Morocco Overland Expedition - Morocco Adventure Tours and Treks Small Groups

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You are about to embark on a unique overland expedition we handpicked for you to hike in the footsteps of ancient Saharan caravan trails. This 2019 Morocco hiking tour is real and better than production from National Geographic documentaries.An expedition of this magnitude is what we call a Morocco Discovery. Trekking, hiking, exploring, discovering, camping, visiting all over Morocco from High North to Deep South, from the farthest point east to the extreme west of this marvelous and naturally endowed destination, are what you have dreamed to realize in travel adventures. Morocco has fascinated world trotters since the dawn of time. If you like a Morocco tour that features ancient history, archaic societies, cultural encounters, active and adventure discoveries, exotic explorations, off the beaten paths, all in most diverse and beautiful natural setting then this group overland tour is for you. So keep it a discovery.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival to Tangier transfer to your hotel and orientation meeting about your tourStop At: Tangier Casbah, Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan RegionArrival at Boukhalef Airport in Tangier or one of its ports, Your guide will be waiting for you to greet you then transfer to the hotel. The morning will be at leisure. You will meet the rest of your small group and begin your Morocco adventure trip. The afternoon will be devoted to exploring the marvels of Tangier. Time mostly will be spent in the Kasbah and El grand Soco. Mershan quarter in the old city and M’sella quarter. Dinner and overnight are at Solazure Hotel.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Solazure or similar 4 starDay 2: Travel to Chefchaouen visiting Asilah and Larache on the way. Chefchaouen guided City tourStop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan RegionToday we will take you to the picturesque city of Asilah, then Larach to explore the marvels of white towns of Morocco, traditional fishing ports, Rif Mountains evergreen red cedar forests, Berber villages unique to this undiscovered region. Endly, you will find yourself in the Marvelous Chefchaouen Mountain town and its vibrant aura of beauty and charm. Your adventure tour will take to the ancient Roman city of Volubilis and the first Islamic city Moulay Idriss before you reach the Marvelous city of Fez. Enjoy a comfortable night in your hotel to be ready for your guided walking tour of the Medina.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Riad Casa Hassan or similarDay 3: Travel from Chefchaouen to Fez visiting Moulay Idriss and Volubilis on the way wiyour tour guide. Stop At: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionYour driver will take you on a day trip visiting historic sites and interesting towns on the road to Fez. Visit the highlights of Meknes via Volubilis and Moulay Idris, an excursion which embodies much of Morocco's early history: Volubilis as its Roman provincial capital and Moulay Idris in the creation of the country's first Arab dynasty. Continue on to Fez, dinner, and accommodation in your hotel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Lescale or similar 4 starDay 4: Fez Historic City Tour with our Local GuideStop At: Fes el-Bali, Fes, Fes-Boulemane RegionThe most ancient of imperial capitals, and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is undeniably unique. Culturally, spiritually stimulating with its haunting and beautiful sounds, infinite visual details, and unfiltered odors, Fez seems to exist suspended in time somewhere between the Middle Ages and modern times. Besides its electricity, it owes absolutely nothing to the West. As a spectacle, this is an entirely satisfying experience and a learning process about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan. Visiting in the morning some of the important sightseeings such as the Bouinania Medersa, the Moulay Idris Mausoleum, the Karaouiyine Mosque, the Attarine Medersa, and the Nejjarine museum. We will break for lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant, continue exploring the Medina in the afternoon with our best guide who will introduce you to the hidden treasures of the Medina of Fez and its workshops. Dinner and accommodations are at your Hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel L'Escale or similarDay 5: Take a Day excursion around Fez to BHalil and Sefrou Stop At: Sefrou FallsWe will start the day by an excursion to the ancient city of Sefrou. The city that has thrived in the Phoenician and Roman time, an out post that has linked Africa to Europe as trade Caravans use to meet there to exchange goods and Vehicle from camel to mule. An old trade outpost of sub-Saharan, it is also a three thousand yeas old spiritual center with lot of Judaic roots. Shrines and notable places around the city are pilgrimage sites to Moroccan Jews today. After a little Middl atlas hiking to explore these landscapes we will proceed to Bhallil to visit the troglodyte dwellings that have existed from Neolithic time and still serve the purpose. Return back to fez for dinner and accommodation.