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Morocco suggested Tailor made holidays

CLASSICAL MOROCCO
Nights stay at:
1 Marrakech
2 Marrakech
3 Ouarzazate
4 Erfoud
5 Erfoud
6 Meknes
7 Fes
8 Fes
9 Marrakech

We have selected several of the highlights of Morocco, including three of the imperial cities, to bring you a cross-section of the culture that the country has to offer.

Start in Marrakech, one of the most fascinating of Morocco's imperial cities, with its impressive walled city, the Medina, the landmark Koutoubia minaret and the heart of the city, Djemaa El Fna, the buzzing main square.

Drive over a mountain pass to the former French Foreign Legion garrison town of Ouarzazate, stopping at Ait Ben Haddou en route, a picturesque village perched on a hillside with beautifully preserved kasbahs, often used for film locations.

A spectacular drive awaits you as you enter the stunning Todra Gorges with its dramatic canyon walls and oases before crossing a lunar landscape to reach Erfoud with its extensive palm groves. From here you will take an excursion in a 4WD vehicle to the sand dunes at Merzouga, a small Saharan oasis, at the foot of the Erg Chebbi Dunes. The dunes extend for 19 miles and reach to over 800ft.

Leave the palm groves and head north across the High Atlas and Middle Atlas mountains with high pastures dotted with shepherd's tents and head towards Meknes through flat-roofed Berber towns. Explore the lavish buildings in the kasbah of the imperial city of Meknes and the nearby Roman ruins of Volubilis. Finally, visit the imperial city of Fes with its palaces, mosques and medersas enclosed within ancient city walls, before returning to Marrakech for a final night before your departure flight.

Cost per person from �75.00 (based on two people travelling in a twin/double room)

MOROCCAN DISCOVERY
Nights stay at:
1 Marrakech
2 Marrakech
3 Ouarzazate
4 Chigaga
5 Taroudant
6 Taroudant
6 Essaouira
8 Essaouira
The Discover lesser-visited Morocco in this journey that takes you from Marrakech, over mountains and into the desert.

Start in Marrakech, one of the most fascinating of Morocco's imperial cities with its impressive walled city, the Medina, the landmark Koutoubia minaret and the heart of the city, Djemaa El Fna, the buzzing main square.

Drive over a mountain pass to the former French Foreign Legion garrison town of Ouarzazate, stopping at Ait Ben Haddou en route, a picturesque village perched on a hillside with beautifully preserved kasbahs, often used for film locations.

Experience a taste of adventure as you head south towards the great expanse of the Sahara where you will spend the night in a nomad tent surrounded by the vast Chigaga dunes. Head towards the coast, spending two nights in Taroudannt en route. The imposing ramparts which encircle the town are themselves encircled by citrus and olive groves. The daily markets are not to be missed.

Your final destination is enchanting Essaouira where you can relax on the Atlantic beaches or explore the crenellated outer walls or the labyrinth of narrow streets of the Medina.

Cost per person from �95.00 (based on two people travelling in a twin/double room)

A Silk Steps inclusive holiday price includes:
� Private return transfers between airports and hotels (unless otherwise specified)
� The services of English speaking guides and representatives at each stage of the tour. 
� Accommodation in a standard room (shared twin) with private facilities (unless otherwise specified) with breakfast
� Government taxes and compulsory service charges
� All tours and sightseeing as specified, inclusive of entrance fees
� The services of our local representative
Extras:
� International flights - please contact us for up-to-date prices
� Travel insurance
� Meals - unless otherwise stated
� Optional sightseeing other than specified
� International airport departure tax payable overseas
� Visa fees
� Single supplement (on request)

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RECOMMENDED GUIDE BOOKS
The Rough Guide to Morocco, published by Rough Guides in 2007
Morocco, published by Lonely Planet, published by Lonely Planet in 2007
Morocco, Eyewitness travel guide, published by Eyewitness travel guide in 2008

VISA REQUIREMENTS (UK Passport holders only)

Price

Validity

Requirements

No visa is required for up to stays of three months

WEATHER

Morocco is a year-round destination with a temperate climate in the winter, apart from in the mountains. The summers are hot and arid, particularly in the desert, and spring (April/May) and autumn (September/October) are ideal times to visit.  

For up to date weather details try BBC weather   www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Nov-18 Manifesto of Independence.
Nov-06 A飀 al-Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday).
Sep-21 Labour Day.
Aug-21 Feast of the Throne.
Aug-20 F阾e Oued Eddahab (Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day).
Dec-18 R関olution du Roi et du Peuple (Anniversary of the King and the People's Revolution).
Jan-11 King Mohammed's Birthday.
Aug-14 A飀 al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
Mar-09 Marche Verte (Anniversary of the Green March).
May-01 F阾e de l'Ind閜endance (Independence Day).
Nov-28 A飀 al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
Jul-30 Fatih Muharram (Muslim New Year).

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