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Its location at the intersection of Europe and Africa make Morocco a real crossroads bordered by the waters of the Mediterranean and open to the vast stretches of the Atlantic Ocean.

Here where influences converge, you will find vestiges of the great Mediterranean civilizations, such as the Roman ruins at Volubilis in the north and architectural works attesting to the old French presence in Rabat. Your curiosity will be piqued by the treasures of Muslim civilizations scattered throughout the rest of the country, including the Kasbah of the Udayas, the green expanses of the Menara gardens and many other examples of the myriad dynasties that succeeded one another.

The landscapes themselves are magnificent. Morocco features both sea and mountain and is home to the full range of Mediterranean climates, which surrender to the sands of the Sahara. The country serves up marvelous vistas that you will enjoy soaking in and discovering for yourself. With its mix of diverse, captivating panoramas and a rich kaleidoscope of culture, Morocco is an unbeatable destination.

Morocco is a firmly future-focused country that has succeeded in preserving its traditions and promoting its cultural heritage by harnessing them to drive development. The city of Marrakesh is a perfect example: the Medina district and its souks have an unmatched old-fashioned charm, while Guéliz and Hivernage are decked out with the most modern infrastructure and facilities. Far from being in conflict, modernity and tradition together are what makes Morocco strong.

Morocco is striving to avoid the pitfalls of modern life, especially when it comes to the environment, by favoring tourism practices that are respectful of the Earth and local communities.

Morocco has been around for thousands of years and has inherited centuries of tradition. And yet this kingdom is not the least bit frozen in time. It has a vibrant culture that is expressed each day in the little details that make up daily routines and habits, as well as in celebrations and rituals. Spend some time here and soak up Morocco's irresistible lifestyle.

The best approach is to walk through her cities and villages and experience the narrow alleys of ancient neighborhoods. This brings you close to the people: talk to them! They are certain to invite you to have a cup of Moroccan tea, a time-honored ritual of hospitality and ceremony.

You should also experience day-to-day life. Morocco and its inhabitants espouse an enviable Mediterranean lifestyle that has been recognized by UNESCO. This lifestyle comprises practices, foods and symbols that bring pleasure to every day and are sure to captivate you as well.

This is but a glimpse of the myriad cultures that still thrive in Morocco. Work your way across the country and get to know these treasures of Morocco's intangible cultural heritage.

Program

Day 1 – Casablanca

Arrival in the city of Casablanca, at the airport Mohamed V. Upon arrival, the guide will be waiting in the arrivals area. Private transportation in an adapted car. Arrival at the hotel. Free day. Overnight stay.

Day 2 - Casablanca - Rabat – Fes

Breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant. In the morning, we head north to the city of Rabat. In Rabat, visit historical landmarks, including Le Tour Hassan, the Palace of the Kings and the Kasbah of the Udayas. We will have wonderful views of the coast of Morocco. Then, we continue to the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco - Fez. Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 3 – Fes

Breakfast before starting our tour of the past, imagining what life was like 2,000 years ago in the Roman empire visiting Volubilis to see the ancient Roman ruins. Although it is not paved (we recommend a manual wheelchair and hiring a pusher for the tour), these well-preserved ruins, nestled in a beautiful landscape, guarantee our trip to the Roman past. Then, we will take a car tour in Meknes and have lunch in Moulay Idriss, one of the most sacred cities in Morocco. Return to Fes. Overnight stay.

Day 4 –Fez

Breakfast at the hotel and we left to venture out visiting the Medina of Fez on a route adapted for wheelchair users. This is one of the largest walled cities in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the narrow, winding streets, filled with fresh fruit, lots of spices, interwoven Berber rugs and many other Moroccan artistic treasures. A visit to the Palace of the Kings and the local ceramic artisans are just a few of the places you can visit. For lunch, we suggest a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, we continue with the tour in this historic city. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 5 –Fez – Marrakech

After early breakfast we leave to Marrakech. Enjoy the day traveling South, taking in the scenery of beach and mountainous views that will surround you as you go.

