HIGHLIGHT MOROCCO TOUR Tangier - Chafchaouen 12 days / 11 nights

1st day: Tangier – Chefchaouen

In the morning, we will meet you in Tangier and drive you to the nearest city, Chefchaouen. Situated in the Rif Mountains, he charming town of Chefchaouen is famous for its bright blue- washed buildings. As you stroll through the narrow cobbled streets and walls of the medina, you will notice that most of the men wear Djellabas made of wool and women wear colourful straw hats. Lunch is at a local restaurant where you will admire the panoramic view of the valley and village. In the main square of the medina, you will have time to explore the shops filled with local handicrafts, such as wool garments and woven blankets.

2nd day: Chefchaouen - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes

This morning after breakfast, you will travel to the nearby city Meknes, the third Imperial city of Morocco with its famous door. Meknes is known as "The Versailles of Morocco.” You will explore Bab El Khemis and Bab Al Mansour, two magnificent historical gateways. Continue your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Later, you will head to the village of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a pilgrimage site for Moroccans. After lunch, you will walk among the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing your driving tour to Fes.

3rd day: Fes, Tour and visit the city with Local Guide

After breakfast, you will start your journey by visiting Fes, the second largest city after Casablanca. Led by a local city guide, visit the medina (the old city) and its ramparts and alleys, listed as a World Heritage site. Tour the famous medieval tanneries. Discover Karaouine Mosque that was founded in 859 by Fatima Al-Fihri and considered the most magnificent and historic religious attraction in the city. After a lunch break, visit the the Merenid tomb at the rim of the Valley. Explore the architectural masterpieces of Bou Inania Medersa, Attarin Medersa, and the Neijarin Fountain. You will be astounded by the Fondouks, the place where donkeys and their owners meet. Then, visit the souks where you can feast your eyes on local handicrafts, copperware, pottery and delicious edible goods.

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4th day: Fez – Azrou – Midalet – Errachidia – Ziz valley – Erfoud - Merzouga

After breakfast, we leave Fes and journey toward Merouga. You will pass Ifran, known as the Switzerland of Morocco and we will stop at Azrouon , known for its green-tiled roofs, beautiful cedar forests, and residence to Barbary Macaques, or a type of primate monkey with a short stub for a tail. Next, you will travel to Midelt where you can enjoy your lunch. Continuing the road through the Middle Atlas Mountains, you will observe the nomads that live there, and be mesmerized with the views of volcanic rock and nearby Errachidia with its high cliffs. Next you will be amazed by the Ziz Valley, an oasis surrounded with palm trees. Your next stop is Erfoud where you will have the opportunity to visit a fossils marble factory and showroom filled with a variety of decorations. Afterwards, you will head to the final stop of the day, Merzouga in the Saharan desert. Dinner and overnight accommodations will be provided at a Kasbah Hotel

5th day: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi dunes - Tamrdanite - Khamlia Hassi el-bied.

In the morning after breakfast, you will begin your excursion by traveling through the sand-sea dunes near the Algerian border. This picturesque place provides the opportunity to take photos and see up close the surrounding black volcanic rock. You will also meet a nomad family and observe their lifestyle. Next you will pass Berber villages like Tamrdanite before you reach Khamlia. In Khamlia (a tiny village in desert), you will enjoy hearing spiritual Gnawa music that is played by Africans who inhabit this village. On our way to the hotel you will be enchanted with the view of the lake of Ait Sareji (especially In springtime) which attracts pink flamingos and many others birds. You will then arrive at the hotel for rest and get ready for a camel trekking adventure in the heart of the desert. As you head to the bivouac, you will see the spectacular sunset while relaxing on the dunes. That night, you will enjoy traditional Berber cuisine, listen to the sound of drums while gazing into a starry night before turning in for the night in a traditional camel hair tent in calmness and tranquility.

6th day: Erg Chebbi - Erfoud - Tinejdad - Tineghir - Todra Gorges - Boumalne Dades

Early next day, you will be awakened by your personal camel tour guides to watch the spectacular sunrise before enjoying breakfast. You will then trek back to your hotel where you can have a hot shower and get ready for the next journey. Next destination is Rissani, where you will visit Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and explore the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. You then continuing on your drive toward Tineghir, passing by Erfoud “the capital of marble fossil.” There will be an opportunity for you to view the Khatarat (canal irrigation system) on our route. The next stop is in Tinejdad or Tineghir where you will have lunch. Later on, you will continue on the road alongside the river to reach the gorges where you will hike/walk on foot through this stunning natural wonder while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Afterwards, you will head to Boumalne Du Dades and the gorges where you will have time to explore Dades gorges and see its unique rock formations with shapes like “human bodies and monkey toes”.

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7th day: Dades valley – Boutghrar - El Kelaa M'gouna – Skoura – Ourzazate

After breakfast, you will begin your journey through the valley of Dades , where you will explore the marvelous sights of the valley. After that we drive you over the wonderful Pist “Mil Kasbah” which is accessible only in a 4x4. You will pass by interesting Berber villages such as “Boutaghrar”. And, you will have the opportunity to meet some Berber nomads who live in the caves. You will then continue to El Kelaa M’gouna (the valley of roses) where you will have a refreshing lunch break before heading to Ourzazat. On the way, you will cross the beautiful oasis of the palm groves in Skoura, and see many exotic Kasbahsuch such as Amerhidil Kasbah before reaching Ourzazat.

