Arrival to Mohamed V Airport and meet your driver and your guide. Casablanca is the economic pole of Morocco. In Casablanca we visit the Hassan II Mosque. We continue to Rabat. Rabat is elegant, modern and spacious. Sightseeing includes the visit of the archeological museum of Rabat, old architecture, the kasbah of Oudaya, the Hassan tower, and then orientation to Meknes. Overnight in the hotel. Overnight stay in Riad.
Morning departure to Chefchouen via Ouazzane. On the way we stop in the Roman ruins. We visit the site with a local guide. We move to Chefchaouen. Free evening. overnight stay in Riad.
After breakfast we drive to Fez via the Rif Mountains with pictures of enclosed valleys and Berber villages. Overnight stay in Riad.
Fez or Fes is the first Moroccan imperial city. It holds a wealth of attractions and described as the spiritual centre of Morocco. The Karaouiyin University of Fez is considered among the oldest in the world. Hiring a local guide in Fez is essential to have a complete visit. You start the journey with a visit of royal palace and the ceramics and poetry looking at hand made artefacts. You move with your guide to explore the ancient University of Karaouiyin, the Tanneries and the vibrant alleys of the old quarter. You will admire the bustling streets of the Medina where merchants open their shops. After an active journey we take you back to your hotel.
After breakfast, we depart to Merzouga desert. On the way we cross the town of Immouez, a summer resort and a town which gives out the Sais plains. We continue through Ifrane, famous for the university of alAkhawayn (the brothers university), and the royal palace. We stop in Azrou cedar forest where we take pictures of the macaque monkeys. We head Midelt for lunch. We keep moving through the High Atlas Mountains and we cross Errachida, Erfoud which is famous for the fossil’s preparation. We drive the rest of the itinerary to Merzouga through Rissani. Overnight in a campfire with Berber music.
Today,We will be visiting Nomad people around Ramlia.After breakfast we set off for the small village of Ramlia crossing several forgotten Berber villages. We can also visit the places where stones and fossils are dug out. You will enjoy endless silence, except the birds that sing. You will discover the faune and the flore of the desert. Night in a local guest house.
We set off for Kelaa. We drive on the asphalt way to Alnif. we stop in Tinjdad for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue to Tinghir, famous for the amazing Todgha Gorges. They are cliffs that rise up to 300 meters among which the clean river flows. The palm groves stretch along the river giving a unique view. To the way to the gorges stand the old Ksar which is partially inhabited. Night will be spent in a hotel nearby.
After breakfast, we drive to Ouarzazate on the way of thousand Kasbah. We drive back to Tinghir to join the main road. We cross Boumalne Dades from where we move alongside the Dades valley. We reach El Kelaa M’Gouna, the village of roses where people celebrate the festival of roses in late April. We cross the calm village of Skoura where we visit the Amridil Kasbah. We drive through Ouarzazate, and further to Ait Ben Haddou village that holds the most impressive Kasbah in Morocco. The Kasbah is a UNESCO protected site and many movies have been shot. After lunch, we drive the rest of the Itinerary to Marrakech through the highest Atlas Mountains.
Today will be dedicated to explore Marrakech. Historical visit of Marrakech will include Menara garden, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowers and other impressive sights such as the koutoubia Mosque (the twin tower of Giralda in Seville, Spain). The Saadian tombs demonstrate the Moorish architecture with its perfection, The Bahia palace and Madrassa Ibn Youssef. The guide take you to the restaurant for lunch.
Evening drums will draw you to the Djemaa El Fna (main city square). It’s a festival atmosphere, with snake charmers, Berber and Gnoua musicians, and storytellers illuminated by lamplight and wreathed in smoke. Food stalls on the square sell fresh salads, soups, fried fish and chips, chicken and beef kebabs and even boiled snails or sheep’s head. Finish it off with a glass of sweet cinnamon tea.
This itinerary combines the mysterious allure of Marrakech and the and the relaxed coastal vible of Essaouira. after breakfast we will drive to the coast to visit the Essaouira protected town by the UNESCO.This town reflect the character of portuguese settlers of the 16th centry, and it’s famous for its fine handicrafts, and silver threads. strolling in its alleys before driving back to Marrakech. dinner and breakfast in the Riad.
airport transfer depends on your departure time