adventure overland tour in Morocco

This MUslim Morocco trekking trip will take you across the thickness of dense red cedar forests unique to the RIF and Atlas Mountains. We will explore these rarely traveled trails, camp in these Cathedrals of nature of cedar forest and high peaks and valleys. Then, take a progressive hiking along the canyons and gorges of Taza to higher plateaus where the isolation is absolute, the stars at your reach, and an environment favorable to enjoy a fresh ball of fresh air in every breath. We will visit Ber ber villages the Atlas mountains natural sites, cedar forest and Ber towns such as Sefrou, azrou, Ifrane, Immouzer, the holy city of Ouazzane and the one only Fez the heart beat of Morocco. travel in a small group to explore hiking in Morocco, an expedition to treasure for a life time.

Berber day markets in Morocco are by themselves a discovery that has no equal, traditional Sufi music is at your disposal wherever you go in this fascinating Muslim land. This halal adventure tour of Morocco undiscovered East is designed for every one who is fit to take a walk and who love nature. Anthropologists and ethnomusicologists enjoy their study field work in this expedition to remote Morocco. Muslim college sutudents group tours, family travel, kids love this tour.


Upon your arrival to Casablanca airport you will be greeted by your guide who will take on your first journey along the Atlantic shore to the magnificent city of Rabat. Your guide will immerse you in the history of Morocco. This scenic drive of about 45 miles passes through lush farmland and nurseries growing a variety of flowers and exotic plants. After your check in and relaxing in the morning, you may choose to do the half-day city tour of Rabat.

Rabat is laid out in a spaciously elegant European grid style. Slightly self-conscious of its modernity, Rabat and its twin city, Sala Colonia, are separated by only a river but historically they are worlds apart with an ancient legacy spanning hundreds of generations. Each civilization that has inhabited both of the cities has left its mark resulting in a wide variety of architectural styles including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras.

The city tour, historical and lively, will start at the Jewish quarter in the Mellah. In the Heart of the city at Place Sidi Makhlouf the 12th century ramparts are best seen. Next you will go up to Bab Chellah and visit the medina across from Sidi Fateh Street. This will lead you to the traditional Souk Laghzel (Yarn market). Your guide will introduce you to the importance of the textile guild and its role in Moroccan society. Later you will cross to the citadel of the Oudaya Kasbah entering from its 12th century main gate to explore an extraordinary Medieval Moorish marvel overlooking the delta of the Bourgreg River. You will have the opportunity to visit the Moorish old-fashioned gardens, a traditional coffee house, and in between, the Oudaya museum of tribal arts and crafts. A docent will introduce to you to the traditional Berber Textiles.

You will continue your quest exiting the Oudaya Kasbah and proceeding up the hill to visit the Hassan Tower and see samples of the real Moroccan architecture at its best at Mohamed the V Mausoleum. From here we will drive through the boulevards and Gardens of Rabat visiting the Saint Pierre Cathedral, the Parliament, the Sounna Mosque, and the Royal Palace through the magnificent Ramparts and by the tower standing proud and glorious to reach the Necropolis of Chellah at the end (Hotel accommodation).

Travel to Ourzigh in the Jbala mountains toreach the holy city of Ouazzane. After been only a lost village called Dchera jbal Erihan (the village on the mountain of Myrtles), the distinguished Idrissid Sherif Moulay Abdullah Ben Brahim made out of it a center of Sufism and a place for the Taibia sufi order. Visit the historic sites with your local guide and discover one on old Moorish white towns.

Travel from Ouazzane across the beautiful road, is the sprawling farming settlement from the Roman time of Fez el Bali. Then, experience the unique Berber and Moorish lifestyles seen in the Amergou Mountains. This route will be lined by picturesque villages with majestic evergreens forests providing a natural backdrop. (Camping overnight)

Start your day by an excursion to hike in the Tamesnit, in the heart of the Rif Mountains, the belvedere of Lalla Outka and the isolated shrine of Moulay Bouchta el khammar (master of music). The shrine is also a pilgrimage destination for Berber musicians who come to pay their respect and seek blessings. (Camping night).

Drive to Taza in the morning, an ancient city which stands as the gateway of the Middle Atlas. We will cross the Rif Massif surrounded by the pine acacia, and cedar trees, as far as the eye can see. Monkeys can also be seen, along with thousands of bird species. Dinner and over night will be in the hotel.

