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
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
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.
Day 9 – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah to Aroumd Village
Day 10 – Aroumd Village to Essaouira
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
- Extended stays before and after the tour dates