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Classic Morocco Tour 15 Days

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Day 1 : Casablanca – Rabat

 

The first step will be taking you from Casablanca airport to see the mosque of Hassan 21fda92ca-659b-4eff-a77d-12bc27b0919a.Morocco-Casablanca-Hassan-II-Mosque which is the biggest mosque in the country,at 210 meters (690 ft) in height, its minaret is the tallest religious structure in the world with laser beam at the top oriented towards Mecca,6000 Moroccan artisans worked for five years to create such a beautiful structure. Then we will continue our tour to Rabat (the capital) to visit lovely places such as the yard of the royal palace, Chellah to see the Roman ruins and Merinid tombs constructed on the 14th century.

 

Day 2 : Rabat – Chefchaouen

 

The second day starts with a visit to the unfinished mosque of tower Hassan and the mausoleum of Moroccan kings Mohammed V and Hassan II. After that, we discover one of the most important fortresses in the country (Udayas Kasbah) built during the reign of the Almoravids to prepare the army. It has a wonderful view on the Bou Regreg River. Then we will travel to Chefchaouen through Sidi Kacem’s forest (Cedar,Pine and Oak trees).

 

Day 3 :Chefchaouen

 

It is a beautiful small city between mountains.(Chefchaouen or the hornes as it is called by berbers) was established to fight the Portuguese and Spanish invasions.You will be charmed by the blue color painted everywhere and its narrow streets, a beauty made by men and combined with nature (waterfalls and green landscapes).The dinner will be served in the main square with locals.

 

Day 4 :Chefchaouen –  Volubilis –  Meknes

 

We will start our trip to Meknes at 10 AM to have lunch in Ouazzane, a small lovely city surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes and then we will continue to Volubilis Roman city situated near Meknes that was developed from the 3rd century BC. Not far from it, there is a small village (Moulay Driss Zerhoun) that we are going to visit and see the tomb of Moulay Driss Zerhoun the first ruler and founder of the Idrisid Dynasty, ruling from 788 to 791.After that we will go to Meknes to the Hotel or Riad.

 

Day 5 :Meknes – Fez

 

In the morning, our tour starts by visiting (Bab Mansour gate), named after the architect, El-Mansour. It was completed 5 years after Moulay Ismail’s death, in 1732. Then we discover more about this sultan by visiting his mausoleum. The next place to visit will be Heri Souani a big place that used to receive 12000 horses and to store the necessary water for irrigation of the palaces and the gardens. After having lunch the next destination will be Fez (Around 60 km far from Meknes) to have a fantastic view over the old medina we will visit the northern tower.

 

Day 6 : Exploring the city of  Fez

 

After the breakfast, at 10 Am we will go to the old medina of Fez to visit the southern and northern towers and also the fortress built in the 16th century. Next, we visit a cooperative pottery to show you the traditional way to make Moroccan mosaic and the blue pottery. After that, we walk through the old city’s narrow streets of the 8th century to live in another period in which donkeys with supplies are going in the streets and people are selling all kind of traditional crafts in very small shops. We will see all kind of old buildings and mosques including the University of El Karaouiyine and its libraries the first university in Islamic world. All these schools and buildings made Fez the cultural capital of the country. An optional dinner will be served during the evening.

 

Day 7: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)

 

The departure from the Riad/Hotel will be at 8 Am. The trip to Erg Chebbi sand dunes will last 8 hours in which we will see the Atlas Mountains and some villages (Tafilalet,Erfoud and Rissani). We will stop in some cities like Ifrane and Azrou to enjoy the view of the cedar woods and monkeys living there. The lunch will be served in Midelt and then we will keep going through the Ziz valley with a beautiful view of the palm trees until we arrive to Erg Chebbi where we will do camel treck to reach the desert camp to spend the night in a Berber tent.

 

Day 8 : Erg Chebbi – Merzouga Desert Exploration merzouga11

 

The morning we will ride camels early to enjoy the view of sunrise, the destination will be the hotel to have breakfast and a shower. Then we will explore the nomad living and see many small villages like (Merzouga, Hassi Labied and also Khamlia) we’ll drive for 60 kilometers. During the afternoon you can enjoy swimming in a local hotel’s swimming pool surrounded by beautiful view of sand mountains.

 

Day 9 : Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Todra Gorges

 

After having breakfast, we will drive through the black desert (Hamada) to reach Rissani and Erfoud the city of the fossils where we will visit a fossil workshop before visiting Todra Valley, the favorite place for the rock climbers. We will treck there before going to the hotel where we are going to have dinner and to spend the night.

 

Day 10 : Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate

 

We will start our day by having breakfast at the hotel, then we continue the trip through many old Kasbahs and the rock region of Dades Valley where nomads still live in caverns. We will spend some time with one of these families that are still living a simple life to know more about their culture. Next, we will visit the rose valley known for planting and making organic products from roses to reach Skoura palm groves. 45 km drive to Ouarzazate where we will spend the night in a local hotel.

 

Day 11 : Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – High Atlas – Marrakech

 

Our adventure will begin after breakfast; we will start by visiting cinema studios in Ouarzazate (The African Hollywood). Then we are going to visit the all-inclusive Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by Unesco in 1987. More than 20 movies including “Gladiator” ” Alexander”  “Indiana Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia” were filmed in that fortified city. We drive to Marrakesh by taking the road through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’tichka pass and we’ll have lunch in the center of the Atlas Mountains before arriving to your riad or hotel in Marrakech.

 

Day 12 :  Visiting the city of  Marrakech

 
During the morning a local guide will show us many places in that charming city including the outside walls, Gueliz or la nouvelle ville as it is known by the locals, Jardin de Majorelle a very beautiful garden and also the old menara garden made in the 12th century.The next place to visit will be the old medina and its sites like the koutoubia mosque built in the 12th century, the tombs of Saadians (17th century), the Bahia palace (19th century) and the souks where colors, smells are mixed to make a magical view, many things are for sale from the whole country you can buy gifts and souvenirs for yourself and your family or friends. These souks lead directly to Jemaa El fnaa a rich place by the mixture of cultures and the concentration of traditional activities by storytellers, musicians and performers.

 

Day 13 : Marrakech – Essaouira

 

The departure will be to Essaouira or ex-Mogador, we will drive through forests and  the famous Argan trees that grows only in Morocco. We extract from their nuts cosmetic oil. Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, an example of a late 18th-century fortified town.

 

Day 14 :Having fun in Essaouira

Spending the day visiting the city and enjoying the beach or doing some activities like surfing.

 

Day 15 :Essaouira – Airport Marrakech / Casablanca

 

The end of the trip. Transfer to the airport of Marrakech or Casablanca.