8-Day Morocco Highlights and Bin El Ouidane Lake Tou
This tour is designed for people who are interested in seeing the highlights of Morocco, including four royal cities, and would like to relax at Bin El Ouidane Lake. All accommodation has been selected to provide a luxurious (5-star), relaxing experience. Get inspired, but know that you can contact us to customize it.
Best Time to Visit
Nov. to May
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Mi esposo y yo, tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar la hermosa ciudad de Xian, la muralla de la ciudad, los guerreros de terracota, el barrio musulmán, todo esto con la mejor guia del mundo mundial!!! Susana, quien aparte de ser super simpática, tiene un gran conocimiento de la ciudad, la historia de los lugares y monumentos y aparte está siempre al pendiente de cualquier cosa que necesites y va más allá par hacerte tener una experiencia excelente, nos quedamos con ganas de regresar. Gracias x todo!!More
Betty A, Feb 2024
Shanghai is an amazing mix of modern and historical China. Our guide Kris was great and very flexible when it came to completing the itinerary which was helpful considering the poor weather + visibility on the first day when we were supposed to visit Shanghai tower. Walking along the river front (bund) area was a big highlight for us.More
Explore49612084715, Feb 2024
We traveled to Shanghai in Jan/Feb 2024 with China Highlights. Shanghai is an amazing mix of modern and historical China. Our guide Kris was great and very flexible when it came to completing the itinerary which was helpful considering the poor weather + visibility on the first day when we were supposed to visit Shanghai tower. Walking along the river front (bund) area was a big highlight for us.More
Lydia, Feb 2024
Shanghai trip for Mihail
Me and my wife had a trip to China and part of it we spent in Shanghai. Our private tour guide was Kris Lee and I have to say he was very much up for the task. His knowledge of China's history was quite comprehensive and more than I could have expected. If only I could have that kind of memory. His level of English exceeded my expectations and that of course served us very well not only in understanding the Chinese culture, traditions, way of life, etc, but also allowed us to order meals, drinks, make purchases, ask whatever questions coming to mind, making us comfortable to experience the place without the inherent language issues we could have had otherwise. All in all Kris Lee is certainly an asset for any travel agency from ChinaMore
Mihail D, Feb 2024
Mi esposo y yo, tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar la hermosa ciudad de Xian, la muralla de la ciudad, los guerreros de terracota, el barrio musulmán, todo esto con la mejor guia del mundo mundial!!! Susana, quien aparte de ser super simpática, tiene un gran conocimiento de la ciudad, la historia de los lugares y monumentos y aparte está siempre al pendiente de cualquier cosa que necesites y va más allá par hacerte tener una experiencia excelente, nos quedamos con ganas de regresar. Gracias x todo!!
Daisy was our guide for 3 days in Dali. She was the best guide we have had in China. She was very warm. Just like a close friend. She was extremely knowledgeable about the culture and history of the area. She took many pictures of us even without our asking her to.Her English was excellent!More
David, Feb 2024
Daisy was an amazing guide
Daisy was an amazing guide. She took us to the old town, on a boat ride, and to Sha xi. She was very warm. She explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions. She made us feel very welcome.More
文 文, Feb 2024
1 Day in Beijing
Nice views, Not too much people, Jessi (guide ) so friendly and she have a great service & she knows the answer of all your questionsMore
Fernando J, Feb 2024
Zhangjiajie/ Spectacular scenery and great taste of local culture.
