Your Morocco adventure will start with its capital, the Casablanca. Then, you will head to few noteworthy places that will capture your heart, bringing you pieces of memories to take home and remember. Fez, Erfoud, Tizi n’Tichka Pass and the High Atlas Mountains are just some of the many spectacular spots you’ll visit so get your cameras ready because everything in this country is picture-perfect!
Get to see a series of breathtaking sceneries in the beautiful kingdom of Morocco. With this ultimately affordable package, every second will give you a glimpse of what this North African country is all about. Giving you a pure at-home feels from one destination to another, you will never regret to participate in this exploration of a lifetime.
Check into your hotel. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2: CASABLANCA–RABAT–MEKNES–FEZ
A short ride along the coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country’s capital. Sightseeing includes the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudayas. You are reminded of the time when Morocco was the Roman province of Mauretania as you visit the fine ROMAN RELICS OF CHELLAH and its GARDENS. Continue to Meknes—during your guided tour, see its monumental gates, mosque, palace, and miles of protective walls. Visit its ROYAL STABLES, originally built to house 12.000 of the royal horses. Travel east towards Fez, Morocco’s most enchanting city.
Day 3: FEZ
At leisure in ancient Fez, which occupies a position of outstanding scenic beauty. Visit the exotic ancient Medina on the optional sightseeing tour, a maze of narrow, bustling streets and alleys that are home to colorful souks. (B)
Day 4: FEZ–IFRANE–ERFOUD
Travel today into the very heart of Morocco. Stop in the quiet, French-built alpine mountain resort of Ifrane. Verdant cedar forests give way to volcanic mountains and wind-swept plains as you motor across the Middle Atlas range. Pass fortified mud-and-straw villages and descend into the spectacular ZIZ GORGES. The landscape becomes progressively arider and you enter a stony desert. Approaching Erfoud, an unexpected and breathtaking surprise: the peaceful oasis of the Ziz Valley. (B, D)
Day 5: ERFOUD
The best choice today is an included excursion to Rissani to see the MAUSOLEUM OF MOULAY ALI SHARIF, the first ruler of the Alaouite Dynasty. This evening, enjoy an optional excursion in the desert. (B, D)
Day 6: ERFOUD–THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND KASBAHS–OUARZAZATE
Enjoy the drive through the eastern slopes of the Atlas Mountains and arrive at the Tinerhir oasis with its green valley of palms and local villages. On to the impressive Todra Gorge, then along the Dades Valley to the film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate, where you’ll visit the KASBAH DE TAOURIRT, the intricate but fascinating residence of Pasha Thami el Glaoui. (B, D)
Day 7: OUARZAZATE–AÏT BENHADDOU–TIZI-N-TICHKA PASS–MARRAKESH
Travel to AÏT BENHADDOU, a kasbah famous as a film location for Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Pass through picturesque villages surrounded by craggy mountains towards 7,414-foot-high Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Each new twist in the road leads to a different, more dramatic landscape. Leaving the pass behind, the landscape gradually changes to a tapestry of red ochre. Enter the gates of the red-colored imperial city of Marrakesh, justly reputed the most fascinating of all Moroccan cities. An optional evening excursion is a fitting way to end the day. (B)
Day 8: MARRAKESH
The included city sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with an orientation drive followed by a walk through the ancient quarters to the fascinating JEMAA-EL-FNA SQUARE and its exotic bazaar, BAHIA PALACE, and SAADIAN TOMBS. You’ll really feel as if you’ve stopped the march of time. (B, D)
Day 9: MARRAKESH–CASABLANCA
Leave Morocco’s magical city of Marrakesh for the journey back to Casablanca. In the afternoon, see the sights in the company of a Local Guide. (B)
Day 10: CASABLANCA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Sightseeing tours across mesmerizing Moroccan ruins and tombs
Drive through the slopes of the Atlas Mountains
Go on a food trip for local Moroccan dishes
Learn more about the country with local guide
High Atlas Mountains- North Africa’s premier trekking destination. Villages with houses made of thatched mud can be found here, seemingly frozen in time. Depending on the season, the landscape changes from snowy winter, scorching summer soil, or reddish autumnal colors
Marrakesh- Known as the “Jewel of the South” in Morocco, Marrakesh is well-known as a trading city. Undercover ‘Tourist Police’ keep visitors free from suspicious characters, so visitors will definitely feel safe enough to explore freely.
Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif - The final resting place of Moulay Ali al-Sharif, founder of the present Alawite dynasty. It was built by his ancestor, Sidi Mohammed ben Abdellah. The place is quite a sight, with an ornate gate, a spacious courtyard, a balcony, and a mosque with an impressive dome.
Saadian Tombs- Another impressive final resting place belonging to Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ed-Dahbi. It is an extravagant tomb built on Italian marble and gilded plaster pillars. His predecessor later had the tomb walled up, accessible only through a small passage.
Bisteeya is a mouthwatering triple layered savory pastry: A layer of chicken is covered with a layer of eggs and a lemony-onion sauce and then topped with a layer of crushed almonds. Everything is wrapped in phyllo pastry and delicately covered with cinnamon and sugar.
Harira Soup is a great comfort food for cold weather. It is a Berber soup that is usually served during the holy festival month of Ramadan.
Mechoui is a roasted lamb dish that is irresistible! A paprika and cumin spice combination is pasted over the lamb and then it's slowly cooked for about three hours. Generally seasoned with cumin & salt.
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