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at Hotel L'Escale or SimilarDay 6: Day trip from Fez across the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi DunesStop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionAfter breakfast, we will start our overland trekking up to the Atlas Mountains. The first hills you see of the Middle Atlas seem oddly un-Moroccan. Evergreen pines, tall cedar trees on the peaks and poplars stand copiously on the foothills, laced with flowing streams and plowed plots. The road across is almost ceremonial. Azrou, Our small group expedition continues on its track hiking across the best Morocco landscapes. The first real town of the Middle Atlas stands at a major junction of routes, it's an important market center for Berber tribes in the vicinity, and it has long held a strategic role in controlling caravan trade from Saharan desert and the Berbers of these mountains. The Middle Atlas cease at Midelt, where suddenly, through the haze, appear the much greater peaks of the High Atlas formidably rising behind the town to reach a massive range, the Dgebel Ayashi at over 12,000 ft. The drama of this sight, tremendous in the clear, cool noon, is the most compelling reason to stop over for lunch. Erfoud, one of the most pleasing of all southern routes: a dry, red belt of the desert, and then suddenly, a drop into the valley filled with date palm groves. Dinner accommodations are at camp with the Tuaregs over the dunes of Merzouga. You can ride your camel to camp or simply hop in our Land Rover to cruise these gigantesque dunes.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Bivouac over the dunes of Erg ChebbiDay 7: Day excursion from Erfoud to Rissani exploring Oases and Kasbahs in the Ziz ValleyStop At: Rissani Market, Rissani, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionAn experience not to be missed is to watch the sun rises from the spectacular Merzouga dunes of the Sahara, so beautiful that no word can describe. Breakfast with the Touaregs and continue on to explore the holy ancient city of Rissani in your 4X4 Land Rover. Dinner and accommodations are in Erfoud.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Salam or similar 4 starDay 8: Day trip trekking the Todra Valley and the souks of TinghirStop At: TINGHIRThe highest the narrowest gorges in the region are Todras, only 15 km from Tineghir. Traveling through the Dades valley in spring you will find the bloom of thousands of Persian roses filling up the air with an ethereal aroma certainly from heaven - cultivated as hedgerows dividing the different plots. Thousands of Kasbahs scattered in a surreal fashion as sand castles standing erect in the shadow of time along the Dades river. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Bougafer in Tineghir.Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Kasbah Lamrani or similar 4 starDay 9: Trekking Day around the Saghro Mountain visiting natural sights and Berber villages, oases and valleys to ZagoraStop At: Zagora Markets, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionTravel in the morning to Zagora exploring the marvels of the Anti Atlas mountains and the beauty of the Draa valley oases and Kasbahs, stop in Agdez and other sun-baked mud hamlets of small villages among this largest belt of continuous oases in the world. Dinner and lodging at Tinsouline Hotel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at Hotel TinzoulineDay 10: Day excursion to Tamegrout, Tinfou and oases in the vicinity of ZagoraStop At: Tamegroute, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionA very interesting full day excursion to the real gateway of the Moroccan Saharan Desert. We will drive through the lowlands and then along the mountain passes to Tamegroute. There, we will stop to visit the famous Moorish Koranic Library, with rare books and documents, some are written on gazelle hide from the 13th century. Return to Zagora.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at your hotelDay 11: Trekking day across the Shara desert from Zagora to Tata Aosis via Foum ZguidStop At: Siaap De TataTravel between the Sahara and the Atlas mountains across some of the most remote and breathtaking landscapes in the Sahara desert to reach the Oasis of Foum Zguid where the horizons stretch the imagination to a feeling of vastness and isolation of the Sahara desert. After lunch we will cruise to Tata where we will enjoy a night in a typical Kasbah raised from the ground to challenge the tallest palm trees. