Majestic Morocco

  • 9 Days & 8 Nights
  • Rabat, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakesh

Experience the rich culture and diverse landscapes of Morocco. Visit historic and exquisite architectural landmarks, from Roman ruins to palaces, mosques, and riads built by sultans. Stroll through vibrant medinas and understand life today, with specially arranged opportunities to interact with locals. Savor delectable cuisine throughout your journey, including a visit to the country's oldest wine estate for a gourmet meal and wine tasting.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Dates & Pricing
  • Hotels
  • Inclusions
  • Pre Tour
  • Post Tour
  • Activities
  • Extensions
  • FAQs
  • Country Notes
  • T&C

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the medinas of all four of Morocco's imperial cities: Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, and Meknes
  • See the stunning architecture of Morocco's mosques, palaces, and other landmarks
  • Visit Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy wine tasting and gourmet cuisine at Morocco's oldest winery
  • Partake in a traditional tea ceremony with a local family
  • Barter for fresh ingredients at a souk and prepare and enjoy tagine with a local family
  • Enjoy dinner and traditional musical entertainment in a riad
  • Visit a local synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh
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Travel Resources

  • Accommodations

    Accommodations

    Your comfort, privacy and safety are of paramount importance. We have sifted carefully through a number of hotels and selected those that will offer you the best experience on your journey with us.

    The majestic La Tour Hassan, Rabat, is a resplendent example of Moroccan elegance. This palace was one of the first luxury hotels in Rabat and offers guests a taste of Moroccan traditions with contemporary comforts.

    Hotel PalaisFaraj, Fez, is the newest legend of Morocco's famous hospitality. The 19th century palace retains its Moorish charms and offers guests smooth contemporary style. It has quickly become an icon for travellers in search of refined experiences.

    The Four Seasons Casablanca, is a modern Moroccan seaside retreat. Its private balconies and sweeping views of the Atlantic will meet all your romantic expectations of Casablanca while its restaurants and world-class service make sure you always have what you need.

    La Mamounia, Marrakech,has been the destination for discerning international travelers for over 90 years. Located in the heart of Marrakech, this luxury hotel recreates the setting of an exotic palace. Its signature, however, lies in its warm Moroccan hospitality. OR

    Four Seasons Resort Marrakech is perfectly situated between the city's ancient medina and the cosmopolitan neighborhoods of the Ville Nouvelle. Filled with Moorish gardens and refreshing pools, this is where traditional values and contemporary comforts unite. OR

    Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa Hotel is an oasis of calm in the heart of a beautiful garden with views of the Atlas Mountains. Rejuvenate body and mind in this luxurious haven of peace just a stone's throw from the Medina. Designed with a contemporary style, this plush property is a mirror into French luxury and local cuisine in the world's most exciting city.

  • Passport & Visas

    Passport & Visas

    Passport

    A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens and for other nationalities. It should remain valid for at least six months after completion of travel. There must be at least two blank visa pages for each entry into the country. When traveling to multiple countries, be sure to calculate the total number of blank pages required for your specific journey. Please note that the last three pages for amendments and endorsements in the passport are not considered visa pages.

    Morocco Visa

    No visa is required for U.S. citizens staying fewer than 90 days.

    Entry information is for U.S. citizens. Citizens of any other country should check with the Moroccan Embassy for specific entry requirements.

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Casablanca / Rabat

    Arrival transfer from Casablanca Airport to your hotel in Rabat.

    Enjoy a welcome dinner.

    This evening, enjoy welcome cocktails and dinner with your fellow travelers and your Cox & Kings Tour Director.

    • Meals Dinner
    Hassan Tower, Rabat
  • Day 2
    Fez

    Transfer to Fez.

    Visit Meknes, the 17th-century imperial city.

    This morning, set off through the countryside to Meknes, the third of the Imperial Cities. Built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail, Meknes was intended to rival the court of his contemporary, Louis XIV of France. See the impressive Bab Mansour city gate, large granaries, and royal stable, which was built to accommodate some 12,000 horses. Visit Moulay Ismail's mausoleum, one of the few shrines that permit non-Muslims.

    Experience Volubilis, Morocco's largest and best preserved collection of Roman ruins.

    Next, explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With triumphal arches, basilicas, and capitols typical of Roman architecture, Volubilis is the largest and best preserved collection of Roman ruins in Morocco. Among the greatest treasures are its beautiful and intricately designed mosaic floors.

    Enjoy dinner with traditional Moroccan music.

