Casablanca is a port city and is considered the economic and financial center of Morocco.
After picking you up in your Riad/Hotel at 8:00 a.m. we’ll head to Volubilis, an old and stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site that has preserved its archeological remains through the years. Places of interest include the Mosaics in the House of Ephebe, Hercules and the House of the Athlete, the baths, the Aqueduct, the Capitoline Temple, the Basilica, the Olive Presses, the Arch of Caracalla and the Lapidarium.
We’ll then head to Meknes and have lunch in a restaurant close to Plaza el-Hedim and we’ll wander around the city walls. Then we’ll go the magnificent Bab Mansour Lalej and the Mausoleum of Mulay Ismail. You’ll have time to discover the beautiful narrow streets, and to take pictures inside Old Town. In the afternoon we can visit Cara, which is an interesting subterranean prison. You’ll have dinner and spend the night in a Riad in Meknes.
After breakfast in your Riad/Hotel we’ll drive for about an hour and a half to Fez. As we arrive you’ll have free time to relax for a while before we start exploring the City through Bab Boujeloud, the famous Blue Gate that will take us to TalaaKebeera – a huge street with souks and shops. We’llgo through the hidden corners of Fez’s UNESCO World Heritage Medina. You’ll be able to visit the MoulayIdriss Mausoleum, the Neijarine Fountains and the famous Tanneries among many other things.
After lunch we’ll walk through the Jewish Quarter, JardinJnanSbiland our last visit on the afternoon will be to the famous ceramic factory where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fez.
Lastly at night you can choose to have a quiet dinner at your Riad or to attend a Belly Dancer’s entertainment show.
We’ll pick you up at 8:00 a.m. and we’ll head south to Ifrane. We’ll take some pictures and walk around to explore town. Once you’re ready we’ll continue our way toward Cedar Woods and see the monkeys that surround the place before heading to Midelt for lunch.
After lunch we’ll cross the Valley of Ziz and its immense palm grove. In here you’ll start feeling the desert vibe as the scenery starts changing when we enter the city of Errachidia. We’ll stop along the way to take some pictures before we go to Merzouga where our wilderness expert will be waiting. Once you learn how to tie your Moroccan scarf you’ll get on your camel and will cross the Sahara to catch a spectacular sunset on top of a high dune and then head to your camp in the middle of the desert.
After dinner you’ll enjoy an authentic Berber spectacle with drums and nostalgic songs around a fire. And to culminate your perfect night in the desert all you have to do is relax and look up; there you’ll find the most beautiful and starred sky you’ll ever see in your life.
After watching a spectacular sunrise you’ll have breakfast and will head back to Merzouga in your camel. There we’ll start our exploration of the Erg Chebbi Dunes. We’ll take the Paris-Dakar Rally road that will lead us to the Tissardmin Oasis. Then we’ll continue our way to visit the Nomad camps where you’ll be able to enter a real Nomad tent and share a cup of mint tea with them as you learn some of their ways and traditions.
Our next stop will be the town of Khamlia where you’ll spend a nice and interesting time listening to the Gnawa spiritual music. After lunch in town we’ll take you to your accommodation where you have a free afternoon to relax and see the sunset in the nearby dunes.
After breakfast in your hotel we’ll get back on our 4X4 vehicle and we’ll head to Rissani. If it’s a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday we’ll also have the opportunity to walk around the huge souk. Then we’ll move to Erfoud, where we can visit a fossilized marble factory.
We’ll continue our way through the Touroug palm groves and then we’ll reach the Todra Gorges – a stunning canyon that is very popular among rock climbers. You’ll have lunch and the opportunity to explore for a while. After lunch we’ll head to the Valley of Dades to take some of the best pictures you’ll take during your whole trip.You’ll be amazed with these natural rock formations called “Monkey Fingers,”
Many people have a hard time believing they’re for real! Dinner and sleep in your Riad/Hotel.
After breakfast we’ll take you to a lookout where you’ll have an amazing view of the entire Valley of Dades. We’ll take the “Thousand Kasbahs Road” making stops along the way to appreciate the beautiful landscapes and the Valley of the Roses. After passing the Skoura Palm grove we’ll stop in Ouarzazate and visit the Taourirt Kasbah. Then we’ll continue our way to the UNESCO World Heritage Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou. Lunch and free time in town.
After lunch we’ll start our way to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains and the imposing Tizi n’Tichka. We’ll make several stops to take pictures and we’ll be arriving at Marrakech approximately at 6:00 p.m.
On our last day we’ll explore the fascinating Red City together. You’ll have the chance to visit many historical monuments and places of interest like the Koutoubia Menaret, the Saadian tombs, the Palace of Bahia and the Ben Youssef Koranic School. Around midday we’ll walk through the beautiful alleys of the Medina and later we’ll head to Jemaa El Fna Square. In here you can take pictures with monkeys and snake charmers, get a hand reading by one of the magicians or simply be entertained with the tooth-pullers. We’ll then have lunch at a restaurant with view to the famous square before heading to the Majorelle Gardens for a relaxing and quiet time. In the afternoon we’ll explore the new city of Marrakech called Gueliz and we highly recommend another visit to Jemaa El Fna after dinner.