You have one week in Morocco? lets start your journey from Casablanca.
Meeting is in Casablanca Mohamed V airport. Transfer to Meknes. In Casablanca we visit the Hassan II mosque, the second biggest religious site after Mecca. The Mosque has a view out to the Atlantic Ocean and part of it is established on the sea. The minaret is 200 meters; this makes the mosque visible from the outskirts of Casablanca. We continue to 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. Lunch is in Rabat. We drive the rest of the journey to Meknes. Accommodation at the hotel.
Meknes is another Moroccan imperial city like Rabat. It holds the ville nouvelle and the Medina. It was the capital of the Sultan Moulay Ismail during the 17 century, and it was besieged by huge walls for protection. Sightseeing includes Moulay Ismail mausoleum, the basin Swani, the Jewish cemetery and the old cereal storage rooms. We drive to Fez via the ruins of Volubilis.
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. And then move with your guide to explore the 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.
After breakfast, we depart to Merzouga desert. On the way we cross the town of Immouez, a summer resort and a town which gives out the Sais plains. You continua through Ifrane, famous for the university of alAkhawayn (the brothers university), and the royal palace. Take a stop in Azrou cedar forest where we take pictures of the macaque monkeys. You move with driver ahead Midelt for lunch. We keep moving through the High Atlas Mountains and we cross Errachida, Erfoud which is famous for the fossil’s preparation. We drive the rest of the itinerary to Merzouga through Rissani. Overnight in a campfire with Berber music.
In order to take lovely pictures, you will be awaken before sunrise. and then, you drive back your camels outside of the dunes. Departure to Dades Gorges, and stop in Rissani to have a visit of the local Market. We cross Erfoud and with end up in Todgha Gorges for lunch. You devote some time to walk among the cliffs of Todgha gorges and along the Todgha river where we exchange the heat of the Sahara desert with the cool weather of the Atlas Mountains. We keep moving to Dades Gorges via Boumalne Dades into the town of Kelaa Mgouna. Check into the hotel.
After breakfast, We drive to Marrakech. On the way we cross the village of roses where the festival of roses is taken place every year. We drive through Ouarzazate to Ait Benhadou Village where we visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhadou which is declared a world heritage by the UNESCO and where many movies have been shot, to mention a few the Gladiatot, lawrence of Arabia an so on. After lunch we drive the rest of our way to Marrakech via the tichka Pass(2260m). Arrival in Marrakech at the early evening and guidance to your Riad,
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 non-stop performance. Musicians, acrobats, story tellers, water sellers, scent of Barbecue, orange jus…all these characteristics give the place a high reputation. Night in Riad .
After breakfast, at the appropriate time we transfer you to Casablanca airport for your flight home. Have a safe flight, Farwell!