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12 Days 11 Nighits

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Departure

7/8 Am

Starting Point

Casablanca

Ending Point

Casablanca

Best 12 Days Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech

Overview

12 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech of imperial cities and the Sahara Desert from Casablanca. It will be an opportunity to visit tourist attractions in Rabat, Oudaias, Meknes (Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Sahrij Souani Bassin, Bab El Mansour Gate…), Volubilis, and Fes, the former Imperial City.

This journey will take you to the Merzouga Sahara Desert, where you will see Erg Chebbi, ride a camel, see sunrise and sunset, spend the night in a desert camp between dunes in the Sahara, listen to Gnaoua music in Khamlia, and see the Draa Valley and Dades Valley. Ouarzazate, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Marrakech, Mogador (Essaouira), and Marrakech sightseeing

HIGHLIGHTS :

  •  Explore Marrakech city and visit the main monuments and landmarks
  •  Discover the hidden Berber villages in the desert and meet the nomads
  •  Ride a camel in the desert and enjoy a sunset over the dunes of Erb Chebbi
  •  Explore the oasis and the old ksbahs in the south east
  •  Visit the gorges and canyons of dades and toudra gorges
  •  Explore the city of fes in guided city tour
  •  Explore the city of meknes and its monuments
  •  Discover the city of Rabat and its landmarks
12 days tour from casablanca

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat

Our 12 days tour from Casablanca will begin with a pick-up from the Casablanca airport, followed by a transfer to a hotel where you can store your belongings.

We’ll pay a visit to the world-famous Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest mosque in North Africa and the world’s third-largest mosque. Then we’ll travel to Rabat, the kingdom’s capital, to see some of the country’s most important historical sites. You will see everything, from the Kasbah of Oudaya to the Royal Mechouar, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Tower!

Day 2: Rabat – Chefchaouen

On the second day, we’ll go to Chefchaouen, where you’ll have dinner and stay the night.

Day 3: Free program in Chefchaouen

Today you will have a free program at Chefchaouen, where we will spend the night in a local riad/hotel. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes

We leave Chefchaouen towards the archaeological site of Volubilis (Walili) and start discovering the fascinating Roman ruins adorned with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology.

The tour continues to the imperial city of Meknes, which was chosen by Sultan Moulay Ismail as his capital at the end of the 17th century, the city was built with 20 gates, more than 50 palaces, and 15 miles of the surrounding wall. We discover some Meknes highlights of the city as Bab Mansour gate, Place El-Hedim (Square of Ruins), we will visit the well-known Haras de Meknès, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. After enjoying the city of Meknes we drive 40 minutes to reach Fes. Night in Fes

Day 5: Fes Guided tour

 After breakfast, we will begin our visit to “the oldest medina in the world” with an official guide. We will visit the medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the doors of the royal palace, the Karouine mosque, and the 9th-century university.

We will also visit the tomb of the founder of the city “Moulay Idriss II”. Lunch will be held in one of the traditional restaurants of the old medina. After lunch, we will continue our visit to visit the Nejjarine fountain, the ancient garden of the harem, and the Batha Museum. A night in a local riad. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 6: Fes – Azrou – Midelt – Desert of Merzouga

Our guide will pick you up at 8h00 in your Riad in Fes. We start our trip across the Middle Atlas to the dunes of the Erg Chebbi via Ifrane, Azrou, cedar forests, and the Ziz valley gorge. It’s a noteworthy route with an excellent landscape that provides great shuts with different sceneries for photographers, we stop for lunch in Midelt.

We still the sting of the Erg Chebbi dunes where you will ride a camel for two hours to enjoy the sun sitting in 250m and nearby we spend the night in Berber campsite where dinner is freshly prepared and served under the stars. After dinner, it is all the time nice to join round fire for a few pieces of music with drums.

Day 7: Merzouga Tour

Today, we explore the desert in 4×4 by visiting the village of Khamlia, Hassilabiad, and the dunes of the desert. In Khamlia, we listen to local Gnawa music. In the afternoon, we ride camels to reach the Sahara camp at the bottom of sand dunes. We spend this night in the Saharan camp equipped with Merzouga. We will have a traditional Berber dinner and we will enjoy the local drum music. After watching the sunset in the desert, we spend the night in the nomad tents of Merzouga.

