Ultimate Morocco Tour
The Ultimate Morocco Tour – Marrakech to Chefchaouen via Sahara Desert and Fes
- Experience the country of contrasts.
- The Stunning Greenland’s of the north and the most beautiful blue town of Chefchaouen
- See the Barbary monkeys in the middle of the famous cedar forest in Azrou
- Enjoy the splendid landscapes of the high & middle atlas Mountains
- Explore the heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah of Taourirt
- Explore the splendid landscapes of Dades valley and the wonderful gorges of Todra
- Experience camel riding over the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend night in nomadic tent
- Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the old Medina of Fes
- The heritage Hassan 2 Mosque and Mausoleum.
- Visit the historical Mogador City, Essaouira the pretty town on the Atlantic.
1st Day: Marrakech Airport and drive to Hotel.
Pick you up from the airport and drive to your Hotel/Riad relax and prepare for your ultimate Morocco tour experience.
2nd Day: Marrakech Medina city tour – Marrakech
A Full guided tour will be scheduled to discover Marrakesh, Tourist Number 1 destination in Morocco, known as the “Red City”. Marrakesh is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history; it is situated near the foothills of the high Atlas Mountain. Similarly to other old towns, Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city The Medina and a very modern city called Gueliz built during the French occupation. Marrakesh has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square is full of energy and vibes, where story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, snakes charmers and musicians perform in open air. During the night the square turns into a huge chain restaurant.
During our guided city tour, we will see the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century in the reign of Almoravid Dynasty. We will go among narrow streets and allies in the medina. We pass by “seven saints” during the reign of Moulay Ismail; the festival of the seven saints was founded to the request of the Sultan. The tombs of several renowned figures were moved to Marrakesh to attract pilgrims.
3rd Day: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech
After breakfast we drive to the beautiful town of the atlantic coast – Essaouira – which is Previously known as Mogador to the Portuguese inhabitants, it is a charming small town on the coast well- known for local handicrafts, especially thuja wood furniture, carving and small artefacts, sold in innumerable shops along the windy streets.
Orson Wells filmed “Othello” here, making especially the Portuguese ramparts famous in its opening scene. Visit the women’s cooperative where argane nuts are processed by hand into one of the most versatile oils; delicious in salads and a treat for the skin.
At the sea front, the customer chooses a selection of freshly caught fish to have prepared on the spot. The surfing opportunities and the beach make it an ideal spot for coastal lovers. Essaouira has a favourable micro-climate; mild in winter and cool in summer.
Lunch will be in one of these favorite restaurants in the Medina and then drive back to Marrakech afternoon
4th Day: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou Ouarzazate – Dades Valley
Departure in the morning over the High Atlas mountains through Tizi n’Tichka pass (alt 2260 m).On the road you will visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou where many movies have been shot like: The Gladiator, The Mumy, Babel, Tea In Sahara..Etc. Later on ,continue to Ouarzazate ‘’The African Hollywood’’ where you will visit the Studio films and the Kasbah of Taourirte, then carry on the road via the road of Thousand-Kasbahs through Skoura where you will stop to see a beautiful Kasbah named Amredhyle situated in the stunning Skoura Palmery. In the evening, overnight in Hotel/Riad
5th Day: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Sahara Desert Camp
Leaving Boumalene Dades after breakfast, we will head to Merzouga passing through the Berber village of Tinghir and the Todra Gorge where the canyons dominate the skyline. We will then pass through several towns along the route, stopping for lunch at either Tinjdad, or Rissani in Tafilalet region, famous for serving the Berber pizza. After lunch we will make our way to Merzouga to start your camel trek experience, 40 minutes of camel trekking through the impressive Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Stop somewhere in the middle of the dunes for a beautiful sunset before you arrive at your camp.
6th Day: Sahara Desert Exploration – Sahara Desert Hotel
A full day in the Sahara Desert is scheduled to explore the Desert features, First You’ll move to neighboring Berber village of the Sahara, called Khamlia, to listen and watch the Gnaoua music performed by local bands. Continue through to see the nomads of the desert under their tents. Then we will drive offroad to experience the wonderful Sahara sceneries. In the evening you’ll to your hotel where you’ll have free afternoon to chill out near the pool or ride Quads over Erg Chebbi Dunes..
7th Day: Sahara Desert –Ziz Valley – Azrou – Fes
you’ll wake up early to attend the sunrise spectacle, then riding back the camels to your hotel. After having shower and breakfast, we leave Erg Chebbi to the north passing by the Ziz Valley and the Mid Atlas Mountains up to Fez. On our way, we will stop frequently to appreciate the Rocky Mountains and plain areas. We will pause in Azrou to see the North Africa Monkeys on the wild inside a Cedar Forest. We arrive to Fez, and check in your riad.
8th Day: Fes – Fez Medina city Tour – Fes
After breakfast a cultural tour is waiting you through the intellectual capital of Fez which was considered Mecca of the west and Athena of Africa.It is the biggest city of the country after Casablanca with a population of approximately 1 million.This city is a the former capital and one of the country’s four imperial cities. Fez comprises three distinct parts, Fez el Bali which is the oldest part surrounded by a big wall, where are more than 9000 narrow streets and allies. Fez-Jdid or the new Fes, home of the Mellah the Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle the newest section of Fez created during the French occupation.
Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina is the largest in the world. Among its narrow streets and allies, the oldest university in the world is located; The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859. This University is still operating nowadays.
9th Day: Fes – Chefchaouen (Blue city)
We will drive to the north of Morocco through the Rif Mountains, arriving at Chefchaouen, The blue pearl of the north. The evening will be dedicated to exploring the simply but beautiful city of Chefchaouen where everything is set dramatically against the mountains. Things to see among many are the blue-tinted houses and cobbled streets with mountainous backdrop which create a photographic setting. Spend the night in a riad.
10th Day: Chefchouane – Volubilis – Meknes – Rabat
After your breakfast in the riad, our journey will start towards volubilis, then driving forth via Ouazzan and other rif villages Volubilis embodies the roman ruins and presents a unique archaeological site of Moroccan history, after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city, an imperial city in the 17th century, where we will hang around the historical huge walls of the medina, bab el mansour. Then we continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco where you will spend the night.
11th Day: Rabat – Rabat Medina & Hassan 2 Mosque – Casablanca
After Breakfast visit the city’s major attractions: Hassan tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V & his son Hassan ll -former king and father of the current King. The 12th Century Kasbah Udayah: a departuring point for armies leaving to conquest Spain, in the 18th century, a gathering of pirates who used to capture ships, later drive towards Casablanca where you will visit Hassan 2nd Mosque where you join a 45 mins walking guided tour, then drive to your Hotel.
12th Day: Casablanca – Airport Mohammed 5
Transfer to the Airport Casablanca.
Ultimate Morocco tour Inclusions:
- A comfy 4wd, fuel costs.
- An English Speaking driver.
- Transfert from & to the Airport
- Three nights in Marrakesh “on BB”.
- One night in Boumalne Dades “on HB”.
- Two nights in Erg Chebbi Dunes. “on HB”
- One night in Midelt. “on HB”
- Two nights in Fez. ‘’B&B’’
- One night in Chefchaouen ‘’B&B’
- One night in Rabat. “on B&B”
- One night in Casablanca ‘’on B&B’’
- Camel Trekking in Erg Chebbi Dunes.
- Water during the trip.
- Addition to some surprises..
Ultimate Morocco tour Exclusions:
- Lunches, Drinks, Snacks,
- Entrances & flights.
- Dinners at Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen and Casablanca