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Morocco Family Adventure: Discover, Explore and Bond

Casablanca , Morocco

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Duration

10 days

Overview

Take in the rich history and diverse culture of Morocco on an 11-day Morocco Family Adventure through this North African gem. Marvel at the Mosque of Hassan II in French-infused Casablanca. Discover the charming streets of the Medina in magical Meknes. Uncover ancient history at the Roman ruins of Volubilis, wander through the labyrinth of twisting alleyways in Fes el Bali. Discover the dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert. And watch Jamaa el Fna come to life with markets and magicians in Marrakech.

Enjoy this tapestry of experiences. Where Morocco’s vivid culture is brought to life in every detail, for an experience that is both enriching and unforgettable. Come along on an experience where spicy scents, vivid colors, and friendly hospitality. Blend to create a sensory symphony that will stay in your heart long after your Morocco family adventure is over.

Included/Exclude

  • Private 4WD/Mini-van with professional driver
  • Daily pick-up and drop off
  • Daily mineral water in the vehicle
  • Airport solo two-way transfers
  • Speaking English driver
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Luxury tent in the desert camp
  • Camel ride in sahara desert
  • Sandboarding in the high dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Visits to Morocco's most popular attractions
  • Guided Tours in Chefchaouen - Fes - Marrakech
  • Delecious Moroccan food
  • Additional Services
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Extra activities not referred to itinerary : Spa treatments, Quad...

