If you want to uncover the classic treasures of Morocco and are on a strict schedule that gives you just 9 days to enjoy your days off, then we bring to you a magical, once in a lifetime opportunity to explore this mesmerizing place, and that is the Exotic Morocco tour! In only 9 days, you will get to visit and take advantage of the same sites mentioned in the Best of Morocco Tour bundle that are bound to amaze you!
Take some time out for yourself and make the most of your vacation in the breathtaking cities of this glorious country, including Fez, the Sahara Desert, and Marrakesh.
With our assistance, the Exotic Morocco tour of just 9 days can be modified according to your specific desires and requirements. It does not matter whether you want to make changes to the activities included, or the duration, lodgings, and destinations of the trip – we’ve got your back. What’s more? The Exotic Morocco tour can likewise be kick-started from and finished in whichever urban city you desire. Similarly, you can even reverse this trip if you are planning to start (and quite possibly even end) in Marrakesh.
All you have to do is just shoot us a message or let a local travel expert call and guide you through the entire procedure. To begin planning your ultimate fantasy excursion to the most astounding cities in Morocco, continue reading!
Itinerary of the Trip:
Given below is the daily step-by-step schedule of the Exotic Morocco Tour that will allow you to unravel Morocco’s mysterious wonders!
Depending upon the time you have checked into the beautiful city of Casablanca, once you have been dropped off at your hotel by your driver, you will have the opportunity to partake in sightseeing some of the most beautiful sites, especially the Hassan II Mosque – known for being the tallest minaret on the planet.
For the individuals who could not manage to arrive sooner in time for the sightseeing, you may spend your first night away from home in Casablanca and save your energy for Rabat tomorrow.
On the off chance that you did not get the opportunity to discover the hidden marvels of Rabat prior to today, you can do so early today before you make a trip ahead to Meknes, one of the lesser-visited Imperial Cities of Morocco. A city that was constructed after the exploitation of tens of thousands of slaves by the domineering Moulay Ismail, it was perceived to be the 'Versailles of Morocco'. Despite being ignored by numerous explorers who come to Morocco, should you choose to take a guided tour, you will uncover hidden charms that will make your visit to this glorious place worthwhile; Heri es Souani - where Moulay Ismail kept about 12,000 of his horses; Ismail’s serene tomb - which he had assembled during his rule to guarantee it would rise to the greatness of his magnificent city; and the Bab Mansour - which is said to be a standout amongst Morocco's most remarkable gateways.
Volubilis, which is destined to be your next stop on the trip, is the most noteworthy Roman ruins in the city of Morocco, and one of the previous Empire's most remote stations, as the strong legionnaires were kept away from expanding further by the Berber Tribes. What was once a flourishing provincial city, it now just takes a little creativity and imagination to see the robe-clad senators and rushing plebeians crowding the ancient streets of this majestic place. You will be spending your second night of the Exotic Morocco tour in Fez, which houses one of the most impressive and noteworthy center of arts and sciences in Morocco.
Just like a piñata with all the fun candies, Fez is a mysterious box of hidden delights, offering the most extraordinary joys on this “Best of Morocco visit”. To ensure that you do not get lost in the complexities of the nine thousand boulevards and back streets of the UNESCO-protected Fez Medina - which would take a lifetime to explore - your Fez guide (who was literally born and raised here) will help you explore the most extraordinary parts of the city, including the Fondouk Nejjarine, the tanneries, and the different art and craft souks.
You will be surprised to find out that the city bakery is also an accepted marriage bureau. There is a reason behind this, and your guide will clarify why and even tell you numerous more stories about this fascinating place. The visit to the mysterious city of Fez starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. with a delectable lunch included. If you want to prepare for your trip beforehand, you can read our Fez Travel Guide. Some more locales of interest are the King's Palace and Mellah/Jewish Quarter, the Pottery Complex, and the Batha Museum in the city.
