1 COLOURS OF MOROCCO $ 4399 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE THAT S % 43 OFF TYPICALLY $7699 MARRAKECH CASABLANCA FEZ TINGHIR OASIS AIT BEN HADDOU THE OFFER Discover the real Morocco on this 18 day adventure of a lifetime. Explore the kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, the stunning oasis of Tinghir and all the landscapes, colours and spice of this magical culture. Experience the rich history and unique natural beauty of Morocco. Tour the sights and souks of Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech, as well as the seaside city of Essaouira, with its UNESCO World Heritage listed medina (old-walled town). Venture deep into the heart of the country, the Atlas Mountains, to see a number of Berber villages. See another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A highlight of the trip is a camel ride deep into the Sahara, experiencing the tranquil silence of the vast dunes. Camp out in a Bedouin (desert-dwelling) tent, and visit the real life oasis of Tinghir. Includes return international flights, 14 nights accommodation, an English-speaking guide and a post stopover in Abu Dhabi with transfers and breakfast. Interior Stateroom Ocean View Fantastica Cabin $5299 Balcony Fantastica Cabin $5699 *Please note: all information provided in this brochure is subject to both change and availability. Prior to purchase please check the current live deal at or contact our customer service team on TRIP (8747) for the most up-to-dat information. If you have already purchased this deal, the terms and conditions on your Travel Voucher apply and take precedence over the information in this brochure.
2 THE ITINERARY Day 1 Australia - Casablanca, Morocco Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane for Casablanca, Morocco! Fly with the award winning Etihad Airways. Meals included: In-Flight Day 2 Arrive into Casablanca - Rabat Be welcomed by your tour leader at Casablanca airport and transfer to your hotel for the night in Rabat (approx. 1 hour journey). Riad Dar Zouhour, Rabat Meals included: Dinner Day 3 Rabat Meknes Fez Morning guided visit of the medina of Rabat, including the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Kasbah des Oudayas, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and Hassan Tower. Drive to the imperial city of Meknes, the Ismaili capital, famous for its long walls (40 km). Visit Bab Mansour, the Royal Stables, and the Jewish quarter. After lunch at a traditional restaurant (not included), continue to the holy city of Moulay Idriss and then to the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis. Visit the archaeological site and then continue on to Fez. Riad Salam, Fez Day 4 Fez City Tour The whole day is dedicated to exploring Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco. The visit to the medieval medina includes the Madersa Bou Inania and Attarine, the Nejjarine fountain, and Karaouine University. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant in the medina (not included). In the afternoon enjoy a visit to Fez El Jadid. Riad Salam, Fez Day 5 Fez Merzouga This morning head towards the Middle Atlas Mountains. Witness both the climate and landscape change as you drive into southern Morocco, full of stunning landscapes, mountain lakes, and Berber villages. After Erfoud, the dunes of Erg Chebbi start to appear - There is no greater feeling than getting into the wilderness. (JM Le Clézio). This is surely what you will feel whilst experiencing the vast spaces of sand dunes, and discovering the charm of night. Enjoy a camel ride to watch the sunset on the dunes. Tonight spend the night in a kasbah at the foot of the dunes. Riad Madu, Merzouga (Desert Experience) Day 6 Merzouga & Erg Chebbi Dunes Camel trek through the dunes. Discover breathtaking views from dune to dune, and picnic under the shade of the tamarisk tree. Here find your ship of the desert waiting for you. You will clamber onto the back of your camel and gently plod into the sand dunes like a true desert nomad. The sensation of being surrounded by endless desert is incredibly calming and the silence is overwhelming. Arrive at your accommodation, nestled in between the sand dunes. Take a walk along the rim of the sand dunes as the sun begins to set. Later that evening savour a traditional meal followed by music and dancing by the campfire. Riad Madu, Merzouga (Desert Experience) ;Lunch;Dinner Day 7 Merzouga Tinghir - Boumalen Dades Leave Merzouga towards Tinghir, walking through the beautiful palm grove and fields, and then visiting the famous Todgha Gorge. Walk in the real life oasis of Tinghir (1 hour walk). In the afternoon, continue to the famous Dades Valley, known for its beautiful kasbahs and fortified villages, as you visit the gorges and stay overnight in a kasbah. Hotel Kasbah Xaluca, Boumalne Dades
