18 Day Absolute Morocco

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passengers arriving to Casablanca on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm. Rabat is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the Casablanca airport.

February & March departures will be accommodated at El Minzah Hotel in Tangier.

During Ramadan (Apr 23 - May 23, 2020), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active and involves walking over various surfaces. The pace is fast, as it includes visits to numerous sites. The longest day spent on the bus is between Fez and Erfoud, which is approximately 9 hours. Please note, that a 4x4 vehicle and camels are used for transportation if participating in the Sahara Excursion tour. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Sydney-Casablanca, Casablanca-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 16 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Rabat
    • 2 nights Tangier
    • 2 nights Fez
    • 2 nights Erfoud
    • 1 night Ouarzazate Region
    • 3 nights Marrakesh
    • 1 night Agadir
    • 2 nights Essaouira
    • 1 night Casablanca
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 28 meals: 16 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Enjoy a city tour of Rabat; view the Royal Palace, Oudaya Kasbah and Hassan Tower
  • Visit Tangier, a city that served as Europe's gateway to Africa for centuries
  • Discover Chefchaouen, Morocco's enchanting "Blue City" dating back to 15th century
  • Join a Fez family in their home and savor a home hosted dinner
  • In Rissani tour the lively souk and visit the 18th-century ksar
  • Explore Ait Benhaddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
  • Marvel at the circus atmosphere of Marrakesh’s Djemaa el Fna Square, busy with acrobats, performers, and snake charmers
  • View the hilltop ruins of the 16th century kasbah in Agadir
  • Stroll the inviting medina in seaside Essaouira, bustling with crafts shops and fishmongers
  • View Hassan II Mosque, build to commemorate the former king’s 60th birthday

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active and involves walking over various surfaces. The pace is fast, as it includes visits to numerous sites. The longest day spent on the bus is between Fez and Erfoud, which is approximately 9 hours. Please note, that a 4x4 vehicle and camels are used for transportation if participating in the Sahara Excursion tour. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

