15-day All Morocco Tour: Camel Trek and Imperial Cities

Day 1 : Casablanca

After arrival we will pick up you and we transfer you to your hotel. Today you will visit the city, including the Hassan II, one of the world’s biggest mosques and we stay here in local hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Casablanca / Rabat / Chefchaouen.

After breakfast we start our journey  towards Rabat (the capital of Morocco) and the residence of the King then we will visit the Kasbah of the Udayas, Hassan 2 tower ,where 4 facades are decorated different from each other,then Mohamed 5 mausoleum next to the tower, after that we will drive to Chefchaouen in the north of Morocco '' the blue city '' where we will be in local Hotel or Riad.

Day 3 : Fee day to Explore Chefchaouen.

Today you will explore the beautiful city  of  Chefchaouen which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and welcoming town nestled in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. Chefchaouen, is the famous blue city of Morocco in the Rif Mountains.

Day 4: Chefchaouen /  Volubilis / Meknes / Fes.

After breakfast in the Riad our journey  start towards Volubilis crossing  Wazan and other Riff villages, in Volubilis The World heritage site we will discover the roman ruins and learn about the archaeological site of Moroccan history ,after the visit of the ruins we will drive to Meknes city where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the Medina , Bab Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay ismail s shrine .After the visit of Meknes we will drive to Fes city where you will spend the Night.

Day 5: Guided Tour of Fes.

Today we will begin your guided tour of the medina with a local guide. It is one of the world’s largest walled medina. We will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, spices, Berber carpets and many other arts. We will visit Mosques including the Quaraouiyine Mosque (founded in 859 by Fatima al Fihri) and the Andalusian Mosque. Then we visit fountains including the Nejjarine fountain,Medersas (Koranic schools) ,Batha Palace (museum of arts) and also Tanneries ,souks including souk - Attarine ,Bab Boujloud with its green and blue ceramics. We also visit the Kings Palace .We stay in Fes in local riad in medina this night.

Day 6 : Fes  / Ifrane / Midelt / Merzouga

Today we pass through Ifrane (winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village),then we drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and most of the morning we will be spent enjoying the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages we cross  the Atlas Mountains. Then we stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and apples then  we continue to Merzouga  via Ziz Valley and Erfoud , the capital of the dates and we will be in Merzouga afternoon where we stay in local hotel near the dunes.

Day 7: Merzouga area / Camel trekking.

After a luxurious breakfast  you’ll start exploring the area. You’ll be visiting the Gnawa people in their village Khamlia, where you will learn about the Gnawa music and their lifestyle. . Afterwards, we’ll drive in Sahara desert area where we can meet nomad families still living under Berber tents which are made from wool of their animals. Today our lunch will be a local meal (Berber pizza) after that we will drive back to our Hotel where your camel will be waiting for you ,Guided by an experienced camel man . the camel ride takes about 1 hour and 30 mn to arrive to the camp-where you will spend the night- in the middle of the highest sand dunes to enjoy the sunset and watch stars . the dinner will be served at the camp.

Day 8: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades valley:

Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life, then you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village .  En-route you won’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and shower in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra 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 in our traditional guest house with dinner and breakfast.

Day 9: Dades Valley / Nomad Caves / Ouarzazate.

After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbah 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 and then you will enjoy 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, you’ll visit the Kasbah Amridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area after , we will be  Afternoon  in  to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa".over night will be in a Local Hotel or Riad.

Day 10: Ouarzazate / Ait Benhaddou Kasbah / Marrakech.

Today we'll continue our journey to Marrakech, one of the four imperial cities in Morocco.We will have a small stop to visit or to make a pictures of the movie studios of Ouarzazate .On our  way to Marrakech we will visit  Aït Ben Haddou old Kasbah (UNESCO as world heritage). Then we'll continue towards Marrakech. On our way we will pass the highest road pass in North Africa. We will be in Marrakech afternoon.

Day 11: Guided Tour of Marrakech.

Today  your Local guide will come to your Hotel or Riad around  09am to start exploring  the highlights of Marrakech - Koutoubia mosque , Saadian tombs , El Bahia Palace ,Djemaa el Fna square and its souk … after lunch we will take you by car to visit Majorelle Garden after that we take you back to your Hotel .

Day 12: Marrakech / Essaouira.

After breakfast in your riad or Hotel we will drive to Essaouira that Formerly known by the name of Mogador, in Essaouira there lived many people from the Romans to the Portuguese, not to mention Arabs and Berbers. Because of this story, saved countless vestiges of these people, whether in the form of monuments or customs of the people. Medina and admire its Portuguese fortifications of the eighteenth century. Continue to a forest of argan tree that exists only in this land and you will the opportunity to see goats climbing argan trees  and also you can try to eat sea food.

Day 13: Essaouira / Marrakech

Today you have a free morning to discover this beautiful and small city and after lunch we will go back to Marrakech.

Day 14: Marrakech

Free day in Marrakech to relax or if you want to do shopping or massage..

Day 15: Airport transfer

Transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca airport and end of our services.

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Desert Trips Morocco

On our recent honeymoon, my wife and I had the good fortune to tour Morocco with Mbarek as our guide. His excellent sense of humor and willingness to answer all our questions made the trip an absolute blast! Whether winding through the hairpin turns of the Atlas or rolling along the dunes, his kindness made the trip one we'll never forget!

John, Washington DC, USA.
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We went to morocco to visit and this trip was wonderful because Mbarak took care of us along the trip . He showed us a beautiful places that we weren't aware off. He was patient with us and he is a good driver too and he is always smiling and happy that made us felt like we are in our home . We appreciate what he did for us and we recommend him to anyone whom is going to visit morocco to contact this gentleman and ask him to be your driver and guider because he knows how to take care of his customers and you won't be disappointed. He uses his knowledge to navigate the mountains to desert he knows what he is doing and where he goes . we just want to say one more think thank you for your hospitality and your friendship you have been a good help and we will see you again next year thanks again.

Joseph, SanFrancesco, USA.
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Overall an excellent experience, lovely friendly guides that take the time to give you the best of what they have from hospitality to live Berber music for your entertainment. After having an exquisite meal an drinking hot mint tea while watching the sun go down, you couldn’t ask for a better way to end the day of exploring the wonders of morocco. For an adventurous and relaxing vacation you cant go wrong with Marrakesh safari, to make your trip to Morocco that little bit more 

Dominique, London, United Kingdom
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Our guide showed me and the group the most amazing sites in Morocco! The amazing desert, a beautiful gorge, old cities and so much more!! I had the most remarkable time and the guide was so good to and with us. I don't think I would have seen the sites I did and went on a caravan if I hadn't called for a tour guide. I definately chose the right one and when I'm back, I will definately use them again. This time with a bunch of friends! This company is a must call if you want to see Morocco like only they can show you. Happy Trails!!

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