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8 Day Cultural Morocco Tours

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Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat

Stop At: Hassan II Mosque, Blvd Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, Casablanca 20450 Morocco
This is the biggest mosque in Africa, while it used to be the 3rd Largest Mosque in the world, was built by his Majesty the King Hassan II, and named after him.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Riad Kalaa, Situated in the Medina of Rabat, first overnight to be in a wonderful Riad.

Day 2: Rabat- Meknes- Volubilis- Fes.

Stop At: Volubilis, Morocco
After breakfast in the hotel, and after exploring the city of Rabat we travel to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes ,the ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan My Ismail, the granary and the Sahrij Souani used for irrigation and plantation. In Volubilis, the well preserved Roman empire dating to 225BC, you will see some mosaics that are still in very good shap and then continue to Fes via the countryside and the foothills of the rif Mountains . Overnight accommodation a Riad Fes Alkazar. BB

Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Riad Fes Alkazar and Spa, This Riad has a unique style and stmospher, and so far all of our customers loves it.

Day 3: Exploring Fes

Stop At: Fes el-Bali, Fes 30110 Morocco
After breakfast in your riad , you will start an explorative journey of the cultural capital of Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by the Royal Palace, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University,the oldest in the region, and the Tanneries. After lunch, you will visit the ceramique factory and have a panoramique view over the whole Medina of Fes. On the afternoon, we will visit the new city for a drink. Overnight accommodation Bed and Breakfast.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Riad Fes Alkazar

Day 4: Fes- Ifrane- Midelt- Merzouga.

Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
After breakfast in your riad, you’ll leave Fes travelling towards Ifran, referred to as "the Switzerland of Morocco" and then to Merzouga via Azrou and the Ziz Valley. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest - the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach teh city of Errachidia. Your journey continues to Merzouga via the Tizi Ntalghamt pass and along the luxuriant Ziz Valley , stopping for panoramic views along the way. Arrive to Merzouga at the end of the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to Riad Nezha. (BDB)
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Riad Nezha, is one of the most spacious and wonderful Riads in Merzouga.

Day 5: Erg Chebbi and Camel Trekking.

Stop At: Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco
After breakfast in the riad you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. 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 mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand sea of Merzouga. Enjoy a wonderful sunset over the golden dunes and overnight at the desert camp, equipped with flash toilets. DBB.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Bouchedor Luxury desert Camp.

Day 6: Merzouga- Todra Gorges- Dades Valley

Stop At: Gorges du Dades, R704 Gorges Dades, Boumalne Dades 45350 Morocco
If you like, early in the morning, we will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley. Hotel Xalucadades. (DBB)
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Xaluca Dades Hotel.

Day 7: Dades Valley- Ait Benhaddou- Marrakech.

Stop At: Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech Morocco
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M'gouna and Marrakech. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, "the rose city", to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. The kasbah was built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th century, now a house of many Glaoui people. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech. Overnight accommodation in Riad Merzouga. BB
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Riad Merzouga.

Day 8: Marrakech

Stop At: Medina of Marrakesh, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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 Saadien tombs; the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi; and the Ben Youssef Coranique School. Lunch at a restaurant near the square, then in the afternoon visit the gardens at Majorelle; Menara and the Koutoubia tower. After dinner you will have the opportunity to walk around the ‘Square Jemaa El Fna’ full with magicians, story tellers, snake charmers and food sellers.

As your tour can end up today, with a drop off either at your hotel. or at the air-port.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: can be any of your booked hotels.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
This tour starts either from your hotel, as you can provide us with your hotel information, starting the day after you arrived in Casablanca and Rest, as we can start your trip from the air-port providing us with your flight's details.
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Volubilis
  • Entry/Admission - Fes el-Bali
  • Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert
  • Entry/Admission - Erg Chebbi Dunes
  • Entry/Admission - Gorges du Dades
  • Entry/Admission - Jemaa el-Fnaa
  • Entry/Admission - Medina of Marrakesh
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Hassan II Mosque
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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