14 DAYS
Duration
CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Location

In a 14 Days Morocco private Tour, our guides and driver will be in your service from your arrival to your departure. in this private tour, You will discover the real Morocco, with fascinating experiences from the north to the south.  High-quality Moroccan meals will be served throughout your journey. Our Real Morocco will enable you to experience and enjoy authentic Morocco.

 

DEPARTURE LOCATION Casablanca
INCLUDED
13 nights at hotels/Riads as specified in the itinerary
Breakfast daily
Dinner in Erfoud, Merzouga and Skoura
Hassan II mosque inside tour
Camel ride in Merzouga
Cooking Class at Marrakech
3 bottled mineral water per person per day
A/C transportation depending on number of person
Local guides in Casablanca, Rabat, Volubilis, Fes, Marrakech and Essaouira
Monuments & historical sites entrance fees as per the program
All taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Personal purchases, drinks, lunch, tips, Flights, Services not mentioned above.

Note: We offer reductions of the tour price for children under 12 years.

14 Days Morocco private Tour

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Day 1: CASABLANCA AIRPORT – HOTEL

Our representative will be awaiting your arrival at Casablanca International Airport. Please look for him in the arrivals hall. He will be holding a placard with your name on it. He will escort you to your private vehicle.

Casablanca, or ‘Casa’ as the locals call it is the largest and most populated city in Morocco; it is also the busiest port and its economic and industrial capital accounts for more than half of the country’s industrial output. The atmosphere is more cosmopolitan than in other parts of the country, with Western dress and fashions predominating. Start discovering Morocco’s largest city and economic capital, Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. A brief highlight tour will cover include those at Pl Mohammed V, and new public buildings include the Grand Theater de Casablanca. The city’s handsome Moresque buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style, seen best downtown area, the Quartier Habous and in the beachside suburb of Ain Diab, and The flamboyant building of Hassan II Mosque (interior). If you only visit one place in Casablanca, make it the Hassan II Mosque, sitting in a picturesque location on the sea. Inaugurated in 1993, its minaret is the tallest structure in Morocco and the tallest minaret in the world. It is estimated that the courtyard can hold 80,000 worshipers, with room for 25,000 inside. While the exterior and surrounding area are impressive, what makes this mosque unique is that it is of the few mosques in the country that non-Muslims can enter. Continue to your hotel for overnight.

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Day 2: CASABLANCA - RABAT

After breakfast, Drive via highway to Casablanca. Upon arrival, start your tour with the Royal Palace, the Hassan tower which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bou Regreg. It is a gigantic mosque, emblematic of Rabat and famous for its unfinished minaret where storks nest. Next door, visit the beautiful Mausoleum of Mohammed V decorated with stained glass windows, white marble and a wrought-iron entryway with a stairway leading to an impressive dome. Visit the Jewish Mellah which today is now the home of very few Jewish families. Explore the gardens nearby and visit the Necropolis at Challah/ Kasbah of Challah and Kasbah Oudaya. Continue to the hotel for overnight.

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Day 3: RABAT - VOLUBILIS & MEKNES - FEZ

After breakfast, departure to Meknes, this city has all the winding narrow medina streets and grand buildings that it warrants as an imperial city and one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate. Remnants of no less than three sets of fortifications, ingeniously incorporated into the city’s road networks, make it clear how important this city once was. The king’s tomb sits at the heart of what remains of the original imperial city, flanked by an almighty royal granary, the magnificent Bab el-Mansour. Then off to Volubilis to explore the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins; only about half of the 40-hectare site at Volubilis has been excavated. The better-known monuments are in the northern part of the site, furthest from the entrance in the south. The monuments of interest such as The Capitol, Basilica and 1300-sq-metre Forum are, typically, built on a high point. The Capitol, dedicated to the Triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, dates back to AD 218; the Basilica and Forum lie immediately to its north. After the tour of Volubilis, continue to Fez and overnight.

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Day 4: FEZ - city tour

Welcome to Fes, the most monumental of the Imperial Cities. The medina of Fès el-Bali (Old Fez), a World Heritage site, is the city’s great draw card. It’s an assault on the senses, a warren of narrow lanes and covered bazaars bursting with aromatic food stands, craft workshops, mosques and an endless parade of people. In the souks of its famed medina, experience a cornucopia of sights, sounds and smells. We will walk along narrow, uneven alleyways, with daylight filtering down from above high gray walls, flanked by tables heaped with spices, dried fruits, fresh fish or silk and leather garments. They’ve been selling goods and working metal by hand in the medina since medieval times, and today’s generation works in the same stalls their ancestors once did. And everywhere, there are cats, scrounging, prowling and sleeping – the mascots of the medina. Here, in the heart of Fez, the old and the new constantly collide – the man driving the donkeys and mules is likely to be chatting on his mobile phone, while the ancient skyline is punctuated equally with satellite dishes and minarets.

