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Route: Casablanca - Rabat - Fes - Michlifen - Ifrane - Ziz Valley - Sahara Desert - Skoura - Marakech (or Casablanca)
This is a luxury adventure to Morocco taking you from the Imperial cites of the North into the less-discovered paths of the Sahara Desert, through the valley of a thousand Kasbahs before ending in Marrakech, the heart of Morocco. Venture off-the-beaten-track to some of the country's less-visited areas. Hike the middle and high Atlas Mountains, and get up close to Morocco as you discover the country's fascinating history and exotic culture in its bustling, lively cities and authentic villages.
Your adventure starts in Casablanca, Morocco's most cosmopolitan city. Venture north to Rabat - Morocco's capital, where you'll admire landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage with the Atlantic ...
Your adventure starts in Casablanca, Morocco's most cosmopolitan city. Venture north to Rabat - Morocco's capital, where you'll admire landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage with the Atlantic breeze. Wander through the labyrinthine of the medina in the cultural capital of Fes and watch daily life unfolding at the imperial city's famous tanneries.
Your journey continues on to the Middle Atlas mountain range, where you'll embark on a few amazing hikes in Michlifen, Ifrane National Park and Ziz valley, Marvel at the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages. Head south and truly off the beaten track and into Nomadic lands and the vast open Sahara Desert. The silence and calm of the desert is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
After a memorable night in the desert you'll be rewarded with another great walk in the Todra Gorges, recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons.Set off towards Skoura along the Route of 1,000 Kasbahs. Walk or bike through palm groves to explore Morocco’s beautiful oases. The final stop is Marrakech, where you will find civilisation once more in this enchanting, highly popular city.
This journey features handpicked 5 star luxury riads, resort and hotels, including 1600s riad, a retreat in the Atlas Mountains, and a luxury desert camp in the Sahara.
This is a private luxury escape to Morocco and enjoy splendorous culture and landscapes in blissful exclusivity.
Depart daily on request.
- Group of 2: from AUD $13,800
- Group of 4: from AUD $12,200
- Group of 6: from AUD $10,800
- Group of 8: from AUD $9,950
Surcharge applies to holiday season (December - January)
Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
Walking distance: approx. 1.5 - 2 hours leisure walk
Upon arrival in Casablanca, your private driver will greet you at the airport and escort you to your Casablanca hotel, where you will check in and relax.
Depending on your arrival time, you may enjoy a walk (approx. 1.5 -2 hours leisure walk) at the Hassan II mosque one of the most elaborately designed mosques in North Africa with the tallest minaret in the world.
Dinner at the iconic Ricks Café. Rick's has loads of atmosphere and serves good Moroccan and international food.
Walking distance: approx 1.5 - 2 hours leisure walk
This morning, you will be transferred to Rabat. Rabat is a grand city, full of fine buildings and welcoming people, with plenty to see and plenty to do. Imperial city, cosmopolitan centre of commerce and capital of Morocco, Rabat is a delight for holidaymakers. The city's buildings and houses are painted white and are surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Enjoy Rabat Medina guided walking tour ( approx. 1.5-2 hour walk). Built on an orderly grid in the 17th century, it is small enough to be easily explored in half a day, but large enough to make getting lost almost inevitable.
Lunch at Rabat at your own arrangement.
Then walk along the Rabat beach (Approx. 45 min. Walk). Hitting the beach is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and the breeze coming off the Atlantic is a great way to cool off in the summer.
Continue driving to Fes (Fez), the second largest city in Morocco after Casablanca, and long been regarded as the country’s cultural, spiritual, and intellectual heartland.
Rest tonight and you will explore more of the fascinating old city tomorrow.
Dinner at the Riad and return to your accommodation.
Walking distance: approx 4 - 5 hours leisure walk
Enter the walls of the Medina, and learn more about the rich culture and ancient history.
Explore the twisting streets of the old Medina, with shops selling spices, carpets, silver, and more. Venture through its main horseshoe gateways into a labyrinthine of narrow streets, lanes, and alleys lined with blank-walled houses and punctuated with dead-end squares.
The old capital of Morocco, Fez, is the largest medina in the world. The Medina of Fez is considered as one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab-Muslim world.
Lunch at a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina at guest's own expense.
n the afternoon you will hike up to the Merinides Tombs overlook the heart of the old city (approx. 1.5 hours walk)
Dinner will be served in a local restaurant then return to your accommodation.
Fez was the Moroccan birthplace of the beautiful tile work known as zellige. This morning, you’ll be guided on a visit to the Pottery area to gain some insight. Your guide will take you through the entire production process, from pot-throwing to the painstaking hand painting and laying out of zellige (colourful geometric mosaic tilework) – it’s a joy to behold.
Then you will lose yourself in the gardens of ancient palaces perfumed with orange blossoms, citrus, blood red roses and the sweetest jasmine. Explore some iconic madrasas, the fondouks, the mosques and the palaces, which offers an overview of the fascinating and beautiful world of Moroccan architecture which showcases all the main ornamentation and decorative techniques, including:-Bab Lamar Gate-Royal Palace-Jardin Jnan Sbil gardens and the luxurious Moroccan fountains-Dar Batha museum
Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Walking distance: approx 2 - 4 hours hiking
Transfer to Fes/ Ifrane by private car approx.1.5 hour drive.
Hike around the Michlifen area, moderate hike 2 - 3 hours. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages.
