15 Day Grand Tour From Casablanca
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• 17 years of experience and knowledge of Morocco
• Experts in the areas of Morocco and desert wilderness areas
• Native guides
• Private guides
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• Highly trained professional collaborators.
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Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat:
Welcome to marruecos! Arrival at Med V airport in Casablanca, where you will meet your driver, who will give you a brief overview of your tour, you will also have an orientation tour of Casablanca, the economic capital. The tour will begin with the exterior of the royal palace and the internal visit of the Hassan II Mosque. Visit the Jewish quarter (Mellah) with its temples and synagogues such as Bet-El, Em Habanim and Neve Shalom. You will have a guided tour through the Jewish Heritage Museum to get a glimpse into the rich and colorful world of Moroccan Jews. Then depart towards Rabat to visit Chellah and Kasbah of Oudayas located next to the Medina within the walls of the old city. The Mellah with its narrow alleys and colorful courtyards, now home to few Jewish families. Continue to Sale as the birthplace of Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar, the famous 18th century scholar and Kabbalist known throughout the Jewish world for his biblical commentary “hahayyim.” Accommodation and dinner at a local riad in Rabat.
Day 2: Rabat – Tangier:
After breakfast at the hotel, you will tour the administrative capital of Morocco “Rabat. You will begin with a visit to the ruins of Chellah and the Kasbah of Oudayas located next to the Medina within the walls of the old city. El Mellah with its narrow streets and colorful courtyards. Now home to few Jewish families, Sale continues as the birthplace of Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar, the famous 18th century scholar and Kabbalist, known throughout the Jewish world for his biblical commentary “or hahayyim.” After lunch, departure north towards the beautiful city of Tangier. Upon arrival, you will have a stop to see Cape Spartel and Heraclius Cave. Night and dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Tangier – Chefchaouen:
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a half-day excursion to discover Tangier. Tangier has always been referred to as the crossroads between Europe and Africa. Tangier is a contrast of architecture and was a notable home to foreign residents such as Paul Bowles, Barbara Hutton, Gavin Maxwell (Ring of Bright Water fame) and Malcolm Forbes. The most visited parts of Tangier are the Kasbah, one of the main attractions of the city, the large and small Souk, the former American legation, Mendoubia Gardens. The tour will also include the Jewish quarter “Mellah” – Nahon synagogue – dating back to the 17th century and the Shaar Raphael synagogue. After lunch, and just a couple of hours from Tangier, you will reach the Rif Mountains leading to Chefchaouen. Night and dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Chefchaouen:
After breakfast at the hotel, you will explore the blue wall of Chefchaouen, a charming and truly unique city. Its Jewish heritage is visible in one of its most distinctive features: the picturesque blue-washed buildings that line the city’s narrow streets. Spend the day wondering through the narrow blue alleys of the friendly medina. Visit the walled Kasbah fortress containing beautiful gardens, near which is the small museum and art gallery housing the rich culture of the Rif Mountains. From the roof of the Kasbah, see a spectacular panorama of blue and white houses, tiled roofs and small balconies. After exploring the medina, we will walk through the nearby slopes with the wonderful and magnificent waterfalls. The blue buildings are a remnant of the Jewish religious tradition of weaving prayer shawls with Tekhelel (an ancient natural blue dye). The city offers many native crafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as woolen garments and woven blankets. Goat cheese from the area is also popular. Night and dinner at a local riad.
Day 5: Chefchaouen – Meknes – Fes:
Today departure to Meknes, Moroccan imperial city known as “the Moroccan Versailles”. Meknes was the capital of Morocco by Moulay Ismail at the end of the 17th century. The visit will include Bab El Mansour, Hedim Square and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum in Meknes. Jewish heritage is visible through Hebrew epitaphs dating back to the Christian era, in addition to Greek inscriptions that still appear in local synagogues. Old Mellah (the Jewish Quarter) is known for its historic Jewish street names and the new Mellah is home to eleven synagogues, eight of which are still in use. Also, in order not to miss the tomb of Rabbi “David Benmidan”, you will have the opportunity to see Talmud Torah Syngagoue and the Jewish quarter and the cemetery. After lunch, you will visit the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Before arriving at your accommodation in Fes. Dinner and overnight in a local riad.