    Journey to Fez, where you will enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional music at a riad, a large traditional Moroccan home. Spacious and imposing, the homes are generally luxurious andillustrate Morocco's cultural history. We are invited to one of these riads for a traditional Moroccan music performance. Listen as a band performs Andalusian music, considered the most refined Moroccan classical music; followed by a group of Sufi drummers and Gnaoua musicians, who play sub-Saharan African rhythms.

    • Meals Breakfast, Dinner
    Volubilis, Meknes
  • Day 3
    Fez

    Deligith in a full day of sightseeing in Fez & New Fez.

    Step back into the Middle Ages as you explore Fez today. Founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss I, this imperial city was a renowned center of medieval learning.

    Visit Karaouine, one of the oldest universities in the world.

    At its heart lies the Karaouine, one of the oldest universities in the world, which still operates today.

    See Attarine Medersa, a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture.

    Next to Karaouine is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic College), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture.

    Wander Nejjarine Square & the nearby Fondouq.

    Visit Nejjarine Square and its beautiful mosaic tile fountain, and the nearby Fondouq (Caravanserai). Formerly a way-station inn, today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent museum of carpentry.

    Take in the Museum of Morrocan Arts (Dar Batha).

    This afternoon, tour Dar Batha (the Museum of Moroccan Arts) to view its collection of wood carvings, embroidery, tribal carpets, and ceramics. Next, continue to Fez El Jedid (New Fez), built by the Merinid Dynasty in the 13th century. Visiting the medieval medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a living history museum, view the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas, souks, and the city walls. A highlight is the Mellah (the old Jewish quarter) and its excellent examples of Jewish architecture.

    Visit a local family for a traditional tea ceremony.

    While exploring the medina, you will be welcomed into the home of a local family. The private and intimate experience allows you the opportunity to learn about traditional family life in Fez. Sit in the living room and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, the symbol of hospitality in the Moroccan society.

    Feast on a traditional Moroccan dinner.

    This evening, enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner at Riad Maison Bleue.

    • Meals Breakfast, Dinner
    Bab Bou Jeloud, Main Western Entrance to Fes El Bali
  • Day 4
    Fez

    Enjoy a Moroccan culinary lesson and market visit.

    Learn some basic Arabic from your guide before venturing into the medina to meet a local family for a Moroccan cooking lesson. Begin by making bread, then take it to bake in a public oven, just as the locals do. As your bread bakes, visit food stalls with the family and barter for fresh ingredients before retrieving the bread and returning to the kitchen to prepare tagine, a traditional and fragrant Moroccan stew. Enjoy the dishes you've created over a shared lunch with the family.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Fez.

    • Meals Breakfast, Lunch
    Walled medina of Fes, Morocco
  • Day 5
    Fez - Casablanca

    Transfer to Casablanca.

    Taste wines at Morocco's oldest winery.

    Stop at Domaine des Ouled Thaleb, the oldest winery in the country, dating back to 1927. Enjoy lunch at the winery's Riad des Vignerons and some wine tasting: white, roses, and the local favorite, gris, made from Caladoc and Marselan grapes.

    Arrive in Casablanca mid-day, with the remainder of the day at leisure.

    • Meals Breakfast, Lunch
    Picking grapes outside of Casablanca
  • Day 6
    Casablanca - Marrakesh

    Visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.

    This morning, visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque. Built for the 60th birthday of former Moroccan King Hassan II, it is the largest religious monument in the world after Mecca, with space for 25,000 worshippers inside and an additional 80,000 outside. Over 6,000 Moroccan artisans worked for five years on the mosaics, stone and marble floors and columns, sculpted plaster moldings, and carved and painted wood ceilings.

    Transfer to Marrakech.

    • Meals Breakfast
    Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
  • Day 7
    Marrakesh

    Embark on a full day sightseeing in Marrakech.

    Your full-day tour of Marrakesh explores attractions both inside and outside of the medina, the old walled section of the town. See the 12th-century Koutoubia Minaret, an iconic Islamic landmark that dominates the local skyline.

    Visit the Saadian Tombs, an ancient cemetery.

    Visit the Saadian Tombs, the ancient cemetery of the Shorfa, the descendants of the Prophet Mohammed; some tombs date back to the mid-1500's. The Mausoleum displays a very high level of decoration, using traditional stucco and Granada-style carving, typical of classical Moroccan buildings.

    Tour the colorful El Bahia Palace.

    Next, tour the colorful El Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century for a sultan and later owned and improved by a former slave.

    Stroll through the Jewish Quarter.

    Your morning continues with a stroll through the Jewish quarter, including a visit to the local synagogue.

    Take in the wonders of Djemaa El Fna, the city's main square.

