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Best Highlights of Morocco & Hidden Paths

2 EAST, 22 EAST, SUITE 210, LOMBARD IL, 60148

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Duration

5 days

Tour Type

4 by 3 reviews
  • Quality4
  • Location4
  • Amenities4
  • Services4.67
  • Price3.33

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Price based on 4* accommodation

  • $2690  per person double or triple occupancy
  • $750 extra for single occupancy

Price  based on 5* Accommodation

  • $3650 per person based on double or triple occupancy
  • $1550 extra for single occupancy

Tour Plan

  • After your arrival to Casablanca airport, you will be escorted to start your Moroccan journey for some of Casablanca highlights including a special visit to the famous Hassan II Mosque, as well as the Jewish Quarter etc.
  • Lunch at a beach restaurant on your own.
  • Dinner at Rick’s Cafe’ from the movie Casablanca.
    Overnight and breakfast at your charming hotel in Casablanca City center.

Meals: Dinner

Indulge in a delightful breakfast before venturing into the heart of Istanbul with a full-day classical city tour. Visit the enchanting Blue Mosque, stroll through the historic Hippodrome, explore the majestic Hagia Sophia Museum, dive into the Grand Bazaar's labyrinth, and step into the opulent Topkapi Palace. Lunch and dinner experiences will tantalize your taste buds before a cozy transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

After breakfast, you will leave for Rabat. A vibrant city with lush green parks, Rabat is entered through the enormous Almoahad Gate to the Kasbah des Oudaias, situated on a bluff overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Rabat offers a rich historical and cultural heritage. Tour the exquisite 17th-century palace now part of the Musée des Oudaia (Museum of Moroccan Arts), the Andalusian Gardens near the famous Tour Hassan, a 12th-century minaret intended to be the highest and the largest in the Muslim world. Or view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and King Hassan’s regal palace.

  • Lunch at one of the restaurants in the marina on your own.
  • Afternoon drive to Chefchaouen for Dinner and overnight stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Morning drive to Chefchaouen.
In the North of the country, nestled in the Rif mountains, and a short trip from Tangier is the small picturesque town of Chefchaouen. Founded in 1492 by Moorish exiles from Spain, the town is decorated in a mixture of whitewash and every shade of blue, from pastel sky tones to deep indigos. The effect is dreamlike, making this an extremely romantic place for a couple of days.

  • Dinner at the ancient city on your own. 
  • Overnight & breakfast at your charming hotel in Chefchaouen.

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Morning depart for Volubilis & Meknes
  • Journey back thousands of years and explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis sprawled over a wildflower-dotted hillside, where a magnificent triumphal arch presides over the awesome remains of palaces and mansions, Roman baths and basilicas, and stunning mosaics.
    After, we will take a ride past centuries-old olive groves and vineyards we near Meknes for lunch and for some highlights. The Ismalian capital, famous for its 25-mile-long walls. Heading to port Bab El Mansour and Bab El Khamis,
  • Sumptuous dinner at your charming hotel in Fez

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Fez is the holiest city in the Islamic world after Mecca and Medina. The largest car free city in Morocco. Founded at the beginning of the 9th century by Moulay Idriss II, and barely unchanged, this enchanting city has been a seat of government, philosophy, medicine and most notably religion since then. Fez, the best surviving example of an ancient Arab city, is comprised of the “new” city, established in the 12th century, and the 2,000-year-old medina, where donkeys and mules laden with goods still trawl alongside buyers through the ancient market, itself a fascinating maze of lanes, blind alleys and bustling souks assaulting the senses with spices and exotic delicacies. Fez is the perfect place to hone your bargaining skills in buying souvenirs, brightly colored hand-loomed carpets or fine crafted artisan goods. Visit the famous leather tanneries, a honeycomb of vats erupting in an explosion of brilliant color. Then, climb to the venerated Merenid Tombs for a spectacular panoramic view of Fez.

  • 6 – 7:00 pm down time at the riad
  • Dinner wherever you may wish on your own
  • B&B at your charming boutique style hotel / Palais Houyam in the ancient city of Fez.

