For those who are eager to exlpore the glamour of Morocco, our grand tour is a veritable opportunity to satisfy your requirements in 16 days and 15 nights.
During these days you will learn more about the history, culture and rich lifestyle of different Moroccan people by calling in Berber families in their little towns and villages.
The itinerary is going to be as follows :
DAY 1 : Coming to Casablanca city
At the airport you will find our driver guide waiting for you to pick you up towards your booked hotel.
Our first station will be The hugest mosque of the country: Hassan 2nd Mosque.
N.B : ( The visits are going to last about 5 hours a day.)
This Statue is located in the headland of looking out to the Atlantic ocean.
It is the seventh biggest mosque in the world with a tower of 210 meters.
The toweris 60 stories high topped by a laser light directed towards Mecca.
We carry on our expedition in the direction of the Parc de la Ligue Arab: a gigantic yard with multiple kinds of trees and plants such as ficus, arcades, pergolas and so forth.
Moving to the northern part of the city throughout the Place Mohammed V as well as the famous “Place des nations Unis”, a very prominent area of Casablanca town centre.
You will notice the French design touches on the buildings all long the Mohammed V Palace.
Surrounding the space you can do some shopping for an hour.
The main streets of the new town scattered south and north of the Place of des nations Unis where you will explore the previous administrative constructions and modern hotels gathering both of Hispano-Mauresque and Art Deco styles.
Moving towards the old medina through the Avenue des Fares Royal, your guide will escort you traversing the narrow streets of the old Medina.
It would be advisable to visit the celebrated Restaurant Rick’s café which restored and designed by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman for filming Casablanca, the most classic film of the 20th century.
You will settle comfortably in the stately home erected against the walls of the ancient Medina.
You will stay the overnight in Casablanca
DAY 2 : From Casablanca to Rabat
Rabat is as a contemporary and historical capital of the kingdom will be our second station.
The city is pinpointed on the Atlantic Ocean coastline, at Bou Regreg inlet river.
we will explore the history of the city including its towers and castles.
Besides the new town as one of the most updated urban projects being constructed in Africa in the last century.
The antiquated part involves Hassan Mosque and the Almohad gates and bulwark, the only outlasting part of the project for a great capital city of Almohad.
The guide will lead you to an outing through the delightful Almohads walls of the Udayays Kasabah.
As a landmark of Almohad martial design, you will discover Bab Oudaïa, a majestic gate of Almohad dynasty.
The coming stop will be the Udayays museum. And before removing to the medina, slacken in the Moorish fashion yard.
As soon as you have your lunch, keep on walking to Hassan Tower, which forms an important historical and tourist complex in Rabat. The mosque is situated on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bou Regreg.
Nearby visit the lovely Mausoleum of Mohammed V ornamented with stained glass
windows, white marble and a wrought-iron entrance with a stairway heading to an
Now we move forward to Chella, the Necropolis site situated on antique area.
Then from there to the Majestic Royal Palace where the visitors will find out the charming Islamic architecture.
The guests have the right to visit Al Mechoaur where the king led the religious feast prayers and amazing grassy gardens by its surrounding.
In front of the Royal palace, you find the private mosque of the king.
The building is actually a sample of Islamic construction features.
Its foundation comes back to 1864 and is surrounded by a wall with three gates well protected access.
On our schedule there is a visit to the new town centre which is characterized by its large avenues, neat grasslands.
In addition to a series of building blocks, the huge construction of the Bank of Morocco and Musée de la Poste and the cathedral Saint-Pierre.
You will spend the night in Rabat.
DAY 3 : From Rabat to Chefchaouen
The departure is going to be from Rabat city to the blue city of the north.
We will carry on our roadway until we reach the grand Rif Mountains-the core of the inaudible mixture of blue and white painted city of Cefchaouen.
As you get into the The chain of the Rif Mountainous region, the charming white and blue buildings of Chefchaouen appear in front of you.
It is really a lovely view that almost every visitor enjoys.
To get acquainted with the mystery of the city, a local guide will be at your disposal to make the expedition more and more beneficial and interesting.
The starting point of this exploration is going to be the museum of the kasabah. It is constructed in 1471.
Nowadays it has been regarded as a memorable building witnessing a great and design immense bulwark of that time.
By its surrounding you will see inner and outer gardens.
Next, you walk up to museum’s roof from where you can’t stand wasting an instant to take pictures of the Hispanic flavored town with its white and blue houses, little balconies,tiled roofs and porches garnished with citrus trees.
Following this, visit Plaza Uta el-Hammam and where the impressive 15th century Grand Mosque stands.
Spend the night in Chefchaouen.
DAY 4 : From Chefchaouen to Moulay Driss, Volubilis then to Fez.
Across the RIF Mountains we will depart to Meknes and Volubilis.
Our driver will take you through a beautiful greenbelt route to find out the breathtaking archaeological remnants of the Roman city of Volubilis Founded in the 3rd century BC, after a quick stop in panoramic view in Oulad Shaker reservoir.
