Woman sitting in wheelchair inside tent in Sahara

14 Days/ 13 Nights, Marrakech-Dades-Sahara-Fes-Essaouira

You may not see everything in Morocco on the Royal Morocco Tour but you just might feel like you did!  This tour is an incredible spread of Morocco.  From Fes, a 1,200 year old city, and Volubilis, 2,000 year old Roman ruins to the majestic Sahara and the towering Todra Gorge – you’ll travel, experience and eat like royalty! Take a look at the itinerary below and imagine yourself digging your feet into the warm Moroccan sands!

Included

  • 13 Nights of ACCESSIBLE Accommodations
  • Half Board (as marked in the itinerary)
  • 14 Days of ACCESSIBLE Transportation
  • Personal English or French speaking Driver (licensed for tourism)
  • Professional Tour and Guide in Fes
  • Professional Tour and Guide in Marrakech
  • Professional Tour and Guide in Essaouira
  • Excursions (Volubilis, Camel Ride, Ait Ben Haddou, Hassan II Mosque)
  • Entrance fees to historical sites
  • Portage Tips for bags
  • Private Tour Experience
  • 20% Moroccan VAT Tax
  • 24/7 In-Country Emergency Contact

Itinerary

* B – Breakfast, D – Dinner

Day 1 Marrakech D

Upon arrival at Marrakech Menara Airport for your Royal Morocco Tour, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel where you will be given time to settle in and freshen up. If time and desire allows, feel free to head out to begin your exploration of Marrakech!

Dinner: At Hotel/Riad

Day 2 Marrakech B, D

After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco! You will discover the Palace if the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, the Menara Basin and many other exotic hidden treasures. After lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and then – the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbecue pits the square is well worth a visit. The tour will conclude with an exploration of the souk (market) of Marrakech.

Dinner: At Local Restaurant

Day 3 Ouarzazate B, D

After breakfast, you will cross over the High Atlas Mountains and along the road of 1,000 kasbahs to Ouarzazate. Along the way you will encounter several amazing kasbahs (traditional North African fortified cities). Take in the diverse scenery of Morocco as you travel through the mountains, arriving at a beautiful kasbah in Ouarzazate. Now it is time to enjoy the Saharan side of Morocco!

Dinner: At Kasbah

Day 4 Dades Gorge B, D

Heading due North you will follow the Atlas to some of the most incredible gorges in Morocco. Stop for lunch at Elkalaa of M’Gouna, the city of roses, and encounter the stunning gorges in the afternoon before settling in at your kasbah in Boumalne Dades near the Dades Gorges.

Dinner: At Kasbah

Day 5 Sahara B, D

After breakfast you will continue through the picturesque Todra River Valley which makes for a beautiful journey towards the magnificent, colossal Todra Gorges (600 feet). In the afternoon you will set out across the barren desert land in your 4-wheel drive vehicle. If desired, set off by camel for a 2-hour trek out to the oasis where you will spend the night in Berber tents!  Think that it isn’t possible for you to take a camel ride? Think again! An adapted camel saddle is available**!

Dinner: At Berber Tents

 **You are the best judge of whether this will be desirable or possible for you.  Even our adapted camel saddle requires some upper body strength. Alternatively, take a 4×4 out to the desert camp or stay at the auberge at the edge of the desert.**

Day 6 Erfoud B, D (Rest Day)

Your next destination is Erfoud, a small town on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Take the day to relax and recuperate next to the pool or set out into town to experience the Sahrawi culture at the camel market and souk.

Dinner: At Kasbah

golden doors of the kings palace in fes

Day 7 Fes B, D

After an early breakfast begin the ascent from the Sahara to Fes. Most of the day will be spent winding our way through the beautiful forests, along jagged rock faces, and between Berber villages eventually descending to a wide valley where Fes has sat on a hillside for more than a millennium. Half way, we will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks.

Dinner: At Hotel/Riad

Day 8 Fes B, D

After breakfast venture into the medina with your personal guide. This is one of the world’s largest walled in cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the Kings Palace and traditional potters are just a few places you can experience. For lunch, eat at a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. Afterwards retire in the hotel to rest before you head out into town for a delightful dinner on the town!

Dinner: At Local Restaurant

Day 9 Meknes/Volubilis/Rabat B, D

Take a day trip to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire. Lunch will be taken in Moulay Idris, one of the holiest cities in Morocco. After lunch your guide will take you on an optional tour of the imperial city of Meknes before continuing to Rabat—the capital of Morocco and one of the famous imperial cities.

Dinner: At Hotel/Riad

Day 10 Rabat B, D

After a leisurely morning you will take in the sights of Rabat including the Le Tour Hassan, the Kings Palace and Kasbah of the Udayas. After lunch you can choose to explore more on the northern side of the river or return to relax at the Hotel/Riad.

Dinner: At Local Restaurant

Day 11 Essaouira B, D

An early breakfast will prepare you for your journey south to the coastal city of Essaouira, a picturesque fishing town, lying along the Atlantic Ocean in southwest Morocco. With an exquisite beach to the south, Essaouira has become one of Morocco’s most popular towns along the coast. Many of the country’s wood carvers and artists make Essaouira their home. Lunch will be served in one of the restaurants in the medina. Afterwards return to your hotel or continue exploring the city on your own.

Dinner: At Hotel/Riad

Day 12 Essaouira B, D (Rest Day)

Free day to enjoy the quaint medina, explore the bay or just relax by the pool – your choice! Fresh fish, a cool ocean breeze and amazing picture opportunities create the perfect place to get some rest and relaxation!

Dinner: At Local Restaurant

Day 13 Marrakech B, D

Choose when to return to Marrakech. Either a morning or afternoon drive are options for you depending on where you would like to spend your day the most—Essaouira OR Marrakech.

Dinner: At Hotel/Riad

Day 14 Departure B

With lifelong memories, stories of your journey to share and souvenirs in your suitcase, your driver will make sure you get to the airport with plenty of time for departure.

 

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Our activities and accommodations are designed to be fully wheelchair accessible; however, there may be aspects of every tour that are difficult or even impossible for some wheelchair users. The only way we can be sure the Royal Morocco Tour will be fully accessible for you is to communicate directly with each individual regarding your specific needs.

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