Welcome to Morocco, a country of vibrant colors, bustling markets, and stunning landscapes! This tour will take you on a journey through some of the most fascinating and beautiful places in Morocco, starting in Casablanca, passing by Fez, and ending in Marrakech.
This is our "premiere program", perhaps the most exciting and complete way to see Morocco and experience all of its intrigue and ambience while being treated like royalty. Originally Morocco has given you the best of the best choices in classic 4star and deluxe 5 star accommodations. Your English-speaking driver will fascinate you with information about Morocco on your route then you are met by our expert local guides in all of the places where needed, you will travel by newer model Mercedes with driver. See all of Morocco’s most important sites and experience a night in the desert as well as shows and fine dining.
Arriving in Casablanca, after clearing costoms and immigration, your English speaking driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. Then you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Afterwards, you’ll go on a tour of the economic capital of Morocco. Casablanca is the main gateway to Morocco, the bustling city is Morocco’s business powerhouse and industrial center, with a modern swagger that is unseen in any other part of the country. You’ll start this amazing day by visiting the Hassan II Mosque, on the shoreline, just beyond the northen tip of Casablana’s medina (old city), the Hassan II mosque dominates the entire city, it is the second largest mosque in the world.
Next, you’ll visit the city’s downtown, Place Mohamed V is the central plaza of Casablanca and is home to many of the city’s important official buildings, including the main post office, Palace of Justice, Prefecture, French consulte, and the Main bank of Morocco. The downtown district of Casablanca between Place Mohamed V and Boulvard Mohamed V is briming with a style of architecture that blends Art deco and Art Nouveau with traditonal Moroccan design.
South of Place Mohamed V lies the Parc de la ligue Arab (the league of Arab states park), designed in 1918, this park, complete with a palm tree lined avenue, is Casablanca’s biggest open space. And just near the park, you’ll find Villa des Arts, one of Morocco’s primary cultural foundations and one of the largest museums in Casablanca.
Afterwards, you’ll visit Casablanca’s central market, the bustling central market right in the city center, the market is where locals come to buy and sell everything from fresh products to household supplies.
Overnight at your hotel.
Today, you’ll leave Casablanca and head to the capital of Morocco. Rabat, rests along the shores of the Bourgreg river and the Atlantic ocean. Rabat is a cultural city deep rooted in history with many masterpieces decorating its streets and squares. You’ll visit the Kasbah des Oudayas which is a majestic and splendid architecture embellished by the sorrounding gardens. Not far from the walls, stand the imposing walls of the Chellah, a necropolis from the time of the Merinids. Crossing the walls is like entering another world, walk among anciant vestiges, gardens, and storks. Next is the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, a building with facinating traditional Moroccan architecture and contains the tombs of the Moroccan King Mohammed V and his two sons, late king Hassan II and Prince Abdllah. Just across from the Mausoleum lies the Hassan Tower, which is the emblem of the Moroccan capital, its construction was ordered in 1196 by the Sultan Yacoub el Mansour. Its minaret was to peak at 60 meters, but work stopped after 40 meters after the death of the sultan. Today this unfinished tower enjoys a worldwide reputaion.
Afterwards, you’ll leave the capital behind and head to Fes via Meknes, where you’ll have a drive tour of the city. While you are going through the city of Meknes you’ll get to see the old ramparts, like, the Agdoul Basin which was used to water the royal gardens and also amuse the favorite concubines, next is the Moulay Ismail stables, ganaries, and House of Water (Dar el Ma) which were built in the 17 th and 18 th centuries to provide housing, food, and water to the sultan’s 12 000 horses. In addition, there is Bab el Mansour, one the most beautiful gates in the kingdom and the Moulay Ismail Mauseleum which is one the only holy site that can be visited by non-muslims, and lastly you’ll enjoy the beautiful and refreshing landscape of Meknes.
The next stop will be the ancient Roman city of Volubilis, located between the imperial cites of Fes and Meknes on a fertile plain sorrounded by wheat fields. Volubilis is one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the country where the diversity of scenery, architecture, and culture at the site is sure to impress. The more you explore Volubilis the more you get a sense of its scale and completeness. Afterwards you’ll continue to Fes where you’ll be spending the night.
Overnight at your riad.
Mystical and magical Fes, this 13 th century city is an imperial city of long lasting multicultural history, that reserves unexpected surprises for its visitors. You’ll explore inside the medival walls of the wonderfully chaotic medina. Discover the roots of Fes by wandering the thounsands of alleys here and enjoy the largest car free urban area in the world. Explore towers of spices, traditional handicrafts, and hammams. You’ll visit the world famous tannaries of Fes, discover hundreds of earthen pits full of various colored dye. You’ll also explore Fes pottery quarter where the most prized pottery in Morocco is made, learn everything you can about this amazing craft. After lunch, you’ll explore the city’s famous madrasas (islamic schools), like, the Bou Inania Madrasa which is an iconic religious building in the center of the Medina, and because of its location it is easy to visit while wandering the medina. It’s also one of the only holy sites in Fes that can be visited by non-muslims.
Overnight at your riad .
Today your long awaited journey to the Sahara Desert begins. First, you’ll pass through the city of Ifrane sometimes called Little Switzerland, with its clean air, scrubbed streets, white winters, and being set up high up in the Atlas. Ifrane charms never ceases to amaze its visitors with its calm waves of its lake, and the waterfalls pouring cold waters into the valleys. The town is beautifully sorrounded by the largest Cedar forrest in the world. Next up is Azrou, enjoy the beauty and fresh air of the Middle East region, located at 1,360 meters high in the Atlas Mountains. You’ll continue further south through the beautiful town of Midelt and the city of Errachidia which is the gateway of the desert. You’ll continue your journey towards the Sahara, you’ll stop at the town of Erfoud, from here you’ll be transfered to the beautiful dunes of Merzouga where you’ll go on a camel ride to enjoy one the most beautiful sunsets in the world. At night, you’ll have dinner around the camp fire under the star filled sky.
