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Itinerary: Discover the Best of Morocco

Discover the Best of Morocco

Private tour designed for clients who would like to discover the very best of Morocco within 28 days. Combining mountains, beaches, desert and city tours

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Discover the Best of Morocco

Day 1 - Casablanca
After your arrival to Mohamed V airport in Casablanca, you will be escorted by your driver to start your Moroccan journey.

Casablanca’s modern attitude and big-city edge makes it today the most cosmopolitan of all Moroccan cities, a vibrant economic hub with the largest port found anywhere in the Maghreb. Some of the highlights You’ll explore include the majestic Hassan II Mosque (the only mosque non-Muslims are permitted to enter in Morocco), the lively squares of Place des Nations Unies and Mohammed V— hosting some of the city’s most impressive architecture —.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury hotel Rivoli in Casablanca.

Day 2 - Rabat
After Breakfast, you will explore Rabat with a certified guide,… Almohad Gate to the Kasbah des Oudaias, situated on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find magnificent views. Inside the gates discover artisan galleries, an ornate 17th century palace now part of the Musée des Oudaia (Museum of Moroccan Arts), and the beautiful Andalusian Gardens near the famous Tour Hassan, a 12th century minaret intended to be the highest and the largest in the Muslim world. And not to be missed in the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and King Hassan’s stately official palace.

B&B at your luxury riad Loudaya in Rabat.

Day 3 - Vulubilis – Moulay driss Zarhoun - Chafchaouen
Journey back thousands of years and explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis ( with a certified guide) sprawled over a wildflower-dotted hillside, where a magnificent triumphal arch presides over the awesome remains of palaces and mansions, Roman baths and basilicas, and stunning mosaics....after, you will make a stop at
Moulay Edriss Zarhoun before you take a short ride Chefchaouen.

Dinner and overnight stay at your luxury riad Casa Hassan in Chaouen.

Day 4 - Chefchaouen
In the North of the country, nestled in the Rif mountains, and a short trip from Tangier is the small picturesque town of Chefchaouen. Founded in 1492 by Moorish exiles from Spain, the town is decorated in a mixture of whitewash and every shade of blue, from pastel sky tones to deep indigos. The effect is dreamlike, making this an extremely romantic place to rest for a few days.

Dinner and overnight stay at your luxury riad Casa Hassan in Chaouen.

Day 5 -Meknes - Fez
A day trip to Meknes.
Meknes occupies a plateau overlooking the Boufekrane River, and is less trafficked than Fez, giving the city a more laid-back and relaxed air.The sights of Meknes are extraordinary in their own right.More than 40 kilometers of walls, each more than 12 feet thick, encircle the city in three giant, concentric rings. Set in the walls are exquisite gates, including the Bab Mansour, widely considered to be the most beautiful gate in all of North Africa. One of the four sacred sites open to non-Muslims, the Mausoleaum of Moulay Ismail (the founder of Meknes) is located here, one of the most stunning sights in Morocco.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury riad Mabrouka.

Day 6 - Fez
A day to explore with your certified guide………. Fez is the holiest city in the Islamic world after Mecca and Medina. Founded at the beginning of the 9th century by Moulay Idriss II, and barely unchanged, his enchanting city has been a seat of government, philosophy, medicine and most notably religion since then. Fez, the best surviving example of an ancient Arab city, is comprised of the \\\"new\\\" city, established in the 12th century, and the 2,000-year-old medina, where donkeys and mules laden with goods still trawl alongside buyers through the ancient market, itself a fascinating maze of lanes, blind alleys and bustling souqs assaulting the senses with spices and exotic delicacies. Fez and Marrakech are the perfect places to hone your bargaining skills in buying souvenirs, brightly colored hand-loomed carpets or fine crafted artisan goods. Visit the famous leather tanneries, a honeycomb of vats erupting in an explosion of brilliant color. Then, climb to the venerated Merenid Tombs for a spectacular panoramic view of Fez.

B&B at your luxury riad Mabrouka in Fez.

Day 7 & 8 - Fez
A few days to wonder the beauty of the ancient city of Fez on your own to experiment more of Moroccan culture.

B&B at your luxury riad Mabrouka in Fez.

Day 9 - Fez - Midelt - Erfoud
You\\\'ll travel past a pageantry of fragrant, dense pine and cedar forests, terraced farms and sienna mud-brick Berber villages in Azrou, known for its wood-carved handicrafts and expert carpet weaving. You\\\'ll lunch in Midelt, a sleepy village flanked by the verdant beauty of both the Middle and the snow-covered High Atlas Mountains, bursting with colorful minerals that mottle the mountainside in a blaze of ruby, emerald and topaz.

Dinner and overnight at the luxury hotel El Ati in Erfoud.

Day 10 & 11 - (Camel ride & overnight in Merzouga for 2 days)
As you arrive, you will check in to your Nomad riad near the dunes to leave your things and travel light before you take off to the Sahara dunes for a Camel ride and dinner and overnight stay within a nomad tent to experiment the Nomad life style for 2 days.

Day 12 - Todra - Boumalne du Dades - Tinghir
After a special Berber breakfast, you\\\'ll depart for Tinghrir, traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. You\\\'ll travel through the Daddes Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinghir.

Dinner and overnight stay at your luxury Kasbah El Amrani in Tinghir.

Day 13 - Ouarzazate
Ouarzazate, near the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains was built by the French in the 1920s, and has since been a frequent location for Hollywood film shoots.

You’ll visit one of the famous kasbahs of Morocco, Tifoultoute, used as a hotel for the cast of Lawrence of Arabia in the 1960s. Although it was once protected by a powerful dynasty, now its only guards are a sentry of large storks nesting atop its towers. Or the
Famous Kasbah of Ait Benhadou....In the afternoon, you will explore the Moroccan Hollywood MGM.

