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20 Nights Private Morocco Grand Tour
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“ For  me, Morocco is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.” -Maya Angelou

Authentic travel, true experience!

All accommodation in 4/3* hotels, charming Riads and 1 night in Bivouac in Berber tent in desert or under the stars!

From West to East, from North to South, in this private Grand Tour of Morocco, you visit: Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez, Merzouga Desert (Sand dunes), Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate, Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, Agadir (beach), Essaouira,(beach) Marrakesh and more (15 cities listed by Unesco world heritage)

Daily Breakfast and 4 Dinner

Option: This is available in 4/5* hotels and luxury Riads

What To Expect

Day 1: Arrival Casablanca airport

Oh, a kiss is still a kiss in Casablanca
But a kiss is not a kiss without your sigh
Please come back to me in Casablanca
I love you more and more each day as time goes by

Casablanca
Arrival at Casablanca airport, welcoming by your Guide & transfer at your hotel in Casablanca.

For those looking for a taste of old Hollywood glamour, an optional trip to Rick’s Cafe is a must. This beautiful bar and restaurant was inspired by the Rick’s Cafe from the film Casablanca and the decor does its best to live up to it. Serving American, French and Moroccan food, head along on a Sunday to enjoy the evening jazz session and pop up to the 1st film for a free screening of the legendary film. You don’t meet SAM the pianist but certainly you listen the famous song “As time goes by”.

Day 2 : Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier

Tangier
After breakfast at hotel, you will have a short city tour of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco; it is the heart of commerce and industry, you will visit Hassan II mosque built on water alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Later on, you will depart to Rabat. Stopping for lunch then having a sightseeing tour of the administrative capital of Morocco. You will visit the Royal Palace, The Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower, the minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by The Almohad ruler, Yaacoub al-Mansour. You may also visit The Kasbah des Oudaias, white houses with blue painted parapets located near to the Atlantic coast and route for Tangier, arrival and night in hotel

Day 3 : Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen (the blue city)

Chefchaouen Medina
It is in the North of Morocco that the Mediterranean Sea marries the Atlantic Ocean, but nobody knows how to say where finishes Europe and where begins Africa and the legend does not say that it is here that Hercule having dug the Strait of Gibraltar would have based in these rocky cavities before achieving the eleventh of twelve works: the picking of the golden apples of the garden of Hesperides? To this day, Tangier, Chefchaouen and the rest of the North of Morocco continue to immortalize their myth of refuge for spies, writers, poets and artists of any edge as well as other ghosts who always haunt places: Alexandre Dumas, Truman Capote, Jean Genet, Joseph Kessel, Paul Morand, Tennessee Williams … Writers’ endless list which gives to the North of Morocco and to the city of Tangier a mysterious halo. Led by Paul Bowles, the artists of the Beat Generation stayed in Tangier from 1950s. After breakfast, your official tour of Tangier will begin. You will start your day with a city overview at the vantage point of the Colline de Bella-Vista. Then, drive to see the Grand Succo, a popular nighttime square close to the Mosque of Sidi Bou Abib and the link between Ville Nouvelle and the medina. After route for Tetouan and bref visit and to continue for Chefchaouen the blue city, arrival and night in Riad

Day 4 : Chefchaouen (the blue city)

Chefchaouen Medina
After breakfast, free visit of chefchaouen, Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination given its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish border. Chefchaouen is a quaint place to hike, relaxing shop. It offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular. The countryside around Chefchaouen has a reputation for being a prolific source of marijuana and the region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco. Hashish is subsequently sold all over town,(is prohibited by law)

Day 5 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes

Volubilis
After breakfast, route for MEKNES, the 16th century capital whose ruler, Moulay Ismail, modeled himself on France’s ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV. After plundering his entire country he opened his amazing palace decorated with the most intricate colorful stucco work, huge beautifully detailed bronze doors and stunning mosaics ” Additional sightseeing includes Bab El Mansour, considered as the finest gateway in Morocco First we will pass through the triumphal arch. Standing at sixteen meters high with an eight meter long arch, the intricately patterned triumphal arch is argued to be the most beautiful in Morocco. Enter Place El-Hedime (Square of Ruins) which links the medina and the kasbah. The square is lined with modern residential buildings and a covered food souk (market). Via Moulay Idriss, we visit nearby Volubilis, the westernmost outpost of the Roman Empire. Wonderfully isolated, set amongst gorgeous rolling hills and olive groves, it is a haunting sight, silent and almost ghost-like. Here our guided tour will ensure you appreciate Volubilis’s historic importance and its stunning mosaics: The Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stretched out over 40 hectares, are the most well preserved ruins in Morocco.The Romans began building the city of Volubilis around 40AD in order to keep control of this North African region which was successively occupied by the Greeks, Berbers, Jews and the Carthaginian merchants. In the second and third centuries, the region began to develop more rapidly when the Romans began cultivating grain. The victory Arch, facing the main route and built in 217 in honor of the Roman emperor Caracalla, formally had a bronze chariot Night à Meknes in 3* hotel or Riad

Day 6 : Meknes – Fez

Fes
After breakfast depart for Fez the rest of the day will be devoted to discovering Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle-Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering amongst its amazing 9,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful vegetables, to delicious middle eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey. Mind your backs for the passing of the only transport-mule or donkey! The haunting sound of the call to prayer resonates over the traditional rooftops whilst skilled artisans noisily beat metal into pans and intricate metal-ware as they have for centuries. . Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks.

Day 7 : Fez – Midelt

Midelt
Today early morning, you will travel through the middle Atlas via Ifran “Moroccan Switzerland”and Azrou. You will have a stop at the cedar forest for a visit to Cedre Goraud Tree where you will see Barbary apes. From here we drive further south passing by several towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way. You will also see the volcanic rocks. Our next stop is in Midelt where you will enjoy your lunch. Rest of the time in your own leisure at hotel, accommodation & dinner at a hotel.

