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Welcome to the extraordinary journey of the Absolute Morocco Adventure! Get ready for the ultimate experience as we take you on an immersive exploration of the diverse landscapes of Morocco. From the majestic Rif Mountains to the grandeur of the Imperial Cities, from the enchanting desert to the awe-inspiring mountains and breathtaking coast, this itinerary is designed to provide you with an encompassing adventure that covers nearly the entire country.
Brace yourself for an on-the-go journey that will unveil the wonders and beauty of Morocco, offering a truly unforgettable experience. Let’s embark on this remarkable adventure together, where every step will be filled with discovery and excitement.
Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier.
Welcome to Morocco! On Day 1 of your adventure, the itinerary will depend on your arrival time and the city you start from—Casablanca, Rabat, or Tangier. After being picked up by your driver from the airport and settling into your accommodation, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city where your tour begins. Take some time to relax and adjust to your new surroundings, and if you feel up to it, venture out to visit some of the city’s notable sights. Whether it’s the cosmopolitan charm of Casablanca, the historical treasures of Rabat, or the vibrant atmosphere of Tangier, we will ensure that you have an enjoyable time exploring the city before your exciting journey truly begins.
Get ready for an exciting start to your Real Adventure Morocco Tour! Today, your English-speaking driver/guide will pick you up as you begin your journey towards the mesmerizing Blue City of Chefchaouen. Known for its captivating blue hues, this city is a visual delight that will leave you in awe. Every corner, from walls to doors and windows, is painted in shades of indigo, creating a unique and magical atmosphere.
Upon arrival, you’ll have the freedom to explore at your own pace or simply relax and soak in the beauty of this picturesque city. To enhance your experience, we will arrange a knowledgeable local tour guide who will accompany you for a leisurely two-hour walking tour this afternoon. Stroll through the labyrinthine alleys, adorned with shades of shiny and dark blue, and immerse yourself in the charming everyday life of Chefchaouen.
Make sure to visit the bustling Outa el-Hammam, the main square where you can sit back, observe, and let the world pass by. As you wander through the narrow, winding streets, you’ll uncover hidden gems and encounter the friendly locals who add to the city’s vibrant ambiance.
Whether you choose to follow the guided tour or explore independently, Chefchaouen promises a delightful experience that will stay with you long after your visit. Soak up the enchanting blue scenery, capture memorable photographs, and immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of this unique city.
Feel free to immerse yourself in the everyday life of Chefchaouen, and let the magic of this blue paradise leave an indelible mark on your Real Adventure Morocco Tour.
Immerse yourself in the mystical allure of the Blue City, where authenticity intertwines with the presence of tourist-oriented shops. Despite its popularity, Chefchaouen remains a residential city that caters to the needs of its local community. Witness the vibrant daily life unfold as you stroll through its streets, where shoe repair shops, grocery stores, stationery shops, sweet vendors, and skilled jellaba tailors cater to the twenty-year community. Each quarter boasts its own utility, from butchers to bakers (with the exception of candle makers who seemed to have faded away), providing a glimpse into the Moroccan way of life that has thrived within Chefchaouen’s walls.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the New Town as well, which showcases remarkable examples of Andalusian architecture. A leisurely walk down Avenida Mohammed V will lead you to a wonderful park at the end, offering a serene escape amidst the city’s vibrant ambiance.
Today, we will be flexible to meet you at your preferred time and location, allowing you to spend private moments relaxing and exploring this captivating town at your own pace. You may opt for an optional guided tour during the morning or afternoon, where a knowledgeable local guide will lead you through the hidden gems and provide insights into the history and culture of Chefchaouen. Additionally, for those seeking adventure, a mountain hike in the majestic Rif Mountains and National Park can be arranged, offering breathtaking vistas and a closer connection to nature.
Take this opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the charm of Chefchaouen, its blue-washed streets, and its warm-hearted community. Whether you choose to wander through the town, embark on a guided tour, or venture into the mountains, your experience in Chefchaouen promises to be truly unforgettable, leaving you with cherished memories of this unique indigo paradise.