Zhangjiajie immediately went to the top of our list of natural attractions in the world. The landscapes are fascinating and unique. We really valued the guidance by China Highlights. Roger was good accommodating to our needs during the planning phase. In the actual trip Linda provided us with knowledgeable and passionate guidance. She was very personable and respectful at the same time. Her advice was critical to be able to see so much - as in every park or area there are multiple buses to move around. She showed us the best spots at the best time.Local restaurant selection was good. One piece of advice- make sure to specify how much spice you enjoy in your food. Local food can be quite spicy.More
Raul C Mexico city, Jan 2024
Private trip in Beijing and Luoyang
We spent 3 days in Beijing with Helen as our guide. We went to TianAnMen, Forbidden City and MuTianYu Great Wall to name a few. Helen took great care of us and is very attentive as I travel with my 60+ years old parents, from asking whether we need restroom breaks to making sure that our lunch were all according to our dietary needsMore
Iriana Iriana, Jan 2024
An excellent day with Linda
Linda (Ling ling)is a great tour guide,provide a lot of knowledge and history of the great wall,and took us to taste very delicious food too,we had a very good time with her!highly recommend her!More
Angeline Lim, Jan 2024
Great time in Beijing with Bruce
We stayed in Beijing for three days altogether. We went to the summer palace. the Tian'an'men square, the Forbidden City,the Temple of heaven and the Great Wall. Our tour guide Bruce is very friendly and speaks English fluently. He explained every scenic spot to us patiently and humorously. my family are very satisfied with his service.More
Mayra C, Jan 2024
Profesional and detail oriented
My last stop was Shanghai. I was greeted by Martin. It is pretty much a 1 day itinerary there. Martin took me to all the stops and introduced me to a cool tea house not on the agenda. With the extra time we had we also stopped Starbuck’s Reserve which is the largest in the world. Martin also helped me make reservations at the Old Jazz Club at the Fairmont Hotel.More
Megan Sandbothe, Jan 2024
We recently spent 4 days with Alvin hosting us throughout Huangshan, Tunxi and Hongcun. The scenery was spectacular, hotels quirky, food excellent and knowledge and passion from Alvin was so invaluable and also fun! Would highly recommend.More
Joanne, Jan 2024
Great couple days in Shanghai. Thanks to my guide Martin for showing me best of Shanghai. Great work by China team - trip very well organised.More
Steve P, Jan 2024
Amazing experience !!!
Great tour! Very flexible and our tour guide Chris was so amazing that he adjusted to our last time request there! I totally recommend this tour !!More
Victor A, Jan 2024
Private trip in Beijing and Luoyang
We spent 3 days in Beijing with Helen as our guide. We went to TianAnMen, Forbidden City and MuTianYu Great Wall to name a few. Helen took great care of us and is very attentive as I travel with my 60+ years old parents, from asking whether we need restroom breaks to making sure that our lunch were all according to our dietary needs. We had great 3 days in Beijing.We also visited Luoyang. Our travel advisor arranged a Business class seat for our high speed train to Luoyang. We were picked up at the station by our guide in Luoyang, Lisa. We then visited Dengfeng to see Songyang academy, shaolin temple, Luoyang grottoes. She also took care of us very well and very knowledgeable about the history.More
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2 days in the mountains
Alvin was attentive and good company. He went to the extra effort to show us things we were interested in viewing and provided detailed information.More
Robert Fleming, Jan 2024
Amazing trip in China
Guides were Mark in Beijing, Jenny in Xi’an, Frank in Guilin/Yangshuo and Kris and Peter in Shanghai. I can’t say enough how wonderful each of them were to us. They worked very hard to give us a five star tour. The drivers were five star as well. Our hotels were very clean and wonderful with a great breakfast buffet each morning. Our guides would take us to a great locals place for lunch each day and then dinner we were on our own, but each guide would give us fantastic places to go. I know without a doubt our trip was exceptional due to booking with Liberman at China Highlights Tour Company.More
Mary Ann Brady, Jan 2024
China Highlights is Excellent
Jenny was the tour guide in Xian, showed us the terracota warriors found in 1974 by a farmer behind a mountain masoleum, with projected ongoing excavations for next 100 years. Made clay model terracota warriors.Jenny is very enthusiastic and bubbly, helped us all the way, from picking up us from train station to dropping us off at the airport.More
Brahma P, Jan 2024
Datong, China's best kept secret!
I've had multiple guides for different locations with China highlights but Joy was exceptional. She was easy to talk to, super knowledgeable and also amazingly organised. When visiting the Yungang grottoes not only did I get wonderful explanations of the symbolism of the cave carvings and history of the art styles but Joy even prepared a notepad for the commemorative stamps available there so that I had a souvenir to tax home with me.More
Kris, Jan 2024
We have handpicked an outstanding hotel, perfectly located with a magnificent view, so that you can experience the Atlas Mountains and the beautiful lake Bin El Ouidane from sunset to sunrise.
View the awesome Mausoleum of Mohammad V and Hassan Tower. Explore a charming medieval fortress — the Kasbah of the Udayas and the grand Royal Palace.
Meknes is the youngest of Morocco's four imperial cities. It is best known for the meandering city wall and numerous classical gates. Bab Mansour Gate is the most famous of them.
Volubilis is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Morocco, with the remains of settlements dating from the pre-Roman to the early Islamic periods.
