20-Night Private Morocco Grand Tour

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Authentic travel, true experience!“ For  me, Morocco is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.” -Maya AngelouAll accommodation in 4/3* hotels, charming Riads and 1 night in Bivouac in Berber tent in desert or under the stars!From West to East, from North to South, in this private Grand Tour of Morocco, you visit: Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez, Merzouga Desert (Sand dunes), Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate, Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, Agadir (beach), Essaouira,(beach) Marrakesh and more (15 cities listed by Unesco world heritage)Daily Breakfast and 4 Dinner
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival Casablanca airportStop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionArrival at Casablanca airport, welcoming by your Guide & transfer at your hotel in CasablancaDuration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotelDay 2: Casablanca - Rabat - TangierStop At: Tangier Beach, Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan RegionAfter breakfast at hotel, you will have a short city tour of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco; it is the heart of commerce and industry, you will visit Hassan II mosque built on water alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Later on, you will depart to Rabat. Stopping for lunch then having a sightseeing tour of the administrative capital of Morocco. You will visit the Royal Palace, The Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower, the minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by The Almohad ruler, Yaacoub al-Mansour. You may also visit The Kasbah des Oudaias, white houses with blue painted parapets located near to the Atlantic coast and route for Tangier, arrival and night in hotelDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in hotelDay 3: Tangier Tetouan - Chefchaouen (the blu city)Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionIt is in the North of Morocco that the Mediterranean Sea marries the Atlantic Ocean, but nobody knows how to say where finishes Europe and where begins Africa and the legend does not say that it is here that Hercule having dug the Strait of Gibraltar would have based in these rocky cavities before achieving the eleventh of twelve works: the picking of the golden apples of the garden of Hesperides?To this day, Tangier, Chefchaouen and the rest of the North of Morocco continue to immortalize their myth of refuge for spies, writers, poets and artists of any edge as well as other ghosts who always haunt places: Alexandre Dumas, Truman Capote, Jean Genet, Joseph Kessel, Paul Morand, Tennessee Williams … Writers' endless list which gives to the North of Morocco and to the city of Tangier a mysterious halo. Led by Paul Bowles, the artists of the Beat Generation stayed in Tangier from 1950s.After breakfast, your official tour of Tangier will begin. You will start your day with a city overview at the vantage point of the Colline de Bella-Vista. Then, drive to see the Grand Succo, a popular nighttime square close to the Mosque of Sidi Bou Abib and the link between Ville Nouvelle and the medina. After route for Tetouan and bref visit and to continue for Chefchaouen the blue city, arrival and night in RiadDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in RiadDay 4: Chefchaouen (the blu city)Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionAfter breakfast, free visit of chefchaouen, Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination given its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish border. Chefchaouen is a quaint place to hike, relaxing shop. It offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular. The countryside around Chefchaouen has a reputation for being a prolific source of marijuana and the region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco. Hashish is subsequently sold all over town,(is prohibited by law)Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight in RiadDay 5: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - MeknesStop At: Volubilis, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionAfter breakfast, route for MEKNES, the 16th century capital whose ruler, Moulay Ismail, modeled himself on France’s ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV. After plundering his entire country he opened his amazing palace decorated with the most intricate colorful stucco work, huge beautifully detailed bronze doors and stunning mosaics " Additional sightseeing includes Bab El Mansour, considered as the finest gateway in Morocco First we will pass through the triumphal arch. Standing at sixteen meters high with an eight meter long arch, the intricately patterned triumphal arch is argued to be the most beautiful in Morocco. Enter Place El-Hedime (Square of Ruins) which links the medina and the kasbah. The square is lined with modern residential buildings and a covered food souk (market).Via Moulay Idriss, we visit nearby Volubilis, the westernmost outpost of the Roman Empire. Wonderfully isolated, set amongst gorgeous rolling hills and olive groves, it is a haunting sight, silent and almost ghost-like. Here our guided tour will ensure you appreciate Volubilis’s historic importance and its stunning mosaics:The Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stretched out over 40 hectares, are the most well preserved ruins in Morocco.The Romans began building the city of Volubilis around 40AD in order to keep control of this North African region which was successively occupied by the Greeks, Berbers, Jews and the Carthaginian merchants. In the second and third centuries, the region began to develop more rapidly when the Romans began cultivating grain. The victory Arch, facing the main route and built in 217 in honor of the Roman emperor Caracalla, formally had a bronze chariotNight à Meknes in 3* hotel or RiadDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel or RiadDay 6: Meknes - FezStop At: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionAfter breakfast depart for Fez the rest of the day will be devoted to discovering Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle-Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering amongst its amazing 9,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful vegetables, to delicious middle eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey. Mind your backs for the passing of the only transport-mule or donkey! The haunting sound of the call to prayer resonates over the traditional rooftops whilst skilled artisans noisily beat metal into pans and intricate metal-ware as they have for centuries. . Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labor in the age-old oriental tradition.. Continue sightseeing in the afternoonWithin the medina, we will the following historical sites:Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight in hotel or RiadDay 7: Fez - MideltStop At: Midelt CarrièreToday early morning, you will travel through the middle Atlas via Ifran “Moroccan Switzerland”and Azrou. You will have a stop at the cedar forest for a visit to Cedre Goraud Tree where you will see Barbary apes. From here we drive further south passing by several towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way. You will also see the volcanic rocks. Our next stop is in Midelt where you will enjoy your lunch. Rest of the time in your own leisure at hotel, accommodation & dinner at a hotel.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Riad or hotelDay 8: Midelt - Sand dunes in MerzougaStop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionAfter breakfast, continuing our drive by crossing the Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907m) while enjoying the panoramic views. You will also cross Ziz Gorge and the tunnel. Near Errachidia, you will see the Barrage Hassan Al-Dakhil which has turquoise blue water. Continue our drive to Erfoud, you will have stop for a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz River. Arriving Erfoud and crossing the off road to reach the hotel situated on the foot of the dunes. You will experience a camel ride to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend the night, enjoy your evening, dine under the stars and sleep in Nomad Berber tent.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in camp (Bivouac) in Berber tent or under starsDay 9: Merzouga - Todra gols (canyons)Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionWaking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey. We will depart to Rissani, you will have a visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and you may also investigate the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Continuing on our drive toward Tinjdad passing by Erfoud “the capital of marble fossil”.You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route. Our next stop is in Tinjdad where you will have lunch. Later on,you will have the chance to stop for a panoramic view of the river. Continuing on the road alongside the river to reach the gorges where you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel or RiadDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in guest house or hotelDay 10: Todra gorges - Dades - Skoua - OuarzazateStop At: Museum-Theatre, Memory of Ouarzazate, Skoura M'Daz, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionToday you will travel to Ouarzazate via Boumalne du Dadès, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna and Skoura. We will continue our road to reach El-Kelaâ M’Gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on, continuing our drive to Ouarzazate while enjoying the views of Valley of Roses, the valley of one thousand Kasbahs and Skoura palms groves. Finally you will arrive to Ouarzazate, you will admire the view of Kasbah of Taourirt that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. Dinner and spend the night at the HotelDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel or RiadDay 11: Ouarzazate - Ksar Ait Ben Haddou - AgadirStop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionThis morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios before we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will visit the exotic Kasbah named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as: The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will have a break for lunch. Afterward we continue to Agadir, chek in at your hotelDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight in 3* hotelDay 12: AgadirStop At: Agadir Beach, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionAfter breakfast, panoramic tour of Agadir, we visit the Kasbah, the Souk. Rest of the day at your disposalDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Night in hotelDay 13: AgadirStop At: Agadir Beach, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionAfter breakfast, free day you do wath you want: Beach, shoppingor loose some money in the 3 Agadir Casino (at your risk)Duration: 1 minuteMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: night in hotel a 3*Day 14: AgadirStop At: Agadir Beach, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionBreakfast and free day for relaxing or to do wath you wantDuration: 1 minuteMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Night in 3* hotelDay 15: Agadir - EssaouiraStop At: Essaouira Beach, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter breakfast, departure for the coastal city of Essaouira, the old Portuguese city. You may visit an Argan factory run by women and get to know about the process of making Argan oil. You will explore the port of the Coastal tourist town of Essaouira. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in the medina. The afternoon is at your leisure for a personal exploration; you can swim and relax on the beach. spend the night in a RiadDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Night in RiadDay 16: EssaouiraStop At: Essaouira Beach, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter breakfast, free visit of EssaouiraDay at your disposalDuration: 1 minuteMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight in RiadDay 17: Essaouira - MarrakeshStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter breakfast, route for Marrakesh the red city, arrival and chek in at your hotel and time at your disposal, night in hotelDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel an a 3* hotelDay 18: MarrakeshStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter breakfast guided visit of Marrakesh today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colourful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks( local markets ) and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another and spend the night in a hotel.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel or RiadDay 19: MarrakeshStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionBreakfast and free dayoptionnal excursions or Cabaret diner live show (50€)Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in hotelDay 20: Marrakesh - CasablancaStop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Regionafter breakfast, departure to Casablanca, where you will spend the night. overnight at your 4* hotel. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 4* hotelDay 21: Transfer Casablanca airportStop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionAfter breakfast and according to your time flight, transfer to Casablanca airportDuration: 45 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Sweet Home

