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MOROCCO - Road Trip

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Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport

Casablanca, Casablanca-Settat 29002

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Join the TNT group next April to explore the beautiful country:

On this 9 day trip from Casablanca, you’ll journey to Morocco’s classic destinations, visiting its four imperial cities, Over 7 amazing days you’ll see the stunning Traditional architecture and palm-lined boulevards of Rabat, the impressive ramparts and monumental gates of Meknes, the craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques of Fes, the endless peaks of the high Atlas, the diverse landscapes of Morocco, Middle and High Atlas Mountains, and the storytellers, snake charmers and henna painters of Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna.

Hassan mosque - Casablanca Morocoo

Along the way you’ll discover the Sahara desert sand dunes, play drums with the friendly Berbers, walk across the Todra valley gardens, meet and interact with the locals, go back in time to the Roman Empire at the archaeological site of Volubilis, and discover the charming Essaouira coastal town. With each destination having its own unique history, wonders and highlights, this journey through classic Morocco is one unforgettable cultural adventure!

Available Dates 2019:

10th – 18th Oct

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Visited Places:

• Marrakech

• Tizi n’Tichka Pass

• Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
• Ouarzazate

• Dades & Todra gorge & Valley

• Valley of roses & Draa Valley

• Errissani Dates Markets

• High Atlas Mountains

• Berber villages

• Sahara Desert

• Ziz Valley

• Fes

• Chefchaouen

• Rabat

• Casablanca

Travel Experience:

• Moroccan Culture & People, Food & History

• Berber Culture

• Camel trekking

• Berber music and animation

• Sleeping in desert camp

We did this trip in April, check out our pics here: https://tntgrouptravel.com/portfolio/morocco/


6 Reasons To Book This Trip


1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

5. Group Leader – Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.


Booking Deadline


  • Reserve your spot before Jun 1st, 2019 with a deposit
  • Balance due before Aug 1st, 2019

Flight recommendation:
  • Arrival: 10th Oct before 12pm
  • Return: 18th Oct anytime after 9am

Airport: Mohammed V International Airport(CMN)


Include-Exclude

Price Includes

  • All transfers by SUV / VAN
  • English speaking guides during the tour
  • All nights accommodations (Riad, Hotel, camp) (Double Occupancy)
  • Meals (Breakfast, Dinner as mentioned in the Itinerary)
  • Camel trekking
  • Berber music and animation
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • TRIP N TREK - Tour leader / Event host

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Meals (other then mentioned above)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment such as hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Extra, Monuments Entrances ($1 - $5)
  • Travel insurance / Visa
Itinerary

Day01

CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH


Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Arrival Airport, you will be met by a Trip N Trek group leader and transferred to your hotel in Marrakech.

While this is an arrival day and you may arrive at any time, please note that hotel rooms are generally only available after midday and that there will a Welcome Meeting with your leader tonight. Transfer to a Hotel to spend the night.

We have free time in the evening to explore the area.

Riad stay in Marrakesh - Morocco

Included Activities
Meet At Airport and Transfer to Marrakech
Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner!

  • Overnight Riad stay in Marrakesh

Day02

MARRAKECH EXPLORATION


A FULL guided tour will be scheduled to discover Marrakesh which is known as the “Red City”. Marrakesh is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history, it is situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountain.

Marrakezh and Atlas Mountain in the background Morocco

Like all the old cities, Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city The Medina and a very modern city called Gueliz built during the French occupation. Marrakesh has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square is full of story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, snakes charmers and musicians. During the night the square turns into a huge open-air restaurant.

The Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh - Morocco

During our visit we will see The Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century in the reign of Almoravid Dynasty. We will go among narrow streets and allies in ancient city. We pass by “seven saints” during the reign of Moulay Ismail, the festival of the seven saints was founded to the request of the Sultan.

The tombs of several renowned figures were moved to Marrakesh to attract pilgrims. Marrakesh was dominated in the first half of the 20th century by T’hami El Glaoui, “Lord of the Atlas”, and Pasha of Marrakesh. Still there is a house called Dar Pacha El Glaoui from where he used to rule the whole southern part of Morocco.

