Join this exotic 8-day tour from Casablanca to Marrakech. Highlights the best of Morocco and the Moroccan Desert. Get from Casablanca Chefchaouen the blue city, Explore the imperial city of Meknes and Fes, Head to the Sahara desert via several Berber villages, Learn their culture before the end of the eight-day trip in Marrakech.
Welcome to Casablanca! Meet your tour guide at Casablanca airport or your accommodation, you are going to head to the north of Morocco, Chefchaouen passing through several Rif mountains, before Chefchaouen, you can visit Akchour for 2-3 hours hiking in the small pools to enjoy the Cascades d’Akchour.
In the afternoon, take your free time to do your own things as you choose. Explore Plaza Outa el-Hammam, the main square named for the number of hammams (public baths) which used to encircle it. take mint tea in a local restaurant and enjoy the spectacular view. Lose yourself in narrow blue painted walls. take every fantastic, romantic photo. later on the day back to your Riad and enjoy the sunset view.
Today you will be able to visit two imperial cities (Meknes, Fes). wake up early morning for taking pictures in the streets with fewer people than it was before, leave for Fes, Stop along the way at UNESCO protected Roman Volubilis ruins, The capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mauritania was Established in the third century BC, made by the Roman Empire an important venue, scheduled with buildings and exquisite effects. The building is incomplete but it is still interesting to discover.
Continue toward Meknes, your second imperial city. be sure to visit the gate of Bab El-Mansour, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the Royal Stables. Later on, the day leaves for Fes. spend your night at the local Riad.
After breakfast starts your day exploring Fes. Fes city is the oldest of the four imperial cities in Morocco; it may be the one that is worth exploring while you are visiting Morocco. meet your guide for a half-day tour to explore the whole city, Starting from the medina, the oldest medina in Morocco founded over 1000 years ago.
roll in souks, The city is made in two parts: Fes el Bali and Fes el-Jadid. Talaa Kebira “the Great Slope/Climb”) is one of the longest and most important streets in Fes el-Bali. Next visit the stunning Al-Attarine Madrasa is a madrasa (school) in Fes, Morocco, near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque. It was built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said (1310-1331).
Leaving the old city toward the modern city, Visit el Mellah place. enjoy the fantastic sunset from the rooftop of the city. back to your Riad
Continue your journey, depart to Merzouga From Fes. Leave Fes toward Cedar forest where you can meet Berber apes and take lovely pictures. Along the way pass via Zaida and Midelt, Lunch will be there (the ‘apple city’). Near the city, reach the middle atlas mountains and Ziz valley, stop at the second largest palm groves in Morocco.
Continue on to the gate of the Sahara desert “Erfoud” which is known for its fossils, visit local shops to discover how they convert simple fossil rock into a beautiful decoration. A short drive to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Once you arrive you will change your 4×4 car into a private camel to ride (duration 1-1:30 hours). Enjoy the Desert view and the beauty of the sunset. your fourth night of Casablanca to Marrakech tour will be in the luxury desert camp, dinner will be served to you, and enjoy Berber music around the campfire.
Wake up early morning to watch the sunrise before trying your sandboarding skills. Back to your luxury camp for breakfast and a quick shower. change your destination to the west to continue your private tour to Dades Gorges. Arrive at Rissani discover its souk (local market). leave to Todra Gorges via several Berber villages.
Reaching the 984 feet (300 m) deep Todra Gorge. Take free time to do your creative things or relax near the cool water of the shallow Todra river. In a short drive, you will head to Dades where you will spend the rest of the day.
Travel to your final destination – Marrakech, Morocco. After making the road to Ouarzazate the gate to the Sahara desert, visit the Kasbah and the popular atlas film studio where many famous films were filmed out there. Continue toward the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou. The Kasbah is a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, it is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. You will have free time to explore the whole area of ait Benhaddou and take lovely photos. Lunch will be there.
Travel through the High Atlas Mountains, Make a stop at 2260 meters for a glass of mint tea. you will notice a dramatic change in the atmosphere and landscape. Soon you will be a part of the noise and clamor of the final imperial city, Marrakech. Once you arrive, spend the night in a Riad.
Discover the rich history of the Red City, Marrakech. Meet your tour guide, Begin directly to the busiest Square in North Africa, Jamaa El-Fna, a square where many people express their talent which is known in Morocco with “Halka” or “Halqua” (Street art), including thousands of markets and restaurants around.
Visit the old Medina and enjoy the colors of small traditional markets, Back to Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the city 200 meters (660 ft), Leaving to Menara gardens, a historic public garden in Marrakech, It was established in the 12th century. Take free time to compare Moroccan architecture. Continuing to Majorelle Garden, Ben Youssef Madrasa, for a taste of 16th-century architecture, if the time helps, you will be able to explore other places such as Saadian Tombs, El Badi Palace, Bahia Palace. Transfer you to your Riad.
Depending on your flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
You will have a day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira. begin your day tour toward Essaouira. Along the way, stop at argan shops to explore how they make original argan oil. On the way, you may see goats climb argan trees. arrive in Essaouira join the small group tour to discover the city, lose yourself at UNESCO-protected medina. visit attraction sites such as Skala Kasbah, Treat yourself to seafood, watch the blue boats…, end the day by watching a colorful sunset with seagulls. Back to Marrakech drop off at your accommodation, end of private 8 days from Casablanca Morocco to Marrakech.Sun, October, 2022
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