the best of morocco

the best of morocco

the best of morocco

the best of morocco

The Best of Morocco

You will see the best of Morocco in this cultural and adventure tour, making it a very challenging and rewarding experience. As soon as you step out of the airport, you will experience Tangier, ending with the smells and colours of Chefchaouen.

This private tour will take you through several different regions, from busy cities to peaceful deserts and oasis, with very different civilizational standards from those we are used to. You will travel through this beautiful country from north to south, seeing amazing and breath-taking views, meeting its people, their hospitality, friendship and customs.

It is in these differences that resides much of the fascination of this adventure.
As in all tours, we do not want you to be a mere tourist, but a fellow traveller who wants new experiences.

Price

Price per person: 1.180 €
The group will be of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 people
The tour will only take place with a minimum of 4 participants

Duration

8 days

Highlights

  • Day 1 Tangier – Chefchaouen
  • Day 2 Chefchaouen – Meknès
  • Day 3 Meknès – Merzouga
  • Day 4 Merzouga – Tinghir
  • Day 5 Tinghir – Ouarzazate
  • Day 6 Ouarzazate – Marrakech
  • Day 7 Marrakech
  • Day 8 Marrakech

What to Expect

Day 1
Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen (140 km)

After your arrival to Tangier, airport assistance and preparations for our tour, we head towards Chefchaouen which is a picturesque town situated on the slopes of the Riff Mountain to explore this small town. The colours and the atmosphere inside the old medina of Chefchaouen are unique.
– Accommodation: Riad in Chefchaouen
– Dinner: free time for dinner

Day 2
Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknès (200 km)

Heading south, after a nice breakfast, we´ll visit the archaeological complex of a Roman city, Volubilis. This was the administrative centre of the Roman province of Mauritania and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. After that, we travel south towards Meknès having the rest of the day to visit its old Medina.
– Accommodation: Riad in Meknès
– Free time for lunch and dinner

Day 3
Crossing the Atlas Mountain heading south:
Meknès – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Er Rachidia – Rissani – Merzouga (485 km)

After an early breakfast, we head towards Ifrane (meaning “caves” in Berber) at 1700m height, known as the “Little Switzerland of Africa”. Continuing south towards Azrou, through the Atlas cedar forest where we might see wild monkeys. We will make use of one of the two major historic routes that connects to the “Great South”.
Lunch will be on the way.
We will descend to Midelt (1520m), Errachidia (1020m) and reaching Rissani known for its beautiful entrance gate, ending this long day trip arriving in the Berber village of Merzouga, where the Sahara desert begins, the Erg Chebbi. Just 20km from the Algerian border.
– Accommodation: Kasbah in Merzouga
– Dinner: in the Kasbah

Day 4
Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Tinghir (200 km)

Having a good breakfast, we will visit and climb the Erg Chebbi, the most beautiful dunes of Morocco. Lunch as always will be on the way.
We will depart heading northwest towards Alnif, arriving at the Tinghir oasis that lies south of the “High Atlas” and north of “Little Atlas”.
Visit of the Todra Gorges (cliffs with a maximum elevation of 300m and separated by 20 to 50m) and a walk through its oasis.
– Accommodation: Kasbah in Tinghir
– Dinner: in the Kasbah

Day 5
Tinghir – Vale do Dades – Kelaa M´Gouna – Ouarzazate (170 km)

Breakfast, and then depart towards the Dades Valley, continuing to Kelaat M’Gouna in the Valley of the Roses, arriving at Ouarzazate that is the Moroccan Hollywood and considered the entrance gate to the desert.
Lunch on the way.
– Accommodation: Riad or Kasbah in Ouarzazate
– Dinner: in Riad

Day 6
Crossing the Atlas Mountain heading north:
Ouarzazate – Aït-Ben-Haddou – Marrakech (240 km)

Heading north, after a nice breakfast, we arrive at Aït-Ben-Haddou that is situated on the foothills of the High Atlas, being the best known Ksar worldwide, listed as being part of UNESCO World Heritage. We will ascend the second great historic route connecting the “Great South”, north bound, and crossing the Atlas passing by Tizi N’Tichka (highest point 2260m), stop to visit. Lunch on the way.
The day will end arriving at the tourism capital of Morocco, Marrakech, the 3rd biggest city in Morocco. The Riad is located near the Jemaa el Fna, one of the most animated squares of the world that will challenge your senses.
– Accommodation: Riad in Marrakech
– Dinner: free time for dinner

Day 7
Marrakech

After breakfast, you will have a free day, entirely dedicated to explore this magnificent city, “lose yourself” in the ancient Medina, put your negotiating skills to test (hopefully you already had some practice the days before) and let yourself get conquered by the smells and colours. In addition, you can just simply have a rest on the terraces with an overview of the square, sipping a mint tea and watching the bustle below.
– Accommodation: Riad in Marrakech
– Free time for lunch and dinner

Day 8
Marrakech

This day will be for resting and returning you to the airport for your flight back home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Riad and Kasbah;
  • Meals included indicated in the program: 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners;
  • Assistance by tour leader, being one leader responsible per group of 6 people;
  • Travel Insurance;
  • Water supply when traveling by car;
  • SPOT tracking system during the whole tour;
  • Ground transportation by vans.

What's Not Included

  • All lunches and all the meals that are not described in the program;
  • Entry fees to monuments;
  • Personal extras such as: drinks, telephone, internet, etc;
  • Extra activities;
  • Tips;
  • Anything else that is not discriminated as included;
  • Flights or any other mean of transportation to the meeting point.

For more information please see FAQ and read the Terms and Conditions

Know Before You Go

This can be done traveling in the opposite direction to that described above. Start at Marrakech and end in Tangier.