An exciting and mix of culture and history, this 15 days grand guided cultural tour from Tangier covers most highlights of Morocco Imperial cities, Meknes, Fes, Rabat, and Marrakech with additional time dedicated to Tangier, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. As well as the Sahara desert in Merzouga with a camel ride and an overnight in desert camp, instead of the colorful souks and artisans of Marrakech. The exceptional architecture of the Kasbahs in the south east of Morocco, delicious traditional food, all these highlights will leave you charmed and fall in love with the country.
Welcome to Morocco, I will take you into Tangier for a short city tour. After the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in the medina.
Today we will continue our journey towards Chefchaouen. On our way, we will cross the Rif Mountains and we enjoy the wonderful views that this mountain chain has to offer. In Chefchaouen we will have a tour of the city-city with blue and white lime-washed houses. Then take you to your local small Riad/ Hotel.
After your breakfast we will depart to Fez we will drive towards Moulay Idriss which is an important religious site in Morocco. Then we will continue and drive to Volubilis -an archaeological site and features the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of northern Africa. (UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997). We head to Meknes where we will visit the famous gates Bab el-Mansour and Bab el Khamis. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Fez.
This day is especially dedicated to Fez, one of the oldest imperial cities. Fez was Morocco’s capital for more than 400 years and is still considered the religious and cultural center of the country. We discover the extraordinary medina El Bali (is worth a few days walking in itself). Other highlights include the Merenid Tombs, the Royal Palace, the Medersa Bou-Inania or Attarine, which place Nejarine with its splendid mosaic fountain and the Mellah (Jewish quarter). Overnight at local Riad.
Today we will continue our tour towards Merzouga. On our way, we will enjoy the beautiful views of the Mid-Atlas Mountains while we’re passing through. We will drive through cedar forests and gorgeous towns (Ifrane and Azrou). On our way to Merzouga, we will have lunch in Midelt and then we cross the High Atlas mountains and drive through the gorges of the Ziz. The gorges are the result of the power of the Ziz River. We drive Via Erfoud to the famous dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) where we will have dinner and we stay in nomad tents overnight.
Today we will watch the sunrise over the dunes of Merzouga and then we continue towards Boumalen Dadès. On our way to Tinghir, we’ll be pass-through Jorf and Tinjdad. We will explore the gorges of the Todra. After we had lunch in the beautiful area we will depart to Boumalen Dades where we’ll be staying for the night.
In the early morning, we’ll depart to the Valley of the Roses. After visiting this town we’ll continue our journey to Ouarzazate and on our way, through the Skoura oasis, we will visit the famous monument Taourirt Kasbah (one of the most attractive and beautiful sites in southern Morocco). There is also the opportunity to visit the movie studios of Ouarzazate, these studios are known as Moroccan Hollywood. Overnight at local riad/hotel.
Today we’ll continue our journey to Marrakech, one of the four imperial cities in Morroco. On our way to Marrakech, we’ll stop at Aït Ben Haddou old Kasbah (UNESCO as world heritage). Then we’ll continue towards Marrakech. On our way, we will pass the highest road pass in North Africa. In Marrakech, you will have the afternoon to yourselves, overnight at a local riad in the medina of Marrakech.
Today we’ll explore the city and we visit the highlights of Marrakech – Koutoubia mosque, Saadian tombs, El Bahia Palace. In the afternoon we’ll visit the famous Djemaa el Fna square and its souk. After a full day of exploring Marrakech, we’ll end our day with dinner at the hotel.
We will leave Marrakech and we drive to the seaside resort Agadir. You will have the day to yourselves to explore the city or to rest on the beach. In the evening we’ll take you to where you will spend a night in Agadir.
Today we continue our tour towards Essaouira (called Mogador). It is ideal for fishing, windsurfing and kite surfing. The harbor is a delightful diversion, filled with colorful boats that have been carefully decorated by local fishermen. We stay here overnight.
Today we will continue our journey to Casablanca (economic capital of Morocco). We´ll take the coastal road to Casablanca and stop on our way at Safi and El Jadida. In Casablanca, we will free program and you can discover the city on your overnight at a local hotel.
Today we´ll visit the highlights of Casablanca – Place Mohamed V, Parc de la Ligue Arabe, amazing Hassan II Mosque. In the afternoon we continue our trip and drive towards Rabat, one of the four imperial cities. We will visit the tower of Hassan V (minaret was begun by the Almohad sultan Yacoub al-Mansour in 1195 and was intended to reach 60m, making it the largest and highest in the Muslim world). Then we will visit the marble Mausoleum of Mohammed V. We stay in Rabat overnight in a local hotel.
In the morning we depart to Asilah (one of the most beautiful old cities of Morocco). It’s a peaceful beach village on the Atlantic coast which is known as an intimate, sophisticated introduction to Morocco, with galleries lining the narrow streets. The town has Mediterranean-influenced buildings, including whitewashed houses with blue accents. We´ll explore this beautiful whitewashed town, overnight in small local riad.
After having breakfast we drive back to Tangier. We will visit some of the interesting places and we transfer you to the port or airport before your scheduled departure.