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10 Days 9 Nights Best of Morocco

Highlights

  • Visit Hassan II Mosque, one of the world’s largest and tallest mosques
  • Experience sunset camel ride
  • Visit the 1,000-year-old Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site
  • Sleep under the stars in luxury tents in the Sahara

Description

Included

  • Welcome and assistance at the airport
  • Accommodation in selected properties on Bed and breakfast   basis
  • Half board in Merzouga and Ouarzazate
  • Guided tour of Hassan II Mosque, one of the world’s largest and tallest mosques
  • Four-wheel drive transfer In/Out Camp  and sunset camel ride
  • Trace the iconic ‘Road of 1,000 Kasbahs’
  • Visit the 1,000-year-old Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site
  • Explore the 11th-century Djemaa El Fna market
  • Sleep under the stars in luxury tents in the Sahara
  • English speaking  Driver at disposal
  • All Tours as per itinarary with English speaking local guide
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees per itinerary

 

Excluded

  • International airport departure tax
  • Any visas required
  • Late check-out at hotels
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any other service not included in the program

Itinerary

Day 1: Gray Boutique Hotel Casablanca, Casablanca

Casablanca
Casablanca lies on the Atlantic coast, in central-western Morocco. Fondly known by locals simply as ‘Casa', the capital is the industrial, economic and cultural heart of this remarkable country, as well as its most cosmopolitan, liberal, and progressive city. While most visitors overlook Casablanca in favor of Morocco’s more popular and exotic tourist areas, this sprawling metropolis has plenty to offer the discerning traveler and has many hidden historical and cultural gems just waiting to be discovered. The city is famous for its spectacular Art Deco and Moorish Revival architecture, constructed during the Colonial Period. Explore the Old Medina, a tiny, ancient, walled village; visit the impressive King Hassan II Mosque; discover the ornate rooms, masterfully tiled floors, and intricately carved wooden ceilings of the Hispanic-Moorish Mahkama du Pacha; or simply watch the world go by at one of the many ocean-view cafes along the waterfront boulevard.

 

Day Itinerary
On arrival at Casablanca International Airport (CMN), you will be met by  Private driver who is going to assist you during the whole tour. Transfer to your hotel.


Optional welcome dinner at Rick's Café.


Overnight: Gray Boutique Hotel Casablanca

Situated in Casablanca, Gray Boutique Hotel Casablanca is a stylish and modern hotel ideally located 25km from Mohammed V International Airport and within easy reach of the shopping at the Triangle d'Or district. Each air- conditioned suite offers a balcony, a telephone, a flat-screen TV, and air-conditioning. For guests convenience, a buffet breakfast, a restaurant, a lounge bar, a spa, and a gym are also available.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier, Tangier

Tangier
Also known as Tangiers or the ‘Gateway to Africa’, Morocco’s seaside city of Tangier is vibrant and atmospheric, with gorgeous beaches, sinuous souks, rich culture and lively nightlife. Major attractions include the Medina (old city) and its picturesque squares, the Grand Socco and Petit Socco, and the Kasbah (the former sultan’s palace and museum) with its magnificent collection of artefacts. The beaches and bays are popular for sun-worshipping, swimming, yachting, jet-skiing and kite-surfing. Tangier’s cultural buzz is growing ever stronger, boasting pretty, bustling corniches, many new businesses, and a marina and TGV line to Casablanca. Hoteliers, restaurateurs and boutique owners have brought a fresh feeling to the area, while historic libraries and interesting bars keep the city’s bohemian old-world charm intact.

 

Day Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel and visit the famous mosque Hassan II( entrance included), which is the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's second tallest minaret at 210 meters then Visit Habbous quarter.


Time for lunch at a local restaurant (Own Expenses)


Prepare for a smooth and comfortable transfer to the vibrant city of Tangier passing via Rabat 


Embark on a memorable a guided tour that will showcase some of the city's most iconic attractions. Your first stop will be the awe-inspiring Hassan Tower, a magnificent minaret that stands as a testament to Rabat's architectural splendor. 


Next, visit the Mechouar Palace, a regal residence that reflects the city's royal heritage.

 
The tour continues to the enchanting Oudayas neighborhood, where you'll find a maze of narrow streets, picturesque blue-and-white houses, and blooming gardens. 


Upon arrival in Tangier, you will be greeted by the city's bustling atmosphere and unique charm. Check in at your Hotel.


