Private CIRCUIT The GRAND TOUR of Morocco
Private CIRCUIT The GRAND TOUR of Morocco
Marrakech : 2 nights- Essaouira : 1 night- Casablanca : 1 night- Tanger : 2 nights- Chefchaouen : 1 Night- Fez : 2 nights- Merzouga : 1 night- Erg ChanI: 1 night- Ouarzazate : 1 Night- Agadir : 1 night
13 Nights-37 meals–departures guaranteed in French from 2 persons-flight not included (Flight possible on request)
Day 1: Casablanca/Marrakech S
Arrival at Casablanca Airport. Welcome and transfer to Marrakech. Installation, supper and night at the hotel.
Day 2: Marrakech (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your guide and departure for the visit of the city: The gardens of the Menara, the palace of the Bahia and the famous Koutoubia, then visit the Saadian tombs. Dinner and continuation of the visit of the souks, ending at the famous place Djemaa El Fna. Free time for the individual exploration of the souks. Back to the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.
Day 3: Marrakech/Essaouira (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Essaouira. Essaouira is a port city that runs along the Moroccan Atlantic coast and is one of the country’s many tourist destinations. The heritage of Essaouira is in the image of the splendor of its site: The Medina is a model of the genre, classified by UNESCO, the souks offer varied products and a popular animation, while the numerous art galleries are among the specifics of The city. The ramparts and the Kasbah dominate the port, located on the coast known for its beautiful beaches and the wind that can blow there strong, for the pleasure of windsurfers. Guided tour of the souks, the Scala, the port and the old Medina. Dinner and lodging at the Riad.
Day 4: Essaouira/Safi/Oualidia/El-Jadida/Casablanca (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the Riad. Departure to Casablanca by the coastal road. Passing through Safi, an active city with an industrial port which is also the largest sardine port in the country. Safi is also worth a visit for its history-laden Medina and its pottery known all over the world. Dine in an oyster restaurant in Oualidia, 59 km away and walk in the beautiful lagoon. Continuation on El-Jadida. The Portuguese fortifications of Mazagan, which are now part of the city of El Jadida, were erected as a fortified colony on the Atlantic coast at the beginning of the sixteenth century. The colony was taken over by the Moroccans in 1769. Visit of the Portuguese city and walk in the Medina. Arrival in Casablanca. Dinner and lodging at the hotel.
Day 5: Casablanca/Rabat/Asilah/Tangiers (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the hotel. A quick panoramic tour of Casablanca, an external visit to the Hassan II Mosque, the Corniche Boulevard, the Mohamed V Square and the Habous district. Departure to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Visit of the extraordinary mausoleum complex of King Mohammed V and the Hassan Tower, visit to the Casbah of Oudayas. Dinner on site and continuation to Tangier via Assilah; The city is surrounded by Portuguese ramparts contrasting with the whiteness of the houses. Dinner and lodging at the Riad.
Day 6: Tangiers (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the Riad. Departure for the visit of the city of Tangier.
the Grand Socco: is a huge permanent market located at the entrance to the Medina. This square is the most frequented crossing point in Tangiers.
Le Petit Socco: is a small square surrounded by cafes and old hotels. In the shops, the Carpenters work the wood, the tailors make Djellabas. In the lower part of the medina there are still some plots of the fortifications established by the English. To the east, a platform offers a panoramic view of the old port of Tangier and the bay.
Bequeathed by the United States this building was the first acquisition of the United States Government abroad. The building would be the only historical monument that this nation has had since its origin.
Place de La Casbah: This square offers a very wide view of the bay and the port of Tangier. It opens onto an alley lined with houses richly decorated with sculptures of cherubs, windows and multi-coloured balconies.
Caves of Hercules: located 10 km from Tangier, these are natural and calcareous caves in which the sea penetrates at high tide. According to Greek mythology, it was inside the den that Hercules found rest after the realization of his exploits.
Dinner during the visit. Dinner and lodging at the Riad.
Day 7: Tangier/Tetouan/Chefchaouen (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the Riad. Departure for Tetouan, a one-hour journey whose roads cross the Rif Mountains and its small villages. The city of Tetouan is full of history and culture, together with a magnificent architecture. You will find a lot of Spanish influence since it was under the laws of Spain and Andalusia. Visit the medina of Tetouan, a UNESCO heritage site, with its Hispano-Moorish architecture. Continuation to Chefchaouen. At 600 m above sea level, Chefchaouen leans against two horn-shaped mountains, of which she is also named. We only discover the city after crossing the last laces of the road, which makes it, at first glance, mysterious. Installation in your Riad and visit, starting with the medina with its five doors, where the colors of the various products exposed in the bazaars contrast with the dazzling blue of the houses. The Place de Uta el-Hammam, the Great Mosque, the Place de Makhzen and the source of Ras el-Maa are also places to discover. Dinner during the visit. Dinner and lodging at the Riad.
