Tour from Casablanca to explore the main imperial cities of the country with its diversity culture, enjoy the stunning views of the atlas mountains and experience camel ride in Erg Chebbi dunes.View dates Trip notes Book trip
Arrive at Casablanca Airport where you will be welcomed by your driver guide who will accompany you to your accommodation.
After breakfast drive to visit one of the best highlights of Casablanca: The Hassan II mosque. Then departure to the imperial city of Rabat, administrative capital of the Kingdom. Visit Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the Oudayas Kasbah and the magnificent Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan II. Accommodation at the hotel.
Departure in the morning towards Meknes. Visit of the Medina, also surrounded by ramparts. visit the Jewish quarter and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Accommodation at the hotel/riad in Fes.
The whole day dedicated to visit the city of Fes (Fez), the oldest imperial city in Morocco founded in the eight century by Moulay Idriss II.
This guided tour of Fes will start by visiting the old Medina a UNESCO world Heritage site and explore the medina’s narrow streets lined with local shops and stalls. This exploration of cultural and historical sightseeing of the old Medina include Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Ennajarine Fountain, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and Al-Qarawiyyine university - the oldest continually operating university in the world.
After lunch in a local restaurant experience the panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes before take a short visit of the new part “Fez Al-Jdid”. Check-in at the hotel/riad in the evening.
At Fes we drive on the road through the Middle Atlas mountains and the cedar forests well known all over the world. Cedar was already used by Phoenicians and Romans to build seaworthy boats and ships and make woodcrafts and essences.
We pass through Ifran, a Moroccan Swiss-style town and Azrou, typical Zayan Middle Atlas Berber village.
We will then cross the valley of Ziz and Ziz gorges on the way to the Oriental Sahara Town of Erfoud. From Erfoud we will take a rocky desert trail to Merzouga. Overnight at hotel near the dunes.
The day is dedicated to discover the oriental Sahara desert. We will drive into the desert on a 4×4, visit the nomads, oasis and the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We go to the village of the dark skinned people Khamlia to enjoy original and folk music of the Gnawa people. From there back to the Hotel. Camel riding at sunset and overnight stay in Berber tent in the heart of the dunes. A day full of adventure and culture.
Early morning wake up for camel riding and admiring the spectacular sunrise. Return to the hotel for refreshing and breakfast. We will cross the town of Rissani and Tafilalet, the heart of the Alaouite Dynasty, on the way to the stunning Todra Gorges overlooking the valley from the hillside. We pass through the nice town of Boumalne Dades.
We continue through the deep Rose Valley, known for it’s cultivation of roses. Admire the different colored mountains and palm groves, sweet corn and fig cultivations, as well as numerous Kasbah ruins of all shapes, also known as the Road of the Thousand Kasbahs. Arrival to Ouarzazate in the evening. Overnight at riad.
From Ouarzazate driving to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Mother of all Kasbahs. Enchanting Berber architectural structure about 800 years old. On the top of the Kasbah hill admire the great view towards the ancient caravan roads to Marrakech and the faraway peaks of the High Atlas mountain chain. Visit of the Kasbah ruins that still reveal the ancient culture of the Kasbah inhabitants.
We will continue atop the mountains on a dirt road for about 8 km, which further on joins with the main road to Marrakech. Passing through a valley of almond trees, the Berber Shluh of Amerzgan, Agouim and Ighrem, we will reach the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m a.s.l.) and have lunch at the Berber village of Tadart.
Arrival to Marrakech in the evening.
After breakfast, the group will enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Bahia and Badi Palaces, Saadian Tombs, Menara basin and many other hidden treasures. Lunch will be at one of the finest traditional restaurants in Marrakech.
After lunch, tour to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous market square Djemaa el Fna, well worth a visit, as one of the center attractions of Marrakech, which comes alive at night with local storytellers, snake enchanters, entertainers... and mouth-watering barbecues.
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Children policy: 10 - 3 years old 50% off. Under 3 years free of charge.
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