Morocco Grand Tour Package
Duration: 15 days,14 nights
Highlights: Casablanca,Rabat,Chefchaouen,Meknes,Fes,Midelt,Ziz Valley,Erfoud,Merzouga,Nekob,Ouarzazate,
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah,Voubilis,Tizi Tichka Pass,Marrakech,Essaouira
Tour price: From $1250 per person
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat:
Upon arrival, we will greet you at the airport and drive to Casablanca and then to Rabat. In Casablanca, you will visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside of Mecca and experience the coastal “Cornish” seaside. Afterwards, we will leave for Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where we will spend the night in a riad located in the middle of the medina of Rabat.
Day 2: Rabat – Chefchaouen:
After breakfast, we will visit the Hassan Tower in Rabat and then drive to Chefchaouen via the city of Knitra and the Rif Mountains, crossing via Wazzan and other Rif villages. We will be in Chefchaouen by the early afternoon.
Day 3: Chefchaouen Sightseeing:
An easy day in Chefchaouen to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco, one of the stunning villages at the feet of the Rif mountains. The Chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend your night in a nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of nature.
Day 4: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes:
After your breakfast our exciting journey will start towards Volubilis, crossing via Wazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we will visit the Roman ruins and learn about the archeological site and its Moroccan history. After visiting the ruins, we will make our way to Meknes, a city with a 17th century heritage. We will stop here for lunch and hang out at the historical huge walls of the medina, Bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail s shrine. After the visit to Meknes we will drive directly to Fes city, where you will spend the night.
Day 5: Fes Sightseeing:
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarters, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with a cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole medina of Fes.
Day 6: Free morning in Fes and drive to Midelt in teh afternoon. ( Midelt is half way from Fes to Merzouga ):
At mid-day, you will leave Fes travelling towards Ifran, a beautiful mountain village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco” and then on to Midelt. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. After some time within the forest, your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and the Atlas mountains. In Midelt you will be accommodated in a hotel.
Day 7: Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga:
After breakfast in your hotel, you will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You will be travelling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, where you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. You will have the opportunity to walk the authentic souk of Rissani, and learn about the trading caravans travelling as far as Timbuktu in Mali. Get to Merzouga on the afternoon and check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Merzouga area and the Camel trek:
After breakfast in your riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area; you will visit the nomads in their goat hair tent and learn about the desert life, afterwards you visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan; here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. Depending on what time of year you visit, you may have a visit to the lake of Merzouga and its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. On the afternoon, we will drive you to the desert camp, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. You will enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert and the sunset over the golden dunes. After the sunset you will enjoy your dinner in front of the camp where you will spend your first night under, or if you prefer, under the stars. Our camp is equipped with western bathrooms.
Day 9: Merzouga – Nekob – Agdez – Ouarzazate:
Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you will trek back to the village of Merzouga Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. Arriving late morning back in Merzouga. After breakfast in your riad, leave for Rissani – once Sijilmassa – is the foundation of the Alaouite Dynasty, the current ruling family. With most of the woman veiled, and men hooded, this is a very traditional Moroccan town. We’ll continue driving to Ouarzazat, via Agdez, before we get to the fascinating Draa Valley at the edge of the Atlas Mountains, along which lay hundreds of Berber Kasbahs. get to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Tiz Tichka Pass – Marrakech:
After the breakfast, we will pass by Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains. During the beginning of the XXth Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travels from the Sahara to Marrakech, now it is a UNESCO heritage site. After that, we will begin to cross the high Atlas mountains with many panoramic views and attractive Berber villages all along the way till marrakech. Dinner and overnight in the riad.
Day 11: Marrakech Sightseeing:
After breakfast in the riad , you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. After lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander by yourself through the other parts of the city.
Day 12: Marrakech – Essaouira:
After the breakfast, you will be travelling through the fields of Argan. Just before you get to Essaouira, you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food they can’t find on the ground. After several stops along the coast we get to Essaouira on the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 13: Exploring Essaouira:
Breakfast at the hotel in Essaouira, then start our explorative journey of the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. The “City of the wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantics. Our visit includes the Mellah – the Jewish headquarter, and the beach. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, bought fishes ‘cooked to order’. You will have a free afternoon to enjoy the beach.
Day 14: Essaouira – Marrakech:
After breakfast in your riad, depart back to Marrakech. On our way – since this is the land of Argan culture – this is an opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel to Marrakech and check-in to your riad. After dinner you will enjoy walking within the famous square of Jemaa El Fna, entertained by magicians, storytellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight in a riad in the Medina.
Day 15: Transfer to the airport:
After breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.Tour ends at Marrakech airport.
PRIVATE TOUR PRICE & DEPARTURE DATES (Minumum 2 participants)
Ps: Prices are US Dolar, Per person- Everyday
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Note: The prices depends on the number of the travelers and the accommodations category.
What the Price Includes
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Prado throughout the tour + fuel.
- Experienced driver
- Accomodations mentioned in itinerary
- Pick up you from Casablanca airport and drop off at Marrakech airport.
- Local guide to explore Fes,Chefchaouen and Marrakech.
- All breakfast & dinners, except in Rabat and Chefchaouen. (Vegetarians are welcome).
- Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit.
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents).
- Sandboarding in dunes.
- Water for your camel trip.
- Noon meals. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants)
- Drinks at meals.
- Entrance fees.
- Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.