Morocco on the Rocks


A truly feast for the senses for those in search of sensory inspiration
Have you always wanted to haggle in a Moroccan souk or trek over the dunes of the Sahara Desert. Think Morocco and you inevitably think food. In Marrakech, the Red City that sits in the foothills of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains you come across the largest souk in the Arab world. Its sights, sounds and smells will leave the senses reeling. The call of market traders looking to bargain, the rhythm of the drummers, the voices of the singers and the movement of the dancers all play against a background of enticing smells. The aroma of sweet oranges and fresh pastries baked that morning and the heady aroma of spices all combine with the sights and sounds to create what is one of the wonders of the Arabic world… We invite you to a guided tour of Morocco’s world of History and Nature, experience the contrast throughout the program between modern and traditional way of living!

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Tour info

13 Days/ 12 nights
Airconditioned Bus
Tour Type:
Group size:
15 - 46

Accompanied service

English, Spanish, German, Russian speaking Guide Accomodation 3*, 4* or 5* Departure all year around Included breakfast


Welcome by your staff at Mohamed V Casablanca airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, visit of the economic capital of Morocco: the residential area of Anfa and exterior of Hassan II mosque and la corniche.
Continuation to Rabat and city tour: the Royal palace & Mechouar (exterior), the Mohamed V Mausoleum & the Hassan tower after our
visit continuation to Meknes and visit of the Ismaïlian capital famous for its 40 km/25 mi long walls with its monumental gates such as Bab
Mansour, the Mellah Jewish quarter and the Royal stables, continuation to the holy city of Moulay Idriss, via the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis and arrival late in the afternoon to Fez. Overnight at the hotel in Fes

After breakfast, the whole day is devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the religious and intellectual capital of Morocco: The most authentic of Morocco’s Imperial Cities, the medina of Fez el Bali is recognized as one of the finest in the world by UNESCO, and has been designated a World Heritage Site. It is reported to have 9,000 alleyways, many barely wide enough for a donkey or mule, the only form of transport in most of the medina, which create interest and excitement at every turn. The city was the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years, and is now the country’s spiritual, religious and
culinary center. It houses the finest collection of architectural delights in Morocco. Our highlights will be the Medersa Attarine, the mighty Karaouine
Mosque, the Nejjarine Fountain, the famous colorful tannery and the beautiful souks.. Afternoon, visit of Fez el Jdid , Mellah. Overnight at
the hotel.

After early breakfast we start our trip to Merzouga. (480 km) During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. Your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas, after Midelt town you will be travelling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani then to Erg chebbi dunes where you will spend your first night in a hotel near the dunes.
Dinner & overnight at hotel in Merzouga

We will wake you up early in the morning for a camel ride on the dunes to watch what will be the best sunrise of your life. After breakfast, you will start an explorative journey of the area and visit a local nomad family. We will visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves
brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. Dinner & overnight at hotel in Merzouga

Last chance for an early wake up to experience Sunrise on the dune of Merzouga. After breakfast you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra
gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. We will stop for a walk in the ares. We will drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll
see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formation known as ”monkey toes”. We proceed driving in our trip via the thousand kasbah route, the rose valley, a visit to Skoura oasis with it’s authentic 17 century Kasbah. Arrival late in the afternoon to Ouarzazate . Dinner & overnight at hotel in Ouarzazate.