Tour Plan

Your private Morocco tour from Casablanca will start early in the morning with a pick up from your hotel with our speaking English driver/guide. Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. This is where money is being made, where young Moroccans come to seek their fortunes and where business and the creative industries prosper. The city’s handsome Moorish buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style, are best admired in the downtown area. After your breakfast at your accommodation we will drive you to Rabat explore the capital of Morocco. Here you’ll see the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Mausoleum is a topped by a cupola and comprises, to the right a museum with a gallery above it. They enclose a mosque whose minaret is the Hassan Tower itself, each of its four sides has a different decoration and its truncated height makes it look even bigger than it is. Overnight in Rabat.
Leave the hustle and bustle of rabat and venture into one of the most picturesque corners of the Moroccan countryside on 11 days Morocco tour. Travel north in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the green Rif Mountains. Admire the landscape and stay in a cottage in Chefchaouen. The next day, visit this famous and picturesque blue city and visit its kasbah before hite the road to Fez.
Enjoy a royal breakfast with a panoramic view of Chefchaouen's blue washed historic medina. Begin your guided tour by foot. Visit the kasbah museum. The kasbah of Chefchaouen belongs to the early 18th century, and was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail. It is fairly simple without architectural surprises however it is surrounded by gardens on the interior and exterior. Inside the Kasbah, you will visit the ethnographic museum containing antique weapons, musical instruments, and photographs of the old town. Stop into the museum’s roof and take pictures of a panoramic view of the Hispanic flavored town lined with blue and white washed houses, tiny balconies, tiled roofs and patios embellished with citrus trees. Next, visit the cobbled main square, Plaza Uta el-Hammam and where the striking 15th century Grand Mosque sits. The Mosque and its nearby buildings were built by Jewish refugees, who alongside Muslims escaped the Spanish persecution to Chefchaouen. Until the Spanish arrived in the 1920’s the town remained isolated and with the exception of three western men who snuck in. Try fresh goat cheese salad, a local Rif specialty, chicken pastilla or a lamb tajine with prunes. For dessert sit outside by the mulberry trees of Plaza Uta el- Hammam and enjoy local sweets from one of the cafes or browse the small shops famous for selling woven rugs, blankets and woolen goods. After lunch go for a guided hike in the close-by green hillsides. In the evening it is possible to relax in hammam, a Moroccan spa experience. For dinner, you will dine at the Restaurant Tissemlal, a beautifully decorated old house with a French-Moroccan set menu. Overnight at a charming Boutique Riad or Hotel in Chefchaouen.
Chefchaouen Departure to Fes. Drive through the poetic Riff Moutnains passing the region of Ouzzane. Gastronomic lunch at a local restaurant that offers farm to table fare. Overnight at a charming boutique Riad or Hotel in Fez.
After breakfast in your stay, you begin the fez tour at Bab Boujloud, this door decorated on one side with green enamel, and on the other blue enamel, only dated from 1913. Discover the Royal palace gate made of copper, marble and small pieces of Mosaic. After that exploring the attractive Fez Remparts and panoramic view of old musée Borj Nord and Borj Sud. Finish outside medina tour by apprentice school of Fez pottery and mosaic. Break for lunch at a local restaurant. Following that, visit the large Tannery Chouara in Africa where workers produce high quality of leather using just naturals. Then visit the islamic schools beginning by university and Mosque the Qaraouyine that was founded as early as in IXth century by Fatima, daughter of Mohamed el Fihri, native of Kairaouan, the large Mosque of Fez got its name from the section of the city precisely occupied by the Kairaouanaise, where it was built. Next, move to other schools for example, Madrassa Bounania notable for its clock, it is the last and the most important of the merinides Medrasas of Fez. Moreover Medrassa el Attarine, Moulay Idriss mausoleum... Finally, your driver will drop off you at your Riad/Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Fez.
Today, your private Morocco tour will starts from your hotel or riad in Fez driving across the Middle Atlas and cedar forest. Along the way we pass through Ifrane, which is a famous ski resort, then Midelt, famous for minerals and apples. We continue via Ziz valley to reach Erfoud, famous for fossil products, and then to Rissani. Next, once we arrive in the Erg Chebbi desert where we meet our camel man. We prepare for a camel ride across the Merzouga sand dunes during sunset and enjoy some local music around fire and sleeping in Sahara desert camp. Overnight in desert camp in Merzouga.
Today it worth waking up early in the morning so you can experience the beauty of a desert sunrise and the amazing silence of the Sahara, this is a wonderful time to experience the silence and the changing colors as the sun rises on the dunes. After coming back to the camp where breakfast will be waiting and a hot shower to freshen you up for the day ́s adventure, you will then ride your camel back to the departure point. We will pick you up and start your Merzouga desert tour exploring all interesting sites around Erg Chebbi dunes such as the seasonal Lake of Merzouga named “Lake Sirji”, Khamlia village for GNAWA music, Mines for a variety of stones called “Mefes” to nomad families ending by a visit to RISSANI Market, the biggest souk in the area. Arriving in the afternoon then free time for the rest of the day before spending the night at a luxury desert camp in Merzouga.
Weak up early to watch a spectaculare sunrise over the dunes, before being escorted back to Merzouga offroading by our 4WD vehicle. After breakfast, we head toward Erfoud and the Todra Gorges beyond that. On arrival, you’ll have the chance to climb the 300 metre-tall gorges and view of the beautiful river from an excellent vantage point. Overnight in Tinghir. The very resonance of the name plunges us into a scene of souks and markets, with a mixture of smiles and gestures, you can acquire some fine piece of old jewellery or a magnificient gun.
The journey from Tinghir to Ouarzazate is a long one 176 klm and the road climbs up into the valley of the Dades. The palm-tree gradually gives way to orchards of pomegranate-trees, and you pass through one kasbah after another. However stop and visit the kasbah in Kalaat Magouna which massively stands out in silhouette on a crag from which you can look out over the whole oasis. You first realize that you are near ouarzazate , a town of 71 067 habitants, when you pass through one of its arches that straddles the road. And then, Ouarzazate the whole Southern Morocco seems to be embodied in that name. Once arrive to Ouarzazate you will have the chance to visit on of Ouarzazare’s edges the Glaoui palace, kasbah of Taourirte and we won’t miss the cinema studios. Overnight in ouarzazate.
Today is a special day, after breakfast you start the day with a pick up by your driver/guide from your hotel or riad. We leave for Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which is located about 30 kilometres from Ouarzazate. The kasbah is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage site and is a well-preserved fortified city, made up of kasbahs and ksars with a great earthen clay architecture. It is subject to many Moroccan postcards and numerous famous films have been shot here, such as «Jesus of Nazareth», «Gladiator» and «Alexander». We continue into the High Atlas mountains, along the former route of the caravans until we arrive at Kasbah Telouet. This kasbah lies at an elevation of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) and was the seat of the El Glaoui family’s power. It was built in 1800’s, but after Morocco’s independence in 1953, the Glaoui family was evicted and the kasbah was left to ruin. The palace is becoming more damaged, but in 2010 work was started to restore the property. Inside it has some stunning mosaics and intricate wood carvings similar to the Bahia Palace in Marrakech, with an incredible attention to details. From the roof terrace there is an amazing view of the mountains and the valley below. You enjoy a lunch in one of Tizi n’tishka local restaurants before reach Marrakech in the late evening Overnight in Marrakech Riad/Hotel.
Marrakech is a culturally rich city that attracts many artists, designers, filmmakers, and creative entrepreneurs. This tour takes you on a visit with one of our certifed guides in Marrakrch to the beautiful Majorelle Garden where you will enjoy a collection of various plants, trees and cactus from all over the world. You will visit the Berber Museum to see the vintage and tribal jewelry originating from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. You will also visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum to experience the history of former YSL fashion collections, art galleries, and special exhibitions. (Please note that the YSL Museum is closed on Wednesdays.) We will then travel back to the medina to visit the Museum of Confluences Dar al Bacha (Please note that the Palace is closed on Tuesdays). The tour will continue in the artisans souk, with a visit to medicinal herbalist shop and complete the tour at the Max & Jan concept store (gift shop & restaurant). From here your 11 days Morocco tour comes to end in the late evening, enjoy your last night in Marrakech before say goodbye to Morocco. Overnight in Marrakaech riad/hotel. Drop off to the airport on the next day.

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