Morocco Highlights and Bin El Ouidane Lake Tour

Morocco Highlights and Bin El Ouidane Lake Tour

By Ruby Zhao | Updated May. 6, 2023

8-Day Private Tour: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez – Bin El Ouidane – Marrakesh

This tour is designed for people who are interested in seeing the highlights of Morocco, including four royal cities, and would like to relax at Bin El Ouidane Lake. All accommodation has been selected to provide a luxurious (5-star), relaxing experience. Get inspired, but know that you can contact us to customize it.



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Nov. to May

Tour Highlights

Hotel Widiane and Spa
Relax in Bin El Ouidane at a Peaceful Lakeside Hotel

We have handpicked an outstanding hotel, perfectly located with a magnificent view, so that you can experience the Atlas Mountains and the beautiful lake Bin El Ouidane from sunset to sunrise.

Explore the Landmark Sights of Capital City Rabat

View the awesome Mausoleum of Mohammad V and Hassan Tower. Explore a charming medieval fortress — the Kasbah of the Udayas and the grand Royal Palace.

See the Highlights of the Imperial City Meknes

Meknes is the youngest of Morocco's four imperial cities. It is best known for the meandering city wall and numerous classical gates. Bab Mansour Gate is the most famous of them.

Discover the Ancient Roman Ruins of Volubilis.

Volubilis is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Morocco, with the remains of settlements dating from the pre-Roman to the early Islamic periods.

The Royal Stables in Meknes
Marvel at the Incredible Royal Stables in Meknes

The Royal Stables are the ruins of an early-18th-century complex that could once house 12,000 horses.

Walk through the Medieval Medina of Fez

Fez is the spiritual capital of Morocco, visit the medieval medina to immerse yourself in Morocco's long history.

Palais Faraj Suites
Stay Overnight in Fez at a Riad with Local Flavor

Enjoy a stay in a luxury Moroccan riad (courtyard mansion) to experience a setting like from the tales of “One Thousand and One Nights”.

Visit the Menara Garden of Marrakesh

Located to the west of the medina, near the Atlas Mountains, the Menara Gardens are Marrakesh's most famous gardens — an olive tree oasis.

Admire the Splendor of Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque is the third largest mosque in the world. Located with its western third in the Atlantic, it commemorates Morocco's Arab ancestors who came from the sea.


Morocco Highlights and Ben El Ouidane Lake Tour map

Itinerary Details

The itinerary below is only one possibility, which is offered as inspiration. We can tailor-make your trip based on your needs. Send us details of your preferences and our travel experts will customize this trip to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.

Day 1
Casablanca Arrival

Your private English-speaking driver will meet you at the airport, welcome you, and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2
Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fez (320 km, 200 mi)

In the morning, we will drive to Rabat, and visit all of the must-sees of the administrative capital: the Royal Palace (Dar al-Makhzen), the Ouadayas Garden and Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Tower Mosque.

Then have an optional lunch before heading to Meknes, the capital during the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727. It has the longest ramparts in Morocco at 40 km (25 mi), the famous Bab Mansour Gate, the Royal Stables, and the Jewish quarter.

Continue to the holy city of Moulay Idriss (where Idris I, founder of Morocco, is entombed) via the ruins of Volubilis, the Roman City.

Finish the day in Fez with accommodation at a luxurious riad.

Day 3
Fez City Tour

A whole day is devoted to visiting the spiritual capital of Morocco: its medieval medina (‘old town'), the Bou Inania Madrasa (an Islamic school built in 1355), Nejjarine Fountain, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and Karaouine Mosque (outside viewing only).

Typical lunch (optional) in a traditional restaurant located in the heart of the medina. In the afternoon, continue to visit the souks and Fez el-Jdid — the historical Royal Palace and Mellah (Jewish quarter) area.

Day 4
Fez – Bin El Ouidane (350 km, 220 mi)

Departure to Bin El Ouidane in the middle of the Atlas Mountains passing by the Berber villages of Imouzer and Ifrane.

Lunch en route is optional. Stop at Beni Mellal, capital one of the agricultural regions of Morocco, then continue on to Bin El Ouidane lake.

Stay at a luxurious riad resort by the lake.

Day 5
Bin El Ouidane – Marrakesh (200 km, 130 mi)

After enjoying the sunrise, journey on to Marrakesh.

An optional lunch is available in Marrakesh. The afternoon is at your leisure with optional activities suggested: a hammam (Muslim-style sauna) and spa experience or cooking lessons.

Day 6
Marrakesh City Tour

Explore Marrakesh, Morocco's second oldest imperial city called "the pearl of the south". Historical sightseeing includes the Menara Gardens, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, and Dar Si Said Museum.

After lunch (optional), spend the afternoon visiting the souks and handicraft quarters, then visit of the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square with its nonstop entertainment.

Day 7
Marrakesh – Casablanca (250 km, 150 mi)

After breakfast, drive to Casablanca. Lunch on arrival is optional.

In the afternoon, tour Morocco's economic capital: the Central Market, Habous (Muslim religious) district, Royal Palace, Mohamed V Square, the leafy Westernized residential area of Anfa, and Hassan II Mosque for an outside viewing.

Day 8
Marrakech Departure

Breakfast is provided as is a transfer to the airport and assistance with luggage etc.

Hand-picked Hotels

Sofitel Tour Blanche
Sofitel Tour Blanche
Palais Faraj Suites
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa
Hotel Widiane and Spa
Hotel Widiane and Spa
Sofitel Lounge
Sofitel Lounge & Spa

Price Includes

Price from: $2,379 (Tour code: gh-mr-4)

One-to-one consultancy
One-to-one consultancy
Knowledgeable local guides
Knowledgeable local guides
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Hand-picked hotels
Hand-picked hotels
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Transportation as listed
Transportation as listed
A 24/7 helpline while traveling
A 24/7 helpline while traveling

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Trip Notes

Here is more information about the tour as is. Every element can be tailored. Feel free to tell us your trip wishes, and we will be happy to make adjustments for you.

1) English-Speaking Driver

Your English-speaking driver will meet you with your name sign and see you off at the airport, as well as drive for you between the cities of Morocco.

2) Private City Guides

In Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Fez, and Marrakesh you will have a private English-speaking guide who will guide you to discover the sights and share their local knowledge and perspectives with you. Feel free to ask questions as our guides are able to provide you with insights into their local culture, history, and life.

3) Meals

Only breakfasts are included in the tour, usually buffet breakfasts at hotels. Lunch and dinner are not included in this tour design, but can be arranged at extra cost, and guides can offer recommendations.

4) Transportation between Cities: Views along the Way

A private vehicle is the main transportation tool for getting between cities in Morocco. Some days you may have a 3–5-hour drive to the next destination. Your private driver will make some stops along the way to help ease your journey and to soak in the views.

5) Accommodation

We've chosen our accommodation very carefully and picked the best possible hotels with a taste of local flavor. Please note that service and accommodation in Morocco may differ from Western standards.

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