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DRIVING THROUGH MOROCCO


Cities covered in this tour;
Casablanca - Fes - Chefchaouen - Tangier -Meknes - Volubilis -Ouarzazat - Merzouga - Marrakech- Ourika - Rabat

From USD 2,700 * | from £ 1.46*

per person sharing

Traveling to Morocco is not cheap but every penny spent there is totally worth it.
 
The country has a lot to offer – beautiful scenery, tasty food, hospitable people, and a quality and simplicity of life that is rare in our days.
 
Morocco is probably one of the most colorful country in the world. The colors are everywhere you go. The nature is full of bold reds, mulberry and orange, and ochre; the houses are overwhelmed with green and even the food has the whole gamma of colors thanks to the spices and freshly collected veggies.
 
Another thing you should absolutely do while visiting Morocco is tasting mint tea and local pastries. It is always a good time when you enjoy these two, especially with a good view and pleasant company. The tea is served everywhere and tastes the same but the pastries vary depending on the place.
 

Day 01 : Casablanca
Arrival at Casablanca airport, meet and assistance provided by your English speaking guide.
We will enjoy a city panoramic  tour  along the way to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 02 : Casablanca
After breakfast, a Guided sightseeing tour of Casablanca including a visit to the port, the old medina, place Mohammed V, a busy shopping street lined by residential blocks dating from the 1930s, United Nations Square, designed by French architect Joseph Marrast, the league of Arab states Park, which was built in 1925 and offers a large area of greenery with palm trees, arcades, pergolas and café with shady terraces, and the impressive and newly built Hassan II mosque, the second largest mosque in the world . An hour and a half guided inside tour of the mosque allows guests to see the inside of one of very few mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims.

(The mosque is closed from visits on Fridays)

Lunch at leisure
Free afternoon
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel

Day 03 : Casablanca - Rabat
After breakfast we will head towards Rabat for a  guided  sightseeing  tour of this capital city of Morocco, including the old medina; the picturesque Kasbah of the Oudayas and the Oudaya Gate, built during the Almohad dynasty; the well-preserved Hassan Tower and the Chellah which were built by the Merinids in the 12th and 13th centuries; the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the burial place of the present King’s father; the front of the Royal Palace; and the government district.

Lunch at  Leisure

Continue the tour and free time

Dinner and overnight at the hotel


Day 04 : Rabat - Tangier
Breakfast at the hotel
Today we drive towards Tangier via Larach and Asilah
Drive to Lixus to visit the Roman ruins left at the ancient town believed to have been occupied by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. Notice the impressive salting works, theatre and mosaic of the face of Neptune.
Lunch at leisure
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 : Tangier
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning excursion to visit Cap Spartel and the Grottoes of Hercules.Cap Spartel, known as the cap of Vines to the third-century Romans who occupied this land, is located on the Northwesternmost tip of Africa. The cap’s lighthouse overlooks the strait where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. Situated nearby, you will also see the natural limestone caves known as the Grottoes of Hercules, so named because classical mythology tells of Hercules resting in these grottoes. Notice how the cave’s opening to sea resembles an inverted map of the African continent. Prehistoric remains were discovered here and circular engravings can be seen on the cave walls today.

Lunch at leisure

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Tangier. During the visit to this bustling city, take in the sight of small tea houses, lovely old buildings and ornate mosques; the fragrant smell of the mint tea and spice markets; and the sound of the call to prayer. Your sightseeing tour of Tangier will reveal the splendors of this city, including the former sultan's palace called Dar El Makhzen which is now a wonderful museum of 17th and 18th century Moroccan arts, the ancient Kasbah, the alleyways of the old medina and the souks, where a colorful scene of locals haggling over exotic wares awaits you.

Lunch at leisure

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 : Tangier …Chafchaouen(114 Km)…Fes (200km)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning drive  into the Rif Mountains to Chaouen, a blue and white painted town that was founded in  1471 to separate the Spanish in Ceuta from Moroccan territory. Throughout history the town remained a principal point for resistance from the Spanish protectorate, until in 1956 when independence was declared and the town officially became a part of Morocco.

Lunch at leisure

Continue to Fes

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel .

Day 7: Fes
Breakfast at the hotel.

The whole day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the oldest cultural and spiritual imperial city of Morocco, founded in 789 B.C by MoulayIdriss II. Highlights will include the Medieval Medina, the Medersas (an Islamic teaching university), the El Qaraouiyyin Mosque and the sumptuous Nejjarine fountain, the impressive labyrinth of souks have been declared by UNESCO to be one of the world’s cultural treasures.

The tour also allows photo stops at the imposing gate of Bab Boujloud, the splendid fountain at Place Nejjarine, the ancient ramparts, and the beautiful front entrance of the Royal Palace.

