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Classic Morocco

Tailor Made Itinerary

10 Days From €3,474

Overview

Lying beyond the towering barrier of the Atlas Mountains, the seemingly endless sands of the Western Sahara stretch out towards sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. This incredible journey takes you across the high passes of the Atlas and into the northern reaches of the world’s hottest desert, on an adventure that encompasses imperial cities, Berber villages and the breathtaking dunes of the Sahara. You’ll begin in Fez, home to one of the most complete medieval cities in the Arab world. From ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the medieval streets of the Fez Medina
  • Drive the high passes of the Atlas Mountains
  • Ride a camel through the dunes of the Sahara
  • Trek through the mountains to Berber villages
  • Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Djemma Al Fna Square

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE IN FEZ

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN FEZ

On arrival into Fez you will be met by a Wild Frontiers representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring independently.

Riad Dar el Ghalia
Breakfast

DAY 2: FEZ

DAY 2: FEZ

Today explore Fez, the most ancient of the Imperial Cities. Founded in the 9th century, discover one of the most complete medieval cities of the Arab world. First, head to the old Medina (Fes el Bali) where your guide will lead you through the maze of alleyways and wander through the souk, where craftsmen work as they have done for centuries. You will see the local communal bakeries and walk by many historical fountains, mosques and sanctuaries. After witnessing the traditional weavers and the famous tanneries, stop at the Museum Nejjarine, dedicated to the art of woodwork and cabinet making. You will go inside the 14th century Medersa (theological school) to admire its intricate architecture and view the University of al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest university in history founded in 857. In the afternoon, you will view the exterior of the Royal Palace, built in the late 19th century as a Summer residence for the King Hassan it is a truly stunning building. Heading now to the new part of the city, Fez El Jedid, you will discover what used to be the largest Jewish quarter in Morocco, dating back to the time of the migration of the Jews from Spain in the late 15th century. A walk inside this interesting quarter provides the opportunity to bargain at the jewellery market and explore one of the 17th century synagogues.

Riad Dar el Ghalia
Breakfast

DAY 3: FEZ: VOLUBILIS AND MEKNES

DAY 3: FEZ: VOLUBILIS AND MEKNES

Today you will head north to see the ancient site of Volubilis for a guided tour of the region's best preserved Roman city. Continue to the imperial city of Meknes, a 10th century Berber settlement chosen by Moulay Ismaïl in 1672 as capital of his empire. The city's unity of style lends it undeniable charm, enhanced still further by the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Return to Fez in the late afternoon.

Riad Dar el Ghalia
Breakfast

DAY 4: FEZ - ERFOUD

DAY 4: FEZ - ERFOUD

Today drive up into the mountains and on towards the desert. Not far outside Fez, you'll have the chance to take a short stroll and experience the cooler air by the Dayet Aaoua Lake before heading to Azrou in the Middle Atlas and then Midelt, situated in a bleak plain of desert scrub. The towering peaks of the High Atlas - the highest range in North Africa - rise up majestically ahead. From here the road winds through spectacular mountain scenery. This is Berber sheep country, and you will pass though the Tizi n'Talrhmeht 'camel pass' and across a broad plateau past the Meski Oasis until at last you reach the colonial frontier town of Erfoud.

Kasbah Xaluca Maadid
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: ERFOUD - MERZOUGA - ERG CHEBBI

DAY 5: ERFOUD - MERZOUGA - ERG CHEBBI

After a leisurely breakfast and a look around the surrounds of Erfoud, known as 'the gateway to the Sahara Desert', you will drive to the tiny desert town of Merzouga. You will be welcomed with an incredible panorama of sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert. Alight your vehicle to a traditional welcoming glass of mint tea at the Auberge du Sud whilst your baggage is being loaded onto the pack animals. You will set off later across a sea of golden dunes steeped in history - meteorites, pterosaur fossils and Spinosaurus fossils have all been found here. The setting sun will provide a spectacle of ever-changing colours in the sky before displaying a star-filled desert scene. Settle into your Berber camp for the night and enjoy a delicious tagine dinner prepared for you around a warming campfire.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: ERG CHEBBI - TODRA GORGE - DADES VALLEY - SKOURA

DAY 6: ERG CHEBBI - TODRA GORGE - DADES VALLEY - SKOURA

Today, you will leave the desert and head back to the main road where your journey continues west along the ancient Tinjdad road and into the spectacular Todra Gorge, sometimes described as Morocco's Grand Canyon. Here, ochre coloured cliffs rise vertically, and Berber farmers drive their goats along the path that runs alongside a river at the bottom of the gorge. The views are spectacular, and it is also one of the best bird-watching areas in the country. There are plenty of opportunities to stroll through the gorge. Later on, you will visit the Dades Valley, where the rocky landscape is punctuated by numerous fertile oases. It is sometimes known as the 'Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs', as so many of them occupy the valley slopes. Before arriving in Skoura you can stop at El Kella M'Gouna, and visit its famous rosewater factory, in the spring the whole area is in bloom with small, pink Persian roses.

Les Jardins de Skoura
Breakfast

DAY 7: SKOURA - OUARAZAZATE - HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

DAY 7: SKOURA - OUARAZAZATE - HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

Today first discover the Kasbah Taorit, located east of the town centre and largely constructed in the 19th century. Continue to the village of Tifeltoute, around 7km west of Ouarzazate, and visit its splendid Kasbah built in the early 20th century. About 20km northwest from here, up on a dramatic hillside, stop at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most splendid Kasbahs in the country. Built on a rock beside a shallow river, its marvellous architecture and preservation state has made it the setting of choice for films such as 'Lawrence of Arabia' or 'Jewel of the Nile'. From here it's back into the mountains for a stunning drive over the High Atlas via the Tiz-n-Tichka Pass (2260 m), the highest in the country. Your drive will wind along mountain roads to bring you to Imlil where you will stay in a traditional dwelling of Berber villagers and enjoy good Moroccan home cooking.

Douar Samra Guest House
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

DAY 8: HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

The rugged terrain has a beauty all of its own and walking is an ideal way to enjoy and appreciate this stunning area. Today you will have your own mountain guide who will introduce you to the region and arrange a walk according to your abilities either up into the mountains or through the Berber villages and hamlets that are dotted around this area.

Douar Samra Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS - MARRAKECH

DAY 9: HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS - MARRAKECH

Depart from the High Atlas this morning, arriving in Marrakech by lunchtime. This afternoon, set off with your guide and explore this vibrant city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, some of the best examples of plaster work to be found anywhere in Morocco, and El Bahia Palace, built by Fes artisans for the once slave Abu Ahmed. You will also be able to spend some time in the best galleries for leather, antiques and hand-crafted gold jewellery, finishing the guided visit in the world-famous Djemâa el Fna Square (the 'Assembly of the Dead'), Marrakech's most popular tourist attraction.

Riad Monceau
Breakfast

DAY 10: DEPART MARRAKECH

DAY 10: DEPART MARRAKECH

Today you will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

CLASSIC MOROCCO (10 DAYS) €3,474

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

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WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Jamie

Jamie is our Sub Saharan expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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