Overnight: Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier
Secluded high on the hills above the medina, Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier mirrors the city’s seductive charm and is one of the finest 5-star hotels in Morocco. The hotel's 133 rooms, suites and penthouses pay homage to Moroccan high craftsmanship, interspersed with Andalusian-style gardens and intimate spaces that break up the different wings and turn the palace into a home. Making the most of the idyllic setting, some rooms look out over the forested hillside while others offer unobstructed views toward the Old City with the mountains on the horizon. Guests are spoilt for choice regarding facilities, including seven vibrant restaurants and bars, a spectacular spa, an outdoor pool, curated local experiences and kids club activities.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Dar Echchaouen Maison d'hôtes & Riad, Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen
Hidden high up in the Rif Mountains of northeastern Morocco, Chefchaouen is a relatively large historical town known for the striking, variously hued blue-washed buildings of its picturesque Medina. Visitors can look forward to wandering along narrow, cobblestone streets lined with leather and weaving workshops and an array of historical monuments. Must-see attractions include the town's exquisite waterfall; the ruins of an old mosque on a hill behind it; and the shady main square of Uta el Hammam, which is home to the red-walled casbah - a 15th-century fortress and dungeon displaying ethnographic and art exhibits. This charming town also serves as an ideal base for travelers eager to explore the traditional villages and dramatic mountains of the scenic surrounding area.

 

Day Itinerary
After your breakfast , get ready for a half day of exploration as you embark on a guided tour of Tangier.


The first stop on your itinerary is the Kasbah, a historic fortress that offers panoramic views of the city and the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean Sea. 


Afterwards , take a leisurely stroll through Rmilat Park, a serene oasis in the heart of Tangier.  Then , venture to Cap Spartel, a picturesque cape where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea converge. Then Drive to Chefchaouen.


Drive towards Chefchaouen (bleu city) that is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and welcoming town situated in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. This nice bleu city is known for its traditional buildings. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography with its wonderful views of the Rif Mountains.


You can enjoy  dinner in one of the local restaurants in the medina before returning back to your Hotel.
 
Overnight: Dar Echchaouen Maison d'hôtes & Riad
Dar Echchaouen Maison d'hôtes & Riad is Located in the Moroccan city of Chefchaouen, with Outa El Hammam Square, Kasba and Mohammed 5 Square within walking distance of the property. The accommodation is spacious and beautifully decorated, each room fitted with Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer and a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy dining at the onsite restaurant, which serves Moroccan dishes including couscous, tagine and pastille. Additional amenities and services include a swimming pool, sun terrace, shuttle service and a 24-hour front desk.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Day 4: Palais Amani, Fes

Fes
Morocco’s second-largest city and the country’s former capital, Fes (Fez) is an exotic mix of Arabic architecture, ancient alleyways calls to prayer and colourful markets; all mixed in with a good dose of modern culture. Home to
the venerated Karaouine Mosque, which dates back to 859 AD and incorporates an Islamic university, and to the
country’s most hallowed shrine, the Zaouia Moulay Idriss II; Fes is regarded as the spiritual seat of Morocco. Music
lovers should try to synchronize their trips with the annual Festival of Sacred Music, one of the highlights of the city’s cultural calendar showcasing diverse performances of spiritual and religious music; while those with a penchant for shopping can browse the mesmerizing colorful markets selling an exquisite array of silver, leather and other handicrafts up for grabs.

 

Day Itinerary
Breakfast at the hotel,  and departure to Fes passing by Meknes where you will enjoy a private tour including El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, the massive gate which is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter & the city rampart.  Then depart north about 45 minutes to Volubilis, the Roman ruins, and Moulay Idriss, the holy town and an important place of pilgrimage where the founder of Morocco’s first dynasty is buried.

 
Time for Lunch at a local restaurant.


Continue the road to Fes. 


Transfer to the hotel, check-in, and overnight.
 