Included Activities

  • Majorel Gardens
  • Bahia Palace
  • Souks
  • Jamaa lfna & Koutoubia
  • Coranic medrassa ben youssef
  • Monuments and Heritage Tour

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Overnight Riad stay in Marrakesh

Day03

OUARZAZATE – DADES VALLEY


We will depart after breakfast at 8:00 am from your hotel towards Ouarzazate, passing Tizi-n-Tichka, 2260 metres high. We will visit Telouat Kasbah, which was built by the Pacha Glaoui in the period of French colonisation. you will visit one of the UNESCO world heritage sites named Ait Benhaddou.

Telouat Kasbah - dades valley morocco

It’s classified since 1987. This fortified Kasbah is an attractive site for private tours and excursions departing from Marrakech. Because of it’s beautiful architucture and natural decoration Ait Benhaddou Kasbah it becomes one of the famous locations that is used for movies shooting. such as “Gladiator”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Alexander”, “Kingdom of heaven”, ”Babel” & “Prince of Percia”… Then continue on to Ouarzazate where we will stop to take photographs, see the Hollywood of Africa cinema studios and Taourirt Kasbah.
we will depart Ouarzazate and head towards Skoura, known for its palm trees and authentic berber Kasbahs at Amredil and Ben Moro.

women's at Berber villages and Kasbahs

We will continue our journey to the spectacular Rose Valley where we will see figs, almond and walnut trees. Passing through the valley of 1000 Kasbahs we will see many Berber villages and Kasbahs, after that we will head to Dades Gorges with its different colours, you will also discover the “Monkeys Feet Prints” we will spend the night in a hote near Dades gorge.

Included Activities
– Visit Berber family
– Dades Gorge
– Walking & climbing

Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner

  • Overnight hotel stay in Dades Valley

Day04

TODRA GORGE – ERG ECHEBBI


From Dades, we will head to todra valley, considered the most beautiful valley of the Sahara, we will walk in the valley to explore the dramatic landscapes, arrive to the gorge, the highest side cliffs, famous for rock climbing, then we will drive toward Sahara desert Erg Echabbi (Merzouga),

TODRA GORGE morocco, passing by spectacular landscapes

passing by spectacular landscapes and the volcanic Atlas Mountains of Saghrou in the Anti Atlas. We will pass through the village of Tinejdad before stopping for lunch, we will visit the Oasis Museum at Tinjdad valley. we will visit the Khattarat ( underground irrigation channels from 12th Century, buy Scarves fot the sahara and continue to Erfoud, famous for its ‘fossil’ factories, before seeing the beautiful sand dunes appearing as we pass by Erissani.

On arriving at Erg Echabbi we will take the camels to the middle of the Sahara Desert where we will spend the night under the stars in Berber tents.

drumming around the fire with the Berbers

From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon. We meet our camel men, embark on a 1 :30 min camel ride into the desert to spend a wonderful night enjoying these dramatic dunes, wonderful skies and stars at night,

you may get involved in some drumming around the fire with the Berbers tonight, dinner in the campsite.

Included Activities:

– Visit Underground Channels
– Fossils
– Camel Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner

  • Overnight Desert Camp

Day05

ZIZ VALLEY – FES


Early in the morning, enjoy the sunrise from the dunes of Erg Chebbi at 20 km away of Algeria, breakfast in the camp or in the hotel at the dunes line, and camel ride back or walk with the caravan to the hotel at the dunes line for a shower and Breakfast.

camels ride in to the middle of the Sahara Desert

We drive afterwards across ziz valley, second largest dates valley of Morocco where locals grow more than 300 types of dates, harvested every October, also called Moroccan dates basket,

Ziz valley, second largest dates valley of Morocco

enjoy beautiful canyons of Ziz valley, lunch in a restaurant before arriving to the Middle Atlas forests, explore the cedar trees where you may encounter wild macaque monkeys in the forest drive down to Ifran, a mountainous town also called Moroccan Switzerland, set at 1600m high, known for it ski station and snow during the winter, considered the cleanest city of Morocco, continue to fez, arrive at our riad in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
– Visit Ziz valley
– Macaque Monkeys Break foto
– Ifran

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Overnight Riad stay in FES

Day06

FES Sightseeing


Enjoy the guided city tour of Fes. Begin with the entrance to the largest royal palace in Morocco. Continue with a panoramic view of the ancient medina.