The site was ultimately marked as that of ancient city of Volubilis until the end of The 19th century.
About half of the site was quarried,bringing to light fine mosaics particularly during French
colonization over Morocco.
Furthermore some of high-status buildings were renovated.
Nowadays this touristic resort has become a UNISCO World Heritage.
From here to Hri Souani : One of the prestigious Historic Monuments of Meknes, located about 500 m south of the Royal Palace and the place Mechouar, it dates from the time of Moulay Ismail in the early eighteenth century.
The solidity of the walls guaranteed a constant temperature that made the maintenance of food easy.
Deep wells of several tents of meters provided,using a system of Norias generated by animals,water needed were the dominance of Dar EL Ma( water house).
Now we’re going to shift to the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.
For more information non-Muslims were granted permission to visit such area.
This mausoleum was erected in 1703 presenting a lovely cedar painted ceiling mosaics with figment Koranic scriptures.
Afterwards we will have a short visit to Place EL Hidem (square of Ruins) which adjoins the medina and the Kasabah.
The square is sequenced to updated residential buildings and a covered food souk (market).
Among the most awe-inspiring elements of this imperial city is the grand gate named after the designer El- mansour, a Christain apostate who adapted Islam.
By the end of the day we will end up in Fez for the overnight.
DAY 5 : Fez city and the old Medina ( including Fez el-Bali and Fez el-Jedid )
After having your breakfast you will find your guide waiting for you to commence a fabulous outing day.
The first stop by is going to be the royal Palace besides a plenty of worth-seeing quarters involving the Moulay Abedallah Quarter, the Mellah(Jewish Quarter).
Some steps forward you will visit Fez el –jadid, a historic Kasabah which was operated as a governmental midpoint until 1912.
Now we are moving to see the southern Tower including The Musée des Armes, a stronghold that once protected Fez.
Have an access to Fez el-Bali, best known as a chained set of rooftops decorated with minarets and domes.
The streets of Fez el Bali are too restricted for cars.
Apart form going on foot,The only way of moving around is the use of donkeys and muels.
Upon getting into Rue Talaa Kebira, the main street leading to the old medina, you will see a chin of shops covered by awnings.
Following this, we will visit Karaouiyne mosque.
One of the antiquated mosques in the world and had operated as a university in the kingdom.
Later on we are going to move forward to watch Dar el-Magana, a fourteenth century water clock.
Also and around the area we can not miss the opportunity to see Zaouia el Tijaniya, containing the tomb of Ahmed el Tijani, the founder of the doctrine Tariqqa el-Tijaniya (The Way) throughout Morocco.
Subsequently We will also stop by the Ech Cherabliyine Mosque (Mosque of the Slipper makers) then have a glance at the souks supplying and selling a great a range of products as: henna, slippers, caftans, silks, spices and jewelries.
Next, we will stop by Fondouk El Najjarine identified as a UNISCO locality.
To witness a wide assortment of pottery,leather-products and wood
we should also visit Dar el-Batha Musée.
Day 6: From Fez to Midelt via Imouzer and Ifran road.
The starting point of such journey is from Fez across the grassland of Sais, which is one of the most fruitful and widespread plateau in the country.
As we push forward we will face the first incline of middle Atlas mountains.
Those chains of mountains will lead us to our first stop by- Imouzer town, which is famous for its Apple Festival in September.
The town is distinguished by its lakes that were shaped because of some volcanic activities the very early past.
After we will run to Ifrane known as the “Switzerland of Morocco” throughout the Oak forest.
Few kilometers ahead from Ifrane, our driver will stop for a while in Azrou –cedar woodland the most enormous in the country and where you may watch Barbary Apes.
Passing by this forest, our tour will proceed to Midelt alongside the marvelous Middle Atlas Mountains.
On our way we will recommend lunch pause.
DAY 7: Ziz Valley, Erfoud,Rissani then to Merzouga
Move forward to Merzouga, travelling through Rissani and stopping in two stations:the Ziz valley and the Efous oasis – extraordinary localities for taking wonderful pictures.
Then you will stop by Zaouia of Moulay Ali Sherif (mausoleum of the dynasty’s founder).
We recommend a quick walk around the local open-air market day in Rissani to see the traditional souks.
It will be a good idea to taste local food called Berber pizza (Medfouna) in Rissani for lunch.
In the afternoon the tour arrives in Merzouga.
Here you will be received with a hot drink of Saharan herbal tea before arriving at your hotel where you will spend your night.
DAY 8: Merzouga and Erg Chegaga.
Discover the sandy hills of Erg Chebbi and the colors of the sunrise and sunset over these dunes are actually mysterious.
Enjoy a leisurely morning.
Your driver is at your disposal for you all the day which gives you the opportunity to explore the surroundings of the desert areas.
In the afternoon your nomad guide will meet you for an unforgetable overnight camel expedition.
Your guide will take you into the desert by camel, a unique place offering a panaorama of sunset.
When you reach your accommodation, you can relax, climb the sandy-hills or just staring at marvelous view of the desert night while your guide prepares your evening meal and sets up your campfire.
