Enjoy your day trips with Gomarruecos.com Tours, we offer you the best choices of trips to spend a wonderful holidays with us in Morocco.Discover Rabat, Fez or Marrakech, the way of life of its people, its culture, its architecture, its gastronomy, its essence. A trip to the South until you reach the immense desert of Merzouga, the Erg Chebbi. The sea of golden dunes of this spectacular desert is a sight to behold. Continuation of the trip to Marrakech, where we will lose ourselves in the captivating atmosphere of its souks and its red streets. Then we will head to the endless beaches of Essaouira, bathed by the Atlantic. We will finish the route visiting Casablanca and Tangier.
Here is our full program for this wonderful Tour trip Offer to the best places in Morocco from north to south :
Day 1: Tangier
Gomarruecos tours will pick you up at the airport or port of Tangier and transfer you to your accommodation. Dinner will be served.
Day 2: Tangier – Chefchaouen
After having your breakfast, take a panoramic tour of this city overlooking the sea. We will visit the Grotto of Hercules and we will take a walk through the Capsularte Viewpoints. Then we will go to the beautiful city of Chefchaouen, known as the “Pearl of the North” for its white houses with doors painted an intense blue. It can be said that Chefchaouen or Chaouen, is one of the most picturesque cities in Morocco. Located in the northwest of the country, in the foothills of the Rif mountains, it is also known as the “blue city”. Its name in Rifeño “Accawen” means “horns”, in reference to the two peaks visible from the city. Chefchaouen stands out for its magic, its traditions and the irresistible charm of its streets dyed deep blue and white. Formerly it was considered the Holy City of Islam. Free time to get lost in its labyrinthine streets and its endless local craft stalls. Accommodation.
Day 3: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Fez
We leave the rich world of Chefchaouen and head towards Fez; the first of the imperial cities that is proud to host one of the oldest universities in the world. On the way we will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, very well preserved. We can also see a panoramic view of Moulay Idriss, the holy city where we will have lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Fez to enjoy the sunset while we visit the walls and doors of their medina or simply having a welcome tea from the Terrace of the Riad while watching the medina. Dinner and accommodation in Riyadh.
Day 4: Fez Guided Tour
Breakfast and day dedicated to the city of Fez, accompanied by our private guide. Fez is the oldest of the imperial cities and the capital of the first Arab dynasty of Morocco. We will visit, among others, the Royal Palace, the Medina and the “medresas”, old religious centers converted today into souks occupied by the potters of Fez. Its university, famous for the study of Arabic and the Muslim religion, make it a meeting point for a large number of Moroccan students. Fez falls in love at every step, full of artisans and merchants, getting lost in its souks is all sensory experience. Free afternoon in the Medina. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 5: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast we leave Fez to head to the desert. The first town we will find is Ifrane, known as “the Moroccan Swiss”. A city founded by the French during the 1920s as a place to spend their holidays, it is still today an exclusive place for well-to-do tourism. We continue the route until we reach Azrou (“big rock” in Berber) and its Cedar Forest. The most famous inhabitant of these forests is the Great Cedar Gouraud, the largest millenary cedar in the region. Unfortunately, he died a few years ago due to a plague of processionaries. But there are other inhabitants who will welcome us: the friendly monkeys of the Atlas. Continuation of the trip through the beautiful Ziz Valley. In this valley is the impressive Oasis of Tafilalet, full of date palms. They say that, behind the Nile itself, Tafilalet is the second largest oasis on the African continent. An authentic orchard of vegetation. We will arrive at Erfoud, known as the “desert gate”. Erfoud is the last city before the desert. The charm of its streets, its traditional houses and the whole landscape in general, represent the center of deep Morocco. Stop to visit an artisan workshop where the fossils extracted from the desert work, where we will see how they carry out real craft work. A few km away is the impressive Erg Chebbi dunes. Today we will stay in Merzouga, a cozy Berber village settled at the foot of the dunes. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 6: Merzouga – Khamlia – Tracks of the Dakar – Erg Chebbi – Rissani
After breakfast we have a fun excursion through the desert, visiting the nomads and sharing tea with them. We will visit the market of Rissani and the village of the gnawas of Khamlia where they will delight us with their ancestral music. In the afternoon we will return to the Riad to start from there a route on the back of the dromedaries, which will lead us to the camp located between the dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert. On the way we will witness one of the most beautiful spectacles: the sunset in the dunes. Once in the camp, we will taste a typical Berber dinner, enlivened with live drum music. We will spend the night in nomadic haimas in the middle of the dunes of the Sahara. Without a doubt, one night that you will not easily forget. Dinner and accommodation in haimas.
