Start and end in Marrakesh! With the Explorer tour “An 11-Day Grand Private Tour of Morocco: From Casablanca to Marrakesh via Chefchaouen and the Desert”, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Marrakesh, Morocco and 7 other destinations in Morocco. “An 11-Day Grand Private Tour of Morocco: From Casablanca to Marrakesh via Chefchaouen and the Desert” includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Upon reaching Marrakech Airport, your designated tour driver will be present to transfer you straight to your accommodation within Marrakech. This seamless beginning to your journey guarantees a stress-free commencement of your trip, enabling you to unwind and relish the travel to your lodging. Take a moment to unwind, appreciate the environment, and prepare yourself for an extraordinary adventure ahead. You’ll be spending the night in Marrakech.
After enjoying breakfast at your Riad, a seasoned local guide will accompany you on a journey through Marrakech’s intricate network of narrow pathways, concealed gardens, and enigmatic marketplaces. Your exploration will lead you to Djemaa el Fna, the central cultural hub of Marrakech and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the soaring minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque dominates the skyline. As the day turns into evening, this square transforms into a bustling arena featuring culinary stalls, dancers, acrobats, diviners, musicians, and henna artisans. Subsequent to your guided excursion, you’ll have leisure time at your disposal. This might involve indulging in a rejuvenating massage at a local spa or further delving into the bustling souks of the medina. The night will be spent at our hotel in Marrakech.
Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech. We start by crossing the High Atlas Mountains, passing many charming Berber villages en route, and ascending to the highest peak of Tickha, where there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the stunning and picturesque views of the High Atlas Mountains range. We will visit the Telouet Kasbah, built in the 18th century. This magnificent stronghold was the residence of the influential Glaoui family, who played a significant role in Moroccan politics. We will also visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a famous 17th-century fortress classified by UNESCO, to preserve and protect this renowned site. Over the years, its fame built on its appearances in films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and Prince of Persia. You will have lunch at a restaurant near the Kasbah. The journey takes you past Skoura city, through the Valley of Roses towards Kalaat Megouna, and finally, entering Boumalne Dades, where you will have dinner and an overnight stay
After breakfast, our journey will be scenic toward the picturesque Todra Gorge in Tinghir. The awe-inspiring views of the gorge and its flowing river make it a sought-after destination for hikers. As you continue your journey, you’ll pass through the desert towns of Erfoud and Rissani, each offering unique glimpses into the local culture and heritage. As the drive concludes at the edge of the desert, prepare for an extraordinary experience as you mount your camels or hop into the 4WD vehicle, venturing into the beautiful pink sands of Morocco’s highest dunes. Take your time to wander and explore the dunes before settling down to witness the captivating sunset. As the evening sets in, indulge in a delectable Moroccan cuisine dinner and enjoy the melodic tunes of traditional live music around the campfire. Engage in conversations with locals, embrace the rhythmic beats through drumming lessons, or bask in the tranquil ambiance of the desert. You will spend the night in cozy Berber tents, surrounded by the serene silence of the desert. Marvel at the breathtaking sight of the Milky Way stretching across the pitch-black night sky, and if luck permits, you may even catch a glimpse of shooting stars, adding a touch of magic to your desert experience.
We start our journey to Fes, leading us through Errachidia and the breathtaking Ziz Valley with its difficult passage. Along the way, we pass Midelt, a bustling commercial center surrounded by a vast agricultural landscape. The journey also takes us through the Cedar forests, renowned for being a habitat for the unique sub-population of Barbary macaques known as Macaca Sylvanus. Our next stop is Ifrane, famous for its alpine-style architecture, nearby ski slopes, and pristine forests. As we continue our journey, you will be captivated by the iconic lion statue. By early evening, we will reach your accommodation in Fez.
