From dark-yellow desert dunes, domineering mountain ranges, majestic gorges and breath-taking waterfalls to lush date palmeries, endless olive groves, cherry blossoms, rose plantations, cork-oak forests and Argan trees world famous for their oil, this beautiful country will thrill you with its natural diversity, within a couple of hours’ drive. Embark on a journey in the land of Medinas, minarets and Kasbahs, immerse yourself in a rich cultural heritage left over by the Spanish, French and Portuguese, and feast on mouth-watering ‘tajine’ dishes with gallons of sweet mint tea. Spend a night with the Bedouins in the desert watching sunset and sunrise, and feel the Atlantic winds embrace the Mediterranean breeze in the very spot where the two great waters meet! Morocco remains a timeless jewel that will charm you with its genuine hospitality.
The above stay in Morocco includes:
► Accommodation in Hotels / Riads with Breakfast (B)
► Private English-speaking guide where applicable
► All featured excursions with air / land / water transfers & entrance fees
► Arrival / Departure transfers
Does NOT include:
► Lunch (L) or Dinner (D) unless specified
► Early check-in / late check-out
► Optional supplements and excursions
► Tips & personal expenses
► Travel Insurance & entry Visa
► Anything not mentioned as included
Terms & Conditions apply
MOROCCO EXPLORER - 14 DAYS
DAY 1 MALTA – CASABLANCA MOHAMED V AIRPORT (D)
Arrival in Casablanca, meet & greet by your English speaking guide. Transfer to your hotel - dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 2 CASABLANCA – RABAT (B / D)
Breakfast at the Hotel, Half day Private sightseeing tour of Casablanca with professional English speaking guide. Around 150 years ago, Casablanca was just a small town but has now Morocco’s largest and most important city. Your private tour explores the most popular sights and best part of the city - the Great Hassan II Mosque, Corniche, Médina, Squala, Mohammed V Square and French-built part of the city center. Afternoon, transfer to Rabat, the Capital of Morocco, Here you’ll visit the Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah. Dinner and overnight at a Riad located in the heart of the Medina.
DAY 3 RABAT – CHECHAOUEN (B / D)
Breakfast at the Riad, and then visit the most historical and cultural sites, Kasbah Des oudayas, Hassan Tower and the Mosuluem, then Chella. Later drive to Chefchaouen via the city of Ouazzen through the breathtaking Rif Mountains enjoying the changing landscapes. Chefchaouen is one of the cleanest, safest and prettiest small towns in Morocco with its blue rinsed houses, winding streets and vibrant markets. Dinner and overnight at a Riad.
DAY 4 CHECHAOUEN (B / D)
Breakfast at the Riad, half day Chefchaouen City tour with guide including Rass El Ma: the springs of Chefchaouen, the blue always of the Medina and the Jbala Cheese street. Afternoon at leisure & Dinner at the famous restaurant “Chez Hicham” & overnight at a Riad.
DAY 5 CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – FES (B / D)
After breakfast in the Riad, we travel south via Ouazzan towards to Volubilis, the well preserved Roman empire dating to 225BC, after that we travel to Meknes the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes we see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail, the granary & the Sahrij Souani used for irrigation & plantation. We continue via the highway to Fes. The Imperial city of Fez el Bali, the city of thousands of alleys, is an architectural gem located between the Rif and the Middle Atlas mountain ranges. Dinner and overnight accommodation at a Riad
DAY 6 FES EXPLORING (B / L / D)
After breakfast in your riad, explore the cultural capital of Morocco, walking through its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by the Royal Palace, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, and the Tanneries. After lunch in one of the oldest palace restaurants inside the medina, you will visit the ceramic factory and have a panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. On the afternoon, we will visit the new city for a drink. Overnight accommodation in your riad, with dinner.
DAY 7 FES – IFRAN – AZROU ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD ( B / L / D)
After breakfast in your riad, you will leave Fes travelling towards Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz valley. Today you will travel via the village of Ifran, a beautiful mountains village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”, you will also stop at the cedar forest on the middle Atlas Mountains. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. Continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality, afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud .Overnight at your hotel.
DAY 8 ERFOUD – MERZOUGA ( DESERT CAMP & CAMEL TREK) ( B / L / D)
After breakfast in the riad you will visit the Gnawa people, to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. Take a camel ride to explore the sand sea of Merzouga. Enjoy a wonderful sunset over the golden dunes and sleep overnight at the desert camp. Dinner and overnight under the stars just magic !!!
DAY 9 MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – DADES GORGES ( B / L / D)
After Breakfast in The Camp, see the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses as you travel to 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”. Dinner and overnight in a hotel overlooking the Dades valley.
DAY 10 DADES GORGE – KALAAT MGOUNA – SKOURA ( B / L / D)
After breakfast travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Skoura valley. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat M’gouna, “the rose city”, where you can buy rose water. Continue to Skoura and the birds valley; visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After some hiking in the valley stop in a restaurant, overlooking the whole valley, for lunch. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 11 SKOURA – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH – MARRAKECH (B / D)
After breakfast, off to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies such as The Mummy & Gladiator. Then visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO heritage site. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Dinner and overnight at your Riad.
DAY 12 MARRAKECH ( B / L / D)
Breakfast at the Riad & start the visit of the old medina within the imperial walls, stop at the foot of the famous Koutoubia Minaret, one of the masterpieces of Islamic architecture. Then continue to the Kasbah (fortress), Later at the aristocratic Bahia palace to see the magical Moorish gardens surrounding the beautiful palace residential rooms, continue with the Museum of religion. Visit the colorful souks, the spices Market and the Jewish quarter then a stop at Djemaa El Fna square, ancient meeting point of the tradesmen in Northwest Africa, a spectacular open theatre with story tellers, musicians, fire-eaters, acrobats, snake charmers. Lunch is included at the rooftop of Restaurant Merstan with its panoramic views over the Medina. Afternoon , at leisure for personal exploration and in the evening enjoy a special Moroccan dinner with show at the Moroccan restaurant Dar Essalam. Overnight at your Riad.
DAY 13 MARRAKECH – SAFI – OUALIDIA (B / D)
After breakfast head towards Oualidia, a little coastal village where you can enjoy golden sand dunes and the blue lagoons of the Atlantic Ocean. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 14 OUALIDIA (B / D)
Free day at leisure to enjoy the beach and the hotel facilities. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 15 OUALIDIA – EL JADIDA – CASABLANCA AIRPORT (B)
Breakfast at the Hotel & free time at leisure until the transfer to the airport for your departure.
(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, all meals are without drinks.
PROGRAMME CAN BE CUSTOMISED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS