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- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
Morocco Textile Tour
- Enjoy demonstrations and hands-on experiences with local berber weavers in Ain Louh Village.
- Learn how to make the needle-weaving buttons in a women co-op in Sefrou.
- Have a homemade lunch during your workshop with locals.
- Taste the great food of Morocco. Eat where the locals eat, instead of the tourist traps.
Discover a different kind of vacation on this amazing journey through Morocco. Meet local craftsmen and women and learn the ancient crafts of weaving and carpet-making from them, while also discovering the most important and impressive sites of Morocco.
Visit the world-famous Casablanca and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Volubilis, and Meknes. Travel to the cultural center of Fes and visit the unique blue city of Chefchaouen. Discover the rich history of these places with local guides and explore the bustling markets and medinas.
Meet the locals in the rural countryside and learn from them in private workshops that directly benefit the communities you visit. Learn the arts of carpet-making and needle-weaving and create your own knotted silk buttons.
Enjoy this unique trip and help build a better future through alternative, informed and responsible tourism.
- Private trip
- 12 nights accommodation as per itinerary (Comfort accommodation option)
- Toyota Land Cruiser and an official driver at your disposal for 13 Days
- Highway fees
- Guide tour with an official local guide in Casablanca Hassan 2 Mosque, Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech.
- Textile workshop with local berber association in Ain Louh on day 6
- Workshop to learn how to make the needle-weaving buttons in a women co-op in Sefrou
- 2 x Lunch with the women of the association
- 12 x Breakfast
- Bottled water in car for duration of tour
- International flights
- Entrance fees to sites
- Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
- Cooking class
- Hammam bathing experience
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to the White City of Casablanca
You arrive at the Mohamed 5 International Airport in Casablanca. Your driver will welcome you at the exit and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in and some time to relax, your driver will pick you up again for a drive through the white city of Casablanca.
Get a first glimpse of this beautiful city and visit the famous Corniche, where you can take a short stroll to stretch your legs and enjoy refreshments at one of the seaside cafes. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure at your cozy hotel.
See the sights of Casablanca and Rabat
Start the day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Then it's time to explore more of Casablanca. Visit the magnificent mosque of Hassan II, the largest mosque in Africa. Explore the prayer halls, the ablutions room, and the public baths. This mosque is one of very few in Morocco that are open to non-Muslim visitors and it is a perfect example of the Moroccan craftsmanship. Next, visit the Quartier des Habous, designed and built by the French during the colonial era of Casablanca.
In the afternoon, your driver will take you to Rabat, Morocco's capital city. After the short drive from Casablanca, go for a city tour in Rabat. Visit the Roman and Merinid ruins in Chellah and the impressive parade grounds of the Royal Palace, the official residence of King Mohammed VI. Continue to the Hassan tower and the beautiful mausoleum that houses the tomb of King Mohammed V and his two sons.
Take a beautiful drive to Chefchaouen
After breakfast, get on the road and drive towards Chefchaouen. Enjoy the view of the sea and beaches that stretch to infinity. Stop in the charming coastal town of Moulay Bousselham, whose beach is one of the most quaint and beautiful in Morocco. There is also a lagoon where thousands of birds, including herons pink flamingos, gannets, and Sheldrake come to migrate during the months of December and January.
Continue your drive through the city of Assillah and admire the impressive medieval defense systems on the old city walls. Your drive will end in the city of Chefchaouen in the region of the Rif mountains, located in a dramatic and beautiful valley setting. Chefchaouen is known as the blue city because of its blue-glazed houses and buildings. Check in at your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your own pace.
Explore the Blue City of Chefchaouen
In the morning, take a guided tour through Chefchaouen. Visit the kasbah in the ancient medina, built in the early 18th century. It houses the ethnographic museum, which showcases antique weapons, musical instruments, and photographs of the old town. Climb onto the museum’s roof and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the town lined with blue- and whitewashed houses, tiny balconies, tiled roofs, and patios embellished with citrus trees.
Next, visit the cobbled main square, Plaza Uta el-Hammam, which is home to the Grand Mosque. Return to your hotel and take the rest of the day to relax.
Explore the marvels of Volubilis and Meknes
After breakfast, your driver will take you to Fes, one of Morocco's beautiful cities. On the way, stop at the archeological site of Volubilis. Once occupied by the Romans, Volubilis has been recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site and gained international acclaim when Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" was shot here. The ruins reveal how the Roman Empire transformed the original Carthaginian settlement into a typical Roman city. Explore the ruins with its mansions, triumphal arches, and temples devoted to Roman Gods.
