a3 – Marruecos Gran Tour | 29/06-06/07/2024

Marruecos

Duración

8 días

Desde

399€

a3 – Marruecos Gran Tour | 29/06-06/07/2024

Morocco

Duration

8 days

From

449€
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Summary

Sleep one night under the stars in a Berber camp, enjoy the sunset while taking a camel ride, run through the desert dunes in 4×4, visit Marrakech, Fez, Chefchaouen, the largest mosque in Africa, the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou and much more …

Included/Excluded

  • Private bus transportation (all transfers)
  • Ferry transportation from Algeciras (round trip)
  • Moroccan guide throughout the trip
  • Visit of Chefchaouen
  • Visit of Fez
  • Visit of Marrakech
  • Visit of Ait Ben Hadou
  • Visit of the Hassan II Grand Mosque in Casablanca (entrance with separate payment)
  • Accommodation for 7 nights (6 nights in 3 * and 4 * hotels and one night in shops in the dunes of Sahara)
  • Visit and dreamy panoramic stops at various points, such as the Todra Gorges or the Dades Valley
  • Camel excursion
  • Sunset and sunrise in the desert
  • Half board (accommodation, breakfast and dinner)
  • Information dossier
  • Best Life Experience staff throughout the trip
  • Photos of the trip
  • 4×4 excursion in the desert
  • Tickets for the monuments
  • Lunches
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks during dinner

Featured

Culture & Monuments
Paisajes
Camel Ride
Night under the stars in the desert
Private Transportation
3/4-star hotels****
Passport required
Reserve with €50

Itinerary

Morocco…
Another continent, another country, another culture:

Let us take you through the labyrinths of the Fez medina, discover argan oil and other secrets about the beauty of Arab women, taste the delicious tajin, have a glass of Moroccan tea enjoying incredible views, or an orange juice in Marrakech … Find a beautiful pashmina scarf and let the nomads put it on your head to authentically go to the desert … and much more!This trip will become one of the greatest adventures of your life … because in addition, we will reach the desert of Morocco, where a unique experience awaits you. Do not miss it!

Departure from the chosen cities in Spain at dawn.

Arrival in Algeciras, where we will take the ferry to Morocco. We will pass the border and the police checkpoint.

The first stop on our route is Chefchaouen, the famous Blue City in the northwest of the country, in the foothills of the Rif Mountains. This small city offers one of the most beautiful medinas in Morocco. Its narrow streets painted entirely in blue are very quiet compared to other medinas and it is a perfect place to cool off thanks to the pure mountain air.

Time for lunch.

We will continue our way towards Fez.

Night arrival at our hotel in Fez, check-in and dinner.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Guided tour of Fez. It is the first of the imperial cities of Morocco, dating back to the 8th century. Famous for its ancient walled city, many compare it to that of Jerusalem. It is also a pioneer in the Muslim cult in this country and has one of the oldest universities in the world.

Departure towards Erfoud with several stops and time for lunch.

Night arrival at our hotel in Erfoud, check-in and dinner.

Breakfast at the hotel

Arrival in Merzouga – a small town in the southeast of Morocco, located at the foot of Erg Chebbi, the desert. With a length of 22km (north to south) and 5km wide, it has dunes with a maximum height of 150m… The night sky of the desert is wonderful and the next day contemplating the sunrise while walking through the dunes.

We will start the day with breakfast at the hotel and take advantage of the morning for our 4×4 jeep excursion, where we will discover the most beautiful areas of the desert, we will make a panoramic stop overlooking the dunes, we will see a place with fossils of millions of years, we will see how nomads live and enjoy a Berber show. We will make several stops to take photos, walk through the dunes and observe all the beauty that the desert offers. We highly recommend this extra excursion, which is a great plus to the trip.After our excursion, we enjoy the hotel pool, have lunch and prepare our backpack to spend the night in the “jaimas” (tents) of the desert. We will take our camels for a long walk (approximately 1.5 hours) to reach our camp.

We will enjoy the sunset, the stars in the middle of the desert and a show and bonfires in our camp.

Dinner and accommodation in the tents.

We get up early to see one of the best sunrises in the world in the middle of the dunes. An unforgettable experience! After breakfast, we leave the desert and take the bus to Ouarzazate.

On our way we stop to see world famous rock canyons – Todra Gorges. They are a popular destination as they are on the way to the Sahara Desert. Located on the eastern side of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, the Todra Gorges are recognized worldwide as one of the most spectacular rock canyons.

Lunch in Tinguir.

Arrival at our hotel in Ouarzazate, check-in and dinner.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure towards Ait Ben Hadou. Ait Ben Haddou is one of the best preserved kasbahs in all of Morocco and represents an outstanding example of the fortresses in the area of the Draa, Todgha, Dades and Sous valleys. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

PS: Did you know that Yunkai or the yellow city of Game of Thrones was filmed here?