    In the afternoon, visit the colorful and aromatic souks of Marrakesh. This is a maze of colorful alleys and small squares are home to a bewildering array of stalls and ateliers devoted to specific crafts. As evening approaches, head to Djemaa El Fna, the city's main square and one of the world's most exotic locales. Witness a tumult of fire-eaters, snake-charmers, and street musicians performing and competing for your attention.

    • Meals Breakfast
    Djemaa El Fna, Marrakech
  • Day 8
    Marrakesh

    Visit Majorelle Gardens.

    Enjoy a morning visit to the Jardin Majorelle. Designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle, who took up residence in Marrakesh, the grounds contain displays about his life and work and his burial site. Take the afternoon to explore more of Marrakesh or relax at your luxurious hotel.

    Celebrate with a farewell dinner at Dar Yacout.

    This evening, celebrate your journey with a special farewell dinner at Dar Yacout, a landmark Marrakesh restaurant that serves traditional Moroccan cuisine.

    • Meals Breakfast, Dinner
    Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh
  • Day 9
    Marrakesh - Casablanca - onward journey

    Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca Airport.

    • Meals Breakfast
    Traditional Crafts, Marrakesh
Departure Date(s) Category Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Dec 02, 2018 5 Star Luxury $5,995 $7,575
Feb 10, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
Feb 17, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
Mar 24, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
Apr 07, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
May 05, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
Aug 11, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
Sep 15, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
Oct 06, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
Oct 20, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575
Oct 27, 2019 5 Star Luxury $6,995 $8,575

Inclusions

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers to and from your hotel
  • Accommodation as noted in itinerary, based on double occupancy
  • Guided sightseeing in late model, air-conditioned vehicle (exceptions may apply)
  • Services of Professional English-Speaking Guide(s) and/or Tour Director as detailed in your itinerary
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips for porterage, drivers, restaurant staff and local tour guides (Tour Director tips are not included)
    • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Baggage handling, 1 piece of luggage per person unless otherwise noted. (Please note that any additional luggage may require modification in vehicle size)
  • Other inclusions as noted in your itinerary

Exclusions

  • International airfare, unless otherwise stated
  • Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, additional incidentals, etc.
  • Gratuity for tour director
  • Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
  • Optional and additional sightseeing not included in itinerary
  • Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary
  • Any fees associated with using air miles for your air travel
  • Transport between your home and home airport/port/station
  • Gratuities unless stated in "What Your Land Price Includes"
  • Travel Protection Insurance
  • Other inclusions if not noted under "Includes"

Optional Activities

Choose from an array of Optional Activities & Experiences.

    • Marrakesh
    • Morning 08:00 - 16:00
    Excursion to the Agafay Desert

    Enjoy a 4x4 vehicle drive in the much famed sand dunes of Agafay Desert near Marrakech. Enjoy an evening at leisure with a feel of traditional Moroccan culture. Treat yourself with exotic flavors o ...

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    Day 7
    Starting price
    $385
    per adult

Terms & Conditions:
  • Pricing mentioned is per person for 01 session or 01 time entrance fee, some activities may need more than 01 adult for availing the mentioned prices.
  • Activities will be scheduled only on specific days of the tour as mentioned in the main itinerary of the product.
  • Price Validity : We are currently not holding any bookings other services for activities and rates are subject to availability and prevailing prices at the time of booking.
  • If same activity is not available for a particular tour or departure alternate activity can be recommended.
  • Cox & Kings makes arrangements with service providers and other independent parties to provide the services for the activities you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the attractions or facilities used in connection with your activity. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations or non performance of equipment or facilities etc. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Cox & Kings is not liable in the event of any failure by any person , equipment or company to render any travel service under the purchased activity, or for expenses incurred due to delays, mechanical failures or any acts of God. Cox & Kings cannot assume any responsibility for cancellations or missed activity and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom.
  • Terms & Conditions apply in addition.
  • Extension to Oualidia

    • 4 Days
    • 3 Nights

    Enjoy a relaxing stay in the coastal village of Oualidia. View the sunsets from your luxury resort. Explore the sleepy village at your leisure, or ...

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    Total price from
    $1,721
    per person
  • Extension to Essouria

    • 4 Days
    • 3 Nights

    Enjoy a laid-back stay in the coastal resort town of Essaouira. Visit the town's many artisan workshop and boutiques, and stroll along the town ...

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    Total price from
    $1,411
    per person
  • Extension to Chefchaouen

    • 4 Days
    • 3 Nights

    Known as the "blue city" due to its many streets and facades shaded in blue, Chefchaouen is a delightful place to start your Moroccan jou ...

