Surrounded by coastline and crossed by various mountain ranges, Morocco is characterized by an incredible diversity of people and landscapes. Tucked caddy-cornered between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea in North Africa, Morocco is cut by the various fingers of the Atlas Mountains and lone range of Rif Mountains in the north. These characteristics give Morocco an aerial fingerprint unlike any other in Africa.
Morocco is quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations. From Casablanca through Rabat and to Tangier at the tip of the continent; from the infinite blue labyrinth streets of Chefchaouen, and down to Fez, and still further south to the ever-spreading dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert; over to Marrakesh, and the laid-back coastal town of Essaouira, Morocco has an abundance of important natural and historical assets, not to mention a rich and diverse cultural heritage.
- Travel with International Group
- Many departures available for any month
- Service of tour director and tour guide
- Share your room with another solo traveler
- Solo , couple and family anyone can join the tour
- All sightseeing , good 4 star hotels , transfers , meals as mentioned included
ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO. Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
CASABLANCA–RABAT–MEKNES–FEZ. A short ride along the coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. Sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. You’ll be reminded of the time when Morocco was the Roman province of Mauretania as you visit the fine ROMAN RELICS OF CHELLAH and its GARDENS. Continue to Meknes. During your guided tour, see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, and miles of protective walls. Visit its ROYAL STABLES, originally built to house 12,000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco’s most enchanting city.
Today’s Distance: 211 mi/ 340 km
FEZ. At leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina on the optional sightseeing tour, a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to colorful souks.
FEZ–IFRANE–ERFOUD. Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and windswept plains as you travel across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages and descend into the spectacular ZIZ GORGES. The landscape becomes progressively more arid and you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, encounter an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km
ERFOUD. The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to see the MAUSOLEUM OF MOULAY ALI SHARIF, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert.
ERFOUD–THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND KASBAHS–OUARZAZATE. Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra Gorge, then along the Dades Valley. Arrive in the film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit the KASBAH DE TAOURIRT, the intricate and fascinating residence of Pasha Thami el Glaoui.
OUARZAZATE–AÏT BENHADDOU–TIZI–N–TICHKA PASS–MARRAKESH. Travel to AÏT BENHADDOU, a kasbah famous as a film location for Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 7,414-foot-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Each new twist in the road leads to a different, more dramatic landscape. Leaving the pass behind, see the landscape gradually change to a tapestry of red ochre. Enter the gates of the red-colored imperial city of Marrakesh, justly considered the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities. An optional evening excursion is a fitting way to end the day.
MARRAKESH. The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating JEMAA-EL-FNA SQUARE and its exotic bazaar, BAHIA PALACE, and MAJORELLE GARDENS. You’ll feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time.
MARRAKESH–CASABLANCA. Leave Morocco’s magical city of Marrakesh for the journey back to Casablanca. On arrival, see the main sights in the company of a Local Guide.
CASABLANCA. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. You can transfer to airport by cab on your own.
Happy Mee time to you!
What is included in the trip
- 2 N -Novotel Casablanca City Center or similar
- 2 N - Fez Menzeh or similar hotel
- 2 N - Erfoud Kasbah Tizimi or similar hotel
- 1 N - Ouarzazate Ibis Moussafir or similar hotel
- 2 N - Marrakech Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & Spa or similar hotel
- 5 Dinners and daily breakfast
- Transportation by minibus or mini coach basis
- Guide service as mentioned in itinerary
- Entrance Fees to the mentioned sites in the itinerary
- All tours and Transfers as mentioned in itinerary only
What is NOT included in the trip
- Airfare (We can book these at additional cost)
- VISA fees
- Airport transfers are not included ( you can travel by taxi)
- Optional tours if any
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Transport on free time
- Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
- Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, water, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- G.S.T. of 5% applicable extra