After lurking on this forum for ages and digging through tons of travel company webpages, I've found the following itinerary that looks nice for a 15 day trip to Morocoo. We're planning on going March 2009 (yep, planning ahead here! ;-)), This is a land-only package that costs 945 Euro p.p.
Arrive Casablanca. Transfer to Rabat. Stay in hotel in the Nouveau Ville in Rabat.
Rabat. Explore on your own.
Rabat- Meknes by train. Arrive late in the morning. Stay in typical riad.
Pick up by driver: excursion to Volubilis and transfer to Fez. Stay in hotel in Nouveau Ville in Fez.
Fez. Explore on your own.
Rental car is delivered. Drive from Fez via Erfoud to Rissani. Stay in ‘kasbah’ hotel in Rissani.
From Rissani to Merzouga. Erg Chebbi desert by camel. Sleep in desert bivouac.
Drive from Merzouga to Dades Valley and Todra Gorge. Stay in hotel in Dades Valley.
Guided walk in Dades Valley. Then drive to Ouarzazate and to Ait Benhaddou.. Stay in ‘kasbah’ hotel in Ait Benhaddou.
Drive Ait Benhaddou to Marrakech. Stay in Marrakech: choice of hotel near Jemma el Fna or riad in the medina. Return rental car.
Marrakech. Explore on your own.
Marrakech to Essaouira by bus. Stay in riad in the medina.
Esaaouira. Explore on your own.
Essaouira to Agadir by bus.
Departure from Agadir.
I'd love to hear any opinions of you Morocco-experts on it.
Since we perfer the outdoors over cities I was wondering about the emphasis on cities. Are all the imperial cities 'need-to-see'? Or can some be dropped for a longer stay in, say, the desert around Merzouga? Or Ait Benhaddou? Those places look absolutely fascinating! Is one day enough in Ait Benhaddou? Oh, and since I'm from a 'beachy' place I not sure about Agadir. Drop it in favor of extra days at either Merzouga or Ait Benhaddou?
Sorry for the question-overload here! I'd appreciate any input!