13 Days independent Tour with option to extend from a choice of locations and activities.
Itinerary ( B = breakfast, D = dinner )
DAY 1: Casablanca airport – Hotel
Meet and greet at the Casablanca airport, then begin the city tour with an outside
visit of Hassan II mosque. Continue to the Ain Diab Corniche for a pleasant stroll
along the coast. Go on to Mohammed V Square in the city center. Overnight at
DAY 2: Casablanca – Rabat B
After breakfast, transfer to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Enjoy the city tour
starting with a short walk around the entrance to the Royal Palace. Continue to
Mohammed V Mausoleum followed by the Hassan II Tower, one of the oldest
mosques left in existence. Complete the city tour with a visit to the Kasbah of the
Udayas, Rabat’s medina. Overnight in Rabat.
DAY 3: Rabat – Meknes – Fes B
After breakfast, transfer to Meknes. Stop to take pictures of the massive Bab El
Mansour gate. The city tour of Meknes includes the Harri Souani stables, the
medina, and the Royal Palace. Continue along to the UNESCO-sponsored Roman
ruins in Volubilis where you will have a guided tour. Transfer to Fes for overnight.
DAY 4: Fes (city tour) B
Enjoy the tour of Fes with a local guide. The tour includes the entrance to the
biggest royal palace in Morocco. Continue the tour with a panoramic view of the old
medina, before venturing to the heart of the largest old medina in the world.
There, you will visit the Jamaa Al-Karaouine––the world’s first established
university––and a Medersa (a Koranic school), not to mention the tanneries, clay
workshops, artisan quarters, and souks. Dinner and overnight in Fes.
DAY 5: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga B,D
After breakfast, transfer to the heart of the desert. The trip takes you through the
middle atlas mountains, a cider forest, and many Amazigh cities and villages. Stop
first at Ifrane, nicknamed “Morocco’s Switzerland”. Ifrane is a charming ski town
populated by European-style chalets and surrounded by a large cider forest.
Continue through Azrou to Midelt where you will stop for an optional lunch.
Transfer along the Ziz River, passing through a series of fortified villages before
getting to Erfoud. Continue through Rissani to Merzouga for dinner and overnight
in an auberge by the dunes.
NB: you can stay in a desert camp with round trip 4x4 transfers from Erfoud.
DAY 6: Merzouga – Tinghir B,D
Enjoy an optional early morning sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes
in Merzouga. Return to the auberge for breakfast before driving to Tinghir via
Rissani and Tinjdad. Tinghir is a gorgeous, 40km oasis, which boasts one of the
largest palm groves in the country. Enjoy walking at the famous Todra Gorge, a
300m wall, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. Dinner and overnight in
DAY 7: Tinghir – Dades – Kelaat M’Gouna – Ouarzazate B,D
After breakfast, enjoy the visit of the oasis before leaving to Dades and its
charming valley. Continue along to Kelaat M’Gouna, a large village famous for
cultivating roses. Expect to find many fine, rose-infused products there. Transfer to
Ouarzazate, also known as “Morocco’s Hollywood,” for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Taroudant B
Enjoy the city tour of Ouarzazate, beginning with the Taourirt Kasbah. The latter is
considered one of the most beautiful Kasbahs in the country. 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 and Gladiator. Leave
Ait Ben Haddou to Taliouine, an Amazigh village famous for cultivating safron.
Continue to Taroudant for overnight.
DAY 9: Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira B
After breakfast, cross the city’s characteristic ramparts to begin touring the souks
where some of Morocco’s most talented craftsmen tend their art. Transfer to Agadir
where you may enjoy an optional lunch near the beach. Visit the birds valley then
leave to Essaouira along the Atlantic coast. Overnight in Essaouira.
DAY 10: Essaouira – Marrakech B
Enjoy most of the day at leisure in Essaouira. This relatively small, easily navigable
city is ideal for a free day. But be sure to ask your guide for some city highlights—
there are many. Essaouira has got a distinct multicultural feel, resulting from the
large Portuguese, French, and Jewish populations that once called it home. Its mild
climate and expansive stretches of ocean sand also place it among Morocco’s top
beach towns. Late in the afternoon, transfer to Marrakech for overnight.
DAY 11: Marrakech (city tour) B
After breakfast, begin the day guided tour of Marrakech 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, before going to the medina to spend free time in the souks.
Overnight in the Marrakech.
DAY 12: Marrakech – Casablanca B
Enjoy the morning to relax in the hotel in Marrakech or wander on your own.
Afternoon transfer to Casablanca for overnight.
DAY 13: Casablanca airport B
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.
Deluxe hotels in double / single rooms
Porterage at airport and hotels
Dinners in Merzouga, Tinghir & Ouarzazate
Sightseeing on air conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver
Entrance fees to all monuments visited
Local guides in Volubilis, Fes & Marrakech
All Hotel service and local taxes are included
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy as described above.
International Airfare is not included and 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 subject to fee up to date specified.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
4* Hotels (or similar)
Casablanca: Hotel Club Val d’A
Rabat: Riad Kbira
Fes: Riad Ghita
Merzouga: Riad Madu
Tinghir: Kasbah Lamrani
Ouarzazate: Riad Bouchedor
Taroudant: Dar Zitoune
Essaouira: Les Remparts
Marrakech: Riad Hyane