Morocco Discovery 12 Days

Start/End : Casablanca to Casablanca (round trip)

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

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

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  • ITINERARY
  • TRIP MAP
  • INCLUSIONS
  • GALLERY
  • HOTELS

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 01   CASABLANCA ARRIVAL – RABAT / Overnight in Rabat
DAY 02   RABAT – TANGIER / Overnight in Tangier
DAY 03   TETOUAN – CHEFCHAOUEN / Overnight in Chefchaouen
DAY 04   VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES / Overnight in Fes
DAY 05   FES GUIDED CITY TOUR / Overnight in Fes
DAY 06   IFRANE – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA / Overnight in Merzouga
DAY 07   TODRA GORGE – DADES GORGE – SKOURA / Overnight in Skoura
DAY 08   OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 09   MARRAKECH GUIDED CITY TOUR / Overnight in Marrakech
DAY 10   MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA / Overnight in Essaouira
DAY 11   ESSAOUIRA – EL JADIDA – CASABLANCA / Overnight in Casablanca
DAY 12   CASABLANCA DEPARTURE / Tranfer to departure airport

HIGHLIGHTS

- 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 & Dades. 1001 Kasbahs enroute.
- 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.
- Visiting UNESCO World Heritahe Site, Portuguese City of Mazagan, El Jadida.
- Fairwell Dinner at famous Rick's Cafe at Movie Casablanca.

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01   CASABLANCA ARRIVAL – RABAT

Upon arrival in Casablanca, your private driver will welcome you. Depending on your arrival time, 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. After Casablanca visits, you will head to the modern capital city, Rabat for overnight stay. (Total: 1.5 hour driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Rabat

DAY 02   RABAT GUIDED TOUR – TANGIER
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 (Royal Palace) is the offical residence of the King. After Rabat city exploration, you will drive to Tangier to visit Roman graves on rock and take pictures of Europre from Africa at this panoramic point. End of the day, walk around old medina of Tangier and Grand Succo. (Total: 3 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Tangier

DAY 03   TETOUAN – CHEFCHAOUEN GUIDED TOUR
Today you will visit old medine of Tetouan enroute and having orientation walk around. Upon arrival to vividly blue-colored small city - Chefchaouen, you will have your guided walking tour to see Kasbah Museum, Plaza Uta El-Hammam and Grand Mosque. Get ready to taking amazing pictures in Blue City with splendid doors, blue washed houses at narrow streets. (Total: 2.5 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen

DAY 04   VOLUBILIS GUIDED TOUR – MEKNES – FES
Today you will visit breathtaking archaeological site of Volubilis (Walili), 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. 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 05   FES GUIDED CITY TOUR
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.

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Fes

DAY 06   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 Luxury Desert Camp in Merzouga

DAY 07   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 08   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 09   MARRAKECH GUIDED CITY 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 10   MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA 
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. (Total: 2.5 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Essaouira

DAY 11   ESSAOUIRA – EL JADIDA – CASABLANCA
After breakfast head toward Casablanca along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean to the gorgeous medina of El Jadida. The Portuguese built a port here, called Mazagan in the list of Unesco World Heritage, to protect their ships following the African coast. Visit the citadel and see the underground cistern before you reach Casablanca. (Total: 4 hours driving)

Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Casablanca

DAY 12   CASABLANCA DEPARTURE
Tranfer to departure airport after breakfast. 


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TRANSPORT
Toyota Land Cruiser PRADO or similar car (up to 4 passangers capacity)
Mercedes Benz VITO or VIANO or similar car (up to 6 passangers capacity)
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER or similar car (up to 12 passangers capacity)
included diesel & tolls & parkings with English speaking professional driver

MEALS
11 breakfasts, 2 dinners

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

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
Guided walking tour Rabat
Guided walking tour Volubilis
Guided walking tour Fes
Camel ride at Sahara Desert
Guided tour in Amridil Kasbah-Skoura
Guided walking tour Marrakech
Hasan II Mosque Guided Tour
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

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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.