Trip to Morocco
· Sat, Sep 19, 2020
Travel Expert Cynthia & Matt Davidson
9 days CASABLANCA to MARRAKECH
Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah - Stone Arch
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Day 1 Casablanca
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Casablanca/Fès (Breakfast)
Drive to the imperial city of Meknès for a guided tour of some of its fascinating sites. Continue on to the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. After the ruins it’s off to Fès.
Day 3 Fès (Breakfast | Lunch)
Step back in time and embark on a walking tour of a UNESCO World Heritage Site — the Medina of Fès. Explore winding lanes and alleys to visit the many artisans, tanneries, and shops with an expert local guide. After, enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional tagine lunch at a cooperative that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. This evening, opt to have dinner and entertainment at a historic riad.
Day 4 Fès/Merzouga (Breakfast | Dinner)
Travel through the Middle Atlas mountains to the Sahara Desert, overnighting in a kasbah-style desert hotel at the edge of the dunes.
Day 5 Merzouga/Tinghir (Breakfast | Dinner)
Explore the Sahara on a thrilling 4×4 dunes tour. Visit the village of Khamliya where you will meet Gnaoua musicians and learn about the history of their music in the Sahara before enjoying a performance. Later, visit local nomads to learn about nomadic life over cups of mint tea in one of their homes. Return to our Auberge then transfer to Tinghir for the evening.
Day 6 Tinghir/Ouarzazate (Breakfast)
Visit Dades Valley then continue along the “Route of 1,000 Kasbahs” with an included visit to Kasbah Taourit. Opt to visit a Berber herbalist in Ouarzazate.
Day 7 Ouarzazate/Marrakech (Breakfast)
Visit Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then continue to Marrakech. Take some free time to wander this incredible city. Opt to take a historical tour, visit the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, or wander the souks and shops.
Day 8Marrakech (Breakfast | Lunch)
Visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class from a master Moroccan chef and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared. Later this afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Marrakech or visit the bustling markets.
Day 9 Marrakech (Breakfast)
Depart at any time.
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Sahara Dunes & Culture Excursion, Merzouga
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Moroccan Foodie Experience, Marrakech
Your G for Good Moment: Mhaya Village Community Lunch, Meknès.
Guided city tour of Meknès including the ancient granaries and stables of Moulay Ismail and Bab Mansour.
Guided tour of Volubilis including visit to Roman ruins.
Guided walking tour of the Fès medina including artisans’ quarters and Fès tannery.
Dades Gorge walk.
Visit Taourirt kasbah and take a tour of Aït Ben Haddou kasbah.
Enjoy free time to explore Marrakech.
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.