Departure to Marrakech with several stops.

Lunch among the mountains of the Great Atlas.

Stop at the port of Tizi n’Tichka is a Moroccan mountain pass that crosses the Atlas mountain range, its northern side faces the cosmopolitan city of Marrakech, its southern side faces the Sahara Desert. This port reaches 2,260 meters above sea level, being the highest port in Morocco.

Arrival at our hotel in Marrakech, check-in and dinner.
Optional ride in “Calesa” (horse carriage).

Breakfast at the hotel.

Guided tour of Marrakech. The red city is one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco!! It is another of the four Moroccan imperial cities that will leave you speechless.
Marrakech is listed as one of the most important cultural centers in all of Morocco. It is also a tourist capital and the first destination for trips to Morocco, as well as a very lively and famous city, among many other things for its markets and festivals.

Time for lunch.

In the afternoon – free time to enjoy the pool and the good weather of Marrakech.
Possibility of going out for a camel ride in a palm grove.

At night: Optional activity Dinner Chez Ali with show and folklore (more than 3 hours).

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Casablanca and panoramic tour of the city. The Casablanca mosque is located on a fictitious “island”, and Hassan II ordered it to be built and was inspired by a verse from the Koran that says that “The throne of God was erected above the waters.” It was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau, the same one who designed the Moroccan pavilion at the Universal Exhibition in Seville. It took eight years to build, and was inaugurated in 1933, coinciding with the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

Lunch, free time and departure to Rabat.

Visit of Rabat – the capital of Morocco, located on the Atlantic coast of the country. It is known for its historic architecture, including the medieval medina and the Kasbah of the Udayas. In addition, it houses important government institutions and embassies. The city combines the rich Moroccan cultural heritage with modern influences, creating a unique atmosphere. Rabat is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that attracts visitors with its charm and diversity.

Departure towards Teuan. Arrival at our hotel, check-in and dinner.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit of the city of Tetuán or “La Paloma Blanca”. It is the city in Morocco with the most Andalusian features, so as not to be disoriented from the beginning. There we will mainly visit its Medina, which is a World Heritage Site (UNESCO), and although it is one of the smallest in Morocco, it is undoubtedly the most complete and the one that has been safest from external influences.

Free time to visit the city and have lunch.

Return by ferry and arrival to our cities at night.

Additional Information

Departure Address Time
ALMERÍA Avenida Federico García Lorca (In front of colegio La Salle) (the night before the trip)20:15pm
JAÉN Corte Inglés (c/ Virgen de la Cabeza) (the night before the trip)21:15pm
GRANADA C/ Neptuno (in front of Foster Hollywood) (the night before the trip)22:30pm
MÁLAGA Teatinos, frente a la facultad de derecho (Blvr. Louis Pasteur) 00:10 am
ALGECIRAS in front of the Main Entrance of the Algeciras Port 01:15 am

*Departure time will be confirmed the week before travel.

» Passport is required to travel to Morocco. Some nationalities also require a visa. It is the traveller’s responsibility to find out about visa procedures and how to obtain a visa (if required).
» The final details (timetable and programme of the trip) will be sent by email to all participants in the days prior to the trip.
» The trip booking fee (50€) is non-refundable.
» See terms and conditions: https://bestlifeexperience.es/terminos-y-condiciones/
» By booking the trip, you agree to the terms and conditions described above.

Do I need a visa?

For Spaniards and many other nationalities it is not necessary. But it is best to consult this with the appropriate embassy or consulate.
The following website of the Kingdom of Morocco can also help us: https://www.consulat.ma/es/lista-de-paises-cuyos-nacionales-no-precisan-visado-de-entrada-marruecos

What requirements must I meet to be able to travel?

We need a valid passport.

How far in advance is it advisable to make a reservation?

It is recommended to make a reservation as soon as possible in order to secure your place and also have a guarantee of the best price.

What luggage can I bring?

The suitcase/backpack can be any size, we always recommend that its transportation be comfortable. Depending on the length of the trip, 3 days for example, with a carry-on or a slightly larger suitcase is enough. Although you can always take the size you want, since if you are going to do a lot of shopping it will always be easier to put those souvenirs back in your suitcase when you return.
Regarding the type of luggage, the ferry is not as restrictive as the plane, therefore, they do not look as carefully if you are carrying liquids and what the amount is.
So you don’t really have any restrictions.

Are our trips done in groups?

We do group trips.
Enjoy the comfort and peace of mind of having your entire itinerary, accommodation and activities previously planned.
Stay in control of your budget by knowing the cost of the entire package and avoid surprises at the end of the bill.
Immerse yourself in enriching experiences with local guides who speak your language and experience Moroccan culture up close.
Make the most of your time, taking advantage of every moment of the day, without having to rush, without stress and without regrets of making wrong visit decisions.

