Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Casablanca - Morocco's largest city and in fact one of the largest and most important hubs in entire Africa! Upon arrival your private driver transfers you to the hotel.
The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the surroundings on your own or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 2: City tour
Following breakfast and check-out, meet your local guide and driver in the hotel lobby. You then go on a 4-hour tour of Casablanca.
During the tour, you get to see the major highlights of the city, including Hassan II Mosque, the second largest religious building in the world, designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau.
You also have a chance to explore the Hassan II Square and stroll down the Atlantic Boardwalk. After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 3: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Casablanca.
Day 3: Arrival
Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to your centrally located hotel.
Day 4: City Tour
Following breakfast meet your local guide at the lobby who during the 3-hour city tour will show you the city and share interesting facts on Chefchaouen's history.
Set beneath the raw picks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is rightfully recognized as one of the prettiest towns in Morocco. Known for its blue walls and red-tiled roofs, it steals the hearts of those who visit and somehow keeps the perfect balance between the needs of modern travelers and its own cultural authenticity.
During the tour, you walk around the narrow blue-colored streets of famous old Medina. You then leave Medina through its far northwestern gate to find the water source of Ras el-Maa just behind the wall. The crystal clear water here comes straight from the mountain. Ras el-Maa is a perfect place to relax before you continue your way to Spanish Mosque that was once built but never used. Set on the hill, the famous site offers a spectacular view of the Medina. You can’t miss the sunset over the city and surrounding mountains!
After the tour, you return to your hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 5: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Chefchaouen.
Day 5: Arrival and City Tour
Today you arrive in the spiritual capital of Morocco, Fes.
Upon arrival, meet your local guide and driver to start a 5-hour city tour.
During the tour, you see the 14th-century gates of the King Palace, the shrine of Moulay Idriss, the Mellah (Jewish quarter), and old Fes Medina with its traditional markets and tanneries.
Together with the guide, you enter the ancient Bou Inania Madrasa founded in 1351 AD.
You then proceed to the Fondouk el-Nejjarine - which was declared a national monument in 1916. Today this building is a home to the Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts.
After the tour, you return to your riad and have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 6: Day Trip to Meknes and Volubilis
After breakfast at your hotel, you meet your driver and set out to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Upon arrival, you meet your guide who shows you the 2000-year-old ruins, adorned with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your next stop is the city of Meknes, where together with your local guide, you explore its major highlights in about 3 hours. You start with admiring the grand entrance to the city and as well the most beautiful gates in the world - Bab Mansour.
Then your guide takes you to the Dar Jamai Museum with its amazing local arts and crafts, following your visit to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail*.
Next, you proceed to the Royal Stables, which is a massive stable yard that was constructed to comfortably house no less than twelve thousand royal horses. After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel in Fes.
*Note: Dar Jamai Museum and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is under reconstruction till the end of 2020 (might be prolonged). Sites are seen from the outside.
Day 7: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Fes.
Day 7: Arrival
Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel. You then enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant and have the rest of the day free.
Day 8: Exploring the Sahara Desert and Departure
In the morning you have a check-out and some free time to relax and prepare for today's adventure. At around noon, you meet your driver who takes you to the starting point of your camel trek journey through the sand dunes.
Day 8: Exploring the Sahara Desert
One of the highlights of the day is a stop at a small village of Khamilia where you can watch and listen to the locals playing the typical music of the region - Gnawa. Before the sunset, you arrive at the Berber camp and enjoy a wonderful dinner by the campfire. The desert is probably the best place to gaze at the stars. Take this chance and witness the Milky Way!
Day 9: Departure
After hearty breakfast at the camp, your driver takes you back Merzouga town and you depart.
Day 9: Arrival
Upon arrival in Skoura Oasis hotel, you have a check-in and evening at your own leisure.
Day 10: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Skoura Oasis.
Day 10: Arrival
Welcome to Marrakech - Morocco's second largest city! Upon arrival your private driver takes you to the centrally located hotel.
Day 11: Sightseeing in Marrakesh
After breakfast at the hotel, you set off on an exhilarating sightseeing tour of Marrakech with your guide and driver. During your 5-hour tour, you see the major highlights of the ancient city.
You begin your walking tour in the old quarter of Marrakech where you visit the 19th century Bahia Palace, covered with colorful tile work, and see its eight-hectare gardens with fountains. You then proceed to Saadian Tombs - marble tombs for the Saadian dynasty. Accessible only through a small passage in the Kasbah Mosque, the tombs were neglected until aerial photography exposed them in 1917.
Your next stop is El Badi Palace located nearby and believed to have contained more than 350 opulent rooms, in addition to a large pool, sweeping courtyard, and several gardens. The pieces from the El Badi Palace were used to create a new palace in Meknes, leaving just the shell of the palace behind.
Continue to the souks, the largest you can find in Morocco. We suggest you try haggling as it is an inherent part of Moroccan trading culture. In the afternoon, you venture into the new city and visit the Majorelle Gardens - a magical petite garden estate designed by Jacque Majorelle and maintained by Yves Saint Laurent.
After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 12: Day Trip to Essaouira
Early in the morning following breakfast, you meet your driver-guide in the hotel lobby and venture off to the Jewel of the Atlantic, the amazing coastal town of Essaouira known for its distinctive white houses and blue doors.
Upon arrival in about 3 hours, you start exploring the former Portuguese fishing village. During your tour, you see Old Medina which is currently part of UNESCO World Heritage and stroll down the Atlantic Boardwalk. Another highlight of the area is the Scala du Port fishing harbor that offers breathtaking views of the Portuguese ramparts.
After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel in Marrakech.
Day 13: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Marrakech.
Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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