The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour
The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour Best Highlights: Moroccan journey of a lifetime awaits in Morocco on this exhilarating two weeks Moroccan adventure. explore the sights and sounds of Marrakech, the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the vast Sahara Desert, to the history of Fes, Rabat and Meknes, there’s plenty to amaze. reward yourself with a relaxing few days by the coast in breezy Essaouira.
DAY 1 WELCOME TO MOROCCO – EXPLORE CASABLANCA (30 KM)
Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be met by a Premium Morocco Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. While this is an arrival day and you may arrive at any time, please note that hotel rooms are generally only available after midday, and that there will a Welcome Meeting with your leader tonight. Transfer to a Hotel to spend the night.
Notes: Please be aware that some of our travellers in Casablanca are being approached by locals offering excursions before their Premium Tours The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour commences. This has been particularly prevalent in and around the hotels used by Premium Tours. These guides are in no way connected to Premium Morocco Tours and we cannot guarantee the safety or quality standards of their tours. We strongly advise customers not to join any tour offered by unauthorised guides. Premium Tours assesses the safety of all optional excursions offered by our tour leaders. If you would like more information on the excursions available, please contact us before you travel or see the Premium Tours.
Morocco Premium Tours The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour Morocco Best Highlights from Casablanca with experienced drivers and guides to explore Moroccan Culture, Sahara desert and authentic adventures along the way. Our tour will begin at Mohamed V airport in Casablanca. We will visit the famous and the biggest Mosque in Africa, Hassan II, which was built between 1987 and 1993. This will be a golden opportunity to see the skilful work of Moroccan artisans, revealing the richness and beauty of their handicraft.
Accommodation : Hotel (1 night)
Casablanca Hassan 2 Mosque
Meals Included: Welcome Dinner
DAY 2 RABAT – CHEFCHAOUEN ( 250 KM )
This morning after breakfast, meet your guide at 8 :30am, We will make our way to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, enjoy the charming garden of Challa, surrounded by walls and beautiful defensive gates, built between 1310 and 1330. Later we will stop at Mohamed V Museum built in 1972, and we will visit the tombs of Moroccan kings Mohammed V, who died in 1962, Hassan II who died in 1999, the tomb of Moulay Abdullah the uncle of Mohammed VI and Hassan Tower which was built in 12th century.
Oudaya Kasbah which was built in 12th century and served as a military base for the Almorabits army in their defense against the Spanish army. The roof of the Kasbah allows a stunning view of the surrounding area. You will also get to see the 240 km long Abi-Regrag river , located in western Morocco between Rabat and Sala. We will then drive to Chafchaouen through the cities of Knitra and El Ghareb, a very agrecultural and farming zone, stopping in Ouazzane, passing by spectacular scenery with cedar, oak and almond trees. we will arrive to Chefchaouen in the afternoon.
Accommodation : Hotel (2 night)
Rabat – Guided Walking Tour / Chella, Oudaya, Hassan Tower
Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
DAY 3 EXPLORE CHEFCHAOUEN
Day 3 of your The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour in Chefchaouen Blue town, Set against a wide valley and nestled between two peaks in the stunning Rif Mountains, the isolated town of Chefchaouen is a surprising delight. Much of Chefchaouen was recreated by Andalusian refugees escaping the Reconquistia, so its striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways give it the feel of the Spanish hills. Begin the day with a breakfast of Chaoueni specialties – the ftour beldi (country breakfast) consists of eggs, olive oil, goat’s cheese and orange juice, and is sure to ready anyone for the day ahead. Set on the famous Outa el Hammam square, the restaurant where we enjoy this breakfast is a great place to watch the town come to life. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of the medina, the shops in the square selling woven goods and small sweets, and, most importantly, tasting the town’s famous goat’s cheese. Herds of goats wander the sparse hillsides that surround Chefchaouen, and their cheese is sold in great fresh rounds in the street markets. Enjoy a free afternoon to relax or explore more of the town. Within the plaza is the walled fortress of the Kasbah – you can wander through the tranquil gardens inside, visit the ethnographic museum, and soak in wonderful views from the rooftop. Alternatively, you might prefer to get out of town and enjoy a short hike in the surrounding hills.
