For some, having to take a long haul flight to Morocco for a visit is a life time opportunity that may not be repeated again, and taking full advantage of it to plan a Grand tour of Morocco is essential. If you fit in this category, then, this Morocco tour is just for you.
Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, you will be met and greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to Rabat. Check into your riad. Dinner and overnight.
Today, you will explore the Rabat, the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. visit shella necropolis, Agdal Garnens and Hassan Tower with its sister King Mohammed V mausoleum before lunch. Afternoon transfer to Tangier. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
This morning, you will explore Tangier with its north west tip of Africa called Achakar, next to it are the Hercules Caves which the legend says that was where Hercules separated Africa from Europpe. Drive back to the Medina of Tangier to walk in the Grand Succo, and visit the Mandoubia Park before enjoying a lunch in one of the famous cafés while your guide tells you about the adventures of some of most famous intellectuals, artists, behemian celebrities who frequented the city taking advantage of its international status until the 1960s. In the afternoon, drive across the Rif Mountains to the beautiful Berber Town of Chaouen. Dinner and overnight at your Riad.
Accompanied with your guide, spend the morning exploring the lime washed white streets of Chaouen, animated with the beautifully dressed locals. After lunch, cross the Rif Mountains to Fes, Dinner and overnight at your Fes Riad.
Today, get ready to ride on a time machine and let the labyrinthine streets of Fes take you back centuries before and explore the oldest Medina in Morocco dating back to the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Coranic schools and Mellah (Jewish quarter).
Today, you will drive past vast acerages of vinyards to Meknes. An other imperial city where you will visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the founder of Meknes, and one of the greatest Kings Morocco had in the medieval times. A visit of the Royal stables as well as the gates of Meknes will be included. After lunch, continue to the hillside settlment of Moulay Driss, where the founder of the Moroccan empire is buried, and of the countries most spiritual sites. Later in the afternoon, continue to Volubilis, a UNESCO world heritage site and the site of the largest and best reserved Roman site in Morocco. Drive back to fes late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in your Fes Riad.
Today, you will drive inland crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains. We stop in Midelt for lunch before we continue driving via the Ziz Valley crossing the sky-scrapping palm trees and fortified villages to the town of Erfoud. Dinner and overnight at your Kasbah hotel.
After a deserved late breakfast, spend the morning at leisure before you ride your 4X4 to explore the nearby Kasbahs, oases and experience some sand bashing. In Erg Chebbi, switch into camels for a an hour camel ride over the colour changing Erg Chebbi sand dunes while watching the sunset. Just before darkness, arrive at your luxury desert camp nestled in the middle of nowhere. Dinner and overnight at your deluxe Sahara desert camp.
Optional sunrise watch early in the morning before breakfast. Today, get ready for one beautiful scene after another including the village of Tnighir with its oasis and canyons, where you will stop for lunch, Klaa Mgouna, known for its roses plantation, Dades Valley with its 1001 Kasbahs, and Skoura with its interesting Kasbah museum of Amridil. Arrive at Ouarzazate late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your Ouarzazate guest house or hotel.
Today, we will visit the UNESCO world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for its Kasbah having been used as a set to various Hollywood epics and a backdrop to international fashion magazines photo shoots. Continue through the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Once a capital of Southern Morocco, Marrakech is an alluring oasis with a temperate climate, distinct charm and fascinating sights. Your day long tour includes La Koutoubia Mosque , the Bahia Palace, the Saadian tombs, Marrakech museum and Ben Youssef Medersa. After lunch in the Medina, visit the colourful Souks in the afternoon watching craftsmen working on some beautiful art objects, Finish your tour of Marrakech Medina in Jamaa Elfna Square, an open space theatre and restaurant busy with its story tellers, musicians, snake charmers , fire eaters, and food carts. Dinner and overnight at your hotel – If you wish to dine outside your hotel, we will be glad to supply you with our Marrakech restaurants recommendation, and we will book you a table.
After breakfast, ride your horse drawn carrigae and drive through the French quarter of Gueliz to Majorelle Gardens. No visit to Marrakech is complete without a stop at the amazing Majorelle Gardens with its Berber arts museum. Rest of the daya t leisure. We can suggest an oriental Spa treatment for you if you wish. Dinner tonight will be served at Dar Yacout, considered a culinary institute, and the best Moroccan restaurant.
Today, we will drive to Casablanca. Upon arrival, we head straight to the Legendary Hassan II Mosque for an officail visit. Explore the third largest Mosque in the world, and witness the Moroccan architecture at its perfect example. After lunch at a seaside café, continue your visit of Casablanca before you check into your hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. A farewell dinner will be organized tonight at Rick’s Café to live the romance of the colonial Art deco era Casablanca once lived in the 1940s.
Spend the day at leisure before your transfer to Casablanca airport for your return flight.