The Gate 1 Morocco Experience

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Casablanca, Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at approximately 6:00 pm, followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 3:00 pm on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Rabat City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital and second largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Visit the Oudaya Kasbah and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Sunday - Travel to Tangier
Today, depart for Tangier, a fascinating Moroccan city guarding the Strait of Gibraltar. Enjoy an orientation tour of Tangier, visiting the Cap Spartel and the cave of Hercules. Have free time for lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps, sip mint tea in one of the cafes along the water, offering panoramic views of the Strait and Atlantic Ocean. Tonight for dinner, you might want to sample tajine pescado (fish stew) a regional specialty
Overnight: Tangier
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Explore Tangier
This morning take a tour of Tangier. The city has served as Europe's gateway to Africa for centuries. Its blend of international and cross-cultural influences is unique in Morocco. Visit the Tangier American Legation, an elegant five-story mansion located in the medina. It is the only American National Historic Landmark outside the U.S. Walk through Perdicaris Parc, a lush natural landscape within the city. Experience the atmosphere of the Grand Soco, Tangier’s largest market, as well as the legendary kasbah
Overnight: Tangier
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Tuesday - Chefchaouen en route to Fez
Depart Tangier and head south to Fez. Along the way stop at Chefchaouen, nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. The city is known as "The Blue Pearl" is painted in various shades of blue, a custom that dates back to the 15th century, when an influx of Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition settled in Chefchaouen. They brought along the tradition of painting buildings blue to mirror the sky and remind them of God. Afterward, continue to mystical Fez, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. Take a short bus tour of the city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Fez
Spend a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or, choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide will know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. See the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions*
*Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to the host’s availability.
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Erfoud
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Rissani City Tour
This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region.Upon arrival to Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit an 18th-century ksar. Next, pass by the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. Return to Erfoud for an afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour of the Sahara, including a camel ride into the desert
Optional: Sahara Excursion
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Travel to Ait Benhaddou
This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. View the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, continue to Ait Benhaddou via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses. Arrive at the hotel in the Ouarzazate Region later in the evening
Overnight: Ouarzazate Region
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - Visit Ait Benhaddou, Travel to Marrakesh
After breakfast, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a ksar - or fortified city - along a former caravan route. Its desert-dusted Kasbah and maze-like warrens are sure to enthrall you. The ksar has served as a backdrop in film and TV productions from Gladiator to Game of Thrones. Next, make your way to the magical city of Marrakesh for overnight
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Monday - Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, take a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure for individual exploration
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Tuesday - Full Day in Marrakesh
Today, the entire day is yours to explore the city on your own. Perhaps head to the Dar Si Said Museum, a homage to the influence of wood in Moroccan crafts. Consider a visit to the souks, the famed markets of the city. Here, you'll find everything from handicrafts to spices to clothing. Perhaps join the morning optional Ourika Valley tour. The Ourika Valley rises slowly to the first hills of the High Atlas, where typical Moroccan villages are scattered amidst the towering mountains. See the natural majesty of Morocco at its finest, a pristine and marvelous place where only the birds disturb the silence. Tonight attend the optional Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
Optional: Ourika Valley tour (AM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Wednesday - Travel to Agadir
After breakfast, head south towards the resort town of Agadir, in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend time at leisure. Maybe decide to partake in an optional Berber massage. The ancient Berbers were nomadic people who were constantly on their feet, moving from place to place. The massage begins with a foot and leg rub, ending with a full body deep muscle massage. Tonight, head to the beachfront promenade lined with a wide variety of restaurants and cafes
Optional: Berber Massage
Overnight: Agadir
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Thursday - Agadir City Tour, Travel to Essaouira
Embark on a city tour of Agadir, where you will have the chance to view the beaches of this former fishing village as well as the hilltop ruins of the old kasbah. It was at Agadir that the European conflict began between Germany and France that opened the door for France to seize nearly all of Morocco. This afternoon, set out for the city of Essaouira. Along the way, stop at the Marjana Cooperative, to view traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil, reputedly rich in nutrients and antioxidants beneficial to skin and hair. The demand for the oil has grown drastically due to its heavy use in cosmetics and cuisine in the West. Continue on to Essaouira. Also known as Mogador, the modern city of Essaouira was not constructed until the late 18th century by Mohammed III. French and Arab influences shine through in this medina's architecture. Essaouira played a major role in maritime trade, bridging Sub-Saharan Africa with Europe. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Free time this evening to explore the city on your own before dinner with the group
Overnight: Essaouira
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16, Friday - Essaouira City Tour
This morning, enjoy a guided tour through Essaouira's medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Spanish cannons still line the battlements while parasols dot the harbor's beaches, creating a remarkably picturesque setting. You will walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright-colored fishing boats. In the Medina, artisans, and craftsmen practice their trades as they have for hundreds of years. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks. Visit a jewelry shop, renowned for its quality and design. Browse the extensive collection of uniquely handcrafted silver jewelry and watch artisans create beautiful silver pieces. The city is also famed for hosting the Gnaoua World Music Festival, which draws musicians from across the world who come to play with the Gnaoua mystics. Spend the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Essaouira
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Saturday - Travel to Casablanca, Casablanca City Tour
Today, journey to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. Casablanca's history goes back thousands of years as the Berbers established settlements there around the 10th century BC. Along the way, stop for lunch on your own before continuing to Casablanca. Upon arrival, take a tour of the city including the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque*, the largest Mosque in Morocco and the beautiful Corniche seaside. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, savor a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers
*Hassan II Mosque is subject to unexpected closures for local religious observances. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager.
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 18, Sunday - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Full Day Fez with lunch

Join a day-long tour devoted to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, which is best known for its spiritual and educational contribution to the Moroccan culture. Your tour includes visits to the medieval Fez el Bali Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Attarine Medersas, Nejjarine Fountains and Museum, and the exteriors of the Al Karaouine mosque and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops will provide the best view of the famous tanneries. A visit to a carpet shop will provide a firsthand look at the local textiles. After a light lunch is provided at a beautiful riad within the medina. You will also have the chance to explore the famous souks, where craftsmen still practice their trades the traditional way. In the afternoon, visit Fes Jdid, the modern district of Fez, where the Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter are located.

Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2022 AUD$87.00
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Sahara Excursion

Depart by 4x4 caravan into the desert, exploring numerous small villages before reaching Tisserdimine, an oasis village at the bottom of Erg Chebbi. Continue the journey to the peak of Erg Chebbi. After taking in this splendid view of the surrounding desert, option to journey into the heart of the dunes in a 4X4, or as the local nomads do; by camel back. Maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.

Approximate tour duration is 7 hours. A meal will be provided on your excursion.

Day #9 11 Apr 2016 - 10 Jan 2022 AUD$156.00
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Dinner with Horse-drawn Carriage Ride

This evening, sit back and relax as you ride a horse-drawn carriage through the lively streets of Marrakesh. Afterward, walk though cobbled alleys to the restaurant, a splendid 19th century riad, located in the oldest part of the medina. Upon entering the stunning courtyard, step back into the time of Arabian folklore and relax to the sound of classic Moroccan music. Prepare yourself for a Moroccan feast where you will sample a wide variety of delicious local specialties! Delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night. A truly memorable experience! Maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #13 01 Jun 2019 - 30 Jan 2022 AUD$111.00
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Ourika Valley Tour

Depart for a morning excursion to scenic Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains. Nestled at the foot of the famous ski resort Oukaimeden, the Ourika Valley rises slowly to the first hills of the High Atlas, where typical Moroccan villages are scattered amidst the towering mountains. Here you will see the natural majesty of Morocco at its finest, a pristine and marvelous place where only the birds disturb the silence. Ourika is also famous for its local pottery, which makes an excellent memento from your journey. Afterward, relax and enjoy your surroundings during lunch.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #13 01 Jun 2019 - 10 Jan 2022 AUD$46.00
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Berber Massage

This Moroccan massage was primarily intended for the Berber populations from long ago. The ancient Berbers were a nomadic people who were constantly on their feet, moving from place to place. So logically, the traditional Moroccan Berber massage begins with a long rub of your feet and legs while in a bowl of warm water. During this time, enjoy the southern Moroccan version of mint tea and take your mind to a relaxing place. The massage then continues with a deep muscle massage of your entire body. This intense experience was meant to increase blood circulation after hours of walking in this area of very hot summers and very cold winters. The whole massage experience is done using traditional Argan oils that protect and nourish your skin.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #14 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 AUD$52.00
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8 Day Essential Morocco, February 2020
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We had an awesome trip. It was very organized and our tour leader Mohammed was such an excellent guide. We're very grateful to have Mohammed as our tour leader - one with an amazing sense of humanity. He was not just very knowledgeable about Moroccan history and culture, he was such a pleasant, kind, honest, caring, compassionate and protective tour leader who is very concerned about the needs of each and everyone of us. He really took care of us from our very first meeting all the way to our send-off at the airport in Casablanca. Needless to say, he made our trip a safe and truly enjoyable one with his own personal anecdotes and funny jokes. We bonded very well with other tour mates so much so that we plan to go back again to Morocco. Hats off to Mohammed and to Gate 1 travel.

Adelia & Eduardo G. New York, NY
Moroccan Allure, February 2020
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Our trip was fantastic! Mohammed was a wonderful tour manager and for the most part, the itinerary fit our expectations. We loved the opulence of our final hotel in Casablanca, it was a great send off.

Nancy T. Hastings, MN
Moroccan Allure, February 2020
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My trip was amazing! I loved it and had a most wonderful time. Our group was so friendly and fun to be with. We were all friendly and enjoyed each other’s company. We were really a family of sorts….. a cast of characters. :-) Our tour guide was the best I have ever had. Safi lead our group with his heart and it was evident in everything he did. He truly wanted us to have all that we wanted, and he did what he could to make it happen. He was there for us, and I felt very safe. He ran the tour very smoothly. What a lovely human being! I loved the variety of the places we stayed and the variety of the activities we did. The food was fabulous…… everything was. Gate 1 was waiting at the airport both on arrival and departure, easing any worries we may have had. I look forward to booking my next trip with Gate 1. A great experience!

