15-Day Tour of Turkey and Morocco

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$2,985.00 per person

Explore Turkey, from Istanbul’s vibrant bazaars to Cappadocia’s unique landscape. Immerse in the Goreme Valley’s caves, thermal baths and Roman ruins. Discover Ephesus and the Virgin Mary’s House. Fly from Izmir to Morocco’s Casablanca. Traverse Rabat and Chefchaouen, marvel at Fez, cross the Atlas to Midelt and Erfoud, and experience Erg Chebbi’s desert. Navigate Todra’s Gorges and the Kasbah Route to Ouarzazate’s Ait Ben Haddou. Conclude in captivating Marrakech.

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This tour starts with your pickup upon arrival in Istanbul and ends in Marrakech, Morocco.


Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul

Upon your arrival at Istanbul New Airport(IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport(SAW), our team will be waiting for you at the exit of the international line of the Airport, holding a sign with your name written on it. After which, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel OR Albatros Premier Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Istanbul Classic & Bosphorus Cruise Combination Tour

After breakfast around 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full-day shared group tour. You will first join the half-day morning Istanbul Classic tour and visit the Hagia Sophia MuseumBlue MosqueHippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will then join the half-day afternoon Bosphorus Cruise. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel OR Albatros Premier Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Istanbul – North Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Valley (Monks Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

Optionally, attend a traditional Turkish Night show with dinner.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Ottoman Cave Suites or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour – Fly to Izmir

For an optional extra, book an early morning hot air balloon ride and experience breathtaking aerial views of the valleys. Please note that this activity comes at an additional cost.

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Next, you will visit Cavusin Village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour. After the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Izmir airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Palm Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 5: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast around 8:00 am, you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10-minute stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45 am, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch, at around 1:00 pm, you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also, you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman BathsAt the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at your own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi at around 7:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Palm Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 6: Ephesus Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next, you will visit the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards, you will visit the Isabey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Palm Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 7: Fly from Izmir to Casablanca (Flight Not Included) – Airport Pick-up

After breakfast, you will proceed to Izmir airport to board your international flight to Casablanca. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to your Casablanca hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be free.

Note: You will have to purchase your own international flight ticket(s); international flight ticket(s) are not included in the cost of this package tour and will not be provided by us.

  • Overnight in Casablanca
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: ONOMO Hotel Casablanca City Center OR Oum Palace Hotel & Spa  or similar (Standard quality)

Day 8: Casablanca – Rabat – Asilah – Tangier

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get to know the iconic Casablanca and enjoy a city tour where you can marvel at the Art Deco buildings and the Dar El Baida White House before visiting Mohammed V Square and the upmarket Anfa district. Leave in the direction of Rabat to visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas, a citadel that is located to the north of the city. This fortress retains its Arab character of narrow alleys with white and blue façades that lead to viewpoints from which there are incredible views of the Atlantic coast Visit the astounding Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. After the visit, travel to Asilah, founded in Phonecian times, before finally arriving in the bustling port city of Tangier. Check-in to the hotel.

  • Overnight in Tangier
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Fredj Hotel and Spa OR Atlas Rif and Spa OR Kenzi Solazur Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 9: Tangier – Chefchaouen – Ouazzane – Meknes – Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a panoramic tour of the city, before heading to the Rif Mountains and to the blue city of Chefchaouen, one of Morocco’s most photographed cities. Continue to Ouazzane, a city known for its spiritual significance to Sufism, before arriving in the imperial city of Meknes, founded by Moulay Ismail and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city including the Mellah Jewish Quarter, Bab Mansour Gate, and the Mausoleum of Moulay. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Fez for check-in.

  • Overnight in Fez
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Riad Layla OR Riad Damia OR Palais d’Hotes Suites & Spa Fes or similar (Standard quality)

Day 10: Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full-day tour of Fez, considered the centre of Islam in Morocco. It is the intellectual and religious capital of the country. Begin with a panoramic view from one of the hills surrounding the city, then visit the bronze doors of the Royal Palace and walk into the medina to visit Medersas, the centre of Koranic studies. Explore the workshops in the artisan neighborhoods. Walk along the broad Boulevard of Mohamed V and stroll through the endless streets of the world’s largest medina. After the visit, return to the hotel.

