– Explore Fes – most important cultural city in Morocco
– Experience Sahara desert in Merzouga
– Camel ride in desert
– Explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trekking (if time allows)
– Visit Ait Benhaddou and film studios in Ouarzazate.
– Explore Marrakech.
When you’ll be arrived at the airport, our driver will pick you up and take you to your accommodation in Casabablanca where you will spend the night. After relaxing and showering, you will meet our staff that will be your companion in this journey. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, our trip begins by a tour around the largest city of Morocco “Casablanca”, visiting the majestic mosque of Hassan II, the fifth largest mosque in the world, with the highest minara, constructed partly over the sea with a blend of the andalusian and muslim style of architecture. Afterwards, you will explore the houbous and have lunch at the port, with a special fish dish, enjoy the refreshing air of the sea. Right after lunch you will visit the new town of Casablanca and, conclude by a visit to the refreshing sea-side, before continuing towards Morocco’s capital city “Rabat”; Later we will have lunch in a local restaurant. Then we drive straight to the blue city Chefchaouen and obviously on our way to this city we will pass through many small towns and stop there for breaks until we get to Chefchaouen we will of course take a walk inside it’s blue alleys and in it’s old medina so you take some good pictures and try the local food of this city.
Later that night we will spend it in the hotel where you will be served and where we will have dinner.
it’s a new morning in our private tour, get ready to enjoy. So we will continue our way of course after having breakfast and our next destination will be Fez but first we’ll pass by Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber and Roman city in Morocco situated near the city of Meknes, and commonly considered as the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania, … Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed for being “an exceptionally well preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire”. We are going to explore these ruins get to know about the history of this ancient city.
Later we’ll go along to Meknes, a beautiful imperial city in the heart of Morocco. It has too many wonderful places to be seen and discovered, such as its souks, El-Hedim square, Bab el Mansour gate, Sahrij Swani and more.
Later in the afternoon we will go to Fez where we will spend the night and the coming day.
Breakfast in your riad, then start an explorative journey of the Medina where you will visit the many hidden treasures that only the inhabitants of the place know about. In the first place, Fes served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. Hence your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries.
Then after lunch you will also view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famous Jewish quarter “the Mellah”. There you will have the option to visit one of the few living synagogues in Morocco. In addition, your tour of Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Finally, in the afternoon we will visit the new city for a drink. Overnight accommodation at your riad.
Early in the morning, we will resume our Trip, driving to the European city of Ifrane with its unique architecture that gives you the impression that you are in another country; Crossing the largest cedar forests in the country and, the second major mountain pass Tizi nTalghamt that offers you a panoramic view over the middle Atlas mountain and berber villages; you will arrive at the agricultural capital of Morocco the city of Midelt, where you will enjoy lunch.
After lunch we are going to resume our tour, passing by the Darra valley, where you will have a worth stop, to admire the beauty of this place, beautifully perched by the infinite palm groves lined by the Daraa river; thereupon we will pass by the palm’s city Erfoud and, the small town of Rissani, where you will visit the old Market. At evening, you will reach Merzouga then you will check in to your riad. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel, you will leave all your unnecessary stuff in the hotel, then we will go in an prepared camel trek which is going to be amazing and guided by experts, so you can enjoy your adventure through the dunes in a comfortable way. With our guide you will dive into the sandy golden dunes of Merzouga, experiencing the life of an ancient traveller, under the breath-taking sunset that you will watch from above the dunes.
Finally, you will access to our traditional well equipped camp, where you will be welcomed by a traditional dinner and, a cup of mint tea; while enjoying a local berber music show. Overnight at the nomadic camel hair tent. Our camp is equipped with western bathrooms.
The uncanny sunrise in Merzouga is something not to miss, that’s why our guide will wake you up early to enjoy breakfast, while the sun shines and, warms our skins; After seeing this natural magic we’ll ride the camels back to the hotel to clean our hair from the sand in a warm shower, and eat an amazing breakfast makes you feel like you’re home. And our destination today is Rissani, we will visit the bustling market, you will see here something seems to be funny, but essential for local people, a donkeys parking here there’s the main transportation way is donkey, it transfers products like food, water, people… around the area, and that’s really amazed every foreigner pass through this town.
Later we will proceed to a city known by its fossils, it’s Erfoud. We may visit workshops where the experts made beautiful furniture and handicrafts. After a while we will drive to Todra Gorges, Here, both the Todra and Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons on their final 25-mile stretch through the mountains, leaving behind this series of reliefs and etches in the rock. Late in the afternoon we will reach Dades Valley, where we will have dinner and sleep there in a hotel.
After breakfast and, not far from the city you will visit the Morocco’s most visited place from all over the world, “The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou”, a world heritage site that has been an attraction for universal producers to give it a part in their films and Tv shows such as “Game of Thrones”,”the Mummy”,”Son of God” etc.
After a quiet stay, we will draw our way through the highest mountain pass in North Africa the “Tizi n’Tichka”, with an altitude of 2,260m, offering you some incredible views over the high Atlas mountains; to arrive at Marrakech at evening, where you will spend the night at a riad, after enjoying dinner.
After breakfast in the riad, you will get to know the historical and artistic side of the red city “Marrakech”, with its unique monuments such as: the Koutoubia mosque and the Minara gardens, also the Bahia palace that offers you a blend of arts and crafts; diving into the old alleys of the medina with its old market; without missing the relaxing Majorelle gardens and, the historical Saadian tombs. Finally conclude the day in front of the charming Plaza of Jamaa Lefna, where fortune tellers, comedians and musicians seeks for your attention.
Today’s activity will be perhaps one of the most exciting ones during our trip, and that is an excursion to Essaouira city. On the way there, you’ll get to enjoy the different landscape changes, from green to dry to green again. You will also get the chance to observe the famous Argan trees, which only grows locally, being climbed by goats on the hunt for the tree’s nuts. If you wish to, we can stop at one of the local female-only Argan oil cooperation where you can try some for yourself. Argan oil is a product that Morocco prides itself in, used in the making of luxury skin care and for culinary purposes. A short drive later, you will begin to get a panoramic view of the coastal city in the horizon before we finally get there.
Essaouira, named Mogador in the past, was a port city built by the Portuguese in the times of colonization. This gives the city’s architecture a unique charm to it, especially when mixed with all the Andalusian and traditional Moroccan architecture. You will get to spend your day here however you want, but we highly suggest that you don’t miss visiting the port, the beach, and the old Medina. Finally, you will have dinner and spend the night at a hotel or Riad.
This morning we will spend it on shopping and buying souvenirs of this trip, and relaxing in this warm and beautiful city of Essaouira but sadly every thing has an end, so we leave Essaouira in mid-afternoon to Casablanca, and according to your voyage schedule, we will transfer you to the airport, where unfortunately our journey ends, by wishing you a safe flight and, thanking you for choosing us to share with your trip.