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The Mysteries of Morocco

Created with Sketch. Starts at Casablanca - Ends at Marrakech
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Duration

13 Days / 12 Nights

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

14 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Excited to discover the Souks, Kasbahs, and old Medina’s of Morocco or even ride a camel, This tour is a combinations of the highlights starting at Casablanca passing by the scientific capital of Morocco Fes, and having an overnight in the middle of the desert,. get yourself lost at the labrinthine Medinas of Marrakech and Essaouira.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The blue washed city of Chefchaouen.
  • Volubilis (the Roman Ruins) Guided visit.
  • Fes Guided city visit.
  • Night at the Grand Sahara and the camel ride.
  • The coastal city of Chefchaouen.
  • Marrakech city visit.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - CASABLANCA
Day 1 - CASABLANCA

Arrive to your hotel will be a good chance to know your tour leader and to get to know the group and maybe enjoy an optional dinner together, Overnight at Your accommodation at Casablanca.

Accommodation - Hotel Al Walid or similar

Day 2 - CHEFCHAOUEN - Breakfast Included
Day 2 - CHEFCHAOUEN - Breakfast Included

You will travel together through a nice scenery of Rif mountains reaching the blue washed city Chefchaouen, aslo known as the Blue pearl.
Chefchaouen was founded by the Spanish Moors and the jewish community on 1471 AD you can also visit the city fortress that was the main garrison at the northwest, still enough to explore it might be good to walk to Ras El Maa and the Spanish mosque upon the hill where a magican sunset view awaits you.

Accommodation - Hotel Tarik or similar

Day 3 - CHEFCHAOUEN - Breakfast Included
Day 3 - CHEFCHAOUEN - Breakfast Included

Today you can have a free day to discover the old blue city that offers you a relaxed atmosphere, you can also join an optional excursion to the Akchour valley also know as the lost Paradise valley, 35 KM away of Chechaouen will be a great chance to hike through the valley to reach the waterfalls that will leave you totally speechless.
Overnight at Your accommodation at Chefchaouen.

Accommodation - Hotel Tarik or similar

Day 4 - FES - Breakfast Included
Day 4 - FES - Breakfast Included

Leaving this peaceful town today you are travelling down to the city of Fes, on the way you will be visiting the ancient Roman outpost of Volubilis learn about the history and architecture; the stunning bathhouses, marble pillars decorating the main lane, Then you head to the oldest capital in Morocco "FES" that is also known by it's 9000 labyrinth alleys this city was founded 1200 years back in time by the first Sultan "IDRIS I" representing a Mosaic of the Amazigh and Arab ethnicities residing the city.

Accommodation - Hotel Zahrat Al Jabal or similar

Day 5 - FES - Breakfast Included
Day 5 - FES - Breakfast Included

Right after the breakfast you can join an included city visit to FES EL BALI or the Medival Fes where the oldest University in the world "El Karaouine" takes a place, visit Medrassa Bounania a religious school that was founded on the 14th century, in addition to many other interesting sites like Ennejarine Museum and Fundok that was one of the oldest hostels in the city for the caravan traders back to the Dark Ages, least and not last the famous tanneries where you can experience how the tanners dyeing the skins of the goats, sheeps, cows, and even camels.
Evening time might be a great time to relax at your accommodation.

Accommodation - Hotel Zahrat Al Jabal or Similar

Day 6 - MERZOUGA - Breakfast Included
Day 6 - MERZOUGA - Breakfast Included

Leaving that busy city behind today you will take your way through the forested heights of the middle Atlas; you might have a chance to take pictures with some Barbary Apes on the way, and stop by the French city IFRANE which is considered a masterpiece built at the colonial era.

There is much to discover throughout the authentic villages on the way; notice the difference between the Green North and Dry South; it will be a great to stop by to have an optional Lunch at the town of Midelt before carrying on your way to the South; upon your arrival to Merzouga get your self prepared to ride a camel for a one of the special sunsets you will see, then back to the edge of the dunes where your camp nestles; enjoy a nice traditional dinner and maybe hear some Tuareg songs by the bonfire.

