About Morocco Private Journey 1 - 2000 Years of History
A classic holiday in central Morocco. Arrive into Casablanca and set off to explore and rediscover a wealth of history across the ancient Maghreb.
Activity code: MORJ01
Duration: 11 Days
START - Casablanca / FINISH - Marrakech
A highly recommend private journey essentially exploring the Imperial Cities of Morocco. Starting in Casablanca you will also visit Rabat, Meknes, Fez and Marrakech and have opportunities to enjoy the incredible scenery of the Rif and Atlas Mountains in-between. The wide-open vistas of places along the way such as Chefchaouen, ancient Volubilis and the incredible waterfalls at Ouzoud blend well with the hustle and bustle of the labyrinthine souks in the historic cities.
We have many years of experience putting together practical and interesting journeys for our customers and we recommend this route to make the most of your time in this fascinating country. We are happy to discuss any reasonable modifications to tailor-make a holiday to suit your requirements for any or all of the following - number of persons travelling, preferred accommodation type, UK departure airport, overall duration, pre-booked activities and much more.
We have great pleasure to offer you the opportunity to experience Morocco accompanied by one of our excellent team of English-speaking drivers.
Travelling with one of our friendly English-speaking drivers allows you to experience much more of the country and its people. Your driver will gladly discuss both your daily schedule and general matters about Morocco and the places you pass; he can arrange local guides or co-ordinate any itinerary of pre-booked sightseeing that we arrange with you beforehand. In addition to your driver's experience and knowledge during your holiday we have also driven extensively around Morocco and will be happy to share our experiences with you if you are at all unsure about your chosen route or any aspect of travelling with one of our drivers.
Your driver will have a comfortable 4WD vehicle and their daily rate includes their food, accommodation, fuel and road tolls.
We have all driven extensively around Morocco and will be happy to share our experiences with you if you are at all unsure about self-drive or your chosen routes. Roads around the country are improving all the time and are actually pretty good in most places, even in the mountains and desert areas they are now mostly asphalted. We do not recommend driving at night though as headlights can be optional and safety barriers on some mountain roads are non-existent.
Accommodation: the hotels in this itinerary are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience in this fascinating country. In the list below we have included suggestions for upgrades to "boutique" riads and deluxe options (please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).
Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we also offer a private airport transfer service.
English-speaking Driver Services: This itinerary includes the services of one of our excellent team of English-Speaking drivers. They will drive a comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicle and teh holiday cost will include their food, lodging and fuel.
Extra Information: all our holidays have a recommended route with suggestions for sightseeing; we are able, through our local agency, to book activities and specialist sightseeing, particularly in Marrakech - such as cooking, quad bikes, caleche rides, day hikes, etc.
NB. extend this holiday easily by adding nights in any or all of the locations.
Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.
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Arrival into Casablanca; private transfer to your hotel.
Meet up with your English-speaking driver at your hotel and make a brief visit to the incredible Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca; visit the capital of Morocco, Rabat, including the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of the Kings. Afterwards, head inland to the ancient site of Volubilis (Roman city).
Visit Moulay Idriss and the wonderful site of Volubilis first thing before the crowds (if no time on previous day) and then drive to the north into the Rif Mountains; an optional detour to visit the site of Lixus prior to arriving in Chefchaouen.
Day 4 - visit of Chefchaouen and return south via a choice of routes to Fez for a few days sightseeing.
A full day sightseeing in Fez (souks, palaces, medersas and forts); don't miss the many opportunities to look down over the medina in Fez. *We include a private half day guided city tour of Fez.
Day 6 - we suggest a visit of nearby Meknes or drive east and off the tourist trail during your extra day in Fez.
Short drive to visit Meknes (if not done on previous day) prior to heading south en route to Marrakech through Mid Atlas Mountains - don't miss the Barbary Apes in the Cedar Forest near Azrou.
Day 8 - visit / walk to the waterfalls in the morning, optional additional visits to the natural rock arch and market town of Demnate, then onward drive down to Marrakech.
Full day sightseeing in Marrakech (souks, historic monuments, gardens, palaces, Djemma el Fna and much more...). * We include a private half day guided city tour of Marrakech.
NB. If you keep the services of your driver for a few extra days then you could visit the High Atlas or the coast at Essaouira for a day trip. Alternatively, these places can be visited on an excursion arranged through one of our local representatives.
Private transfer to Marrakech (or Casablanca) airport for flight home.
Prices are on request as these depend on your chosen accommodation and room availability as well as time of travel. Please take this into consideration when comparing prices; we always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Please note that discounts will apply if there are 4 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.
NB: Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports.