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Jewel of the Atlantic - coastal town of Essaouira

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Overview

Travel to the most spectacular destinations in Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech. Admire the vistas of Morocco’s “Little Switzerland”, the city of Ifrane, and the nearby natural reserve. Have a breakfast by the county's biggest lake - Bin el Ouidane and relax under the lime trees surrounding Ouzoud Waterfalls.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.89 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star or 5-star centrally located hotels/riads:
    8 nights
    4-star or 5-star lakeside hotel:
    1 night
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport transfers
    Private transfers between cities
    Private drivers for day trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 5 guided city tours with private transportation
    2 guided day-tours outside the cities
    2 day-tours outside cities with driver-guide
    12 guided visits to sights and museums
  • MEALS
  • 9 breakfasts
    1 dinner

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Casablanca

Welcome to Casablanca - Morocco's largest city and in fact one of the largest and most important hubs in entire Africa! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the surroundings on your own or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

Day 2
City Tour of Casablanca and Transfer to Rabat

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and meet your local guide and driver in the hotel lobby. You then go on a 4-hour tour of Casablanca. 

During the tour, you get to see the major highlights of the city, including Hassan II Mosque, the second largest religious building in the world, designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. You also have a chance to explore the Hassan II Square and stroll down the Atlantic Boardwalk. 

After the tour, your driver takes you to the capital of Morocco -Rabat. Upon arrival, you check into your hotel and have the rest of the day free. 

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
City Tour of Rabat

Following breakfast, you meet your local guide and driver in the hotel lobby and go on a 4-hour tour of Rabat's major highlights. 

Located on the Atlantic coast in the north-west of Morocco, the city is the product of a fertile exchange between the Arabo-Muslim past and Western modernism adapted under the French Protectorate. Bearing the unique cultural value, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

During the tour, you visit the 12th-century Kasbah of the Udayas, Hassan II Tower - the most visited sight in Rabat, the medieval fortified Chellah Necropolis, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Highlights of Fes

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your driver in the lobby. You are then transferred to Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco. Upon arrival, you have some free time before meeting your guide and driver for a 5-hour city tour.

During the tour, you see the 14th-century gates of the King Palace, the shrine of Moulay Idriss, the Mellah (Jewish quarter), and old Fes Medina with its traditional markets and tanneries. 

Together with the guide, you enter the ancient Bou Inania Madrasa founded in 1351 AD. You then proceed to the Fondouk el-Nejjarine - which was declared a national monument in 1916. Today this building is a home to the Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. 

After the tour, you return to your riad and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Day Trip to Meknes and Volubilis

After breakfast at your hotel, you meet your driver and set out to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Upon arrival, you meet your guide who shows you the 2000-year-old ruins, adorned with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your next stop is the city of Meknes, where together with your local guide, you explore its major highlights in about 3 hours. You start with admiring the grand entrance to the city and as well the most beautiful gates in the world - Bab Mansour.

Then your guide takes you to the Dar Jamai Museum* with its amazing local arts and crafts, following your visit to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.

Next, you proceed to the Royal Stables, which is a massive stable yard that was constructed to comfortably house no less than twelve thousand royal horses.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel in Fes.

  • Please note: the Dar Jamai Museum can be closed for temporary exhibitions. The Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is under reconstruction till the end of 2018.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Trip from Fes to Bin El Ouidane

Following breakfast, you meet your driver and head to Bin El Ouidane, a small town in the very heart of Morocco. A long (7,5 hours) but fascinating ride awaits!

While traveling through the Middle Atlas Mountains, you pass the town of Ifrane often referred to as the Switzerland of Morocco for the surrounding mountainous landscapes and famous ski resorts. Another highlight of the area is Ifrane National Park - the natural reserve abundant with aromatic Atlas Cedar and a home to the largest population of Barbary macaques at this point considered to be endangered species. 

You then continue your way to one of the fastest growing cities in Morocco, Beni Mellal, set at the foot of Jbel Tassemit mountain.

Upon arrival to the final destination, you check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 7
From Bin El Ouidane to Marrakech

Enjoy the gorgeous view of Lake Bin El Ouidane, while having breakfast at your hotel. After check out, you meet your driver in the lobby and take a quick 1,5-hour ride to the highest in Morocco Ouzoud Waterfalls which considered to be one of Morocco's natural wonders. 

You can almost forget that you are in the middle of the desert once there. Enjoy a relaxing walk under the lime trees surrounding the waterfalls or treat yourself to Moroccan specialties and freshly squeezed juices at one of the many cafes in the area. You also have a chance to spot the local Barbery apes among the trees!

After some time, you get back on the road and in about 3 hours arrive in Marrakech. Upon arrival, you check in to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Sightseeing in Marrakesh

After breakfast at the hotel, you set off on an exhilarating sightseeing tour of Marrakech with your guide and driver. During your 5-hour tour, you see the major highlights of the ancient city.

You begin your walking tour in the old quarter of Marrakech where you visit the 19th century Bahia Palace, covered with colorful tile work, and see its eight-hectare gardens with fountains. You then proceed to Saadian Tombs - marble tombs for the Saadian dynasty. Accessible only through a small passage in the Kasbah Mosque, the tombs were neglected until aerial photography exposed them in 1917. 

