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MR01: 9 Days Casablanca - Rabat - Fez - Erfoud - Ouarzazate - Marrakech - Casablanca

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & air-conditioned car
Hotel: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Great welcome to Morocco to start your private best Morocco desert tours! When your flight lands in the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, our experienced local English-speaking driver guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you at a leisurely pace.

Accommodation: Club Val D'anfa Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, our English-speaking driver guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby for departure to Rabat, the imperial capital of this Muslim country.

Upon arrival, you will be guided to visit the Royal Palace from the outside. This Royal Palace is a typical Arabic palace architecture and mainly served as a political conference center, where the king of Morocco greets the heads of other countries. After that, proceed to the unfinished Hassan Tower, which has been under construction since 1196. At present, there are only stone pillars remaining due to the lack of funds and frequent earthquakes.

Later, continue to visit the Oudayas Kasbah, a complex of castles. This scenic area is characterized by its picturesque garden, museums with jewelry, musical instruments, and ethnological costume inside, and high platforms particularly for overlooking the seascape.

The last stop of today's best Morocco tours is the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, where royal soldiers stand at the entrance. At the end of the day, spend some leisure time exploring souks in the old medina.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Riad Kalaa (4 stars) or similar

  • The Hassan II Mosque, beautiful scenery  at sunset
    The Hassan II Mosque, beautiful scenery at sunset
Day 3: Rabat - Fez
In the morning, transfer to Fez, the third largest city and a historical city of Morocco. En route, pay a visit to the old imperial city Meknes, founded in the 11th century, which is home to vast historic sites. Moreover, the city obtains a well-reputed honor for its olive oil and wine. Later, make a stop at the most famous Roman site, the Ruins of Volubilis. After that, continue to Fez.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Riad Marjana Suites & Spa (4 stars) or similar

Day 4: Fez City Tour
Today's best Morocco tour package is dedicated to leading you to explore the local life and charm of this ancient imperial city, Fez.

The top priority stop is the Old Medina, whose foundation could date back to the end of 8th century. This old city is said to be the only one in the world without bus or car due to its intricate narrow alleys, and donkeys play the importation means of transportation.

Next, we will visit the tanneries, the Attarine Madrasa, a top college of Islam. Thereafter, continue to visit Morocco's second largest mosque, Quaraouiyine Mosque. Then, visit the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the Souk Nejjarine, and the Mellah in succession.

At the end of the day, it's advisable to stroll through the narrow alleys inside this ancient city for a further exploration on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Riad Marjana Suites & Spa (4 stars) or similar

  • Scenery of the old Medina in Fez at sunset
    Scenery of the old Medina in Fez at sunset
Day 5: Fez - Erfoud
After breakfast, transfer to Erfoud, the entrance to the Sahara Desert. Although it may be a long drive, the attractive and marvelous scenery will make good use of your time. Along the way, we will pass through the majestic Middle Atlas Mountain, and Midelt, a mineral mining city.

Upon arrival, take a 4x4 vehicle heading to Merzouga Desert, where camel riding and sand sliding are specially arranged for you. One of the highlights today will be appreciation of the overwhelming sunset in this boundless desert. After enjoying all the exquisitely prepared activities, it's time to return to Erfoud to round off today's desert adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Palm's Hotel Club (4 stars) or similar

Day 6: Erfoud - Ouarzazate
In the morning, we will leave for the Todra Gorge, in the southeast of Morocco. This stunning gorge is only about 10 meters (11 yards) wide, but its height reaches more than 300 meters (984 feet). The brownish-red steep cliffs seem to show that there is no way out. After that, stop at the Skoura Oasis for a short duration. Afterwards, continue your best Morocco tour package to Ouarzazate.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Riad Dar Chamaa or similar

  • Caravan going through the Sahara Desert
    Ride a Camel in Sahara Desert
Day 7: Ouarzazate - Marrakech
In the morning, depart to another imperial city, Marrakech, dubbed as the Southern Pearl and Land of God. En route, make a short break at Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This Morocco's most beautiful village is famous for the breathtaking view of earthen houses and walls. Thereafter, proceed to Marrakech and check into your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Riad Nesma Suites & Spa (4 stars) or similar

Day 8: Marrakech City Tour
Today's itinerary starts with the Koutoubia Mosque, the landmark building and the highest architecture in the city. Built in 1195, this mosque distinguishes from other temples in that the mud on the spires is mixed with many precious fragrant spices. To this day, the mosque is surrounded with fragrance.

Later, go ahead to El-Bahia Palace, which was decorated with a vast number of Islamic carved flowers and Mosaic collage tiles, making it exquisite and elegant. After that, visit the Saadian Tombs, well-known for its architectural value, especially the carved wooden ceiling. Next is the holy Ben Yousself Medersa, which is the largest Koran academy in North Africa. During the rest of the free time, you can take a leisurely exploration of the souks.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Riad Nesma Suites & Spa (4 stars) or similar

  • Koutoubia Mosque in the city of Marrakech
    Koutoubia Mosque in the city of Marrakech
Day 9: Departure from Marrakech/Casablanca
Your best Morocco tours ends today. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Marrakech or Casablanca according to your return flight. For your reference, it takes around 15 minutes by driving to Menara Airport in Marrakech or 3 hours by car to Mohammed International Airport in Casablanca. We wish you a nice journey home! Hope to serve you for your next journey.

Meals: Breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

2023 Special: 10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$1859 $1673$1639 $1475
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Above prices are not applied for public holidays and festivals.
What's Included
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Sevice of English-speaking driver guide and private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Morocco.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Morocco visa fee.
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