Two week Morocco Tour Morocco Best Highlights : Moroccan journey of a lifetime awaits in Morocco on this exhilarating two weeks Moroccan adventure. explore the sights and sounds of Marrakech, the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the vast Sahara Desert, to the history of Taroudant, Ouarzazte and Merzouga, there’s plenty to amaze. reward yourself with a relaxing few days by the coast in breezy Essaouira.
Please arrive by 07:45 AM for a prompt departure at 08:00 AM
Approximately 6:00 PM
.Hotel pickup and drop-off service
.Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle
.Professional driver/guide during the tour
.Half-Board accommodation (dinners and breakfasts)
.Breakfasts & dinners « Vegetarian are Welcome »
.Camel ride & overnight in desert camp
.Camel trek (one camel each)
.Local guide fees at ait ben haddou kasbah
.Tips and gratuities
.Lunch and drinks
.Anything not mentioned in the program
Day 1: Arrive to Marrakech
Upon arrival at Marrakech airport, we will greet you and drive you to your riad at the heart of the Medina.that evening, you’ll have the opportunity to walk around the famous square of Jemaa El Fenna, experiencing an atmospheric mix of musicians, story-tellers, fortune- tellers, snake-charmers and food -sellers. Overnight accommodation will be in riad.
Day 2: Exploring Marrakech
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 Saadian tombs; the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi; and the Ben Youssef Coranic school. Lunch at a restaurant near the square, then in the afternoon visit the gardens at Majorelle; Menara and the Koutoubia tower. Overnight accommodation will be a riad
Day 3: Marrakech – Essaouira
After breakfast in the riad, start travelling to Essaouira (Mogador). Just before Essaouira we’ll stop to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil. Here they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. All the area of Essaouira and the surrounding is famous for the argan trees where you see goats climbing the trees to get fruit they can’t find on the ground. Get to Essaouira and check in in your riad.
Day 4: Exploring Essaouira
After Breakfast at your riad and start our explorative journey of the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. The “City of the wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”. Our visit includes the Mellah – the Jewish headquarter, and the beach. Lunch will be at the main square of essaouira then you will have a free afternoon to explore by yourself. Overnight at the riad.
Day 5: Essaouira – Taroudant
After breakfast in the riad, you will head to Taroudant via the coastal city of Agadir, The coastal route offers beautiful scenery with the fishermen villages along the coast. Get to Agadir and stop for lunch and have a short walk on the beach, one of the largest beach in the country then continue to Taroudant . Get there on the afternoon ,Our explorative journey starts by visiting the Kasbah and the Ramparts, and then a walk through the alleys of the Medina. (Unlike the other Moroccan cities Taroudant has a Berber Souk and an Arab one). In the afternoon go for a carriage ride around the ramparts. Dinner will be in a restaurant outside the walls; overnight accommodation at riad.
Day 6: Taroudant – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazat
After breakfast in the riad leave for Ouarzazat through Taliouine and Taznakht, Stop to visit the Safran Cooperative in Taliouine and carry on to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19 th century, it is now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, which today still houses many Glaoui family members. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue to Ouarzazat, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Here you have the option of visiting the studios to see props used in some movies you might have seen, such as “Gladiator”, “Jewel of the Nile”, “the last temptation of Christ” and “The Sahara”. Overnight accommodation will in Riad Bouchedor.
Day 7: Ouarzazat – Skoura Rose Valley – Dades Valley
After breakfast at the hotel we will travel to the Dades Gorge through the road of “the Thousand Kasbahs”, which offers many fine photo opportunities of nature and people. Our first stop will be at Skoura in the birds valley to see the standing 18 th century Kasbah of Ameridhil, we’ll get to Kalaat Mgouna – famous for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May – visit the Berber Souk of Kalaat Mgouna, then continue in the Dades valley to see the amazing rock formation famous as “the monkey toes” and to our hotel in the heart of the gorge.
After breakfast in the hotel, drive back through the valley to see the still-standing 19 th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leave Dades valley towards the city of Tinghir and Todra valley, whilst taking-in the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. At Todra Gorge we’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, popular with many rock-climbers. Continue our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we have lunch; afterwards, we leave for the village of Merzouga – where your camel will be awaiting you. After a welcoming glass of mint tea, you’ll mount your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore within the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. On your way, pause to watch the sunset then continue your ride. Here you will spend your first night under the stars or, if you prefer, under the nomad tent . Dinner Bed and Breakfast.
Day 9: Merzouga area
Your camel Guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. After that, 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 dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. Arriving late morning back in Merzouga, freshen-up and 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. Overnight accommodation at Riad.