Then, continue the drive to the next stop, the ancient town of Meknes. Here, take a tour of the ruined city of the tyrant Moulay Ismail. Discover the patterned triumphal arch, the covered food market, and the grand gate. Your drive ends in Fes, an excellent example of the Spanish-Arabic mix of culture present in this part of Africa.
Learn how to make a Berber carpet
Today is a special day. You visit a workshop of carpet makers and learn about the ancient craft of creating beautiful Berber carpets. An hour drive out of Fes takes you through fertile fields of wheat and olive trees into the Middle Atas Mountains. Your destination is the tiny Berber village of Ain Ellouh, where you will join a local carpet maker and receive a hands-on personal class in the creation of these beautiful art pieces.
Enjoy a traditional delicious lunch with a local family in an ancient Berber house and experience first-hand what life is like in a rural village. Depending on the day, you can also visit the local market and see how the locals trade everything from livestock to clothing, fruits and vegetables, furniture, and much more. After this unique experience, return to your hotel in Fes and enjoy the free evening.
Discover the ancient city of Fes
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before departing to explore the ancient city of Fes with your local guide. Get an orientation of the city by climbing to the lookout of the Saadian dynasty’s fortress, which offers a lovely panoramic view of Fes. From here, you can see different sections of the city. Then, enter the walled city itself, and visit the charming Koranic colleges, which were built by the Merenid dynasty in the 14th Century, and the Foundouk, which houses an astounding woodwork museum. Spend the afternoon exploring, and visit the many tanneries, weavers, and an embroidery workshop. With your guide, head to Fes el Jdid, the Royal Palace Grounds and Jewish Quarter. Afterward, move outside the city walls to see the pottery workshops.
Learn to create knotted silk buttons
After you’ve had your breakfast, get your creative juices flowing! Travel to Sefrou, a small town about an hour outside of Fes. Here, arrive at a women’s co-op, where you will participate in a workshop that will teach you to make traditional needle-weaving buttons or knotted silk buttons. This region is famous for making some of the finest buttons of their kind in Morocco. After your workshop, enjoy your lunch before returning to Fes for the afternoon.
Visit Moroccan Switzerland
Wake up and savor your breakfast in Fes before departing towards Marrakech. The drive is long, but very picturesque, offering gorgeous views of the Moroccan countryside. Head south through the Middle Atlas mountains. Make a pitstop at the alpine resort of Ifrane, a little bit of “Switzerland in Morocco”. As you continue your journey, stop in Beni Mellal for lunch.
You will arrive in Marrakech in the early evening and check in at your hotel before enjoying a well-deserved dinner. Spend the evening relaxing in your hotel.
Explore majestic Marrakech
Spend the day exploring the exotic city of Marrakech! After breakfast, visit the enchanting Majorelle Gardens and the 12th century Menara Sultanic Gardens, which features a serene pool, olive groves, and stunning views of the distant Atlas Mountains. Afterwards, discover the sights of the city, such as the Koutoubia mosque, Saadians Tombs, and the stunning El Bahia Palace.
Wander through the intricate streets and visit a spice shop, and learn about Moroccan beauty products and magic potions. Spend the afternoon in the Medina, where you can look at the different trade quarters. Move through the Medina to Djema el Fna square, where your senses will be overwhelmed by the mass of food stalls, snake charmers, and fortune tellers. If you need a break, enjoy a cup of tea at one of the many adorable cafes that line the square.
Get to know the Berber locals
Wake up to a tasty breakfast before heading out for a day trip to the High Atlas Mountains and to explore the countryside and local Moroccan culture. Make various stops in local villages in the mountains. If the day is right, stop by and visit an authentic Berber country market, an experience you will not forget.
Have tea in a local Berber home with locals, and afterward take a walk through the countryside filled with wildflowers. Stop by the alpine village of Imlil in the Atlas foothills, where you can walk through cherry apple, and quince orchards to Toubkal Kasbah. After lunch, continue on the Lalla Takerkoust Lake, a manmade lake that has greatly enhanced the surrounding scenery. There is one more unforgettable stop on your journey today: to the rolling sand dunes and wildflowers of the Agafay Desert. After your exciting day, return to Marrakech to get some sleep.