Morocco Essential Tour

Morocco Essential Tour - Private Tour with Local Guide

4,500.00
Marrakesh, Morocco
العربية (native), English, French
5 - 6 Hours
The tour can be customized to your preferences

Morocco Essential Tour

Overview

Essential Morocco tour is a combination of the authentic cities and their old Moroccan medinas and Sahara and its desert valleys and sand dunes with the Atlas mountains and the Berber villages . You’ll experience unmissable architecture, soak in the unique culture and enjoy stunning landscapes throughout the region. All the while being guided by your local, expert guide. you’ll see in this wonderful tour the main medians of morocco, the breathtaking landscapes, adobe villages and sand dunes as part of Morocco Sahara tours alongside with the high atlas mountains.

Highlights

  • experience unmissable architecture
  • Discover the Roman ruins of Volubilis
  • Navigate the medieval streets of Fes
  • Ride a camel in Merzouga sand dunes of the Sahara
  • Explore the souks with Jemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech

Brief Itinerary

DayHighlightsOvernight
Day 1Arrive CasablancaCasablanca or rabat.
Day 2Rabat – Meknes -volubilisFez
Day 3Fez discoveryFez
Day 4Fes – Errachidia – ErfoudErfoud
Day 5Rissanni – MerzougaMerzouga
Day 6Erfoud – Tinghir – OuarzazateSkoura
Day 7Ouarzazatze-MarrakeshMarrakesh
Day 8Marrakesh visitMarrakesh
Day 9Marrakesh continuedMarrakesh
Day 10Depart Morocco

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Casablanca

Arrival at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, where you will be welcomed by your expert guide, private driver and vehicle. Depending on time of arrival you will discover the city of Casablanca. The visit includes the Hassan 2 Mosque and the Jewish museum and all the best Casablanca has to offer Overnight in Casablanca or rabat.

Day 2 – Rabat – Meknes -volubilis

Start your discovery of the city of Rabat by the visit of the ancient necropolis of Challah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.stop at the Hassan tower and Mohammed V mausoleum, Visit the Kasbah des Oudaya overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Andalusian gardens . Drive to Meknes the Ismaïlia capital . visit imperial Meknes, its gates and walls, visit the Stables and the granary. Then continue to Volubilis (the well preserved Roman city ) and visit the capital of the ancient Roman province of Mauritania tingitana. Volubilis has some of the best well preserved Roman mosaics in Morocco. Then continue to Fez. Overnight in Fes.

Day 3 – Fez discovery

Today enjoy a full-day tour with your expert guide, private driver and vehicle. Fez is the oldest Medina in Morocco. It is the cultural, the spiritual , and the handicraft capital of morocco. fez is known for its Quaraouiyyine University, Altarine madrassa, zaouia of moulay Idris, Nejjarine fountain and square, Chouara tannery and the souks that still function as they did 100 years ago. . Start your discovery with the gates of the Royal Palace. and then visit the Mellah (the Jewish district ) and the Ibn Danan Synagogue. Continue to the Medina to see the square Seffarine the Quaraouiyyine University, the Attarine Medersa, the Zaouia of moulay Idriss and the square Nejjarine . Lunch Then continue to the Tannery and then stop at the blue Gate, bab Boujeloud overnight in fez

Day 4 – Fes – Errachidia – Erfoud

Early departure suggested. (Total driving time today is approximately 9 hours to Erfoud. Drive south through the scenic cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, following the green Ziz River valley until it ends at the Sahara desert. Then you will arrive at the Tafilet oasis. Arrive to Erfoud and Overnight.

Day 5 – Rissanni – Merzouga

Start a full day 4×4 excursion to the sand dunes of Merzouga. Drive to nearby Rissani. Visit moulay Ali Chrif mausoleum. Then continue to the oasis where lunch is Included. then continue to the sand dunes. After arrival check in your tent and start your camel ride to the sand dunes to assist to the Sunset ( Sunset depends on weather conditions) Dinner and Overnight in a private tour

DAY 6 – Erfoud – Tinghir – Ouarzazate

Very early wake up (on request) to assist to the sun Rise. If you’d like, your camels await for a short trek up the dunes. Witness the sun rising from the east over the desert dunes, one of Morocco’s greatest sights. After the sun rises, you will return to your encampment for breakfast. Return to Erfoud by 4×4 and meet your guide and driver and continue your drive to Tinghir. Depart west to Tinghir and continue to Todgha Gorges. Enjoy a free time to discover the gorges. Continue west to the oasis of Skoura,

Day 7 – Ouarzazatze-Marrakesh

Breakfast at your hotel. Spend the morning exploring the region around Ouarzazate. Visit the Kasbah Taouirirt and then visit the studios of cinema, Film lovers may be surprised to learn that Ouarzazate was the setting for dozens of movies from Lawrence of Arabia to Gladiator to alexander the great. Drive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Head west through the High Atlas Mountains and cross the pass of Tizi’n Tichka. Arrive to Marrakesh and Overnight.

Day 8 – Marrakesh visit

Today you will visit Marrakesh, the red city of the South. Your discovery starts at the 12th century Koutoubia mosque.Then continue to the 16th century Saadian tombs and head to 19th century Bahia palace. Lunch Discover the Ben Youssef Medersa ( closed for restauration ) and the Souks before arriving to the Jamaa el Fna Square the lively vibrant Square.

Day 9 Marrakesh continued

Enjoy a half day visit of marrakech and it’s Gardens with a horse drawn carriage. Visit the 12th century Ménara Gardens and it’s pavilion. Then continue to Majorelle Gardens and visit the newly opened Yves st Laurent Museum. Lunch The rest of the day is free.

Day 10 – Depart Morocco

Depending on flight schedule Transfer to the airport and flight home.

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