Discovery of Morocco from Marrakech

Essaouira city
Essaouira city
The Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca
The Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca
The famous Bab Mansour gate in Meknes
The famous Bab Mansour gate in Meknes
Ouadayas Garden in Marrakech
Ouadayas Garden in Marrakech
The Hassan Tower Mosque
The Hassan Tower Mosque
Merzouga dunes in Erfoud
Merzouga dunes in Erfoud

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
11 days and 10 nights
Morocco (Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez, Zagora, Erfoud, Ouarzazate)
Morocco (Marrakech)

Description

Begin your tour in Essaouira, known as the “capital of the hippies” for its relaxed vibe and artisan industry, and explore the UNESCO-Heritage-listed old city. Then head to Casablanca, the colorful economic capital of the country. This magnificent city boasts famous attractions including the Hassan II Mosque. After touring Casablance, continue your journey to the ancient city of Fez. Travel to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, which boasts a rich history and extraordinary attractions. Continue your journey to Marrakech, situated between the breathtaking Atlas Mountains and the pre-desertic area, before heading to the charming village of Ait Benhaddou and through the Draa Valley into Zagora. Stop in pottery towns on the way to Erfoud, from where you will explore Tinghir. Then Ouarzazate.

Guaranteed departure every Friday from Marrakech with guide

 

Category

 
4 Stars Premium (Scheduled Tour)
Half Board 4 Stars
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Program

Day 1:

Friday: Arrival - Marrakech
Arrival to Marrakech Menara airport. Welcome, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Check-in, dinner & accommodation.

Day 2:

Saturday: Marrakech > Essaouira > El Jadida > Casablanca (490 km)
Early departure to Essaouira. Visit of this city once known as the capital of the hippies and which is full of Portuguese history as a harbor city with the most ancient fortified port in the world still preserved. Fish lunch (Optional). Afternoon, departure to Casablanca passing by the Atlantic road, with several stops in Oualidia & El Jadida. According to arrival time, orientation tour of the city former fortress of Mazagan Which was built by the Portuguese & possibility to visit the Portuguese Cistern. Late arrival to Casablanca. Dinner & Accommodation.

Day 3:

Sunday: Casablanca > Meknes > Fez (320 km)
Short visit of the Economic Capital: The Central Market, 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. Lunch (optional). Visit Meknes, the Ismailia capital, which has the longer ramparts in Morocco (40 km): the famous Bab Mansour gate, the Royal Stables and the Jewish quarter. Continuation to Fez. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 4:

Monday: Fez
The whole day is devoted to the visit of the spiritual capital: the Medieval Medina, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the outside Karaouyne Mosque. Lunch at the hotel. Continuation of the visit of the souks. Optional dinner in a traditional restaurant in Medina with folklore. Accommodation at your hotel.

Day 5:

Tuesday: Fez > Rabat > Marrakech (495 km)
Departure to the holy city of Moulay Driss and the ruins of Volubilis, the Roman City. Then to Rabat, the Administrative Capital Visit of the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Ouadayas Garden & Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower Mosque. Fish lunch (optional). Continuation to Marrakesh using the high-way. Checkin, dinner and accommodation.

Day 6:

Wednesday: Marrakech
Full day visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city called «the pearl of the south". The historical sightseeing includes the Menara Garden, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters. Then, visit of the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square with its nonstop entertainment. Dinner is optional. Accommodation at hotel.

Day 7:

Thursday: Marrakech > Ouarzazate > Zagora (380 km)
Departure to Ait Benhaddou through Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m of altitude). Visit of the famous kasbah used for many great movies. This Kasbah is UNESCO Heritage Lunch (optional) in the restaurant. Continuation to Zagora crossing the Draa valley. Dinner & accommodation at the hotel.

Day 8:

Friday: Zagora > Nkob >Tazzarine > Erfoud (300 km)
Departure to Tamgroute, visit the Pottery Center. Departure to Erfoud, through Tansikht and Nkob where splendid sceneries of pre-saharian and Berber villages such as Tazzarine and Alnif. Lunch (optional) at Alnif. Afternoon, continuation to Erfoud via the villages of Alnif and Rissani, the birthplace of the present Alaouites Dynasty. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Optional: 4x4 Excursion to Merzouga dunes for sunset or sunrise or with dinner and overnight in bivouac.

Day 9:

Saturday: Erfoud > Tinghir > Ouarzazate (350 km)
In case the previous night was spent in the hotel in Erfoud, we propose an optional excursion by 4x4 cars to Merzouga to admire the sunrise on the top of the sandy dunes. Departure to Tineghir, visit of its magnificent Todra Canyons which rocks reach an altitude of 250 meters. Lunch (optional) at a restaurant near the canyons. Afternoon, departure to Ouarzazate via the road of the 1000 Kasbahs passing by Kalaat M’Gouna & the Skoura village. Dinner & accommodation at the hotel.

Day 10:

Sunday: Ouarzazate > Marrakech (220 km)
Breakfast at the hotel & departure for an orientation city tour of Ouarzazate. Continuation to Marrakech. Optional lunch in a restaurant. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 11:

Monday: Marrakech – Departure.
Transfer to Marrakech Menara airport. End of our services.

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. (2 languages per vehicle and they are done by affinities: English With German,
Spanish with Portuguese and Italian with French)
- Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program
- Luggage porterage & tips at the hotels
- VAT taxes

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