Day 01: Rabat:
Upon your arrival at the airport of Rabat, you will be welcomed by one of our team members, pick you and drive to the centre of Rabat. Once in the city, we start our private city tour. Enjoy a comfortable sightseeing experience in an air-conditioned vehicle that takes you to all the major historic sites in this green city. During your tour, we will ensure to cover all attractions with culture and history interests including visit Mohamed V Avenue, the Kasbah of the Udayas, the Royal Mausoleum, and Hassan Tower. Take a stroll in the medina and get a feel for local life. Once we have worked up an appetite exploring the city, savor a Moroccan lunch in a traditional restaurant. After lunch, we check into our hotel.
Day 02: 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 a riad.
Day 03: Casablanca – Oualidia:
Upon your arrival at the airport of Casablanca, one of our team members will meet you and take direction to Oualidia. We will drive via highway to arrive to our destination – Oualidia. It is a serene fishing village, spread along the southern shores of a natural seawater lagoon, flanked by a Kasbah built-in 1634 by Sultana El Oualidia. The town offers fine sand beaches, safe surfing, and windsurfing or take a ride in a small fishing boat to the south are small sandy coves and rocky cliffs to explore. Check into the hotel.
Day 04: Oualidia – Essaouira:
Morocco is not just winding souks and desert dunes. It is also over 1200 miles of coastline running along the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Mediterranean. Along the coast, charming former harbors, busy fishing ports and picturesque beach towns abound. Many Coastal towns are still to get uncovered. The town of Essaouira is among the most popular domestic tourist destinations in Morocco. Thus, our trip is taking us there as well.
At the time of your choice, we get ready to leave Oualidia 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 06: 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 07: 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 Menaret; the Saadian tombs; the beautiful Palace of Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic School. 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 08: Marrakech- High Atlas Mountains- Ait Benhaddou- Ouarzazate- Dades Valley:
We will start our journey from Marrakech heading to our destination Dades. We will travel across Tizi n Tichka pass 2260 metres altitude. It is a nice panoramic, impressive view which provides us with great opportunity to have some fabulous, memorable pictures. Our trip continues further south to the UNESCO heritage, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. The site is one of the most exotic and best-preserved Kasbahs in the entire Atlas region. It is known for being the best area for Hollywood movie makers, as a list of films was filmed here such: Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. We will walk through the castle, and have lunch. After doing so, we continue our route towards Dades passing by Ouarzazate, Skoura oasis and Rose valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Dades valley- Todra Gorges – Merzouga (camp in desert):
After having your breakfast, we re-start our trip to Sahara Desert. We will have to visit and see Todra Gorges which is a fabulous natural site worthy to see and have a walk through. After so, we make it to Sahara Desert via Erfoud, known to be the capital of dates and fossils. As we arrive to Merzouga, we shift the vehicle for dromedaries and get ready for adventure. The dromedaries will take us across Erg Chebbi dunes enjoying the sceneries of the area. The sunset view on top of the dunes will be the best experience ever. Arrive to the camp in the middle of dunes, we receive you with a cup of tea as hospitality. Dinner and breakfast will be served in your luxury camp. The tents are well equipped with all needs.
Day 10: Sahara Desert sightseeing:
Wake up early in the morning to attend and enjoy a spectacular sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Set up over the dunes, waiting for the sun to rise and meanwhile feel the cold morning breeze are feelings you will not find elsewhere but here in the Desert. After so, back to the camp for breakfast and shower, then get ready for free day around Sahara Desert. You will have a unique opportunity to visit Gnaoua village “Black people” originally from Mali, Niger…. They will entertain you with their authentic instruments. After spending a worthwhile moment with Gnaoua; we drive deep in the Desert for a panoramic view that shows the contrast of golden dunes with black volcanic rocks. Later on, a cup of tea with nomad family is worth to explore the way they survive and feel the harshness of life for being a nomad. We follow our path to abandoned coal mine before we drive back to the village of Merzouga for lunch. Back to the hotel for free time. Night in the hotel.
Day 11: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Ifran – Fes:
After refreshing up a journey will take us again toward one of the famous, cultural capital of Morocco, the city of Fes. We will drive through the fascinating valley of Ziz that provides us with a great picturesque view. Our journey continues with a drive through the UNESCO preserved Cedar Forest of the Middle Atlas. The forest hosts a colony of endangered Barbary Apes which you might see and feed. We carry on with our trip passing via remote mud villages scattered along the road. We stop for lunch in Midelt. Along the trip, we will come across barbarian atlas apes in the huge cedar forest, then passing through the beautiful city of Ifran or Switzerland of Morocco as the Moroccans call it. Arrive at Fes and check for our hotel.
Day 12: Fes sightseeing:
Right after having our lovely Moroccan breakfast, we meet you at the reception by 09am and take you to enjoy a full day sightseeing tour in Fes which is the oldest of Morocco’s four imperial cities. During our exploration, we will cover the main attractions with historical and cultural interests. The University of Al Karaouine was founded in Fes by a woman named Fatima al Fihri in 859. This site might be the oldest degree-granting university in the world. The medieval city of Fes El Bali “Old Fes” remains complete and unspoiled. Our sightseeing tour includes as well a visit to the exotic Bou Inania Medrasa “Koranic school’. Our journey offers wonderful photos from the main gate as well as famous souks. In the afternoon you can visit Fes El Jadid “New Fes”. Overnight in a charm riad.
Day 13: Fes – Volubilis – 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. Before we head off to the blue city, we will shift our drive to the Roman ruins – Volubilis. Official guide of the site is highly recommended in order to understand the history of this UNESCO World Heritage. We continue our drive to Chefchaouen. Once in the town, we will check for the hotel.
Day 14: Explore Chefchaouen:
Today will be spent to explore this blue iconic pearl. During our journey, we will 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. We will spend night in a traditional riad.
Day 15: Chefchaouen – Rabat:
After your breakfast, we start our journey and drive to Rabat – the political capital of Morocco. The drive will take via Rif Mountains and few small villages nestled beneath the mountains. In Rabat, we will cover the historical and cultural sites of the city including Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower. Overnight in a riad.
Day 16: Transfer to airport:
Upon your flight time, we pick you up from the hotel and drop off at the airport. End of our services.