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    Total price from
    $1,073
    per person
  • Extension to Greater Lisbon (Pre Tour)

    • 4 Days
    • 3 Nights

    Embark on a tour of greater Lisbon area, home to the country's picturesque capital, coastal towns, and captivating castles. Visit Pena Palace, ...

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    Total price from
    $1,695
    per person
  • Where does Cox & Kings operate Luxury Small Groups?

    We currently have Luxury Small Group Journeys in various destinations around the world including India, China, Japan, Peru, South Africa and Morocco. We’re always adding destinations.

  • How big are the groups?

    We keep our groups small - averaging 18 guests.

  • What is the minimum age for these trips? Are children allowed on luxury group journeys?

    We welcome travelers of all ages on our luxury group journeys, with a minimum age of 6. Please refer to child supplement pricing or call 1-844-536-9560 to inquire about costs for adding a child to your booking.

  • Can I travel solo? Do you charge a single supplement?

    Yes, we welcome all guests, including solo travelers. A single supplement may apply on certain tours.

  • How can I obtain more information on Luxury Small Group Journeys?

    All of our itineraries can be found on our website. If you would like to talk to one of our Destination Experts, please call 1-844-536-9560 or contact us by email at groupjourneys@coxandkingsusa.com.

  • Are departures guaranteed?

    Yes, all departures to all of our Luxury Small Group Journeys destinations are guaranteed with a minimum of two travelers.

    Note: For departures of five or fewer travelers, your group will be met by a local guide at each stop in the itinerary. For departures of six or more passengers, your journey will be fully escorted throughout by a Cox & Kings Tour Director.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Please see our terms and conditions for details.

  • How do you pick your guides/group leaders?

    All of our local guides complete a rigorous interview process and are required to have a minimum of 7 years’ experience providing luxury experiences to international guests. In some cases, our guides are certified local historians, offering their unique cultural insights to their groups.

    Note: For departures of five or fewer travelers, your group will be met by a local guide at each stop in the itinerary. For departures of six or more passengers, your journey will be fully escorted throughout by a Cox & Kings Tour Director.

  • What kind of hotels will I stay in?

    Cox & Kings’ curated selection of hotels and inns are truly special places that elevate the overall tour experience. From small, local boutique hotels and inns to well-known global luxury brands, we spend the time carefully choosing these accommodations so you can rest easy at the end of a long day.

  • Can I join the trip midway through or leave the trip early?

    Due to logistical and safety reasons, we are not able to accommodate guests who wish to join a tour after Day 1 or depart before the last day. Please contact us for more information.

  • Who will be in my group? How old are the other passengers? From what countries?

    Your group will be comprised of like-minded travelers from the United States. While we cannot share personal traveler details, our typical client tends to be a savvy, seasoned traveler who enjoys the fine touches of a luxurious vacation as well as some element of activity and lots of cultural immersion.

  • What’s included in each trip?

    Each Luxury Small Group Journey includes: all accommodation, private arrival/departure transfers, services of a local guide and/or escorted by Tour Director throughout, welcome event and farewell dinner, all local transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees as noted within itinerary, some meals as indicated, all tips other than Tour Director and in-room internet where available.

  • What is not included in each trip?

    International air, room upgrades, meals other than those indicated, alcoholic beverages (other than welcome cocktail event), entrance fees other than those indicated, laundry service other than where indicated on trips of 10+ days, visas & passport processing and travel insurance.

    Note: Cox & Kings is happy to help you arrange international airfare, travel insurance and visas to India.

  • Is airfare included?

    Air Travel

    Most airline tickets are non-refundable once confirmed, however, depending on airline and class of service, exceptions may apply, and you will be notified at time of reservation. Any air tickets issued at any time are subject to the terms of the airline.

    Land Only Travel and Optional Flights

    Unless otherwise noted, prices displayed do not include international airfare.
    Cox & Kings would be more than happy to include international flights for you. We can offer favorable prices for Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class travel.

    If you are considering booking your own flights, please be aware of your responsibilities, which include but are not limited to the following: If you are booking flights on your own, please be aware of tour timings. It is your responsibility to meet up with the group. There may be supplementary costs if you require arrival and/or departure transfers other than what is included in the program, or additional hotel nights on arrival or departure.

    We strongly advise against booking flights independently of Cox & Kings as there may be difficulties if your flight is delayed / cancelled to connect with your group.

    Note:
    • If you choose not to purchase flights through Cox & Kings, please provide us with a copy of your tickets before you arrive into the destinations.
    • For journeys in which international and/or internal (regional or intra-country) airfare is already included in main price, please be aware that the price of your journey may be impacted if you purchase international or internal flights on your own.
    Domestic Air Travel

    Flight times quoted are subject to change. Domestic flights in India are prone to last minute schedule changes and cancellation without any advance notice - especially during the peak travel season of November through March. Currently, India is undergoing massive expansion of its airport terminals and facilities and as a result, delays may be unavoidable due to air traffic control restrictions during certain times of the day.

