Morocco Discovery Tour

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Duration wikipedia reference 10 Days - 9 Nights

Overview

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Casablanca – Rabat

After arriving at Casablanca Airport, you will be taken for a tour of the “The White City”. This tour will compromise a visit to the very famous big Hassan II Mosque from outside. The mosque is a major religious structure in Africa. You can stroll around the Corniche Boulevard, visit the United Nations Square and Habous district. After this, you can leave for Rabat and spend the day at leisure. Afterward, have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken for a city tour of Rabat, which is the capital of Morocco. On your tour, you will get to see remarkable housings for ministries and foreign delegations. You will also get to see the graceful Mohammed V Mausoleum and Kasbah of the Oudayas. After this, you will be taken to Fez where you will stop at Meknes and visit Bab Mansour. You can have an optional lunch before visiting the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Later, you continue your journey to Fez where you have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

Fez – Full Day Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken for a full day guided city tour of Fez. Fez was established in the 8th century and was the first capital of Morocco. In the present times, it is an academic, pious, and cultural center. Once in Fez, you will get to visit the medieval Medina, which is the religious Islamic centers and university specifically the Medersa, the Karaouine Mosque and University, and the Nejjarin Fountain. You can have optional lunch in the Medina, and check out the souks of the medina. Afterward, you have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Fez – Midelt – Erfoud

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken for a long journey. On this journey, you will pass through Berber villages, never-ending date palm farms, and the regal Atlas Mountains. You can have an optional lunch at Midelt before continuing towards Erfoud a city is known for the date festival and Marble Industry. Afterward, have dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5

Erfoud – Merzouga Sand dunes

After breakfast at the hotel, explore the refreshed desert town of Rissani. As you reach the desert dunes of the Sahara, mint tea and local cookies will welcome you. Now is the time to sit on the camels’ back, and trek into the wonderful, huge, and quiet Sahara, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. The beautiful sunset will look majestic and the beautiful view will be a new experience for you. Afterward, return to your camp for a traditional meal and spend the night in your tented camp.

Day 6

Ouarzazate – Road of thousand Kasbahs

After breakfast, progress towards Ouarzazate that used to be a stopping point for African consignments getting to other Moroccan cities and Europe. Driving through the range of High Atlas mountains southern slopes, stop at Dades Valley, where you will see some irrigation canals and palm trees. You can also see El Kelaa, (Roses Festival in May) while traveling along the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs” to Ouarzazate. Afterward, have dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 7

Ouarzazate – Sightseeing tour

After breakfast, start the tour of Ouarzazate, which the French built as a garrison and administrative center in the 1920s. Today this city is the chief access point and crossroads of the south famous for its pottery and carpets. Visit Taourirt Kasbah, a magnificent 17th-century castle once a residence of EL Glaoui Pacha. From here, you can have a scenic view of the valley of Ouarzazate and the vast Atlas Mountains. You will visit Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and abode of the area’s most interesting kasbahs, some of which have been presented in renowned films, comprising Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator and Games of Thrones. Afterward, have dinner and spend the night in the hotel.

Day 8

Ouarzazate – Marrakech – Crossing the High Atlas Mountains

After breakfast, start your journey to Marrakech through the magnificent sceneries and sights of the High Atlas Mountains. You get to see the average life in rural villages and towns. You then get to the charming “Red City” of Marrakech, where you check-in and have dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 9

Marrakech – Full Day Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken for a city tour of Marrakech, which is the second Imperial city in Morocco after Fez. Marrakech is also known as The Red City and was established in the late 12th century by the Almoravides dynasty. You will start your tour by visiting the captivating sites of Marrakech, as the vibrant markets in the medina, Koutoubia Mosque, the well-known Djemaa El Fna Square with its enduring show of magicians, folktale, snake charmers, fortune-tellers, storytellers, and much more. Get to the attractive Bahia Palace with its magnificent interiors and alluring charm. After free lunch, visit Majorelle Gardens. The Majorelle Garden was created in the 1920s and has various beautiful plant species from all over the world. Explore the city of Gueliz and check out its numerous cafes, galleries, and restaurants. Afterward, have dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 10

Marrakech – Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Marrakech airport as per your flight schedule.

Inclusions

  • Hotels Taxes & Services charges  
  • Air-conditioned  car / Minivan or 16 Seats Bus depending on the number of  guests 
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner 
  • English speaking driver for the whole trip 
  • Accommodation for 9 nights at your chosen hotel category 
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per the itinerary 
  • English speaking local guides for the city tour

Exclusions

  • Air Fare Travel
  • Lunches 
  • Licensed Tour/Guide
  • Drinks with meals
  • Tip of the tour guide, driver, and local guides
  • Tips for the handling of luggage at the airport and hotels
  • All optional tours  mentioned in the itinerary

Highlights

  • Appreciate the exceptional beauty of Hassan II mosque in Casablanca
  • Explore the imperial city of Rabat
  • Discover the Roman ruins of Volubilis
  • Explore the imperial city of Fez 
  • Appreciate the spectacular sights of the Anti and high Atlas mountains
  • Visit the beautiful places of Marrakech
  • Visit Cedarwood of the middle Atlas Mountains
  • A memorable experience of camel ride in Merzouga Dunes 
  • Explore Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

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