Transfer to Ifrane / Azrou by private car (roughly 30 min drive). Then embark another hikes closer to Azrou and into the Cedar forests, 2 - 4 hour hike.
Tonight you will stay at Hôtel Michlifen Resort & Golf, a five star luxury alpine chalet style accommodation located in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. Michlifen Resort & Golf boasts a remarkable location for you to discover a different side of Morocco, with its mountains, forests, lakes and pastures.
Dinner at hotel.
Walking distance: approx 1 hour hiking
Transfer from Azrou to Sahara Desert Tents approx. 7.5 - 8 hours drive by private car.
Hike in Ziz valley (moderate hike through the Palmaries area of the Ziz Gorges - 1 hour hike.)
Upon reaching the desert area, you will be met by 4x4 vehicle to head out to Luxury Desert Camp, a hidden gem in the desert.
Once arriving at the campsite, you will be welcomed with refreshing Moroccan tea, an exquisite traditional dinner, music of the tam-tam drums and a set of Moroccan carpets, where you could relax and enjoy the peace.
Excursion to Khamalia (Famous for Gnawa music) this morning and then head to far-flung Rissani to experience the Sahara Desert and a rich history of Berber trading routes
Enjoy a Berber Pizza before heading to Sahara Desert.
Take 4x4 vehicles to meet up with your camels. After camel riding (30 - 45 minutes), hike up to the top of the dunes and watch the breath taking sunset.
Dinner at the desert camp.
Walking distance: approx 2 hours hiking
After breakfast, you will return to your 4x4 and head back to Erfoud.
After meeting up with your driver, you will continue to the Todra Gorges approx. 2 hours hike. The Todgha Gorges are a series of limestone river canyons, or wadi, in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains, and are recognised around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons.
From here, you will set off towards Skoura along the Route of 1,000 Kasbahs.
Skoura is one of Morocco’s beautiful oases and it offers weary travelers a chance to rest their weary feet and enjoy the abundance of nature.
Dinner will be served at the Kasbah.
Guided walk of the palmeraies to learn about the area and the Kasbahs in the palm groves. These masterful creations resemble eastern castles which are only enhanced by the beautiful palm trees that abound in this oasis.
Once you have explored this world of palm groves and castles, you might consider learning more of the religious affiliations of the area through a visit to the pre-islamic Muslim shrine called the Marabout Sidi M’Barek.
Optional: Bike ride if desired.
After an early breakfast, you set off to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou (a fortified village in English).
Tucked away in the High Atlas Mountains, it is one of the jewels of Morocco. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered...usually off the beaten path. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and The Gladiator.
Lunch will be served at Ait Benhaddou (guest’s own expense).
Continue for a visit of Telouet where you will enjoy a visit to the Kasbah Glaoui.
Arrive at Marrakech, one of Northern Africa's most inspiring cities.
Dinner will be served at the riad, then return to your accommodation.
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco.
You will discover the Palace of the Bahia, Koutoubia Mosque, Jemaa el-Fna and many other hidden treasures.
In the afternoon you will enjoy walking through Majorelle Gardens (Jardin Majorelle), a two and a half acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden created by the French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years.
Visit the YSL Museum.
After breakfast, you will be taken to Marrakesh or Casablanca airport to meet your departing flight.
OPTIONAL TOUR EXTENSION:The High Atlas Mountains & Toubkal trekking tours with pickup and dropoff Marakech
The price is based on 2 people private departure. Surcharge applies to holiday season (December - January). Group discount is available. Please contact us for a quote.
- The departure point is Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN), Morocca- The finish point is Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN), Morocca or Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN), Morocca or Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)Note: please refer to the airline websites for scheduling your flight.
Day 1: approx. 1.5 - 2 hours leisure walkDay 2: approx. 1.5 - 2.5 hours walkDay 3: approx. 1.5 hours walkDay 4: art, garden, architectural & museum walkDay 5: approx. 2 - 3 hours hikeDay 6: approx. 1 hour hikeDay 7: soft adventure at sand dunesDay 8: approx. 2 hours hikeDay 9: guided walk in palm grovesDay 10: explore High Atlas MountainDay 11: guided tour in MarrakechDay 12: Depart from Casablanca or Marrakech
In Morocco, the climate is Mediterranean on the coasts, while it's desert in inland areas, and continental in the highest mountains. The best travel time is spring and autumn, in March-April and from October to mid-November. For a beach holiday, you can go on the Atlantic coast from July to September, and on the Mediterranean coast in July and August.In Casablanca, the average temperature ranges from 13 °C (55.5 °F) in January to 23 °C (73 °F) in July and August.In Rabat, the capital, the climate is similar to that of Casablanca.In Marrakesh, the average ranges from 12 °C (53.5 °F) in January to 28 °C (82 °F) in July and August.Fez is a bit colder and rainier. The average temperature ranges from 9 °C (48 °F) in January to 26 °C (79 °F) in July and August.In Ifrane, it can snow in winter, even though the snowfalls are more abundant in the mountain peaks. In summer, when the sun dominates, every so often, some showers can occur.The Atlantic coast enjoys a mild climate, similar to that of the Mediterranean but even milder. On the Mediterranean coast, the climate is typically Mediterranean: winters are mild and moderately rainy, and resemble those of the northern part of the Atlantic coast, while summers are hot and sunny, and they are hotter than on the Atlantic coast. In Al Hoceima, the temperature ranges from 12 °C (53.5 °F) in January to 25 °C (77 °F) in August.