This tour is coordinated by Leslie Smith of Leslie’s Heart Travel in partnership with local Moroccan tour companies.
With us you will explore Morocco with locals. You will be in safe hands and will be taken care of by our professional local guides and drivers, you will discover the real beauty of Morocco, its culture, history and traditions during your holiday stay.
Our Tours will allow you experience the exotic and magical of the country, know the originality of different cultures, live Morocco’s traditions in an exclusive atmosphere and discover some hidden treasures of Morocco that go beyond the usual touristic roads, that are unique by their authenticity and natural beauty.
Our tours are private you will have time to stop to take that special photo or take longer in a place that you like more and have all the attention and care of our guides.
Our guides will accompany you during all the journey, and have a profound knowledge of the country’s culture and history, which they will pleasantly share with you and even surprise you with the opportunity of seeing and experiencing the true and genuine Morocco, that which is not touristy…. Always in the utmost safety.
The Accommodation all have typical Moroccan decoration, possess great quality and charm and are well located.
Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. No events planned. Just rest and prepare for the adventure to come as we explore the Magic of Morocco. Overnight in Tangier.
After breakfast in your hotel. We will take a morning tour around Tangier. After lunch, we will drive (2 hrs) to Chefchaouen, the blue city arriving in the evening. Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco, is known for the striking, blue-washed buildings of the old town. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
We will spend the day in the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful town. You can stroll (on your own) in the blue alleyways, where leather and weaving workshops line its steep cobbled lanes. There will be optional activities to choose from (not included in tour price.) In the main square of Place Outa el Hammam is the red-walked Kasbah, a 15-century fortress and dungeon, Chefchaouen Ethnographic Museum and the octagonal minaret of the Great Mosque. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
After breakfast in your riad, we will drive to Fez. Along the way, we will stop along the way to tour Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a partly excavated Berber-Roman city. Overnight in Fes.
After breakfast at your riad, you meet your local guide and the exploration of Fes begins. You will visit the Royal Palace, founded back to the foundation of the new Fes. Then on to Mellah, the Jewish quarter, where you see a 17th-century synagogue. Also, The University of al-Qarawiyyin, founded as a mosque, then became one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the historic Muslim world. As well as Chouara Tannery, the largest and oldest at the oldest Medina quarter of the city, surrounded by leather shops with terraces from where you look down onto the pits. Overnight in Fes.
We will do a city tour including visiting the Hassan ll Mosque. The mosque sits at the edge of the city with the Atlantic Ocean as its beautiful backdrop. It is the second largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's second tallest. 1 hr. tour to see the inside of the mosque (optional) Overnight in Casablanca.
After breakfast in our beautiful riad, we will drive south crossing the highest road in Morocco, the Tizi n Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains. We stop along the way for outstanding pictures of the Berber villages, landscapes and valley. Overnight: Tisselday
After breakfast we will visit one of the famous sites in Morocco, the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a fortified castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A place where popular movies have been filmed. Such as Gladiator, Game of Thrones, Lawrence of Arabia. Then we will continue our way south descending the Atlas Mountains to the small village of Tagounite and then to our riad for the night. We will have a relaxing evening including Moroccan tea, dinner and entertainment at this traditional family guesthouse that I helped build. Overnight in Tagounite at Riad Dar Talmoudi.
Today we will take in the local culture of southern Morocco. We have the opportunity to go to the local market (Sundays only), to see how pottery is made in a near-by pottery co-op, go to a Koran library and participate in a cooking class. Overnight at Riad Dar Talmoudi.
Setting out for our overnight in the Sahara Desert, we will go by 4x4 on a desert safari stopping to have tea or lunch with a family that is still living the nomadic life. We will see the place where Moroccan traders used to meet others to make the long and dangerous route to Timbuktu an ancient major trading center for gold and salt. Lunch is provided along the way.
After arriving at our desert camp at Erg Chigaga, the largest dunes in Morocco, we will be welcomed with Moroccan tea and treats. Just before sunset we will take our own camel caravan into the dunes for a memorable ride and photos.
Later we will be served a delicious dinner. After dinner, we can gather under the night sky and enjoy a campfire with traditional music. Overnight at the desert camp. The camp is well-equipped. Rooms are tents or earthen rooms with a regular bed with comfortable mattress and separate bathrooms with hot showers and western toilets. Overnight Sahara Desert Camp
SAHARA DESERT TO TISSELDAY (4 hrs)
After breakfast at the hotel, we continue our drive to Marrakesh. After lunch in Marrakesh, we will stroll through the narrow streets of the old Medina *old city, and visit the colourful Souks/markets. Our guide will lead us on a tour of Marrakesh including the souks (market place), Jemaa el Fna Square, Saadian tombs, Bahia Palace and Koutoubia mosque.
Overnight in Marrakesh.
After breakfast we will drive to the quaint port town of Essaouira. Along the way we will stop to see the famous goats in the argan trees. Essaouira has its own fortified old medina that is protected by the 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah. Old brass cannons line the walls surrounding the old city that looks out into the ocean. Overnight in Essouria.
Spend the day enjoying the small port town of Essaouria. Optional activities include: camel or horse riding on the beach, yoga and spa treatments. In the evening we will drive to Marrakesh for airport transfers in the morning.
Overnight in Marrakesh
Transfers to airport in Marrakesh for drop off. If you would like to extend your trip, please let us know and we can assist with arrangements.