Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes
Upon your arrival at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, while in Casablanca, you will visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the third largest mosque in the world. After that you will Drive to Rabat where you will visit the best sites of this city such as the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Oudayas Kasbah overlooking the Atlantic. Then travel to Meknes, one of Morocco’s ancient imperial cities, where you will have a break for drinking some coffe and strolls in its busy square and Medina(Lahdim). Ending with dinner at your hotel in Meknes.
Day 2: Meknes – Volubilis – Moulay Idiss Zarhoun – Fes
Morning devoted to discovering this magnificent Imperial city. Sightseeing of Meknes includes Mosolum Moulay Ismail, Bab Mansour, Sahrij Souani. After lunch you will continue to Volubilis, the best example of an ancient Roman city in Morocco. After that drive through Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, The holiest Islamic town in the Kingdom of Morocco, where thousands of the Moroccan faithful come on pilgrimage every August to pray at the tomb of this descendant of the Prophet Mohammed. After, you will continue to Fes and ending your day with dinner at your hotel in Fes.
Day 3: Fes
The whole day is devoted to tour this UNESCO World Heritage City. Sightseeing of Fes includes the medieval medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine mosque. Afternoon visit of Fez al Jdid – new Fes. In the evening check-in into the hotel or riad.
Day 4: Fes – Midelt – Valley Ziz – Merzouga
Departure from Fes at 8 o’clock. Travelling via Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the forest of the Middle Atlas. Lunch is in Midelt, the apple capital, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We continue over the Tizi-n-Talremt pass and through the Ziz Valley, which is particularly well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis. All along the road there are innumerable ksars, small villages of individual houses. From here we reach Er Rachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Then continue to Merzouga, where you will meet your camel guide to ride into the dunes to the bivouac(camp). Dinner and overnight will be under the nomad tent. The trek will start right into the desert at 1:30m. We will spend the night in an equipped camp in the middle of the Sahara. It’s a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. When you arrive at the camp you’ll walk to the high dunes to see the sunset. It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. There will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire,you will spend the night in nomad tents. In the morning you will ride the camels to Merzouga. You’ll have breakfast and shower in our hotel in Merzouga.
Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley
In the morning after breakfast, you’ll leave for Rissani where you can visit the souk (the biggest market in area) then continue to Tinghir and Todra Gorges – the highest narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we will drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley.
Day 6: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate passing through the Dades Valley, the line of kasbahs that give this extremely popular route its nickname as valley of a thousand kasbahs. Just before the town of Skoura, visit Kalaa Mgouna, the rose city, where you can purchase local rosewater. We will continue to Ouarzazate, “The Hollywood of Africa”. Go through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs” – the fascinating “sand castles”. After 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate we will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. The kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue on our way to Marrakesh through the famous Tizi-in-Tichka pass over the High Atlas Mountains. The range has snow on its peaks most of the year. Appreciate the beauty of the timeless landscapes on the twisted roads through Berber villages. After arriving in Marrakech you will be accommodated overnight in a hotel or riad.
Day 7: Marrakech
Marrakech is second oldest imperial city, known as the pearl of the south. After breakfast we will visit the historical Marrakech: the Menara garden, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret and the Majorelle Gardens named after the famous French painter, who constructed here his art deco villa and started the botanical gardens. In 1980 it became the residence of Yves Saint Laurent. Afternoon: visit the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters. In the evening check into the hotel or Riad.
Day 8: Marrakech – Essaouira – Casablanca
After breakfast we will depart for the Romantic seaside town of Essaouira – a charming, old port town on the Alantic coast known for its beaches, modern art, traditional crafts ans a unique blend of architectural styles. Essaouira is a typical Portuguese harbor portraying influences of both Moorish and Portuguese design. Departure back to Casablanca through the picturesque coastal road, stopping in Oualidia for a fish lunch in a local restaurant with seaview. Continue to El jadida, sightseeing in the town includes the famous citadel, built under the Portuguese occupation in the 16th century. Final night accommodation will be in Casablanca at the hotel.
Day 9: Casablanca
Breakfast, then transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V International airport for your return flight. End of our magnificent journey.