Trip Details

Exotic Morocco (Private Guided tour/ 4 Star Hotels)

8 Days

Trip Info

  • English, Spanish and French
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Casablanca Airport - Hotel In Casablanca
  • Breakfasts
  • English/French/Spanish and German speaking local guides in Fes and Marrakech
  • 2
  • 7

Overview

Start and end your adventure in Casablanca! The 9-Day Morocco Tours from Casablanca provides an immersive and active exploration of Morocco, beginning in the vibrant city of Casablanca and taking you through nine other fascinating destinations. This comprehensive package ensures a memorable experience with nine nights of comfortable hotel accommodation, guided by an expert who will share their in-depth knowledge of the region. Enjoy delicious meals and convenient transportation throughout the tour, along with additional services that enhance your journey. Whether you’re discovering the historical sites, exploring bustling markets, or marveling at stunning landscapes, this tour offers a rich and diverse taste of Morocco

Highlights

  • Marrakesh: Explore the vibrant souks, historical sites like Bahia Palace, and the bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square.
  • Fes: Wander through the ancient medina, visit the famous tanneries, and discover the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Sahara Desert: Experience the magic of the desert with a camel ride over the dunes, a breathtaking sunset, and an overnight stay in a traditional desert camp.
  • Ouarzazate: Visit the picturesque Kasbahs and the famous Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular filming location.
  • Essaouira: Relax in this charming coastal town known for its beautiful beaches, historic medina, and vibrant arts scene.
  • Atlas Mountains: Journey through the stunning landscapes of the Atlas Mountains, with opportunities to visit local villages and learn about Berber culture.
  • Casablanca: Explore Morocco's cosmopolitan city, visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque, and discover the city's modern architecture and lively atmosphere.

Itinerary

Your driver will meet you at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca and take you to your hotel in the city, where you will spend the night. If you have already arrived in Casablanca a few days earlier, we will pick you up from your hotel to start the tour.

In the morning, you will begin your journey with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Casablanca. Afterwards you will head to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where you will visit Bab Chellah, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the main gates of the royal palace, and the Oudaya Kasbah. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. Then, we will drive directly to the blue city of Chefchaouen, passing through several small towns and taking breaks along the way. We will arrive in Chefchaouen early enough for you to explore the blue alleys of the medina, take pictures, and enjoy the local cuisine. You will spend the night at a hotel.

After breakfast, take some time to explore the charming alleyways of the blue city, Chefchaouen. Then, we will drive to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved mosaics, ancient pillars, and archways. After exploring the ruins, we will drive 30 km to Meknes, considered the Ismaili capital and one of Morocco's imperial cities. In Meknes, we will visit Bab Al-Mansour, the Sahrij Souani basin, the Royal Stables, the granary, and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. Finally, we will continue our journey to Fes.

Today, we embark on a guided tour of Fes, which is recognized as the oldest and largest medieval city globally. Its bustling medina, inhabited by 400,000 residents and accessible only by foot, donkeys and bikes, offers a captivating blend of scents, sights, and sounds. There are numerous mosques, and palaces to explore. After immersing ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the dye-pits, leather working area, pottery shops, and local eateries we will return to our hotel to freshen up for the evening. Tonight, you have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional meal and entertainment in the city, featuring live Moroccan performances such as traditional dancing, belly dancing, and magic shows. We will spend the night at a hotel.

After breakfast, we will leave Fes travelling towards Merzouga via Midelt and the Ziz valley. Today we will travel via Ifrane, a beautiful mountain village, named the Switzerland of Morocco. Here we will also stop at the cedar forest on the middle Atlas Mountains. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains and stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest one in Morocco – where you should have the opportunity to see the Barbary apes. After that, your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas. After lunch in Midelt, you’ll be travelling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the spectacular Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, seeing how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the province of the south-eastern city of Errachidia. Afterwards, we travel along the fantastic Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Arriving in Merzouga in the afternoon you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea then take a camel ride in the dunes of Sahara Desert of Merzouga to reach the camp where you will have the night. Your luggage will be transported by car to the camp. You also have the option of going to the camp by car instead of riding a camel, if you prefer.