Hike for the whole day through the ranges of the Bouyeblan, at hights exceeding 11,200 feet. Breathtaking sceneries and exquisite Berber villages fill the vistas. Dinner and overnight are in the hotel.

Drive up to Bouyeblan, visiting Chiker caves, Immouzer Marmoucha water falls. Take a journey back in time, crossing one of the most remote Berber nomadic territories. Dinner and overnight are in Camp.

Meet with the packing mules and hike across the Jbel Tichchoukt. Encounter Berber shepherds in their pasturing migration. Dinner and overnight are in camp.

Travel through the ranges of Sebou. Stop at Ribat al Khayer to explore a typical Berber village of the region, proceed later to Sefrou an ancient trade outpost from the Phoenician time, and a center of Jewish heritage from the dawn of time. Visit villages and souks all the way to fez. Dinner and accommodation are in the hotel.

You will spend the entire day exploring the Medina of Fez and discovering its fascinating Souks. Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time. It is unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides its walls and owes nothing to the Western world save electricity. Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path.

Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the Kings Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates in the Jewish quarter, a 15th century citadel with its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then we will drive to the Merinids hill to visit their necropolis where you will enjoy the best panoramic view of the Old Walled Medina, brimming with all its countless minarets calling the faithful to prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hill to the gate of Bab Guissa to leave your vehicle and enter a world that belongs to an ancient time. Fez has conserved its integrity and the Medina is still as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as a tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help move everything the city produces and needs as supplies. The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, then the saddlers and black smiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs.

Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El ashabine square with its different activities. From there we will wind our way to the Sgha square which will lead us to Attarine, then souk el henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry, the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk, the tannery, and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine. You will then pass by the market of dried fruits, the Medersa Attarine to the Sbetryyine book binders, the Seffarine Square where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening to passersby as it has been for centuries. You will break for lunch and then continue exploring the marvels of the Fez Medina. These will be highlighted by the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani, the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani, and then on to foundouk Lihoudi where a family will host you for a traditional mint tea in their home. Return to your hotel for dinner and accommodations.

After breakfast in the morning you will depart for Casablanca which is about a 2.5 hour drive. However, the whole day will be spent touring major points of historical interest between the two cities. You will travel first to Meknes on an excursion that embodies a large part of Morocco's early history. En route to Meknes you will travel through the Zaer confederation where fertile, large- scale farms and vineyards are in abundance. You will also see the Zemmour Berber tribes starting at Tifelt who are known for wearing their colorful Moroccan hats as a sign of wealth among farming communities. You will then see the hills of Zemmour starting at Khemisset, a city known for its exquisite Kilims. You will proceed on to Meknes, a city that was originally created in an effort to rival Fez. Meknes is what Moroccans call the Versailles of Morocco.

Just ten miles outside of this city you will find the ruins of Volubilis, Morocco�s Roman provincial capital. It is a roman city that survived in its authentic style until the 17th century earthquake of Lisbon. It is still one of the largest and most complete Roman sites in the world. Less than a mile east on the other side of the hill you will discover the gem of Morocco, Moulay Idris, a creation of the country's premier Arab dynasty. It is an 8th century town that has stayed faithful to its existence. If it is of your interest and time allows, you will also visit the highlights of Casablanca with your guide. Dinner is at the Hotel.

Depart from Casablanca with a memorable trip of a lifetime.

  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily
  • Land transportation in chauffeured vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guides in major & tour leader throughout
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Camping equipment and cooking crew
  • Mules for transportation while trekking
  • Rabat: 1 night, Hotel Balima
  • Ouazzane: 1 night, Hotel Zitoune
  • Taza: 2 night, Hotel Friouato
  • Fez: 2 nights, Hotel Ibis
  • Casablanca: 1 night, Hotel Suisse


  • Land Transportation (Air Conditioned Van)
  • 10 Nights accommodation in 3 star Hotels
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Services of local guides and tour manager
  • Entrance fess to monuments and museums
  • Hotel taxes and luggage handling
  • Camping equipment
  • Cost per person: $1,285.00


  • Round Trip Flight
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending


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