  • Do I need a visa to travel?

    Some destinations require a visa for entry. Please see Travel.State.Gov for further info.

    Note: Cox & Kings is happy to help you arrange visas, international airfare and travel insurance to India.

  • Do I need travel insurance?

    Travel insurance is not mandatory to travel with Cox & Kings, but is highly recommended to protect your person and personal belongings while abroad. We’re pleased to offer a leading travel insurance product from our partner Allianz Global.

  • Do I need any immunizations to travel?

    Some immunizations might be required or recommended for travel based on your destination. Please see the CDC website for further info.

    Note: our Destination Experts are not able to offer specific advice on health matters or immunizations.

Introduction

In order to ensure that you have the best experience possible, we ask that you please read the following information:

Passport

A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens and for other nationalities. It should remain valid for at least six months after completion of travel. There must be at least two blank visa pages for each entry into the country. When traveling to multiple countries, be sure to calculate the total number of blank pages required for your specific journey. Please note that the last three pages for amendments and endorsements in the passport are not considered visa pages.

Morocco Visa

No visa is required for U.S. citizens staying fewer than 90 days.

Entry information is for U.S. citizens. Citizens of any other country should check with the Moroccan Embassy for specific entry requirements.

Travel Insurance

Be Prepared and Protect Your Investment

As an educated traveler you have made a smart decision when it came to choosing Cox & Kings for your trip. Make the same smart decision by protecting your investment. Just as in everyday life, there are risks associated with travel. You'll rest easy knowing that you're prepared for any eventuality - sickness, accident, baggage loss, etc. - with Allianz Global Assistance Traveler's Insurance.

Get the peace of mind travel insurance provides, so you can focus on the extraordinary moments of your upcoming journey!

Alternatively you can call on numbers listed below:

Allianz Customer Service
866-390-9733

Cox & Kings Accam Reference Number: F024290
OR
Call : 1.323.557.1808


IMPORTANT


If you choose not to purchase the Cox & Kings insurance, we recommend that you purchase an alternative policy at the time of booking to cover you in case you must cancel your travel plans.

It is important that you carry a copy of your policy with you while you travel so that you can refer to it should you need to make a claim.

Important Contacts & Links
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
in the United States

1601 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel: 202-462-7979
Fax: 202-462-7643
http://embassyofmorocco.us/
Embassy of Canada to Morocco
66, Mehdi Ben Barka Avenue
Rabat-Souissi
Tel: 212-(0)-537-544-949
Fax: 212-(0)-537-544-853
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/morocco-maroc/index.aspx?lang=eng

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
in Canada
38 Range Rd.
Ottawa K1N 8J4
Tel: 613-236-7391
Fax: 613-236-6164
http://www.ambamaroc.ca/servicesenamba.htm
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clinton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
www.cdc.gov

United States Diplomatic Mission to Morocco
Km 5.7, Avenue Mohamed VI
Souissi, Rabat 10170
Tel: 212-0537-637-200
Fax: 212-0537-637-201
http://morocco.usembassy.gov/
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20229
Tel: 877-227-5511
Tel: 202-325-8000
www.cbp.gov

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Time Zone

+ 5 EST (New York)
+ 1 GMT Year round

International Dialing Code

+212

Entry And Exit Formalities

Arrival Procedures:
After you have cleared Customs and Immigration procedures and collected your luggage, exit the Arrivals Hall. You are met there by your local Cox & King representative, who will be holding a Cox & Kings sign displaying your name. He or she will then accompany you to your hotel by private vehicle. When you check in to your hotel room, please inspect your accommodations. If you are not happy with your room, immediately advise your Cox & Kings representative, who will be waiting in the lobby. He or she will help you secure more suitable accommodations in the same room category.

Transportation

Air Travel:
Please note that the name on your airline ticket must exactly match the name on your passport to avoid complication.

Flight times quoted are local and are subject to change. Check in for domestic flights should be at least one hour before departure, and we suggest three hours for international flights. Check with your Cox & Kings representative prior to check-in for any changes or delays.

Road Travel:
Roads in Morocco are generally good in the major cities, but conditions in mountainous and desert areas can vary.

