Morocco Itinerray weeks
Day 1: Welcome to Morocco!
Greetings from Morocco! Arrive at the international airport in Casablanca. Your driver and tour guide will meet you and take you to the hotel so you can check-in. Before your busy week, unwind and get some rest, or go on a quick city tour to get to know the area. Your riad includes dinner. Greetings from Morocco! Arrive at the international airport in Casablanca. Your driver and tour guide will meet you and take you to the hotel so you can check-in. Before your busy week, unwind and get some rest, or go on a quick city tour to get to know the area. Your riad includes dinner.
Day 2: Culture of the Capital City
Greetings from Morocco! Arrive at the international airport in Casablanca. Your driver and tour guide will meet you and take you to the hotel so you can check-in. Before your busy week, unwind and get some rest, or go on a quick city tour to get to know the area. Your riad includes dinner. Start your full-day tour of Rabat’s capital city after breakfast. Start your tour by going to the Chellah Necropolis, which was first a Phoenician colony and was built in the second century. Continue to the Yacoub al-Mansour Esplanade to see the unfinished Hassan Tower from the 12th century and the Kings’ Mausoleum, which contains the remains of several kings. Visit the Almohad fortress Kasbah des Ouadayas from the 12th century. Walk through from here.
Day 3: Wonders of the Blue City
Spend the day wandering through Chefchaouen’s winding streets and blue alleys. Starting at the Kasbah in the heart of the city, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the settlement from the fifteenth century. From the tower, take in the area’s panoramic views before making your way through the town’s cobblestone streets to its waterfall, which is a well-liked gathering place. Locals congregate here to talk, clean up, and unwind. Before continuing your tour of the town, take a break by the river and sip coffee at a nearby cafe. Have lunch in the medina, then meet your driver and travel to Fes, the center of Moroccan culture. Make it to the riad in time for dinner.
Day 4: The Wonders of Fes
Have breakfast on the rooftop terrace before leaving for a full-day city tour. Fes, which was established in 781 AD, is now regarded as the largest urban area free of automobiles. As you explore the city streets, keep an eye out for the mule-drawn carriages that zip through the alleyways. Visit the medersas, the medina’s Jewish neighborhood, and then proceed to the fabled tanneries to observe how leather is made using age-old methods. High-quality Moroccan leather is produced in the vast tanneries using a variety of traditional techniques, and it is used in everything from clothing to bags and other handicrafts. The University of Al Quaraouiyine, which was established in 859 AD, is the oldest and longest-running higher education institution in the world and a must-see in Fes. Take a lunch break
Day 5: Into the Sahara
Your day starts with a drive through the vast Sahara Desert’s golden sands. Although the journey will last around eight hours, the numerous photo stops and breathtaking vistas will make the time fly. Leave the paved road behind and ride in a caravan of camels into the desert at the end of the drive. In the evening, arrive at camp in time for dinner, which will be served to traditional music. Before unwinding for the night in the comfort of your opulent tent, take in views of the starry night sky.
Day 6: The Desert to Dades
For today’s sunrise over the dunes, get up early. Spend the morning exploring the surrounding desert after breakfast at the camp. Sandboarding down the dunes is fun, as is simply taking in the silence. Resuming your drive through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs in the early afternoon. This vast region is dotted with abandoned kasbahs, which are old pise-mud forts. The locals here live off farming and nomadic herding. Arrive at the small mountain village where you will spend the night in the deep Dades Gorge. After a mouthwatering Moroccan meal, unwind for the evening in a cozy inn.
Day 7: Kasbah Ait Benhaddou
Start an exciting day of exploration in the village of El Kelaa Mcgouna after breakfast. Here, rose bushes that are used to make rose water and rose oil for cosmetic purposes line the edges of the intensively farmed plots of land. A festival honoring the year’s rose harvest is held in May. From here, head west to Ouarzazate, also referred to as the “Hollywood of Morocco.” Visit the local film studios to view the sets that were used to shoot well-known movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Game of Thrones. After learning more about the filmmaking process at the Cinema Museum, spend the evening in the village of At Benhaddou, which is home to Morocco’s most well-known Kasbah. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8: Crossing the Atlas
Drive through the snow-capped Atlas Mountains on your way back to the arid plains of western Morocco as you begin your return trip to Marrakech in the morning. Give up the calm of the desert for the commotion of lively Marrakech. After the drive, check in to your riad and relax for a while. In the evening, take a break at a neighborhood hammam spa or venture out to discover the city.