  • Overnight in Fez
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Riad Layla OR Riad Damia OR Palais d’Hotes Suites & Spa Fes or similar (Standard quality)

Day 11: Fez – Midelt – Erfoud

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart through the gentle mountains of the Middle Atlas, until you reach the city of Midelt, known for its apple cultivation. Continue along a beautiful route and view Berber life first hand. Arrive in Erfoud, at the edge of the great Sahara desert. Tonight, you have the opportunity to spend the night in a Berber Jaima Camp of your choice in the dunes of the Sahara.

* Optional Night in the Sahara Dunes. Take a 4×4 all-terrain vehicle to reach the high dunes of Merzouga. Admire the magical sunset and spend the night in a typical Berber Jaima Camp, with a traditional dinner included. You will stay in either Sahara Stars Camp, Oasis Luxury Camp, or Royal Oasis Camp, depending on the availability on the day. Price per person: USD$170.00

Please note: If you would like to book this experience you must reserve it in advance, up to 30 days before departure, as places are limited. You will not be able to sleep in the hotel if you choose this optional night at the camp.

  • Overnight in Erfoud
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Riad Salam OR Hotel Belere Arfoud or similar (Standard quality)

Day 12: Erfoud – Gorges of Todgha – Dades Valley – Kalaat M’Gouna – Ouarzazate

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit the captivating Gorges of Todgha, and the Dades Valley, to experience the natural wonders of this unique landscape. Pass by ancient fortresses of red abode and lush oases before arriving at the small Berber town of Kalaat M’Gouna, famous for its roses and perfumes. Continue to Ouarzazate, a desert city, and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Overnight in Ouarzazate
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Riad Salam OR Hotel Ouarzazate Le Riad OR Kenzi Azghor or similar (Standard quality)

Day 13: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt, the former residence of the Pacha Glaoui called the Lord of the Atlas Region. Continue to the majestic Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This Kasbah, dotted with crenellated towers, is considered one of the most beautiful in the country and has often been a filming location for movies. In the afternoon, depart across the High Atlas mountains en route to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakech, and spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Marrakech
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Riad Aubrac OR Riad Diana or Hotel Les Ambassadeurs OR Mogador Opera Hotel & Spa or similar (Standard quality)

Day 14: Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. In the lively and passionate Marrakech city, you will explore the magnificent historical buildings and have the chance for a pure Morocco experience. Start your city sightseeing from the brilliant Bahia Palace to the Saadian Tombs. After lunch, visit the Koutoubia Mosque and take a leisurely stroll around its garden. Continue you will visit the fabulous Jemaa el-Fnaa market. When the sun goes down, the market becomes more beautiful and active with various performances, activities, and stalls. Walk around the market to find out some interesting souvenirs or just take a seat for a traditional mint tea and enjoy some relaxing time.

  • Overnight in Marrakech
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Riad Aubrac OR Riad Diana or Hotel Les Ambassadeurs OR Mogador Opera Hotel & Spa or similar (Standard quality)

Day 15: Departure from Marrakech – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Marrakech (hotel check-out is before 12:00 noon) and will then be transferred to the Casablanca or Marrakech International Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers within Turkey and Morocco.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Cappadocia to Izmir.
  • 14 nights accommodation.
  • English-speaking guide during the tours in Turkey.
  • Experienced English-speaking driver during the tours in Morocco.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch D=dinner).
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets.
  • Flight Ticket from Izmir to Casablanca.
  • Entry visas to Turkey and Morocco.
  • Escorting tour guide.
  • Drinks, tips, and any other services not mentioned in what’s included.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • Please be advised that the order /sequence in which the daily tours occur within the above day-by-day package tour itinerary can be subject to change depending on the availability of domestic flight tickets per the itinerary, opening/closing of various historical sites, etc.
  • Please advise us on your arrival details at the time of booking.
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed.
  • On flights luggage allowance is 15 kg per person for checked in luggage. For carry-on, you can take up to 8 kg per person. One carry-on is allowed per person.

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  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

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2 reviews for 15-Day Tour of Turkey and Morocco

  1. Vineetha P.

    I would recommend One Nation Travel to anyone! They did an excellent job coordinating our Turkey and Morocco itinerary and transportation. It was an unforgettable experience and I would like to thank you so much!

  2. Steve L.

    I cannot say enough good things about our tour with Ayhan. He planned an amazing trip for us that perfectly matched our wants. We never had a single hitch – every driver was on time, the transportation was perfect, and we never felt rushed. I would highly recommend Ayhan to anyone looking for an amazing tour of Turkey and Morocco!

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