BEST OF MOROCCO TOUR 15 days overview:
Morocco is a land of contrasts – where Africa meets Europe and the Middle East adds its own flavor. Considered a moderate Islamic state, Morocco opens its doors to everyone regardless of ethnicity, religion or political status. From ancient philosophers and scholars to Bob Marley and Jimmy Hendrix, Morocco has hosted many! If you´re looking for a colorful and diverse experience, this is the place.
From the wild markets of Marrakech to the snowy peaks of the Atlas, the silence of the Sahara and pristine beaches of the Atlantic, Morocco is simply amazing. Our journey combines the best of everything – cities, villages, mountain, desert, music, food, shops and the coast, plus opportunities to do community services and some fun adventure activities along the way! Expect plenty of interaction with the friendly Berber tribes’ people of North Africa. Learn their unique drumming, practice the language and taste the delicious food. We´ll fill your week with a lifetime of memories and educational experiences that are second to none.
BEST OF MOROCCO TOUR 15 days Detailed program:
Day 1 : Tour Casablanca – Rabat
Up on you arrival to Casablanca airport, the discovery tour of the kingdom of Morocco starts. first visit to mosque Hassan II ,the biggest religious building in the country (210 M high minaret). It is opened for non-Muslims so an optional visit to see the amazing work of more than 10 000 handicrafts men. We drive to Rabat the administrative capital of the country to see the beautiful yard of the royal palace. Drive throughShella to see the roman ruins and the remains of Merinid dynasty tombs of the 14th century, Overnight in a Riad. Car : 1 hours 30 – Walk : 2 hours
Day 2 Rabat – Rif Mountains Chefchaouen
In the Morning after Breakfast we make Our way tochefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, before leaving Rabat we visit the unfinished tower Hassan mosque and the mausoleum of Mohammed V.Visit to Oudaya Kasbah a fortress of 12th century, used by the Almoravides dynasty to prepare troops before conquering Andalucia in Spain. we drive across the beautiful garden and view over Abi-Ragrag river which was a prison of certain ships in the history of the Berber pirates started at 16th Century and ended at 18th. We drive to chefchaouen via Rif Mountains cedar, pine and oak trees along the way.
Arrive at Chefchaouen, beautiful colorful quite town pitched in the mountian showing how Spain and Andalucia used to be in the middle age, Overnight and dinner in a Riad Hotel. Car : 4 hours – Walk : 1 hours
Day 3- The Tour of Chefchaouen
This morning we start our Tour of Chefchaouen : (or Chaouen) in the Rif Mountains, foundedby the Muslims and Jews who were pushed by Christians on 15th century. the town was not known until the 20th century and hadremained relatively unchanged for 500 years. It is said to give the bestpossible view of what an Andalucian town would look like in the time of theMoors.
The city becomes a tourist destination, its narrow medinastreets, white and blue coloured houses and its beautiful situation in themiddle of the mountains makes it unique, There are cafes around the main square and hotels. Car : 1 hours – Walk : 3 hours
Day 4- Chefchaouen – Volubilis ruins – Fez
Departing to Fes at 10:00 pm. We will drive throughout greenhills ,open vast lands and wheat fields. We stop for lunch near Ouazane and wecontnue to Volubilis. It is the best-preserved roman ruins in Morocco. Aguided tour inside the roman site will takeyou back to the myths of Rome bythe stunning mosaic, streets, columns and baths. Not far, there is an oldvillage of MoulayDrissZerhoune where the founder of the first Arab Islamicdynasty in Morocco is buried. If time permits a stop for mint tea in this town before we head to Fez.Hotel/ Riad. Car : 5 hours – Walk : 1 hours
Day 5- City guided Tour of Fez :
After breakfast, you will have a guided visit at 10:00 Am in themedina of Fès. To begin with thesouthern tower and the fortress of 16th century face to face with northern one,a panoramic view over the medieval city. We will visit an enjoyable cooperativeof pottery. It will enhance your knowledge about the making of Moroccan mosaic”zellij” and the blue pottery of Fez. A true labyrinthine old city of 8thcentury.
You will travel in time back to the medieval period of the city wherepeople still work in small narrow streets, several tiny stalls of all kinds oftraditional crafts, and donkeys loaded with supplies are going up and down inthe streets of the medina. You will feel no sense of direction and time for a while. The medina of Fez is rich of its Islamic monuments: thefascinating old mosques, the University of El-Karaouiyine and its libraries. All These elements madeFez the spiritual and cultural capital of the country. enhance the day by an optional dinner with belly dancers. Car :1hours – Walk : 4 hours
Day 6- Fes – Erfoud – Erg chebbi desert camp:
Morning drive through the Middle Atlas mountains. It is home for Barbary apes called “themaggot” , native to the forest of cedar wood in the Middle Atlas. A break inIfrantown will be very appreciated. Itis a famous place for ski resorts in Morocco and it is established during theFrench protectorate. We are having lunch in Medilt known for its best productions of apples inMorocco.
