Authentic Morocco 11 Days

Start/End :Marrakech / Marrakech

Duration :11 Days / 10 Nights

Highlights :Marrakech - Essaouira - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga - Fes - Meknes - Volubilis - Chefchaouen - Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech

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- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Djemaa el-Fna & souks at Old Medine of Marrakech.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Wind 'Essaouira' and Old Medina.
- Visiting Hollywod of Africa, Ouarzazate & Ait Benhaddou Ksar.
- Visiting the Biggest Gorge of Morocco, Todra & Dades. 1001 Kasbahs enroute.
- Overnight stay at Luxury Desert Camp or Kasbah in Erg Chebbi Dunes & Camel Trek.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Meknes Old Medine and Volubilis Ruins.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Medine, Places, Tanneries of Fes City.
- Visiting Famous Blue-Colored Village, Chefchaouen
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site, Modern Capital and Historic City of Rabat City.
- Visiting the largest mosque of Africa, Hassan II Mosque on Atlantic Ocean.

Itinerary

Upon on arrival in Marrakech, your private driver will welcome you and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. You may visit world famous Jemaa El Fna Square in Old Medine.

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech
Included Activities
  • Transfer to your riad and leisure time
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Today you will visit tourism capital of Morocco, the red city Marrakech. Your local guide will escort you around 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, beautiful El Bahia Palace, Majorelle Garden and Old Medine of Marrakech. Then you will be meandering the arms-width streets of the souks bazaars to Jamaa El Fna Square, the famous market square in Marrakech’s old quarter complete with storytellers, magicians, food stalls and snake charmers. Enjoy your fresh fruit juice at Jamaa El Fna end of the day.

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech
Included Activities
  • Old Medina of Marrakech
  • Koutoubia Mosque
  • Jamaa El Fna Square visit
  • Bahia Palace
  • Majorelle Garden & Yves Saint Laurent Home
Meals Included
Breakfast

Today we head toward to Essaouira. You will see a completely different side of Morocco at the Atlantic coastline of Essaouira. An authentic medival seaside town, Essaouira is an alluring, unspoilt destination with a tangible North African feel. Visit this charming artist colony that boasts lovely white-washed and blue-shuttered houses, colonnades, thuya wood workshops, art galleries, and mouthwatering seafoods. Take a stroll along the town’s old medina, Jewish mellah, fishing harbor, skala du Port are offering breathtaking views of Essaouira. The medina of Essaouira is UNESCO World Heritage listed city, as an example of a late-18th century fortified town. End of the day, return to Marrakeck for overnight stay.
(Total: 5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech
Included Activities
  • Old Medina of Essaouira
  • Argan Trees with Goat
Meals Included
Breakfast

Today you will leave early from Marrakech to Dades Valley. Your first stop will be at Tizi N Tichka pass (2260m)  to take some memorable photos with amazing scenery. Then you head to the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, UNESCO World Heritage site and the most spectacular Ksar in all of Morocco. Ksar is situated on the old caravan route from the Sahara to Marrakech. Ouarzazate – Hollywood of Africa – is a world renowned film making location. From Lawrence of Arabia in the 60’s to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2011 – you can visit the Atlas Studios (optional). Then we will continue to Dades Valley for overnight stay.

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Dades
Included Activities
  • Ksar Ait Benhaddou visit
  • Dades Valley ziz-zag road
Optional Activities
  • Atlas Film Studios
Meals Included
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you will visit Dades gorges, taking the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages of the Dades valley to reach Tineghir with it's beautiful palm grove. We will continue to the Gorge of Todgha , where you go on a trek along the canyons of about 300m high, a preferred place of mountain climbers. Afterwards we will head to Erg chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert. Arrive in Merzouga before sunset and then go by dromedary camel 45-60 minutes, at sunset, into the Erg Chebbi Dunes to camp overnight in your luxury bivouac tent at Desert oasis (Total: 4 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at Desert Camp in Merzouga
Included Activities
  • Dades Valley panoramic breaks
  • Todra Gorge hiking
  • Cammel Ride at Sunset
Meals Included
Breakfast, Dinner

You leave Merzouga behind and head towards the Middle Atlas mountains. Ascending over the Atlas Mountains you will drive along the Ziz Valley with giant palm trees, here is the largest dates producer in Morocco. You will have your lunch at middle of journey in Midelt where is famous with apple production. Descending the Atlas Mountains Ifrane, a beautiful ski resort, known as “Little Switzerland” and see the cedar woods and barbary apes.
(Total: 8 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes
Included Activities
  • Giant palm trees at Ziz Valley
  • See the cedar woods and barbary apes
Meals Included
Breakfast

