Marrakech Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 421

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Day 1: Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel for the evening.

Day 2: Casablanca - Chefchaouen

Heading 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.

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Fes

Travelling through Morocco’s Rif Mountains you journey south to the ancient Roman town of Volubilis where you will explore the Roman ruins and marvel at the Roman mosaics. A short distance away lays the UNESCO designated world heritage 17th century imperial city of Meknes. In the old Meknes medina you will see the famous massive gate of Bab el Mansour, the main entrance to the second Alaouite sultan, Mouly Ismails’s 17th century city and the Agdal Basin. Your Morocco travel adventure contiues to Fes and enter the old medina to have your first experience of the beautiful riads in Morocco.

Day 4: Fes

Full-day Fes city tour, one of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities, with your expert local Fes travel guide. Your heritage tour of Fes visits the UNESCO designated world heritage old walled medina, historical monuments (including Madrasa (Medersa) Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque and Mihrab), bazaars and souks (such as the Souk Ain Allou (leather), the Souk Attarine (spices), Souk au Henne (henna and kohl)), Fes el Jdid, the exterior of Dar el Makhzen (Royal Palace) including the enormous Merenid gate of Bab Dekakene, formerly the main entrance of the royal palace, the Mellah (old Moroccan Jewish heritage quarter) and late 16th century Borj Nord fortress (exterior).

Day 5: Fes - Merzouga

Your tour of Morocco travel s via Ifrane, Azrou, Midelt and Erfoud south to Merzouga. Your route crosses Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains and High Atlas Mountains before descending into the Moroccan desert where you follow the Ziz River to the beautiful Ziz Gorge, a desert oasis with vast date palm groves, through the desert town of Erfoud to Merzouga, a small desert Berber village situated on the edge of Morocco’s spectacular Sahara Desert sand dunes known as Erg Chebbi.

Day 6: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

Explore Morocco’s desert touring the Merzouga oasis area where you can see the desert Berber in their striking indigo blue gandoras and turbans, the remains of old ksars (Berber forts), the renowned Moroccan fossil fields and the black Moroccan village of Khamlea. Relax at your kasbah in the afternoon before leaving on your desert camel tour into the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Led by your local Berber guide you watch the sun set over the massive sand dunes and camp overnight under the stars in Berber nomad tents at a desert oasis in the heart of the sand dunes. Overnight at desert oasis in Berber nomad tents.

Day 7: Erg Chebbi - Ouarzazate

You rise early to watch the sunrise over the desert. After breakfast you return by camel to your Merzouga kasbah and refresh before leaving for the scenic Todra Gorge. Continue your Morocco desert tour passing through the High Atlas Mountain Berber town of Boumalne Dades and travelling along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs through the Roses Valley, to the oasis village of Skoura and the old garrison town of Ouarzazate, strategically located on the crossroads of old desert caravan routes. This area is famous for its many Moroccan kasbahs and oasis villages. We also visit Kasbah Taourirt today.

Day 8: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Visit the spectacular UNESCO designated world heritage Ait Benhaddou village, which has some of the Atlas Mountain region’s most exotic and best preserved kasbahs. Then leaving Morocco’s desert behind, your Morocco travel adventure takes you across the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m) as you travel to Marrakech, the old imperial city known as the Jewel of the South and a highlight of holidays in Morocco. Arriving in Marrakech, escape the bustle of the old medina as you enter the peace of your riad in Marrakech.

Day 9: Marrakech

Morning half-day Marrakech tour with your expert local Marrakech travel guide. Your heritage tour of Morocco’s stunning past, includes the UNESCO designated world heritage old walled medina, La Bahia Palace, el-Badi Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, Place Djemaa El-Fna, Majorelle Gardens and Marrakech’s souks. Tonight why not enjoy dinner in Palais dar Es Salaam.

Day 10: Marrakech

Sadly your last day with us with your departure airport transfer to Casablanca airport.

Morocco Spotlight
Remains of a kasbah

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...

Morocco Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 13.89 MAD
  1 CAD = 7.87 MAD
  1 ZAR = 0.81 MAD
  1 AUD = 7.72 MAD
  1 EUR = 11.01 MAD
  1 USD = 8.86 MAD
  1 NZD = 7.02 MAD
last updated - 21 Nov 2014 2:34 PM