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Morocco on a Shoestring - Encounters Travel
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8 days

Morocco on a Shoestring

Start and end in Casablanca
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
35
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
74819
Private available:
From
US $855
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Highlights

  • Visit Casablanca's Central Market
  • See the famous Koutoubia Mosque
  • Explore the streets of Marrakech
  • Discover the Roman city of Volubilis

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  • Increased safety during COVID

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Itinerary

Start and end in Casablanca! With the In-depth Cultural tour Morocco on a Shoestring, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Casablanca, Morocco and 6 other destinations in Morocco. Morocco on a Shoestring includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive into Casablanca. Transfer to hotel
  2. Day 2: Casablanca to Rabat
  3. Day 3: To Fez via Meknes & Volubolis
  4. Day 4: Fez, city tour
  5. Day 5: Skirt the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech
  6. Day 6: Marrakech, city tour & Majorelle Gardens
  7. Day 7: Marrakech free time, transfer to Casablanca
  8. Day 8: Casablanca, free time, transfer to airport for departure
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
7 nights

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  • A
    · September 9th, 2018
    This tour was very disorganized from the start. I do not think it’s beneficial to have multiple language tours on the same trip- it takes up too much time and ends up being confusing. The travel guide was impolite and his English grammar was difficult... Show more
    Trip date: August 2018
  • NG
    · July 16th, 2018
    I liked the tour overall, but there were too many shopping places we had to stop (stop too long).
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Nada, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Morocco on a Shoestring tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: June 2018
  • Morocco on a Shoestring reviewer 3
    · May 12th, 2018
    The hotels lacked adequate meals just the same mush every day and except for one no egg station... The hotel in Marrakech checked us in after 1800, and the room hadn't been cleaned or made ready from the previous guests.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Geoff, Thanks for your review. I’m sorry that you weren’t happy with the meals in the hotels. This is a Shoestring level tour and as such the hotels used (Moroccan 3 & 4-star level) are fairly simple and lower budget and don’t have the same variety... Show more
    Trip date: May 2018
  • DH
    · March 2nd, 2018
    Wonderful ... Loved Morocco ... Would go back in a heartbeat ... Loved it all. November 2017.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Donald, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Morocco on a Shoestring tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: November 2017
  • BC
    · January 8th, 2018
    The tour was excellent we saw a lot of different places and a lot of history was given about thee places from the tour guide. The guide was very helpful with assisting others in attendance of the tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Bradley, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Morocco on a Shoestring tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: December 2017
  • BW
    · April 3rd, 2017
    Full of enthusiasm for our first visit to Africa, we were dismayed at the outset to receive no information about the logistics and particulars of the tour when we arrived at the hotel in Casablanca. Our itinerary said "dinner," but nothing more. The... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback, we appreciate all feedback, good and bad and recognise that this helps us to improve out tours for future travellers. I’ve responded to a couple of the points you raised... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • CR
    · January 30th, 2017
    Trip was amazing!
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Morocco holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: January 2017
  • TG
    · November 24th, 2015
    I've travelled to Morocco on a couple of occasions but this was my first time visiting the the north. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and all of the great sightseeing that was included in the trip itinerary. The group I travelled in was great, really... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Morocco holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: June 2015
  • Morocco on a Shoestring reviewer 9
    · November 24th, 2015
    Great value for money trip, got to see a big chunk of Morocco in a short time.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Morocco holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
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    Trip date: December 2013

Dates & Availability

8 days
Morocco on a Shoestring
From Casablanca to Casablanca
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends at midday at Diwan Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco and it's time to say goodbye to your new friends and take the included transfer to the Mohamed V Airport airport for departure. Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of the tour generally starts from Diwan Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. At the terminal, keep your eyes open for the staff of Encounters Travel, as they pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. Keep in mind that check-in on day 1 is after 2 pm! Please note that the joining point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      A 24-hour airport arrival and departure transfer service is included in this tour and will be scheduled according to your flights.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour has an age range from 18 to 80 years old. Unfortunately, this means that children and young travellers under the age of 18 and more mature travellers above the age of 80 are not eligible to participate in this tour.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are a single traveller, a single supplement may be required if a same-sex room share cannot be arranged, or is not available. Please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. This is a list of accommodations that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Diwan Hotel - Casablanca, Morocco
      Rihab Hotel - Rabat, Morocco
      Menzeh Zalagh Hotel - Fez, Morocco
      Mogador Kasbah Hotel - Marrakech, Morocco

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Does my arrival on day 1 matter on this trip?

      You can check into your hotel room from 2pm but you can arrive at any time on this day.

    • How many people are allowed on this tour?

      On our Shoestring tours we allow for larger groups than our other trips, and this tour can run with a maximum of 45 travellers. We may also share this departure with travellers booking through other operators so you may join with travellers booking with different companies and from different countries. This can make for some really interesting groups and new people to meet.

    • When is the best time to visit Morroco?

      Morocco is at its most beautiful in spring (mid-March to May) when the landscape is green and lush, making for spectacular mountain hiking. Morocco is also lovely in Autumn (September to October) when temperatures are very pleasant.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      د.م.
      Moroccan Dirham
      Morocco
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Morocco
      Type E
      Morocco
      Type F
      Morocco
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before July 6th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 6th, 2021, a minimum payment of $50 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Encounters Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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