Meals: Breakfast

  • A day drive through the mid atlas mountains to the last city before civilization ends in that region........ then you will switch into 4x4 for your Sahara experience.
  • Stop for lunch in Midelt.
  • To follow with an afternoon drive to Erfoud where you switch for a 4x4 ride to desert.
  • The late afternoon, You’ll explore the mystical Saharan landscape as you ride by camel for 1h & ½ over the stunning sugar-fine sands of Merzouga to catch the sunset.
  • As night falls, listen to the heady intoxicating beat of Berber drum music and song during the traditional pouring of mint tea. Delight in a Moroccan feast of harira soup, a savory tagine (stew with meat and vegetables) or couscous, etc.
  • Overnight and breakfast at your luxury tent in the middle of the desert or at the charming Kasbah near the dunes.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

After a special Berber breakfast, we’ll take another 4x4 ride to Erfoud to pick up your vehicle and make a special visit to the Fossil Museum in the area. To follow with a short drive to visit the Saharoui Town of Rissani. where You will have stuffed bread with potato, onion and meat etc. locally made lunch at one of the eco-bakery with the locals.

Then, you will depart traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky.

  • Lunch at one of the local restaurants in Tinghir on your own.
  • Dinner and overnight at your charming kasbah near Ouarzazate.

  • You’ll start your morning with a special visit to the famous and world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou before you continue your adventure along the majestic beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, through the scenic route of Tizi n’Tichka’s lush oasis valleys and mountainous areas highly popular with trekkers. We’ll stop for some photo breaks and another tea break at one of the Berber villages on the way to Ourika Valley / High Atlas Mountains past a pageantry of fragrant, dense pine and cedar forests, terraced farms and sienna mud-brick Berber villages to our homey, charming and Eco-friendly Kasbah Omar at the Berber village of Anrar where you will be staying at for the next 3 nights.
  • A stop at one of the aromatic gardens of the valley in Ourika
  • A cup of tea with a Berber family to see the real Morocco
  • Tour of Anrar village including a visit to one of the ceramic making shops in the village.
  • A late afternoon down time at your your roof top kasbah restaurant with a beautiful view of the valley.
  • Dinner and overnight at your charming Kasbah Omar

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  • Morning very short drive to Morocco’s jeweled Imperial Cities, mystical Marrakesh. An enchanting palm oasis set against the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas mountains.
  • ore the ancient Bahia Palace from the days of the harem, now populated by a sentry of nesting storks, enter the ancient Blaoui Palace for a special visit, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish mellah where some of the best jewelry of Morocco is sold, and see the majestic Koutoubia Mosque before entry into the 9th century walled medina.
  • Lunch with locals on your own
  • Dinner wherever you may wish on your own
  • B&B at your charming hotel in Marrakech 

Meals: Breakfast 

  • Easy morning.
  • After Breakfast, we will explore the rest of Marrakech.
  • In Marrakech, You’ll spend a full day exploring this majestic Imperial City….. with a visit to the Eve Saint Laurent famous garden, the ancient Menara pool and a tour around the ancient city walls, passing by the Royal Palace, the Agdal ancient olive grove and Marrakech palm grove.
  • Afternoon downtime at your riad by the pool etc...
  • The night beats in the heart of the famed square, Djemaa el-Fna, where delectable fare is grilled over coals in bustling torch-lit open-air markets. Mystical snake charmers, hustlers and mischievous monkeys are part of the nightly drama that unfolds, as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds. Then wind your way through the serpentine labyrinth of the spice-filled air of the bustling souk, unchanged for over 1000 years, where you’ll discover the best of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. 
  • 8:30pm You’ll cap off your journey at the dinner event of Fantasia with the locals as you bear witness to a splendid dramatic display of Arabian and Berber Nights filled with belly dancing, folkloric troupes, and stately Arabian steeds charging in dynastic battles as of yore.
  • B&B at your charming hotel in Marrakech 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Morning Transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca airport for your return home with plenty of tales of Arabian days and nights.

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Breakfast
Local Guide
Small Group

Included/Exclude

  • Charming Riad, Kasbah & hotel lodging
  • All breakfast, 7 dinners including a cooking workshop at the Berber Village
  • 4x4 in & out of Merzouga
  • Camel Ride/Luxury Nomad Tent in Sahara
  • Private Transportation for the entire trip with a tour leader
  • Certified Guide in Marrakech and Fez for a day
  • Museums fee
  • All taxes & Fees
  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Meals not included in program
  • Drinks
  • Tipping

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