Morocco day trips

Day Trip From Fes To Volubilis & Meknes

The Archaeological site of Volubilis is located in one hour drive from Fes and 40 min from Meknes. It is a Roman and Berber ancient town and it is considered the capital of the kingdom of Mauretania. You start the day trip after breakfast and head toward the site where you take a guided visit. The site is divided into public and private buildings.

You will have good informative guides to explain about all the excavated places of the site such as mosaics, arches, temples, gates and so on.

Later on, we drive to Meknes for lunch. Meknes is another Moroccan imperial city beside Fes, Marrakech and Rabat. It is the capital of Morocco during the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail (17 century). You will be taken to see the huge walls that surround the city, the main gate of Bab Mansour, the Mausoleum of the Sultan and the medina of Meknes.

After an active journey, you’ll be taken back to Fes and dropped off at the hotel.

Day Trip to the Middle Atlas Mountains from Fes

The purpose of this excursion is to escape from the busy life of the medina in Fes and enjoy peaceful areas in the middle Atlas Mountains. We depart from the hotel to see one of the famous natural lakes in the National Park of Ifrane. The lake is called Dayat Aaoua and it’s just an hour drive from Fes. Later on we continue to Ifrane. A summer resort town in the middle Atlas Mountains, and characterized by its sharp roofs designed against the snowy winter. The town is nicknamed the Switzerland of Africa and it has a famous private university called Al akhawayn.

We move to the next town of Azrou which is known for the wood sculpture. After, a short tour of Azrou and having lunch, we head the Cedar forest that stretches to the South of the town where the Monkeys of the Atlas live. They are tailless apes who live in small groups. After pictures and a light hike amid the trees, we drive back via the forest and Imouzer town to Fes. Drop of at the hotel.

Day trip from Marrakech to Ourika valley

The valley of Ourika is located south of Marrakech. In Less than one hour, you reach the town of Ourika, but just after the town the valley is laid. It is such a gate into the High Atlas Mountains.

Morning departure from the hotel and & drive on the curved road leading to the village of Setti Fatma via Ourika Town. We include a visit of a local Berber house and have fresh mint tea with the family. We stop for lovely pictures of the green valley. Upon arrival and depend on how adventurous you are, you may want to see the fall. This take a 30 min walk & climb from where we stop by car. Later on, you have time for lunch beside the river and free time to enjoy the fresh cool Mountains winds. At the Afternoon, we come back to Marrakech and drop off at the hotel.

Day trip From Marrakech to Ozoud falls

The location of Ozoud falls is at the East of Marrakech on the way to Azilal. You need a three hours drive with a stop from Marrakech to reach the falls. The stunning view of long splashes is great and worth to take lovely pictures. We depart Marrakech at 08 am and reach by 11 am. On the way, you will enjoy the sights of olive trees and Mountains of the high Atlas. You may choose that we hire a guide for you or you may follow the stairs and do the sightseeing alone.

There are restaurants nearby, and can have lunch in the place.

Around 15h, we come back to Marrakech and drop off at your hotel. End of the Ozoud day trip from Marrakech.

Day trip From Marrakech to Essaouira

The medina of Essaouira is a world heritage site by the UNESCO. It is hassle free. Shopping is easy as it has everything close to each other.

You can visit the little harbor and the Sqalla. It is a good place to taste fresh sea food.

The weather is cool most of the year with sometimes strong winds coming from the ocean.

Day trip from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou

This is the longest day trip from Marrakech. Expect 04 hours each way with few pictures stops to enjoy the scenic road over the mountains. Morning departure from you hotel and head the East of Marrakech. We enjoy the green forest of pine trees at the National park of Toufliht. We keep driving via the Tizi N’tichka Pass, the only channel of communication between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. You will see the Berber adobe houses laid against the edges of rivers, and the enclosed valleys. After crossing the mountains, we stop to visit the Unesco Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a collection of tall habitats made of adobe houses. We take a guided of the ksar which is considered a movie set. Later, we take lunch and have a short city tour of the next city of Ouarzazate. At the afternoon, we go back to Marrakech via high Atlas Mountains. We reach Marrakech in the early evening. Drop off at the hotel.

Day trip from Marrakech to Imlil

Imlil is a little town perched at the edge of Toubkal Mountain, the highest summit in the high Atlas Mountains. It is a one and half drive from Marrakech. Imlil is the starting point to hike the Mont Toubkal. If you come for a day trip, we suggest taking a light trek into the village of Armed and enjoying the scenic track between the wall nut and Jacaranda trees. We may include lunch with a Berber family. At the evening, we drive back to Marrakech. End of Imlil day trip from Marrakech.

Erg Chebbi sand dunes and Sahara Day Trip

Today you will enjoy a real Sahara experience. You will be picked up by our driver on a jeep to experience the contrast between an ocean of sand dunes and stony black desert. You will be taken in a circular day trip around Erg Chebbi dunes where you get the chance to meet some isolated nomad families with their animals, and see abandoned mines of cobalt near M’fis.

Nearby Merzouga, you will be invited to listen to Gnaoua music played by people originated from the Sahara desert and black Africa.

Experience the off road’s drive and take spectacular pictures of the desert. For lunch, under request you can have a picnic under a tamaris or acacia tree.

At the evening, we take you back to the hotel.

Day trip from El Jadida to Marrakech

We start the day trip from your hotel in El Jadida and head the ochre city of Marrakech. The drive takes three hours, and upon arrival you will be greeted by a kind person who will be your guide of Marrakech.

You will visit the historical places of Marrakech: from old mosques to preserved palaces. Visit of the Bahia palace and the mosque of Koutoubia. You will be taken into the old section of Marrakech that’s known as the medina where you will find any kind of sold staff like traditional rugs, poetry, jewelry, decorated trays and traditional Moroccan clothes…

After lunch, you will be taken for a short visit into the Majorelle gardens. It is a beautiful garden built by a French expatriate who lived in longer in Morocco and planted nice garden with exotic plants.

At the afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel in El Jadida.