Overnight at your hotel Hanan Club In Ouarzazate.

Day 14 - Marrakech
After lunch, you will depart for Marrakech by continuing your adventure along the majestic beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, through the scenic route of Tizi n’Tichka’s lush oasis valleys and Tizi n’Test, mountainous areas highly popular with trekkers. You’ll stop for lunch at a Berber village on your way to the mystical city of Marrakech…….

The night beats in the heart of the old city\\\'s famed square, Djemaa el-Fna, where delectable fare is grilled over coals in the bustling torch-lit open-air markets. Mystical snake charmers, hustlers and mischievous monkeys are part of the nightly drama unfolding as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds. Wind your way through the serpentine labyrinth of the spice-filled air of the bustling souk, unchanged for over 1000 years, where you\\\'ll discover the best of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.

Dinner and overnight at my house in Marakech within my family to experiment the Arabs life style. (Special invitation)

Your accommodation at your luxury riad Bahja in Marakech.

Day 15 - Marrakech
An enchanting palm oasis set against the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is Morocco\\\'s second oldest majestic imperial city and retains the splendor of its ancient past. Buildings are blushed in hues of rosy earth, and horse-drawn carriages clip along broad avenues lined with palm, lime and orange trees. Donkeys carrying carts trawl past fragrant gardens of roses, honeysuckle and asmine.

With your certified guide you will explore the ancient Bahia Palace from the days of the harem, now populated by a sentry of nesting storks, enter the ancient royal Saadian Tombs, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish mellah where some of the best jewelry is found in Morocco, and view the majestic Koutoubia Mosque before entry into the 9th century walled medina.

B&B at your luxury riad Bahja in Marakech.

Day 16, 17 & 18 - Marrakech
A free time to rest and explore more of Marrakech on your own.

B&B at your luxury riad Bahja in Marakech.

Day 19 - 23 - Ouzoud - Ourika / Asni - Ouirgane / Taroudant (High Atlas Mountains )

Day 19 - Auzoud Water Fall - Ourika
A morning drive throughout the country side of Marrakech to the famous water falls called Les Cascades D’Auzoud for a half a day......In the afternoon, you will take another short ride to Ourika Valley / high atlas mountains for a dinner within a Berber family to experiment the Berber life style at the village of Anrar.

(Malika, Ahmed’s wife at the village of Anrar would teach you how to make a Berber Tagine)

Accommodation a your luxury riad Omar in Ourika.

Day 20 - Ourika
1st, you will take a short ride to the Berber Souk (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday souk) to explore.

you will explore one of the most beautiful and unspoiled valleys of the High Atlas Valley of Ourika rises gently up to the preliminary hills of the High Atlas where small typical villages have nested. It is a pure and magnificent place where silence is only disturbed by birds singing, water streams and wagtails. Ourika is famous for its pottery, minerals and crystals.

Afternoon hiking at Seti Fathma.......in Ourika

Dinner and overnight at your luxury riad Omar in Ourika.

Day 21 - Asni /Ouirgane - Ourika
Explore the mountains .................... lunch at a local restaurant in Asni / Ouirgane.
Dinner and overnight at the luxury hotel Le singulier qui fume in Ouirgane.

Day 22 - Village Anrar / Ourika
A day to rest at the village of Anrar before going back on your adventure again.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury riad Omar in Ourika.

Day 23 - Taroudant
Taroudant is often called the baby Marrakech.................... lunch on the way to Taroudant at one of the Berber villages.... Afternoon to explore the souk.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury Hotel Palai Sallam

Day 24 & 25 - Essaouira
Nestled along the southwestern Atlantic coast of Morocco, Essaouira is a beautiful, white and quite coastal town, founded in the 16th century as a trading post for the Portuguese. It is located amidst some of the most spectacular seashore; virtually untouched beaches lie only a few miles away from the heart of the town. Now home to 50,000, Essaouira is one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. There are few things in Morocco more pleasurable than a stroll along its whitewashed streets and crenellated ramparts, looking out over the Atlantic ocean. And given its location, it boasts some of the very best seafood in the country.

Don\\\'t forget to take a camel ride or a horse riding on Essaouira Beach.

B&B at your luxury riad Maison des Artistes.

Day 26 - Safi
Very known with its Ceramics..........A day trip to Safi with B&B at your luxury HOTEL SAFIR.

Day 27 - Eljadida - Casablanca
A day trip to Eljadida to explore for a day ..........................followed by a short drive to
Casablanca.

B&B at your 4* hotel Rivoli in Casablanca.

Day 28 -Casablanca
Transfer to airport for your return home with plenty of tails of Arabian nights and days.

Cost:
USD 7500 Per person based on double occupancy

2 years and under are free of charge
2 – 6 years old 75% off
7-11 years old 50% off
12 years old & up full cost

What is included:
* B&B daily at a 4* riad and hotel
* 14 dinners * 2 lunch in Merzouga / Sahara
* Private car, Gas & driver for 23 days
* Airport transfers
* Certified guides
* All taxes
* Agency fee

Not Included:
* Airfare
* Lunch except 2 lunch in the Sahara
* Dinner (for other dates not listed above)
* Drinks
* Museums fee
* Private car & driver for the days you will be on your own in Fez & Marrakech
* Travel Insurance

Note:
Tour is based on 4* luxury accommodation, Hotels can be changed for lower budgets.
or upgraded to 5* or 5*deluxe accommodation is available.

This itinerary can be customized with private car or luxury van and driver according to your travel dates.

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3 people and more with a private luxury van and English speaking driver

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