Enjoy an authentic experience at the traditional ceramic crafts village of Fes after that. Your next stop is Fes El Bali, the ancient town or Medina, which is a medieval part of Fes that has not changed for centuries. Optional lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the famous AlKaraouine mosque, built by Fatima Al Fihria in 857. Al-Karaouine mosque became home to the University of Al-Karaouine, which is the first university in the world and the world’s foremost center of learning at the beginning of the second millennium. The university was built by Fatima Al Fihria in 859, and, since then, it has become one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world.

city tour of Fes visit spice market

In the medina, visit also a Merdersa, which is a Coranic school. Complete the city tour of Fes with the leather Souq and the oldest Leather Tannery in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries.

Fes with the leather Souq and the oldest Leather Tannery in the world

Fes is the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco; vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming – a visual and pungent feast for the senses. It is made up of three distinct ‘cities’, or quarters, and you will stay in elegant, riad-style accommodation on the edge of the huge, well-preserved medieval old city – the mother of all medinas. Today head into the old city, known locally as Fes el Bali, arguably the world’s most fascinating and confounding old city.

Included Activities:
– Guided walking tour Fes
– Fondouk Nejjarine
– Mederassa Bou Inania, Tanneries, Jewish Quarter

Meals Included : Breakfast

  • Overnight Riad stay in FES

Day07

FES – VOLUBILIS – CHEFCHAOUEN


Today, we visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis where you walk with a guide or without a guide to enjoy the beauty of the ruins, considered most preserved Roman-Berber era ruins, witnessing the prosperity of North Africa!

Roman ruins of Volubilis Morocco

start to explore the Rif Mountains, arrive to chefchaouen after 3 hours drive through the green hills, Set against a wide valley and nestled between two peaks in the stunning Rif Mountains, the isolated town of Chefchaouen is a surprising delight. Much of Chefchaouen was recreated by Andalusian refugees escaping the

Reconquista, so its striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs, and artistic doorways give it the feel of the Spanish hills.

Chefchaouen blue and white washed houses in morocco

Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of the medina, the shops in the square selling woven goods and small sweets, and, most importantly, tasting the town’s famous goat’s cheese.

Herds of goats wander the sparse hillsides that surround Chefchaouen, and their cheese is sold in great fresh rounds in the street markets. Enjoy a free afternoon to relax or explore more of the town.

Within the plaza is the walled fortress of the Kasbah – you can wander through the tranquil gardens inside, visit the ethnographic museum, and soak in wonderful views from the rooftop. Alternatively, you might prefer to get out of town and enjoy a short hike in the surrounding hills.

Included Activities:
– Volubilis roman ruins tour
– Chefchaouen – Guided Walking Tour
Meals Included:
– Breakfast / Dinner

  • Overnight hotel stay in Chefchaouen

Day08

CHEFCHAOUEN – RABAT – CASABLANCA


We will make our way to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. We will visit the Royal Gates built in 1864, and enjoy the charming garden of Challa, surrounded by walls and beautiful defensive gates, built between 1310 and 1330. Later we will stop at Mohamed V Museum built in 1972, and we will visit the tombs of Moroccan kings Mohammed V, who died in 1962, Hassan II who died in 1999, the tomb of Moulay Abdullah the uncle of Mohammed VI and Hassan Tower which was built in 12th century.

Oudaya Kasbah built in 12th century Rabat - Morocco

Oudaya Kasbah which was built in 12th century and served as a military base for the Almorabits army in their defense against the Spanish army. The roof of the Kasbah allows a stunning view of the surrounding area. You will also get to see the 240 km long Abi-Regrag river

We will visit the famous and the biggest Mosque in Africa, Hassan II, which was built between 1987 and 1993.

Aerial view of Casablanca Morocco

This will be a golden opportunity to see the skillful work of Moroccan artisans, revealing the richness and beauty of their handicraft.

Included Activities:
– Casablanca Hassan 2 Mosque
– Chella
– Oudaya kasbah
– Hassan tower

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Overnight hotel stay in Casablanca

Day09

Airport Transfer


Your trip ends today after breakfast. Check-out time is usually around midday and you are free to leave at any time.

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