You arrive at Casablanca airport,we will meet you andthen to Rabat. In Casablanca, you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosqueoutside Mecca. Continuing to Rabat – the capital of Morocco – you will see the HassanTower and walk the OudayaKasbahbefore you check in to your overnightaccommodation in a riad at the heart of the Medina. This will be Riad
After breakfast in your riad, we will drive to Chefchaouen via the city of Asilah. Most ofthe drive will be by the coast. Our first stop will be in Asilah, where you will have theopportunity to explore the city. Asilah is known for it annual festival for the art – most ofthe walls of the Medina are painted by various famous artists from all over the world.Your visit includes the Skalla fortress, where you will experience a wonderful view of theMedina and the ocean. If time permits, you will have a drive through Tanger to get a feelof the city. Afterwards you will continue over the foothills of the Rif Mountains toChefchaouen. “The blue city ofMorocco”. Situated at the footstep of 2 higher mountains, Chefchaouen is a beautifulunique city, with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many partsof Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influencefrom the Spanish civilisation and Moorish architecture. Overnight in Riad
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Fes via Ouazzan and the Romansite of Volubilis. After a couple of hours drive, you will get to Volubilis, the wellpreserved Roman empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most beautifulMosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC. Here you will have a guided tour ofthe site and learn a lot about the Roman Empire.After that we travel to Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes we see thefascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail; the granary and the SahrijSouani, used for irrigation and plantation. Your visit includes also the Mulay IsmailMausoleum. We then continue via the highway to Fes. Overnight accommodation at riad
After breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the Kings Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will experience. After lunch will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, overnight in hotel
After an early breakfast you famous for its fossils and rocks. we continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz. Passing Kasbahs and palm groves we pass through the adobe colored city of Er-Rachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert. Then later in the afternoon saddle your camels your journey to take us across the desert during a beautiful sunset for about 2 hours to reach you camp for the night by the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Overnight in the Nomad tent, night full of stars, Berber music and delicious food prepared for you by your guide. Night that you will not forget.
Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be thebest sunrise of your life. After breakfast at the camp you will trek back to the village ofMerzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacularErg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast inyour riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowestgorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the DadesValley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formationsknown as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlookingthe Dades valley. Hotel
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgounaand Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs –providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of thetrip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase rosewater, which willmake your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Marrakechvia the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berberchieftains during the 18th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people.Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m) over the HighAtlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech.
After breakfast in the riad, you will enjoy a morning guided tour of Marrakech “the RedCity of Morocco”. Your guide will ensure that you see all the sites with historical andcultural interest, including the Koutoubia Menaret; the Saadian tombs; the beautifulPalace of Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic School. Finally, end the morning by walkingthrough the medina alleys -getting a chance to admire all of the different artisansperforming their crafts before arriving at the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. Lunch at arestaurant near the square, and then in the afternoon visit the gardens at Majorelle, andhave a short tour at Gueliz -the new city of Marrakech. After dinner you will have theoption to walk through the square entertained by magicians, story-tellers, tooth-pullersand food sellers. Overnightaccommodation will be in your riad
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to the coastal city of Essaouira.Getting there after about a 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. You’ll visitthe Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of themedina and view hundreds of handicrafts.This “City of the Wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew manycivilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecturehowever, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and itscharacteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of theAtlantic”. You will also visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil. Here they extract theoil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Lunch will be donethe Moroccan way – fresh fish “cooked in order” at the fish market. In the afternoonyou will travel back to Marrakech. Overnight at riad
After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to Casablanca for your flight back home.