DAY 1: CASABLANCA – ESSAOUIRA
We will meet in the airport first touch with the capital economic of Morocco, Then we reach Essaouira (pronounced ‘essa-weera’, or ‘es-Sweera’ in Arabic) is at once familiar and exotic with its fortified walls, fishing harbor and seagulls soaring and screaming over the town. At first it seems as though this could be a town in Brittany, France – not such a strange thought given that Essaouira was designed by the same Frenchman who designed Brittany’s most famous port town, Saint-Malo. And yet once you enter the walls, it is also infinitely Moroccan: narrow alleyways, wind that reputedly drives people crazy, the smells of fish guts and damp sea air mixed with aromas of spices and thuya wood, women in white haiks (veils), midday palm-tree shadows on red city walls, and the sound of drums and Gnawa singing reverberating from shops and houses.
DAY 2: ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH
We reach Marrakech you will have official guided tour of the Marrakesh monuments historic, visiting the most important monuments in Marrakech, the Koutoubia mosque, Jemaa el-Fnaa Square UNESCO World Heritage. True heart of the city. The square comes awake every evening and gets packed with stalls, storytellers and musicians square of Jamaa el-afna, then we continue to the Jardin Majorelle is perhaps the most famous garden in Marrakesh and certainly the most “selfied”. The space is a stunning twelve acre botanical garden centered around a riad with Moorish influence to its architecture. Then we go to The Islamic Art Museum, this was previously Majorelle’s workshop designed by architect Paul Sinoir. The building is now the Islamic Art Museum and houses a personal collection of Islamic artifacts owned by Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Lauren. After the Majorell garden we come back to visit the El Badi Palace. These ruins are what is left from a magnificent palace with 360 marble-inlaid rooms. Explore its underground passages, after the Badi Palace we visit the important gate Bab Agnaou Built more than 800 years ago, this gate was an important entrance to the Marrakech Medina. Notice the carvings above the entrance.
DAY 3: MARRAKECH – HIGH ATLAS – THE ROSES VALLEY – THE SAHARA DESERT
Depart to Ouarzazate through the Atlas mountain range and over the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Enjoy this very scenic drive, before arriving at Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Visit this UNESCO World Heritage before we leave Ouarzazate and slowly past fields, olive groves and gradually we enter the mountains. We proceed to the oasis of Skoura palm forest with a beautiful Kasbah, a former hunting ground of the caliphs and sultans. Trip towards the Gorges of Todra. We leave the foothills of the Middle Atlas and continue to Erfoud with its huge palm Ziz Valley. Lunch at Erfoud. Continuing to nearby Rissani, an agricultural town in the middle of a huge palm grove that has grown over the desert thanks to the waters of the Ziz. It was an important religious center and a meeting point for caravans. Here Islam began in Morocco and the current ruler of the Alaoui dynasty descended from here. Arrival at the dunes of Merzouga. In the afternoon we will take the camels and begin our journey to the heart of the desert. The desert environment naturally helps us to connect more with ourselves.
Night in bivouac, dinner and breakfast.
DAY 4: THE SAHARA DESERT – AZROU – FES
We reach Fes by Ziz valley and cider forest of Azrou, we will have a stop in the forest for take a pictures with monkeys, then we continue to Fes The biggest attraction in Fes is the entire old medina, you will start the visit with official guide tour to the monuments historic include the famous gate bab Boujloud is a monumental gateway that spans one of the medina’s busiest thoroughfares and is a good starting point for your explorations inside the medina walls. This gate (bab in Arabic) was constructed by the French in 1913, but the 12th-century original — positioned with an indirect entrance to negate battering rams – can still be seen next to it. Then we continue to visit the Medersa Bou Inania was built in the 1300’s and has some beautiful examples of Merenid plaster work and woodwork.
DAY 5: FES – CHEFCHAOUEN
In the morning we head to Chefchaouen, the holy town perched on the mountain, located in a nature reserve of the biosphere. Its streets painted white and blue, town of wise, kind and friendly people, offer visitors beautiful skylines in decline, precious samples of local crafts and a peace and serenity that is hard to find today.
Accommodation in hotel.
DAY 6: CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUIBILIS – MEKNES – FES
We will reach via the most important historic cities, we head to Volubilis, the ancient Roman city where are the most important archaeological sites in Morocco. In Volubilis free time to visit the area quietly. Possibility of guided tour with local guide to better understand these important ruins. After enjoying the impressive Roman remains we approach Moulay Idriss, one of the most important pilgrimage centers of Morocco. It is a small town where you can meet the most interesting parts of the Medina in under an hour. The third stop is Meknes, the more “humble” of the four imperial cities of Morocco. After Meknes we continue through Fes for spend night and rest.
Accommodation in hotel.
DAY 7: FES – RABAT – CASABLANCA AIRPORT
In the time required transfer you to the airport, end of our services.