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Day 1

Arrive at Mohammed V International Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel in Casablanca.

Overnight in Casablanca.

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Day 2

Visit Casablanca, Morocco’s commercial capital and largest city.

Visit Mohammed V Square which lays claim to some of the city’s most impressive architecture, the majestic Hassan II Mosque, the Habbous District, the central market, and the residential districts of Anfa and Ain Diab, famous for their gardens, beaches, terrace cafes and restaurants.

Continue to Rabat. Enjoy the Mechouar (the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the majestic Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the Oudaya Kasbah, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offering fabulous views, as well as being home to Moroccan artisan galleries.

Overnight in Rabat.

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Day 3

Depart Rabat for the enchanting mountain village of Chefchaouen, passing through the green valleys of the Rif Mountains.

Chefchaouen is famous for its vivid blue rinsed houses and is very popular for both tourists and Moroccans, particularly in the hot summer months.

Explore Chefchaouen, with its winding lanes and narrow alleys which are home to numerous souks offering cuisine and artisan works, such as woolen items, intricate embroidery, and goats’ cheese; all native to the North and not found anywhere else in Morocco. Relax in the square, visit a local farm or hike in nearby parks.

Overnight in Chefchaouen.

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Day 4

Spend the day exploring Chefchaouen, the “Blue City” just south of the Mediterranean coastline.

Explore the white and blue washed walls of the Medina or chill out around the main square and visit the Place Mohammed Park which has wonderful views of the Rif Mountains.

Make sure you try the local goat’s cheese, famous in the region and take some time to look at the artisanal woolen products or even enjoy a walk in the surrounding countryside – whatever you choose, Chefchaouen is perfect for a relaxed day of sightseeing.

Overnight in Chefchaouen.

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Day 5

Enjoy the morning shopping, relaxing in the square, or hiking in nearby park.

In the late afternoon, depart for Fes.

Overnight in Fes.

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Day 6

Day trip from Fes.

First stop will be the Imperial city of Meknes, visiting the medina which is surrounded by a triple thickness of 40km long walls which preserves one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco; the Royal Stables of the Alaouite Sultan Moulay Ismail, and the Jewish Quarter.

Explore Roman Ruins and Ancient Empires – Volubilis & Moulay Idriss. Spend time exploring the ancient Roman city of Volubilis with its well-preserved mosaics, palaces, baths and soaring arches it is considered one of Morocco’s most important archeological sites.

After Volubilis, we move on to Moulay Idriss, one of Morocco’s most venerated Muslim sites. It is said that for Moroccan’s who can’t afford the trip to Mecca, then to travel five times in one’s life to Moulay Idriss is of equal merit. The scenic village has lovely souks to explore and a number of panoramic views of Volubilis.

Overnight in Fes.

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Day 7

A private tour guide will help you to explore Fes, the most ancient and holy of the Imperial cities.

Your cultural and historic tour will take you through the 2000-year-old living medina; a labyrinth of narrow lanes alive with markets and souks, craftsmen, donkeys and mules transporting their loads.

Visit the Attarine and Bou Inania Medersas (Islamic universities), the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque.

Finish your tour with a visit to Fes Jdid, and the revered Merenid Tombs for a spectacular panoramic view of Fes.

Overnight in Fes.

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Day 8

Depart Fes for Midelt.

Watch the landscape change as your journey takes you through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing through Ifrane, a well-known ski resort town created in 1929, and Azrou, an important center for Berber artisans.

Overnight in Midelt.

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Day 9

We will continue to Merzouga via Erfoud, Rissani and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees, fortified villages, and Berber farming communities.

Arrive in Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi region of the Sahara Desert.

Here you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check into your accommodation.

Overnight in hotel in Merzouga.

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Day 10

After breakfast, we will explore the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as Hassi Labied, Merdani , Khamlia, and M’fis.

On our way to Khamlia, we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes. You may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals along the way.

We will visit the village of the Khamlia, originally home to slaves from Sudan, to experience their music and culture.

Our next stop will be the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border. You will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks before continuing on to reach the panorama near Yasmina lac (if there’s water in) where you will be amazed with the scene of the dunes in addition to the nearby lake (springtime).

Not far away there is the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also want to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities.

Return to Merzouga prior to sunset to mount your camel, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi.

Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent.

Enjoy dinner and music under the stars. Overnight desert camp.

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Day 11

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast.

After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower.

We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad. Have a break for lunch.

In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir, stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views.

We will arrive in Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot.

Later on, we drive to Boumalne Dades and stopping for a panoramic view of Dades valley.

Overnight in Dade Gorge.

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Day 12

Following breakfast in the hotel, depart to Ouarzazate via Skoura.

Stopping for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the Atlas Film studios.

Visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village.

In the afternoon, drive to Marrakech over the mountains of High Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude).

Overnight in Marrakech.

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Day 13

Today you will have a private guided tour of Marrakech Medina with an official guide from Marrakech.

You will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian, the Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens.

You will spend the night Marrakech.

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Day 14

Depart mid-morning for the city of Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast.

A welcome respite from the bustle of Marrakech, relax over a freshly caught fish lunch, stroll through the serene squares, browse artisan shops and galleries, and observe the handicrafts of the ’thuya’ wood found only in Morocco.

Overnight in Essaouira.

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Day 15

Explore Essaouira.

With its relaxed feel, take in the small but bustling medina, stroll along the ramparts or beach, or visit the port to see the daily catch. Its expansive golden beach is popular with windsurfers. The port is famous for its amazingly fresh grilled seafood.

Strolling through the medina you will find thuya wood carvers and silver crafters working under the old Portuguese ramparts guarding the city from the sea. Essouira has one of the most charming walkable medinas in all of Morocco.

Recommended year round, especially in summer when it makes a nice relief from Marrakech heat.

Overnight in Essaouira.

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Day 16

After breakfast depart to Safi, a former Portuguese fortress famous for its sardines, pottery and ceramics.

Continue, via the picturesque coastal road, to Oualidia, a serene fishing village.

Enjoy lunch while you gaze out over the tranquil natural seawater lagoon, separated only by a sandbar from the wild waves of the Atlantic.

Continue to El Jadida, a former Portuguese colony, and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue to Casablanca.

Overnight in Casablanca.

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Day 17

Transfer to Mohammed V International Airport for departure.