11 Days desert tour from Casablanca to Marrakech
11 days tour start from Casablanca, Providing a great overview of the historical cities of Morocco including Casablanca, Volibulis, Marrakech, Fes, Meknes & more.
Day 1: Meet and great in Casablanca Airport and drive to RabatWe will meet and greet you, at the airport and then we will drive to Casablanca and Rabat. You will visit in Casablanca Hassan II mosque, which boasts one of the longest minarets in the world and la Corniche which is on the coast. Next, we will travel to political capital of Morocco where we will visit the historical monuments such as, CHellah Necropolis, and royal burial ground built over the ruins of a Roman port city in 40CE. Afterwards, we will move on to the mellah, the Oudaya Kasbahs, and medina before we drive to your riad/hotel.
Day 2: Rabat - ChefchaouenAfter breakfast in Rabat we will drive to Chefchaouen via Konitra and crossing Rif Mountain by passing through Rif villages. In the afternoon we will get to Chefchaouen and afterwards we will drive you to your riad/hotel.
Day 3: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - FezAfter breakfast, we will journey towards the Roman ruins Volubilis and pass through many Rif villages and enjoy the Rif Mountains. In Volubilis we will visit Roman ruins and its archeological site and architectures. Next, we will drive to imperial city and visit Mollay Ismail capital Meknes where we will have lunch and discover its monuments history like Bab Mansour, Kara prison and medina. After sight Meknes we will drive to another imperial city which is Fez. Overnight stay in Fes.
Day 4: Fez Sightseeing tour with local guideAfter breakfast we will begin the tour around Fez and visit the oldest Mellah in Morocco which was built in the 15th century. You will also visit the Royal palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts, Kairaouine Mosque and university amongst other things. Later with your free time you can go walking through the souks. Overnight stay in Fez.
Day 5: Fes - Ifrane – Azrou Forest-Midelt - Ziz Valley – Merzouga, (Camel Ride and Night in a camp)After breakfast we will leave Fez towards the desert and pass through Ifran City which is looked on as the (“Switzerland of Morocco”) as Moroccans call it. Then we will visit Azrou forest which is full of aromatic cedar trees and here is where the Barbary macaque monkeys called “Magots” are located. We will stop for a few minutes to take some pictures of the monkeys. Next, we will head to Midelt City along the wonderful hills and mountains of the Middle Atlas Mountains. After Midelt we will cross Tizi Ntlghamt path and Ziz Gorge and we will then pass the Tizi Ntlghamt and you will notice how the landscape and nature changes the nearer to Errachidia City you get and you will see dry land and you will enter the oasis and veldts world. Afterwards; you will travel along the Ziz Valley, and stop to view the panoramic sights along the road and take some pictures. We will then pass through the small cities of Erfoud City and Rissani City. After Erfoud and Rissani we will travel directly to Merzouga which is about 30 Km from Rissani. In the evening you will have tea before camel trek with a professional camel man and stay in Berber tents and enjoy dinner in the middle dunes under the moon and stars.
Day 6: Merzouga - Toudgha Gorges – Boumalane Dades - Dades GorgeAfter seeing the sunrise the camel man will bring you back to your hotel where you can shower and have breakfast. Afterwards, we will return to Rissani and you will visit a traditional market which sells unique handcrafts, clothes and dates. Then we will leave to the highest narrowest Gorge of Morocco (GORGE TODGHA). After Gorge Todgha we will head to Bomalane Dades and discover the Valley of Dades and its amazing majestic rock structure called the (“Monkeys Toes”). Overnight stay in Gorde Dades.
Day 7: Dades Gorge - visit Kasbahs in Skoura – OuarzazateAfter breakfast in Dades Gorge, we will drive back from Dades Gorge to Boumalane Dades where we will drive the principal road to Ouarzazate. Along this road you will have chance to see diverse things, you will pass through Kalaat M’gouna where you will see many shop roses of water roses, and then you will visit nomads and see how they are living in caves, then you will continuing the road to Skoura and visit the Kasbah of Ameridil, and we will have a break for lunch before following on the road to Ouarzazate which is known as the “Hollywood of Morocco”. In Ouarzazte you will have opportunity to visit Atlas Studios and one studio museum. Overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
Day 8: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - MarrakeshAfter breakfast in riad/hotel we will head to Asni and Imlil through the High Atlas Mountains. During this day you will visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah the largest Kasbah in Morocco which was founded in the 11th century. Next the visit of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, we will travel through the Tizi n’Tichka pass in High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh City (red town). You will stay the night in a riad/hotel.
Day 9: Marrakesh SightseeingFull day will be spent in Marrakesh City with a local guide starting with famous square of Jamaa el Fna, which dwells an array of food, local musicians, and fortune tellers. Then we will visit Bahia Palace, Saadian Tomb and the Koutoubia minaret, before enjoying your free time in the souks. Overnight stay in riad/hotel.
Day 10: Free day in MarrakeshThis will be a free day in Marrakesh so you can discover by yourself and visit shops and souks or just relax in the Marrakesh atmosphere.
Day 11: Transfer to the Marrakech airportTransfer you to the airport for your departure flight home.
The price includes:
- - Tour in vehicle with air conditioning 4x4 / minibus
- - English speaking Driver
- - Camel trek (Camel each)
- - Overnight at desert camp (dinner and breakfast included)
- - 7 Nights at Hotel/Riad (dinner and breakfast included)
Price does not include:
- - Lunches
- - Tips, admission to museums
- - Drinks