Activities : Chefchaouen – Guided Walking Tour
Meals Included : Breakfast / Dinner
DAY 4 CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – FES ( 220 KM )
Descend from the hills and travel south through the centre of the peninsula towards the sacred pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss (approximately 3 hours). From here it’s a short journey out to the World Heritage site of Volubilis. The remains of this Roman city make an undeniably impressive sight as they come into view on the edge of a long, high plateau. Take a tour around the arches, basilicas, and superb mosaics along the Decumanus Maximus, many of which remain intact. The reward for walking in the sun lies in an incredibly memorable lunch of traditional Roman recipes in the shadow of the ancient ruins. Recline on Moroccan Kilims and dine on local ingredients, much like the Romans did a thousand years ago. Once forbidden to non-Muslims, (IF TIME PERMITS) your next stop at ancient Moulay Idriss offers a great insight into traditional Moroccan life. Here the faithful gather to pay homage at the tomb of Moulay Idriss I – the great-grandson of Mohammed and the man who brought Islam to Morocco. Explore the delightful streets, perhaps sampling the famous nougat candy sold at street-side stalls. Continue on to Fes, arriving by evening (approximately 1.5 hours), the spiritual heart of Morocco.
Accommodation : Riad (2 nights)
Guided walking Tour Volubilis
Meals Included : Breakfast
DAY 5 EXPLORE FES
The old city of Fes el Bali is home to perhaps the greatest of all medinas. Descending into its labyrinthine alleyways is like stepping back to the Middle Ages. Donkeys wander the streets and the smell of spices fills the air. With a local guide, navigate narrow streets alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries, mosques and colourful local characters. Explore the different speciality sections of the Medina that are known for specific types of food – from natural butters and fats, to pastries, to crepes and soups to dried and fresh produce.
Fes is the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco; vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming – a visual and pungent feast for the senses. It is made up of three distinct ‘cities’, or quarters, and you will stay in elegant, riad-style accommodation on the edge of the huge, well-preserved medieval old city – the mother of all medinas. Today head into the old city, known locally as Fes el Bali, arguably the world’s most fascinating and confounding old city. Medieval Fes was one of the world’s great centres of education and culture, both Islamic and Jewish. Its religious institutions and libraries are legendary, its mosques of great renown. Walk through the twisting streets and alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk. Filled with historic khans, medresses and dye-pits, stalls loaded with fruits, herbs and soups, and where the squawk of chickens, smell of spice and sound of hammering of copper fills the air, it’s not hard to imagine yourself back in the Middle Ages. Spend the day exploring the old city, visiting, Mederassa Bou Inania, the tanneries and the splendid Funduk Nejjarine, a beautifully restored 18th century inn. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy a memorable dinner of one of the city’s signature dishes, the salty and sweet pastille.
Guided walking tour Fes
Mederassa Bou Inania
Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 6 FES – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA (HOTEL AT DUNE LINE) (450 KM)
This is a long driving day, where we will meet different colors of the kingdom by leaving the old Moroccan city of Fes.
on the way we will pass through the most modern and clean city in the country Ifran. This Berber name of Ifran means caves and it is nicknamed in Morocco as a little Switzerland since it is a very green town and is a ski resort in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco because of its high altitude at 1665 meters. Ifran is very known as well by The Brotherhood private university, established in 1997 by The king of Morocco Hassan II and the king of Saudi Arabia Fahd. Where all classes are taught in English, it is an international university. Lunch will be scheduled in a Berber village called Midelt which is situated on the foothills of the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. From vast plateau we start crossing up those tough mountains which are still settled by a big Berber community. The landscapes here includes palm tree oases at Jbel Ayachi (at 3747 m) before driving down the curves and join the pre-Saharan zone passing first by Errachidia and Erfoud, which is famous for its pottery and the interesting fossil quarries. Fossils are a major industry in Erfoud, some 350 million years ago the region around Erfoud was a part of the huge ocean. Heading up to the red colored sand sea dunes of Erg Chebbi at Merzouga via Rissani, the hometown of the Alaouist dynasty, where Moulay Ali sheriff started to unify Morocco under his red flag in the beginning of the 17th century. From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon. Night and dinner at our hotel.
