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Welcome to Morocco and the start of your exclusive journey! Upon arrival at Fes airport you’ll be met and transferred to your Riad in the centre of the Old Medina.
This morning we will travel to Rabat along the way explore the Roman ruins at Volubilis, the largest ancient site of Morocco. UNESCO-listed, the site dates back to AD40 and once ruled the entire Roman province of Mauritania. We spend the afternoon in Meknes which became known as the Versailles of Morocco due to its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments. Arriving into Rabat by the evening.
After breakfast, explore Morocco’s capital city Rabat to visit Oudaia Kasbah, Hassan tower, the Royal Palace and Chellah. We’ll then head on to Chefchaouen. High up in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen boasts a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post.
The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the Kasbah (built back in the 18th century), central mosque and cafes with authentic menus. The busy market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist fare. Spend the morning exploring all there is on offer with our guide, the afternoon is at leisure.
This morning we make our way back to Fes. Arriving here, settle into your hotel.
Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world and its medina is a cacophony of aromas, sights and sounds. Today we enjoy a guided tour of Fes el Bali - the old walled city and visit the dye-pits, tanneries before returning to our hotel to prepare for an optional night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town.
This morning we journey over the Moyen Atlas to Midelt, which is a beautiful alpine area. Surrounded by huge pine trees, this tranquil mountain setting is a great spot to cool down and relax after the hustle and bustle of Fes. This afternoon we soak up the scenery on a short hike.
Today we enjoy a scenic drive, followed by a tasty Moroccan lunch and an afternoon relaxing and swimming before we head towards the great desert and Merzouga, where we climb aboard our camels for an incredible trek into the Sahara Desert to watch a beautiful sunset and spend the night at our remote Berber Camp, nestled amongst the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night out under a blanket of stars.
Leaving the desert, we travel on to Todra Gorge. This 1000ft gorge is surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs and is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’s time to explore the gorge before we continue on to scenic Dades Gorge, where we spend the night.
This morning we make our way to the next overnight destination. Explore Ait Benhaddou, an incredible ancient fortified kasbah which has featured in many a blockbuster movie, including Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia.
Today we journey in the spectacular high atlas mountains and Toubkal National Park, our route passes incredible mountain scenery, and the fantastic mountain road pass of Tizi N Test.
This morning can spent visiting the small berber villages or hiking in the surrounding hills taking in the spectacular scenery. We then make our way to Marrakech which is a short drive away, arriving in the evening.
This morning we take a guided tour and see the sights of Marrakech, Morocco's fourth Imperial City. Inside the rose coloured medina walls is a tangle of winding streets and alleys that open onto verdant gardens and bustling souks. At the heart of the medina is Djemaa El Fna, the city's exuberant market place and towering over it, is the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the tallest building in the city. The rest of the day is free to explore the city.
Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home. (CHECK OUT IS 12 Noon - supplement will apply for late check out or bags can be left in reception)
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