The city tour will include; Bab Boujloud, Mellah, Jamaa Al-Karaouine the oldest continually operating university in the world. Founded in 859, virtually every surface of its quiet inner courtyard is decorated with highly detailed, delicately carved geometric patterns. Entering this graceful place hidden in the medina, lifts a veil on an ancient culture that once kept outsiders at arm’s length. The Medersa Bouanania complex is the spiritual heart of Fez & Morocco. The Chouara tanneries are the city’s most iconic sights (and smells), offering a unique window into the pungent, natural process of producing world-class leather by methods that have changed little since medieval times. Time permitting, we will also visit clay workshops, artisan quarters, the souks of largest and oldest medina in Morocco and Batha Museum (a former Royal Palace converted into a museum in 1916 with over 6,000 collections).

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Day 5: FEZ - MIDELT – ERFOUD

After breakfast, transfer to the heart of the desert. The trip takes you through the middle Atlas Mountains, a cider forest, and many Amazigh cities and villages. Continue through Azrou to Midelt a handy break between Fez and the desert, where you stop for lunch (own expense). After, continue along through the dramatic Ziz Gorge, passing the ancient holy city of errachidia ,a once capital and merchant stopping locale for the ancient caravan routings of the 8th century. Here you will see thousands of palm trees, before getting to Erfoud. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 6: EROUD – MERZOUGA

At 9:00am, departure and visit the villages in the surroundings area for a closer contact with the Berber culture, before arrival to Rissani, visit of camel milk cooperative, then continue to Rissani and visit one of the best traditional market in Sahara, “a place where they sell just donkeys and other markets for ships, goats and cows. Stop at El Khamlia village for lunch included. Continue to the African village or “Gnawa village”. In the evening, drive to the large dune in Merzouga to enjoy the sunset Camel ride. Dinner and overnight at the desert camp under a Berber tent.

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Day 7: MERZOUGA - DADES – SKOURA

Early sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Then return to your camp for breakfast before we leave to Tinghir via Tinjdad. We will start the city tour of Tinghir where a good number of Jews used to live during the 20th century. We will visit the Jewish quarter, the area where Jews used to live in co-existence of the local Berbers, and the Jewish Cemetery. After time we will enjoy some time walk along the very beautiful valley and on the banks of the river to appreciate the beauty of a very long oasis of more than 40 km rich with palm trees and many sorts of fruits. enjoy a great time in the famous Toudgha Gorges, a 300m cut deep wall into the mountains of the High Atlas and one of the rarest landscapes all over the world. There will be an optional lunch in Toudgha Gorges. Leave Tinghir and drive North West. To the gorge of todra. Transfer to Kelaat M’Gouna along the Dades Valley. Kelaat M’Gouna is a large village famous for cultivating roses; expect to find many fine, rose-infused products there. Continue to the valley of Skoura and check-in to “dar panorama” one of the astonishing properties in the area. Enjoy you dinner there and overnight.

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Day 8: SKOURA - OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH

After breakfast, explore the Skoura Oasis. Visit the Kasbah Amridil, dating to the 14th Century. Stroll for an hour in the gardens of the north side of the town past almond and olive trees. Head to explore Ouarzazate; for centuries, people from the Atlas, Draa and Dades Valleys converged to do business at Ouarzazate sprawling Taourirt Kasbah, then a modern garrison town was established here in the 1920s to oversee France’s colonial interests. The movie business gradually took off in Ouarzazate after the French protectorate left in the 1950s. Visit Taourirt and Tifoultoute Kasbahs, which are considered to be among the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco. Continue to visit the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes were and are still being shot, the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou, the iconic land- scape immortalized in such films as, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and Alexander. Leave Ait Ben Haddou, crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tiz in Tichka pass to Marrakech. Check-in to the hotel to relax and refresh. Overnight in Marrakech.

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Day 9: MARRAKECH – City tour

An exciting day awaits us as Marrakesh’s heady sights and sounds will dazzle, frazzle and enchant. Our morning city tour will include: Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said are a riot of tile work and intricate floral painted-wood ceilings. Then, learn about the Berber culture, and follow their steps along the trade routes from North Africa to the Sahel at the Tiskiwin Museum. Also called Bert Flint’s Museum for the Dutch anthropologist who founded it and who’s personal collection of artifacts it houses, its displays range from authentic Berber tents and carpets to fine basketwork and ancient jewelry. Continue to Dar El Bacha considered one of the most beautiful palaces in the ocher city. Visitors can discover the ceiling with multicolored mosaics and Berber style architecture. A cedar wood door is engraved with a symbolic star from Morocco. Head Dar Bellarj for a lunch on your own expense. Relax and get ready for a traditional Hammam. Entering your local Hammam you enter a place where space and time speak an ancient language. You will be immersed in total relaxation listening to your own body in reconciliation with yourself in an atmosphere filled with water, oils, essences and perfumes. Enjoy a 45 minutes of scrub with black soap or spices for relaxation and eliminating toxins from the body. After Hammam, sway to the massage place where you will enjoy a tonic massage of the Moroccan tradition that help to eliminate tensions in order to regain energy and vitality. Head to El Fassia restaurant for a dinner (à la carte) on your own.

