Day 1: Casablanca, Rabat
The driver will pick you up at Casablanca airport to start your fantastic journey! You will first visit the impressive sight and an example of Moroccan architecture located on the vast platform of reclaimed land to the west of the port ,the Great Mosque of Hassan II ,that is open to non-Muslims (except on Fridays as it is the day of the prayer).West of the mosque is the superb cornice "Aïn Diab",which ends at the fine sandy beach and white houses.later we will head the road to the capital city of Morocco ,Rabat ,that lies at the mouth of Bou Regreg river. We spend the night there in a hotel or Riad.
Day 2: Rabat, Ouzzan, Chefchaouen
After breakfast, you will visit the famous Hassan Tower that remains as a monument to Almohad architecture (1150 AD), the Oudayas kasbah and its beautiful gardens and the tomb of former King Mohammed V, Then we leave to explore the Rif Mountains with nice small villages like Ouzzan, famous for the excellence of its traditional products .In the early afternoon, we will be in the beautiful blue city of Chefchauen where you will spend the night in a riad or hotel, after refreshing you can enjoy the splendid open view of very quiet city, visit the main square of Outa El Hamam ,the kasbah and the Medina before goiing back to your accommodation.
Day 3: Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez
In the morning and after your breackfast,we will drive toward the fabulous Roman ruins of Volubilis, which was a flourishing Roman city from the time of Christ untill the end of the 3rd century with the house of Orpheus,Baths of Galienus,the Triumphal Arch...After the visit and a mint tea, we will hit the road to the holy town of Moulay Idriss, the 8th-century founder of the first Arab dynasty, where we will stop for traditional lucnch.after lunch, we will continue to Meknes to visit the tomb of King Moulay Ismail, El Hedim place/Square with fancy street lamps, fountains and mock-Andalusian arcade housing shops and cafes. We will also visit the stables of the royal horses (sahrij swani) and the large pool of water before heading the road to Fes, one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world, where you will spend the night in a riad or a hotel.
Day 4: Sightseeing tour in Fez Media.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel or riad to start another adventure through the intellectual capital of Fes.This city was the former capital and one of the four imperial cities. The old part (Fez El Bali) surrounded by big wall, where are more than 9 000 narrow streets and allies. The new Fez, home of the Mellah, the newest section of medina is the largest in the world, Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle.
-Suggested spot to see:
The door of the Royal Palace, the old Jewish quarter, the oldest university of Morocco "Al Qaraouine", the mosaics makers, the souks and markets, Bou Inania Medrasa (Koranic school), and the medina before being back to your accomodation for the night.
Day 5: Fez, Ifran, Middelt, Erfoud, Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
At 8 o'clock we leave Fez to explore the region of middle Atlas covered by cedar and cork oak. The middle Atlas is known for abundant wildlife and we may see many types of birds, wild boar and Barbary apes. North-east of Azrou,located Geneva of Morocco, a European-style mountain town of Ifrane,buit as cool, tranquil retreats from the blazing summer of the interior. We will continue the road to Middelt for lunch, through the fascinating Tizi-N-Talghamt’s peak 2100m to enjoy a superb view of the Ziz valley. Then we will continue towards Merzouga passing by Erfoud, well known for its archaeological sites and its many fossils. You will arrive on the highest dunes of Morocco (300m) from the authentic desert of Erg Chebbi. While admiring the sunset on the dunes. After a mint tea around the bivouac where music and folklore will charm you, and after a delicious typical dinner, you will spend a magical night under an authentic Berber tent, admiring the starry sky.
Day 6: Merzouga, Erg Chebbi and surroundings
After enjoying the sunrise, refreshing and having breakfast, we start the off-roadig adventure to discover the black desert, Rag, Hmada, and Erg .we will also visit a nomadic family, a chance to share a cup of tea and discover what a nomadic life looks like. The adventure continue driving on the sand to Khamlia village, a village where nothing has been changes through centuries ,known for the Iternal music of Gnawa.we will have a typical lunch of the region (Medfouna) and music with local bend before heading back to your accommodation for the night.
Day 7: Errisani,Gorges of Toudgha, Dades valley, Roses valley, Skoura oasis and Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, we will leave the desert toward Errisani (the Alaouite’s ancient capital in the 16th centuries). After the visit, we will hit the road to grand canyons of Toudgha Gorges situated beyond the central High Atlas Mountains. Here you can enjoy a hike among those fabulous canyons. After lunch, we will resume the road passing through the fabulous scenery of Dades valley, where the near-vertical rock strata have been eroded into fins and razorback ridges of red, green and ochre. From the great canyons of Dades, we will drive toward Roses valley and the road of 1000 Kasbahs, where is the dense palmery of Skoura oasis, with thousands of palms stretching as far as the eye can see. We will stop at the oasis to visit Amridil Kasbah before driving to Ouarzazate for the night.
Day 8: Film studios, Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, Ounila valley, High Atlas, Marrackech
After breakfast, we will hit the road to the legendary film studios of Ouarzazate, where many movies have been filmed, such as "Lawrence of Arabia «," Gladiator "or" Asterix and Obelix ".... After the visit, we will drive to the Ounila valley. The scenery then changes, with arid peaks, rocky outcrops and ksour (fortified villages) filling the presaharien landscape like Ait Ben Haddou- where we will stop for a visit. This 1000-year-old fortified city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Located along the ancient caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in the province of Ouarzazate. On the way to Marrakesh, we will go by the Tichka Pass which culminates at 2260m above the sea level. While having a typical lunch at High Atlas, you can start admiring the olive trees and cactus of the Zat valley. After a break to admire the Wadi, the small villages hanging on the mountain and the fig trees. At the inhabitant, you can sip a delicious mint tea, before driving to Marrakesh for the night.
Day 9: Discover Marrakesh.
You will spend the day visiting the beautiful sites and historical monuments of the ocher city, such as the Jamaa El Fna square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with musicians,snake charmers...and folklores; The Koutoubia mosque;The legendary palace Bahia; The magnificent gardens of Majorelle,The Saadian tombs; The former Koranic school, the Madrassa Ben Youssef; And of course the many souks,Meanwhile, your guide will take you to taste the local specialties,as one of the many delicious Tajines or Couscous, in a typical restaurant for lunch. During this day, you will have the opportunity to discover the history of Marrakech and its wonders, and take beautiful pictures. And why not, you may want to bring back some souvenirs of local crafts, such as spices, embroidered slippers or pretty sculpted objects.
Day 10: pick up to the airoport
It is already the end of the trip, so we will take you back to the airport, thanking you for trusting us, and hoping that your circuit has delighted you, and that you will return home with wonderful images and memories Full head!
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