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MOROCCO - 12 Days


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MOROCCO

12 Days 
Experience the wonder, heritage and culture of magical Morocco. Put on your babouches and travel back to a slower time of aromatic mint tea in cool courtyards and sun-drenched bazaars overflowing with handmade jewelry and colorful tagines during our Morocco luxury tour. From the colored, enchanted Marrakech medinas to the blue pearl Chefchaouen passing through the Sahara desert landscape. Travel in a camel convoy, sleep under the North African stars, explore villages off the beaten track and enjoy the history around every corner.

The mornings will be relaxed as we will mostly start activities about 9 am. You will choose how busy you wish your day to be and whether you prefer to explore independently or join our guided activities. So, join us on this fascinating journey through some of Morocco’s most fascinating iconic places on this vacation.

The trip can be customized depending on your preferences and the places you want to see for an unforgettable tour through Morocco. Talk to us about a bespoke itinerary.

Explore our wide range  and tailor your experience to suit your tastes, interests, budget and needs.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sightseeing:
Leisure time in Marrakech, Ait-Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Sahara Desert,  Fes, Chefchaouen and Meknès

Guides:
Professional Tour Director while touring, English, Italian, French and Arabic speaking

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned 4x4. Camel ride through the Sahara Desert and Quad adventure ride.

Food & Drink Experiences:
Moroccan cuisine is the culinary star of North Africa. Our itineraries are designed to ensure you an authentic culinary experiences. According to your needs and taste your guide will suggest in each restaurant  the must try dishes. Our tours include breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and soft drinks.
 
ITINERARY
Day 1 - 2 MARRAKECH
Welcome to Marrakech, Morocco.  A mixture of traditional and contemporary, Marrakech holds the promise of incomparable sensations.
Be seduces by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens.
Walk through a gate into the medina and advance into the old district with a local guide and get lost in  the endless amounts of souqs selling Berber and Arabic craftsmanship: pottery, woodwork, copper, leather, carpets, spices and much more. The spectacular mosques, tombs and ruins that are dotted around the city.

Day 3  MARRAKECH, AIT-BEN HADDOU and OUARZAZATE
Crossing the high atlas mountains, driving along the ancient caravan route and over Morocco's highest pass, through Ait Ben Haddou, to Ouarzazate, which marks the beginning of the Sahara desert.
All along the road you can see the Berber villages perched on the side of the mountains, sometimes hardly distinguishable from the mountains themselves. Ait Benhaddou was once an important stop for caravans passing through as they carried salt across the Sahara, returning with gold, ivory and slaves. Today its grand kasbah has been listed as a World Heritage site. As you reach the far side of the mountains the landscape changes dramatically, becoming semi-arid and desert-like.

Day 4-5 OUARZAZATE and SAHARA DESERT
A full immersion in the most beautiful, spectacular and dramatic scenery in the world: Where the sun meets the sea of sand.
Experience the camel treks or the 4x4 ride through the Sahara Desert, exploring the undulating golden sand of the dunes, spend the nights in a bivouac of nomad luxury tents in the Sahara and enjoy dinner with a traditional Berber family. If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight.

Day 6 SAHARA DESERT and TINERHIR
Enjoy a real Lawrence of Arabia moment this morning with a sunrise camel or a 4x4 ride across the desert.
During the road to Tinerhir you will find and unbelievable variety of landscapes, ranging from deserts to green valleys, palmeraies and Berber village. Authentic destinations bursting with myriad wonders that will take your breath away.

Day 7 TINERHIR, TODRA GORGE, MIDELT and IFRANE
A Journey through the Middle Atlas from the Sahara Desert.  Driving to Midelt you will stop to the Todra Gorge. Todra Gorge is  a massive trench that rises over 250 metres to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. The gigantic rock walls changing color to create magical effects with the sunlight.
Passing Midelt, crossing the mountains of the Middle Atlas and through unusual landscape, we arrive to the city of Ifrane . Tidy, ordered and modern, it feels more like Switzerland relocated to the Middle Atlas than North Africa. Lakes, fountains and greenery in the city offer a breath of fresh air from some of the other busier, dustier cities in Morocco.

Day 8-9 IFRANE and FES
Fez radiates a unique aura.
Fes is the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco; vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming, with a huge, well-preserved medieval old city that’s the mother of all medinas: the vast and labyrinthine medina of Fez el-Bali, said to also be the world's largest urban area with no traffic cars. Walking up and down through the hilly city, following the pace and the old rhythms life.

Day 10 FES and CHEFCHAOUEN
Walk here for feeling like moving through a dream. Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, its medina has been lovingly cared for with striking blue and white washed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways. A mix of Moroccan and Andalusian influence. Take an orientation walk through the ancient medina and shop for handicrafts, or simply sit at a cafe and enjoy the pleasure of time passing by.

Day 11  CHEFCHAOUEN and MEKNES
Just 40 miles from Fez lies the city of Meknes, another open-air museum. Meknes has a rich, prestigious past and harbors marvelous surprises.In the 17th century Sultan Moulay Ismail turned Meknes from a provincial town to a spectacular Imperial city – Visit the medina and the remnants of the royal palace. Pass through the Bab Mansour Gate on El Hedim square to enter the medina and enjoy this masterpiece of Spanish-Moorish art.

Day 12 VOLUBILIS
Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis on a guided tour. This Roman archaeological site just north of Meknes is the most extensive one in Morocco and was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. Its triumphal arch, capitol and house of Bacchus attest to the splendor of the city, as well as its economic and political significance.
ACCOMMODATIONS
Good accommodations are vital to your enjoyment on tour, so we pre-screen before selecting. Hotels are as shown, although it may be necessary to substitute with an alternate hotel of equivalent standard.
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