Day 6: Fes:
Today will be a full day guided tour of Fes. Fes has been considered one of the best-known cities in medieval Jewish history, it was home to one of the most influential Talmudic scholars of all time, Rabbi Isaac Alfasi, as well as Maimonides in the years 1160 to 1165. Visit the Mellah with its synagogue. Fes is a spiritual and cultural center with many facets. The tour will take you back in time as you visit Al Quaraouiine University, the oldest university in the world (even before Oxford or the Sorbonne). We will also visit the medieval Medina with its Bouanania Medersa, the Nejarine fountain and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss. Then continue exploring the narrow alleys that are home to hundreds of merchants and artisans selling a variety of goods such as dates, fish, spices, copper urns, and musical instruments. Accommodation with breakfast in a local riad.
Day 7: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou forest – Erfoud – Merzouga:
We went south to cross the Middle Atlas mountains until we reached Ifrane, called “little Moroccan Switzerland” for its great resemblance to that country. One of the animals that once lived here was the Atlas lion, which is why it has become the symbol of the city and to which a stone statue has been dedicated in the center of it. We will take the opportunity to stop and take some photos. We will cross the famous cedar forests and we will be able to admire the Great Cedar monkeys, the largest ancient cedar in the region and also feed the hundreds of Gibraltar monkeys that live in the area. Lunch in Midélt and from here the land becomes arid and full of spectacular geological formations and deep green valleys, such as the Ziz Valley. We will begin to see the typical adobe architecture, palm trees, some distant Kasbahs… we are at the gates of the desert. After an hour after Erfoud, we arrive at the impressive Merzouga Dunes, here you will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and then you will ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel driver to explore what is hidden in the middle of the sand. high. Moroccan dunes to reach the desert camp. We climbed a high dune to see the sunset on the dunes. Night and dinner in a luxurious luxury camp in the middle of the dunes. Here you will enjoy the evening with a luxury dinner at a campfire.
Day 8: Merzouga:
Get up early to watch the sunrise and ride camel back to the dune line. After breakfast at your luxury camp, you will begin an exploration trip of the area by heading out for a walk through the Erg-chebi dunes, an extension of the sand desert where the great dunes of Morocco are located. More than 250 meters high. Following the path that was the route of the old Paris-Dakar. Along the mountains that delimit the border with Algeria and in the background. We will stop at the tissardmine oasis and continue towards a nomad camp where nomad families live to get in touch with their habits and the secrets of their lifestyle. Then we will arrive at the town of KHAMLIA. Here you will visit the Gnawa people, originally from Mali, Senegal and Sudan, in their Khamlia village, where you will learn about their music and lifestyle. Later we will drive to deeply explore the desert area. Today our lunch will be a traditional meal (Berber pizza) with a local family. After that, we will return to Merzouga town and check into our riad where you will spend the night. (dinner and breakfast).
Day 9: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Ouarzazate:
Your day starts early with a picturesque sunrise before enjoying a special breakfast, return to Merzouga to rejoin your car to continue the tour to Todra Gorges, known for its stunning bare escarpments. Continue to Tinghir and visit its Mellah gateway and the colorful old Jewish quarter. We continue the trip to Ouarzazate through Kellat M’gouna and visit Tiliit (8 km from Kellat M’gouna), known as the ancient city of the Dades Jews. The fortress of Tiliit has been the center of the Jewish region ruled by the Spanish Jewish family of Perez from the late 15th century until the reign of Moulay Ismail in 1672. Continue to the hollywood of Africa Ouarzazate, check in at the hotel and accommodation. with dinner.