3 THE ITINERARY Day 8 Boumalen Dades - Qella M gouna - Ouarzazate Today discover the beautiful Valley of Roses, famous for its beautiful rose gardens and adobe villages. Explore the village of Boutaghrar, known as the little Moroccan Colorado located at the foot of the Middle Atlas. Stroll through the village and meet the Berbers happy to share with you family-like moments. Lunch today is with a Berber family in a local family home. In the afternoon, continue to Ouarzazate, the Berber Hollywood and the Moroccan desert gate. Riad Dar Chamaa, Ouarzazate ;Lunch;Dinner Day 9 Ouarzazate - Taroudant Morning visit of the famous kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most fascinating kasbahs of Morocco. Aït Ben Haddou has been the location for several big budget films, including Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gladiator. Through the mountains of the Anti-Atlas, we head to Taznakht, a small town known for weaving Berber carpet. Have lunch (not included) in Taznakht before continuing to Taliouine, the capital of Saffron. Arrive in the afternoon at Taroudant. Riad Dar Zitoune, Taroudant Day 10 Taroudant - Tafraoute Visit Taroudant located at the intersection of the Souss valley and the mountains of the High Atlas. Often referred to as little Marrakech, the city was the first capital of the Saadian s dynasty during the sixteenth century, and a refuge for rebel princes. Nowadays, it is a place for desert travellers to rest in the shade of its stunning ocher walls. Continue to Tafraoute, the city of almond trees, surrounded by impressive pink granite valleys that are beautifully illuminated by the desert sun. Auberge Kasbah Chez Amaliya, Tafraout Day 11 Tafraoute - Essaouira Today leave the city of Tafraoute through the beautiful volcanic landscape of the Anti-Atlas. Continue your journey to Agadir, travelling the road along the Atlantic admiring the stunning seascapes. Arrival in Essaouira, with free time to explore the city at your leisure before dinner. Riad Mimouna, Essaouira Day 12 Welcome To Essaouira Today, be given the opportunity to see the medina of Essaouira, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in The medina was once referred to as Mogador, meaning small fortress. Wind down with a magnificent sunset on the beach and meet local artisans in the local souk. Riad Mimouna, Essaouira Day 13 Essaouira - Marrakech Free morning to enjoy the unique atmosphere offered by Essaouira. After lunch (not included) head to Marrakech, check into your riad, and enjoy free time to visit the souks and the Jemaa El Fna square. Riad Nasreen, Marrakech Day 14 Marrakech City Tour Morning guided visit of the main monuments of the city, including Badii Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Saadian tombs and the Ben Youssef Madrasa. In the afternoon, free time to stroll through the souks. Riad Nasreen, Marrakech Day 15 Marrakech - Casablanca Departure for Casablanca, the economic and financial capital and the second largest port city in Morocco, endowed with a special
4 THE ITINERARY charm. Visit of the Hassan II Mosque, an important religious and cultural site built on the sea and dominated by its 210m high minaret. Imperial Hotel & Spa, Casablanca Day 16 Casablanca, Morocco - Abu Dhabi, UAE At the appropriate time transfer to Casablanca airport with your guide. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before. Board your flight to Abu Dhabi. You will be met by a representative and transferred to your 4 star hotel for the night. Beach Rotana, or Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi Day 17 Abu Dhabi - Australia Check out this morning and leave your bag at the hotel, then enjoy the day at leisure exploring Abu Dhabi or an optional sightseeing tour, before returning to the hotel to collect your bags and transfer to the airport for your evening flight Day 18 Arrive in Australia
5 TOUR INCLUSIONS HIGHLIGHTS - See the Royal Palace, the Hassan Tower and more on a guided tour of Rabat - Visit the Ismaili capital of Meknès - Travel to the holy city of Moulay Idriss - Explore the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis - Visit the medieval medina of Fez on a guided tour - Enjoy a sunset camel ride through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi - Experience the Atlas Mountains with a visit to Todgha Gorge - Visit a desert oasis in Tinghir - Travel through the vast Dadès valley - Explore the village of Boutaghrar, known as the little Moroccan Colorado - Stop in Ouarzazate, the Berber Hollywood -Visit the famous kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou -See Taznakht, known for Berber carpet -Witness the stunning ocher walls of Taroudant - Experience the scenic city of Tafraout - Discover the medina of beautiful Essaouira - Enjoy a city tour of Marrakech and stroll through its wondrous souks - Visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca - Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites DINING - Enjoy 28 meals including a traditional bedouin camp meal in the desert TOUR ESSENTIALS - Airline taxes and surcharges - Professional English-speaking tour guide - Sightseeing and entrance fees TRANSPORT - Transportation by A/C vehicles TRANSFERS - All transfers FLIGHTS - Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/ BNE/ADL/PER - Fly with award-winning Etihad Airways ACCOMMODATION - 14 nights accommodation including a night in traditional desert Kasbah - 1 night post tour stopover in Abu Dhabi
