14 Days Real Morocco Tour – 14 days
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat:
Arrive at Casablanca International airport. To start your tour in Casablanca, we’ll visit Hassan II Mosque, the biggest mosque outside Mecca and the Cornich coast before departing for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. Bed and Breakfast. BB. (14 Days Real Morocco Tour – 14 days).
Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes:
After breakfast at your Riad, you’ll leave for the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah before continuing to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the famous gate Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. After lunch, your journey continues to Volubilis, the Roman ruins, dating to 25BC where some of the original mosaics are very well preserved. Exploring the site we’ll continue to Fes via the foothills of the Rif Mountains arriving in the late afternoon checking in to your Riad at the heat of the Medina. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB. (14 Days Real Morocco Tour – 14 days).
Day 2: Exploring Fes:
After breakfast, you can wander the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. First stop is the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco in the 16th century. In Fes you’ll get to visit all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University – the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you’ll visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the new city “La ville nouvelle” for a drink. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley – Merzouga: 425km.
After breakfast in your Riad, you’ll leave Fes travelling towards Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz valley.
Today you will travel via the village of Ifrane, a beautiful mountains village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco” where you’ll stop at a cedar forest on the middle Atlas Mountains.
During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains and stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco you may well see Barbary apes. The journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas…
Day 5: Merzouga area and the Camel trek:
After breakfast in your Hotel, you’ll have time to explore the town before your camel trek and night at the desert camp. Today, you’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations… The afternoon is scheduled for your camel trek, guided by an experienced camel man, you’ll explore the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner is in front of the tent where you’ll spend the night. (the camp in equipped with flush-toilets) Luxury Berber Desert Camp. (DBB).
Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. En-route you won’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. DBB.
Day 7: Dades Gorge – Bouthaghrar – Skoura – Ait Ben-Haddou: 140km.
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip.
We’ll stop at Kalaat M’gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. DBB.
Day 8: Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Imlil:
After breakfast in the Hotel (Ksar), you will travel to Asni and Imlil via the dramatic Tizi Ntichka Pass. Today you’ll stop at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. The largest Kasbah in Morocco, was built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains, at the end of the 19th century to be one of his stops during his long trading routes to Timbuctu in Mali. Now the Kasbah houses many of the Glaoui family members. After a short visit to the Kasbah, your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’tichka Pass to Asni and Imlil villages at the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.
Day 9: Exploring Arumd Village and the Imlil Area:
After breakfast at the Kasbah, you’ll have a chance to explore the area and enjoy the Berber culture with the choice to hike for a few hours within the valley seeing the fascinating views over the highest peak in North Africa. In the afternoon, you may like to stay at the Kasbah and admire breathtaking views over the Atlas Mountains. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.
Day 10: Imlil – Tahnaout – Marrakech:
Breakfast at the Kasbah, you will start travelling to Marrakech via the Berber village of Tahnaout and the fascinating gorge of Moulay Brahim… After dinner you will enjoy walking within the famous square of Jemaa El fna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. Bed and Breakfast. BB.
Day 11: Exploring Marrakech:
After breakfast in the Riad, you can start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”… Again in the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander by yourself. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB. (14 Days Real Morocco Tour – 14 days).
Day 12: Essaouira Day Trip:
Breakfast is at your Riad, followed by a chance to start exploring the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, the port, the souks and see Thuya wood carved by artisans, walking through the alleys of the medina and past the hundreds of handicrafts… In the afternoon you’ll travel back to Marrakech and your overnight accommodation will be in our Hotel/Riad. BB.
Day 13: Marrakech Free day:
Today you’ll have a free day on your own, to perhaps take a Hammam and spa, enjoying Marrakech by yourselves. Overnight will be in our Hotel/Riad. BB.
Day 14: Marrakech – Departure:
After Breakfast in your Riad, you’ll be transferred to your chosen airport.
Tour ends at the airport.