Grand Tour to Morocco -Sahara Marrakech Rabat Fez - from Spain - 7 days

GRAND TOUR TO MOROCCO - Sahara Desert, Marrakech, Rabat  and Fez - from Spain.

Visit  Tangier  Casablanca- Rabat - Marrakech - The big Atlas - Aït Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Tinerghir - Rissani - Merzouga (Sáhara) - Erfoud - The middle Atlas - Azrou - Ifrane - Fez   and Chefchaouen

Lodging in 4* hotels and Bereber tent in Sahara Desert

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The Grand Tour to Morocco -Sahara, Marrakech, Rabat and Fez- from Tarifa is the most complete trip to Morocco that you can do. In 7 days you'll visit the main locations and cities in Morocco.

We are going to start our Grand Tour to Morocco from Spain visiting Rabat. The capital of the kingdom of  Morocco

After that, we will visit Marrakech, the red city, probably the most famous and touristic city in Morocco. We will visit the outerskirts of the Kutubía, The twin tower of the Giralda (in Seville) and Menara gardens. After that we will visit the Bay Palace, the Saadíes tombs and the outers of the Kasbah mosque. Free evening to enjoy a sunset at the Jmaa el Fna square, where there are live shows and shops every night.

Be amazed discovering the oasis and kasbahs from the south of Morocco within your travel to Sahara.

We are going to continue our tour to Morocco from Spain by living the experience of entering in the Sahara by 4X4 (off road vehicles) and enjoy the night there under a sky of stars accompanied by a special silence that will make this experience something that you will remember forever. Feel like a real bereber riding a camel through the desert by night to enjoy a magical sunrise in a private area.

Go through the majestic Boulmane de Dades canyon and the Todra natural pass to discover the charismatic old city of Aït Ben Haddou. You will be impressed when you visit Fez and its famous medina, the biggest one along the islamic culture. With more than 9500 streets inside the medina, you will feel the daily life and their typical Moroccan lifestyle that hasn't changed in the last 200 years.

There is no doubt, the Grand Tour to Morocco Casablanca, Sahara, Marrakech, Rabat and Fez- from Spain is the most complete and impressive travel that you can do in Morocco!

Do not miss the chance to discover Morocco with this tour that will turn into a vital experience!!!

Final price per person

569 €

Price per person
(In double room)

GRAND TOUR OF MOROCCO ITINERARY

DAY 1, SATURDAY: TARIFA - TANGIER - RABAT - CASABLANCA

  •  8:00: Meeting point will be at the information point at the Tarifa port, boarding passes will be collected.
  • 9:00 Fast ferry departs to Tangiers. Please remember you must stamp your passports during the boat ride. From the boat’s deck the silhouette of the city will begin to appear in all its splendor, dominated by the two tall towers of the mosque of Mohammed V and the Spanish Cathedral. In the distance, between the sound of the waves, you can hear the faint murmur of the muezzin calling people to prayer, and it is then that you will begin to feel that you have truly arrived at your destination: Morocco, country of senses.
  • When we arrive at the Tanger port, we will be received by our driver who will indicate where euros can be exchanged for dirhams at the port banks.
  • We will start our route to Rabat, the capital of the kingdom which is located on the Atlantic Coast next to the southern shore of Bu Regreg River which separates the neighboring city of Salé. Archaeological ruins are still conserved here which are known as Chellah.
  • During the Almohade Dynasty in 1195, Yaqub al-Mansur planned and carried out the construction of a grand city which would extend over more than 4 hectares surrounded by walls with five large doors. Within these walls, a large mosque was to be built with four hundred columns in order to support the Giralda de Sevilla and the Koutoubia de Marrakech, but the constructions was interrupted when Yaqub died in 1199. The only thing left standing was the minaret called Torre Hasan which was 44 meters high, which is 20 less meters than it was originally planned to be built.
  • Upon arrival we will visit Mausoleum de Mohammed V and the famous Tour Hassan
  • Free time for lunch.
  • After lunch we will continue our route towards Casablanca. Casablanca is the largest city and economic capital of Morocco. It is located along the Atlantic coast just south of the province's' capital Rabat. It is the most populated city with the population of six million. 
  • Chek in at the hotel.
  • Dinner in the hotel.

