Splendors of Morocco
Splendors of Morocco
14 days from Casablanca: Best of Morocco
Day1: Casablanca airport-Casablanca-Rabat
Meet at Casablanca airport and transfer to the city center where to visit the Hassan Mosque and the Corniche. Later on Transfer to Rabat. Check into the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. In Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Rabat is modern, spacious with nice gardens. The visit of Rabat includes the Hassan Tower, The façades of the royal palace, the Oudaya Kasbah. Later on, we transfer you to Chefchaouen. Check into the hotel.
Take a free evening to walk in the blue city and enjoy market area…
Travel to Fes. Along the way, you visit the Roman ruins called Volubilis. And then further we reach Meknes, a pleasant imperial city. We visit the royal stables, Square lahdim, Bab Mansour and the old cereals’ storages. Later on, we continue to Fes. Check into the hotel.
Day 4: Fez guided city tour
Fez or Fes is the first Moroccan imperial city. It holds a wealth of attractions and described as the spiritual centre of Morocco. The Karaouiyin University of Fez is considered among the oldest in the world. Hiring a local guide in Fez is essential to have a complete visit. You start the journey with a visit of royal palace and the ceramics and poetry looking at hand made artefacts. You move with your guide to explore the Tanneries and the vibrant alleys of the old quarter. You will admire the bustling streets of the Medina where merchants open their shops. After an active journey we take you back to your hotel.
Day 5: Fez – Merzouga
After breakfast, we depart to Merzouga. On the road we cross several Berber towns: Imouzzèr a small town that gives out to Sais plains, then Ifrane a summer resort town in the Middle Atlas Mountains. We drive to Azrou Cedar forest for monkey pictures and then to Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon, we carry on to Merzouga through Errachidia and start along the valley of Ziz till Erfoud. We transfer you to Merzouga. Stay at the hotel.
Day6: Around Erg Chebbi
Take a rough drive on off road to enjoy the black desert around Erg Chebbi dunes. Visit of the Oasis of Merzouga and nomads around the sand dunes. Visit Gnaoua music.
In the afternoon, take a camel trek into the sand dunes and enjoy the peace at the desert and the golden sand dunes. Enjoy the night and music with the campers. Sleep well
Day7: Merzouga-Todgha gorges-Boumalne Dades
We set off for Boumalne Dades. We drive to todgha gorges we stop in to Tinghir, famous for the amazing Todgha Gorges. They are cliffs that rise up to 300 meters among which the clean river flows. The palm groves stretch along the river giving a unique view. To the way to the gorges stand the old Ksar which is partially inhabited. After lunch, we drive on the road of thousand Kasbah along the Dades valley. We reach Boumalne Dades and check into the hotel.
Day 8: Dades valley-Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we drive to Ouarzazate on the way of thousand Kasbah.We cross Boumalne Dades from where we move alongside the Dades valley. We reach El Kelaa M’Gouna, the village of roses where people celebrate the festival of roses in late April. We cross the calm village of Skoura where we visit the Amridil Kasbah. We continue the rest of our way to Ouarzazate. Visit of Atlas Studio for cinema, and Taourirt Kasbah.
Day 9: Ouarzazate-Marrakech
After breakfast, we visit the Taourirt Kasbah, and we drive to Ait Ben Haddou village that holds the most impressive Kasbah in Morocco. In the UNESCO protected site, many movies have been shot. After lunch, we drive the rest of the Itinerary to Marrakech through the highest Atlas Mountains.
Day 10: Marrakech sightseeing:
Today time devoted to explore the red city of Marrakech. We begin the local visit with a wander in the Majorelle gardens. Moreover, we visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadyin tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the busiest street of the Medina. Afternoon is at leisure. You might go for a walk and enjoy the open spectacle of the Djemaa el Fna main square where you attend a nonstop performance. Musicians, acrobats, story tellers, water sellers, scent of Barbecue, orange jus…Free dinner.
Day 11: Marrakech to Essaouira
After Breakfast at the hotel, you’ll start the journey to Essaouira. The driver takes around 3 hours. After lunch, you’ll ride the horse along the beach.
Later on, check into the hotel.
Day 12: Essaouira: Free day
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 13: Essaouira to Marrakech
Breakfast and transfer to Marrakech. Take your last day to do the last touches of your shopping experience, and take some pictures of Jamaa el Fna.
Stay at the Riad in the center of the old historical city
Day 14: Marrakech to Casablanca airport
At the appropriate time, we transfer you to Casablanca airport. Far well