11-day Classic Tour Of Morocco
This 11-day Morocco itinerary highlights the best of the country including Fez, the Sahara Desert, Marrakesh, and Essaouira.
Day 1: Casablanca
Upon arrival and pick up from Casablanca, you will head out to your hotel. You will visit the city, including Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques outside of Mecca.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Fes
After breakfast, the group will leave by van towards Fes. Along the way, you will stop for lunch at Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King, and enjoy the beautiful coastal city. After that, you will continue to Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco.
Day 3: Fes – Guided tour of the Medina
After breakfast, we will begin our guided tour of Fes Medina, one of the world’s largest walled cities. You will explore its narrow streets, lined with stalls selling fresh fruit, rows of tall spice cones, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. The King’s Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will get to experience. you will have a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After that, you will continue your tour and return to your riad for the evening.
Day 4: Fes – Excursion to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes
After breakfast, you will depart for the ancient Roman ruins and mosaics of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and conjure up life during the Roman Empire. Also, visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Lunch will be had in Meknes, one of Morocco’s Imperial cities. After lunch, your guide will take you on a tour of Meknes, and then you will head off to Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco. Dinner will be served in the Riad.
Day 5: Fes – Atlas Mountains – Midelt – Erfoud
Departure from Fes after breakfast towards the famous South of Morocco. You will visit Ifrane, established in the 1930s, a forested hillside city that resembles a Swiss village. It’s become a popular ski resort area. Then continue to Azrou, a famous town for woodwork. Nearby, you will run into many colonies of amusing Barbary apes in the Cedar Forests. Next stop is Midelt. You will travel through the spectacular Ziz valley passing palm groves and green valleys. The scenery changes into dry and desert looking as you approach the south.
Day 6: Erfoud – The Sahara Desert – Camel Trek
After breakfast in your Kasbah Hotel, you will set out an explorative journey of the area. You will visit the nomads in their goat-hair tent and learn about desert life. After that, you will visit the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, who play Gnaoua music; you will learn about them as well and enjoy their unique music.
In the afternoon, you will head out to the magnificent Sahara sand dunes across the barren land in 4-wheel drive vehicles.
You will set off by camel for a 2-hour trek out to the oasis where you will spend the night in Berber tents. If you prefer, you can return and sleep in your hotel.
Day 7: Sahara Desert – Tinerhir – Todra Gorges – Dades Oasis
Wake up early and climb a dune to sit or to take pictures. After breakfast, on the way to Todra Gorges, we will take a detour towards Tinghir, renowned for its beautiful palm grove, and Jewish quarter, the highest oasis valley gorge in Morocco with 300m steep cliffs and a mouth just 20m wide.
Next stop at Dades Gorge. Another great spot for trekking and climbing with the sheer colored rock everywhere. Dinner and overnight in a beautiful Kasbah Hotel in Dades oasis.
Day 8: Dades Oasis – Roses Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
After an early breakfast, you set off to Marrakech via Ouarzazate. You will visit one of the jewels of Morocco – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true
treasures must be searched out and discovered usually off the beaten path. After lunch, you will head over the mountains to Marrakech.
Day 9: Marrakech – Marrakech Guided City Tour
After breakfast, you will go on a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco, to explore the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue your tour by visiting the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (public market).
Day 10: Marrakech – Casablanca
On your last day of travel, you will head back to Casablanca
Day 11: Casablanca
You will be transported to the airport for departure
- Full-time Air-conditioned Transportation
- Gasoline, road tolls, parking fee, language support.
- Full-time Professional English Speaking Driver
- Driver’s meals + taxes
- Pick up from your Hotel/riad + drop off at your hotel/riad
- lunch + local guide
- Personal Spendings
- Travel Insurance