Day 8 : Midelt – Sand dunes in Merzouga😊😊

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them” – Jo Walton

Merzouga Desert
After breakfast, continuing our drive by crossing the Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907m) while enjoying the panoramic views. You will also cross Ziz Gorge and the tunnel. Near Errachidia, you will see the Barrage Hassan Al-Dakhil which has turquoise blue water. Continue our drive to Erfoud, you will have stop for a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz River. Arriving Erfoud and crossing the off road to reach the hotel situated on the foot of the dunes. You will experience a camel ride to reach the desert camp in the middle of dunes where you will spend the night, enjoy your evening, dine under the stars and sleep in Nomad Berber tent. In the late evening you climb a sand dune to admire the millions of stars until you see a shooting star pass by, and at this moment you make a wish which will certainly come true and everything will be fine for you after your return.

Day 9 :Merzouga – Todra gorge (canyons)

Todra Gorge (And in the middle flows a river)
Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey. We will depart to Rissani, you will have a visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and you may also investigate the Souk (local market) with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Continuing on our drive toward Tinjdad passing by Erfoud “the capital of marble fossil”.You will view the Khatarat (Canal irrigation system) on our route. Our next stop is in Tinjdad where you will have lunch. Later on,you will have the chance to stop for a panoramic view of the river. Continuing on the road alongside the river to reach the gorges where you will hike/Walk on foot through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls (up to 300 meters). Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel or Riad

Day 10 : Todra gorges – Dades – Skoua – Ouarzazate

“Oh the places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss

Ouarzazate
Today you will travel to Ouarzazate via Boumalne du Dadès, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna and Skoura. We will continue our road to reach El-Kelaâ M’Gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. Later on, continuing our drive to Ouarzazate while enjoying the views of Valley of Roses, the valley of one thousand Kasbahs and Skoura palms groves. Finally you will arrive to Ouarzazate, you will admire the view of Kasbah of Taourirt that was built by the Glaoui dynasty. Dinner and spend the night at the Hotel

Day 11 : Ouarzazate – Ksar Ait Ben Haddou – Agadir

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” – Anita Desai

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
This morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios before we head to the village of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will visit the exotic Kasbah named after it. This Kasbah is situated on a hill along the fertile Ounila River; it becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as: The Man Who Would Be King, Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Message, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will have a break for lunch. Afterward we continue to Agadir, chek in at your hotel

Day 12: Agadir

If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go” – Anthony Bourdain

Agadir
After breakfast, panoramic tour of Agadir, we visit the Kasbah, the Souk. Rest of the day at your disposal for relaxing in the beach

Day 13: Agadir

Agadir
After breakfast, free day you do what you want: Beach, shopping or loose some money in the 3 Agadir Casino (at your risk)

Day 14: Agadir

Agadir
Breakfast and free day for relaxing or to do what you want ( Beach?)

Day 15: AgadirEssaouira

Her beauty is to be guessed on her face upset by the wind, the mist of the ocean and her loves which are leaving.” T.G.

Essaouira
Is a very good place…to lose yourself
“They was told me about this magical land, this land where you spend your life dreaming. I did not understand, They said that there was paradise., The wind they said had come there to celebrate the tumultuous engagement of the land and the sea. They were talking about the wind that bends the rays of the sun on the ramparts of the city which mixes the sea spray with the smell of cedar.They spoke of strange sensations, of the fullness of an unusual happiness and exhilarating vertigo, of a waking and absolute dream”.
I have crossed seas, oceans and shores. The road was long. My trip was an ethereal dream where the craziest images jostled in my head (…) there she was: the sea, the islands, a wide bay and, between sand and rocks, between land and sea, between ramparts and scrub-land, between dream and reality: Essaouira! Unreal! These are the words of Rachid Haloui. Architect, visual artist, photographer, he is also a poet.Rachid El Haloui.
After breakfast, departure for the coastal city of Essaouira , the old Portuguese city. You may visit an Argan factory run by women and get to know about the process of making Argan oil. You will explore the port of the Coastal tourist town of Essaouira. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in the medina. The afternoon is at your leisure for a personal exploration; you can swim and relax on the beach. spend the night in a Riad

Day 16: Essaouira

Essaouira
After breakfast, free visit of Essaouira Day at your disposal

Day 17: Essaouira – Marrakesh

Marrakesh
After breakfast, route for Marrakesh the red city, arrival and check in at your hotel and time at your disposal, night in hotel

Day 17: Marrakesh

After breakfast,light guided tour of Marrakesh:
Visit of the Medina and its multicolored souks where the art of negotiation is done around a glass of mint tea
and to end on a high note, visit the famous Jemma el Fna square, an open-air theater, invaded at dusk by acrobats, monkey and snake trainers, musicians, storytellers, Hene tattoo artists, fortune tellers of good fortune and one of the great street food places in the world!
Return to the hotel.

Day 18: Marrakesh

Marrakesh
After breakfast guided visit of Marrakesh today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakesh, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colorful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks( local markets ) and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 19: Marrakesh

Marrakesh
Breakfast and free day optional excursions or Cabaret diner live show (50€)

Day 20: Marrakesh – Casablanca

Casablanca
after breakfast, departure to Casablanca, where you will spend the night. overnight at your 4* hotel.

Day 21: Transfer Casablanca airport

Casablanca
After breakfast and according to your time flight, transfer to Casablanca airport

This itinerary is only a suggestion, all our trips are tailor-made according to each client.
This product is suitable for: Couple / between girls / Solo/ Family/ Group of friends.

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