Uncover the magic of Morocco through this twelve days luxury tour, an opportunity to get off the beaten path to visit the lesser-explored regions of Morocco, many travelers want to combine fun and adventure along with a dabbling of history into their holiday. Morocco is a world of color filling every aspect of traditional and contemporary life. The mosques are decorated with green tiles, the northern cities shimmer with blue paint under the shade, the red walls encircle old cities, and even the spices radiate rich hues. Your tour through the authentic cities and the Sahara Desert is tailored to ensure an unforgettable personalized journey through Morocco. The marvels of Morocco are endless: situated in the culture, landscape, and enduring colors.
- Explore the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca, including the Hassan II Mosque
- Wander through the archeological Roman Ruins of Volubilis
- Explore the imperial cities of Morocco and wander through its old Medina
- Experience the Berber culture through the High Atlas Mountains.
- Journey through the Sahara Desert to witness exceptional sand dunes
- Venture between the high rolling cliffs of the Todra and Dades Gorges.
- Explore the fortified villages & Kasbahs.
- Stroll through the narrow maze-like streets of Fez & Marrakesh.
- Relax in a charming seaside town with deep historical roots.
Savor of Morocco – 12 Days - 11 Nights - From Tangier
Day 1: Arrive to Tangier
Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at the Ferry Terminal or Airport you will meet your English speaking driver. The driver will provide a brief review of your luxury tour. Then, you will start a guided tour of Tangier and its surroundings, including the Spartel Cape and the Hercules Caves. Marvel at the picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and the famed Strait of Gibraltar, a perfect photo opportunity. Mingle through the Kasbah district located next to the port, before heading towards the old Medina. Wander through the narrow streets lined with colorful doors, ancient and modern. Pass the Grand Sacco and the Petit Sacco with its multitudes of boutique hotels and riads. This historically location has hosted a variety of famous artists including Matisse, Camille Saint Saens, Paul Bowles and William Burroughs, and was home to favorite son, Ibn Battouta. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Tangier- Chefchaouen
Today, you will drive to Chefchaouen, a picturesque town nestled in the Rif Mountains for a private tour through the rambling medina (old town), where streets, doors and buildings are painted in brilliant blues. This city has a powerful charm that you really can feel in the Outa-el-Hammam square, in the cobblestone medina. Sit on the terrace of a cafe and take in the view of the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque whose octagonal minaret is inspired by that of the Torre de Oro in Seville. This Andalousian architecture can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. Its walls and its 11 crenellated towers, of which one used to be a dungeon, house an interesting ethnographic museum. The souks are decorated with their traditionally dressed inhabitants boasting their straw hats. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Chefchaouen - Fez
Depart from the blue walled town Chefchaouen to spiritual capital Fez. You will have the opportunity to explore the Imperial city of Meknes known as the “Moroccan Versailles.” Meknes was founded in the 17th century by King Moulay Ismail. It is famous for its 25-mile-long walls. After that, the Roman city of Volubilis as an important Roman town situated near the westernmost border of Roman Empire. It was built on the site of a previous Carthaginian settlement from the third century BC. Volubilis was the administrative center of the province in Roman Africa called Mauretania Tingitana. The fertile lands of the province produced many commodities such as grain and olive oil, which were exported to Rome, contributing to the province's wealth and prosperity. Arrival to the medieval city of fez for the overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Fez Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, you will meet your English speaking tour guide to explore the cultural and spiritual center of Morocco named Fez. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 9th century, and is home to the world's oldest university. The city of Fez reached its true economic and cultural height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Merinids, when it replaced Marrakech as the capital of the kingdom. Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fes has retained its status as the country's Artisan center. Artisan workshops in the medina are as active today as they were 100 years ago, and strongly contribute to the city’s industrial economy. Trades such as blacksmithing, leather working, ceramics, silk, tapestries, and sculpting are still practiced in these workshops today. The original ramparts still protect this ancient city and its estimated 9000 narrow passageways and bustling streets. After the exciting tour, you will be back to the hotel for the overnight.
Day 5: Fez - Erfoud
Today we will leave Fez towards the Sahara desert. We'll cross part of the Middle Atlas through the town of Ifrane, also called the Switzerland of Africa because of the combination of its Western alpine architecture and cedar forests. We will stop to see the indigenous Barbary monkeys that inhabit the area of Azrou; you can feed them and take photos if you wish. We continue southwards to the city of Midelt, this is a big apple producing region. From there we drive onwards until we arrive at the Palm Grove of Ziz valley and further south to reach the town of Erfoud. Layers of color mark the cliffs that border a dense canopy of palm trees. The greenery disappears and is replaced by the Desert at Erfoud. Overnight with dinner in a luxury Kasbah Hotel.
