12 DAYS FROM CASABLANCA EXPERIENCE MOROCCO DESERT TRIP
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat:
You will be smiley welcomed by one of our team as soon as you arrive to the airport. Visiting Casablanca depends on your time of arrival and your choice after your long flight. We will be driving through the high way to Rabat, and you will be exploring Rabat by visiting the Mausoleum, walk in the Kasbah Oudaya (UNESCO heritage site) and see the Hassan Tower. Overnight in a riad in the Medina of Rabat.
Day 2: Rabat – Chefchaouen:
After breakfast in your riad, you will leave for Chefchaouen through the high. After a short time you will be exploring a special range of the Mountain in Morocco, which is the Rif Mountains at the foothill of Chefchaouen. Enjoy Chefchaoen by walking in the beautiful blue alleys, Chefchaouen is well known for goats cheese; don’t miss some. Overnight in a riad in Chefchaouen.
Day 3: Chefhouaen – Riif Mountains – Volubilis – Meknes
Following breakfast, our journey begins by travelling via Ouazen, and then to continue visiting Volubilis, a Roma ruin dated back to the 3rd century BC where you will see the most beautiful mosaics in Morocco. A 30 minutes drive would take us to Explore and Enjoy Meknes. Meknes is known by the Ismaili capital since it was the capital of Morocco in the 17th century during the reign of the King Ismail. In this city you will explore the square entertained by story tellers, musicians and snake charmers, you will also see the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Granary, the Sahrij Souani basin and the famous Gate of Bab Mansour. Overnight in a riad in the heart of the medina in Meknes.
Day 4: To Fezand Fez sightseeing:
You will be in Fes after a 50 minutes driving from Meknes, after your arrival you will look into Fes. Your visit will start by walking in the narrow alleys of the Medina, the Royal Palace, the Jewish headquarter, and the first built Mellah in Morocco. Proceed your visit to El-Attarine Souks where the craftsmen offer the visitor a non-stop spectacles. Leaving El-Souk through the gate with its green decoration and blue fences, moving towards the amazing Moroccan Museum with its marvellous contains of Art; then optional lunch at El-Medina. Next is a visit to the new city in the afternoon. Overnight in Fes.
Day 5: Fez – Middle Atlas – Ifran – Azro – Ziz valley – Merzouga (Desert camp )
The trip to the desert will start by exploring the green Middle Atlas Mountains and visiting Ifran or Switzerland of Morocco , Afterwards we will continue our drive to Midelt via the forest of the cedar trees where you will have chance to feed the Barbary monkeys in their natural habitat. Then continue to take pictures for the beautiful Ziz valley of palmtrees enclosed between the high Atlas Mountains. In the afternoon we arrive to Merzouga desert where you get ready and accompanied by a camelguide to go for an authentic camel trek experience of around 90 minutes where you can catch the sunset in the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes and spend a memorable night with millions of shiny stars, enjoy a Berber dinner, drum party and sleep in a traditional nomadic tent.
Day 6: Exploring the regions of the Sahara – Merzouga:
After you wake up early to watch the sunrise, you will ride your camels back to your hotel for taking a shower and eat breakfast. Afterwards we take our 4×4 to drive around the mystic Erg Chebbi dunes and stop for tea with a nomadic desert family and get to know their way of living. Then continue to visit Khamlia a small village inhabited by black people to listen to their traditional Gnawa music, then an other visit Rissani to bustle and bargain in its traditional Souk, visit some of the Kasbah and Ksour in the area and have lunch with our family and friends. Free afternoon in the desert and overnight in our hotel.
Day 7: Merzouga – Todra valley – Todra Goarge – Rose valley:
After an early wake up to watch the sunrise from your hotel breakfast, we will head to Todra gorges Gorge via Tinghir and the lush valley of Todra where you will have a little hike along the narrow and high cliffs of Todra . You will also explore the amazing scenery of Dades valley , known by the valley of one thousand Kasbahs with its unsual rock formations. Overnight in hotel in the Rose valley.
Day 8: Rose valley – Kasbah Ait Benhadou – Taroudant:
Following breakfast, you will continue the journey to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou. Situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River, This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of thrones, The Mummy, and Gladiator. Next we stop in Taroudant known by the grandmother of Marrakesh for dinner and Overnight in a riad.
Day 9: Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira :
After breakfast we drive to Essaouira. Here you will explore the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and the charming seaside haven of the city, also to explore its port and to enjoy a most fresh seafood lunch; also you will be devoted to bathing and relaxing on the beach of this coastal city. On the fortifications of the old town you’ll be able to trace Portuguese, French and Berber architecture. Its whitewashed houses, cool breezes, relaxed atmosphere along with its friendly cafes, numerous craftsmen and the delicious fresh seafood would make this a charming place one of your highlights. Overnight in a Riad at the heart of the Medina.
Day 10: Essaouira – Marrakesh:
After breakfast, a short time of 2 hours and half driving would take us to explore the beauty of Marrakesh, known by the red city, or the capital of palm trees, here you will be delighted by the dancers, snake charmers, jugglers, narrators, and singers as well as enjoy a refreshing orange juice in front of the numerous workshops. Spend the night in a riad that fits your type of accommodation.
Day 11: Exploring Marrakesh :
Following breakfast, you will have a full day tour of Marrakech with a local guide around the city ramparts and the secrets places. You will visit the Koutoubia Minaret, the Majorelle Gardens, the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery, kaftans, leatherwork, carpets, chests and doors. Spend the night in the same accommodation.
Day 12: Transfer to the airport and end of the tour
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