Crossroad of Civilizations

Morocco Tours

Optional extension: Jordan and Jerusalem

Join us on this extraordinary Morocco tours in 2022.

Highlights of Morocco Tours

  • Camel rides through Sahara desert and visit to beduin camps
  • Stunning medinas, mosques and markets of Fes, Marrakech and Casablanca
  • Beautiful oasis, rose valleys and argan oil trees and berbers villages
  • Beautiful scenery of Atlas Mountains
  • World’s most beautiful village -Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Cooking traditional tagine dish and Moroccan tea
  • Extension tour of Petra, Black sea and Jerusalem

Dates & Cost

DATES

DAYS

COST (double / single)

October 23rd – 31st, 2021

9 days

$2595 / 2995

October 23rd – November 5th, 2021

14 days

$4390/ 4990

With 5 days extension to Jordan and Israel (Petra, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv)

Morocco Itinerary

Day 1
Casablanca

Morning        Arrivals

Afternoon     Shopping for Moroccan shawls for ladies. Visit to the Hussein.

Welcome dinner with a professor from University in Rabat with discussion on the history, culture and everyday life in Morocco

Meals included:  dinner

Day 2
Chefchaouen

Morning        Early morning drive to Chefchaouen via beautiful mountains (5.5 h)

Afternoon     Sightseeing in Chefchaouen, called blue city or blue pearl of Morocco. The city was founded in 1471 in the Rif mountains by Moors and Jews fleeing Spain. There are many theories about why Chefchaouen is blue. Some say it was painted blue by the Jews, others say it’s to keep the mosquitos away or that it reflects the color of the sea. It is one of the most striking and most visited places in the country. We walk through the picturesque streets, markets and have dinner on one of the beautifully decorated terraces. In the evening you will have a free time and a chance to experience hammam (on your own).

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3
Fes

Morning        Drive to Fes

Afternoon     We visit famous Medina

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4
Midelt/ Merzouga

Morning        Coming soon

Afternoon     Coming soon

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5
Sahara desert

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Afternoon     Coming soon

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 6
Todra Gorge, Dades Valley

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Afternoon     Coming soon

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 
Ait Benhaddou

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Afternoon     Coming soon

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8
Marrakech

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Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9
Departures or flight to Amman

Morning        Coming soon

Afternoon     Coming soon

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 
Petra

Morning        Coming soon

Afternoon     Coming soon

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 
Dead sea and crossing border to Jerusalem

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Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12 
Jerusalem

Morning        Coming soon

Afternoon     Coming soon

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13 
Tel Aviv

Morning        Coming soon

Afternoon     Coming soon

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 14 
Tel Aviv

Departures

Meals included: breakfast

Tour Operator

info@colibriboston.org

Sylvia  +1 617-301-1237 

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Morocco – Country Code +212 | Police 19 | American Embassy: (+212) 5226-42000 Address: Boulevard Moulay Youssef, Casablanca 20250, Morocco

Jordan – Country Code +962 | Police 911 | American Embassy: (+962) 6 590 6000 Address: Al-Umawyeen St 37, Amman, Jordan

Israel – Country Code +972 | Police 100 | American Embassy: (+972) 2-630-4000 Address: David Flusser St 14, Jerusalem

Accommodation

We stay in 4/5 stars boutique hotels that best reflect the local architecture and flavors.

Air condition

Towels and soap

Hair Dryer

Safe

Example from past accommodations

Inclusions

What’s included?

What’s not included

Essential Travel Information

for Jordan, Israel and Morocco tours 
visa requirements, health, currency and more

Important notice: The group will enjoy a camel trek through the Sahara. It’s possible to walk alongside the caravan on the sand for about an hour instead. The walk is not very demanding and you manage with a basic level of fitness. You can also skip this experience.

Please respect the country culture by dressing appropriately. Women will need to cover their heads in mosques.

▹ Visa requirements for Jordan, Israel and Morocco tours

MOROCCO AND ISRAEL: There are no special visa requirements for U.S. citizens entering Morocco and Israel for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.

JORDAN: Citizens of the US requires a visa to enter Zambia. Visas are available at the point of entry. If you plan no purchase your visa on arrival you will need USD in cash.  The Visa costs about 56 USD and is valid for 90 days. Visa cost can change.


▹ Health, Vaccinations

✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Morocco, Israel and Jordan.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.

Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.


▹ Electricity

✔︎ Morocco operates on 220 volts and uses a Type C or E plugs with two small, round pins.
✔︎ Israel operates on 220 volts and uses a Type G or C plugs with three round pins and two small, round pins, respectively.
✔︎ Jordan operates on 220 volts and uses a Type C or G plugs with two round pins or three flat pins, respectively.    


▹ Connectivity, Internet

✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.


▹ Time zones

✔︎ Morocco is 5 hours ahead Eastern Time (ET). 12pm in New York, is 5 pm in Morocco
✔︎ Israel and Jordan are 7 hours ahead Eastern Time (ET). 12pm in New York, is 7pm in Israel and Jordan.


▹ Currency, cash, credit cards

✔︎ The currency in Morocco is Moroccan dirham, in Israel is Israeli new shekel, and in Jordan is Jordanian dinar.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are  available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners.  Smaller venues accept cash only.


▹ Transportation and arrival information

✔︎ If you add airport pick up our driver will meet you at the airport with a sign that says: Colibri Boston. If you do not see your driver immediately stay right by exit from the secure area for another 15 min. If you still can’t find each other please give us a call. Driver’s name and phone number will be provided within 24 hours before your departure.
✔︎ If you choose to arrange for your own transportation we will meet you at the hotel or casa. In this case please make sure that you have the address and phone number.


▹ Baggage allowance

✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.

 

▹ Tipping

✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.

 

▹ Itinerary

Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.

 

We LOVE to talk about travel. If you have any questions please give us a call: 617 301 1237 or email us: info@colibriboston.org.

We are always happy to talk to our travelers and answer the questions.

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Small group:

8 - 20 ppl

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Reviews

Thank you Colibri Boston for a truly enchanted Morocco tours. This trip was absolutely out of this world and the itinerary was just perfect! I loved everything about it (well, maybe except for a long ride in the mountains which made me a bit dizzy). But there’s one experience that stands out from all the rest: a night in the Sahara desert. We rode camels into the dunes to watch the sunset and then headed to the Berber camp to sleep in tents. Our camp was in a small oasis with flowers and only about 9 really luxurious large tents, with super clean and comfy beds. We watched gazillion stars at night, ran over dunes and listened to traditional Berber music, and ate delicious food. There is no way we could ever organize it the way Colibri Boston did. The rest of Morocco and the extended tour in Petra and Israel were also incredible. It is a long trip with lots of moving around but the experiences you get and the places you get to see are well worth the inconvenience of being on the bus for extended hours. Thank you!

Camila and Rick S. New York, NY