Great Morocco Tour for 15 days.
Day 01: Casablanca Airport.
Our driver-guide will meet you at your arrival time and transfer to your hotel, about 40 minutes drive to the city, Depending on the arrival time, it is possible to make first visits, the biggest attraction from Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque, which you will visit the next day, Overnight at the Hotel.
Optional: possible to book the dinner in the famous Restaurant (Rik’s Cafe) the place was designed to recreate the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic Casablanca movie
Day 02: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes 240km.(BD)
After breakfast, we will begin our visit with the highlights of the metropolis of Morocco and even the beach, the Hassan II Mosque, the picturesque neighborhood Habbous and Mohamed Square 5, then continue on the road about 90 km above the capital of Rabat, where we will stop for lunch then visit the following sites: the Royal Palace (outside) and the government district, the famous Hassan Tower, the landmark of the city, the mausoleum of Mohammed V and the tomb of Sultans Mérinides, Then the departure towards the city of Meknes (about 160 km, the highway) an important agricultural region of Morocco, and which is known by its long wall of 40 km with magnificent doors. Dinner and overnight at an authentic Riad (Riad D’or or similar).
Day 03: Meknes – Volubilis – Fez. 60 km. (B)
Today is the day of time travel !! Through the Jewish Quarter takes us to the city, Meknes Medina. Here are the remains of a huge attic of the 17th century and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, a walk through the ancient city is the El Hedim Square and the famous gate of Morocco, the Bab Mansour. then continue to in the ancient city of Romans Volubilis. The two central streets integrated into each Roman castorum, Cardo and Decumanus, are important. The cardo is the north-south boulevard and the east-west documents. The intersection of the two is the heart of every Roman city. You will find the ruins of the old forum. Jump forward in time and minutes is the venerated citadel of Moulay Idriss. This citadel is considered both the cradle of Sufism in Moroccan society, as well as the first Islamic capital for the Arab Prime Minister’s dynasty. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population who migrated with Moulay Idriss from the Middle East. Finally, we have reached our destination, Fes Medina. In the evening we will have a taste of most imperial cities, we can visit the sites outside the old walled city, whose walls, doors and borjs (Moorish) forts. After this aperitif introduction to Fez, we entre to the Riad.
Overnight at Riad El Makan or similar.
Day 04: Fez (sightseeing). (B)
Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful senses, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The oldest of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez recalls a city suspended in time, imperturbable by the constantly changing exteriors of the world of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, saving electricity.
The time spent in Fez will reveal a lot about the sophistication of Moroccan craftsmanship, offering a unique learning experience to those who cross its path. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you to the historical discovery of the city of Fez from King’s Palace and its Meshwar, Great Mosque of Kairouan, Madrasa Attarine, Bab Boujloud, and Souks, with ramparts and majestic gates.
Then we will explore the Jewish Quarter, 15-century citadel with all its Moorish labyrinth architecture and medieval glory. Visits to synagogues and mausoleums of holy Sephardi rabbis will be the highlights of this part of the city. we will return to our Riad. Overnight at Riad El Makan or similar.
Day 05: Fes – Midelt 198km.(BD)
Today, we will leave Fez to join the “Switzerland” of Morocco: Irfan (ski region) and go through cedar forests and stop to meet and feed the monkeys, Berber macaque in the Middle Atlas Azrou village, then continue to the capital of Appels, Midelt is the geographical center of Morocco. after Lunch, we Enjoy the afternoon visit a beautiful Kasbahs in the traditional style and short hike through the Apple terraces with small climb of one the mountains near the town (optional).
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel with the traditional style.
Day 06: Midelt – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga 265km. (BLD)
After breakfast, departure to Merzouga through “Gorges du Ziz”, a bizarre canyon with oases and date palms. Then you arrive at the first sand dunes and beautiful oases of the country. A short visit to the ancient capital of Tafilalt: Sijilmassa (Rissani). After Rissani continues to Merzouga, the desert oasis, these are the edges of the largest area of the dunes, after the dunes of Chegaga or southeastern Morocco, and integrated with lush palm groves, surrounded by the reddish sand dunes of Gold of Erg Chebbi. We meet the Camel leaders an ride our camels in the depths of the Sahara. Enjoy the sunset on one of the huge dune peaks, the peace, and space of the fantastic dunes, sleep at the Nomadic tents under the stars with saharian music around the fire.
Dinner and overnight in a typical desert environment.
Day 07: Merzouga – Erfoud – Todra Gorges 200km. (BLD)
Everyone wishing to witness the magical sunrise will get up early today. After breakfast outdoors under the mild morning sun, we will enjoy a stroll through the sand dunes, then return to the Kasbah hotel where we can prepare for the trip. departure by crossing the oasis of Erfoud where we will visit a local marble factory. Then drive through a wonderful landscape on the big villages and the Berber palm Oasis in Tineghir where the Todra Valley begins. short hike inside Todra Gorges the highest and narrowest gorges in the region, before we check-in to our Authentic guest house in the gorges.
Dinner and overnight at the Guesthouse inside the palm grove at the gorges.
