Epic odyssey through Morocco’s imperial cities & deserts - Fully refundable

Marrakech, Fez, Erfoud, Ouarzazate & more

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Magical Morocco: Marrakech, Fez, Erfoud and more with 2021 availability. 

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You'll start your holiday with three nights in a Standard room at the Hotel Ibn Batouta, Marrakesh, Morocco on a half-board basis.

Then, you will spend two nights in a Standard room at the Riad l'Escale de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco on a half-board basis.

Next, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at the Kasbah Tizimi, Erfoud, Morocco on a half-board basis.

Finally, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at the Riad Tama & Spa, Ouarzazate, Morocco on a half-board basis.

Flights are included from Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow, returning from Marrakesh, Morocco.

One piece of hand luggage and aslo hold luggage is included as well as shared airport transfers.

To stay informed about how the UK leaving the EU could affect you when travelling in Europe, and the steps you need to take, please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 44% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.

The discount stated above was checked on 3.07.2020.

Refundable holidays: request a cancellation and we'll refund 100% of the price paid for your trip (applies to all bookings made before 31st July 2020, with departure dates before December 31, 2021). Free cancellations need to be requested more than 60 days before your departure date.

Between 15 and 59 days before departure, 50% of the booking is chargeable). This cancellation policy is valid between the member and Exoticca. To cancel any booking please contact Exoticca directly. For more information, please visit Exoticca's website - https://www.exoticca.co.uk/terms-and-conditions#cancellation

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (ATOL 11248).

An intrepid journey to enthralling Morocco, from colourful Marrakech to cultural Casablanca, plus a desert visit – includes all travel, half board and excursions. Fully refundable - book with confidence.

Days 1 & 2: Marrakech

Start your adventure in Morocco’s enigmatic capital. Marrakech is a city of maze-like markets, exotic aromas and otherworldly landscapes, with richly diverse architecture, cuisine and culture that reflect its vibrant history. Settle into Hotel Ibn Batouta and enjoy an evening exploring at your own pace, before embarking on an eye-opening city tour the next morning. You’ll visit the Minaret of Koutoubia, Palace of Bahia, and discover how spices and argan oil are made, before wandering the chaotic paths of Jemaa El-Fna, the city’s busiest market square. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 3: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez

An action-packed day awaits today, with your first stop being cultural Casablanca, where a city tour will show you its highlights. Marvel at the Art Deco buildings and the Dar El Baida White House, before visiting the bustling Mohammed V Square and the more refined Anfa district. As you travel towards Fez, you’ll make two more stops: firstly to see the Kasbah of the Oudayas in Rabat, an imposing citadel located in the north of the city. It’s a fine example of Arab architecture, with its pristine white walls and cerulean façades. Then, as you pass through Meknes you’ll stop off at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, one of the only mosques in the country that non-Mulslims can visit. Finally, you’ll arrive in Fez to settle into Hotel L’escale. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 4: Fez

Today, you’ll delve deep into Fez, considered the centre of Islam in Morocco. Fez has always had a reputation for being a culture-rich and spiritualist city, which is evident in the patchwork of architectural styles and gorgeous buildings sprinkled in between souks and squares. On a city tour, you’ll get to admire panoramic views of the city, then visit the Royal Palace, the centre of Koranic studies and walk along the Boulevard of Mohamed V and the world’s largest medina. You’ll also notice a distinct lack of cars in the city centre, and that donkey carts and wagons are much more common. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 5: Midelt - Erfoud

Leaving Fez in the early morning, it’s time to weave your way through the dramatic Atlas Mountains towards Midelt, a city known for its apple cultivation, where you’ll stop for a while to see Berber life first hand. Erfoud, at the edge of the Sahara Desert, is your destination today. Tonight, you can opt to stay in a Berber camp in the dunes of the Sahara, which includes a traditional dinner and a 4x4 ride through the desert. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 6: Erfoud - Gorges of Todgha - Dades Valley - Kalaat M’Gouna - Ouarzazate

Today, you’ll visit the stunning Gorges of Todgha and the Dades Valley, two of the most picturesque areas in Morocco, both visions in sandstone red. Pass by marvellous ancient fortresses, and stop off in Kalaat M’Gouna, famous for its roses and perfumes. Finish your day in Ouarzazate, a desert city. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 7: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Embark on a visit to Kasbah of Taourit today, a beautiful Moroccan fortress that was once the former residence of the Lord of the Atlas region. Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, one of the most beautiful areas in Morocco, which has often been used as a filming location for movies like Gladiator, The Mummy and Prince of Persia. In the afternoon, you’ll pass through the Atlas Mountains to make your way back to Morocco for one final night. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 8: Marrakech

Sadly, it’s time to head back to the UK and embark on your flight home. (Meals: breakfast)

Accommodation

We are working with hotels to ensure that they comply with the public health regulations regarding COVID-19.

