9 Days Trip from CASABLANCA
This Itinerary takes you on a circuit to see the highlights of Morocco and can be adjusted from seven to twelve days or more to fit your schedule. this Itinerary is one of the most popular trips currently available. This route can also be done in the opposite direction, which is a good idea if you are starting and ending your trip in Marrakech. All the details are available in this (in reverse) itinerary. This particular trip covers the highlights of the entire country including the Imperial Cities (Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech), along with the Sahara Desert. The itinerary outlined here, is a 10-days trip that can be booked immediately for any dates you may wish. We can also tailor this itinerary to your needs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Day 1: Meet you in Casablanca airport and drive to Fes.
At the first day after your arrival, we will pick up you at the airport and drive directly to fez via the free way to enjoy the view of fertile lands of Rabat and Meknes city till you arrive to your riad in fez in which you will spend the night and have a traditional dinner.
Day 2: Fes Sightseeing
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramique view over the whole Medina of Fes.
Day 3: Free morning in Fes and drive to Midelt in the afternoon. (Midelt is half way from Fes to Merzouga).
At mid -day you will leave Fes travelling towards Ifran, a beautiful mountains village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco” and then on to Midelt. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbary apes. After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas. In Midelt you will be accommodated in a luxurious hotel, Hotel Taddarte.
Day 4: Midelt – Ziz valley – Merzouga. Camel ride and night in a camp.
After breakfast in your hotel you will travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You will be travelling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau; you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani.Arrive at Merzouga on the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you start your camel ride to spend an overnight on the desert cump with Berber music and sand boarding.
Day 5: Merzouga – Toudgha Gorges – Dades valley
Your camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley.
Day 6: Dades valley – Roses valley – Ouarzazette – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – High Atlas Mountain – Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip in both the valley rose roses and cinema city of ouarzazate passing by Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. The largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the 20th Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech. Now, one of the UNESCO heritage sites, after that we will shift the way to cross high Atlas Mountains full of panoramic view and attractive Berber villages all along the way time Marrakech.
Day 7: Marrakech Sightseeing
After breakfast in the riad, you can start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. After Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. On the afternoon, you will have some free time to wonder by yourself the other parts of the city.
Day 8: Free Day in Marrakech
During this day you will have the chance if you like to join the cooking class to learn how to cook a Moroocan dish, or just an easy and relaxing day .
Day 9: Transfer to the airport.
Half Board – 2 meals each day
Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
Professional English Speaking Driver
Professional Guides in the major cities
Entrance Fees to historical sites
Excursion fees ( Camel Trek)
Does not include:
Airfare / Drinks / Personal Spending / Tips for guides and drivers /Travel Insurance
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