We recommend an early wake–up to watch the beautiful sunrise at top of sand dunes.
Take your camel back to your hotel where you will have breakfast.
DAY 9: The Valley of Dades and Skoura.
This morning, we will leave Merzouga heading for Todra gorges, a very common area for climbers since their walls are up to 300 meters.
To enjoy some panoramic views, we recommend a stop by the Dades valley.
Kelaat Mgouna is going to be our following locality.
This exciting city has long been an economic, commercial and social place for the population living in the area.
The Rose Festival is an annual happening that distinguished Kelaat Mgouna.
Our next station is the valley Soukora, a palm grove of 25 km², it is one of the few groves of countries still inhabited and cultivated classified as international heritage of UNESCO.
DAY 10: Ourzazate,Ait Benhaddou and then to Marrakech.
You will be picked you up from your accommodation by our driver to start a visit to Ourzazate city.
The first locality is going to be the international Studio of ATLAS. From here you will move to Ait Benhaddou – a world Heritage village certified by UNISCO.
Back in history, this village used to be traditional junction of caravans combining Marrakech with the south of Sahara, merchandizing both of goods and slaves.
Getting cross Tichka path of the High Mountains where the immerse mountain hillsides are constellate with mud lodging sheltering Berber families.
Once reaching Marrakech you will be displaced to your hotel where you will get your dinner and spend the night.
DAY 11: In Marrakech, The Red City.
After having your breakfast.
We will start discovering the beauty of this old zone and its memorial area.
We will stop by The Koutoubia Mosque, the distinguished building of the12th century.
Then your local guide is going to escort you throughout the Djemma paths where you will take pleasure from the odorous smell of Marrakechy food,
and entering the souks where you will find out a large choice of Berber carpets, silver jewelry, artisan workshops, handmade shoes and tanneries.
Towards the Lower Medina you will find out the astonishing mosque Al Mansour, the sixteenth century Saadian Tombs with its stark towers, El Badhi palace, and the Mellah (the Jewish quarter).
We will proceed north of the Mellah to visit the 19th century Bahia palace, originally built for Si Moussa, a previous slave who became King Moulay Hassan’s chamberlain.
The palace contains a tract and riads ornamented with carved stucco, Arabic architecture.
Now forward to the modern part of Marrakech, Gurliz quarter then onward to the garden of Majorelle, the supernatural yard created by Jack Majorelle- it is geenspace with colourful paths,plants, catus.
Besides you will find a skillfully handcrafted selection of merchandise,On our way back to your hotel, we will pass by the La Mammounia Hotel Garden.
DAY 12: From Marrakech to Imlil.
After this worth-visiting day in Marrakech, we will head for Imlil traversing the Atlas Mountains.
Imlil is located at the bottom of Mount Toubkal the highest top out of Morroco as well as south Africa with 4167m.
It is considered as a famous touristic resort thanks to its position.
Here we are going to enjoy a fabulous hiking escorted by a mountain guide for four hours, with different altitude changes.
N.B. You may get cold once we reach the top because it about 1,400 meters above the sea level.
Dinner and over night.
DAY 13: From Imlil to Taroudante.
On the way to Taroudante,the foothills of the Atlas, with a charming scenery, the red rock and the first villages branched on the hillsides.
Getting to Taroudante where the wheat flowers are ready for you to pick up.
In the Toubkal Valley where the wild land is more and more largely attractive.
Inside the city of Taroudante, and prior to the arriving at your hotel, we suggest a stop by to the fortifications and souks.
Dinner and overnight.
DAY 14: Essaouira city or Mogodar.
Our next city is Essaouira going across Agadir, the most tempting city of the Atlantic. It is famous for its lovely warm weather and beaches.
Also it is the first producer of Aragn oil thanks to the indigenous Argan unique trees.
scientifically speaking, Argan tree is identified as a medical and a cosmetic plant.
Once in Essaouira, our driver will take you to the hotel and it is up to you to explore the prettiness of the city at your ease.
You can visit its souks, the historical walls and Kasabahs,Medina, the famous art galleries,the harbor, the beach.
DAY 15: From Essaouira to Assfi, Oualidia, El jadida and Casablanca.
In the morning the departure will be to Safi city one of the southern Atlantic cities with more than 150 km along.
konwn by its bay encircled by cliffs,furnishing beaches, untouched bays…
The city provides some touches of previous Portuguese buildings, plus a harbor, without mentioning its exciting Medina.
Move to Oualidia, a worth –visiting village.
It is situated between El jadida and Safi and whose people gain their life from fishing.
Also the area is considered a summer resort.
Historically speaking , the city was well sheltered particularly in the time of Saadian Dynasty.
You will discover a very old kasabah, founded in 1634 In the city top part.
The terminus of Our grand tour is going to be in El jadida which identified as world Heritage by UNISCO in 2004.
Afterwards,we will continue our itinerary to Casablanca city.
Dinner and Overnight in Casablanca.
DAY 16: Casablanca airport
You will be transferred to the airport for departure to your home country.