Summary

This is the full on 11 day / 10 night trip that touches every corner of Morocco.

You’ll see the highlight cities of Casablanca, Fes, Marrakech and Meknes, but you’ll also trek into the Atlas mountains, visit Berber villages, cross the desert, 4 wheel in the majestic Sahara desert, sleep in a Berber tent, visit the Todra gorges, Ourrzazate.

This is a trip not to be missed.

Itinerary

11 days / 10 nights

Day 1 Casablanca (D)
Step off the plane in Casablanca, the largest and most important city in Morocco. Your private driver will welcome you at the airport and escort you to a nearby hotel. There, you’ll check in and get settled. Time permitting, you may tour the Hassan II mosque, one of the largest, most elaborate and beautiful mosques in North Africa!
Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Day 2 Casablanca/ Rabat/ Fes (B, D)
Your adventure continues as you head for Fes, the medieval capital of Morocco. En route, you will stop and explore Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King. Eat a leisurely lunch and have a look at the beautiful coastal city. From there, you’ll continue on to Fes, the spiritual mecca of Morocco.
Dinner will be in the riad – a traditional Moroccan house or palace with a courtyard.

Day 3 Fes (B, D)
Begin your day with a guided tour of the medina, a massive fortified, walled in city! Explore the narrow, maze-like streets. Catch a whiff of fresh fruit and unique mounds of spices. Admire the intricately woven Berber carpets and discover the art of Morocco. A visit to the King’s Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will experience. For lunch, taste the traditional cuisine at a restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, the tour comes to a close and you’ll be shown to your riad.
Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4 Fes/ Volubilis / Meknes / Fes (B, D)
Set out early in the morning to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. This is your chance to explore 2000-year-old ruins and imagine the way of life during the Roman Empire. Taste the cuisine in Meknes for lunch. From there, your driver will take you on a tour of Meknes, the imperial city. You will return to Fes in the evening.
Dinner will be served at the riad.

Day 5 Fes/ Middle Atlas Mountains/ Erfoud (B, D)
With another early start to the day, you will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. For most of the day you will trek through beautiful forests, see jagged rock faces, and wander through Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Halfway through the day, you will eat lunch in Midelt, famous for its geological wonders. Once you reach the Kasbah in Erfoud, a hot relaxing shower or quick swim will be refreshing after the drive.
Enjoy dinner at the Kasbah.

Day 6 Erfoud/ Sahara Desert (B, D)
Day six starts with relaxing at the Kasbah, and then traveling to the small, fascinating desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani. In the afternoon, the adventure begins in 4-wheel drive vehicles, racing across the barren land to the majestic Sahara sand dunes. For a more up close and personal feel, you’ll hop onto a camel for a 1/2-hour trek out onto the dunes to watch the gorgeous sunset. You will then spend the night in deluxe Berber tents.
Dinner will be served at the camp!

Day 7 Sahara Desert/ Todra Gorges / Dades (B, D)
To return to Erfoud, you’ll jump back into the 4x4s. From there, you’ll travel to the Todra Gorges via High Atlas Mountains. To stretch and get your exercise in, you’ll hike up the towering 600-foot Todra Gorges. The scenic river valleys make for a beautiful journey toward southeast Morocco. After the busy day, you will stay in Dades Gorges.
Dinner will be served at the Kasbah.

Day 8 Dades/ Ouarzazate/ High Atlas/ Marrakech (B, D)
In the early morning, you will set off to explore Marrakech via Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Tucked away in the High Atlas Mountains, it is one of the hidden jewels of Morocco. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched for and uncovered…often in secluded places. This area sets the backdrop for the popular films Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and more recently, The Gladiator. Lunch is available at Ait Ben Haddou.

In the afternoon, ascend over the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Once you check into your Marrakech riad, the journey continues to the Djemaa el-Fna, the center square of the medina. The famous Djemaa el-Fna is one of the most famous attractions of Marrakech. At night, watch the vibrant, unique local storytellers and entertainers. Taste the flavorful meats at barbeque pits. When you need a quiet moment, sip a cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent café. The spectacular aerial view of the bustling square is breathtaking.

Dinner will be served at the riad.

Day 9 Marrakech (B, D)
Today, enjoy a tour of Marrakech, the enchanted southern pearl of Morocco. Discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other historic sites. You will continue to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and deepen your experience at Djemaa el-Fna. The tour concludes with an exploration of the souk (open-air marketplace), packed with seasonal foods, piles of spices, Arabian carpets, colorful beads, and crafts of Morocco.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant near the big square.

Day 10 Marrakech/ Casablanca (B, D)
Take advantage of a free morning in Marrakech to collect yourself. Perhaps you like cooking and would enjoy learning how the locals do it (USD$80 per person, must be arranged in advance). Maybe a stroll through the impressive and serene Marjorelle Gardens strikes your fancy. When you’re ready, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Casablanca.
Experience a meal at Casablanca’s famous restaurant, Rick’s Café!
Make the most of your final evening in Morocco!

Day 11 Casablanca Departure (B)
When you’re all set, your driver will escort you to the airport for departure. Bon voyage!

Price

Private Tours: $3650 per person for 2 person group
Contact us for your specific pricing.

Our Tours Includes:
10 Nights Hotel Accommodations
Meals – 10 breakfasts & 10 dinners
Air-conditioned Transportation – (includes driver, gas, insurance)
English speaking Driver – (licensed for tourism)
Professional Guide in Historical Cities
Excursions (Volubilis, Meknes, Camel Trek & Tents)
Entrance fees to historical sites (including Hassan II Mosque)
Portage Tips for bags

Does Not Include:
Tips for guides, drivers, meals, drinks, & personal spending
International Airfare

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