Overnight: Palais Amani
Palais Amani features fifteen guest rooms in Morocco. The opulent riad provides refined dining and spacious guest accommodations. Hotel facilities include a salon and library, a rooftop bar, extensive terraces, as well as a traditional hammam and spa. The establishment is situated close to the Golden Triangle in the ancient Medina in Fez.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Day 5: Palais Amani, Fes

Day Itinerary

Today after breakfast, your local guide will meet you at your riad for a guided tour of the city. To start your tour, you will first go to the Royal Palace and then walked through the old Mellah (Jewish Quartier) of the city. From here, you will head to one of the Borj (towers) and get a panoramic view of the entire medina. Next, you’ll head to a mosaic house where you will have a demonstration of the traditional pottery methods utilized by Fassi artisans – you’ll see every step of the process from the formation of the clay to the piecing together of the mosaics.


After this, the tour will take you into the medina of Fes where you will discover the ancient streets and neighborhoods, visit the various artisan sections (including the tanneries), and the important historic monuments (including the tomb of Idriss II and the Al-Qarawaiyin University - the oldest continually operated university in the world).


Your tour will end after lunch at which time you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore the medina. Don’t worry if you get lost – that is all part of the experience.
 
Optional :  You will enjoy a unique moment in the home of a family. You will savor food in a different way, discovering new techniques and flavors. We will prepare your dishes ... you will discover Moroccan cuisine and learn to make your own traditional Moroccan dishes. and explore its secrets. The family will share with you their experience and make sure that you will be able to come back home During the class, you will have all the support to make sure that you are learning in the right way... After the creative work, enjoy a meal together.


Accommodation at hotel. 


Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Included:

  • Bouanania entrance
  • Najjarine Entrance

Day 6: Imperial Glory Lodges, Erg Chebbi Desert

Erg Chebbi Desert
Situated in the vast desert region of Saharan Morocco, dividing Morocco and Algeria, Erg Chebbi is one of two Moroccan ‘ergs’, which are a sea of dunes. What it lacks in size - compared to the deserts of Algeria, Libya and Namibia - it makes up for in its extraordinarily scenic golden landscape, which changes colours dramatically at sunset. The dunes of Erg Chebbi span over 30 kilometres and rise up to 160 metres. From Merzouga, the tourist centre, take a camel trip into the wild; enjoy quad biking; or stay overnight in a desert oasis called a Moroccan bivouac.

 

Day Itinerary
Depart Fes and travel to Merzouga for a dramatic change of pace. Stop at Ifrane - the 'Switzerland of Morocco' and stroll around the quaint alpine streets. Enjoy lunch in Midelt and appreciate its giant statue of a bright red, juicy apple, commemorating the surrounding apple-growing region. Once you reach Merzouga, it's time for your 4WD transfer to your desert escape. Learn the topography of Erg Chebbi – the ‘Sea of Dunes’ – on an introductory jeep safari. Scale the magnificent rose-gold waves of sand as they sweep up from the rocky plains.


Check into your luxury desert camp, then mount a camel and set off for the fringes of the Sahara to experience sunset and the changing colours of the sands. Enjoy a Berber meal by the campfire with your group, complete with the traditional music of your nomadic hosts, and gaze up at the vast shroud of dazzling stars above that cloak the sky like diamonds.


Overnight: Imperial Glory Lodges
Imperial Glory Lodges is the perfect destination for those looking for a serene getaway, a yoga retreat, or a wedding celebration in the heart of a vast nature reserve located in the desert of Merzouga, Morocco. The camp offers 16 traditional lodges, all with their own terrace and a breathtaking view on the ochre dunes. Each lodge is 36 metres squared, with king size beds, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and separate bathroom and toilets. More than just luxury accommodation, Imperial Glory Lodges can cater for a range of events and has an assortment of unforgettable activities for guests to try, from sunrise/sunset watching tours, to quad bikes and sandboarding, to souks and sand
baths.

 

Basis: Half Board - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Included:

  • Camel ride
  • Transfer by 4X4
  • Dinner at  Desert Camp with tradicional music

Day 7: Kasbah Tamsna, Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate
At the intersection of the Dades and Draa Valley lies the relaxed Moroccan town of Ouarzazate. Surrounded by some unbelievably picturesque terrain, the town is characterised by the red-glowing kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou, the snowcapped High Atlas Mountains, and the spectacular Sahara Desert with its rolling dunes, vast canyons and deep gorges. These exotic backdrops have served as the location for a slew of Hollywood movies which have turned this once sleepy town into Morocco’s version of Hollywood. The town is a popular stopover point for tourists on their way to the Sahara. Its palm-fringed boulevards are lined with grand palaces, bustling souks, old adobe buildings and film studios. It's an ideal location for hanging out at one of the many charming cafés, sampling some delicious local Moroccan cuisine and perhaps even spotting one of the many celebrities who frequent this fascinating North African city.