Joan C. New York, NY
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, January 2020
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My husband, Leonard, and I loved every moment of the Morocco trip!!! Rasheed was a fantastic tour leader. He took excellent care of all of us (his "family", as he called us during the tour). He was so knowledgeable about history, customs, culture, etc. , and patiently answered all questions as he explained everything to us. We loved everything we saw and did: from Rabat, Roman ruins, palaces, tombs, calls to prayer, stray cats, camels, snake charmers, belly dancers, Fez, mosaic factory, visit to school that Gate 1 supports, the desert, Atlas Mountains, wild apes, Berber villages, Marrakesh, Casablanca, camel ride through the Sahara Desert, to Erfoud, etc., etc., etc!!!! This trip was like no other that we have taken, and we would not hesitate to go on another Gate 1 Travel tour!!! Thank you all for doing such a great job!!!

Susan M. Lake Frederick, VA
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, January 2020
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Gate 1 did it again, this was my 7th trip with you and still appreciate the services offered by Gate 1. We had a great time. Enjoyed ourselves mostly outside the big three cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakesh. Our Tour Guide, Ben was very knowledgeable and informative. Looking forward to the Danube River Cruise in October with Gate 1 again.

Bernard L. Sydney, Australia
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, January 2020
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Trip was amazing..our Guide was the best guide we have ever had on any trip we have taken with any company! He helped everyone everyday and was an A+ in every category to judge him!

Michael C. Provincetown, MA
8 Day Essential Morocco, January 2020
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It was great! Amine is the BEST tour guide that we have ever had! He rates four stars! Our tour group was very compatible and engaging and everything went smoothly - without a hitch! Thank you for providing us with a very unforgettable experience in Morocco!

Rena H. Malvern, PA
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, December 2019
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The trip was fantastic, and we had a wonderful time. The entire trip was very professionally organized, went like clock-work, and the Tour Manager – Yousef was excellent; polite knowledgeable and quite eloquent. He went out of his way to ensure all travelers were kept happy. All the hotels were pretty good as well. Overall, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Anupama M. Ontario, Canada
Moroccan Allure, December 2019
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The trip was amazing. Abdallah was an excellent manager. All of the local experts were very informative. Our driver and assistant were exceptional! I only wish that others throughout the world could benefit from the useful information and perspectives gleaned through interaction with those we meet on the tours! I’ve completed the survey, but wanted to reiterate that this was a wonderful experience!! I always recommend Gate 1, especially Discovery Tours, as friends always ask about my trips. Thanks so much. Looking forward to Egypt next month!!!

Loyce Jane D. Conifer, CO
8 Day Classic Morocco, December 2019
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The trip to Morocco was amazing, Morocco is a very interesting country, the medinas in Fez and Marrakesh were fantastic and exotic with wonderful highlights, the group of people were very nice, and Chaouiqi has been the best tour guide, always so organized, always giving us a very good and clear information on every place that we visited, always so kind and helpful, always smiling, definitely Chaouiqi put the magic to the Morocco tour! Thank you to Gate 1 Travel for a wonderful holidays! I loved everything!

Jenny C. Medellin, CO
Moroccan Allure, December 2019
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It was amazing. Everyday was something new and a new highlight. It was such an amazing and beautiful country to visit. I'd definitely travel with Gate 1 again.

Eric H. Renton, WA
Moroccan Allure, December 2019
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Wonderful, amazing, fascinating! Larbi, our tour manager was superb in every way! He really made the trip so smooth and so interesting while being so warm and engaging!

