Casablanca Airport & Overnight in Marrakech
The soon your flight lands at Casablanca airport, you get your luggage and walk outside the terminals to meet your local driver who is holding a sign with your name and our logo. Put the luggage in the vehicle and drive to Marrakech. But if time allows, you may also have a visit to the mosque Hassan II before traveling to Marrakech.
With its bustling souks, flavorful food, and famously welcoming hospitality, it's no wonder that tourists are starting to take note of Marrakesh. known as the ‘Red City’, Marrakech is the exotic imperial city of the south. It is the fourth largest city in Morocco and lies near the foothills of the snow-capped the Atlas Mountains. Check-in at your accommodation and relax.
Djemaa-el-Fna square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, and musicians. In the evening the square transforms into a huge open-air restaurant with smoke rising from the many food stalls.
** Depending on your check-in time at your accommodation, your driver is at your disposal for any further transportation to take you around the city for any exciting dinner plans you have in mind.
** For the Medina visit, no worries, you will have a local guide tomorrow.
** Approximate driving is 3.5 hours (stops are NOT included).
Marrakech discovery with your local guide
Your local guide is coming to meet you in the morning at the accommodation to enter the old medina where you continue on foot to discover historical palaces, museums, and Koranic schools. Visit the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque (from outside) and explore the famous souks. This tour in the Medina will be done on foot since most of the medina is closed to traffic. During the day you'll stop for lunch (not included). Entrance Fees are not included.
Please enjoy the afternoon exploring the new city at your own leisure; most of our travelers find it easy to navigate on their own and visit the Jardin Majorelle taking a local taxi; not like the old Medina which is like a maze :)
The Jardin Majorelle is the creation of French painter Jacques Majorelle, who spent 40 years injecting his passion and creativity into this magical garden. Complete with enchanting little lanes, tranquil streams, and over 300 species of stunning plants, Jardin Majorelle is perfect for those who need a break from the busy city.
Marrakech to Ait-Ben Haddou "UNESCO Heritage" with A stunning drive over the High Atlas Mountains
This morning, after your tasty breakfast, your driver takes you to the highest peak of the Atlas Mountains on this road which is the Tizi n'Tichka pass that stands at 2260m. The scenery is breathtaking and you will experience the many different types of mountainscape as you drive further and further up and then down the other side of the pass toward the village of Ait Ben Haddou which offers a spectacle of impressive rock strata. It is one of the best-preserved Ksar across southern Morocco.
The first thing you hear from local people on arrival to Ait Benhaddou is a list of its movie credits: the scenes of Russel Crowe playing the Gladiator were shot in the village, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy also used the Ksar as a background for many scenes. Also, the scene where Denerys Targarian (Game of Thrones) was entering the Sand village (with two pyramids at the top) was also shot at the doors of Ait Benhaddou.
The Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, attached to the side of a hill overlooking the Wadi Maleh, boasts a stunning panorama. In recent years, more controlled restoration has been carried out under UNESCO auspices.
** Approximate driving is 4.5 hours (stops are NOT included).
Ouarzazate - Todgha and Dades Gorges - Merzouga Erg Chebbi dunes
This morning your driver is picking you up at the time you fixed together to travel to the next destination. Your first must-see is Morocco's own special home of film, Ouarzazate, which lies in a valley at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Most of its visitors are tourists who are making their way to the Sahara Desert or the opposite. They stop here to stock up on provisions before making their way out to one of the greatest desserts in the world. Whether you are visiting just to see the sights or if you too are headed out to the Sahara or back from it, you should make time to see some of the attractions in Ouarzazate.
Your drive today includes also a visit to the best canyons of Morocco either in Dades or Todgha Gordes before you head to the amazing region of the Grand Sahara.
It's your exclusive opportunity this evening to ride your camel and explore the surrounding dunes near your accommodation and live a wonderful sunset experience; take some memorable photos and enjoy some free time walking or even jumping :) the camel excursion lasts for about 2 hours. The soon you enjoy the sunset, you are getting back to your private deluxe tent for the overnight and your tasty dinner. The campfire is also available but only if the weather is not hot.
Please make sure you communicate any necessary details regarding any existing allergies or food restrictions at the time you arrive in the reception.
** Approximate driving is over 6 hours (stops are NOT included).
Merzouga - Erfoud - Midelt - Ifrane/Azrou and Fes
If you are an early riser you'll be rewarded with a sunrise just outside your tent facing the sand dunes. Nearby, Khamleya is a traditional Saharan village (with its people originally from Mali). Here, if the time allows, you better to check with your driver yesterday, you can enjoy traditional music, drumming, and dancing before you leave toward Fes but with some amazing stops at the city of Fossiles "Erfoud"; the town of wild Barbary Apes "Azrou" & Ifrane "The Switzerland of Morocco".
