Day 1 Marrakech
As guests arrive at the terminal, they should keep their eyes out for the tour guide holding a sign, who will help them transfer to the hotel in Marrakech. Once everyone has arrived, we will gather in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm to meet each other and hold a fast, informal introductory meeting. There is an optional group dinner (MAD100) available for us to get to know our fellow travelers.
Day 2 Mhamid - Essaouria (167 km)
After breakfast we will visit the key sites of bustling Marrakech such as Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace & Dar Si Said Museum. Then we will drive to Essaouira. We will make a stop at Argan Women Cooperative to learn all about the making of Argan oil. A 'magical' product that's native to Morocco, it is used in delicious meals and extensively in cosmetics. As you arrive Essaouira, you can go out to explore its charming Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 3 Essaouira - Casablanca (306 km)
Today, we will explore Casablanca, where we will visit United Nations Square, the Anfa Residential Quarter, the Hassan II Mosque and the medina. Before dinner, have a short photo stop by Rick's Café from the classic Hollywood movie named after the town & watch the sunset by the ocean.
Day 4 Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen - Tetouan (278 km)
Today we will drive to Rabat, visit around the capital city of Morocco set in a rich, amber-coloured landscape combining the ancient history with the modern Moroccan culture. We will visit Kasbah and overlook the Bouregreg River, Royal Palace, Chellah Ruins, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan II Tower. Then, we will head to Chefchaouen and wander the narrow streets, enjoying this breathtaking mountain village. We will spend the night in Tetouan.
Day 5 Tetouan - Chefchaouen - Fes (130 km)
Today we explore the blue city of Morocco, Chefchaouen, where we will visit the Medina, Outa el-Hammam Square, the Ras el-Maa Waterfall and the Spanish Mosque, which provides the best views of the city. In the afternoon, we will drive to Fes and spend the night here.
Day 6 Fes
Today, we will go sightseeing in the amazing city of Fes, visiting the Bab Bouloud Gate, Bou Inania Medersa, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, Andalusian, the Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, the medina and Mellah, Spices Market, Terina Madrasa, Pottery, and the famous Tannery. We will spend another night in the city, where the cafes stay open late, serving up delicious Moroccan cuisine.
Day 7 Fes - Merzouga (339 km)
Today, we will drive to the village of Merzouga, famous for its majestic sand dunes and a true depiction of the desert landscapes Morocco is known for. On the way to Merzauga, we pass by Tazarine which is the capital of Henna and Risani which is the last city before dunes and it is the origine of Alaouites dinasty. In the afternoon, we will reach our Merzauga campsite and we will have Camel Trekking, watch the sunset, experience the authentic desert life in the Sahara and stay in sedentary tents tonight.
Day 8 Merzouga
Today we will have camel trek to the next campsite. Have a delicious local breakfast and hop on, we will go on a 4x4 jeep safari. Enjoy the 2-hour adventure at the astounding desert atmosphere watching the magical landscapes, isolated Berber villages, oases, dunes and real nomads. In the afternoon you can relax by the pool, sand-board or climb high up the sand dunes. African Music Show included.
Day 9 Merzouga - Marrakech (562 km)
Today, we will pass by Ourzazate movie studios & have a panoramic photo stop at the Tichka mountain pass in the High Atlas region. Late in the afternoon we will reach Marrakech. Here, the sub-Saharan traders would trade their wares with European merchants, who would then bring them to Europe. Wear your haggling hats as you discover Djemaa el-Fna Square and brace for the mayhem! Marking the entrance to the huge bazaar, the area is packed with story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and folk dancers.
Day 10 Marrakech
The tour will end after we check out of our hotel in Marrakech at 11:00am. After saying goodbye to their new friends, guests will transfer to the airport for departure flights.