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The Medinas of Morocco

14 Days / 13 Nights

The Medinas of Morocco

…13 Nights – Authentic Moroccan riads

…14 Days hand-picked, English speaking driver

…Quick & knowledgeable communication

…Designed by people who’ve lived in Morocco

…Experience the authentic Morocco

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Your day by day itinerary

Casablanca Mosque

Day 1 Casablanca
Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be met and transferred to your Casablanca hotel, where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on time, you could choose to have an optional tour of the Hassan II mosque. Dinner will be served in the hote.

Day 2 Casablanca / Rabat / Chefchaouen
After breakfast, you will leave towards the picturesque “blue city” of Morocco, Chefchaouen. On route, you will stop at Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King, for lunch and a time to enjoy the beautiful coastal city. After lunch you will continue on into the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen. Dinner will be served in the riad.

Day 3 Chefchaouen
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of this beautiful, relaxed blue city. Keep your cameras on hand in order to capture the different shades of white & blue. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.

Day 4 Chefchaouen / Volubilis / Fes
After breakfast early breakfast, you can set out in the morning to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire. After lunch, your driver will take you on a tour of the imperial city, Meknes. You will finish your drive to Fes for the evening. Dinner will be served in the riad.

Fes Morocco

Day 5 Fes – Guided Tour
After breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the Kings Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will experience. For lunch you will eat in traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch you will complete the tour and return to your hotel for the evening. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant

Day 6 Fes free day
This day can be a free day for you to enjoy the amazing Fes Medina. Perhaps you’d like to consider a cooking class or a visit to the local baths (Hamam). Dinner will be served in the riad.

Day 7 Fes / Middle Atlas / Erfoud
After an early breakfast you will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. On arrival at your hotel in Erfoud, a hot shower or dip in the swimming pool (depending on the weather) will be a treat after the drive. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Day 8 Erfoud / Merzouga (Sahara Desert)
Most of the day will be spent relaxing at the hotel or exploring the small but interesting desert town. In the afternoon, you will head off in some 4-wheel drive vehicles across the barren land to the majestic Sahara sand dunes. You will set off by camel for a 1/2-hour trek out onto the sand dunes for sunset. You will enjoy the night in the tents on the edge of the dunes.

Morocco Sahara Desert

Day 9 Merzouga / Todra Gorges / Skoura
After breakfast, you will return to the 4x4s and head back to Erfoud. From Erfoud you set out behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to the Todra Gorges. In the afternoon, you will take a walk up in the towering Todra Gorges (600 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco. You will stay the night in Tingher before you cross the High Atlas Mountains. You will spend the night in the date palmaries of Skoura. Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Day 10 Skoura / Ouarzazate / Marrakech
After breakfast you will set off towards the High Atlas Mountains via Ouarzazate. Tucked away in the High Atlas Mountains, it is one of the jewels of Morocco…Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered…usually off the beaten path. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and The Gladiator. At your convenience, you will head over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Once in Marrakech, you will check into your riad & then head down to the main square (Jemaa el Fna). Dinner will be served in the riad.

Day 11 Marrakech
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market) lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant

Marrakech

Day 12 Marrakech / Free Day (OR excursion to Essaouira)
This will be a free day to explore Marrakech.

(Optional Excursion ) After breakfast, you will set off to the coastal city of Essaouira, a picturesque fishing town, lying on the southwest coast of Morocco. With an exquisite beach to the south, Essaouira has become one of Morocco’s most popular coastal towns. Many of the countries wood carvers and artists make Essaouira their home. You will return to Marrakech in the evening.

Day 13 Marrakech / Casablanca
Your morning will be free to relax in Marrakech and explore the city one last time. After lunch or whenever you please, you will head back to Casablanca for your final night in Morocco. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.

Day 14 Casablanca / Depart
After breakfast and at your convenience you will be transferred to the airport for departure.

Premium private tours at affordable prices. Customize your “Medinas of Morocco Tour”:

  • Hand-Picked Private English-Speaking Driver
  • Authentic Riads (Boutique style hotels)
  • Authentic Superior Berber Tents in the Desert
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Professional Guides in Major Cities
  • All Entrance Fees
  • 24/7 Emergency Phone
Tour Level2-Persons3-4 Persons
Classic Comfort: (4* Riads)$5,645$4,965
Affordable Luxury: (4/5* Riads)$6,970$6,285
Deluxe Luxury: (5* Riads)$8,240$7,560

All prices are in US Dollars, per person. There is additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5. For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied.

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moved to Morocco in 2001.

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