With its rich history and colorful culture, the exquisite beauty of the majestic Kingdom of Morocco will thrill and captivate all your senses. Wander through its maze of medinas and souqs, supporting local artisans. Trek through the Sahara on camelback, and then settle in for a camping experience under a blanket of endless sky and stars. This country in North Africa will astound you in many ways with its historic landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and fascinating traditions that will fulfill you with a whole new world of experiences.
Welcome to Morocco! This is the day that your long-awaited adventure finally starts. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca and drive you to our first stop, the beautiful Hassan II Mosque, where you can take some memorable photos. After that, we'll get in the car and drive the five hours to Chefchaouen, enjoying the sights along the way. Once you reach the blue city, rest, enjoy, and stay the night.
After a hearty breakfast, we'll take a guided tour of Chefchaouen. Here, discover more about the absolutely enchanting and quirky "blue city," known for the striking, blue-washed buildings of its old town lined in steep cobbled lanes. At night, we will make the long journey to Fes.
Upon arrival in Fes, we will have time to explore the city's historic medina, which dates back to medieval times. On this stop, find out more about the intellectual and cultural capital of the kingdom, which is also known as the first imperial city.
Next is the day’s high point as we visit a tannery, where you can watch natives use traditional techniques to process the goat, lamb, camel, and cow skins the city is known for. Then, we will take a stop at the cooperative pottery, where locals make tiles and the world-famous Moroccan mosaics. Later in the day, there will be a visit to the southern tower of Fes, from where you'll be treated to a breathtaking view of the city.
Capping off the day, we will spend the night at the riad, a traditional Moroccan house with an indoor garden and courtyard, after a full day of sightseeing.
We'll be on the road for the better part of a day as we make our way through the Middle Atlas Mountains, taking in the sights along the way.
Then we'll take a break in Ifrane, Morocco's first ski resort, whose picturesque mountainous and plain terrain is reminiscent of Switzerland. Midelt, home of the world's largest apple festival, is where we'll break for lunch. After a short break, we'll resume our journey through the Ziz Valley toward Erfoud, the gateway to the Sahara, and finally, Merzouga. Now that we have reached our campsite, we can rest up for tomorrow's adventure in Morocco.
We will depart the Sahara after breakfast and head to the oasis of Eljer, where an ancient irrigation system is still in use. Lunch will come after a break in Tinejdad, one of Morocco's earliest caravan trading valleys and the birthplace of the nation's first silver coins.
We'll then travel past a stunning 15-kilometer-long valley of date palms that leads to breathtaking gorges perfect for rock climbing and picnicking. Our next stop will be Dades Valley, where millions of years of erosion have sculpted an incredible rock formation. Following that, we'll travel through the Rose Valley, the sole location in Morocco where the Damascus rose is cultivated.
We will end our travel day in Ouarzazate, where we will spend the night.
Our day begins with a visit to Taourirt Kasbah, a Berber citadel made out of clay and straw. Marvel at the wonders of this most impressive and best-preserved example of its kind. From here, we will proceed to Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient village where a list of movie credits were made, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and Gladiator. The same location was listed as a UNESCO site of World and National Culture in 1987.
Afterwards, we will head to the great Telouet Kasbah, formerly the trading center for caravans. It's a feast for the eyes as we go on another road trip to Marrakech from the north of the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n-Tichka, a spectacular road of red mountains and Berber villages.
A guided visit to Marrakech, Morocco's commercial hub and site of magnificent mosques, palaces, and gardens, awaits you today. After the city exploration, we will head to the beautiful Bahia Palace, known for its mosaics and stucco work. Then, off we go towards the Saadian Tomb, a royal necropolis from the 17th century, which is another incredible architectural site that we will get to see on this day, before we head over to Majorelle Gardens for another adventure of sightseeing.
Fill the day with everything Moroccan as you take some time on your own to explore more of the city of Marrakech.
This day marks the end of our wonderful Morocco expedition. Depart from the hotel and drive to the airport, then take a flight back home after an unforgettable excursion.
Angely, just wanted to quickly drop you a note to say that Rose is doing a great job!
She’s funny, helpful, respectful and just overall a good guide & person. You did a good job of hiring her. I am having a great time……TIRED….. but great! I’m glad I joined this trip and would highly recommend anyone to join you in March and May. Who knows? Maybe I will come back with my family next time around.
I have no doubts that Morocco will be a great place to visit. I was looking forward to step into the great Sahara Desert and it was humbling. The best gift of all was the awesome night sky!
Access Travel Filipino coordinator Rose Due-Quintero and local Morocco coordinator Yousef, made this trip easy, well-paced, and relaxed. Even when we had a flat tire 3 hours before our boarding, they remained calm and got us to our flights safe and sound. Thanks to our angel who stopped and helped us. My sincerest thanks to Access Travel and to Rose and to all our informative guides in Morocco for a great journey.
We had a great experience in Morocco with Youssef!
From the food to exploring the Sahara Desert, we enjoyed experiencing what Morocco had to offer. We appreciate you organizing the trip for us and making sure that we had a great and safe experience! Will definitely plan our next trip with you.
Thank you! :)