Day 10: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Taliouine – Taroudant:
After breakfast, departure to Ait Ben Haddou, the most spectacular Kasbah in southern Morocco and the iconic landscape immortalized in films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Jewel of the Nile, The Living Daylights, The Sheltering Sky, Kundun , The Mummy, Gladiator and Alexander the Great. Drive west through the Souss Valley and the village of Taliouine to the town of Taroudant, a small village located in the Sous Valley. We’ll cross the city’s characterful walls and navigate narrow, winding streets before reaching the souks, where some of Morocco’s most talented artisans curate their art. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Day 11: Taroudant – Agadir – Essaouira:
After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a drive out of Taroudant to the nearby town of Arazan to visit an exclusive site normally closed to the public. This small adobe synagogue is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. Hebrew prayers are painted on its earthen walls and its ark is adorned with Amazigh decorations. Then, drive through the beautiful Atlantic Ocean coast towards Essaouira. On the way we will pass through Agadir where we will spend time discovering the secrets of this great city. Agadir is one of the largest cities in Morocco and is very famous for its beautiful beaches. After an optional lunch, we continue the journey to Essaouira along the Atlantic coast, passing Taghazoute Beach. Night with dinner at the hotel in Essaouira.
Day 12: Essaouira – Marrakech:
Today you will explore Essaouira, an easily navigable city and ideal for a day off. Although originally Portuguese, Essaouira was fortified by a French-influenced architect named (Vauban), and also formed the settlement site of a large Jewish population, so the city has an eclectic and multicultural feel as a result of these influences, Essaouira is It has become the premier destination for artists and intellectuals. The city’s stable microclimate gives it a mild winter and cool summer, so you can make the most of the beaches all year round. The city was once more than thirty percent Jewish and contained more than thirty synagogues, some of which date back to the 18th century. You will visit some of these synagogues, as well as the tomb of Rabbi Chaim Pinto, which is the subject of an annual pilgrimage in the week before Rosh (Hashanah) located in the vast Jewish cemetery adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t leave Essaouira without visiting local artisans, known for their marquetry furniture with intricate designs embedded in the roots of cedar. In the afternoon we will head towards Marrakech. Along the way, you will see many argan trees, important to the region both economically and ecologically. At the Argan Oil Women’s Cooperative, there will be the opportunity to learn about the wide range of applications of the oil, from cosmetics to medicines. After several photo stops, you will continue your journey to Marrakech.
Day 13: Marrakech:
After breakfast you will enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech. You will begin the tour with a picturesque stop at the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque as the landmark of Marrakech that has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville. Your next stop is the Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs. Next, you will visit the 16th-century Jewish Quarter, the Slat el Azama Synagogue, and the 16th-century Jewish Cemetery. After lunch, you will continue to the world-famous Jemaa el Fna square, which is home to a wide variety of food, snake charmers, local musicians and fortune tellers. There is no place on Earth like Jamaa el Fna, the square at the heart of ancient Marrakech. You will also explore the colorful souks where hundreds of handicrafts are found. Overnight with breakfast in a local riad.
Day 14: Marrakech – Casablanca:
Free morning to relax in Marrakech and visit the beautiful Majorelle and Saint Laurent gardens. After lunch, drive towards the economic capital Casablanca. Upon arrival you will have time to stroll along the Atlantic coast. Overnight with breakfast at the hotel.
Day 15: Casablanca:
Transfer to Casablanca International Airport for your return flight with many stories of Arab and Berber days and nights.
What is included?
– Pick up and return to the airport / hotel.
– Private transportation by 4×4 A/C vehicle.
– Driver who speaks his language.
– Breakfast during the tour.
– Dinner during the tour.
– Riads / hotels during the tour.
– Camel trek in the desert / desert tent.
– Local guide / private guide.
– Sandboarding in the dunes.
– Excursion through the sahara desert and its dunes in dromedary (one dromedary per person).
– Luxury camp in the desert of Merzouga.
What is not included?
– Lunches during the tour.
– Plane ticket to and from Morocco.
– Personal expenses and tips.
– Tickets to museums and monuments.
Viajes Tours Marruecos is a local and established tour company with reasonable prices, has established itself as a tour company based in the desert palm oasis city of Merzouga and the imperial city of Fez.
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