Arrival to Casablanca Mohamed V airport. Greet at the airport. Start your Morocco itinerary 13 days tour with a transfer to the hotel in Casablanca. Check into the hotel.
Breakfast and check out at 08h30 am from the hotel. In Casablanca we visit the Hassan II mosque. Further, we take a short tour in the city centre of Casablanca: visit of the nation’s Square, Mohamed V square, then take a wander along the Beach of Casablanca at the Corniche. After lunch, transfer to Marrakech.
Today will be dedicated to explore Marrakech. The visit consists of a wander in the botanical gardens of Eve Saint Laurent Majorelle, beside other historical sites like the koutoubia Mosque (the twin tower of Giralda in Seville, Spain). The Saadian tombs demonstrate the Moorish architecture in its perfection, The Bahia palace and Madrassa Ibn Youssef. The guide takes you to the restaurant for lunch.
Evening drums will draw you to the Djemaa El Fna (main city square). It’s a festival atmosphere, with snake charmers, Berber and Gnoua musicians, and storytellers illuminated by lamplight and wreathed in smoke. Food stalls on the square sell fresh salads, soups, fried fish and chips, chicken and beef kebabs and even boiled snails or sheep’s head. The best thing is to try an orange jus at a reasonable price. Overnight stay is in medina centered guesthouse, a Riad.
Accommodation at Riad Marana or Similar Riad very close to the main Square: Djemaa el Fna
Pick up from the hotel. We leave Marrakech behind and head towards the Mountains of the high Atlas. We enjoy the spectacular landscape of Toufliht National Park. Pine, oak and Moroccan cactus trees are the most common tree species. We include few tops to capture some vivid and gorgeous pictures. Later on, we reach the curved snake road of the famous Tizi N’tichka pass which has the nicest panoramic views giving out to deep and enclosed valleys. Here we are on the peak! Afterwards we will go down the road leading to the village of Ait Ben Haddou, a little town at the edge of Oued Lmalh (Salty River). At the edge side, a beautiful tall building is perching at a hillside. Yes, this is the Kasbah! An entire village made of Adobe where people inhabit. We take a guided visit of the Kasbat. This is a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The place was taken as a movie set for Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia movies, beside more than twenty others. Lunch will be taken before or after the visit upon choice.
Later on, we drive to Ouarzazate. Possibly, to have a visit of the Atlas Studio used as a movie set as well. Then, we take a visit of Taourirt Kasbah.
We transfer the group in one hour drive to Skoura. Check into the hotel.
After breakfast, we check into the hotel. Nearby, we visit the Amridil Kasbah, an impressive tall adobe building dated from the 17 century.
Later on, we reach and stop in El Kelaa Mgouna which is home to roses’ products, the town where people celebrated the festival of roses every second week of May. We will visit a local cooperative and shop specializes in the distillation of rose water and making products.
Later on, we move to the valley of Dades. The scenic road into the gorges is spectacular. Nice rock formations are made by the Assif M’goun River and are breathtaking. We visit the Dades gorges. Our hotel gives out to the gardens along the River.
Check into the hotel.
After breakfast, Transfer to Merzouga via the majestic Todgha gorges. We stop in the gorges to take a walk beside the water stream and capture some lovely pictures. Later on we drive via Erfoud, the city gate into the big Sahara desert and a town known for preparing fossils. After an hour we reach the little town of Merzouga. Nearby, we start a camel trek into the sand dunes called Erg Chebbi to spend a peaceful night in the Sahara desert.
You spend a wonderful night under a blanket of stars and enjoy the silence of the desert. Overnight stay under a nomad tent.
After sunrise pictures and breakfast, we set off for Fes. We drive via Erfoud and we join the valley of Ziz with a stop for a picture of palm groves. We pass Errachidia city, and start the Eastern part of the high Atlas Mountains till the town of Midelt where we stop to have our lunch. Later on, we start the drive in the middle Atlas Mountains passing via the town of Timahdit, and stop to take the pictures of monkeys in the Cedar forest. Later on, we drive to Ifrane for our last picture stop before ending the journey in Fes around 18pm. Check into the hotel.
Fes, also spelled Fez is the first Moroccan imperial city. It holds a wealth of attractions and known as the religious & spiritual centre of Morocco. The University of Karaouiyine is the only old operating university since the year of 859. Hiring an informative local guide in Fes is essential to have a complete visit.
The journey will be inaugurated by a visit of royal palace main gate, next into the quarter of natural handmade ceramics and poetry where you experience artifacts. You move with your guide to explore the leather treatment area called the tanneries and the vibrant alleys of Fes el Bali (the old Fes).
The bustling streets of the medina will bring you back to the medieval era. You see artisans and their products from slippers, Jellabas, and jewelry…
After an active journey we drive you back to your hotel.
Free day to explore Fes at your rhythm.
Morning departure to Chefchaouen. We stop to take an hour guided visit of the Roman ruins called volubilis. Later on, we drive the 02h30 minutes to Chefchaouen via Ouazzane. Check into the hotel.
Free day in Chefchaouen with the availability of Transport in case you need that. You may like to go the morning to the fall of Akchour, and spend a free evening in the medina of Chefchaouen.
Transfer from Chefchaouen to Rabat. In Rabat visit of the Mausoleum Mohamed V and the unfinished mosque, then the Oudaya Kasbah. In the afternoon, we take you to Casablanca. Possible to have some sunset pictures for the Hassan 2 Mosque. Later on Check into the hotel.
At the appropriate time Transfer to Casablanca airport and end of the trip. Far well!