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Day 08: Todra – Boumaln Dades – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou 196km. (BLD)
After breakfast we head towards dades via Tinghir palm groves and kashas, visit the Berber weaving inside the oasis, Then drive through the Dades Valley, where the springs, thousands of Persian roses bloom in the hedges, filling the air with their heavenly scent at Kalaa Mgouna. Continue to Skoura, the road of 1000 Kasbah scattered along the road, majestic sandcastles with a visually appealing, timeless beauty. To reach Ouarzazate the Moroccan Hollywood visited the Kasbah of Taourirt and the movie studios. Content of our trip to the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, The village is a group of earthen buildings surrounded by walls, the ksar, which is a type of traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses are grouped within its defensive walls reinforced by corner towers. Some of its dwellings seem to be small castles with their high towers decorated with raw brick designs. The oldest constructions date from the seventeenth century, Several films were filmed among which: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Alexander (2004), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Babel (2006) ), Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time (2010), Game of Thrones (Season 3: 2013) …
Dinner and overnight at the Riad in the Kasbah.
Day 09: Ait Ben Haddou – Atlas Mountains 250km. (BLD)
Today we will change our direction to the Atlas mountains to experience the life in the high Atlas Mountain and learn about the lifestyle of the local people, will drive through the Onila valley to visit the Kaska of the Lord of the Atlas THAMI EL GLAOUI, in Telouet valley, then continue to the Morocco’s highest pass, the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, at an altitude of 2260 m. crossing many Berber valley and towns, we arrive in Imlil valley on the foothill of Mt Toubkal the highest summit in North Africa.
Dinner and Overnight at Riad Jnane Imlil.
Day 10: Atlas Mountain. (BLD)
After breakfast we start an easy hike through the Berber villages and waterfalls of Imlil valley, we will visit the Berber house and Crafts to learn about the inhabitants of these mountains and their products before discovering their workshops and sophisticated products, Lunch near the river, afternoon we prepare for our unique experience, a Berber cooking class, to learn more about the Atlas & Moroccan Food.
Dinner and Overnight at Riad Jnane Imlil.
Day 11: Atlas Mountain – Marrakech (sightseeing) 67km. (B)
After breakfast, at 9 am we meet the driver and head to Marrakech via Asni valley, arrive check-in the Riad and meet the Tour Guide to exploring Marrakech and visit many historical sites, from the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by olive trees, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish building. It was built in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoy beautiful sunsets with the Atlas Mountains in the ethereal backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving life in the dry desert.
our visit will cover many impressive sights, including the Koutoubia minaret (which is identical to the Giralda, the tower found in Seville, Spain), and the Saadian Tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had remained walled and unknown until 1917. Afterwards we head to Bahia Palace, Then we continue our visit to the Marjorelle Gardens by the Hores carriage through via the New city (Gueliz). Finally, we will return to our Riad.
Overnight at Riad Challa or similar.
Day 12: Marrakech – Essaouira 175km. (BL)
Today we will head to the Atlantic Coast our direction is the Essaouira city(Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history, and fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, provided essential violet dyes to the Romans, absorbed sophisticated Jewish arts goldsmith, and centuries past as a Portuguese enclave. Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small town, authentic Berber. Living with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the ragged coastline, with a vast expanse of empty sand trailing back along the promontory to the south. on the way we will visit the Argan Oil cooperative where the Berber women from the villages, selling their Argan and make the cosmetic products, afterwards fresh fish for lunch at one of the restaurants near the sea, afternoon short visit of the city and its Historic sites with an English speaking local guide, the port city of Essaouira with it’s fishing and marine gate built-in 1806. Visit the Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum and discover the musical instruments and Andalusian objects of Gnawa.
Free time in the evening to stroll in the city and the beach, and enjoy your dinner on your own.
Overnight at Riad Zahra or similar.
Day 13: Essaouira (Free day). (B)
Optional Activities in the Beach:
– Quad bike.
Overnight at Riad Zahra or similar.
Day 14: Essaouira – Casablanca 378km.(BL)
We will head to Casablanca through the Atlantic Coast on road, stop at El Oualidia for lunch with seafood, and continue ahead to El Jadida, where we can visit the citadel, proof of the Portuguese occupation of the 11th century. Finally, we will arrive in Casablanca, having completed a journey that has led us through immeasurable antiquity. we will end our day with a farewell dinner and spend the night at the hotel4*.
Day 15: Casablanca – Airport 30km. (B)
In the morning, our driver will meet us at the hotel to help with the luggage and transfer to the airport Mohamed V. end of our services.
Services included :
– Transport in 4 × 4 with driver/guide (4 × 4, fuel included).
– 01 Night in the nomadic camp in the desert (tent, mattress and blankets are provided).
– 13 Night at the authentic Riads and hotels 4*, as per itinerary.
– Meals as per itinerary: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
– Camel ride at the dunes.
– Water during the whole tour.
Services not included :
– Soft and alcoholic drinks.
– Few lunches.
– personal expenses.
– Visits fees.