Trip Details

Morocco Wonders

9 Days

Trip Facts

  • Private air conditioned clean rooms
  • Private Vehicle
  • Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
  • Marrakech airport/accommodation
  • Marrakech airport/accommodation

Overview

Perfect tour led by an expert local guide, excellent way to see the country through the eyes of someone who calls it home. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.

Highlights

  • Explore Casablanca.
  • Visit the medieval city of Fes.
  • Take a camel ride.
  • Discover the Sahara Desert.

Itinerary

Arrive at Marrakech airport. Transfer to your hotel where you will receive a warm welcome with mint tea and an explanation of the tour itinerary and city map. Depending on your arrival time, you have the afternoon free for a self-guided walk around the city to explore the myriad of winding streets and their magnificent souks. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Our day tour starts from your hotel at 9 a.m. the tou starts at Badii Palace and Bahia Palace with a stop en route to explore the spice souks in Mellah. From there we head to Marrakech Museum and Madrasa Ben Youssef – an impressive building displaying fine decorative detail, characteristic of Moroccan architecture. After lunch we cross the souks, walking to Djemaa El Fna, the heart of Marrakech, where you can have lunch overlooking the main square and soaking up the atmosphere of this vibrant city. After lunch we will walk around the local area by the Koutoubia Mosque, one of the city’s oldest buildings dating back to the 12 th century. We then drive to Majorelle Gardens which were created by French painter Jacques Majorelle in 1924 and later rescued from ruin by famous French fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent. This botanical sanctuary is renowned for its striking cobalt blue which is widely used in the garden. Afterwards we visit Menara Gardens – one of the best places to watch the sunset in Marrakech. We return to the hotel at about 5 p.m. Free evening. Overnight stay at your hotel. Breakfast included.

After breakfast we depart from Marrakech at 8 a.m, driving 200 km through the High Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate, making a short stops for enjoy the beautiful landscapes and taking photos along the way. Our first main stop is to visit Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah – a 16th century fortress classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987; many big movies have been filmed there including ‘Gladiator’, ‘Laurence of Arabia’ and ‘Kingdom of Heaven.’ We have lunch at Aït Benhaddou Kasbah or in Ouarzazate – the capital city of cinema in Africa. After lunch we drive a further 160 km through the Rose Valley and the Road of the Kasbahs, arriving in Dades Gorges at around 5 p.m. Overnight stay at your hotel in Dades Gorges. Breakfast included.

After breakfast we drive towards Todra Valley to visit the spectacular Todra Gorges – a series of limestone canyons with rock faces towering over 500 feet. Then we drive to the charming oasis town of Erfoud, where you can have lunch. After lunch we drive to Merzouga, known as the gateway to Morocco’s Sahara Desert. We make a short stop in a hotel by the dunes for refreshment, in two hour bfore sunset we go for camel trek into the dunes, observing mesmerizing desert landscapes before arriving at our camp at around 6 p.m. We drink traditional mint tea with the nomads then travel over the rippling sands to watch the amazing sun-set. Back at the camp we have dinner, after which the nomads play music around the fire until we retire for the night in tents underneath the stars. Overnight camping in Merzouga. Breakfast and dinner included

We awake early to watch the wonderful sunrise and have breakfast and shower at the camp before we ride camels back to the hotel in Merzouga where you meet our driver to travel to Fes through the Middle Atlas region, a journey that takes us through many beautiful landscapes. We make a brief stop in the region of Er Rachidia to take in the incredible views of the lush palmeraie of the Ziz Valley, followed by lunch in Midelt. Later we make a short stop in Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture, where you may catch a glimpse of the curious monkeys who live within the beautiful cedar forests. We arrive in Fes at around 6 p.m. Overnight stay at your hotel in Fes. Breakfast included.

After breakfast in the hotel you will have a guided tour of Fes, visiting the Royal Palace Gate, the Jewish Quarter and the old medina. In the afternoon we travel to Chefchaouen, stopping en route for lunch. One of the prettiest towns in Morocco, Chefchaouen is known as ‘the blue city’ – an arty, blue-washed mountain village. The old medina is a delightful mix of Moroccan and Andalusian influences with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes. Overnight stay at your hotel in Chefchaouen. Breakfast included.

fter breakfast in the hotel we travel to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes. First we stop to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, where we will spend some time exploring the 2000 year old ruins and getting an idea of life during the Roman Empire. We then continue to Moulay Idriss, known as the holy city of Morocco, which holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people; followed by Meknes, where we will have a magnificent view of the medina. In the heart of the medina is Place El Hedim, the large square facing the huge gate of Bab El Mansour – the grandest of all imperial Moroccan gateways. We also visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the final resting place of one of Morocco’s greatest rulers. Overnight stay at your hotel in Meknes. Breakfast included.

After breakfast in the hotel in Meknes we travel to Rabat the capital of Morocco then to the coastal city of Casablanca to visit the Hassan II Mosque and some of the city’s other attractions including the old medina and the Corniche of Ain el Diab. We then travel back to Marrakech, arriving in the evening. Overnight stay at your hotel in Marrakech. Breakfast included.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Take the memories of your adventures with you on your flight home. Breakfast included.

Cost

The trip cost include

  • Accommodation
  • Guide English speaking driver
  • Private Vehicle
  • Camel ride

The trip cost exclude

  • Lunches
  • Dinners in Marrakech, Fes, Chefchaoune and Meknes
  • Drinks
  • Historical landmarks entrance fees
  • Tips

FAQs

Is Morocco a Safe Destination?

Morocco has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and, compared to the US and Europe, is considered a very safe destination. Moroccan people are known for their hospitality and they will make you feel very welcomed, for more information on the topic contact us and we’ll provide you with some personal single-traveller experiences.

Is There any Dress Code for Women Visiting Morocco?

No. You may wear whatever you feel comfortable in, we only have one exception on tours of the Mosque like Hassan II. To enter you would need to dress conservatively as you would in a church (no shorts, tanks tops, etc.).

As in any country you should use direction with your attire if you want to avoid unwanted attention.

What currencies can I exchange in Morocco?

US Dollars, Sterling and Euros are readily exchangeable. We recommend you take a mixture of cash and credit cards. Scottish bank notes and Australian dollar travellers cheques and cash are NOT normally accepted in Morocco.

The form of the meeting at the airport, where?

With accurate information on the schedule of your arrival, our guide and our driver await you at the customs exit at the airport, with a sign with your name and first name. It’s always easy, this appointment. In case of concern, you can contact us by phone with our contact information noted in our emails. We are always at your disposal 24 hours a day

Can we pay the balance by check?

14% Off
From €1540 €1320
/ Person

Trip Facts

  • Private air conditioned clean rooms
  • Private Vehicle
  • Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
  • Marrakech airport/accommodation
  • Marrakech airport/accommodation