Day 9: Sights and Souks of Marrakech
Before leaving for a full-day tour of Ochre City, have breakfast at your riad. To see traditional Moroccan architecture and tile mosaics, start by visiting the well-known Koutoubia Mosque. Then, move on to the Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. Visit the Mellah to discover more about Morocco’s important but little-known Jewish heritage. On a terrace with a view of the spice markets, pause for a midday meal. Try the tagine and a cup of cooling mint tea before venturing out for the afternoon to explore the souks, or markets, that are spread throughout the medina’s narrow lanes. The shops offer a wide range of Moroccan-made gifts and souvenirs, as well as everything from clothing to spices and household items. Go to the vast stadium in the evening.
Day 10: Majorelle Gardens and Tagine Time!
Get the day started with a leisurely wake-up and breakfast. Go sightseeing again today, starting at the lush Majorelle Gardens. Explore the vibrant gardens, searching for hidden nooks while taking in the colorful plants and tiny Berber Museum. The Yves Saint-Laurent Museum, which celebrates the global fashion icon’s love of Marrakech and has a permanent collection of the designer’s most well-known pieces, is right around the corner from here. A visit to 33 Majorelle, which is close to the gardens and offers a stylish selection of apparel and artwork created by contemporary Moroccan designers, will cap off your fashion-filled morning. Visit a cooking class in the afternoon to learn how to make Tagine, a hearty chicken and vegetable stew that is a traditional Moroccan dish. Study how to
Day 11: Into the Atlas
Leave Marrakech at 9:00 a.m. and drive for 1.5 hours to the nearby Berber village of Imlil, where you will meet your knowledgeable mountain guide, who will be with you all day. On foot, spend the day learning about rural life in the Atlas Mountains. Visitors who require assistance with the trekking during the day will be given walking sticks, rental hiking boots, and a mule. Although it can be altered for duration and difficulty, the hike is a three-hour ascent into the mountains that is moderately difficult. As you hike, take in views of the snow-capped mountains and discover the history and culture of the area. Lunch will be served on a family’s terrace, where you can enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal while taking in views of Mt. Toubkal. Go back to Imlil on a
Day 12: Ochre City to the Ocean
Take a hot air balloon ride over the palm oases and tiny Berber villages that surround Marrakech in the early morning. After that, start your journey to Essaouira, a coastal city. Visit an Argan oil cooperative en route; this ingredient has become increasingly popular in cosmetic and beauty products worldwide. To extract 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of oil, approximately 88 lbs (40 kg) of backbreaking labor are needed, performed by a workforce that is primarily made up of women. The argan trees are unfortunately exploited because of the high demand and labor-intensive process.
Day 13: Exploring Essaouira
Head out for a guided tour of the city’s historic neighborhoods after breakfast, starting with the medina, artisan cooperatives, and Jewish heritage sites. Essaouira exudes a laid-back coastal vibe thanks to its stunning blue and white architecture, easygoing coastal charm, and lovely beaches. Learn about the city’s Carthaginian, Roman, and Portuguese past throughout the day. Discover the woodworking shops, artist communities, and quiet alleyways that line the city’s old town, as well as the sea walls from the 18th century. After watching fishermen unload their day’s catch along the harbor, take a break for a delicious seafood lunch in a sidewalk cafe. Take the remainder of the afternoon to explore the city. Enjoy browsing the relaxed market and medina for pottery, wood carvings, and other gifts. When you’re
Day 14: Departure Day
After saying goodbye to your driver and guide, who have by this point become lifelong friends, go to the Marrakech airport to catch your flight home. Travel safely!
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