Morocco one week hiking tour

Morocco Horse Riding, cooking and Spa Retreat

Start Casablanca
Finish Casablanca
Days 7
Theme Wellness
From $1665 USD
Group Min 4
Group Max 15
Morocco Hiking, Cooking And Spa Trip Itinerary

Morocco’s millennial history and exceptional cultural and natural diversity are what this wellness tour is all about.  It is active physically, rewarding culturally, enticing naturally and at the same time healthy for all ages of travelers.  Rural and natural life in Morocco is yet to be discovered in many regions so we have customized this adventure trip to meet all the needs of an active traveler who is seeking to discover deep layers of Moroccan history and culture yet enjoy a cooking class in a family kitchen and a wellness spa in natural hot springs of Moulay Yacoub.

 

The Middle Atlas Mountains and Rif Ridges, villages off the beaten track of mass tourism, authenticity of Moroccan culinary with natural spas and local eateries are what our tours are about, learning, sharing and discovering is what on the palette of this journey you are about to embark on.  Join us for this 2019 beautiful active journey and we will show you the reality of touring Morocco small groups.  You are guaranteed an experience at multi-levels of joy to treasure for a lifetime.

You are about to unfold the best 7 days adventure tour in Morocco exploring the deep history, the rich architecture, and exotic culture and cuisine of this breathtaking destination. We will take you on this wellness tour to Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Fez, Chefcouaen followed by the Atlas Mountains which will reveal to you the secrets of life in the Berber Mountaineers on 4WD jeeps and horseback riding.   You will walk the Medina and markets exploring the daily life of urban Morocco.  Discover rural trails and vistas unique to Morocco on horseback riding at your pace. Take cooking classes with excellent Moroccan chefs, enjoy hot springs spas, hammams, and traditional baths featured on this unique wellness tour in Morocco. Our excellent tour leaders are all Moroccans proud to show you the best of their culture, and way of life. Discover Morocco like an insider Travel with us on this ecological and sustainable tour to save nature with principals of the triple RRR, reduce, reuse and recycle. Join our best seller adventure tour for 2019. This is a great Morocco budget wellness retreat just made for you. Please note that all your meals on this healing journey will be organic and natural.

An Adventure as lovely as it gets

  • We open to opportunities for travelers to immerse in the culture by visiting highly regarded sacred places throughout this wellness tour of Morocco, like an overnight visit to Moulay Idriss were prohibited to non-Muslims until 2005. Experience a homestay with a charming local family; spontaneous opportunity can be created right on the spot when often you are invited to a traditional organic cooking demonstration by the ladies of the house.

  • Enact a glorious medieval era still in full function today in the Medina of Fes. Enjoy walking cobbled stone small streets of the medina with best of local guides to show you the way and help you explore the marvels of this labyrinth while others are completely lost or visit the strict minimum.

  • Encounter a place called Rabat (Gathering place) a collage of history and architectural remnants from the Phoenician era to most of Art Deco. Literally Enjoy visiting the Citadel of Oudaya fortified citadel and its botanical gardens, a lovely place to relax and sip a mint tea at the Arab Café.

  • Walk and hike the footpaths like Berber shepherds do in the Atlas Mountains and enjoy breathtaking landscapes in the cathedral of nature. Stop at hot springs spa, or medieval Moorish hammam or simply sip mint tea from a rooftop of the Medina of Fez like a Moroccan. Feast on a country organic Couscous as it could be cooked right in before your eyes.

A year around tour roaster works for you?

  • This Morocco wellness tour is also running even in Ramadan which will take place from 4 May to 3 June 2019. This is a special time to explore Morocco with a different perspective unique to this sacred month for Muslims around the world. The Ambiance is unique. The schedule might be a little different, mornings are a bit slow but everything is open for you to visit adding night activities special for this month. Markets and streets entertainments could not be better. Pubs are the only places that close for Ramadan, however, bars in hotels serve drinks to non-Muslims

  • while visiting Chefchaouen, there are some steep steps up to walk to old city of Ouazzane and Chefchaouen on Day 2, but your guide will take the easiest alleys to visit these two cities completely nestled on hilltops of the Atlas Mountains. If you need assistance to walk up we can hire a mule for you so you will not miss this experience in your tour.

  • Best cost and best services guaranteed compare with all other tour planners in Morocco. All hand-picked, top notch guides to give the best Morocco nature and wellness trekking experience.