Electricity

The electrical voltage in Morocco is 230 volts. Two-pin Type C and E plugs are standard. A voltage converter and appropriate plug adaptors are required if you are carrying electrical items with North American 110 voltage.
Electricity Plug

Currency

Moroccos's unit of currency is the Dirham (MAD). Like most others, it is based on a decimal system. One dirham equals 100 santimat. Visa and MasterCard are accepted at major shops in Morocco, but debit cards are more commonly used. ATMs are widely available in Morocco. We recommend that you carry cash in small denominations.
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Tipping / Gratuities

Gratuities for driver, coach assistant and local guides are included in the cost. Tips at restaurants where the meals are included in your itinerary are included in the cost. Gratuity for your accompanying Tour Director is not included and can be paid as per the quality of service rendered.

Recommended Clothing

Because Morocco is an Islamic country, you should dress modestly. Women should avoid wearing short skirts and tank tops and should have a scarf to cover their hair when entering a mosque. Men and women should avoid wearing shorts and anything revealing. Swimsuits are permitted at pools and on the beach, but make sure to have a cover up of some type with you. Dressing in layers is always preferable. Regardless of your destination, make sure that you bring comfortable walking shoes (preferably flat soled) for sightseeing. Please see our recommended packing checklist.

Recommended Packing List
  • Tickets / Passports / Credit Card / Cash / Medical Insurance Certificate / Visa
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and tickets etc. and it is recommended that you leave one copy with a family member back home
  • Sun protection (polarized UV sunglasses, UVA/UVB sunscreen, protective Wide-brimmed sun hat (baseball caps do not offer the sun protection that wide-brimmed hats do.)
  • Camera equipment & additional memory cards
  • Insect repellent
  • Prescription medication and over-the-counter medication
  • First aid Medical Kit (Bandages, Imodium, Antiseptic Cream, etc.)
  • Lip balm / good moisturizing lotion / hair conditioner
  • Prescription glasses & extra contacts - if you wear contact lenses, your eyes may get irritated by the dust. Keep an extra set of glasses / contact lenses as it takes time to get replacements.
  • Other Personal toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable walking shoes and / or hiking boots (depending on activities planned in your itinerary), flip flops, sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Track suit
  • Underwear & socks
  • Raincoat and layered clothing such as a sweater or a jacket
  • Headscarf or bandana for dustry, dry regions
  • Warmer coat or fleece for winter travel
  • Important / emergency contacts and addresses
  • Phrase book or dictionary
  • Personal electronic appliances with chargers and electrical converters
  • Waterproof zip lock bags
Shopping

Wandering the souks of Morocco can be an exhilarating experience, not to mention rewarding in terms of shopping possibilities. Those in Marrakech and Fez are the best. If you're looking for traditional souvenirs, consider buying a Berber carpet, a tea set, belly dance costume, jewelry or pottery

Health And Safety

Cox & Kings takes every precaution to keep you safe and healthy while you travel, but keep in mind that standards are not the same as they are in the U.S. Travelers should plan accordingly.

Vaccinations
We recommend that you remain up to date with routine vaccinations. Please also check with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and your doctor for the most current information and advice about inoculation requirements specific to your trip.

Medicine
If you or any of your traveling party are taking prescription medicine, please carry an adequate supply as it may not be easily obtainable while you are traveling. Always place your medication in your carry-on luggage to ensure you have access to it at all times.

  • Carry a kit containing sunscreens and other lotions for protection from the sun, insect repellents and sting relief creams, water sterilizing tablets and medicines for possible stomach upsets or indigestion.
  • If you or any of your party are taking prescription medicine, please carry an adequate supply as it may not be easily obtainable while you are traveling. Always place your medication in your carry-on luggage to ensure you have access to it at all times

Food and Water
Although the tap water is generally safe to drink in Morocco, we recommend that you drink bottled water, which is readily available, while traveling in this region. You should take the same precautions with food and water as you would at home.

Valuables
It is always good practice to be aware of your surroundings and to not leave your personal items (especially money) vulnerable. Be especially conscious of your belongings at major tourist sites. When possible, we recommend that you leave your valuables in your hotel's safe.

Travel with the absolute minimum. It is not advisable to carry valuable jewellery. Money should be taken in traveler's cheques, with the receipt numbers retained separately in case they are lost or stolen. Cash kept on your person should be minimum. Where possible, leave any valuables, documents and passports in your hotel safety deposit box. Be especially conscious of your belongings at major tourist sites. Your luggage is particularly vulnerable at airports, railway stations or where crowds gather.

Communication

Morocco's communications infrastructure is one of the best in Africa. Check with your local cell phone provider prior to departure to determine the availability and charges to make and receive cell phone calls in Morocco. Internet service is available in Morocco, but not always in remote areas.

Mrehba!

Cox and Kings is delighted to welcome you to Morocco. We are the world's oldest travel company, celebrating our 260th year of discovery.