Once in Marrakech, you will check into your hotel and then head off to the famous Djemaa el-Fna – the center square of the medina. The unique Djemaa el-Fna is one of the center attractions of Marrakech. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque pits, the square is well worth a visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent café provides a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square. Overnight stay.

Day 6 – Marrakesh

After breakfast, we will take a guided tour of Marrakech, the pearl of southern Morocco. Take a specialized accessible route that will greatly reduce possible barriers. Along the way, you will discover the intriguing Saadian tombs, the Menara basin, the serene Marjorelle Gardens and many other exotic hidden treasures. After lunch, we continue the tour to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque ending the day exploring the local markets. Overnight stay.

Day 7 - Marrakesh - Casablanca

Breakfast and return to Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, where we started this fantastic trip. In the early afternoon, we will a visit to Hassan II, the 5th largest mosque in the world. It is the only mosque in Morocco that allows non-Muslims to enter and is accessible mainly for wheelchair users. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 8 - Casablanca

Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer to Mohammed V airport.

FAQ

When is the best time to visit Morrocco?

Generally, Morocco’s climate is moderate, benefiting from the cool breezes off the Atlantic and Mediterranean. As you move inland, there are more extremes in the temperature. Winters are colder and summers offer a much warmer experience with temperatures often exceeding 95°F (35°C). Mountain regions will often drop below freezing in the winter and offer a great opportunity to see snow capped mountains for much of the year.

Therefore, the best time to visit Morocco are the months of March, April, May, September, October and November, with the months of April and October being the high season.

How is accessibility during the trip?

When traveling to Morocco, there are several things to keep in mind. While not everything you find meets all standards, we focus on three main areas to provide an exciting experience: accommodation, transportation, and assistance.

How many days is it advisable to visit Morocco?

We have several programs that enable different experiences, from 14-day programs to 5-day programs in the Sahara desert.

Another question?

Talk to us and we will be happy to set up your next trip to discover this magnificent country safely and with comfort.

What is Included

  • Accessible Accommodations
  • Accessible Transportation (Mercedes Vito or similar with a side Roll-a-Ramp*)
  • Half Board (Dinners and Breakfasts)
  • Professional, English Speaking Driver and Local Guides
  • Entrance Fees to Historical Sites
  • Portage Tips for Bags
  • All Taxes Included
  • Private Tour Experience
  • 24/7 Support During trip.

What is not included

  • Drinks and food not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional tours.
  • Tips.
  • Any item not described as included.
  • Airplane Ticket.
  • Tips.

Items to go with

  • Solar filter for face and lips.
  • Comfortable and warm clothes.
  • Hat and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Raincoat.

Important Info

Casablanca is a modern and international city, it is quite flat and accessible. Since you will have private and accessible transport, any lack of taxis and other public transport will not be a problem.

Like Casablanca, Rabat is flat and generally accessible. There may be occasional restrictions that may require assistance. Le Tour Hassan is flat and easy to access. The mausoleum has a flight of stairs and thus, is not accessible to see the inside for travelers in wheelchairs.

Volubilis, being Roman ruins, is not accessible but can be visited. We suggest a manual wheelchair and a pusher for this tour. There are more accessible paths than others that the guides will take you, but this tour requires an adventurous spirit to travel the irregular paths.

The medina of Fes is situated on a hill. In the suggested itinerary, you cross the medina with minimal accessibility barriers.

Djemaa el-Fna is a very flat square with minimal barriers. Not all cafés will have accessibility. There are a few that have ramps and even an accessible bathroom. The square is well set up to explore in a wheelchair as there is ample space and few curbs to negotiate. Our drivers are well equipped to ensure that you are able to experience this with as much ease as possible.

Marrakesh is an excellent city for those visiting in wheelchairs. With very flat paths and few steps. The guide helps during the tour. Most of the medina is accessible.’

The Hassan II Mosque is very accessible with a step to enter. The washing rooms are inaccessible due to a long flight of stairs.

The program can be adapted for users of motorized wheelchairs.

Along the road, there are regular rest stops with accessible restrooms.

Vaccines: It is highly recommended to have the yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before the date of travel. Although Morocco is a country at risk of contamination by yellow fever, it is not mandatory to present the vaccination certificate.


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