15 Days 14 Nights Morocco Grand Tour

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    • 15 Days 14 Nights
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    Itinerary

    Day 1Casablanca - Rabat

    we will meet in Casablanca, andthen to Rabat. In Casablanca, you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosqueoutside Mecca. Continuing to Rabat – the capital of Morocco – you will see the HassanTower and walk the OudayaKasbahbefore you check in to your overnightaccommodation in a riad at the heart of the Medina. This will be Riad

    Day 2Rabat - Assilah - Chefchaouen

    After breakfast in your riad, we will drive to Chefchaouen via the city of Asilah. Most ofthe drive will be by the coast. Our first stop will be in Asilah, where you will have theopportunity to explore the city. Asilah is known for it annual festival for the art – most ofthe walls of the Medina are painted by various famous artists from all over the world.Your visit includes the Skalla fortress, where you will experience a wonderful view of theMedina and the ocean. If time permits, you will have a drive through Tanger to get a feelof the city. Afterwards you will continue over the foothills of the Rif Mountains toChefchaouen.  “The blue city ofMorocco”.   Overnight in Riad

    Day 3Exploring Chefchaouen

    After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the Chefchaouen “The blue city ofMorocco”. Situated at the footstep of 2 higher mountains, Chefchaouen is a beautifulunique city, with its white washed walls and blue doors and windows. Unlike many partsof Morocco, Chefchaouen was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influencefrom the Spanish civilisation and Moorish architecture. In the afternoon you will have

    your own time. This provides the opportunity to wander around unguided or just enjoy some time to yourselves. Overnight in Overnight in Riad 

    Day 4Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes - Fes

    After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Fes via Ouazzan and the Romansite of Volubilis. After a couple of hours drive, you will get to Volubilis, the wellpreserved Roman empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most beautifulMosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC. Here you will have a guided tour ofthe site and learn a lot about the Roman Empire.After that we travel to Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes we see thefascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail; the granary and the SahrijSouani, used for irrigation and plantation. Your visit includes also the Mulay IsmailMausoleum. We then continue via the highway to Fes. Overnight accommodation at riad 

    Day 5Exploring Fes

    After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring Fes the “the Sprititual City ofMorocco”. You will spend the whole morning exploring the Medina and its alleys; visitingmost of the sites with cultural and historical interest – including the famous Al KaraouineMosque and University (the oldest in the world), the Medrasa Bouanania, the Tanneriesand the Najjarine fountain.After lunch, we will drive you outside the Median to see the Royal Palace gate, walkthrough the Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, and then visit the pottery cooperative. In theafternoon, we will drive you to one of the fortresses to experience an amazingpanoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes.Overnight accommodation at riad

    Day 6Fes – Azrou- Midlet - Ziz Valley - Merzouga

    After breakfast in your riad, you’ll start travelling southeast to Merzouga via Midelt andErrachidia. Your first stop will be at Ifran, referred to as “the Switzerland ofMorocco”,and then to Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz Valley. During this journey you’ll experienceglimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the famous cedarforest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbarian apes. You’ll noticehow the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city ErRachidia.After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping forpanoramic views along the way. We will drive through welcoming Berber villages toErfoud, and then Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current rulingroyal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomedwith a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad. dune

    Day 7Merzouga area and the Camel trek

    After breakfast in the riad you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit theGnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music andlifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You mayalso visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling familyin Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali.Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. In the afternoon you will startyour guided camel ride, led by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand seaof Merzouga. Overnight at our desert camp where you will have your dinner. For yourconvenience, the camp is equipped with flush toilets. 

    Day 8Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

    Early in the morning your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be thebest sunrise of your life. Afterwards you will trek back to the village of Merzouga,enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbisand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in your riad,you’ll leave for the Dades Valley, visiting Todra Gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges inMorocco.

    After lunch within the valley, you will have an optional hour’s hike through the fieldswhere you will enjoy visiting an old mud village, meet locals and learn about the culture.On through Dades Valley, where you will have the opportunity to see majestic sandcastles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnightaccommodation will be in your hotel overlooking the Dades valley. 

    Day 9Dades Gorge – Rose Valley - Ouarzazate

    After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gounaand Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs –providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of thetrip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which willmake your linen smell goodalong time after your trip is over. Continue to Skoura andthe dirds valley; visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area.After lunch, you will have some time for hiking within the valley and thencontinue toOuarzazate – “the Hollywood of Africa”-whose geography and beautiful landscapes hasattracted many world class movie producers. Overnight accommodation will be in riad 

    Day 10Ouarzazat - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Taroudant

    After breakfast in your riad, we’ll head to Taroudant via Taznakht, visiting Ait BenHaddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built during the beginning of the XXthCentury by T-hami El Glaoui -one of the last Berber chieftains -Ben Haddou Kasbah usedto be one of his stops during his long travel from the sub-Saharan countries toMarrakech, and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. On to Taliouine, the capital ofsaffron in Morocco, you have the option to visit the Safran co-operative.If your visit coincides with the saffron harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet theBerber people with their families harvesting the saffron in their fields. We should arriveat Taroudant in the afternoon, here you will see the ramparts and walk within the smallalleys in the Medina. Taroudant is always referred to as “The little Marrakech” because itwas the built by the Saadian dynasty who used it as their capital before they moved toMarrakech in the 16th century . Overnight at Riad

    Day 11Taroudant- Agadir -Essaouira

    Breakfast in the riad, and then head for Essaouira, travelling via Agadir. Our first stop willbe at Agadir, a resort city which was a very big tourist destination for many years. Afterlunch and a small walk along the Promenade, you will continue to Essaouira. The coastalroad offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan trees.Here you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food thanthey can find on the ground. After several stops along the coast we get to Essaouira inthe afternoon. Overnight accommodation at a riad in the Medina. Overnight in riad 

    Day 12Free & relaxing Day in Essaouira

    Day 13Essaouira - Marrakech

    Breakfast in the riad, then we drive to Marrakech where you will meet your local guide to start sightseeing in Marrakech with Inglese speaking guide, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the Majorelle Garden; a botanical garden with its varied plants, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colourful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks( local markets ) and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another Overnight in riad

    Day 14Free Day & Cooking Class Corss in Marrakech

    Overnight in riad 

    Day 15Marrakech - Casablanca Airport

    After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to Casablanca