Tour Morocco

14 Day Tour – Nomad Trail

 

Day 1 – Casablanca

Today is the first day of our 14 Day Tour, we can’t wait to take you on the Nomad Trail! We will meet you at the airport upon your arrival to welcome you and take you to your hotel in Casablanca.

If you like we will offer recommendations for dinner and should time permit we will gladly offer a city tour of Casablanca.

Day 2 – Casablanca to Moulay Idriss

After breakfast, you will make a short stop in Rabat, the political capital of Morocco for a brief tour of the city.
You will then head to Moulay Idriss, a lovely town that sits in a cradle of mountains just under 5km from Volubilis.
It is one of the country’s most important pilgrimage sites. It is named for Moulay Idriss, a great-grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, the founder of the country’s first real dynasty in the 8th century. Moulay Idriss’ holy status kept it closed to non-Muslims until the mid-20th century but it is indeed a popular tourist spot today. The town is very relaxed, without the bustle of shops and nightlife.
Joining a local guide you will have a tour of this holy town and enjoy a panoramic view of the town and its surrounds area at sunset.
Dinner will be in the guesthouse provided by your hosts for the evening.

Day 3 – Moulay Idriss to Fes

Today will begin with a breakfast in your guesthouse followed by a tour of Volubilis, a nearby site of beautifully preserved ruins,  led by an expert local guide. 

After this tour you will head to Fes, stopping in Meknes for lunch and a tour of the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum and graineries, built in the 17th century and once home to 12,000 horses.

Then you will head to Fes which will be your home for the next two nights. You will arrive in Fes in the afternoon. Dinner will be in the old medina where your riad is located.

Day 4 – Fes

Today is your day to enjoy Fes with a local guide that will provide you with a day filled with information and sites as you travel through the medina, visit the tanneries, a pottery artisan where you will learn about the making of details pieces and beautiful mosaics and enjoy a panoramic view of the medina.

Once an Imperial city and the capital city of Morocco, Fes is now an important city for artisans.

Fes is home to the ancient medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is believed to be the largest urban pedestrian area in the world. Fes is also home to Al Quaraouiyine, the oldest university, or madrassa in the world, founded by a woman in 859.

Day 5 – Fes to Midelt

Today you will depart from Fes and the “urban” feel of the northern regions and begin your travel to the south.

One hour from Fes you will visit  Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco), with its European architecture and nearby ski resort.

You will pass through the cedar forest in Mid Atlas mountains where you can see Berber horses and look for monkeys (Barbary Macaque). You’ll see green pastures and nomads with sheep and goats. You will have lunch along the way to Midelt where you will stop for the night.

 

Day 6 – Midelt to Sahara Desert

Today you will pass over the High Atlas mountains as you leave Midelt and climb the windy roads and over the Tizi n’Talghmt pass (meaning female camel) at 1907m above sea level. You will pass through the arid terrain of the Taflalat oasis, which is the biggest one oasis in Morocco.  Stop for lunch and then drive on to Efroud the capital of dates and fossils.

You will wind up the afternoon in the Sahara Desert as you reach Merzouga and Erg Chebbi for a tea stop before you rally your camels for a camel ride into the desert for your sunset meal and overnight camp.

Day 7 – Sahara Desert to Roses Valley

In the morning, you will ride your camels back to a nearby hotel where you can shower and have breakfast.  Depart for a visit to the Todra Gorge, travelling by ancient Berber dwellings first and see the centuries old irrigation system (khattarat) and olive groves. Along the way you will visit the Todra Gorge to take in the 300 m vertical cliffs, then across the  Valley of 1,000 kasbashs to get to your accommodation in Roses Valley.

Day 8 – Roses Valley to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

In the Roses Valley, during the first week of May each year, the popular Festival of Roses takes place when the valley is resplendent with Damascus rose blossoms at their peak. This morning you will take a small stop after breakfast for a demonstration on how the Berbers use all the parts of the roses that are harvested for products that can be used throughout the year.

You will then go to the Skoura Oasis and on to Kasbah Amridil. This 17th-century wonder appears on Morocco’s 50-dirham note. With hand-carved door locks, an olive-oil press, still-functioning bread ovens, and goats bleating in the courtyard, this is one of Morocco’s most coveted kasbah’s.

After this you will travel to Ourzazate, the movie capital of Morocco and then on to Ait Ben Haddou where you will stop for night.

Day 9 – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah to Aroumd Village

After a traditional Berber breakfast, you will have the opportunity to tour the site of the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. Climb from the riverbed to the top of the kasbah through the winding streets of the old structure for a wonderful view of the valley for miles in every direction.
You will then go to Aroumd, where you will hike through forest and trails to a Berber Village (1 hr – fairly easy although steep. Mules are available for those who would prefer). Tonight you will enjoy dinner in the gite prepared by Berbers who live in the village.

Day 10 – Aroumd Village to Essaouira

After breakfast you have the option to enjoy a 4 hr mountain hike, to relax in the guesthouse, or take a tour of the village.  After lunch you will hike down the mountain to join your driver and head to  to the coastal city of Essaouira. This afternoon you will pass by an argan forest and have a chance to spot goats in argan trees eating nuts if they are indeed nearby. You will also visit a women’s cooperative to see how they process the argan nuts in order to make coveted and authentic argan oil products.
After arriving in Essaouira you will enjoy a fresh seafood meal in this peaceful coastal village.

Day 11 – Essaouira

On this leisurely morning you will join a local guide for a city tour starting in the harbour to see the fishing boats come in with their daily catch and through the medina to get a feel for the city.  Your afternoon is free to enjoy a local hammam, a massage, shopping or a walk along the expansive beach.

In the evening, enjoy a different restaurant for dinner and possibly some local entertainment.

Day 12 – Esssaouira to Marrakech

Today you will have a free morning to explore, shop, or walk along the beach before you travel back to Marrakech.

Optionally you may enjoy an evening in Jemaa el Fna square in the heart of Marrakech for dinner and time spent watching the people, the snake charmers, buskers and entertainers or view the excitement from a rooftop cafe around the square.

Day 13 – Marrakech

Today is your day to explore and experience Marrakech. We will work together with you to design a fun filled day based on your interests, whether that be a shopping excursion in the medina, a tour of some of the numerous monuments, museums and points of interest or a trip to a local spa. Roaming Camels staff is at your disposal to make this last day a memorable one.

Day 14 – Departure Day

Today you will head on your way to return home or on to your next destination. We will be happy to arrangement additional activities in Marrakech, or we will offer you a complimentary transfer to the airport or the train station as you wish.

 

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  • 13 nights accommodations
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast every day
  • 3 Dinners
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Camel trek
  • Guided city tours
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • All lunches
  • Gratuities
  • Airfare
  • Extended stays before and after the tour dates