Melissa S. Mullica Hill
8 Day Essential Morocco, November 2019
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Our trip was fabulous! Our guide, Khalid, was excellent, a literal walking encyclopedia. Gate 1 never disappoints! Our group, including us, was large and most have had traveled with Gate 1 before, as have we. Everything was excellent! Gate 1 is an outstanding company providing outstanding travel experiences. We are already planning another Gate 1 travel trip!

Marta & Oleh D. Chatham, MA
18 Day Absolute Morocco, November 2019
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It was great! Eddie and I thoroughly enjoyed our Moroccan trip. Our Guide Abdulkader was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable and willing to share his beautiful country. The local guides were also very good and informative. We saw and learned so much. The hotels and additional excursions were fabulous. This was our first trip with Gate 1, we were so impressed with the organization and professional operation. We have recommended Gate 1 to several friends. Eddie and I will certainly consider Gate 1 the next time we travel.

Carol S. Tampa, FL
8 Day Essential Morocco, November 2019
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This is my 3rd time traveling with Gate 1. It was very nice and well organized. In our group was 38 Americans from all the states. Our Moroccan guide manager Abdullah and other locals guides, were very knowledgeable and helpful. I learned a lot about this country's culture which is very interesting. Morocco people are very friendly and the food excellent.

Elena C. New York, NY
8 Day Essential Morocco, September 2019
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Our trip was fantastic, we love out tour manager Ibrahim. He was fantastic, very nice, knowledgeable, patient, just overall wonderful. Our trip to Morocco was memorable and we will definitely will use Gate 1 again.

Rita L. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Moroccan Allure, September 2019
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It was wonderful. Our guide was outstanding and all the arrangements went smoothly. The planned activities were interesting, the places we stayed were delightful and it was altogether a great experience. Thanks so much.

Tonah P. Langley, WA
8 Day Essential Morocco, September 2019
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We really enjoyed experiencing the sights, culture and food of Morocco! This being our first trip with Gate 1, we were anxious about the trip but you made it such an easy, enjoyable and affordable experience with a lot of behind the scenes preparation. All of the staff were very professional, so helpful! Aziz was the perfect guide. several people in our tour group had traveled multiple times with you and were most complimentary. We look forward to another journey with you in the future. Thanks again for a rewarding experience.

Linda and Edward L. Somerville, AL
Moroccan Allure, September 2019
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We had a terrific trip to Morocco. Our group leader did an outstanding job of showing and explaining so much of Morocco’s history and culture. Also we enjoyed our group of 22. Overall a fantastic trip.

Michael Q. Winnipeg, Manitoba
Moroccan Allure, September 2019
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We had a wonderful experience. The camel ride was amazing as was Achmed our driver to the dessert. Our guide worked really hard to make sure we were all happy. The group was always on time, ready to go and fun to be with.

Lynne K. Pikesville, MD
Moroccan Allure, September 2019
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Our trip was excellent and our tour guide Hecham was fantastic. We had a great time.

Magda C. Goleta, CA
Moroccan Allure, September 2019
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Morocco was a trip of a lifetime. We experienced all of Morocco, from shopping at the fabulous Medina’s, dinning with a Moroccan family, to walking the streets where Hercules lived. The hotels and food was superb. Our tour guide was amazing. Overall the experience was great. Gate 1 did a great job with this trip. I highly recommend this Discovery Tour.

Charles R. Orlando, FL
Moroccan Allure, April 2019
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The trip was excellent. It was well planned with a focus on discovering the many sides, faces, culture and cuisine of Morocco. The tour guide was knowledgeable, experienced and good nature which led to us becoming a cohesive group. I highly recommend it.

Ildiko C. Great Neck, NY
8 Day Essential Morocco, February 2019
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Morocco was a wonderful vacation. Gate 1 is a fabulous host and provided us with an affordable, exotic, wonderful vacation. The tour guide on our Morocco trip, Hesham, he was so kind, open to answer ALL questions, upfront about the trip, and so professional. He made the trip even more enjoyable. The bus we rode on was new, the hotels were acceptable, and the additional excursions were great, as were the guides for those as well. My husband and I were happy that all the other tourists were friendly and very nice, we all became like family. We are so pleased with this vacation that we have made another trip with Gate 1 for July. We cannot wait.