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight at Auberge Tata Guesthouse or similarDay 12: Day trip across the Anti Atlas Mountains to Guelmime exploring the great south of MoroccoStop At: Tan-Tan Plage, Tan-Tan, Guelmim-Es Semara RegionAfter breakfast, we will travel Bedouin Caravan Trails west to Guelmime, an ancient trade outpost, the exotic oases of Goulimine. Caravans still gather once a year to buy, sell and barter from major sub-Saharan countries of the Sahel and West Africa. Sometimes even from East Africa, a journey that takes months to sail the vast desert of the Sahara.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Guelmime or similarDay 13: Take a day trekking the Valley of Tiznit - Visit Tiznit Berber city and villages aroundStop At: Tiznit HotelTravel in the morning from the best oasis of Goulimine to the Jewel of southwestern Morocco, the magnificent Tiznit. Named after a woman who has marked the Moroccan myths, the “Seductive”, Tiznit still lives up to the reputation of its founder. Lunch on the road in some of the best eateries this well cultured region of Souss has to offer in its varied staples of Berber tagines cooked as in earthen pots in the same way ancient ancestors did. Dinner and accommodation are at hotel Tiznit. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Tizinit or similarDay 14: Trekking day in the Atlas mountains up to the Berber city of TafroutStop At: TafraoutTravel from the stark desert to the lush plateaus of the High Atlas Mountains where this ancient village is nestled among groves of almond groves. The afternoon will be devoted to the natural sites and Neolithic rock carvings this region is so known for. A natural library scattered all over these slopes with a rich collection of archives of mankind ancient history. Dinner and Lodging are at hotel Les Amadiers.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Tafrout or similarDay 15: Travel the Chtouka and Ait Baha Berber tribes to reach the city to TaroudantStop At: superette taroudantWe will travel across great Berber villages known for their distinguished beauty, especially Through Ait Baha that overlooks a valley with the unique rock formation. Reach the walled medieval city of Taroudant at the gate of the rich valley of Souss. Dinner and accommodation at a dignitary dwelling converted in our days to an atmospheric and intimate guesthouse Riad Ennakhil.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight at Riad Ennakhil or similarDay 16: Taroudant Historic Tour with an official local guideStop At: Charity TaroudantExplore the city surrounded by regal, red-ochre walls, often referred to as “Little Marrakech”. With its authenticity and conservative style, today Taroudant surpasses the charm and beauty of Marrakech in the eyes of many discoverers, a day to enjoy the colorful pallets of a typical Moroccan city. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Riad Ennakhil or similarDay 17: Travel across the High Atlas Mountains across Tez-in-Test Pass to overnight in the enticing ImlilStop At: Imlil Toubkal Trekking, Imlil, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionDepart to Imlil via Asni and Tizi n’Test pass at an elevation of 11,000 ft. in an impressive site dividing these mountains in two distinct aspects. One side acts as a shield to protect the hinterland from the Sahara harsh and dry expansion, the other side collects the moisture of the Gherbi winds from the Atlantic ocean, soft and evergreen. Such is the life of the Berber dwellers, a day of mountain hiking through the high peaks and deep valleys. This is an experience to treasure for a lifetime. Overnight and dinner will be at a guesthouse. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Kasbah Imlil or similarDay 18: Travel the to Marrakech visiting Berber villages and wards on the wayStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionMorning will be devoted to trekking in the Toubkal plateau. After lunch we will proceed to Marrakech visit cliff hanging villages and wards like Asni and Tahnaout. Arrival in Marrakech the "Morocco City" as the early travelers called it for it has always been something of a pleasure city, a market place where the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring in their goods, spend their money, and find entertainment. For tourists, it's an enduring fantasy - a city of immense beauty, low, pink, and tent-like before a great shaft of mountains, and immediately exciting. Visit of the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Dinner will be in a