10-DAY/9 NIGHTS COMPREHENSIVE MOROCCO TOUR
DAY 1. Casablanca
Pick up at Mohamed V airport and transfer to the hotel. If arrive early, we will go for a city sightseeing.
DAY 2. Casablanca - Rabat
We will visit Casablanca Hassan II mosque- 2nd the biggest mosque in the world. We will stop by Mohamed V Square, Cathedral-Church of the Sacred Heart Cathedral and Rick’s coffee- scene of movie “Casablanca”. From Casablanca we travel to Rabat, Morocco's third oldest Imperial City and modern capital. After lunch, we will visit the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and also the old medina.
Overnight at Rabat.
DAY 3. Rabat – Chefchaouen (blue city)
After breakfast, departure to blue city Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest towns in Morocco. We will walk though picturesque blue alleyways of the medina, visiting Outa Hamam Square with 14th-century fortress. Then we will explore the grand mosque of Chefchaouen , the only octagonal minaret in Morocco and enjoy RAs El Ma (fresh mountain water trickles).
Overnight at Chefchaouen.
DAY 4. Chefchaouen – Volubilis- Meknes- Fes
Morning, we travel to visit the impressive site of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best-preserved Roman site in Morocco. Situated on the ledge of a long plateau, the dramatic site was once one of the Roman Empire's most remote outposts. We also see the sacred town of Moulay Idriss (photo stop only). Moulay Idriss is a dramatic sight, houses and mosques piled up around two rock outcrops. We continue to Meknes, Morocco's youngest Imperial City. We feature the Gate Bab El Mansour dating from 1752, complete with its Corinthian columns. The city was built by a massive army of slaves, both Moroccan and Christian. Driving to Fes and overnight at Fes.
DAY 5. Fes city day tour
Today we will have a full day walking tour to discover Fes, the extraordinary medieval walled city. In contrast to the well-planned new city, the old city is a labyrinth of alleys and lanes lined with shops, mosques, homes and schools. In 1980 UNESCO designated the medina a World Heritage Site. At Fes, we will start with visit to the Royal Palace, Jewish Quarter, theological schools and several mosques. Our guide will take us to the medina to view the market shops or souks. We will see the famous traditional tannery factory and shops of tailoring handicraft. Today's walk is an amazing look into the life of the Moroccan city dweller where little has changed over the centuries. We will spend the night at Fes hotel.
DAY 6. Fes – Ifrane – Erfoud - Merzouga
We drive through Ifrane. Brief stop as Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the cedar forest of the Middle Atlas. Lunch is in Midelt Kasbah restaurant, “the apple capital”, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We continue over the well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis. Once you arrive Merzouga, you will be greeted with a glass of tea. Then you will watch sunset over the sahara desert dunes either by 4x4 vehicle or by camel. This is a magical landscape with huge sand dunes. Their colour shifts from pink to gold to red to white depending on the time of day. We will have dinner in desert tents that followed by an evening of music. Overnight in a luxury nomad tent with millions of stars.
DAY 7. Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Ouarzazate
This morning we depart for the Todra Gorge, one of Morocco's most spectacular sights. Later we cross the southern slopes of the High Atlas before arriving at the captivating city of Ouarzazate. We stop en route in the heart of the Dades Valley at the oasis of Kelaa Mgouna. Overnight at Ourrzazate.
DAY 8. Ouarzazate - Marrakech
After breakfast, the route goes on to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage site and Hollywood of Africa that filmed “Game of Throne” , “Kingdom of Heaven” and “ the Gladiator” etc. It is the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and one of the most visited spots in the whole country. From there we continue to drive through High Atalas -the highest pass in Africa and reach Marrakech. Marrakech, a city that blends Berber traditions with Arab renaissance and western influences. We will start with a visit to the magnificent Majorelle Botanical Gardens, inspired by French artists and fashion designer Yves St. Laurent. We will visit the Menara Garden, the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, which rises above the city, 6th century Saadian Kings tomb, and the beautiful Bahia Palace. The visit to Marrakech will be completed after a stop at the Djemaa El Fna square, the home of spice vendors, storytellers, snake charmers, fire eaters, acrobats, musicians and more.
Overnight at Marrakech.
DAY 9. Marrakech -Essaouira- Casablanca
After breakfast, departure to Essaouira. On the way, we will visit unique Argan oil production and if lucky you will take funny pictures of goats climbing Argan tree. Then we will arrive at Essaouira, the splendid port city built in 1184. We can see the scenes of movies “Zoro” and “Game of Throne”. Sit back, relax and let the beauty of the sandy bay stretching to the south of this charming city captivate you. Driving to Casablanca and overnight at Casablanca.
DAY 10. Casablanca
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Casablanca.
* Pick up and drop off airport
* Hotel with dinner and breakfast
* Camels for the trekking
* Desert Camp with dinner and breakfast
* Tour guide (multi-languages)
* Walk in beautiful blue city chefchaouen
* Explore the stunning Medina in Fes and Marrakech
* Visit ancient Roman site- Volubillis
* Camel to the desert camp and see magic Sahara
* Visit Ouarzazate town, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou- scene for films “Game of Thrones” ect
* Savour Moroccan mint tea and indulge in Berber cuisine
We can design any tour itineraries based on your interest, time and budget.