This Morocco tour is a window to discover he hidden treasures of Morocco. It covers the authentic regions, amazing landscape, historical sites and the gorgeous hospitality of local people
Day 1 : Arrival to Casablanca
Upon arrival to Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on time, you could choose to have an optional tour of the Hassan II mosque. It is one of the largest Mosques in the world and its hand crafted beauty is breathtaking. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 2 : Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez
After breakfast, you drive towards the capital of Morocco Rabat to visit Med V Mausoleum and Hassan tower. After, continue towards Meknes and enter through the large monumental gate “Bab Mansour” to visit Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. The mausoleum is one of the most impressive buildings in the city. Depending on the time of our visit, we may be able to enter and view the beautifully decorative tomb. End the day in the oldest city in Morocco Fez. Dinner, and night in a Riad.
Day 3 : Fez ( Visit the city )
After breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world's largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the Kings Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will experience. For lunch you will eat in traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch you will complete the tour and return to your hotel for the evening. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Day 4 : Fez - Ifrane - Cedar Forest - Ziz Valley - Erfoud
After an early breakfast you will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. On arrival at the Kasbah in Erfoud, a hot shower or dip in the swimming pool (depending on the weather) will be a treat after the drive. Dinner will be served at the Kasbah
Day 5 : Erfoud - Merzouga - Sahara Desert
Most of the day will be spent relaxing at the hotel or exploring the small but interesting desert town. In the afternoon, you will head off in some 4-wheel drive vehicles across the barren land to the majestic Sahara sand dunes. You will set off by camel for a 1/2-hour trek out onto the dunes to watch the sunset. You will spend the night in Deluxe Berber tents (Dinner is included).
*** this could be optional if you would prefer to return to the hotel to sleep ***
Day 6 : Erg Chebbi - Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley
After breakfast, you will return by camel to the 4x4s and head back to Erfoud. From Erfoud you set out behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to the Todra Gorges. In the afternoon, you will take a walk up in the towering Todra Gorges (600 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco. You will stay the night in Dades before you cross the High Atlas Mountains. Dinner will be served at the Kasbah
Day 7 : Dades valley - Rose valley - Ouarzazate - Ait benhadou Kasbah - Marrakech
After breakfast, today you will discover the valley of roses, Kelaa M’Gouna a center of Moroccan roses and rose products. Then continue your trip via the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs, passing the Skoura palm oasis to Ouarzazate. After a lunch stop in Ouarzazate, continue with a visit of UNESCO protected site of Ait Benhaddou. Leave the Kasbah and start heading towards the majestic Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass of Tizni Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby. Arrival to Marrakech by the sunset. Dinner and night at the hotel or Riad.
Day 8 : Marrakech ( Full day visit )
Today you will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the pearl of the Atlas. You will discover the Bahia palace, the Medrassa Ben Yousef, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souks (artisanat markets) lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. Night will be at the hotel/Riad.
Day 9 : Marrakech - Essaouira
After breakfast, you will have a day trip to Essaouira, an interesting fishing town with Portuguese ramparts and white walls surrounding the city. One of main Morocco’s export goods from here are wooden objects made from thuja tree roots; we will be admiring the craftsmen at work. Lunch will be enjoyed in a sea fruit Restaurant. Then, you have a free afternoon to have a walk by the Atlantic beach. Dinner and night in a hotel or traditional Riad
Day 10 : Essaouira ( Free day )
Today is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city and its hidden treasures. Night at the hotel/Riad with breakfast
Day 11 : Essaouira - Safi - El Jadida - Casablanca
After breakfast, a scenic drive by the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy the alluring scenery and also to enjoy the fresh breeze. We drive into the city of Safi where it is supposed to stop for lunch and enjoy the Moroccan sardines tajines. Then, continue into El Jadida known as Mazagan during the Portuguese time. Arrival to Casablanca late afternoon. Night at the hotel
Day 12 : Casablanca
Departure to Casablanca airport depends on your flight timing