Morocco is a fascinating country of beautiful contrasts and a home to a colorful blend of African, Arabic and European cultures. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the labyrinthine souks of medina of Tangier, Chefchaouen and Fez to the bustling souks of Marrakech. Morocco is the perfect destination for culture-loving travelers where Arab and Berber heritage, history and culture are inextricably bound.
Lavish yourself with a 10 day luxurious trip to Morocco from the gate of Africa Tangier . It is a unique luxury trip that is unlike any vacation you have ever been on. Soak in all the colourful and charming Highlights of Morocco. Explore intricate architecture in Tangier, wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen, and see the famous tanneries in Fes, then finish your trip in colorful Marrakech, where vibrant markets, serene gardens, and lively nightlife await.
Welcome to Morocco! Arrive to the port or airport of Tangier where you’ll be assisted with customs formalities and transferred to your hotel where you’ll be given time to check in. You’ll take a tour of the gate of Africa Tangier, the assembly level of the Mediterranean cultures. We start with a drive through the fashionable New city, a wealthy space of Tangier’s California part where you may see the property, villas, palaces and passing by the king’s summer season Palace and celebrities’ properties. You will visit the previous American Legation, a former palace given to the U.S. authorities in 1777 to accommodate America’s first embassy. You will visit Cap Spartel, the lighthouse that marks the official convergence of the Atlantic and Mediterranean before you reach the Hercules Cave that exists since the Neolithic era. The tour will continue via the labyrinthine alleys of the medina via the spice markets to the Grand Socco and St. Andrew’s Church, quietly nestled off the busy market square. Spend the overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Meals: Dinner included.
Today we depart towards the blue city of Chefchaouen via Tetouan metropolis generally known as dwelling to the Jews who have been expelled from Spain after the expulsion of the Arabs in 1492. You will discover the ‘white’ metropolis of Tetouan, affectionately known as ‘the daughter of Granada’. Go to the Guersa Kebira square, one of many bustling souks, after which we visit the Medina, probably the most fascinating within the country and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a distinctive community of shaded alleyways and has a number of mosques. See additionally the excellent Royal Palace, a high quality instance of Hispano- Moresque structure. Proceed to the blue twon of Chefchaouen metropolis picturesque Berber stronghold within the excessive up Rif Mountains, was built in 1471 by Moorish exiles from Spain. Check in at the hotel for the overnight with dinner.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included
Today you will explore Chefchaouen, Morocco's enchanting city beneath the striking peaks of the Rif Mountains. Whitewashed homes with red tile roofs line narrow, winding laneways, their walls painted in brilliant shades of blue. Take a sightseeing tour with a friendly local guide, and discover firsthand the culture of this fascinating region of Morocco. You will enjoy the distinctive Arab-Andalusian art and architecture, narrow streets, marvelous fountains, squares, traditional public oven. Then you will arrive at the spectacular center of the city and see the Outa Hammam Square with the 14th-century fortress and the big mosque. After you learn about the history of this city, we will continue the tour to the Ras El Maa spring. Chefchaouen is a unique city located in the Mountains and every guest will feel amazed by its breathtaking views, its springs, watermills, natural pools. Spend the overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included.
After breakfast, we drive towards Volubilis, the archaeological Roman site well-preserved listed in UNESCO (1997), remains of astonishing mosaics, hundreds of Latin inscriptions and artistic materials. After our enjoyable walk in Volubilis we carry on to explore the other 17th century Imperial city Meknes. The tour will include the ramparts around the Medina and the tremendous gate of Bab Mansour (1732), the granary Sahrij Swani, grain and water storage and used as a barn for 12000 horses. Meknes has a big production of olive oil and olives and you will see an amazing verity of olives in the local market of square Lahdime. We leave Meknes towards the medieval city of Fes driving by open fields of barley, wheat and olive trees. Check in for the overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included.