8th day: Ourzazate Ait Benhaddo - Pass Tizi-n-Tichka – Marrakech

After breakfast, you will depart toward Marrakech. You will pass by the Atlas studios, host to some of the largest movie studios in the world with such filmed production as Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, Gladiator and The Man Who Would Be King. Then continue the road to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site: the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. After, journey across the high Atlas mountains through the pass of Tizi n’Tichka. You will stop along the way and enjoy the wonderful panoramic scenery and have lunch. Afterwards, you will continue to Marrakech where you will spend the night in a bed & breakfast in an authentic Moroccan Riad.

9th day: Marrakech

After breakfast, you will have a full-day tour to discover Marrakech with an expert local guide. Immerse yourself in the “red city” and take lunch in the Medina. You will then visit the grand palaces and monuments of Marrakech such as the 19th century Bahia Palace, the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the Majorelle Garden. You will have time to visit the famous Souks where merchants sell everything from leather, carpets, cloths, spices, and kaftans.

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10th day: Marrakech - Essaouira

This morning after breakfast, you will leave Marrakech toward Essaouira, a port city and resort facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is also famous for its beautiful fortress, the Gnaoua Music Festival and the Windsurf Championship, With a vibrant port, colorful market stands, and artists who come from around the world for inspiration, Essaouira is an enchanting city that is full of life, light and magic.

11th day: Essaouira - Chichaoua - Marrakech

After breakfast, you will depart Essaouira and travel approximately 20 Km to visit "Sidi Kaouki,” one of the most beautiful and clean beaches in Morocco. Enjoy a half-day of swimming and relaxing. After a delicious lunch, you will travel back to Marrakech where you will spend overnight at a Bed and Breakfast at a Riad.

12th day: Marrakech

After your final breakfast, we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:

• 12 Days Transportation in private Toyota Prado Land-Cruiser with A/C Or New Mini-Vans with A/C

• 11 nights of accommodations in Authentic Moroccan Riads

• English, French, Or Italian - speaking driver / guide for the entire trip

• English speaking local guides in Marrakech and Fes

• Camel trekking to spend overnight in a "Berber tent" in the middle of Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi Dunes

• All miscellaneous taxes

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:

• Lunches

• Airfare (Flight Ticket)

• Beverages (Drinks)

• Tips for guide, drivers

• Travel insurance

TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS:
Our family of eight visited Morocco with Trips to Morocco from December 22, 2019 through January 1, 2020. Our tour of the country was excellent, thanks in large part to our excellent guide, Hmad, and drivers, Ali and Mohamed (Moha). Traveling around a foreign country by car is not the easiest thing, but Trips to Morocco made it easy, convenient, interesting, meaningful, and fun. Firstly, Trips to Morocco runs an efficient and well-coordinated logistical operation. Mohammed, the owner of Trips to Morocco, was very helpful in setting up the tour and coordinating with us before and during the trip through Whatsapp and email. Our guide and drivers met us at the airport and were with us all the way back to the airport at the end of our trip. They transported us in two Toyota Land Cruiser jeeps; there were eight of us, so four in each car in addition to a driver and guide. Our guide spoke excellent English and our drives spoke good English, which made it easy for us to communicate with them and coordinate with them to pick us up when we went site-seeing on our own. They also accompanied us into certain restaurants and our hotels/riads to ensure that we were able to communicate with the restaurant/hotel staff and order the food we wanted. We knew that we could always count on them for whatever we needed, which took a lot of potential stress out of the trip and allowed us to really enjoy ourselves. Trips to Morocco also arranged comfortable accommodations for us throughout our trip, although the Dunes Luxury Camp was quite cold during the night because the tents did not have heat and the evenings/nights in the Sahara desert in December were cold. Once we saw that we were well cared for, our group dived deep into everything that we were seeing and visiting and asked our guide, Hmad, many questions about the history, culture, and politics of Morocco. We were extremely impressed by how knowledgable our guide was; he was able to talk about almost any topic we wanted to discuss, and this made for many rich conversations throughout our trip even when we were not at a specific historical site. We loved learning about the nuances of Moroccan culture, and it was great to see the country's diversity in its cities, mountain areas, and in the Sahara desert. The shopping was also great, especially during the tour in Fez where we visited many artists cooperatives (rugs, lamps, leather items, etc.). Most importantly, Trips to Morocco ran a trip that we all thoroughly enjoyed. We were laughing all the time, amongst ourselves and with our guides and drivers. By the end of the trip, we were sad to say goodbye to our guide and drivers because they had become our friends during the trip and we got to know them quite well. They were our gateway into Morocco's people and culture, and we came away from the trip thinking that everyone we met was extremely friendly, hospitable, and open to providing tourists with a positive experience. Our trip to Morocco was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we can't emphasize how smooth Trips to Morocco made it for us. We highly recommend touring with this company and can't imagine visiting Morocco any other way.

PaulS12463 - Tripadvisor User From Melville, NY

December 2019

5/5
We had a perfect 9 days trip to Morocco and everything arranged by Mohammed. We actually confirmed our travels only one day before our arrival to Morocco, but that did not affect anything in the arrangements. The guide Abdul and driver Zaid were excellent, accommodating all of our requirements. On the whole a very good trip and would recommend Trips to Morocco to anyone...

rewanysa - Tripadvisor User

December 2019

5/5