This tour starts in Tangier and concludes in Casablanca. During this trip, we will spend one night in Tangier, two nights in Fes, one night in the Merzouga desert, one night in Ourzazate, two nights in Marrakech and one night in Casablanca.
Day 1 • Arrival in Tangier
Upon arrival at Tangier airport or the Tangier port, you will be assisted with your transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you can enjoy a private guided tour of Tangier accompanied by our local tour guide. We will then settle into our accommodation and proceed with dinner.
Day 2 • Tangier – Tetouan – Chaouen and Fes
Our second day begins with breakfast served at the hotel and then we will depart for Tetouan. We will take a panoramic tour of the city of Tetouan and as well as a private tour of Chaounen town, a magnificent blue village. Then we will continue to the ancient Roman city of Volubilis where we will visit the archaeological remains . Our next stop will be Meknes, one of the main imperial cities in Morocco. With our local Meknes tour guide we will discover the impressive medieval wall and its doors such as the Bab El Mansour gate, the Agdal Pond and the impressive Moulay Ismael Mausoleum – Mosque. At the end of the day we will arrive at the imperial city of Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco.
We will then enjoy dinner and accommodation. This route is 315 km (195 miles).
Day 3 • Guided tour of Fes
After breakfast on this day, we will enjoy sightseeing the City of Fes with our private local tour guide, who 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 Mosque Karaouine, one of the main cultural centers of Islam and headquarters of the University of Fes, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss. Of course we are not going to forget the Jewish quarter of Fes, the tanners quarter and the neighborhoods of artisan guilds. Lunch will be provided on this day. At the end of the day we will have dinner and settle into our accommodation.
Day 4 • Fes – Midelt – Errachidia – Erfoud and Mezouga Desert (Erg Chebbi)
Day four of our tour of Morocco begins with breakfast at the hotel and soon after we will depart to visit the beautiful city of Ifrane. Then we will cross the Cedar forests until we reach the city of Midelt where we will make a stop for lunch. Then we will continue towards Errachidia and Erfoud: the true “Door of the Desert”. Upon arrival at the Erg Chebbi desert of Merzouga we will ride on dromedaries to see the most impressive spectacle of the desert: Sunset from the dunes of the desert. After this unforgettable experience we will return to our place of 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 route is 476 km (295 miles).
Day 5 • Merzouga Desert – Todra – Ourzazate
Today you have the opportunity to see the show of the sunrise in the desert (optional): yes, you have to get up very early but we highly recommend it. The sunrise in Merzouga desert is unlike any other. We will go to see this wonderful show mounted on dromedaries. Upon returning to the camp we will have breakfast and prepare to set out on our way to the Rissani Palm Grove, the old imperial city and cradle of the current dynasty. Then we will continue our route to one of the most beautiful landscapes of the trip: “The Gorges of Todra”. We will make a quick stop for lunch and continue our way to visit Ourzazate through the route of “the Kasbahs”, a series of ( adobe fortresses) until we reach the “Pearl of the Desert”: Ourzazate “. We will enjoy a typical dinner and accommodation. This route is 370 km (229 miles).
Day 6 • Ouarzazte – Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou – Marrakech
After breakfast we will visit Kasbah Taurirt with a local tour guide. Kasbah Taurirt is a former residence and harem of the Pachá in Marrakech. Our route continues to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site. Lunch will be provided and then we will have had our arrival at Marrakech where we will enjoy our accommodation, a hotel or Riad depending on your preference as well as dinner. This route is 213 km (132 miles).
Day 7 • Private tour of Marrakech
On our seventh day we will have breakfast at the hotel or Riad followed by a private guided tour of Marrakech with a local tour guide. We will visit the Menara Gardens – La Koutoubia Mosque – Bahia Palace- Jamaa Elfna Square- the old Medina, the Jewish Quarter of Marrakech and the Majorelle Gardens.
We will return to our accommodation in the hotel or Riad.
Day 8 • Marrakech – Casablanca
Day eight of our tour begins with breakfast and departure for Casablanca. We will enjoy a panoramic guided tour of Casablanca. The tour includes a visit to the most impressive mosque in all of Morocco; the Hassan II Grand Mosque. We will return to our accommodation and have dinner. This route is 243 km (150 miles).
Day 9 • Casablanca – Transfer to the Airport
On our final day, you can enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel before having your transfer to Casablanca airport.