Exotic Morocco 11 Days Tour


This private journey will capture the dramatic contrasts of the imperial cities and the breathtaking scenery of the Atlas mountains and the Merzouga Dunes of the Sahara. Abundant imprints left by ancient civilizations offer a fascinating look at the uniqueness of Morocco. Spend a night in the Sahara desert under the beautiful stars of the Merzouga Dunes and wake up to watch one of the world’s most stunning sunrises. The extreme contrasts and splendor of the region make Morocco a magical place of romance, legend and secrecy. However you choose to experience Morocco, your journey will be one you will treasure for a lifetime. We have included three choices for accommodations to suit your needs.

 


TOUR INCLUSIONS OVERVIEW:

  • 11 Days and 10 Nights
  • Private Luxury Suv with Fuel
  • English Driver / Guide Throughout the trip
  • Airport arrival and Departures transfer
  • Service of a local English guide in Fes & Marrakech
  • Meals as outlined in the Itinerary Details
  • Entrance fees in Fes and Marrakech
 
All about the Exotic Morocco 11 Days Tour.

Exotic Morocco Tour Map DAY 1 CASABLANCA / RABAT

  • Arrival to Casablanca, Greeting by a Gateway2Morocco Tour manager
  • Orientation Visit of Casablanca

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Riad Kelaa (Breakfast)

5 Stars: Sofitel Rabat (Breakfast)


Casablanca Mosque Hassan IIDAY 2 RABAT / MEKNES / FES 

  • Orientation visit of Rabat including the mausoleum  Mohamed V and challah
  • Drive to the Roman ruin of volubilis
  • Visit of Meknes and continue to Fes for the overnight

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Riad La Perle de La Medina (Breakfast)

5 Stars: Riad Fes or Palais Faraj or Hotel Sahrai (Breakfast)


Fes MoroccoDAY 3 FES / FULL DAY TOUR

  • Full day visit of Fes with a certified English local guide
  • The visit will include the old Medina and most of the monument of the city
  • Free afternoon

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Riad La Perle de La Medina (Breakfast)

5 Stars: Riad Fes or Palais Faraj or Hotel Sahrai (Breakfast)


DAY 4 FES / ZIZ VALLEY / ERFOUD

  • Drive from Fes to Erfoud via the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Stop in Azrou in our way to see the Atlas Monkeys
  • See the Ziz Valley and Check in to Erfoud

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Hotel Xaluca (Dinner & Breakfast)

4 Stars: Palm Hotel Club (Dinner & Breakfast)


Camel MerzougaDAY 5 ERFOUD / MERZOUGA

  • Morning at your leisure
  • Drive to Explore the dozen fossil mines between Erfoud and Merzouga
  • Arrive to Merzouga and prepare for an hour camel ride
  • See the sunset at the top of the golden dunes and overnight in Berber Camp

Accommodation Options:

3 Stars: Basic Berber Camp (Dinner & Breakfast)

5 Stars: Luxury Berber Camp (Dinner & Breakfast)


Dades GorgeDAY 6 MERZOUGA / TODGHA GORGE / DADES GORGE

  • Sunrise in Merzouga
  • Drive to Todgha Gorge and visit the valley
  • Continue to Dades Gorge for the overnight.

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Hotel Xaluca Dades (Dinner & Breakfast)

4 Stars: Ksar Sultan (Dinner & Breakfast)


Kasbah Ait Ben HaddouDAY 7 DADES GORGE / OUARZAZATE / MARRAKECH

  • After breakfast, we will head to Roses Valley
  • Visit the Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate
  • Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Cross the Peak of Tizi-n-Tichka and arrive to Marrakech

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Riad Anya (Breakfast)

5 Stars: Hotel MovenPick (Breakfast)


Marrakech Jamaa El Fna PlaceDAY 8 MARRAKECH / FULL DAY TOUR

  • Orinetation visit of Marrakech with a Certified Englsih local guide
  • Free afternoon
  • suggested dinner chez Ali for a live show, music and Fantasia

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Riad Anya (Breakfast)

5 Stars: Hotel MovenPick (Breakfast)



Garden Majorelle MarrakechDAY 9 MARRAKECH / FREE DAY

  • Free day to Relax and Explore on your own

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Riad Anya (Breakfast)

5 Stars: Hotel MovenPick (Breakfast)


Essaouira PortDAY 10 MARRAKECH / ESSAOUIRA / MARRAKECH

  • Day trip to Essaouira
  • Free time in Essaouira
  • Return to Marrakech for the overnight

Accommodation Options:

