12 Days Casablanca Desert Atlantic Ocean
12 Days Casablanca Desert Atlantic Ocean itinerary:
12 Days Casablanca Desert Atlantic Ocean, arrival – City center Welcome to Morocco. Upon arrival, we’ll collect you and drive to Casablanca city center where is your riad/hotel located. Overnight in Riad.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat
After breakfast we’ll drive to explore Casablanca where you’ll visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside Mecca and experience the coastal Cornish seaside. Afterwards, we’ll leave for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, you’ll see the Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah before checking in to your Riad at the heart of the Medina. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Day 3: Rabat – Chefchaouen City Tour
After breakfast in your hotel you can start the raod to Chefcahouen, for to get there in the mid day for exploring the medina of Chefcahouen. A beautiful unique city with its white washed walls and its blue doors and windows. Unlike many part of Morocco, this city was occupied by Spain and the influences of Spanish civilisation and architecture are all around. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet locals and walk in this beautiful Medina. Overnight in your Riad.
Day 4: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After breakfast We will then depart via Volubilis, the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss, the holy town. Then Meknas we will take a tour of the Medina including El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, the massive gate which is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter, the Royal Granaries & the city rampart. Night in your accommodation.
Day 5: Exploring Fes
After breakfast in your Riad, you’ll start exploring the oldest city in Morocco browsing its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. We will ensure that you visit all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University – the oldest in the region, the Tanneries and the Attarine museum. After lunch, you’ll see the ceramic factory and experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the new city” La Ville nouvelle” for a drink. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Day 6: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Arfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast we’ll leave Fes travelling towards Ifrane, a beautiful mountain village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou – a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest (the largest in Morocco, you may well have the chance to see some Barbary apes. Afterwards we’ll travel through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock.
After lunch in your hotel you’ll travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You’ll be travelling via the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, noting how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Afterwards, you’ll travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud. Arriving at Merzouga in the afternoon, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before checking in to your Riad.
Day 7: Merzouga area and the Camel trek
After breakfast in the Hotel you can start exploring the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle, whilst not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga with its bird populations. You may also want to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. In the afternoon it’s time for your camel trek, guided by an experienced camel man as you set off to explore within the sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner is in front of the tent where you will spend the night (the camp in equipped with flash-toilets and shower).
Day 8: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate
Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life after which you’ll camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga admiring the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Lunch in the heart of the gorge precedes a drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. 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. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Day 9: Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll visit cinema studios and Ait Ben haddou kasbah( the UNESCO world heritage site) wher many movies shouted like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and Games of thrones…
Lunch in the place then drive through high Atlas on your way to Marrakesh you will stop in co-operative of Argan oil and Overnight accommodation will be in a local Riad.
Day 10: Exploring Marrakech
Breakfast is in your Riad, time to discover the famous red city, visit the city’s historic monuments: Menara gardens, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Saadi tombs and the Bahia palace. Lose your-selves in the enormous souk and plunge into the effervescence of Djemaa el Fna Square, in the heart of millenary Morocco, let yourselves be spellbound by the dancers, the snake charmers, the jugglers, storytellers, singers. Overnight accommodation is in Riad in the Medina.( you can have dinner with show is Moroccan restaurant) it’s optional…
Day 11: Relaxing in Marrakech
After breakfast, departure to the new city of Marrakech where you will visit Majorelle gardens for Eve sant Laurence. Then back to the Medina where you will have an amazing experience with Moroccan hammam. Free time on the late afternoon and Overnight in your riad.
Day 12: Marrakech – Airport Transfer
We will spend the morning at leisure for shopping or relaxing in Marrakech Medina before leaving mid afternoon to airport(or if you have a departing flight or want to spend time in Medina we can leave Marrakech at your convenience). End of the trip 12 Days Casablanca Desert Atlantic Ocean.
THE TOUR PRICE: Depends on your budget, we manage reliable accommodations. Feel free for any booking category.
- Pick up and drop off in Marrakech airport
- 12 days private and exclusive services of vehicle with AC
- 12 days services of an English speaking driver/guide
- Local guide in Fes and Marrakech
- 10 nights en-suite accommodation
- 1 night under nomadic tent
- Camel ride to desert camp
- Sand-boarding in the dunes
- 4 dinners
- 11 breakfasts
What’s Not Included:
- Dinners( Marrakech, Rabat & Fez)
- Entrance/Activity Fees and tips
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