Today you will visit cultural capital of Morocco, Fes. Your local guide will escort you around the oldest working medina in the world that many refer to as a living museum. Step back into the medival ages in the labyrinth of the medina, which is alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques. Passing donkeys piled high with goods (this is one of the biggest car-free urban zones in the world with 9000 narrow streets) and explore the specialty sections that seperate the souk. You will start to explore step by step Royal Palace, Blue Gate, Clock Tower, Bou Inania Madrasa, Nejjarine Fountain & Museum of Wooden, Oldest University Al Quaraouiyin and its mosque & library, experience handicraft weavers, Al Attarine Madrasa, Tanneries, Borj Sud, experience of local art Moroccan tiles (zellige) and ceramics, Bodj Nord.

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes
Included Activities
  • Bou Inania Madrasa Fes
  • Kairaouine Mosque
  • Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts
  • Musee Des Armes
  • The Tannery
  • Zellige Tiles
  • Moroccan Handcrafts
Meals Included
Breakfast

After breakfast you drive to Imperial city of Meknes. It offers amazing attaractions to explore the most beautiful gate of Morocco-Bab Mansour, Heri es-Souani (Royal Stables for 12.000 horses), Agdal Reservoir, Old Medina and the Bab el-Khemis via Thursday Gate. Then you will visit breathtaking archaeological site of Volubilis, Morocco’s most well preserved & impressive Roman ruins. Your local guide will escort you on a walk around 2000 year old, The Capitoline Temple, Basilica, Roman Baths, Triumphal Arch, Houses & Palaces which adorned with beautiful mosaics. Ancient site gained international acclaim when Martin Scorsese made it a feature location for his film, The Last Temptation of Christ.  Head to Chefchaouen for overnight stay. (Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen
Included Activities
  • Old Medina of Meknes
  • Bab Mansour Gate
  • Hri Souani (Royal Stables)
  • Roman Ruins of Volubilis
Meals Included
Breakfast

After breakfast you will have your guided walking tour to see Kasbah Museum, Plaza Uta El-Hammam and Grand Mosque in Chefchaouen - vividly blue-colored small city. Get ready to taking amazing pictures in Blue City with splendid doors, blue washed houses at narrow streets. Today you will head to Rabat to explore the attractions of Rabat; picturestic northern wall of the Oudaïa Kasbah, Hassan Tower & Mohamed V Mausoleum and Dar al-Makhzen (Royal Palace) is the offical residence of the King.
(Total: 4 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Rabat
Included Activities
  • Kasbah Museum
  • Plaza Uta El-Hammam
  • Grand Mosque
  • Oudaïa Kasbah
  • Hassan Tower
  • Mohamed V Mausoleum
Meals Included
Breakfast

This morning you will visit Mosque of Hassan II, the largest and elaborately designed mosque in Africa. It is located on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean with 209m tall minaret. Hassan II Mosque is absolutely architectural masterpiece and it has 105.000 worshippers capacity. Walking at famous Corniche of Casablanca. Then you will head to the Marrakech for overnight stay. You will have free afternoon in Marrakech. (Total: 3 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech
Included Activities
  • Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
  • Corniche of Casablanca
Meals Included
Breakfast

Tranfer to departure airport after breakfast.

Included Activities
  • Transfer to Marrakech Menara Airport
Meals Included
Breakfast
Inclusions
Meals

10 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Mercedes Benz V Class Van OR Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4X4
included diesel & tolls & parkings with English speaking professional driver

Accommodation

10 nights (in hotel, riad, kasbahs, desert camp) 

Included activities

Return Airport Transfers
Old Medina of Marrakech
Koutoubia Mosque
Jamaa El Fna Square visit
Bahia Palace
Majorelle Garden & Yves Saint Laurent Home
Old Medina of Essaouira
Photo break with Argan Trees & Goats
Argan Oil Process
Ksar Ait Benhaddou visit
Dades Valley panoramic break
Todra Gorge walking
Camel Ride at Sunset in Erg Chebbi Dunes
Khamlia village & Gnawa Music
Royal Palace Fes
​Bou Inania Madrasa Fes
Kairaouine Mosque & University
Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts
Musee Des Armes
The Tannery
Old Medina of Meknes
Hri Souani (Royal Stables) 
Bab-Mansour Gate
Guided Tour of Volubilis Roman Ruins
Kasbah Museum
Plaza Uta El-Hammam 
Grand Mosque
Oudaïa Kasbah Rabat
Hassan Tower
Mohamed V Mausoleum
Dar al-Makhzen
Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Corniche of Casablanca

Excluded
Personal Expenses
Not listed meals on itinerary and all drinks
Tip to driver, local guides, hotel and restaurant staff
Optional activities

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