1st day: Arrival to Casablanca
Welcome to Morocco! Arrival at Med V airport in Casablanca where you will meet your English speaking driver. The driver will provide a brief review of your tour. Then, you will visit Casablanca, Morocco’s commercial capital and largest city; you will enjoy the impressive architecture, the majestic Hassan II Mosque, and the gardens, and terrace cafes overlooking the Atlantic Coast. After lunch, you will have enough time to stroll by the Atlantic coast before transferring to the hotel. Overnight with dinner
2nd day: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
After breakfast at the hotel, We start the day to travel towards Rabat. You will visit the main sites of the administrative capital. The tour will include the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace, the majestic Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offering fabulous views, as well as being home to Moroccan artisan galleries. After lunch, depart towards the blue city of Chefchaouen with nice stops to take pictures and to relax. Arrival to Chefchaouen in the afternoon. Dinner and night in a guest House.
3rd day: Explore The Blue Chefchaouen
After breakfast, discover the blue washed narrow alleys of the friendly medina. Visit to the walled fortress of the Kasbah contains beautiful gardens, near which is the small museum and art gallery which houses the rich culture of the Rif Mountains. From the rooftop of the Kasbah you can see a spectacular panorama of the blue and white washed houses, tiled roofs and tiny balconies. After exploring the medina, walk in the nearby hillsides with the wonderful and magnificent waterfalls. The town offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular. Overnight with dinner at the Riad.
4th day: Chefchaouen – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez
This day we drive from Chefchaouen to Meknes to enjoy a guided tour here. We start our guided tour in front of the impressive 18th century Bab Mansour, the ornamental gate to the imperial city of Meknes built by Sultan Moulay Ismail. We continue our tour to the small but impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Then we will pass by the entrance of the Meknes Royal Palace and end up at Moulay Ismail’s massive Heri es Souani. This was his personal stable & granary for his 12,000 horses. After lunch, we’ll make our way through the rolling hills for a guided visit of the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved Roman ruins in this part of North Africa. Your certified local guide will explain about life in the Roman Empire as you peer into old bathhouses, marveling at the still-present mosaic floors and gazing up at the towering marble pillars. We leave the Roman Empire to make our way to Fez. Overnight in Fez with dinner.
5th day: Fes Sightseeing Tour
Today will be a full day guided tour to Fes. Fez has been considered as one of the best known cities in medieval Jewish history, it was home to one of the most influential Talmudic scholars of all times, Rabbi Isaac Alfasi, as well as Maimonides in the years of 1160 to 1165. Visit the Mellah with its synagogue. Fez is a spiritual and cultural center with many facets. The tour will take you back in time while visiting Al Quaraouiyine University, the oldest university in the world (before even Oxford or the Sorbonne). We will also visit the medieval Medina with its Bou Anania Medersa, the Nejjarine fountain, and the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. Afterwards, continue to explore the narrow alleys house hundreds of merchants and craftsmen selling a range of products such as dates, fish, spices, copper urns and musical instruments. Overnight with breakfast at your hotel.
6th day: Fez – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Merzouga
Today we leave Fez towards the big desert of Merzouga , En-route you’ll pass through a scenic forest of cedars and across the Middle Atlas Mountain range to the mineral mining city of Midelt, where a stop for lunch is scheduled. This journey continues along through the dramatic Ziz valley which is particularly well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis. All along the road there are innumerable ksars, small villages of individual houses. From here we reach Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Upon arrival at Merzouga, you will have some time relaxing by the pool before the next part of your adventure. You will walk or ride by camel over the sands as the sun begins to set and as you reach the magnificent Erg Chebbi sand dunes, witness them turning a wonderful red hue. As night falls, listen to the beat of Berber drum music and song, enjoying a Moroccan home-cooked dinner. Overnight at the tent.
7th day: Erg Chebbi – Todra gorges – Dades gorges
Your day starts early with a picturesque sunrise before enjoying a special breakfast, head back to Merzouga to rejoin your car and continue your journey towards Todra Gorge travelling along the rugged road of a Thousand Kasbahs. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. We arrive at the stunning gorges of Todra where springs of water run between the rocks and enjoy the views of natural beauty. Take a short exploratory walk into the Todra Gorge with its high walls of pink and grey rock. We continue through the Dades valley. Dinner and night in a Kasbah/hotel.
8th day: Dade – Rose valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Today after breakfast starts with an easy stroll through Dades Valley and The Valley of the Roses providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip in both the valleys, Kalla Mgouna famous for its roses. We’ll stop at “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continuing on to Skoura to visit the Kasbah Amridil. The tour continues 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 where some of the famous movies were filmed such as The Mummy and Gladiator. We will pass by Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site. After that, we will begin to cross the High Atlas Mountains with many panoramic views and attractive Berber villages to reach Marrakech. Dinner and night in a nice Riad.