10 day Morocco Grand Tour from Casablanca / Marrakech
Day 1 : Casablanca (or Marrakech if you prefer)
Day 2 : Casablanca - Meknes
Day 3 : Meknes - Volubilis / Fes
Day 4 : Fes - Midlet
Day 5-6 : Midelt - Merzouga
Day 7 : Merzouga - Todra Gorge
Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be picked up from the airport and brought to your hotel Casablanca, where you check-in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on the weather, you can choose to have an optional tour of the Hassan II mosque, said to be one of the largest mosques in the world.
After breakfast, we drive to Fes. On the way, stop in Rabat, the capital and residence of the king. Lunch there and time to enjoy the beautiful coastal town. After lunch we continue to Meknes where we stay overnight.
After an early breakfast, which is in the morning to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000 years old ruins and get a picture of life during the Roman Empire.
Lunch can be taken in Moulay Idris, one of the holiest cities in Morocco. After lunch, your driver will take you on a drive to Fes in the evening where we will stay in hotel.
After breakfast you will start your tour to the medina of Fes, which has one of the largest walls in the world in cities. You can explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, woven Berber carpets and many art objects of Morocco.
A visit to the Palazzo Re, tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will explore. For lunch you can eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. Then we will travel towards Ifrane, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco. We stop in Midelt where we spend this night.
In the morning we continuae to Erfoud along the Ziz valley by a successive series of fortified villages whose architecture announced that pre-Saharan oases. Arriving at the dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi), accommodation at the Kasbah. stopping for panoramic views along the way. Arriving in Merzouga in the late afternoon, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before checking in to your accommodation.
Overnight in Hotel or desert camp (which you prefer).
After breakfast in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. We stay here in local riad.
Day 8 : Todra Gorge - Ouarzazatte
After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll set off through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Today you will have the opportunity to meet Berber Nomads in their caves enjoying the fertile Rose valley and the rock formations along the way. We’ll stop at Kalaat M’gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continuing on to Skoura and the birds valley; visiting the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After some hiking in the valley, we’ll stop for lunch in a restaurant, overlooking the gorge. Then it’s on to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, you may have already seen; such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ.
Day 9 : Marrakech
Today we will have private guided tour of Marrakech Medina with an official guide. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutubia, the Medina and its souks, and we explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets - Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens. We spend also this night in local riad in the Medina.