Depart From Casablanca

13 days 12 Nights

Day 1:

Upon arrival, we will greet you at the airport and drive to Casablanca and then to Rabat. In Casablanca you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside of Mecca and experience the coastal "Cornish" seaside. Afterwards, we will leave to Rabat, the capital of Morocco.Here, you will see the Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah before you check in to your riad. Overnight accommodation will be in a riad at the heart of the Medina.

Day 2: Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes

After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the famous gate Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. After lunch, your journey continues to Volubilis, the Roman ruins, dating to 25BC where some of the original mosaics are still in very good shape, explore the site and continue to Fes via the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Get to Fes at the end of the afternoon. Check in to your riad at the heart of the Medina.

Day 3: Exploring Fes

After breakfast in your riad , you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter,the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramique view over the whole Medina of Fes.
In the afternoon, we will visit the new city “La ville nouvelle” for a drink. Overnight Overnight in the hotel or Riad .

Day 4: Fez - Ifrane - Azrou - Ziz Valley - Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

After breakfast , you will leave Fes travelling towards Ifran, a beautiful mountains village, referred to as "the Switzerland of Morocco" . During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest - the largest in Morocco – where you may be well sight Barbary apes. After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to Midelt,break for a lunch.
in the afternoon you get along way to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You will be travelling through the fascinating Tizi Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, . Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Tafilalet Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani.Arrive at Merzouga. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your Hotel.

Day 5: Merzouga area and the Camel trek

After breakfast, you will start an explorative journey of the area before you camel trek and spend the night at the desert camp. Today, you’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. On the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the golden sand sea of Merzouga . Dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the night on the middel of dunes.

Day 6: Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Dades valley

Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your Hotel. on the way you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes - changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Hotel, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges ( the highest in Morocco). After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes". Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley.

Day 7: Dades Valley – Rose Valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate

After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M'gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Today you will have the opportunity to meet Berber Nomads in their caves and then you will enjoy the fertile Rose valley and the rock formations along the way. We’ll stop at Kalaat M’gouna, "the rose city", to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Skoura and the birds valley; visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After some hiking in the valley stop in a restaurant, overlooking the whole valley, for lunch. On to Ouarzazate , “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, you may have already seen, such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ. .. Overnight accommodation will be in a local Riad.

Day 8: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Taroudant

Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah After breakfast in your riad, we’ll head to Taroudant via Taznakht, visiting Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. The former is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech., now one of the UNESCO heritage site. On to Taliouine, the capital of Safran in Morocco, you have the option to visit he Safran co-operative. If your visit coincides with the Safran harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber people with their families harvesting the Safran in their fields. We should arrive at Taroudant in the afternoon, here you will see the ramparts and walk within the small alleys in the Medina. Taroudant is always referred to as “The little Marrakech” because its walls look just the walls of Marrakech and has the influence of the Saadian dynasty , which built both walls of either city during the 16th century . Overnight in your Hotel

Day 9: Taroudant - Essaouira

Breakfast in the riad, and then head for Essaouira, travelling via Agadir . Our first stop will be at Agadir , a resort city which used to be a very big tourist destination for many years. After lunch and small walk at the Promenade, you will continue to Essaouira . The coastal road offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan trees; here you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food they can’t find on the ground. After several stops along the coast we get to Essaouira on the afternoon. Overnight accommodation at a Riad in the Medina.

Day 10: Exploring Essaouira

Breakfast at your riad, and then start exploring the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, the port, the souks and see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. Essaouira is known for its strong winds most of the year so it is known as the "City of the wind" thus it attracts wind surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations - including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture - however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s "Jewel of the Atlantics”. Our visit includes the Mellah - the Jewish headquarter, and the beach. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. Usually it starts in the second week of June, so if your trip coincides with this, you have the option to extend your stay for an extra day. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, bought fishes ‘cooked to order’. On the afternoon, you have free time to walk and explore by yourself. Overnight accommodation in riad at the Medina.

Day 11: Essaouira - Marrakech

MarrakechAfter breakfast in your riad, depart for Marrakech. On our way - since this is the land of Argan culture - this is an opportunity to visit the women's co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel to Marrakech and check-in to your Riad or Hotel After dinner you will enjoy walking within the famous square of Jemaa Elfna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers.
Overnight in a Riad or Hotel.

Day 12: Exploring Marrakech

After breakfast in the riad , you can start exploring Marrakech " the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace and the Ben Youssef Coranic School. After Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. On the afternoon, you will have some free time to wonder by yourself and see Marrakech as you like. Overnight in a Riad or Hotel

Day 13: Marrakech – departure airport Marrakech

Today, depending on your departure time, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.
The tour ends at the airport. .
 

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Who we are ?

I am Ali Baouz, the founder of Ali Sud Magic and I'm from a Berber nomad family of southern Morocco. I received my diploma in tourism from the University of Marrakech.
My organizational skills and experience contribute greatly to my profession as tour guide. I have been in this industry for the last 20 years. Many of those years were spent in different tour agencies driving and discovering the four corners of Morocco. My wish is to explore with you the many secret places of this beautiful and magic country and offer you a unique experience...

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