Arrive Marrakech. Your driver will collect
you from the airport and take you to your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival you will have the afternoon/evening
to explore the wonders of Marrakech. Visit the Jemaa El Fna Square, the Old Medina, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia
Palace, the Majorelle Botanical Gardens, the ruins of Elbadii Palace where you can see the tanners and dyers quarters, join
the hustle and bustle and bargain in the souks or if you just want to sit back and get orientated, take a position in one
of the many cafe's & restaurants that border the main square and observe the madness beyond.
Marrakech - Essaouira (170km). After
breakfast depart for the beautiful old Portuguese port of Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. Explore this white-washed
city famous for its woodwork shops or head to the beach for a stroll or horse or camel ride. Relax at the numerous cafes
that line the main square and visit the fish market and sample the freshest fish in Morocco. The pace of life is much
calmer in Essaouira and it is a perfect place to relax. Spend the night in a beautiful riad within the walled city with
fantastic views of the Atlantic from the rooftop terrace.
Essaouira. Spend the day in this relaxing
environment and explore at your own leisure.
Essouira - Casablanca - Rabat (400km).
After breakfast we leave for Casablanca. We visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque and wander around the old medina.
We then continue towards Rabat where you can admire the Kasbah of Oudaias dominating the ocean and the river and visit Mechouar,
the royal palace, the Hassan tower whose decoration mirrors some of the mosque of Koutoubia in Marrakech.
Rabat - Meknes - Fès (250km). After
breakfast our destination will be Meknès, the capital of the Sultan Moulay Ismaïl. You will admire the famous
door Bab Mansour, before visiting the old stables of this sultan who wanted to compete with the Sun king as well as Mellah
(Jewish district). We will continue towards Moulay Idriss, holy city of Islam and visit of Volubilis, the most important ancient
Roman site of Morocco and its splendid vestiges - columns, mosaics and arches. It is classified as a World Heritage
Site by UNESCO.
Fès. A full day to explore the
best example of old Islamic architecture to be found anywhere in the world. Take the day to explore the Medina, souks
and leather tanneries, noted for their overpowering smell as for their colourful display. Fès buzzes with the
sound of craftsmen who continue to with tradition, see iron workers, tanners, weavers…
Fès - Merzouga (460km). You'll
start your journey towards the Sahara Desert via the Azrou forest where you'll stop and enjoy watching the monkeys frolicking
in the cedar trees. You will then continue your journey to the Merzouga Dunes via the Midelt, the Ziz Valley and Erfoud.
On the road you will see magnificent oasis's, mountain scenery and stunning valleys. Spend the evening relaxing
in front of the impressive dunes and enjoy some traditional Berber fare.
Merzouga. After breakfast enjoy the Merzouga
4x4 Tour where we visit Khamlia, an African-village. Here we will be entertained by the local community who play traditional
desert music on traditional instruments. In the afternoon we will load up the camels and make our way into the desert
and spend the night at a traditional Berber camp.
Merzouga - Todra Gorge (180 km). After
breakfast we depart for Todra Gorge via the Rissani Oasis and as we arrive in the Todra Valley you will see magnificent ribbons
of palm and olive groves, patchworks of tiny crop fields and about a dozen pink-grey villages. Spend the night in Todra
Gorge, a canyon 1,000 ft high, cut into the pink and green walls of the High Atlas.
Todra Gorge - Ouarzazate (200 km). After
breakfast we depart for Ouarzazate via the Valley of the Roses, the "Valley of 1000 Kasbahs" and Dades Gorge.
We will pass through the impressive Dades Gorge along a route less travelled and somewhat off the beaten track where you will
see more ruined Kasbahs, cliffside ksars and amazing rock formations of different shapes and colours.
Ouarzazate. We will spend the day
exploring this area, visiting the Kasbah Taourirt, the Fint Valley and the famed Cinema Studio's.
Ouarzazate - Marrakech (240 km). In the
morning we will make our way to the nearby village of Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site that contains the best preserved
collection of Kasbahs in Morocco. We will then drive off road to the Glaoui Kasbah at Telouet before continuing
across the High Atlas Mountain via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakech.
Marrakech. A full day to explore this
Day trip to Cascades d'Ouzoud. After
breakfast we will make our way to the stunning Cascades d'Ouzoud. Located 210km from Marrakech, these outstanding
waterfalls is one of the most spectacular sites in the Middle Atlas. A unique natural beauty where 3 big waterfalls
fall more than 50 metres and dump water into a beautiful oasis below. The views from above are incredible and on decent
you can take your place in one of the many cafes and on some occasions observe monkeys playing and eating around you.
Your driver will collect you from your hotel
and take you to the airport for your flight departure.