Upon your arrival to Marrakech Airport, you will meet our driver holding a sign with your name and drive you to your Riad or Hotel, after your check-in at your accommodation you can have a walk through the old city of Marrakech (the Medina) depending on your arrival time.
Today you will meet your local guide at your accommodation and walk to discover beautiful Medina of Marrakech. Your guide will be with you for a half-day tour to explore the colourful souks and visit the historical monuments like the Ben Youssef Madrassa, the world-famous Jemaa El Fna square, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia and Badii Palaces.
After lunch you driver will pick you from the old city; to visit the Majorelle garden of Yes Saint-Laurent which is located in the new city of Marrakech.
Begin with 8 am pick up at your accommodations in Marrakech and then start the trip to Essaouira in a private vehicle with a personal driver. Enjoy views of tiny, roadside villages, olive groves, and goats on the argan trees, stop along the way to visit a women’s argan oil cooperative and see how argan kernels are processed into cooking oil and cosmetics. Upon arrival to Essaouira, you will walk on your own through the cobblestone streets of the Portuguese medina, an onetime international seaport that linked Morocco with world-wide trading networks. Browsing the tiny shops and markets of the medina is the perfect way to find unique souvenirs and artwork made by locals as you hear bluesy Gnawa music or reggae playing from every doorway. Lunch will be in a restaurant to try fresh fish and seafood straight from the ocean. After lunch drives back to Marrakech. Please note that there is no local city guide for Essaouira, You’ll explore Essaouira on your own.
You will be picked up by your English speaking driver from your accommodation in Marrakech and drive you crossing the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi n’Tichka pass 2260m, one of the most beautiful roads of Morocco. There will be some stops for nice panoramic pictures along the way and continue forwards the fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the birthplace of numerous films, including The Mummy, Gladiator, 7 Days in Tibet, Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander the Great, and Babel. After the visit of the Kasbah, we continue our way to Ouarzazate The gateway to the desert, visiting the Kasbah of Taourirt and the film studios. After then we take The Road of thousand Kasbahs passing by skoura, the small oasis of palm groves and olives. Not too far from here lies the Kalaat of M’Gouna (Rose valley), which is known for its roses that get blooming from April to May.you drive eastward of the valley to reach Dades gorges to overnight.
Overnight at a nice hotel on half board
This morning after breakfast you will drive to the Toudra gorges; here you will face one of the most impressive oases in the country, and sense a beautiful contrast of the landscapes. you are going to walk through the spectacular gorge where rocks towelling above 300m, while the passage is only 30m wide; famous for rock climbing. After the walk, you drive to the Merzouga which boasts the most beautiful and fabulous sand dunes (Erg Chebbi), 150 meters high. Upon arrival to the hotel, you pack a small bag for the night in the camp, your luggage stays at the hotel and starts your camel ride to capture magical sunset in the middle of the dunes and spend the night at camp with tents.
You will wake up early this morning for the sun rise and ride the camels back to the hotel, where breakfast and a deserved nice hot shower await. Depart towards the beautiful Ziz oasis and cross the most mysterious mountains and landscapes. You will have lunch in Midelt town, which links the High Atlas Mountains and the Middle Atlas range. You will also cross the biggest green cedar forest in Morocco; here you will have a picture stop for Barbary apes; before you continue on the way to Fes and Moroccan little Switzerland which is known for the lion sculpture and its European architecture style.
Guided tour of the medina in Fez is a great way to get an inner look into the culture and history of the city. Your guide will take you through the medina of Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities.
You will meet your guide at your accommodation to explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and much other classic art and souvenirs of Morocco. You will visit the Quaraouiyine Mosque, founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri, and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860. Entry is not permitted to non-Muslims. See the fountains including the Nejjarine Fountain, the Medersa (Koranic schools) founded as early as the 13th century. The Batha Palace which is now a museum of arts and Moroccan traditions and the Chouwara tanneries, the Souks including Souk Attarine, one of the liveliest in the city and Bab Boujloud with its green and blue ceramics. After the tour, you will walk back to your accommodation with your guide.
Fes to Chefchaouen tour, Begin at (8.30 am) pick up from the hotel. First, you will Drive to discover the holiest Islamic town Moulay- Idriss built by Moulay-Idriss- I in 788, open just for Muslims, but it gives to visitors an excellent impression just by taking a look at the hallway of the town and its panoramic view. We continue to visit the Volubilis attractive preserved Roman ruins in North Africa to learn more about the historical and the Romans culture with a local guide before you take the road crossing the Rif Mountains towards Chefchaouen.
This morning free time to explore the blue town by visiting the heart of the city Uta el-Hammam square, the Great Mosque (with a curious octagonal tower) and the Kasbah (containing a garden, a museum and an art Gallery).
Leaving the medina, the most famous point is the Ras El-Maa waterfall, where the sound of the water and the green hills provide a great dose of fresh air.
After lunch, we will drive Casablanca and visit of the big Hassan the second Mosque, the second largest Mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. It is minaret is the world’s second tallest minaret at 210 meters (689 ft).
Today you are at leisure and transfer to the airport depending on your flight time.
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