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Day 1- Casablanca- Rabat.

Depending on your time of arrival, meet at the airport and travel to Hassan II Mosque, tour the site, and take off to the capital, Rabat. Check in at your hotel.
After freshening up, stroll in the medina of Rabat for a feel of Moroccan everyday life.

Day 2- Rabat- Meknes- Roman Ruin of Volubilis- Fes.

After breakfast, you tour Rabat's major attractions: Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V and his son Hassan ll -former king and father of the current king. The 12th Century Kasbah Udayah: a departure point for armies leaving to conquest Spain in the 18th century, and a gathering place for pirates who used to capture Christian ships. Off to the smallest imperial city of Meknes, where you visit the largest gate in North Africa, Bab Mansour, and the 1700's shrine of Moulay Ismail, founder of the city, a tyrant king who supposedly executed thousands with his sword, fortified the city by 40 km wall against outsiders. Lunch here overlooking the ramparts. Later, you continue toward the 1200-year-old medina of Fes, with a pause at the Roman ruins of Volubilis.

Day 3- Fes Walking guided Tour of the medina of Fes.

You explore the city of Fes, the best-preserved ancient Islamic city in the world, and an un-missable experience on any Moroccan itinerary. Your tour will include the largest and most authentic medina (ancient part of the city) with its incredible maze of medieval twisting alleys, blind turns, mosques, shrines, fountains and every conceivable kind of market. This tour of historic Fes features also Mellah-the Jewish quarter- the Royal Palace (from outside), the 17th century medrasas (schools), the Sefarine Squares and their fountains, the old Karaouine University; The old Medina is classified as a UNESCO heritage world site. Overnight in Fes.

Day 4- Fes. Cedar Forest of Azrou- Middle Atlas Mountain- Ziz Valley- Erfoud.

Today you drive South towards the Sahara desert, crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains, and enjoy breathing the pure air that comes from the cedar forests. Also pause for a while with the Barbary apes. Have stops for taking pictures in a splendid panoramic views, driving through Ziz Valley Gorges and palm groves of Tafilalet big oasis, arriving to Erfoud, known for its annual dates fruit festival in late-October and fossils production. 

Day 5- Sahara excursion - Camel trek and overnight in a traditional Berber tent.

Today you learn more about the life of the Nomads in your off-road excursion to the breathtaking Erg Chebbi, home of several international movies such as the recent Sex and City 2, the Mummy, then attend an African folkloric music/ dance performance in Khamlia village, and walk in a authentic souk (market) in Rissani. Late afternoon, you will mount camels for what is the highlight of many people's trip, camel ride and overnight at the tent.

Day 6- Desert - Toudra Gorges - Boumalen Dades

After breakfast, you depart the desert via the ancient desert town of Rissani, heading to the dramatic Toudra Gorges to Tinjdad and Tinghir town, a walk at Todra Gorges along the river, but first you pause to relish the panoramic views of the old mud berber villages overlooking the valley. Lunch in a restaurant under 600-foot high red cliff of the gorges where many rock climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport, followed by a scenic drive through to Boumalen Dades. Check in at your hotel.

Day 7- Rose town - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou-High Atl Mt - Marrakech

A scenic drive awaits you through Kalaa Magouna and the one thousand Kasbahs road. The former is famous for its roses and rose products, every year a rose festival is held in May. Continuing to Skoura, we pause at the well-preserved Kasbah Ameridil, beautifully surrounded by palm plantations, before we carry on our drive to Morocco hollywood, Ouarzazate, and the photogenic Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a historic rest point for caravans, and scene for many international movies nowadays such as Lawrence of Arabia, Sheltering Sky, Gladiator. Lunch in restaurant overlooking the Kasbah, before continuing to Marrakech, penetrating the High Atlas Mountains at an elevation of 7269 feet, enjoying one of the most scenic drives in Morocco. Check in at your Riad.

Day 8- Marrakech walking guided tour

City tour of Marrakech with an English-speaking guide. You will visit the historic Menara Garden: a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, which reflects the image of a beautiful Moorish edifice. The tour features several notable monuments, including the mind-relaxing Les Jardin Majorelle, the Koutoubia Minaret (identical to the la Giralda tower in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadian tombs, which represent Moorish architecture at its finest. The tombs, which include several sixteenth century mausoleums, lay undiscovered behind walls until 1917, this tour also will include a walk in the alley of the different part of the Souk-Market.You may conclude your day with a drink at sunset, overlooking the bustling Jemaa El Fna square. 

Day 9- Airport transfer. 

Depending on time of departure from Casablanca. Airport transfer- Tour Ends.

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