After breakfast, a guided tour to explore the rich historical heritage of Fes City. Our itinerary includes visiting iconic historical sites, such as Madrasa El Bouinania, renowned for its stunning Marinid architecture and contribution to Moroccan history. Additionally, we will tour the El Quaraoiyin mosque and University, which holds the title of the world’s oldest continuously operating higher educational institution, as recognized by UNESCO and Guinness World Records. Other highlights of our tour include a stop at the pottery village, Nejjarine Square, the South Tower, and the king’s residence. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore on your own. Overnight stay in Fes.
After breakfast, we set off on a drive to the charming city of Chefchaouen. Along the way, we stop at Meknes, renowned for its illustrious imperial history and architectural remnants. One of the main highlights is the Bab Mansour gate, famous for its impressive arches and exquisite mosaic tiling. We also visit the excavated ancient city of Volubilis, once the capital of the Mauretanian kingdom, where you can explore its rich historical heritage. Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, you’ll be captivated by the enchanting sight of the blue-washed buildings that adorn its old town. You’ll have some free time to explore the charming streets of Chefchaouen at your own pace. The city is famous for its picturesque main square, Place Outa el Hammam, where you can relax and soak in the ambiance. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the red-walled Kasbah, a 15th-century fortress with a fascinating dungeon, the nearby Ethnographic Museum, and the distinctive octagonal minaret. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, shop for unique handicrafts, or enjoy the serene atmosphere of this remarkable city
During this day, we will embark on an expedition to Akchour Waterfalls, renowned for their unspoiled allure and the gentle cascade of water. As we traverse picturesque trails, enveloped by flourishing verdure and rugged landscapes, you will be entranced by the captivating vistas and the harmonious melody of the waterfalls that lie ahead. Allow the invigorating mist to grace your visage as you stand in reverence of the might and magnificence of nature. Absorb the serenity that envelopes you, attune your senses to the mellifluous rush of water, and inhale the crisp mountain breeze. Amidst the outing, there will be moments to unwind and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambience. Plunge into the limpid pools beneath the waterfalls for a refreshing dip or discover a tranquil nook to perch and marvel at the natural marvels encompassing you. Our well-informed guide will be at your side, offering insights into the indigenous flora, fauna, and cultural importance of the region. As the day concludes, we will journey back to Chefchaouen for our overnight stay.
Commencing our day with a hearty breakfast, we set forth on a journey to Rabat, where two distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Sites await our exploration: Oudaya and Hassan Tower. The latter encompasses a minaret from an unfinished mosque constructed in 1195 by the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate. Our itinerary further includes a visit to the Mohammed V Mausoleum, a sacred abode housing the sepulchers of three monarchs: Mohammad V, Hassan II, and Prince Abdallah. Subsequently, under the guidance of our tour driver, we proceed to Casablanca, where a visit to the Hassan II Mosque is on the agenda. This magnificent edifice, culminated in 1993, claims the distinction of being the second-largest mosque in Africa subsequent to the Algiers Grand Mosque, and it ranks as the seventh-largest globally. The mosque’s zenith is represented by its minaret, which stands at an imposing height of 210 meters, making it the world’s second-tallest. The day concludes with our accommodation in Casablanca for the night.
Our journey will lead us alongside the Atlantic shoreline, heading towards the enchanting city of Essaouira. As we arrive in this locale celebrated for its artistic legacy and bohemian ambiance, you’ll be granted the chance to immerse yourself in its distinctive charm. Traverse the medina’s enchanting alleys, take a leisurely walk along the lively harbor, and absorb the serene coastal atmosphere. Unearth the historical fortifications that grace the town, meander through meandering pathways lined with vibrant boutiques, and relish the culinary delight of freshly caught seafood at local dining establishments. The night will be spent in the tranquil embrace of Essaouira.
Following your morning meal, arrangements will be made for your transfer back to Marrakech. Upon your arrival in Marrakech, your tour driver will be on hand to aid you with your belongings and offer a fond farewell, ensuring that you transition smoothly and comfortably to your selected lodging.
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Dinners in Boumalne Dades & Merzouga Desert
This tour offers Jain, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Kosher food options on request. Simply let Morocco Magic Trip know the food option that you prefer.