DAY 1: CASABLANCA – FEZ
Your private tour begins with your driver picking you up from your hotel in Casablanca. We’ll then explore the main cultural sights before we drive to Fez where we’ll stay overnight in a riad/hotel.
DAY 2: CASABLANCA – FEZ
We’ll start the day exploring the oldest city in Morocco, snaking through its alleys and narrow streets. We’ll begin sightseeing at the Royal Palace gate, followed by the Jewish headquarter where the first Mellah ever was built in Morocco, during the 16th century. We’ll ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region.
We’ll also visit the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you’ll visit many different cooperatives and then, experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fez before ending the night at your Riad.
DAY 3: FEZ – IFRANE – AZROU – MIDELT – MERZOUGA
After breakfast at your hotel in Fez we’ll leave for Merzouga through the Mid-Atlas region passing through Ifrane, the “Switzerland” of Morocco. Up next we’ll drive a bit further to explore the cedar forests of Azrou, where you can stop to feed the Berber apes. We’ll then continue to Midelt where we’ll have lunch and then follow the Ziz River through to the Ziz Gorge (valley). Our drive proceeds across the Ziz Valley, Erfoud, and Rissani where we’ll stop to explore the souk (local market). Our day comes to a close as we arrive in Merzouga, spending the night at a local hotel hotel (including a complimentary dinner and breakfast).
DAY 4: MERZOUGA DESERT
After breakfast, we’ll head out to the desert; trade-in our 4×4 for camels. We’ll spend the day exploring the desert region and The Erg Chebbi Dunes, making a circuit of the desert dunes where you’ll experience firsthand the captivating contrast of the Moroccan nomadic (Berber) way of life. From there we’ll pay a visit to the “black village” of Khamlia, where we’ll enjoy a show by the renowned Gnawan musicians, followed by a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani. Our afternoon will be spent riding camels and enjoying the sunset behind the dunes before heading back to our camp. There, we’ll be treated to a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious local mint tea, and delight in traditional Berber music underneath the star and moonlit sky of the wondrous Sahara Desert.
DAY 5: MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – DADES GORGE
We’ll fetch an early start to catch the sunrise in the Merzouga desert, and then return on camelback to the village. From there, we’ll leave to Tinghir, to reach the Todra Gorge, which is the highest, narrowest gorge in Morocco. Here we may stop to hike within the valley, and after lunch in the gorge, we will continue on to the Dades Gorge, where we’ll enjoy sand castles and also geological features called “monkey toes/feet”. We’ll spend the night in the Dades Gorge, at a local hotel, which will include complimentary dinner and breakfast.
DAY 6: DADES GORGE – OUARZAZATTE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH
After breakfast we’ll drive towards Ouarzazate passing through the route of a thousand Kasbahs (fortresses). We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna (which is the center of The Valley of Roses) for a stretch and lunch at a local restaurant. Then, we’ll continue our private tour stopping first at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou before continuing through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to Marrakech where we’ll spend the night at a local riad/hotel.
DAY 7: MARRAKECH GUIDED TOUR
Today we’ll have a guided tour of Marrakech. You will explore the main attractions and monuments of the city including the famous Jamma el Fna square, Koutoubia mosque, the souks, palaces, and museums. We’ll also explore parts of the city belonging to Fez Jdid “New Fez”, such as Gueliz, The Menara Gardens and Marjolle.
DAY 8: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA MED – AIRPORT
Today depends on your flight schedule. Given the time, you may spend the afternoon discovering the less touristic areas of Marrakech and enjoying lunch at a local restaurant before being transferred to your hotel/airport.
NOTE : This private Morocco tour can be modified depends on your requirements. Contact us for more details.
Our Casablanca culture tours are available every day. It includes departure from your hotel or any place in city and private transfer in a comfortable A/C vehicle with an experienced driver.
Pick up and drop off in Marrakech (at your hotel, airport or any other place)
Private transfer by comfortable A/C 4×4 vehicle
Experienced English speaking guide / driver
Breakfasts and dinners
Lunch/drinks consumed during the tour
Plane ticket to and from Morocco
Entry fees to monuments / museums
All that isn’t mentioned on the itinerary