After you arrive in Casablanca, we will take you to visit the Hassan II mosque, one of the biggest mosques in the world. We will then drive to the stately and dignified capital city of Rabat. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Bou Regreg Estuary, Rabat has been settled since ancient times. It is a minor port city with considerable textile industries. In the evening your tour manager, will host a cocktail party followed by dinner.
After breakfast, you will have a complete private guided tour of Rabat. TThis busy political centre has a mix of the old and new: wide, tree-lined boulevards in the new town lead to the narrow bustling alleys of the old medina. You have the day to explore: visit the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V; the Kasbah Oudaias, dominating the estuary entrance and used to defend the city against pirates; and the Chellah, a 13th century necropolis that also encloses the remains of the ancient Roman City of Sala Colonia. In the afternoon, we will drive to the blue town of Chefchaouen via Kénitra abd Wazzan through the Rif Mountains and other villages.
You will have a day tour in Chefchaouen to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco and a stunning village at the foot of the Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen’s medina has a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants, and cafes.
After an early breakfast, you will set out for the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, where you will explore the 2000-year-old ruins. After lunch in Moulay Idriss, one of the holiest villages in Morocco, our driver will take you to discover the wonders of Meknes, a city famous for its 16 miles of protective wall. We will visit the Moulay Ismail Mosque and the former royal stables and granaries.
Today will be spent exploring Fes, the oldest Imperial City, founded in 790 A.D. We will visit the medieval medina, the Karaouiyne Mosque, whose central aisle is embellished with elaborate floral and Kufic script carved into the plaster, and the colorfully tiled Nejjarine Fountain. Don’t miss the fascinating Islamic universities, including the Abou Anania and the Attarine. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Fes.
After breakfast, you will head off to Merzouga through the cedar forest in the Middle Atlas Mountains, reaching Ifrane after 70 km (the Swiss-city of Morocco). After lunch in Midelt, we will follow the Ziz River through the valley and stop to see the Ziz Gorges on our way to Merzouga.
During this day, you will explore the desert area and the marvels of the Erg Chebbi dunes. You will have the opportunity to discover the nomads’ way of life and the amazing contrasts of the desert. You will visit the Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians before we continue to Tafilalet with its 18th century ksour, an almost impenetrable warren of alleys. We then continue to the ruins of Sijilmassa. After a lunch of local food (Madfouna or Berber pizza), we will return to the dunes of the Merzouga desert.
In the afternoon:
You will ride the camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp.
You will have a traditional dinner, drink delicious mint tea, and listen to Berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara Desert.
You will wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise over the dunes before making your way back to have a shower and breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, we will drive to Ouarzazate from Merzouga via Tafilaliet and Todra Gorges
After breakfast, you will explore Ouarzazate and visit the cinema studio. Then you will drive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (under Unesco protection). After visiting the Kasbah and the old village, we will depart in the afternoon for Marrakech via the Tizi N’tichka pass, in the heart of the mighty Atlas Mountains. In the evening, we will arrive in the imperial city of Marrakech, the “red pearl of the south”.
Today you will have a complete private tour of Marrakech. The souk is like a movie set, with exotic streets full of an amazing range of colors, sights, smells, and sounds, where artisans gather in separate streets, such as the silver street, shoe street, and metalworking street. You will also have a private tour of the Palais Bahia that was built as a replica of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. If time allows, we will visit the Majorelle Gardens, an enchanting site in the heart of the city.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to the Casablanca airport in time for your flight.
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