Day 8: Chefchaouen/Volubilis/Meknes/Moulay Idris/Fez (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the Riad. Departure to Fez, via the city of Ouazzane to arrive at the Roman site of Volubilis, classified cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Stop in Meknes and visit the Agdal Basin, stables that contained up to 15 000 horses, Granaries, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the city, and the Bab Mansour Gate, the most photographed door in Morocco, and the Lahdime square. Dinner and then continue to Fez. Installation, supper and lodging at the Riad.
Day 9: Fez (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the Riad. Departure for the visit of the religious capital of Morocco, classified to the cultural heritage of UNESCO. Visit of the largest and most exciting Medina of Morocco: Medina of Fez El Bali (former Fez). Its mazed alleys lead to a multitude of historical wonders and souks. This is the historical heart of the city, established on the slopes of a trough crossed by the Wadi Fez: This is the Medina, with its Medersas Attarine (built between 1323 and 1325) and Bou Inania (built between 1350 and 1357 by the Sultan Abou Inane), its fountain Nejjarine, its Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and its famous Karaouine mosque (entrance forbidden to non-Muslims). Dinner during the visit. Dinner and lodging at the Riad.
Day 10: Fez/Ifrane/Midelt/Erfoud/Merzouga (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the Riad. Departure to Merzouga via Ifrane, the small Moroccan Switzerland. Stop and continue to Midelt, for dinner. Continuation towards Merzouga, many Berber villages are scattered along the way, then crossed from the oasis to Tafilalet. Arrive in Merzouga in the late afternoon, in time to admire the beautiful sunset behind the dunes. Merzouga has the highest dunes in all of Morocco. Together, they make up the famous ERG champion, including the great Dune of Merzouga, an indispensable place of tourism in the Sahara. With a height of nearly 160 meters, its ascent guarantees an incredible panorama. Supper and lodging in an inn.
Day 11: Merzouga/Bivouac at ERG champion (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the inn. Departure for the discovery of the desert through the villages of Khamlia. Located seven kilometers from Merzouga an unusual place that bears witness to the indelible traces of the trade. Also known as the “Black Village” or “African village”, it houses “Bambaras”, populations also called Gnawa, who are descendants of the slaves of black Africa. Not far away, the abandoned mines, which are still being exploited by artisanal miners in search of quartz and kohl. Arrival at ERG champion in the late afternoon. Camel ride around the dunes. Supper and lodging in the tent.
Day 12: Merzouga/Gorges de dades/Kelaat Mgouna/Ouarzazate (PD/D/S)
Morning awakening to watch the sunrise behind the dunes. Breakfast in the bivouac and departure for Tinghir for a stroll through the impressive gorges of the Todra.
Before reaching the gorges, at the exit of Tinghir, you will find a source of water called “the source of the sacred fish”. Park your car and continue on foot, to gradually climb the gorges, which reach in some places 300 meters high. A few dozen minutes on foot will be enough to reach the heart of the gorges, where spring water flows afloat. Dinner in the gorges. Continuation on Ouarzazate via Boumalne and the valley of Roses, then the Palm Grove of Skoura, the Palm Grove with a thousand kasbahs. Dinner and lodging at the Riad.
Day 13: Ouarzazate/Taznakhte/Taliouine/Taroudant/Agadir (PD/D/S)
Breakfast at the Riad. Departure to Agadir. Stop in Taliouine, the city of saffron par excellence. Visit of a Safran cooperative where you can buy a product with a guaranteed quality in peace of mind. You will also be explained the different ways to use this spice. Continuation towards Taroudant, the magic of Morocco: the charm of a historic city, the Atlas Mountains and the sea at an hour’s drive. Located in the valley of the souses, Taroudant is one of the oldest cities in Morocco, it is called “the Little Marrakech”. Little tour of the ramparts, visit to the Casbah. Dinner and continuation to Agadir. Installation, supper and night at the hotel.
Day 14: Agadir/Casablanca/Montreal PD
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Agadir airport, in anticipation of your return flight.
Land PORTION Price Valid from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019
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Accommodation in the following or similar HOTELS and RIAD
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|11||The Champion||Luxury Bivouac|
- Half-board accommodation in the hotels and Riad mentioned above;
- Transfer Casablanca/Marrakech on Day 1;
- Day 1 (supper) full board (breakfast, dinner and supper) from day 2 to 13 and day 14 (breakfast)
- Camel ride in the bivouac;
- Excursion in 4×4;
- Air-conditioned Minibus tour with driver guide 12 days;
- Local English or French Guide in Rabat, Marrakech, Essaouira, Tangier, Tetouan Meknes Volubilis, Fez;
- Entrance fees to monuments;
- Departure transfer to Agadir;
- Hotel Taxes;
- The assistance of a representative on the spot
- International flight
- The costs of formalities (passport and others…);
- Beverages, personal expenses and optional excursions;
- Meals not included
- The contribution of $1/$1000 to the travel Agent client Compensation Fund.
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