10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes via Merzouga Desert

Morocco Tours Departure From Casablanca

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1 Day 1 : Casablanca – Rabat – Fes

Arrive at the airport in Casablanca. Should you arrive in Casablanca early in the morning you will have the opportunity to visit the mosque of Hassan ll which was completed in 1993 and is one of the largest mosques in the world. Stroll the coastline of Casablanca. Following the tour of Casablanca you will continue to Rabat, which is the capitol of Morocco. While in Rabat you will visit Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. After the tour of Rabat you will continue to the city of Fez, the oldest city in Morocco. Arriving in Fez you will relax in your Riad or Hotel for the evening. Distance: 291 km (180.819 miles)

2 Day 2 : Exploring Fes

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 9am. Explore the cultural and spiritual center of Morocco during this full day tour of Fes. Also known as Fes el Bali, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 9th century, and is home to the world's oldest university. The city of Fes reached its true economic and cultural height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Merinids, when it replaced Marrakech as the capital of the kingdom. Fes has retained its status as the country's Artisan centre. Artisan workshops in the medina are as active today as they were 100 years ago, and strongly contribute to the city’s industrial economy. Trades such as blacksmithing, leather working, ceramics, silk, tapestries, and sculpting are still practiced in these workshops today. The original ramparts still protect this ancient city and its estimated 9000 narrow passageways and bustling streets. Your visit includes :The MedersaBouInania, Bab Boujloud, The Splendid fountain at Place Nejjarine, The Mellah - The Jewish Quarter, Souks, The Chaouwara tanneries

3 Day 3 : Fes – Cedar Forest – Ziz Valley - Merzouga

Today’s adventure will begin with a drive to Merzouga. You will pass through the city of Ifrane, which is considered the coldest place in Morocco. Ifrane is also known as the Switzerland of Morocco because of the housing architecture and snowfall that blankets the town in the winter months. Continue your journey through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Cedar forest in Azrou, which is 3940 feet in elevation. Here you will have the opportunity to feed the endangered Barbary (Macaque) Monkeys. You will then continue to travel the scenic roads through the Atlas Mountains, stopping for lunch and heading to Ziz the valley of palm groves. Continuing to Merzouga, there you will hop on your camel for an hour and a half, having dinner and enjoying Berber Music. After the festivities you will hop back on your camel and head back to the hotel.

4 Day 4 : Exploring Merzouga

This morning after breakfast you will go off-roading to discover Merzouga, the same road used in the famous Paris-Dakar Rally, reaching the Quarry area where you will learn how the locals extract fossils from the heart of the earth. You will visit the nomads who still live in tents which are made from camel wool, there you will learn about the life of the nomads while sipping on a warm cup of mint tea. You will continue crossing the desert capturing the different faces of the dunes and black volcanic rocks. You will pass through small villages to Khamlia Village, where the locals from Africa still practice their traditional Gnawa Music. After the village you will stop for lunch, having Berber Pizza. After lunch you will visit the lake of Merzouga. From here you will return to your hotel to relax and have dinner, followed by breakfast the following morning.

5 Day 5 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Boumalne Dades

After an anticipated brilliant sunrise and breakfast, you will explore fortresses, valleys, palmeries and gorges. You will visit the wells that were used as irrigation in the 17th century, and a breathtaking view of the Toda Gorges. From here you will head to the highest oasis in Morocco, with mountains as high as 300m (1000 feet). You will travel through the city of Tinghir while making your way to BoumalnDades where you will relax for the evening in your hotel. Distance: 250 km (155.342 miles)

6 Day 6 : Boumalne Dades – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou

Following breakfast your excursion will begin by traveling through the Valley of Roses where the festival of Roses is celebrated at the end of May each year. You will continue onward to Skoura, oasis of palm groves. From here you will head to the city of Ouarzazate which is known as the Hollywood of Morocco because of the Cinema Studios. Not far from the Cinemas you will stop by the Kasbah of Taourirt. The journey continues to the most famous Kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah where many movies were filmed such as Game of Thrones and Gladiator. After touring the Ait Ben HaddouKabah you will rest in your hotel in the Village of Ait Ben Haddou for the evening. Distance: 150 km (93.205 miles)

7 Day 7 : Ait Ben Haddou – Essaouira

Today you will take the snaky road of Tichka Pass through the High Atlas Mountains where you will reach an altitude of 2,260 m above sea level. It is the highest mountain pass in Northern Africa. Tichka Pass lies between the Sahara desert and the red city of Marrakech. Following this scenic drive you will continue through the red city of Marrakech and on to the city of Essouira which lies on the Atlantic West Coast of Morocco. Distance: 362 km (224.936 miles)

8 Day 8 : Essaouira – Marrakech

The exploration begins today in the city of Essaouira, also known as “Wind City of Africa”, excellent for wind surfing and sailing. You will visit many fascinating sites, including the sea port where the seamen uncover the catch of the day. Stroll the sandy beach that stretches way to the south. The laid-back atmosphere of this town, the dramatic ramparts and the sandy beach have together created an attraction for artisans and hippies for years. Essaouira has a bohemian feel quite different from the rest of the country. Back in the 1950’s Orson Wells stayed at the Hotel des lles during the filming of “Othello”. This picturesque town of Essaouira was the home of many other film productions. Jimmy Hendrix’s song “Castles Made of Sand” was written two years prior to his visit to Essaouira. When the tour of Essaouira is complete you will travel back to Marrakech for the evening. Distance: 174 km (108.119 miles)

9 Day 9 : Exploring Marrakech

After breakfast at your riad,our driver and a licensed English local guided will meet you and take you in a guided tour to explore some of the best monuments and attraction in the city, you will be visiting the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque,You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace,The Saadian Tombs, The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef,Djemaa El Fna Square, and the Medina Central Souks

10 Day 10 : Transfer to Casablanca

Transfer to the Airport, depending on the time of your departure. Distance: 242 km (150.371) 2.30 hours via the highway

Included :

  • Hotel pick-up from Casablanca and drop off in Casablanca (Airport)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4×4 or mini-bus
  • Driver/English-speaking driver
  • 2 Nights accommodation in a riad/hotel in Fes (only 2 Breakfasts)
  • Local Guide in Fes and Marrakech
  • 1 Night accommodation in a Hotel in Merzouga (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Camel trek in the Merzouga dunes at sunset and sunrise(Camel per each)
  • 1 Night accommodation in a Berber desert camp (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • 1 Night accommodation in a hotel in Boumalne Dades (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • 1 Night accommodation ( Breakfast & Dinner)
  • 1 Night accommodation in a riad/hotel in Essaouira (only Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Marrakech (only 2 Breakfasts)

Not included :

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tipping and personal Expenses

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10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes via Merzouga Desert
10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes via Merzouga Desert
10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes via Merzouga Desert
10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes via Merzouga Desert
10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes via Merzouga Desert
10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Fes via Merzouga Desert