Lunch at leisure 
Overnight at the hotel. In Fes

Day 8: Fes - Meknes (50km) - Volubilis ( 27km )
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning drive to Meknes, a city founded in the 9th century by Zenata Berbers. A visit of this former Imperial City of Morocco includes the old ramparts; the Agoudal Basin which was used to water the royal gardens and amuse the favorite concubines; the Moulay Ismail royal stables, granaries and  House of Water (Dar el Ma) which were built in the 17th and 18th centuries to house, feed and water the sultan’s twelve thousand horses; Bab el Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco; and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, one of the very few holy sites in Morocco which may be visited by non-Muslims.

Then depart via Volubilis, the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss, the holy town and an important place of pilgrimage where the founder of Morocco’s first dynasty is buried.

We will continue onto Fes. Dinner and overnight at a traditional riad.

Lunch at leisure

Return to Fez.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day 9: Fes  (461 Km) -  Merzouga
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day drive across through the middle Atlas Mountains to Erfoud
Lunch at leisure at Midelt, a typical Berber city located at the gate of the Sahara.

We continue from Midelt, passing through Berber villages and the Sahara city of Erfoud, taking back roads which wind through beautiful palm oases. Erfoud situated amongst the impressive sand dunes of the Sahara desert, is one of the largest oases in Morocco.

On Land rovers we continue out to the dunes of Merzouga. ThosemWho  wish to hire camels at the dunes in Merzouga

Enjoy a Berber dinner and overnight Under tentes

Lunch at leisure

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 10 : Merzouga (360 Km) - Ouarzazat
Breakfast at the hotel.

Early in the morning, we will enjoy a camel ride while witnessing one of the world's most sumptuous sunrises ascending over the Merzouga Dunes. We will return to the bivouac for breakfast.

After breakfast we will drive back  to Erfoud.

Take the main road to Ouarzazate. 

Full day picturesque drive along the Route of 1000 Kasbahs, passed palm grove oases and Kasbah dwellings, through the Gorges of Todra in Tinghir where we will stop for lunch and some time for hiking.

Lunch at Leisure,

We continue to Ouarzazate.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in ouarzazate.


Day 11 :Ouarzazat -Marrakech
After breakfast ,We will visit the ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an impressive 11th century structure, which has been declared by UNESCO to be an historical treasure. A photographer’s wonderland. This strange and remote kasbah gives visitors a sense of the drama and history between 1893 and 1956 when the pacha Glaoui and his family were at their height of power and suffered their great fall. The fascinating events of this period and the personal style of Thami El Glaoui are brilliantly unfolded in Gavin Maxwell’s “Lord of the Atlas”. The brooding romanticism of this novel almost compels readers to visit Telouet.

Lunch at leisure

Drive to Marrakech

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Marrakech

Day 12 : -Marrakech
After breakfast drive to Marrakech

Historical city tour of Marrakech medina
A guided, introductory historic tour begins in the old medina, buried within the imperial walls, where we stop at the foot of the famous Koutoubia Minaret, one of the masterpiece works of Islamic architecture. We continue to the kasbah (fortress) where a stroll through it leads us to the 16th century monument site of the Saadian Tombs. Notice the wonderful Hispano-Mauresque architecture surrounding the burial ground of the royal family. Afterwards, we visit the remains of “the incomparable” Badii Palace, where 360 rooms were built over a span of 25 years beginning in 1578 to be used for the celebration of festivals. We continue on to visit the aristocratic Bahia Palace, where we see a lush Moorish-style garden in the courtyard of a large palace with beautifully painted residential rooms. Finally, a stroll through the famous Jemaa El Fna Square, the ancient meeting point of the tradesmen in Northwest Africa, ends the tour.

lunch at leisure

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Marrakech  


Day 13 :  Marrakech-Ourika
After breakfast ,a half day excursion begins with a very picturesque drive from Marrakech through the Gorge of Oued Ourika, allowing for photos and to see the local pottery for sale at the Berber Museum ( which is a shop more than a museum). On Mondays and Fridays we also stop at the weekly Berber souk,which is a fascinating place to see the rural life and local trade. The journey continues along the rivers, meander  through the foothills of the mountains, dotted with typical hamlets of baked clay and stones. Along the way enjoy the opportunity to stop and visit the inside of a berber home for a glass of tea and homemade Berber bread.   

Lunch at leisure 

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Marrakech


Day 14:Marrakech-The airport 
After breakfast departure to the airport

 

Includes:

  • 13 nights' accommodation at the hotel on bed and breakfast .
  • Transportation by deluxe air conditioned minibus / Motor coach 8 seats with  English speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to monuments as mentioned on the program.
  • Local guide for each city visited.
  • Menara Tours assistance
  • 1 hour Camel ride
  • Transfer by 4*4 to Merzouga

 


Excludes:

  • Flight ticket
  • All services not included in the program
  • Drinks during dinner at the hotel or outside of the hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for any kind of services.
  • All lunches
  • All dinners
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