Morocco FAM Trip
March 7-15, 2016
Travel agents and consultants! Join us to learn firsthand about Magical and Mystical Morocco! March is a gorgeous time of year to go to Morocco, with the flowers blooming, cooler air in the mountains, and green rolling hills! Learn about travel in Morocco, the ins and outs of booking a tour with Caravan-Serai, and what tour clients can expect. This is a typical itinerary so you will be seeing and doing just what your potential clients will do on one of our tours. We keep all of our groups to 16 people or less, and we will do the same with this Fam tour.
Morocco is a magical country. Perched on the northwestern part of Africa, Morocco has much to offer visitors. From shopping to arts to excellent cuisine, you won’t be disappointed! Visit old forts built by the Portuguese and the Moors, Berber villages, mountain resorts, and the edge of the Sahara Desert. Adventure awaits—hiking, biking, horse trekking. Enjoy cooking tours, spa resorts and more. We offer regular departures for 10 day and 7 day tours year round— click here to see the departure dates, itineraries, and the prices – commissionable to our agents at 12%.
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March 7: Arrival / Casablanca / Rabat
Arrive at Casablanca airport. Be met and set off on a tour of Rick’s city – Casablanca, the business capitol of Morocco. See the Medina, the Mohamed V Square, the Central Market, the Royal Palace grounds, the Habbous quarter, and the United Nations’ Place. Drive through the residential area of Anfa and the beautiful Ain Diab Corniche meandering along the Atlantic Coast, bordered with swimming pools and restaurants. Depart for Rabat, the “Imperial Garden City” and also the administrative capitol of the kingdom. Our sightseeing tour includes the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Hassan Tower and Mosque, the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Mechouar – the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace. Overnight in Rabat.
March 8: Rabat / Meknes / Volubilis / Fes
After breakfast depart for fabled Fes (Fez), the oldest of the Imperial Cities, known for its spiritual and educational contributions to Moroccan culture. En-route, stop at Meknes, “The Moroccan Versailles,” which was founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail. Continue on to the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the sacred Islamic town of Moulay Idriss. Arrive for dinner and overnight in Fes.
March 9: Fes (city tour)
Spend the day exploring Fes, including the medieval medina, where the craftsmen still work in their age-old traditions. First view the medina from a nearby hilltop fortress, then descend into the winding streets, then visit a local pottery shop to see how the traditional tile and pottery of Fes is created. Dinner and overnight in Fes.
March 10: Fes / Ifrane / Midelt / Erfoud
After an early breakfast depart for Erfoud. Along the way, as we pass through the mountainous terrain, stop at Azrou, a Berber village known for its handicraft cooperative. Continue on to Midelt and the Ziz River valley through fortified villages and on to Erfoud for dinner and overnight.
March 11: Erfoud / Tinghir / Kalaa M’Gouna / Ouarzazate
After breakfast depart for Ouarzazate. Along the way visit the ruins of Ksar Abbar. The road to Ouarzazate passes through Tenghir and the Toda Gorges, sheer walled canyons carved into the mountains. Pass through the Dades Valley and visit Al Kala’a M’Gouna. Dinner and overnight in Ouarzazate.
March 12: Ouarzazate / Aït Ben Haddou / Marrakesh
After breakfast spend some time exploring Ouarzazate before departing for Marrakesh. Visit the majestic Kasbah of Ain Ben Haddou nestled in the midst of a forest of almond trees. Continue on through the Tiz-In-Tichka Pass at 2260 meters, enjoying spectacular mountain scenery and views of the valleys below. Arrive in Marrakesh for dinner and overnight.
March 13: Marrakesh (city tour)
The day is devoted to exploring Marrakesh, the “Pearl of the South.” Marrakesh was founded in the 11th Century by the Almoravides. Stops may include the Koutoubia Minaret, the Saadien Tombs ~ a 14th Century necropolis, the Dar Si Said Museum, Agdal and Menara gardens, Bahia and Bedii places and the tanners square. Continue on to the souks with their narrow paths known for their fascinating colors, and the Djemaa El Fna, filled with fascinating characters, fire eaters, teeth pullers, fortune tellers, spice, nuts, and incense merchants, story tellers, snake charmers, and tame monkeys, to name a few! Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh.
March 14: Marrakesh / Casablanca
After breakfast, late morning departure for Casablanca. Free time and overnight in Casablanca.
March 15: Casablanca / Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight.
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To register, please call our office Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5pm, to sign up and receive the registration forms: 206-545-7300.
Agent Price: $1195 per person, double occupancy, land only
Companions: $100 companion supplement, limit one companion per agent
Minimum 8 people for departure
Single supplement $360
Accommodation on half board basis for 8 nights at 4-5 star hotels and including Diffa Fantasia Dinner (traditional Moroccan dinner and folkloric show) in Marrakesh
Deluxe air-conditioned minibus at disposal according to the above-mentioned itinerary
A qualified English speaking guide for the whole tour
4×4 with drivers for an excursion to the Dunes (Sunset or Sunrise)
Entrance fees to monuments
Portage of luggage at airport and hotels
All taxes and services
Our full assistance
Lunches, drinks during meals
Personal expenses and extras
Tips for guide and driver