EXPEDITION Morocco (Mar 27 – Apr 3, 2021)

Morocco

It's time to dust off those bags sitting in storage; ladies and gentlemen, Morocco is open and it's never been a better time to go!

Just like our best-selling itinerary, we kick off the 8-day adventure at Casablanca, the country's charming metropolis and airport hub. From there, we head to world-famous Marrakech, the famed ancient city that's simply too beautiful for words. We then head out to the great outdoors as we scale the Atlas Mountains into the countryside, where gorges, scenic roads and oases unfold. We'll spend a night in the thick of Dades Gorges before pushing east into the great Sahara. Once in Merzouga, we'll get on a caravan of camels that will take us to our desert camp, where for one night, you'll enjoy a star-lit sky in the sublime dunes of the Sahara Desert. From here we drive north into the royal city of Fez, steeped in culture; its souks and medinas beckoning with color and mystery. We'll finally hop over to our final ciy and a Travel Factor favorite, Chefchaouen. Also called the blue city, Chefchaouen is simply a traveler's dream come true. After a full circuit of the best of Morocco, we'll circle back into Casablanca to conclude an unforgettable North African adventure.

It's taken us a while to get back but we made sure that we'll be able to organize a fun and safe trip for all of those who will travel with us. For those who seek adventure, here are the things that we worked on to make your adventure, COVID-free:
1. We require a negative RT-PCR COVID test (taken maximum of 72 hours before traveling) for all participants.
2. Every participant is required to have travel insurance coverage, which includes COVID coverage.
3. Your driver, local guide, and Travel Factor Expedition Leader will also be tested for COVID.
4. We will be taking chartered transportation for the entire itinerary.
5. You will be accommodated in hotels, riads and camps that observe the latest COVID-19 protocols.

HIGHLIGHTS

- Discover Morocco's most iconic destinations the Travel Factor way!
- Experience an authentic Sahara Safari!
- Set foot in Africa, possibly a new continent for you!
- NO VISA needed for PH Passport holders!
- Travel safer. This tour adheres to the latest COVID-19 protocols.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca
Mrehba and welcome to Morocco! Today you will arrive in Casablanca (CMN) in the early afternoon. After clearing immigration and customs, meet your Travel Factor Expedition Leader at the arrivals area. Check-in at your hotel in Casablanca and have the rest of the day and night exploring this Moroccan cosmopolitan city. Overnight Casablanca

Day 2: Casablanca and Marrakech
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, we will visit Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, one of the largest mosques in the world. We will then drive to Marrakech. In the afternoon, go on a guided tour of Marrakech and be delighted by its amazing palaces, gardens and souks. Enjoy the medina in the evening. Overnight Marrakech.

Day 3: Travel to Dades Gorge
Breakfast at hotel. Today we'll make our way into the countryside and pass through the picturesque Atlas Mountains. We'll stop today at the beautiful Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage that's been the filming location of famous shows, Game of Thrones for example. Tonight we'll be staying deep in the gorges of Dades. Overnight Dades Gorge.

Day 4: Travel to the Sahara
Breakfast at hotel. The landscape changes drastically today as we drive into the Sahara Desert. Once we arrive in the Berber town of Merzouga, we'll make the preparations for a night in the desert. Just before sunset, we'll mount camels and head right into the dunes, where our camp waits for us. Tonight, we'll spend a night under the starlit Sahara sky, feasting on delicious food and dancing to the Berber drums. Overnight at the Sahara Desert.

Day 5: Travel to Fez
Rise early today to witness a spectacular sunrise on top of a sand dune, then come back to camp for a nice breakfast and warm cup of Moroccan tea. Today we'll drive to the royal city of Fez. Once checked-in, you'll have the rest of the afternoon to yourself. Fez is a great destination for walking, just remember not to get lost in the medina! Overnight Fez.

Day 6: Fez
Breakfast at hotel. Today you'll go on an awesome guided tour of Fez where by foot you'll go through a dizzying maze of narrow streets and alleys. See markets, souks, leather tanneries, one of the oldest universities in the world and so much more! At the end of the day, how about a relaxing session at an authentic local hammam? Overnight Fez.

