12 Days From Casablanca to Merzouga Desert
12 Days From Casablanca to Merzouga Desert, visiting Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Merzouga Desert, Todra Gorges, Valley..
DAY 1: CASABLANCA GUIDED TOUR
Travel To Morocco Tours invite you for private tour from Casablanca, available every day with reasonable prices. Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be met and transferred by shuttle bus to your Casablanca hotel. Depending on arrival time, the group will visit the city, including a guided tour to the Hassan II. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 2: CASABLANCA – RABAT – CHEFCHAOUEN
Today we departure to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Then we will visit the splendid Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the kasbah des Oudayas. Late in the afternoon drive to Chefchaouen , where we stay overnight in local riad/hotel. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 3: FREE PROGRAM IN CHEFCHAOUEN
Today you will have free program in Chefchaouen. We stay overnight in local riad/hotel. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 4: CHEFCHAOUEN – FES
Today we continue our 12 Days Casablanca Desert; we will depart to Fes with a stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss I, where the founder of Islam in Morocco is buried. Independent lunch and departure to Meknes or “the Moroccan Versailles”, which was founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail. Highlights will include Bab Mansour, Hari Souani and the old Medina. We will then continue to Fes and we stay overnight in local riad/hotel in Fes. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 5: FES GUDIED TOUR
After breakfast, we will begin our visit of “the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. Then we will explore the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine Mosque and University. After that we will visit also the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”. Then Lunch will be held at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch we will continue our tour to visit the Nejjarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden and the Batha Museum. An overnight in local riad. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 6: FES – IFRAN – AZROU – MIDELT – RISSANI – MERZOUGA
After breakfast we depart to the south of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifran, known as the Switzland of Morocco.. After that you will head toward Azrou to see the monkies in the cedar forest. Then continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, then we will cross the pass of Tizi N Talgghamt to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi desert where we stay in local riad in Merzouga. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 7: MERZOUGA DESERT
Today we explore desert deeply in 4×4 comfortable vehicle visiting Khamlia village, Hassilabiad and desert dunes. In Khamlia we enjoy local Gnawa music. Then on afternoon we ride camels to reach Sahara camp deep in sand dunes. We spend this night in Merzouga equipped Sahara camp. Next we will have traditional Berber dinner and we enjoy local drum music. After watching sunset in desert , we spend the night in Merzouga nomad tents.
DAY 8: MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY
In the early morning we ride camels from desert camp back to Merzouga village. Experienced desert guide will show you best of Merzouga. We will enjoy desert sunrise. Then after a good breakfast we drive towards Rissani and Erfoud. We reach Todra Gorges around lunch time. After that we explore famous rock canyon, Next we drive to Dades valley where we stay overnight in local riad. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 9: DADES – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH
Today we travel from Dades Gorges towards Marrakech passing valley of Roses, Skoura and Ouarzazate where we visit movie studio and kasbah. Then we visit UNESCO protected site of Ait Benhaddou. It is most impressive Kasbah in Morocco where some Hollywood movies were filmed including Mummy and Gladiator. Then we continue Casablanca Morocco private tour an we travel to explore Unseco site – Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Then we continue through Tizi n’ Tichka to arrive to Marrakech where we stay in local hotel / riad. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH
A full-day tour of Marrakech. We will 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. Then We will enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jemaa el fna square from a terrace of a coffee. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 10: MARRAKECH – ESSAOUIRA
Today we explore Essaouira on Atlantic coast. We drive through valleys filled with orange groves, and olive trees. Then we will learn about the Argan trees which are special trees, valued for their nutritive, cosmetic and medicinal properties. After that we explore medina in Essaouira, where we have the chance to walk the ancient streets. Later afternoon we drive back to Marrakech. Overnight stay in hotel. Dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 12: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA
Transfer to Casablanca. End of the tour.
- Transport 4×4, Fuel, Driver guide
- Night in hotel.
- Night in desert camp.
- Dinners and Breakfasts
- Camel ride in Sahara dunes.
12 Days from Casablanca to Desert
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