Exotic Morocco 9 Days

Start/End : Casablanca to Casablanca (round trip)

Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

Highlights : Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi Dunes - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Aït Benhaddou - Marrakech - Casablanca

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  • ITINERARY
  • TRIP MAP
  • INCLUSIONS
  • GALLERY
  • HOTELS


BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 01   CASABLANCA ARRIVAL – RABAT / Overnight in Rabat
DAY 02   RABAT – CHEFCHAOUEN / Overnight in Chefchaouen
DAY 03   VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES / Overnight in Fes
DAY 04   FES GUIDED TOUR / Overnight in Fes
DAY 05   IFRANE – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA / Overnight in Merzouga
DAY 06   TODRA GORGE – DADES GORGE – SKOURA / Overnight in Skoura
DAY 07   OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 08   MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 09   CASABLANCA DEPARTURE / Tranfer to departure airport

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01   CASABLANCA ARRIVAL – RABAT
Upon arrival in Casablanca, your private driver will greet you at airport. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit Mosque of Hassan II, one of the world’s biggest mosques outside of Mecca. It is located on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean with 209m tall minaret. Hassan II Mosque is absolutely architectural masterpiece with its 105.000 worshippers capacity. Then continue towards Rabat, the modern capital city of Morocco for overnight stay. (Total: 1.5 hour driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Rabat

DAY 02   RABAT GUIDED TOUR – CHEFCHAOUEN
Capital Rabat is the fascinating mix of old and new. After breakfast you will have your guided morning tour to explore the attractions of Rabat; picturestic northern wall of the Oudaïa Kasbah, Hassan Tower & Mohamed V Mausoleum, Necropolis of Chellah and Dar al-Makhzen-is the offical residence of the King. After Rabat exploration, you will head towards Chefchaouen. Afternoon you will visit 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)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen

DAY 03   VOLUBILIS GUIDED TOUR – MEKNES – FES
Today you will visit breathtaking archaeological site of Volubilis (Walili), Morocco’s most well preserved Roman ruins. Your local guide will escort you on a walk around 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. Imperial city of Meknes 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. Head to Fes for overnight stay. (Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes

DAY 04   FES GUIDED TOUR
Today you will visit cultural and spiritual 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 explore and experience Royal Palace, Blue Gate, Clock Tower, Bou Inania Madrasa, Nejjarine Fountain, Oldest University Al Quaraouiyin, Tanneries, Borj Sud, and experience of Moroccan artworks berberi carpets and zellige tiles & ceramics.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes

DAY 05   IFRANE – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA
You leave Fes behind and head towards the Middle Atlas mountains. Ascending over the Atlas Mountains enroute you will pass by Ifrane, a beautiful ski resort, known as “Little Switzerland” and see the cedar woods and barbary apes in Azrou. You will have your lunch at middle of journey in Midelt where is famous with apple production. Descending through the Atlas Mountains, you will drive along the Ziz Valley with giant palm trees, here is the largest dates producer in Morocco. 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: 8 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Merzouga

DAY 06   TODRA GORGE – DADES GORGE – SKOURA
This morning you visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, there play Gnaoua music, you will learn about them and enjoy their music. Then you leave from Sahara Desert to Skoura Oasis. We will stop in Todra Gorges the highest oasis in Morocco where the 300m canyons will literally take your breath away and you can walk along the shallow river enjoying the changing colours. Then continue your journey towards another impressive gorge Dades passing the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills. Dades Gorge, carved by centuries by the Dades River. The striking colors of the red and mauve rock that towers above the road. After our visit we will be passing the Rose Valley known for the growth of roses. The whole valley in the spring smells of roses. Head to Skoura Oasis for overnight stay (Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Skoura

DAY 07   OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU GUIDED TOUR - MARRAKECH
After brekfast, you will visit an important Kasbah Amerhidil, featured on the Moroccan bank notes. 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 you head to the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou, UNESCO World Heritage site listed village, the most spectacular Ksar in all of Morocco. Situated on the old caravan route from the Sahara to Marrakech. Head to Marrakech for overnight stay (Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech

DAY 08   MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR
Today you will visit tourism capital of Morocco, red city Marrakech. Your local guide will escort you around 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, beautiful El Bahia Palace, Badii Place, Saadian Tombs and Ben Youssef Madrasa. Then 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.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech

DAY 09   CASABLANCA DEPARTURE
Tranfer to departure airport after breakfast. (3 hours driving distance from Marrakech to Mohammed V Airport)


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

MEALS
8 breakfasts, 2 dinners

ACCOMMODATION
8 nights (in hotel, riad, kasbahs, desert camp) 

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
Guided walking tour Rabat
Guided walking tour Chefchaouen
Guided walking tour Volubilis
Guided walking tour Fes
Camel ride at Sahara Desert
Guided tour in Amridil Kasbah-Skoura
Guided walking tour Marrakech
included site entrance fees and local guidings

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

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.

Please let us know your accommodation expectations, depending on your travel style and budget we will offer the best options.