Discover a millenary culture with a great artistic heritage. Get to know the most important imperial cities in Morocco: Visit Casablanca and Rabat, discover the blue city Chefchaoun, discover the fascinating old Medina of Fez with a local guide, and visit Meknes. Ride camels across the Sahara alongside Berber cameleers and sleep in luxury tents nestled among sand dunes than explore Marrakech, its gardens and its crazy street markets,
Upon arrival to Casablanca; the biggest city of the country; you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (It depends on your arrival time,) you would be able to go for a visit to the Great Mosque Hassan II where you will meet a wonderful example of the Moroccan architecture. It is the largest mosque in the kingdom and the fifth largest mosque in the world.
Chefchaouen is known to be one of the most peaceful and safest places in Morocco. Nestled in the Rif Mountains the city attracts all types of travelers. Let us take a look at what it is that attracts everyone to this city.
The city is known for the variety of products made locally. You may find a variety of handmade crafts that would not be found elsewhere in Morocco. It is a popular shopping destination for Moroccans and tourist alike. You can find a variety of woven blankets and woolen garments in such vivid colors that you would really love to buy a few. The city is also known for the exceptional goat cheese available here. You can also buy carpets, leather ware, spices, metal ware etc.
You may even have your self-designed leather purse or such items made from the leather artisans in the market
After visiting the pearl of Morocco, here we go for another adventure : Fes,The oldest of the four “imperial cities” of Morocco (the others are Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat), Fes was the capital of Morocco several times in the past, the last of which ended in 1912, when most of Morocco came under French control and Rabat was chosen to be the capital of the new colony. Today Fes is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat. Fez comprises three distinct parts, Fez el Bali which is the oldest part surrounded by a big wall, where are more than 9000 narrow streets and allies. Fez-Jdid or the new Fes, home of the Mellah the Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle the newest section of Fez created during the French occupation.Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina is the largest in the world. Among its narrow streets and allies, the oldest university in the world is located; The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859. This University is still operating nowadays.
An hour outside of Fes, we will come across Ifran, a remarkable ski town in the Atlas Mountains with chalets and snow-capped peaks that looks incredibly similar to the famed ski regions of Austria and Switzerland. No matter the season, the temperature here cooler than the rest of Morocco, Ifran is very known as well by The Brotherhood private university, established in 1997 by The king of Morocco Hassan II and the king of Saudi Arabia Fahd. Where all classes are taught in English, it is an international university. Lunch will be scheduled in a Berber village called Midelt. The landscapes here includes palm tree oases at Jbel Ayachi (at 3747 m) before driving down the curves and join the pre-Saharian zone passing first by Errachidia and Erfoud. Heading up to the red colored sand sea dunes of Erg Chebbi at Merzouga via Rissani, the hometown of the Alaouist dynasty, where Moulay Ali sheriff started to unify Morocco under his red flag in the beginning of the 17th century. From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon.in the evening we go on a camel ride about one hour and half to meet one of the most magical sight we will ever seen. Overnight in Berber tented desert camp and enjoy a wonderful stars view.
Before breakfast we recommend you wake up early so you cannot miss the spectacular of the sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadow are awesome. Then taking camel again for going back to the hostel relaxing shower.
Visiting Errisani and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Chrif. This silent town was the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Up to now Rissani remains a major commercial center in the region, with a large souk, particularly lively today on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday. It was noted for its leather and goat skin trading in ancient ages.127 km from Errisani the great canyons of Morocco Todgha Gorges are situated beyond the central high Atlas Mountains. The area is populated by Berbers. Here you can enjoy a hike among those fabulous canyons.
From the great canyons of Todgha, We pass a town called Boumalen situated on the edge of Dades valley which rises in the High Atlas Mountains, giving life to a huge Berber community by its rich agriculture. At final we will reach dades gorges, where you will spend your night in a traditional Kasbah.
Another valley called valley of roses appearing with the green colors of its plants. This valley gives birth to a rose from which locals produces different cosmetic products like soap, perfumes and skin creams. Locals here celebrate this rose by organizing a national festival each end of April. Getting to Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa), is a city situated in the middle of a bare plateau, south of the High Atlas Mountains. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers, who constructed many of the prominent kasbahs and building for which the area is known. One of those building is Taourirt Kasbah diverted in 17th century.Why this town is nicknamed as Hollywood of Africa? Simply because it has been noted as a film-making location, with Morocco’s biggest studios inviting many international film companies to shoot their movies like: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), 30 km from Ouarzazate there is the fortified city of Aït Ben Haddou, built in the 11th century. Once up on a time this Kasbah was the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. It is situated on a hill along the Ounila River and has some beautiful examples of kasbahs, which unfortunately sustain damage during each rainstorm and windstorms. however, around five families are still living within this Kasbah.Aït Benhaddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.From this beautiful fortified Kasbah, we head to Marrakech via high atlas mountains Tizn Tichka Pass (2200 meter of altitude) During the journey we will enjoy many beautiful scenes of the Berber villages, elevated views of the mountains. finally We get to the magical city of Marrakech where your trip is up to end.
Desert Tour, City Tours