Your next stop is El Badi Palace located nearby and believed to have contained more than 350 opulent rooms, in addition to a large pool, sweeping courtyard, and several gardens. The pieces from the El Badi Palace were used to create a new palace in Meknes, leaving just the shell of the palace behind.

Continue to the souks, the largest you can find in Morocco. We suggest you try haggling as it is an inherent part of Moroccan trading culture.

In the afternoon, you venture into the new city and visit the Majorelle Gardens - a magical petite garden estate designed by Jacque Majorelle and maintained by Yves Saint Laurent.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Day trip to Essaouira

Early in the morning following breakfast, you meet your driver-guide in the hotel lobby and venture off to the Jewel of the Atlantic, the amazing coastal town of Essaouira known for its distinctive white houses and blue doors. 

Upon arrival in about 2,5 hours, you start exploring the former Portuguese fishing village. During your tour, you see Old Medina which is currently part of UNESCO World Heritage and stroll down the Atlantic Boardwalk. Another highlight of the area is the Scala du Port fishing harbor that offers breathtaking views of the Portuguese ramparts. 

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Departure

This is the last day of your tour of Morocco. After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and meet your driver who transfers you to the Marrakech* airport for your flight back home.

We hope you enjoyed your Morocco experience and we'll be looking forward to seeing you on our tours again!

*Transfer to the Casablanca airport can be added at extra charge. Please refer to your destination specialist.

Breakfast is included.


Included

8 nights at 4 or 5-star centrally located hotels/ riads, 1 night at 4 or 5-star lakeside hotel

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
4 or 5-star centrally located hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation in remarkable downtown hotels in Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Bin El Ouidane & Marrakech;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Professional English-speaking guides as per itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets in Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque;
  • ​Entrance tickets in Rabat: Kasbah of the Udayas, Hassan II Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Chellah Necropolis;
  • Entrance tickets in Fes: Bou Inania Madrasa,  Attarine Madrasa, Fondouk el-Nejjarine;
  • Entrance tickets in Volubilis and Meknes: Roman ruins of Volubilis, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Dar Jamai Museum, Royal Stables;
  • Entrance tickets in Marrakech: Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, El Badi Palace, Majorelle Gardens;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • 24/7 support service.


Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Comprehensive city tours with included entrances to sights;
  • Guided tour of Rabat - the most ambitious modern city built in Africa in the 20th century and its well preserved historical heritage;
  • Off the beaten path tour route including National Park, Middle Atlas Mountains and biggest Carp Lake in the country;
  • A walk along Ouzoud Waterfalls - a hidden gem on the way to Marrakech;
  • Day-trip to Essaouira - an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town;
  • Exploration of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites on route of the tour;
What to Know
  • The best time to visit Morocco is in spring or fall. When it comes to clothing, pack something light to wear during daytime and remember to have something to wear when visiting religious sights.
  • The official currency of Morocco is Dirham (MAD or Dhs). It can be purchased at any local currency exchange office for USD or EUR. ATMs in major cities are also in abundance and you can easily withdraw local money from your debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus, etc.). Cards are accepted widely, however if you're at a downtown bazaar, make sure to have some cash on you.
  • Tipping and bargaining is a quintessential part of Moroccan national charisma, lifestyle, and commerce. 5-10% tip is always appropriate.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,228
Deposit $500
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$2,996
Deposit $600
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
based on double occupancy
$2,668
Deposit $534
Two travelers: double occupancy (5 star)
based on double occupancy
$3,396
Deposit $680
Single traveler (4 star)
$4,628
Deposit $926
Single traveler (5 star)
$5,996
Deposit $1,200
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,228
Deposit $500
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$2,996
Deposit $600
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
based on double occupancy
$2,668
Deposit $534
Two travelers: double occupancy (5 star)
based on double occupancy
$3,396
Deposit $680
Single traveler (4 star)
$4,628
Deposit $926
Single traveler (5 star)
$5,996
Deposit $1,200

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We had a wonderful trip with Firebirds - Morocco - Spain Fantasy

We had a wonderful trip with Firebirds, loved all the tours etc. There was only one problem and that was in beautiful Malaga. The driver was not at the train station and after waiting 15 mins we took a taxi to the hotel. Our logistics specialist from Firebirds emailed us to say driver arrived just after we left. All the ...

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An inspiring trip!

All connections were on time. However, the location of the hotel in Marrakech was a bit uncomfortable because of the construction works. And we would prefer walking tours to be longer. We had a good hotel in Madrid with a great breakfast. Flamenco show was amazing. We also liked the hotel in Lisbon. The guide in Lisbon ...

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We had a wonderful trip with Firebirds - Morocco - Spain Fantasy

We had a wonderful trip with Firebirds, loved all the tours etc. There was only one problem and that was in beautiful ...

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An inspiring trip!

All connections were on time. However, the location of the hotel in Marrakech was a bit uncomfortable because of the ...

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