On this 10 Day Tour of Morocco

you will discover the best of the North and the South of the country. You will be guided around the sights of all the imperial cities, visit the spectacular mosque in Casablanca and explore the Roman Ruins at Volubilis. In the South, you will visit the dramatic canyons at Dades and Todra Gorge and have the opportunity to camel trek into the Sahara before staying overnight at our desert Camp.
Day 1 Arrival in Marrakech or Casablanca
Wewillcollectyoufrom the airport and takeyou to your accommodation, an elegantlyrestoredriad in the medina. Overnight Marrakech
Day 2: Marrakech Sightseeing
After a morning at leisure, experience the hustle and bustle of Marrakech with an official guided tour. Visit the dramaticKoutoubia Minaret and 14th-century Ben Youssef Madrasa. Explore the colourful and aromatic souks as youweavethrough the labyrinth of narrowalleys and finish in the infamous UNESCO-listed Djemaa el Fna Square. You willdiscoverexoticbazaarsselling hand-made rugs, spices, and souvenirs, and seeacrobats, snakecharmers, and Gnaouamusicianscompeting for the attention of the crowd. Overnight Marrakech
Day 3: Marrakech– Tizi n’Tichka – High Atlas Mountains – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
This morningwestartour tour of Morocco and headthrough the High Atlas Mountains. Our pathwilltake us over the Tizi n’TichkaPass at an altitude of 7,415 feet, the highestmountainpass in NorthAfrica. Passing throughunforgettablemountainlandscapes and various villages where corn canbeseenripening in the sun on the packedearth roofs of the stone houses. Wewillvisit Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a must-see UNESCO World Heritage site and the backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters such as “Gladiator” “Indiana Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia”. From Ait Benhaddouwewill continue to Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Morocco, whereyouwill have the option to visit the local film studios and museum. Overnight in Ouarzazate
Day 4: Ouarzazate – Skoura Oasis – Roses Valley – DadesValley
Leaving Ouarzazate wewillpass the Skoura Oasis, wherenumerousancient kasbahs, stand among the palm trees. Fromhereour route willtake us throughKela’a M’gouna, the Valley of Roses, whereyoucanpurchaselocally-made rose basedtoiletries. Theseproducts are gorgeous and highlyvaluedthroughoutMorocco. Thenhead to Dades gorges the gorgeous gorges withspectacularmountains and Berbervallages and enjoy glass of teawith a local people . Afterwards, therewillbe time to strollalongside the river beforearriving at the hotel. Overnight in Dades
Day 5: DadesValley – Todra Gorge – Rissani – Ziz Oasis – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes.
Todaywehead to Todra Gorge on the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs”, passing the village of Tinghir on the way. On arrival in Todra Gorge, therewillbe the opportunity to hike for an hour or two, through the villages and fieldscultivated by the local Berberwomen and see the spectacularpeaks of the High Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. Then onto the desert road, wewilljourney to Merzouga via Erfoud and Rissani. In the afternoonwewillenjoy a camel trek into the apricot coloured sands of Morocco’shighest dunes. Arriving at ourdesert camp in time to watch the sunset and providing the mostwonderful photo opportunities. In the eveningyouwillbeservedtraditionalMoroccan cuisine and canenjoy live Berber music around the campfire. You cansleep in yourtent in the silence of the desert, or outsideunder the stars and gaze at the crystal-clearMilkyWaylike few people have seenit. Overnight in a nomadicfire-camp (luxury camp upgrade available)
Day 6: Desert Exploration Day
Todaywewillvisit the Khamlia Village, the home of the Gnaoua people. These are descendants of slaves whowerebrought to MoroccofromSenegal via the Salt Route and are famous for their trance-like music whichwewill have the opportunity to hear. WewillalsovisitDayetSrji Salt Lake, whichis the resting point for manykinds of migratorybirdsincludingflamingos (dependant on rain-fall). There willbe an opportunity to meetwithdesertnomads and learn more about theirincredibleway of life or perhapsyouwouldlike to have a go at riding buggies or quad-bikes in the dunes. Tonightyouwillstay in a charming kasbah hotel on the dune line whereyoucan relax watching the moonrise over the dunes. OvernightMerzouga
Day 7: Merzouga – Erfoud – Ziz Oasis – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
