Skip to Content



Morocco Adventure - 9 Day Itinerary

Morocco Adventure - 9 Day Itinerary

Morocco is filled with visual delights. There is Casablanca, a whitewashed city brimming with Art Deco buildings, exotic veiled women and village tribesmen, sidewalk cafes and alluring and colorful markets. The port city of Fez whispers of by-gone days with its faded architecture and dusty Colonial boulevards. Marrakech is the center of North Africa's style and nightlife and shopping is addictive in the narrow passages winding through the souk. It is said that there are enough carpets here to pad the Alaskan Wilderness.  And throughout this captivating journey you will see snake charmers and acrobats, breathtaking landscapes and desert sunsets. You'll trek the majestic Atlas Mountains and for 16 extraordinary days you will be captivated by this amazingly vibrant destination.


Day 1
Desert Bivouac Camp
Upon your arrival into the Casablanca Airport, you will be met by your private driver, who will be with you throughout your tour of Morocco. After introductions, he will then transfer you to Fes – about a three hour drive and you will be escorted to the charming Ryad Mabrouka in the heart of the Medina, but only 2 minutes’ walk from the nearest vehicle access, where you will stay for three nights. Dinner at Ryad Mabrouka tonight is included after your long journey.

Overnight: Fes, Ryad Mabrouka

Day 2
Desert Bivouac Camp
After your delicious breakfast your private guide and your driver will take you to explore Fez Nouvelle with its museums and Royal Palace, then a walk through the UNESCO world-heritage Medina. You will walk by the Medersas and Karaouyine University, which has existed for the past 1000 years, and see craftsmen working in the narrow lanes much as they done for centuries, stopping at one of the Carpet Palaces to learn about all the different types of carpets made in Morocco while sipping a glass of traditional mint tea.  Return to your riad for lunch or sample a local restaurant in the Medina.  After lunch continue your exploration of the Medina ending with a late afternoon visit to the potteries.
 
Overnight: Fes, Ryad Mabrouka

Day 3
Desert Bivouac Camp
Today you will depart for the one hour drive by motorway to the Imperial city of Meknes, once the capital of Morocco during the reign of the revered tyrant Moulay Ismail.  Stop for lunch en route.  A local guide will join you to discover Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idris.  After lunch you will continue to the well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries, and Moulay Idris before arriving in Fes, the oldest cultural and spiritual imperial city of Morocco, founded in 789 B.C by Moulay Idriss II in the late afternoon. Return to Ryad Mabrouka in the mid afternoon.

Overnight: Fes, Ryad Mabrouka

Day 4
Desert Bivouac Camp
After breakfast, you will depart early this morning for the drive to Marrakech either via through the mid Atlas visiting Ifrane, known as "the Switzerland of Morocco", the handicraft centre of Azrou, and the town of Beni Mellah or via the motorway passing Rabat and Casablanca en route to Marrakech. Your driver will suggest a suitable stop for lunch en-route.  The drive via the mid Atlas takes eight hours and via the motorway about five. You can discuss with your driver which route you would like to take, depending on how you feel once you have settled into Moroccan lifestyle!  You will arrive at the  lovely Riad Adore, which is close to the Souks and Historical monuments and an easy walk to the famous Djemaa-el-Fna Square to see the jugglers, story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats and vendors performing at sunset much as they have done for centuries. Dinner is arranged at the riad for you tonight after the long journey.

Overnight: Marrakech, Riad Adore

Day 5
Desert Bivouac Camp
This morning you will tour Marrakech with your guide to discover all the delights this romantic city can offer.  First visit the Saadien Tombs in the Kasbah, the Bahia Palace, located in the Jewish quarter known at the Mellah, the Palais Badi, and the Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Art, and on to the Medina and Souks. As you walk through the souks you will see everything from exquisitely embroidered shoes and belts to every type of spice, woodwork, brass and copper-work, kaftans ranging from the expensive to the very expensive – all enhanced by the smiles of the shop owners. You may enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech, Riad Adore

Day 6
Desert Bivouac Camp
Today you will leave at about 9:30 for the hour long journey to the Atlas Mountains where you will meet your special Mountain guide and mules for your days adventure in the Atlas mountains.  Mohamed is a caring and knowledgeable guide who will make sure you get the true flavour of life in a Berber village and enjoy the leisurely trek in the foothills. You will have lunch at a small Berber guesthouse perched on the side of the mountains and overlooking a running river.  Enjoy some local musicians and typical Berber cuisine returning to Marrakech in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Marrakech, Riad Adore

Day 7
Desert Bivouac Camp
This morning after breakfast you will leave Marrakech and transfer to La Pause for your wonderful desert experience without the long journey to the Sahara!!  La Pause is very comfortable, but simple with the accommodation in the main Kasbah and also some tented rooms. Lighting is by candle light and the water and cooking is by gas.  A swimming pool and a Golf putting green add to the list of activities.  The food is simple, but everything is fresh and some grown locally. Tonight you will have a real desert experience. Your own bivouac will be erected and you will dine by the camp fire under the stars, with a camel ride included.

Overnight: Agafay Desert – La Pause (bivouac tent)

Day 8
Desert Bivouac Camp
Today you will enjoy a day at leisure at La Pause.  Tonight you will sleep in comfortable beds in the Kasbah.

Overnight: Agafay Desert – La Pause

Day 9
Desert Bivouac Camp
After breakfast you will say your good-byes to your wonderful driver and guide after they transfer you to the Casablanca airport for your onward flight.


*Please Note: These are suggested itineraries for your review and for planning purposes; rates may vary according to specific travel dates.

Destinations

Adventures

Conservation

About Us