Depart Casablanca to Meknes where you will explore the Medina of Meknes with its beautiful Tomb of Moulay Ismail, The Granary, The Square of Lehdim, and the Gate of Bab al Mansour. You will have the opportunity to explore the souks and relax in one of the Square café’s. Spend the night in a Riad.
After breakfast you will depart to Volubilis and explore the ruins of this Roman city. You will visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss, a place of pilgrimage of all Moroccans. Your journey will take you to the wonderful city of Chefchaouen via the Rif Mountains where you will stay the evening.
This day will be dedicated to exploring the simply beautiful city of Chefchaouen where everything is set dramatically climbing up the mountains. Load up your cameras! Its blue-washed houses, narrow cobbled streets, and mountainous backdrop create a tranquil and photographic setting. Spend the night in Chefchaouen.
After breakfast then you will head to the city of Fes where you will discover one of most important royal cities of Morocco and stay the evening.
Today, you will spend the morning exploring the ramparts of Fes, seeing the Tomb of the Merinids, visiting the 14th-century Bou Inania Medersa and the excellent museum with its collection of illuminated manuscripts and ceramics. You will have lunch in the Medina then explore the fascinating cobbled lanes of the Medina, and richly decorated Attarin Medersa, and the Neijarin Fountain. View the medieval tannery, the mosques, the Fondouks where the donkeys and their owners gather, and the infinite variety of merchandise of handcraft’s and edible goods to copperware and pottery. Spend the night in Fes.
After breakfast you will travel to Ifrane, the Swiss mountain village, and the cedar forests of Azrou where you will have the opportunity to wander amongst the famous Moroccan monkeys in their natural environment. You then pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the only tunnel in Morocco, and through the Valley of Ziz with miles of palm trees and high cliffs. Your excursion will take you deeper south to the Sahara Desert where you will stay the evening at a Kasbah alongside the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Here in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the largest in Morocco, enjoy the panoramic scene of black volcanic rock on the plains, the bright blue sky, the green palm trees, white salt beds, mirages of water, and golden shifting dunes. Visit Rissani for the weekly markets where Nomads come to sell. Pass the lake in Merzouga to see the flamingos. Have lunch with our Berber family and friends before beginning your camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp), enjoy a Moroccan dinner, and sleep in traditional Nomad camel hair tent.
Wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert and enjoy breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel and continue to Todra Gorges. You will travel through some of Morocco’s wildest terrain in a 4x4 to reach the Dadès Gorges and for the energetic, have the opportunity to trek into the fabulous Gorges. Stay the evening in Todra Gorges.
After breakfast, walk in the stillness of mountains and appreciate the isolated lifestyle of the Berbers. Everywhere, you will discover a new scene of daily life. Departure from your hotel sets out towards Ouarzazate through the city of El Kelaâ M”Gouna known for its Rose Festival. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the fresh oasis and palm plantations, numerous Kasbahs and landscape of the Middle Atlas Mountains, and visit one of the best preserved Kasbahs in Morocco: Aït Benhaddou. Spend the night in a Riad/hotel.
Following breakfast, your journey takes you across the spectacular Tizi n’ Tichka Pass where you will reach the spectacular Toubkal National Park, nestled below Morocco’s highest mountain, Mt. Toubkal (4,167 meters/13,671 ft). At the road’s end in Imlil, you can walk to the remote village of Armed. There you will be received by a warm welcome from the locals and exquisite panoramic views. Stay the evening at a Berber family lodge in the High Atlas Mountains.
After breakfast and exploring the village of Imlil, you will continue to the charming seaside haven of Essaouira and spend the night.
Today can be devoted to bathing and relaxing on the beach of this coastal city. On the fortifications of the old town you’ll be able to trace Portuguese, French and Berber architecture. Its whitewashed houses, cool breezes, relaxed atmosphere along with its friendly cafes, numerous craftsmen and the delicious fresh fish make this a charming place to stay another night.
After breakfast you will have a free morning in Essaouira to explore the port and to enjoy a seafood lunch. A short route will lead you to the imperial city of the South, Marrakech. Here you will find amazing architecture and an extraordinary street life that makes it a fascinating stop. You will have time to investigate the many shops and the narrow alleys around the city. In the evening, the center of life is in the Djemâa El-Fna Square, where a swarm of fanciful snake charmers, narrators, minstrels, fortune-tellers entertain amid the stalls of foods and fresh orange juice. Spend the night in a Riad.
After breakfast you will have full day tour of Marrakech including a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city ramparts and lunch. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Majorelle Garden, the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the Dar Si Saïd Palace, a museum of jewelry, kaftans, leatherwork, carpets, chests and doors. Spend the night in a Riad.
Depart Marrakech to Casablanca for transfer to the airport or hotel.