Suzanne T. Saint Louis, MO
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, January 2019
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Fantastic! Our guide, Abdel, was phenomenal. His English was very good. His sense of humor was excellent. Abdel was open to answering all of our questions and presenting Morocco in the best light always. He was very invested in showing us all an excellent time. I would rate him the best guide ever!!

Rose J. Covington, WA
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, January 2019
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We had the best time in Morocco! It was our eighth trip with Gate 1 and they still continue to amaze us. Abdelkader was an incredible tour guide. He not only shared the country with us, he also educated us about the culture. We felt very well taken care of since all of our questions were answered and any help needed was given graciously. By the end of the trip we truly did feel like a family...

Donna H. Harwich, MA
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, January 2019
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We had a wonderful time. This was our 4th Gate 1 trip and our 3rd with a guide. All of our Gate 1 trips have been great, as well as our guides too. Our guide for this trip was Abdel, an experienced, knowledgeable and caring guide. We had a large group (about 40) and he did an excellent job of keeping us informed, prompt and safe. Abdel has an extensive knowledge of Moroccan history, politics and tourism. He was caring and patient with us. For example, he took 20 minutes to tie our turbans so we looked “just right” when we rode camels into the Sahara. He knew each city intimately and advised us carefully and repeatedly how to avoid issues (like pickpockets and scammers) and how to have a safe fun trip. We also appreciate a few things that made the trip go smoother: - Abdel gave us electrical converters to use for our phones, cameras, etc. - Abdel had small bills of local currency available the first night so that we could exchange money with him for tips, etc ... We highly recommend Gate 1 in Morocco and Abdel as a guide.

Lucinda W. Kansas City, MO
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, December 2018
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This 13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco was one of the best vacations I have had for many reasons. Our Tour Manager, Khalid, was an amazing Tour Manager. He had a lot of knowledge of Morocco, the history and the geography of the area. He shared a ton of information with our group. Khalid was patient, kind, and caring of every member of our group-- there were approximately 43 of us. I never felt un-safe or I never worried about any destination, thanks to Khalid. I was particularly impressed with our Local Guide in FEZ, Hesham (not sure if I've spelled his first name correctly). Hesham is one of the best spoken, knowledgeable tour guides I have EVER experienced. He is a brilliant scholar and communicator ... He was a highlight of this tour. Morocco is a wonderful destination. There is so much to see, experience, and enjoy, from the food, to the people, sights ... I would rate this Tour a 10+. Thank you, Gate 1 Travel for offering an affordable adventure to the beautiful land of Morocco.

Denise M. Livonia, MI
Moroccan Allure, December 2018
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It was outstanding! Amine was an amazing guide--knowledgeable, extremely organized as well as fun and, of course, Morocco is a fascinating destination.

Carol A. Winter Park, FL
8 Day Essential Morocco, November 2018
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It was a fantastic trip. On our trip, our tour director was excellent. The hotels selected were far better than imagined. I have every intention of paying better attention to the Gate 1 Tour promotions in the future and do plan on traveling with you again. Thank you so much for making this “girls’ weekend” the most delightful one.

Linda C. Syracuse, NY
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, October 2018
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Our trip with Gate 1 was absolutely wonderful. As a first-time group tour traveler, I did not know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. From the moment we arrived the staff was just fantastic, helpful, respectful and friendly. It was also great to have someone escort us almost all the way to the gate on the way back. Driss our guide was very knowledgeable, kept us interested, very friendly, smart, professional, detailed, authentic and down to earth. It was a pleasure to have him as a guide. Assis the assistant and Habib the driver were also incredibly helpful, professional and hardworking. Our comfort and security was always their priority. We were very grateful to have them as part of our staff. I also appreciate that Gate 1 has a very friendly process and the documentation was just perfect. The site is very friendly to navigate, and we were contacted in case of any changes. You guys are on top of things and that peace of mind will keep us coming back.

