• Discovery of Morocco with Essaouira

From Marrakech every Friday

Itineraries

Day 1

Friday : Arrival - Marrakech

Arrival to Marrakech Menara airport. Welcome, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Check-in, dinner & accommodation.

Day 2

Saturday : Marrakech –> Essaouira –> El Jadida -> Casablanca (490 km)

Early departure to Essaouira. Visit of this city that used to attract the hippie counterculture of the 1960s and which has an old Portuguese history as a harbor city with the most ancient fortified port in the world still preserved. Seafood lunch (Optional). Afternoon, departure to Casablanca passing by the Atlantic road, with several stops in Oualidia and El Jadida. Depending on your arrival time,an orientation tour of the city might be offered including the former fortress of Mazagan which was built by the Portuguese & the possibility to visit the Portuguese Cistern. Late arrival in Casablanca. Dinner & Accommodation.

Day 3

Sunday : Casablanca -> Meknes -> Fez (320 km)

Short visit of the Economic Capital: The Central Market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the outside of the Mosque Hassan II. Departure to Meknes. Lunch (optional). Visit Meknes, the Ismailia capital, which has the longer ramparts in Morocco (40 km) : the famous Bab Mansour gate, the Royal Stables and the Jewish quarter. Continuation to Fez. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 4

Monday : Fez

The whole day is devoted to the visit of the spiritual capital : the Medieval Medina, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the Nejjarine Fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the outside of the Karaouyne Mosque. Lunch at the hotel. Continuation to visit of the souks. dinner at a traditional restaurant in the Medina with folklore entertainment. Accommodation at your hotel.

Day 5

Tuesday : Fez -> Rabat -> Marrakech (495 km)

Departure to the holy city of Moulay Driss and the ruins of Volubilis, the Roman City. Then to Rabat, the Administrative Capital .Visit of the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Ouadayas Garden & Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower Mosque. Seafood lunch (optional). Continuation to Marrakesh via the new highway. Check- in, dinner and accommodation.

Day 6

Wednesday : Marrakech

Full day visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city called «the pearl of the south". The historical sightseeing includes the Menara Garden, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters. Then, visit of the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square with its non-stop entertainment. Dinner is optional. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 7

Thursday : Marrakech –> Ouarzazate -> Zagora (380 km)

Departure to Ait Benhaddou through Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m of altitude). Visit of the famous kasbah used for many great movies. This Kasbah is UNESCO Heritage Lunch at a local restaurant (optional). Continuation to Zagora crossing the Draa valley. Dinner & accommodation at the hotel.

Day 8

Friday : Zagora –> Nkob ->Tazzarine –> Erfoud (300 km)

Departure to Tamgroute, visit of the Pottery Center. Departure to Erfoud, through Tansikht and Nkob where splendid sceneries of pre-saharian and Berber villages such as Tazzarine and Alnif. Lunch at Alnif (optional) . Afternoon, continuation to Erfoud via the villages of Alnif and Rissani, birthplace of the present Alaouites Dynasty. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 9

Saturday : Erfoud -> Tinghir -> Ouarzazate (350 km)

In the case that the previous night was spent in the hotel in Erfoud, we propose an optional excursion by 4x4 cars to Merzouga to admire the sunrise on the top of the sandy dunes. Departure to Tineghir, visit of its magnificent Todra Canyons which rocks reach an altitude of 250 meters. Lunch at a restaurant near the canyons (optional) Afternoon, departure to Ouarzazate via the road of the 1000 Kasbahs passing by Kalaat M’Gouna & the Skoura village. Dinner & accommodation at the hotel.

Day 10

Sunday : Ouarzazate -> Marrakech (220 km)

Breakfast at the hotel & departure for an orientation city tour of Ouarzazate. Continuation to Marrakech. lunch at local restaurant (Optional) . Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 11

Monday : Marrakech – Departure.

Transfer to Marrakech Menara airport. End of our services.