Morocco Explorer Multi City Vacation

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Your journey will be packed with the highlights of the most important cities of Morocco. Witness monuments to great rulers, both old and new, and then travel into the desert for a taste of the nomadic life. Spend the night under the stars in a luxury desert camp, enjoy a nomad dinner, and watch the sunset across the desert sands.

12 day/11 night package featuring Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga, Ourazazate, Marrakesh, Essaouira and Casablanca. This program includes your choice of accommodation in Deluxe or Superior First Class or First Class hotels, daily breakfast and one night in a luxury Berber desert camp.

Includes

  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private custom sightseeing per itinerary
  • Select luxury accommodation
  • Emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Drinks during meals
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Casablanca – Arrival - Rabat

Upon arrival, meet your driver/guide for a private transfer to your selected hotel in Rabat (approx. 120 km, 1.5 hr). The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day

2

Rabat - Chefchaouen

This morning embark on your private tour to visit the royal city including the Hassan II Mosque, the Mohamed V Museum followed by a private walking tour of picturesque Almohad and northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah. In the afternoon, continue your drive by private car to reach the blue city of Chefchaouen (approx. 270 km, 4 hrs) situated between two peaks of the Rif Mountains. (B)

Day

3

Chefchaouen – Meknes - Fez

After breakfast, visit the blue city; it’s color,  a gorgeous blue tint that covers not only Chefchaouen’s houses but its mosques, government buildings and public squares, comes from a custom that dates back to the 15th century. After your visit, travel to the imperial city of Meknes (approx. 197 km, 3.5 hrs), which was founded by the Almoravid Dynasty in the 11th century, by private vehicle, and then continue to Fez (approx. 64.3 km, 1 hr), the spiritual capital of Morocco. (B)

Day

4

Discover Fez

After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to the city of Fez, the most ancient imperial city, founded by Idriss I and his son Moulay Idris II. Explore the medieval Medina with its Medersas (religious Islamic universities) Attarine and Bou anania, the Nejjarine Fountain, the Moulay Idriss II mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque. You might even have the opportunity to visit the Palace of Pacha Galaoui, generally closed to the public (not included). After lunch in the medina (not included), continue to Fez Jdid (new Fez), and then back to the hotel. (B)

Day

5

Fez – Midelt – Merzouga

After breakfast, head in the direction of Midelt (approx. 198.1 km, 3 hrs) passing through Ifrane, one of the most curious towns in Morocco because of its alpine architecture and European ambience. Visit the cedar forest of Azrou, famous for one cedar named Gouraud; the largest ancient cedar of the region. This forest is home to hundreds of Barbary monkeys, which you may feed if you wish. Your route continues through the Middle Atlas Mountains for a chance to enjoy the landscapes that this route offers. Travel through the pass of Tizi Talghemt, meaning Neck of the Camel, on your route to Erfoud and Errachidia. Along the way, travel through Ziz Valley; a beautiful landscape with red gorges that contrast with the green of the valley. Its long belts of oasis flooded palm groves, its majestic adobe kasbahs and its fortified towns make it a landscape worth admiring. By the end of the afternoon you will arrive in Merzouga (approx. 264.5 km, 4 hrs from Midelt). You can witness for yourself the silence of the desert, surrounded by miles and miles of fine sand. Enjoy the sunset in the middle of the golden dunes and spend an unforgettable night in a Berber camp, enjoying tea and a nomadic dinner. (B,D)

Note: Camp doesn’t provide alcohol, although guests can bring their bottles

Day

6

Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley- Ouarzazate

The early morning sunrise is something not to be missed, so don’t ignore your wakeup call! This is a magical time as the dawn breaks and the sun chases away the night. The colors shift as the light moves silently across the golden dunes, making this a very special and memorable moment. After breakfast, enjoy a camel ride through the dunes. Later, continue to Rissani (approx. 42 km, 45 min) where you will stop to visit the bustling market before continuing in the direction of Erfoud (approx. 23 km, 30 min), where you will visit the fossil factory. Continue to the spectacular and impressive Todra Gorges (approx. 142 km, 2 hrs), which offer a canyon with vertical walls of reddish without any hustle and bustle of people; the perfect place to stroll and admire nature in its purest form. Afterwards, drive along the valley until you reach Ouarzazate (approx. 170 km, 2.5 hrs). (B,D)

Day

7

Ouarzazate-Marrakesh

Begin the day by exploring Ouarzazate and the famous Ait Benhaddou UNESCO World Heritage Center (approx. 30 km, 30 min) with buildings which served as the set of such movies as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator, then continue to Marrakesh through the High Atlas Mountain pass of Tizi n´Tichka (approx. 70 km, 1.5 hrs) down to the plains of Haouz. The route passes many Berber villages and is a particularly twisty road that offers spectacular panoramic sites. Upon arrival in Marrakesh (approx. 105 km, 2.5 hrs), check-in to your hotel for the remainder of the evening at your leisure. (B)

Day

8

Discover Marrakesh

Today, embark on a full day of private touring on foot in Marrakech with your guide. Visit the magnificently decorated 16th century Saadian Tombs and roam through the old Kasbah and the Jewish Quarter until you arrive at the exquisite Bahia Palace with its incredible zellij tile work and carved cedar ceilings. Admire the tallest structure in the Marrakech medina, the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque and enjoy lunch (not included) in the medina. In the afternoon, enjoy an intimate visit of the old medina of Marrakech with your guide, far from the tourist paths, where you will have the opportunity to see unusual places not usually visited by tourists. (B)

Day

9

Discover Marrakech

Today you will visit the Majorelle Garden with its Berber museum and, afterwards, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Alternatively, you have the option of joining a 4x4 jeep excursion to the Atlas Mountains or enjoy a cooking class with a local family. (B)

Day

10

Marrakech- Essaouira

After breakfast, your private guide will take you to the Atlantic Coast, through part of the Argan Forest. En route, enjoy a wine tasting experience and visit a women’s cooperative known for producing argan oil in the traditional way. Upon arrival in Essaouira (approx. 190 km, 3 hrs), visit the fishing port with its blue painted boats and the fortified ramparts of the old city, once known as Mogador, then continue to the charming old Medina and “Scala.” In the port, you have the opportunity to eat fresh fish in a local restaurant (not included). This afternoon, discover the ancient Portuguese streets of the old Medina, full of artists and artisans, making and selling their craftwork. (B)

Day

11

Essaouira - Casablanca

After breakfast, pass through Oualidia on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean (approx. 190 km, 3 hrs), surrounded by lagoons, on your way to Casablanca. Continue your tour along the coast until you reach El Jadida (approx. 80 km, 1.5 hrs). This town has preserved all its walls and four of the five original bastions, its fishing port and its medina. These, along with open access to the ocean, are the main attractions of this city. You’ll arrive in Casablanca (approx. 105 km, 1.5 hrs) by mid-afternoon for the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B)

Day

12

Casablanca - Return

You will be transferred by private car to the airport to continue on to your next destination. (B)