typical Marrakesh restaurant, Overnight at the hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel El Andalous or similar 4 starsDay 19: Marrakech guided historic tourStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionMorning devoted to discovering the historical sites, visiting at the Menara irrigation pools, Bab Agnaw Gate, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Badia Palace, Dar Si Said museum. Explore the vibrant souks of Marrakech in the afternoon. Dinner Fantasia, will be reserved for you at a typical festivity of neighboring tribal dances and spectacular displays of horsemanship. Overnight will be at the Hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel El Andalous or similarDay 20: Take a day trip to Essaouira from MarrakechStop At: Essaouira Fishing Port, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionTravel to Essaouira (Mogador), apart from the immediate impact of sea air and the friendly animation of the town, the predominant images of Essaouira are of the Atlantic - of the rugged coast and offshore islands, the vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory to the south, and the almost Gothic scenery of the eighteen century fortifications. Lunch will be at Chalet de la Mer restaurant overlooking the ocean. Dinner and accommodations are at Hotel Des Iles.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Des Iles or similarDay 21: Travel the coastal shore up to Casablanca visiting Safi and Oualidia fishing portsStop At: Old Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionTravel to Casablanca via El Jadida with a stop at El Oualidia for a seafood lunch. Drive along the coastline to El Jadida to visit the citadel, a vestige of the Portuguese occupation during the 11th century. Continuation to Casablanca with an accomplished feeling that you have traveled in the same footsteps of antiquity, leaving you with an immediate nostalgia for this hospitable land. Goodbye dinner and overnight at Zohor Restaurant.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Oum PalaceDay 22: Transfer to the Airport of CasablancaStop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionMorning Departure to Mohamed V Airport to connect to your flight back homeDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 20x Breakfast
  • 20x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 21 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Tangier Casbah
  • Entry/Admission - Chefchaouen Medina
  • Entry/Admission - Fez Mellah
  • Entry/Admission - Fes el-Bali
  • Entry/Admission - Sefrou Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Entry/Admission - Rissani Market
  • Entry/Admission - TINGHIR
  • Entry/Admission - Zagora Markets
  • Entry/Admission - Tamegroute
  • Entry/Admission - Siaap De Tata
  • Entry/Admission - Tiznit Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - superette taroudant
  • Entry/Admission - Charity Taroudant
  • Entry/Admission - Imlil Toubkal Trekking
  • Entry/Admission - Marrakech Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Marrakech Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Essaouira Fishing Port
  • Entry/Admission - Old Medina of Casablanca
  • Entry/Admission - New Medina of Casablanca

What’s not included

  • tips and Gratouities

Itinerary

Day 10: Day excursion to Tamegrout, Tinfou and oases in the vicinity of Zagora Stop At: Tamegroute, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa Region A very interesting full day excursion to the real gateway of the Moroccan Saharan Desert. We will drive through the lowlands and then along the mountain passes to Tamegroute. There, we will stop to visit the famous Moorish Koranic Library, with rare books and documents, some are written on gazelle hide from the 13th century. Return to Zagora. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight at your hotel
Day 11: Trekking day across the Shara desert from Zagora to Tata Aosis via Foum Zguid Stop At: Siaap De Tata Travel between the Sahara and the Atlas mountains across some of the most remote and breathtaking landscapes in the Sahara desert to reach the Oasis of Foum Zguid where the horizons stretch the imagination to a feeling of vastness and isolation of the Sahara desert. After lunch we will cruise to Tata where we will enjoy a night in a typical Kasbah raised from the ground to challenge the tallest palm trees. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight at Auberge Tata Guesthouse or similar
Day 12: Day trip across the Anti Atlas Mountains to Guelmime exploring the great south of Morocco Stop At: Tan-Tan Plage, Tan-Tan, Guelmim-Es Semara Region After breakfast, we will travel Bedouin Caravan Trails west to Guelmime, an ancient trade outpost, the exotic oases of Goulimine. Caravans still gather once a year to buy, sell and barter from major sub-Saharan countries of the Sahel and West Africa. Sometimes even from East Africa, a journey that takes months to sail the vast desert of the Sahara. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Hotel Guelmime or similar