To make this occasion more special, we are pleased to offer our discerning travellers a set of singular experiences with our new Luxury Small Group Journeys.

As our guest, you will not merely see the sights; you will be immersed in the ambience, textures, flavors and fragrances of each destination. On these journeys, we offer extraordinary luxury and a unique access for the privileged few.

Booking Procedures

Please read the conditions of travel as your booking is subject to the terms and conditions listed below. A contract is entered into, once East India Travel Company, Inc. (Cox & Kings) accepts and confirms the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Cox & Kings. Payment of any monies constitutes acceptance and understanding of Cox & Kings' Terms & Conditions as laid out below, as listed on our website and in our pre-travel documentation.

It's a simple process to book your journey. Simply follow the steps listed below.

1. Kindly complete and sign the booking form per party by the family head or the authorized person for eachparty.

2. Then complete the terms and conditions form per party by the family head or authorized person for each party.

  1. Completed & Signed Booking Form
  2. Signed Terms and Conditions
  3. Passport Copy (the photo ID page)

Minimum Age for Luxury Small Group Journeys

The minimum age for a child to join a luxury small group journey is 6 years old.

Minimum Operating Strength to guarantee Luxury Small Group Journeys

All departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 02 full paying adults booking that particular departure. This means the departure will only operate if a minimum 02 passengers are booked. Such passengers can either book on solo or twin.

Prices

Prices quoted are based on the following configuration:

  • Per person cost on a twin room
  • Cost using single room
  • A child aged between 6 years and 11 years can be accommodated with two adults sharing a room with an extra bed based on the hotel policy. In certain destinations there will be no reduction on the cost for children between 6 years and 11 years & they will have to pay the adult cost only.
  • Child of 12 years and above will be charged at full adult rates.

Deposit and Payment
A per person deposit of $500 must be paid at the time of booking. The balance of the trip must be paid prior to 120 days before you travel.

If you book your travel on or after 120 days of departure, the full amount of your trip must be paid in order to confirm the booking.
If the final balance is not received on time both for regular journeys and special offers, Cox & Kings reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and to levy cancellation charges. If you book your travel 120 days or prior to departure, the full amount of your trip must be paid in order to confirm the booking.

For any air tickets handled by Cox & Kings, full payment is required at time of booking in order to secure the fare quoted.

  • You can pay in full to confirm your booking or make a deposit to book your reservation. Please see the payment schedule listed below.

Payment Schedule
Payment Terms Amount (Per Person) Date of Payment

Booking Amount $500 Immediately upon booking prior to 121 days before the date of your journey
Balance Payment Remainder Amount Immediately or after 120 days from the date of your journey whichever is earlier

  • You can book ONLINE - www.coxandkingsusa.com/luxury-small-group-journeys & then upload your documents.
  • If you wish to pay by check, please address your check to "Cox and Kings The Americas" along with your documents and send to : Cox & Kings, 8060 Melrose Avenue, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Cancellation by You

Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing to groupjourneys@coxandkingsusa.com. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy.

Please note that for most custom journeys, deposits are refundable minus a per person Administrative Fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. You will be advised if your Terms & Conditions are different than listed below by your Travel Specialist at time of booking.

For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable for most custom journeys (some exceptions apply including Africa, please see separate cancellation terms below):

Cancellation Terms for Luxury Small Group Journeys

Days before Departure Cancellation Charge
120 days or longer Deposit Paid + Air Tickets
91 to 119 days before departure 20% of total land program price + Air Tickets
61-90 days before departure 50% of total land program price + Air Tickets
60 or fewer days before departure 100% of total land program price + Air Tickets

Air Travel

Most airline tickets are non-refundable once confirmed, however, depending on airline and class of service, exceptions may apply, and you will be notified at time of reservation. Any air tickets issued at any time are subject to the terms of the airline.

Land Only Travel and Optional Flights

Prices displayed do not include international and internal airfares. Please refer to the inclusions and exclusions of your itinerary for more details.

Cox & Kings would be more than happy to include international flights for you. We can offer favorable prices for Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class travel.

If you are considering booking your own flights, please be aware of your responsibilities, which include but are not limited to the following: If you are booking flights on your own, please be aware of tour timings. It is your responsibility to meet up with the group. There may be supplementary costs if you require arrival and/or departure transfers other than what is included in the program, or additional hotel nights on arrival or departure.

We strongly advise against booking flights independently of Cox & Kings as there may be difficulties if your flight is delayed / cancelled to connect with your group.