Accommodation : DESERT CAMP
Included Activities : Included Activities : Camel Trekking / Wildlife watch
Meals Included : Breakfast / Dinner
DAY 7 MERZOUGA – ERG CHEBBI DUNES SAHARA DESERT ( 30 KM )
Exploration 4×4 & Camel Trek for sunset) Throughout the sand dunes we go for a drive on these fabulous landscapes on the edge of the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand dunes in Morocco. We will see plenty of nomadic black tents in the middle of nowhere. We shall stop by a nomadic family to have tea and see what a nonadic life looks like. We go on our drive and let’s discover the nomadic life of Touareg people by visiting Alkhamliya, a village where nothing has been changed through centuries. Either we lunch here in Alkhamliya village or we go back to our hotel and lunch there. After a nape we go on a camel ride to meet one of the most fascinating sight we will ever seen, the superb sunset in the middle of the high sand dunes of Merzouga. Tonight we stay in Berber tented desert camp and enjoy a wonderful stars view.
Accommodation : Auberge or DESERT CAMP
Included Activities :
Meet Nomads and Lunch with Berber Pizza at Gnaoua house
Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner
DAY 8 MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TODGHA GORGES ( 190 KM )
Visiting Errisani and the Mausoleum of the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco, Moulay Ali Chrif in the 17th century. This silent town was the ancient capital of Tafilalet and its location as a crossroads between north and south brought the city to an important status of a former major caravan center. Up to now Rissani remains a major commercial center in the region, with a large souk, particularly lively today on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday. It was noted for its leather and goat skin trading in ancient ages.
127 km from Errisani the great canyons of Morocco Todgha Gorges are situated beyond the central high Atlas Mountains. Here, the contrasting landscapes remind visitors of the Colorado, with its high plateau, its gorges and great canyons, and its peaks sometimes splintered by erosion. Several peaks in this area exceed 4000 m, with Jbel Saghro 2500 m and Jbel Mgoun at 4068 m being the highest peak in this part of the High Atlas. The area is populated by Berbers. Here you can enjoy a hike among those fabulous canyons.
Accommodation : Kasbah
Guided walking tour of the valley and Gorge
Meals Included : Breakfast / Dinner
DAY 9 TODGHA GORGES – DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE ( 164 KM )
From the great canyons of Todgha we go along the road of 1000 kasbahs, since there are enormous Kasbahs on both sides of the road. Some of those old fortified houses are restored but unfortunately a lot of them are ruins. We drive up to visit the Dades gorge & valley, and we head to the Berber family for Lunch, cooking course, a walk o discover the valley and spend some time wit the Berbers before we head to our hotel near the valley. Overnight in Roses valley.
A visit to one of those kasbahs is scheduled by seeing Amrhidil Kasbah. We pass a town called Boumalen situated on the edge of Dades valley which rises in the High Atlas Mountains, giving life to a huge Berber community by its rich agriculture. Along this valley another valley called valley of roses appearing with the green colors of its Alfalfa plants, olive trees, fig trees and grapes. This valley gives birth to a rose from which locals produces different cosmetic products like soap, perfumes and skin creams. Locals here celebrate this rose by organizing a national festival eachend of April. Getting to Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa, Noiselessly town, The door of the desert), is a city situated in the middle of a bare plateau, south of the High Atlas Mountains. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers, who constructed many of the prominent kasbahs and building for which the area is known. One of those building is Taourirt Kasbah diverted in 17th century.
Why this town is nicknamed as Hollywood of Africa? Simply because it has been noted as a film-making location, with Morocco’s biggest studios inviting many international film companies to shoot their movies like: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Martin Scorsese’s Kundun (1997) and Babel (2005).
Accommodation : Hotel
Guided walking tour Dades
Cooking course / Lunch BERBER women / Henna
Visit Cinema Museum
Optional Traditional Hammam
Meals Included : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
DAY 10 AIT BENAHDDOU – MARRAKECH ( 200 KM )
We start our day visiting the fortified city of Aït Benhaddou, built in the 11th century. Once up on a time this Kasbah was the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. It is situated on a hill along the Ounila River and has some beautiful examples of kasbahs, which unfortunately sustain damage during each rainstorm and windstorms. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, around five families are still living within this Kasbah.
