Saturday : Casablanca / Airport - 37 Kms / Driving around 45 Min Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport. Welcome, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Check-in, dinner and overnight.
Sunday : Casablanca / Airport - 37 Kms / Driving around 45 Min Discover the Bride of North Africa Pick-up from your hotel in Casablanca after your breakfast to start the visit of Casablanca. The city is well known as the main source of business investments as it is the economic capital of Morocco. However, it has a very important religious impact represented by one of the greatest mosques in the world. You can explore the outside view of the outstanding Hassan II Mosque after the following sightseeings: Habous district; it is located behind the Royal Palace and it offers various aspects that decrsibe the daily life in Casablanca through its mosques, souks (local markets) and Turkish baths... Afterwards, a view of the Royal palace then heading to city center and stop at Mohamed V square to witness the Hispanic-Muslim architecture alongside the gardens that surrounds these historical buildings. Continue the visit with the residential area of Anfa then a ride at the coastline of Ain Diab. Do not miss the Political and administrative capital After your optional lunch in one of the seafront restaurants in Casablanca, almost only one hour ride to discover some of the important sightseeings in Rabat. Strat with the Royal Palace but just an outside view for some photos is allowed. The Hassan Tower which is left to remember what Al Mansour had in mind and plans he built before his death. Nearby, is the Mausoleum of Mohamed V where the tombs chamber is traditionally designed and the outside is much more a charming grand square for free photo-shoots. More to enjoy is the Oudaya Kasbah, a beautiful district in blue and white in Andalusian style. Transfer to hotel for chek-in. Dinner and overnight.
Monday : Rabat / Meknes / Fez – 210 Kms Breakfast in hotel. Departure towards Fez with stops at Meknes and Volubilis. Sister of Fez (More likely) Meknes can be conisdered as a sister to Fez but it has its own charm starting with Bab Mansour and it is literally as if you enter the city itself. Bab Mansour is claimed to be one of North Africa's finest examples of surviving gateways. Another charming site is the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail beautifully decorated by the Moroccan and religious style. And if you are interested in art, Dar Jamai is your savor. A museum that is devoted to arts and craft of the region. Keeping the art theme in mind, the next stop after an optional lunch in local restaurant in the Medina is another definition with its own charateristics. The Roman Ruins Who does not enjoy art with a Roman touch! Volubilis is considered actually as the most important attraction in this region. The surviving columns and temple fragments are an impressive, and powerfully atmospheric site. The whole location will give you, though it is only ruins, the tase of the grandeur of Roman wealthy life. Finally, arrival to Fez and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Tuesday : Fez Morocco’s cultural and spititual centre Fez, like its name is considered as a samll city but very large thanks to its history for being the most important source of Moroccan intellectuals in various fields. It represents its heritage through the religious schools; Karaouiyine which can be seen only from the outside. Mostly known to be the oldest and at the opposite is Attarine then Bou Inania. These schools also called Medresas. A tour in the old medina will be delightful to discover the history behind some specific walls. A tour in the souks where the traditional products with some that only Fes and its surroundings can provide. During the tour you will have your optional lunch meal in a traditionnal house in the old Medina. The secont night will be spent in Fez including dinner in hotel.
Wednesday : Fez / Midelt / Erfoud – 410 Kms Earlier departure to Midelt via Azrou; it sits in apple country between the Middle and the High Atlas and makes a handy break between Fez and the desert. Coming from the north, in particular, the landscape offers some breathtaking views, especially of the eastern High Atlas, which seem to rise out of nowhere. Midelt is known for its handicraft cooperative. Optional lunch then continuation through Midelt, Ziz river and series of fortified villages. Arrival in Erfoud and check-in at the hotel. Dinner and accommodation. Optional : Excursion by 4WD with driver to Merzouga dunes.
Thursday : Erfoud / Tinghir / Ouarzazate – 310 Kms Breakfast and departure to Tineghir via Rissani.Visit of the ruins of Ksar Abbar and through the Tinjdad road, arrival at Todra Gorges kown with their impressive bare of escarpments. Independent lunch (1) and continuation to Ouarzazate via El Kelâa M’gouna and the Dades valley. Arrival to Ouarzazate, dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Friday : Ouarzazate / Ait Benhaddou / Marrakesh – 205 Kms After breakfast, Without Noise The title is not just a thought but the significance of the city’s name Ouar’zazate that is originated from Berber language (ouar-without and zazate-noise). Indeed, it is calm unlike the other cities. It is the Gate of the South and one of the most important sources for solar energy thanks to the huge project Noor which has been finalized recently. You can visit Kasbah Taourirt which belongs to Caide Glaoui and have a briefing of its history. The city contains also Atlas Studio, one of the world’s largest film studios. 30 minutes away, it is UNESCO world heritage site Ait Ben Haddou where many International movies have been shot thanks to its historical atmosphere. Optional lunch and visit of the ruins of this ancient kasbah. Continuation via the Tiz-In-Tichka pass (2260m of altitude) and Taddert to Marrakesh. Check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Saturday : Marrakesh Breakfast in hotel. Enjoy your full day discovery of the “Red City”. The Pearl of the South We can say that all is available in this city. Take a wander into the history of the denasties which ruled the place through the buildings, the Tombs and the schools. You will have a tour in the Koutoubia Mosque where the great Minaret that can be seen from much of the city. Heading to Bahia Palace afterwards; it would take a long time to end the visit of this palace but it will be worth it especially if you know that it took 15 years to complete it. Continue the visit with Menara Gardens where you can escape to a refreshing site far from the busy atmosphere and the heat of Marrakesh. Then you arrive to the souks. It’s time for shooping and you will lose yourself literally in the alluring lanes of the bazaars. The final stop is the famous Jamaa El Fna square. A 100% entertainment and full excitment of the site. The only regret is your departure back home and the only way to avoid it is the typical Fantasia show during the special dinner in Chez Ali restaurant which is optional but worth trying. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Sunday : Marrakesh / Essaouira - 190 Kms Breakfast and departure to Essaouira. ex. Mogador via Chichaoua. Independent lunch (1) and visit of this city which is a typical Portuguese harbour with fine examples of both Moorish and Portuguese art. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. The Mogador City Known as the ‘Wind City of Africa’, it attracts plenty of windsurfers between April and November, but the majority of visitors come here in spring and autumn to wander through the spice-scented lanes and palm-lined avenues of the fortified medina, browse the many art galleries and boutiques, relax in some of the country's best hotels and watch fishing nets being mended and traditional boats being constructed in the hugely atmospheric port. Optional lunch by the beach. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Monday : Essaouira / Casablanca – 400 Kms After breakfast, departure to Casablanca via El Jadida with a stop at El Oualidia. Optional lunch and continuation along the Atlantic coast to reach El Jadida for an orientation tour. Arrival to Casablanca, Check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Tuesday : Casablanca airport - 37 Kms / Driving around 45 Min After breakfast, departure transfer to Mohamed V airport for return flight and assistance to the boarding formalities.