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Imperial Cities - Encounters Travel
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8 days

Imperial Cities

Start and end in Marrakesh
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
45
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
87331
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US $855
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Highlights

  • Stroll around bustling medinas in Marrakech
  • Indulge yourself in local Moroccan cuisine
  • Get the perfect shot of the Koutoubia Mosque
  • Enjoy Casablanca and all it has to offer

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Itinerary

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

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7 nights

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  • KV
    · May 9th, 2019
    - Hotels are of average cleanness and the general appearance is that they need maintenance or renovation. - Our guide did not behave appropriately and when a member of the group show and him the problem, he just continue with the excuse of joking.... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Kypros, Thank you for your feedback. A few follow-up comments are given below... Hotels: As one of our Shoestring level tours, the standard hotels used are 3-star rated and are certainly more basic than those used on our Small Group tours. That's... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • Imperial Cities reviewer 2
    · March 12th, 2019
    The tour is amazing in terms of places to see and our guide was very nice and fluent in many languages. He was very considerate and brought out attention to relevant places. However accommodation -even after we upgraded to 4 stars hotels -was poor and... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Silvia, Thank you for taking the time to get back to us with your post-tour feedback, this is very much appreciated. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the places you visited on the tour and that you liked your tour guide. We’re very proud of... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
  • AK
    · January 7th, 2019
    We loved the whole trip. Our guide Adi (Adnane Snoussi) was in particular extremely impressive in his local knowledge and his ability to cater to all three languages spoken by the people in our tour (French, English, and Italian). That might not be for... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Andrew, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Morocco holiday and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: April 2018
  • AT
    · November 27th, 2018
    The guide was absolutely shocking. He threatened us during the tour asking that we leave if we were unhappy. There were extremely limited explanations in English from the tour guide and when we complained to the tour operator halfway through the tour,... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Dear Akanksha, Thank you for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback, this is very much appreciated. I'm sorry to hear that you were unhappy with this tour and in particular your tour guide. We're generally very proud of our tour guides... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
  • HR
    · October 25th, 2018
    Hadi our tour leader was fun, helpful and friendly. The tour itself was great, the places we visited were wonderful. Our driver was careful and brought us to our destination safe each day. Ibis Casablanca was the best hotel overall and food was... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Helen, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Imperial Cities tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: October 2018
  • DW
    · October 11th, 2018
    Our guide had to speak in three languages. Too much!! At most, two languages per tour. And each language should get equal reporting
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi David, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback about your Morocco holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: September 2018
  • N
    · October 4th, 2018
    not enough english spoken by guide
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback about your Morocco holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: September 2018
  • Imperial Cities reviewer 8
    · September 26th, 2018
    Very enjoyable. We stayed at the standard hotels and were happy. They were old but clean. The last day was very long, driving from Fez to Marrakech, but overall it was a nicely done trip. Thanks!
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Lora, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Imperial Cities tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: September 2018
  • ED
    · July 23rd, 2018
    Some days were a bit long Especially the final return day in the bus in extremely poor roads when pretty exhausted. As a single traveller I would have enjoyed more English speaking travel companions. Adnan was an excellent tour guide however his... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback about your Morocco holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: July 2018
  • A
    · June 11th, 2018
    you get what you paid for
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback about your Morocco holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: June 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    • Where and when does the tour start?

      The tour starts in Marrakech. Upon your arrival, you will be met by a tour operator representative and transferred to your accommodation. Day 1 is an arrivals day so you're free to spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring!

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      This tour includes a 24-hour transfer service on the first day and the last day of the tour, so you don't have to worry about a thing from the moment you touch down. If you have booked pre/post tour accommodation through us then we can book your transfers, however, they won't be included in the tour cost.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and your specific accommodation details will be listed in your final tour documents. This is a list of accommodations that the operator will typically use on this tour:

      Oudaya Hotel, Marrakech - 3 star
      Ibis Casablanca City Center, Casablanca - 3 star
      Hotel Mounia, Fez - 3 star

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

    • What transport is used on this tour?

      Depending on the group size, transport may be AC minibuses or coaches throughout this tour.

    • Should we drink regular water or bottled water?

      Water may be safe in Morocco, but will taste different from your tap water back home. If your body is prone to stomach bugs, you may want to consider drinking bottled water only.

    • I would like to know the starting day and end day activities for this tour.

      Day 1 : Arrive in Marrakech. Upon arrival the staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Marrakech for the start of your trip. They'll help you settle in and introduce you to the local area.

      Day 7 : Departure from Marrakech. You have some free time in Marrakech today until you are transferred to the airport for departure.

    • Can this tour cater for vegetarians?

      The meals which we provide on this tour are served buffet style, therefore you can select options which meet your dietary requirements.

    • What is the group size of this tour?

      The group size is minimum 2 travellers and can be up to 35.

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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 August 22nd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 22nd, 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.
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