Aït Benhaddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Time Bandits (1981), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Kundun (1997), Gladiator (2000) and Alexander (2004). From this beautiful fortified house we head west to the city of Marrakech. It is called the “Homeland of God in Berber”. The ramparts of the town are nearly 30 kilometers long.
Accommodation : Riad (2 nights)
Free time to explore Marrakech
Meals Included : Breakfast
DAY 11 MARRAKESH, FULL GUIDED CITY TOUR
The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour Full guided tour of Marrakech will be scheduled to discover the Medina which is known as the “Red City”. Marrakesh is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history, it is situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountain. Like all the old cities, Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city The Medina and an very modern city called Gueliz built during the French occupation. Marrakesh has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square is full of story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, snakes charmers and musicians. During the night the square turns into a huge open-air restaurant.
During our visit we will see The Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century in the reign of Almoravid Dynasty. We will go among narrow streets and allies in ancient city. We pass by “seven saints” during the reign of Moulay Ismail, the festival of the seven saints was founded to the request of the Sultan. The tombs of several renowned figures were moved to Marrakesh to attract pilgrims. Marrakesh was dominated in the first half of the 20th century by T’hami El Glaoui, “Lord of the Atlas”, and Pasha of Marrakesh. Still there is a house called Dar Pacha El Glaoui from where he used to rule the whole southern part of Morocco.
Activities : Guided walking Tour of Marrakech
Jamaa lfna & Koutoubia
Coranic medrassa ben youssef
Meals Included : Breakfast
DAY 12 MARRAKECH – HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS ( 70 KM )
Day 12 of your The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour in the heart of Atlas. breakfast you will meet your mountain guide for a memorable day in the High Atlas Mountains drive across some of the most beautiful valleys to the village of Imlil dominated by MOUNT Toubkal the highest peak in north Africa 4167m… Start a soft hike or ride a mule, to one of the highest and most picturesque berber villages.meet the local berber people who are the earliest inhabitants of Morocco and discover their way of life and culture. during this hike you will admire breath-taking mountain sceneries.
Enjoy a traditonal typical lunch in a berber home or piknik. Overnight in Imlil in Local Gite.
The High Atlas Mountains, which often dominate the skyline to the south of Marrakech, have always played an important role for the city not least with regard to commerce. Whilst Marrakech is in itself a fascinating city, a whole new experience awaits those who venture south into the mountains.
With several peaks above 4000 metres, the Central High Atlas is part of a larger chain of mountains that spreads from the Atlantic Coast in the west to the Algerian border in the east. The mountains are home to the indigenous Berber (or Amazigh) people who have inhabited Morocco for at least 5000 years. The Berbers live in small clusters of earthen adobe houses which cling precipitously to mountainsides and are often only accessible by mule or foot. A trek in the High Atlas will offer more than a glimpse into a way of life that has barely changed for centuries and where traditional values and hospitality have been mostly unaffected by the outside world
Accommodation : Guest house
Walking & Trekking / Mule Ride if necessary
Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner
DAY 13 IMLIL – ESSAOUIRA – EXPLORE ESSAOUIRA – ( 230 KM )
A one day on your pace will be for sure wonderful, since there is no way to get bored. Due to the plenty activities you will be able to enjoy amazingly as Essaouira is well renowned for its kite surfing and windsurfing, with the powerful trade wind. Horse riding, camel riding along the beach, quad biking are activities that one can enjoy while staying in Essaouira. It is known by the delicious seafood too.
In Essaouira, several small art galleries are found all over the town. Since 1998 Essaouira is getting known by its Gnaoua Festival of World Music, normally it is scheduled in the last week of June. It brings artists from all over the world. Although focused on Gnaoua music, it includes rock, jazz and reggae. In the early 1952 the film director and actor Orson Welles made his movie Othello. Now there is a square named Orson Welles.
