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10 days Casablanca desert tour

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat

We will start our tour at Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, where you will have a full tour of the city and all of its important monuments. We will then drive to Rabat, where you will check-in at your hotel. Then you will spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful city, with its old medina and all the traditional architecture you can see in there. In addition to that, you will get to visit the mausoleum of Mohammed V, which is a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan mosaic work. The mausoleum holds the tomb of the late king of Morocco. Next, you will continue your exploration of the city, taking a walk alongside the ramparts of the royal palace. At the end of the day, we will take you back to the hotel where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Fes

The next morning, we will leave to the imperial city of Meknes, which you will get to explore through its old Medina, and it’s a main historical monument: Bab El Mansour Gate. Following that, we will leave to Volubilis, which is a city of ruins that the Roman Empire left in Morocco, with preserved mosaics and landscapes that date as far back as 1 AD. Our last stop of the day will be the spiritual town of Moulay Idriss, where is buried the founder of the first Islamic dynasty in Morocco. Finally, we will drive to the city of Fez to spend the night at a local hotel.

Day 3: Fes

This day will start after your local guide comes to pick you up from your accommodation. Fez is a beautiful city that doesn´t fall short on the amazing things it has to offer: from artisanal crafts to traditional food, passing by souk markets… etc. You will get to experience a whole new world, as you´ve never seen before. Fez is also home to the oldest university in the world, the Karaouine University, which you will visit alongside the rest of the old Medina, a recognized UNESCO world heritage. We will walk around the narrow streets and alleyways of the old medina, as well as visit the Royal Palace and the city´s Jewish district, the Mellah. You will have dinner and spend the night at your hotel.10 days Casablanca desert tour.

Day 4: Fes

For your second day in Fez, you will get to discover more of this city´s breathtaking charm, as you´ll wander around the narrow streets of the old medina. Just like Florence or Athens, Fez is an immensely important imperial city historically and culturally. You will feel like you´ve traveled to a magical place far away, straight out of an Arabian nights´ fairytale. Once again you will have dinner and spend the night at the same hotel as the night before.

Day 5: Fes – Midelt – Errachidia – Merzouga

Today begins our trip towards the south of the country, starting from the village of Midelt where we will stop to witness the panoramic views over the top of the High Atlas Mountains. Then we will continue driving to the city of Errachidia, one of the main cities of the desert, before finally arriving at Merzouga. In Merzouga, you will get to experience the true desert culture, through spending a night in the middle of the desert and sleeping in a Nomadic style tent just like the locals of the area. Something else you wouldn´t want to miss is the opportunity to gaze at the starry night sky.

Day 6: Merzouga -Todra Gorges – Boumalne Dades – Ouarzazate

This next day we will make sure to wake you up in time to witness the beautiful sunrise over the desert dunes. We will then spend the morning exploring the Bordj East Forst in Erfoud city. After that, we will head straight to Tinghir, in order to discover the beauty of the Moroccan Grand Canyon, the Todgha gorges. The gorges´ natural rock formations attract amateur and professional climbers alike, from all over the world. Finally, we will drive by the town of Kalaat M´gouna, which is the Moroccan capital of Rose production. A neighboring town to Kalaat M´gouna in Boumalne, where you will get to see the Valley of Dades. We will reach our destination, Ouarzazate, where you will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

You will spend the entire morning exploring the Hollywood of Morocco, Ouarzazate, and its famous Kasbah of Tifoultoute. This is where all sorts of artisanal merchants are displaying their handmade products and creations for sale. After we’re done with that, we will pay a visit to the star of the desert, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Standing strong in the middle of Almond trees, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is most famous for being the film setting for many international movies. Finally, we will arrive at Marrakech, where you will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 8: Marrakech

After breakfast at your accommodation, your local tour guide will come to pick you up in order to begin your exploration of the red city, Marrakech. This city is home to Jamaa´ El Fna, the busiest and biggest square in North Africa that holds many traditional artisanal sellers and merchants, storytellers, snake charmers, stalls for traditional food, and all kinds of entertainers. Marrakech has many other jewels to offer, that you will, of course, get to visit, such as the Majorelle and the Menara gardens, the Saadies tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret and any more. Finally, you will have dinner and spend the night in your hotel.10 days Casablanca desert tour.

Day 9: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech

We will start the day by having breakfast in Marrakech, after which we will drive to the city of Essaouira. You will be amazed by the unique architecture that you will see, which is reminiscent of a time where the Portuguese were taking over the city. You will get to enjoy the golden beach of the city, as well as its other breathtaking landscapes and its old Medina. We will then head back to Marrakech where you will be provided with dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 10: Marrakech – Casablanca

Our trip will end here, as you will fly back home packed with unforgettable memories from your stay in Morocco. Your transfer to Casablanca airport will be arranged.

Included in this Tour

  • A private and very comfortable air conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking driver/guide
  • Pick up and transfer at your Riad / Hotel / airport

Not included in this Tour

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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