TIZRIN

15 days Grand Tour Around Morocco

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat:

Upon arrival, we’ll collect you and drive to Casablanca where you’ll visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside Mecca and experience the coastal Cornish seaside. Afterwards, we’ll leave for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, you’ll see the Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah before checking in to your Riad at the heart of the Medina. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 2: Rabat-Asilah-Tanger

Breakfast, yo’ll start travelling to Asilah in the Atlantic coast to enjoy a little white town with an historical medina. Continue to Tanger. Free time. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 3: Tanger-Tetuan-Chefchaouen

Breakfast, you’ll start travelling to Rif Montains to visit the colonial town of Tetuan, free time in the downtown, and continue to spend the rest of the free day in the famous blue city of Chefchouen. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 4: Chefchouen – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes:

After breakfast, you’ll start travelling to Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes you’ll see the famous gate Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. After lunch, your journey continues on to Volubilis, the well preserved site of Roman ruins, dating to 25BC.  Afterwards you’ll continue on to Fes via the foothills of the Rif mountains arriving there in the late afternoon. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 5: Exploring Fes:

After breakfast in your Riad, you’ll start exploring the oldest city in Morocco browsing its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. We will ensure that you visit all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University – the oldest in the region, the Tanneries and the Attarine museum. After lunch, you’ll see the ceramic factory and experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 6:  Fes – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt– Errachidia – Merzouga:

After breakfast we’ll leave Fes travelling towards Ifrane, a beautiful mountain village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”.  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, you may well have the chance to see some Barbary apes. Afterwards we’ll travel through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You’ll be travelling via the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, noting how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Here you’ll have lunch and enjoy Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you’ll travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud .  Arriving at Merzouga in the afternoon, it’s time for your camel trek, guided by an experienced camel man as you set off to explore within the sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner is in front of the tent where you will spend the night

Day 7:  Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:

Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life after which you’ll camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga admiring the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast, you’ll leave for the typical market of Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco, through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight and dinner in our Hotel/Riad.HB

Day 8:  Dades Gorge – Ouarzazate:

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. 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.  Continuing on to Skoura Palms forwards Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, to visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, authentic Kasbah it has been a film script as Gladiator and Game of thrones. Overnight and dinner in our Hotel/Riad.HB

Day 9: Ouarzazate – Taroudant:

After breakfast, we’ll head to Taroudant via Taznakht, stopping at Taliouine to visit the Safran co-operative. If your visit coincides with the Safran harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber women with their families harvesting the safran in their fields. We should arrive at Taroudant in the afternoon, where you’ll see the ramparts and walk within the small alleys in the Medina. Taroudant is often referred to as “the little Marrakech” because most of its walls were built by the Saadian dynasty in the 16th century before they moved to the great “Red City”. ”. Overnight and dinner in our Hotel/Riad.HB

Day 10: Taroudant – Essaouira:

After breakfast we’ll head for Essaouira, travelling via Agadir, where we’ll stop for lunch. Agadir has a large beautiful beach and has been a big tourist destination for many years.  There we’ll take a small walk on the Promenade before continuing to Essaouira, the coastal route offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan.  Along the way you’ll see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees in the quest for riper food. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 11: Exploring Essaouira:

Breakfast is in your Riad, before a tour of the town. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, the port, the souks and see Thuya wood carved by artisans, walking through the alleys of the medina and past the hundreds of handicrafts. Essaouira is known for its strong winds most of the year so it is known as the “City of the wind” thus it attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilizations – 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 Atlantics. Our visit includes the Mellah – the Jewish headquarter, and the beach. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. Usually it starts in the third week of June, so if your trip coincides with this, you have the option to extend your stay for an extra day. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, bought fishes ‘cooked to order’. The afternoon’s free to walk and explore by yourself. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 12: Essaouira – Marrakech:

After breakfast in your Riad, we’ll depart for Marrakech.  On our way – since this is the land of Argan culture – there’s an opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties.  After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel to Marrakech before checking in to your Riad.  After dinner, you will enjoy walking in the famous square of Jemaa El fna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 13: Exploring Marrakech:

After breakfast, 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 Palace of El Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic  School.Free time. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 14: Marrakech-Casablanca:

After Breakfast. Drive towards Casablanca via the interesting villages and landscapes in a land of picturesque green lains, scattered with forested hills ideal for a pleasant drive. Upon arrival, visit the city: the economic capital of the country visit theUnited Nations building, Avenue Mohammed V and the outside of gorgeous mosque of Hassan II. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad. BB.

Day 15: Casablanca– Airport Transfer:

Today, depending on your departure time, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.

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