20 days Casablanca desert tour starting from Casablanca toward the north and South Morocco, visiting Chefchaouen, then Moroccan desert tour continue to Fes and Merzouga sahara desert, then this Casablanca sahra tour continue to dades Gorges, Ait ben haddou kasbah, then drive to Taroudante and Tafraout, then this great tour from casablanca continu to sidi Ifni Sea, then you will travel along the Atlantic coast road toward Essaouira, after Marrakech Visit, you have a opportunity to visit Ouzoud Waterfalls, then this Casablanca Sahara trip ends in Casablanca.
20 Days Tour From Casablanca to Desert
Day 1 Casablanca – Transfer to the hotel
Upon arrival at the airport of Casablanca Mohammed V, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Our representative will provide a brief overview of your tour.
Day 2 Casablanca – Rabat
Today our private Morocco tour starts in Rabat and we will visit Hassan 2 mosque, then Casablanca beach, the justice court and the Habous quarters. Then we drive to Rabat which is an administrative capital of Morocco where we will visit Mohamed V mausoleum, the Royal Palace gardens, the Oudaya gardens and the Chellah.
Day 3 A Full Day to Visit Rabat
Rabat is the political and administrative capital of Morocco and is situated on the Atlantic coast. Rabat was conceived at the time of the French Protectorate at the beginning of the 20th century and embodies a distinctive architectural and decorative style that is characteristic of contemporary Morocco. We will have a guided city tour of Rabat that will start at the Royal palace , then Chellah Nechropolis , Hassan tour and Mohamed the 5th mausoleum. After lunch we will have a guided walking tour in the medina followed by a free afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay in Rabat.
Day 4 Rabat – Chefchaouen
Today we head for the north to Chefchaouen . You will have guided tour of medina, Here we spend two nights in a local riad. Dinners and breakfasts included in the riad.
Day 5 Chefchaouen – Tangier – Asilah
Today we continue our private Morocco tour driving to Tangier to explore its local medina. You will explore also the Mediterianen beach part and also the Atlantic coast . We will visit Asilah and we stay here overnight in local riad.
Day 6 Asilah – Fes
Today we explore Asilah in the morning and then we drive to Fez where we spend next 2 nights in a local riad.
Day 7 Full Day To Visit Fes
After breakfast, you will begin your visit of Fes “the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. You will tour the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine mosque and University. You will visit also the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”. Lunch will be at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch you will continue your tour to visit the Najarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, you will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Day 8 Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
After the breakfast we will start our day to Merzouga crossing the Atlas Mountains, passing through Ifrane to arrive to the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportjunity to take photos of wilderness in Morocco. Lunch in a small Berber village of Zaida. We continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt to arrive to the small town of Rich, Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet then we continue to Merzouga. Overnight in a hotel near the dunes.
Day 9 Merzouga – Berber Families – Black Desert – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Sahara)
After breakfast in the hotel you’ll start your explorative desert journey of the area, visiting the village of Khamlia, originally slaves from Sudan to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also like to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. On the afternoon you will ride camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Dinner Bed and Breakfast.
Day 10 Merzouga – Errissani – Jorf – Todra Gorges – Dades – Ouarzazate
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Skoura and the dirds valley; visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After lunch, you will have some time for hiking within the valley and then continue to Ouarzazate – “the Hollywood of Africa”- whose geography and beautiful landscapes have attracted many world class movie producers. Overnight accommodation will be in riad.
Day 11 Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Taroudant
After breakfast in your riad, we’ll head to Taroudant via Taznakht, visiting Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built during the beginning of the XXth Century by T-hami El Glaoui -one of the last Berber chieftains -Ben Haddou Kasbah used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech, and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. On to Taliouine, the capital of saffron in Morocco, you have the option to visit the Safran co-operative. If your visit coincides with the saffron harvest, you will have the opportunity to meet the Berber people with their families harvesting the saffron in their fields. We should arrive at Taroudant in the afternoon, here you will see the ramparts and walk within the small alleys in the Medina. Taroudant is always referred to as “The little Marrakech” because it was the built by the Saadian dynasty who used it as their capital before they moved to Marrakech in the 16th century.
Day 12 Taroudant – Tafraout – Sidi Ifni
Breakfast in the riad, and then head for Sidi Ifni, travelling via Tafraout. Our first stop will be at Tiznit, a resort city which was a very big tourist destination for many years. After lunch and a small walk along the Promenade, you will continue to Sidi Ifni. The coastal road offers beautiful scenery, an area famous for the Argan trees. Here you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food than they can find on the ground. After several stops along the coast we get to Sidi Ifni in the afternoon. Overnight accommodation at a riad/hotel.
Day 13 Sidi Ifni – Essaouira
Breakfast in the riad, and then head for Essaouira, travelling via agadir through the atlantic coast, arrive to Essaouira in afternoon.
Day 14 Exploring Essaouira
Breakfast at the hotel in Essaouira, then start our explorative journey of the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, freshly bought fishes ‘cooked to order’. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to wander around , go to the beach and enjoy time to yourselves. Essaouira is also referred to as The “City of the Wind” and it attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world. Usually it starts in the second week of June.
Day 15 Essaouira – Marrakech
After breakfast in your riad, you will have some free time before leaving for Marrakech. On our way – since this is the land of Argan culture – this is 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 to Marrakech and check in to your riad. After dinner you will have the option to enjoy walking within the famous square of Jemaa El fna, entertained with magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers.
Day 16 Full Day To Visit Marrakech
A full-day tour of Marrakech, visit the Menara, a surrounded pool by flowerbeds that function as an irrigation system for the surrounded fields. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. Optional lunch will be in the medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe, dinner and night at hotel.
Day 17 Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
One day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls starting from Marrakech in the morning to Ouzoud Waterfalls, this site is located about 170 km from Marrakech, northeast of the city, you will discover the beautiful waterfalls of about 110 m high and a beautiful landscape full of birds and monkeys. You will discover the magnificent waterfalls about 110 m of height and a wonderful landscape populated with birds and monkeys on the arrrival, if you like you can negotiate the services of a local guide to make walks or hikes at a height of 1068m .
Day 18 Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ourika Valley – Marrakech
One day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley start in the morning departure from Marrakech to Ourika Valley, the easiest, closest and thus one of the most popular day trips from Marrakech. On our Ourika day trip you’ll travel on a private tour with your own vehicle, driver and guide. To achieve a truly authentic Ourika Valley experience we aim to avoid the typical tourist traps and focus on real Berber village life, exploring local trails on foot far away from the fleets of tour buses….We will come back to Marrakech in evening.
Day 19 Free Day in Marrakech
A free day in Marrakech to relax, enjoy a Hammam, Spa…etc.
Day 20 Free Day in Marrakech
Transfert to the airport (Marrakech or Casablanca), end of the 20 day tour from Casablanca.