Day 1: Casablanca → Rabat
The tour begins when tour friendly driver and guide meets you at Casablanca airport in one of our luxury 4×4 vehicles, and whisks you into the heart of this beautiful city, allowing you your first glimpses of this beautiful country.
Providing it is a day when it is permissible to visit, you will can then travel to the magnificent and huge Hassan II mosque before continuing to Rabat where you can experience an evening in the heart of Medina country, sleeping in a riad in Sale (like a family run hotel) just over the river.
Day 2: Rabat → Meknes
After waking and enjoying a delicious breakfast we will travel back to Rabat where you can visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed and the Hassan Tower, the Andulusian styled Kasbah Oudaya its gardens, before saying goodbye to this stunning blue and white coastal city and travelling to Meknes.
Here you will find the Bab Mansour – the ancient doorway and easily one of the most famous features in the country. Other activities in Meknes can include a visit to the Moulay Ismail mausoleum and the granaries before retiring to your riad or hotel.
Day 3: Meknes → Volubilis → Fes
By day 3 of your tour of historical Morocco, you will be well aquainted with the country and begining to feel like it is yours to explore – you are so very welcome here.
Day 3’s itinerary sees us enjoy breakfast before leaving the hotel and travelling to the Roman ruins at Volubilis – a beautiful spot which not only displays the ancient and multi-cultural history of Morcco but also rewards visitors with stunning valley views, or travel to the holy Muslim site of Moulay Idriss.
Note: Sadly, please understand that non-Muslims are not permitted entry into the mausoleum itself. We ask that you please respect this deeply cultural and religious decision but invite you to enjoy the main square and all that it has to offer.
The final leg of day 3 takes us into the heart of the amazing city of Fes.
Day 4: Fes
After 3 days and so much to see, we feel our guests are ready to welcome a day of exploring the city of Fes rather than taking a big journey, and with so much to see and do there’s not chance for bordom.
Because Fes is one of the four “Imperial Cities”, it is rich with history. In the Old Fes section of the city you can find the Bau Inania Medersa, the Medina and the Kairaouine Mosque – all stunning examples of Moroccan historical craftsmanship. Later, we recommend a visit to the more modern side of town (Fes El Jdid) where you can find the Museum of Moroccan Arts.
Day 5: Fes → Midelt → Errachidia → Rissani
After the relatively relaxing day touring Fes it’s time to hit the road to adventure again by travelling to Midelt via Azrou.
Barbary Apes (actually monkeys) can often be seen on this route in the forests before you reach Midelt itself next to the Avachi mountain.
Day 5 features a mountainous and visually striking journey through the middle Atlas mountains through the pass of Tizi-n-Talremt and Ziz valley, giving you as our guests and amazing sense of accomplishment as you move through the variety of beautiful terrains.
Then a little fossil hunting at Errachidia and Erfoud before reaching Rassani where you will stay in a Kasbah recently constructed in the traditional style.
Day 6: Rissani → Merzouga/Erg Chebbi Dunes
Still just two-thirds into this epic tour of historical Morocco and it’s time to depart to the sands of the Sahara and the Erg Chebbi Dunes, but not before visiting the Rassani market and donkey park if you so wish.
A camel ride will take you into the dunes to watch the sunset of the Sahara before dinner and music in the nomadic tents. While we love every element of this tour, this is a night guests never forget.
Day 7: Merzouga → Tinghir/Todgha → Dades Gorges
Out of the desert before heading to Tinghir, and the Todgha and Dades gorges, providing huge contrasts in landscapes and really showing you some of the best of what Morocco has to offer before you relax in your hotel, which may seem weird after having slept in the dunes of the Sahara just 1 night before!
Day 8: Dades Gorges → Ouarzazate
Our return to a more recognizable civilization begins with the journey to Ouarzazate – the gateway to the Sahara, although we often like to keep civilization waiting with an off-road journey to visit some of the Berber villages nearby before reaching Ouarzazate via the Valley of the Roses.
Day 9: Ait Ben Haddou → Telouet → Marrakesh
Some might say we save the best til last with a visit to Ait Ben Haddou – a stunning Kasbah and one of the most famous sights in all of Morocco, accessed via the stepping stones over a river.
Finally, a trip to Telouet and a journey over the high Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n-Tichka and down into the busy heart of Marrakesh where we hope to leave you with memories that will last you a lifetime.