4 Stars: Riad Anya (Breakfast)

5 Stars: Hotel MovenPick (Breakfast)


Plane take off - departure dayDAY 11 MARRAKECH / MENARA AIRPORT / DEPARTURE

  • Depend on your flight time, we will transfer you to the airport
  • End of the tour

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – Daily activities, length, hotels and destinations.
  1. Day1 CASABLANCA / RABAT

    Arrival at Casablanca Mohammed V airport. Orientation tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. We will visit the exterior of the Hassan II Great Mosque, one of the Islamic world’s greatest monuments, followed by a visit of the Place Mohammed V, the United Nations Square, and the surroundings of the Royal Palace before strolling along the Ain Diab corniche. Lunch at La Fibule restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or similar. After lunch, departure to the administrative capital of Morocco. In Rabat we will visit the splendid Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower.

    Overnight at your selected accommodation.

  2. DAY 2 RABAT / MEKNES / VOLUBILIS / FES

    After breakfast, we will drive to Meknes, the Moroccan Versailles which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail a contemporary of Louis XIV. Our sightseeing will feature the stables, the Bab Mansour, Grenier, the Jewish Quarter and the Moulay Ismail Tomb. We will continue to Moulay Idriss, the holy city for an orientation tour followed by a visit to the famous Roman ruins of Volubilis, dating from the second and third century. We then drive to Fes. Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation. (Breakfast)

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B 

  3. DAY 3 Fez | Full day visit, Timeless Medieval City

    The whole day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the oldest cultural and spiritual imperial city of Morocco, founded in 789 B.C by Moulay Idriss II. Highlights will include the Medieval Medina, the Medersas (an Islamic teaching university), the El Qaraouiyyin Mosque and the sumptuous Nejjarine fountain. Independent lunch followed by a visit to the ”Arabian House” to observe various craftsmen performing their work reminiscent of ancient practices.

    Overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B 

  4. DAY 4 FES / IFRANE / ERRACHIDIA / ERFOUD

    Today we will depart for Erfoud via the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas mountain range. We will pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicrafts center. On our way, we will make a stop in Midelt for lunch. We will continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees and also known for the annual Feztival of Dates. We will check in to Erfoud toward late afternoon

    Overnight at the hotel. (Dinner and Breakfast)

    Hotel Option:Hotel Xaluca Erfoud|   Meals: D B 

  5. DAY 5 ERFOUD / MERZOUGA / CAMEL EXPERIENCE

    After breakfast in Erfoud, we will then depart to the beautiful Merzouga dunes, On way we will be exploring the fossil mines that scattered around Erfoud and enjoy this archeological heaven before we arrive to the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi for lunch, toward the afternoon we will prepare for a camel trip of about 1 hours to our Berber Camp for the overnight.

    In Merzouga, we offer basic Camp and a Luxurious camp which is highly recommend and comes with Caidal tents, private bathrooms and showers.

    We will mention also that you will be able to see the sunset and sunrise at the top of the dunes and we offer the option of our SUV for those who are not comfortable trying a Camel trip

    Overnight at selected accommodation. (B, D)

    Basic Camp or Luxury Camp Option |   Meals: D B

  6. DAY 06 MERZOUGA/ TINEGHIR / DADES GORGE

    Early in the morning, we will enjoy a camel ride while witnessing one of the world’s most sumptuous sunrises ascending over the Merzouga Dunes. We will return to the Kasbah in Merzouga before our departure to Rissani, the holy city where Moulay Ali Cherif, ancestor of the Alaouite dynasty, is buried. We will visit the Kasbah of the 17th century and the Ksar Abbar ruins which gives us an opportunity to discover the lifestyle of the Berber village. Continuation to Tineghir via the Tinjdad road and stop to view the Todgha canyons. We will then continue for the overnight in Dades canyons diving by the famous road of the thousand Kasbahs and the Dades valley famous for its roses and the Rose Festival (Annual Moussem).

    Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation. (B, D)

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: D -B

  7. DAY 7 DADES / MARRAKESH

    After breakfast, we will head to Ouarzazate where we will visit of the Taourirt and Tifoultout Kasbahs, ancient residences of Glaoui (The former Pacha of Marrakesh). Then, we will drive to the beautiful Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient Route of the Kasbahs. We will have lunch at the restaurant near the Kasbah. At the Kasbah, you will have the opportunity to learn about the lifestyle of the local Berbers. After lunch, we will depart for Marrakech via the Tichka pass which offers an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas mountain chain. Arrival to Marrakech and overnight at your selected (B)

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B

  8. DAY 8 MARRAKESH

    After breakfast, the entire day will be devoted to sightseeing Marrakesh, the second imperial city of Morocco known as the ”Pearl of the South”. Marrakesh sits in a lush oasis nestled at the foot of the snow-capped Atlas Mountain. Highlights of your sightseeing will include the Saadien Tombs, the Koutoubia Tower and the Bahia Palace. In the afternoon, we will continue our sightseeing of the Souks and the medina, a real labyrinth where small shops are lined one next to the other. We will then discover the magic of Djemaa El Fna Square, a unique square in the world where life never stops, but is continuously animated by jugglers, story-tellers, snake-charmers and more. Overnight at your selected accommodation. (B)

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B

  9. DAY 9 MARRAKECH / FREE DAY

    After breakfast, free day at leisure. Your driver/guide will be available for your activities. Suggested Dinner at the famous Le Comptoir restaurant with traditional Moroccan music and entertainment.

    Overnight at your selected accommodation.  (B)

    Hotel Option: 3 – 4 and 5 Stars |   Meals: B

  10. DAY 10 MARRAKESH / ESSAOUIRA / MARRAKECH

    After breakfast, we will depart to the beautiful seaside town of Essaouira. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Essaouira featuring its Portuguese harbor that portrays both Moorish and Portuguese art. Highlights will include the fishing harbor and the Skala (the Battery) left by the pirates. Toward the afternoon we will head back to Marrakech for the overnight

    Check-in and overnight at your selected accommodation. (B)

    Meals: B

  11. DAY 11 MARRAKECH/ AIRPORT

    After breakfast, departure to Marrakesh International airport and assistance with all the boarding formalities.

    End of our services. (B)

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco's capital, rests along the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. It's known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the Kasbah of the Udayas. This Berber-era royal fort is surrounded by formal French-designed gardens and overlooks the ocean. The city's iconic Hassan Tower, a 12th-century minaret, soars above the ruins of a mosque.

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Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ouarzazate is a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape, which features in several movies. Northwest is the fortified red-earth city of Aït Ben Haddou. Northeast is the rocky Todra Gorge. A road winds southeast through the Draa Valley’s lush palm groves to the desert.

Tour Accommodation

BASIC ACCOMMODATION OPTION: ( 3* CATEGORY)


DELUXE ACCOMMODATION OPTION: ( 4* CATEGORY)


LUXURY ACCOMMODATION OPTION: ( 5* CATEGORY)


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Tour Overnights and Accommodation
  • Rabat : 1 Night
  • Fes: 2 Nights
  • Erfoud: 1 Night
  • Merzouga: 1 Night
  • Dades Gorge:  1 Night
  • Marrakech 4 Nights
Tour General Exclusions

• Extra stay pre/post tour
• Tips and Gratuities
• All drinks
• Flight from and to Morocco
• Lunches except if indicated otherwise
• Dinners other than indicated on the program

Yes, Absolutely, we do suggest a carefully selected boutique hotels and amazing Riads that we know very well and we are confident they will exceed all your expectation, if however you have a specific hotel in mind that you rather stay in, we will be very happy to include it

Unfortunately, we do not provide group tours anymore. In the past we has small group tours and what we found is that everyone has his or her own reasons for travelling and to offer the best experience possible, we only operate private, customized Morocco tours.

Yes, our tours run throughout the year and we can accommodate your exact travel dates, travel interest, accommodation style and budget.

Of course, this is your trip and we run it the exact way you want, when travelling with us, you are in full control, we can stop whenever you want, have lunch whenever you prefer and be on you own as much as you want.

We are a flexible team of travel experts and we know Morocco more than anyone else, we grew up in Morocco and we operated many tours throughout the country, we will offer advice in where and what to visit and avoid and all the decision will be yours.

Not at all, we are very transparent and we provide a comprehensive itinerary of what is exactly included and excluded on your Morocco tour.

We can include all meals if you prefer or we can exclude them or even the best option is that we can include some melas and exclude the others to give you more chances to experience different foods throughout the country.

Usually, we include all breakfasts, we also include dinners in Merzouga desert, Ouarzazate and in Dades Gorge as in this places, the best option is to dine where we stay.

We also exclude in may of our tours lunches to give you that freedom to choose where we can stop when travelling from a city to another.

Gateway2Morocco Travel uses only certified luxury SUV’s equipped with all safety features and amenities for your comfort.

All our guides have been chosen based on their integrity, language level, passion of travel and their enthusiasm to share their knowledge of the country with all our guests. Our team will be certainly one of the highlight of your morocco experience.

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