As Travel Tours offers you a tour across Morocco. We will take you to the cities as well as to sand dunes outside the urban areas, sometimes through the most unlikely desert tracks. This circuit of 10 days is a combination of Morocco’s history, culture and landscape. If you do not have enough time to do « the Grand Tour of Morocco », Morocco The best tour is your first alternative. You can visit the main imperial cities of Morocco, traveling the Kasbah Trail and the old caravan route; visit Essaouira on the coast, and isolated Berber villages. You will also ride camels and spend the night in the Sahara desert. During this trip you will learn the history, diverse culture, meet the locals and enjoy the fascinating landscape, Morocco to offer. If traveling through Spain before leaving for Morocco, we can meet you in Tangier, northern Morocco, and start from there. Marahba! Welcome to Morocco.
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat
On the arrival to Casablanca International Airport, Meet and greet by your driver, then leave toward Casablanca for an orientation visit of Casablanca, with a stop in the Hassan II mosque for the outside visit. Then we will leave to Rabat. Here you will see the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah, the front of your riad in the medina. Night at the Riad or Hotel.
Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez.
After breakfast, leave your hotel for Fez via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes, another important imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the famous Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani “Basin” and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. After lunch, the journey continues to the Roman city of Volubilis, where you’ll get to see the original mosaics wonderfully preserved, a Roman road, and a city map. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside we’ll go through the holy city of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. We continue to Fez, after the visit of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, on arrival to Fes we check-into your riad in the old medina.
Day3: Full Day in Fez to explore
Breakfast in your riad then begins a tour of the Medina where you will visit the many hidden treasures that only the locals know them. Fez was Morocco’s capital city for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest university in the world. Your tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountain and the Tanneries. After lunch, you can also see the exterior of the Royal Palace and walking through the famous Jewish neighborhood “Mellah”, where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the few synagogues “alive” in Morocco. Your visit of Fez includes a short visit to the famous pottery factory, then you can enjoy panoramic views of the medina of Fez from different corners.
Day 4: Fes – Midlet – Merzouga.
After breakfast in your Riad, you will go south-east along the caravan route to Merzouga. During this trip, you will experience a glimpse of the Middle Atlas and the upper Atlas mountains. Stop at the cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, the Middle Atlas mountains, where you can see the wild untamed monkeys. after lunch in Midelt, you will continue through the large coming desert, and notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Errachidia. Your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley and the palm trees and oasis of Tafilalet, famous for the cultivation of dates. This area is the foundation of the Alawite dynasty – the current royal family in Morocco. You will arrive in Merzouga at the end of the afternoon, Here you will be welcomed with a cup of tea with mint before Choosing to spend the night either in the Auberge or Riad. (Half board).
Day 5: Camel ride in the Merzouga Dunes.
After breakfast in the riad, you will begin a tour of the region. You will visit the Gnawa people – originally slaves brought from Sudan and live the experience of their music and lifestyle. Not far away, there is the lake of Merzouga, known for its diversity of birds. You can also visit the souk – an open market of Rissani and Tafilalte, a traditional town which is at the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the caravans coming from Timbuktu in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men with ribbons and veiled women. Return to the village of Merzouga for some rest in the afternoon you ride your camel; guided by an experienced guide; explore the Merzouga sand dunes. Night at our camp in the desert, where you will have your dinner. For your convenience, the camp is equipped with tents and private bathrooms. (Half board).
Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Early in the morning, your camel guide wakes up to watch this well may be the best sunrise of your life. After breakfast at the camp, you will walk to the village of Merzouga. On your way, you could not fail to appreciate the unique and spectacular beauty of sand dunes of “Chebbi” – a changing light of the day. After breakfast, we drive to Tinghir and Todra – the highest and narrowest “gorges” (gaps between mountains) in Morocco. After lunch at the heart of the gorge, we drive through the Dades Valley, where you will see the majestic sand castles and amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight will be in a luxury hotel overlooking the Dades Valley. Xaluca Hotel or Hotel Le Vieux Chateau. (Half board).
Day 7: Vallée Du Dadès – Skoura Oasis – Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Tizi N’Ttichka Pass – Marrakech.
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive through the Dades Valley to Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The road through the Dades Valley is the way of thousand Kasbahs – providing many opportunities to take some of your best photographic clichés of travel. We stop at Kalaat Mgouna, the pink city “, to buy rose water, which will make your laundry smell long after your return. Continue to Marrakech via the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. And built by Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber leaders during the 18th century, after the visit of the kasbah. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) on the high Atlas before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech.
Day 8: Exploration Marrakech.
After breakfast in the riad, you can enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech the morning, “the red city of Morocco”. Your guide will make sure you see all the sites with historical and cultural interest, including Minaret, Koutoubia, the Saadian graves, the beautiful Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Koranic school. through the streets – get a chance to see all the different craftsmen of the medina performing their jobs before reaching the famous Jamaa El Fna. Lunch in a restaurant near the square, and then in the afternoon visit the Majorelle gardens and a small tower in Gueliz – the new city of Marrakech. After dinner, guests can walk through instead entertained by magicians, storytellers, tooth pullers and food vendors.
Day 9: Tour trip to Essaouira.
After breakfast in your riad, you can start traveling to the coastal city of Essaouira. Getting there after driving about one and a half two hours to start exploring the city. Visit the Skala fortress, see cedar carved by craftsmen; walk through the streets of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. The “Windy City” attracts surfers from around the world. Essaouira knew many civilizations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects a large part of its architecture – However, it’s considered a small village with lots of history. Because of its size and its characteristics: blue doors and washed walls, it is also considered that the Morocco of “Jewel of the Atlantic ‘. You can also visit the women’s cooperatives argan oil. Here they extract the oil which is famous for its culinary properties, cosmetic and medicinal. Lunch will be done in a typical Moroccan restaurant or fresh fish at the fish market. Return to Marrakech in the afternoon. The night in a Riad in the Medina.
Day 10: Marrakech – Casablanca Aeroport.
After breakfast, leave your hotel and drive towards Casablanca Airport for your flight to destination.
|Minimum Participants: 2 Persons|
|English speaking driver|
|Local guides when required|
|Entrance fees to the monuments|
|Lunches & Beverage|
|Camel Ride In Merzouga|
|Tipping for both Guides & Driver|
|0-1,99 Years old Free of charge (from 2 adults confirmed)|
|2-11,99 Years old 50% reduction (from 2 adults confirmed)|