Arrive in Marrakech for an exotic start to your holiday. Wind your way through the bustling souks and put your bargaining skills to the test with local traders. The famous square of Jmaa El Fnaa awaits to take over your tastebuds!
Enjoy a private, guided half-day tour of the medina, visiting some of the city's most important historical sites including the Bahia Palace, Saadien Tombs, and Koutoubia Mosque (from outside) in addition to the medina and souks. Finish the tour by visiting a local family to share a tea break together and discover how a Moroccan family prepares the tea ...or as they call it here, “Moroccan Whisky”!
Head into the High Atlas mountains and cross the Tizi n'Tichka Pass (at 2,260m) for fantastic views over the land of Berber villages. Arrive in Skoura for the evening and enjoy the calmness of this beautiful paradise after the crowds of Marrakech.
Wake up in the palmgroves and relax in your beautiful accommodation. Walk around town, meet some locals and visit the Amridil Kasbah (a 17th Century wonder, featured on Morocco's 50-dirham note - see picture to left).
Leave the palmgroves behind and head back into the mountains, snaking through Dades and Toudra gorges. In the afternoon, mount some camels and ride into the desert and spend the night beneath the stars at a comfortable Berber camp.
Through stunning landscapes you'll reach Fes - so make sure you have your camera ready. Morocco's cultural and spiritual centre, Fes is a must if you have time. Its Medina is one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab Muslim world.
A half-day guided tour of the Medina takes you from Bab Boujloud (the main entrance of Fès El Bali) through the history of Karaouine Mosque, Zaouia Moulay Driss, the Koranic schools and the famous tanneries. The narrow lanes of bazaars, food stands, and craft shops offer endless opportunities to learn and explore. Return to your riad in the evening to relax.
Being the smallest of the Imperial Cities, Meknes was built by Moulay Ismail and the old and new town are separated by the river. Of the many gates to the city, Bab Mansour is the largest and most striking, with zellij mosaics of excellent quality and marble columns from Volubilis. Place Hedim is a great spot to sit and have your coffee and people-watch as life goes on around you. Your full day excursion continues to see Morocco's Roman ruins that are a small portion of the original settlement. There are many excellent mosaics still in situ after finishing your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage site.
A visit to the old medina is a must when in Rabat, along with the striking Oudaïas Kasbah. The collections of art and objects in the Oudaïas museum will give you a glimpse into times gone by. If you still have time, a visit to see Tour Hassan is a must too. Continue along the coast to Casablanca, where the old medina contrasts with the ville nouvelle. Don't miss the Hassan II mosque, the city's major highlight. To escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, you can head to The Corniche that stretches along the sea front where you will find hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Your time in Morocco has come to an end, so soon already. With so many memories and experiences, you will be re-living your journey for a long time to come. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation according to your flight departure time.