GRAND TOUR OF MOROCCO
Spectacular 13 Days / 12 nights Grand Tour of Morocco from Casablanca, Camel trek & Night in desert Erg-Chebbi.
About this Grand Morocco tour
Day 1: Casablanca
We pick up you from your hotel and we explore Casablanca’s main monuments ,attractions and cultural places. Our Casablanca tour will include visit of the great Hassan ll Mosque. We stay overnight in local hotel.
Day 2: CASABLANCA – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – FES
Today we drive to visit city of Meknes , which is former imperial city in Morocco. Our private desert Morocco tour continues by visiting Romain ruins of Volubilis, and then we continue to Fes. We spend here a night in local riad / hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 3: EXPLORING FES – GUIDED TOUR OF CITY
Our private desert Morocco tour continues and after breakfast we will have a guided tour in Fes. We discover Fez by walking in medina. Fes is the oldest imperial city founded by Idriss II. Fes is also the tradiation centre of the Arab-Muslim culture. You can explore the Mosque of the Andalusians, also famous tanneries , the Medersas,and we will visit also the new part of the city. We stay overnight in local hotel /riad.
Day 4: IFRANE – AZROU – MIDELT – ERFOUD
Today after breakfast we drive towards Ifrane, called as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. We continue to Midelt and then we pass along the Ziz valley to reach city of Erfoud ,very famous for its local fossil products. We stay in Erfoud overnight in local hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 5: ERFOUD – RISSANI – MERZOUGA DESERT
Today we continue our private desert Morocco tour towards Rissani where we will explore its local souk. After that our journey finishes in Merzouga where we stay in desert hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 6: MERZOUGA DESERT AND CAMEL TREK TO DESERT CAMP
After breakfast, we will explore desert area f Merzouga visiting village of Khamia, famous for its musicians. We will have a lunch with Nomad people living in desert. We will prepare ourselves for camel ride across the dunes. Once we reach desert camp, we explore desert area , have dinner at campfire and enjoy traditional Berber dinner. We spend this night in desert tents.
Day 7: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Today early in the morning , our camel guide will wake you up to watch the sunrise in Merzouga desert. After that we ride camels back to the village . After shower and breakfast in the riad, we’ll head to Rissani , Tinghir, and we reach Todra gorges which is the highest, narrowest gorge in Morocco. Here we may hike within the valley, and after lunch in the gorge we will continue to the Dades valley, where we’ll enjoy sand castles and also the rock formations called “monkey toes”. We stay in Dades Gorges in lcoal hotel with dinner and breakfast.
Day 8: DADES GORGE – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU
Today we’ll set off through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. Kalaat M’gouna, is called “the rose city”, here we may purchase the rosewater, famous local product. We continue to Skoura and Ouarzazate, called “the Hollywood of Africa”. We may visit the local studio, used in movies such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ. We stay in Ait Benhaddou overnight in local hotel.
Day 9: AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH
Our private Moroco tour continues through the Tizi n’tichka pass, before we arrive to Marrakech.
Day 10 and Day 11: MARRAKECH CITY TOUR:
Today we will have guided tour of Marrakech . You will explore main attractions and monuments of the city including famous Jamma el Fna square , Kotubia mosque , souks, palaces,museums. We explore also new part of the city called Gueliz, gardens Menara and Marjolle. We stay overnight in local riad for next 2 nights.
Day 12: MARRAKECH – OURIKA VALLEY AND BACK
Today we will enjoy 1 day trip from Marrakech to Ourika valley. Later in the evening we return back to Marrakech. You can read more about Ourika here.
Day 13: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA
Today we continue to Casablanca and we drop you off at your hotel or airport. That will be end of our private Morocco desert tour.