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Exciting Morocco Tours

Choose from one of these fabulous Morocco tours!

Then add on a trip to Jordan…

 

OPTION 1: IMPERIAL CITIES

This tour is the bridge between the old Moroccan cities.  Discover the old ancestral and historical cities of this mythical country.

This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers every week if booked at least 3 month prior departure.Available in full board (3 meals per day – excluding drinks).

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Casablanca (D)

Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the metropolis.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Fez (L, D)

Departure for Rabat, arrival and visit of the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Royal Palace and Kasbah Oudayas with a photo stop at the Necropolis of Chellah.

Day 3: Fez (B, L, D)

The whole day is dedicated to the visit of the city of Fez, the medina and the souks. Visit also the Attarine Medersa (ancient university), Nejarine Plaza and its magnificent mosaic fountain and ornate wood sculptures. Visit of the leather & carpet factories. Afterwards, stop at the esplanade of the Royal Palace to take some pictures at its sumptuous Golden Door. Then leave for the visit of the Merinide’s Tombs vestiges and from where one has a marvellous view of the city and its oldest ramparts. Finish the day with the visit of pottery factories. Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Fez – Melnes – Volubilis – Fez (B, L, D)

After breakfast, departure for Meknes. Visit the Ismaili city: the place Hdim El Bab Lakhmiss, Bab Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco, the royal stables, Mosque and Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Lunch and departure for Volubilis to admire the Roman ruins and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Return to Fez. Installation, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Depart for Marrakesh, driving through the Berber village of Immouzer Kandar and the city of Ifrane (known as ‘the Moroccan Switzerland’ for its cottages and ski station). After lunch, continue to Marrakesh and overnight.

Day 6: Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Full-day visit to discover the city of Marrakesh – your guided visit has been specifically created to visit Old Marrakesh and its sights while giving you a complete overview of the city’s rich 1000-year History. Visit the Bahia Palace, the Royal Necropolis of the Saadien Tombs. Lunch and then you’ll head to the vibrant Jema El Fna, the city’s heart, you’ll enjoy yourself with the displays of snake charmers , the lively animations, and then, you’ll reach the Koutoubia, the city’s symbol. You’ll finally walk through the various (souks) markets to see all kinds of trades and artisans like the leather workers, dyers, blacksmiths, etc. Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 7: Marrakesh (B, D)

Day at leisure. Join an optional Moroccan cooking class in a Riad, an excursion to the Majorelle Gardens & Marrakesh Remparts, or an excursion to Essaouira – all for an additional fee, payable directly to your guide.

Optional excursions ($): The Majorelle gardens and palm grove, Fantasia dinner show evening during Moroccan cuisine.

Day 8: Marrakesh – Canada (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward travel.


Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Feb 10, 24; Mar 3, 17, 31; Apr 14, 28; May 5, 19, 26; June 9, 23; July 14; Aug 18; Sep 8, 15, 22; Oct 6, 20, 27.

Guaranteed departures for 2 participants & a maximum of 6 participants!

Prices from $1540 CAD per person

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights stay at 4* hotels or 4* superior
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary
  • Transportation in a deluxe minivan (depending on the number of participants)
  • Driver guide during all tours & local guides in Fez, Meknes, Volubilis and Marrakesh
  • Hotel and tourist taxes
  • Entrance fees at monuments included in the itinerary
  • All transfers and 24/7 assistance

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International flights, personal expenses, gratuities to driver, guides and other services not included in the fixed price.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are subject to change.

 

 

OPTION 2: MOROCCO GRAND TOUR

This tour is the most complete. It combines two classics: The Imperial Cities and Great South. This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers every week.

Available in full board (3 meals per day – excluding drinks).
Including one night under the Bivouac (tent) in the Sahara and a dromedary ride in Merzouga

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Casablanca (D)

Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the metropolis.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Fez (B, L, D)

Departure for Rabat, arrival and visit of the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Royal Palace and Kasbah Oudayas with a photo stop at the Necropolis of Chellah.

Day 3: Fez (B, L, D)

The whole day is dedicated to the visit of the city of Fez, the medina and the souks. Visit also the Attarine Medersa (ancient university), Nejarine Plaza and its magnificent mosaic fountain and ornate wood sculptures. Visit of the leather & carpet factories. Afterwards, stop at the esplanade of the Royal Palace to take some pictures at its sumptuous Golden Door. Then leave for the visit of the Merinide’s Tombs vestiges and from where one has a marvellous view of the city and its oldest ramparts. Finish the day with the visit of pottery factories. Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Fez – Melnes – Volubilis – Fez (B, L, D)

After breakfast, departure for Meknes. Visit the Ismaili city: the place Hdim El Bab Lakhmiss, Bab Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco, the royal stables, Mosque and  Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Lunch and departure for Volubilis to admire the Roman ruins and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Return to Fez. Installation, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Depart for Marrakesh, driving through the Berber village of Immouzer Kandar and the city of Ifrane (known as ‘the Moroccan Switzerland’ for its cottages and ski station). After lunch, continue to Marrakesh and overnight.

