12 DAY TRIP FROM CASABLANCA VIA MERZOUGA DESERT AND MARRAKECH
Day 1 : In Casablanca
In our first day of 12 Days Casablanca Fez Sahara Desert Marrakech Essaouira tour, the tour guide will drive you from Casablanca Airport, right back to a hotel, where you will have dinner and spend a night there.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat
In our second day of 12 Days Casablanca Fez Sahara Desert Marrakech Essaouira tour, and after having breakfast, we will have a short round at the largest city in Morocco, and the heart of commerce and industry, « Casablanca city », to visit Hassan II mosque, which is located beside the Atlantic Ocean. We will then go to the capital of Morocco « Rabat city », to have lunch, and to visit multiple places, The Royal Palace, The Mausoleum of Mohamed V, The Hassan Tower, The Minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by the Almohad ruler Yaacoub al-Mansour, and Oudayas Kasbah with blue printed parapets white houses located near the Atlantic coast. We will head back to the hotel in the late afternoon, to have dinner and spend a night there.
Day 3: Rabat – Meknes – Fez
In the third day of 12 Days Casablanca Fez Sahara Desert Marrakech Essaouira tour, we will travel to Meknes, the third Imperial city of Morocco, visiting its famous places, the famous door which called « The Versailles of Morocco », Bab El Mansour one of the most beautiful gateways, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the old and new Medina, Moulay Idris Zerhoun a famous sacred site, a place of pilgrimage for Moroccan’s , and The Volubilis, an ancient Roman ruins. We will then go to Fez, to enjoy yourself with a delicious traditional Moroccan dinner, and spend a night in a hotel there.
Day 4: Exploring Fez
In our fourth day of 12 Days Casablanca Fez Sahara Desert Marrakech Essaouira tour, we will explore Fez city. We will make sure that you will visit all places with cultural and historical interest, among these places, the Royal Palace gate, Al Qaraouine University (the oldest university in the world), Mulay Idriss mausoleum, The Tanneries The Jewish quarter « The Mellah », which is the first built Jewish quarter in the 14th century. Dinner will be at a traditional restaurant with an amazing view of the whole Medina, to enjoy a delicious Moroccan dinner.
Day 5: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissani – Merzouga
In our fifth day of 12 Days Casablanca Fez Sahara Desert Marrakech Essaouira tour, we will drive to » Ifran », the Switzerland of Morocco, then to see Barbary Macaque, in Cedre Gouraud trees, at The Cedar forest of « Azrou ». We will continue toward Midelt to have lunch, passing by multiple towns, where you will have the opportunity to observe the nomads who live there, then, crossing the Tizi-N-Talghemt pass, Ziz Gorge, The Tunnel, and Barrage Hassan Al Dakhil which has turquoise blue water. After that, we will drive to Errachidia, then Erfoud. At Erfoud, we will see the stunning view of Aoufous Palmeraie along Ziz valley, and cross an off-road to reach a hotel at the peak of the dunes, to have dinner and spend a night there.
Day 6: Tour Around Erg Chebbi Desert and Camp; Camel Trekking
We will explore the whole day Erg Chebbi Dunes. After breakfast, we will visit the goat-hair nomad yurts, to learn about their style of life, then visit « Gnaoua », who are originally slaves from Sudan, and listen to their incredible music, to have the opportunity to learn about their culture and way of life. We may also visit the Lake of Merzouga, which is famous for its bird population « the Flamingos », it depends on which time of the year, then, we will drive to the desert camp which is equipped with a Western Bathroom, to have dinner and spend a wonderful night out there. You will be very amused and amazed by the beauty of the golden dunes, the view of the sunset, the atmosphere, and the calm and peace of the Sahara Desert.
Day 7: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Boumalne Dades -Kelaât M’Gouna – Ouarzazate
We will wake you up at an early hour in the morning, to view the sun rising and have breakfast, then head back to the hotel to have a fresh shower, and get prepared to travel toward Ouarzazate. Along the pathway, we will visit Todra Gorges (with its beautiful high rock walls), Boulmane Dades to have lunch, Kelaat M’gouna (the Valley of Roses), The valley of numerous Kasbahs, and the Palmeraie of Skoura. When reaching Ouarzazate, we will visit The Glaoui Taourirt Kasbah, have dinner and spend a night in a riad there.
Day 8: Ouarzazate – Aït Ben Haddou – Telouet – Tizi- N-Tichka Pass – Marrakech
After taking breakfast, we will visit « Ait Ben Haddou » Kasbah, which is located on a hill along the fertile Ounila River, becomes famous for its role in hosting numerous Hollywood Blockbusters films like, Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Gladiator, The Mummy, The Message, and so on. Lunch will be at Telouet Kasbah, then continue passing by Tizi-N-Tichka pass along with the Berber villages, and the High Atlas Mountains, to take some memorable photos, and enjoy the incredible view out there, until arriving at Marrakech, to have dinner and spend a night in a riad.
Day 9: Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast, you are about to visit the most famous and interesting places of the red city of Marrakesh, The Bahia Palace, The Majorelle Gardens, The Saadia Tombs, the Koutoubia Tower, and after having lunch in a restaurant, we will continue to walk through the Souks, to see many handicrafts, and then have a free time if you like to see more places of the city. We will spend a night and have dinner in a riad.
Day 10: Marrakech – Essaouira
We will drive toward the old Portuguese city of Essaouira after taking breakfast, by visiting an Argan factory, to see how the process of making Argan Oil, then visiting Essaouira coastal port, to have lunch and enjoy the fresh seafood in the medina. We will spend a night and have dinner in a riad, feel free to enjoy yourself and have a rest, or swim on the beach.
Day 11: Essaouira – Safi – Oualidia – El Jadida – Casablanca
After taking breakfast, we will drive toward Casablanca, the Commercial capital of Morocco, exploring the stunning views of the road, passing by Safi, Oualidia to enjoy a delicious seafood for lunch, then to the old medina of El Jadida, was founded by the Portuguese in 1513, and which which was known as Mazagan,until Casablanca, where we will stay the night.
Day 12: Casablanca – Airport Med V
In our last day of the tour, and after taking your breakfast, we will drive you to the airport, as an end to our 12 Days Casablanca Fez Sahara Desert Marrakech Essaouira tour.