15 Days: Morocco Grand Tour
Day 1: Starting in Casablanca Airport - Hassan II Mosque - and driving to Rabat
Day 2: Rabat_Chefchaouen
We start with breakfast; our team will take you to visit the Hassan Tower in Rabat and then drive directly to Chefchaouen through the city of Knitra, overviewing Ouazzane and some Rifian villages. You’re going be in the blue city by late afternoon and the rest of the day is yours.
Day 3: Chefchaouen
Day 4: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes
When you take breakfast in your accommodation, our exciting journey will start towards Volubilis, crossing via Ouazzane and other Rif. In Volubilis as historical landscape, our team will visit the Roman ruins and let you explore the archeological site and its Moroccan history. After visiting the ruins, we will make our way to Meknes, a city with a 17th century heritage. Our staff will stop for you in this place for lunch and hang out at the historical huge walls of the medina, Bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit to Moulay Ismail’s shrine .
After Meknes sightseeing we will drive to Fes city, and overnight in one of it Riads.
Day 5: Fez Sightseeing
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the largest old city (Medina) in the world, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarters, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with a cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in Morocco and the World, the, the Attarine museum, Tanneries, and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After having lunch, our team and you will pay a visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole medina of Fes.
Day 6: Morning in Fez and afternoon direction to Midelt
You will leave Fes about 12:30 travelling towards Ifran, a beautiful mountain village, known as “the Switzerland of Morocco”, because of its landscapes, and then to Midelt city. In this journey you’ll enjoy glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Overlooking Azrou, where the biggest forest exists in Morocco – where you probably will see apes. After a break, within the forest, your travel keeps moving to Midelt and its great hills and the neighbouring mountains. In this city you will be accommodated in a cosy hotel or a Kasbah.
Day 7: From Midelt , Ziz Valley to Erfoud and Merzouga.
The day starts with breakfast in your accommodation; our team and you will direct to Merzouga through Errachidia. And you will go through the fascinating Tizi(pass) Ntalghamt and the Ziz Gorge, overviewing the High Atlas plateau. You’ll observe how the scenery changes to reveal beginnings of the desert as you come closer the city of Errachidia, where you will have lunch and see the Berber hospitality and generosity. After this, you will travel alongside the fantastic Ziz Valley, having a break for panoramic sightseeing along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Our team and You will arrive at Merzouga afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you start your camel ride to spend an overnight at the desert camp “Dihya Desert Camp or similar” with Berber music and sand boarding.
Day 8: Merzouga tour – Rissani Market – Erg Chebbi – Camel trek
After breakfast in the Camp you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people – originally slaves brought from Sudan -to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga (not available always as it can be dry if there is no rain for long time), with its bird populations. You may also visit the souk in Rissani (available in Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday), a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctu in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. Back to the village of Merzouga for some rest, in the afternoon you will mount your camel trek, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the sanddunes of Merzouga. Overnight will be at Dihya Desert Camp or similar, where you will have your dinner. For your convenience, the camp is well equipped.
Day 9 : Merzouga Desert - Toudra Gorge - Dades Valley
Day 10: Dades valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech
Day 11: Marrakech - Essaouira
when we leave Marrakech, we drive through lush valleys filled with orange groves, ancient olive trees and working farms on the drive to the coast. After a short while, we arrive in Chichaoua, where we can take a short break for a coffee or snack at Cafe Afoulki.
Once you have had the chance to refuel a bit, we will keep on moving, soon coming on our first signs of the Argan trees. These special trees are valued for their cosmetic and numerous medical purposes and reasons. The tree, a relic species from the Tertiary age, is extremely well adapted to drought and other difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco, and because they are now endangered, they are under the protection of UNESCO.
After all of your morning travels, you arrive in Essouira, where you have the chance to wander the ancient streets and can imagine what life existed here in the past. Here you can dine on fish straight out of the sea at any number of local restaurants, and can even have a camel ride on the beach, if you want!
Day 12: Essaouira - Marrakech
Day 13: Marrakech Sightseeing
Day 14: Free day in Marrakech
Today you will be on your own and if you would like to have a cooking class, food tour, day trip, air balloon or an activity. Desert Day Tours staff will help to arrange it for you.
* We’re flexible about changing itinerary depends on what you prefer more.
Day 15: Transfer to the airport
Today your tour with us ends. Our driver should be there ready for you. You are to be taken via a 30-minute drive to the Marrakech Menara airport or 3-hours drive to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport. We’re flexible and can make it to an airport in whole Morocco so be sure that you choose the best airline to you and the time you prefer. We’re available 24/24 to make your holiday in Morocco amazing.
Note: We can change the itinerary depends on your holiday, what you prefer. We’re here for you so be in touch and let make the dream come true.