Enjoy this experience through our Morocco South Tour in 13 Days of adventure through the Imperial Cities of Fes and Marrakesh plus the South of Morocco.
Day 1 : Airport to Casablanca
On your arrival at the airport, you will be met by your driver and tour guide who will drive you to your hotel.
After having some rest, enjoy your first dinner in Morocco and an overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 2 : Casablanca to Fes
After breakfast, you will have a tour of one of Casablanca’s most famous attractions, Hassan II Mosque which is the largest mosque in Morocco and one of the largest in the world.
After visiting the Mosque and the Medina in City Center, you will drive to the Imperial City of Fes, which is known as the spiritual and cultural capital of the country and a center for handicraft arts.
Once in Fes, you will then drive to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 : Guided tour of Fes
After breakfast, begin your Fes sightseeing tour from Fès el Jdid.
Visit the historical sites such as the Royal Palace, one of the oldest and largest in Morocco, the Mellah or Jewish Quarter, founded in 1438 and the first in Morocco, and the landmark Marinid Tombs which date back to the Marinid Dynasty.
Later, you will enter the winding, old walled city of Fes el Bali, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981.
Visit the historical sites such as the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the medieval University of Karaouiyne plus the leather tanneries which have been in use for 1000 years.
Return to your hotel or riad and enjoy dinner in a restaurant of your choice.
Day 4 : Day Trip from Fes to Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Meknes
After breakfast, head to Volubilis to explore the partially excavated Roman ruins, dating from the 3rd Century.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers you an opportunity to enjoy a blend of cultural heritage and picturesque scenery.
Afterward, you will drive for approximately 20 minutes to the Holy City of Moulay Idriss, one of the five Holy Cities in the Islamic world.
The last destination will be Meknes, which was established in the 11th century.
During your visit, you will tour the major attractions of the city including the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, a sultan in the 16th Century, and the Bab Mansour Gate.
At the end of the day, relax with a Turkish bath (Hamman) and massage.
At the end of the trip, head back to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 : Fes to Merzouga
After breakfast, depart Fes and drive to Merzouga through the Middle Atlas Mountains.
The landscape is everchanging on this 8-hour drive on winding roads which lead through the forests, verdant mountain villages, and arid plains. After you reach the oasis in the South, you will then head into the desert. There will be plenty of opportunity for photos.
Upon arrival, head straight to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6 : Guided Tour of Merzouga
Today, after breakfast, enjoy a tour of the village, the mud flats and the massive sand dune, Erg Chebbi, which rises to about 770 feet.
After lunch, prepare for your overnight stay in the desert.
Embark on a camel ride in the late afternoon to watch the sunset setting beyond the massive dunes.
Relish a delicious fire-cooked dinner, and spend the night camping out under the stars.
Day 7 : Merzouga to Todra Gorge
Today, wake up before dawn to observe the exquisite sunrise in the desert rising in the East behind the dunes.
Then pack up and ride your camel back to your hotel where you can shower, have breakfast and get ready for your next adventure.
Drive to Todra Gorge to discover the incredible beauty of this canyon that narrows to about 33 feet with smooth rock walls that rise to about 525 feet on each side.
Take a short hike on a nearby trail, and join the nomads in the surrounding area and share a cup of mint tea with them.
In the evening, enjoy dinner and spend the night at your accommodation in Todra Gorge.
Day 8 : Todra Gorge to Ouarzazate
After breakfast, head to Ouarzazate.
This city is considered to be the Hollywood of Morocco and it is where directors go if they want to shoot a biblical film. Both Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator were filmed there.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Cinema plus one of Morocco’s most impressive monuments, Taourirt Kasbah.
In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9 : Ouarzazate to Marrakesh
Today’s destination is Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is well preserved and an impressive example of Berber architecture in the south of Morocco.
Then follow the picturesque Tizi-n-Tichka Pass through the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh where you will have dinner and spend the night.
On this drive, there will be many opportunities for picture taking as you wind through the mountains.
Upon arrival, head to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10 : Guided tour of Marrakesh
After having breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of the city, which is also known as the ‘Red City’.
The color is pervasive as many buildings were constructed from local red sandstone.
Explore a number of historical palaces, museums and sites in the city, such as The Walled Medina of Marrakesh, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
See the former palaces of the Sultan which have been rebuilt and restored and are rich in history and cultural heritage.
Enjoy all the festivities in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Djeema el Fna Square.
Visit the artist’s landscape of the Majorelle Garden and the Bahia Palace and more.
At the end of the tour, return to your hotel or riad and have dinner in the restaurant of your choice.
Day 11 : Marrakesh to Ourika Valley
After breakfast, depart for a day trip to Ourika Valley.
You will have breathtaking views of the small rocky hills, green mountains, and grazing sheep.
Enjoy lunch in the heart of Ourika Valley by the river before you head to the waterfalls of Setti Fatma.
Return to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12 : Marrakesh to Casablanca
In the afternoon, after a rest in your hotel, visit the Old Town and then take a drive along the beachfront, also known as the Corniche.
Then enjoy a ‘Farewell to Morocco’ dinner at Rick’s Cafe, a Casablanca landmark.
After dinner, return to your hotel for a final overnight stay.
Day 13 : Transfer to Casablanca Airport
After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to the airport.