Visit Argan Co-operative
Free time to Explore Essaouira
Meals included : Breakfast
DAY 14 ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH (170 KM )
Along the half way between Essaouira and Marrakesh you will see enormous Argan tree on both sides of the road. These Argan trees are frequently climbed by goats. Argan oil is produced by several women’s cooperatives and it is used to prepare couscous, salads. Moreover it was traditionally used as a treatment for skin diseases before being founded as good enough for cosmetics by Europeans manufacturers. Still stop by one of these cooperatives is worthy to see how Berber women squeezed the Argan fruits between hands to extract this precious oil. We arrive to our hotel in Marrakesh and if time permit we go out for a walk.
Free day and Last day in Marrakech, free time for Massage Spa, Shoppoing souvenirs. Last chance to visit the Souks and Marrakech Attraction before your Holiday ends afetr a memorable experience.
Accommodation : Riad
Meals Included : Breakfast
DAY 15: MARRAKECH / OR CASABLANCA AIRPORT TRANSFER ( 240 KM )
According to your flight details, we will assist and transfer your to the airprot of Marrakech or casablanca, and thank you for visiting Morocco and for choosing Premium Tours as your trusted travel company for your The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tours Morocco Holidays.
Two week Morocco Tours & Trips 15 days Around Morocco, offer fabulous experiences in Morocco´s most attractive zones: from The most vibrant cities and Medinas, Architectural tours, Food and Wine Tours, Roman Ruins archeological sites, Culture of the Berbers, Moroccan History, Luxury hotels and Riads, the High Atlas Mountains; The rural villages of the countryside and the Sahara Desert itself. There is also one very unique stay in the Sahara dunes where we travel in and out by camel and stay in a Bedouin style camp.
We invite you to join a life enhancing journeys visiting Morocco landscapes in comfort on our The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour – leading to the most charming, historical Medinas and Monuments in Morocco, from Hassan 2 Mosque in Casablanca, through the Blue City of Chefchaouen and the archaeological Roman town of Volubilis, breaking the journey at Fez, Morocco’s most inspiring Medina, travel to the famous Erg Chebbi dunes where we’ll travel on camel back and spend a night under the stars in a Bedouin camp. Consider this a personal reward for your efforts!
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- – View the stunning contrast of Morocco
- – Deep Introduction to Culture, Nature, Life Philosophy
- – Enjoy authentic Berber’s hospitality
- – Taste delicious traditional Berber food
- – Explore one of Morocco Beautiful deserts
- – Ride in a 4×4 in Sahara & Atlas Mountains
- – Spend three full days seeing the best of what Sahara has to offer
Quick Facts of The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour
- Duration: The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour
- Pick-up points: Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir Airport or Hotel
- Drop off Point: Your Marrakesh Hotel / Airport
The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour Essential Information:
– Your hotel Pick-up, so you spend the maximum time exploring real & Authentic, Sahara Desert & Atlas Mountains, Private tour at your own pace
– Top Rated tour, with 5 star customer feedback and a Excellence reviews from Trip Advisor
– One guide that is with you from the moment you arrive in Morocco until you leave, taking care of your entire trip.
The list below is a suggestion of what you might find useful to take on this trip. It is not an exhaustive packing list. If you need further advice, please contact us or consult your nearest outdoor store.
Clothing & Footwear to use during The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour:
- Comfortable walking clothes that are suitable for layering
- Fleece jacket/warm jumper
- Lightweight raincoat/windbreaker
- Comfortable shoes for walking
- Synthetic/woollen socks
- Sarong/scarf/loose cotton trousers that can easily be pulled on over shorts to cover shoulders/legs when walking through villages
Equipment for The Best of Morocco 15 days Private Tour
- Beach towel
- Water bottle/hydration bladder
- Water purification pen/tablets
- Head torch
- Camera, memory card and charger
- Spare batteries
- Personal items (including hand sanitiser, lip balm, microfibre towel, sunscreen, toilet paper, toiletries, wet wipes etc)
- Medicine and copy of doctor’s prescription which states medication and quantity carried
- Personal first aid kit (including blister tape, insect repellant, oral rehydration salts, plasters, tweezers, diarrhoea tablets etc)
- Rubbish bag