec
2. Deluxe Plan cannot be sold to residents of the State of New York
PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION*:
Please ensure clients have arranged all documentation with the appropriate consulate well in advance of their departure from the US and that passports are also valid for the minimum validity required for ALL destinations being travelled to. The information following only applies to the itinerary booked with Goway Travel and does not cover any independently arranged destinations.
Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your scheduled return date and contain two blank pages.
Morocco - You must have a valid passport with at least one blank page. Visas are not required for visits lasting less than 90 day