Inga N. Guatemala City, Guatemala
8 Day Essential Morocco, October 2018
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It was phenomenal! Morocco exceeded my expectations, thanks to our tour guide Mohammed. He was very knowledgeable, patient, funny and took the absolute best care of everyone. I was duly impressed by the level of service we received. I'll definitely be using Gate 1 for future vacations!

Meutrice H. St Thomas, VI
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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Our trip was fabulous. Morocco is a fascinating country. We saw wonderful sights and learned much about the culture, history, geography, and it’s people. Our guide, Amine, was top-notch. He was extremely organized, flexible, informative, and had a great sense of humor. Many aspects and activities were surprising like the cooking class, hidden Riad hotels, and the desert experience surpassed our expectations!

Bonnie M. Philadelphia, PA
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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The Morocco Allure Discovery was probably the coolest tour I have ever been on. It seemed there was always some fabulous activity next to go too. The food was very good and the hotels were exotic and comfortable. Amine our tour manager, well, you're very lucky to have him. Loved Morocco!!!!

Susan C. Chula Vista, CA
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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It was a wonderful trip. Our guide was the best, he knew people everywhere. You can tell he really enjoys his work.....I would travel with him again in a heartbeat. The hotels were great and of course the Sahara was the highlight of the trip. This trip will be hard to beat...

Julie M. San Diego, CA
10 Day Deluxe Morocco, October 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! I cannot say enough about our guide Ibrahim. His breadth of knowledge and great personality made him a fantastic ambassador for both Morocco and Gate 1. This was our first time doing a tour so we were not sure what to expect. Ibrahim was great about letting us know exactly what to expect for the day. Everything was very timely and smooth, even when Ibrahim was dealing with special details for people in the group (late flight arrivals, lost luggage, early departures, etc). We appreciate the amazing hotels, the nice food/drink, the comfortable bus, some flexibility on certain days and the knowledgeable city guides on this Gate 1 tour.

Amy J. Pleasanton, CA
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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It was probably one of our best trips ever!! Morocco was absolutely beautiful. The size of our group was perfect. Our group itself were very cohesive, it was amazing. Our guide Mohammed was so kind and thoughtful that I think we all came back spoiled rotten. So much fun!

Yvette F. Los Angeles, CA
Moroccan Allure, October 2018
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We had a great trip to Morocco! Ali, our guide was a gem! We are very impressed! All of our city guides were excellent, too! This was our 1st Discovery trip (out of 4) and we plan to use this experience as our template for future Gate 1 trips. We felt very well cared for!!!

Bill B. Ossining, NY
8 Day Essential Morocco, August 2018
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It was awesome. Our tour guide Sninat from Morocco was extremely knowledgeable, available, courteous and helpful. It really made our experience even more memorable! Way to go Gate 1 Travel! Looking forward to my next trip with you guys.

Mildred P. New York, NY
8 Day Essential Morocco, July 2018
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Our trip was terrific! Our guide Khalid Lamdira was outstanding. Beyond patient with a large group of people, an itinerary and schedule that met everyone's needs, good-natured and funny while also sharing a wealth of information about Morocco. He really went above and beyond the expectations of a tour guide. And a special shout out to the bus driver - who was never on his cell phone and drove safely - and the assistant for taking such good care of us; keeping us hydrated with plenty of bottled water, the bus clean, and helping us with our luggage. We will enthusiastically recommend Gate 1 to our friends. Thank you!

Maya P. Floresville, TX
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, April 2018
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The Morocco trip was a great adventure! Our guide, Khalid, was very knowledgeable, extremely patient and went above and beyond the call of duty to assist the guests with a variety of concerns. The weather was perfect throughout the trip. I chose 4 of the 5 optional trips and was happy with all the choices. I am amazed that the price for the 13 days was so affordable. Morocco is such a beautiful country— a very pleasant surprise...Looking forward to another trip with you!

