About Morocco Private Journey 3 - 2000 Years of History
A classic holiday itinerary in central Morocco. Arrive into Casablanca and set off to explore and rediscover the wealth of history across Morocco - the ancient Maghreb. This tour includes the Imperial Cities of Rabat, Meknes and Fez as well as the ancient sites of Volubilis and Lixus, time to relax in the Atlas Mountains at the spectacular Ouzoud waterfalls and finally, Marrakech.
Activity code: MORJ03
Duration: 11 Days
START - Casablanca / FINISH - Marrakech
This particular itinerary is our recommended holiday exploring the Imperial Cities - starting in Casablanca we include travelling to Rabat, Meknes, Fez and Marrakech with opportunities to enjoy the Rif and Atlas Mountains and all the sights along the way such as ancient Volubilis and the incredible waterfalls at Ouzoud. With our many years of experience putting together practical and interesting itineraries for our clients we would like to recommend this journey for you to make the most of your time in this fascinating country. Hotels are personal suggestions but there is usually a choice of styles and budget at each location.
We have great pleasure in offering 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 drive any type of vehicle within their daily rate and this rate also includes their food and lodging.
We are, of course, also able to tailor-make a holiday to suit your requirements for any or all of the following - UK departure airport, budget, hotel type/size, duration, activities, etc.
With our excellent prices for car rental, Morocco has opened up to some quite unique holiday experiences. Roads around the country are improving and are actually pretty good in most places, even in the mountains and desert areas they are now mostly asphalted. We have all driven extensively around Morocco and will be happy to share our experiences with you if you are at all unsure about your chosen routes.
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 table 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.
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.
NB. extend this holiday easily by adding nights in any or all of the three locations.
Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.
[Classic Hotel, Classic Riad, Boutique Hotel/Riad, Deluxe Hotel]
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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, and then head inland to the ancient site of Volubilis (Roman city).
Visit the wonderful site of Volubilis first thing before the crowds and then drive to the north into the Rif Mountains; optional detour to visit the site of Lixus prior to arriving in Chefchaouen.
Day 4 - visit of Chaouen and return to the south and arrive into Fez for a few days.
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.
On Day 6 there is a possibility to visit Meknes or drive east and off the tourist trail during the 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.
On Day 8 visit / walk to the waterfalls, 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.
"Our personal driver was always helpful and welcoming. Overall we had a very well organised and informative trip that we enjoyed. The architecture of the Riads and Kasbahs was amazing. Thanks for organising it so well."
P Lending, UK, April, 2017
"My family and I have just returned from our trip to Morocco and I just wanted to write to you to thank you once again for all your help, patience and hard graft in organising what turned out to be a wonderful trip. Everyone was greatly impressed with all destinations and accommodation and the organisation throughout. We will definitely be using your services for future trips as well as recommending you to friends and family."
D Covezzi, UK, May, 2017