What’s included

  • 20x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 21 nights
  • Accommodation as per itinerary 20 Nights in 3/4* hotels & Riad
  • All taxes and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Tangier Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Chefchaouen Medina
  • Entry/Admission - Chefchaouen Medina
  • Entry/Admission - Volubilis
  • Entry/Admission - Fez Mellah

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Museum-Theatre, Memory of Ouarzazate
  • Entry/Admission - Essaouira Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Marrakech Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Marrakech Souk

Itinerary

Day 10: Todra gorges - Dades - Skoua - Ouarzazate Stop At: Museum-Theatre, Memory of Ouarzazate, Skoura M'Daz, Souss-Massa-Draa Region Today you will travel to Ouarzazate via Boumalne du Dadès, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna and Skoura. We will continue our road to reach El-Kelaâ M’Gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on, continuing our drive to Ouarzazate while enjoying the views of Valley of Roses, the valley of one thousand Kasbahs and Skoura palms groves. Finally you will arrive to Ouarzazate, you will admire the view of Kasbah of Taourirt that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. Dinner and spend the night at the Hotel Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel or Riad
Day 11: Ouarzazate - Ksar Ait Ben Haddou - Agadir Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa Region This morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios before we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will visit the exotic Kasbah named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as: The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will have a break for lunch. Afterward we continue to Agadir, chek in at your hotel Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight in 3* hotel
Day 12: Agadir Stop At: Agadir Beach, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Draa Region After breakfast, panoramic tour of Agadir, we visit the Kasbah, the Souk. Rest of the day at your disposal Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Night in hotel
Day 13: Agadir Stop At: Agadir Beach, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Draa Region After breakfast, free day you do wath you want: Beach, shopping or loose some money in the 3 Agadir Casino (at your risk) Duration: 1 minute Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: night in hotel a 3*
Day 14: Agadir Stop At: Agadir Beach, Agadir, Souss-Massa-Draa Region Breakfast and free day for relaxing or to do wath you want Duration: 1 minute Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Night in 3* hotel
Day 15: Agadir - Essaouira Stop At: Essaouira Beach, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region After breakfast, departure for the coastal city of Essaouira , the old Portuguese city. You may visit an Argan factory run by women and get to know about the process of making Argan oil. You will explore the port of the Coastal tourist town of Essaouira. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in the medina. The afternoon is at your leisure for a personal exploration; you can swim and relax on the beach. spend the night in a Riad Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Night in Riad
Day 16: Essaouira Stop At: Essaouira Beach, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region After breakfast, free visit of Essaouira Day at your disposal Duration: 1 minute Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight in Riad
Day 17: Essaouira - Marrakesh Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region After breakfast, route for Marrakesh the red city, arrival and chek in at your hotel and time at your disposal, night in hotel Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel an a 3* hotel
Day 18: Marrakesh Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region After breakfast guided visit of Marrakesh today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colourful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks( local markets ) and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another and spend the night in a hotel. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel or Riad
Day 19: Marrakesh Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Breakfast and free day optionnal excursions or Cabaret diner live show (50€) Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel
Day 1: Arrival Casablanca airport Stop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Region Arrival at Casablanca airport, welcoming by your Guide & transfer at your hotel in Casablanca Duration: 45 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in 4* hotel
Day 20: Marrakesh - Casablanca Stop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Region after breakfast, departure to Casablanca, where you will spend the night. overnight at your 4* hotel. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 4* hotel
Day 21: Transfer Casablanca airport Stop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Region After breakfast and according to your time flight, transfer to Casablanca airport Duration: 45 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Sweet Home
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Tangier Stop At: Tangier Beach, Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan Region After breakfast at hotel, you will have a short city tour of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco; it is the heart of commerce and industry, you will visit Hassan II mosque built on water alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Later on, you will depart to Rabat. Stopping for lunch then having a sightseeing tour of the administrative capital of Morocco. You will visit the Royal Palace, The Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower, the minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by The Almohad ruler, Yaacoub al-Mansour. You may also visit The Kasbah des Oudaias, white houses with blue painted parapets located near to the Atlantic coast and route for Tangier, arrival and night in hotel Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel
