Classic Morocco

In this classic tour, you will experience some of the best destinations of Morocco such as Marrakech, Merzouga, Fez, Casablanca and many others.

History, culture, adventure mix in this wonderful trip, to show you the most fascinating places and secrets.

Join us to discover the beautiful Morocco and enjoy unforgettable holidays!

Program Itinerary:

Casablanca - Rabat

Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of the country, your Morocco tour begins with welcome by your travel guide driver. After a brief tour of the highlights of the city which will include an exterior visit of the Hassan II Great Mosque, we will proceed with a visit of the popular Mohammed V square, the United Nations Place, the residential district of Anfa and the surroundings of the Royal Palace before strolling along the Corniche boulevard the night life of the city line up with private and public beaches. Followed by optional lunch, departure to Rabat, Morocco’s present-day capital and principal royal residence. Free time to rest and freshen up. Later on, our sightseeing will feature the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum to admire the magnificent architecture of the burial place of the two previous kings of Morocco, the 12th Century unfinished mosque the Hassan Tower, sister of the Giralda in Seville and the Koutoubia mosque in Marrakech. End up the tour with the visit of the 12th C fortified Kasbah of Oudayas and its beautiful Andalusian garden. Overnight in Rabat.

Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez

After breakfast, departure to Fez via Meknes city known as “the Moroccan Versailles” which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail and a former capital whose medina walls are adorned with exquisite gates considered among the best preserved in the Islamic world. Further into the countryside lays the sacred whitewashed town of Moulay Idriss, the burial town of the founder of Islam in Morocco and where the first Arab dynasty was founded in 787 AD. After independent lunch followed by a visit to the near-perfectly preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis to explore the best preserved archaeological site in Morocco. Then we continue to Fez the intellectual and religious heart of the nation. Overnight in Fez.

Fez City Tour

Enjoy a traditional Moroccan breakfast. Then the tour is off to explore the oldest cultural and spiritual imperial city of Morocco, one of the best examples of a preserved medieval city. Fes, founded in the 9th century, has been little unchanged since then. A certified guide is available to help you navigate the serpentine souks and its medieval medina, a Unesco world heritage site crammed with narrow, winding streets, tiny squares, colorful honeycomb vats of the tanneries and artisan workshops to observe various craftsmen performing their work reminiscent of ancient techniques. Admire Fez’s Royal Palace and 14th century Mellah (Jewish Quarter), the largest in Morocco. Optional lunch followed by the visit of the Qarawiyyin University the oldest in the world and the sumptuous Nejjarine square and its beautiful fountain before finishing our tour by climbing the Merenids Tombs, which open onto a stunning panorama of Fez. Overnight in Fez.

Fez - Ifran - Erfoud - Merzouga dunes

Driving inland, you will cross the Middle Atlas mountain range, well known for its ski resort station, surrounded by cedar, oak and pine forest terraced farms, and sienna mud-brick Berber villages, crossing the small city Ifran, often called the “Moroccan Switzerland” a very beautiful city with very charm European style houses. During this trip, you will see the beautiful landscapes of the mountain where the Berber tribes, the original inhabitants, have lived for centuries. Have lunch in Midelt, the city of the apple festival and then continue you journey through palm-filled gorges of the Ziz River heading south across the flanks of the Middle Atlas and passing through many Berber cities and villages to stay on the edge of the Sahara close to the great shifting sand sea of Merzouga. This is the chance to explore the stunning sand dunes to take a camel ride led by a Bedouin guide robed in the flowing blue garb of the Tuareg people and camp in nomad tent in a beneath the innumerable stars of the clear desert sky, or in a comfortable hotel in searing summer months. An experience not to be missed is to watch the sunset from the spectacular Merzouga dunes, an energizing location in the midst of the huge every-changing golden dunes, where you will feel a liberating peacefulness Overnight

Tinghir - Mgouna - Ouarzazate

After breakfast, continue the tour via Dades valley and its road of a thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan-trading route. Reaching Mgouna a big village famous for its roses and its annual rose festival attended by hundreds of people from all parts of the world. Continue to the Oasis of Tinghir via Tinjdad road. Visit the magnificent Todra canyons to marvel at the natural force that carved this quiet Berber oasis and rock-climbing haven, continue to Ouarzazate Morocco’s Hollywood where you be following the road of the thousand Kasbahs and the Dades Valley. Overnight in Ouarzazate.

Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Refreshed, breakfasted and raring to go, we will enjoy our visit in Morocco’s Hollywood, with its cinematographic studios offers an extremely appropriate environment for the biggest films shooting, we visit the magnificent Taourirt Kasbah together one of the few remaining Pasha Glaoui residences. This Kasbah is recently restored and receives thousands of people during the folkloric festival of the city every year. Later we set forth towards the north alongside the Ouarzazate valley to the magnificently exotic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared, and rightly so, a world heritage site. Ait Ben Haddou is one of the most spectacular sights, the fortified village is a Unesco world heritage site and the backdrop for famous films such as Lawrence of Arabia not to be missed in the Atlas ranges the largest mountain chain in Africa, set upon a rock above a reed-strewn assif, commanding the area for miles around. This Kasbah had long controlled the route to Marrakech until the French blasted a road through the Tizi n’Tichka mountain (2260 m). Continue to Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech.

Marrakech City Tour

After breakfast, we will have a full day guided city tour of Marrakech. Most famous of all imperial cities and capital of Morocco several times, an ancient oasis city of weathered pink buildings and orange groves, known for its beautiful climate, charming position at the feet of the high Atlas Mountains, its nice gardens and mostly for its outstanding square in the heart of the medina. In the morning you will enjoy the tour of the main monuments of the city, including the beautiful 12th C Koutoubia mosque the fascinating Andalusian style of the 19th C Bahia Palace the interesting 16th C Saadian tombs and Menara gardens. After lunch, you will discover the mysteries of the medina and its fascinating local souks, then enjoy your time witnessing the carnivalesque public square Jamaa el-Fna square come alive at sunset and wander around the snake charmers, storytellers compete for an audience, water sellers, monkey players and acrobats. Overnight in Marrakech.

Marrakech - Casablanca Airport

Private transfer to airport and assistance with return flight formalities.

Tour Details

08 Days / 07 Nights
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From 01 May 2016

To 30 September 2016

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Package Includes:

Private air-conditioned vehicle.

Private English speaking driver for the entire trip.

First class accommodation at 4* Hotel / Riad.

Daily breakfasts.

Certified tour guide in Rabat, Marrakech, Fez.

4 wheels drive to Merzouga dunes.

Entrance fees to historical sites/museums.

Departure transfers.

Excludes

Morocco entry visa.

International air fare.

Travel insurance.

Lunches / some dinners / drinks.

Personal spending.

Tips for guides & driver, etc.

Optional tours.