Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be met by your driver and transferred by van to your Casablanca hotel, where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on time, you could choose to have an optional tour of the Hassan II mosque. It is one of the largest Mosques in the world and it's hand crafted beauty is breathtaking. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
After breakfast at Hotel, you will leave towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue city of Morocco in the Rif Mountains. On route, you’ll stop at Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King, for lunch and a time to enjoy the beautiful coastal city. After lunch you will continue on to Chefchaouen for the night. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Enjoy a free day in Chefchaouen to explore. The city, whitewashed in different shades of blue, is spectacular on its own but with the surrounding mountains, it's a sight to behold. At sunset, opt to visit the Spanish Mosque for a stunning panoramic view of the city. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Today after breakfast, you will set out in the morning to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire. Lunch will be taken in Meknes one of Morocco’s Imperial cities. After we break time for lunch, your guide will take you on a tour of Meknes, and then you will head off to Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Today you will discover the city of Fes, the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco; vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming – a visual and pungent feast for the senses. Head into the old city, known locally as Fes el Bali, arguably the world's most fascinating and confounding old city. Medieval Fes was one of the world's great centres of education and culture, both Islamic and Jewish. Its religious institutions and libraries are legendary, its mosques of great renown. Walk through the twisting streets and alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk. Filled with historic khans, medresses and dye-pits, stalls loaded with fruits, herbs and soups, and where the squawk of chickens, smell of spice and sound of hammering of copper fills the air, it's not hard to imagine yourself back in the Middle Ages. Spend the day exploring the old city, visiting, Medresse el Attarine, the tanneries and the splendid Fondouk Nejjarine, a beautifully restored 18th century inn. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and perhaps spend the evening relaxing in this calming oasis, away from the buzz of the medina.
Free day in Fes to explore. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Today we leave Fes towards Erfoud, En-route you'll pass through a scenic forest of cedars and across the Middle Atlas Mountain range to the mineral mining city of Midelt, where a stop for lunch is scheduled. This journey continues along through the dramatic 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 villas of individual houses. From here we reach Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. After an approximate 7 hours of travel you will arrive at your final destination of Erfoud. Dinner will be served at the Kasbah Hotel.
Start your Saharan journey from Erfoud with a visit to a Nomad village, and lunch a break in a Kasbah hotel by the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will have some time relaxing by the pool before the next part of your venture. You will walk or ride by camel over the sands as the sun begins o set and as you reach the magnificent Erg Chebbi sand dunes, witness them turning a wonderful red hue. As night falls, listen to the intoxicating song, enjoying a Moroccan home-cooked beat of Berber drum music and stress before sleeping under the stars in your private Berber tent.
After breakfast, you will return to the 4×4s and head back to Erfoud. From Erfoud, you will set out behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to the Todra & Dades Gorges. In the afternoon, you may enjoy a walk in the towering Todra Gorges (600 feet high). The picturesque Dades Valley makes for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco. From here, you will set off towards Ouarzazate along the Route of 1,000 Kasbahs! If you would like, you can visit the ancient Kasbahs in the palmaries. Upon arrival in Ouarzazate, you can visit this southern town, probably most famous now for the films that have been produced in the area. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
After breakfast, you will head off towards Marrakech. On the way you will visit one of the jewels of Morocco... Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered... usually off the beaten path. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and The Gladiator. After your visit to this famous Kasbah, you will complete the drive over the High Atlas Mountains. Once in Marrakech, you will check into your riad and then head off to the Jemaa el-Fna, the center square of the medina. The famous Jemaa el-Fna, is one of the center attractions of Marrakech. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque pits, the square is well worth a visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent café provides a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square. Dinner will be served at the riad.
This morning you will meet your local guide and set off on a tour of the old medina, through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood flowing through the city. Visit Le Jardin Secret, a traditional medina garden revived for the 21st century. Once owned by a powerful local chief U-Bihi who was poisoned by Mohammed IV, this historic riad has one of the most beautiful courtyards in Marrakech, combining exotic and traditional Islamic gardens that are fed by original khettara, an underground irrigation system. The rest of a day is free so where to do you start? Cycling trip, maybe a half day trip out for some walking? No? Luxury Hammam and Spa, cooking class, quad-biking? Options are endless. Or, if you want to keep it simple, make a beeline to the food stalls for some tagine or some other Moroccan treat (nothing says "I can't give you any money" like a face full of fava-bean dip). You might also like to visit the 16th-century ruins of the El Badi Palace, the famous Majorelle Garden or the adjacent Museum of Islamic Art. In the evening you will no doubt be drawn back to Jemaa el Fna for a final night out with your new pals.
This could be a free day in Marrakech to explore and relax; OR you could choose to do a day excursion to Essaouira. EXCURSION: After breakfast in Hotel, you will set off to the coastal city of Essaouira, a picturesque fishing town, lying on the southwest coast of Morocco. With an exquisite beach to the south, Essaouira has become one of Morocco’s most popular coastal towns. Many of the countries wood carvers and artists make Essaouira their home. You will return to Marrakech in the evening. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
After breakfast, you will enjoy a free morning in Marrakech to relax and explore. You may like to try a cooking class or to visit the lovely Marjorelle Gardens & Museum! After lunch and at your convenience, you will drive to Casablanca and check into your hotel. Dinner will be served at Casablanca’s famous restaurant, Rick's Caffe, or another local restaurant. Enjoy your final evening in Morocco!
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for departure.
The price for the tours will be dependent on numbers, the higher the number of people in your party the lower the cost per person.
All accommodation will be private, you will only share vehicles, if applicable.
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