Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca, Transfer to Rabat
Greetings from Morocco! You will be met at Casablanca Mohamed V Airport by a private driver. Before travelling up the coast to the current imperial city of Rabat, you might be able to visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, depending on your arrival time.
Take a tour of the Moroccan capital after you arrive. From the Royal Palace gates, stroll through the Udayas Kasbah’s blue alleyways and streets (fortress). Visit the Hassan Tower and Mohamed V’s Mausoleum after that.
Next, stroll down the Boulevard de la Corniche, a stretch of beach dubbed “Morocco’s Miami.” Numerous beaches and interesting sites can be found along the extensive waterfront. If following in the footsteps of Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart is your primary motivation for visiting Casablanca, you might want to consider having dinner at Rick’s Café, which has a replica of the iconic scene from the famous movie.
Day 2: Transfer to Chefchaouen & Guided Tour
Depart the city and travel to Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains to the north. Before beginning a tour of this quaint town with a guide, check into your accommodations. Take a stroll to the medina’s highest wall, where you can watch people going about their daily lives. Reach the main square, Uta El Hammam, by strolling through the hillside medina’s lovely blue streets.
After that, you will have the afternoon free to explore. Visit the Kasbah, which dates from the 15th century and has a museum and garden, after sipping mint tea in the square. The towers’ views are breathtaking. Make your way to the Spanish Mosque just before dusk. It is one of the best places because it is situated on a hill above the city.
Day 3: Free Day in Chefchaouen, Hike to Cascade d'Akchour
Take advantage of a free day to explore Chefchaouen’s vibrant mazes. To take a break from exploring the blue-hued streets, visit the main square for a delectable meal or Hotel Parador for a drink that is only available in certain regions of the nation. You can also go to Ras El Ma, a little waterfall with a lovely setting where locals frequently go to do laundry.
Go on a thrilling day trip to Cascade d’Akchour if you want to be more active. Take a 10-mile (16-km) hike to reach this powerful waterfall. Take a break to get some freshly squeezed orange juice or cool off in nearby pools. Enjoy the cooling sensation.
Later, they proceed to Ouazzane, a holy city for many Moroccan Jews. They pilgrimage every year to see the tomb of Rabbi Amram ben Diwan. This rabbi from Jerusalem is renowned for his numerous miracles in Morocco during his lifetime.
Return to the highway and proceed to Chefchaouen, also referred to as the “blue city” because of its blue-painted structures. Once there, explore the town at your own pace or unwind in the main square, Outa el-Hammam. Order a maqlouba (upside-down) coffee and sip it while observing the neighbourhood women fetch water and wash their clothes in the spring nearby. Budget-conscious shoppers will love shopping in Chefchaouen because they can find handcrafted wool clothing, woven blankets, cedarwood furniture, and other artisanal goods.
Day 4: Transfer to Fes via Volubilis & Meknes
Continue to Meknes, which was once Morocco’s capital. Explore the impressive Agdal Reservoir and Heri es-Souani, a former granary and stable that once held 12,000 horses, after visiting the historic Sultan Moulay Ismail Tomb. Start in the ancient medina, where Volubilis’ marble pillars were stolen for the Bab Mansour gate. Drive the short distance to Fes to rest after seeing Meknes.
Day 5: Guided Tour of Fes
Meet a local guide for a tour of the fascinating city of Fes this morning after breakfast. The former Mellah, or Jewish neighbourhood, begins at the Royal Palace. To get a comprehensive view of the entire medina, move from here to one of the board (towers). After that, watch a pottery demonstration by Fassi craftspeople in a mosaic home.
The tour will then lead you through Fes’s Medina. Explore its historic neighbourhoods and streets while viewing its many artisanal areas, including the renowned tanneries. Passed by important historical sites such as the Tomb of Idriss II and Al-Qarawaiyin University, the world’s oldest operating university. After lunch, the tour will be over, and you’ll have the remainder of the
Day 6: Camel Trek to a Sahara Desert Camp
As you travel a long distance to a traditional encampment in the Sahara Desert, get ready for a real adventure. To get to Midelt, you must traverse the Middle Atlas Mountains. Pass through the largest African cedar forest, which is home to Atlas monkeys, on the way. To reach the expansive dunes of Erg Chebbi, continue through the mountain range via the Ziz River Gorge.
Arrive before sunset, climb aboard a camel and make your way deep into the dunes. A luxurious camp in the middle of the Sahara is where you’re going. Take a seat, relax, and then climb the closest dune to watch the sunset and the stars come out. There will be food, traditional music, and stargazing throughout the evening.
