This tour starts in Marrakech and ends in Marrakech, it includes four nights in Marrakech, one night in Tinghir, one night in the Merzouga desert, one night in Ourzazate, one night in Casablanca and two nights in Fes.
This Tour includes:
Bed and breakfast – Private transport with driver – Accompanying guide after 8 passengers – Local Guides in: Marrakech, Fes, Rabat and Meknes. Half boarding (dinner) optional.
Day 1 • Arrival in Marrakech
Upon arrival at Marrakech airport you will be assisted in your transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel or Riad. You will be able to enjoy some free time, a hammam & spa session or a private guided city tour (this is optional and dependent on the time of your arrival) You will then enjoy dinner and settle into your accommodation in your Hotel or Riad.
Day 2 • Guided tour of Marrakech
We begin day two with breakfast at the hotel or Riad followed by a private guided tour of Marrakech, which includes : Menara Gardens – La Koutubia Mosque (only exterior for non – Muslims) – Bahia Palace – Jemaa El Fna Square – the old medina – The Jewish quarter of Marrakech and the Majorelle Gardens.
We will then settle back into our accommodation at the hotel or Riad.
Day 3 • Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Tinghir
Day three starts with breakfast at the hotel and then we will depart for the High Atlas Mountains by the impressive Tizi Ntichka pass until we reach Ourzazate where we will make a stop for a delicious lunch. We will continue to Alkala of the Mguna where a very special type of rose with an extraordinary aroma is grown. It is there where we will find the route of the Kasbahs and it’s fortified towns built with adobes. This landscape is captivating due to the strength of its contrasts, it’s light and it’s silence. It is one of the most attractive areas to visit in all Morocco. At dusk we will arrive in Tinghir. We will settle into our accommodation and have dinner. This route is 363 km (225 miles).
Day 4• Tinghir – Erfoud – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi Desert)
Our fourth day begins with breakfast and soon after we will depart to one of the most extraordinary places that nature has created: the Gorges of Todra. Through erosion the Todra River has built a narrow gorge with vertical walls that are over 300m high (984 feet), it is a real spectacle. After crossing this impressive gorge we will arrive at Erfoud: the door to the desert. In Erfoud we will visit a fossil extraction center, testimony to the incredible aquatic life that once existed here, several million years ago. From Erfoud we will continue towards Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi desert. As soon as we arrive we will ride a dromedary and our tour guide will take us to see the most impressive spectacle in the desert; the Sunset from the dunes. After this unforgettable experience we will return to our accommodation and have dinner. You have the option to choose between staying in a Hotel – Kasbah (a unique hotel in the traditional adobe style) or jaimas (a traditional Berber tent) under the starry night sky with all of its comforts. This journey is 200 km (124 miles).
Day 5 • Merzouga – Al Nif – Nkob – Agdez – Ouarzazate
Today you have the opportunity to see the sunrise show: yes, you have to be up very early but we highly recommend it. Our tour guide will take you to see this wonderful show of the sunrise in the desert mounted on dromedaries. Afterwards we will return to the camp, we will have breakfast and prepare to start the journey towards the Rissani Palm Grove. This place is well known for its history and its beauty with several interesting monuments. We will continue on to Al Nif, on the way we can see herds of wild dromedaries. We will pass through Agdez and later we will arrive at Ouarzazate, also known as the “Pearl of the South”. We will have dinner and settle into our accommodation. You can choose between staying in a Riad or a hotel. This route is 370 km (229 miles).
Day 6 • Ourzazte – Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou – Marrakech
We begin our sixth day with breakfast in Ouarzazate, and after visit with our local tour guide the Kasbah Taurirt, the former residence and harem of the Marrakech Pasha. We will then continue to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site where we will enjoy a free lunch and then proceed to make our way to Marrakech. We will have our arrival at the accommodation of your choosing, a hotel or Riad. This route is 213 km (132 miles).
Day 7 • Marrakech – Casablanca
On day seven we will have breakfast and depart for Casablanca. We will enjoy a Panoramic tour of Casablanca and the most spectacular mosque in Morocco: The Hassan II Mosque.
We will settle into our accommodation and have dinner. This route is 243 km (150 miles).
Day 8 • Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes and Fes
After breakfast we will go to the first imperial city: Rabat. In Rabat we will visit with our local tour guide the most emblematic monuments: Royal Palace, the Kasbah of the Oudaya, the Mausoleum of King Mohamed V, the Unfinished Mosque and the Hassan Tower. After this magnificent visit, we will cross fertile valleys until we reach the second imperial city: Meknes. In Meknes we will discover with our local tour guide: the impressive medieval wall and its doors such as the Bab El Mansour gate, the Agdal Pond and the impressive Mausoleum-Mosque of Moulay Ismael. We will continue our route until we reach the third imperial city: Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco.
We will have dinner and accommodation. This journey is 300 km (186 miles).
Day 9 • Guided tour of Fes
After breakfast we will dedicate the day to visiting the city of Fes. Our private local tour guide will come to pick you up at your accommodation and take you on a walk to discover the most emblematic and exotic corners of this charming city: the golden doors of the Royal palace, the old Medina, the Medrasa El Bou Anania, the Nejjarin fountain, the Karaouine Mosque, one of the main cultural centers of Islam and home to the University of Fes, and the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. Of course we are not going to forget the Jewish quarter of Fes, the tanners quarter and the neighborhoods of artisan guilds. Lunch is provided on this day.
At the end of the day we will have dinner and settle into our accommodation.
Day 10 • Fes – Ifrane – Beni Mellal – Marrakech
We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart to the city of Ifrane where we will make a brief stop before continuing to Beni Mellal and arriving in Marrakech. We will visit our accommodation and have dinner. It is a 453 km journey (280 miles).
Day 11 • Marrakech and transfer to the airport
On our final day, we will have breakfast, followed by some free time or a hammam & spa depending on the time you have until the time of the transfer to Marrakech airport. This will have concluded our Grand tour of Morocco from Marrakech.