Upon your arrival at Menara airport, you will be welcomed by your guide. He will be pleased to transfer you to your place of stay where you can enjoy the rest of the night. Dinner will be served according to the timetable of your arrival.
After breakfast, you’ll visit Marrakesh. You’ll admire a palm plantation located in the mountains of the High Atlas, an oasis at the edge of the desert. You will visit the Koutoubia mosque, a monument of the Hispano-Moorish architecture, the gardens of Menara, and the Sâadien tombs, the Bahia Palace, Bab Agnaou (the most ancient gate of the Medina) and the Souks. You’ll discover the famous Djemaa-el-Fna Square, where you can find tradesmen, storytellers, jugglers, musicians, and card players. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to your place of stay for dinner and accommodation.
After breakfast you’ll leave the city. You’ll cross the plains of Haouz to reach the great High Atlas Mountains. And then, you’ll climb over Tizi n Tichka pass. Following your lunch break, you’ll continue onwards with great views over the mountains and valleys to Ait Benhaddou, where you’ll get the chance to visit the ancient Kasbah. Eventually, you’ll continue south to Ouarzazate for dinner and accommodation.
After breakfast, you’ll immerse yourself into the Sahara. On your way, you’ll enjoy a medley of palm trees, rose fields and magnificent canyons. Afterwards, you’ll have the possibility to visit Amherdhil Kasbah in Skoura, before seeing the rose fields and reaching the scenic Todra Gorge. This area is surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 1000ft, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. After wandering through Todra, you’ll hit the road again for Merzouga. Depending on the time of the year, you may spend the afternoon relaxing at the swimming pool before climbing on our camels backs for an incredible trek into the Sahara Desert. You’ll admire the beautiful sunset and spend the night at our remote Berber Camp, nestled amongst the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you’ll enjoy local food and music.
You’ll climb back on our camels disembarking for a truly stunning sunrise. After freshening up and having breakfast in Merzouga, you’ll hit the road towards Fes. On the way through the Moyen Atlas Mountains, you will pass cedar forests full of Barbary Macaque monkeys. And then, you’ll stop at Ifrane, a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine town. Along the way, you will also see our first glimpse of Morocco’s nomad Berbers – travelling across the mountains and often staying in shift tents as they stop before their next destination. And finally, you’ll arrive in Fes for dinner and accommodation.
Fes is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world and its medina is a cacophony of aromas, sights and sounds. Today, you’ll first enjoy a guided tour of Fes el Bali - the old walled city. This fascinating medina is a veritable rabbit warren of 9400 alleys that often finish with dead ends – so make sure to stay close to the group! You’ll also visit the dye-pits and tanneries before lunch in the medina. The reminder of the day would be at leisure, why not take part in an optional Cooking Class or an entertaining Moroccan dinner.
Optional: Cooking Class / Entertaining Diner
After breakfast, you’ll depart for Rabat. This morning you’ll visit the fascinating UNESCO listed sites. Roman ruins of Volubilis, which date back to AD40. And then, you’ll stop at the Imperial City of Meknes, which became known as the Versailles of Morocco due to its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments. After lunch and some free time, the final stop of the day would be Rabat, Morocco’s capital where you’ll get dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you’ll take a guided tour of Rabat and visit some of the capital’s highlights, including the impressive Chellah - a necropolis and complex of ancient medieval ruins, the Royal Palace and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. After lunch, you’ll continue to Casablanca, where you’ll visit the Hassan II Mosque, which has the tallest minaret, and considered the third largest mosque in the world - it can hold 25,000 worshippers at one time. Afterwards, you’ll say goodbye to our fellow passengers, and finally continue to Marrakesh for dinner and accommodation.
After breakfast, according to your flight departure schedule, you’ll slightly prepare your luggage full of joyful memories and head Menara airport.