Day 13: Take a day trekking the Valley of Tiznit - Visit Tiznit Berber city and villages around Stop At: Tiznit Hotel Travel in the morning from the best oasis of Goulimine to the Jewel of southwestern Morocco, the magnificent Tiznit. Named after a woman who has marked the Moroccan myths, the “Seductive”, Tiznit still lives up to the reputation of its founder. Lunch on the road in some of the best eateries this well cultured region of Souss has to offer in its varied staples of Berber tagines cooked as in earthen pots in the same way ancient ancestors did. Dinner and accommodation are at hotel Tiznit. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Tizinit or similar
Day 14: Trekking day in the Atlas mountains up to the Berber city of Tafrout Stop At: Tafraout Travel from the stark desert to the lush plateaus of the High Atlas Mountains where this ancient village is nestled among groves of almond groves. The afternoon will be devoted to the natural sites and Neolithic rock carvings this region is so known for. A natural library scattered all over these slopes with a rich collection of archives of mankind ancient history. Dinner and Lodging are at hotel Les Amadiers. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Tafrout or similar
Day 15: Travel the Chtouka and Ait Baha Berber tribes to reach the city to Taroudant Stop At: superette taroudant We will travel across great Berber villages known for their distinguished beauty, especially Through Ait Baha that overlooks a valley with the unique rock formation. Reach the walled medieval city of Taroudant at the gate of the rich valley of Souss. Dinner and accommodation at a dignitary dwelling converted in our days to an atmospheric and intimate guesthouse Riad Ennakhil. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Dinner • Breakfast Accommodation included: overnight at Riad Ennakhil or similar
Day 16: Taroudant Historic Tour with an official local guide Stop At: Charity Taroudant Explore the city surrounded by regal, red-ochre walls, often referred to as “Little Marrakech”. With its authenticity and conservative style, today Taroudant surpasses the charm and beauty of Marrakech in the eyes of many discoverers, a day to enjoy the colorful pallets of a typical Moroccan city. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Riad Ennakhil or similar
Day 17: Travel across the High Atlas Mountains across Tez-in-Test Pass to overnight in the enticing Imlil Stop At: Imlil Toubkal Trekking, Imlil, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Depart to Imlil via Asni and Tizi n’Test pass at an elevation of 11,000 ft. in an impressive site dividing these mountains in two distinct aspects. One side acts as a shield to protect the hinterland from the Sahara harsh and dry expansion, the other side collects the moisture of the Gherbi winds from the Atlantic ocean, soft and evergreen. Such is the life of the Berber dwellers, a day of mountain hiking through the high peaks and deep valleys. This is an experience to treasure for a lifetime. Overnight and dinner will be at a guesthouse. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Kasbah Imlil or similar
Day 18: Travel the to Marrakech visiting Berber villages and wards on the way Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Morning will be devoted to trekking in the Toubkal plateau. After lunch we will proceed to Marrakech visit cliff hanging villages and wards like Asni and Tahnaout. Arrival in Marrakech the "Morocco City" as the early travelers called it for it has always been something of a pleasure city, a market place where the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring in their goods, spend their money, and find entertainment. For tourists, it's an enduring fantasy - a city of immense beauty, low, pink, and tent-like before a great shaft of mountains, and immediately exciting. Visit of the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Dinner will be in a typical Marrakesh restaurant, Overnight at the hotel. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel El Andalous or similar 4 stars
Day 19: Marrakech guided historic tour Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Morning devoted to discovering the historical sites, visiting at the Menara irrigation pools, Bab Agnaw Gate, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Badia Palace, Dar Si Said museum. Explore the vibrant souks of Marrakech in the afternoon. Dinner Fantasia, will be reserved for you at a typical festivity of neighboring tribal dances and spectacular displays of horsemanship. Overnight will be at the Hotel. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Hotel El Andalous or similar
