Morocco & Andalusia: Sample Itineraries
1 Week 10 Days 2 Weeks
Sultans’ Domains (fly into Casablanca, fly out of Marrakech)
1 - Transfer from Casablanca airport to Rabat; visit the highlights of Rabat.
2 - To Fes, stopping en route in Imperial City Meknes and Roman Volubilis; 2 nights in Fes.
3 - Full-day Fes city tour.
4 - Full-day transfer via Ifrane and the Middle Atlas to Marrakech; 4 nights in Marrakech.
5 - Full-day tour of the highlights of Marrakech.
6 - Full-day excursion to Essaouira.
7 - Wind up Marrakech sightseeing this morning; afternoon free for personal pursuits.
Into the Sahara (fly into Marrakech, fly out of Ouarzazate)
1 - Transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel, begin city visit this afternoon; 2 nights in Marrakech.
2 - Full-day Marrakech city sightseeing.
3 - Transfer to Boumalne du Dades via the Aït ben Haddou casbah and Ouarzazate.
4 - See the Dades Valley and Todgha Gorge, then East to Arfoud; 2 nights in Arfoud.
5 - Explore the Tafilalet oasis and the ruins of Sijilmassa, then on to the Erg Chebbhi dunes for sunset; option of
night at tented camp on the dunes.
6 - Transfer across the Sahara, via Tazzarine and down the Draa Valley to Zagora.
7 - Morning tour of Tamegroute’s library and pottery works; afternoon return to Ouarzazate.
Marrakech and the Berber Hinterland (fly in and out of Marrakech)
1 - Transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel; city orientation in the afternoon; 4 nights in Marrakech.
2 - Full-day visit of Marrakech highlights.
3 - Wind up Marrakech program in the morning; afternoon for personal pursuits.
4 - A full-day excursion to Essaouira.
5 - Morning at leisure in Marrakech; afternoon transfer to the Mt. Toubkal National Park via the Tin Mal fortress;
2 nights in Imlil.
6 - A full day to explore the area at the foot of 14,000-ft Mt. Toubkal, its hilltop hamlets and terraced fields,
observing the traditional ways of life and work of the Berber tribesmen.
7 - At the time of your choice, return to Marrakech. The Imperial North (for arrivals by ferry from Spain)
1 - Arrive Tangier port and transfer to Rabat; begin visit.
2 - Wind up Rabat visit in the morning and transfer to Fes via Imperial City Meknes and the ruins of Volubilis; 3
nights in Fes.
3 - Full-day tour of Fes.
4 - An excursion to the Middle Atlas, with mountain station Ifrane, the cedar forests with their lakes and Barbary
5 - Transfer back to Tangier via Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains; 2 nights in Tangier.
6 - Visit of Tangier.
7 - Depart at the time of your choosing for Spain by ferry.
A Moroccan gazetteer: Tangier | Rabat & Casablanca | Andalusia | Meknes & Volubilis | Fes | Marrakech | The High Atlas | The Middle Atlas | Taroudant & the Anti Atlas | On the Sahara's Edge | The Atlantic Coast | Jewish Heritage | Architecture | Festivals
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