6 IMPORTANT INFORMATION *Please note: all information provided in this brochure is subject to both change and availability. Prior to purchase please check the current live deal at au or contact our customer service team on TRIP (8747) for the most up-to-date information. If you have already purchased this deal, the terms and conditions on your Travel Voucher apply and take precedence over the information in this brochure BOOKING INFORMATION After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation . You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below. On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated). OFFER ESSENTIALS Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 20th May 2018 Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share Single Traveller Supplement For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $900 applies Departure Dates 2017 November: February: 20 March: 20 May: 20 Departure Cities Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth FLIGHTS Airline/s Used Etihad Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability) Arrive early in Casablanca $200 per person, subject to availability Please note: - This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking Stay behind in Casablanca / Abu Dhabi $200 per person, subject to availability Please note: - This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking Flight Class Upgrades - Premium Economy: Not available - Business Class: Buy Now for $6999 per person Please note: - *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration - All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded) - On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration ACCOMMODATION Accommodation Used 4 Star (self-rated) - Rabat: Riad Dar Zouhour - Fez: Riad Salam - Merzouga: Riad Madu (Desert experience) - Boumalne Dades: Hotel Kasbah Xaluca - Ouarzazate: Riad Dar Chamaa - Taroudant: Riad Dar Zitoune - Tafraout: Auberge Kasbah Chez Amaliya - Essaouira: Riad Mimouna - Marrakech: Riad Nasreen - Casablanca: Imperial Hotel & Spa - Abu Dhabi: Beach Rotana, or Jumeirah At Etihad Towers *Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel. Extra Nights (Pre/Post Tour) - Rabat or Casablanca: $180 per room including breakfast Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind Maximum Room Capacity 3 (subject to availability) Child Policy - No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents - Strictly valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed Triple Share No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability Bedding Configuration Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability) Adjoining Rooms Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if
7 IMPORTANT INFORMATION you require this option GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 16 per vehicle Optional Tours / Activities *ERG CHEBB: - Jeep tour in the dunes (1.5 hours): 25 (approx. $37 AUD) *MARRAKECH: - Horse-drawn carriage ride (1 hour): 18 (approx. $18 AUD) - Arabic calligraphy lesson (1 hour): 30 (approx. $44 AUD) - Henna class: 10 (approx. $15 AUD) - Fantasia dinner show: 60 (approx. $87 AUD) Includes; * Moroccan Cuisine Dinner * Entertainment (Acrobats, Belly dancing etc) * Transfers * Traditional Folklore * Fireworks display *ESSAOUIRA: - Quad Biking (1 hour): 35 (approx. $51 AUD) - Horse riding (3 hour): 35 (approx. $51 AUD) *ABU DHABI - 24 hour pass, Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop- On Hop-Off Tour: $85 AUD - per person (subject to availability) - 4 Hour Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: $56 AUD - per person (subject to availability) Includes; *Sheikh Zayed Mosque *Heritage Village and Souk Please Note: - prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified - Some tours require minimum numbers to operate EXCLUSIONS - Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Morocco, if travelling on an Australian Passport) - Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary - Optional gratuities/tipping - Optional activities/tours - Personal expenses - Travel insurance (Strongly recommended) OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: COACH TOUR: Meals: Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour manager will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require. Luggage: You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach. Gratuities: Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour manager and driver throughout the tour. Fitness Level Required / Mobility: Our coaches are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. Please note; a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. VISAS A Tourist visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days, if travelling on an Australian Passport. Please note: The traveller must hold a Machine Readable passport valid for at least six months on entry, with two blank visa pages. Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required INSURANCE TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance SCHEDULE OF FEES Voluntary Changes This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue 1st Change - $ per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider 2nd Change - $ per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider Subsequent changes - $ per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider Changes within 30 days of departure $ person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider Changes within 14 days of departure $ per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider Name Changes Due To Passenger Error If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $ per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply