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Bring the Kids: Morocco (11 days)

Heritage Tours

Fès Le Nouveau, Morocco To Marrakech, Morocco

Valid for Departures Now Through: 20 Dec 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Fès Le Nouveau, Morocco
Riad Fez None

Arrival Casablanca.

Enjoy your drive inland to the Middle Atlas Mountains and Fes.

With your expert guide, you will be introduced to a city where veiled women hurry through the winding streets; donkeys, laden with their wares, take their time; and proud artisans craft objects much as their forefathers did centuries ago.  

Day 2
Fès Le Nouveau, Morocco
Riad Fez Breakfast

In the outskirts of Fes, embark on quiet morning hike and intimate picnic lunch on Mt. Zalagh.

An afternoon souk food walk through the medina with your local food guide will let you learn about the many delights of Moroccan gastronomy.

Day 3
Fès Le Nouveau, Morocco
Riad Fes Breakfast

Step outside of Fes and explore the nearby ruins of Volubulis.  Another delicious picnic lunch will accompany your breathtaking view.

Return to Fes for a traditional Moroccan tom-tom drum making experience. Learn the basics of drumming while a master drum-maker crafts your personal instrument.

Day 4
Sahara Desert, Morocco
Private Desert Encampment Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive south through the scenic cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, following the green Ziz River valley until it ends at the Sahara desert. Soon you will arrive at the Tafilet oasis.

Climb the dunes to watch the glorious sunset.  Feast on a delicious traditional Berber dinner and spend the rest of the evening in your private desert encampment, enjoying your temporary Saharan home.

Day 5
Ouarzazate, Morocco
Berbere Palace Breakfast

Early morning camel ride up the dunes to watch the sunrise.

Travel by 4x4 through the Sahara desert, eventually ending up at the breathtaking Todgha Gorges. Hike through the Gorges’ dramatic cliffs before continuing to Ouarzazate.

Day 6
High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Kabah Bab Ourika Breakfast

Wander where film makes shot Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia—at the UNESCO-restored Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

Wind your way through the dramatic pass of Tizn Tichka, sitting on top of the world, en route to the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains.

Day 7
High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Kabah Bab Ourika Breakfast

Hike into the lush, green mountains (accompanied by support mules) and have a picnic lunch under the open sky.

Day 8
Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Joya Breakfast

Enjoy your short ride from the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.

Begin your journey at the 12th century tiled minaret of the Koutoubia mosque. Roam through the ancient pink-walled medina and the frenetic Djemaa el Fnaa (a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Space).

Day 9
Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Joya Breakfast

Spend the morning preparing a traditional Moroccan lunch with the help of your local culinary expert. If you’re not too stuffed after lunch, design your own Kaftan to fit your personal style.

Day 10
Marrakech, Morocco
Riad Joya Breakfast

Highlights of your day: explore the colorful souks (marketplaces), the trading centers of such exotic goodies as spices, carpets, jewelry, copper, hand-made rugs and much more.

Tonight, indulge your last cravings for Moroccan food at a private dinner party to celebrate the last evening of a wonderful adventure.

Day 11
Marrakech, Morocco
None Breakfast

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Description

3 Nights – Fes  

1 Night – Sahara Desert  

1 Night – Ouarzazate

2 Nights – High Atlas Mountains

3 Nights – Marrakech



HIGHLIGHTS


• Hike and lovely picnic lunch on Mt. Zalagh (Fes).

• Souk walk guided by an expert on Fes’s finest tastes.

• Picnic lunch overlooking the ruins of ancient Volubulis (Fes).

• Lesson in making a traditional Moroccan tom-tom drum (Fes).

• Hike in the High Atlas Mountains with local guide, support mules and picnic lunch.

• Hands-on cooking lesson with a talented Moroccan chef (Marrakech).

• Create your own personalized Kaftan with local craftspeople (Marrakech).

• Luxurious farewell dinner to send you off in style (Marrakech).

About Us

Heritage Tours sets the standard in custom-designed private travel to Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and sub-Saharan Africa. You are invited to experience the magic of some of the world’s most exciting destinations with an authenticity of experience and insider access that is normally unattainable.

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Perfect from the start

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2014

From the time we got off the plane, and were ushered through customs, until the minute we were escorted back on the way home, each part of our Moroccan experience was perfect!  The driver and guide were professional and attuned to our needs and wants throughout the 10 days.All the hotels (except one) far exceeded our expectations. (The one hotel was experiencing a sewer issue-not our travel agency fault)The restaurant recommendations were all wonderful!Overall an amazing trip!  Memories of a lifetime!   
Travel Advisor:  Kim Davis-Smith

Very helpful, created a great trip for us

By: Scott and Rebecca


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Jane put together a great trip for us and made everything fantastic.  From helping us create out itinerary, to adjusting based on our feedback, to getting us great places to see and stay, and to just making it VERY EASY and VERY RELAXING for us.    Everything was great.   Really enjoyed all the places we saw and the places we stayed.   Lisbon and Barcelona were our favorites for places to visit.  Morocco was a great mix of 3 different place with Marrakesh, then the mountains, and then the ocean.   And quite frankly we were very spoiled being picked up every where and transported to hotels and on tours.   Couldn’t have been any easier.  Thanks for putting this all together and making it such a great experience and great memories for us.  
Travel Advisor:  Jane Martz

Great way to travel

By: NYFAM


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2015

We had never travelled with a guide or driver before, preferring to be a bit more spontaneous. We loved both our guide and our driver from Heritage-- we learned SOO much; easily went in and out of places that we either wouldn't have found, or known of, or been able to handle logistically (ie parking). It was fun to spend time with both driver and guide; we enjoyed their company, and they could not have been more accommodating when we wanted to skip something, add on, etc. We also loved the accommodations booked thru Heritage- all quite comfortable, clean, and with plenty of character. We will certainly consider Heritage for another trip in the future.
Travel Advisor:  LuAnn Frisina

Beyond outstanding

By: LICcouple


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Heritage made sure the details -- big and small -- were handled thoughtfully. Our guides and driver made the 25th anniversary vacation to Morocco very special. Michael Diamond, Amine and Alae, and all their co-workers are amazing. It was a major travel event for us and Heritage made sure it would be trouble free, fun and educational,
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

fun day

By: sunsfanatic


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2016

Good whole day private tour of Lisbon with good guides and a fun itinerary including motorcycle side-car ride and foodie tour. Did not get to private castle we were supposed to see, however.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Great guides and itinerary

By: Farmington Hills couple


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2016

Definitely would use Heritage Tours again. Guides were knowledgeable, organized and fun! The itinerary they suggested was perfect. Hotels were unique and comfortable with great locations. Wonderful to take a vacation where all logistics were arranged. Can't wait to see Morocco with them next!
Travel Advisor:  Roseann Konke

A good way to see Spain

By: Pistoleros


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

We had very good local guides in a number of cities. The itinerary called for us to walk or drive around much of the northeast of the country. We wanted to see architecture and sample the restaurants. We especially enjoyed the Basque country, where it helps immensely to have a native educate you about the area. During the week, we needed to make a slight adjustment to one of the planned excursions. Heritage did it readily. We would happily work with Heritage again.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

Great trip to morocco

By: Sjsugs


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2017

Great guide, great hotels, well planned and executed.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Morocco

By: Ingrid


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

In a word - wonderful! Our private guide, Driss, and driver Zayd, made our first Moroccan experience over and above what we expected. I was a bit skeptical about being in a car with two strangers for ten days because there is a lot of driving if you want to really see the country. However, any doubts were erased immediately as we all fell in a comfortable, relaxed relationship. They both provided incredible insight and knowledge while maintaining the right balance of fun and adventure. One of the best things about Heritage Tours is their flexibility and Driss and Zayd were more then willing to alter our schedule when we wanted and suggested new things based on what they learned about us. Driss also knows all the best local places to shop and eat! Originally we planned the trip thinking we would only be going to Morocco once but now we're looking forward to returning and will absolutely use Heritage, Driss and Zayd again.
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Good guides and knowledgable driver

By: Mae


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2017

Very friendly guide with vast knowledge of the local history. He was a little hard of hearing and we had to repeat our questions a lot. They screwed up our VIP treatment at the airport and left one of the passengers off the list so we had to wait a long time to get through airport security. We probably could have done it faster the regular way and wasted our money.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

AMAZING Tour Group

By: Kelli


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2017

My husband I could not have been more happy with our experience with Heritage Tours and specifically our guide, Rehad. We enjoyed and appreciated the luxury vehicle, the knowledge and expertise of Rehad. I highly recommend Rehad and Heritage Tours!
Travel Advisor:  Jessi Cook

