15 Day Tour from Casablanca

 

Day 1: Casablanca – Transfer to the hotel

Upon you arrival to Mohammed the V airport in Casablanca, our driver will be there to welcome you and pick you up to the hotel.  He will also provide you with a general overview about your tour in Morocco.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes

 After breakfast, we will go on a tour in the commercial capital of Morocco, Casablanca.  First, we will visit Hassan II mosque, which is the largest Mosque in Africa and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Then, we will head to the administrative capital of Morocco, Rabat, to explore its important monuments. In this modern city, we will visit first the Royal Palace and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, which is a real masterpiece where calligraphy and sculpting in plaster blend to form a beautiful tomb. Following this, we will visit the Hassan Tower which is an incomplete mosque and minaret. By midday, we will leave to Fez via Volubilis and Meknes. As we reach Volubilis, which is an archeological and a UNISCO world heritage, we will stop to explore its different remaining ruins which still embrace a lot of stories about the Romans era in Morocco. After that, we will continue to Meknes where we will visit the Bou Inania Quranic School, Bab Mansour, and Lhdim square. Late in the evening, we will be in Fes.

Day 3: Full Day to Visit Fes

After having breakfast, today’s excursion will be dedicated to explore the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco, Fez. With a local official tour guide, we will visit first the old medina of Fez which is one of the oldest living Medinas in the world. As we are still walking in the narrow alleys of the medina we will visit other main places such as, the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Qaraouine University, which is the first university to be built in the whole world, the mausoleum of Moulay Driss, who is the city founder, and the 11th century Chouara Tannery. Following this, we will leave the old Medina to explore the Najarine Fountain and the Batha Museum which collects many Moroccan and Islamic old paintings and masterpieces. On our way back to the hotel, we will seize the chance enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city.

day 4: Fes – Rif Mountains – Chefchaouen – Fes

After having breakfast, we will leave Fes towards the blue city of chefchouen via the Rif Mountains. Chefchouen is a well-known city in Morocco due its unique blue houses and the two mountain peaks with the horns shape. As we reach that beautiful city, we will explore its old medina with its blue washed walls and souks which offer some unique native handicrafts that cannot be found elsewhere except chefchouen. We will visit also Rass El-Ma (the head of water) that is the main source of water in the city and the region. As we walk to Rass El-Ma, you will enjoy looking at an array of wonderful views which attracts thousands of tourists each year. By the afternoon, we will head back to Fes to spend the night.

Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga

In the early morning, we will travel to Merzouga vie the Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we will have different breaks to breathe some fresh air and enjoy the beauty of certain towns. Our first stop will take place in Ifran or the “Switzerland of Morocco” where we will enjoy its gardens and have memorial pictures close to a sculptured lion in the middle of the city. After that, we will head to the cedar forest of Azrou with its lovely monkeys. This place ill be your golden opportunity to feed, play, and take unique pictures with the monkeys. By midday, we will be in a small Berber village called Zaida where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will continue our way through a number of Berber villages such as, Midelt, Rich and Erfoud in which we will stop to visit some fossils workshops. Late in the evening, we will be in the heart of the southeastern desert of Morocco, Merzouga.

Day 6: Merzouga – Berber Families – Black Desert – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Sahara)

After having breakfast, we will go on an exploratory trip in the surrounding areas of Merzouga. First, we will head to Khamlia, which is regionally known as the village of black people coming from Sudan, to visit Dar Gnawa (the house of Gnawa) to experience their lifestyle and  enjoy their spiritual music. Not far away, we will drive to a lake called ‘the lake of Merzouga’ to see different types of birds including Flamingos. In the afternoon, we will ride camels to explore the beauty of the huge sand seas of Erg-Chebbi. In this experience, we will enjoy also looking to a fabulous sunset as well as spending an unforgettable night in a a traditional Berber nomad tent.