Day 3: Tangier Tetouan - Chefchaouen (the blu city) Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan Region It is in the North of Morocco that the Mediterranean Sea marries the Atlantic Ocean, but nobody knows how to say where finishes Europe and where begins Africa and the legend does not say that it is here that Hercule having dug the Strait of Gibraltar would have based in these rocky cavities before achieving the eleventh of twelve works: the picking of the golden apples of the garden of Hesperides? To this day, Tangier, Chefchaouen and the rest of the North of Morocco continue to immortalize their myth of refuge for spies, writers, poets and artists of any edge as well as other ghosts who always haunt places: Alexandre Dumas, Truman Capote, Jean Genet, Joseph Kessel, Paul Morand, Tennessee Williams … Writers' endless list which gives to the North of Morocco and to the city of Tangier a mysterious halo. Led by Paul Bowles, the artists of the Beat Generation stayed in Tangier from 1950s. After breakfast, your official tour of Tangier will begin. You will start your day with a city overview at the vantage point of the Colline de Bella-Vista. Then, drive to see the Grand Succo, a popular nighttime square close to the Mosque of Sidi Bou Abib and the link between Ville Nouvelle and the medina. After route for Tetouan and bref visit and to continue for Chefchaouen the blue city, arrival and night in Riad Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Riad
Day 4: Chefchaouen (the blu city) Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan Region After breakfast, free visit of chefchaouen, Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination given its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish border. Chefchaouen is a quaint place to hike, relaxing shop. It offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular. The countryside around Chefchaouen has a reputation for being a prolific source of marijuana and the region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco. Hashish is subsequently sold all over town,(is prohibited by law) Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight in Riad
Day 5: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes Stop At: Volubilis, Meknes-Tafilalet Region After breakfast, route for MEKNES, the 16th century capital whose ruler, Moulay Ismail, modeled himself on France’s ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV. After plundering his entire country he opened his amazing palace decorated with the most intricate colorful stucco work, huge beautifully detailed bronze doors and stunning mosaics " Additional sightseeing includes Bab El Mansour, considered as the finest gateway in Morocco First we will pass through the triumphal arch. Standing at sixteen meters high with an eight meter long arch, the intricately patterned triumphal arch is argued to be the most beautiful in Morocco. Enter Place El-Hedime (Square of Ruins) which links the medina and the kasbah. The square is lined with modern residential buildings and a covered food souk (market). Via Moulay Idriss, we visit nearby Volubilis, the westernmost outpost of the Roman Empire. Wonderfully isolated, set amongst gorgeous rolling hills and olive groves, it is a haunting sight, silent and almost ghost-like. Here our guided tour will ensure you appreciate Volubilis’s historic importance and its stunning mosaics: The Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stretched out over 40 hectares, are the most well preserved ruins in Morocco.The Romans began building the city of Volubilis around 40AD in order to keep control of this North African region which was successively occupied by the Greeks, Berbers, Jews and the Carthaginian merchants. In the second and third centuries, the region began to develop more rapidly when the Romans began cultivating grain. The victory Arch, facing the main route and built in 217 in honor of the Roman emperor Caracalla, formally had a bronze chariot Night à Meknes in 3* hotel or Riad Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotel or Riad
Day 6: Meknes - Fez Stop At: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region After breakfast depart for Fez the rest of the day will be devoted to discovering Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle-Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering amongst its amazing 9,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful vegetables, to delicious middle eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey. Mind your backs for the passing of the only transport-mule or donkey! The haunting sound of the call to prayer resonates over the traditional rooftops whilst skilled artisans noisily beat metal into pans and intricate metal-ware as they have for centuries. . Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labor in the age-old oriental tradition.. Continue sightseeing in the afternoon Within the medina, we will the following historical sites: Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight in hotel or Riad
Day 7: Fez - Midelt Stop At: Midelt Carrière Today early morning, you will travel through the middle Atlas via Ifran “Moroccan Switzerland”and Azrou. You will have a stop at the cedar forest for a visit to Cedre Goraud Tree where you will see Barbary apes. From here we drive further south passing by several towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way. You will also see the volcanic rocks. Our next stop is in Midelt where you will enjoy your lunch. Rest of the time in your own leisure at hotel, accommodation & dinner at a hotel. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Riad or hotel
Day 8: Midelt - Sand dunes in Merzouga Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet Region After breakfast, continuing our drive by crossing the Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907m) while enjoying the panoramic views. You will also cross Ziz Gorge and the tunnel. Near Errachidia, you will see the Barrage Hassan Al-Dakhil which has turquoise blue water. Continue our drive to Erfoud, you will have stop for a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz River. Arriving Erfoud and crossing the off road to reach the hotel situated on the foot of the dunes. You will experience a camel ride to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend the night, enjoy your evening, dine under the stars and sleep in Nomad Berber tent. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in camp (Bivouac) in Berber tent or under stars
Day 9: Merzouga - Todra gols (canyons) Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa Region Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey. We will depart to Rissani, you will have a visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and you may also investigate the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Continuing on our drive toward Tinjdad passing by Erfoud “the capital of marble fossil”.You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route. Our next stop is in Tinjdad where you will have lunch. Later on,you will have the chance to stop for a panoramic view of the river. Continuing on the road alongside the river to reach the gorges where you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel or Riad Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in guest house or hotel
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