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I am fascinated by history, culture, and vibrant local lifestyles, so naturally Morocco is one of my favorite destinations. Exploring the thriving ancient medinas and gazing at Morocco’s epic landscapes is incredible. I can’t wait to start curating your North African adventure!
- from $3,567 PP
- 8 Nights
- Mar - Apr & Sep - Nov
- 3.5 hours from London / 11 hours from New York
This unforgettable 8-nights tour will take you through some of the best of Morocco, including the spectacular Atlas Mountains and Berber villages. Begin in Casablanca, where you’ll take a guided tour of one of the world’s largest places of worship, Hassan II Mosque. Journey to the cultural and spiritual center of Fes to enjoy a full-day tour of this 9th-century city, learning about its ancient trades like tanning, blacksmithing and silk weaving. Travel to Marrakech for two full days of touring before heading into the Atlas Mountains to the “roof of North Africa,” for a 4X4 tour, a homecooked meal and more.
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- 8 nights 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
- Delicious daily breakfast plus meals as detailed on the itinerary
- Private transfers throughout, as detailed on the itinerary
- Scheduled activities, including a 4X4 excursion in the Atlas Mountains
- Private guided tours of Casablanca and Fes plus two guided tours in Marrakech
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- Flexible, personalised itinerary based on your preferences
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Casablanca: Arrival into Casablanca
Welcome to Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, often associated with the romantic 1945 film of the same name, although it’s a bit different than what it depicts, with modern development and appealing French colonial and traditional Moroccan architecture. Take private transfer from the airport to your hotel in the city where you can rest up for the fun-filled journey ahead, or perhaps explore the medina with its narrow streets filled with restaurants and stalls selling traditional handmade items and authentic leather garments.
Day 2 Casablanca
This morning you’ll visit Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque which overlooks the Atlantic. One of the world’s largest places of worship, accommodating up to 25,000, a guided tour will reveal its grandeur. Afterwards, take private transfer to Fes, stopping at the walled Ismailia capital of Meknes. Visit an arts and crafts galleria with elaborate marble columns from the Roman city of Volubilis, historic royal stables, artisan markets and more. You’ll also stop in the holy city of Moulay Idriss before reaching your Fes hotel.
Day 3 Fes
After breakfast at tour hotel, you will head out with a private guide to explore Fes. Morocco’s cultural and spiritual center, the city was established in the 9th century and is home to the world’s oldest university, founded in 859 AD. On your full-day tour you will witness firsthand Morocco’s traditional trades like silk weaving, leather working, blacksmithing and tanning, which are still practiced today and visit the colorful tannery of Fes and marvel at the original ramparts, still protect this ancient city with bustling streets and some 9,000 different passageways.
Day 4 Marrakech
After checking out of your Fes hotel, a private transfer will take you to Marrakech, with a stop for lunch along the way. This scenic drive travels through the Atlas Mountains bringing breathtaking views of the soaring cliff faces and stunning passes. You’ll see picturesque Berber villages and get a glimpse of Moroccan rural life in the university town of Irfrane. Visit the Kasbah of Ras El Ain and check out the merchants offering gifts and souvenirs before checking into your Marrakech hotel. After an opportunity to settle into your hotel & relax you will head to one of Marrakech’s many festive restaurants for a traditional dinner, accompanied by Berber parades, musicians, acrobats and oriental dancers.
Day 5 Marrakech
A private guided tour will take you through the highlights of Marrakech, starting with the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque with its spectacular minaret that stands out above the buildings. Discover Bahia Palace, a blend of Moorish and Andalusian architecture with a beautiful courtyard and trapezoidal garden. Visit one of Morocco’s top archaeological sites, the Saadian Tombs and Musee De Marrkech, a fine example of Moorish architecture. Enjoy wondering through the souks with their remarkable array of foods, spices and handicrafts too.
Day 6 Marrakech
This morning you will experience the flavors and culture of Marrakech through a food-tasting tour in the medina. Follow a local guide as you explore hidden stalls and markets, learning about culinary traditions and history. From tasting fresh olives to sampling freshly baked bread from a neighborhood oven, you’ll immerse yourself in Moroccan cuisine. After a busy morning, this afternoon you will have some free time to further explore Marrakech at your leisure. You may wish to try a Hammam, a traditional Moroccan bathing ritual which usually includes a black soap wrap with essential oils, an exfoliating scrub and moisturizing treatment. You could take an exciting adventure across Marrakech streets is a vintage sidecar ride or take an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the High Atlas Mountains
Day 7 High Atlas Mountains
This morning, leave Marrakech behind and head to the the High Atlas Mountains, an area known as the “roof of North Africa,” overlooking three valleys and surrounded by waterfalls, a lake, cliffs, plantations and plateaus. Made for outdoor adventures, it’s a hiker’s paradise with plenty of walks, although you can everything from mountain biking and 4X4 tours to mule and horse treks are on offer. Toubkal National Park, home to the charming Imlil mountain village can be explored too.
Day 8 High Atlas Mountains
Experience the daily life of the locals in the High Atlas Mountains on a 4X4 excursion today, with the off-road fun starting in Imlil. Travel to villages that sit in the highest peaks of the range, stroll through native flora and fauna, including Barbary sheep, and visit a local’s home sampling fresh-baked bread straight from an ancient oven, paired with local delicacies. In picturesque Tahanoute, set among citrus and olive trees, a local will prepare a home-cooked meal where you’ll dine atop the roof.
Day 9 Departure Day
As the final day of your 8-night tour has arrived, it’s time to begin the journey home. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in the mountains, taking private transfer back to Casablanca’s airport to catch your flight. It’s a four-hour drive, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery while savoring memories made.
What's not Included
- As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
- Gratuities for local guides
- We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
- Visas if required
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