The imperial cities have become must-see places to visit when coming to Morocco. Come and discover, during 6 days of pure happiness, the imperial cities of Tangier. Change of scenery guaranteed!
Day 1 : Tangier – Tetouan
After a delicious breakfast, departure towards the gateway to Morocco: Tangier. Real junction point between Spain and Morocco, Tangier is a pleasant seaside resort with beautiful beaches and offering quality services. You will have the chance to visit Cape Spartel and its sumptuous Hercules Caves (natural caves of the Strait of Gibraltar). You will enjoy a delicious meal in town before heading back to Tetouan where you will visit the city, its museums for everyone’s taste (archaeological and modern art). Dinner and overnight stay will be in Tetouan.
Day 2 : Tetouan – Chefchaouen – Fez
After breakfast, departure for Fez via Chefchaouen and Ouazzane. Chefchaouen, located in the heart of the rif, means “the horns” in Berber because of the mountain peaks that dominate the surroundings. Chefchaouen is listed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity because of its history, monuments (Toughoubite cave, the old medina with its kasbah, waterfalls and mosque of Cherafat …) but also and above all for the authenticity of its houses painted blue and its cobbled streets climbing up the hillside. The day will end in Fez where we will spend the night.
Day 3 : Fez
Discover Fez or the spiritual capital of Morocco with its medina, its souks, its mosques, its museums, its Koranic schools, its alleys, its palace but especially its mausoleum Molay Idriss 2. Then rest around the magnificent fountain decorated with mosaics on the Nejarine square. We will end the visit by Fez Eljedid and the Merinid tombs which will offer us a panoramic view of the city and its ramparts. Dinner and night will be at the hotel.
Day 4 : Fez – Meknes – Rabat
After breakfast, we will drive to Meknes where we will visit the famous gates (babs in Arabic) El Mansour, El Khamis and Lahni Souani before discovering the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Then we will drive to Volubilis to make history in the heart of the famous 2000 year old Roman city before finishing the day in Rabat where we will spend the night at the hotel.
Day 5: Rabat – Marrakech
Can one really come to Morocco without visiting its capital? After breakfast, we will visit the capital of the country: Royal Palace, the Méchouar Walls, the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum Mohamed V and the Kasbah of the Oudayas. We will then visit the economic capital of the country which is Casablanca. You will enjoy a sumptuous meal on site before visiting the city, including the residential area of Anfa, the United Nations Square, the Palace of Justice and the Corniche. It is possible to visit the sumptuous Hassan II Mosque. We will then drive back to Marrakech where we will spend the night at the hotel.
Day 6: Marrakech
Let yourself be carried away by the dynamic life of Marrakech, one of Morocco’s main destinations. The colours, the smells, the undeniable charm of the immense Jemaa-el-Fna square alone are worth the trip. You will discover colourful and noisy souks where a thousand small trades, a flourishing craft industry and the rehabilitation of Marrakech’s architecture (mosques, palaces, riads, gardens…) can be found.
Day 7: Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Valle Du Dades
After breakfast, we will head to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. We will cross the High Atlas and the port of Tizi n’Tichka, many Berber nomads who live in the region. A spectacular landscape that will lead us to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, one of the best preserved to date. Then we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, known to be the scene of more than twenty films, such as “Babel”. We continue in the direction of Ouarzazate, the oasis of skoura, where the “route of a thousand kasbahs” begins. Towards the Valley of the Roses, then enter the Dades Valley, join the Dades Valley and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 8: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Merzouga
Breakfast at the hotel. We will head towards the Todra gorges, where you will be able to take a pleasant walk among the canyon walls that stand out more than 200 meters from the desert exit through the palm grove of Tafilalet. Arrival at the hotel at the foot of the dunes of Merzouga, where you can walk on the fine sand of the Erg Chebbi, relax and enjoy this breathtaking landscape. In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious Moroccan meal.
Day 9: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga
It is recommended to wake up early to see the sunrise from the top of the big dune. Breakfast, we will explore the desert region, Merzouga oasis, the city of Los Negros, the nomads of Jaimas and the city and the oasis of Tissard. In the afternoon, we will change the 4 × 4 for camels. After climbing the camels, we will cross the dunes until we reach the remote Jaimas camp located in the heart of the desert, a starry night accompanied by the silence of the desert. Drum festival in the camps and spending an unforgettable night.
Day 10: Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz Valley – Midelt
We got up early in the morning to see another great spectacle in the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara: the spectacular sunrise. Once again, our camels made another trip back to the hotel. Breakfast and shower then drive to Rissani, where we cross “the south of the country”, where we negotiate all kinds of handicrafts, the largest traditional souk of Morocco and food. We continue to Erfoud through the old desert gate, famous for its work in the city of fossils, crossing the impressive valley of Ziz, with more than 18,000 palm trees, to reach Midelt. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Midelt – Meknes – Fez
After breakfast we will go to the city of Meknes and visit the famous Roman ruins of Volubilis. Then continue on to Fez and explore the city for the rest of the day.
Day 12: Fez – Fez
Visit the city of Fez by walking through its streets and small streets. Our tour begins with a visit to the gate of the Royal Palace, the Jewish seat, the first Mellah built in Morocco, built in the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all the sites of cultural and historical interest, including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine Museum and the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. After lunch, visit the cooperative mosaics and discover a magnificent panoramic view of the entire medina of Fez. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 13: Fez – Chefchaouen
Early in the morning, direction – small charming town located at the foot of the Megou Tisouka and the Rif mountains, which overlooks the city like two horns, giving its name to the city (in Berber, Chefchaouen means “look at the horns”) cities with very little car traffic, in which a pure and fresh air invites you to stay and discover the beauty of the place and its surroundings to breathe.
Day 14: Chefchaouen – Tanger
Departure to Tangier and transfer to the airport or ferry terminal and end of our services.
Arrival and end of trip transfers to your accommodation
Private excursion, there will be no more people in the group.
Off-road vehicle 4 × 4 / minibus with air-conditioning
Driver / Guide for the entire Spanish speaking route
Fuel, tolls and all transportation-related expenses
Half board accommodation (dinner and breakfast) during the tour
One night on half board at the camp in the desert of Erg Chebbi
Camel ride to the camp (one per person)
Guided tour of Fez
Guided tour of Marrakech
Food and Beverages
Admissions to museums and monuments