Today you will meet your local tour guide to explore the old medieval medina of Fez and the first imperial city, a real labyrinthine of more than 9000 alleyways and deserves to be the intellectual and cultural capital of the kingdom. You will start with a stop by the ornamented Royal Palace gate. Then, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the southern tower of Fes, and visit the cooperative of pottery where they make tiles and Moroccan mosaic. You will mingle with local people in the narrow streets full of articles, colors and donkeys carrying goods. You will see a lot of handcrafted items. We will explore one of the Koranic school (Medrassa), the Nejjarine fountain, and the Karaouine Mosque University. The leather tanneries, famous in Fes, is one the highlights of the tour, watching locals working on skins of goat, lamb, camel and cow, in small pits. You also will indulge yourselves with some special dishes of Fes cuisine. The rest of the day is at leisure with overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast included
Today you will have a day time out not far from the medieval city Fez so the force won't be too long and that would supply you more time to experience our destination which is Ifrane city (known as “Moroccan Switzerland”) where you will go for a short walk around the gardens. Developed by the French during the protectorate era for their administration due to its Alpine climate, this Moroccan town has a remarkable European style, as if it were an Alpine village. Because of its elevation, the town experiences snow during the winter months and a cool climate during the summer. We drive through the Berber town of Azrou (Great Rock), which takes its name from the outcropping marking the town’s boundary. We stop for lunch in Beni Mellal before we reach the beautiful lake of Bin Ouidane. It’s hard to imagine getting closer to nature than sleeping on a lake. You will enjoy a night with dinner staying in a quiet luxury hotel with incredible views when you can’t tell where the lake ends and the sky begins.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included.
Today you get outdoors in the fresh air for your breakfast is the escape you will need to rejuvenate and start your day with full energy and positive vibes to embark in the next chapter of your tour in Morocco. You will have some time at leisure to enjoy the lake and an optional boat tour in the lake. The impressive 133-meter-long, 285-meter-long ridge allows for a nostalgic view of the surroundings of the dam. From there you will be on your way to the Ouzoud Waterfalls they are natural wonders that must be earned. Ouzoud Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Africa; about 110 meters high, its waters bounce on several levels and project fine droplets into the air. The cascades are almost always highlighted by a beautiful rainbow and monkeys; it is like a little piece of paradise. You will have lunch in a local restaurant looking at the pretty waters of the falls, before heading to Marrakech where you will spend the night with dinner in a luxury hotel or Riad.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Marrakech city. You will start with a fresh morning visit to Jack Majorelle gardens, a peaceful spot in the Ville Nouvelle, contains botanic and exotic plants brought from all over the world, with dominating indigo blue to paint. You are going to visit the 19th Century Bahia Palace, built by the Grand Visir of Marrakech with its incredible mosaics and stucco and hear some interesting stories about his 4 wives and the 24 concubines!!. Admire the extraordinary architecture of Saadian Tombs, a royal necropolis of the 17th century. Spend some great time in the famous souks of Marrakech with different smells, colors, items before reaching the square of Jemaa lefna, a bustling place where snake charmers, monkeys, food stalls and musicians, the most animated square in Marrakech. The rest of the day is at leisure with overnight at the hotel or Riad with breakfast.
Meals: Breakfast included.
Marrakesh is a perfect entertaining destination offering attractions and leisure facilities for every taste and fancy. The city features magnificent gardens and modern entertaining complexes as well as scale shopping centers. Near the heart of the city there are popular scenic and well equipped golf centers enhancing facilities to fully enjoy the game and embrace the beauty of surrounding nature. Marrakesh also offers a rather rich night life and night entertainments choice for its guests. There are also center features the first class service and the visitors of the Hammam and Spa centers have a chance to enjoy a genuine Turkish bath. You can also discover the secrets of Moroccan cuisine by joining one of our popular cooking classes. Spend the overnight with breakfast at your luxury hotel.
Meals: Breakfast included.
Transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca international airport for your return flight with plenty of tales of Arabian and Berber days and nights.
* These are sample of luxury itineraries, customizable for each customer, prices are on request and depend on dates, accommodations level and activities.
Explore Tangier the gateway to Africa with its blend of cultures and unique influences.
Explore the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen which is irresistibly photogenic. Discover the medina cast in shades of azure and aquamarine.
Explore hundreds of years of history as you tour the important imperial cities of Fes & Marrakesh.
Have a unique sensory experience in Fes, watching the dyeing skills of tanners on display as they use age old techniques to soak and dye skins.
Travel through the High Atlas Mountains; enjoy the lush forest area and the sight of Berber homes.