By the late afternoon, you are warmly welcome to Fes which is founded shortly after the Arabs exploded across North Africa, Fes is often referred to as the spiritual capital of Morocco. It was once one of the most important places of scholarship in the world. It can be neatly divided into three different parts: Fes el-Bali (the heart of the Medina); Fes el-Jdid (where the Jewish quarter and the Royal Palace are located); and the Ville Nouvelle (the administrative area).
As soon as you check-in at your lovely accommodation, you can relax and be ready for your tasty dinner. We are quite sure you will be asking for the receipts of your dishes; will you?
** Approximate driving is over 7 hours (stops are NOT included).
Fes Medina discovery with your local guide
This morning, a 6 hours guided visit of Fes and its medieval medina is arranged for you. In the morning you'll be collected by your guide from your riad. You'll see the great gates of the Royal Palace, and the nearby Mellah (Jewish quarter). You'll then visit the ruined forts on the hills surrounding Fes. From here you have stunning panoramic views across the city. You'll visit the pottery quarter, located outside the medina, where you can see how the famous blue pottery of Fes and the intricate tiled mosaics are created. Your transport will then leave you at one of the entrances to the medieval medina where you'll begin your exploration on foot and lose yourself within its labyrinthine streets.
Discover the many artisans such as the metal workers, dyers, woodworkers & silk weavers. You'll visit the tanneries, where leather is processed in the way it has been done for centuries. Discover grand mosques and medresa (Koranic schools). Learn about the ancient traditions of Berber medicine men. During the day your guide can suggest places to take a break for lunch (not included).
Fes - Volublis/Moulay Idriss - Meknes - Chefchaouen
Your driver picks you up in the morning from your accommodation in Fes to start your adventure. This day is full of history visiting the Roman Ruins left ages ago in Morocco and the holy side of Moulay Idriss where local people come to do their praying and worship. Take the chance and have a cup of tea (not included) watching life goes around you before you keep on driving toward Meknes where you have lunch (not included) and then start another memorable visit on your own of this little royal city and Medina.
Just after having lunch, you are heading to the beautiful blue city of Morocco, Chefchaouen, which is a small charming city situated in the heart of the Rif Mountains, Northeastern Morocco. Founded in 1471 in order to halt the southwards expansion of the Portuguese and the Spanish. Enjoy the blue painted walls all inside the old Medina at your own leisure because it's easy to navigate without extra guidance.
** Local guides are NOT included. But, your driver can assist you to book them locally if you feel you need them.
** Approximate driving is 6 hours (stops are NOT included).
Chefchaouen - Tangier "The bride of the north"
This morning you are going to leave to Tangier which is located on the North corner of the African coast at the western entrance to the strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. It has always fascinated artists worldwide with its charm, and like many Moroccan cities, Tangier is divided into an old walled city or medina, a nest of medieval alleyways, and a new modern city.
The road that runs along the cliff is lined with cafes and restaurants where you can have a drink or sample fresh seafood. The area comes to life at night with music and a warm, welcoming ambiance.
Venture further afoot to the Caves of Hercules off the coast of Tangier and enjoy a nearly deserted beach. Commune with nature and contemplate the scenery and serenity here.
Tangier awaits you with its comfortable, authentic beaches and famous panoramas interspersed with modern infrastructure.
** Approximate driving is 2.5 hours (stops are NOT included).
Tangier - Rabat "The Royal city"
You sadly say goodbye to the north of Morocco.
Rabat is the administrative capital of Morocco. This busy political center has a mix of the old Médina and the new Ville Nouvelle. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean along Bouregreg River. It has a variety of historic tourist attractions, such as Kasbahs, beautiful domes, minarets, big avenues & green spaces. Your driver is at your disposal to assist you with any necessary transportation.
Don't miss to pay a visit to the Kasbah of the Udayas, whose grand, majestic silhouette is softened by the surrounding gardens. Not far beyond its walls lies the Chellah, a necropolis that dates to the Marinids. Entering the complex is like journeying to another world: marvel at the ancient remains as you walk through the gardens and glimpse a few storks.
These all add to the appeal of Rabat, where the treasures of the past coexist with the most modern and eco-friendly achievements.
** Approximate driving is 3.5 hours (stops are NOT included).
Rabat - Casablanca Airport
Unfortunately, your stay in Morocco has come to an end!
We hope that you have had a pleasant stay in Morocco and to welcome you again in the future. Your driver takes you to the Airport in Casablanca for your flight back home.
Wishing you a safe flight back home.
** Approximate driving is 1.5 hours (stops are NOT included).