Accommodation - Camp by the edge of sand dunes

Day 7 - TODRA - Breakfast Included
Day 7 - TODRA - Breakfast Included

Wake up early to enjoy a charming sunrise then walk to the Auberge where you can refresh your body and have a nice breakfast before taking your way to the town of Todra gorges, It will be nice to have a lunch on the way and why not at Todra if time allows.

Upon your arrival your tour leader will take you into the breathtaking Todra Gorges that is 400 meters high, you might spot some climbers on the cliff sides, also don't miss to walk through the peaceful palmery and learn how the local community is farming and cropping the palmery's harvest before heading down to your accommodation.

Accommodation - Auberge Royal Palmas or similar

Day 8 - OUARZAZATE - Breakfast Included
Day 8 - OUARZAZATE - Breakfast Included

Today you are travelling through the famous road of the 1000 Kasbahs on the way we might get a chance to see the blooming blossoms at Kalaa MGouna, and also many of the Fortresses "Ksars / Kasbahs" that used to be tribal outposts against the invaders back in the history.

arriving to Ouarzazate which is also known as the hollywood of North Africa with its Studios and artifitial statutes along the way,
still there is a lot to discover; you might optionally visit Kasbah Taourirt or perhaps the herbal market; accommodation at Ouarzazate.

Accommodation - Hotel Les Jardins Du Ouarzazate or similar

Day 9 - ESSAOUIRA - Breakfast Included
Day 9 - ESSAOUIRA - Breakfast Included

Leaving the city behind today you are taking your way through the authentic villages reaching the Atlas Heights and passing by the famous passage of Tizi'n Tichka making your way to the Atlantic town of Essaouira, the town was originally known as Mogador early at the Portugese occupation and was considered as an important trade outpost and you can notice that some of the European touch at the main Kasbah.the city is also known as a beach destination for the water sports such as kite surfing and surfing.

Accommodation - Hotel Cap Sim or similar

Day 10 - ESSAOUIRA - Breakfast Included
Day 10 - ESSAOUIRA - Breakfast Included

Today will be a free day to chill and relax maybe have an optional lunch at fish stalls next to the port or maybe have an optional surfing session at the beach.

Accommodation - Hotel Cap Sim or similar

Day 11 - MARRAKECH - Breakfast Included
Day 11 - MARRAKECH - Breakfast Included

Morning departure from the coastal town to Marrakech, translation of the Berber word THE LAND OF GOD that was once upon a time a capital of the famous dynasties "Saadiens and Muravidies" That explains why the city is historically and culturally rich; it will be a great chance to join an afternoon city visit to discover some of highlights like the External visit of Koutoubia mosque and Bahia Palace and discover the old walled Medina and its busiest Bazaars

At the evening time there is nothing better than having a dinner at Jamaa Lafna square by the snake charmers or watching the acrobat boys performing their magical shows; overnight at your accommodation at Marrakech.

Accommodation - Hotel Gomassine or similar

Day 12 - MARRAKECH - Breakfast Included
Day 12 - MARRAKECH - Breakfast Included

There is still a lot to discover at the Red city but at your own, feel free to to book an optional traditional Hammam or massage.
Evening time you can have a fancy optional dinner by Jamaa Lafna Square by the snake charmers and acrobatic shows.

Accommodation - Hotel Gomassine or similar

DAY 13 - DEPARTURE - Breakfast Included

Unfortunately your Journey has come to an end; you can still extend your stay at your hotel or book a departure transfer to Marrakech airport.
Your tour leader will be happy to assist when needed.

Included/Exclude

  • Transportation: Private Coach from day 2 to days 11.
  • Accommodation: 11 nights Basic hotels, based on twin-share rooms ; 1 night desert
  • at Basic camp at the edge of the dunes multishare with shared
  • facilities.
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts; 1 dinner at desert camp day 6.
  • Tour Leader Local English speaking tour leader to accompany the group from day
  • 1 to day 13.
  • Local Guides Local English speaking guides at Volubilis (The Roman ruins); Fes;
  • Marrakech.
  • Entrance Fees Volubilis (Roman ruins); Fes (Medrassa); Marrakech (Bahia Palace).
  • Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
  • Drinks, laundry, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Local guides for sightseeing.
  • Optional excursions/activities.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Accommodation in Marrakech day 8.

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Created with Sketch. Starts at Casablanca - Ends at Marrakech

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