Day 01: Tangier – Assilah:
Upon your arrival, we pick you up and start our tour around Morocco. Part of the morning will be spent to explore around Tangier. It is Known as “the door of Africa”, one of the most vibrant, mysterious, and interesting cities in Morocco. We will drive through Spartel Cap – the meeting point of Atlantic Coast and the Mediterranean. We continue to Hercules Caves. According to legend, this is where the mythical figure of Hercules rested after performing his 12 tasks. Additionally, we continue our drive to Assilah – a small seaside village, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the north of Morocco, with its small medina characterized by blue houses and pictures decorated with colorful drawings. Accommodation in a charming hotel.
Day 02: Assilah – Rabat:
After breakfast, we leave in the morning towards Rabat. We join motorway to Rabat – the administrative capital of Morocco, and known as the city of gardens. It is, at the same time, a modern and traditional city, a dynamic mix of ancestral and modern culture. Surrounded by multicolored hillsides and mountains. The city itself, is elegant, with its harmonious gardens, luxury shops, flowers… During our stay in Rabat, we will cover all sites with history and culture interests such as Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower and Mohamed V Mausoleum.… Accommodation in a charming hotel.
Day 03: Rabat – Casablanca:
Right after your yummy breakfast, we pick you up from the hotel and drive to Casablanca. We will visit the most important sights of the city. Named “White House” by a group of Spanish and Portuguese sailors who marveled at the city back in time. Today, Casablanca is a bustling city of boulevards and modern infrastructure. Along our sightseeing, we will walk around the Habous district, where the small squares and narrow arcade streets provide a fine example of contemporary city planning mixed with the maze-like streets of the traditional medina. Furthermore, we continue towards United Nations and the majestic Mohammed V Square. Then, go to the lively Central Market and the Mehkma (Tribunal). Notre Dame de Lourdes cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque are also among the historical attractions to visit in Casablanca. Overnight in riad.
Day 04: Casablanca – Essaouira:
After the breakfast, we get ready to leave Casablanca and drive to Essaouira. Our journey will take us down the picturesque coastal road enjoying the views and green landscape until we arrive at our destination. Once we arrive, we check into the hotel. Free time to wander the town for your own.
Day 05: Explore Essaouira:
Today is entirely to be dedicated to explore more of this lovely coastal town. Essaouira, a small seaside town that attracts surfers, travelers and history lovers. Formerly known as Mogador because of the Portuguese establishment in the 16th century, Essaouira has its own walled medina, amazing cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere that is very distinct. It has something special to offer for all its visitors. You can walk through the vibrant colorful alleys to enjoy the local lifestyle. If you are sunset-sunrise lover, Essaouira is the right spot for you. For adventure lovers, Essaouira is also known for kite and wind surf. Overnight in Essaouira.
Day 05: Essaouira – Marrakech:
Get up in the morning, enjoy your breakfast and have your luggage collected to leave Essaouira and drive to Marrakech. Around 10am we start our journey to the red city Marrakech. Before we arrive in Marrakech, we shift our way deep into the High Atlas Mountains to visit the Berber family Nathalie mentioned. When we arrive, they receive us inside their authentic traditional house, visit the house and see how typically they live. They provide us with all the bio nutrition they have (tea, cheese, bread…). Later on, we will take our direction to Marrakech. We drop you at the hotel/Riad. Overnight in Marrakech.
Day 06: Explore Marrakech:
After breakfast, a morning guided tour of Marrakech “the Red City of Morocco” will be dedicated to explore the beautiful secrets of Moroccan lifestyle. We will ensure that you see all the sites with historical and cultural interest, including the Koutoubia Mosque; the Saadian tombs; the beautiful Palace of Bahia… Finally, end up the morning by walking through the medina alleys -getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their crafts before arriving at the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. Lunch at a restaurant near the square, and then in the afternoon visit the Majorelle Gardens, and have a short tour at the new city of Marrakech. Spend the night in a fantastic riad.
Day 07: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Benhadou Kasbah – Dades:
After breakfast in Marrakech, we leave to Dades Gorges. We will cross the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the port of Tizi n’Tichka, making our way through numerous Berber nomad villages inhabiting the area. Spectacular scenery that will take us to one of the best-preserved and most famous kasbahs all over Morocco, the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, famous for being the stage of most of Hollywood films like “Babel”, “Prince of Persia” …
Continue our trip through Ouarzazate, then crossing the valley of Roses, to enter the gorges of Dades, where the so-called “Route of the thousand kasbahs” begins. Accommodation in Dades Valley and dinner at the charming hotel.
Day 08: Dades – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga:
After the breakfast, we leave to Sahara Desert for overnight in the Desert camp with camel ride. Our trip will take us to the Gorges of Todra, where we can enjoy a pleasant walk between its imposing canyon of walls of more than 300 meters of altitude, then ahead towards the desert through the palm grove of the Tafilalet. We will arrive at Merzouga where we switch the car for camels and go on a camel ride crossing the dunes of Erf Chebbi to spend a fabulous night deep in the Desert.
Day 09: Explore Sahara Desert:
Early in the morning, the camel guide will wake you up to watch what may be the best sunrise of your life, enjoying the sun out of the dunes. You could not fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast, we will start a journey to explore the surroundings of Merzouga by visiting the ancient market of Rissani, historically known as Sijilmassa which is one of the most important stops for trade caravans coming from sub-saharan countries toward Marrakesh. Once in the town, we will have the chance to hang around its ancient market and visit the traditional herb pharmacy. Later on, we then drive back to Khamlia village where we can have Moroccan Pizza in a local restaurant looking at the dunes, then enjoy the Gnawa music. In the afternoon, we check for the hotel.
Day 10: Merzouga – Sijilmasa – Erfoud – Ziz Valley – Midelt:
After an abundant Moroccan breakfast, we start our journey towards Rissani where we will walk by what is known as the most authentic and traditional souk in Morocco, and the largest in the south of the country, where it is traded with all kinds of handicrafts, food, and animals… Afterward, we continue via Erfoud, the ancient gate of the desert, a city famous for the work of the fossils. We then carry on crossing the impressive Ziz Valley, with its more than 18,000 palm trees, until reaching Midelt. Dinner and overnight in a charming hotel.
Day 11: Midelt – Cedar Forest – Ifran – Fes:
After our breakfast at the hotel, we get ready to leave for Fes. Our drive will take us through the Cedar Forest where to stop for a pause before we go ahead to Ifran – known as the Switzerland city of Morocco. Early afternoon we arrive at Fes.
Day 12: Fes Sightseeing:
We will have a free full day to explore the main attractions that Fes has to ffer to its visitors. This city is one of four imperial cities, and it is the religious and spiritual capital of Morocco. Within our sightseeing, we stroll through its streets and feel like we are transported to past worlds where potters, smiths, craftsmen, and donkeys loaded with merchandise from various backgrounds coexist with the tourists who pass through their labyrinthine streets.
Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. Again, we will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum, and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
Day 13: Fes – Chefchaouen:
Our driver will meet you at the lobby by 08 am to take you on a fascinating day trip to the blue city of Morocco. The drive from Fes to Chefchaouen is about 03 hours. As we arrive to the city, we drop you off at the hotel, and then have time to discover the magical amazing Chaouen, a mountainous town in north of Morocco with a superb setting, full of charm and authenticity. The city is characterized by the Andalusian blue architecture and is famous for its beautiful local Rif rugs.
Every corner of Chefchaouen’s Medina offers a magical view of the city streets and surrounding mountains. Its small streets are very beautiful, colorful and pleasant to walk. Uta Hammam square is the heart of the medina and a meeting point for locals, there are many good cafes. In the same square, you will visit the city’s great mosque and the kasbah with its very pleasant gardens. Lunch will be in one of the restaurants by the square.
Within our stay or visit to Chefchaouen, we must immerse ourselves deep in their local authentic lifestyle as it is very different from the frenetic pace of the big cities of Morocco. Overnight in a charming riad.
Day 14: Chefchaouen – Tangier:
After your yummy breakfast at the hotel, we meet you at the reception and start our trip back to Tangier. We will drive through Ouazzan and small villages nestled beneath Rif mountains. Arrive to Tangier. Overnight in Tangier.
Day 15: Transfer to airport:
Up to your flight time, we transfer you from the hotel to the airport. End of our services.