Morocco Grand Tour 14 Day

 

 
Day 01: Casablanca - Rabat:
 we will meet in Casablanca, andthen to Rabat. In Casablanca, you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosqueoutside Mecca. Continuing to Rabat - the capital of Morocco - you will see the HassanTower and walk the OudayaKasbahbefore you check in to your overnightaccommodation in a riad at the heart of the Medina. This will be Riad 
 
Day 02: Rabat - Assilah - Chefchaouen:
After breakfast in your riad, we will drive to Chefchaouen via the city of Asilah. Most ofthe drive will be by the coast. Our first stop will be in Asilah, where you will have theopportunity to explore the city. Asilah is known for it annual festival for the art - most ofthe walls of the Medina are painted by various famous artists from all over the world.Your visit includes the Skalla fortress, where you will experience a wonderful view of theMedina and the ocean. If time permits, you will have a drive through Tanger to get a feelof the city. Afterwards you will continue over the foothills of the Rif Mountains toChefchaouen.  “The blue city ofMorocco”.   Overnight in Riad
 
Day 03: Exploring Chefchaouen:
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the Chefchaouen “The blue city ofMorocco”. Situated at the footstep of 2 higher mountains, Chefchaouen is a beautifulunique city, with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many partsof Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influencefrom the Spanish civilisation and Moorish architecture. In the afternoon you will haveyour own time. This provides the opportunity to wander around unguided or just enjoy some time to yourselves. Overnight in Overnight in Riad
 
Day 04: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes - Fes:
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Fes via Ouazzan and the Romansite of Volubilis. After a couple of hours drive, you will get to Volubilis, the wellpreserved Roman empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most beautifulMosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC. Here you will have a guided tour ofthe site and learn a lot about the Roman Empire.After that we travel to Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes we seethefascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail; the granary and the SahrijSouani, used for irrigation and plantation. Your visit includes also the Mulay IsmailMausoleum. We then continue via the highway to Fes.Overnightaccommodation at riad 
 
Day 05: Exploring Fes:
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring Fes the “the Sprititual City ofMorocco”. You will spend the whole morning exploring the Medina and its alleys; visitingmost of the sites with cultural and historical interest - including the famous Al KaraouineMosque and University (the oldest in the world), the Medrasa Bouanania, the Tanneriesand the Najjarine fountain.After lunch, we will drive you outside the Median to see the Royal Palace gate, walkthrough the Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, and then visit the pottery cooperative. In theafternoon, we will drive you to one of the fortresses to experience an amazingpanoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes.Overnight accommodation at riad
 
Day 06: Fes – Azrou- Midlet - Ziz Valley - Merzouga:
After breakfast in your riad, you’ll start travelling southeast to Merzouga via Midelt andErrachidia. Your first stop will be at Ifran, referred to as "the Switzerland of Morocco",and then to Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz Valley. During this journey you’ll experienceglimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the famous cedarforest - the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbarian apes. You’ll noticehow the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city ErRachidia.After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping forpanoramic views along the way. We will drive through welcoming Berber villages toErfoud, and then Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty - the current rulingroyal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomedwith a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad.
 
Day 07: Merzouga area and the Camel trek:
After breakfast in the riad you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit theGnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music andlifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You mayalso visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling familyin Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali.Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. In the afternoon you will startyour guided camel ride, led by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand seaof Merzouga. Overnight at our desert camp where you will have your dinner. For yourconvenience, the camp is equipped with flush toilets. 
 
 
Day 08: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges (260 km)
Early in the morning your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be thebest sunrise of your life. Afterwards you will trek back to the village of Merzouga,enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbisand dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in your riad,you’ll leave for the Dades Valley, visiting Todra Gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges inMorocco.
After lunch within the valley, you will have an optional hour’s hike through the fieldswhere you will enjoy visiting an old mud village, meet locals and learn about the culture.On through Dades Valley, where you will have the opportunity to see majestic sandcastles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnightaccommodation will be in your hotel overlooking the Dades valley. 
 
Day 09: Dades Gorge – Rose Valley - Ouarzazat (140 km)
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M'gounaand Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs –providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of thetrip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, "the rose city", to purchase the rosewater, which willmake your linen smell goodalong time after your trip is over. Continue to Skoura andthe dirds valley; visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area.After lunch, you will have some time for hiking within the valley and thencontinue toOuarzazate - “the Hollywood of Africa”-whose geography and beautiful landscapes hasattracted many world class movie producers. Overnight accommodation will be in riad
 
