This unique journey through Morocco takes you to the most impressive and beautiful places in the country. Accompanied by the oriental flair, you will experience the scenic and cultural highlights of the country, such as the Rif and Atlas Mountains, the Atlantic coast, green valleys, the yellow-red dune ridges of the Erg Chegaga as well as royal cities, clay castles (the Kasbahs) and the Berber culture.
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1710 Euro per person for a group of 8-16 persons, minimum 8 persons (single: 25% surcharge)
2450 Euro per person for an individual trip for 2 persons
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen
Day 3: Tangier
Day 4: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fès
Day 5: Fès
Day 6: Fès - Ifran - Midelt
Day 7: Midelt - Ziz Valley - Tinghir
Day 8: Todra Gorge - Skoura - Ouarzazate
Day 9: Ouarzazate - Kasbah Aȉt Ben-Haddou - Fint Oasis - Zagora
Day 10: Zagora - Tamegroute - M'hamid - Erg Chegaga
Day 11: Erg Chegaga - Taznakht - Taroudannt
Day 12: Taroudannt - Agadir - Essaouira
Day 13: Essaouira
Day 14: Essaouira - Marrakech
Day 15: Marrakech
Day 16: Departure from Marrakech
Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, you will be greeted by your tour guide. Transfer to the hotel.
After breakfast, you will visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque on the coast of Casablanca from the outside. The journey continues along the Atlantic coast to the country's capital, Rabat. The city wall, built as early as the 12th century, surrounds the city's medina. During a guided tour of the city, you will see the Kasbah of the Oudaïas, the Hassan Tower, the old mosque and the mausoleum of Hassan V. The drive continues to Chefchaouen in the north-western Rif Mountains of Morocco. The town nestles against the surrounding mountains and invites you to stroll and discover its narrow streets, beautiful little squares and blue and white-washed houses.
Journey time: : 345 km, 5-6 hrs
From Chefchaouen we start a day trip to Tangier, which is only 30 km away from the Spanish mainland. The port city stretches from the surrounding hills down to the harbour basin and delights with its lively medina, markets, craft shops and cafés. On the way back, stop at Cap Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean and is also the most north-westerly point in Africa.
After returning to Chefchaouen, a walk to the surrounding hills is possible to enjoy the impressive view of the city and the sunset.
Journey time: 230 km, 4.5 hrs
From the Rif Mountains, continue to the archaeological site of Volubilis, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. After a guided tour of the monuments and well-preserved mosaics from Roman antiquity, the journey continues to the royal city of Meknes. There you will see, among other things, the magnificent Bab Mansour gate, the impressive granary and the mausoleum (exterior view) of the important Sultan Moulai Ismail. In the afternoon you reach the oldest of the four royal cities of the country - Fès.
Journey time: 260 km, 5 hrs
The old town of Morocco's third largest city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. The medina of Fès houses a number of sights which you will explore today. The tour starts on a nearby hill from where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the old and new city of Fès. You will visit the impressive entrance gates of the Sultanate Palace "Dar el-Makhzen" before heading into the maze of alleys in the medina. Each quarter holds impressive mosques, bustling craft workshops, spice markets, madrasas and shops. The colors, smells and sounds are unique. At the end of the city tour, you will arrive at the tannery quarter, where animal skins are dyed and dried using traditional methods.
The rest of the day is free for further exploration.
The drive south takes you into the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas, where wild monkeys can be seen. At an altitude of about 1650 m lies the town of Ifran, which looks almost European due to its houses with gabled roofs. The place is popular for a summer retreat or winter sports. After a walk through the town, you continue to Midelt. There you will get an introduction to the art of henna processing in a small village.
Journey time: 210 km, 4 hrs
Continuing south, the road takes you further through the breathtaking landscapes of the Middle Atlas. Via serpentine roads you descend into the Ziz Valley to Errachidia.
Continuing the drive through the moonscape-like mountain formations of the Atlas Mountains, you reach the provincial capital of Tinghir, a town with a beautiful date palm oasis. On a hike through the palm groves you can let the earthy colors contrast with the green plantations.
Journey time: 270 km, 4.5 hrs
Not far from Tinghir is the entrance to the impressive Todra Gorge with its steep walls up to 300 metres high. On the way there, you will pass old Berber villages whose houses and kasbahs nestle against the slopes of the mountains.
The rest of the route follows the "Road of 1000 Kasbahs", and again and again you will discover castles built of clay with imaginative decorations. Not far from the oasis of Skoura you will visit the architecturally impressive Kasbah Amridil. The day ends in the town of Quarzazate, which lies between the mountain ranges of the High Atlas and the Anti-Atlas.
Journey time: 180 km, 3.5 hrs
After a short drive, you reach the fortified town of Aȉt Ben-Haddou, whose entire old centre was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. You will have time for an extensive tour of the Kasbah, from the top of which you will have a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. Continuing south, you will come to the beautiful oasis of Fint, where an oasis economy based on the date palm is practiced. The route towards Zagora is marked by the impressive Saghro mountain range. The road runs along the Draa Valley, which is lined with a never-ending date palm grove for 200 km.
Drive time: 240 km, 5 hrs
Not far from Zagora we stop in the oasis town of Tamegroute, famous for its Koran library and centuries-old pottery art, the "Green Ceramics". We continue south to the town of M`hamid, whose roads end in the sand of the desert. From there, we take an off-road vehicle into the Sahara! The landscape changes constantly and continues over stony desert to the orange-red sand dunes of Erg Chegaga. You can ride towards the sunset on the back of a camel led by a nomad. As soon as the sun has glowingly disappeared on the horizon, the twinkling thousands and thousands of stars come into their own in the dark night sky above the silent desert landscape. The evening ends with Berber drumming around the campfire.
Journey time: 150 km, 4.5 hrs
After a breathtaking sunrise and breakfast in the desert, we head west by 4x4 to the dried-up Lake Iriki, on which you actually suspect water from the mirages. The further drive through impressive stone desert leads to Foum Zguid. After a short stop, you continue to Taznakht, where you can marvel at the art of carpet making by Berber women. Heading north you will pass through a saffron region, in the village of Taliouine you can learn more about the cultivation and use of the precious spice. The day ends in the town of Taroudannt in the east of the Souss plain, also called the "little sister" of Marrakech.
Journey time: 450 km, 7-8 hrs
In the morning you can go for a walk to the colorful souk in Taroudannt, where clothes, handicrafts and spices are offered. The drive continues west to the port city of Agadir. After a short stop, we continue north along the coastal road along the Atlantic Ocean to Essaouira. The medina of the port city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The colorful town offers artists' handicrafts and invites visitors to stroll along the Scala de la Kasbah, which faces the sea. Every year in June, the town hosts the famous Gnawa music festival.
Journey time: 260 km, 4.5 hrs
Today is spent exploring the beautiful fishing town of Essaouira: Swimming or a horse ride on the beach, shopping for souvenirs or exploring the surrounding area.
You will leave the city on the Atlantic Ocean and head east inland. On the way to Marrakech, thousands of argan trees line the landscape. The world-famous argan oil is extracted from the fruit of the tree, which you can buy from a women's cooperative and thus support the women with an independent income.
The royal city of Marrakech welcomes us with its impressive red city walls. On a guided tour of the city you will discover, among other things, the Palais Bahia and the extensive alleys of the medina.
This day is free for us to explore the "Red City". Strolling along Djemma El Fna, a visit to one of the city's hamams or an excursion to the Andrè Heller Garden, not far outside Marrakech, are some of the possibilities.
The next day you will be picked up from your riad and transferred to the airport.