12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS: NORTH AND SOUTH TOUR OF MOROCCO

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO MARRAKECH

We will meet you in the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free time. Its most beautiful buildings and hidden treasures on this in the evening the mine square Jamaa el Fna full of magic, music, food, etc. There are also few more pleasurable ways to spend time in Marrakech than wandering around the seemingly endless maze of markets in the Medina. The area of the Medina, just north of the Jemaa El Fna, is commercial – at least in its more central areas – with a fibrous network of souks. Beginning on the north edge, the souks comprise alleyway upon alleyway of tiny retail cubicles. The further in you venture the more interesting they become.

Accommodation, bed and breakfast in riad.

DAY 2: MARRAKECH – MARRAKECH.

After breakfast you will have 3.5 – hour morning tour. With a local guide, admire top Marrakech attractions including the Koutoubia Mosque with its sublime minaret; and the pavilions, courtyards and perfumed gardens of the Bahia Palace. Hear historical anecdotes from your guide as you explore, and round off your tour with visits to the decorative Saadian Tombs and Tiskiwin Museum, home to a fascinating exhibition on the ancient Saharan caravan routes between Marrakech and Timbuktu. After the visit free time for walk and join the music in the famous square Jamaa al Fna at night.

Accommodation in riad. Bed and breakfast.  

DAY 3: MARRAKECH – TIZI N´TICHKA – AIT BENHADDOU – SKOURA.

First thing in the morning and after breakfast, we will start our drive. We leave Marrakech to ascend to the High Atlas, passing fields of almond and olive groves on our way into the mountains. Tizi n’Tichka is the high pass at (2260m). We will enjoy seeing several Berber villages and we turn to the beautiful Valley of Ounila where we will find the ruins of the Kasbah of Telouet. Next we arrive at Ait Benhaddou, one of the most beautiful and best preserved parts of Morocco, a UNESCO Heritage area and also famous as the setting for films such as The Bible, The Gladiator or The Prince of Persia. Then we go via Skoura famous of its oasis we will visit some old Kasbahs, after the Skoura oasis. Hotel

DAY 4: DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGES – ERG CHEBBI

After breakfast we continue our adventure through the Roses valley famous of its damaskin flower in may the tribe celebrate this flower Then into the Great Valley of Dades, also called the Thousand Kasbah route towards the Todra Gorge. We left the foothills of the Middle Atlas and continue to Erfoud with its huge palmeraie Ziz Valley. Lunch at Erfoud. We continue to the nearby Rissani, an agricultural town in the middle of a huge palm grove that has grown over the desert thanks to the waters of the Ziz. It was an important religious centre and a meeting point for caravans. Here began Islam in Morocco and the current ruler of the Alaoui dynasty descended from here. In the afternoon we arrive at the dunes of Merzouga we change our transport to entry to the heart of dunes by the camels.

Accommodation in Desert Camps.

DAY 5: MERZOUGA – ERG CHEBBI.

After breakfast we will begin the grand tour of the dunes, passing through many villages in the desert, one of them are the people of Khamlia where you enjoy the music of Gnawa. We then continue via the nomadic desert where people live in their haimas, here you will discover a new sense of life after the visit of oasis and the gnawa music, free time in the hotel for swim or sit dawn of million stars.

DAY 6: MERZOUGA – AZROU – FEZ.

We will go towards Fez, by the way, we have a few hours to visit the cedar forest and Azrou. Ifrane national park is known as little Switzerland.

DAY 7: FEZ – FEZ.

We continue until the arrival at Fez After breakfast you will visit the culture capital of Morocco, Fes is the entire old medina, you will start the visit in the famous gate The biggest attraction in Fes is the entire old medina, starting the visit you will start with bab Boujloud is a monumental gateway that spans one of the medina’s busiest thoroughfares and is a good starting point for your explorations inside the medina walls. This gate (bab in Arabic) was constructed by the French in 1913, but the 12th-century original – positioned with an indirect entrance to negate battering rams – can still be seen next to it. Then we continue to visit the Medersa Bou Inania was built in the 1300’s and has some beautiful examples of Merenid plasterwork and woodwork. After the coranic school you will see the tanneries, Morocco has been famous for its high quality leather since medieval times. Visit the tanneries in the morning when the dyes are at their most brilliant. Fes is famous for its leather products and most of it comes from the leather bazaar (souk) in old Fes. The tanneries have been in operation since medieval times and little has changed, which makes them absolutely fascinating to visit.

Accommodation in Riad Fes.

DAY 8: FES – Vulibilis –Meknas – CHEFCHAOUEN .

The bleu city or like what we call it heir in morocco the perle of the north Chefchaouen is an other worldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular tourist town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls; bathe in mountain streams or embrace the culinary scene and excellent shopping. Here’s how to tailor a trip to Chefchaouen to four different travel styles.

Accommodation in hotel, Bed and breakfast.

DAY 9: CHEFCHAOUEN – CHEFCHAOUEN

In this town which has so many little stories and hidden gems, tour guides can be a blessing, even for those who normally avoid them. Learn about the majestic walls and gates of the town, and admire the small signs of early life here through the flour mill, and the medina’s beautiful natural water spring. It can even be a chance to make a new friend. Taking advice from restaurants is not normally recommended, as they’re usually receiving commission so you’ll likely be shown a very expensive place, but they will truly have insiders’ knowledge about the town: after all, it’s where they live.

Accommodation in hotel, bed and breakfast.

DAY 10: CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – RABAT

After earlier breakfast we will reach via the most important historic cities, we head to Volubilis, the ancient Roman city where are the most important archaeological sites in Morocco. In Volubilis free time to visit the area quietly. Possibility of guided tour with local guide to better understand these important ruins. After enjoying the impressive Roman remains we approach Moulay Idriss, one of the most important pilgrimage centers of Morocco. It is a small town where you can meet the most interesting parts of the Medina in under an hour. The third stop is Meknes, the more “humble” of the four imperial cities of Morocco. In Meknes you will have free time for lunch and visit the most important places of the city, step into its souk or enjoy a coffee in the square. In the afternoon, head  to Rabat.  Around a million people reside in the capital city of Morocco, Rabat is one of the imperial cities of Morocco and boasts many enticing historical monuments and extraordinary places of interest. For any traveler exploring Morocco, this city is a great starting point. The city has exotic gardens and interesting museums displaying the Roman ruins. Rabat, with its city gates, magnificent mosques, small back streets, and souks, fascinates any visitor.

Accommodation  in Riad, bed & breakfast.

DAY 11: RABAT – CASABLANCA –Marrakech .

In the morning you’ll visit Rabat And Casablanca, the economical Capital of Morocco. First you’ll visit the central market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and outside of the mosque Hassan II. Optional fish lunch at the Corniche. After lunch departure to Marrakech. Arrive late afternoon. Optional dinner in an oriental restaurant with show. Overnight: Marrakech. (BB)

DAY 12: Marrakech –AIRPORT

After breakfast transfer to the airport, end of our services.

What’s included?

  • 12 Days From Marrakech
  • Pick up at your hotel/airport
  • Transportation in 4×4 / Minibus A/C
  • Fuel
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Hotels / Riads in HB
  • Night in a nomadic tent HB ( private luxury or standard tent)
  • Camel Ride (one per person)
  • Sandboarding