Only Child International Society
Exotic Morocco
Friday May 25, 2018 – Sunday June 03, 2018


Tour#: 3169
Depart: May 25, 2018
Return: June 03, 2018
Destination: Morocco

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Introduction

Morocco is an exotic destination that offers an unique architecture, colorful bazars, awe-inspiring landscapes and a culture that is a blend of Arab, indigenous Berber, Sub-Saharan African, and European influences. During our stay we will visit the four imperial cities: Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat. Discover reknown Casablanca, enjoy the scenery that offers the country Erfoud, Ouarzazate, cross The High Mountains and ride camels in the Sahara desert!

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs.

Its predominant religion is Islam, The indigenous Berber tribes adopted Islam, but retained their customary laws. The official languages are Arabic and Berber. The Moroccan dialect, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken.

The country spans from the Atlantic Ocean, to mountainous areas, to the Sahara desert. Morocco is a Northern African country, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the annexed Western Sahara. It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.

Itinerary

Day 1 Friday May 25, 2018 – Departure
Group check in at 06:40pm JFK airport terminal 1 Air Maroc counter.
Our non-stop flight with Royal Air Maroc #201 departs at 09:40pm. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board

 

Day 2 Saturday May 26, 2018 Casablanca

We will arrive Casablanca at 09:30am. On our way to the hotel, we will have a familiarization sightseeing of the city. Check in at our hotel and time at leisure until the evening.
Welcome dinner at Rick’s Café

The famous 1942 film Casablanca (starring Humphrey Bogart) underlined the city’s colonial status at the time—depicting it as the scene of a power struggle between competing European powers.
The film has a cosmopolitan cast of characters (American, French, German, Spaniard, Czech, Norwegian, Austrian, Bulgarian, Russian, and some other nationalities).


Day 3 Sunday May 27, 2018 – Rabat

Our morning will be dedicated to discover Casablanca, Morocco’s biggest city, chief port and one of the largest financial centers on the continent.  The architecture of Casablanca is influenced by French styles.

We will stop at the United Nation square, Mohamed V boulevard and visit Hassan II Mosque, the second largest Mosque in the world after Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

One hour drive will take us to Rabat.
Check in at hotel, dinner and overnight

 

Day 4 Monday May 28, 2018 – Fes

Our day will start visiting Rabat – Capital of the Kingdom – and one of the Imperial Cities. The un finished tower, the Royal Palace and major landmarks. Next stop will be Meknes where the famous and most beautiful Morocco’s door is located.

On our way to Fes will visit Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber and Roman city, commonly considered the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania. Arrival to Fes, check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight

 

Day 5 Tuesday May 29, 2018 – Fes

An UNESCO World Heritage site, Fes, is the most spiritual and intellectual Moroccan city. A walking tour will take us to the old Medina. We’ll see the old Medina, the Nejjarine fountain, and the Karaouine Mosque. During the afternoon we’ll visit the Artisans workshops, blacksmithing, ceramics, silk, tapestries and sculpting, narrow passageways and bustling streets.
Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight

 

Day 6 Wednesday May 30, 2018 – Erfoud

Today we will abandon the cities and as an old camel caravan we will go through agriculture valleys, small towns as Ifrane – called the little Switzerland – cross the Ziz Valley full of palm trees and then at the Sahara desert gate we will arrive to our hotel. Dinner and overnight

 

Day 7 Thursday May 31, 2018 – Ouarzazate

We’ll be at the dunes before dawn, ride camels and then back to the hotel for a good breakfast!

Today we will cross the High Atlas, from the desert to the Todra Gorges canyons and Bulmane de Dades, a typical desert village well known for its roses Temperature will decrease as we go up the mountains. Check in at our hotel. Dinner and overnight

 
Day 8 Friday June 01, 2018 – Marrakesh

Our first stop today will be The Kasbah Aitbenhhadou, where several films have been shot as Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, Gladiator, and has also been used in parts of the Game of Thrones. We’ll cross the High Atlas region and arrive to our hotel in Marrakech. Dinner and overnight

 
Day 9 Saturday June 02, 2018 – Marrakech

Morning visit to the city: Gardens, Minarets, Saadians tombs, Madrasas (Koranic schools) and Mosques that bear Andalusian influences. Afternoon dedicated to The Jemaa el-Fnaa, the centre of city activity – a bridge between the past and the present.  Snake charmers, acrobats, magicians, mystics, musicians, monkey trainers, herb sellers, story-tellers, dentists, pickpockets, entertainers… Shopping time!

