Morocco Kasbahs & Desert

Morocco Kasbahs & Desert

 Day 01: Feel free to arrive at your convenience. Please be aware that our tour does not include any stops in Casablanca.

Consider arriving a day early to explore Casablanca, including its medina, beach, and Art Deco architecture. Don’t miss the stunning Hassan II Mosque, accessible only through guided tours. Tour times vary, so confirm with your hotel. Tickets are available onsite.

Note: This tour is fast-paced, covering a lot of ground. Expect early starts, long drives, and limited free time compared to other G Adventures tours.

 Day 02: Indulge in a delectable traditional lunch supported by G Adventures. Embark on a guided exploration of the ancient Roman marvels in Volubilis before journeying onward to Fès.

Kickstart your day early with a scenic drive through rolling hills to reach the remarkable Roman ruins of Volubilis. Dive into a guided tour of these immaculately preserved remnants, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next stop, Fès, an enchanting city brimming with allure. Upon arrival, seize the opportunity to wander freely and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere. Consider indulging in a traditional hammam experience to connect with the locals.

In Fès, our accommodations await in the modern city, a legacy of the French Protectorate era. Experience the charming ambiance reminiscent of a French provincial town with its cozy cafés, restaurants, and expansive boulevards. Conclude the day with a sumptuous Moroccan feast at one of the local eateries, followed by the renowned Moroccan mint tea to cap off the evening.

 Day 03: Discover the intricate maze of alleys within the renowned Fès medina alongside a knowledgeable local. As the world’s largest inhabited medieval medina and a UNESCO heritage site, delve into artisan hubs, savor delicacies from street vendors, and marvel at Fès’ iconic leather tannery from a bird’s-eye view. Unwind with leisure time this afternoon.

Day 04: Head south towards the desert for an unforgettable camel ride into the dunes, catching the breathtaking sunset. Return to your hotel for a night of starlit entertainment.

Early start today for a scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains, reaching the Sahara’s edge.

Settle into your desert hotel with a refreshing mint tea welcome. Later, hop on a camel for a sunset journey into the dunes. Learn to tie a turban for sun protection and stylish photos.

Tonight, savor a traditional dinner before gathering around a campfire for stories and maybe some drum music under the desert sky.

Day 05: Wake up early to witness the sunrise. Following breakfast, journey across a rocky desert to reach the breathtaking Todra Gorge. Nestled amidst towering cliffs, the gorge boasts a lush oasis of palm trees. Enjoy activities like hiking, river-side relaxation, or savoring authentic Amazigh cuisine. For those interested, you can also explore the golden sands and nearby villages on a desert excursion via land cruiser, which can be arranged in advance when booking your tour.

Day 06: Explore the UNESCO-listed Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah and delve into Moroccan culinary traditions with an optional tagine cooking session. Journey through the scenic “Route of 1000 Kasbahs” to Ouarzazate for a lunch break, known for Atlas Film Studios, famed for movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Finally, marvel at the captivating Aït Ben Haddou, a stunning representation of kasbah architecture.

Day 07: Explore Marrakech with a guided tour of its bustling medina. Consider a visit to Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening for lively music and street entertainment. Savor the culinary delights of the renowned food stalls before venturing through the stunning High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). Upon arrival in Marrakech, enjoy a leisurely lunch and spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace.

Day 08: Feel free to leave whenever suits you best. Choose the option of an early rise to witness Marrakech’s sunrise with a pre-booked Hot Air Balloon ride. Just make sure to factor in enough time for your return before continuing your journey.

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