This Is One Of The Most Awesome Tours In Morocco

Guided Tours in Morocco are the way to go if you want a comprehensive, seamless experience. Home to the best in luxury and accommodations with refined finesse, Morocco will grab hold of your senses and win your heart.

Start off with touring the stunning architecture of Casablanca, then make your way to Fez for shopping and historic sightseeing. Stay in an intimate, luxury camp right in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Hike the Atlas Mountains, or enjoy a stroll through the Berber villages. End your experience with a private guided tour of Marrakech, seeing ancient, royal palaces and tombs up close.

Here’s the detailed itinerary below:

Inclusions

  • All accommodation on a shared basis;
  • Meals as specified;
  • Excursions and transfers as included in the quote;
  • Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff;
  • Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified;
  • Drinks as specified – may differ between camps/lodges;
  • Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the rate as quoted;
  • Air transfers as specified;
  • Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Gov. Sales Tax (GST).

Day 1: Arrive Casablanca
On arrival, you will be met for a private guided tour of the majestic Hassan II Mosque, the third largest religious monument in the world. Dramatically perched over the Atlantic Ocean, it is a gem of religious architecture, subtly mixing Moroccan tradition with state-of-the-art technology. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel. South Casablanca Tour Blanche

Day 2: Casablanca / Meknes / Volubilis / Fes
Depart Casablanca, headed for Fes. En route you will stop to marvel at Meknes, “the Moroccan Versailles.” Highlights of the drive also include Bab El Mansour, the Hedim square and the mosque of Moulay Ismail. Just beyond Moulay Idriss lies the ancient city of Volubilis where the ruins and mosaics are near-perfectly preserved, providing a window into Roman urban planning and design. Arrive in Fes and check into your hotel, where the evening is at leisure. Riad Fes (B)

Day 3: Fes
Enjoy a private guided tour of Fes, the holiest city in the Islamic world after Mecca and Medina. Founded at the beginning of the 9th century by Moulay Idriss II, this enchanting city has since been a seat of government, philosophy, medicine, and religion. The best surviving example of an ancient Arab city, Fes is comprised of a “new” city, established in the 12th century, and the unchanged 2,000-year-old medina. Fes is also the perfect place to hone your bargaining skills in buying souvenirs. Riad Fes (B)

riad fez

Day 4: Sahara Desert
Depart Fes this morning and venture over the Middle Atlas mountains through fragrant, dense pine and cedar forests, terraced farms, and sienna mud-brick Berber villages. A sea of soft, warm, apricot-toned sands, the undulating landscape of the Erg Chebbi desert is one of Morocco’s most enchanting natural wonders. At this intimate camp of only 5 tents you can marvel at the infinite stillness of the desert – a beauty beyond words. Desert Camp (BD)

Day 5: Sahara / Skoura
At dawn, head out for a camel ride and witness the spectacular sunrise. Camels were once used to ferry precious cargo from sub-Saharan Africa to the trading ports of the Mediterranean coast. They are now your sturdy “all terrain vehicles” for getting around Erg Chebbi. Next, depart the dunes for a 19th century Kasbah which has been converted into one of the most luxurious residences in the desert. Dar Ahlam (BLD)

Day 6: Road of 1000 Kasbahs
The Dades Valley, or “Road of a thousand Kasbahs”, is a spectacular drive winding through stunning desert landscapes, villages, and palm groves with the expansive Jebel Sarhro lunar-scape to the south. The Dades Valley has a wild landscape, with snow on one side and semi-desert on the other. If time allows, you can participate in a free cooking class before dinner. Dar Ahlam (BLD)

Day 7: Skoura / High Atlas
Depart for Asni. En route you will stop at Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site. Traverse the breathtaking snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains, the largest mountain chain in Africa. The area around the hotel is predominantly inhabited by the Berber people whose way of life has hardly changed in centuries. Kasbah Tamadot (B)

Kasbah Tamadot

Day 8: High Atlas Mountains
Enjoy a day at leisure in Asni. Activities include hiking, donkey rides, and visiting Berber villages. Kasbah Tamadot is a stunning mountain retreat, located at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The hotel sits at an elevation of 1,320 m above sea level and overlooks a valley whose river ebbs and flows with the seasons. On a clear day you can see Mount Toubkal, the Atlas’ highest peak. Kasbah Tamadot (B)

Day 9: Asni / Marrakesh
Depart for Marrakesh, Morocco’s shining jewel of the south. Explore the labyrinthine medina and lively bazaars. Next, head to Djemaa el Frnaa, one of the greatest squares in the world, alive with storytellers, healers, snake charmers acrobats and countless food stalls. Walk through the square to experience its intensity and then perhaps enjoy the view from the terrace of a rooftop café. La Mamounia (B)

Day 10: Marrakesh Sightseeing
Enjoy a private guided tour of Marrakesh, Morocco’s second oldest imperial city. Explore this enchanting palm oasis set where buildings are blushed in hues or rosy earth. Visit the remarkable Bahia Palace from the days of the harem, enter the ancient royal Saadian Tombs, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish mellah where some of the best jewelry is found in Morocco and view the majestic Koutoubia Mosque that dominates the landscape of the 9th century walled medina. La Mamounia (B)

Day 11: Depart
Your immersion into the Moroccan culture and the landscape of many colors comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. (B)


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By | 2016-11-16T22:19:49+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Art & Culture, History & Timeless Wonders|