The Magical Morocco tour is a private tour where you experience the magical and mystical land of Morocco. On this tour, we can accommodate a single couple or a larger private group upon request.
You stay 9 nights in some of the best Riads and/or hotels during the tour as you travel throughout the country. One stay is spent overnight at a luxury Berber Camp in the Sahara Desert.
Old Morocco retains a charm of undeveloped traditionalism, so to travel this country, you need an adventurous spirit and be prepared, at some stages, for experiencing a ‘basic’ way of life that hasn’t changed much from medieval times.
This tour is scheduled to meet your preferred dates and can either be taken as a separate tour or can be added to the beginning or end of any of our other tours.
Arrive at Marrakesh or Casablanca airport.
Collection and transfer to your centrally located Riad in Marrakesh for the next 3 nights. Relax and have dinner in the Riad or at any local restaurant.
After breakfast, you will be met by a local guide who will take you for a full day out in Marrakesh. You will visit the Medina, Souks, Mosques and the famous Djemma el Fna Plaza. Return to your Riad for a relaxing second evening and night.
Departing the Riad after breakfast, you climb into the High Atlas Mountains passing by traditional Berber villages. Crossing the high elevation of the Tizi n Tichka Pass you reach the ancient village of Ait Benhaddou, the setting for some epic Hollywood films such as ‘Gladiator’. Spend time exploring before travelling the short distance to Ouarzazate where you spend the night.
Today, you travel the ‘Route of 1,000 Kasbahs’ which winds through the Dades Valley. Visit Todra Gorge and late afternoon arrive at Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Transfer to the luxury Berber Camp with camel ride in the desert for the night.
After breakfast, we take the long drive North to Fes, the second largest City in Morocco. We stop on the way for lunch and again at Ifran where the Barbary Apes live in the cedar forest. Check in to your Riad and enjoy the evening in Fes.
You will be met at the Riad after breakfast by a local guide who will take you on a tour of Fes. Fes remains the most medieval intact City in Morocco and indeed, the whole Arab world. You will visit some stunning architectural buildings and the bustling medina with it’s twisting and winding lanes. Spend a second night in Fes.
Departing Fes, you travel to the ‘Blue City’ of Chefchaouen. A pretty City located at the base of the Rif mountains. Spend a relaxing day wandering the lanes and maybe take a short course in Calligraphy or Bread Making. Spend the evening and night in Chefchaouen.
You travel to the ‘Imperial City’ of Meknes, originally founded by the ‘Almoravids’ as a military settlement. At one point, Meknes was the capital of Morocco. The Bab Mansour Gate is the huge entrance to the City through the medieval walls. You will be taken on a guided tour of Meknes and spend the evening and night in an atmospheric Riad in the old quarter.
After breakfast, you travel to your final destination, Casablanca. Arriving mid-day, check in to the luxurious hotel and enjoy the City. Casablanca is regenerating and becoming a trendy and bohemian modern City with a bustling arts and culture scene. With an art deco style in areas, many of the mansions in this style are now art galleries or museums.
Enjoy free time in Casablanca before your transfer to the airport for departure.