Royal cities and the High Atlas Mountains
This all-encompassing tour highlights the best of Morocco. It includes the discovery of Moroccan history, traditions, and souks/local markets. You are going to visit Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, and the red city Marrakech without missing the exciting full-day hike through the High Atlas Mountains.
Be ready for this amazing experience & don't forget to bring your camera with you!
|Explore the beautiful imperial cities in Morocco and their main historical sites.|
|Meet locals while you navigate through the old medinas, souks, and narrow alleys with your local guides.|
|Enjoy the company of your local English speaking driver which will be the best occasion to practice your Arabic words.|
|Spend your overnights in local Riads which will make you feel home.|
|Visit the High Atlas Mountains and taste the local cuisine.|
Casablanca Airport - Overnight in Casablanca
The soon your flight lands in Casablanca Airport, and you get your luggage, you need to walk outside the terminals to meet your local driver holding a sign with your name and our logo. Put the luggage in the vehicle and drive to your accommodation.
The first settlement of Casablanca was the Berber village Anfa. By the end of the 18th century, Sultan Mohammed Ben Abdallah founded a Muslim town at this site where Europeans were welcome to have their commercial enterprises for wool and grain. Get to know the history, culture, and economy of Casablanca by visiting few different famous sights like The United Nations Place, Mohamed V square followed by the Central Market and the Habous Quarter to enjoy the view of the Royal Palace before heading to the famous Hassan II Mosque.
** Your local English speaking driver stays at your disposal for the entire trip. So, please feel free to discuss any wishes you have with him including if you want to have dinner at a restaurant of your choice. He is there at your disposal.
** Approximate driving is 45mins (stops are NOT included).
Casablanca to Rabat - Enjoy its royal touch!
This morning, you meet your driver for today's highlights. In case you didn't have the chance to visit the gorgeous mosque Hassan II yesterday, you can do it now before you head to Rabat which is the administrative capital of Morocco. This busy political center has a mix of the old Médina and the new Ville Nouvelle. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean along Bouregreg River. It has a variety of historic tourist attractions, such as Kasbahs, beautiful domes, minarets, big avenues & green spaces. Your driver is at your disposal to assist you with any necessary transportation.
Don't miss to pay a visit to the Kasbah of the Udayas, whose grand, majestic silhouette is softened by the surrounding gardens. Not far beyond its walls lies the Chellah, a necropolis that dates to the Marinids. Entering the complex is like journeying to another world: marvel at the ancient remains as you walk through the gardens and glimpse a few storks.
These all add to the appeal of Rabat, where the treasures of the past coexist with the most modern and eco-friendly achievements.
** Your local guide is at your disposal in the afternoon. Feel free to ask him as many questions as you have to learn a lot about Morocco. It's your chance, do don't miss it.
** Approximate driving is 1.5 hours (stops are NOT included).
Rabat - Roman Ruins at Volubilis - Meknes - Fes
This morning you meet your driver early to travel together to Volubilis (a UNESCO world heritage site) which contains Morocco’s best-preserved Roman ruins and makes for a nice detour from the hustle and bustle of Meknes. Today you can wander the massive complex, exploring large merchant homes with visible heating systems underneath, temples, and many colorful mosaics on-site in quite good conditions.
By the afternoon, you are warmly welcome to Fes which is founded shortly after the Arabs exploded across North Africa, Fes is often referred to as the spiritual capital of Morocco. It was once one of the most important places of scholarship in the world. It can be neatly divided into three different parts: Fes el-Bali (the heart of the Medina); Fes el-Jdid (where the Jewish quarter and the Royal Palace are located); and the Ville Nouvelle (the administrative area).
* Local guide services at Volubilis & Meknes are NOT included. If you feel in need of having a local guide, your driver can arrange it for you at extra charges, and he will be taking care of coordinating the time and meeting point with them for you.
** Approximate driving is 4.5 hours (stops are NOT included).
Fes Medina discovery with your local guide
This morning, a 6 hours guided visit of Fes and its medieval medina is arranged for you. In the morning you'll be collected by your guide from your riad. You'll see the great gates of the Royal Palace, and the nearby Mellah (Jewish quarter). You'll then visit the ruined forts on the hills surrounding Fes. From here you have stunning panoramic views across the city. You'll visit the pottery quarter, located outside the medina, where you can see how the famous blue pottery of Fes and the intricate tiled mosaics are created. Your transport will then leave you at one of the entrances to the medieval medina where you'll begin your exploration on foot and lose yourself within its labyrinthine streets.
