COUNTRY IN 9 DAYS TOUR FROM CASABLANCA
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat
Our 9 days tour from Casablanca trip will start by coming to pick you up from the Casablanca airport, then transferring you to the hotel where you can leave your luggage. We will pay a necessary visit to the world-famous Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest mosque in North Africa, and the third-largest in the world. We will then head to Rabat, the capital of the kingdom, to visit its most important historical monuments. Starting from the Kasbah of Oudaya, the Royal Mechouar, the Mohammed V Mausoleum to the Hassan Tower, you will get to see it all! You will have dinner and spend the night at a hotel in Rabat.
Day 2: Rabat – Meknés – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Fez
The next morning, we will leave to the imperial city of Meknes, which you will get to explore through its old Medina, and its 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 traditional Riad.
Day 3: Fez
This day will start after your local guide comes to pick you up from your accommodation. You will get to discover 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. 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.
Day 4: Fez – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert – Night in Haimas in the middle of the dunes
We will start our 9-days tour from Casablanca trip towards the desert by driving past the beautiful town of Ifrane, also called the Switzerland of Morocco for its unique weather and architecture. Ifrane was once home to the native Atlas Mountain lions, which is why the animal has a representative statue in the heart of the town. Our first stop along the way will be to observe wild macaque monkeys in their natural habitat, at the cedar forest in Azrou. These monkeys are used to interactions with visitors so they’re very friendly, they might even pose for a picture. After that, we will stop to get lunch at either the neighboring town of Midelt or Rich. We will then resume our trip to Merzouga, passing through the valley of Ziz and its impressive palm groves that spread out to more than 20 kilometers of just palm trees. This makes this location one of the biggest palm groves in the world, containing up to 10 million palm trees. After finally arriving at Merzouga, 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: Merzouga – khamlia – Taouz – Desert Of Ouzina – night in the Desert
We will start our desert exploration today by having breakfast at the camp, after which we will drive through the desert dunes at the old road of the Dakar Rally. Then we will head to the Khamlia village. We will be driving through a desert area, which means we will meet many desert 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. Through the village of Taouz, we will once again drive by the road of the Dakar Rally, to finally arrive at the village of Ouzina. Ouzina is a very small, but beautiful, village near the Moroccan-Algerian border, where we will have a nice walk to discover the area. We will then visit one of the local Berber families, to chat with them over a nice cup of traditional mint tea. Finally, we will go on to wander in the dunes of Erg Ouzina, where will be located our accommodation for the night: the Riad Ouzina TGM. You will have an unforgettable dinner accompanied by live traditional Berber drums playing.
Day 6: Ouzina – Ramlia – Tafraout- Alnif – Gardantas del Todra – Dades Valley
This next day we will leave Riad Ouzina TGM to head to the Ramia village, driving through amazing desert landscapes filled with sights of nomad Berber families, desert dunes, camel caravans and more. We will near arrive in the towns of Tinghir and Alnif after about a 3-hour drive, and this is where you will see some of the most spectacular views in Morocco. After a long piece of land filled with greenery and palm trees, we will reach the Todra gorges, which are a series of river carved canyons that make a beautiful set of rock formations. After exploring the area will continue our trip moving to another set of gorges nearby, the Dades gorges. Finally, we will have dinner and spend the night at a local hotel.
Day 7: Dades Valley – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will start driving towards our first destination of the day: the city of Ouarzazate. On our way there, we will drive by the Moroccan capital of rose production: Kalaat Mgouna, which located on a beautiful valley named the valley of Roses. Once we reach Ouarzazate, we will take some time to discover the city, which is known for being the “Hollywood of Morocco”. It takes this name for being home to Morocco’s biggest and most important film studios, which we might pay a visit to. Next, we will drive to the neighboring Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is an ancient traditional fortified Ksar, a UNESCO world heritage, and the filming location for many important international movies. We will then leave for our final destination of the trip, which is the city of Marrakech, driving through the Tizi-N-Tichka pass, located in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains.
Day 8: Marrakech
After breakfast at your accommodation, we will begin our 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 a hotel or traditional Riad.
Day 9: Marrakech
This will be the last day of your stay in Morocco after you’ve spent 9 days traveling from Casablanca to Marrakech through Fez and a 4×4 desert excursion. Your transfer to Marrakech 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
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