Sensory overload in Morocco

By: Kent D


Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2017

Our travel agent linked us up with Heritage for our trip to Morocco. We utilized their tour guide (Saeed) and driver (Moncef). Both were incredible men; professional, knowledgeable and experts in their trade. The itinerary Heritage put together was absolutely amazing. Jaw-dropping hotels, great restaurant recommendations and one of a kind experiences while we were in Morocco. We've traveled to all 7 continents and this trip was one of the best we've had.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Bemis

Kenya

By: Zinnia


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Excellent! Accommodations were wonderful and all details were handled and the trip was very smooth. Only detail we didn’t enjoy was the restaurant choice the last evening before our long journey home. A quieter, more relaxing atmosphere would have been more enjoyed.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Hicks

We found a little paradise in Morocco

By: Jacqui


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

Heritage tours did a wonderful job arranging tour guides for us in Marrakech, a trip to the Sahara via Dar Ahlam and a coupe of days of relaxation at Kasbah Tamadot in the high Atlas Mountains. In our 8 day trip there, we fell in love with Morocco in large part because of the care taken arranging this trip. In addition to amazing tour guides, Heritage is there for you the entire time. They provide a cell phone when you arrive, which has the numbers of the guides, drivers and main office programmed in. Our guide made it clear from the first day, that he was available to us whenever we needed him. The trip to the dessert was phenomenal, and we would never have been able to plan it on our own. When we embarked on this journey, we thought this would probably be our only trip to Morocco. By the time we left, we were already talking about when we could return. When we do, we will be sure to make our plans with Heritage!
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Fabulous Tour Guides

By: Christine


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2018

We have used Heritage tours on several occasions and each time have been thoroughly impressed with our guides. They are full of wonderful information from fun facts to historical details. They are flexible - working with you to create time that is of interest to you. We also love that they take you to places that are not alway touristy so you can really see the cities or places from a local perspective. We would HIGHLY recommend Heritage Tours.
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen
Not Recommended

Parts were great...other parts, not so much.

By: Sarah Catterson


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

We enjoyed our time in South Africa -- Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschhoek, and the Kruger Safaris. But I didn't feel like Ginger properly inquired about the specific things we were interested in during the trip planning stages. Plus, there were several activities on our itinerary that were completely skipped, i.e., the Botanical Gardens and Table Mountain (our scheduled time slot was missed due to weather and not rescheduled). And it was very unclear what wine tastings were included. The Safari lodges were good. And the transportation on the small craft airlines were well arranged. We do expect to return to South Africa one day ... but I would ask Barbara to select a different travel arranger for Africa. I think Heritage was a bit challenging for both of us. A special note about Heritage's Philine van Blommestein, located in Cape Town. She followed up with us while we were in South Africa a few times and this was much appreciated. She seemed to really care about our trip.
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Morocco

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

Driss was one of the best guides we have ever had. Very knowledgeable and flexible, also very friendly. Great drivers too
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen

spain

By: sue


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Clearly the organization has multiple connections/ties with other countries. This appeared to me to be very helpful for our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Raps
Not Recommended

Could Have Been Better

By: traveler


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

Hotel in Lisbon was in out of the way location re center. Hotel rooms were rather stark, People at front desk were friendly and helpful. Hotel in Douro Valley was a poor choice for us. We like to stay at small boutique hotels. This was an industrial looking building. Location was remote. We learned that in order to take a cruise on the Douro, we had to drive along very winding roads about 40 miles to get one. Certainly, there had to be better located choices. People at Heritage Tours in Portugal were very kind but could do very little.

NOTHING SHORT OF BRILLIANT

By: Caroline Liuzzi


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

We have the greatest memories because of Heritage Tours. Nothing was left undone. We did nothing, prepared nothing and it was all taken care of. Worry free, safe and awesome people as guides and drivers. Won't use anyone else. Brilliant and thank you.
Travel Advisor:  Monique Owen

Great itinerary, amazing guides!

By: Danielle


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2018

I highly recommend working with Heritage Tours. They organized an incredible itinerary for my recent trip to the Middle East and North Africa. Additionally they provided me and my husband with knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides and drivers throughout our journey.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Braylovsky