|10 days and 9 nights|
Morocco (Casablanca, Fes, Erfoud, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Marrakech)
Arrival to Casablanca airport and transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Sunday: Casablanca –> Meknes –> Fez(320km)
Short visit of the Economic Capital: the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the
Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the outside of the
Mosque Hassan II. Departure to Meknes, the Ismailia capital with the longest
ramparts in Morocco (40 km) . Optional lunch. Visit the famous Bab Mansour
gate, the Royal Stables and the Jewish quarter. Departure to the holy city of
Moulay Driss (panoramic view) and visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis.
Continuation to Fez. Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Monday : Fez
The whole day is devoted to the visit of the spiritual capital : the Medieval
Medina and its souks, The Royal Palace, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa,
Nejjarine fountain and the outside of Moulay Idriss mausoleum and
Karaouine Mosque. Optional lunch in a traditional restaurant in the Medina.
Afternoon continuation of the visit. Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Tuesday : Fez –> Ifrane –> Midelt –> Erfoud (485 km)
Departure to Erfoud via Immouzzer Kandar, the cedar woods of the middle
Atlas passing by charming ski resort Ifrane then Azrou. Optional lunch in
Midelt. Continuation to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with
palm trees which are the source for the yearly date festival in Erfoud. Dinner
& overnight in the hotel.
Wednesday: Erfoud –> Merzouga
Departure with your 4WD driver to explore the desert by visiting the Gnawa
people who were originally slaves brought from Sudan, the lake of Merzouga,
as well as fossil carriers along with the souk in Rissani, a traditional town and
cradle of the Alaouite dynasty as well as the meeting place of the old Caravan
trade as far as Timbouctou in Mali. Optional lunch. Then drive to Merzouga
dunes to admire the spectacular sunset over the dunes and spend the night
under berber tents. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Optional: Camel ride experience along the sand dunes of Merzouga.
Thursday : Merzouga – > Tinghir –> Ouarzazate (350km)
Departure to Tinghir and the magnificent Canyons of Todra which rocks
reach an altitude of 250m. Optional lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon,
way to Ouarzazate via the road of the 1000 Kasbahs passing by Kalaat
M’Gouna & the Skoura village. Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Friday : Ouarzazate –> Ait Benhaddou –> Marrakech (225km)
Start with an orientation tour of ouarzazate including a panoramic photo
stop at Kasbah Taourirt as well as the Cinema studio (optional interior visits).
Then continue to the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO world heritage
known as the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco, that served
as decor for many great movies such as Laurence of Arabia, Troy, Gladiator,
Games of thrones… Walk through this Berber village of towered and
crenulated Kasbahs that once guarded the lucrative caravan route. Optional
lunch in a local restaurant. Drive on afterwards to Marrakech via the Tizi
N’tichka pass appreciating panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains as
well as sights of fertile valleys, blue and red coloured clay villages and other
striking mineral environments. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Full day visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city «the Ochre city".
The historical visit includes the Menara Garden, the Bahia Palace, the
Koutoubia and Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of
the souks, handicraft quarters and the famous Jemaa El-Fna Square with its
non-stop entertainment. Optional dinner with show. Overnight in hotel.
Sunday: Marrakech –> Casablanca
Departure to Casablanca. Optional lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon free
at leisure. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Monday: Casablanca – Departure
Transfer with assistance to Casablanca airport for departure.
- Airport transfers with assistance at arrival & departure
- Accommodation in Half-board as per category and hotels in the program
- Sightseeing & visits according to described program
- Transportation with adequate AC deluxe vehicle with driver
- Bilingual tour escort during the trip
- Entrance fees to the monuments as in the program
- Luggage porterage & tips at the hotels
- VAT taxes
- Airfare to and from the trip destination
- Gratuities (FOC rooms)
- Personal items purchased during the tour
- Travel Insurance
- Entrance tickets non mentioned in the program
- Tips (Suggestion: guide 4€ and driver 3€)
- All non-mentioned services
- Anything is not mentioned in the Price Includes
|1||4*:Novotel / Imperial / Mogador Marina. 5* hotels : Movenpick /Palace d’Anfa/ Grand mogador or similarCasablanca||Casablanca - Arrival to Casablanca airport and transfer to hotel|
|2||4*: Zalagh Parc / Volubilis / Menzah zalagh. 5* Hotels : Marriott / Heritage boutique / Palais medin or similarFes|
|3||4*: Zalagh Parc / Volubilis / Menzah zalagh. 5* Hotels : Marriott / Heritage boutique / Palais medin or similarFes|
|4||4*: Palms Hotel / Belere. 5*: Xaluca / Palais du désert or similarErfoud|
|5||4* or 5* : Bivouac Belle étoile or similarMerzouga|
|6||4*: Karam Palace / Azghor. 5*: Ksar Ighnda / Oskar or similarOuarzazate|
|7||4* Palm plaza / Rawabi / Zalagh kasbah. 5*: Hotels: Kenzi rose garden / Adam Park / Mogador Menara or similarMarrakech|
|8||4* Palm plaza / Rawabi / Zalagh kasbah. 5*: Hotels: Kenzi rose garden / Adam Park / Mogador Menara or similarMarrakech|
|9||4*:Novotel / Imperial / Mogador Marina. 5* hotels : Movenpick /Palace d’Anfa/ Grand mogador or similarCasablanca|
|10||Casablanca - Arrival to Casablanca airport and transfer to hotel|
|Place||Category 4* premium||Category 5* premium|
|Casablanca||4*:Novotel / Imperial / Mogador Marina. 5* hotels : Movenpick /Palace d’Anfa/ Grand mogador or similar|
|Fes||4*: Zalagh Parc / Volubilis / Menzah zalagh. 5* Hotels : Marriott / Heritage boutique / Palais medin or similar|
|Erfoud||4*: Palms Hotel / Belere. 5*: Xaluca / Palais du désert or similar|
|Merzouga||4* or 5* : Bivouac Belle étoile or similar|
|Ouarzazate||4*: Karam Palace / Azghor. 5*: Ksar Ighnda / Oskar or similar|
|Marrakech||4* Palm plaza / Rawabi / Zalagh kasbah. 5*: Hotels: Kenzi rose garden / Adam Park / Mogador Menara or similar|