Travel and explore the best of what Morocco offers on this epic 12-day trip around the country. the itinerary features a perfect mix of culture, history, adventure, and relaxation. Explore imperial cities, mountain villages, desert landscapes, and coastal ramparts.,Chefchaouen Marrakech ,Rabat ,Fes.
Day 01 : pick up from Airport to your accommodation in Fes
pick up from Airport to your Riad ,after a rest time at the Riad the driver will takes you to the panoramic view over the Medina on the highest point ,back for dinner at The Riad .
Day 02 : explore Fes City
With our professional guide you’ll have a wonderful day , he will take you to the most tourist places in Fes city , there is many historical sites to explore ; such as “Karaouine university” (the acient one in the wolrd) and “Medrassa bouanania”, souk , panoramic view on “ Idriss 2 corner” , bab boujloud ; the UNESCO site of world culture , acient Fes fences ,Attarin school , Norte tower ,Annajarin, dar bathaa, leather tanners , and ceramic factory, in addition to visit the royal palace ,and the Jewish quarter (el mellah) , during the visit of the city you’ll have a lunch time in local restaurant , with our guide you’ll never forget this tour , then after you finish your tour, return to the hotel /riad.
Day 03 : : Fes – ifran – midelt – ziz valley- erfoud – merzouga
This day we will meet different colors of the kingdom by leaving the old Moroccan city of Fes. We will pass through the most modern and clean city in the country Ifran. This Berber name of Ifran means caves and it is nicknamed in Morocco as a little Switzerland since it is a very green town and is a ski resort in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco because of its high altitude at 1665 meters. Ifran is very known as well by The Brotherhood private university, established in 1997 by The king of Morocco Hassan II and the king of Saudi Arabia Fahd. Where all classes are taught in English, it is an international university. Lunch will be scheduled in a Berber village called Zaida ,then to Midelt which is situated on the foothills of the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. From vast plateau we start crossing up those tough mountains which are still settled by a big Berber community. The landscapes here includes palm tree oases at Jbel Ayachi (at 3747 m) before driving down the curves and join the pre-Saharan zone passing first by Errachidia and Erfoud, which is famous for its pottery and the interesting fossil quarries. Fossils are a major industry in Erfoud, some 350 million years ago the region around Erfoud was a part of the huge ocean. Heading up to the red colored sand sea dunes of Erg Chebbi , From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon. Night and dinner at Hotel / Riad.
Day 04 :: Explore Merzouga region
Breakfast at th e hotel ,and around 10 am you start a Moroccan desert safari in Merzouga for a half day with 4x4 to discover the Merzouga area, visit of Khamliya (the famous Gnawa music; black slaves playing the Gnawa music so typical of this region),also see a real nomad life and have lunch with a nomad family, or in a restaurant then you will have the last half day free ,you can relax or do another separate activity like sand walk or Quad bike. 2 hours before the sunset you take the camel ride to reach the camp ,Then overnight in a very nice desert camp
Day 05 : Merzouga-Tinjdad-Tinghir-Todra gorges-Dades valley-Valley of roses-Kalaa Megouna-Skoura Oasis
Waking up before the sun rise gives you a unique treat watching the sun lighting the sand dunes into life. We will return from our oasis in the desert back to Merzouga for breakfast and to shower. Then we reach Tinerhir, where we visit the Todra Gorge. Considered one of the most dramatic sights one can come across in the whole Morocco. The gorge was carved out by the Todra River forming cliff-sided canyons on its final 40 km through the mountains. The final 600m of the gorge are stunning as the canyon narrows to a flat stony track as little as 10m wide in places with sheer and smooth rock walls. Before we drive to take us to the Rose Valley, Kella Mgouna know for this growth of roses, and passing in April, May the whole valley smells of roses. Road of Thousand Kasbahs will take us to the very nice Skoura Oasis for an overnight
Day 06 : Skoura Palm Oasis – Ourazazte City – Ait Bnehadou Kasbahs – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
We start our day by a quick stop at Ourzazate for pictures or maybe if you are interest about a Film Studio visit ,to the fortified Ksar (Kasbah) of Aït Benhaddou, built in the 11th century. Once up on a time this Kasbah was the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. It is situated on ahill along the Ounila River and has some beautiful examples of kasbahs, which unfortunately sustain damage during each rainstorm and windstorms. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, around five families are still living within this Kasbah. Aït Benhaddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Time Bandits (1981), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Kundun (1997), Gladiator (2000) and Alexander (2004). From this beautiful fortified house we head west to the city of Marrakech. It is called the “Homeland of God in Berber”.Some stops at Atlas mountains before you arrive to Marrakesh .