Dinner and overnight!

 

Day 10 Sunday June 03, 2018 – Return to USA
Our flight with Royal Air Maroc #404 will depart Menara airport at 12:40pm and arrive Casablanca at 01:30pm, connecting with flight #200 leaving at 03:30pm and arriving New York JFK airport at 06:20pm same day local time

Land services: $2,875.00

Per passenger – Based on double occupancy

This Price Includes
9 nights Hotel Accommodation

Casablanca: 5* Hotel Movenpick – www.movenpick.com
Rabat: 5* Hotel Farah – www.goldentulipfarahrabat.com-rabat.com
Fes 5* Hotel Atlas Palais Medina – palais-medina-fes-spa.hotel-rn.com
Erfoud 4* Hotel Kasbah Xaluca – www.xaluca.com/en/hotel/kasbah-hotel-xaluca-arfoud
Ouarzazate 5* Hotel Kenzi Azghor – www.hotel-berberepalace.com
Marrakesh 5* Hotel Atlas Medina – www.atlasmedinaspamarrakech.com
We keep the right to change hotels – same category

Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily
Transportation: Private minibus/bus
Sightseeings and excursions: As per itinerary.
Guides: Moroccan escort all along the trip and local guides. English spoken

This Price Does Not Include

Air Transportation:
As of November 2017, round trip fare tax included immediate purchase is around $1,000.00 Let us know if you’re interested in purchasing the air through us, if you would like to upgrade business class, or add a pre-post tour
Single occupancy: Additional $660.00
Optional Travel Insurance
Cost of personal items such as phone, drinks, laundry, etc…
Meals other than specified.
Passport and/or visa fee
American citizens
Need a Valid Passport (Must be valid 6 months after your return to USA). Do not need a Visa to enter Morocco, if visiting for 90 days or less
Non American Citizen
Must contact the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco website.

Payments

Payment Schedule for land services
Deposit: $1,000.00 per passenger by or before Thursday February 15, 2018
Balance: By or before Thursday March 22, 2018

Form of Payment
Check &/or Money Order Payments
Make your check or money order payable to Total Tours International
Send it to:
515 Avenue I  Suite 2A
Brooklyn , NY 11230

Credit Cards Payments
We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover

Cancellations & Penalties

We accept only written cancellations.
Land Cancellations

Received Cancellation fee
From February 16 to March 22, 2018 $300.00 penalty
From March 23 to April 19, 2018 50% of total price
After April 20, 2018 100% of total price
No Show 100% of total price

Air Cancellations
Tickets once issued are not refundable

Cancellation policies must be enforced as they are related to supplier contracts. We strongly recommend that you avail yourself of travel insurance. Please contact us for insurance quote at time of sending your deposit

Important Airlines Rules

Failure to present valid passport and/or visas:
You will be denied boarding, your airline reservation will be cancelled an you will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you have your documents in order.
Most airlines will not give you any credit and/or refund for your original ticket
No show at the airport: 
Automatically cancels your whole reservation and invalidates your ticket. You will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you re-schedule your trip. Most airlines will not give you any credit – refund for your original ticket
Missing any flight for any reason: 
Automatically cancels the rest of the reservation, invalidates your ticket and you will have to purchase a one way ticket for the rest of your itinerary. Airlines will not give you any credit for the unused portion of your ticket.

Unused portion (s) of your ticket are not refundable
Airlines policies must strictly apply
We strongly recommend that you avail yourself of a Travel Insurance Program.
Please contact us for insurance quote at time of sending deposit

Documents To Enter A Foreign Country

Possession of documentation is the responsibility of each passenger.
Failure to provide them will result in denied boarding with no right to refund.

Valid passport
Travellers going abroad need a valid passport.
Some countries require your US passport to be valid for at least six months after your return trip while some other countries may require a longer validity.
If your passport expires before the required validity then you will have to apply for a new one. Please check with the Consulate(s) of the country(s) that you plan to visit for further details on requirements.
American citizens can get passport information at www.travel.state.gov/passport
Non‑American citizens should check with their respective Consulate and will need proper documents to re‑enter the United States.

Visas
A visa is a stamp that is added to your passport by a country’s Consulate.
Some countries require a visa in order to enter while others let American citizens enter the country
without a visa for a short period of time.
Visa requirements are subject to change without notice.
You must check the entry requirements well in advance of your departure date with the Consular officials of the country or countries to be visited.