Short Morocco Experience Tour 8 Days

Short Morocco Experience Tour start from Tangier and finish in Casablanca. The highlights of this tour are the imperial cities of Meknes, Fes and Marrakech, Moroccan culture and camel trekking in Erg Chebbi Dunes.

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  • Starting Point : Marrakech
  • Ending point : Marrakech
  • Duration : 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1 : Tangier – Chefchaouen.

Reception at the port of Tangier and the 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 hotel or riad.

 

Day 2 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes.

After Breakfast depart to Fes.Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis and continue to Meknes for Visiting the old Medina of this imperial city surrounded by ramparts.

Than continue to Visit the Medina of Meknes surrounded also by ramparts. Then continue to your accommodation in Fes.

 

Day 3 : Fes – 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.

 

Day 4 : Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes.

After breakfast in your accommodation leave the bustle of Fes and drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the cedar forests well known all over the world. Cedar was already used by Phoenicians and Romans to build seaworthy boats and ships and make woodcrafts and essences.

We pass through Ifran, a Moroccan Swiss-style town and Azrou, typical Zayan Middle Atlas Berber village.

We will then cross the valley of Ziz and Ziz gorges on the way to the Oriental Sahara Town of Erfoud. From Erfoud we will take a rocky desert trail to Merzouga.

Camels riding at sunset and overnight stay in Berber tent in the heart of the dunes.

 

Day 5 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Ouarzazate.

Early morning wake up for camels riding and admiring the spectacular sunrise. Return to the hotel for refreshing and breakfast. We will cross the town of Rissani and Tafilalet, the heart of the Alaouite Dynasty, on the way to the stunning Todra Gorges overlooking the valley from the hillside. We pass through the nice town of Boumalne Dades.

We continue through the deep Rose Valley, known for its cultivation of roses. Admire the different colored mountains and palm groves, sweet corn and fig cultivations, as well as numerous Kasbah ruins of all shapes, also known as the Road of the Thousand Kasbahs. Arrival to Ouarzazate in the evening. Overnight at riad.

 

Day 6 : Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech.

From Ouarzazate driving to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Mother of all Kasbahs. Enchanting Berber architectural structure about 800 years old. On the top of the Kasbah hill admire the great view towards the ancient caravan roads to Marrakech and the faraway peaks of the High Atlas mountain chain. Visit of the Kasbah ruins that still reveal the ancient culture of the Kasbah inhabitants.

We will continue atop the mountains on a dirt road for about 8 km, which further on joins with the main road to Marrakech. Passing through a valley of almond trees, the Berber Shluh of Amerzgan, Agouim and Ighrem, we will reach the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m a.s.l.) and have lunch at the Berber village of Tadart.

Arrival to Marrakech in the evening.

Day 7 : Marrakech Guided Tour.

After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Bahia and Badi Palaces, Saadian Tombs, Menara basin and many other hidden treasures. Lunch will be at one of the finest traditional restaurants in Marrakech.

After lunch, tour to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous market square Djemaa el Fna, well worth a visit, as one of the center attractions of Marrakech, which comes alive at night with local storytellers, snake enchanters, entertainers... and mouth-watering barbecues.

 

Day 8 : Marrakech – Casablanca.

Transfer to Casablanca Airport.

Cost

Children policy: 10 - 3 years old 50% off. Under 3 years free of charge.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in Ac and comfortable vehicle.
  • Fuel, tolls and any associated expenses.
  • Pick up from your hotel, Riad, airport or wherever you want.
  • English, French or Spanish driver / guide.
  • 5 nights in BB (bed and breakfast) in Hotel/ Riad in Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech.
  • Night with half boarding (diner, bed and breakfast) in hotel in Ouarzazate.
  • Night with half boarding (diner, bed and breakfast) in desert camp.
  • Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi Dunes (camel each).
  • Local guide in Volubili

Excluded

  • Diners in Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Essaouira and Marrakech.
  • Lunches, drinks and gratuities (optional).

Important Notes

  • 1
    This activity must book at least two days in advance.
  • 2
    A deposit of 30% of the total price is required to secure your booking.
  • 3
    You can change your travel date without penalty.
  • 4
    Things To Bring : Camera, Sunblock, Hat, Flashlight, Change of clothes
  • 5
    Very warm clothes and shoes in the winter (December, January and February), The temperature can drop dramatically

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