Morocco is a country in the northwest of the African continent with a predominantly Arab-Berber population and with a small European touch left over from the time of French colonization.
The country is very different in its nature and climate. There is an ocean coast here, mountains with cedar forests and snow peaks in the winter, the Sahara Desert with huge dunes and rocky plateaus with canyons and camel caravans walking along the roads.
What else is there in Morocco? Ancient cities with Medinas, that are the labyrinths of shopping malls and narrow streets and an indescribable oriental flavor. Fortresses near the ocean, some of which were pirate cities, cascades of houses creeping along the slopes of high hills, the remains of the once great Roman Empire with mosaics and arches.
In 12 days and about 2500 km we will cross almost the whole country from Gibraltar to the Sahara, visit the most interesting cities and sights, spend the night in the desert and climb high mountain passes. We will see the most interesting things in this country and feel its color and history.
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Marrakesh – Ait Ben Hadu – Tingir – Mhamid El Ghizlane – Merzouga (Sahara)– Fes – Chefchaouen – Rabat – Essaouira – Marrakesh
Day 1. Arrival to Marrakesh
You arrive in Marrakesh and there you are met by our guides. Then, you go to your hotel, have a rest, and after that, we go for a walk around the Medina (old city). After dinner, we enjoy meeting each other.
Day 2, Marrakesh – Ait Ben Hadu, 175 km
You get your motorcycle, everybody comes together, and we start our Marrakesh – Ait Ben Hadu route. One of our guides will drive a support vehicle, so you can put all your luggage there.
On this day, we will cross the Atlas Mountain range and stay near the ancient fortress-city of Ait Ben Hadou, one of Morocco's most famous sights. Some scenes for the Game of Thrones were filmed here. Then we will walk around the fortress and have dinner.
Day 3. Ait Ben Hadu – Tingir, 290 km
We leave Ait Ben Hadu, and on our way, we stop at the Atlas film studio in Ouarzazate. Then we will drive along the picturesque roads to reach the Gorges pass, where we will have lunch. After that we will drive a little further to see the beautiful canyons and turn back to reach the city of Tingir, where we will check into a hotel near the picturesque gorge.
Day 4. Tinghir – Merzouga (Sahara), 300 km
On this day, we will drive along the border of the mountains and the Sahara Desert, through the plateau, where many remains of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals are found. The whole day will be filled with breathtaking views, and upon arrival in the city of Merzouga, we will be taken to the desert, where we will spend the evening in a sand camp, enjoying Berber cuisine and music
Day 5. Merzouga (Sahara) – Midelt, 300 km
We will meet the dawn in the Sahara, walk along the dunes and ride on camels. In our hotel, we will take our motorcycles, visit the old wells, and say goodbye to the desert. After that we will move to the north, to the city of Midelt. We will drive through Berber villages and small towns, through canyons and valleys
Day 6. Midelt – Fez, 260 km
This day will be adventurous for sure. From Midelt we turn onto an unpaved road leading through the mountainous national park Agelmama Aziz.
After the hot Sahara, we will find ourselves in cedar snow forests, see a waterfall with salt water, meet the tailless macaques and touch the huge Atlas cedars. And for the night we will stop in the ancient city of Fez – which has the largest and most interesting Medina in Morocco
Day 7. Fez, rest day
We start a real acquaintance with the culture and history of Morocco. It will begin with a half day walk around Fez with city guide, after free time.
Day 8. Fez – Chefchaouen, 250 km
We leave Fes and through the city of Meknes we will reach the ruins of the ancient Roman policy - Volubilis.
A triumphal arch, lots of mosaics and houses of rich Romans can be found here. After Volubilis, we go further, to the north, to the «blue» city of Chefchaouen. The city is incredibly picturesque and cozy and has a very interesting history.
Day 9. Chefchaouen - Tangier - LaRouche - Rabat, 350 km
On this day we will find ourselves by the ocean, in Tangier we will see the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Then, we will follow the road along the ocean to the south, and on our way, we will visit cities such as LaRouche and Kenitra. For the night, we will stop in the capital of Morocco - the city of Rabat. In the evening we will walk along the old fortress and the beach near it.
Day 10. Rabat - Casablanca – Essaouira, 470 km
From Rabat, we will drive further to the south along the Atlantic Ocean. We will stop by Casablanca, see the largest mosque in Morocco: The Great Mosque of Hassan II. It is one of the tens largest mosques in the world and is an example of modern architecture (opened in 1993).
By the end of the day, we will arrive in Essaouira - a small old port city, but rightfully considered one of the most interesting cities in Morocco. Here we will walk around the fish market, located right on the pier, see how longboats are being repaired and prepared for going out to sea.
The old town and the fortress are very remarkable, with many restaurants where you will be offered a variety of dishes from just now caught fish. This is a wonderful place to spend the penultimate evening in Morocco
Day 11. Essaouira - Marrakesh, 180 km
This is the final day of our trip. After breakfast in Essaouira, we will drive to Marrakesh, where we will drop off the motorcycles, go to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and have a farewell dinner
Day 12. Marrakesh, departure home