Note:

  • If you choose not to purchase flights through Cox & Kings, please provide us with a copy of your tickets before you arrive into the destinations.
  • For journeys in which international and/or internal (regional or intra-country) airfare is already included in main price, please be aware that the price of your journey may be impacted if you purchase international or internal flights on your own.

Alterations by You

If you request any amendments to your travel arrangements once your booking has been confirmed, an amendment fee may apply. If you request any changes in services or accommodation, once commencement of travel, Cox & Kings will do all possible to accommodate your request, however, any costs incurred due to such amendments, you will be liable for any cancellation / retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred to secure revised arrangements. Any alteration made will be treated as a tailor made booking and subject to different terms and conditions.

Unutilized Services

We cannot give any allowance or refund for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. that have not been consumed or utilized, when these services have been included in the price of the program. No refund can be made on lost, mislaid or destroyed travel tickets. Any air tickets issued at any time are subject to the terms of the airline. To protect your investment, we strongly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance at partner.allianztravelinsurance.com .

Alterations Made to the Scheduled Program

Travel arrangements are planned and secured in advance and so changes in itinerary content may be unavoidable. These changes may be due to circumstances amounting to "force majeure" or reasons beyond Cox & Kings' control. They could include but not limited to; delay in departure due to flight disruption, closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State / National Governments or Tourist Organizations that cause forced alterations to a planned itinerary, its duration, time spent in a city or requiring the need to remove a city or part of from the itinerary caused by a local occurrence or situation. In such cases, Cox & Kings will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the program, we reserve the right to alter the scheduled itinerary accordingly and compensation cannot be paid. We will make every reasonable effort to provide the booked arrangements but minor changes may occur. If changes are significant we shall where possible, inform you or your travel agent before your departure. Please note that Cox & Kings cannot be held responsible for any price increases or surcharges caused by governmental action, additional taxes imposed, fluctuations in exchange rates, increases in scheduled airfare or increases in fuel surcharges should Cox & Kings need to pass along these increases. Any increase in the original program price will be notified to you at least 91 days before departure. If you make your booking within 90 days of departure, the surcharge will be included in your invoice. Any surcharge will not exceed 10 percent of the listed program price.

Travel Warnings

It is the responsibility of the Traveler to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U.S. State Department's travel website at www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, should the Traveler still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the Traveler assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

What Your Program Price Includes and Excludes

Please refer to each program which lists the Inclusions & Exclusions. There are separate Inclusions & Exclusions for land + air programs and separate Inclusions & Exclusions for land only programs.

Cox & Kings' Limits of Responsibilities

Except where otherwise stated in these Terms & Conditions, neither Cox & Kings nor any Third Party Supplier can accept liability or pay compensation where our performance of our or our supplier's contractual obligations is affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of force majeure. In these terms and conditions force majeure means any event which we / the supplier of the service(s) or the third party supplier could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include but not be limited to; actual or threatened war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, fire, and all similar events outside the control of the party concerned.

Cox & Kings makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide the travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodation, transport or other facilities used in connection with our programs. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Cox & Kings is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service to be provided on the journeys, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God. Cox & Kings cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses are to be borne by the traveler. When you travel with an airline the Conditions of Carriage of that airline will apply. These conditions are the subject of International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability. Your travel agent or airline can advise you of these conditions. The participant waives any claim against Cox & Kings for any damage to, or loss of, property, or injury to, or death of, due to any act, or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. Cox & Kings cannot be held responsible for any claim, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointment, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services.

The participant assumes and understands that all travel has an inherent risk that may result in injury or death from participation in activities, including but not limited to, driving, hiking, walking, touring, visiting archeological sites, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing riding in helicopters, on trains, boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding and any other activities. Participant knows and is familiar with the activities in their itinerary and is able to confirm that they meet the physical requirements to participate.

All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which these services are rendered. Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A., whose courts, using California Law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Cox & Kings shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Cox & Kings assumes no responsibility for representations made by others including, but not limited to, any employee of Cox & Kings or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Cox & Kings travel arrangements shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the Booking Terms & Conditions published herein and is binding on all travel participants.

United States Tour Operators Association - $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Cox & Kings, The Americas, as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Cox & Kings, The Americas' customers in the unlikely event of Cox & Kings, The Americas bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Cox & Kings, The Americas may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Cox & Kings, The Americas. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com.

Standard Check-in & Check-out Timings

Please refer to the below chart for standard check-in and check-out timings for the destination you are visiting:

Destination Check-in Time Check-out Time
Japan Check-out Time 10:00 HRS
China 14:00 HRS 11:00 HRS
South Africa 14:00 HRS 11:00 HRS
Morocco 15:00 HRS 11:00 HRS

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

  • TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY IN ADDITION.