Bid farewell to the enchanting Blue City of Chefchaouen as we set our sights southward. Our first stop will take us to the remarkable Roman ruins of Volubilis, a site of great historical significance. Situated in the Maghreb region and North Africa, Volubilis is renowned for its well-preserved Roman remains. Dating back to the first two centuries AD, it boasts a wealth of impressive Roman monuments, including a public square, a triumphal arch, and an ancient Roman court. As we explore this archaeological gem, we’ll immerse ourselves in the rich history and grandeur of ancient Roman civilization.
Continuing our journey, we’ll arrive in Meknes, one of Morocco’s Imperial Cities. Although lesser-visited by tourists, Meknes holds a captivating allure. Constructed by King Moulay Ismail in the late seventeenth century, it was intended to be the capital of his kingdom. King Moulay Ismail aimed to create a city that rivaled European capitals, leading to its comparison with the opulent French Versailles. However, in the eighteenth century, Meknes lost its status as the political capital of the Alawite dynasty when Fez assumed this role instead. During our visit to Meknes, we’ll discover the remarkable water reservoir of Heri Essouani, the grand Bab Mansour gate, and the bustling Lehdim Square. These architectural marvels bear witness to the city’s glorious past and provide insight into the era of King Moulay Ismail.
As the day comes to an end, we will make our way to Fez, where we will spend the night in the heart of the historic Fez Medina. This ancient city is renowned for its maze-like streets, vibrant markets, and rich cultural heritage. Prepare to be transported back in time as we delve into the labyrinthine alleys and experience the unique ambiance of Fez, immersing ourselves in its fascinating history and traditions.
Relish the excitement of exploring Volubilis, discovering the hidden gems of Meknes, and experiencing the captivating allure of Fez, as we continue our immersive journey through the wonders of Morocco.
Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your Riad before meeting your knowledgeable tour guide who will provide you with an overview of the day’s schedule. Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating Fez Medina as we embark on an exploration of this ancient city.
The founding of Fez dates back to the late eighth century AD when it emerged on the right bank of Wadi Fez in the Andalusian neighborhood in the year 789 AD. With its rich history and cultural significance, the Fez Medina holds an incredible maze of nine thousand streets and alleyways! However, fear not, as your guide, who was born and bred in Fez, will navigate through this labyrinthine city, unveiling its most remarkable and cherished parts.
Our journey begins with a visit to the magnificent King’s Palace, where you can admire the stunning architecture and experience the grandeur of this regal residence. From there, we’ll explore the Mellah Jewish Quarter, immersing ourselves in its unique heritage and learning about the historical presence of the Jewish community in Fez.
Continuing our adventure, we’ll discover the Ceramic Complex, where skilled artisans showcase their craftsmanship in creating intricate and vibrant ceramics. Prepare to be amazed by their artistry and the beauty of their creations.
One of the highlights of our tour is the Mederssa Bou Inania, a magnificent Koranic school renowned for its architectural splendor and intricate designs. Step inside this historic institution and be transported back in time, marveling at the detailed craftsmanship that adorns its walls.
Next, we’ll visit Fondouk Nejjarine, an impressive caravanserai that once provided accommodation and facilities for traveling merchants. Admire the stunning architecture of this historic building and gain insights into its role in facilitating trade and commerce during ancient times.
No visit to Fez would be complete without a stop at the renowned tanneries, where you can witness the traditional process of leather production. Be prepared for an assault on your senses as you observe the vibrant colors and pungent smells that fill the air.
As we wander through the bustling streets, we’ll explore various craft souks, where artisans display their skills in weaving, metalwork, woodworking, and much more. Feel free to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, interact with the locals, and perhaps even pick up a unique handmade souvenir to commemorate your visit.
With our knowledgeable guide leading the way, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deep into the rich history, culture, and traditions of Fez, uncovering the city’s most special and hidden corners. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty, authenticity, and enchantment that await you at every turn in the Fez Medina.