Day 6: Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Full-day visit to discover the city of Marrakesh – your guided visit has been specifically created to visit Old Marrakesh and its sights while giving you a complete overview of the city’s rich 1000-year History. Visit the Bahia Palace, the Royal Necropolis of the Saadien Tombs. Lunch and then you’ll head to the vibrant Jema El Fna, the city’s heart, you’ll enjoy yourself with the displays of snake charmers , the lively animations, and then, you’ll reach the Koutoubia, the city’s symbol. You’ll finally walk through the various (souks) markets to see all kinds of trades and artisans like the leather workers, dyers, blacksmiths, etc. Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Marrakesh (B, D)

Day at leisure. Join an optional Moroccan cooking class in a Riad, an excursion to the Majorelle Gardens & Marrakesh Remparts, or an excursion to Essaouira – all for an additional fee, payable directly to your guide.

Day 8: Marrakesh – Dades (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Dades via Ouarzazate, crossing the High Atlas viaTizi-n-Tichka (2260m altitude). Lunch in Ouarzazate and continuation via Skoura across the road of Kasbahs. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Dades – Merzouga – Bivouac (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel, departure for Erfoud via Tinerhir, visit the Todra Gorge (Grand Canyons) . Arrival in Merzouga, then 4×4 transfer across the majestic dunes of Erg Chebbi, which rise to a height of 150 m. Enjoy a camel back transfer through the sand dunes and admire the beautiful sunset. Installation at the camp, dinner and accommodation in the nomad tents.

Day 10: Bivouac – Merzouga (B, L, D)

Early wake-up to admire the splendid sun rise, then breakfast at the camp. Leisure day to admire the beautiful dunes of Merzouga. Lunch , dinner and accommodation at
the Inn.

Day 11: Merzouga – Zagora (B, L, D)

Breakfast and departure to Zagora through the Berber villages and nomads road. Lunch in Alnif. Arrival at Zagora. Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Day 12: Zagora – Ouarzazate (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the Riad, departure to Ouarzazate via Agdz through the Draa Valley. Installation at the hotel, departure for lunch and then visit to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Back to Ouarzazate, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Ouarzazate – Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the Riad, departure to Ouarzazate via Agdz through the Draa Valley. Installation at the hotel, departure for lunch and then visit to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Back to Ouarzazate, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Marrakesh – Airport (B)

After breakfast, assistance and transfer to the airport.


Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Feb 24; Mar 3, 17, 31; Apr 14, 28; May 5, 19, 26; June 9, 23; July 14; Aug 18; Sep 8, 15, 22; Oct 6, 20, 27.

Guaranteed departures for 2 participants & a maximum of 6 participants!

Prices from $3030 CAD per person

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 13 nights in 4* or 4* superior hotels (including 2 nights in Riad and one night under the nomad tents)
  • 3 meals daily except Day 7
  • Deluxe minivan with an English speaking driver-guide
  • Local guides in Rabat – Fez – Meknes – Volubilis – Marrakesh
  • 4×4 transfer and camel back ride transfer to the Sahara
  • All the transfers
  • Entrances at the monuments according to the program
  • Assistance of our representative 24/7

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International flights; personal expenses, gratuities to driver, guides, other services not included in the fixed price.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are subject to change.

 

OPTION 3: MOROCCO – THE GREAT SOUTH

The Great South offers a meeting with the Berbers and the majestic landscapes that Moroccan territory has to offer.

This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers every week (3 meals per day – excluding drinks).

Also including one night in a Bivouac (tent) in the Sahara and a dromedary ride in Merzouga.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakesh (D)

Upon arrival to Marrakesh, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Marrakesh (B, L, D)

A full day in Marrakesh – your guided visit has been specifically created to visit Old Marrakesh and its sights while giving you a complete overview of the city’s rich 1000-year history. Visit the Bahia Palace, the Royal Necropolis of the Saadien Tombs, Jema El Fna, the Koutoubia, and finally walk through the various souks (markets) to see all kinds of wonders for sale.