Buckle up! You have got a long drive ahead of you, but this one demonstrates the visual treasures and riches of Morocco. You will leave around 7 am and head for Ifrane – an enchanting city created during the French Protectorate as an administrative center and a sweet get-away from the scorching summer heat. On your way to the lush green Cedar Forest, you will have the chance to visit the Ziz Valley - the biggest manufacturer of dates in Morocco. Upon closer inspection, you will see that not all the palm trees are tall, as the height of the trees relies upon the assortment, of which there are 283 perceived ones growing in the nation – the tastiest (and costliest) of them being Mejhoul. One of the main features of your delightful excursion will be lunch with the family of Zayan Travel's local organizer, Rachid. His house is a customary kasbah shared by his extended family, with an enchanting lawn where they develop a significant part of the produce used in their kitchens. If you have children coming on this trip with you, they will be pleased to see their donkeys, goats, and chickens. You can also take a short stroll through the beautiful date palms and homesteads that surround this little town. Soon after this, we will be moving to Erfoud for the night.
In the morning, you will have some leisure time before traveling south towards Merzouga and the gateway into the brilliant ridges of the Sahara Desert. You will get the opportunity to pack a bag for the night before picking your 'ship of the desert' (your preferred camel) who will take you into the sandy oceans for an hour-long trip. Then, you will get the opportunity to enjoy the mesmerizing sunset over the Saharan ridges. You will spend the night in a Bedouin-style tent in a private territory, where you will have beds, covers, sheets and rich Moroccan mats covering the sand and western-style washrooms. You can likewise choose to spend your night in the lavish tents (with their very own heated shower, sink, and western toilets). Nothing can come close to this experience of lying under the starry desert sky!
Earlier today, you will have the opportunity to wake up to the sun pouring its glorious rays all over the bright blue sky. Ensure that you take some memorable photographs with your loved ones before making a trip back to the village of Erfoud - known for its fossils and dates during harvest celebrations in October. You will see more beautiful neighboring towns on the way before you stopover to have lunch and gaze at the first monsters of rock: 300m sheer stone formations at Todra Gorge. After this, you will proceed through the picturesque Dades valley where you will see the astounding rock developments known as Monkey Paws. Then, you will move on to the luscious Skoura desert garden, known as the Valley of Kasbahs.
Once you leave Skoura, your next destination will be Ouarzazate - home to Taourirt Kasbah, one of the fortresses of the Glaoui family who once governed the south of Morocco. You will move towards Ait Ben Haddou - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a standout amongst the most safeguarded Kasba's in the whole Atlas region. You may feel like you’re stepping into an ancient zone because the Kasbah has been the setting to numerous popular movies, including the Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Gladiator. You will also get to visit Telouet - a Kasbah not visited by many and the once rich and amazing royal position of the Gloaui family whose huge riches came, to some degree, from the tolls charged to the camel trains that went through their region. This will increase today’s travel time by one hour. Now you can devour some finger licking meals with a nearby (and once popular) craftsman, who will also perform for you.
It is said that there are 340 curves on the Tizi n Tichka pass, however, actually there are just two, left and right, in spite of the fact that they are rehashed a horrendous amount of times. This stunning crisscross accomplishment of French engineering, which moves to 2,260m (7,400ft), displaced the outdated course of the camel trains on their painstaking adventure from Timbuktu to Marrakech, possessing gold, spices, and slaves. Next, you will explore the Tiz n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains, and stop in Marrakesh.
Your best of Morocco experience will continue today with a private guided visit to unveil the hidden treasures of the Marrakech Medina. Wandering the arms-width roads of the souk with your guide, it feels like centuries are passing by as he entertains you with the historical backdrop of the city's superb landmarks (and their not so brilliant pasts), all the while revealing to you the stories of a culture that has not really changed much throughout the hundreds of years. You can read more in the travel guide given to you for Marrakesh, as it will enable you to get the real vibe of what this old city has to offer to its keen explorers!
PS: It is recommended that you plan your takeoff from Marrakesh or from Casablanca in the afternoon tomorrow – which will be the last day of your Exotic Morocco Tour 9-day package.
Finally, your Exotic Morocco Tour of 9 Days will come to an end today. You will be accompanied to the airplane terminal where you will head back home with incredible stories and memories of all the extraordinary moments you experienced in Morocco with our remarkable group. We hope to see you again!