Day 1: Arrival to Tangier transfer to your hotel and orientation meeting about your tour Stop At: Tangier Casbah, Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan Region Arrival at Boukhalef Airport in Tangier or one of its ports, Your guide will be waiting for you to greet you then transfer to the hotel. The morning will be at leisure. You will meet the rest of your small group and begin your Morocco adventure trip. The afternoon will be devoted to exploring the marvels of Tangier. Time mostly will be spent in the Kasbah and El grand Soco. Mershan quarter in the old city and M’sella quarter. Dinner and overnight are at Solazure Hotel. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Solazure or similar 4 star
Day 20: Take a day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech Stop At: Essaouira Fishing Port, Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Travel to Essaouira (Mogador), apart from the immediate impact of sea air and the friendly animation of the town, the predominant images of Essaouira are of the Atlantic - of the rugged coast and offshore islands, the vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory to the south, and the almost Gothic scenery of the eighteen century fortifications. Lunch will be at Chalet de la Mer restaurant overlooking the ocean. Dinner and accommodations are at Hotel Des Iles. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Hotel Des Iles or similar
Day 21: Travel the coastal shore up to Casablanca visiting Safi and Oualidia fishing ports Stop At: Old Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Region Travel to Casablanca via El Jadida with a stop at El Oualidia for a seafood lunch. Drive along the coastline to El Jadida to visit the citadel, a vestige of the Portuguese occupation during the 11th century. Continuation to Casablanca with an accomplished feeling that you have traveled in the same footsteps of antiquity, leaving you with an immediate nostalgia for this hospitable land. Goodbye dinner and overnight at Zohor Restaurant. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Oum Palace
Day 22: Transfer to the Airport of Casablanca Stop At: New Medina of Casablanca, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca Region Morning Departure to Mohamed V Airport to connect to your flight back home Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Travel to Chefchaouen visiting Asilah and Larache on the way. Chefchaouen guided City tour Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen, Tangier-Tetouan Region Today we will take you to the picturesque city of Asilah, then Larach to explore the marvels of white towns of Morocco, traditional fishing ports, Rif Mountains evergreen red cedar forests, Berber villages unique to this undiscovered region. Endly, you will find yourself in the Marvelous Chefchaouen Mountain town and its vibrant aura of beauty and charm. Your adventure tour will take to the ancient Roman city of Volubilis and the first Islamic city Moulay Idriss before you reach the Marvelous city of Fez. Enjoy a comfortable night in your hotel to be ready for your guided walking tour of the Medina. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Riad Casa Hassan or similar
Day 3: Travel from Chefchaouen to Fez visiting Moulay Idriss and Volubilis on the way wiyour tour guide. Stop At: Fez Mellah, Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region Your driver will take you on a day trip visiting historic sites and interesting towns on the road to Fez. Visit the highlights of Meknes via Volubilis and Moulay Idris, an excursion which embodies much of Morocco's early history: Volubilis as its Roman provincial capital and Moulay Idris in the creation of the country's first Arab dynasty. Continue on to Fez, dinner, and accommodation in your hotel. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Lescale or similar 4 star
Day 4: Fez Historic City Tour with our Local Guide Stop At: Fes el-Bali, Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region The most ancient of imperial capitals, and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is undeniably unique. Culturally, spiritually stimulating with its haunting and beautiful sounds, infinite visual details, and unfiltered odors, Fez seems to exist suspended in time somewhere between the Middle Ages and modern times. Besides its electricity, it owes absolutely nothing to the West. As a spectacle, this is an entirely satisfying experience and a learning process about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan. Visiting in the morning some of the important sightseeings such as the Bouinania Medersa, the Moulay Idris Mausoleum, the Karaouiyine Mosque, the Attarine Medersa, and the Nejjarine museum. We will break for lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant, continue exploring the Medina in the afternoon with our best guide who will introduce you to the hidden treasures of the Medina of Fez and its workshops. Dinner and accommodations are at your Hotel. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel L'Escale or similar