Day 07 : Explore Marrakech
At 10 am in your hotel/riad the local guid set off on a morning tour of the old medina, through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood flowing through the city. Explore tranquil courtyards filled with the scent of orange blossom, and the many salons and chambers that make up Bahia Palace; This splendid mansion was built in 1866 for a former slave who rose to power within the government. Continue to the Marrakech Museum, itself a former palace, which houses a fine collection of Moroccan art and sculpture. Stop by the Koutoubia Mosque; its famous minaret is the prototype for others of its kind around the world, including La Giralda in Seville. Also visit Majorel garden and Dar Bacha Misaim Then walk back through the streets of the old medina to the Jemaa el Fna. The rest of the day is free to explore, perhaps head back into the medina, where every step brings a new smell, a new sight or a new gift to buy. Watch skilled artisans perfect their craft, practice your haggling skills or take a break from the hustle to sip on tea or share a tajine, filled with the pure scent of Morocco.in the evening you have option to back to your hotel or enjoying your time in jemaa el fna squire. or go for a special dinner.
Day 08: Marrakech –Essaouira – Marrakech (full day tour to Essaouira from Marrakesh )
Essaouira is a small seaside town with fortified walls about two and a half hours from Marrakech with a stop of 30 min for a break and to visit a local Berber ladies cooperative of Argan Oil ,to see how they make it and have an idea about this magical tree ,and what they can make from it It, Essaouira is a fascinating town lying on the crossroads between 2 tribes, absolutely Moroccan, but adding its own cultural mix from further into the south of Africa, as well as hosting a large Jewish population. is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. There are constant sea breezes that cool it in summer and keep it temperate it in the winter. It also offers some of the best kite-surfing in the world. Its beautiful beaches, fishing harbor, sea views and amazing mix of architecture, as well as a special quality of light have given it a flourishing art scene. Any time, a stroll through the exciting medina and souks to explore See especially the skilful wood-workers dedicated to Argan and juniper sculpture. You can also enjoy a local specialty of a delicious fresh seafood lunch. then back to Marrakech for an overnight .
Day 09: Marrakech –Casablanca – Rabat
After breakfast you take the road from Marrakech to Casablanca for a short tour int he city , begin with an inside visit of Hassan II mosque, ain diab Corniche for a walk along the coast, then Transfer to Rabat for a brief tour that covers the entrance to the royal palace; visit the picturesque Kasbah des oudayas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Hassan tower,and enjoy the charming garden of Challa, surrounded by walls and beautiful defensive gates, built between 1310 and 1330,overnight at Rabat.
Day 10 : Rabat –chefchaouen
Today we will drive to Chafchaouen through the cities of Knitra and El Ghareb, a very agricultural and farming zone, stopping in Ouazzane, passing by spectacular scenery with cedar, oak and almond trees, we arrive to Chefchaouen then(blue town); Set against a wide valley and nestled between two peaks in the stunning Rif Mountains, the isolated town of Chefchaouen is a surprising delight. Much of Chefchaouen was recreated by Andalusia refugees escaping the Reconquistia, so its striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways give it the feel of the Spanish hills, Visit the famous Outa el Hammam square, Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of the medina, the shops in the square selling woven goods and small sweets, and, most importantly, tasting the town’s famous goat’s cheese. Herds of goats wander the sparse hillsides that surround Chefchaouen, and their cheese is sold in great fresh rounds in the street markets. Within the plaza is the walled fortress of the Kasbah , visit the ethnographic museum, and soak in wonderful views from the rooftop. All yourself because is a small and very save city .overnight at Chefchaouen
Day 11: Chefchaouen-volibilus –meknes- fes
After breakfast, Descend from the hills and travel south through the centre of the peninsula towards the World Heritage site of Volubilis. The remains of this Roman city make an undeniably impressive sight as they come into view on the edge of a long, high plateau. Take a tour around the arches, basilicas, and superb mosaics along the Decumanus Maximus, many of which remain intact The reward for walking in the sun lies .your next stop at Meknes city visit the massive ramparts and king mouly ismael mosque and stables built to accommodate 12 000 horses and bab mansour (very old gate ) , continue to fes for overnight .
Day 12: Fes – Airport
drop off at Airport