Day 1 – Casablanca – Rabat
Pick up you in your Hotel or at the Airport and drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Do a city tour that includes a drive around the walls of the Royal Palace and a visit to the Mausoleums of Mohammad V and Hassan II, two rulers who worked hand-in-hand with the Jewish community. Take a guided walk through the Old Walled City and the marvelous Kasbah des Oudayas.
Day 2 – Rabat – chefchaouen
After breakfast in your Riad we will drive to Chefchaouen via the Rif Mountain. We will arrive Chefchaouen in the afternoon; you will have time to visit this beautiful town, overnight in your riad.
Day 3 – Chefchaouen- Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After breakfast in your riad, we will continue our way travelling to Fes via Ouazzan and the Roman site of Volubilis. After a couple of hours drive, we will get to Volubilis, the well preserved Roman empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most beautiful Mosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC. At this time, you will have a specialist guided tour of the site who can explain to you more about the Roman Empire and its history. After that, you travel to Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes, you see the fascinating gate “Bab Mansour” built by the sultan My Ismail;in addition to visiting the granary and the Sahrij Souani, used for irrigation and plantation. Your visit would covers also the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. You then continue via the highway to Fes. Overnight accommodation at a fancy riad in the medina.
Day 4 – Exploring Fes
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring Fes the “the Sprititual City of Morocco”. You spend the whole morning exploring the Medina and its alleys; visiting most of the sites with cultural and historical interest – including the famous Al Karaouine Mosque and University (the oldest in the world), the Medrasa Bouanania, the Tanneries and the Najjarine fountain. After lunch, we will drive you outside the Medina to see the Royal Palace gate, walk through the Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, and then visit the pottery cooperative. In the afternoon, we will drive you to one of the fortresses to experience an amazing panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight accommodation at the same riad
Day 5 – Fes – Ifrane – Azrou- Midelt- Erfoud-Merzouga
After breakfast, you start another experience travelling south toMerzouga desert via Midelt and Errachidia. Your first stop will be at Ifranecity, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco“, and then to Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz Valley. During this journey, you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you will have the opportunity to see the Barbarian apes. Obviously you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the Er Rachidia city. After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues along the spectacular Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. We will drive through Berber villages to Erfoud, then to Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Finally, you arrive inMerzouga, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and ride your camel to see the sunset in the middle of the highest sand dunes in Morocco, then spend the night there. Overnight at our desert camp where you will have dinner.
Day 6 – Sahara- desert – Todgha Gorge – Dades valley
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your riad appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and hot shower in a traditional guest house, you’ll leave for Tinghir and Todgha gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you’ll have the opportunity to hike along it’s valley. We’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a riad or a guesthouse in the heart of the gorge.(dinner and breakfast).
Day 7 – Dades Valley – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah- Marrakech
After breakfast, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat M’Gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is named “the way of thousand Kasbahs” – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat M’Gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. afterwards, we continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Lunch will be served at the famous Ait Benhaddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is recognized by UNESCO as a world patrimony. It is famous as a backdrop of many films, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Gladiator’. Our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains where you can stop also to explore the process of making the Argan oil at the women’s cooperatives. Finally, arriving to your accommodation in Marrakech.That’s where the tour ends.
- Pick up from your hotel/ airport in casablanca.
- Transport and English speaking driver.
- Accommodation in hotels/riads
- Local guide in fes
- Camel Ride in Merzouga Desert
- Sleeping in Sahara Camp – Tent.
- Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
- Lunch and drinks.
- Dinners in Rabat, chefchaouen and fes
- Entry fees for museums, monuments.