10 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
Day 1: USA - Casablanca (Morocco)
Flight with a good itinerary.
Day 2: Casablanca
Arrival at the airport in Casablanca. You will be greeted by our local representatives after exiting the customs and transferred to your hotel in Casablanca. The rest of your day is free for you to take advantage of the facilites of your hotel. (Dinner)
Day 3: Casablanca - Rabat
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your guide in the lobby of your hotel around 9:30 in the morning to start your panoramic tour of Casablanca, the largest city and business capital of Morocco. First, you will discover the great Hassan II Mosque, which has the second tallest minaret in the world. Then, you will see the Muhammad V Square, the United Nations Place, the Central Market, the Habbous district and the Anfa residential area. Following your tour, enjoy a stroll along the ocean at Aïn Diad, an affluent neighborhood dotted with swimming pools and restaurants, famous for its fashionable coastline known as The Corniche. Lunch at a sea-food restaurant (not included) and departure toward Rabat, one of four imperial cities of Morocco and the political capital of the kingdom. There, you will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Hassan Tower, the Splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Kasbah of Udayas and the medina. Dinner and overnight in Rabat. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 4: Rabat - Meknes - Fez
After breakfast, departure toward Fez. You will stop en route to visit the archeological site of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, developed as a regional capital of Ancient Rome around the 3rd century BC. Continuation to Meknes where, after your lunch (not included), you will get a panoramic visit of this city known as the "Moroccan Versailles". Meknes was founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail, a Sultan of Morocco. Your visit includes the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bab Mansour, the most preserved gate in Morocco, Hari Souani, and the old medina. Arrival in Fez in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Fez. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 5: Fez
Breakfast at the hotel. Full-day guided tour of Fez, the most ancient cultural and spiritual city of Morocco. You will start with the medieval medina, the old city of Fez founded in the 8th century where some of the most beautiful buildings in the country can be found such as the Andalusian mosque and the al-Quarawiyyin mosque. You will also see madrasas, which are old religious schools and universities from the Middle-Age, and the famous Nejjarine fountain. Following a traditional Moroccan lunch (not included), you will walk through the old medina where you will see different craftsmen still operating in the old oriental tradition. Dinner and overnight in Fez. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 6: Fez - Midelt - Erfoud
After breakfast at the hotel, departure toward Midelt via Azrou. Independent lunch. Driving along the River Ziz, you will see several fortified villages. Arrival in Erfoud and check‐in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Erfoud. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Optional 4x4 tour on the Mergouza Dunes (Approx. $40 taxes included per person, bookable at destination).
Optional Bivouac night ($) at the Merzouga Dunes:
Spend the night in a real bivouac in the middle of the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi desert and experience the authentic Berber warm feeling and generosity at "La Belle Etoile" camp. Discover the magial atmosphere of the desert at sunset, before a tasty dinner with Berber music. At night, observe the intensity of the clear sky shining with an infinite number of stars.
Day 7: Erfoud - Tinghir - Ouarzazate
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure toward Tineghir via Rissani. Just outside Erfoud you will visit the ruins of Ksar Abbar, a fortress from the 19th century. Arrival in Tineghir at the gorgeous Todra Gorge, where a 300m-deep fault splits the golden limestone into a deep ravine. Independent lunch. Continuation to Ouarzazate via the Dades Valley. Dinner and overnight in Ouarzazate. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 8: Ouarzazate - Aït Benhaddou - Marrakesh
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit of Ouarzazate, home to the beautiful kasbah of Taourirt. Then, departure toward Aït Ben Haddou, a noted film-making location. Following lunch (not included), you will visit this ancient ksar (fortified village), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, made up of red clay brick buildings typical of southern Morocco. Continuation to Marrakesh via the Tiz‐In‐Tichka pass and Taddert. Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 9: Marrakesh
Breakfast at the hotel. Full-day guided tour of Marrakesh, the second oldest imperial city known to Moroccan as the "Pearl of the South". In the morning you will visit the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia mosque from the 12th century, the Bahia Palace, and the Menara gardens. After lunch (not included), you will walk through the bustling and colorful souks, some of the richest in the country, where a thousand small trades rub shoulders in an extraordinary atmosphere. Through the winding little streets of the old medina, the tour will end at the Jemaâ el-Fnaa, the city's main square and a place of non-stop entertainment: storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters and more. Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Optional "Diffa Fantasia" ($) Dinner & Show:
A "Diffa Fantasia" dinner will be served under caïdal tents at the famous «Chez Ali» restaurant while enjoying fantasia performance with camels and horses shows, folkloric and belly dancers.
Day 10: Marrakesh - Essaouira
After breakfast at the hotel, departure to Essaouira. Following lunch (not included), you will have a guided tour of the coastal city including its peaceful medina protected by fortifications from the 18th century offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Walking along its large sandy beach, you will see its typical and busy fishing port. Dinner and overnight in Essaouira. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 11: Essaouira - Oualidia - Casablanca
Breakfast at the hotel and departure toward Casablanca. After lunch en route you will reach Oualidia, a fortified city built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, where your guide will give you an orientation tour. Arrival in Casablanca in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (Breakfast-Dinner)
Day 12: Casablanca - USA
After breakfast, greeting in the lobby of your hotel by local representatives and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)
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Possibility to include all meals (with the Diffa Fantasia Dinner & Show)