Can minors travel? Can you travel with children? What minimum age is recommended to travel?

Morocco is a charming and safe destination for families. The local culture embraces children with love and they are welcome everywhere. The country offers fun and educational experiences, such as camel rides.
It is true that we do not recommend traveling with babies, because the country’s infrastructure makes it very difficult to travel with a baby pram, for example.
If a minor is traveling and neither of the parents is traveling with him, he will need a police authorization. Ask us for that form or directly at the police station and they should stamp it for you there.

Phone, communications and Internet

Morocco is outside the European Union, so normally we will not be able to use the internet or make calls. That is, you can, but it has a very high price (you can consult with your company).
This is why, about 10 minutes after the ferry starts, we recommend turning off mobile data.
➔ It is not necessary to put airplane mode on. (But if you think you might forget and use your phone, it’s a good solution)
➔ If they call us, we recommend not answering as it costs a lot for whoever makes the call and for whoever receives it.
In the hotel there is WIFI so you can connect and write to whoever you need. In any case, if someone needs to stay connected during the trip for any reason, you can always buy a SIM card in Morocco and recharge it to have internet, the Moroccan guide will help us with this if necessary.

What climate do we find in the country?

Morocco is a land of contrasts. Bathed to the north by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, to the west by those of the Atlantic Ocean and crossed by the Rif and Atlas mountains, it is subject to all types of climatic influences.

However, Morocco is a very mountainous country, so it also has towns and regions with a cold climate due to the altitude. This is the case in the Atlas, where it snows relatively frequently in winter. Ifrane is striking, one of the cities that are part of our organized travel packages to Morocco: they call it Little Switzerland for its gabled roofs.

The cities and towns located around the Rif, in the north, and in general in the entire plateau that goes to the Atlantic coast deserve special mention: due to their altitude, the most notable fact is the thermal oscillation between sun and shadow and between morning and night. A good example of this is Chaouen, another of the classic destinations on our trips to Morocco: in this town, the fluctuation can be around 15 or 20 ºC, that is, hot during the day and cold at night.
In any case, you can always check the weather on the internet before traveling to the cities we will visit to know what clothes to bring.

Is there any type of mandatory clothing?

It is a liberal country, so there is no problem in wearing light, “Western” clothing for both men and women.

What is the Moroccan currency?

The official currency of Morocco is the dirham (dh).
Although in almost all the cities we visited you will have no problem paying with euros, the sellers will always make the most favorable exchange rate for them. In the establishments where you cannot pay by card, it is best to pay in dirhams.
The best place to change money in Morocco is the exchange office. You will find them in each city when you arrive. The guides will accompany you if you need help.
CHANGE: Approximately 10 dh (€0.90).

Can I pay with a credit/debit card?

They are sometimes accepted in hotels, restaurants and stores in major cities. However, in rural areas or small establishments, only cash payment is accepted.
Our recommendation is to carry cash. In all cities you will find ATMs and exchange offices if you want to change to Dirham (Morocco’s currency).

What type of plugs are used in Morocco?

In Morocco, the plugs are type C and E. Type C, also called euro plug, has two round pins, similar to those used in Spain and much of Europe. Type E features two round prongs and a male grounding prong, common in countries such as France and Belgium, and is compatible with Type C. Travelers from places with different plug standards, such as the United Kingdom, the United States, United States or Australia may need an adapter. However, many hotels provide adapters or these can be easily purchased at local stores.

In short, European and Spanish travelers do not need to travel with any adapter.

Visiting Morocco in Ramadan?

Of course! Traveling to Morocco on these dates is immersing yourself in a completely different trip, since the country adapts to the Muslim holiday. In these cases, it is possible to find closed places or less commercial activity, since people take advantage of this opportunity to practice their religion more or rest, but you will also be able to witness events and celebrations typical of the culture that you will not see at any other time of the year. This is why visiting Morocco during that season will give you a more complete vision of the country, in which you will likely feel much more fascinated and acculturated to what the event of Ramadan means.

The holy month of Ramadan is a crucial part of culture in Morocco, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. The beginning and end of Ramadan are determined by the lunar position. After sunset, food stalls and cultural experiences can be found. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, celebrated with family visits and special dishes. Seventy days later, Eid al Adha or the Feast of the Lamb commemorates Abraham’s sacrifice, with generous donations to the less fortunate.

Parking in Algeciras

There are several car parks near the Port of Algeciras for those who decide to get there on their own:
▪️ Continental Public Parking
▪️ Saba Parking Algeciras Train Station, Algeciras
▪️ Parking Puerto Bahía de Algeciras
▪️ El Carmen Car Park Puerto de Algeciras
▪️ Verboom Parking Port of Algeciras

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Morocco

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Bus, Ferry

Guides languages

Spanish, English