* Enjoy the postcard-like views of Bin Ouidane Lake. It is the perfect place for photographers, painters or travelers longing for peace and serenity of the outdoors.
Feel the unique pulse of Africa in the mythical Djemaa el Fna square of Marrakesh where snake charmers, acrobats and story tellers breathe in the sweet aromas of spices wafting through the air.
Tripadvisor previous guests reviews
We were booked and had paid a deposit for a trip late March of 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Said, the owner of MD, went to extraordinary lengths to refund the deposits for our travel group of six from the U.S. Apparently the Moroccan banking system is not "user friendly" when it comes to wire transfers for reasons unclear to me. Nevertheless, Said managed to refund all our money using a very creative approach. We would DEFINITELY travel with MD in the future given this level of honesty and effort; but we do hope that MD will accept credit cards rather than wires in the future. Thank You Said & Morocco Discovery!
Three of use booked a 19-day with Moroccan Discovery Holidays for March, 2020 and paid a 50% deposit. When Morocco closed its borders due to Covid. Initially we put our trip on hold and asked Said to hold our deposit. Said agreed to this. When it appeared holiday travel would likely go on for many months we asked for a refund. Said again agreed but the Moroccan banks, being what they are, refused to release all of our deposit. With some pressure on the bank from us and Said's help we did receive 100% of our deposit.
We planned our April-May 2020 trip to Morocco in the late fall of 2019 and worked with Said at Morocco Discovery. We were taking our adult children and their partners and Said was patient and added everything we wanted and more. One month prior to travel we were surprised by the pandemic, with flights cancelled, borders closed and no idea when we could travel again. Said remained as diligent, helpful and honest throughout the arduous process of refunding our downpayment. We were thrilled with Said, and his company's commitment to customer service and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone travelling to Morocco. As soon as it is safe again it is our intent to rebook with them!
From their already outstanding reviews when I started working with Sayd, this was an amazing experience. I got prompt friendly responses to every question I had and as this was our first trip to Africa I had a lot of questions. The price was incredibly reasonable - I don’t know how they can put the trip together on this budget. We stayed at amazing Riads in every city with excellent food every evening and great breakfasts - our driver was AMAZING- he was always ready wherever we were 1 minute before we needed him. The prearranged guides were the best. If you are going to Morocco - you want to go with Morocco Discovery and you definitely want a driver.
I have to admit, when I first started looking at using a local Moroccan tour company for our trip I was very nervous. After having toured Morocco for 11 days with Morocco Discovery Holidays, I would HIGHLY recommend them without any hesitation. Said worked with me for over a year to come up with a customized trip that included everything we (2 couples) wanted to see and more. Every change I made to the itinerary was completed within hours of my request.. and I made many. Said is very prompt at responding to e-mails and questions. Having a private driver was definitely the ideal way to see Morocco. Our driver, Mohamed was amazing. From the minute he met us at the airport (with sweets to welcome us) until he dropped us off at the port for our journey to Spain, Mohamed could not do enough for us. Mohamed is funny, engaging, very knowledgeable and was totally flexible and I felt very safe at all times, even on the curvy, narrow road. If I wanted him to turn around so I could take a picture, he would…and Did!! LOL Our Riads were beautiful and the meals that were included were some of the best meals we had in Morocco. I cannot say enough about the 5* service and attention we received from Morocco Discovery Holidays and Mohamed during our trip.
Mr Said provided us with a very pleasant and safe driver (Mustafa) as well as a new van, so we had a very enjoyable round trip Casablanca-Rabat-Fes- Marrakech-Casablanca. Local guides accompanied us in Fes and Marrakech, and we could have had other tours but we opted to spend more time walking around the towns. The Riads selected for us were very satisfactory and service all round was great. No hesitation at all in recommending Morocco Discovery.
Said arranged an excellent holiday for us. We began with one of the standard trips as our starting point and adapted it to better suit our needs with an added night here and there and starting in Marrakesh rather than Casablanca. Everything went very smoothly from start to finish.The choice of the Riads in which we stayed was great, as were the guides that were arranged for us. Abdoul proved to be a first rate driver - safe, dependable, friendly and very professional. We felt very comfortable being driven by him and we enjoyed his company.