Treasures of Morocco 14 Days

Start/End : Casablanca to Casablanca (round trip)

Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights

Highlights : Casablanca - Rabat - Tangier - Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi Dunes - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhanddou - Taroudant - Essaouira - Marrakech - 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 & Dades. 1001 Kasbahs enroute.
- Visiting Hollywod of Africa, Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou
- Visiting Amazing City of Tarudant which it knows as 'Little Marrakech'
- 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, your private driver will greet and 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)

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

Rabat is the fascinating mix of old and new. After breakfast you will 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. After Rabat city exploration, you will drive to Tangier to visit the cave of Hercules and 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)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Tangier
Included Activities
  • Oudaïa Kasbah Rabat
  • Hassan Tower visit
  • Mohamed V Mausoleum visit
  • Dar al-Makhzen visit
  • The Cave of Hercules
  • Old Medina of Tangier
  • Grand Succo (Fish market)
Meals Included
Breakfast

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 take amazing pictures in Blue City with splendid doors, blue washed houses at narrow streets.
(Total: 2.5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen
Included Activities
  • Old Medina of Tetouan
  • Kasbah Museum
  • Plaza Uta El-Hammam
  • Grand Mosque
Meals Included
Breakfast

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 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)

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

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)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at Desert Camp in Merzouga
Included Activities
  • See the cedar woods and barbary apes
  • Giant palm trees at Ziz Valley
  • Camel Ride at Sunset in Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Gnawa Music in Khamlia Village
Meals Included
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you will visit the musicians of Khamlia in Merzouga, a century-old Gnaoua group that performs ancient trance music. Then you leave from Sahara to Dades Gorge. We will stop in Todra Gorge enroute where the 300m canyons will literally take your breath away and you can walk along the shallow river enjoying the changing colours. Driving along the amazing Dades Valley and take great picture of zig-zag road end of the the valley.
(Total: 4 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Skoura
Included Activities
  • Todra Gorge walking
  • Dades Valley panoramic breaks
Meals Included
Breakfast, Dinner

After brekfast, you will head to 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 Ben Haddou and you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, the most spectacular Ksar in all of Morocco. Situated on the old caravan route from the Sahara to Marrakech.
(Total: 2 hours driving)

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

Today you head towards Taroudant. There will be the opportunity to stop firstly in Tazenakht – Land of carpets and then Taliouine – Land of Saffron. There are a number of women’s cooperatives in this very rural area which have been set up to help the women earn a living and command a fair price for their work and here you can see the process of saffron extraction. Taroudant, which is an authentic Berber market town, is known as “Mini Marrakech” but as it is not so visited by tourists, it offers a much more authentic experience.
(Total: 3.5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Taroudant
Included Activities
  • See hand-vowen carpets
  • See the Saffrons
  • Old Medina of Taroudant
Meals Included
Breakfast

Today you will see a completely different side of Morocco along the Atlantic coastline to 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 the old medina, Jewish mellah, port and skala (sea wall), the fishing harbor, offering breathtaking views of the Portuguese ramparts. The medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, as an example of a late-18th century fortified town.
(Total: 4.5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Essaouira
Included Activities
  • Old Medina of Essaouira
Meals Included
Breakfast

Today you can leave from Essaouira whenever do you want because you will have 3 hours journey to reach Marrakech. The journey will take us through orange groves and olive farms and deep into argan country. These special trees are valued for their nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of South-western Morocco. Argan Trees are growing only in this region in the world. You will have great opportunity to visit Argan Tree Factory to see process and products enroute to Marrakech. Don’t miss to take goats pictures on Argan trees.
(Total: 3 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Marrakech
Included Activities
  • See goats on Argan Trees
  • Argan Oil Process
Meals Included
Breakfast

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

Enjoy your free time in Marrakech till mid-day. Then you will transfer to Casablanca for overnight stay. Today you will visit habous quarter and Corniche visit. You may have your fairwell dinner at Famous Rick's Cafe.
(Total: 3.5 hours driving)

Accommodation
  • Overnight at a Boutique Riad or Hotel in Casablanca
Included Activities
  • Free time in Marrakech
  • Transfer to Casablanca hotel
  • Habous and Corniche visit
Optional Activities
  • Dinner at Famous Rick's Cafe
Meals Included
Breakfast

Tranfer to departure airport after breakfast. (1 hour driving distance from Casablanca center to Mohammed V Airport).

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Included Activities
  • Transfer to Mohamed V. Airport
Meals Included
Breakfast
Inclusions
Meals

13 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

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

Included activities

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

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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