Arrive in Casablanca and gather for a welcome dinner .Hotel Novotel Casablanca (D).
This morning, visit the extraordinary Hassan II Mosque. Then travel to Rabat and discover its architectural treasures on a tour led by a local guide. Golden Tulip Farah Rabat (B,L,D).
Travel to Meknès, Morocco’s 17th-century capital, and visit its grand gateways and mausoleums decorated with mosaic tiles. Delve into the Roman ruins of Volubilis before transferring to Fez. Hôtel Les Mérinides (B,L,D)
Explore Fez, the oldest of Morocco’s four imperial cities. Wander the narrow streets of the suqs and visit the Nejjarine Fountain and its exquisite mosaics. After lunch, visit the historic Jewish quarter in Fez Jdid and the Dar Batha Museum of Moroccan arts. Hôtel Les Mérinides (B,L,D)
Stop for a short walk in the cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, home to Barbary macaque monkeys. France’s colonial influence on Morocco can be seen in the alpine town of Ifrane. On our way to Erfoud, descend into the spectacular Ziz Valley and its lush oases of date palms. (2–3 miles hiking, 1 hour) Drive in 4x4s to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and explore an otherworldly “sandscape” of shifting colors. After learning about camel riding from Berber cameleers, embark on our Saharan trek, camel riding (and walking, if you wish) across dunes interspersed with volcanic rock and populated by nomadic herders. Arrive at our exclusive desert tented camp inside the Erg Chebbi and dine under a star-studded sky before listening to the sounds of the Sahara lull you to sleep. (3 miles camel riding and walking, 2-3 hours) Camping (B,L,D)
Set out on our camels for a final morning trek. Then drive off-road in 4x4s to Todra Gorge, where sheer rock walls reach nearly to 1,000 feet, and arrive at Boumalne Dadès, a town nestled amid a semidesert landscape. (1–2 miles camel-riding and walking, 1 hour)Hôtel in Dadès Valley
Travel through the “valley of 1,000 casbahs” linking the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara. Pass oases, the Skoura oasis, known for its beautiful kasbahs. Enjoy a traditional lunch with a local Berber family and learn about their rich cultural heritage. Continue to the fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou and journey takes us over the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, which rise above a landscape of oasis pastures, willow and poplar groves, and picturesque villages. Take a walk in the stunning Ounila Valley before continuing on to Marrakech. night in Hotel /Riad.
This morning we explore Marrakech outside of the Medina. Visit the subtropical Majorelle Garden which is located in the heart of Gueliz. It is one of the most delightful and stunning spots within this red walled city. Enjoy a free afternoon to relax at the hotel or explore more of Marrakech on your own. Hotel Es Saadi (B,L)
This morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight.
- Tour in 4×4 vehicle/Minibus with A/C
- Hotel/riad overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
– Sightseeing/local Guide
- Camel Trekking & Night in Desert
- Camel Per person
- Turban each for the Camel trip in Desert
– Sandboarding in The Dunes
It is possible to modify this Morocco culture Tour. If you prefer this tour can finish in Casablanca.
The private desert trip with M T F M starts from Fez exploring the most important places in Morocco...more details