Classical Grand tour from Marrakech


General information

10 days and 9 nights
Morocco (Marrakech, Casablanca, Fes, Erfoud, Merzouga, Ouarzazate)
Morocco (Marrakech)


Guaranteed departures every Friday (with no minimum passenger) from Marrakech, with a *Bilingual speaking guide at disposal during the whole tour.


Category 4* Premium (Scheduled Tour)
Half Board
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Category 5* Premium (Scheduled Tour)
Half Board
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Day 1:
Friday Arrival Marrakech
to Marrakech airport transfer to hotel for dinner overnight

Day 2:
Saturday Marrakech Essaouira Casablanca 540 km)
departure to Essaouira the Portuguese city anciently called Mogador
Visit of this city once known as capital of the hippies and which is full of
Portuguese history as a harbour city with the most ancient fortified port in
the world still preserved Optional seafood lunch Afternoon, departure to
Casablanca passing by the Atlantic road, with stops in Oualidia and El Jadida
Orientation tour of El Jadida (built by the Portuguese and previously known
as Mazagan Mazagão with the possibility to visit the Portuguese Cistern
Dinner overnight in hotel

Day 3:
Sunday Casablanca Meknes Fez 320 km)
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

Day 4:
Monday Fez
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

Day 5:
Tuesday Fez Ifrane Midelt Erfoud 485 km)
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

Day 6:
Wednesday Erfoud Merzouga
with your 4 WD 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
Camel ride experience along the sand dunes of Merzouga

Day 7:
Thursday Merzouga Tinghir Ouarzazate 350 km)
to Tinghir and the magnificent Canyons of Todra which rocks reach
an altitude of 250 m 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

Day 8:
Friday Ouarzazate Ait Benhaddou Marrakech 225 km)
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

Day 9:
Saturday Marrakech
day visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city «the Ochre city"
The historical visit includes Menara Garden, Bahia Palace, 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

Day 10:
Sunday Marrakech Departure
with assistance to Marrakech Menara airport for departure

Price includes

- Round trip transfers with assistance at arrival & departure
- Half board in the chosen category of hotels according to the program
- Sightseeing & visits according to described program
- Transportation with an adequate deluxe vehicle
- Bilingual tour-escort during the trip.
- Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program
- Luggage porterage & tips at the hotels
- VAT taxes

Price does not include

- 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


Day Overnight Itinerary highlights
1 4* Palm plaza / 5*: Hotel: Kenzi Rose Garden or similarMarrakech   Marrakech - Pick up from Marrakech airport and transfer to your hotel
2 4* Novotel / 5* Movenpick or similarCasablanca
3 4*Zalagh Parc / 5* Marriot or similarFes
4 4*Zalagh Parc / 5* Marriot or similarFes
5 4*: Palms Hotel / Belere. 5*: Xaluca or similarErfoud
6 4* or 5* La Belle Etoile or similarMerzouga
7 4* Karam Palace / 5* Ksar Ighnda or similarOuarzazate
8 4* Palm plaza / 5*: Hotel: Kenzi Rose Garden or similarMarrakech
9 4* Palm plaza / 5*: Hotel: Kenzi Rose Garden or similarMarrakech
10   Marrakech - Pick up from hotel, and drop off at Marrakech airport

Accommodations provided in each place

PlaceCategory 4* PremiumCategory 5* Premium
Marrakech4* Palm plaza / 5*: Hotel: Kenzi Rose Garden or similar
Casablanca4* Novotel / 5* Movenpick or similar
Fes4*Zalagh Parc / 5* Marriot or similar
Erfoud4*: Palms Hotel / Belere. 5*: Xaluca or similar
Merzouga4* or 5* La Belle Etoile or similar
Ouarzazate4* Karam Palace / 5* Ksar Ighnda or similar