Day 7: Transfer to Dadès Valley via Todra Gorge
Watch the sunrise over the dunes by getting up early. Before mounting your camel and returning to the edge of the dunes, have breakfast at the camp. Your driver will be there to pick you up and drive you to the stunning Dadès Gorge from here. Visit the historic irrigation system that once brought water from the distant Saghro Mountains to the desert.
Afterwards, proceed to Tinghir, an oasis town, where you can take a guided tour of the palmeraie and mellah. Visit the nearby Todra Gorge next, and stroll through the most stunning canyon section. You will then proceed to the lovely Dadès River Valley to rest for the night.
Day 8: Day with the Locals in the Valley of Roses
Take a drive to the nearby Valley of Roses to experience Moroccan daily life firsthand. Before going to a local family’s house, stop by the neighbourhood market. While interacting with your host family and discovering the secrets to the nation’s delectable cuisine, you’ll assist in making a traditional lunch.
Spend the afternoon interacting with the community. When it’s time to say goodbye, you can either continue exploring the valley or go shopping for items made from rose petals. The flower, which gives the valley its name, is also one of the most vital exports from the area.
Day 9: Transfer to Marrakech via Aït Benhaddou
As you travel to Ouarzazate, also referred to as the Hollywood of Morocco, take the Road of the 1,000 Kasbahs. Investigate this magnificent ksar, renowned for its breathtaking traditional clay architecture. Before travelling to the At Benhaddou UNESCO World Heritage site, make a quick stop here.
Early evening arrival in Marrakech. Continue along the Tizi n’Tichka path through the High Atlas Mountains after the visit. There will be numerous stops for tea and breathtaking vistas. This road, nearly 7,000 feet (2,133 m) above sea level, is unquestionably one of Morocco’s most special places to drive.
Day 10: Grand Tour of Marrakech
.For a comprehensive tour of Marrakech, meet a local tour guide today. The Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and the Koutoubia Mosque are a few of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Your tour guide will accompany you as you visit the city’s souks (bazaars), where you can meet various artisans and learn more about their work.
Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring on your own after the tour. Purchase unique souvenirs in the souks, enjoy a delicious traditional meal in one of Marrakech’s top-notch eateries, or peruse the market stalls of Jemaa el-Fna Square, where you can watch musicians and snake charmers entertain the crowds. For a comprehensive tour of Marrakech, meet a local tour guide today. Go to a few of the.
Day 11: Transfer to Toubkal Refuge via Imlil
The most populated city in Morocco will be your last stop before you depart this morning for the valleys of the Toubkal Massif. Here, you’ll enter the village of Imlil in the High Atlas Mountains’ foothills. Pass through the Asni village as you traverse the vast Haouz Plain.
To get ready for a morning hike to Mount Toubkal:
Go to bed early.
Take a stroll through the tiny village or visit the hammam (public bath) there.
When the prayer call begins, ensure you’re outside because it has a loud sound that reverberates in the mountains.
Day 12: Climb to the Summit of Mount Toubkal, Return to Marrakech
Get up early to start the arduous climb to the top of Mount Toubkal. This peak is the highest in North Africa and the second highest in Africa, rising 13,667 feet (4,165 m) above sea level. You must negotiate boulders and rocks along the way, which adds difficulty to the hike. Allow the breathtaking views to motivate you.
As you celebrate your accomplishment, take your time admiring the views of the Atlas Mountains’ snowcapped peak. Start your descent to Imlil, where you’ll meet your driver to travel back to Marrakech when ready. When you return to the city, treat yourself to well-earned relaxation at a spa or hammam.
Day 13: Transfer to Essaouira, City Tour & Optional Market Experience
Leave Marrakech and travel to Essaouira, a coastal city. Visit a local cooperative producing argan oil to learn how goats are used to produce this rare oil. If you’re fortunate, you may even see these goats climbing the trees to eat their favourite foods, argan berries and olives.
You can choose to go to the harbour with a guide in Essaouira. Choose from a variety of fish and seafood gathered by neighbourhood fishermen for your lunch from the fresh catch of the day. Bring your selections to a nearby eatery, where they will be grilled in the Moroccan style.
Day 14: Free Day in Essaouira
Utilize a free day to stroll around this quaint little town. You can go to the harbour to observe the blue boats bouncing off the ages-old wall that encircles the medina. Wander the maze-like streets, picking up trinkets or enjoying a cup of mint tea while people-watching.
Go kite or windsurfing, two of the town’s most popular activities, if you want something more strenuous. Head to the city walls as dusk falls to catch the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 15: Transfer to Casablanca & Depart
After breakfast, today, get ready for a lengthy drive back to Casablanca. Views of Morocco’s final moments can be enjoyed from the window of your private vehicle. You’ll arrive at Casablanca Mohamed V Airport and board your flight home in about four hours. Travel safely!
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