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Best of Morocco
15 Days Independent Tour with option to extend.
Itinerary ( B = breakfast )
DAY 1: Casablanca – Rabat
Meet and greet at the Casablanca airport, then start discovering Morocco’s largest city and economic capital. On the way to the city center, then we will leave Casablanca along the coastline to Rabat. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: Rabat – Tangiers
After breakfast departure to Tangiers along the road, you will pass by the Kénitra center interchange, before continuing north towards the Kénitra, then following the coast past the fishing village of Moulay Bouselham. 30 km north of there is the town of Larache and important harbor town in the region Tanger-Tétouan in northern Morocco., then Sidi El Yamani, connecting to the road to Tetouan. There is another town Asilah, which is a fortified town on the northwest tip of the Atlantic coast of Morocco, before reaching Tangier. Its ramparts and gate works remain fully intact with 40 km remaining to Tanger. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Tangier
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Tangier, Morocco’s main gate to Europe, and the settling place of many artists from around the world. Tangier is an incredibly unique city with many landmarks worth seeing. Begin with a tour of the world-famous St. Andrew’s Church. Continue through the neighborhood of villas and mansions where we will see the Royal palace among the houses of many celebrities. Transfer to Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. There, we will visit the Cave of Hercules, which dates back to the Neolithic era. Return to Tangier to resume your city tour. This will include the Dar El Oued Makhazen Kasbah, the American Legation, the Mendoubia Gardens, and the Grand and Petit Socco, where we will watch some Andalusian musicians. Overnight in Tangier.
DAY 4: Tangier – Chefchaouen
After breakfast depart to Chefchaouer or (chaouen) a trip that will take about 3 hours, The roads wound around the valley edges as you travel along towards the Rif mountains. Stop in Tretuen for lunch, Tetouan is one of the two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea. It lies a few miles south of the Strait of Gibraltar, and about 40 mi of Tangier, then continue to Chefchaouen. Afternoon visit of Chefcaouen. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Meknes – Fes
The drive from Chefchaouen to Moulay Idriss near Volubilus is about three hours. Once in the region, we'll be able to explore the Roman Ruins and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss. A walk around the impressive Roman city site, then you will have some time to see where Morocco's first Arab conquerors settled, in the small, sacred town of Moulay Idriss. Then off to Meknes where you can explore an afternoon some of this Imperial city's sights and continue to Fes. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Fes
After breakfast we take a full-day city tour of Fes with a local guide, which will include Jamaa Al-Karaouine––the world’s first established university––and the Medersa Bouanania, not to mention the tanneries, clay workshops, artisan quarters, and souks of the largest and oldest medina in Morocco. Overnight in Fes.
Day 7: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt
Transfer to Midelt passing through many Amazigh cities and villages, the first of which are Ifrane, nicknamed “Morocco’s Switzerland,” is a charming ski town populated by European-style chalets; and Azrou is widely known for its handcraft cooperative. Arrival at Midelt for dinner and overnight. for overnight. Midelt serves as the commercial center of a large agricultural hinterland. It is also one of Morocco's principal cities for the mining of several minerals.
DAY 8: Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, depart to Erfoud along the Ziz River, passing through a series of fortified villages before getting to Errachidia, in the southeast of Morocco Considered to be one of the most historically important regions of Morocco. Lunch at Errachidia then continue to Merzouga via Erfoud.
DAY 9: Merzouga – Erfoud – Tinghir – Ouarzazate
Take an optional sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Then return to Erfoud for breakfast before driving to Tinghir via Rissani and Tin- jdad. Tinghir is a gorgeous, 40km oasis, which boasts all above the Todra Gorge, a 300m wall, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains, then transfer to Kelaat M’Gouna along the Dades Valley. Kelaat M’Gouna is a large village, which is famous for cultivating roses, expect to find many fine, rose-infused products there. Transfer to Ouarzazate, also known as “Morocco’s Hollywood”. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 10: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Begin a city tour of Ouarzazate with the Taourir and Ti- Foultout Kasbahs, which are considered to be among the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco. Next, visit the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes were and are still being shot. Continue on to the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou, the iconic landscape immortalized in such films as, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Alexander. Leave Ait Ben Haddou, crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tiz In Tichka pass to Marrakech for overnight.
DAY 11: Marrakech
Take a full-day guided city tour of Marrakech, be- ginning with the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, which houses an array of food, snake charmers, local musicians, and fortune-tellers. Next, visit the Koutoubia Minaret, Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs, lunch at the hotel, afternoon tour of the medina. Dinner at a local restaurant and Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 12: Marrakech
Day at leisure.
DAY 13: Marrakech – Essaouira
We will head towards Essaouira for the rest of the day and for the overnight. Essaouira is an attractive city with a beautiful old Medina that never ceases to seduce its visitors. Its beautiful architecture, cultural treasures, curving sandy beaches, and stunning combination of ocean views. Essaouira is also very rich with an artisan quarter and has a big fishing port.
DAY 14: Essaouira – Casablanca
After breakfast, transfer to Casablanca via Safi, Oualidia, and El Jadida. Safi was under protectorate by the Portuguese Empire from 1488 to 1541, while the fortress built to protect the city, under Portuguese rule is still there today. Safi is the main fishing port for the country's sardine industry and also exports phosphates, textiles, and ceramics. During the Second World War, Safi was one of the landing sites for Operation Torch. After Safi, stop at Oualidia for lunch before continuing through Eljadida to Casablanca for dinner and overnight.
Day 15: Casablanca airport
After breakfast, we will assist you to the Casablanca airport for your return flight.
Please allow three hours for check-in to your international flights and two hours for domestic.
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Please contact us for additional pricing options from any departure airport not listed.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you can arrange for that by contacting us either by phone or email.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
Check the dates listed above to see if there is availability for the specific date you are interested in. If there are multiple dates listed feel free to contact us for the most up-to-date availability.
Accommodations in Deluxe double / single rooms
Porterage at airports and hotels
Dinners in Merzouga & Ouarzazate
English speaking driver
Entrance fees to monuments visited
Guided city tours of Volubilis, Fes & Marrakech
All Hotel service and local taxes are included
Escort Guide is recommended for 6 persons or more: add $85 per day.
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy as described above.
International Airfare is not included and is nonrefundable after booking.
Additional fees: Baggage fees may apply.
Airfare and departure taxes are additional.
Anything not listed above.
Cancellation policy and fees:
All cancellations are subject to fees up to the date specified.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
4* Hotels (or similar):
Rabat: Le Rive
Chaouen: Dar Echchaouen
Fes: Hotel Barcelo
Midelt: Hotel Taddart
Merzouga: Jaimas Madu
Ouarzazate: Dar Chamaa
Marrakech: Le Meridian
Casablanca: Hotel Club Val d’ Anfa