Package private Tour from Casablanca (11 days / 10 nights)
Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fes - Mezouga desert- Todra gorge - Ouarzazat - kasba ait ben haddou - Atals Mountains - Marrakech - Essaouira - Marrakech - Casablanca
- Imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Marrakech
- Sacred town of Moulay Idriss
- Ancient ruins of Volubilis
- Scenic “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs”
- Camel trek in Merzouga (desert)
- Dramatic Todra Gorges
- Kasbah of Ait ben-Haddou
- Spectacular Atlas Mountain scenery
- Visits to five UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Charming city of Essaouria
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat
Pick up at the Airport of Casablanca. Visit to Hassan II Mosque, the second biggest Mosque in the world, than we continue to Rabat, administrative capital of the country. We will also visit some important monuments of Rabat: The Mohammed V Museum, the Hassan tower, the royal palace. We take dinner and stay the night in hotel or riad in Rabat.
Accommodation in Rabat: http://www.lepietri.com/fr/ or similar
Day 2 : Rabat – Meknes – Chefchaouen
In the morning we leave Rabat to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis (a Unesco World Heritage Site), the most important Roman ruins of Morocco. Afterwards we pay a visit at Mouly Idriss, one of the holiest towns in the country. We continue for Meknes, The 4th imperial city of Morocco. In the afternoon visit of the important monuments of the city: Bab El Mansour, Lahdim square, and Mouly Ismaïl museum. Then we drive to Chefchaouen to get to your accommodation.
Accommodation in Chefchaouen: http://www.darechchaouen.com/eng/ or http://riad-assilah.com/las-riads/riad-assilah-chefchaouen/ or similar
Day 3 : Chefchaouen "Sightseeing for a half day" – Fes
After yourbreakfast you will explore the city travel to Fes via Rif mountain, Volubilis, Meknes. In Volubiliswe will visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis (a Unesco World Heritage Site), the most important Roman ruins of Morocco, afterwards we pay a visit at Mouly Idriss, one of the holiest towns in the country. Then we continue to Fez. Dinner in restaurant, overnight in riad in Fez.
Accommodation in Fes: http://www.riad-letchina.com/ or similar
Day 4: Fes "guided tour"
Today we discover one of the eldest and most beautiful imperial cities of Morocco, the spiritual capital of the country. In the morning we visit the most important curiosities of this city: the Medressa’s (religious universities), the Najarine square, the mosque of Karaouine, the museum of Mouly Idriss. Lunch is served at the Medina (the old city). In the afternoon there is a visit to Fes El-Jedid( The New Fes), the Royal Palace, the School of Koran, the Jewish quarter and the Souk. We continue to the Riad in Medina for dinner and the overnight stay.
Accommodation in Fes: http://www.riad-letchina.com/
Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Rissani – Merzouga
In the morning, we leave direction south through the Middle Atlas Mountains; we pass by the Cedar Forests of Azrou, by Berber villages, and continue for the Sahara Desert. Half way we take a break for lunch at the city of Midelt, famous for it’s fossils and minerals. We continue our trip through the mountains and enjoy the beautiful view of the Ziz Valley with it’s palm groves and Kasbah’s. About 16:00 we arrive to Merzouga where you can make a camel trip in the desert. For dinner you will have a traditional Berber Tagine. You will spend the night in a private bivouac (camp) under a starry sky.
Accommodation in Merzouga: http://www.ksar-merzouga.com/en/
Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Erg Chebbi "camel trek&overnight in desert camp"
We get up early in the morning to see the spectacular sunrise in the desert dunes. Than go back to the hotel to enjoy your breakfast. We stay in Rissani where we pay a visit to the castles and the kasbah’s (tourist trip of 21 km trough the Palm tree Forests). Followed by a visit to the Souk of Rissani. About 16:00 we go back to Merzouga where you can make a camel trip in the desert. For dinner you will have a traditional Berber tagine. You’ll spend the night in a bivouac (camp) under a starry sky.
Accommodation in Merzouga: Desert Camp ( Bivouac)
Day 7: Merzouga -Todra Gorge – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate
We wake up early in the morning to see a spectacular sunrise over the dunes, and we return to the hotel for breakfast and a quick shower. Then we drive direction Ouarzazate through Tinghir. Just before Tinghir we take right for a visit to the Todra Gorge. Before we reach Ouarzazate we pass across Kalaat Magouna and Rose valley. We have dinner and stay the night in riad in Ouarzazate.
Accommodation in Ouarzazate: http://www.riadbouchedor.com/hotel_morocco/en.html
Day 8: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou – Marrakesh
After breakfast we leave for the Atlas Mountains trough Ouarzazate. We pass de pink valley and the Skoura Oases. We pay a visit to the famous Atlas Film studio and the most beautiful Kasbah of Morocco, Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou – a Unesco World Heritage site – and continue to Marrakesh. and several films have been shot there, including:t 'The Jewel of the Nile' in 1985, 'The Living Daylights' in 1987, 'Kundun' in 1994, 'The Mummy' in 1999 and more recently 'Gladiator' was filmed here in 2000 and 'Alexander' in 2004, Babel in 2006,Prince of Persia in 2010...
Lunch in restaurant in Kasba Ait ben Haddou. Afterwards we drive to Marrakech trough Tizi-n-tichka pass of the High Atlas Mountains. Where hundreds superb Berber villages scattered on the mountains. This unexpected and fascinating presence of houses that are made from mud and straw; in the middle of nowhere; with the satellite dishes on roofs. All this make you feel that nothing has been changed in life here through thousands years. Meanwhile donkeys and mules still the main means of transportation among these high and tough mountains, since there are no accesses for cars and tracks. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Accommodation in Marrakech: http://riadmaialou.com/
Day 9: Marrakesh "guided tour"
Today you will learn to know the city of Marrakesh, Pearl of the South. After breakfast, you visit, under the guidance of a French/English speaking guide, the Koutoubia mosque, the Palace of Bahia and Menara. In the afternoon you will visit the Jemaa-El-Fna square (the beating heart of Marrakesh) and the colourful and scented alleys of the Souk. Dinner is served in Jemaa-El-Fna.
Accommodation in Marrakech: http://riadmaialou.com/ or similar
Day 10: Marrakesh – Essaouira " day trip to Essaouira"
After breakfast in Riad in Marrakech. We will drive will to Essaouira (called Mogador by European sailors and traders).It is also known for its annual Gnaoua Music Festival that attracts 300,000+people in june.It is also has an expansive beach for surfing called Plage de Safi,the fishing harbor,offers breathtaking views of the Portuguese ramparts,explore the ramparts and the spice and jewelry souks of the Medina.
Accommodation in in Marrakech: http://riadmaialou.com or similar
Day 11: Casablanca
Transfer to the airport of Casablanca (Mohamed V) for your back flight.
- - English speaking local guide in Marrakesh and Fes
- - Private transportation during the excursion (4 WD or minibus with driver)
- - 10 nights in half board (dinner&breakfast)
- - Camel trip in the Sahara Desert
- - One night in desert camp
- - Camel guide
- - Fuel
- - Hors-carriage tour in Marrakech
- - Transfer to the airport
- - Local taxes
- - Flights
- - Tips
- - Tickets to the sites ( 1-7 Euro, some of them are free )
- - Drinks and lunches (menu: 7-15 Euro Per person)