Best of Morocco 10 Days

Start/End : Casablanca to Casablanca (round trip)

Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights

Highlights : Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fez - Merzouga - Sahara Desert - Todra Gorge - Dades - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Aït Benhaddou - Marrakech - Essaouira - Casablanca

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

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest metropolis and its commercial hub, your private driver will greet you at the airport. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, the huge building is part on land and part on ocean and can accommodate 25,000 worshipers; its minaret stands as the tallest religious structure in the world. Then, head to the Moorish city of Rabat, capital of Morocco for overnight stay. (Total: 1.5 hour driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Rabat
Included Activities
  • Arrival Airport Transfer
  • Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

This morning, you will visit Royal Palace - official residence of King, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of modern Morocco. Then explore the Mauresque-style Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah, along with its scenic Andalusian garden. Afternoon you will discover the vividly blue-colored small town of Chefchaouen which nestles in the hollow of the two mountains; Ech-Chaoua (The Horns) from which it takes its name. Steep narrow streets with white and indigo limewashed buildings, small squares, ornate fountains and houses with elaborately decorated doorways and red tile roofs make this a delightful town. (Total: 4 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen
Included Activities
  • Rabat - Royal Palace - Mohammed V Mausoleum - Hassan Tower - Oudaya Kasbah
  • Guided Tour of Chefchaouen
Meals Included
Breakfast

Journey overland to explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved & impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. Your guide will escort you on a walk around 2000 year old ruins; the Capitoline Temple, Basilica, Roman Baths, Triumphal Arch, Houses & Palaces which adorned with beautiful mosaics. Upon completing this glimpse into antiquity, proceed to Imperial City-Meknes to explore the most beautiful gate of Bab Mansour, Royal Stables, Agdal Reservoir and Old Medina. Head to Fez for overnight stay. (Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fez
Included Activities
  • Guided Tour of Volubilis
  • Meknes - Bab-Mansour Gate - Royal Stables - Old Medina
Meals Included
Breakfast

Begin the day by exploring Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco. Founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss I, this imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning with its Al-Attarine Madrasa, Bou Inania Madrasa and Al-Karaouine University. Stroll the lanes and souks of the labyrinthine old quarter, and visit the Blue Gate, the Nejjarine Square, the Tanneries. Also, see the Royal Palace and Jewish Mellah in Fez el-Jadid (New Fez).

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fez
Included Activities
  • Guided Tour of Fez
Meals Included
Breakfast

Leave Fez behind and travel into the desert dunes of Sahara, passing through berber villages, endless date palm plantations and the spectacular snow-capped Atlas Mountains en route. Late afternoon you will settle into the luxury desert camp in Merzouga. The stunning reddish-hued sand dunes can reach up to 500 ft high, creating an otherworldly landscape. Enjoy your camel ride around 45 minutes during sunset. Then, return to your camp for a traditional dinner before a campfire. Slumber tonight in comfort, as the sounds of the desert lull you to sleep. (Total: 7 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at Desert Camp in Merzouga
Included Activities
  • Camel Ride at Sunset in Sahara Desert
Meals Included
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, drive to Todra Gorge known as the 'Grand Canyon of the Sahara', a massive trench that rises over 300 metres to form one of the most dramatic and breathtaking natural sights in Morocco. The limestone stacks make a perfect area for hiking, and so today you will take a short walk through the sheer cliffs. En route, you will see the dry, rugged Dades Valley that is dotted with oases of figs, olives, date palms and castellated mud houses hugging the slopes. Continue to Skoura, is a fertile oasis lined with immense palm groves that provide great views of the Atlas Mountains. Explore the famous Kasbah Amridil, it is featured on the Moroccan banknotes. Overnight in Skoura (Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Skoura
Included Activities
  • Todra Gorge - Short hiking in valley
  • Guided Tour of Kasbah Amridil
Meals Included
Breakfast, Dinner

Today head towards the road of a thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, it is known as Hollywood of Africa, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Star Wars having been filmed here. Then visit the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ksar of Aït Benhaddou, one of the finest examples of South Moroccan architecture, boasting one of Morocco’s well-preserved kasbahs. Your journey continues via the spectacular Tizi n'Tichka pass and observing everyday life in remote rural towns to the ochre-coloured city of Marrakesh. (Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech
Included Activities
  • Ksar of Aït Benhaddou
Optional Activities
  • Atlas Film Studios
Meals Included
Breakfast

Today, begin to unearth the secrets of Marrakech, starting in the medina, the old walled section of city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret. Then, visit beautiful Bahia Palace, home to the grand vizier of Sultan in the early 19th century. Afterward, enjoy Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design legend Yves Saint Laurent. Explore the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square, which is filled with food stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, magicians, snake charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also wish to wander the city’s fabled, labyrinthine souks.

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech
Included Activities
  • Guided Tour of Marrakech
Optional Activities
  • Cooking Class
  • Hammam & Spa
Meals Included
Breakfast

Venture to the west coast of Morocco to reach the laid-back fishing town of Essaouira, is an alluring, unspoilt destination with a tangible North African feel. Spend the afternoon navigating the narrow alleyways, exploring the UNESCO-listed medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Skala fortress or maybe just relaxing on the beach. You could try the mouth-watering seafood at port. End of the day, return to Marrakech for overnight stay. (Total: 5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech
Included Activities
  • Argan Trees & Goats
  • Essaouira - Old Medina - Jewish Quarter - Skala Fortress
Meals Included
Breakfast

Transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V Airport (2.5 driving to airport)

Included Activities
  • Departure Airport Transfer
Meals Included
Breakfast
Inclusions
Meals

9 breakfast, 2 dinner

Transport

Mercedes Benz VITO or Toyota Land Cruiser PRADO
included diesel & tolls & parkings with English speaking professional driver

Accommodation

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

Included activities

Airport Transfers
Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
Guided Tour of Chefchaouen
Guided Tour of Volubilis
Guided Tour of Fes 
Camel Ride at Sunset in Sahara Desert
Guided Tour of Kasbah Amridil
Guided Tour of Marrakech

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

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Notes

Dear Guests, tour price will vary depend on these criterias;

The number of travellers in the group
The number of days in package
The standard of hotel required (please let us know your prefered accommodation expectations)
Room configuration
Children’s ages if applicable
High / Low season
The activities required
Starting and ending points
Airport Transfers required

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Dear Guest, We prefer to recommend boutique style hotels / riads / kasbahs for your ultimate comfort during your Morocco adventure. We choose elegantly restored riads, authentic kasbah hotels, luxury desert camps, eco-friendly hotels based on the following criteria: Authenticity, cleanliness, professional-hospitable staff, quality/price ratio and value for money.

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