12 DAYS FROM CASABLANCA VIA FES--MARRAKECH & SAHARA


desertMOROCCO DESERT

DAY 1 : IN CASABLANCA 

   Upon arrival, our professional driver will pick you up from the airport , towards your accommodation for the day, a hotel in Casablanca where you will relax from the flight and restore, dinner included.

Overnight in the hotel.

 DAY 2: CASABLANCA – RABAT

   After having breakfast, our wonderful journey around Morocco’s most beautiful destinations will start ; and firstly we will have a short round  “Casablanca “, the commercial capital, and the largest city of Morocco. A blend of moorish style, and European art decoration. Where you are going to visit, the 5th largest mosque in the world, with its world’s tallest minaret. Standing partly over the water; then we will visit the new town. Afterwards, we are going to visit, “Rabat”, Morocco’s capital city, one the country’s four imperial cities, where you are going to explore One of the most unique sites in the country of Morocco is the Kasbah of the Udayas or also referred as Oudayas Kasbah. This site was originally built in the 12th century and was renovated many times throughout the centuries and it has been home to numbers of Andalusian immigrants, Then see the tower of Hassan, the minara of an incomplete mosque, which was supposed to be the tallest minara in the world.

Eventually, you are going to spend the night in a traditional Riad in the heart of the Medina.

DAY 3: RABAT – MEKNES – FEZ

After a traditional breakfast in the Riad, we are going to resume our tour towards,  a special destination, a historical  city known as, the Ismaili capital of Morocco ,the city of Meknes. Where you are going to see the famous historical gate of “Bab mansour el alaaj “,  Also the second known Plaza in Morocco after the plaza of jamaa lefna in Marrakech, the plaza of “Lehdim “, next you are going to see the Basin of “Sahrij souani “,  and explore the Moulay Smail Mausoleum. After lunch, and by staying in the mood of history ,our next location is going to be from the 25 BC,  “Volubilis “,  the site of Romans ruins. Eventually, we are going to continue towards our final destination of the day, the “Athens of  Africa “ the city of “Fes”,  the oldest city of Morocco, a city that gained the reputation of the religious scholarship. Where you are going to spend the night in a Riad.

DAY 4: EXPLORING FEZ

   After Breakfast, you are going to explore, the historical ramparts of the Medina of Fes . See the historical “Marinid tombs “, visiting the 14th century “ the Madrasa Bou inania “,and its  excellent museum, with its rich collection of illuminated manuscripts, and ceramics. Enjoying lunch in the Medina. Then you are going to resume exploring the fascinating cobbled lanes of the Medina, and the richly decorated Attarin’s madrasa, Also the funduq of nejarin, and the medieval tannery,  and the infinite variety of handicrafts, copperplate and pottery.

Eventually, after an entertaining day, you are going to spend the night in a Riad.

DAY 5: FEZ – IFRANE – AZROU – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – RISSANI – MERZOUGA

    Early in the morning . Our wonderful trip towards the desert is going to start at 8:00 am from your accommodation in Fes. from here we will depart for our wonderful destination Merzouga’s desert, passing by some of Morocco’s unique places such as the Switzerland of Africa the city of Ifrane ; visiting the largest cedar’s forests in Azrou where you will have the opportunity to see berberic Apes ; a long entertaining drive across the middle Atlas Mountains with some breath-taking views as far as the eye can see. Half way, we are going to stop by the great city of Midelt to enjoy a traditional lunch before continuing to Merzouga. On the way we are going to do what we like to call it a worth stop to enjoy a panoramic view of a carpet of palm’s oasis. Eventually, when arriving at Merzouga you will check up in the hotel, where you can take a relaxing shower and enjoy a relaxing mint tea to restore.

Overnight and dinner at the hotel .

DAY 6: TOUR AROUND ERG CHEBBI DESERT AND CAMP CAMEL TREKKING

    After a traditional breakfast, you will explore the surrounding area of Erg Echebbi By visiting khamila village, to enjoy folk dances, and black gnaoui music.following by the spectacular lake of Merzouga with its rich birds species, you may also want to visit the nomad wire house where you can see some Berber handicrafts. Afterwards we will get back to  the hotel,  where All unnecessary luggage will be left  at the hotel, because today you will live a unique experience ; Camels will be waiting for you, to take you in a wonderful experience, through the golden sandy dunes of Erg Echebbi, taking you to another world, while you’re on top of camels you will admire the unique sunset in the middle of Sahara. Eventually, you will arrive at our traditional well equipped camp, where you will enjoy a traditional dinner in a friendly mood, while listening to berberine music show under stars. Overnight in a nomadic camel hair tent.

