Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat
Upon arrival, we will pick you up at the airport and we drive to centre of Casablanca to see the Hassan II Mosque (the largest outside of Mecca). Then we will head to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, we cen see the Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah and we check in to our hotel /riad ,where we stay overnight in the heart of the Medina.
Day 2: Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes
After breakfast we will drive to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes (another significant imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco) you will see the famous gate Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin. Then we see the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum and after lunch our journey continues to Volubilis, the Roman ruins (dating to 25 B.C.), where some of the original mosaics are still in very good shape. After that we continue to Fes via the foothills of the Rif Mountains. We will reach Fes late afternoon where we will check in to our hotel/riad at the heart of the Medina.
Day 3: Exploring Fes
After breakfast we will explore the oldest city in Morocco. We walk in its alleys and small streets. We visit the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, then the first Mellah ever built in Morocco(built during the 16th century). Then we will visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University (the oldest in the region), also the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch we will visit the tiles cooperative and then we experience a wonderful panoramic view of whole Medina Fes. In the afternoon, we will visit the new city “La ville nouvelle” for a drink. We will stay overnight in locel hotel/riad.
Day 4: Fes - Ifran - Azrou - Midelt
After breakfast we will leave Fes ,and we head towards Ifran - beautiful mountains village, referred to as "the Switzerland of Morocco". We will stop also at Azrou, (Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest - the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes). Then our journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and Atlas mountains. In Midelt you will check in local hotel /riad.
Day 5: Midelt - Errachidia - Ziz Valley - Merzouga
After breakfast we will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. We will travel through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, (taking in views of the High Atlas plateau). You will notice how the scenery changes as we approach the city of Errachidia, where we will have lunch and we enjoy the Berber hospitality. Then we will travel along Ziz Valley, we stop for panoramic views along the way. We arrive to Merzouga at afternoon and we ’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before we check in to your hotel/riad.
Day 6: Merzouga area and the Camel trek
After seeing the spectacular sunrise and breakfast we will visit the village of the Gnawi people, originally slaves from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle (Khamlia village). Near from this village you can see the lake of Merzouga, with its flamingos. You may also visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are selling their product for good prices. At the afternoon you will be ready for your camel ride, guided by an experienced camel guide, you will explore sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi for 2-3hrs before spending the magical night under the stars. If you prefer you can sleep in a traditional Berber nomad tent.
Day 7: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley
In the early morning you will watch the spectacular sunrise in the dunes. Then we will ride camel back to hotel/riad to take a shower and breakfast crossing unique beauty of Erg Chebbi dunes. After breakfast we will drive to Tinghir and Todra Gorges – highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you will have the chance to hike along this valley.
After lunch we will drive through the Dades Valley, to see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations (“called monkey toes”). We will sleep in a hotel in the heart of the gorge.
Day 8: Dades Gorge - Bouthaghrar 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 will 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. Continue to Skoura and the birds valley, visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After some hiking in the valley stop in a restaurant, overlooking the whole valley, for lunch. 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. Overnight accommodation will be in a local riad.
Day 9: Ouarzazat - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Taroudant
After breakfast in your riad, we will head to Taroudant via Taznakht, visiting Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. The former is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech, now one of the UNESCO heritage site. On to Taliouine, the capital of Safran in Morocco, you have the option to visit the Safran co-operative. If your visit coincides with the Safran harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber people with their families harvesting the Safran in their fields. We should arrive at Taroudant in the afternoon, here you will see the ramparts and walk within the small alleys in the Medina. Taroudant is always referred to as “The little Marrakech” because its walls look just the walls of Marrakech and has the influence of the Saadian dynasty , which built both walls of either city during the 16th century. Overnight at Riad.
Day 10: Taroudant - Essaouira
Breakfast in the riad, and then head for Essaouira, travelling via Agadir . Our first stop will be at Agadir, a resort city which used to be a very big tourist destination for many years. After lunch and small walk at the Promenade, you will continue to Essaouira. The coastal road offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan trees; here you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food they can’t find on the ground. After several stops along the coast we get to Essaouira on the afternoon. Overnight accommodation at a riad in the Medina.
Day 11: Exploring Essaouira
Breakfast at your riad, and then start exploring the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, the port, the souks and see Thuya wood carved by artisans, walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. Essaouira is known for its strong winds most of the year so it is known as the "City of the wind" thus it attracts wind surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations - including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture - however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s "Jewel of the Atlantics”. Our visit includes the Mellah - the Jewish headquarter, and the beach. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. Usually it starts in the second week of June, so if your trip coincides with this, you have the option to extend your stay for an extra day. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, bought fishes ‘cooked to order’. On the afternoon, you have free time to walk and explore by yourself. Overnight accommodation in riad at the Medina.
Day 12: Essaouira - Marrakech
After breakfast we depart to Marrakech and on our way we will make several stops to take photographs, after reaching Marrakech, we will check-in to our hotel/riad. After tasty dinner we will enjoy walking within the famous square of Jemaa El fna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. We stay overnight in locasl hotel/riad in the Medina.
Day 13: Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast we will explore Marrakech " the red city of Morocco”. We will see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest. We will visit Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Coranic School. After Lunch at local restaurant near main square, we will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. At the afternoon, you will have free program to discover Marrakech by yourself.
Day 14: Marrakech - departure airport Marrakech
Today, depends on your departure time, we will drive you to the airport.
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