8 Days Tour From Casablanca Via The Desert

Why Viajes Tours Marruecos?

• 17 years of experience and knowledge of Morocco
• Experts in the areas of Morocco and desert wilderness areas
• Native guides
• Private guides
• Group and custom
• Available 24 hours
• Highly trained professional collaborators.

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Program Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes:

Upon arrival or pick you up at your hotel in Casablanca. We will visit the Hassan II Mosque, the landmark of Casablanca, which is the only mosque open to non-Muslims. The Hassan II Mosque will be the first introduction of Arab influences in Morocco. It was built by King Hassan II between 1987-1993. More than 25 thousand faithful can pray inside and 80 thousand faithful pray outside in the large square of the mosque. We traveled to Rabat to visit some historical site such as the charming place of Chellah In Rabat, where you can see an impressive combination of Roman and Merinid remains. You have the unfinished Tower Hassan mosque and the Mohamed 5th mausoleum artwork to visit. After the tour of Rabat we moved to the next city of Meknes. It was built by Sultan Moulay Ismael in the 18th century, famous for its beautiful gates, mosques and madrassas. Night in Meknes.

Day 2: Meknes – Volubilis – Fes:

The next morning, after a good breakfast, we start our visit to Meknes with the Sahrij Swani barn. It is used to store food and water for Sultan Moulay Ismael’s “Black Army.” We can visit the sultan’s mausoleum and admire the Arab-Andalusian style. We will take a look at the tremendous door of Bab Mansour. Just 30 km from Meknes we discovered Volubilis. The well-preserved Roman archaeological site listed in UNISCO (1997), preserves astonishing mosaic remains, hundreds of Latin inscriptions and artistic materials. Our trip today will be finished in Fes.

Day 3: Fes City:

After breakfast, meet our local Fes guide; You will explore the old medieval medina of Fes and the first imperial city, a true labyrinth of more than 9000 alleys and deserves to be the intellectual and cultural capital of the kingdom. He mixed with Fasi people in these streets full of articles, colors and donkeys carrying goods. You will see many handmade items, Fes is number 1 in crafts, like in the old days with the same materials. The tanneries, famous in Fes, are one of the highlights of the tour, watching locals working on goat, lamp, camel and cow skins, in small pits. They will also delight in some special dishes from the cuisine of Fes. You will enjoy a panoramic view at the south tower of Fes; and visit the ceramics cooperative where they make Moroccan tiles and mosaics. Or maybe go to a dinner entertainment show with belly dancers to finish your tour of Fes.

Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Merzouga Desert:

We are going to leave medieval Fes and head to another part of Morocco. Crossing the Middle Atlas mountains. We stop for a short break in Ifran or in Little Switzerland, where Morocco’s first ski resort is located. We will be surrounded by incredible landscapes and landscapes of mountains and plains. A special species of native monkeys that live in cedar forests, more than 30 members in a family called Maggot monkeys in Azrou. We will have lunch in Midelt, which celebrates the apple festival every year. There is a great contrast of landscapes, especially when we drive through the Ziz valley to take us to Arfoud, the gateway to the Sahara, to Merzouga.

Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges – Palm Groves of Skoura Ouarzazate:

After your breakfast, we leave the Sahara and head towards the ancient irrigation system still used in the Eljerf oasis. A break along the way in Tinjidad. We will have lunch in the Toudra valley. It is considered one of the oldest valleys in Morocco for caravan trade and where the first Moroccan money was made of silver. A beautiful 15km valley of palm trees ends with some spectacular gorges, used mainly for climbing and picnicking. We embark on the Dades Valley, which has an amazing rock formation made by millions of years of erosion. We cross more Rose Valley, the only place in Morocco where we harvest Damascus rose in which we extract some products such as rose water and rose oil, the best for skin and wrinkle treatment. Night in Ouarzazate.

Day 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakech:

The next morning there are two places to visit in this cinematic city. Taourirte Kasbah, which is a real image of Berber architecture made of clay and straw and film studio. Upon arrival at the town of Ait Ben Haddou we will go for a walk to visit this ancient town. An ancient town where a list of movie credits was made starting with the first films “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Jesus of Nazareth”, “Gladiator” and the list still goes on. It is also listed in UNISCO as a World and National Culture Site in 1987. We then headed to the great fort of Telouet Kasbah, built by the Lord of the Atlas Thami Pasha and was a caravan trade center. We travel north of the High Atlas Mountains through Tizi N’Tichka (2260m). A spectacular road of red mountains and Berber villages to Marrakech.

Day 7: Marrakech City:

For the Marrakech city tour, you will go with the local guide. You will visit the Bahia Palace; Built by Bahmad Grand Vizier of Marrakech with its incredible mosaics and stucco and hear some interesting stories about 4 wives and 24 concubines. The extraordinary architecture of the Saadian tomb, a royal necropolis from the 17th century. Have a good time in the famous souks of Marrakech; you will like different smells, colors, themes and how big the Marrakech souk is. The Jack Majorelle Garden, a tranquil place in the ville nouvelle, contains botanical and exotic plants brought from all over the world, with indigo blue dominant to paint the wall. You will end your tour at Jamaa Elfana Square. A bustling place with snake charmers, monkeys, food stalls and musicians, the liveliest square in Marrakech!

Day 8: Marrakech – Casablanca:

When you are ready you will have a transfer to Marrakech airport or Casablanca airport and it will be the end of the imperial cities 8 days in Morocco.

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.

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