Trudy M. St Petersburg, FL
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, April 2018
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Our trip was great! Morocco is a fabulous country to visit. It has everything a tourist could want - delicious food, stupendous sights and phenomenal shopping due to so many talented craftspeople. Our tour manager, Redouen, was warm, caring about our needs, and above all very knowledgeable. We learned so much and enjoyed every minute.

Erica C. Yonkers, NY
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco, April 2018
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The trip was wonderful. Morocco was a delightful surprises that has it all .... green valleys and hills, snow capped mountains, coast lines and that famous desert! Our guide, Hassan Moustaid, was so gracious and so well organized. His knowledge of his country was amazing. The food was overall good, but that on the options outstanding. Finally, I can't say enough about the sunset camel ride into the Sahara! An evening to remember. I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in that part of the world. It was wonderful!

Jenna K. Greenville, SC
Moroccan Allure, April 2018
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It was a great tour of Morocco. Hesham was a truly fabulous guide. Bus driver, Azziz, and assistant, Hosnie, were excellent. The hotel accommodations (some with swimming pools) and restaurants very good. Pace was a bit fast for me, but the trip overall was just what I had hoped for. Shopping opportunities in nearly every city. Lots of lovely sweet mint tea and great coffee au lait. Hesham guided us to ATM's at banks (to anticipate any problems - but there were none). Lots of history and cultural learning along the way. I am now resting up from such a great trip. I plan to take another Gate 1 tour.

Bruce B. Blue Bell, PA
Moroccan Allure, March 2018
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The trip to Morocco was superb! First of all, Larbi, our guide, was incredible in every way. He was efficient, sensitive to everyone’s needs, knowledgeable, fun, really thought of everything and anticipated all the possible issues that could arise on such a trip. The scenery was magnificent, the itinerary was perfect and the trip to the desert was memorable. Every day was filled with another delightful surprise. Loved being greeted with music, mint tea & cookies everywhere. The cultural experience and interpersonal aspect of getting to know Morocco was heartwarming and one we will truly keep with us forever.

Denise B. Delray Beach, FL
Moroccan Allure, March 2018
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Our Moroccan Allure Discovery tour was AMAZING from start to finish! We traveled with 14 of our friends. The six others that joined the small group said it was the BEST tour they had been on, ever! Larbi, our tour guide, was in one word GREAT. Larbi anticipated our ever need. He always went above and beyond so that we could have the best experiences ever! It was clear to us that he loves his country and his job sharing it with us! His knowledge of history and his willingness to answer every question helped us understand Morocco and its culture! Hassan, the driver, took us all around with great skill and care. Redone, the bus assistant, was most helpful, as well! My wife and I have traveled all over the world with and without tours! Gate 1 is the only way to go!

Michael C. Highland Beach, FL
Moroccan Allure, March 2018
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We had a fabulous trip!! Our tour manager, Safi, was totally outstanding!!! He orchestrated each day to perfection and went well above and beyond to ensure that everyone was taken care of. Our tour of Morocco far exceeded our expectations. Discovery Tours did an amazing job and we hope to travel with you again soon.

Hettie C. Millersville, MD
10 Day Deluxe Morocco, March 2018
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It was an experience of a lifetime. I will only book Signature tours from you in the future. I loved the seamlessness and ease of travel. Everything was covered by our wonderful tour guide, Larbi which let us enjoy the trip and not have to sweat the details. The accommodations were top notch, the food was great, and the sights and activities were out of this world. It exceeded my expectations.

Kathleen N. Dallas, TX
Moroccan Allure, March 2018
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It was obvious to all concerned that our tour director "Ham" was doing his life's passion. He was superb!!! And, the chemistry of the group was great as well. . .In June, I will be participating in my 6th Gate 1 Tour. So far, I really have no reason to change. . .Enjoyed my Moroccan adventure.

David E. West Des Moines, IA
8 Day Essential Morocco, March 2018
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The trip was great! My first group tour and i had no idea what to expect but the experience was very positive. It was a great value, the guides were informed and personable, the hotels were clean and nice. Can’t complain.

Kimberly S. Lumsden, SK, CA

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