10-day Tour in Morocco from Casablanca

10-day tour in Morocco from Casablanca to explore the Imperial cities of Rabat, Fes and Marrakech and south of Morocco including the sun dunes of Erg Chebbi, Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate and the heritage fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou. Learn about Moroccan history, culture, traditions and the lifestyle of nomads and experience camel riding over Erg Chebbi dunes..

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  • Starting Point : Casablanca
  • Ending point : Marrakech
  • Duration : 10 days / 9 nights.


10-day tour in Morocco from Casablanca to explore the Imperial cities of Rabat, Fes and Marrakech and south of Morocco including the sun dunes of Erg Chebbi, Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate and the heritage fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou. Learn about Moroccan history, culture, traditions and the lifestyle of nomads and experience camel riding over Erg Chebbi dunes.


Itinerary


Oct 10: Casablanca.


Arrive at Casablanca Airport where you will be welcomed by your driver guide who will drive you towards your accommodation.


Oct 11: Casablanca - Rabat - Volubilis - Fes.


After breakfast drive to visit one of the best highlights of Casablanca: The Hassan II mosque. Then departure to the imperial city of Rabat, administrative capital of the Kingdom. Visit Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the OuDecas Kasbah and the magnificent Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan II.


After lunch in Rabat heading to Meknes. Visit of the Medina, also surrounded by amparts. Visit the Jewish quarter and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Accommodation at the hotel/riad in Fes.


Oct 12: Guided Tour of Fes.


The whole day will be dedicated to visit the city of Fes (Fez), the oldest imperial city in Morocco founded in the eight century by Moulay Idriss II.


This guided tour of Fes will start by visiting the old Medina a UNESCO world Heritage site and explore the medina’s narrow streets lined with local shops and stalls. This exploration of cultural and historical sightseeing of the old Medina include Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Ennajarine Fountain, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and Al-Qarawiyyine university - the oldest continually operating university in the world.

After lunch in a local restaurant experience the panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes before take a short visit of the new part “Fez Al-Jdid”. Check-in at the hotel/riad in the evening.


Oct 13: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga.


At Fes we drive on the road through the middle Atlas Mountains and the cedar forests well known all over the world. Cedar was already used by Phoenicians and Romans to build seaworthy boats and ships and make woodcrafts and essences.
We pass through Ifran, a Moroccan Swiss-style town and Azrou, typical Zayan Middle Atlas Berber village.
We will then cross the valley of Ziz and Ziz gorges on the way to the Oriental Sahara Town of Erfoud. From
Erfoud we will take a rocky desert trail to Merzouga. Overnight at hotel near the  dunes.


Oct 14: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga.

Today you will take the advantage to discover the region of Merzouga: you will begin by the village of
Khamlia to enjoy live Gnawa music with a cup of mint tea. The show is played by dark skin people.

Then you will explore the desert lake with its different kind of birds. Continue towards the vast palm of
Tafilalet, visiting the town of Rissani (the origin of the Alaouite dynasty and the ancient capital of Sultans
Alaouite) with its fortified villages and souks. Late afternoon drive back to the hotel.

Camel riding at sunset and overnight in a nomadic tent in the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes

 

Oct 15: Merzouga – Todra gorges – Ouarzazate.

Early morning wake up for camel riding and admiring the spectacular sunrise. Return to the hotel for refreshing and breakfast. We will cross the town of Rissani and Tafilalet, the heart of the Alaouite Dynasty, on the way to the stunning Todra Gorges overlooking the valley from the hillside. We pass through the nice town of Boumalne Dades.


We continue through the deep Rose Valley, known for its cultivation of roses. Admire the different colored mountains and palm groves, sweet corn and fig cultivations, as well as numerous Kasbah ruins of all shapes, also known as the Road of the Thousand Kasbahs. Arrival to Ouarzazate in the evening. Overnight at riad.

Oct 16: Ouarzazate – High Atlas – Marrakech.

From Ouarzazate driving to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Mother of all Kasbahs. Enchanting Berber architectural structure about 800 years old. On the top of the Kasbah hill admire the great view towards the ancient caravan roads to Marrakech and the faraway peaks of the High Atlas mountain chain. Visit of the Kasbah ruins that still reveal the ancient culture of the Kasbah inhabitants.

We will continue atop the mountains on a dirt road for about 8 km, which further on joins with the main road
to Marrakech. Passing through a valley of almond trees, the Berber Shluh of Amerzgan, Agouim and Ighrem,
we will reach the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m a.s.l.) and have lunch at the Berber village of Tadart.

Arrival to Marrakech in the evening.

Oct 17: Marrakech guided tour.

After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Bahia and Badi Palaces, Saadian Tombs, Menara basin and many other hidden treasures. Lunch will be at one of the finest traditional restaurants in Marrakech.

After lunch, tour to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous market square Djemaa el Fna, well worth a visit, as one of the center attractions of Marrakech, which comes alive at night with local storytellers, snake enchanters, entertainers... and mouth-watering barbecues.

 

Oct 18: Marrakech.

Free day in Marrakech for shopping and enjoy some relax activities such as Hammam and SPA.

 

Oct 19: Transfer to Airport.

Transfer to Airport.

Note: if your flight arrives one day before we can arrange for hotel in Casablanca and join the trip next
day. Also, you can join the trip in Fes. For any other information please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@marocexpedition.com

Cost

The price of the trip is $1080 per person based in double occupancy.

Single occupancy charge $250.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in AC and comfortable minivan (maximum 16 seats).
  • Fuel, tolls and any associated expenses.
  • Arrival and departure transfer.
  • 4wd car in Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • English speaking guide.
  • 6 nights in BB (bed and breakfast) in 3 stars Hotel/ Riad in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech.
  • 2 nights with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in hotel/ Riad in Merzouga and Ouarzazate.
  • Night with half board (diner, bed and breakfast) in desert camp.
  • Camel trekking in Erg Chebbi Dunes (camel each).

Excluded

  • Flight tickets.
  • Diners in Casablanca, Rabat, Fes and Marrakech.
  • Lunches, drinks and gratuities (optional).

Important Notes

  • 1
    The trip must be booked 3 month before travel date. The number of seats it’s limited.
  • 2
    A deposit of 30% of the total price is required to secure your booking.
  • 3
    For registration and booking please send a request email to info@marocexpedition.com.

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