When you arrive at Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, we will welcome you and drive you to your hotel located in the heart of the economic capital of Morocco.
After breakfast at your hotel. We will begin our visit by visiting the spectacular Hassan II Mosque - the second largest religious building in the world open to non-Muslims. We then left for the administrative capital of Morocco, Rabat. In Rabat, you will visit: the magnificent Kasbah Oudayas, Hassan tower with its unfinished minaret, the mausoleum of Mahammed V and Hassan 2 (father of the current king) and the necropolis of Chellah. After lunch, we will go to Chefchaouen via the city of Ouazzan. Most of the trip will be done by the mountains of Rif before arriving at the beautiful pearl of Morocco, Chefchaouen. Night in a Riad.
After breakfast we will start exploring Chefchaouen (known as the Blue City). It's a charming little town, clean and fresh. you will walk in the old medina with its old restored kasbah, the Utta Hammas Plaza, the square in the heart of the city is really an ideal place to relax. With its narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed walls, blue doors, windows and mountains, Chefchaouen is the perfect place for fascinating images. After lunch you will see the natural spring water of Ras Lma. Unlike other regions of Morocco, this city was occupied by Spain. Therefore, there is a lot of influence from Spanish and Moorish culture. You will have the opportunity to meet locals, to walk in the souks (markets) and enjoy this amazing city. Night in a Riad.
After breakfast, we leave Chefchaouen and cross the Rif mountains to reach the ancient Roman city classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, where we will discover its mosaic floors, its basilica, its temple and its triumphal arch . We will then head to the holy city of Moulay Driss (pilgrimage for Moroccans). After lunch in the city, we continue our trip to Meknes where you will explore: the huge Mansour gate, the granary, the Swani basin, the old medina with its souks and Lahdim square where you can relax in the city. one of his coffees. At the end of the afternoon, we leave for Fez. Night in a traditional riad of the medina.
After breakfast, you will be met with a local guide with whom you will start your city tour by visiting first the outside part of the Medina ( old city ) including : The Royal Palace Gate, the Jewish Quarter ”Mellah ” – dates back to 14th Century. You will also visit the ceramics Cooperative to see traditional Morocan crafts. Afterwards, you will cover the most important sites inside the medina with a cultural and historical interest including the superb architectural masterpiece of Bou Inania Medersa, Blue gate, the Karaouiyine Mosque, The Big Chouara Tanneries , Medersa Seffarin where people work on metal and make beautiful ( lamps , teapots..) and other decorated architectural masterpieces like Attarin Medersa and the Neijarin Fountain. In the afternoon, we will take you to the tombs of Merenids to admire a beautiful panoramic view over the medina . Overnight in your Riad.
After breakfast, we will cross the center of the atlas. On the way, we will stop at Ifran, a charming and clean little town, nicknamed "Switzerland of Morocco" because of its similarity with a Swiss ski resort. We continue south through the largest cedar forest in North Africa and shelter barbarian monks. We will have the opportunity to take fascinating photos and feed the monks. After lunch in Midelt, we will head south through the Talghomt Pass, admiring the views and the beautiful landscapes that nature offers us. We arrive in the Ziz Valley area where we will stop for a breathtaking panoramic view of this hidden oasis filled with palm groves. In about an hour, we will arrive in the Sahara Desert where your camels are waiting for you. After a rest, accompanied by a guide, you will ride the camels and cross the high dunes of erg chebbi desert, admire a beautiful sunset on a high dune, then continue your hike to your camp where you will sleep (tents like those nomads use). ). After dinner, enjoy the Berber music played by the nomads around the fire and under a starry sky.
Waking up early morning is ” a must to ” to see one that could be the most beautiful sunrise in your life. After breakfast, we will begin our desert excursion in the Sahara desert to explore the different parts of the desert. First, we will see the lake of Merzouga that is home to exotic birds , then head directly to the middle of sahara desert where nomads whith their animals still live a traditional life, we will sip a cup of tea with them and see how they live. Afterwards , we take the route where Ralley Paris Dakar used to race, then we get to Mifis mines that once used to be exploited by France, time to visit them. We continue our journey by heading directly to Khamlia village that is inhabited by black berber people originally from Mali,Niger …We will have a chance to listen to their music and dance. Lunch in the village ( Berber Pizza). Then, we set off to visit an impressive oases on the edge of sand dunes before we end up our day in your hotel .
After breakfast at your hotel. We will leave the huge desert and head to the city of Rissani, once a major stop on the Saharan caravan route; if it coincides with the markets of the day that take place: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, we will have the opportunity to visit the souk - the largest in the region. We leave for Erfoud - the city of fossils. You will find stalls selling crystals and precious stones, as well as fossils. The workshop using Marmar is open to visitors. We then continue our journey to the Dades valley through villages such as: Millab, Tinjdad, Toroug to later arrive in the Todra Valley, a green valley surrounded by mud villages and mountains. In about 30 minutes, we arrive at the Todra Gorge: a narrow vertical passage with vertical cliffs 300 m high that rise dramatically on each side. They are a popular destination for climbing enthusiasts. Lunch in the city, then continue to the Dades Valley where you can see the fascinating rock formation known locally as the "fingers of the monk" and beautiful mud kasbahs. Night in a hotel overlooking the valley.
Today we go to El Kalaa Mgou'na or Rose town, where over 400 tons of rose petals are picked each spring to be transformed into rose water or exported to the perfume industry. The Rose Festival takes place here every May. By going from Rose-ville to Skoura, you will see many kasbahs among the greenery of the valley of Dades. The small town of Skoura is surrounded by thousands of palm groves and is home to the most beautiful kasbahs of southern Morocco. Continue our trip to Ouarzazat "Hollywood of Africa" - with the biggest Moroccan film studios - then to the most famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou filmed and photographed - A UNESCO World Heritage Site - We will have free time to visit and have lunch in the village. We will then drive to Marrakech via the high mountains of the Atlas (2260), admiring the impressive views of the mountains and picturesque Berber villages located on the slopes of the mountain. Arrival in Marrakech in the evening. Night in a riad in the heart of the medina.
After breakfast, you will start your tour of the city exploring Marrakech (the red city of Morocco). The guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, the Ben Youssef Koranic School and the largest traditional souk in Morocco. After lunch at one of the local restaurants near the main square, you can visit the Koutobia Tower and the Majorelle Gardens. Night in your riad.
On the way and since this is the region of Argan trees , we may see many goats climbing trees to eat Argan nuts and leaves. We may also visit a Women’s Cooperative of Argan oil where you will learn about the benefits and applications of the oil, from culinary and cosmetics to medicines. After several stops on the way, we’ll arrive to Essaouira : a beautiful white town located in the Atlantic ocean , we will start our explorative day by visiting the ramparts called Skalla fortress. Then walk inside the narrow alleys of the Medina- Unisco World Heritage Site – with beautiful arts and crafts including objects carved of local Thuya wood. Lunch in a Moroccan way, freshly bought fish ” cooked to order ”. Essaouira is also known as ” City of the wind ”, it attracts surfers from different parts of the world. Essaouira was occupied by Romans, Phoenicians and Portuguese . Thus, there is a big influence noticed in its architecture. It is a small town with much history. In the afternoon, we will take the road back to Marrakesh. Overnight in your Riad.
After we will transfer you to the airport in Marrakech according to your flight time.
This visit can begins anyplace in Casablanca whether it is Airplane terminal, Train Station, or any other transportation you use to get to your destination where you are staying in Casablanca.