Day 1 Arrive Casablanca
If time permits visit the Hassan ll Mosque then transfer to Rabat.
Day 2 Rabat – Volubilis – Meknes - Fes
Morning tour of Rabat. Drive to Meknes then Fes via the Roman ruins of Volubilis.
Day 3 Fes
Full day to see Fes, the oldest imperial city. Visit the medieval Medina, Medersa University, Karaouine Mosque and the fascinating souks.
Day 4 Fes – Midelt – Erfoud
Drive by Atlas Mountain Berber villages and in contrast the ‘Swiss’ alpine ski towns of Ifrane and Azrou. Stop at Errachidia.
Day 5 Desert camp excursion to Merzouga Dunes
Drive by 4X4 to the golden sands of the Sahara Desert where you trek by camel to the Berber Camp where you will spend the night experiencing true Berber hospitality.
Day 6 Merzouga – Ouarzazate
After an amazing sunrise in the dunes return to Erfoud. Travel to Tinghir and see magnificent Kasbahs; visit the Todra Gorge and canyons; through the Dades Valley then along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to reach Ouarzazate.
Day 7 Ouarzazate – day at leisure
Optional visits to Zagora, Amzrou (old Jewish village) or M’Hamid near the sand dunes.
Day 8 Ouarzazate - Marrakech
Visit the red earthen city of Ait-Ben-Haddou (UNESCO World Heritage) is magnificent. and has been a set for so many films. Drive through the Tichka Pass to Marrakech.
Day 9 Marrakech
Full day sightseeing. Explore the souks, fascinating Djemaa El Fna Square – one of the largest public squares in the world, visit Saadyines Tombs, Dar Si Said Museum , Menara , Agdal Gardens, and the Bahia Palace. Optional dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant.
Arrangements end with a transfer to Marrakech Airport.
Visit the white-washed, seaside city of Essaouira. Tour the craft stalls in the medina, the ramparts, fisherman’s port, or relax on the beach and enjoy local fresh seafood.
Gentle walking as this is mainly a cultural tour.
Breakfast daily, 7 dinner.
Share Twin €1879
2019: Tour operates every Sunday – guaranteed departure with minimum 2 participants.
Morocco is unique and fascinating where splendid imperial palaces and mausoleums, stunning mosques and ancient city walls are common place.. From Casablanca, follow the classic route to the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech. Slip back more than a few centuries when you see the Berber tribes people of Morocco going about their business of tending their sheep and goats as they have done for centuries living the nomadic way of life. Their flat topped simple dwellings and camel skin tents are a world away from the high rise of Casablanca and even the ancient medinas in Fez and Marrakech.
See a real oasis in the desert and experience the chaotic and sometimes overwhelming souks and markets where you can buy anything from a camel’s head to a brass door knocker. A camel ride at sunset in the Sahara is a highlight and there’s an option to stay overnight in a tent amongst the Berbers.