Day 7: Merzouga – Errissani – Jorf – Todra Gorges – Dades – Ouarzazate

After enjoying a beautiful sunrise from the top of a sand dune, we will ride the camels back to the hotel to have breakfast, take a shower, and get ourselves ready to leave towards Ouarzazate. Before, we will stop in Todra Gorges, a series of hug limestone river canyons near the city of Tinghir, to enjoy their uniqueness and beauty. After that, we will drive to Kalaat M’gouna or “The Rose City” to visit some beauty shops which sell natural products made of rose-water. As we continue our way, we will enjoy looking at several beautiful views, which deserve different shots from your Cameras, before reaching the Kasbah of Ameridil near the village of Skoura. After exploring the wonderful Kasbah of Ameridil, we will leave to the Hollywood of Africa, Ouarzazate, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 8: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Taroudant

In the morning, we will leave the hotel towards the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou which is a fortified village and a UNISCO world heritage. This Kasbah, which was built by Thami El-Glaoui who is one of the last Berber chieftains, is considered nowadays as one of the famous locations for film making. The Kasbah served as the setting for many international films such as, Kingdom of Heaven, The Mummy, the Gladiator and many others. As we explore the Kasbah, we will drive to Taliouine which is known for its huge quantities of saffron production. In this small village, we will visit some local saffron associations as well as meet some Berber families harvesting saffron in their fields. By the afternoon, we will be in the city of Taroudant where we will explore its old medina with its walls and colorful souks (markets).

Day 9: Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira

After having breakfast, we will head to Essaouira via Agadir. As we reach Agadir, we will stop to explore the most important places of the city before continuing our way to Essaouira. As we have lunch in Agadir, we will head to the Mogador of Morocco, Essaouira, via a coastal road full of beautiful sceneries. Along the way, we will stop in an area full of Argan trees which grow nowhere else except the regions of Agadir. After several stops along the coast, we will reach Essaouira where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 10: Exploring Essaouira

Our exploratory trip in Essaouira will begin as you finish your morning breakfast. First, we will visit the Scala Fortress which is an ancient monument dates back to the Portuguese era in the city. Following this, we will walk inside the old medina to explore its narrow alleys and visit its handicrafts’ shops. By midday, we will head to the harbor to eat fresh fish before visiting other places in the city such as, the Mosque of Ben Youssef and the clock-tower. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the center of the city, ride camels beside the beach, or drink a cup of café in the corniche. Night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 11: Essaouira – Marrakech

After breakfast, you will have some free time before leaving to “the Red City”, Marrakech. Along the way, we will have several stops to enjoy all the different attractive views between the two cities. We will see huge farms of Argan trees as well as visit some small associations which produce Argan oil. We will also stop by some beauty shops to –if you want- buy some Argan products. By the evening, we will reach Marrakech where we will accompany you first to check into your Riad before taking you to El Fenaa square to see magicians, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers.

Day 12: Full Day To Visit Marrakech

Today, we will have a full-day tour to sightsee Marrakech. First, we will visit the Menara which is a hug pool serves as an irrigation system for the surrounded gardens. After that, we will visit the Bahia Palace, a palace built in the late 19th century to capture the beauty of the Islamic Art and the Moroccan architecture. Our sightseeing tour in Marrakech will cover also other places such as, The Koutoubia mosque, the Majorelle Gardens, and Dar Si Said museum. After having lunch in the old medina, where we will walk through its narrow alleys and colorful souks, we will head to Jamaa El Fna Square. In this unique square, you will live a real bridge between the past and the present and experience a place where Moroccan traditions coexist with modernity. Night will be spent in the Riad. 

Day 13: Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

In the early morning, we will depart from Marrakech towards the Ouzoud Waterfalls. The name of these waterfalls, which are the biggest in Morocco, is inspired from the large number of olive trees in the region. That is, the word Ouzoud in the regional Berber language means “olive”. In the waterfalls, you will have free time to explore the beauty of the place on your own and then visit the small shops which sell unique local handicrafts. As we have lunch, we will seize the chance to explore some very old mills down the waterfalls. Before heading back to Marrakech, we will take all-together some memorial pictures to remember the uniqueness and attractiveness of that place.

 Day 14: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ourika Valley – Marrakech

Today’s trip will take place in Ourika Valley, one of the famous touristic destinations near Marrakech. After breakfast, we will leave the hotel towards the valley of Ourika to spend a memorable day there.  As we reach the valley, you will have free time to swim, ride horses/camels or walk in the different corners of the valley. Then, we will visit some small Berber village close to the hillsides of the valley. In the afternoon, we will head back to Marrakech.

 Day 15: Marrakech – Aiport

After breakfast, we will accompany you to the airport (Marrakech or Casablanca) and that according to your flight’s departure time.

What’s included in these 15 days Tour

– Private tour in 4×4 vehicle with A/C
– Driver/guide
– Fuel
– Hotel/riad overnight stays ( breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Trekking & Night in Desert ( breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel Per person
– Turban for each for the Camel trip in the Desert

 

Not included:

– Flight
– Lunches
– Drinks

 

 

 

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