THE MOROCCO TOUR FROM SPAIN
11 Day Private Morocco starting at the port of Tangiers. Enjoy peace of mind that your tour is being handled by Moroccan experts. Enjoy quick & thorough communication: avoid surprises in Morocco.
DAY 1: TANGIER/CHEFCHAOUEN (D)
Upon arrival via ferry in the port of Tangier, you will be met by an Experience It Tours’ professional driver. You will visit the city of Tangiers for a few hours before departing for the blue city of Chefchaouen. Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, you will have some time to settle into your hotel.
DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN (B, D)
After breakfast, you will have a tour of this “cool” blue town, tucked away in the mountains. You will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Rif Mountains.
DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN, VOLUBILIS, MEKNES & FES (B, D)
After breakfast, you will set off to Fes via Volubilis / Meknes. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire. Lunch will be taken in Meknes one of Morocco’s Imperial cities. After lunch, your guide will take you on a tour of Meknes, and then you will head off to Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco.
DAY 4: FES (B, D)
After breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. The Kings Palace, the tanneries, and pottery shops are just a few places you will experience. For lunch you will eat in traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch you will complete the tour and return to your hotel for the evening.
DAY 5: MIDDLE ATLAS & MERZOUGA (B, D)
After an early breakfast you will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. On arrival at the Kasbah in Merzouga, a hot shower or dip in the swimming pool (depending on the weather) will be a treat after the drive. Dinner will be served in the Kasbah.
DAY 6: SAHARA DESERT (B, D)
After breakfast, you will enjoy a drive exploring the small interesting desert towns surrounding the Sahara places like Khamilia (heart of Gnawa music in the desert), see how the nomadic peoples live in the desert, and explore a bit more of the dunes. In the afternoon, you will head off in some 4-wheel drive vehicles across the barren land to the majestic Sahara sand dunes. You will enjoy a camel ride to see the sunset over the dunes and you will spend the night in a traditional Berber tent (Dinner is included).
DAY 7: TODRA GORGES (B, D)
After breakfast, you will return by camel to the 4x4s and head to Erfoud. From Erfoud you set out behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to Ouarzazate via the Todra Gorges. If you wish, you can take a walk up in the towering Todra Gorges (600 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco.
DAY 8: OUARZAZATE, AIT BENHADDOU & MARRAKECH (B, D)
After breakfast you set off to Marrakech via Ait Benhaddou. Tucked away in the High Atlas Mountains, it is one of the jewels of Morocco. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered…usually off the beaten path. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and The Gladiator. Lunch can be taken at Ait Ben Haddou.
After lunch, you will head over the mountains to Marrakech. Once in Marrakech, you will check into your hotel and then head off to the Jemaa El Fna, the center square of the medina. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque pits, the square is well worth a visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent café provides a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square.
DAY 9: MARRAKECH (B, D)
After breakfast, the group will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Jemaa El Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market). .
DAY 10: CASABLANCA (B, D)
In the morning, you will set off to Casablanca. You can visit the amazing Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. You will enjoy your final night in Morocco in Casablanca.
DAY 11: DEPART
At your convenience, you will head to the airport for your departure.
As we say in Morocco, you are always welcome back to your second home.
- 11 Days Private Transportation
- Hand-picked, English speaking driver to escort you
- 10 Nights – Authentic traditional Moroccan riads
- Sahara Excursion – camel, guide & Berber desert tent
- Half Board – 2 meals each day
- Guided Tours
- All Entrance Fees
- Tips for Bag Portage
What’s Not Included:
- Tips (to drivers, guides, waiters, etc.)