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Itinerary

Once you land at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, your guide will meet you at your arrival gate to take you immediately to check-in to your hotel in Rabat. This is a wonderful short drive of about 45 miles through the lush farms and exotic plants leading from Casablanca to Rabat.

You will reach Rabat, a city styled in a spaciously elegant European grid, yet slightly aware of its modernity. Your guide will take you on a historic tour of Rabat then continue on to the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune. This town is the cradle of the spiritual life of Moroccans open to non Muslim only in 2005.  Pilgrims come to this town from all over North Africa and the Middle East seeking healing power in its shrines. Its Sufi Music groups of Issaoua and H'Madcha have a great reputation for healing powers. But the town itself is a medieval jewel set on the peak of Mount Zerhoune. This a great place to start our Morocco wellness tour. Dinner and accommodation will in a Guesthouse.

Morning will be devoted to a historical walking tour of Moulay Idriss with your local guide, then hiking in the Mount Zerhoune old footpaths exploring Sufi Retreat places in ancient Olive groves.  Visit the ancient Roman Ruins, The holy caves then continue walking along the Fertassa River.  We will take a break for lunch at the village of Ain Karma. Hop in your Van and on to the Hot Springs of Moulay Yacoub.  Enjoy the Spa before and after dinner if you wish.  Lodging will be in a guest house in the Village.

After breakfast we will walk and ride horses down the Tghat Valley crossing wheat fields and lushly terraced plots all the way to Mount Zalagh where we will take a climb to Sidi Ahmed Bernoussi Mausoleum where we will be received by Jajouka musicians. We will spread Berber rugs under the thousand-year-old Dardar Trees and feast on a festive lunch in nature. A couscous will be prepared for us by a Berber family compound and brought to us as the traditional hospitality calls for when visitors come to this shrine.  After our couscous lunch followed by a mint tea traditional ceremony, we will proceed our quest exploring Mount Zalagh. Enjoy an afternoon trekking the slopes of Mount Zalagh with your guide.  Dinner and accommodation will be at a luxurious Riad in Fes.

Full day will be devoted to your historical walking tour of the Medina of Fez.  Undeniably fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the modern world, save electricity. Fez is not only the heartbeat of Morocco but a world heritage of humanity.

Retreat to the riad in the late afternoon for a cooking class with Chef Rabiaa who will open her riad kitchen for you and teaches how to cook a refine Moroccan tagine.  The Dinner will be at the riad with local musicians to celebrate our wellness retreat in Fez. All your encounters will be in the most authentic fashion as locals do.

9th century Fez.

Travel the back roads to Chefchaouen exploring vistas and landscapes unique to the Rif Mountains North of Morocco. Chefchaouen is one of the best white towns in the Mediterranean, a Moorish emblem of purity and sophistication.  Your local guide will take you around its narrow streets and vibrant markets. Check in to your guest house in the heart of the Talassmatane National Park.  Enjoy nature at its best in these high evergreen cedar forests discovering the rural environs of the Atlas Mountains' Berber villages, wards, and nomadic settlements. Covered with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplars, laced with flowing streams, your first view of the the Atlas Mountains will appear oddly un-Moroccan. Your guide will introduce you to this environment of Mountaineers and their culture, not to forget of course the wildlife of these rugged mountains. The perfect natural setting for a wellness retreat, a Moorish bath with its traditional ingredients "hammam" is what is offered tonight.

Your local guide will meet you in the morning at the lobby of your hotel to take you walking visit of historic Chefchaouen. Then continue on to Rabat where a lunch will be cooked for you at a ranch.  An opportunity is given to those who like to ride horses to explore the cork pines valley of Menzah.  Others can simply enjoy the ranch atmosphere.  In the evening an introduction will be given to everyone on how to prepare dow for a country loaf of bread then bake it in a natural traditional earth oven.  You are invited to a festive dinner at the ranch.

You will take you to Casablanca airport to connect for your flight back home.  Assist you with checking and bid you goodbye.  Thank you for visiting Morocco and share with us this wonderful wellness journey.

Inclusions

  • Six night accommodation in great Riads and Guesthouses
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Land transportation in chauffeured 4WD vehicles
  • Cooking classes in a riad with a Moroccan Chef
  • Moulay Yacoub Spa and Traditional Hammam in Fes
  • Services of English-speaking guides & tour leader
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Fez: Hotel Palais Medina, three nights
  • Volubilis: Zerhoun Guesthouse, one night
  • Chefchaouen: Maison D’Hotes Akchour, one night
  • Rabat: Menzah Ranch, one night