Day 1 Casablanca (D)
Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to your Casablanca hotel, where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. There will be orientation and then time to see some of the city, perhaps including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day 2 Casablanca / Rabat (B, D)
After breakfast and at your convenience, you can travel on towards Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King. You will have a tour of this historic city including the Chellah, La Tour Hassan, Mausoleum, and King’s Palace. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day 3 Rabat / Volubilis / Meknes / Fes (B, D)
After breakfast, you will leave by van towards Fes. In the morning you can explore the 2000-year-old ruins of Volubilis and get a picture of life during the Roman Empire. From there you will head to Meknes and have a tour of this Imperial City. You will visit the famous Bab Mansour, Granaries and stables of Moulay Ismael. In the evening, you will finish the drive to Fes. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
￼Day 4 Fes (B, D)
After breakfast you will begin our guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the King’s Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places we will experience. For lunch you will eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch you will complete the tour and return to your hotel for the evening. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Day 5 Fes free day (B, D)
This will be a free day to explore Fes. Dinner will be in the hotel.
Day 6 Marrakech (full day drive) (B, D)
After an early breakfast, the group will depart for Marrakech. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains.
Once in Marrakech, you will check into your hotel and then head off to the Jemaa el-Fna, the center square of the medina. The famous Jemaa el-Fna, is one of the center attractions of Marrakech. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque pits, the square is well worth a visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent café provides a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
￼Day 7 Marrakech (B, D)
After breakfast, the group will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market) lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Day 8 Marrakech (free day) (B, D)
This day will be a free day in Marrakech to explore the city. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day 9 Marrakech / Essaouira (B, D)
After breakfast, you will set off to the coastal city of Essaouira, a picturesque fishing town, lying on the southwest coast of Morocco. With an exquisite beach to the south, Essaouira has become one of Morocco’s most popular coastal towns. Many of the countries wood carvers and artists make Essaouira their home. Lunch will be served in one of the restaurants in the medina.
Day 10 Essaouira / Casablanca (B, D)
Your last day of travel will take you back to Casablanca. You will leave Essaouira for Casablanca with a stop at El Oualidia on the way. We drive along the coastline to El Jadida where we visit the citadel and see the underground cistern. We then continue on to Casablanca, where we spend our last night in the country.
Day 11 Casablanca (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for departure.