Marrakech To Casablanca Via Desert

Marrakech To Casablanca Via Desert

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11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Marrakesh to Casablanca via the south of Morocco and exploring Essaouira , the Sahara desert , Fez , Chefchaouen and the capital of Morocco Rabat .

DAY 1

Arrival to Marrakech - Transfer to the hotel

Upon arrival to Marrakech airport our driver / tour guide will pick you up and transfer  you to your hotel .
DAY 2

A full day to explore Marrakesh

After you enjoy your breakfast a Full guided tour will be scheduled to discover the “Red City” with  a local guide. We will see the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century in the reign of Almoravid Dynasty. We will go among narrow streets and allies in the medina. We pass by “seven saints” during the reign of Moulay Ismail; the festival of the seven saints was founded to the request of the Sultan. The tombs of several renowned figures were moved to Marrakesh to attract pilgrims. Overnight in a Riad / Hotel
DAY 3

Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech

After enjpying your breakfast we will drive to the beautiful town of the atlantic coast – Essaouira – which is Previously known as Mogador to the Portuguese inhabitants, it is a charming small town on the coast well- known for local handicrafts, especially thuja wood furniture, carving and small artefacts, sold in innumerable shops along the windy streets. Orson Wells filmed “Othello” here, making especially the Portuguese ramparts famous in its opening scene. Visit the women’s cooperative where argan nuts are processed by hand into one of the most versatile oils; delicious in salads and a treat for the skin and hair . At the sea front, the customers chooses a selection of freshly caught fish to have prepared on the spot. The surfing opportunities and the beach make it an ideal spot for coastal lovers. Essaouira has a favorable micro-climate; mild in winter and cool in summer. After lunch we  drive back to Marrakesh in the afternoon . Overnight in a Riad / hotel
DAY 4

Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

After breakfast departure will take place in the morning crossing the High Atlas mountains through Tizi n’Tichka pass (alt 2260 m).On the road you will visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou where many movies have been shot like: The Gladiator, The Mumy, Babel, Tea In Sahara..Etc. Later on ,continue to Ouarzazate ‘’The African Hollywood’’ where you will visit the Studio films and the Kasbah of Taourirte, then carry on the road via the road of Thousand-Kasbahs through Skoura where you will stop to see a beautiful Kasbah named Amredhyle situated in the stunning Skoura Palmery. In the evening, overnight in Hotel/Riad
DAY 5

Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Sahara Desert Camp

After breakfast we will leave Boumalene Dades and head towards Merzouga passing through the Berber village of Tinghir and the Todra Gorge where the canyons dominate the skyline. We will then pass through several towns along the route, stopping for lunch at either Tinjdad, or Rissani in Tafilalet region, famous for serving the Berber pizza. After lunch we will make our way to Merzouga to start your camel trek experience, 40 minutes of camel trekking through the impressive Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Stop somewhere in the middle of the dunes for a beautiful sunset before you arrive at your desert camp.
DAY 6

Sahara Desert –Ziz Valley – Azrou – Fes

The staff will wake you up so early to enjoy seeing the spectacle sunrise over the golden Sahara desert dunes , Later on we will  ride back the camels to your hotel. After having a refreshing shower and breakfast, we leave Erg Chebbi to the north passing by the Ziz Valley and the Mid Atlas Mountains towards Fez. On our way, we will stop frequently to see the Rocky Mountains and plain areas. We take a break in Azrou to see Monkeys on the wild Cedar Forest. Arrival to Fez will be in the evening . Overnight in a Riad / Hotel .
DAY 7

A full day to explore Fez

After you enjoy your breakfast you will explore with a local guide the biggest city of the country after Casablanca with a population of approximately 1 million.This city is a the former capital and one of the country’s four imperial cities. Fez comprises three distinct parts, Fez el Bali which is the oldest part surrounded by a big wall, where are more than 9000 narrow streets and allies. Fez-Jdid or the new Fes, home of the Mellah the Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle the newest section of Fez created during the French occupation. Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina is the largest in the world. Among its narrow streets and allies, the oldest university in the world is located; The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859. This University is still operating nowadays. Overnight in a Riad / Hotel
DAY 8

Fes – Chefchaouen

After you enjoy your breakfast we will drive to the north of Morocco through the Rif Mountains, arriving at Chefchaouen, The blue pearl of the north where everything is set dramatically against the mountains. Things to see among many are the blue-tinted houses and cobbled streets with mountainous backdrop which create a photographic setting. Overnight in a riad / hotel.
DAY 9

Chefchouane – Volubilis – Meknes – Rabat

After  breakfast our journey will start towards volubilis via Ouazzan and other rif villages. Volubilis embodies the roman ruins and presents a unique archaeological site of  the Moroccan history, after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city, one of the four imperial cities since the 17th century, where we will hang around the historical huge walls of the medina, bab el mansour. Later on  we continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco where you will spend the night.
DAY 10

Rabat – Hassan 2 Mosque – Casablanca

After you enjoy your Breakfast we will  visit the city’s major attractions: Hassan tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V & his son Hassan ll -former king and father of the current King. The 12th Century Kasbah Udayah: a departure point for armies leaving to conquest Spain, in the 18th century, a gathering of pirates who used to capture ships. later on we will drive towards Casablanca where you will visit Hassan 2nd Mosque where you join a 45 mins walking guided tour. Overnight in a hotel / riad .
DAY 11

Casablanca - Transfer to the airport

We will transfer you to the airport and this will be the end of the tour.

TOUR INCLUSIONS


Pick up and drop off at the airport

Comfortable SUV or Minibus (with A/C)

English speaking Driver/ Tour guide

Local guide in Marrakesh

Local guide in Fez

Camel ride

A night in desert camp


TOUR EXCLUSIONS


Flight tickets

Lunches

Beverages

Entrance fees

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