After breakfast we will take a short sightseeing in Ouarzazate before proceeding to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. Make sure to bring along your camera and photograph this spectacular site and the stunning views that surround this Kasbah and its crenellated towers and dark red walls. By the river, you will observe a collection of Kasbahs whose walls are decorated with blind arches and geometric designs. Make sure to take a walk behind the Kasbah and visit the series of ksars, individual plain earth houses still inhabited by Berber families. Your guide will
share the fascinating history of Aït Benhaddou which once served as the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; ten families however still live within the ksar. Aït Benhaddou was once a significant stop for traders carrying gold, salt. and slaves along the famous Southern Caravan route moving through the Sahara. Only six miles away, is the village, dominated by the canyon walls of a Glaoui Kasbah. The Kasbah is famous and you will find its towers inhabited by storks. Walk outside the Kasbah’s lush terraced gardens and witness the same desert scenery that used in Gladiator and Alexander the Great. After the visit we will start our driving back to Marrakech. Arrival late in the afternoon. Overnight at your centrally located hotel just a few steps from Plads Jmaa Al Fnaa. Jemaa el-Fna owes most of its fame to the large number of spectacles going on all around all the time. Snake charmers, singers, story tellers, healers and fakirs attract a dominantly Moroccan audience. The food stalls take over the Jemaa as soon as the orange juice sellers have packed up and gone home. The food is prepared on the spot, and you can choose between fish, meat or vegetable dishes. The concept is easy, you point at everything you desire, indicate the quantity and within few minutes it is there in front of you The food is exquisite, tasteful and much appreciated by Moroccans and brave tourists. Never forget the good rule of eating in Morocco: eat where the Moroccans eat — they know where to get good food!

After breakfast, visit of historical Marrakesh Marrakech is a fashionable exotic city which has become a magnet for tourists and where the way of life is deeply traditional and a world away from our own, with red ochre of the town walls and buildings set against the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains. Adopted by the hippies in the 1960s, the city was soon besieged by writers, artists and lovers of fashion and it is now truly a feast for the senses for those in search of sensory inspiration. Founded in 1070-72 by the Almoravids, Marrakesh remained a political, economic and cultural center for a long period. Its influence was felt throughout the western Muslim world, from North Africa to Andalusia. It has several impressive monuments dating from that period: the Koutoubia Mosque, the kasbah, the battlements, monumental doors, gardens, etc. Later architectural jewels include the Badi Palace, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, the Saadian Tombs, several great residences and Place Jamaâ El Fna. In 2001 the cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna Square was proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. A meeting place since the fourteenth century Our highlight will be Koutoubia mosque (from outside), Bahia Palace, Badi Palace, Saadian Tombs, souks with their various small shops through a labyrinth of narrow alleyways and Djemaa El Fna Square. Overnight at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel Early morning departure for visit of Ourika valley the most accessible valley in the High Atlas from Marrakech. It is famous for the 7 waterfalls at Setti Fatma and the ski resort of Oukaimeden at its head, and is a lush valley with green terraced fields beside the river that contrast strongly with the rocky valley sides of the foothills of the mountains. The lush valley and local village houses, built from bricks made from the local rich red soils, add to the beauty of the area. We then proceed to Imlil a thriving village at the head of a valley in a spectacular setting in the High Atlas Mountains just 1.5 hours’ drive south of Marrakech at a height of about 1,800 m. above sea level. Overlooked by the peak of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in north Africa, It is the center for much of the trekking activities in the area.It is the perfect destination to experience local Berber village, and trek. We will trek 2 hours in the region. We will eat lunch at a local family. Around 14:30 we start our driving towards Agadir. Arrival late in the afternoon – Overnight at Beach hotel

After breakfast we will enjoy sightseeing in Agadir. This tour takes you along the beachside promenade, through the trendy Marina, and into the busy port. Next, discover both ancient and modern Agadir, while learning interesting facts about the city’s history, and take in sweeping panoramic views from the Kasbah fortress (Agadir Oufellah). Explore the city center as you ride along the Mohamed V Boulevard, and through residential neighborhoods. Stops along the way St Ann’s Church, and the walled Souk El Had marketplace—free time to explore the market and try your haggling skills. Rest of the day free at leisure to enjoy beach and hotel pool and   facilities. Overnight at beach hotel.

AGADIR (Breakfast and overnight at Beach Hotel in Agadir)

At Leisure after breakfast departure towards Casablanca around 10:00 We will arrive late in the afternoon to Casablanca. Overnight at Casablanca

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Airport Casablanca
Your guide will help with check in.