Dinner and overnight at the camp.
It’s time to say goodbye to the desert, today you’ll leave your desert camp behind and head west towards the picturesque Todgra Gorges, a series of limestone river canyons carved out by both the Todra and the neighboring Dades rivers. Travelling across this facinating region doted by remote villages and bright oases.
You’ll continue your journey west along the Route of a Thousand Kasbas, this journey is brimming with breathtaking wonders, this region reveals to its visitors a diversity of incredible landscapes. The first stop is the beautiful village of Kelaat M’Gouna where roses are harvest from april to june and the best rose products in the country are made, you’ll pause for some local mint tea and also shop for some rose products. Then, you’ll stop at the magical oasis of Skoura where you’ll pause for a local delicious lunch ,enjoy the panoramic views of the attractive nature, and visit the 19 th century Kasbah Amridil. Next up is Ouarzazate, the capital of Morocco’s film industry with its film studios and the spectacular Kasbah Taourirt, where you’ll be spending the night.
Dinner and overnight at your riad.
After breakfast, you’ll explore the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou which is just 30 km from Ouarzazate. this charming mud brick town is one of the most interesting places in Morocco, famous for being used as a filming location for many well known films and shows such as The Mummy and Game of Thrones. Afterwards, you’ll continue your journey over the High Atlas mountains on the highest road pass in the country called Tizi n’tishka into the sunny and magical oasis of Marrakech, the place where traditions, history and moderinty cross paths. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Between tradition and modernity, Marrakech is the promise of unequalled sensations, Marrakech showers its visitors with its splendour and diversity, you just have to leave the ramparts to be immersed in modern Morocco, the red city offers you a complete change of scenery. You’ll start your tour with an outside visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, sister tower to Seville's Giralda, the minaret of which has become the symbol of the city. Then you’ll visit the Saadian Tombs, which are one of the only remnants remaining frames of the Saadian dynasty that reigned over the golden age of Marrakech. In the early 18th century, Sultan Moulay Ismail had in fact decided to remove all traces of the magnificence of this dynasty ordering the destruction of the remains.
Afterwards, you’ll go for a walk through the Mellah ,the Jewish quarter ,which became home of a thriving community of native and Spanish Jews, famed for their rabbinical schools and scholars. Moreover, you’ll go for a visit to the recently built Bahia Palace (19th century), which is often inhabited by His Majesty's guests, and its succession of rooms finely decorated in Arabic style, and gardens and Riad planted with orange and jasmine trees. Then you’ll start diving into the maze-like Medina with its colorful alleyways and the Souks with their shemering colors and oriental smells. Next, you’ll leave the old medina and be immersed in modern Morocco, you’ll visit the breathtaking Majorelle gardens and the Yves Saint- Laurent museum.
Your journey concludes at the renowned Djemaa El Fna Square, a popular entertainment area where at the end of the afternoon, storytellers, snake charmers, tooth-drawers and dancers appear to entertain the crowd in a scene that is pure street theatre. While at the square let’s try the famous snails soup. Particularly popular in Marrakech, snails can be found everywhere in the Jemaa el Fna square. This flavoursome broth is supposed to have restorative and digestive benefits. This is almost reason enough to try. If that weren’t tempting enough, however, these distinctive chocolate brown snails are tender with a delicious savoury taste. They are served in a broth bursting with flavours and spices.
Overnight at your hotel.
Today, you’ll leave Marrakech and head on a full day excursion to the little fishing harbour
Esssaouira city, the small relaxing town on the cost of the Atlantic ocean, it is easily explored on foot, you’ll
explore the medina with its colorful alleyways filled with spice shops, art galleries, and music stores. You’ll
also explore the fishing port and enjoy beautiful views of the blue ocean. After lunch, you can go for a walk
on the calm beautiful beach and enjoy the relaxing sound of the ocean and the cool trade wind. Afterwards,
you’ll visit the vineyard Domain Val D’argan where you’ll get a short tour of the wine making process and
taste one the best localy produced wines in Morocoo. Overnight at your Hotel.
This morning, you’ll be transpoted to the close by Agafay desert on a vintage sidecar, an experience
from the 1900s. Between the majestic snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the vivid green of the olive trees and
the region’s characteristic red soil, a truly spectacular landscape passes in front of your eyes from your
unique sidecar point of view. The sidecar journey continues to the Agafay Desert where you’ll witness the
striking contrast between rock dunes, green oases, and traditonal villages. Your adventure will end with a
local lunch in a glamorous desert camp overlooking the Atlas Mountains. Afterwards, you’ll have the rest of
the day to yourself where you can explore the city on your own and create your own experience. Tonight
you celebrate your fantastic Marrakech stay with a “very special” farewell dinner at a palatial fine Moroccan
Overnight at your hotel.
Today will be your final day, you’ll be checking out and heading to Marrakech internatioal Airport for
your flight back home. You did it, an 10 day monumental journey across Morocco’s vast and captivating
landscape. Surely you’ll leave with many unforgetable memories and stories that’ll last a lifetime, in addition
to some new friends.
his is our "premiere program", perhaps the most exciting and complete way to see Morocco and experience all of its intrigue and ambience while being treated like royalty.
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