9 Days independent Tour with option to extend from a choice of locations and activities.
Warmth of Winter
Itinerary ( B = breakfast, D = dinner )
DAY 1: Casablanca airport – Rabat
Meet and greet at the Casablanca airport, then begin the city tour with an outside visit to 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. Transfer to Rabat for a brief tour that covers the entrance to the royal palace. Overnight in Rabat.
DAY 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes B
After breakfast, continue the city tour of Rabat starting with the Kasbah of the Udayas, Rabat’s medina. Continue to Mohammed V Mausoleum followed by the Hassan II Tower, one of the oldest mosques left in existence. 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 overnight.
DAY 3: 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 4: 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 5: Merzouga – Tinghir – Ouarzazate 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. Leave Tinghir heading to Dades and its charming valley. Stop there to take pictures then 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 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech 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 crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tiz In Tichka pass (2262m) to Marrakech overnight.
DAY 7: 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 8: Marrakech – Casablanca B
Enjoy the morning to relax in the hotel in Marrakech or wander on your own. Afternoon transfer to Casablanca overnight.
DAY 9: 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 airports and hotels
Dinners in Merzouga & Ouarzazate
Sightseeing in an air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver
Entrance fees to monuments
Guided City Tours of 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 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: Riad Kalaa
Fes: Riad Ghita
Merzouga: Riad Madu
Ouarzazate: Riad Bochedor
Marrakech: Riad Slitine
Casablanca: Hotel Club Val d’Anfa 4*