A Moroccan tour is an abundance of everything – culture, food, shopping, and sightseeing across varied landscapes. Even in landscapes, you have a plethora of choices right from towns situated on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea to sand dunes in the deserts of the Sahara.
Morocco is equally revered for its food as it is for its sightseeing. Mint teas, local bakeries, handmade cakes, native delicacies, and roadside stalls in the souks are the order of the day.
And no Moroccan trip is complete without shopping at the souks. Right from colorful embroideries to subtler and sober souvenir items, Morocco is a place that will make you go back with loads of goodies and memories.
Your Moroccan tour will be filled with exquisite sights and sounds, meeting with the native artisans, camping under the stars, and shopping from local craftsmen.
Get a guided tour of Morocco’s largest and Africa’s second-largest mosque, Hassan II. After this, you will be driven to Fes and will pass the cities of Meknes and Volubilis on the way. in Meknes, you will visit the historical sites such as the Royal stables, the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, the beautiful gate Bab El Mansour, and the Mederssa Al Bouaanania, After Lunch, we will head to explore the ruins of the Roman empire in north Africa the archeological site of Volubilis, after visiting Volubilis we will continue our journey towards Fes for an overnight stay.
Today is the first of two half-day tours of Fes with your own private guide, who will help you explore the winding streets of the medina as well as giving you a full history of the city. Despite the modernization, what will enchant you is the old-world architecture that still prevails in different parts of the city. There are wonderfully designed mosques such as MedersaBouInania and Medersa el-Attarine, that even though don’t open their door to non-Muslims, can be seen from outside. The complexly done tile work is an absolute artistic delight.
The King’s Palace, Saadian Tombs, and Jewish quarters are other well-known places of interest that one can explore. The King’s Palace is open only to the members of the Royal family. Others can enjoy viewing it from outside. Another noteworthy thing is that the city is full of fountains, just like important kingdom cities used to be way back in time. And given that it is still traditional, both men and women should cover themselves well when they are exploring the city.
Contrary to what the world believes, the world’s oldest university is not anywhere else but at Fes. The University of Al-Qarawiyyin is supposed to have been established in 859 AD, and UNESCO granted it heritage status. There are so many more places to visit in Fes, such as the ancient tanneries, and the colorful bazaars. Make sure you are carrying your camera along! The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
Today with your driver/guide you will take a full day trip to explore the blue town and the pearl of the north, the city of Chefchaouen which still attract tourists all over the world, during this day trip to Chefchaouen from Fes you will explore the picturesque blue-washed alleys of Chefchaouen is the main city in the Rif Mountain region in the north of Morocco and is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns in the country.
The city is dramatically situated, with blue and whitewashed buildings perching on the mountainside and small steep alleys, paths, and stairways winding around the tightly packed old medina. It remained a bastion against European influence until 1920 when the first Christians were allowed to enter, and the town retains a strong Arabic and Andalusian feel, with traditional wrought iron and beautifully woven lamps. Chefchaouen is a relaxed and tranquil town with a rather bohemian feel, and is a perfect antidote to many of the larger cities in Morocco, with superb views of the surrounding countryside.
Today, you can explore the town of Ifran and meet the Barbary apes at the Cedar forest in Azrou further. You can take a journey uphill into the Middle and high atlas mountains and stay overnight in the Sahara Desert, and enjoy the Caravan Trails at one of the greatest sights of Morocco. The Erg Chebbi are the most accessible dunes of the Sahara in Morocco. The best times to see them are at sunrise and sunset, when the changing light subtly alters their colour with each passing second, from butter yellow to gold, ochre, and honey. A night camping in the desert is a special experience; the deep tranquillity seemingly a million miles away from Morocco’s hectic cities, and the perfect, clear night skies displaying a vast curtain of stars.
The driver will pick you up in the morning and visit the city of Ouarzazate that’s also known as ‘the door of the desert’ and is the gateway to the Sahara Deserts. Ouarzazate boasts a significant role in the history of the south of Morocco, lying as it does at the confluence of the three major southern oasis valleys – the Draa, the Dades, and the Ouarzazate. Extensive fortifications built by successive sultans trying to dominate and control this traditionally subversive region have come and gone, the pisé walls washed away in sporadic rains. The only lasting impression has been left by the French, who made Ouarzazate their southern garrison town, and laid out a grid of streets and built modern buildings to line them.
There are, however, a couple of well-preserved kasbahs in and around the town, and Ouarzazate is a great base for exploring the surrounding scenery: steep desert valleys filled with palms, leading into rocky desert plains. Close to Ouarzazate lies the spectacular ancient ksar town of Ait Ben Haddou, an extraordinary example of traditional clay-brick dwellings in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains.
The first of the day will include a visit to the world heritage kasbah ait ben haddou, marked as world heritage site since 1987 and a famous fortified village that still attracting various directors all over the world, many famous films were shot in this site such as; Gladiator, Mommy, Heaven, Games of Thrones, …, where you will learn about the impact and historical relevance of this 17th century Kasbah. After the visit we will head to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains, check in to your hotel in Marrakech where a half and can spend it leisurely, relaxing and strolling around one of the many beaches.
Full day dedicated to exploring the pearl of the south, the second imperial city of Morocco, enjoy the cultural heritage of Marrakech and check out how local artisans produce Kaftan. A lively, colourful city, Marrakesh is defined by its old medina and souqs, which lattice the centre and resound with the hum of craftsmanship and the tantalising aroma of exotic spices. At the heart of the medina is the Djemaa El Fna, an open space which comes alive at night with entertainers and soothsayers amid the food stalls. Over its turbulent history, the city has fallen in and out of favour with the ruling sultans, but its function as a trading place has continued regardless.
Rising above this activity are proud reminders of the city’s past in the towering minarets, ornate tombs and cavernous palaces. These are encircled by ochre ramparts, shaded beneath palms and framed by the distant backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Marrakesh’s many gardens offer a haven of tranquillity in this busy city. The best known of these is the Majorelle Garden, where vibrant plants surround a striking cobalt-blue Art Deco pavilion.
In the morning, Indulge in some Lamp Crafting under the eyes of local artisans, and feel how it is to live like a Marrakech native. There are a huge range of crafts represented in distinct areas of the medina, including carved wood, embroidery, henna painting, calligraphy, ceramics, and copper. Wander the maze of souqs and you are likely to take home some great souvenirs. The stalls don’t seem to suffer from being situated amid a dozen competitors selling virtually identical spoils. Throughout the different souqs, you will quickly be able to identify the particular sights, sounds, and especially smells that are unique to each craft. Fes is best known for the production of leather goods at the iconic tanneries that feature on virtually any visual depiction of the city