Day 1: Meet you in Casablanca airport – Rabat
Upon arrival, we will greet you at the airport and drive to Casablanca and then to Rabat. In Casablanca you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside of Mecca and experience the coastal “Cornish” seaside. Afterwards, we will leave to Rabat. OVERNIGHT IN RIAD.
Day 2: City Tour of Rabat- Chefchaouen .
Half day tour in Rabat, Morocco’s political capital, you will learn Rabat’s history and enjoy its beautiful domes, minarets, wide avenues and green spaces. Your guide will escort you on a walk around the picturesque Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah. The kasbah was built by Moulay Ismaïl from 1672-1727 to protect the city and is enclosed by ramparts dating from the Almohad period. Visit Bab Oudaïa, a monumental gate and example of Almohad military architecture. See the Musee de Oudaïa, Moulay Ismaïl’s palace exhibiting collections of Moroccan folk art. Before moving on to city medina.
We will visit the Hassan Tower in Rabat and then drive to Chefchaouen via the Rif Mountains, break for lunch and we make our way through the green hills of Rif via Wazzan and other Rif villages. We will be in Chefchaouen by the early afternoon. You have time to explore this bleu town. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After your breakfast in the riad our authentic journey will start towards Volubilis crossing via Wazan and other Rif villages, in Volubilis we will discover the roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroocan history ,after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city the 17 th centry heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina , Bab El Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay ismail s shrine .
After the visit of Meknes we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night. Overnight in Riad cordoba.
Day 4: Fes Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will have a guided visit at 9:00 Am in the medina of Fez. To begin with the southern tower and the fortress of 16th century face to face with northern one, a panoramic view over the medieval city. We will visit an enjoyable cooperative of pottery. It will enhance your knowledge about the making of Moroccan mosaic “zellige” and the blue pottery of Fez. A true labyrinthine old city of 8th century. You will travel in time back to the medieval period of the city where people still work in small narrow streets, several tiny stalls of all kinds of traditional crafts, and donkeys loaded with supplies are going up and down in the streets of the medina. You will feel no sense of direction and time halts for a while. The medina of Fez is rich of its Islamic monuments: the fascinating old mosques, the University of El-Karaouiyine and its libraries. All These elements made Fez the intellectual and cultural capital of the country. To finish the day there is an optional to see Jewish quarter including the Aben Danan Synagogue. Overnight in Riad.
Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga
After breakfast we will start our day from the Riad in Fes then drive southwards to Ifrane and Azrou by the Middle Atlas Mountains. On the way we will stop at cedar forest to see the Barbarian Ape in their natural habitat. Traveling through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, you’ll see views of the Middle-Atlas plateau, noticing how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Errachidia. After lunch, we’ll continue our journey through the Ziz valley Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga. Overnight in the Riad.
Day 6: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
After breakfast,we leave the riad,To discover the Sahara big sand dunes, we do Safari tour of the dunes ,we visit the Black People village and have tea with the nomads or pick up fossils. In the afternoon, we will leave our luggage in a room then take the camels to a Berber camp in the middle of Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes. 20 km long and 5 km wide it is also reputed as the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is a unique and diverse environment. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min from the hotel to the camp where we continue the spirit of the nomadic Berber lifestyle. There we setup Berber tents with additional restaurant and kitchen with the dunes naturally providing basic facilities. The tents are well equipped and we provide mattresses, blankets, and cushions. After dinner we gather round the fire and enjoy the desert night perhaps with traditional Berber drums.
Overnight in private tent.
Day 7: Merzouga – Todgha Gorges – Tinghir – Dades Gorges
The camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your hotel appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and shower, you’ll leave for Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Before arriving at Dades Valley for dinner and accommodation.
Day 8: Dades valley – Nomad caves – Skoura – Ouarzazate.
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Today you will have the opportunity to meet Berber Nomads in their caves and then you will enjoy the fertile Rose valley and the rock formations along the way. 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. Continuing on to Skoura and the bird’s valley, you’ll visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area followed by some light hiking in the valley and a stop for lunch at a restaurant, overlooking the whole valley. After lunch its on to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, you may have already seen, such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ.
Day 9: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbahs – Ounilla Valley – Talouet – Marrakech
After breakfast in the Hotel (Ksar), you will travel to the read city via the dramatic Tizi Ntichka Pass. Today you’ll stop at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The largest Kasbah in Morocco, was built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains, at the end of the 19th century to be one of his stops during his long trading routes to Timbuctu in Mali. Now the Kasbah houses many of the Glaoui family members. After having a walk with the guide will drive through Ounilla Valley where you will have lunch with local Berber family in beautiful ounilla valley. Then you take the off road and reach pasha’s ruined palace and the salt mines of Telouet. After a short visit to the Kasbah, your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’tichka in teh high Atlas mountian before to arrive to Marrakech. Night in a Riad
Day 10: Marrakech Sightseeing
After a breakfast we will start our tour with a local guide by visiting the outside walls of the red city , la Nouvelle Ville named Guéliz. There is a nice lovely garden that you will admire, the famous Jardin de Majorelle. Besides, there is an old Menara garden of 12th century which is always full of local people. The next step will be inside the ramparts of Marrakech in which there are many interesting historical sites in the medina. Koutoubia mosque 12th century that represents the glory and depth history of the city. You will discover the royal necropolis of the Saadians 17th century, the beautiful Bahia palace 19th century and the famous souks of Marrakech. You will be amazed of how many different stalls, colors, smells and goods in the souks. It is a great place for shopping some gifts for yourselves and for your beloved ones. It is nice to have a cup of mint-tea in one of the terraces in order to end up your journey in the red city, offering a great view over the magical square Jamae El fana that you always will remember!!! Overnight in the Riad.
Day 11 : Free Day Marrakech
Today you will be solo without car ,guide. Free day to do your shop, relax….
Day 12: Marrakech – Essaouira
Essaouira easly accessible day trip from Marrakesh, Situated at 176 km west of Marrakech,
2 : 30 drive ; Essaouira is a coastal small town, famous for its fishing port with its blue colored wooden boats, one of the oldest Moroccan cities, formely named Mogador.
The old Medina of Essaouira is listed by UNESCO as world heritage site ;
Essaouira is known for its Gnaoua music festival every year on June ; a day excursion to essaouira makes the visitor think about staying longer in a friendly, relaxing medieval town.
Essaouira Highlights varried from eating fresh fish just pulled out from the water in small scale local restaurant in the port to its croweded small streets, Place Moulay El Hassan, the portuguese harbour, Skala and the Jewish quarter . Night in Essaouira
Day 13: Essaouira – Casablanca.
Drive from Essaouira to Casablanca, beautiful drive along the Atlantic Ocean, visit to Mazagan, for lunch, small old coastal town, drive to Casablanca, last day in Morocco, overnight hotel.
Day 14 : Airport Transfers
Airport Transfer will be early from your hotel. End of our services.