Enjoy this immersive guided tour, and let the wonders of Fez leave a lasting impression on your journey through Morocco.
Get ready to embark on an exciting day of exploration as we depart from Fez at 8 am. Our first stop will be the charming alpine resort town of Ifrane, which was built by the French in 1929. As you step into Ifrane, you might feel as if you’ve been transported to Switzerland, with its colonial architecture and picturesque surroundings. The countryside is adorned with apricot, walnut, and plum trees, adding to the scenic beauty of the area.
Continuing our journey, we’ll venture towards Midelt, where you’ll have the opportunity to witness the idyllic rural life of the Berber region. The landscapes you’ll encounter along the way will be nothing short of breathtaking, as the Middle Atlas Mountains provide a stunning backdrop to the picturesque vistas.
As we make our way further, we’ll arrive in Erfoud, known as the capital of Morocco’s prominent date-growing region. This area is famed for its abundant date palms and the exquisite dates they produce. You’ll have a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture and learn more about the significance of date cultivation in Morocco.
As we approach the Sahara Desert, the landscape will undergo a mesmerizing transformation. The dunes of Merzouga will come into view, creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring spectacle. Prepare to be captivated by the vastness of the desert and the enchanting beauty of the sand dunes.
Our overnight stay will be in a charming Kasbah hotel, strategically positioned to offer stunning views of the sweeping sand dunes. As you settle into your accommodation, let the tranquility and serenity of the desert surround you, creating a truly unforgettable experience.
Enjoy the magical journey from Fez to Merzouga, where you’ll witness the diverse landscapes of Morocco and be captivated by the ever-changing beauty of the country. Let the enchantment of the desert permeate your soul as you spend the night in the heart of this majestic landscape.
Today, get ready for an exhilarating day of adventure in the mesmerizing sand dunes. Our morning begins with a stop at the Slave’s village of Khamlia, where you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and witness a captivating performance of Gnaoua music. As the melodies fill the air, indulge in a refreshing cup of mint tea, a traditional gesture of hospitality.
Continuing our journey, we’ll make a fascinating visit to the Kohl mine near Mephis village, gaining insights into the local industry and the significance of kohl in Moroccan culture.
For lunch, we’ll have the pleasure of dining at a Nomad family place, where you’ll have the chance to savor the flavors of a traditional Berber Pizza known as Madfouna. Indulge in this unique culinary experience and savor the delicious local cuisine.
In the afternoon, we’ll return to our hotel around 2 pm, allowing you free time to relax and enjoy the amenities of the hotel. Take a dip in the pool, marvel at the magnificent views, or simply bask in the serene atmosphere surrounding you.
As the day progresses, we’ll gather to meet our friendly camels for a memorable 1-hour trek or a 20-minute 4×4 excursion into the majestic dunes of Erg Chebbi. Each person will have their own camel, and additional camels will be provided to carry your luggage. This magical camel trekking experience is typically timed to coincide with the sunset, allowing you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the sun descending over the dunes, painting the landscape in vibrant hues.
Arriving at the Luxury Desert camp, you’ll be welcomed with a steaming cup of delicious hot mint tea. As night falls, a mesmerizing atmosphere takes hold as you spend the evening under the twinkling stars, surrounded by towering dunes. Sit by the campfire, thoughtfully built by local Tuareg hosts, and savor the warmth as you partake in a drum party, revel in storytelling, and immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the desert.
As the sun gently rises over the desert, prepare yourself for an unparalleled morning in the enchanting surroundings. After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the camp, we’ll make our way back to Merzouga either by camel or 4×4, allowing you to savor the tranquil beauty of the desert one last time.
