Grand Morocco Tour 12 days / 11 nights
Departure /Arrival Casablanca
Arrive in Casablanca Airport. Your
local tour guide will meet you then escort you to your hotel
(depending on time of arrival).
Dinner and stay overnight.
Today After breakfast at hotel, you
will have a short city tour of Casablanca, the largest city in
Morocco; it is the heart of commerce and industry, you will visit
Hassan II mosque built on water alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Later
on, you will depart to Rabat. Stopping for lunch then having a
sightseeing tour of the administrative capital of Morocco.
You will visit the Royal Palace, The Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the
Hassan Tower, the minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by The
Almohad ruler, Yaacoub al-Mansour. You may also visit The Kasbah des
Oudaias, white houses with blue painted parapets located near to the
Atlantic coast. Dinner and overnight
Rabat » Meknes » Fes.
Today After breakfast at hotel,
you will travel to Meknes then to the nearby city Fes. Meknes is the
third Imperial city of Morocco with its famous door, it is
known as "The Versailles of Morocco. You will explore Bab El
Mansour, one of the most beautiful
gateways. Continue your sightseeing tour by visiting the Mausoleum
of Moulay Ismail. You will have time for lunch then visit the Old
and new Medina. Later on you will visit the village of Moulay
Idriss Zerhoun, one of the most
sacred sites which is a place of pilgrimage for Moroccans.
Afterward you will discover the ancient Roman ruins of Volubulis.
Finally drive to Fes.Enjoy your
evening with traditional Moroccan dinner .Spend the night in a Riad
Day 4: Fes.
Today after breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour to explore
the Royal city of Fès. Your morning will be spent visiting the
medieval Medina (old city) with its ramparts and narrow streets that
was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. You will see the
16th Century Merinid Tombs Ruins. You will visit the Bouanania and
the Attarine Medersas constructed in the early 14th century by the
Merinides, the Karaouine Mosque (The ancient educational centre of
Islamic learning), and the Nejjarine Marble Fountain. You will have
a break for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Continuing on
your visit, you will view the decorated gate of Bab Boujeloud, the
medieval tanneries, the Royal Palace .Then visit of the Souks (local
markets) where merchants and craftsmen sell their hand-made
jewellery, leather goods, copperware and pottery. Dinner and
accommodation at a hotel.
Day 5: Fes » Ifran »
Azrou » Midelt » Er-Rachidia » Erfoud » Merzouga
Today early morning, you will travel through the middle Atlas via
Ifran “Moroccan Switzerland”and Azrou. You will have a stop at the
cedar forest for a visit to Cedre Goraud Tree where you will see
Barbary apes. From here we drive further south passing by several
towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in
tents alongside the way. You will also see the volcanic rocks. Our
next stop is in Midelt where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on,
continuing our drive by crossing the Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907m)
while enjoying the panoramic views. You will also cross Ziz Gorge
and the tunnel. Near Errachidia, you will see the Barrage Hassan Al-Dakhil
which has turquoise blue water. Continue our drive to Erfoud, you
will have stop for a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz
River. Arriving Erfoud and crossing the off road to reach the hotel
situated on the foot of the dunes. You will experience a camel ride
to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend
the night, enjoy your evening, dine under the stars and sleep in
Nomad Berber tent.
Day 6: Merzouga » Rissani » Erfoud » Tinejdad » Tineghir » Todra
Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the
sunrise then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel
where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey.
We will depart to Rissani, you will
have a visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and you may also
investigate the Souk
(local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where
donkeys gather. Continuing on our drive toward Tinjdad passing by
Erfoud “the capital of marble fossil”
.You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route.
Our next stop is in Tinjdad where you will have lunch. Later on,you
will have the chance to stop for a panoramic view of the river.
Continuing on the road alongside the river to reach the gorges where
you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while
enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters).
Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
Dades Gorge »
Boutghrar » El-Kelâa M’Gouna
Today you will travel to Ouarzazate via Boumalne du Dadès, El-Kelaâ
M’Gouna and Skoura. You will have a short time to explore Dades
gorges and see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of
monkeys” and hike on foot through
this stunning place while enjoying the views of rocks. From
here, we will cross the Boutghrar off road. Stopping to visit one of
the Nomad families that live in caves,
you will be introduced
to family members and
getting to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of
a nice cup of tea. After
will continue our off
road to reach El-Kelaâ M’Gouna where you will enjoy your
lunch. Later on, continuing our drive
to Ouarzazate while enjoying the views of Valley of Roses,
the valley of one thousand Kasbahs and Skoura palmerie. Finally you
will arrive to Ouarzazate, you will admire the view of Kasbah of
Taourirt that was built by the
Dinner and spend the night at the Hotel or Riad.
Day 8 :
Ouarzazate » Aït BenHaddou » Telouet
» Tizi N’Tichka Pass »
This morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios
before we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou,
a UNESCO World
Heritage Site where you will visit the exotic Kasbah
named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile
Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous
films such as: The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus
of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and
Gladiator. Later on, continuing our
off roads drive to Telouet. You will have a break for lunch
then visit the incredible Kasbah of Telouet .Afterward we continue
across the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2260m). Stopping along the way for
photos and enjoying the panoramic views of High Atlas Mountains
along with Berber villages located alongside the road.
Arrive to Marrakech. Dinner
and spend the night in a hotel or Riad.
Day 9: Marakech.
Today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the imperial city
of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its
tower, the Majorelle Garden; a botanical garden with its varied
plants, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colourful
mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia
Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a
break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the
fascinating Souks( local markets ) and the narrow alleys around the
Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with
snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and
story-tellers – moving from one group to another .Enjoy your dinner
and spend the night in a hotel or Riad.
Marrakech » Essaouira.
This morning after breakfast, we will leave
Marrakech “the red city”
toward Essaouira, the old Portuguese city. You may visit an Argan
factory run by women and get to know about the process of making
Argan oil. You will explore the port
of the Coastal tourist town of Essaouira. Enjoy
a fresh seafood lunch in the
medina. The afternoon is at your leisure
for a personal exploration;
you can swim and relax on the beach. Enjoy your evening meal and
spend the night in a Riad or hotel.
Day 11: Essaouira »
Safi » Oualidia » El Jadida » Casablanca
Today we will leave Essaouira toward
Casablanca “the commercial centre of
Morocco” via the costal road while admiring the views. We will pass
by Safi then to Oualida where you will enjoy delicious seafood in
this wonderful place. After lunch we will continue to Casablanca
passing by El Jadida (was known with Mazagan); this old medina was
established in 1513 by the Portuguese. Arrive to Casablanca early
evening, enjoy your dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 12: Casablanca.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Airport
depending your flight