Day 7: Travel to Chefchaouen
Breakfast at hotel. Today we drive north into one of our favorite cities in all of Morocco, Chefchaouen. Once in the blue city, we'll go on a quick walk around some of Chefchaouen's most famous sites and then you'll have plenty of time to see it on your own. Get lost in its charming streets, shop for irresistible souvenirs and try the local cuisine. Chefchaouen is just a great place to be in. Overnight Chefchaouen.

Day 8: Drive to Casablanca
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy the morning strolling around the blue city one more time and then check-out to begin the drive back to Casablanca. Depending on our free time and traffic conditions, we may take a quick side tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital. In the afternoon, we'll drop you off back at Casablanca airport where you'll take your flight back to Manila or to your onward destination. END OF TOUR.

INCLUSIONS

Accommodation:
Based on twin to triple sharing, with daily breakfast
1 Night in Casablanca
1 Night in Marrakesh
1 Night in Dades Gorge
1 Night in Sahara Desert
2 Nights in Fez
1 Night in Chefchaouen

Transportation:
Airport Transfers in Casablanca
**for those arriving and departing on prescribed flights
Chartered Transportation for the entire tour

Tours:
Tours as stated in the itinerary.

Others:
Service of Travel Factor Coordinator

Not Included:
Manila - Casablanca - Manila Flights
Philippine Travel Tax (P1,620)
Lunch & Dinners
Compulsory Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage
Local transportation during free time
Entrance / Admission Fees
Tips & Gratuities

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
1. AIRFARE
Participants shall be responsible in booking their own flights. Travel Factor will provide an official recommendation on which specific flights to purchase but participants will be responsible in booking and paying for these. Travel Factor MAY assist in the purchase of flights BUT will not be responsible for any change, cancellation, inconvenience or consequences brought upon by this specific purchase.

2. PAYMENT
If you choose to pay via credit card/Paypal, Paypal charges 4.4% of the total amount to be paid for every transaction to any international trips. To avoid this charge, you may pay via Bank Transfer or Bank Deposit.

3. COVID-19 LIMITATIONS
This tour is designed and implemented to offer the lowest risk to our participants with regards to contracting COVID-19 while traveling. We have taken actions such as compulsory testing, sanitation, and social distancing on this tour. However, there are inherent limitations and risks to travel, of which everyone on the trip must accept. Should you contract COVID-19 during on any part of the trip, Travel Factor will not be liable for any incurred additional expense, fare, tests, repatriation, hospitalization, or any consequence of contracting COVID-19.

FLIGHT SUGGESTIONS

To join this trip, participants must purchase these flights:

TURKISH AIRLINES

Manila - Casablanca
26 MAR 2021 Depart Manila (MNL) 10:00 PM Arrive Istanbul (IST) 06:15 AM
27 MAR 2021 Depart Istanbul (IST) 07:55 AM Arrive Casablanca (CMN) 11:10 AM

Casablanca - Manila
3 APR 2021 Depart Casablanca (CMN) 04:10 PM Arrive Istanbul (IST) 10:45 PM
4 APR 2021 Depart Istanbul (IST) 01:55 AM Arrive MNL (MNL) 07:10 PM

*Travel Factor will provide complimentary airport pick-up and transfer to these flights only.
*Participants may arrive before these travel dates, or leave after these travel dates but participant must shoulder additional transportation, nights and expenses in Morocco.

For assistance on flights, please get in touch with Travel Factor.

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69,990.00 PHP
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* Please read Terms and Conditions.
* Book & Buy Policy. First come, first serve basis.
* No regform, No reservation.
* To reserve: 1. Book Now and Pick a schedule. 2. Fill-out Registration Form. 3. Choose and Confirm Payment Procedure.
* You will receive an email confirmation of your booking.
* Deadline of payment for bank deposit or cash is indicated on the email confirmation and must be followed. Should you need extension, please coordinate with Travel Factor.
* Payments are non-refundable but transferable to another person. Travel Factor must be notified asap or at least 5 working days before the trip with complete regform. .
* A Trip Primer will be given to you that has complete guidelines, including things to bring, detailed itinerary, reminders, etc. days before your trip.
* For inquiries, email us at tours@travelfactor.org subj: INQUIRY: EXPEDITION Morocco 2021 or call HQ 746-5119.