Join tour in Casablanca. Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting by our Experienced Leader in CMN international Airport. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day.
30 min drive / Meals: D / hotel
- Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Fes
Day start by a visit to the fabulous Hassan II Mosque before we set forth along the coast heading north, towards the Kingdom’s Capital, Rabat. Take a break to wander the colourful alleys and ramparts of city old quarter, enjoy breath taking views from the old pirates Oudayas Kasbah. After lunch continue toward the Spiritual Capital, Fes 8 century old Medina.
4 hrs drive / Meals: B / Luxury Riad
- Day 3: Sightseeing day in Fes
We have a full day today to take in the artisan capital of Morocco. On our guided tour, we will have a chance to take in the mosques and souks of the Fes el Bali, view the Royal Palace and drive out to a north Borj for some great views back across the city. Wander through its artisan districts reveal weavers, coppersmiths and tanners producing beautiful pieces much as they have for generations. Beautiful buildings abound in this city as well, including the Sanctuary of Moulay Idriss 2nd, the Karaouine Mosque and the Al Andalus Mosque. After lunch our exploration of the city continues with a tour of Fes El Bali (Old Fes), exploring the souks in the backstreets, wandering past the spice stalls and taking in the opulent majesty of the 14th century Al Attarin Madrasa, whose intricate decoration and elegant design makes it one of the city's most captivating medieval colleges.
City drive and walk / local guide / Meals: B / Luxury Riad
- Day 4: Fes - Middle Atlas - Merzouga
Turning south today we climb steadily into the dramatic landscapes of the Middle Atlas, heading first towards Ifrane town, also known as "Switzerland of Africa". Passing near the small mountain village of Azrou, which in the Berber tongue translates as 'the rock'. This is the land of the fiercely independent Berbers and the Lords of the Atlas, whose traditions and ways still hold sway up here in their mountain strongholds far away from the cities below. The Berbers present us with a unique view of a way of life lost to the rest of North Africa, where music and dance even language and religion are far removed from their Arab neighbors. Continuing into Berber sheep raising country we head to cross the Tizi N'Talghemt or the camel’s mountain Pass, and via Ziz Gorges to Er Rachidia which is a must in the way to the bulk of Tafilalet until the palm grove of Erfoud “fossils area” then to Merzouga which lies on the edge of Erg Chebbi, an area of spectacular high dunes that are amongst some of Morocco’s most spectacular natural landscapes. Here we start a camel ride trek crossing the sand dunes to reach our desert luxury camp to truly appreciate the captivating tranquility of this Sahara setting.
6 hrs drive / Meals: B, D / Camel ride / Luxury camp
- Day 5: Merzouga - Todgha gorges - Dades Valley
Early weak up to enjoy the spectacular sunrise between the Dunes. After breakfast, leave the southern desert behind and head for the mountains once more following an ancient route along the southern slopes of the Atlas, we reach the town of Tinghir, our base from which to explore the towering vistas of the Todgha Gorges. After lunch drive westwards to our accommodation in the spectacular Dades Valley where we will have time to a short evening walk discovering the beauty of the valley.
1 hrs 30 min Camel ride / 5 hrs drive / 1 hrs walk (Gores) / Meals: B, D / luxury Kasbah hotel
- Day 6: Dades Valley - Rose Valley - Ouarzazat - Ait Ben Hadou - Tichka pass - Marrakech
Today we drive crossing the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, where each of the oasis towns can boast their own distinctive character, the mud and straw structures becoming more plentiful and more ornate as we progress along the valley. Crossing El Kelaa des M'Gouna positioned at the foot of a rocky outcrop that separates the Dades and Mgoun Valleys. Famed for its roses, the town lies blanketed under a landscape of scented blooms each spring, which are then harvested in May during the famous Festival of the Roses and processed into rosewater to be sold throughout the Islamic world. After exploring Ouarzazate the Africa’s capital of cinema we make our way towards the small fortified Berber settlement of Ait Ben Haddou, which has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site considered to be one of Morocco's most picturesque settings. Studded with crenellated towers and richly decorated, the town's Kasbah is quite spectacular and provided an ideal location for filming scenes such as Jesus of Nazareth and Lawrence of Arabia. After lunch we continue through the impressive Tichka pass (2260m) toward the famous Red city of Marrakech.
6 hrs drive / 1 hr walk (Ait Ben Hadou) / Meals: B, / Luxury Riad
- Day 7: Marrakech Sightseeing
Today has been left to explore the red city that has for centuries been a meeting place for the mountain Berbers and the desert peoples of the south. This morning we take a sightseeing tour of Morocco's fascinating Red City. Marrakech is divided into two distinct parts, the Gueliz (the modern French-built city) and the Medina (the Old City), a place where trade and barter amongst the colorful souks still renders its ancient heart a glittering cacophony of noise and colors. Journeying into this vibrant city with a local guide affords a chance to discover some of its most enthralling sites. The city's beating heart is the spectacular Djemaa-el-Fna, a site not to be missed and a scene straight out of the pages of the Arabian Nights. Here you will find the streets and alleys alive with storytellers and musicians, jugglers and acrobats, snake charmers and clowns. Marrakech is a city like no other, boasting a staggering array of spectacular architecture and wonderful facades and not to be missed are the Koutoubia mosque and tower, Saadian tombs, Ben Youssef medersa, the Dar Si Said Palace (now the Museum of Moroccan Art) and the Menara gardens. This evening there is also an opportunity to visit a traditional Hammam.
Meals: B / city guide tour / Luxury Riad
- Day 8: The end of the Luxury adventure
Transfer to the Marrakech airport. And Fly back home. Or transfer to Casablanca airport. And fly back home.