Day 3: Marrakesh (B, D)

Leisure day, breakfast and dinner at your hotel. We propose you the following activities, all of which are optional, payable on spot: Moroccan cuisine course in a Riad ($), excursion to the Majorelle Gardens & Marrakesh Remparts ($), excursion to Essaouira ($)

Day 4: Marrakesh – Dades (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Dades via Ouarzazate, crossing the High Atlas viaTizi-n-Tichka (2260m altitude). Lunch in Ouarzazate and continuation via Skoura across the road of Kasbahs. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Dades – Merzouga – Bivouac (B, L, D)

Depart for Erfoud via Tinerhir, visiting the Todra Gorge (Grand Canyons) en route. When you reach Merzouga, you will transfer to a 4×4 vehicle to cross the majestic dunes of Erg Chebbi, which rise to a height of 150m.

Enjoy a camel ride from Merzouga to the Nomad Camp in the Sahara on time for the beautiful sunset (1:40 duration approx. or transfer via 4×4- according to your choice).

Note: This Nomad Camp doesn’t serve alcohol but you can bring your own wine. Overnight at a desert camp in nomad tents. 

Day 6: Bivouac – Merzouga (B, L, D)

Early wake-up to admire the splendid sun rise, then breakfast at the camp. Leisure day to admire the beautiful dunes of Merzouga. Lunch , dinner and accommodation at the Inn.

Day 7: Merzouga – Zagora (B, L, D)

Breakfast and departure to Zagora through the Berber villages and nomads road. Lunch in Alnif. Arrival at Zagora. Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Day 8: Zagora – Ouarzazate (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the Riad, departure to Ouarzazate via Agdz through the Draa Valley. Installation at the hotel, departure for lunch and then visit to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Back to Ouarzazate, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Ouarzazate – Marrakesh (B, L, D)

Breakfast, departure for the visit of the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, made famous by the filming of films. Continue to Marrakech via the Tichka Pass, located at 2,260 m above sea level, crossing varied and enchanting landscapes and small villages arranged in terraces. Arrival in Marrakech, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Marrakesh – Airport (B)

After breakfast, assistance and transfer to the airport.


Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Feb 28; Mar 7, 21; Apr 4, 18; May 2, 9, 23,30; June 13, 27; July 18; Aug 22; Sep 12, 19, 26; Oct 10, 24, 31.

Guaranteed departures for 2 participants & a maximum of 6 participants!

Prices from $1925 CAD per person

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights in 4* or 4* superior hotels (including 1 night in Riad and 1 night in Bivouac)
  • 3 meals daily except on Day 3
  • Tour in air conditioned minivan with an English driver guide
  • Camel back transfer in the desert & 4×4 transfer to the Sahara
  • Local guide in Marrakesh
  • Entrances at the monuments according to the program
  • Assistance of our representative 24/7

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International flights; personal expenses, gratuities to driver, guides, other services not included in the fixed price.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are subject to change.

 

THEN ADD ON A TRIP TO JORDAN!

Extend your trip in North Africa by adding on a visit to Jordan. This tour can also be booked on its own. 

JORDAN TREASURES

 

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Aman

Upon arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia airport, our representative will be waiting for you before the immigration office holding a sign with your names and will help you in the visa procedures, obtain the free visa, stamp passport, collect luggage then coordinate with the driver to meet you outside the arrival hall. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Day 2: Jerash and Ajloun (B)

Your day starts with a drive to the Roman city of Jerash, about an hour journey, visiting Maximus Cardo, the main colonnaded street which is flanked by temples, churches, theaters & endless mosaics. This ancient city boasts unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6500 years. The city’s golden age came under Roman rule and the site is generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Only 20 minutes’ drive away, you will visit Ajlun Castle which is an awe-inspiring Islamic fortress that withstood the power of the Crusader armies in the 12th Century. Climbing the narrow staircases and walking through endless hallways takes you back to a time of chivalry and faith, where you can almost imagine the sounds of battling iron and the sight of the raging battlefield.

Day 3: Amman (B)

Today is a free day in Amman, to explore the capital at leisure. Amman is situated in a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley and the contrasts between old and new is unique. The commercial heart of the city, has ultra-modern buildings, hotels, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques which rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and artisan’s workshops. There is evidence of the city’s much older past everywhere you turn.

Day 4: Madaba, Nebo and Petra (B)

Starting the day with breakfast at hotel, you will need to be checked out by 9am for your pick up by your driver. You will start your touring with a drive to visit Mount Nebo which is about a 45 minute drive from Amman; the mountaintop memorial where Moses was buried and the most revered holy site in Jordan. When atop this mountain, you will be able to see, the vast panorama that encompasses the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem, often referred to as the Holyland. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, and six tombs have been hollowed out of the rock beneath the mosaic-covered floor. A short 15 minute drive onwards takes you to Madaba, which is known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and dubbed the city of Mosaics.

Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly colored local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. The church was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 square meters, only about a quarter of which is preserved. After your visit you proceed onto Petra which is approximately a 3.5 hours journey.

Day 5: Petra and Wadi Rum (B)

After breakfast at your hotel you will start your visit of Petra, which is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabateans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1 kilometre in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80 metre high cliffs.

The colors and formations of the rocks are dazzling and just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh which is the Treasury. A massive façade, 30m wide and 43m high, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink, rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of an important Nabatean king and represents the engineering genius of these ancient people. At the end of the tour, you will walk back to site entrance and continue with a drive to Wadi Rum that includes a Jeep tour in the desert, which is about a 2 hour drive from Petra. This excursion includes Lawrence Spring and Khazalee Mountain and the total duration is about 2hrs. Thereafter you continue onto Aqaba the city on the Red Sea, only an hour from Wadi Rum.

Day 6: Aqaba (B)

Today is a leisure day. Aqaba is greatly prized as Jordan’s window to the sea and its sandy beaches and coral reefs are the most pristine on the Red Sea. There is a variety of activities on offer from the hotel or just relax in the sun. The more active can take part in snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sailing or glass bottom boats. (own account).

Day 7: Aqaba to Dead Sea (B)

After your breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will drive through the Scenic Zara Road to Dead Sea, which is about a 3 hour journey. On arrival you will check in and enjoy the hotel and surrounding facilities.

Day 8: Dead Sea (B)

After your breakfast today, your day is at your leisure to enjoy the Dead Sea surroundings. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast; stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products.

Day 9: Depart Dead Sea (B)

After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred back to Amman airport for your onward flight.


Plenty of departure dates!

Departures: Jan 7; Feb 4; Mar 4; May 20; Jul 8; Aug 26

Guaranteed departures for 2 participants & a maximum of 6 participants!

Prices from $1,926 CAD per person

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 8 nights accommodation as indicated or similar
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary
  • Transportation in a modern air-conditioned vehicle with an English Speaking Driver
  • Services of an English speaking guide on touring days (Day 2, Day 4, Day 5)
  • 2 x 500ml bottles of water per person per day whilst in the vehicle
  • Tours/sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

International or domestic airfare and airport taxes; gratuities unless otherwise stated; items of a personal nature; optional excursions; beverages unless otherwise stated; visa fees if applicable; travel insurance.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season.  Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.  Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability.  Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request – please enquire.

South Africa

A World in One Country

South Africa: Johannesburg to Cape Town!

Highlights will include exploring the Blyde River Canyon, an up-close and personal Elephant experience, an optional Meerkat Safari and the opportunity to explore Table Mountain.  Enjoy the drive down the Cape Peninsula and take in the amazing coastal views!

Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.

See the best of South Africa on this 14 day group tour from Johannesburg. Spot the Big 5, sun yourself on Durban’s beaches and explore the famous Garden Route on your way to the Cape.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). At 19h00, you will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Day 2 – Johannesburg to Mpumalanga

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as ‘Paradise Country’. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, you will travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, you will travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Day 3 – Mpumalanga

After an early morning breakfast, you’ll drive along the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park.

You will arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional and for own account).

Day 4 – Mpumalanga

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking Safari Guide) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional and for own account).

Day 5 – Mpumalanga to Swaziland

This morning you will travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. You will travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Overnight in Swaziland.

Day 6 – Swaziland to Zululand

After breakfast, you will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English speaking Safari Guide) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.

 

Day 7 – Zululand to Durban

This morning, you will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Your journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. You will arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga).

Day 8 – Durban (Umhlanga) to Knysa

After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where you will be met by a Goway representative and once everyone has arrived, you will set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna.

Day 9 – Knysa

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Day 10 – Knysa to Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘ostrich capital’ and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. You’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. You will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Day 11 – Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek to Cape Town

There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. From here you will be transferred to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 12 – Cape Town

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (own account) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Enjoy an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theatre and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape.

Day 13 – Cape Town

Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional and for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. You’ll return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town, where you will visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 14 – Depart Cape Town

Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (own account). The Robben Island Tour (for own account and time permitting), which departs from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets. Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey.

 


Plenty of departure dates!

Departs on Sundays throughout the year.

Prices from $3,556 CAD

For more information on this exciting adventure please contact Lucas@Lloydstravel.com.


PRICE INCLUDES:

Airport transfers; Hotel porterage; 13 nights accommodation; sightseeing as per itinerary; meals as shown; transportation in air-conditioned microbus or 18-seater mini bus; entrance fees and services of an experienced driver/guide.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel Insurance; International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes; Visa fees if applicable; Meals and beverages not specifically indicated; Items of a personal nature and gratuities.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season.  Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.  Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.