FirstlywevisitErfoud in the dramaticZiz Gorge, a spectaculargash in the hillsthatsurround the Ziz Oasis, the largest oasis in Morocco. After passing through a barren plain of scrub and desert on the otherside of the mountains, wereachMidelt and herewecanenjoy lunch with a view of the stunningpeaks of the High Atlas. The landscapesvarywildlyuntilwereach the cedarforests in Azrou and mightbeluckyenough to spot a troupe of Barbary Apes thatstill live wildhere. Then onto the Switzerland of Morocco, Ifrane. Finallyarriving at our destination, the ancient city of Fes, whichis the cultural capital of Morocco and the mostcompletemedievalIslamic city in the world. OvernightFes
Day 8: FesGuidedSightseeing Tour
Todayyoucanenjoy a full daysightseeingwith an official local guide. This begins at the MerenidTombs, beforemoving onto the Musée des Armes, a fortressthat once protected the city. Wewill enter the Fes el Bali, where the only transportation is via donkeys and mules. WewillvisitKaraouiyineMosque, one of the oldest in the world, whichfunctioned as the first university in Morocco. Afterthis, wewill continue through the alleyways passing some of Fes’ most important buildings including the Dar al-Magana, a 14th- century water clock, and the Zaouia al-Tijaniyya. Wewill stop to visit the EchCherabliyineMosque (Mosque of the Slipper-makers) beforewe continue into the UNESCO-recognized Fondouk el Nejjarine. Within the fondouk’s is the Musée de Bois, which displays carveddoorsfrom the Bou Inania Madrasa. Wewill stop for lunch at one of the Moroccan palace-restaurants that serve a traditional Fassi meal of mezas (Moroccan tapas). In the afternoonwevisit the Musée Dar Batha to view the pottery, leather-work, wood, books, and 19th-century manuscripts. Thenwe explore the Andalusian Quarter, the Mellah (Jewish Quarter), and of course the famousleather tanneries where the methodsused havent changed in hundreds of years a littlefarthersouth, the Ville Nouvelle (New Quarter). Overnight in Fes
Day 9: Fes – Volubilis – Meknes – Rabat
This morningwewillvisit the outstandingarchaeological site of Volubilis. This Roman Ruinsis a UNESCO world heritage site of great importance and alsogained international acclaimwhen Martin Scorsese usedit as the feature location for his film “The Last Temptation of Christ”. Wewillbrieflyvisit Moulay Idriss beforeMeknes, known as the “Moroccan Versailles”. Founded in the 17th century by Sultan Moulay Ismail. Herewewillsee the highlights; Bab Mansour, the 8 metreintricatelypatternedarchargued to be the mostbeautiful in Morocco; the Place El Hedime (Square of Ruins) and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Next, wewill drive to see Koubba el-Khayatine and HabsQara, an imperialpavilionthat once receiveddiplomatscoming to negotiate the ransom of Christian prisoners. Wewill continue to the Dar el Makhzen, the “Palace of Labyrinths”, and then to Bassin de l’Aguedal, a water tank built to supply water to the palace and imperial city. Wethenmake the short drive to Rabat, wherewewillspend the night. Overnight Rabat
Day 10: Rabat – Casablanca or Marrakech
After breakfast, youcan explore Rabat, the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. WalkaroundOudayas Kasbah, then continue to the Hassan Tower, The Tower isactually a mosque, emblematic of Rabat and famous for itsunfinished minaret wherestorksmaketheirnests. Wewillalsovisit the beautifulMausoleum of Mohammed V, decoratedwithstained glass windows, white marble, and a wrought-ironentrywaywith a stairwayleading up to an impressive dome. Afterwe finish wewilldepart for Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, wherewewillvisit the Hassan II Great Mosque, one of the Islamicworld’sgreatest monuments. NB: This tour canstart and end in Marrakech or Casablanca.

INCLUDED :

Fully private tour
Collection from and drop-off at your hotels at the start and end of the tour
All travel in comfortable air-conditioned car transportation, fully licensed and insured for tourist transport, including fuel.
Services of an experienced local driver-guide (speaks: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Berber)
Half board accommodation in the Sahara Desert and the Dades Gorge (i.e. dinner, bed and breakfast).
Services of an expert local hiking guide if required.
Camel trek.

NOT INCLUDED :

Lunches and drinks.

Entrance fees to heritage sites ( usually around 50 dh/7à dh per person)

Tips (if you choose to give them)

Price willvarydependent on

The number of people in the party
The number of days
The standard of accommodation required. Budget, mid-range &luxury options are availableincluding a luxurydeserttentwithprivateen-suite.
The activitiesrequired
Room configuration
Children’sages if applicable
High / Lowseason
Airport Transfersrequired For exact pricingplease contact us for a FAST, free of charge / no obligation quote.

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