Grand Tour of Morocco starting from Casablanca. This tour highlight the imperial cities of Morocco with its characterized monuments and sightseeing, the north part of Morocco with Rif mountains, Atlas mountains and Sahara desertView dates Trip notes Book trip
This tour can be modified to suit your specific needs and interests. If you have a different route in mind please let us know and we will offer a custom made tour to your specific requirements.
Arrive at Casablanca airport where you will be welcomed by your driver who will accompany you to your accommodation.
After breakfast drive to visit one of the best highlights of Casablanca: The Hassan II mosque. Then departure to the imperial city of Rabat, administrative capital of the Kingdom. Visit Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the Oudayas Kasbah and the magnificent Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan II. Overnight in hotel/riad in Rabat.
After breakfast drive to Tangier through the quiet and nice beach town of Asilah, after the visit the group will continue to Tangier, Visit to Hercules cave, Cap spartel and the city of Tangier. Overnight in Hotel In Tangier.
After Breakfast visit the city of Tangier and Hercules cave then journey will begin entering the Rif and reaching Chefchaouen, Berber city meaning “horn”, beautiful location, where the contrast of the white houses arranged in different planes on the highlighted green area irrigated by the river.
Overnight at Riad/guest house.
After Breakfast depart to Meknes through the Rif mountains .Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis and continue to Meknes for Visiting the old Medina of this imperial city surrounded by ramparts including visit to My Ismail mausoleum, The green gate of Bab Mansour, and Lahdim square.
Then continue to Visit the Medina of Meknes surrounded also by ramparts. Then continue to your riad in Fes.
The whole day dedicated to visit the city of Fes (Fez), the oldest imperial city in Morocco founded in the eight century by Moulay Idriss II.
This guided tour of Fes will start by visiting the old Medina a UNESCO world Heritage site and explore the medina’s narrow streets lined with local shops and stalls. This exploration of cultural and historical sightseeing of the old Medina include Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Ennajarine Fountain, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and Al-Qarawiyyine university - the oldest continually operating university in the world.
After lunch in a local restaurant experience the panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes before take a short visit of the new part “Fez Al-Jdid”. Check-in at the hotel/riad in the evening.
Driving on the road from Fes, passing the Middle Atlas mountains and through the cedar forests well known all over the world. Cedar was already used from the Phoenician times and Roman time for woodcraft, essences and Building even ancient Marine boats.
We pass through Ifran, Moroccan Swiss style of town and Azrou, typical Zayan Middle Atlas Berber village. Afternoon drive to Midelt. Accommodation in Kasbah/Hotel in Midelt
From Midelt we will drive to Merzouga through Ziz valley which offers a stunning views. On the way we will have a stop in fossils workshop in the town of Erfoud. From Erfoud we will take a desert trail to Merzouga..
Late afternoon arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dunes and check into a the desert hotel where you can safely wander into the immediate desert to watch the sunset.
Today you will take the advantage to discover the region of Merzouga: you will begin by the village of dark skin people and have a cup of mint tea and enjoy the live Gnawa music which is played by those people..
Then you will explore the desert Lake with its different kind of birds. Continue towards the vast palm of Tafilalet,visiting the town of Rissani (the origin of the Alaouite dynasty and the ancient capital of Sultans Alaouite)with its fortified villages and souks.Late afternoon drive back to the hotel.
Camel riding at sunset and overnight in a nomadic tent in the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes.
Early morning wake up for camel riding and outstanding sunrise. Arriving to the hotel for refreshing and breakfast. We will cross the town of Rissani and Tafilalet,the center of allaouit dynastie, on the way to the stunning Todra Gorges and overlooking the valley from the hillside. We pass through the great village of Boumalne Dades.
We continue on the deep Rose valley; the valley known for its cultivation of Roses. Then crossing palm trees sweat corn and figs cultivation. We came across numerous Kasbah ruins of all shapes known also the road of thousands Kasbahs. Arrive at sunset to your accommodation in Ouarzazate.
After breakfast in your riad, we’ll head to Taroudant via Taznakht and Taliouine; the capital of Safran in Morocco, you have the option to visit he Safran co-operative. If your visit coincides with the Safran harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber people with their families harvesting the Safran in their fields. We should arrive at Taroudant in the afternoon, here you will see the ramparts and walk within the small alleys in the Medina.
Breakfast at Riad, then heading for Agadir, a resort city which used to be a very big tourist destination for many years.
After lunch and relax take the coastal road to Essaouira which offers beautiful landscapes and from time to time herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food.
Late afternoon arrive Essaouira. Overnight at Riad.
After breakfast in your accommodation the visit Essaouira; the jewel of the Atlantic. The visit of Essaouira includes the fishing port with its ramparts, the old Medina known as Skala and the museum of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abd Llah. Walking in the Souk (market) and experience different crafts manufactured in the town. Enjoy the fresh seafood in a local restaurant near of the port or in the beach.
After lunch and relax drive to Marrakech or the “Red City”. Overnight at Riad.
After breakfast, the group will have a guided tour of Marrakech,the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Bahia and Badi Palaces, the Saadian Tombs, the Menara basin and many other hidden treasures. Lunch will be in one of the finest traditional restaurants in Marrakech.
After lunch, you will continue with the tour on the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Djemaa el Fna, one of the centre attractions of Marrakech. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque, the square is well worth a visit.
Transfer to Casablanca airport.
Children policy: 10 - 3 years old 50% off. Under 3 years free of charge.
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