MOROCCO ADVENTURE TOURS
Duration 10 DAYS 09 NIGHTS
VIP tours of Morocco, Luxury tours from Casablanca, Marrakech, Fes and Rabat to explore Morocco in exclusively designed itinerary.
Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat
Your guide will fast track you through the Casablanca Airport, whisking you away, beginning an adventure of a lifetime, first to Rabat. Morocco’s capital is a maze of history and modernity. The crenelated walls, ochre-red, more than 5km long and built at the request of Sultan Yacoub el-Mansour, gives the city its unique character. We’ll cross the medina, wander the souks, and visit Kasbah of Oudaia. Then it’s off to the Tower of Hassan II, where the 4 facades are decorated differently, in three shades of pink and one grey due to the weathering of the sea breeze. We walk the ruins of the old mosque and the mausoleum of Mohammed V by the tower: a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan architecture, rich in precious materials from around the world and striking decorations. We follow to the new town to see the Royal Palace, the official residence of King Mohamed VI and the adjacent necropolis of Chellah, built in 1339 to house the tombs of the Marinid dynasty. You’ll see the history, but you’ll feel the romance. Then, off to Meknes where you’ll dine and spend the night in your luxury accommodation.
Day 2: Rabat - Fes
After breakfast, we take a guided tour of Meknes. The smallest of the imperial cities, it crosses Bab Mansour, the most important and significant among the gates of Meknes and goes into the streets of the town up to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, requiring appropriate dress. We proceed to the barns of Hri Moulay Ismail. This imperial grain store is the most important monument of the city, built with walls of beaten clay mixed with stones and straw. We enter into the heart of the medina across the square El-Hedim by visiting the market and the souk. An hour from Meknes we reach Fes, but along the way, we visit the archaeological site of Volubilis. Our evening in Fes includes dinner at our luxury accommodation .
Day 3 : Fes
Today we discover Fes, starting in the old city, wandering the ancient, narrow, frenetic streets of the medina. We enter through the famous Bab Boujloud Gate, the most important gate of the oldest and largest medina in the Arab world before heading towards Dar Batha: a fine museum of folk art. We continue with a visit to the Medersa Mosque and Koranic school in Fez, where boys studied the Koran. Observe the magnificent patio. Our tour continues through the largest and oldest Chouara Tannery, Here we discover the system for processing leather. Next, the Qaraouiyine Mosque: the oldest existing, continually operating and the first degree awarding educational institution in the world according to UNESCO. The mosque was founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859. It’s one of the leading spiritual and educational centres of the historic Muslim world. We pass through the square of Seffarine, where coppersmiths and tinkers work and sell their wares in the square and adjacent streets. You leave the Medina from Bab Semmarine . Dinner and overnight in your luxury accommodation.
Day 4: Fes - Merzouga
breakfast, we head south, to the Sahara. This is the reason many people travel
to Morocco. Have your cameras ready for a kaleidoscope of changing colors and landscapes.
Our first village is Azrou, of Berber origin, located in the heart of a natural
park of 53,000 acres and bordered by forests of cedars and oaks, in the midst
of ancient volcanoes. The village is also famous for colonies of cheeky wild monkeys.
First stop is for coffee and sweet pastries at Ifrane, nicknamed the
‘Switzerland of Morocco’. We journey on, climbing the Middle Atlas to the place
of Zad and the town of Midelt at 1488m. Here, we break for lunch. From Midelt
the road continues through the gorges of Ziz until you get to Er-Rachidia. Then
we arrive to Rissani, the gateway to the desert, and from there to Merzouga in
the late afternoon. We’ll stop at your hotel in time for a quick stopover
before climbing upon a camel and reaching the dunes of Erg Chebbi from which
you can admire a spectacular sunset. Your ultimate experience awaits you in
your luxury tents where your gastronomic experience will be under the stars before
you retire under the light of the Milky Way.
Day 5: Tour to Merzouga
After breakfast, in 4x4, we tour the caves where the fossils of the natural desert can be found, then to the small and ancient village of Tissrdmin where many movies were filmed, taking the road where the Paris Dakar rally was run and on to the desert with its black volcanic stones where we take tea with a Touareg family, before we arrive at the village of Kamlia, famous for the festival of music and dance that takes place every year during the first week of August. You’ll return to dine, and spend the night at your luxury accommodation.
Day 6: Merzouga - Dades Gorges
Today we are off to the Todra Gorge, the most beautiful of southern Morocco, where among other things it was featured in the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. After lunch, we continue, arriving to Boumalne Dades where we drive the 25km long valley and have the opportunity to walk through lush, green vegetation in contrast to the surrounding red rock. The buildings, in straw and mud that dot the area have the same colour as the rocks. Along this valley is a whole succession of ksours: small fortified villages, in the midst of cultivated fields and orchards. From here to the famous gorges of Dades. We have dinner and spend the night at your luxury hotel, Boumalne Dades.
Day 7: Dades Valley - Marrakech
Today, after breakfast, we take your senses dancing in the perfumes of roses from the Valley of Roses, along the road of a Thousand Kasbah, observing the typical constructions of southern Morocco that look like castles. We’ll make a stop in the main town of the valley at El-Kalaa M'gouna: famous for the flowering of the damask rose flower. Its perfumes are found in many body care products which you can buy. Lunch at Skoura. Then, off to Ouarzazate to visit the Atlas Studios where ‘Gladiator’ was filmed. Then the Kasbah of Taourirt in Ouarzazate, and the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou: listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a natural backdrop for the filming of movies like ‘Gladiator’, ‘Babel’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘The Legionnaire’ and others. We reach the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains, possibly even spotting snow on some peaks and we arrive in Marrakech to deposit you at your luxury accommodation where your dinner will be waiting for you.
Day 8: Marrakech
Today is about the magic and mystery of Marrakech. After breakfast we visit the Bahia Palace: the favoured abode of the rich vizier Ba Ahmed, built around 1880. From there to the Palace Dar Si-Said. This was also the splendid residence of the brother of the vizier. Near these two buildings you can see the outside of the Mosque El-Mansour, easily recognizable thanks to its minaret with turquoise arabesques. We continue to the Saadian Tombs, the garden which belonged to the El-Mansour Mosque. Return to your accommodation to tell your stories over dinner. After, walk or take a horse-drawn carriage to the Jamaa el-Fna Square where you’ll find its characteristic street vendors, fortune tellers, snake charmers, small music groups, water-carriers and tattooists.
Day 9: Marrakech
Spoil and pamper yourself today. We will assist you to plan a pampering day of Hamman and spa, or shopping. Tonight dress up for your final dinner at a famous Marrakech Restaurant known for its famous cuisine as well as its beautiful and extremely talented belly dancers.
Day 10: The return to Casablanca
After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, you’ll be transferred to the Casablanca airport. We are at your assistance for registration formalities and special flight needs before your departure, then return to your country and of course we hope to see you in Morocco again, sometime soon.