10 Days – Moroccan Mosaics Tours
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, Family, Guided Tours
Activity Level Challenging
Casablanca - Rabat
Arrival at Casablanca International Airport, drive to Casablanca and Rabat, capital of Morocco. In Casablanca, see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside of Mecca and experience the seaside coastal Cornwall. Then we will leave to Rabat. Visit the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah Oudayas.
Overnight at Riad or Hotel
Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez
After breakfast in your riad, drive to Fez via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, see the famous Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani ”Basin”, and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. After lunch, continues to the Roman city of Volubilis, where you have the chance to see the original mosaics wonderfully preserved Roman road and city map. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside we will go through the holy city of Moulay Idriss for a photo shoot. We continue to Fes, after visiting Moulay Driss Zerhoun.
Overnight in a charming Riad.
Private city tour in Fes
Through stunning landscapes you’ll reach Fes. Morocco’s cultural and spiritual centre. is one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab Muslim world.
A half-day guided tour of the Medina takes you from Bab Boujloud (the main entrance of Fès El Bali) through the history of Karaouine Mosque, Zaouia Moulay Driss, the Koranic schools and the famous tanneries. The narrow lanes of bazaars, food stands, and craft shops offer endless opportunities to learn and explore. Return to your riad in the evening to relax.
Fez - Azrou - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Merzouga
After breakfast , drive to the south- east along the caravan route to Merzouga. During this trip you will experience an overview of the Middle Atlas and upper Atlas mountains . Stop at the cedar forest , the largest in Morocco , on the Middle Atlas Mountains , where you can see the barbarian monkeys. after lunch in Midelt , continue through the great high desert open, and notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of desert as you approach the city Errachidia . Your journey continues along the Ziz Valley and lush palm Tafilalet, famous for the cultivation of date . This area is the foundation of the Alawite dynasty – the current royal family in Morocco . You get to Merzouga at the end of the afternoon , here you will welcome with a glass of mint tea before Choosing to spend the night in the Riad or in the Berber tent.
The Camel Trek In The Area Of Merzouga
After breakfast, begin a tour of the region. Visit the Gnawa people – originally slaves brought from Sudan and live the experience of their music and lifestyle. Not far away, there is the lake of Merzouga, known for its diversity of birds. You can also visit the souk in Rissani Tafilalte, a traditional town which is at the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of caravans from Tomboukto in Mali. Here you will see a lot of masked men and veiled women. Back to the village of Merzouga for a little rest in the afternoon to start a camel guided by a camel experienced guide; explore the sea of sand of Merzouga. Night in the Camp in the heart of the sun dunes.
Merzouga - Erfoud - Tinjdad - Todra Gorge - Dades Gorges
Early in the morning, see the sunrise . After breakfast at the camp, you will walk to the village of Merzouga, drive to Tineghir and Todra gorges – the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch at the heart of the gorge we drive through the Dades Valley, where you will see the majestic castles and sand known as ”monkey toes” amazing rock formations. Overnight will be in a luxury hotel overlooking to the Dades Valley..
Dades Valley - Oasis Skoura - Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Tizi N'Ttichka Pass - Marrakech
At the morning after breakfast, drive through the Dades Valley to Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The road through the Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs. Continue to Marrakech via the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, one of the last Berber leaders during the 18th century, after the visit of the ksabah. your journey continues through the majestic Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) on the high Atlas, before arriving in Marrakech.
Private city guide in Marrakech
After breakfast in the riad, you can enjoy a guided morning tour of Marrakech ”the red city of Morocco.” Your guide will ensure you see all the sites with historical values and cultural interest, including Menaret Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, the beautiful Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Koranic school. through the streets – get a chance to see all the different craftsmen of the medina performing their jobs before arriving at the famous Jamaa El Fna. visit the Majorelle gardens.
Overnight will be in your riad as above
Day Trip to chafchaouen ( blue city )
Today we’ll head south to Chefchaouen, a beautiful mountain town with white-washed buildings and blue accents. Opt to hike the Rif Mountains, take a traditional hammam or visit a local weavers’ cooperative.
Chafchaouen – Tanger or Casablanca
After breakfast in your riad, transfer to Tanger airport for your return flight..