DAY 7: MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – BOUMALNE DADES -KELAÂT M’GOUNA – OUARZAZATE

    In the morning, before breakfast, it’s recommended to wake-up early so you cannot miss the spectacular sunrise of Merzouga in the middle of the Sahara. Afterwards we are going to ride camels back to the hotel where you can take a relaxing shower and a breakfast before resuming our  tour towards todgha gorge one of the most spectacular canyons around the world passing by the beautiful ziz Valley and, Dades Valley towards the beautiful city of kalaat mgouna a city literally covered in roses, a carpet of roses as far as the eye can see, then Ouarzazate also known as ” African Hollywood “, passing through the enjoyable path of the thousand Kasbahs passing by tiny Berber villages where you can take some great pictures. Next we are going to continue towards Skoura, where you are going to explore the well preserved Kasbah of Ameridil After lunch in front of the spectacular area, we will continue towards our final location of today passing by interesting places and far reaching views.

Eventually we will arrive to Ouarzazate, Overnight, will be in a hotel

DAY 8: OUARZAZATE – AÏT BEN HADDOU – TELOUET – TIZI- N-TICHKA PASS – MARRAKECH

    After a traditional breakfast,  we are going to explore Ouarzazate the city that attracted with her unique landscapes many producers to give it a part in the film,  with her biggest film studios in Morocco. And of course the famous kasbah of taourit. Next you are going to head out to explore the famous Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Hadou, a world Heritage site, which was a part of many universal films such as “Gladiator” . Afterwards, you are going  to experience the beauty of atlas mountains via the road of Tizi-n-Tichka the highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m, offering you charming views as far as the eye can admire, valleys, oasis, mountains, and Berber villages.

Eventually, arriving to the red city “Marrakech”, where you are going to stay in a local Riad. Overnight and dinner in the Riad.

DAY 9: EXPLORING MARRAKECH

    After breakfast at your accommodation, we will prepare for an exciting experience of exploring the magnificent city of Marrakech, our guide will make sure to show you every important places, starting with : The Majorelle Gardens & Berber Museum, also The Rahba Kedima is a colorful market filled with a wide collection of spices from Cumin, Cinnamon, Saffron, Dried Pepper and more. You will inhale different perfumes while walking through the market ; The Jewish Mellah, the bahia palace, the magnificent mosque of koutoubia, also la minara, and finally the Saadian tombs. Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

DAY 10: MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA

    Early in the morning after breakfast in the Riad, we will head over to our next destination The magnificent Essaouira from MarrakechOn our way – since this is the land of Argan culture – there’s an opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel. When arriving at Essaouira you are going to start exploring a special town in Morocco the unique and great with its historical sides , starting by Scala the kasbah the copy of the french coastal town saint-Malo,build by the French architecture “Théodore Cornut”. Next you are going to walk through the old Medina and enjoy the rich handicraft products that the city provide, Also the Jewish headquarter, and the antique traditional colored houses in the Medina. Next you will try a special dish with  a fresh  fishes. Overnight at a Riad

DAY 11: ESSAOUIRA – SAFI – OUALIDIA – EL JADIDA – CASABLANCA

    After  breakfast at the charming city of Essaouira we will unfortunately leave it, and head over to Casablanca, on the way we are going to explore the stunning cities of Safi and , Oualidia where you will enjoy a delicious seafood for lunch, then to the old medina of El Jadida, was founded by the Portuguese in 1513, and which  was known as Mazagan,

eventually arriving at Casablanca, where you will spend the night in a hotel

DAY 12: CASABLANCA – AIRPORT MOHAMED V

   After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the airport, based on your flight schedule, where unfortunately our wonderful journey will end.

Included in this tour:

 ✓  Private Morocco tour in comfortable A/C vehicle

 ✓ Private driver/guide during the trip

 ✓  Pick up / drop off from Hotel/Riad.

 ✓  Accommodation in hotels during the tour

 ✓  Sleeping in desert tents in desert camp (Desert tours)

 ✓  Camel trek in the desert (Desert tours)

 ✓  Dinners and breakfasts

Not Included:

  ✗  Plane ticket to and from Morocco

  ✗  Lunches and drinks during the tour

  ✗  Entrance fee to museums and attractions

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