Access Expeditions: The Magic of Morocco

Practice the art of haggling in Marrakech, take a day trip to the charming coastal town of Essaouira, then go camping in the Sahara. Cap off a thrilling escape to Morocco with a cup of Moroccan mint tea in hand or by getting pleasantly lost in the blue city of Chefchaouen.

Day 1

ARRIVAL

Pick up from the airport at your arrival time and transfer to the riad. Located in the historical center of Marrakech, you will be within two minutes away from the famous Jamaa El Fna. In the afternoon, you’ll be free to explore the medina on your own. Overnight in Marrakech.

Day 2

MARRAKECH

Visit the medina in the morning with a local guide. We will start the tour at the wall bordering the medina, then proceed to the next stops of Koutoubia Minaret, SaadinesTomb, Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens until we reach the Jamaa El Fna. Come evening, you will have the night free to practice the art of haggling in the souk. Overnight in Marrakech.

Day 3

MARRAKECH-ESSAOUIRA-MARRAKECH

From Marrakech, we will take a day trip to Essaouira, a peaceful town located by the coast. Upon arrival you can explore this destination at leisure, from visiting art galleries, strolling the medina, or shopping for local souvenirs. Drive back to Marrakech in the late afternoon, where you will stay for another night.

Day 4

 MARRAKECH-HIGH ATLAS-TELOUAT KASBAH-AIT BEN HADDOU - OUNILA VALLEY - OUARZAZATE 

You will be picked up at 8:30 in the morning by a private 4x4 ride, heading to Ouarzazate while passing through the mountains of High Atlas. We will stop along the way for picturesque viewpoints before having lunch at Telouat Kasbah. From here we will proceed to Ounila Valley, where we will see Berber villages, then visit the Ait Ben Haddou’s Kasbah, famous for being the shooting location for many Hollywood films. Afterwards, we will head to Ouarzazate, also known as “The Gate of the Desert”. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.

Day 5

OURZAZATE - DRAA VALLEY - MERZOUGA

After having breakfast, we will proceed to the Draa Valley, where you can see one of the longest rivers in Morocco. We will also make some photo stops along the way and enjoy the view of the kasbahs and berber villages. Lunch will be in Nkob or Alnif, then we will have a two hour drive to Merzouga. From here we will change from motorized transportation to animal traction to get to the heart of the desert. Overnight at a camp in the desert,

Day 6

MERZOUGA-ZIZ VALLEY-CEDAR FORESTS OF AZROU-FES

Start the day with breakfast then head to the Tafilalet Palm Grove, the biggest in the world. We will also visit the Ziz Valley, where a viewpoint looks over the valley and the town of Aoufous.

At the heart of the Atlas, we will stop for lunch and rest in Midelt. In the afternoon we will continue through the Cedar Woods, before heading to the city of Ifrane, nicknamed as the Moroccan Switzerland. Come nighttime, we will arrive at Fes where we will stay for the night.

Day 7

FES

After having breakfast at the riad, we will explore the medina and discover hidden, local treasures. The tour will also include stops through the MoulayIdriss mausoleum, the Najjarine Fountains, Fes Tanneries, the exterior of the Royal Palace and the Meliah, the Jewish Quarter in Fes. Overnight in Fes.

Day 8

FES-VOLUBILIS-MEKNES-FES

 

From Fes, we will head to the archaeological site of Volubilis, then to the charming white-washed town of MoulayIdriss and the imperial city of Meknes. The tour will cover tourist attractions that showcase Morocco’s rich and colorful history. Overnight at the hotel in Fes.

Day 9

CHEFCHAOUEN

On the last day, we will depart from Fes and continue the trip to Chefchaouen, the famous blue city. You will be free to explore the city at your own leisure, where you can take photos, meet locals, and sample Moroccan cuisine. Dinner will be in the square, overnight at the riad.

 

Day 10

CHEFCHAOUEN-TANGIER

Breakfast and free time in the morning until the time of departure. Transfer to the airport in Tangier where we will assist you before your flight. Note that Tangier Airport is 3 hours away from Chefchaouen, so we need to allot extra time for your transfer.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Rate is valid for PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDERS only
Non-refundable deposit of USD 1,000 per pax
Full cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 2 weeks before departure date Minimum 10 ADULTS must travel as a group to run this tour, otherwise we will provide a new rate based on the current running number of people
Free travel insurance valid for guests aged 6 to 70 years old
Itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions
Rates can change due to foreign exchange rate

Rate starts at
USD 2,840 / person

INCLUSIONS

Accommodation for 9 nights
English speaking tour escort guide
Transportation (minibus and motor coach)
4x4 ride from Marrakech to Ouarzazate through Telouet and Ounilla Valley
4x4 ride between Missani and Merzouga
Camel ride in Merzouga (1/2 hour)
­­­Entrance fees to attractions included in the itinerary, including Volubilis and stables in Meknes and Mdresa in Fes

EXCLUSIONS

Airfare to and from Morocco (Optional with Access Travel and Tours Inc.)
Domestic flights within Morocco (Optional with Access Travel and Tours Inc.)
Philippine Travel Tax (Php 1,620)
Airline Tax (TBD upon booking)
Entrance fees for attractions not mentioned in the itinerary
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Tips for the guide and the driver
Other feeswhich are personal in nature
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

 

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