Discover the many artisans such as the metal workers, dyers, woodworkers & silk weavers. You'll visit the tanneries, where leather is processed in the way it has been done for centuries. Discover grand mosques and medresa (Koranic schools). Learn about the ancient traditions of Berber medicine men. During the day your guide can suggest places to take a break for lunch (not included).
Fes to Marrakech via the Highway
Your driver meets you at the time you fixed together yesterday to leave Fes to Marrakech via the Highway. This drive takes up to 6-6.5 hours which is why it's highly recommended you leave Fes early.
By the afternoon, with its bustling souks, flavorful food, and famously welcoming hospitality, it's no wonder that tourists are starting to take note of Marrakesh. known as the ‘Red City’, Marrakech is the exotic imperial city of the south. It is the fourth largest city in Morocco and lies near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Check-in at your accommodation and relax.
Djemaa-el-Fna square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, and musicians. In the evening the square transforms into a huge open-air restaurant with smoke rising from the many food stalls.
Please feel free to have stops on the way. The driver is at your disposal for any need you have during your travel all the way.
** Approximate driving is 6 hours (stops are NOT included).
Marrakech discovery with your local guide
Your local guide is coming to meet you in the morning at the accommodation to enter the old medina where you continue on foot to discover historical palaces, museums, and Koranic schools. Visit the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque (from outside) and explore the famous souks. This tour in the Medina will be done on foot since most of the medina is closed to traffic. During the day you'll stop for lunch (not included). Entrance Fees are not included.
Please enjoy the afternoon exploring the new city at your own leisure; most of our travelers find it easy to navigate on their own and visit the Jardin Majorelle taking a local taxi; not like the old Medina which is like a maze :)
The Jardin Majorelle is the creation of French painter Jacques Majorelle, who spent 40 years injecting his passion and creativity into this magical garden. Complete with enchanting little lanes, tranquil streams, and over 300 species of stunning plants, Jardin Majorelle is perfect for those who need a break from the busy city.
Full Day Excursion - Marrakech to Imlil (High Atlas Mountains) and Back - Berber life awaits you All!
This morning, you will be picked up from your accommodation to travel to Imlil, a little Berber village in the High Atlas (1700 m altitude). The surroundings of Imlil are dominated by 4000 m high mountains, part of the year covered by snow. The highest mountain of North Africa, Mount Toubkal (4167 m) can be seen from Imlil. The surroundings are excellent for walking and enjoying the nature and local environment. You will need comfortable sports shoes for this wonderful and local experience.
Your local guide will meet you in the village at 10h00 and a car will be waiting for you as well as we agreed to pick you up as close as possible. You will have around 10 to 15 min walk at your level of strength. Please do not feel in a rush because you have a local guide at your side.
You will have lunch in a Berber house enjoying the local tasty meal. At the end of the afternoon, you will return to Marrakech.
Maybe a good idea to get into a Hammam treatment this evening if you love to (not included); you just need to inform the reception at your accommodation, and they can easily help :)
** Approximate driving is 1.5 hours one way (stops are NOT included).
Marrakech - Marrakech Airport
Your stay in Morocco has come to an end.
We hope that you have had a pleasant stay and looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Your driver takes you to Marrakech Airport for your departure flight.
We wish you a safe flight back home!
** Approximate driving is 30mins (stops are NOT included).
|Information package : detailed day to day itinerary with more tips about your trip and your destination|
|Private vehicle and English speaking driver the entire trip including gasoline, parking fees, toll-road fees, and driver services.|
|Comfortable accommodations (Riads/hotels) with meals as mentioned in your program or their equivalent choices.|
|Local English speaking guide in Fes for 6 hours.|
|Local English speaking guide in Marrakech medina for 3 hours.|
|Full Day Excursion - Marrakech to Imlil (High Atlas Mountains) including local guide and lunch in a local gite.|
|24h/7 on-site follow up and support your entire trip|
|Drinks, laundry, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature.|
|Other Local guides more than mentioned in the including services.|
|Meals other than those listed in the including services|
|Entrance fees needed during the city tours|
|Tips and gratuities.|
|Flight tickets ; travel insurance or any services not mentioned in the including services list|