You can wake up before dawn (if you wish) to watch what will may be the best sunrise of your life over sand dunes of Sahara Erg Chebbi dunes. After wonderful sunrise over the sand dunes you will be offered a Berber Breakfast in the camp, Then you’ll go peacefully back to the village of Merzouga with your driver. En-route you can’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. Then we’ll leave for the Rissani, Tinghir, and Todgha gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as 'monkey toes'. Overnight accommodation will be in an excellent guest house overlooking the Dades Valley with diner and breakfast included.

After breakfast in your accommodation, you will start travelling through the Dades Valley towards Ouarzazate and then to Marrakech. The road through Dades Valley is called the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We will stop at Kalaat M'Gouna - the centre of the Rose Valley - where you will have the option to visit the women's co-operatives and an opportunity to support them by purchasing some gorgeous rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Marrakech via the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 19th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains, where you will have the opportunity to explore the process of producing the Argan oil- existing only in Morocco – by Berber women in their cooperative, before arriving at your overnight accommodation in Marrakech.

After a hearty breakfast in the Riad, you can start exploring Marrakech; 'the red city of Morocco'. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs and the Bahia Palace. After Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you can walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. During the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander by yourself to the other parts of the city.

After breakfast in the Riad, Transfer to the Airport if you have the flight that day, or drop off you in your Hotel in Casablanca.

Includes/Excludes

Cost includes:

  • Accommodation: Carefully selected hotels, Kasbahs and Riads. Includes one night in a traditional Berber desert camp.
  • Transport: Private air conditioned vehicle with a professional English speaking driver.
  • Fully Guided: English/French/Spanish and German speaking local guides in Fes and Marrakech.
  • Meals: All breakfast plus two dinners in The Sahara Camp and Dades.

What's Not Included

  • International Travel: Flight tickets from and to your home land
  • Insurance: Travel insurance
  • Meals: Lunches, most dinners and beverages.
  • Historical Landmarks fees (Approximately 90 USD per person if you choose all)

FAQ

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes, we can assist with arranging pre or post tour accommodation. Whether you’d like to extend your stay in Morocco before or after your tour, we can help you find suitable accommodations that fit your preferences and budget. Please let us know your travel dates and any specific requirements you have, and we’ll be happy to make arrangements for you.

What is the currency in Morocco?

he currency in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). It’s advisable to exchange some currency upon arrival, as not all places accept credit cards.

Do I need a visa to visit Morocco?

Citizens of many countries, including the USA, Canada, the UK, and the EU, do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Check with the Moroccan embassy or consulate in your country for the most up-to-date information.

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.

Is Morocco safe for tourists?

Morocco is generally safe for tourists. However, it’s advisable to take normal precautions, such as avoiding isolated areas at night and keeping an eye on your belongings in crowded places.

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

Yes, all the details concerning this tour will be provided in advance.

What language is spoken in Morocco?

The official languages of Morocco are Arabic and Berber. French is also widely spoken, especially in cities and tourist areas. English is spoken to some extent in tourist areas, but less so in rural areas.

What documents will I receive before I travel?

Before you travel with Best Tours Morocco, you will receive a detailed itinerary outlining your journey, including all accommodations, activities, and transportation arrangements. You will also receive contact information for your tour guides and local representatives. Additionally, you may receive information about the destinations you will be visiting, including cultural insights, packing tips, and other helpful information to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

The dates can be change 10 times if needed 40 days before the depature date.

Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

Yes, by booking a tour with us, you are contributing to a local charity. Five percent of every booked tour goes to a local women’s cooperative named Yuger, located in the Atlas Mountains. This cooperative helps young girls who have dropped out of school by teaching them how to make carpets and sell them to earn money. Your contribution helps support these girls in their education and economic empowerment. If possible, our guests can have a visit to this cooperative to see with their own eyes the impact of their contribution. Thank you for choosing to travel with us and making a positive impact in the community.

How long has the tour company been trading?

Best Tours Morocco, has been trading for over 12 years, providing exceptional experiences for travelers exploring Morocco.

Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

all our tours at Best Tours Morocco are private, ensuring that you and your group have the exclusive attention of our guides and can enjoy a more personalized experience. Our tours can also be tailored and customized to meet your specific travel plans and preferences, ensuring that your journey with us is truly unique and unforgettable.

From €1750
/ Person

Trip Info

  • English, Spanish and French
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Casablanca Airport - Hotel In Casablanca
  • Breakfasts
  • English/French/Spanish and German speaking local guides in Fes and Marrakech
  • 2
  • 7