Our journey continues as we drive through unique geological landscapes, leading us to the breathtaking Todra Valley and its magnificent Mountain Gorge. As we arrive, we’ll embark on a leisurely walk, immersing ourselves in the natural wonders of the gorge. Marvel at the towering cliffs and dramatic rock formations that surround us, creating a truly awe-inspiring setting. After our exploration, we’ll find a serene spot under the hanging rocks to relax and enjoy refreshing beverages, allowing you to soak in the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings.
Our adventure continues as we trek deeper into the captivating Dades Valley. This picturesque valley is famous for its unique rock formations, creating a surreal and otherworldly atmosphere that will leave you in awe.
Continuing our journey, we’ll venture through the beautiful Rose Valley, renowned for its fragrant rose plantations. Embrace the scent of blooming roses as we pass through this idyllic landscape, immersing ourselves in the natural beauty that surrounds us.
As we continue our road trip, we’ll stop for a delightful lunch along the way, allowing you to refuel and savor the flavors of the region. The Dades Valley is known for its Thousand Kasbahs Trail, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels of the area.
Our overnight stay will be at the serene Palm Grove oasis of Skoura, often referred to as the Valley of Kasbahs. This picturesque oasis offers a tranquil haven where you can unwind, surrounded by lush palm trees and a serene ambiance.
On your second day in Skoura, you’ll have the freedom to relax and reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had thus far. Take a leisurely stroll through the oasis, bask in the beauty of nature, and allow the tranquility of Skoura to rejuvenate your spirit.
These two days will provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural wonders and cultural treasures of the Todra Valley, Mountain Gorge, Dades Valley, Rose Valley, and Skoura Oasis. Let the beauty of these landscapes and the peacefulness of Skoura create lasting memories as you continue your journey through the diverse wonders of Morocco.
As we bid farewell to the tranquil oasis of Skoura, our journey continues toward the captivating city of Ouarzazate. Often referred to as Africa’s Hollywood, this city is home to the renowned Atlas Studios, one of the largest film studios in the world. While some travelers may choose not to visit a movie studio, a visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt is highly recommended. This historical site, once owned by the influential Glaui family, offers a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the region’s wealthiest and most powerful family. Their wealth was derived, in part, from taxing the camel caravans that traversed their territory, transporting precious goods such as gold, spices, and slaves from Timbuktu to Marrakech and beyond.
One of the highlights of the day is a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. This fortified city, known as a kasbah, stands as a remarkable testament to the past, representing one of the finest examples of walled urban areas protected by kasbahs. If you’ve watched movies like Gladiator, Alexander, or Lawrence of Arabia, you may recognize the stunning setting of Ait Benhaddou. Perched on the side of a mountain, the kasbah’s adobe houses intertwine, creating a labyrinth of mysterious passageways and captivating light patterns. Exploring this enchanting site feels like a game of hide-and-seek, with narrow cobbled paths leading to the summit. Once you reach the granary at the top, be prepared to be mesmerized by the breathtaking panoramic views that unfold before you.
After our visit to Ait Benhaddou, we’ll venture towards the picturesque Telouet in the stunning Unila Valley. The beauty of the valley, with its winding road, is beyond words. Telouet holds a significant place in history as the principal residence of the “Lord of the Atlas,” Pasha el Glaoui. This grand complex once housed his courts, stables, mosques, and numerous slaves, showcasing the lavishness of this modern dynasty. A visit to Telouet is highly recommended to witness the striking contrast between the abandoned exterior and the opulent interior, offering a glimpse into the splendor of the past.
As our journey draws to a close, we embark on the return journey across the majestic High Atlas Mountains. The route, initially paved by the French Foreign Army, winds through steep valleys and mountain peaks, offering awe-inspiring vistas at every turn. Finally, we arrive in Marrakech around 6 pm, allowing you to reflect on the incredible adventures and memories created throughout our journey.
Experience the wonders of Ouarzazate, the legendary Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, the picturesque Telouet, and the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains as we conclude our journey with a return to the vibrant city of Marrakech. Let the beauty and grandeur of these destinations leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.