 
Day10: Ouarzazat - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Taroudant:
After breakfast in your riad, we’ll head to Taroudant via Taznakht, visiting Ait BenHaddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built during the beginning of the XXthCentury by T-hami El Glaoui -one of the last Berber chieftains -Ben Haddou Kasbah usedto be one of his stops during his long travel from the sub-Saharan countries toMarrakech, and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. On to Taliouine, the capital ofsaffron in Morocco, you have the option to visit the Safran co-operative.If your visit coincides with the saffron harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet theBerber people with their families harvesting the saffron in their fields. We should arrive at Taroudant in the afternoon, here you will see the ramparts and walk within the smallalleys in the Medina. Taroudant is always referred to as “The little Marrakech” because itwas the built by the Saadian dynasty who used it as their capital before they moved toMarrakech in the 16th century . Overnight at Riad 
 
Day 11: Taroudant- Agadir -Essaouira:
Breakfast in the riad, and then head for Essaouira, travelling via Agadir. Our first stop willbe at Agadir, a resort city which was a very big tourist destination for many years. Afterlunch and a small walk along the Promenade, you will continue to Essaouira. The coastalroad offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan trees.Here you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food thanthey can find on the ground. After several stops along the coast we get to Essaouira inthe afternoon. Overnight accommodation at a riad in the Medina. Overnight in riad 
 
Day 12: Essaouira - Marrakech 
 
Breakfast in the riad, then we drive to Marrakech where you will meet your local guide to start sightseeing in Marrakech with Inglese speaking guide, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the Majorelle Garden; a botanical garden with its varied plants, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colourful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks( local markets ) and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another Overnight in riad 
 
Day 13: Free Day in Marrakech Overnight in riad 
 
Day 14: Marrakech - Casablanca Airport
After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to Casablanca for your flight back home.

 

 

Day 01: Casablanca - Rabat:
 we will meet in Casablanca, andthen to Rabat. In Casablanca, you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosqueoutside Mecca. Continuing to Rabat - the capital of Morocco - you will see the HassanTower and walk the OudayaKasbahbefore you check in to your overnightaccommodation in a riad at the heart of the Medina. This will be Riad p://www.riad-zyo.com/(BB).
 
Day 02:  Rabat – Meknes – Fes:
After breakfast in  riad,will start travelling to Fes via Volubilis and Meknes. In Meknes, you will see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour, built by the sultan My Ismail to be the most beautiful gate in Morocco, you will also see the Sahrij Souani used for irrigation and plantation. After lunch , you will head to Volubilis, the well preserved Roman Empire dating to 225BC, where some mosaics as still in very good shape. Our journey continues to Fes via remote village of Zgouta on the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Overnight accommodation at riad www.riadyacout.com/( dinner +bed + breakfast)
 
 Day 03 :Fes - Azrou Midelt.
After breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the Kings Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will experience. After lunch  will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, overnight in hotel /www.hotel-riad-villa-midelt.com/DBB ( dinner +breakfast)
 
Day  04 :Midlte-Erfoud-Merzouga Camel trek:
After an early breakfast you famous for its fossils and rocks. we continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz. Passing Kasbahs and palm groves we pass through the adobe colored city of Er-Rachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert. Then later in the afternoon saddle your camels your journey to take us across the desert during a beautiful sunset for about 2 hours to reach you camp for the night by the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Overnight in the Nomad tent, night full of stars, Berber music and delicious food prepared for you by your guide. Night that you will not forget. DBB
 
Day 05: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges 
Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be thebest sunrise of your life. After breakfast at the camp you will trek back to the village ofMerzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacularErg Chebbi sand dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast inyour riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges - the highest, narrowestgorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the DadesValley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formationsknown as "monkey toes". Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlookingthe Dades valley. Hotel  www.xaluca.com/en/hotel/dades/
 
Day 06: Dades Valley - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Tizi n’Ttichka Pass - Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgounaand Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs –providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of thetrip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, "the rose city", to purchase rosewater, which willmake your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Marrakechvia the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berberchieftains during the 18th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people.Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260m) over the HighAtlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech.  http://www.ksaranika.com//(BB).
 
Day 07: Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast in the riad, you will enjoy a morning guided tour of Marrakech "the RedCity of Morocco”. Your guide will ensure that you see all the sites with historical andcultural interest, including the Koutoubia Menaret; the Saadian tombs; the beautifulPalace of Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic School. Finally, end the morning by walkingthrough the medina alleys -getting a chance to admire all of the different artisansperforming their crafts before arriving at the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. Lunch at arestaurant near the square, and then in the afternoon visit the gardens at Majorelle, andhave a short tour at Gueliz -the new city of Marrakech. After dinner you will have theoption to walk through the square entertained by magicians, story-tellers, tooth-pullersand food sellers. Overnightaccommodation will be in your riad  http://www.ksaranika.com//(BB). 
 
