Grand Tour of Morocco 9 Days
Why Viajes Tours Marruecos?
• 17 years of experience and knowledge of Morocco
• Experts in the areas of Morocco and desert wilderness areas
• Native guides
• Private guides
• Group and custom
• Available 24 hours
• Highly trained professional collaborators.
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DAY 1: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat:
We leave Marrakech, direction Casablanca. We are going to visit the Hassan II Mosque, the main symbol of the city and the only one where non-Muslims can enter. Hassan II ordered it to be built on an artificial peninsula bathed by the waters of the Atlantic. It is the second largest in the Islamic world, after Mecca in Saudi Arabia; and its minaret reaches 200 meters, the highest. The mosque is quite a spectacle from the outside but you have to visit it to admire all its grandeur. We will then head to Rabat where you will spend the night in a fabulous riad.
DAY 2: Rabat, Free Day:
After a splendid night we will have the opportunity to visit Rabat, the capital of Morocco. This is calm on the shores of the Atlantic and surrounded by walls. A recommended visit is the Kasbah Oudaya, where the Arab tribe of the Oudayas settled in order to protect the coast of Rabat from possible attacks by pirates and Spanish invaders. The alleys and labyrinths in this kasbah give rise to viewpoints and watchtowers over the sea, creating wonderful views. Next to the river there is a large esplanade with a half-finished construction. The project was for a large mosque with four hundred columns to surpass the Giralda in Seville and the Koutoubia in Marrakech, it is the Unfinished Tower of Hassan II. Next to the Hassan II Tower is the Mausoleum of Mohamed V built with elegant white marble where the remains of the grandfather and father of the current King of Morocco Mohamed VI are located.
DAY 3: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Fes:
The third day of our tour of the imperial cities of Morocco begins by leaving the city of Rabat in the direction of Meknes, although it is not as well known, Meknes is another Imperial City that became the capital of Morocco. It is a strong and powerful city with walls and palaces that earned it the nickname “The Versailles of Morocco.” After Meknes we continue the route to Volubilis, the largest Roman settlement in the country and best preserved in North Africa, declared a World Heritage Site since 1997. The ruins of Volubilis are surrounded by walls and you can clearly see inside the areas of the hot springs so important in Arab culture. We go to the holy city of Moulay Idriss with a great feature and that is that it has a rounded minaret in the mosque with engravings of verses from the Koran, where the remains of the king’s great-grandson rest. We continue with the road to Fes where we will spend the night.
DAY 4: Fes, free day:
Fes, the intellectual and historical capital of Morocco and declared a World Heritage Site, is divided into 3 parts: Fes el-Bali, the old area within the walls, Fes el-Jdid where the Mellah is located with the Jewish quarter and the Nouvelle Ville. (Villa Nueva), the French area in the northwest of the city. From the viewpoint you can really see the magnitude of its medina, with more than 9,000 labyrinths, which somehow contains those 3 neighborhoods or medinas within and is surrounded by an immense wall that “holds and grabs it,” as if it were going to escape. part of it due to the multiple entrance and exit doors it has. During the free day you can walk the streets of the medina, visit the place where the skins are tanned (Chouara), the Medersa Attarine, one of the main schools of the Koranic religion in Fes and it is one of the most interesting madrassas in the city. You can also take advantage of it to do some shopping in the souks.
DAY 5: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert:
On the fifth day we left Fes heading towards the Middle Atlas through Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Africa or Little Switzerland, the roofs of the houses simulate this European city, as it is an area of heavy snowfall. We will continue towards Azrou, where there is an extensive forest with the oldest trees in Morocco, some of them over 100 years old, they are forests of cedars, holm oaks and cork oaks and therefore the area houses a large artisanal wood industry. Arriving at the Ziz Valley, we cannot fail to observe a large green tongue in the shape of a zig-zag, several kilometers long. We continue until we reach the impressive sand dunes of the Merzouga desert.
DAY 6: Merzouga – Khamlia – Visit to the Nomads – Mifis mines – dune camp
Today we are going to visit the surroundings of Merzouga. We will travel in the jeep through towns and villages of Berber nomads, who live in khaimas made of camel skin or small buildings made of mud and straw. The houses of the towns in the area are all made of adobe. We will visit the almost abandoned Mifis Mines and enjoy lively Gnawa music in Khamlia, known as the “black town.” After eating we return to the riad to change transportation. The dromedaries will take us to the tent camp where we will spend a night that you will remember with emotion for a lifetime. The experience includes typical Moroccan dinner, Berber drums around the fire and a blanket of stars at night.
DAY 7: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:
Today we wake up with the dawn and the effort is well worth it. The sunrise in the desert is truly incredible and a good opportunity for those who love photography. We return with the camels to the riad and start the day passing through the Rissani market, one of the most authentic and oldest that you can visit in Morocco. There is even a donkey parking lot for those who come by donkey to do their shopping. We continue towards the Todra Gorges and Dades Gorges with their gorges, canyons and beautiful landscapes with unique color contrasts, where many people do risky sports such as climbing. Here we will spend the night.
DAY 8: Dades Gorges – Rose Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate:
We leave Dades behind, along the way you can see a formation of rocks with whimsical shapes, known as monkey fingers. We continue towards the Valley of the Roses, every May they hold the town festivals, turning everything into rose color and aroma. The majority of the town’s inhabitants live off this flower and what is obtained from it since they take advantage of everything. Next we go to the Skoura plameral along the route of the 1000 kashbahs, visiting the Kasbah Ameridil. We continue until we reach the mecca of cinema in Morocco, the city of Ouarzazate. Many movies have been filmed here and you can find what were once sets in the city.
DAY 9: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:
We leave Ouarzazte, for a few kilometers we leave the road that will take us to Marrakech to visit the kashbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site. It is a group of adobe houses surrounded by high walls crowned by towers. The houses were packed inside the defensive walls, and were designed to defend the crops and palm groves that grew along the rivers. After the visit we will continue the return route through the sharp curves of the High Atlas and the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass, to finish back in Marrakech.
What is included?
– Pick up and return to the airport / hotel.
– Private transportation by 4×4 A/C vehicle.
– Driver who speaks his language.
– Breakfast during the tour.
– Dinner during the tour.
– Riads / hotels during the tour.
– Camel trek in the desert / desert tent.
– Local guide / private guide.
– Sandboarding in the dunes.
– Excursion through the sahara desert and its dunes in dromedary (one dromedary per person).
– Luxury camp in the desert of Merzouga.
What is not included?
– Lunches during the tour.
– Plane ticket to and from Morocco.
– Personal expenses and tips.
– Tickets to museums and monuments.
Viajes Tours Marruecos is a local and established tour company with reasonable prices, has established itself as a tour company based in the desert palm oasis city of Merzouga and the imperial city of Fez.
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