Day 7: Desert Erg Chebbi. Gorges of the Todra. Ouarzazate
Option for the early risers to contemplate a beautiful sunrise from the dunes. We will move to the Riad to prepare and have a good breakfast. We will leave the desert to embark on a route to the spectacular Todra Gorges. In its path to save the mountains, the Todra River has eroded the land to build a narrow gorge with vertical walls of more than 300m in height. A show that you can not miss. Then we will start the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs, the name of the route that passes through a series of typical fortresses built in adobe, with crenellated towers and brick ornaments. This tour will take us to the Kelaa M’Gouna Valley, known for the massive cultivation of damask roses and their perfumes. Arrival in Ouarzazate and panoramic visit to your Kasbah Taouirit. Ouarzazate is known as the Moroccan Hollywood and has a cinema museum. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 8: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech
Breakfast. Then will embark on a route to the beautiful Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a beautiful Berber village declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and famous for having been the setting for several films such as Laurence of Arabia, Gladiator, Cleopatra and The Jewel of the Nile, among others Aït Ben Haddou is a fortified complex that is located in the province of Ouarzazate, in the region of Souss-Massa-Draâ. It extends along the Ounila River. Most of the inhabitants live in the new village, on the other side of the river, however, some families still live inside the Ksar. Visit to the Ksar. We will continue towards Marrakech crossing the mountain pass of Tichka (2260m of altitude), of spectacular landscapes. Arrival in Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 9: Marrakech … Free day
After breakfast we will dedicate the day to discover the charms of Marrakech and its historical monuments (option to hire a private guide): Gardens and Menara basin, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs of the founders of the city, the Dar Museum Said, the Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century by Sir Mousa. View also to the Gardens of Majorelle. Finally, we could not forget the main place of life in the city, where jugglers, musicians, fakirs, snake charmers and all sorts of characters make the Jmaa El Fna Square, the most emblematic place in Marrakech. Rest of the day free to get lost in its souks and the hectic atmosphere of the Plaza. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 10: Marrakech – Essaouira
Breakfast and departure to the coastal city of Essaouia, passing through the Argan Valley where the protagonists are undoubtedly the plantations of Argan trees and their tenants the goats, who climb for them in search of their fruits. Arrival at the beautiful Essaouira full of squares, walls, fortifications and historical monuments. All a historical and cultural heritage in a city baptized as the Pearl of the Atlantic where everything is mixed, bewitching everyone who visits. Free time to get lost in its medina full of souks and countless craft stalls. Another option is to stroll along its extensive and relaxing beach. Accommodation.
Day 11 Essaouira – Casablanca – Rabat
Breakfast and departure to Casablanca, true economic capital of the country. Once there, a panoramic visit that includes the Anfa District, the Nations Park, the Boulevard de la Corniche, the fabulous Mosque of Hassan II (optionally you can visit the interior). We leave Casablanca towards the imperial city of Rabat where we will visit the Hassan Tower. This iconic building dominates Rabat. The tower is actually the minaret of a mosque that was never finished. The place was going to be in the XII century the largest religious monument in the world, but Sultan Yacoub el Mansur died before finishing the works. The tower is 44 meters high, although the forecast was that it would reach 60m. The Hassan Tower is the most famous monument in Rabat. We will also visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the most emblematic monument of the Moroccan capital. It shelters the tomb of Hassan II and of Mohammed V, the father of the independence of Morocco. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 12: Rabat – Asilah
After breakfast we take a trip to the beautiful fortified city of Asilah, founded in the Phoenician era. We will visit its beautiful Medina with views of the Atlantic. The medina of Asilah is characterized by the luminosity of its sky, the constant sound of the sea in its streets and the salinity of its environment. The streets are clean and silent and its paving is the work of local artists. The houses are white, adorned with mural paintings of the artists that visit it, giving a bohemian touch to the city. There are many houses in the rehabilitation phase with beautiful Andalusian designs, mixing white and blue indigo. The mosques are small and totally painted white. The walls that surround the city were built by Alfonso V of Portugal in the 15th century. They have several doors, the most important are Bab Homar or Puerta de la Tierra, open under a tower, with the coat of arms of the King of Portugal, and the Puerta del Mar, next to the square Portuguese tower that dominates the entire city. Afternoon free in Asilah to walk through its beautiful streets. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 13 Asilah – Tangier
Free morning to enjoy the wonderful beach of Asilah and the city. At the agreed time, our driver will transfer you to the airport or the port of Tangier, to take the flight or the ferry back, end of our service.
Note about the trip: If this itinerary is not quite what you are looking for, please contact us and we will make the itinerary to suit you.
All itineraries can be changed according to your needs.
The price includes :
-Collected at the airport / port of Tangier
-Transportation in private vehicle during the whole trip (air conditioning / heating)
-Chofer-bilingual escort throughout the route
-Exercise on dromedaries through the dunes of Merzouga
-Accommodation in the selected category
-Accommodation in typical Berber haima
-Breakfasts and dinners (Except dinners in Chefchaouen and Essaouira)
-Transfer to the airport / port of Tangier
Price does not include :
-Flight international / Ferry journey
-Drinks at meals
-Entrances for visits that you wish to make during the trip