Get ready for an immersive two-day exploration of Marrakech, where you’ll delve into the vibrant Medina, wander through bustling souks, marvel at magnificent monuments, and discover the enchanting gardens that grace this extraordinary city. Accompanied by your knowledgeable driver and professional local guide, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the best of Marrakech’s cultural and historical highlights.
Our full-day sightseeing tour begins in the heart of the city, as we venture into the lively main square of Djemaa El Fna. This bustling square is a captivating hub of activity, where performers, storytellers, and merchants converge to create a vibrant tapestry of sights, sounds, and aromas. As you explore this vibrant space, you’ll be immersed in the dynamic energy that defines Marrakech.
Marrakech is known as the “Pearl of the South,” and there’s no shortage of reasons why it has earned this title. From the constant presence of showbiz celebrities who own properties here to its large foreign residents’ community, Marrakech exudes a magnetic allure. With its unique geographical location, Marrakech has become a melting pot of diverse cultures, where Arabs, Europeans, Berbers, Touaregs, and Black Africans blend together harmoniously. This rich tapestry of influences has shaped the city’s unique identity throughout history.
Welcome to Essaouira, a captivating city in Morocco known for its windy shores, rich history, and harmonious blend of cultures. Once referred to as Mogador due to its Portuguese influence in the fifteenth century, Essaouira beckons you to embark on a journey of exploration and relaxation.
Leaving Marrakech behind, our two-hour drive takes us through the vast expanse of the Largest Argan Forest in the world. Along the way, we have the opportunity to visit one of the Women Argan Oil cooperatives, where you can learn about the traditional production methods of this precious oil.
Essaouira holds a significant place in Morocco’s history as its main harbor for centuries. It served as a bustling hub for international trade, where gold, precious wood, sugar, and slaves exchanged hands. The legacy of African slaves lingers in the city, as their music, particularly the hypnotic rhythms of Gnawa, still resonates through its streets. The locals proudly share stories of notable visitors like Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens, who graced Essaouira with their presence in the ’70s, adding to the city’s allure.
Upon arrival in Essaouira, you’ll discover a place that has managed to retain its authentic charm despite the rise in tourism. The medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites you to wander its labyrinthine streets, where you’ll encounter skilled artisans crafting their intricate works, hidden viewpoints offering breathtaking vistas, and a lively atmosphere that has thrived for centuries. Stroll along the beach, feel the gentle sea breeze against your skin, and witness the daily activities of fishermen and boatbuilders, who continue their age-old traditions.
Take some time to explore the Skalas, the sea bastions that guard Essaouira’s shores. Skala de la Ville and Skala du Port house an impressive collection of 18th-century European brass cannons, offering a glimpse into the city’s maritime history.
On the second day, you have the freedom to delve deeper into the wonders of Essaouira. The beach invites you for a leisurely walk or a jog, while horseback riding provides a unique opportunity to witness a breathtaking sunset. For those seeking adventure, windsurfing and kite-surfing schools dot the coastline, catering to enthusiasts of water sports. Venture into the medina once more, and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere, discovering hidden gems among the craftsmen’s workshops and boutique shops. If the aroma of fresh seafood tempts your taste buds, indulge in culinary delight by savoring the local seafood dishes, showcasing the bounty of the ocean.
Essaouira invites you to embrace its beauty, unwind in its tranquility, and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. Allow the winds of this enchanting city to guide you on a journey of exploration, where love and coexistence are woven into the fabric of everyday life.
As our journey together comes to a close, we embark on a four-hour drive from Essaouira to Mohamed V Casablanca airport. However, if you wish to extend your adventure, we have the flexibility to add an extra day or even a week to explore different destinations along the same itinerary. You may choose to spend a night in Casablanca, allowing you to make the most of your remaining time before your outbound flight.
We sincerely hope that your Morocco Tour with us has been a memorable and enriching experience. It has been our pleasure to accompany you on this remarkable journey, and we hope that you depart with cherished memories, new insights, and a deep appreciation for the wonders of Morocco.
