12 DAYS MOROCCO FUNTIME TOUR
12 Days Morocco Funtime Tour
Day 1: Arrive to Marrakech and check into your riad
Welcome to Morocco! Arrival at the Arrive airport, we will pick you up and drive you to your riad at the Medina. Check in and overnight at your riad. Diner and night in the riad.
Day 2: Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast in the riad, you can start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”.
Your guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadian tombs; the Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Coranique School, then you will also walk the souks and enjoy the fascinating colors and the wonderful smells, lunch at restaurant, in the afternoon visit the gardens at Majorelle; Menara and the Koutoubia tower….
Overnight accommodation will be in your riad.
Day 3: Marrakech – Asni – Imlil – Kasbah Toubkal
After breakfast in your riad , you will start travelling to the village of Imlil and the Toubkal area.
Today you will travel along the magnificiant Moulay Brahim Gorges and enjoy the fascinating landscape and the berber villages along the valleys, after couple of hours drive and taking amazing pictures, get to Imlil village, a remarkable berber village, with a storng berber culture, in the high Atlas mountains, after checking in to your Kasbah, go for hike within the valley and meet the Berbers of the area, here you will experience the real Berber culture and enjoy the Moroccan hospitality.
Overnight at greatly Kasbah.
Day 4: Toubkal – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazat
After breakfast, we will depart to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas Tizi-N-tichka, (2260 m altitude) over the High Atlas Mountains, snow on its peaks most of the year, appreciate the beauty of the landscape on the twisted road and the remarkable Berber villages along the journey with a visit to the kasbah Telouet, then you will continue via the track of caravan to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah; built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Ethami, late 19th century.
The Kasbah is recognized as a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, now a house of many Glaoui family members. Where you have lunch and visit with your tour guide. Afterwards to Ouarzazat, “the Hollywood of Africa”, where you have the option to visit and see many props used in movies you may already have seen such as Gladiator and Alexander the Great.
Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Ouarzazat.
Day 5: Ouarzazat – Skoura – Dades Valley
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel to explore the fascinating Dades and Rose Valleys, your first stop will be at Skoura to walk within the Birds Valley and visit the beautiful and well preserved Kasbah of Ameridil, and next continue to the famous village of Kalaa M’gouna, famous for its roses and rose products, a rose festival is held here every May, when the roses are harvested, since this is the road of the thousands Kasbahs you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take some beautiful pictures, your journey continues to the Dades Gorge where you enjoy seeing the amazing Rock formation called “the monkey Toes” and the standing Kasbah of Kasbah Ait yul. after that we will drive to the hotel.
Day 6: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga
After breakfast, you will go from Dades Vally to Merzouga where the golden dunes, After the town of Tinghir , you get to the Todra Gorge, the narrowest and the highest in the region, watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley, lunch in a restaurant under 200m high red cliff of the gorge, hundreds of rock climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport here, and then you will pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud where we’ll enjoy the beginning of the Saharian oasis Palms of Tafilalet,your journey continues to to Merzouga, after relaxing in your riad where you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea,
Day 7: Merzouga area and the Camel trek
After breakfast in the riad you will start an explorative journey of the area.
Today we will explore the desert region, we will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the opportunity to visit the nomads in their goat hair tent and learn about the desert life, afterwards to Khamlia, village of Gnawa people , originally slaves brought from Sudan; here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle, you may also visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities.
On the afternoon you will ride your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, on your way, pause to watch the sunset then continue your ride – seemingly in the middle of nowhere! we will have a traditional dinner and delicious mint tea in front of the camp where you will spend your first night under canvas – or if you prefer, under the stars. For your convenience.
the camp in equipped with flash-toilets and shower.
Day 8: Merzouga – Risani – Erfoud – Errachidia – Fes
After an early magical sunrise, we ride the camels backing to Merzouga (your riad), after taking shower and breakfast, we’ll start our tour on the way to Fes leaving the dunes behind .first stop in Rissani where your guide home family (you will Get some Family hospitality with the family) you will have the opportunity to walk within the authentic Souk, full with vegetables, spices, dates and alot more; here you will see alot of conservation with men hooded and women veiled.
Your journey will continue to Errachidia along the magnificent rich Ziz valley, you will have a stop to enjoy the panoramic view over the ziz Canyon, and through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt and Ifran, next Stop in Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and refresh with a glass of mint tea then continue your journey to Azrou, a berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, before which we stop to see the Barbarian apes in the famous Cedar forest, on to Ifran “the French village”, stop for a picture or a drink then drive to Fes.
accommodation in Fes midena.
Day 9: Exploring Fes
After breakfast, you have a full day of sightseeing.
We visit the authentic city of Fes, where the old medina offers a step back in time,you’ll start the visit of the spiritual capital with an inspiring panoramic view from the south of the Borj, off the Medina, then on to discover the famous pottery factories on foot; the souks, the dyers and the tanneries, the square and the Nejjarine Fountain, outdoor views of the Karaouyine Mosque in heart of Medina, lunch will be in an ancient palace in the Medina.
In the afternoon, an outdoor visit of the Royal Palace, also exploring Fes’s heritage in and around the Jewish Quarter noting its particular houses with forged iron balconies, for lunch you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina, after lunch you will continue the tour and return to your riad for the evening.
Day 10: Fes – Meknes – Volubilis – Ouazzan – Chefchaouen
After breakfast, travelling to Volubilis and Meknes by air-conditioned vehicle.
Today you will get to Volubilis, the well preserved Roman Empire in North Africa, dating to 25BC, where you will see the most beautiful Mosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC, here you will learn a lot about the Roman occupation and culture in Morocco, next, continue to the fascinating city of Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco, here you will see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail, the royal granary and the Sahrij Souani basin used for irrigation and plantation ,Later in the afternoon you will arrive to Chefchaouen where you will stay at Riad dinner and bed.
Day 11: Exploring Chefchaouen
After breakfast in your riad, you will a free day to exploring the Medina and its alleys.
Chefchaouen, in the Rif Mountains of Morocco’s North, is a popular destination for visitors, nestling in a valley beneath the “horns” of the mountains to which its name alludes (Ichawen means goat’s horns in the local Berber dialect); Chefchaouen is famous for the blue-painted houses in the steep and winding alleyways of the medina, this northern area of Morocco was once a Spanish Protectorate and there are many elements of Spanish culture and language still in evidence.
The city of Chefchaouen is well worth exploring for a day or two; the medina is attractive and small enough to navigate easily and you will find shops and artisans offering many local crafts, near the river you can see women washing laundry in the way they have for centuries, in their colorful striped aprons which are typical of the region, you’ll have the opportunity to meet locals and walk in this beautiful Medina.
Overnight in Riad
Day 12: Chefchaouen – Tanger/Casablanca
Tanger airport or Casablanca airport
After Breakfast in your riad, you will travel for your departure. Tour ends at the port