10 days imperial cities and desert from Casablanca

Day 1 : Arrive in Casablanca:

Arrive in Casablanca Airport. Your driver/guide will meet you, then escort you to your hotel (depending on time of arrival). Dinner and stay overnight. End of your Casablanca Sahara Desert Tours for that day.

Day 2 : Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes:

Upon your arrival at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, you will visit the Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca which is the third massive one in the whole world. After that breakfast and drive to Fes. We will stop to visit rabat the capital politics of Morocco, and also overlooks the sea, we will see the crenelated red ocher walls for about 5 km long and more in total. Built in the era of the ruling sultan yacoub el-mansour who gave the city a very special character that distinguishes it. Then discover the ancient medina and its colorful souks, they are authentic than others due to the shops products that have turned to local customers. Then we go to the udayas Kasbah, one of the oldest kasbah belongs to the twelfth centry. We also visit Hassan tower, you’ll see four incredible facades decorated differently from each other; three in shades of pink and one in the gray because of the sea breeze. In fact this tower is the remains of the old mosque and next to the tower visit Mohamed 5 mausoleum, a masterpiece of Moroccan traditional architecture, full of valuable materials from around the world and splendid decorations. Afterwards return to the new town and visit royal palace, residence of king the merinide dynasty. Then we depart to Meknes city, which like the other cities has a stunning view of the Medina. The tour begins at the walls of the monumental arched gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaine Bab, Bab Khemis. Our exploration of the city to the attics (HERI), stables (Rua) and Stud. We also visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail which was the only mosque that non-Muslims can visit in Morocco; this mosque exits through the renowned Bab Mansour at the vast El Hedim square. You’ll find Dar Jamai (the Museum of Moroccan Art) near the square, which has a wide variety of handicrafts, we reach Fes for Dinner & overnight in Riad.

Day 3 : Exploring Fes:

After breakfast starts exploring the oldest city in Morocco with your local guide, roaming in its small streets and alleys. Visit first the seven Royal Palace gates, then the Jewish neighborhood which is the first Mellah built in Morocco during the 14th century. Today you’ll visit all the cultural and historical highlights including the famous Al Qaraouine University, considered the oldest one in the world, Mulay Idriss mausoleum and the Tanneries. After a mouthwatering lunch, we visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Return at your riad for overnight in the riad.

Day 4 : Fes –  Ifrane –   Azrou  –  Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissani – Merzouga:

Today early morning start traveling through the middle Atlas via the Moroccan Switzerland “Ifrane”. In Azrou we visit the forests of Cedar and see the Cedre Goraud Tree where the Barbary apes live. Then continue to the south passing many berber villages and an opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way; also see the volcanic rocks. In the village of Midelt we’ll enjoy lunch, then the Casablanca Sahara Desert Tours, continue via Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907m) enjoying the panoramic views. Furthermore pass by the tunnel and the incredible Ziz Gorge. Then pass Errachidia city and see Hassan Al-Dakhil barrage with its turquoise blue water. We stop at Erfoud village to enjoy a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz River. Then we’ll take an off road to our accommodation on the foot of the dunes. Dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel.

Day 5: Tour Around Erg Chebbi Desert & Camel Trekking:

After breakfast in the hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the area, you will visit the nomads living in tents built of goat hair and learn about the desert life. Then to the Gnaoua people village, originally slaves from Sudan, here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. If you visit the desert on a specific time of the year, you may visit the lake of Merzouga desert and its bird such as the “Flamingos”. On this Casablanca Sahara Desert Tours,  we go to the sahara desert bivouac i n the afternoon and discover the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Enjoy the irresistible beauty of the Sahara and the sunset over the sandy golden dunes. Then take your dinner in the camp and spend your first night under the sky, or if you prefer in tents. Our camp provides western bathrooms.

Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani Market – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:

Waking up by your guide very early so as to watch the sunrise and then enjoying breakfast. You will trek back to your hotel where you can have hot shower and get ready for the new journey. Visit Rissani village you’ll see the Zaouia of Moulay Ali ash-Sharif, plus investigate the Souk (local market) if time allows, with the opportunity to see the Fondouks where donkeys gather. Our trip moves on toward Tineghir passing Erfoud “the capital of fossil and marble”. On road observe the Canal irrigation system (Khatarat) then stop in Tineghir or Tinejdad to have lunch. Later on, journey alongside the river until your arrive to the beautiful gorges where you’ll take a walk on foot/ hike through this stunning place while enjoying the views of 300 meters high rock walls. Continue to another picturesque gorge called (Boumalne Du Dades), explore Dades gorges and see its rock formations “human bodies, fingers of monkeys”. Your overnight stay and dinner at the accommodation.

Day 7: Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – High Atlas – Marrakech:

Today you will travel to Marrakech via Boumalne Dades, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna and Skoura, while admiring the views of Todra, Valley, Skoura Oasis, the valley of the Roses and one Thousand Kasbahs road while we drive. Stop at Ouarzazate city to explore Taourirt kasbah (if time allows), it was built by the Glaoui dynasty. After that we head to Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, having a Lunch break then exploring the exotic Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou. Our Casablanca Sahara Desert Tours, will continue passing via Tizi N’Tichka port (2260 m), and the opportunity to take photos and enjoy the scenes of High Atlas Mountains along with Berber villages on the way. We arrive at Marrakech city and transfer to the accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the riad.

Day 8: Exploring Marrakech:

Today after breakfast in your accommodation begin to explore the red city of Morocco “Marrakech”. Ensuring you to see all the essential sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. Near or at the square you’ll have your lunch, then walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you’ll have time (free) to stroll by yourself through the other parts of the city. Dinner and overnight in the riad.

Day 9: Marrakech – Casablanca :

This morning you can shop for some souvenirs (optional) and enjoy the last moments in this exciting city before we travel via settat to Casablanca for the final night of our Casablanca Sahara Desert Tours. Dinner/breakfast

Day 10: Casablanca airport :

At the end of this fascinating tour, we transfer you to the airport for you flight home. End of Our Casablanca Sahara Desert Tours and Services.

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