Thank you for choosing us as your travel companions, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future for more extraordinary adventures. Safe travels and farewell until we meet again!
The tour highlights include visiting iconic cities such as Marrakech, Fez, and Essaouira, exploring ancient medinas, experiencing the Sahara Desert with camel trekking and a night in a luxury desert camp, discovering historical sites like Volubilis and Ait Ben Haddou, and immersing yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Morocco.
Yes, the tour is guided by professional and knowledgeable guides who will accompany you throughout the journey, providing valuable insights and ensuring a seamless and enriching experience.
The tour offers a range of accommodations, including comfortable hotels, riads (traditional Moroccan houses), and a luxury desert camp. Rest assured that all accommodations are carefully selected to provide comfort and an authentic Moroccan experience.
The tour package includes accommodations, transportation in a comfortable vehicle, professional guides, entrance fees to attractions, camel trekking in the Sahara Desert, and most meals as specified in the itinerary.
No, airfare is not included in the tour package. You are responsible for arranging your own flights to and from Morocco.
Yes, there are optional activities available at certain locations, such as a 4×4 tour around the dunes, windsurfing or kite-surfing lessons in Essaouira, or horseback riding along the beach. These activities can be arranged upon request and may involve additional costs.
We highly recommend having travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies during your trip. It is essential to ensure your peace of mind and protect your investment.
The best time to take the tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and comfortable. However, Morocco can be visited year-round, and each season offers its own unique experiences.
Yes, the tour is designed to accommodate different age groups and travel preferences. However, please note that certain activities, such as camel trekking in the desert, may require a certain level of physical fitness. It is always recommended to consult with us if you have any specific concerns or requirements.
Yes, we can accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences to the best of our ability. Please inform us in advance so that necessary arrangements can be made.
By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on an incredible journey through the captivating landscapes and cultural wonders of Morocco. Enjoy your planning process and get ready for an unforgettable experience!
– Be cautious of your belongings in crowded areas and avoid displaying expensive items.
– Respect the local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites.
– Drink bottled water and avoid tap water to prevent any potential stomach issues.
As you embark on this 4-day journey, it’s important to choose accommodations that capture the essence of Morocco’s charm and hospitality. In Marrakech, consider staying in a traditional riad, a beautifully restored house with a central courtyard. These riads offer a peaceful oasis in the heart of the bustling city, with lush gardens, intricate tilework, and luxurious amenities.
In the Atlas Mountains, opt for a cozy mountain lodge, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. These lodges often feature traditional Berber architecture and offer delicious homemade meals made with locally sourced ingredients.
When it comes to staying in the desert, nothing beats spending a night in a desert camp. These camps, located in the heart of the dunes, offer a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the Sahara Desert. Sleep in a comfortable tent, dine under the stars, and wake up to the stunning beauty of the desert sunrise.
– Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the desert sun.
– Comfortable walking shoes for exploring and climbing sand dunes.
– Scarf or shawl to cover your head and shoulders when visiting religious sites.
– Camera and extra batteries to capture stunning landscapes and moments.
– Tagine: A traditional Moroccan dish cooked in a cone-shaped clay pot, usually consisting of meat, vegetables, and aromatic spices.
– Couscous: A staple Moroccan dish made from steamed semolina grains and served with a variety of vegetables and meats.
– Mint tea: A refreshing drink made with green tea, fresh mint leaves, and sugar.
– Berber pizza: A delicious street food made with a crispy flatbread filled with a variety of toppings such as vegetables, cheese, and meat.
As you conclude your 3-day journey from Marrakech to Merzouga, you’ll be left with unforgettable memories of vibrant souks, towering sand dunes, and warm Berber hospitality. This adventure has allowed you to immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of Morocco, leaving you with a deep appreciation for this captivating country. Whether it’s the bustling streets of Marrakech or the serenity of the Sahara Desert, this journey is sure to ignite your senses, awaken your spirit of adventure, and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.