After, on to the Jamaa L’Fna square and witness the astonishing spectacle of Djemaa El Fna Square by evening. Used equally by locals and tourists, you will find juice stalls, water sellers and snake charmers by day and dancing boys, storytellers and magicians by night. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 10: MARRAKECH (Cooking Class) BD

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments in Marrakech including Badiaa Palace: Built in the late 19th century. Our visit will include the Koutoubia. Drive to the beautiful Jardin Majorelle; Yves Saint Laurent gifted the Jardin Majorelle to Marrakech, the city that adopted him in 1966. Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé bought the electric-blue villa and its garden to preserve the vision of its original owner, landscape painter Jacques Majorelle, and keep it open to the public. The garden began cultivating in 1924 and thanks to Marrakchi ethnobotanist Abderrazak Benchaâbane, the psychedelic desert mirage of 300 plant species from five continents continues to be preserved. The garden is also home to the Berber Museum, which houses a small but spectacular collection of authentic Moroccan garments, weapons and jewelry, dating to the 19th century and before. The craftsmanship and artistry, particularly of the women’s dresses, had surely not been lost on Yves Saint Laurent, who arranged to have his ashes scattered in the garden, where a small monument marks his passing. After lunch at a local restaurant in the medina (own expenses), you begin your stroll through the labyrinth of narrow streets in the Medina and visit the famous Souks, selling everything from leather to clothing to spices.

At 3:30 PM, we will have an exceptional gastronomic experience with Chef awaits you. Drawing from his extensive knowledge of North Africa’s rich food culture. Join her as he walks you through the mind of a Moroccan chef. From picking out fresh produce in the souks of his hometown of Marrakech, to sampling spices for the perfect flavor, to watching artisanal fillo dough made from scratch in front of your eyes, the chef will unlock the secrets of the recipes he’s mastered over the years. You’ll leave with an inside perspective on one of the world’s most highly cherished cuisines, dinner with the chef (cooked class food will be served). Back to your hotel for a free time and overnight.

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Day 11: MARRAKECH - ESSAOUIRA (Argan production process)

This morning you will be met at your hotel and transferred to Essaouira. On the way, you will stop at an Argan oil cooperative where you will enjoy the experience of the different traditional processes of oil making with the local ladies. First of all, the women sit armed with a base rock and a hand-held sharp stone to start the extraction process. They crack each Argan fruit to reach the kernels. The women roast the kernels slightly to bring out the flavor, then let them aside to cool down before they ground them into a very thick brown oily liquid using a traditional rock grinder (Azerg). Soon after that, one of the women in the cooperative would mix the oily paste with warm water before hand-kneading in order to bring the pure, unfiltered Argan oil up to the surface to finally be able to filter it. The brown dough-like hunk (local term: Tazegmount), left after the extraction procedure, is protein-rich and usually used for for effective traditional cosmetic recipes as well as for animal feed. You will learn all these methods starting from harvesting the good quality fruits to the extraction and making Argan oil products. Enjoy a Berber lunch at the cooperative then continue your way to Essaouira where you will enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 12: ESSAOUIRA

Breakfast at the hotel. Essaouira is relatively small, easily navigable beach city is ideal for a free day. Essaouira has got a distinct multicultural feel, resulting from the large Portuguese, French, and Jewish populations that once called it home. Its mild climate and expansive stretches of ocean sand also place it among Morocco’s top beach towns. Essaouira’s walled medina was added to Unesco’s World Heritage list in 2001. Its well-preserved, late-18th-century fortified layout is a prime example of European military architecture in North Africa. For the visitor, the mellow atmosphere, narrow winding streets lined with colourful shops, whitewashed houses and heavy old wooden doors make it a wonderful place to stroll. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 13: ESSAOUIRA - CASABLANCA

After breakfast, transfer to Casablanca via highway

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Day 14: CASABLANCA AIRPORT

Today, we will assist you to Casablanca airport for your return flight.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
Takae H
July 2, 2020

Unforgettable tour of Morocco with Brahim
We took this tour from Marrakech to Fes right before the COVID-19 things began to escalate globally.

Our driver, Brahim, was such a gem! His English was excellent, driving very careful, photography skills awesome, and he engaged us in fascinating conversation. We learned so much about Moroccan history, culture, government, economics, and nature. The van was spacious, comfortable, and well air conditioned.

We stopped at delightful restaurants and customised the tour to our liking sometimes staying longer at certain places like the Dades Gorge sunset or shorter at places like the rug co-op.

This is an unbeatable value with potential to customize. I highly recommend experiencing this tour whit our real morocco because it’s a truly unique way to see so much of Morocco.

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