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PricesFrom: R 9,680.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From5th of May 2018 (Saturday)
Valid To22nd of December 2018 (Saturday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
A zippy trip through Morocco’s best bits...
WAS R12100 now R9680 but not for long!
Ticking off Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech in just seven days, this Moroccan adventure totally rocks the kasbah.
Prepare for opulence overload at the Hassan II Mosque, photo ops aplenty at the Hassan Tower in Rabat and as many walking tours as your feet can keep up with. Ready to rock and roll? Let’s go!
For set departures from May to December 2018
About the Holiday
Day 1: Casablanca, Morocco
What’s uppppp Casablanca! Welcome to Morocco’s most populated city, where Art Deco meets mosaic and modern street art meets sacks of saffron and cumin. Dump those bags and join the group ‘cos this trip kicks off with a bang. We’re off to one of the largest mosques in the world – the Hassan II. Want a travel experience to write home about? Trust us, you’re on the right trip.
-Visit Hassan II Mosque
Day 2: Casablanca to Chefchaouen via Rabat
Ready to rock out, Morocco style? You got it. Today we’re heading to the most instagrammable location ever, Chefchaouen. But wait! First, we’re taking a pit stop at Rabat, the country’s capital. Grab your phones – you’re gonna wanna snapchat the Hassan Tower, a landmark and major city attraction dating back to 1195. (Shock face emoji)
-Visit Hassan Tower in Rabat
Day 3: Chefchouen to Fes
Medinas, mazes, mausoleums oh my! Today we’re missioning it inland to Fes. But first, enjoy a tour of the Chefchouen thanks to yours truly. Get your insta game on as we make the most of our last morning here by stopping for snaps of the vibrant white and blue cobbled streets that give Mykonos a run for its euros.
-Chefchouen city tour
Day 4: Fes
Wake up, explore, repeat. This morning there’s a city tour with your name on it. Did you know Fes is one of ten cities in the world known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? You do now! Spend your free afternoon exploring like a pro. Will you check out the tannery or wander the walls of the Fes el-Bali? If all else fails, it’s tagine time!
-Fes city tour
Day 5: Fes to Marrakech via Volubilis and Casablanca
Say hello to your drive day! We’re on the road to Marrakech. History lovers, rejoice! We’re stopping off at Volubilis to see some ancient Roman ruins. Hey, they don’t call this the Rockin’ Moroccan for nothin’.
-See the Roman ruins at Volubilis
Day 6: Marrakech
Who’s a Marrakech master? You are! Well, after our awesome city tour that is. Cue a free afternoon in arguably the most colourful and bustling city in Morocco. Experience medina madness and then find things you never thought you needed in the Djemaa el-Fnaa Square. Once a trading post for slaves, ivory and gold, now it’s nothing short of a spectacle and home to colourful characters selling everything from spices and leather to medicines and food. Let’s play a game – what’s the craziest thing you can find for sale?
-Half-day Marrakech city tour
Day 7: Marrakech
Waaaah! It’s time to wave goodbye to your Moroccan mates. Swap insta handles, you officially sign off from Topdecker duty after brekkie.
Includes & Excludes
- 4 nights in hotel accommodation (twin or double share), 2 nights in riad accommodation (twin or double share)
- 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches
- Small group - 15 Max
- Transport in an air-conditioned minibus
- Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader + Local Guides
- Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary
- Tour of Hassan Mosque
- Visit Hassan Tower
- Guided tours of Chefchouen, Fez & Marrakech
- Visit Volubilis
Arrive in Casablanca at 12pm
Depart Marrakech at any time on final day
- International flights to Casablanca
- Final day transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca
- Meals not itemised
- Items of a personal nature
CasablancaCasablanca is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. Casablanca is Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port.
Casablanca was established as a town in 1906 with a population of 20 000. Later in 1907 when the French landed here, Fez was its commercial center whilst Tangier was set up as the city's main harbor. The French were soon ousted however and had to seek a new port altogether and Tangier remained Moroccan. Things have changed much since then however. With a population of over 3 million, Casablanca resembles a Southern European city. Today all duties are handled here except for administration.
Casablanca has a very mild semi-arid Mediterranean climate. Casablanca's climate is strongly influenced by the cool currents of the Atlantic Ocean which tends to moderate temperatures.
Hassan II Mosque can accommodate 2,500 worshippers inside and another 80,000 in its courtyard; this is a truly monumental complex right next to the sea. It covers a site of 9 hectares (22 acres), making it the world’s second largest religious building after the main Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca.
Musée du Judaïsme Marocain (The Jewish Museum) is 5km (3 miles) from the city center, in the suburb of Oasis, this is a truly unique attraction because it is not only Casablanca’s only museum, but it is also the only Jewish museum to be found in any Muslim country anywhere in the world. Set in a modern and well-maintained building are collections of religious books, costumes, sacramental artifacts and other items reflecting the role that the today 5,000-strong Jewish community has had and continues to play in Morocco.
Place Mohammed V (formerly Place des Nations Allies) was laid out as the Place de France in 1920, and then renamed as Place des Nations Allies after WWII, then again to Place Mohammed V; this imposing square is undisputedly the heart of the city. Its arcades are lined with bustling cafés and tacky souvenir shops while the impressive clock tower keeps time over the hustle and bustle.
Casablanca is not renowned for the sophistication of its nightlife, and you really need on the spot advice from a local to get the best out of what is there. Downtown, there is a cabaret and a handful of discos while bars, like the cluster along rue Allal Ben Abdallah, tend to be male-only. For ladies, hotel bars like the Bogart/Bergman-themed Casablanca Bar at the Hyatt Regency are more welcoming.
While bars close fairly early, nightclubs open at 2300 and don’t close until 0300, though the less successful ones are depressingly empty.