DAY 1: ARRIVAL CASABLANCA
Reception at the airport of Casablanca and transfer to the hotel,
DAY 2: CASABLANCA - RABAT - ASILAH - TANGIER
Breakfast. And a short tour in Casablanca, a crowded metropolis of Morocco and a place of strong contrasts. From the outside we will see the Hassan II Mosque, Morocco's largest mosque, before leaving with off-road vehicles to Rabat, an elegant capital on the Atlantic coast. Visit the most significant monuments of the city, in particular the exterior of the royal Palace, the Hassan Tour, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Kasbah of the Oudaya, a fortress strategically located on the ocean. Continue to Asilah, a charming town with whitewashed buildings situated idyllically on the ocean.
We will pass through the network of narrow streets of the Medina, where the stories of the ancient peoples who reigned here in the past, from the Phoenicians to the Romans, up to the Spanish and the Portuguese, intertwine. Arrival in Tangier where you will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.
DAY 3: TANGIER - THE RIF MOUNTAINS, TETOUAN AND CHEFCHAOUEN
After breakfast we will start our day with a visit to Tangier, a city strategically located on the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the most important places in the Mediterranean. We will walk through the alleys of the center, enjoying the atmosphere of the past when, towards the beginning of the 20th century, the city enjoyed a lucky period of splendor. Tangier in 1923 was declared a neutral zone without taxes and thus attracted many traders, businessmen and inevitably famous artists who spent long periods of stay here: from Matisse to Dumas, from Majorelle to Delacroix. In the afternoon with the off-road vehicles we enter the green and mountainous Rif Region, away from mass tourism. We will discover the villages of Tetouan and Chefchaouen, authentic whitewashed jewels of white and blue, magnificent villages set in the mountains Dinner and night stay at the hotel in Chefchaouen.
DAY 4: CHEFCHAOUEN - VOLUBILIS - MEKNES - FES
Breakfast at the hotel and drive along the Rif mountains to reach volubilis, an old Roman city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the nearby Meknes, an old and elegant imperial city surrounded by kilometers of imposing walls. Visit the most significant monuments including the beautifully decorated Bab Mansour Gate, the water cistern, the remains of the Palace dedicated to Moulay Ismail, the old ruler of Meknes and the Kingdom of Morocco, the mausoleum and the mosque dedicated to him. At the end of the visits, drive to Fes and spend the night in a local hotel.
DAY 5: FES, THE LABYRINTH OF THE MEDINA
Breakfast. Meeting with the guide and visit of Fes, the heart of the country. The charming medieval Medina hides in its labyrinthine street's ancient palaces and enchanting views that bear witness to the importance that the city has had over the centuries. The guided city tour of Fes includes the visit of the most significant monuments including the Medersa Bou Inania, considered the oldest University in the world and the Medersa Attarine; the Nejjarine square dominated by one of the city's most beautiful fountains, the Karaouine Mosque. Visit to the leather tanneries and the weavers' funduqs before getting lost in the colorful souqs of the city. At the end of the visits return to the riad for a relaxing night.
DAY 6: FES - IFRANE – MERZOUGA AND CAMEL TREK
Breakfast. Departure towards South East towards the dunes of the Sahara. Along the way we will appreciate enchanting landscapes and various landscapes. Along a mountain road we reach Ifrane, a delightful place characterized by an Afro-alpine climate, the forests of fir and cedar scent the air. Continuation towards Midelt and Errachidia; the plateau at the foot of the Chain of the Middle Atlas is arid and rocky, the vegetation is scarce and changes as we approach the desert. A luxuriant palm grove hides the cultivated patches of land near the Ziz river, while on the horizon there are impressive golden sand dunes when the sun goes down. Arrival in Merzouga in the late afternoon. Camel ride for sunset and overnight in desert camp under the nomadic tent. Half board.
DAY 7: MERZOUGA - TINGHIR - GORGES OF TODRA - DADES GORGES - BOULMANE DU DADES
Wake up at dawn to witness the sunrise over the dunes in Erg Chebbi. Return to the hotel and breakfast. We will leave the desert to reach the ocher villages of Tinghir and Boulmane du Dades. Visit the spectacular Gorges in Todra, whose high vertical walls give life to a unique landscape, continuation towards the Dades Gorges, drive along the valley for a few kilometers to discover unique sceneries, where the green of the vegetation and the ocher-colored rock are the protagonists, this is the real Morocco. Dinner and night stay in a local hotel
DAY 8: DADES – OUARZAZATE - MARRAKECH
After breakfast we will drive along the enchanting Kasbah road that leads us to Ouarzazate, where we will visit the ksbah of ait ben haddou (Unesco) the studio of cinema and after that we will continue to Marrakech. transfer to Marrakech Once you arrive in Marrakech, settle in at your hotel and have dinner at a local traditional restaurant
DAY 9: MARRAKECH WITY TOUR AND THE CHARM OF THE SOUTH
After breakfast we will meet the guide and visit of the most significant monuments of Marrakech, Visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museums, the Majorelle Gardens & the Berber Museum. Explore the Bahia Palaces and the Old Spice Souk. Discover the historic Ben Youseef Medersa, the Saadian Tombs and the Koutoubia Mosque and gardens. In the afternoon we will walk through the picturesque souks and through the artisan's workshops, before reaching the magnificent Djemaa El Fna Square, the pulsating heart of the city that turns into a unique stage where snake charmers, acrobats, merchants and rows of stalls that cook every type of dish acts as perfectly untidy actors in pure Moroccan style. Half board including dinner in a local restaurant.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH AIRPORT DEPARTURE
After breakfast, departure from Marrakech airport. This ends your Morocco Travel experience.