 

Day Itinerary
Follow the fabled ‘Road of 1,000 Kasbahs’ and wind your way past mud-brick forts on a morning journey towards the Atlas mountain range. Weave along the Dades Gorges spotting historic kasbahs and fortified villages.


Drive through the Valley of Roses and pass Kelaat M’Gouna, where thousands of Berbers travel for the annual Rose Festival. This springtime celebration honours the fragrant harvest and production of treasured rose water with parades and dancing. Witness the dream-like oasis of Skoura and its lush palm groves, then visit the austere 17th-century Kasbah Amridil, well-renowned as one of Morocco’s most majestic constructs.


Continue to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage city revered as an example of authentic mudbrick architecture, and check in at your hotel for the evening.


Dinner and overight at hotel


Overnight: Kasbah Tamsna
Kasbah Tamsna is situated in Ouarazazte and is close to Atlas Studios and Kasbah Taourirt. This traditional-looking property features comfortable guestrooms equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a minibar. Guests may enjoy a continental-style breakfast served each morning. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming, a garden and a terrace.

 

Basis: Half Board - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Included:

  • Visit of Ait Behaddou Kasbah
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 8: Hôtel Naoura Barriere, Marrakesh

Marrakesh
Situated to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and fringing the famed Sahara, the bustling UNESCO-listed city of Marrakesh is an enchanting travel destination. Marrakesh is also home to the largest traditional Berber market in Morocco and one of the busiest squares in the world, known as Djemaa el Fna. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this square in the evening as it transforms into an enormous, open-air restaurant, and browse through exquisite carpets, spices and a myriad of other items. Art, design and architecture enthusiasts flock to the city to see its incredible artisan achievements, so beautifully expressed at the glorious Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said and Saadian Tombs, as well as at several museums. The other-worldly Jardin Majorelle is also unmissable.

 

Day Itinerary

Unearth almost a thousand years of history as you tour the fortified ksar of Ait Benhaddou. Beyond its striking beauty and uniquely Moroccan clay architecture, this town built into a hill is a go-to location for Hollywood filmmakers, playing host to epic productions such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Game of Thrones.


Later, venture through the High Atlas and on to Marrakech. Take a walking tour of the energetic Djemaa El Fna, centuries-old home of snake charmers, conjurers, acrobats and musicians. With a stunning array of fresh produce stands, vending juices squeezed to order from a rainbow organically-grown fruit, and vibrant street life, this central square is the beating heart of Marrakech.


With your appetite suitably whetted, tuck into a sumptuous, Moroccan tajine feast this evening.


Overnight: Hôtel Naoura Barriere
At the gates of the Medina and a few minutes from the souks, Jemaa El-Fna square and Marrakech's city centre, Hotel & Ryads Le Naoura offers absolute tranquility. Experience a complete change of scenery just 3 hours from Paris. With vast patios and private terraces, the Rooms and Ryads at Le Naoura boast sublime views of the Koutoubia Mosque, the palm trees in the garden and the pool.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Included:

  • Visit of Jamaa Fna Square
  • Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 9: Hôtel Naoura Barriere, Marrakesh

Day Itinerary
Today is all about immersing yourself in the vibrant energy of Marrakech. Our knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a full-day adventure through the old Medina. We’ll visit iconic spots like Jemaa El Fna Square, the impressive Koutoubia Mosque (from the outside), the magnificent Bahia Palace and the beautiful Ben Youssef Madrassa. But that’s not all! We’ll also take you to cool hidden gems in Medina, like a local bakery (Ferran), a Farnatchi and a Foundouk or Caravanserai.

 

Feeling hungry? In the early afternoon, we’ll take you to Amal restaurant, a fantastic non-profit organization that empowers women with culinary skills. And of course, you’ll have plenty of free time to explore the vibrant Souks, bargain like a pro and visit the famous Henna Cafe. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a refreshing cup of traditional Moroccan mint tea, also known as “Berber whiskey.” You deserve it!


Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Included:

  • Bahia Palace entrance
  • Food Tour

Day 10: End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Today marks the end of your Magical Morocco Vacation. You take home a big smile and a lifetime of memories that much is certain! You will be transferred back to the Marrakech  airport to board your flight.

 

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

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