DAY 2, SUNDAY: CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast and check out
  • 08:30 hrs. Panoramic visit of Casablanca. In it we will be able to admire the exteriors of the Great Mosque Hassan II, designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau, was inaugurated in 1993 after 8 years of work, this mosque is the highest in the Arab world, the lights of its minaret, 200 meters high, can be seen from several kilometers away, and is the second largest after the mosque of Mecca. This architectural work has the latest technologies such as earthquake resistance, automatically opening roof, heated floor or electric doors. It is one of the few mosques in Morocco that allows the visit to non-Muslim tourists (entrance not included).
  • Departure to Marrakech, the red pearl of southern Morocco. 
  • At the arrival we will have lunch in the hotel and the rooms will be distributed. Some may not be ready, but room numbers will be assigned and luggage will be left at the hotel.
  • Afterwards we will take a guided tour of Marrakech. We begin with the external visit of the Kutubía, the twin tower sister of the Sevillian Giralda. We will visit the gardens of Menara, have a large pond of 30,000 square meters, which was built in the time of the Almohads, who designed a whole system of underground channels to take advantage of the thawing water of the Atlas and thus be able to use it for irrigation. This system is still used after almost 9 centuries of history... We will also visit the Bahia Palace, dedicated by the vizier to one of his favorites, at the end of the 19th century. We will finish the visit in the famous square of Jmaa el Fna, which at this time of the day becomes the greatest spectacle in the world.
  • For those who want transportation will return to the hotel at 20:00 hrs. Those who do not want to return to the hotel can stay in the square and return each on their own.
  • Free time for dinner in Marrakech. However, it will be offered as an optional dinner of the renowned show of the Fantasy Chez Ali, representing the different tribes of Morocco and their traditions.
  • And for those who don't want to, they can enjoy a dinner in the restaurants that are around the square.

DAY 3, MONDAY: MARRAKECH - ATLAS MOUNTAINS -OUARZAZATE

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • 8:00 am We will continue our trip towards southern Morocco. We will cross through the majestic mountains of the Alto Atlas and the port of Tzi´n´Tichka, the door entrance to the desert which is 2260 meter high. Here we will pause to contemplate the spectacular views.
  • We will continue to Ait Ben Haddou, one of the geological wonders of the world, which has been kept maintained throughout the millennium. Next we will visit a grand fortress which has served as a movie set several times for movies such as ¨Laurence de Arabia¨, ¨Gladiator¨, and ¨La Joya del Nilo¨. It is made from different elements, the adobe seems to mix with the dry land over what used to be a flourishing stream and has now been converted to cropland.
  • Free time for lunch
  • After the visit of this landmark, we will continue to Ouarzazate, former garrison of French troops, located in the meridional zone in the country. Rich with its agriculture and famous for its details in its palm trees, roses and henna that grow on its bank. It is also the mainstay of many movie directors. These attributes have caused numerous economic boosts to this zone and has created many businesses related to the audiovisual world and jobs to many of the residents.
  • Arrive at the hotel, check in the rooms
  • Dinner and accomodation in the hotel in Ouarzazate

DAY 4, TUESDAY.- OUARZAZATE – TINERGHIR - GARGANTAS DEL TODRA - SAHARA

  • Breakfast at the hotel  and check out 
  • 07:00 hrs. Departure from the hotel to continue our journey along the well known route of the kasbahs.
  • We will pass by Boumalne Dades, where the Valley of the Roses is located, to continue towards Tinerghir, where we will detour towards the Todra Gorges. There we will be able to admire marvellous palm groves that help to support the heat of these places.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • In the afternoon, we will continue our route towards Merzouga, where we will leave the vehicle to change to camels, we will cross the field of dunes mounted to camel during 1 hour and a half approx. to sleep in khaimas in the middle of the desert.
  • We will spend the night in khaimas, next to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara desert from we will be able to contemplate a spectacular starry sky.
  • Dinner and overnight in Jaimas.
  • After dinner there will be a fire with the music of Berber drums.

