8 DAYS TOUR FROM CASABLANCA IMPERIAL CITIES
Day 1: Casablanca – Meknes – Fez
For the first day of our 8 days tour from Casablanca, we will leave Casablanca after having breakfast, to head to the city of Rabat. Rabat is the capital of the country, and we will visit its most important landmarks such as The Kasbah of Oudaya, Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Minaret Tower. Next, we will drive to the city of Meknes, in which we will have a guided tour with the help of a local guide. Finally, we will arrive at Fez, where you will be provided with dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 2: Fez
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.
Day 3: Fez – Middle Atlas – Azrou – Merzouga Desert
We will start our trip towards the desert by driving past the beautiful town of Ifrane, also called the Switzerland of Morocco for its unique weather and architecture. Our first stop along the way will be to observe wild macaque monkeys in their natural habitat, at the cedar forest in Azrou. We will resume our trip to Merzouga, passing through the valley of Ziz and its impressive palm groves, and the city of Erfoud that´s mostly known for its richness in natural fossils. Finally, we will arrive at Merzouga where we will spend the night at a traditional Riad, in the middle of the desert dunes.
Day 4: Desert of Merzouga – Khamlia – Nomadic culture – Erg Chabbi
We will start our desert exploration after having breakfast, after which we will head to the Khamlia village. We will be driving through a desert area, which means we will meet many Berber villages along the way. Once in Khamlia, you will get to explore the village that´s untouched by civilization, as well as enjoy the traditional Gnawa music that´s indigenous to the people of the area. When we are done with that, we will continue driving through a path once used by nomad locals, to experience their simplistic lifestyle. After lunch, we will embark on our camel-trekking experience, in which you will get to ride the back of camels that will take you to the desert camp where we will spend the night. You will sleep in a traditional nomad style tent, as you will get to gaze at the starry desert night sky.
Day 5: Erg Chabbi – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades and Roses Valley – Ouarzazate
If you are lucky enough to wake up before the sunrise, you will be able to catch a breathtaking sunrise over the desert dunes. We will then return to the 4×4 vehicles, riding on the back of camels again, to continue traveling to our next destination. We will drive by the city of Rissani, where we will make a stop at the largest traditional souk market in the area. This is the market where thousands of people from all around the south come to shop for their weekly provisions. We will then drive to our next location: the city of Ouarzazate. Along the way, we will drive by the beautiful Todra gorges, the Dades valley, the Roses valley and the palm groves of the Skoura oasis.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Our first activity of the day, after breakfast, of course, will be to drive to the star of the desert: The Kasbah of Ait Ben Heddou. This marvelous Kasbah was the filming location for many huge international movies, such as Gladiator, the Mummy, Cleopatra, Game of thrones… You will get to freely wander around the streets of the Kasbah. Next, we will start driving towards the city of Marrakech through the unique driveways of the High Atlas Mountains, most notably the pass of Tizi N Ntichka. We will also meet many small Berber villages along the way. Finally, we will arrive at Marrakech in the evening. This is where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 7: 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. 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 Marrakech.
Day 8: Marrakech airport*
Your 8 days tour from Casablanca ends here after your transfer to the Marrakech or Casablanca airport as 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
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