Hotel Ibn Batouta, Marrakech (first two nights, then last night)


Sitting to the west of the medinas of Marrakech, Hotel Ibn Batouta makes a comfortable base from which to explore Morocco’s capital. Guest rooms are stylish, with Moroccan features bursting with colour, while you’ll also find an on-site swimming pool and a restaurant.

Amenities: restaurant, lounge area, swimming pool, 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi,

Hotel l'escale, Fez (two nights)

This charming accommodation enjoys a luxurious location in Fez, right in the centre of the bustle. Comfortable with touches of traditional Moroccan decor, you'll find panoramic views from the restaurant and tastefully decorated rooms.

Amenities: Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar

Kasbah Tizimi, Erfoud (one night)

At the gates of the Sahara Desert and on the outskirts of the city, you’ll find this beautiful riad with a swimming pool and solarium. Kasbah restaurant offers up regional specialities at breakfast and dinner, while two bars (Le Ksar and Le Palmier) are perfect to warm up at nightfall or cool off with a cocktail by the pool.

Amenities: swimming pool, restaurant, two bars, Wi-Fi, bike rental, horse riding

Riad Tama, Ouarzazate (one night)

About 10 minutes by road from the centre of the cinematic city of Ouarzazate, this Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence-winner awaits, with lots of lush greenery contrasting the red stone walls and cobalt pool. This beautiful riad also boasts spa facilities.

Amenities: swimming pool, restaurant, spa facilities, terrace, gardens, Wi-Fi

Please note the hotels listed above are the Standard hotels. If you opt for Deluxe, then you’ll be staying in:

Deluxe hotels:

Days 1-2: Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa
Days 3-4: Barcelo Fez Medina
Day 5: Belere Hotel, Erfoud
Day 6: Ksar Ben Youssef, Ouarzazate
Day 7: Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa

Please note that some dining and leisure facilities may be closed. Please call the supplier before you travel to find out if facilities have reopened.

Good to know

Refundable holiday: Please note that a free cancellation policy is available with this holiday. This applies to all bookings made from 31 July 2020, with departure dates before 31 December 2021. If you request a cancellation, it must be more than 60 days before the departure date. Please see 'Offer details' for more information.

We cannot guarantee access to hotel facilities (e.g restaurant or spa), as these are subject to change due to COVID-19. We advise you check with the hotel before your trip.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service
Hotel Ibn Batouta, Avenue Yacoub El Marini, Gueliz, 40000 Marrakech, Morocco (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Return flights are included from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh Birmingham, Belfast, Glasgow and Newcastle, to Marrakech, Morocco. Exoticca operates flights with all airlines, and will select the most cost effective fare at the time of booking. Please note all airlines are subject to change. 

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator, Exoticca. This includes departure times, as well as flight numbers. 

Please note that your outbound and inbound flight may be indirect and include a stopover. Your flights may also be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for. 

Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
 
If you need any further information about flights before booking, please call Exoticca on 0203 695 9677 or contact via sales@exoticca.com. 

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website. Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price. 

If you select a flight without included luggage, you can add luggage by contacting the airline directly after receiving the flight information. 

If you are travelling with Ryanair or Wizz Air, we recommend that you check-in online to avoid additional charges. Your reservation includes only one small piece of hand luggage per person (40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm) which must be placed under the seat in front of you on the plane. Additional luggage (both hand and hold luggage) can be purchased in advance via the airline's website. Any extra luggage that does not meet the specified dimensions and is not booked in advance will be subject to additional fees at the airport.

At the time of booking, Exoticca will book the best available airfare for the selected date. 

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters. 

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. 

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please note the following festivals are taking place: Ramadan, from April 23 to May 25, 2020 and Eid-al-Adha: 30 and 31 July, 2020.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. 

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

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