Stop for the photo in Zizvalley which is the beginning of palm grovesand dates. Erfoud is the capital of Fossils in Morocco so you will have thischance to visit one of the factories where they make beautiful articles out of marble.And right after that we visit the mausoleum of Mouay Ali Chref in Rissanithe founder of the actualAlaouite dynasty of Morocco at 17thcentury.We drive to Erg Chebbi time for a cup of tea and packing for desertcamp. Meet up with Camels for camel-ride andhead to the dunes to watch the sunset .Overnight in the Berber tent. Car:7 hours -Walk : 2 hours
Day 7 : Free day DunesTour. Car: 4hours – Walk : 2 hours
Day8- Desert camp – Tinjdad – Todgha gorge
Early wake up for the sun rise and camel ride back to dunes line. Time for breakfast and shower after we Head to Tinjidad and we pull over tosee the old underground system ofirrigation “khatarat” which is still used in the oasis of Jorf . Lunch inToudravalley . It has beautiful kasbahs and mountains along 15 km of palm groves. To Arrive the spectacular gorgesof 300 m high and to enjoy a little walk near the river of Toudra. Overnight in Kasbah hotel . Car: 4 hours -Walk : 2 hours
Day 9- Todgha Gorge – SkouraPalmery – Ouarzazate :
We head to Dades Valley to seethe beautiful formations of High Atlas Mountains and of its one thousand Kasbah. Green fieldsof figs, almonds, apricots, peach, walnut and pomegranate trees. Next will beRose valley, famous of rosewater and crèmes for the beauty extractedfrom Damascena Rose which you find insome expensive perfumes, skin care, body care, cosmetic, hair caring, medicineetc. Women have to pick up the blossoms in the very early morning. In May locals celebrate the harvest of roses ina festival. And you see kids on bothsides of the road selling necklaces made of roses. Crossing the old palmery ofSkoura to arrive Ouarzazate. Car : 3 hours – Walk : 2 hours
Day 10- Ouarzazate – AitbenhaddouMarrakech :
Ouarzazate has 3 studios of cinema and beautiful kasbahs . Optional visitof Taourert Kasbah Then we drive to Ait ben Haddou village. We explorethe most preserved village of the southof the country, classified as one of world’s heritages by UNISCO in 1987and a series of movies were made in thisvillage Gladiator , Prince of Persia …We will do some walking insidethe village and we continue alongOunila valley to reach Telouet Kasbah, a bigfort of the Pacha who was the most powerful man of the south. Crossing thespectacular High Atlas Mountains Pass (Tizi-n-Tichka 2260 m ALT ) to arrive Marrakech. Car : 4hours – Walk: 1 hours30
Day 11- Marrakech Exploration:
Morning city guided tour with alocal guide: visiting the outside walls of the red city , la Nouvelle Villenamed Guéliz. There is a nice lovelygarden that you will admire ,the famous Jardin de Majorelle. Besides,there is an old Menara garden of 12thcentury which is always full of local people. The next step will be inside theramparts of Marrakech in which There are many interesting historical sites inthe medina.
Koutoubia mosque 12th century that represents the glory and depthhistory of the city. You will discover the royal necropolis of the Saadians 17th century, the beautiful Bahiapalace 19th century and the famous souks of Marrakech. You willbe amazed of how many different stalls, colors, smells and goods in the souks. It is a great place forshopping some gifts for yourselves and for your beloved ones. It is nice tohave a cup of mint-tea in one of the terraces in order to end up your journeyin the red city, offering a great view over the magical square JamaeElfana thatyou always will remember!!! Car : 0 hours – Walk : 2 hours
Day 12-Marrakech FREE DAY :
EXTRA HAMMAM & SPA, and a day trip to the Atlas Mountains, via Ourika valley. Car :4 hours – Walk: 2 hours
Day 13-Marrakech- Essaouira :
We will travel to Essaouira or ex-Mogadorcreated in 18th century, a nice city on the Atlantic coast but on the way youwill see the forest of Argan trees;Itgrows only in Morocco. Women in Cooperatives extract eating and cosmetic oilout of Argan Tree nuts. Essaouira has its ramparts, harbor, beach and purple islands. Car : 3hours -Walk: 3 hours
Day 14 –Free day In Essaouira.
A great retreat for surfing and arts and it isa peaceful spot to lie on the beach reading your book and see the sunset on theAtlantic Ocean. Time to explore the small city on your own selves!! Car : 0 hours – Walk : 2 hours
Day 15 –Transfert From Essaouira to Airport of Casablanca
Transfer tothe airport of Casablanca ;End oftour
- 4* Riad& hotel lodging
- Breakfast daily
- All dinners
- Camel Ride / Sahara
- Overnight / Nomad tent / Nomad Guide Sahara
- Private Car 4×4 & Driver for the entire trip
- Transfers to and from airport
- Knowledgeable certified guides
- Museums fee
- All taxes
Not included in package price:
- Travel Insurance