Airport/Port transfer on arrival and departure
1 Night in Riad in Tangier with Breakfast and Dinner
2 Nights in Riad in Fez with Breakfast and Dinner
1 Night in Riad in Kasbah Hotel in Desert with Breakfast and Dinner
1 Night in Kasbah Hotel at the Dadès Gorges with breakfast and dinner
1 Night in Hotel in Ait Ben Haddou with breakfast and dinner
2 Nights in Riad in Marrakech with Breakfast and Dinner
1 Nights in Hotel in Casablanca with Breakfast and Dinner
1 Nights in Hotel in Asilah with Breakfast and Dinner
Transport by air conditioned 4x4 or minibus, fuel included
Guide and Driver
Sahara Camel trek (one camel per person)
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Arrival and pick-up by your driver at the airport or port. Transfer to your hotel. Possibility to visit the old Medina. Night in Riad.
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Fez via Meknes. We will stop in Larache for lunch. In Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the famous gate Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. You’ll get to Fez at the end of the afternoon and check in to your riad within the Medina. Overnight at Riad.
After breakfast, our local guide will join us for a tour of Fez. The whole day will be devoted to discovering Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage and the oldest of the imperial cities, and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering amongst its amazing 9,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful vegetables, to delicious middle eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey. We’ll take you through the maze-like souks of the old medina including a visit to the Zaouia (sanctuary) of MoulayIdriss II, founder of Fez.
Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. Your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries. After lunch you will also view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famous Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, where you will have the option to visit one of the few living synagogues in Morocco. Your tour of Fez includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fez.
Lodging in your hotel or Riad.
After breakfast in your Riad, you will leave towards the southeast following the old Caravan roads to Merzouga. You’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas Mountains. Along the way we'll stop at Ifran, known as the ''Switzerland of Morocco'' and a huge contrast to some of the other more Arabic feeling cities you'll see in Morocco. The French built Ifran in the 1930s, with the intention of recreating an alpine style resort. Stopping at the Cedar forest of Azrou, the largest one in Morocco, over the Middle Atlas Mountains– where you may well sight Barbarian apes. After lunch in Midelt, you will continue to the large open high desert, and notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Er Rachidia. Your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley and the Tafilalet date palm grove, famous for date cultivation. This area is the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. You’ll arrive at Merzouga at the end of the afternoon – to be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your Riad.
This is a full Desert day. After breakfast we start our day on the road that was formerly used for the “Paris – Dakar” Rally and ends in the mountains that border with Algeria. Stop at Tissardmin oasis where we can find fossil quarries still present in the area, we continue by a road where nomad settlements can be found, and learn their secrets and customs. The next stop will be at a viewpoint to contemplate the whole of Erg Chebbi. We`ll reach the Khamlia Village, whose inhabitants are direct descendants from the Gnawa tribe, originating from sub-Saharan countries such as the Sudan, Mali and Niger, who were forcibly moved from their homelands across the Sahara to Morocco as part of the worldwide slave trade.
After lunch we transfer to camels (dromedaries) and take a sunset camel ride through the sand dunes to a traditional Berber camp nestled right on the edge of the dunes. Enjoy spectacular views over the sand dunes as the sun sinks below the horizon before enjoying a hearty Berber meal and a campfire this evening, often with local musicians helping enhance the atmosphere. You spend this magical night sleeping in comfortable Berber tents (jaima) under a blanket of stars.
Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. After sunrise you will trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you cannot fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in your Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in Morocco known for its immense green palmeries and famous irrigation system, and also the entrance to the Todra Gorge – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades Valley.
After breakfast we can enjoy the best views of the Dadès valley from one of the best strategic lookout points in the mountains, from here we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs and the uniqueness of each one. Then we continue down a road speckled with different kasbahs that were built here for the added protection the valley provides, giving this area its name the “Land of a Thousand Kasbah”. After several stops along the road to enjoy the Valley of the Roses and the big Skoura palm grove we`ll get to Ouarzazate, to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt (UNESCO World Heritage Monument – 1986), old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha. If interested, we can visit the cinema studios and the cinema museum. We will also visit Ait Ben Haddou, an ighrem (fortified village), and traditional Mud Brick city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has been featured in many films including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Game of Thrones and many others.
Dinner and stay in Riad or hotel near the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
After breakfast we´ll go to Marrakech, we´ll see the port of Tizi Ntichka, that with 2.260m is the highest point in our country. We´ll enjoy beautiful landscapes along the way and make some stops to take pictures of the Berber villages. We will arrive in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon and check in to your Riad within the Medina. Overnight at Riad.
After breakfast in the Riad, you will meet your local guide and tour the sites with historical and cultural interest, visit the Koutoubia, a 12th-century Mosque and minaret, still topped with four copper globes. Then, explore Bahia Palace, where 360 rooms were once adorned with Italian marble and Sudanese gold. For a more recent archaeological find, you'll see the richly decorated tombs of the Saadi Dynasty, as well as the old Jewish quarter, “The Mellah”. Finally, end the morning by walking through the medina alleys, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their crafts before arriving at the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. Lunch at a restaurant near the square, and then in the afternoon visit the Majorelle Gardens, and visit Gueliz, the new city of Marrakech. After dinner you will have the option to walk through the square entertained by magicians, story-tellers, tooth-pullers and food sellers.
Overnight at Riad.
In the morning we will head towards Casablanca, the financial capital of Morocco and mythical city along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. In Casablanca you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest one outside of Mecca and experience the coastal Cornish seaside.
Overnight in Riad or hotel.
After breakfast we'll head to Rabat, Morocco's administrative capital and tour the old town, including the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower, and Mohamed V Mausoleum. We leave Rabat and drive towards Asilah and visit its beautiful blue and white Medina. Its old town, or medina, is enclosed by well-preserved 15th-century ramparts and gates, built by colonial Portuguese. The medina is an art hub, known for its murals and Moussem Culturel International d’Asilah, an annual Feztival. Venues include the exhibition space Centre de Hassan II Rencontres Internationales and early-20th-century Palais Raissouni.
Breakfast and transfer to port or airport at pre-arranged time. Our services end here.