A trip to Morocco would not be complete without a visit to Marrakech. Marrakech City Tour invites you to experience a living testimony of the dynasties of yesteryear, with its architectural treasures incarnating all the splendor of the Orient. Marrakech is at present a mixture of modernism and authenticity.
Arrival to Marrakech get to your Riad have night tour around Jamaa el fna with your guide back to your hotel for over night
Marrakech City Tour will start with the defining landmark of Marrakech: its 12th-century tiled minaret of the Koutoubia mosque. Then visit Palais Bahia: “A 19th-century palace which boasts a large courtyard, beautiful fountains, tiles, ornate wall-carvings, gardens, and is an excellent spot to find tranquility and marvel at traditional Moroccan craftsmanship”.
Continue to the intriguing Saadian Tombs, after their amazing discovery in 1917, this breathtaking site has been carefully restored and well cared for as it has become one the most popular attractions in Morocco. You’ll also visit the wonderful Majorelle Gardens.
In the afternoon, explore the colorful souks (market places) of Marrakech. Each trade – spices, carpets, jewelry, enamel, copper, brass, and cedar – is situated in its unique quarter, and finish the tour at the frenetic Djemaa el Fnaa square. It provides ever-changing entertainment, reaching its climax at sunset when the square is alive with storytellers, healers, snake charmers, acrobats, and countless food stalls.
If you are looking for a dynamic, all terrain adventure, then we recommend this Atlas and Desert combined trip with Toubkal Trekking Guide. We will arrange for you to be collected from your hotel in Marrakech around 8am on the first day of the tour. From there, your driver will bring you Imlil situated 1740m above sea level. Imlil is a mountain Berber village located 65km south of Marrakech and the drive will take around 90mins. From the village of Imlil we will begin our trek to the summit of Jebel Toubkal. In the village you will be introduced to you trekking crew and muleteer. They will be your guide along this adventure and take care of you baggage, food and help arrange that you are provided with all necessary trekking equipment. One of our official Berber mountain guide with give you a tour of the village and you begin your ascent. You will first take a break at the shrine Sidi Chamharouch (2500m), where we will first stop for food and refreshments which is prepared by your personal cook. Following the lunch and resting time to digest, the hike will continue to the Refuge at 3200m. here you will be greeted with some warming mint tea and you will find hot showers to clean off the mountain dust and sweat before sitting down to a hot traditional Moroccan dinner. During the summer months you have the option of spending the night in a tent, other wise you will find a warm bed for you to take some peaceful rest.
You will start day two with an early rise, this is so you wont be climbing under the full intensity of the day-time sun. Breakfast will be served at 5am and the second part of the ascent will start at 5:30am. Along the way there will be another chance to rest and refuel with a refreshment of fruit and nuts. This part of the hike will take around 3-4 hours. Framed with the epic views of the distant mountain villages and the high Atlas peaks. When you reach the summit, the group will rest for around 45 minutes before beginning the decent. The view from the top are magnificent and you will need some time to take it all in. On the decent, we will stop for lunch at the hut and then follow the same route back down to the village of Imlil.
Following the third day breakfast in the village of Imlil, you will begin your journey to the Sahara. You will continue through the High Atlas Mountains through the pass of Tizi n’Tichka, passing by many Berber villages. You will be invited to enjoy the view at the riverside oasis and see the Kasbahs that are scattered over the hillsides. Stopping for lunch and the onward to the Valley of the Roses from where you can see your final resting place for the day, Dades.
Following breakfast you are taken to the Todra Gorge. Here you will have some time to relax and enjoy the stunning gorge. You will then continue to Auberge du Sud at the Dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will be invited to spend the night in the desert camp with the Tuareg tribe, the nomads of the Sahara. Be amazed by the star filled desert sky, and then find a restful nights sleep.
After having breakfast at your luxury camp, camel trek back to the hotel. We drive towards Fes, we stop on the road to enjoy the panoramic views over the Ziz valley before we cross the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we’ll have lunch. We pass Azrou then Ifrane and its huge cedar wood forest to see the monkeys. We continue to the legendary city of Fes for over night in our Riad.
Fez is the most ancient city of all the imperial cities, is founded in the 8th century, and is now seen as the spiritual and handicrafts’ capital of the Moroccan Kingdom. Its medina is a World Heritage of UNESCO, is full of palaces, museums, mosques and will make your happiness.
This Fez Full Day City tour will start at 9:30 in the morning will take you to the heart of the imperial city of Fez, which is the city that most reflects the ancestral past of the Moroccan kingdom and its ancient civilization. It was and still remains the core of intellectual and spiritual creativity, not only in Morocco but also in the Islamic world. Fez houses, the oldest university in the world, Al Quaraouiyyne, and its ancient medina was classified as Universal Heritage by UNESCO in 1981.
Traditionally your exploration of the medina should start at the Bab Boujlloud Gate. The first monument to visit is the vast Bou Inania medersa. As you continue along Talaa Kebira Street (big climb), you will particularly admire the Tijani zaouïa (zaouïa, sanctuary of a religious brotherhood) and the instrument makers’ souk before arriving at the mzara (shrine) of the ancient sovereign Moulay Idriss situated at the place where he took the decision to build the town.
Once you have passed the babouche vendors, you arrive in En-Nejjarine Square and the cabinetmakers’ souk. The magnificent carved foundouk (caravanserai) on the square houses the Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. The kissaria (covered market), where jewelry and fine fabrics are on sale, is nearby (it is shut at night). Next to it, you can admire the most visited and revered attraction in Fès: the zaouïa of Moulay Idriss, founder of the town.
Your walk continues on to Es-Seffarine Square, the coppersmith square, and then to the tanners’ quarter situated just before the Andalusian quarter with its mosque and the Es-Sahrij medersa.
Explore the bustling streets of Casablanca and its rich culture on this small-group tour from Fez. Visit many landmarks along the way stopping at the ancient Berber city of Volubilis, Meknes, and Rabat; see Hassan II Mosque, the biggest in the country, and drive along Casablanca’s Corniche, and much more. Learn about the mix of influences from Spain, Islam, and Judaism as you listen to engaging commentary from your guide.