Day 6: Erfoud - Merzouga Desert
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will meet your English speaking driver to start an adventurous day across the barren land to the majestic Sahara sand dunes. We continue the spirit of the nomadic Berber lifestyle. There you will enjoy the sunset and the silence of the Sahara desert. The desert spreads with intensity beyond the horizon. The scent of soft, hot earth surrounds the town. Even the edge of the desert is breathtaking in its scope and surprising beauty. There you will enjoy the sunset and the silence of the Sahara desert. After dinner we gather round the fire and enjoy the desert night with traditional Berber drums. You will then spend the night in deluxe Berber tents with private bathrooms and hot showers.
Day 7: Merzouga Desert – Ouarzazate
Wake up early with a picturesque sunrise before enjoying a special breakfast at the luxury camp. Then, head back to Merzouga to re-join your van and continue your journey to reach Todra Gorge travelling along the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. You will have to opportunity to see the irrigation canal system in Ziz valley. We arrive to the stunning gorges of Todra where springs of water runs between the rocks and enjoy the views of natural beauty. Take a short exploratory walk into the Todra Gorge with its high walls of pink and grey rock which surround you. After lunch continue the journey towards Dades valley and Rose valley. Arrival to Ouarzazate. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Day 8: Ouarzazate - Marrakech
After breakfast, you will see the main sites of Ouarzazate mainly the Atlas Cinema Studio and an optional tour of the Taourirt Kasbah, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Afterwards, continue to visit one of the jewels of Morocco which is Kasbah Ait Benhaddou as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the true treasures must be searched out and discovered… usually off the beaten path. After lunch, we travel to Marrakesh via the high Atlas Mountains. We reach the highest point of the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain chain. Arrival to Marrakech. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Day 9: Marrakech Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, you will discover Marrakech with a knowledgeable tour guide. Your tour usually starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This mosque's beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every approach to the city thanks to a long-standing planning ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the height of a palm tree. You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace. This 19th century palace is elaborate in its decoration and was built over a period of seven years for Ba Ahmed, the son of the Grand Vizier Si Moussa. One of most visited sites in Morocco is the Saadian Tombs, which were opened to the public and can now be accessed via a narrow passage that leads to an enclosed garden watched over by two mausoleums that include more than one hundred mosaic-decorated tombs. The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef is a Theological college founded by the Merenid Sultan Abu Hassan in the 14th century. It was restored in 1564 by the Saadians who made it the largest theological college in the Maghreb. The Djemaa el-Fna, the enormous square and atmospheric wonderland of torch-lit food stalls, snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat
Today after breakfast, you will drive to the economic capital Casablanca located on the coast the Atlantic Ocean, and is the center of business in Morocco. Originally established by the French as a commercial center, this dynamic city boasts a combination of modern, art deco, and traditional architecture. Visit some of the city's most renowned monuments including La Corniche on the ocean front and the gorgeous Hassan II Mosque. After lunch, drive to the main capital Rabat. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Day 11: Rabat - Tangier
After breakfast, you will start a sightseeing tour of the main capital. You will enjoy touring Hassan Tower as a 12th Century mosque that was collapsed by Lisbon earthquake. You will have the chance to vist the ornamented mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, with its white silhouette, topped by a typical green tiled roof. You will also reach the old Oudayyas Kasbah at the side of Bou Regreg River. This fortification was built as a military defense in the 12th century by the Almohads dynasty. The guided tour will go behind to early ages by visiting the Roman Chellah ruins as a necropolis at the outskirts of Rabat. Afterwards, take the highway towards the northern city of Tangier. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Day 12: Tangier - Back
Depending on your ferry or flight schedules, we’ll transfer you to Tangier port or airport with plenty of tales of Arabian and Berber days and nights and help you with registration formalities and special flight requirements before your departure.
Services to be included :
- Private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English speaking driver throughout your journey
- Premium Quality accommodation at Riads and Boutique Hotels.
- Daily breakfasts and some included dinners.
- Camel trek accompanied by a Camel guide.
- Certified tour guides in Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fez and Marrakech
- Entrance fees to the historical sites and monuments.
- Hotels Taxes.
Services to be excluded :
- International air fare.
- Travel Insurance
- Personal spending.
|Tour Level||0-2 People||3-4 People||5-6 People|
|Affordable Luxury||$3,595 p.p||$3,275 p.p||$2,945 p.p|
|Comfort Luxury||$4,185 p.p||$3,980 p.p||$3,520 p.p|
|Deluxe Luxury||$5,270 p.p||$4,840 p.p||$4,565 p.p|
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