 
 
Day 08: Marrakech - Casablanca Airport
After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to Casablanca for your flight back home.

 

 Services included in price:
Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota \ Mini Van throughout the tour + fuel
Experienced English speaking driver
- hotels \riads with dinners and breakfast.
Locale guide to visit Meknes Fes and Marrakech 
Camel Trekking and Overnight in berber tents.
Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,…Etc
 
 Services not included in price:
- Flight tickekts
- beverages
- lunch
-Dinners in Rabat.
- Dinners in Marrakech.
 

Day 01: Casablanca - Rabat:
You arrive at Casablanca airport,we will meet  you andthen to Rabat. In Casablanca, you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosqueoutside Mecca. Continuing to Rabat - the capital of Morocco - you will see the HassanTower and walk the OudayaKasbahbefore you check in to your overnightaccommodation in a riad at the heart of the Medina. This will be Riad 
 
Day 02: Rabat - Assilah - Chefchaouen:
After breakfast in your riad, we will drive to Chefchaouen via the city of Asilah. Most ofthe drive will be by the coast. Our first stop will be in Asilah, where you will have theopportunity to explore the city. Asilah is known for it annual festival for the art - most ofthe walls of the Medina are painted by various famous artists from all over the world.Your visit includes the Skalla fortress, where you will experience a wonderful view of theMedina and the ocean. If time permits, you will have a drive through Tanger to get a feelof the city. Afterwards you will continue over the foothills of the Rif Mountains toChefchaouen.  “The blue city ofMorocco”. Situated at the footstep of 2 higher mountains, Chefchaouen is a beautifulunique city, with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many partsof Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influencefrom the Spanish civilisation and Moorish architecture.  Overnight in Riad
 
Day 03: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes - Fes:
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Fes via Ouazzan and the Romansite of Volubilis. After a couple of hours drive, you will get to Volubilis, the wellpreserved Roman empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most beautifulMosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC. Here you will have a guided tour ofthe site and learn a lot about the Roman Empire.After that we travel to Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes we see thefascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail; the granary and the SahrijSouani, used for irrigation and plantation. Your visit includes also the Mulay IsmailMausoleum. We then continue via the highway to Fes. Overnight accommodation at riad/
 
Day 04 :Fes - Azrou Midelt.
After breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the Kings Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will experience. After lunch  will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, overnight in hotel
 
Day  05:Midlte-Erfoud-Merzouga Camel trek:
After an early breakfast you famous for its fossils and rocks. we continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz. Passing Kasbahs and palm groves we pass through the adobe colored city of Er-Rachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert. Then later in the afternoon saddle your camels your journey to take us across the desert during a beautiful sunset for about 2 hours to reach you camp for the night by the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Overnight in the Nomad tent, night full of stars, Berber music and delicious food prepared for you by your guide. Night that you will not forget. DBB
 
Day 06: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges 
Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be thebest sunrise of your life. After breakfast at the camp you will trek back to the village ofMerzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacularErg Chebbi sand dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast inyour riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges - the highest, narrowestgorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the DadesValley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formationsknown as "monkey toes". Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlookingthe Dades valley. Hotel   
 
Day 07: Dades Valley - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Tizi n’Ttichka Pass - Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgounaand Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs –providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of thetrip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, "the rose city", to purchase rosewater, which willmake your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Marrakechvia the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berberchieftains during the 18th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people.Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260m) over the HighAtlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech.
 
Day 08: Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast in the riad, you will enjoy a morning guided tour of Marrakech "the RedCity of Morocco”. Your guide will ensure that you see all the sites with historical andcultural interest, including the Koutoubia Menaret; the Saadian tombs; the beautifulPalace of Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic School. Finally, end the morning by walkingthrough the medina alleys -getting a chance to admire all of the different artisansperforming their crafts before arriving at the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. Lunch at arestaurant near the square, and then in the afternoon visit the gardens at Majorelle, andhave a short tour at Gueliz -the new city of Marrakech. After dinner you will have theoption to walk through the square entertained by magicians, story-tellers, tooth-pullersand food sellers. Overnightaccommodation will be in your riad 
 
Day 09: Day trip to Essaouira
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to the coastal city of Essaouira.Getting there after about a 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. You’ll visitthe Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of themedina and view hundreds of handicrafts.This "City of the Wind" attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew manycivilisations - including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecturehowever, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and itscharacteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s "Jewel of theAtlantic”. You will also visit the women's co-operative of Argan oil. Here they extract theoil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Lunch will be donethe Moroccan way – fresh fish “cooked in order” at the fish market. In the afternoonyou will travel back to Marrakech. Overnight at riad 
 
 Day 10: Marrakech - Casablanca 
After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to Casablanca for your flight back home.

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