The Royal Stables are the ruins of an early-18th-century complex that could once house 12,000 horses.
Fez is the spiritual capital of Morocco, visit the medieval medina to immerse yourself in Morocco's long history.
Enjoy a stay in a luxury Moroccan riad (courtyard mansion) to experience a setting like from the tales of "One Thousand and One Nights".
Located to the west of the medina, near the Atlas Mountains, the Menara Gardens are Marrakesh's most famous gardens — an olive tree oasis.
Hassan II Mosque is the third largest mosque in the world. Located with its western third in the Atlantic, it commemorates Morocco's Arab ancestors who came from the sea.
The itinerary below is only one possibility, which is offered as inspiration. We can tailor-make your trip based on your needs. Send us details of your preferences and our travel experts will customize this trip to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.
Your private English-speaking driver will meet you at the airport, welcome you, and transfer you to your hotel.
In the morning, we will drive to Rabat, and visit all of the must-sees of the administrative capital: the Royal Palace (Dar al-Makhzen), the Ouadayas Garden and Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Tower Mosque.
Then have an optional lunch before heading to Meknes, the capital during the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727. It has the longest ramparts in Morocco at 40 km (25 mi), the famous Bab Mansour Gate, the Royal Stables, and the Jewish quarter.
Continue to the holy city of Moulay Idriss (where Idris I, founder of Morocco, is entombed) via the ruins of Volubilis, the Roman City.
Finish the day in Fez with accommodation at a luxurious riad.
A whole day is devoted to visiting the spiritual capital of Morocco: its medieval medina ('old town'), the Bou Inania Madrasa (an Islamic school built in 1355), Nejjarine Fountain, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and Karaouine Mosque (outside viewing only).
Typical lunch (optional) in a traditional restaurant located in the heart of the medina. In the afternoon, continue to visit the souks and Fez el-Jdid — the historical Royal Palace and Mellah (Jewish quarter) area.
Departure to Bin El Ouidane in the middle of the Atlas Mountains passing by the Berber villages of Imouzer and Ifrane.
Lunch en route is optional. Stop at Beni Mellal, capital one of the agricultural regions of Morocco, then continue on to Bin El Ouidane lake.
Stay at a luxurious riad resort by the lake.
After enjoying the sunrise, journey on to Marrakesh.
An optional lunch is available in Marrakesh. The afternoon is at your leisure with optional activities suggested: a hammam (Muslim-style sauna) and spa experience or cooking lessons.
Explore Marrakesh, Morocco's second oldest imperial city called "the pearl of the south". Historical sightseeing includes the Menara Gardens, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, and Dar Si Said Museum.
After lunch (optional), spend the afternoon visiting the souks and handicraft quarters, then visit of the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square with its nonstop entertainment.
After breakfast, drive to Casablanca. Lunch on arrival is optional.
In the afternoon, tour Morocco's economic capital: the Central Market, Habous (Muslim religious) district, Royal Palace, Mohamed V Square, the leafy Westernized residential area of Anfa, and Hassan II Mosque for an outside viewing.
Breakfast is provided as is a transfer to the airport and assistance with luggage etc.
Sofitel Tour Blanche
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa
Hotel Widiane and Spa
Sofitel Lounge & Spa
Price from: $2,379 (Tour code: gh-mr-4)
Here is more information about the tour as is. Every element can be tailored. Feel free to tell us your trip wishes, and we will be happy to make adjustments for you.
1) English-Speaking Driver
Your English-speaking driver will meet you with your name sign and see you off at the airport, as well as drive for you between the cities of Morocco.
2) Private City Guides
In Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Fez, and Marrakesh you will have a private English-speaking guide who will guide you to discover the sights and share their local knowledge and perspectives with you. Feel free to ask questions as our guides are able to provide you with insights into their local culture, history, and life.
Only breakfasts are included in the tour, usually buffet breakfasts at hotels. Lunch and dinner are not included in this tour design, but can be arranged at extra cost, and guides can offer recommendations.
4) Transportation between Cities: Views along the Way
A private vehicle is the main transportation tool for getting between cities in Morocco. Some days you may have a 3–5-hour drive to the next destination. Your private driver will make some stops along the way to help ease your journey and to soak in the views.
We've chosen our accommodation very carefully and picked the best possible hotels with a taste of local flavor. Please note that service and accommodation in Morocco may differ from Western standards.
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