Day 8: Merzouga – Erfoud– Todgha gorge – Dades Valley

If we wake up early enough, we can watch the spectacle of the sunrise when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. After breakfast, we leave for Tinghir and the Todgha gorges for lunch. The road passes through Tinjdad and the Todgha Valley. Here there are plenty of opportunities to walk, such as along the river through the gardens or up the road on the other side of the gorges. We continue to the valley of Dades for the night. Night in a hotel

Day 9: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

If we wake up early enough, we can watch the spectacle of the sunrise when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. After breakfast, we leave for Tinghir and the Todgha gorges for lunch. The road passes through Tinjdad and the Todgha Valley. Here there are plenty of opportunities to walk, such as along the river through the gardens or up the road on the other side of the gorges. We continue to the valley of Dades for the night. Night in a hotel

Day 10: Marrakech Sightseeing

A full day of visiting Marrakech. We will visit the Menara, a swimming pool surrounded by flower beds serving as an irrigation system for the surrounding fields. The visit will include several impressive sites: the Koutoubia Mosque, the Majorelle Gardens, the Bahia Palace, and the Dar Si Said Palace Jewelry Museum. Optional lunch in the medina followed by a walk in the colorful souks of Marrakech. We will have a drink at sunset on the terrace of a café overlooking the Jemaa el Fna square. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 11: Marrakech – Essaouira

Today, we explore Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. We cross valleys populated with orange groves and olive trees. We will learn more about argan trees, special trees, appreciated for their nutritional, cosmetic, and medicinal properties. We explore the medina of Essaouira, where we have the opportunity to browse the ancient streets. Afternoon, return to Marrakech. Night at the hotel. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 12: Marrakech – Casablanca

Your 12 days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech comes to an end, Transfer to Casablanca. Thanks for your visit.

NOTE:

If our 12 days tour from Casablanca does not suit your needs, contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your needs and requirements.

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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When is the best time to visit Morocco?

There is really no time of year where you wouldn’t enjoy your trip to Morocco; although you should keep in mind that it tends to get a little too crowded with tourists during the winter holidays season. Then it’s up to you to decide what season suits you the best to come visit, according to your schedule and preferences.

The weather in Morocco is more on the mild side during Spring and Autumn (from March to May and from September to November respectively). For these seasons the temperatures could be ranging anywhere from 11° to 32°C. Winter usually lasts from December to February, with a relatively low temperature range (7° to 21°C). You should also expect to see snowfall in Morocco’s mountainous regions. As for Summer (from June to August), temperatures can land anywhere between 19°C and 40°C in the middle of the day.

When is the peak season to visit Morocco?

The tourist flow in Morocco reaches its peak during December and April of each year, for these are the holiday seasons. The emerging high demand for accommodations during these months makes the prices go up very significantly in comparison to other months, and all of the best accommodations get booked up very early on.

Therefore, if you’re thinking of coming during one of these seasons, we suggest you start looking in advance, in order to have enough time to find an accommodation that suits your needs. We would also suggest you avoid these months altogether, so that you’ll be able to get the best out of your Morocco experience.

Are the tours private?

Yes! The tours our company offers are all completely private. This will allow to experience Morocco the way YOU want to. In addition to that, you will of course be always welcome to request stops along the way during the tours, in order to take memorable photographs (or whatever other reason you want!).

In case you are interested in booking a group desert tour, please go ahead and contact our sister company: Morocco Epic Tours.

Will the price be the same if we are 2, 3 or more persons?

The price for each individual person participating in the tours goes lower the more people there are in the group participating.

Will the price be cheaper for last minute booking?

Actually, it could be quite the opposite. Our team makes sure to select the best quality accommodations for our clients, and those tend to get booked full pretty quickly, that’s why it’s not always easy for us to accommodate last minute bookings. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect a lower price for such inquiries, but instead a higher one maybe.

To avoid such incidents, we strongly advise you to book your tour with us early on, so that we will be able to pick out the best accommodations for you, and offer you an unforgettable Morocco experience.

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