Day 5: Take a Day excursion around Fez to BHalil and Sefrou Stop At: Sefrou Falls We will start the day by an excursion to the ancient city of Sefrou. The city that has thrived in the Phoenician and Roman time, an out post that has linked Africa to Europe as trade Caravans use to meet there to exchange goods and Vehicle from camel to mule. An old trade outpost of sub-Saharan, it is also a three thousand yeas old spiritual center with lot of Judaic roots. Shrines and notable places around the city are pilgrimage sites to Moroccan Jews today. After a little Middl atlas hiking to explore these landscapes we will proceed to Bhallil to visit the troglodyte dwellings that have existed from Neolithic time and still serve the purpose. Return back to fez for dinner and accommodation. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight at Hotel L'Escale or Similar
Day 6: Day trip from Fez across the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi Dunes Stop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region After breakfast, we will start our overland trekking up to the Atlas Mountains. The first hills you see of the Middle Atlas seem oddly un-Moroccan. Evergreen pines, tall cedar trees on the peaks and poplars stand copiously on the foothills, laced with flowing streams and plowed plots. The road across is almost ceremonial. Azrou, Our small group expedition continues on its track hiking across the best Morocco landscapes. The first real town of the Middle Atlas stands at a major junction of routes, it's an important market center for Berber tribes in the vicinity, and it has long held a strategic role in controlling caravan trade from Saharan desert and the Berbers of these mountains. The Middle Atlas cease at Midelt, where suddenly, through the haze, appear the much greater peaks of the High Atlas formidably rising behind the town to reach a massive range, the Dgebel Ayashi at over 12,000 ft. The drama of this sight, tremendous in the clear, cool noon, is the most compelling reason to stop over for lunch. Erfoud, one of the most pleasing of all southern routes: a dry, red belt of the desert, and then suddenly, a drop into the valley filled with date palm groves. Dinner accommodations are at camp with the Tuaregs over the dunes of Merzouga. You can ride your camel to camp or simply hop in our Land Rover to cruise these gigantesque dunes. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Bivouac over the dunes of Erg Chebbi
Day 7: Day excursion from Erfoud to Rissani exploring Oases and Kasbahs in the Ziz Valley Stop At: Rissani Market, Rissani, Meknes-Tafilalet Region An experience not to be missed is to watch the sun rises from the spectacular Merzouga dunes of the Sahara, so beautiful that no word can describe. Breakfast with the Touaregs and continue on to explore the holy ancient city of Rissani in your 4X4 Land Rover. Dinner and accommodations are in Erfoud. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Hotel Salam or similar 4 star
Day 8: Day trip trekking the Todra Valley and the souks of Tinghir Stop At: TINGHIR The highest the narrowest gorges in the region are Todras, only 15 km from Tineghir. Traveling through the Dades valley in spring you will find the bloom of thousands of Persian roses filling up the air with an ethereal aroma certainly from heaven - cultivated as hedgerows dividing the different plots. Thousands of Kasbahs scattered in a surreal fashion as sand castles standing erect in the shadow of time along the Dades river. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Bougafer in Tineghir. Duration: 6 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Kasbah Lamrani or similar 4 star
Day 9: Trekking Day around the Saghro Mountain visiting natural sights and Berber villages, oases and valleys to Zagora Stop At: Zagora Markets, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa Region Travel in the morning to Zagora exploring the marvels of the Anti Atlas mountains and the beauty of the Draa valley oases and Kasbahs, stop in Agdez and other sun-baked mud hamlets of small villages among this largest belt of continuous oases in the world. Dinner and lodging at Tinsouline Hotel. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight at Hotel Tinzouline
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