DAY 5, WEDNESDAY: SAHARA - IFRANE - FEZ

  • Sunrise in the Sahara. Its dunes extend to the horizon and some rise more than 150 m. The experience of seeing the first rays of sunrise in the Sahara is impressive.
  • Today it is obligatory to get up early for an unforgettable date with the sunrise. We will go out at night to be able to contemplate it from the dunes and to admire the different tonalities that is acquiring the sand as the Sun goes up.
  • Return in 4x4 to the Kasbah, for it we will border the field of dunes crossing the tracks that previously were used in the rally to Dakar.
  • Breakfast at the Kasbah.
  • After breakfast we will depart for Fez, the first of the Imperial Cities, its origin dates back to the 8th century. It is also one of the first holy cities of Muslim worship in Morocco and is also proud to host one of the oldest universities in the world.
  • On the way we will cross the middle and high Atlas, with several stops on route.
  • Dinner at the hotel

DAY 6, THURSDAY: FEZ

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Walking through the labyrinthine streets of Fez transports us to past worlds in which potters, forgeers and craftsmen coexist with the foreign visitor, who never ceases to be surprised by observing its people and smelling the multiple aromas and smells that flood the atmosphere of this city.
  • We left to visit the city of Fez with a local guide. We will start with a panoramic view of the city, including the Merinides tombs. Afterwards we will visit Fez el Jedid, including the Alhuitas Square, outside the Royal Palace and Dar el Makhzen.
  • We will continue to the walking visit of Fez el Bali. We will visit the spice souk of Attarin, the souk of Jenna. We will arrive at Nejjarin Square where the founduk of the same name is located and we will visit the Bounania Madrasa. We will continue towards the Es Seffarin square to finish the morning in the tanners' quarter and see the tanneries.
  • Mirrors, perfumes, chickens, pigeons, silverware, gold, babouches, sandals, chadors, chilabas, drums, vegetables, fruits, pottery, ceramics, forging, spices, portraits of the king, cereals, books, glassware and everything imaginable, everything... is here. The constant jolting of the donkeys, loaded with goods from various sources, transports you to another world only broken by the scream of "barak" with which the owner of the animal warns passers-by of the passage of the donkey.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • Free time in Fez.
  • Free time for dinner.
  • 20:00 hrs. Optional, dinner with folkloric show.

DAY 7, FRIDAY: FEZ – CHAOUEN – TANGIER – TARIFA

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Depart to Chefchaouen located in a natural park, declared as a natural reserve biosphere. Chaouen is a town on a mountain, white and blue, with its wise, kind, and respectful people who offer visitors beautiful panoramas of the urban slope. Beautiful local artisan showings can be seen here as well as enjoying a certain calmness that hard to find nowadays. This place really has you wishing for a return once you leave.
  • Tour through the blue city with a local guide
  • Depart towards Tanger. Free time for lunch on route
  • Arrive at the Tanger port and board towards Tarifa
  • 19:00h. Depart to the Fast Ferry to Tarifa
  • End of our services.

Although we will try our best to keep this program in motion, the guide has the right to make changes as long as it is a major force and necessary.

 

 

  • Fast Ferry return ticket from Tarifa to Tangiers and port taxes
  • Private transportation in Morocco throughout the entire trip
  • 1 night in Casablanca, hotel Oum Palace 4* , half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • 1 night in Marrakech Hotel Meriem 4*, half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • 1 night in Ouarzazate, Hotel Kenzi Azghor 4*, half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • 1 night in tents in Merzouga, half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • 2 nights in Fez, Hotel Menzah Zalagh 4*, half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Camel rides in the desert sand dunes
  • Entrance fees included to the monuments according to the program
  • Local guides in Rabat, Fez, Chefchaouen and Marrakech
  • Vehicle 4x4 in the desert (Erfoud, Merzouga)
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Management cost of 9 € already included in the final price
  • Cancellation expenses insurance, we inform you that you can hire an optional one, contact us.
  • Drinks for dinners and/or lunches
  • Supplement single room 120 € except in the desert.
  • Desert room and camel ride through the dunes (subject to availability) 30 €/pax/double room. To be requested at time of booking.
  • New Year's Eve supplement
  • Discount for children up to 12 years old, 15 % of the final price, sharing a room with their parents. Not combinable with other discounts or promotions.
  • All that is not specified in the price includes

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Notes

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU BRING YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT WITH AN EXPIRATION DATE OF AT LEAST 6 MONTHS FROM YOUR TRIP. 

You have the option, if you wish, to reserve a room in the desert (Albergue Dar El Janoub).